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posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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Pure Insanity


www.opednews.com

The twin monsters of greed and war have been allowed dominance in our new world order while other values, such as empathy and generosity are seen as effeminate weaknesses. I don’t think that the level of violence or the hunger for power that has swept through our country and has led to the bankrupting of all social nets is a coincidence or an unintended consequence. It is what was intended all along.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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This is an excellent article detailing the role of various people and organisations in conflicts over the last 5 years or so.

What is truly frightening is that the conclusion of the author is spot on, as can be seen every day on ATS.

In the race for power and money masquerading as patriotism, many have lost sight of the essential parts of humanity that makes us different from the animals - the ability to look at the truth, in a reasonable, circumspect manner and declare that war is not the answer.

But because those who rely on the MSM for their view of the world are drip fed their daily dose of war-fuelled propaganda and view it as truth, the world will be a dangerous place for many years to come.

We could have come so far in the decades since WW2, but instead it seems we are going backwards.

www.opednews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4/6/2008 by budski]



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 05:36 PM
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Thanks Bud, I just glanced over it and it looks interesting. I'll give it a full read tomorrows after some good nights sleep.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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Heh, I was on the verge of posting this earlier Budski, but wasn't in the mood to listen to all of the predictable gov-guys and brainwashed sheeples screaming obscenities that would follow...lol

People are still DROWNING in the Corpomedia Kool-aid and believing all of the incessent propaganda being bellowed out by the ever-crooked PTB and MSM dynamic, dumbing-down duo! They will be cheering on the Iran War after the next false flag, or "indisputable evidence" of Irani nukes...

Starred and Flagged!



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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"Why, of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war-- neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." - Herman Goering

We can't be wrong, and the "enemy" can't be right. Our soldiers are "good" and drop bombs full of flowers and sunshine, while the "enemy" is "evil", every one of them dedicating every waking moment to thinking of ways to torture our innocent people. Forget about the "enemy"'s innocent civilians, there are none. They support the terrorists by doing nothing, just like American civilians support the armed drug gangs by not confronting them on the street when they see them.

I have no allegiance whatsoever to America. So when Obama doesn't hold his hand over his heart during the national anthem, I smile. I loathe patriotism. Pride in something so worthless angers me.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 06:32 PM
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I posted it because I'm pretty sick of the inhumanity that humans show each other.

I include fundies of all types in this, but because I'm from the west, that is what I relate to and that is how I can best describe my disquiet.

We are supposed to be civilised, and yet the main goal in many peoples lives is the acquisition of money and material goods, with no thought at all for those less fortunate, and with no thought for how western greed and policy of conspicuous concumption affects the rest of the world.

The time will soon be here when western nations begin to decline, relative to how we live today - when that time comes, there'll be choices to be made and I for one hope we don't choose to continue taking from nations weaker than ours to fuel the greed inherent in todays societies.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by budski
In the race for power and money masquerading as patriotism, many have lost sight of the essential parts of humanity that makes us different from the animals - the ability to look at the truth, in a reasonable, circumspect manner and declare that war is not the answer.


Yes, we do think differently than other animals, we are the only ones that are constantly going to war and killing off huge numbers of our own species for various, often vague, reasons.

It doesn't say much for our species if you ask me.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:14 PM
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I don't get it. How much foreign aid and assistance must the world give? Total world aid is something around 60 - 100 BILLION. Is this not enough?

How much more would do the trick?

Another problem with foreign aid is that it acts like welfare which holds people back and prevents growth. Here is a article about this.

Source

[edit on 4-6-2008 by WhatTheory]



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 08:10 PM
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When I was a child, I couldn't hug my father because it was "gay" or "not manly". There was no questioning authority or it would result in punishment. Toys for boys were always guns or something to do with destruction. Rarely was creativity or abstract thinking encouraged. Children were led to believe that they had to be like everyone else to be accepted.

This was the world we were born into. A world where violence and inhumanity towards each other has somehow been twisted into meaning "strong", "powerful" and "civilized". Well, maybe for some, but not in my eyes. "What am I still doing here?" I often wonder. Sometimes it's hard to find any hope left in the world, but I know it's still there. Just the fact that people seeing the atrocities for what they are and voicing their opinion means there's hope.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 08:51 PM
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We need to visualize world peace. What would it be like?
We already visualize world war in our entertainment be it ultimate fighting, video games or movies. We glorify the warrior but what do we do for the one who seeks peace? Why is peace a dirty word? Someone will probably call me a hippie but maybe they can just answer the questions.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 09:16 PM
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As long as people make big money off of war, crooked politicians will be instigating it. Sad, but true.

I'm not sure that - anymore - public opposition would make much difference.



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 01:25 AM
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world peace is great..but unless the masses wake up..that word has too many connotations to the average individual that its ridiculous.
When I talk about world peace, all I hear is that I'm another ''liberal'' or that it is just wishful thinking.
The truth is that love is the key to this universe, and that every action has an equal or opposite reaction...and most importantly, I believe, that your thoughts create your reality.

