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

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posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 12:07 AM
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originally posted by: Osirisvset
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.


I agree here.

Think of your daily. The daily is different for all of us but it’s work/kids/etc. That doesn’t mean it’s. A bad thing but it just simply is.

Couple that with the same old drivel on the MSM outlets and suddenly the “doom porn” sounds unique - interesting - fanciful.

In a juvenile way - it’s an adult version of having an imagination. Think about the intelligent people we have on this site. Non-linear thinkers, engineers, etc. I’m one sense, we’re all here because we find the quest for the truth appealing and the things that happen in this world receive answers that don’t quite pass the sniff test.

So we end up here.

With that said - I don’t think we think of all of this as “doom porn” at least not all of us. It’s about a quest for knowledge and something outside the box because the daily MSM commentary/life just really doesn’t push ones mental capacity much - it’s not just about doom.




posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 12:16 AM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
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.


Because if any of us actually committed to always thinking positively, we would change the world for the better in huge ways. That doesn't work for those in control. If you're always worried about what could happen, then you're not worried about what you can make happen



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 01:57 AM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
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.


My problem is this. I went looking for the Christian apocalypse and the Jewish one got me. It's the weirdest thing and really won't go into it here but I really had a supernatural experience. So thinking it over and doing the math I think I got the timetable for it. Basically it happens in the 2020s. I figured out the next event to be looking for and it should happen in the next 3 years. The event being the government of Iran collapses. Till then I'm just watching.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 02:26 AM
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originally posted by: EnigmaChaser

originally posted by: Osirisvset
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.


I agree here.

Think of your daily. The daily is different for all of us but it’s work/kids/etc. That doesn’t mean it’s. A bad thing but it just simply is.

Couple that with the same old drivel on the MSM outlets and suddenly the “doom porn” sounds unique - interesting - fanciful.

In a juvenile way - it’s an adult version of having an imagination. Think about the intelligent people we have on this site. Non-linear thinkers, engineers, etc. I’m one sense, we’re all here because we find the quest for the truth appealing and the things that happen in this world receive answers that don’t quite pass the sniff test.

So we end up here.

With that said - I don’t think we think of all of this as “doom porn” at least not all of us. It’s about a quest for knowledge and something outside the box because the daily MSM commentary/life just really doesn’t push ones mental capacity much - it’s not just about doom.
Congratulations. You have come the closest to getting the right answer...which is the enjoyment comes from the intellectual and scientific pursuit of knowledge about an unusual and fascinating subject...such as near earth asteroids, the Fukushima meltdown, the solar minimum, and any volcanic eruption, super or otherwise.
Well okay, you got it exactly right. I like that in a person.

edit on 9/17/2018 by MissSmartypants because: Edit



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

i lack - knindness , tolerance , understanding - but still loathe doom porn

i only visit most DP threads - because they are so absurd

or just for the amusment of reading the wank-fest fantasies of wingnuts with machineguns and barrels of beans



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 03:42 AM
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originally posted by: Osirisvset
I'd say its mostly the promise of something interesting happening in our otherwise dull, uneventful existence.

I think this is the secret truth.
I always remember one post in the exciting times of 2012; someone was commenting on the speculation about a rogue planet crashing into the earth, and remarked (roughly speaking), "I would love it to happen, but I don't suppose it will". Obviously he wasn't even beginning to imagine how it might be a bad experience personally.


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posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 04:57 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Some like to be aware of their surroundings,and possibly prepare for up comming disaster,I'm speaking of relative info,all storys usual have some truth



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 05:03 AM
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It's because those types of people that like doom porn dont want to pay bills anymore. The first fantasy is that they survive. Second fantasy is to live off the land. The 3rd is just starting your life over debt free.

This is why.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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Well, obviously, it has to be the "far off" concept of a ginormous asteroid splashing down in the Atlantic one fine day. I mean, that would just ruin my whole life, man.

Why do we love it so? Because deep down, every human being knows in the soul of his being that something isn't right with us. We want nature to fix it and set things right so the rest of nature can move on and forget about the blight of humanity on this lovely planet.

Or something.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Because we know it must happen, because we deserve it, because we have been very very bad. We are not "good people" as you say. We are capable of learning, yes. And that requires discipline.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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Yep, boredom for me.
Always wanting to see what is around the next bend in the road, glacier or mushroom cloud



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 07:28 AM
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1. First off, doom porn is fun and exciting to contemplate. It is just so much fun to contemplate yourself wandering a nuclear wasteland using your wits to survive! Every day will be different, unlike the life many of us Live today where we are on a routine and do the same things day in and day out.

2. Second- to know about a disaster ahead of time is to be more prepared. You can never absolutely be prepared, I know this because I've been through a couple of knock-down-drag-out hurricanes. I live near a lake, but I never go there. I'm too busy to sit on a boat. But I have a life jacket just in case there is a deluge. I'm prepared!! Sort of...


