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The End is Here; The Game is Over

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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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No more pretending, no more.

I have been told that I write with wandering thoughts so please, bear with me.

I came to ATS in what has seemed like ages ago. Time has grown faster since then and I have opted to not follow it any more. In reality it was mere months. I had no intentions of making an impact here or making myself well known. The few topics I made myself active in were things I only felt strongly about. My goal here was to observe, to look on at the other people. Six months ago I would have stood in front of everyone and told them that there was no one else out there who thought like I did. When ATS came into my life, I could say differently, though no one seemed to grasp my same ideals.

In fact, that is what seemed to be lacking and it has taken me this long to figure out why my stay here continued to go downhill. So many people, so many ideas, so many theories, but what seemed to be lacking (with the exception of a select few) is ideals.

What I look back and see troubles me. On one side of the fence you have people who are ignorant to the outlook of the work, denial becoming their weapon of choice. Even if fate could reach out and slap them they would still deny it and their existence.

One the other side of the fence you have people who fully understand what the world is going through at this time. They have all these predictions and proofs that the end of the world as we know it is coming - but very little of them have any hope or desire. Sure, they spread their words and talk big games, but in the end they don't DO anything. They don't take any action and they just hope, some of them praying that a change will come.

In the middle, between all of these people are the few; those who understand the outlook of the world we live in today, and those who will fight to create a better world. Some have very high ideals, some have very little. Some have passion, some approach with blatant disregard and ignorance. It is with this middle ground of people that I can most relate to, even though I don't see them the same as I see myself, I can see that many of them have their hearts in the right place, yet are too scared to stand up for anything.

I came to ATS and I considered it fate. It has taught me new things, it has given me new ideas, but most of all - it has expanded on my ideals. My hopes for this planet...

But what are my hopes? Why do I speak of them as some mystical thing? Well because they are. They are, in my eyes what most people have forgotten and most people will deny.

Why is it so impossible to live together as a self sustaining entity?
Why has compassion become such a dirty word?
Why is freedom not guaranteed to each and every living thing on this Earth?
Why is it that money has become so important in our society?
Why is it that people need to fight over aspects of religion, politics, ethics, and race, rather than respecting each persons right to freedom of thought?
Why is it that if we cannot prove something, it is false?
Why are imagination and ideas discredited in today's world?

Why have people abandoned goals of idealism in the world?

Where has HOPE gone?




I weep to see how powerless the mind has become. Our biggest enemy has become ourselves, constantly badgering ourselves and attacking ourselves, reminding us of how society deems things to be, telling us that we are incapable of changing that, stating that what we are is what we shall always be. It is time to stand up to your own mind, stand up to those in this world that are poisoning it, and become the one thing that has managed to slip from most each and every one of us:

OURSELVES!


Everything is a choice, everything is a side, but why can't everything be a discussion, why can't everyone have their own ideas? Why is this world so habitual in following the popular decision? What has come over us that has made us to lose ourselves?


Forgive me, for I get sidetracked in emotion often. I do have a point, so I will make it.






I live in the United States. I am a Constitutionalist and a follower of the knowledge of our founding fathers, a group of idealists that never lost sight of what their goals were. They, like so many other figures in history, are examples of the products of idealism in motion and the effects that so few people can have on the history of this world if only they choose to be themselves, choose to have hope, and choose to fight to make their stand.

I am one man, and thus I can only deal with my own country at this time. I can do a lot, but I know I can not do it alone. Throughout the world the same transition has effected so many, and so many have lost hope. Take up a stand for what you believe in and for the ideals of a perfect society of man.



I am here to say, that 2010 is among us, and 2010 marks the beginning of a change. So many people are looking for a leader, someone to guide them to their goals and ideals. I may not be the best writer, I may not be flawless, but by God what I do have I can measure in gallons. I have my ideals that I will refuse to break, my beliefs that all men should be free to the fullest extent as long as those freedoms do not interfere with others, and I have the heart and resolve to say something and mean it, to stick to a task and stop at nothing to get it done.

