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Don't Trend On Me - The Shape of Things to Come

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posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:52 PM
I've been speaking of the following ideas for years, and i do not claim to be given this information by "divine intervention" so much as just a gut-feeling, but I am entirely confident that these things will eventually come to pass, though i have no clue where to even begin guessing about when:

-FASHION (i honestly dislike this word, but it's relevant here):

Instead of everyone trying to "fit in" to one group or another, individuals will confidently (yet rationally) own their unique tastes. i can already hear people protesting "but we're already there!" but this is far from the truth. There are so many fractured "sub-cultures" at this point, that there's hardly any such thing as "individuals" even at a Punk Rock/metal concert or any other seemingly "alternative" community which claims to pride itself on "uniqueness and individuality" and yet clings to uniforms which haven't really evolved or changed in THIRTY YEARS... oh and then they judge and shun young kids or newcomers who haven't quite learned the unwritten rules of "coolness"... This is "divide and conquer" at it's worst folks, and it'll only get worse until we finally intentionally blur the lines between these groups..

i mean, what if uniqueness itself became "hip" where it would be entirely acceptable to dress somewhat "punk rock" one day, but then dress in a three-piece suit the next? or (god forbid) integrate both "styles" into one..

no need for whacky glow-bracelets, 3-foot rainbow mohawks, or any other obvious cries for attention.. just people confidently wearing what one wants..
I do this myself and it is typically seen as entirely radical and truly unnerving to a lot of people haha.. I couldn't care less about how much "attention" i get (and honestly do prefer less attention from strangers if i can help it) but i don't really feel like "me" unless i'm wearing what i want on any given day. this is rarely anything too extreme in any direction either. It's just truly a taste of freedom to wake up and say "hey, this feels like a sweater-vest and bell-bottoms sort of day" or even "today i'm going to wear an old fireman's jacket" and i wish more people could liberate themselves from wearing the same old serf-clothes (t-shirt and jeans, hoodies etc) every day. I mean, i don't care either way what other people wear, but i do think a majority of people are dressing the way they do to gain acceptance from their chosen "club" (and yes i'm including you hippy new-agers in this too..) I have those clothes too BUT, i'm just saying that i feel like the logical destination of "fashion" in the future would be embracing individual whims and constantly evolving one's self-image.


This was once the norm in philosophy circles, but today people seem to try to find "the right stance" and then they "learn" the "right information" to spew forth at their "opponents" and refuse to hear the other side, or even attempt to find common-ground.. this will inevitably be left in the past. Look the at the world today: This is what two-sided arguments get us haha. When people wake up and realize that there's far more to be gained by working together for their common goals, there will be no stopping us. Just as human beings, we have far more in common with each other, than we have differences... so what's the problem? Once we stop buying into the mind-control word-magick bullskeet and being lazy with our thinking and speaking (for example, even "liberal news" who supposedly is against racism, using the ridiculously broad and fictitious generalizations "Black and White" to refer to human beings) then we'll realize that we ALL benefit from blurring these lines.


oh i can already hear the eyebrows furrowing and people starting to type "shill! shill!" as fast as they can (please re-read what i posted above this if you are one of these people), but hear me out

I'm NOT advocating for a "one world government" because i think that concept is pretty much absurd. We already have this and it's called the "United Nations" though, as we can often see, they can hardly get anything done, let alone rule the entire Earth..
This is why i like the word Synarchy because i think communities will eventually figure out "hey our local communities should be held up as the most important entities we directly support with "taxes" and trade", and so LOCALISM is the logical direction to head, instead of the most-dreaded ...globalism...
So everyone would contribute directly to their communities, then those communities would contribute their surplus and excess resources to the "state" or whatever you want to call it. The artificial boundaries we draw on maps would disappear and be replaces by REAL boundaries which are of practical use, such as mountains, rivers, valleys, deserts, oceans, etc. This wouldn't be "communism" because the political power would be entirely De-centeralized and in the hands of the people who stand to benefit/suffer from the use/abuse of that power. People will come to realize how all political parties are just a collection of atrophied ideals (of which none of the members ENTIRELY agree with..) and these parties will be eradicated. people will finally realize that there's just people with ideas and that we WANT things to evolve and change..

anyhow, i didn't have much time to write this thread, so please excuse the rambling nature of it, but i thought i would use it to fight back against some of the crap i keep reading people writing about how "doomed" we are and buying into the narrative of TPTB... The above ideas are just a few of the best i could hope for humanity. If you have some ways to refine them or suggest better alternatives, i'd love to hear em!

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:01 PM
I already do this, my wardrobe is very eclectic from classy burberry to hip hop goth hybrid. Most times in the summer I wear various athletic wear for the comfort and coolness factor. I also love watches, accessories and flat brim caps (my collection is pretty nice). I'm able to dress for any type of crowd and blend in accordingly, I would say I have a very individual style as well.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:09 PM
a reply to: HyphenSt1

I wish I could applaud you for the title alone!