Fun topic!

Sal

a reply to: MissSmartypants


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posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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It's because societal crisis is a potential "purge."

A lot of historical figures "rose to the top" during a time of crisis. The Rothschilds were a mom and pop securities operation in the city of London; until the rumor hit that the coalition had lost the battle of Waterloo. The British markets collapse, while that family bought everything for pence on the pound. Sure enough, the reports came in clarifying that "the ogre" Napoleon had been defeated...

My grandparents lived in a boardinghouse when the 1929 stock market collapsed. The owner just abandoned the property and fled to California. The city impounded the property for back taxes. They offered the tenants that, to avoid the expense of auction, any tenant who could pay the taxes could have the building. My grandparents came up with $65 and bought the building. By the end of 1934, the residents could pay rent again, and so my grandparents had a means of income up til they retired in the 1970s. They both went to college with the money and became professionals--a rare feat for a woman in the 1940s. They never talked about "how hard we had it" back in the dirty thirties; they were grateful for the blessing that made their family possible.

I had friends in the militia movement in the 1990s. They were farmers, whose lands were getting repossessed by the banks, laborers and gulf war I vets who couldn't find a real job; why was anyone surprised that they thought a civil war would be easier than waiting tables at Cracker Barrel for 50 cents over minimum wage?

My family finances are tight and getting tighter. I've got multiple kids, and they are starting to enter the teenage years when expenses go up. My job has no room for raises or promotions. We've got no assets, we don't even own our cars. Frankly, if there was a pandemic, or Yellowstone had a super volcano, it wouldn't be that much more doom. And who knows, I might just be a hero--you know, leading the resistance or whatever. I might end up like my grandad, owning the building I currently rent.

Like Bobby McGee: "Freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to lose.'"



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:08 AM
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Deep down, we wish death upon those who trample us.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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Its mostly Tool's fault..

"Learn to swim" is such a catchy phrase...



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: tovenar
It's because societal crisis is a potential "purge."

A lot of historical figures "rose to the top" during a time of crisis. The Rothschilds were a mom and pop securities operation in the city of London; until the rumor hit that the coalition had lost the battle of Waterloo. The British markets collapse, while that family bought everything for pence on the pound. Sure enough, the reports came in clarifying that "the ogre" Napoleon had been defeated...

My grandparents lived in a boardinghouse when the 1929 stock market collapsed. The owner just abandoned the property and fled to California. The city impounded the property for back taxes. They offered the tenants that, to avoid the expense of auction, any tenant who could pay the taxes could have the building. My grandparents came up with $65 and bought the building. By the end of 1934, the residents could pay rent again, and so my grandparents had a means of income up til they retired in the 1970s. They both went to college with the money and became professionals--a rare feat for a woman in the 1940s. They never talked about "how hard we had it" back in the dirty thirties; they were grateful for the blessing that made their family possible.

I had friends in the militia movement in the 1990s. They were farmers, whose lands were getting repossessed by the banks, laborers and gulf war I vets who couldn't find a real job; why was anyone surprised that they thought a civil war would be easier than waiting tables at Cracker Barrel for 50 cents over minimum wage?

My family finances are tight and getting tighter. I've got multiple kids, and they are starting to enter the teenage years when expenses go up. My job has no room for raises or promotions. We've got no assets, we don't even own our cars. Frankly, if there was a pandemic, or Yellowstone had a super volcano, it wouldn't be that much more doom. And who knows, I might just be a hero--you know, leading the resistance or whatever. I might end up like my grandad, owning the building I currently rent.

Like Bobby McGee: "Freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to lose.'"

In my scenarios I always go on to lead humanity into a new dawn cause I'm cool like that.
Unless I sleep in then it will be a new mid morning.
edit on 9/17/2018 by MissSmartypants because: Edit



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: MissSmartypants

i lack - knindness , tolerance , understanding - but still loathe doom porn

i only visit most DP threads - because they are so absurd

or just for the amusment of reading the wank-fest fantasies of wingnuts with machineguns and barrels of beans
I see you're using a grumpy persona to hide your emotional vulnerability. It's okay, I do that too.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

I abhor doom porn, and I do my best to call out the idiocy of using alarmism and hyperbole to try and create a false narrative about what is really going on.

That doesn't mean that it doesn't interest me or amuse me from time to time, but for the most part, I think that it's ridiculous.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Doom porn is essentially Christian.

The Bible is fear based and preparing us for Armageddon/apocalypse.... Morality or else dire consequences.
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posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 01:48 PM
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Doom porn reminds me how precious life is!

So many stories that can but don't end the world.

We are constantly at the end but not today.

I feel alive after reading doom porn, facing my darkest fears and still smiling!




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