I am but one man, but if it will take one man to unite people under a common flag for good, for decency around the world... if no other should take up that mantle then I shall offer my services - knowing full well the responsibilities and reprimands that such a position will provide. I will be that man to lead but only so long until you have the heart to lead yourselves. I am no seeker of power, I am seeker of peace and the greater good, but I am not a fool enough to think that I will not bleed for that goal along the way.



Look inside the vessels of your bodies and find that little shard of light that makes you human; that fragment that is left that makes you 'YOU' and not just another statistic. We are not mathematical equations, we are not science experiments, and we certainly are not tools.

The end is here. The game is over. No more pretending. No More.

2010 is the year of revolution. Political revolution, social revolution... WORLD revolution.




Make yourself a part of that change. If I can promise you anything, it is that it is indeed coming.



-Dustin Schaeffer




posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 04:50 PM
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i didnt read all of your post, i got so far and felt that i understood the sentiment, and agree with you, to live as a self sustaining society is what it is all about for me, like martin luther, i have a dream, a society who works for itself no government, just an administration, i think i have worked it all out, the people work for the people, and before anybody labels it communism, i assure you it is not, this would be true freedom



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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Thumbs up and Flag and star to you!
Dont ! go by ATS as a barometer of U.S. society.
Although I will agree with you to a point on loss of ideals, compliance, doom and gloom, fear etc etc, but that is one side of the coin in this world.
There are alot of educated compasionate people out there, key word is "out there".
I've engaged a few in here, but we dont live in here, this is a global site, get active where you live, where you cut your grass and eat your meals.
You spoke up well, you've got sound mental stock, I dont know a thing about you other than your written word.
You do know you can lead correct?
I'll speak my mantra once more:
There's 3 types of people in this world and we interact with them and are one of them every second of our lives.
Builders - Sustainers - Destroyers.
Its all choice friend, every second its a choice on who and what you wanna be.
Dont get discouraged because of ALL the crap shaking out in the world,
get local in your head and heart and actions.
Coming here and reading and getting your compass spinning will set you straight for the rocks, it's like putting all your tools into one big box and having to sort and dig through it everytime you need something.
Little boxes buddy, step back, get organized on what matters most and you'll be alright.
The past has regret and the future has fear if you let it take over your mind.
Youve learned some stuff here I'm sure, just put it to good use.
Go on and build.
Youre not alone, I can pretty much be certain of that!



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by gwydionblack
Why is it so impossible to live together as a self sustaining entity?

Its not impossible. Its improbable. Ego's get in the way.



Why has compassion become such a dirty word?

Being bad is the new fad. I am a compassionate person and I see the lack of it everywhere.



Why is freedom not guaranteed to each and every living thing on this Earth?

Because you have those who want to own everything. TPTB.
Can't stop them.
They have the money and lets face it...they run the world too.



Why is it that money has become so important in our society?

I wrote a thread on this in BTS. Check it out.
Its called Why are we a nation of over indulgence?
The television is helping that one too. But, my opinion is evil...



Why is it that people need to fight over aspects of religion, politics, ethics, and race, rather than respecting each persons right to freedom of thought?

People fight over the stupidest things but it boils down to a power grab.



Why is it that if we cannot prove something, it is false?

Again, its an ego thing. My opinion? Its why I have faith.



Why are imagination and ideas discredited in today's world?

I can't answer that one...


Why have people abandoned goals of idealism in the world?

I'm not going to answer that one...


Where has HOPE gone?


Hope lies within. Period.
I, too am a Constitutionalist. Believe me, when it comes to a fight, I'm all in.
There's no backing down...
You what happens when you back a rabid dog into a corner!?

Good thread. Great read. I agree with alot of your thoughts.
*S&F*



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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Definitely a great attitude and life philosophy. I am not a big subscriber to theories like "The secret" that would have you believe that simply wishing for something will make it true.

