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The Rise of Intellectual Insanity

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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:19 AM
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I know that this isn't a good place to post this because it wont be seen by the people who really need to see it, but it's an interesting topic and I'm going to discuss it anyway. I've been noticing a trend lately that many of the highly intelligent people I respect and look up to are falling into the trap of losing their composure and critical thought because of this whole Trump situation. Now let me explain what I mean before you respond how absolutely wrong I am. Basically, it seems like if you want to remain in the "in crowd" then you need to be against Trump, because if you support him you must be a knuckle dragging ape and couldn't possibly have enough brain cells to call yourself an intellectual.

The other day I was watching one of those mind numbing morning talk shows, and one of them described the people who voted against Trump as "the sophisticated city folk". This type of self-righteous pseudo-intellectualism perfectly illustrates the false dichotomy they perpetuate. Even though Trump is clearly doing good things for America these people are dedicating themselves to doing everything in their power to make sure he fails, leaving no rock unturned. They'll defend a climate deal no matter how utterly discriminatory it is against the U.S. and how lenient it is with the largest polluters, because they absolutely cannot appear to support global warming under any circumstance.

They'll put a microscope on every little thing he does and says, to the point where he cannot say he hopes for something without invoking a special investigation. This mind set that every thing Trump does must be opposed and he must be taken down at any costs is now verging into the realm of insanity. I'm seeing people who I once held a great deal of respect for acting like little children, the level of repugnancy is out of hand. These recent shenanigans surrounding Eric Trump is another perfect example, Colbert just blasted him in classic Colbert style, describing how the charity is evil because they held some sort of event on a Trump golf course and his father made him pay.

Forbes reports Eric as saying "We get to use our assets 100% free of charge". 1) was the golf course an asset of the charity or his fathers? 2) What context was that statement made in, maybe he uses some assets 100% free of charge but not all. A Google search of that quote shows me exactly one result: that Forbes article. Eric retorts by reminding people that his charity has an expense ratio of 12.3%, and just a few minutes on Google reveals that most large charities in many western nations fail to get anywhere close to that figure:


Some of Australia's biggest charities are spending almost half their donations on fund-raising, a Fairfax Media investigation has revealed.

Analysis of the performance of 15 well-known charities shows some are spending up to 40¢ in every donated dollar on fund-raising, while others are spending less than 5¢.

Charities' fund-raising costs swallow millions in donations



Some of the UK’s biggest and best known charities are spending less than half of their total income every year on good works, a new research has found.

The report from the True and Fair Foundation found that one in five of the country’s biggest charities spend less than 50 per cent of their total income on charitable activities.

One in five of Britain's biggest charities spend less than 50 per cent of total income on good works, new report claims


That isn't enough for these people though, they will still choose to demonize him because he's related to Trump, while all these other charities get applauded and they all pat themselves on the back. Can you possibly imagine if any other president received this degree of scrutiny, to the point where most talk shows constantly went out of their way to belittle him, and even go so far as to attack his children or hold up his bloody decapitated head for the world to see. Just imagine if that was Obama, it's completely unthinkable for a president to be treated that way when all he has done from day one is try to improve the U.S. and listen to the little guy instead of the globalists.

However I actually see this as a good thing, because a presidents actions should be heavily scrutinized and when he actually does something wrong there should be repercussions. I believe that ultimately this intense level of scrutiny will backfire on the left when or if they get their next guy into the office, because they will have set a precedent that we should always make molehill into a mountain, and that will make it very difficult for them to carry out their often very underhanded tactics. Of course it's wishful thinking to expect them to apply the same rules to themselves, but they will be forced to act more transparently and that is always a good thing.
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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:19 AM
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Of course I realize it's some what self righteous of me to assume I'm some how even smarter than all these intellectuals, and I suppose it is, but I cannot deny the truth I feel in my heart and I will not censor myself because my opinion doesn't fit with the mainstream narrative. I'm just saying what I believe to be true and it's up the reader whether they want to absorb anything I am trying to convey or whether they want to completely deny every word I am saying because they see themselves as my opposition. As I've said before I see myself more as a center-right leaning libertarian but it hasn't always been that way, for quite some time I was a socialist liberal promoting globalist principles.

Films such as Zeitgeist led me down the rabbit hole showing me how the money system was corrupt and how corporations were corrupt and how the only solution was to just create a one world government where all resources were tightly controlled and managed by central authorities. It seemed like a good solution at the time. Now I see how such socialist principles are fundamentally inferior compared to free market philosophies and how principles of decentralization are superior to centralization, both topics of which I have written on extensively so will refrain from doing so here.

