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posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: surfer_soul
Insecurity is a side effect of power, it goes with the territory so to speak.

Who employs security services? Public relations experts etc...


It takes a secure person to employ someone to potentially die for them I think.
I wouldn't be comfortable with it.




posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar




We'd all like to believe that the "Masters" are insecure but why?


Because being a 'master' boils down to survive a shark-tank after all. Scarred, highly traumatized and insecure. It's a way of life at some point.


"As the mainstream media attempts to create a simple narrative from hugely complex events, much is obviously lost in the translation — most often purposefully. This short film attempts to contrast the nature of this narrative in the 1990s, where events were almost universally portrayed as ‘the little guy versus the big guy’ to the post Rwanda narrative of ‘scattered terrible things happening everywhere, Oh Dear’. It is not that we can’t actually do anything about these events, it is only that mainstream media presents these events within a framework that makes it seem that way and that in itself is a very powerful way to control society."

Adam Curtis



The essence of totalitarian government, and perhaps the nature of every bureaucracy, is to make functionaries and mere cogs in the administrative machinery out of men, and thus to dehumanize them.

It is through this lens of bureaucracy (which she calls “the rule of Nobody”) as a weapon of totalitarianism that Arendt arrives at her notion of “the banality of evil” — a banality reflected in Eichmann himself, who embodied “the dilemma between the unspeakable horror of the deeds and the undeniable ludicrousness of the man who perpetrated them.” In a passage that applies to Donald Trump with astonishing accuracy — except the part about lying, of course; that aspect Arendt addressed with equal prescience elsewhere — she describes Eichmann:

What he said was always the same, expressed in the same words. The longer one listened to him, the more obvious it became that his inability to speak was closely connected with an inability to think, namely, to think from the standpoint of somebody else. No communication was possible with him, not because he lied but because he was surrounded by the most reliable of all safeguards against the words and the presence of others, and hence against reality as such.

The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt on the Normalization of Human Wickedness and Our Only Effective Antidote to It
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posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: PublicOpinion

Thanks man!!!!

That's fascinating, I will actually watch this.

I still disagree on the shark tank, the big fish knows he's the best until he isn't.



posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 07:39 AM
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It's kinda like comparing apples to oranges. While I agree that both sides have their abundance of bad elements, I've found at least for me and my perception of both party's, that the Dems tip the scales in the red most of the time. I've never really aligned with either party 100% and have always been a self proclaimed Liberal, but I have about zero in common with most of todays Lib's, same goes for the dems, I want nothing to do with them. The Republicans have at least kept most of their moral and ethical values in tact and exercise a bit more common sense, you certainly can't say that about the left.

Even if we were to abolish both party's and start over, you'd still be picking a side which by default creates a polarized environment. Civilization has been doing "rinse and repeat" cycles since the beginning of time. We never learn. LOL



posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

You're mixing individual and collective moralism. A single persons idealogy has the ability to be good or evil, but in a large collection of people with similar but different moral convictions you will always beable to point at singular acts as evil without actually looking at the balance it presents.

In collective forms there has to be more compromise which in such a complex system makes it easy to single out acts of "evil", however you could also look at particular situations in the same form and see good. It helped these people, but hurt those people. Instead of saying it's good because it helped these or its evil because it hurt these people we should be measuring by comparing and contrasting the good and evil brought by whatever decision. We tend to take grand scale actions and cheapen them by comparing to a single individual.
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posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

I'm not gonna pretend I'm totally above the whole left versus right nonsense.

I mean, it can be a whole lot of mindless fun to just get really drunk, pick a side and just roll with it in the mudpit.

What worries me is all the people who seem to take it so damn seriously. When the reality is that it really doesn't matter whether its the left or right who are in charge... Nothing will change in any significant way, either way. They're all just feeding us the same BS, just in different colours.



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posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: Plotus

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posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: CADpro

You are certainly entitled to your opinion about it making no difference who is in power. I would even agree to some extent, in the short term, day to day of the average American.

In the bigger, longer term picture, however, I believe it does make a difference. One example would be SCOTUS nominations.

Presidents, Senators, and representatives come and go, but Justices are there for decades.

I'm a strong believer in the Constitution, and the freedoms that it insures. If tve supreme court were to swing hard left, by being stacked with liberal, activist judges, you might as well use the Constitution as toilet paper.



posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 10:50 AM
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posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: CADpro

originally posted by: Mach2
a reply to: CADpro

You are certainly entitled to your opinion about it making no difference who is in power. I would even agree to some extent, in the short term, day to day of the average American.

In the bigger, longer term picture, however, I believe it does make a difference. One example would be SCOTUS nominations.

