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Originally posted by jimmy1200
i asked my friend last night. i said, "if you were part of 11 other elite who pretty much ran things in the world, speaking for the usa alone, would you put the true power in the people?". his answer was no. i was having a discussion on the illusion of democracy. hell, at one point, if you were not a landowner, and or educated, you were not even allowed to vote, but now any redneck, or hoodlum can make any ignorantly based vote they want.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
Nah, sorry but thats just stuff you might tell yourself if you want to sleep better at night as far as it being "ok". That 12 people should be deciding everything for everyone etc. I guess it might be fine for you eating your lb of chicken, but ask the people starving and getting raped how they feel about it.
I just got a $20,000 a year raise this week to make up for the inflation and such while other people are losing their jobs and retirement and have to make up fro the loss anyway they can, but that doesn't make whats going on ok with me. I might be doing well, but other people aren't.
However, I do think we are on this planet as a school. I was oblivious to things until GWB started doing what he did after 9/11. It's a school to where we can learn lessons and better things. So maybe it is supposed to happen this way, but that doesn't mean it's ok. It just means it's something for us to learn from and fix. If you will allow 12 people(no idea if that is true btw) to rule over the planet, then you pretty much deserve it. But the moment someone has sense enough to say - hmm, this isn't right and provides a real solution, then it is no longer deserved.
Although the lesson seems to be one in manipulation these days. I myself don't really "feel" controlled. I get the money I need from work, but I don't really ask for more than I need even though I could probably get it. I could easily just ignore whats going on and not have a care in the world. I don't do anything illegal, and I'm not suffering. But I do know what is going on, and I think I'd be a pretty horrible person to just ignore it.
The system uses mankind's biggest weakness against himelf, greed. Make people want new things every other day and then buy it all again next year because your original purchase either stopped working or is outdated. In the meantime we are using up valuable resources and destroying our planet and using the cheapest labor possible to turn the biggest profit possible. In the end, the poor must lose. We are paying more and getting paid less. There will be a breaking point, which we may be headed for.
Originally posted by jimmy1200
its somewhat unfair to ask the one starving or getting raped, to understand my logic, for they probably wont, and i would come off as nothing more than insensitive, which is not true. im sympathetic, and in some cases, empathetic to what many go through, but i cant allow emotional situations to negatively affect me, i must learn and proceed.
i think we all have a natural programming we're born with to keep us from turning into emotionless robots, but at times in life, you need to seperate your emotion, deduce the situation, seek the better and bigger picture, and move on. you must become a systematic robot at times in life. you can be to "human" at times, depending on your definition of such, but i think most reading this get my point.
well, that agrees with some of my points. that although we dont like it, and its horrendous at times, you would know no difference if famine, disease, hatred, was not put on a silver plated and shown to you. our very evolution as a species depends on destruction. kinda weird. im not saying your suppose to be cheering for destruction, as i put it, i still believe a more peacful world can exist, but your wanting for change is based on your knowledge of whats wrong. our disgust for the things we see that are horrible, is kinda a love hate relationship deep down.
also, what is right or wrong. there were times in human history where people would have young wives, and indulge in homosexual behaviors as the norm, but now it is shunned against. so who was wrong? you know, i know many of you have maybe never thought of this, but there is no explanation as to why anyone of you was not born a couple centuries ago, in some random tribe in africa somewhere, with an underage boy lover as your assistant. one nanotwist could have you in those shoes, and it sounds disgusting, but it makes you think, whats wrong, and whats right.
point being, how would you, or any of us know, without having some omnipotent consciousness over the planet, know that the millions that die, are not beneficial to keep the billions still kicking.
you could easily quit your job and live in the woods, but you wont, because you are being manipulated. im not talking bout mass electromagnetic brainwashing conspiracies, but your own instinct attracts you to what will get you what your programmed instincts want, and the fastest. quitting your job, and living in the wild without a care for the touch of a woman, fast food, bumpin music, etc..., goes against the whole of your being, and you will not do it. you are being manipulated by your beliefs, which program your being.
Originally posted by jimmy1200
i mean, there was trade before the whole money system got ta rolling, but it was inevitable, and until goods can be created out of thin air, or the demand for "pointless" things deminishes, than thats just how things are going to work, and even if they stopped, they will probably start back up again. i dont think im thinking in the box, im just sticking to the reality we're given, and the said path reality is going to seemingly stay on for a while
If you can't look at things from all perspectives involved, then you are by default making a biased argument. Maybe if you one day understand the true nature of things, you would understand that it is you that is starving and getting raped.
I don't see myself as a human. I see myself as a conscious being. I don't care about "our species".