Although I am not religious I learned to have a "tolerance" for more conservative perspectives and I came to see the value in protecting and celebrating ones culture even though I'm not really the type of person who gets off on displays of national pride. I see no reason to make people feel bad just because they want to have pride in the place they were born. Building a huge wall along the border is obviously an extreme measure and I am against that, I never said Trump did everything exactly the way I wish he'd do it, but wanting to get rid of all borders is also a very extreme position. I have recently written on this topic in my thread titled Far-Left Progressivism.

What I'm trying to get at is I understand why people on the left hate Trump and why they feel the way they do. I was reading some arguments in the YouTube comments of a Trump related video yesterday and it occurred to me that in all these debates neither party ever listens to the other, they both just live in their own little world and there is virtually no hope of anyone convincing anyone else of anything. People on the left aren't all globalists and communists, that is obviously a gross generalization, the same way that saying those on the right are all money hungry war mongers with no morality.

We all have our reasons for believing what we believe, and if you automatically assume your opponent must base their beliefs on sinister motives then you will never truly understand why they think the way they think and you'll never be able to have a constructive debate, it will always devolve into name calling and just cause people to become even more divided and even more certain they are right and their opponent is wrong. All I'm saying is try to have a balanced perspective, don't get so caught up in group thought that you are unable to exercise any critical thought of your own and fail to see when you're taking things too far. Or more succinctly; be ye not lost among precepts of order.
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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:27 AM
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Trump has been doing and saying dumb # since the early 80s, its nothing new really, hes just overhyped by the left and right media in the usa.

And for the smart people out there losing it on trump, well it also simple, stupid makes people react in weird ways, and yes trump is stupid, and is followers well there the special kind.

There the ones who get offended at things like the war on xmas, now thats a special kind of stupid.
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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:28 AM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder


Films such as Zeitgeist led me down the rabbit hole showing me how the money system was corrupt and how corporations were corrupt and how the only solution was to just create a one world government where all resources were tightly controlled and managed to central authorities.
Indoctrination/Propaganda, but very effective at the same time. Who made that movie anyways?


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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:43 AM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

Sure discount all the other bone heads who used to run the Country. But but... Trump! Wahhhhh!


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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:45 AM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

You react highly to anything Trump. What does that make you?



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:45 AM
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originally posted by: RisenMessiah
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

Sure discount all the other bone heads who used to run the Country. But but... Trump! Wahhhhh!


So your easily triggered just like trump, yea thread is about cheetho jesus.



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:48 AM
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originally posted by: RisenMessiah
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

You react highly to anything Trump. What does that make you?


A fan of comedy, and trump is the punch line.


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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:50 AM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969
..and every other politician has been perfect in every way. For the first time an accomplished non lawyer/pollie has the chair. He wants a better country. He understands that poor people do not create jobs and to grow there must be personal responsibility seeds planted. I want Trump to succeed, and I want a secure country. I want foreign powers out of our piggybank, and keep a distance from Hollywood moral standards. And to those whom call it stupid and un-American....use your superior brain to finish my thoughts. We are divided by design, and seems the superior intellect were the first to buy the bs.....logical.......



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:53 AM
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originally posted by: teslahowitzer
a reply to: dukeofjive696969
..and every other politician has been perfect in every way. For the first time an accomplished non lawyer/pollie has the chair. He wants a better country. He understands that poor people do not create jobs and to grow there must be personal responsibility seeds planted. I want Trump to succeed, and I want a secure country. I want foreign powers out of our piggybank, and keep a distance from Hollywood moral standards. And to those whom call it stupid and un-American....use your superior brain to finish my thoughts. We are divided by design, and seems the superior intellect were the first to buy the bs.....logical.......


This thread is about trump, sorry son if your easily triggered by people who dont care too much about the man.


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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

You didn't answer the question, rather, you answered the question with indetermination because you were triggered. Therefore accusing the questioner of being triggered due to you being triggered was how you responded. LAME!
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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 04:59 AM
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originally posted by: RisenMessiah
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

You didn't answer the question, rather, you answered the question with a question because you were triggered. Therefore accusing the questioner of being triggered due to you being triggered was how you responded. LAME!


Lol you called me lame, seriously
How old are you, oh and the thread is about trump, but hey nice try do, durp durp.


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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:02 AM
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Being French doesn't excuse you simply because you're 'in my humble opinion' being a lame arse.

You French believe saying the word 'lame' to another who is actually being lame is juvenile? wow.. You're more 'in my humble opinion' retarded than I previously believed you were.
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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:04 AM
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And your grand perch in the white north gives you a great perspective...how quaint. I care not for Your countries leaders, but have no place to bash and insult them. In reality you have perfect everything and need to find flaws elsewhere....child's behavior at best. And looking at your posts....my guess is most likely correct on your age. But no worries....what you wish for is at your doorstep....enjoy, I'm moving on to something more interesting....by far...