But living every minute of your life with a positive outlook and an open spirit sends a totally different message out tot he universe than constantly living in paranoia and fear.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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I don't often post or reply however, considering the severity of your post, i think we can let it go this once? lol... any who. Really like your post and much agree with what you say. However, if people are being themselves, which you can trust they always are, and they are not choosing to change, then what will happen, will happen; whether "positive" or "negative" as we know them to be. Maybe, a suggestion by me? Back out for a second, and detach yourself. Make sure you, yourself, are pure and sound before you go trying to be of service to the World (which, I agree, is in much need of service). Find yourself in a state where you cannot be effected by the outcome of anybody or anything, not even yourself. Strengthen your Faith and expand your knowledge/consciousness to such a level that you are at total loss of care over the outcome for you have Faith/knowledge enough to know all will be worked out as it should be. Right? I may not completely practice what I'm preaching to you, however, I am trying to become what I percieve to be pure or perfect, and that includes part of it. Absorb yourself in the destiny you want for yourself... hope for the world but don't form what it'll become, let THEM choose THEIR worlds, whether it's good or bad as you percieve them to be.... Suppose all in all, I'm saying, don't be hard on yourself or others, Fate has one plan for all of us, let each choose the path they will take to that end, yeah? In my opinion, you are already doing the most/best service you can by loving yourself and the world... that is your greatest gift; any added physical manifestations of this love is a plus.... Otherwise, continue shining the Love/Light of yourself and your Soul. You are nearly there, my friend...



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Jimmy crack corn and I don't care.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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[edit on 29-12-2009 by mosesgunner]



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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reply to post by gwydionblack
 


I'm sure your sincere and everything but.. Your preaching to the converted. If you really want change I suggest grass roots political activism. Sitting in front of your computer isn't going to change anything. Myself, I come here for the complimentary newspaper. Good luck.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter

I'll speak my mantra once more:
There's 3 types of people in this world and we interact with them and are one of them every second of our lives.
Builders - Sustainers - Destroyers.
Its all choice friend, every second its a choice on who and what you wanna be.



Could you elaborate on that idea? Where is the choice?
"Lord knows I cant change." Freebird



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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There needs to be a sub forum where we can round up all the "RISE UP" threads that are kicking around. Put a big tall razor wire fence around it and feed it stale bread and pigeons.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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I think instead of picking apart your thread; I say I'll stand behind you. As I believe that even though you're willing to be a leader, you would in fact be following all the leaders. Doing what's best for the people, with the people. You'd probably listen to the ideals of others. Something people fail to do these days.

dillon mark reed



posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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Hah, didn't expect this many replies. I only check in once or twice a day so I shall try to respond to everyone.


reply to post by THELONIO
 

I believe everyone is quick to label everything Communism these days. Some may call me whatever names they might, however, I always respected some of the merits of the Communist ways, though I don't support most socialistic structure. I feel the failure of the Communist state relies directly on the ego and power draw of the dictator in charge and if an actual riteous person would take the helm for once, we might see a different side to Communist history.

I'd like to know more about your ideas though if you are interested in sharing.


reply to post by HappilyEverAfter
 

Do not worry, I have not come to judge a society on any single group out there, I know better than that. I just know that particularly in my area, very few people embrace uniqueness or standing up for right in any form.

I like your mantra. It is simple and I suppose I would say I wish to be a builder in this world, at least at the time. In terms of being discouraged, I am past that point. I have been discouraged enough by enough people that I don't let things like that get me down. Regardless, I am going to keep trucking along and trying to make a difference.



reply to post by havok
 

All those answers you gave, I want to change that. I don't want people to worry about improbability. I want to pull people away from ego driven personas. I want to rebuild the power structure into one of equality.

Nonetheless, I am glad you too are a freedom fighter and I hope one day our ideals come to pass.



reply to post by RadiatorOfTheLight
 

Well I don't believe we can trust people to be themselves. There is too much sway in today's society. From television to all the main stream media, to corruption and the hidden messages in songs, all the way to the indoctrination of our young to believe something without giving them choice in the matter. People don't have a chance to be themselves because only days after they are born they are forced into becoming someone else, and that mentality stays with them forever.

As far as my faith and knowledge is concerned, I never cease to expand them. My faith has evolved from Christian, to Atheist, to a mold of many different religions and creeds that I feel is unique in itself. I am not one to shun off a particular belief over another and so I incorporate it, leaving room for all possibility on the spectrum.