I believe that there is a very important reason we are all here. We all happened to incarnate on this plane for a very important reason.
What it will take, is for every person to evolve. That is when true harmony will take place.
When people stop dichotomizing everything and realize that we are all connected.

A lot of people need to realize that there are only two emotions. Fear and Love. Fear causes you to vibrate on a lower rate. All the uber-debunkers and non-believers of the nonphysical realms do not believe, simply because the emotion of fear, that controls their very lives, does not allow them to see the truth...and instead go along with what everyone else thinks. Its pure fear.
There is good news though...fear can be conquered..along with every other emotion...you can step outside of emotions and learn to not only master them, but you will also be able to affect the webs of energy that connect and compose this entire universe. The more love permeates through your actions and thoughts, the higher you will vibrate. When you start to continually vibrate on a higher frequency, you will begin to activate your dna and ''evolve''.

You see, I think the most atrocious think the PTB have done to humanity over thousands of years, is deactivate our dna. To demote us from cosmic beings to mindless sheep. When I say this, I say we as a collective species.

Start meditating and truly treat everything in your life like you would treat yourself. Find a way to impact every person that you come across in a positive way. Realize that when you dislike, hate, or disagree with someone you are simply experiencing that in your own mind and body. Thank the person who sends negative energy your way and treat them like you would a friend.
This will cause that person to in turn, see a mirror of themselves and their own energy and will help to heal them more than you will ever know.
jedi training


in order to achieve true harmony on this planet, we need for every person to understand and vibrate on the same energy level. Some have said that it could possibly be another twenty years from now. The faster that you start vibrating faster, the faster the world will get better...

dont worry about other people yet...get your self on that level if you aren't there yet....


positive energy towards all



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 04:41 AM
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That's it in a nutshell - fear is what the politicians play on and what drives many of humanities other emotions.

That's what propaganda does - it plays on peoples fears - hence the 935 instances of WMDs said in speeches before the iraq invasion, and now we see the same trick being used with nuclear weapons and iran.

That's why soldiers obey commands to shoot at civilians, or bomb civilian targets.

It's all about fear.



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 05:57 AM
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Ah patriotism, how easily you can be whored out to the masses. And how eagerly we line up to get ours.

I doubt that I was the only person sitting in their room with a few friends, watching everything...unfold. Only being a junior in high school (sans car), we would watch the anti-war protests on tv and just stare in disbelief. What the hell was going on?

The media coverage of the event in NYC was disgusting. Who was given air time? Anyone who made those protesting 'look bad'. Those with something to say were ignored in favor of those willing to scream it into the camera and throw the bird.

The demonizing of the French was pitiful and, living near the city myself, I had the 'honor' of watching people yuck it up with big grins as they poured bottles of french wine down the sewers and chanted "U.S.A!". Hell, the father of my girlfriend at the time did it right in front of me...

Those are two examples out of many.

It was forced down our throats so hard, I thought we were going to gag. The 'us vs. them' mentality was a constant in both the administration and the media (difference at this point?).

Let me end this with how I end nearly every post on this topic: Watch War Made Easy, it is free on this site. The point I am trying to get at is articulated much better than I am managing...and there is music.



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by budski

This is an excellent article detailing the role of various people and organisations in conflicts over the last 5 years or so.

What is truly frightening is that the conclusion of the author is spot on, as can be seen every day on ATS.

In the race for power and money masquerading as patriotism, many have lost sight of the essential parts of humanity that makes us different from the animals - the ability to look at the truth, in a reasonable, circumspect manner and declare that war is not the answer.

But because those who rely on the MSM for their view of the world are drip fed their daily dose of war-fuelled propaganda and view it as truth, the world will be a dangerous place for many years to come.

We could have come so far in the decades since WW2, but instead it seems we are going backwards.

www.opednews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4/6/2008 by budski]



Translation: "We" == "American"


You maybe going backwards but "we" as in places outside America are not.



[edit on 5-6-2008 by mOOmOO]



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 07:51 AM
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Actually you're out by a few thousand miles - I live in the UK.

And I stand by my assertion and would argue that it applies to most, if not ALL western nations, and most if not all other nations.



[edit on 5/6/2008 by budski]



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by WhatTheory
I don't get it. How much foreign aid and assistance must the world give? Total world aid is something around 60 - 100 BILLION. Is this not enough?

How much more would do the trick?

Another problem with foreign aid is that it acts like welfare which holds people back and prevents growth. Here is a article about this.

[edit on 4-6-2008 by WhatTheory]


When one country is spending more than $500 billion on one war, I would have to say that the 60-100 spent by the world is no where near enough. I am going to refrain from war bashing, save to say this: if you believe in karma, for every dollar spent on war another dollar should be spent on aid.



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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I'll play a little of the Devil's Advocate here. Please note, I DO want peace, but in seeking it I know we have to look within at the causes of violence. Thus.....

I think part of the problem is that the notion of Peace, especially World Peace, scares the Holy Bejeezus out of a lot of people.

Note how much rhetoric there is about an "evil NWO" on this very website.

You think most people here would accept world peace, knowing it would require some level of capitulation, some curtailment of rights we consider sacred?

