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So Why Do Good People Like Us Love Our Doom Porn So Much?

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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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First off let me start by stating that I am the absolute embodiment of empathy, kindness, understanding and tolerance for all Creatures big and small...as are you...so why do we enjoy our doom porn so much. As for me it is mostly far off doom like the coming ice age, supervolcano eruptions, near earth asteroids and the like...but still.




posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Because the MSM + Federal Government have been raising US on it since the Cold War.

Read "State of Fear".




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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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I'd say its mostly the promise of something interesting happening in our otherwise dull, uneventful existence. Like a journey down a dark, unknown and forbidding path, its grim but can make you feel so alive, no matter the final outcome.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:47 PM
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I don't enjoy doom porn and do not want humans to be in pain or to suffer, hence why I want Armageddon. There is a difference between the two.

Armageddon = revealing of truth. There is no way this pain and suffering on Earth is anything more than drama to keep a story going in order to create thoughts and emotions for another source to feed off, while they are watching/shadowing humans and being entertained at the same time.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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When all we get is cereal girl,Trump,Hillary,hurricanes,zers,zims,drugs,boarders,terror,oil,darpa,deepstate,church pedos and every other thing imaginable bombarding our senses constantly some times you start to embrace the giant space rock.

Giant Space Rock 2024

I should clarify o don’t wish for this and it’s posted in jest.


Also I can’t seem to format my post and it runs off screen and has weird breaks
in it even though it doesn’t in the pre post screen.


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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants


Hollywood and MSM conditioning. Most movies are "doom" oriented in some way. And 90% of the U.S. media is doom-focused.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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It is not "a like"
It is a projection of our innermost fears



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: MissSmartypants

Because the MSM + Federal Government have been raising US on it since the Cold War.

Read "State of Fear".



I was in first grade in 1961 and I remember us practicing what to do during a nuclear bomb explosion (sit down and remember to cover your head with your arms...yeah, that's the ticket) and what the nuclear bomb shelter symbol looked like so we could identify one on a building.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: FlukeSkywalker
I don't enjoy doom porn and do not want humans to be in pain or to suffer, hence why I want Armageddon. There is a difference between the two.

Armageddon = revealing of truth. There is no way this pain and suffering on Earth is anything more than drama to keep a story going in order to create thoughts and emotions for another source to feed off, while they are watching/shadowing humans and being entertained at the same time.
If you believe that then for you that's true... But as for me and my Creator those things have no power.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: MissSmartypants


Hollywood and MSM conditioning. Most movies are "doom" oriented in some way. And 90% of the U.S. media is doom-focused.
But the classic and ancient Grimm's fairy tales that parents told to their children for so many generations were also a form of doom porn.
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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:22 PM
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Because the nicer you are the more you see how bad things are and how much worse they are going to be if it keeps on going as it is much longer.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:23 PM
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We love doom porn because it makes our personal lives feel so mild compared to what is going on elsewhere.

It makes us feel better because we are not as gullible as most people who believe in the deception controlling our society.

It is fun to debunk doom porn, to show it is not going to be as bad as many believe it will be. Reality is kind of boring though, so some like to beef it up and our job is to promote truth.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

You actually had the answer in the question.

Porn.

Something taboo, something outside the norm.

As animals we are attracted to the unusual.



Just look at the Freak Shows that used to run in the early part of the last century. People were both attracted to and repulsed by the display.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:32 PM
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I love it because of the dark humor I am attracted to.

It wouldn't be so much if they still had shows like Archie Bunker that laughed at real life situations instead of pretending all the time.
Warning, some may find offense in a popular TV show aired in the 70's.







posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

It's a very psychological thing. And it's deeply rooted too.

Remember when you were a kid, and the weatherman said a massive snow storm was coming; you kind of got excited, right? Maybe you'd get the day off from school, or get to do some fun stuff. You got to stay home, inside, all nice and cozy warm and watch the snow fall. You remembered those moments fondly (very).

And then, the storm started to blow in that evening, and the snow really did start to fall. It was even more exciting, you were waiting for it and now it was here. And the next day they really did close the school, and you really did get to stay home. It was awesome. It was new, and it was different. It wasn't just another day.

