It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

The DOW drops! Are you happy now?

page: 3
0
<< 1  2   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:01 PM
link   
reply to post by traderjack
 



I think that you are one of the true, great exceptions to the many out there that do not understand the actual nature of their fear and aggravation of the system. Sounds like you worked very hard to get where you are and I am personally sick at any losses you may have incurred to the corruption in the system. This is the exact information and story that was being solicited by this thread......even if brief.




posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:13 PM
link   
Many people feel elation at signs that "the system" is crumbling because, for whatever reason, they feel (often correctly) that "the system" is rigged and they are losing out while others are winning unfairly. Our current system (economic, social, political, etc.) is bewilderingly complex...so complex that it verges on arbitrary, and often luck or connections come to matter more than hard work or what is fair. There is a widespread (and correct) feeling now that the system is no longer fair...it is either rigged or so complex as to be impossible to use advantageously for most people.

The human nervous system simply didn't evolve to deal with the kind of world we live in, with its halogen-lit cubicles and steel and glass autos and apartment buildings. These things may be "comfortable," but that doesn't mean the life we lead is healthy or good for us. A two-year-old would be very happy to find a sack of raw sugar and stuff handfulls of it into its mouth. That doesn't make it healthy, however. Many of the comforts of modern life are the same...they make us happy on one level, but on a deeper level we know something is wrong and we are living in a profoundly unnatural way. People feel a deep need for a simpler, more direct form of life. This also creates an urge for the total meltdown of "the system."

While I sympathize greatly with all such emotions, I also think few people really understand the immense suffering that would be caused in the event of a total systemic meltdown, and the enormous likelihood that they would be losers rather than winners in such a secenario.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:45 PM
link   
reply to post by silent thunder
 


Excellent! I could not have said that better even if I had tried. Hopefully a few others will read your post and be provided with a little injection of rationality to their thinking. Too many people speak with little or no understanding of the TRUE nature of the bigger or ....smaller picture depending on the relevance to ones self.

A well deserved star for the response!



[edit on 24-3-2009 by nonnez]



new topics
 
0
<< 1  2   >>

log in

join