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:04 AM
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originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: ChaoticOrder


Films such as Zeitgeist led me down the rabbit hole showing me how the money system was corrupt and how corporations were corrupt and how the only solution was to just create a one world government where all resources were tightly controlled and managed to central authorities.
Indoctrination/Propaganda, but very effective at the same time. Who made that movie anyways?


That's what their goal is. Trump was chosen, i believe, long before he ran for president. At least, if he's the boy on the boa mural as some people on here allege.

I like trump, but let's take a moment to step back and see the big picture. This goes down the rabbit hole a bit so please bear with me.

Trump is an outsider, he's the biggest "bully" on the block and the best man for the American people. He's going to come in and clean house. Drain the swamp so to speak. Fabulous! Let's vote for him! Some voted for him just to prevent Hillary from taking office...

Every Dem, some republicans, his aids, and tons of celebrities all began screaming against him the moment he stepped into office... the moment he won. He came in and began doing EXACTLY what those who voted for him expected him to do. His "detractors" boycotted the inauguration something that hasn't happened in a long time. I believe some of us may have felt this was treason on the part of the boycotters.

Now before anyone jumps on the "that's dumb" band wagon... we have to be objective and understand the motives behind my theories which i promise I'll get to momentarily.

Parallels between the potus and Hitler have been made with every president since George W Bush. Bush set up the executive orders that would allow a "Hitler" to take office. Obama continued that trend with some of his orders. Hitler, himself, was good for the German people for a few years, but he was a trojan horse and the same may be said of trump. Time will tell.

According to Albert Pike WWIII would be a war between the adherents of Islam and the rest of the world which is intended to get rid of the Abrahamic religions. We're seeing a trend of terrorism that began under Bush and has continued. In my mind, this is no different than Cercei using the High Sparrow and his fanaticism in The Game of Thrones. For all we know this could be another false dichotomy.

They want a one world government, but they want to rule it and they will create chaos and fear etc to achieve their aims. To beat the current system, the people would have to unite against the real enemy and not the created one.

Returning to the idea of insanity... it is controlled chaos. All acting on the world stage to create a false dichotomy of enmity between the elites and trump. This is just my opinion. Clinton was an invited guest of trump at his wedding, i don't see that as true enmity nor do i see clinton as a sore loser, perhaps performing as such, but certainly not behind closed doors.

So insanity? Yes as much so as the best actors in Hollywood could possibly create.

One more tidbit for those interested... in order to ensure a smooth transition of the oval office from one president to the next, the president is quietly chosen behind closed doors and briefings begin in September before the election actually takes place. I think Hillary was the original darling but due to health issues, she conceded to trump. Trump was then briefed and preparations were already made before his win was announced. All the crying being done is to keep people believing that the current potus was chosen by the people. They do this with every incoming president creating a circus in order to distract the masses and IT WORKS!


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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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Also let me make one other thing clear. I think people have the right to criticize Trump, they can even hold up a fake decapitated head that looks like him if they wish to, that is their right to free speech, but they'll have to deal with the consequences of their words and actions. The reason I say this is because I know some people are going to be like "stop being such a snowflake". The point I'm trying to make is that there comes a point where it's simply distasteful and childish. But if that's the image you wish to portray of yourself then so be it. I'm suggesting maybe a less extreme approach, something a bit more grounded in reality maybe...



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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Those who believe esoteric knowledge can only be found in books, or journals, not in conversation or experience. Colour becomes grey and meaningless to them. Fascination is replaced by obsession and desire. Truth becomes whatever you believe, and facts are only what you see.



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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originally posted by: RisenMessiah
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

Being French doesn't excuse you simply because you're 'in my humble opinion' being a lame arse.

You French believe saying the word 'lame' to another who is actually being lame is juvenile? wow.. You're more 'in my humble opinion' retarded than I previously believed you were.


Dude your so triggered that now your trying to insult me, durp durp kid, big bad words lol.
Seriously grow a pair or just back to your
Moms basement.

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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:14 AM
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originally posted by: teslahowitzer
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

And your grand perch in the white north gives you a great perspective...how quaint. I care not for Your countries leaders, but have no place to bash and insult them. In reality you have perfect everything and need to find flaws elsewhere....child's behavior at best. And looking at your posts....my guess is most likely correct on your age. But no worries....what you wish for is at your doorstep....enjoy, I'm moving on to something more interesting....by far...


Dude stop it with the grand standing, i couldent care less what you think about me or canadian politicians, this thread is about trump and how people react to him when he does or says dumb #.

Waaaaaaaaaa
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posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 05:15 AM
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It may be due to info overload. You know , like cooking your food in a micro wave oven too long. You know what happens, right.



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