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*Could the media, along with powerful authorities/outside agitators, be forcing grief on us in order to trigger certain known responses (of which anger is elemental)?
I hope you're having a good night and look forward to hearing any thoughts on the matter (and especially on the video!).
originally posted by: igloo
She admitted to me it was the first time she had ever felt such grief and sadness and attributed it to the mass amount of death our sub-conscious was experiencing. I kept quiet about her take on it after understanding that a lot of the statistics have been manipulated but instead feel that the grief is as much about being so deeply manipulated by governments and that it is global is even worse.
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Yes, and they are using any other resource or methods they can think of, to manipulate us as well.
We have been conditioned to believe, trust, fear, love, hate, desire, on command. We could use the excuse that it is not our fault. We aren't bad, we were just drawn that way, but if we are brave enough to willingly question our own beliefs/behaviors, and if we willingly question those that we trust, believe and follow, we may find the answers we seek are not necessarily the answers we want to accept, or are willing to do anything about.
We know the truth, we just can't face it or deal with it. So the internet and social media become the safe haven for broken spirits, broken hearts, and quilt, because misery loves company, and you will always be able to find someone that will convince you that you are right, and it is always someone else's fault.
originally posted by: pthena
ATS really opened my eyes a lot, like "Holey Moley! There are people actively grappling with issues and questions that I never even realized! I've taken so much for granted!"
Dealing with race issues is new to me. I grew up thinking that 1964/5 fixed it in America. But noooo! It isn't fixed.
I've been upset about cops killing people with zero accountability since 1975 when I met a neighborhood grieving for one of theirs who was arrested, handcuffed, put into a cop car presumably to transport him to jail. But instead of jail, it was a trip to the hills where they beat him to death with their flashlights. No justice, no charges against the cops. Just nothing. That double grief is quite horrible.
Anyway, I will take a break now, and maybe write more later.