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I am really tired of people that seem to have the view that humanity is just a bunch of androids that need to be programmed by the MSM on a given topic or they won't take it seriously. Again, I am cynical about humanity but that view makes us no better than machines that can't function without the proper programming. I'm not ready to accept that that's reality yet, I'm too much of an optimist to believe that we've reached that level of stupidity and hopelessness.
originally posted by: Soapusmaximus
1. The general populace is just too ignorant of the physics involved, and the way politics has been used to cover a corporate agenda.
2. Many are too scared to face the prospect that the government would be involved in such a terrible act - think of the fear employed in relation to terrorists - now equate that into government terrorists and you can understand why people wouldn't want to face it.
originally posted by: strongfp
We have imagination that has run wild for thousands of years, bringing ideas into reality, engineering thoughts into working machines, and ability to create sounds, for language and intemperate random lines and curves for those languages.
The list of human achievement is long and diverse. we definitely are not programmed into some sort of set code or parameters.
The exponential population explosion that is taking place on our planet has resulted in a glut of human bodies being born — far too many for available human souls to incarnate in — with the result that animal souls or minions have incarnating into human bodies and now make up the majority of the human population.
In Infinite Love is the Only Truth (2005), Icke introduces the idea of "reptilian software." He says that there are three kinds of people. The highest level of the Brotherhood are the "Red Dresses." These are "software people," elsewhere called "reptilian software," or "constructs of mind." They lack consciousness and free will, and their human bodies are holographic veils.
A second group, the so-called "sheeple" – the vast majority of humanity – have what Icke calls "back seat consciousness." They are conscious, but they do whatever they are told and are the main source of energy for the Brotherhood. They include the "repeaters," the people in positions of influence who simply repeat what other people have told them. Doctors repeat what they are told in medical school and by drug companies, teachers repeat what they learned at teacher training college, and journalists are the greatest repeaters of all. The third group, by far the smallest, are those who see through the illusion; they are usually dubbed dangerous or mad. The "Red Dress" genetic lines keep obsessively interbreeding to make sure their bloodlines are not weakened by the second or third levels of consciousness, because consciousness can rewrite the software.
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
Humanity is far removed from it's own natural cognitive habitat of learning and surviving whilst knowing, appreciating and respecting nature and it's influence.
Culturally, in most of the world, humanity is fed it's ideas, opinions, behaviour and acceptable parameters of these from birth. The system automatically subliminally programmes the subconscious and conscious mind. Those that do not question these opinions and parameters are always going to believe only that which they are fed by the system unless something occurs to them that makes them think /know otherwise.
Those that question and look beyond that which is fed by the system, often find there is more to the Universe, humanity and life than that which the system has fed them .
It doesn't make humanity machines but it does demonstrate the fact that minds can be programmed to an extent.
originally posted by: donktheclown
Programs program the programmable but a being would have had to invent the program first.
a reply to: strongfp
The Five Monkeys Experiment
An experimenter puts 5 monkeys in a large cage. High up at the top of the cage, well beyond the reach of the monkeys, is a bunch of bananas. Underneath the bananas is a ladder.
The monkeys immediately spot the bananas and one begins to climb the ladder. As he does, however, the experimenter sprays him with a stream of cold water. Then, he proceeds to spray each of the other monkeys.
The monkey on the ladder scrambles off. And all 5 sit for a time on the floor, wet, cold, and bewildered. Soon, though, the temptation of the bananas is too great, and another monkey begins to climb the ladder. Again, the experimenter sprays the ambitious monkey with cold water and all the other monkeys as well. When a third monkey tries to climb the ladder, the other monkeys, wanting to avoid the cold spray, pull him off the ladder and beat him.
Now one monkey is removed and a new monkey is introduced to the cage. Spotting the bananas, he naively begins to climb the ladder. The other monkeys pull him off and beat him.
Here’s where it gets interesting. The experimenter removes a second one of the original monkeys from the cage and replaces him with a new monkey. Again, the new monkey begins to climb the ladder and, again, the other monkeys pull him off and beat him – including the monkey who had never been sprayed.
Monkeys at work
By the end of the experiment, none of the original monkeys were left and yet, despite none of them ever experiencing the cold, wet, spray, they had all learned never to try and go for the bananas.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Why even question if we are machines, when in essence we are definitely nothing more than extremely sophisticated biological machines, far more complex than man will ever be able to create.