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This is reality, this is hell, this is our life (video)

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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Ever wonder, when getting out of bed, why everything s u c k s so bad?



Think about it people, what this video shows is reality.




[edit on 19-1-2010 by colloredbrothers]




posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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So true...

I will show the people I know this video.


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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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This is why I opted out the 9-5 lifestyle before high school was over. A decade ago I assessed the situation much like this guy. Spend a third of my life working a meaningless job paying half my money to taxes? No thanks. I live in poverty, pay no taxes, and enjoy the freedoms which come with that. I'm not feeding the beast. No way.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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I'm sure everyone has heard the old sane, " It is what it is" right?

Well the reason why it is what it is, is because IT isn't what it should be.

Nice video OP, pretty much say's it all. S&F.

~ Zeus



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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S & F

Comment:
Ahhh welcome to the Real Matrix...
You have taken the red pill but your superpowers didn' t come...
Thet were always there. We just deny using our power, being trapped in the Matrix...



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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great video thanx man


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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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The day the teabaggers finally incorporate what this video discusses into their cries of 'freedom,' is the day I will take them seriously. Free to be a corporate slave--No F'ing way! Ever wonder why the powers that be denigrate 'socialism' at every turn? This is why, they want us to be nothing more than corporately leased automatons.

Socialism is not Fascism, Corporatism is not Freedom. Corporations are not people, and thus should not be constitutionally protected. Wake-up slaves!



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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I started this journey a few years ago slowly weening myself off my material addictions so I wouldn't have to devote my life to paying off my dealers at EBGames and Cogeco and American Eagle. The internet is the last addiction I have and even then I spend bugger all on it. The imagination is my playground and and a pen and paper with which to write stories is my hobby.

I don't know what is voluntary about it all because at some point I will need to fling myself back into the 9-5 world and there is little in it that excites me.

My uncle says its work its not supposed to be fun and to ane xtent I agree. But is it healthy to wake up every monday dredding the coming week.

when the entire world is a marketplace or material addict what is there left for those who want to sober up?

Cheers



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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Yes. I get it. Working sucks. It is not fun. Conditions in non-socialistic countries are awful
compared to,say, North Korea. But come on, despots? Genghis Khan? Stand up and quit. Very easy. Do what you like and if others would admire your creativity you will be ok anyway. System is not guilty that majority of us are pretty average and will not get any attention.
You are yourself, you are free to do anything you want with yourself. Open your own place, work as freelance, be tiny meaningless part in some huge corporation, be a bum, be a farmer, even whine. Just do not blame the system in your own failure to meet your own high expectations of yourself. There cannot be 7 billion people who do not do anything but whine. At least not for very long.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by skunknuts
reply to post by colloredbrothers
 


The day the teabaggers finally incorporate what this video discusses into their cries of 'freedom,' is the day I will take them seriously. Free to be a corporate slave--No F'ing way! Ever wonder why the powers that be denigrate 'socialism' at every turn? This is why, they want us to be nothing more than corporately leased automatons.

Socialism is not Fascism, Corporatism is not Freedom. Corporations are not people, and thus should not be constitutionally protected. Wake-up slaves!



most teabaggers would regard this video as communist propaganda.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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theres really not a whole lot that i can add to that.

Fantastic video, interesting message

S @ F



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:35 AM
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I want to leave society behind and live in the wilderness, meditate, and be free.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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Originally posted by unityemissions
This is why I opted out the 9-5 lifestyle before high school was over. A decade ago I assessed the situation much like this guy. Spend a third of my life working a meaningless job paying half my money to taxes? No thanks. I live in poverty, pay no taxes, and enjoy the freedoms which come with that. I'm not feeding the beast. No way.


I completely agree with your line of thinking here and I too opted out of that lifestyle long ago. I'm only 23 and I never really understood why so many people work. From a real young age it was clear nobody really enjoyed their jobs as well as many other activities. I felt like so many people were trying to force me to be what they wanted me to be or to conform in a sense but to me i was just always following what I truly believed in and did/do the best to take care of the people I love. I by no means live in poverty because I play poker for a living but mostly on the internet and I can assure you the gov't will never see a penny of my money via income tax. This is a good example of what im talking about. Just about every person I know at some point or another has complained about paying income taxes. Even when I make the point that there evidently is no law mandating individual citizens to pay income tax nobody wants to hear it. Even if the law is in their favor they are scared, ignorant, or just plain too lazy to do anything about it. They would rather give almost half their money away just so they have something to complain about or just because "its what people do." There are a million things about our society I just dont get which is what ultimately led me to ATS in the first place not too long ago. The more I do real research and investigate the many claims of conspiracy, the more ashamed not only as an American I become, but also because unfortunately it seems that most if not all of what was taught to me and others in my generation in school was a lie. At times it can be overly frustrating because the problems in our society are just so big and numerous thats its almost impossible to even see them all in the first place.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:55 AM
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Great points in the video. Life for many is a living hell in the workplace...but not for me and here's why...

i) I went to college
ii) I went to university and got my degree (using minimal loans I might add and sometimes this meant I had no money for food on my plate)
iii) Looked at my industry after my second year of four and realised what they were teaching us was useless and was going to end in a factory job
iv) Knuckled down, learnt a huge host of software (I'm not academic or that smart, I just adopted a can-do attitude and learn't as much relevant stuff as I could)
v) Passed my degree (graphic design) by the skin of my teeth
vi) Got no job. ended up on a factory assembly line.