You can't have world peace unless all the players agree to it. And that means disarmament, on both a national and personal level. If one person in a room has a gun and the other doesn't, there can be no peace, because one will always fear the other and hold their intentions suspect. The one without will naturally seek to arm himself. And when he does, the one who had the first gun will seek another, and on and on, in a vicious cycle leading to an unbreakable mistrust and quite possibly mutual destruction.

In addition to this, "world peace" requires that we accept many things we have been brought up to believe are fundamentally wrong--Socialism, for example. A peaceful world would have to be, by its very nature, at least a partially Socialist world. Unless everyone has much, if not all, of their basic survival needs taken care of by some central authority who spreads the cost of said needs throughout the populace, there will be conflict. Where people need for food or water or health care there will be found the justification for violence.

"World Peace", by nature, requires an end to borders and national sovereignty. Separate nation-states with differing resources will always seek to get the resources of their neighbors, through trade or conquest. Unless a One World Government is established, and the concept of individual sovereign nations is abolished, we cannot have peace. Patriotism and Nationalism will always drive people to seek conflict.

Individual wealth would have to be limited. Whenever a huge portion of a nation's (or the world's) wealth is concentrated in the hands of an elite few, and the rest struggle to make ends meet while trying to live an enjoyable lifestyle beyond work and sleep, conflict will arise. The only answer is to enforce limitations, either by literally saying "You have enough" and preventing the acquisition of more or through heavy taxation on earnings above a certain level (such as we USED to have in the US when we were a far more successful country). This will never be agreed to. Human nature is to acquire uncontrollably, partially out of fear it is not enough (and hence most people have no concept of "enough" in terms of personal wealth) and partially out of spite for others, be they wealthy or poor or somewhere in the middle (because we can't ever get "enough" and they want a portion for themselves--the knowledge that in the end there are limits on the overall supply of wealth in the world drives men to madness in their quest to control as much as possible).

World peace, as a goal, is admirable. I want it. I know I'm not alone. But there are forces far more powerful than I or my peers who know what it would mean, and know they have something to lose--and they WILL NOT surrender any of these things. For them, death is preferable to limitation by an outside force. Such people seek to gain and hold power. They sacrifice their very souls for it, whereas people who seek peace tend to avoid the quest for power and the sacrificial consequences it requires. As long as those who seek power exist there will always be conflict.

[edit on 6/5/2008 by The Nighthawk]



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 10:38 AM
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Great thread bud!


That's it in a nutshell - fear is what the politicians play on and what drives many of humanities other emotions.


I couldn't agree more. Only Love and Fear are strong enough to drive the kinds of insanity we see in today's world. And most of them sure ain't being done through love.

Humans tend to fear the unknown. So when we see someone strangely dressed, or speaking in another language, we feel fear, instinctively. If our beliefs are confronted, we fear losing something that is 'safe' and comfortable in our lives. Take a look at some of the problems we are fac ing in the US alone:


  • Terrorism - fear of destruction of our country has been used to take away a plethora of freedoms.
  • Global Warming - fear of planetary destruction is being used to enact more restrictions and taxes than at any time in modern history.
  • Energy - fear of losing our ability to travel or to work is driving people to panic and agree to almost anything to keep gasoline prices 'low' (which ain't working, btw).
  • Taxes - We fear our government programs which keep us comfortable and safe from the evils of big business will be stopped, because those evil rich people aren't paying their fair share (when in fact, it is the 'rich' who pay 90% of the taxes)
  • Smoking - we fear that we will get sick from the cancerous, disease-ridden smoke that is dissipating in the air (while ignoring the car exhausts and smokestacks belching out hundreds of times as much noxiousity), so we allow our savior, the government, to pass laws that remove rights from the 'evil' smokers and the businesses that cater to them.
  • Nuclear Power - we fear that there will be some sort of explosion (impossible) or meltdown (improbable) or that somehow we will irretrievably destroy our planet with radioactive waste. So we stop building nuke plants and keep buying more oil.
  • Guns - we are told how guns kill, so we fear them and allow the government to take them away from us. This despite the Constitutional right to keep and bear, and the fact that never in the history of the world has a gun ever acted by itself to intentionally kill anyone or anything (although people do it a lot).
  • drugs - the ultimate fear, the fear of death! To combat this fear, we pay exorbitant prices and allow pharmaceutical companies to literally rape us financially in order to proong our lives (even though I have yet to see a modern drug actually extend someone's life without extending their pain as well).
  • Socialized medicine - again, the fear of death causes us to try anything to make absolutely sure that we will be saved by some doctor when we need him/her... even allowing a greedy and uncaring government to take over the process and in the end denying ourselves the thing we want.


I could go on, but I think I've made my point... all of the above have fear in common. Usually irrational fear, but then again, when is fear not somewhat irrational? As for me, I fear nothing but myself. I challenge others here to examine your life and your actions and say the same.

For only when we no longer fear, can we be truly civilized.

TheRedneck



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 10:44 AM
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Thanks, nice post, starred - I can see a key theme in all of the instances of fear that you mentioned.

It may be because of my management training that I spotted it, but anyway, all those instances can be said to boil down to one single fear:

Fear of Change.



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