Most times the "snow day" only lasted for a day or so. You got to do all that fun stuff, and you didn't have to go to school (best of all, right?). But sometimes (at least where I grew up), the storm didn't go away the next day...it got worse. And the wind picked up, and the power went off (for days at a time). Everything was paralyzed. Pretty soon, all the good food ran out in the fridge, and you were eating stuff from your supplies (even that was fun at first too). But soon enough, that got really old, and really fast. Everything was frozen, and what wasn't frozen was soaking wet, and the only heat was from the fireplace. And it all went downhill from there. And, it might go on for days or even weeks.

The point here is, you always looked forward to the snowstorm which only lasted a day or so (but no one ever said how long it was going to last). The more days off from school the better, right. Well, things changed pretty quickly when life started sucking, BUT...that wasn't the part you remembered.

You see, doom porn is the same way. It's like a coming "snow day"; it seems fun at first because it's something different. It's not another "normal" day, and people sub-consciously look forward to it. They secretly tell themselves they want the world to end because it's "different", and they'll get the day off from work, or school, or whatever. But they don't realize the "snow day" might last...forever. That doesn't enter into their minds. They're selfish, and they live in the moment, not thinking about the fact the storm might go on for days, weeks or months...or maybe forever.

That's why.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I have been ready for the zombie apocalypse for years now.

C'mon already !!!!






posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Groot

See???

Same thing!



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


Just look at the Freak Shows that used to run in the early part of the last century. People were both attracted to and repulsed by the display.


I am assuming then that you did not watch Kavanaugh's hearings last week.

It's still around.

To the OP, it is a way of facing danger without actually doing so.

An adrenaline rush without being eaten at the end.

An opinion, as always.


edit on 16-9-2018 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: MissSmartypants

It's a very psychological thing. And it's deeply rooted too.

Remember when you were a kid, and the weatherman said a massive snow storm was coming; you kind of got excited, right? Maybe you'd get the day off from school, or get to do some fun stuff. You got to stay home, inside, all nice and cozy warm and watch the snow fall. You remembered those moments fondly (very).

And then, the storm started to blow in that evening, and the snow really did start to fall. It was even more exciting, you were waiting for it and now it was here. And the next day they really did close the school, and you really did get to stay home. It was awesome. It was new, and it was different. It wasn't just another day.

Most times the "snow day" only lasted for a day or so. You got to do all that fun stuff, and you didn't have to go to school (best of all, right?). But sometimes (at least where I grew up), the storm didn't go away the next day...it got worse. And the wind picked up, and the power went off (for days at a time). Everything was paralyzed. Pretty soon, all the good food ran out in the fridge, and you were eating stuff from your supplies (even that was fun at first too). But soon enough, that got really old, and really fast. Everything was frozen, and what wasn't frozen was soaking wet, and the only heat was from the fireplace. And it all went downhill from there. And, it might go on for days or even weeks.

The point here is, you always looked forward to the snowstorm which only lasted a day or so (but no one ever said how long it was going to last). The more days off from school the better, right. Well, things changed pretty quickly when life started sucking, BUT...that wasn't the part you remembered.

You see, doom porn is the same way. It's like a coming "snow day"; it seems fun at first because it's something different. It's not another "normal" day, and people sub-consciously look forward to it. They secretly tell themselves they want the world to end because it's "different", and they'll get the day off from work, or school, or whatever. But they don't realize the "snow day" might last...forever. That doesn't enter into their minds. They're selfish, and they live in the moment, not thinking about the fact the storm might go on for days, weeks or months...or maybe forever.

That's why.



In my doom porn scenarios I'm either the hero or the valiant survivor making it against all odds due to my intellect and ingenuity.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 11:38 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: DBCowboy


Just look at the Freak Shows that used to run in the early part of the last century. People were both attracted to and repulsed by the display.


I am assuming then that you did not watch Kavanaugh's hearings last week.

It's still around.

To the OP, it is a way of facing danger without actually doing so.

An adrenaline rush without being eaten at the end.

An opinion, as always.

Or perhaps by enjoying it I take away it's power to frighten me, keeping me in control.




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