Bottom line: I never stopped giving it everything I had. You have to work your nuts off to escape this trap (It took me 7 years) but I went from a factory peon to a manager of my own company and I'm now my own boss. Anyone can do this, you just have to be prepared to do everything in your power to keep going and pick something that you want to do.

Th8nker



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:03 AM
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When it comes to this topic I'm 2 sided. I believe hard-work is what pushes the human envelope. As for the monotony, very unhealthy; he has a good point about different labors. Touchy subject, but it brings light to those who forgot the power we all have.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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Gosh, I wonder if the creative person who took the time to make this video believes that "the world doesn't want creative people"? If so, why did he bother?

Our society has been stripped of human qualities? We are emotionally alienated from each other and live in invisible cages? I guess if you have no family, friends, or loved ones to speak of, this may apply to you. The truth is: You will be free as you allow yourself to be.

No, we are not all meant to be movie and rock stars. However, there's plenty else to do besides work in a Taco Bell or mindlessly drone away for the Corporation. Of course, to borrow from one of my favorite movies, "Caddyshack": "Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too!"



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:10 AM
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Um, quite b*tching? Basically, yea. Now don't get me wrong, unpatternized life is fun. But let me walk you though why your argument is... well... dumb.


Let's visit the world best symbolized by pre-apocalyptic rapture from bio shock. Every worker was free to use their creativity and keep the things their labor owns. Basically, a capitalistic utopia working for the betterment of the commune. Ok, great. Everyone does their own thing. But what does that do? Artists draw, scientists research, and programmers program. You change nothing. People who like to draw do nothing but draw, over and over again. Writers write over and over again. If you want something new? Do it. You'll do it over and over again until it's boring. One of the reasons that hypothetical setting collapsed is because everyone was free to do whatever they liked without limits. And that'd great. But rather than encourage humanity, the ultimate end point was the elimination of humanity. People became monsters as they attempted perfection. All the long failing to realize that perfection and humanity run in direct contradiction to each other.

The simple fact is that life sucks. You do what you like, and you do it over and over again. If you want humanity in your labor, that's great too. But people want what they want and they want it now. You'll instantly be out competed.

Sorry everybody, but this video tries to construct a life with no patterns as something good. When in fact a life with no repetition or patterns collapses onto itself. If you go to work when you want to and don't listen to the rules, all that happens is that the people who like what they do come in, the people who don't get fired. Then they degrade. There becomes a sprinkle down effect, until the most lazies people end up with nothing, die, and are forgotten. It is, in its essence, capitalistic eugenics. Sorry to tell you, but there are many people in this world who do not want to do anything but chillax and play games and do enough work to afford food and new games. And while they are nothing more than a leech, they will not change their ways. Why? Because they ARE doing what their good at. There's just no job in it.

No everyone is a laborer, not everyone wants you, and not everything you do can be useful. There are people in this world who have no skills but the repetitious nature of typing, printing, etc etc. And yes they still have worth, but they can do no more. Maybe they have some skills, but under the described system in the video, they simply will not be possible to do what they like.

The system described in the video would have "to each their own". In essence, this does not work. Because if 20 people want pretty pictures, but there's 50 artists, then very simply, 30 artists will be out of a job and have to do something they do not want.

The system above is simply purely secular capitalistic utopianism. It doesn't work. It's one extrema that ALWAYS leads to the opposite extrema: all the poor and jobless rebel and fight for their right to live, and the creative perfect people go leave to somewhere else.


Not to endorse a product, but Andrew Ryan already failed at attempting this system:


www.youtube.com...


[edit on 20-1-2010 by Gorman91]


Sorry to tell everyone this, but Life's a b*tch, then you die.

[edit on 20-1-2010 by Gorman91]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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thats whats up. im lazy i own myself



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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Ever since dueling was outlawed the western world has been on a downward slope towards tyranny.

*Imagine that:


Man A: "You are fired for pointing out a safety issue"


Man B : "Fiend! I challenge you to a duel. Art thou a coward?"


Man A: "Nay"


Man B: "Then one of us shall die"



Another one:

Politician: "I've Raised your taxes"

Man: "Deciever! I challenge you to a duel. You are a stain on our State's Honour - art thou also a coward?"

Politician: "I would duel you, but I've outlawed the thing. You must seek another recourse; perhaps thou wilt make manufacture of a sign and march in protest?"
(laughs in Man's face)




*And so taxes have been continually raised ever since dueling was outlawed... Our labor abused, our freedoms reduced, etc, etc....



Edit for a Bastiat quote:

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it." ~ Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

[edit on 20-1-2010 by Exuberant1]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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colloredbrothers: That video was pretty powerful, simple yet effective and meaningful, I think what peoples term and definition of Freedom is now is not what it truly should be, in fact I think Freedom is a paradox.



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