We're a society of hashtag activism and feel-good politics.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:23 PM
a reply to: TrappedPrincess

haha that's really awesome. I don't deny that there's some others out there, but even my most radical-thinking friends are still very confined to a very conservative and narrow spectrum of clothing (even if they do avoid brand symbols and major labels etc)

I definitely can appreciate the idea of being able to fit into any crowd, because I have a very similar objective haha. (but i don't exactly want to fit in *entirely*
) I just think it's a matter of reclaiming one's right to be an ever-changing being and not attached to some illusion of a consistent identity/ego. I was lucky enough to have parents who encouraged us to treat every day as "playing dress-up", and suppose that just never ended

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:25 PM

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: HyphenSt1

We're a society of hashtag activism and feel-good politics.

haha no kidding.. couldn't have put it better myself. Unfortunately i think it's all necessary to get it out of humanity's system, make all the mistakes we can in the most obvious ways possible, and hopefully provide a VERY clear example of what not to do in the future

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:30 PM
a reply to: HyphenSt1

The problem is, we'll just make new mistakes in the future.

Not sure if we'll ever be a perfect society.

"To err is human."

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:36 PM
a reply to: beezzer

oh i don't deny that haha. But i am suggesting that perhaps there is a certain mindset that humanity might discover which reduces that human-error to the least possible harm.. for an individual to make mistakes that affect themselves and even their family is one thing... but for an individual to be able to affect an entire continent (or the world) for centuries based upon wealth and influence, is quite another..

To give up before we try is probably the biggest error one can commit..

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:42 PM
The One World Synarchy run by the United Nations is a socialist/communist agenda that is gutting Americans and putting the Constitution at risk. So when do our Political parties want to address this topic in mainstream media? Both parties are complicit with establishing the New World Order, and what I'd like to know is whom among them is willing to stand up to them. The electoral system has been compromised by corporate voter fraud, and it is amazing to see how politics have changed this country over the past few years.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:55 PM

originally posted by: HyphenSt1

To give up before we try is probably the biggest error one can commit..

Too true. It seems like society has excuses before solutions can even be attempted.

It's easier to not try than to try and fail.

What I think is lacking is the removal of the individual. If a person is seem as an individual, they have an identity.

If an individual is only identified as part of a group, then they lose that separate distinction. Then it makes it easier to cause harm because you aren't hurting an individual with an identity, you're just causing a minor effect to part of the group. Groups always survive, but the individual components are easily sacrificed.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:56 PM
a reply to: mapsurfer_

Celebrity politicians read from a script. Funny how Reagan was mocked for being an actor when he ran, as all of the current crop of politicians are all actors now.
edit on 13-7-2015 by beezzer because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:57 PM
Remember when ATS was a conspiracy theory site ?

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 09:21 PM

originally posted by: babybunnies
Remember when ATS was a conspiracy theory site ?

Indeed. Now it has become a proactively sodomite, anti-Christian, radical left wing, blog spot that is intolerant to the U.S. Continuation. In perhaps 5 years, Mother Jones will buy ATS and change it’s name to Another Transsexual Site. Very Sad!
Very very sad.

posted on Jul, 14 2015 @ 06:10 AM
this is the sort of quality original thought i come to ATS to sift through all the crap for. nice thoughts, lines up well with my own thinking

posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:26 AM
I have to say we think almost exactly alike.

You said exactly how I always felt about "fashion"
I really hate that concept too, and I remember when I was younger I had a hard time (still do actually but not as much) shopping for new clothes.
Funny how it's very related to the sort of music one listens to, and I jumped from genre to genre occasionally buying some t shirt or jeans or whatever somehow connected to what I was listening to.
But inside I always thought that it's all BS. I want to be able to wear a friggin cowboy hat with my Joy Division tshirt and shorts and sandals one day, and clean shave my head and wear a suit and tie the next, whilst listening to Pink Floyd.
No one is stopping me of course, I'm just too self conscious I guess lol, and I hate being the centre of attention if I'm not in the mood for it. (which is 99% of the time)

We as a species have this inbuilt programming of being part of a 'tribe', and although we like to think we are free to be exactly as we wish, most of us unconsciously settle for conformity without even realising it.

which is tied to your second point on the dialectic style debate.
I see most people expressing opinions are only doing so because they are either conforming to how they have been brought up, and/or by brainwashing by the media and/or their social circles.
And I agree on the constant black/white labelling by any side of an argument, not just racism.
If only we stopped automatic labelling and generalizing and actually see the facts from every point of view, and try to understand the 'other side' before judging, this would definitely be a step toward a better society.
Which might be a Utopia.
Like your third point.

Whilst I would love to see such a world, I don't believe we are capable of such, at least not for the foreseeable future.
We are still too attached to left right idealism.
Ideas like this are branded Communism by people who only see left or right.
First we need to get rid of this unealthy dualism, and realise the much bigger picture.
Maybe we have to go through this cycle of duality till the end. And maybe then, we can be reborn and start anew?

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