As far as my knowledge, well I can never say that I am sufficient there. I believe that knowledge is something that can eternally be obtained and in the past few years I have been on overdrive. Do I have enough knowledge to aid me in my quest? Probably not, but I will continue to learn until I do.

I do need to work more on myself though. I never will claim to be a perfect being but I shall always try towards that goal in terms of spirituality and consciousness. I thank you for your words and I will not take them lightly.


reply to post by mosesgunner
 

If you were referring to my opening post then to each his own and I shall respect your opinion. However, I will not hide away from your blatant ignorance.


reply to post by concernedcitizan
 

SOME are the converted. As I said, many on here lack the will or drive to do anything. I am not as some people would call an "armchair warrior". I am spreading the word and the ideals through the most populace creation in the world: the internet. Yes, I know that word on the internet is not always to be trusted, however, it is true that it is the easiest way to reach the most people.

As far as a grassroots political movement, well, I am sadly afraid that political movement will not do any good at this point. Are we so blind that these grass root political movements have tried for the last many decades to promote a change to the political spectrum, and so far have failed miserably? Is it their fault? No. It is the fault of those in power that would choose to quell such rebellion using any means necessary, be it by financial restrictions and regulations, lies and slandering their name, or flat out crimes and misdeeds against them.

No no. Political activism is impossible and a waste of time. Even with the millions upon millions of people who stood up against things in the past, this government has proven that they are not willing to listen and not willing to change. I am afraid to say that there really is only one way to open their eyes to the fact that we are not just tools of the government, but sovereign people.


reply to post by Retikx
 

I'm sure your post was a stab at my post and "rising up" in general. If you do not wish to take part in such discussion, and I assure you that you are not alone, you can simply choose not to participate. Regardless of why you choose to do it, you are only promoting one of the original points in this thread.


reply to post by Namaste
 

Thank you for the kind words my friend. I do indeed try to fortify my ideals around those of other people, for if one mans ideals are another mans bane, than such an existence would never work. There are bound to be differences of a opinion, no doubt, but in the end I stand to represent a voice and freedom for every single person, regardless of their background, their beliefs, their financial situation, their religion, their race or nationality, anything that may set them apart.

Over here we


have one thing in common, we are all Americans. But in the larger scope of things we are more than just that, we are human beings - and we can't forget that.


-Dustin Schaeffer



posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by RRokkyy

"Lord knows I cant change." Freebird


"You can change" - Tears For Fears



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

Originally posted by RRokkyy

"Lord knows I cant change." Freebird


"You can change" - Tears For Fears


Hope in an Image




posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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So yeah, besides comments about our favorite songs and what not, does anyone have anything else to add, comment on, or reply to, or is this all that ATS has to offer?



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:57 PM
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Why is it so impossible to live together as a self sustaining entity?
Why has compassion become such a dirty word?
Why is freedom not guaranteed to each and every living thing on this Earth?
Why is it that money has become so important in our society?
Why is it that people need to fight over aspects of religion, politics, ethics, and race, rather than respecting each persons right to freedom of thought?
Why is it that if we cannot prove something, it is false?
Why are imagination and ideas discredited in today's world?

Why have people abandoned goals of idealism in the world?

Where has HOPE gone?




I weep to see how powerless the mind has become. Our biggest enemy has become ourselves, constantly badgering ourselves and attacking ourselves, reminding us of how society deems things to be, telling us that we are incapable of changing that, stating that what we are is what we shall always be.


People of like mind will be the REAL paradigm shifters.
I have to say that, at least to some extent, I feel about the same as you do. Another thing that has baffled me is that people do not see the unity of all things. Maybe it's just the curse of the dualistic mind that causes our blindness.

I don't believe that it is over, however. I think it has just begun. You will see a revolution, not just in this country, but in the world, that you would have never believed possible. Wait for it. It's coming, my friend.

Another thing that I do agree with you about is that we are our own worst enemy. We misinterpret and assume so many thing that just isn't really based in actuality.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by mosesgunner
Jimmy crack corn and I don't care.


Maybe you and Jimmy should.



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