Presidents, Senators, and representatives come and go, but Justices are there for decades.

I'm a strong believer in the Constitution, and the freedoms that it insures. If tve supreme court were to swing hard left, by being stacked with liberal, activist judges, you might as well use the Constitution as toilet paper.



So you say I stated my opinion as you wrote? LMAO...this is the new way of getting at people by posting they said something kooky when it's not true. If not, maybe you clicked "reply" to the wrong member? Most probably


I absolutely did reply to you in error.

Mia Culpa......



posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: Krahzeef_Ukhar

originally posted by: DrumsRfun
Sometimes the most shallow stream makes the most noise.


Far more eloquently put, but that's the point I was trying to make.


Eloquent? It's not even grammatically correct.



posted on Apr, 20 2019 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar




defense of their political "ideologies" confuses me.


Sorry but both sides aren't equally evil but by your stating your opinion as fact it could be considered in itself evil. The USA has a corrupted MSM media similar to Germany pre WWII. If you cant see that then I wont comment further. I rely on experts.





Why so insecure with the nazi reference in mind?

Comes out swinging to thunderous applause!

Only the left is evil, not the right. Media = mostly left, they own it all. Liberal progressives with a plot to water down or spike America as we lose our rights, freedoms and ways of life slowly, incrementally, for the benefit of the densely populated cities and states like liberal California and New York, which is really just a byproduct of the broader agenda, a methodically subterfuged plan to make America a Socialist country to our detriment and their gain. It's not for the people, it's for their political power and control over the people.

Dear OP,

I too wonder about them, why they are so into it, passionately and emotionally, making posts for thunderous applauses from each other. It's not for the stars, no one could be that lame. They think they're fighting in an argument even though the audience already agrees with them because they decided to click and show up for more of the same.

Although, if all I had to do was say something short and sweet in a reply to anyone making a thread seemingly in opposition or in insult of what we believe and agree on to get more stars than the OP, it'd be tempting. That's basically the same as getting a bunch of likes and good replies from people on Facebook for a post or Twitter. That disease is relatively new and incurable so I stopped asking why.



posted on Apr, 21 2019 @ 08:26 AM
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Only the left is evil, not the right.


Why so insecure?

Get your plumbing in order and lure my broke ass into your intricate trap of gas-showers already! It's for the people after all. Right?



we lose our rights, freedoms and ways of life slowly


Evil leftists like Mr. Burning Bush and that Patriot Act, eh? Ronald Reeegan maybe?

*crickets*

You guys crack me up. How am I supposed to forget the wars on drugs and terror entirely? Is it Fox-News and Bakedbeard only, 24/7 for over a decade or two?



posted on Apr, 21 2019 @ 02:13 PM
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Children can be cruel.



posted on Apr, 21 2019 @ 02:27 PM
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I feel that most people that are doing this aren't actually aware of it. Its all about carefully sculpted stimuli plastered among a group that is programmed to "accept, defend, repeat."

There is little to no self-awareness there. With modern propaganda, I'm not even remotely convinced anything would be different. Its not a matter of anything other than the fact that others think differently and require conversion to The One Holy Religion.

It'd be like asking a Christian or Muslim whether they would stop "spreading the word" if good people exist outside of their religion. With the major exception that someone like your average Christian is likely to be capable of operating in good faith. That's a big, big difference even if its only a slim chance.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 06:56 AM
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Dear OP, I too wonder about them, why they are so into it, passionately and emotionally, making posts for thunderous applauses from each other. It's not for the stars, no one could be that lame. They think they're fighting in an argument even though the audience already agrees with them because they decided to click and show up for more of the same.


Because its true. Its all out in the open as a result of Trump regardless of whether you like him or hate him. It comes down to good versus evil and I base my opinion on the following:

History repeats itself. That is the #1 given fact that is taught in any MBA graduate school whether you attended Stanford or Saint Bonaventure. Ever notice that Dictators are always angry? Hitler, and the rest of them. Hmmm so who's angry today? Seems to be many on the left, especially all of the persons in the mainstream media, University educators, certain Democrats and RINOS, who are all comprised of persons of privilege as defined below:



a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group. "education is a right, not a privilege" synonyms: advantage, right, benefit, prerogative, entitlement, birthright, due; More


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A privilege is a certain entitlement to immunity granted by the state or another authority to a restricted group, either by birth or on a conditional basis. Land-titles and taxi medallions are pronounced examples of transferable privilege. These can be revoked in certain circumstances. Wikipedia


I can see it coming and you we sent her to muddy the waters of truth. Deny ignorance OP as were all in this together regardless of our political views and they of "privilege" will take us all down as they dictate to us what we will or wont do. That is my belief based on life experience.


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