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Originally posted by JR MacBeth
Folks, I think we need to emphasize the "artificial", and come to really believe there is in fact abundance. Perhaps there are people who can never enjoy such a thing, drug addicts, people who are self-destructive, but they are no excuse for the rest of us! The first step, as we grope for the exit from this Matrix, might ironically be "faith". We need to really believe that we are being lied to, that things just can't be as preposterous as they seem. We need to believe that there is enough, for me, and for you. Believe that we can both partake, and not have to kill each other in the process. What might the world look like if we all "believed" in rational things like that, instead of gods, ready to smite us for the slightest "sins"...?
Originally posted by agentofchaos
I got the game man, how do I win? You know what I'm saying, what do we do to fix this? I always love your threads and posts by the way and this one aswell. However, I've been thinking about this and everyone loves being a victim and with the world the way it is, everyone's a victim. SO, first and foremost I want to say that we need to start actively DOING something, IDK what, but it seems to me like everyone just wants to be a victim and NOT do anything about it. Until we can start agreeing that yes, there are people pulling strings to get their agenda across, yes it is bigger, deeper and more intericate then we understand and yes it is in fact time to do something about this...I'm looking to hear a plan if anyones got one.
Originally posted by Perseus Apex
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Your amazon book review article concerning the secret society 'how to' business made me think of just another threat on.....or rather in your horizon: I believe the msm missed this one as well. It seems so few are awAre of such 'things', no?
edit on 16-9-2010 by Perseus Apex because: (no reason given)
Quote from : Destron Fearing Website
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Amazon Review :
Was IBM, "The Solutions Company," partly responsible for the Final Solution? That's the question raised by Edwin Black's IBM and the Holocaust, the most controversial book on the subject since Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners. Black, a son of Holocaust survivors, is less tendentiously simplistic than Goldhagen, but his thesis is no less provocative: he argues that IBM founder Thomas Watson deserved the Merit Cross (Germany's second-highest honor) awarded him by Hitler, his second-biggest customer on earth. "IBM, primarily through its German subsidiary, made Hitler's program of Jewish destruction a technologic mission the company pursued with chilling success," writes Black. "IBM had almost single-handedly brought modern warfare into the information age [and] virtually put the 'blitz' in the krieg."
The crucial technology was a precursor to the computer, the IBM Hollerith punch card machine, which Black glimpsed on exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, inspiring his five-year, top-secret book project. The Hollerith was used to tabulate and alphabetize census data. Black says the Hollerith and its punch card data ("hole 3 signified homosexual ... hole 8 designated a Jew") was indispensable in rounding up prisoners, keeping the trains fully packed and on time, tallying the deaths, and organizing the entire war effort. Hitler's regime was fantastically, suicidally chaotic; could IBM have been the cause of its sole competence: mass-murdering civilians? Better scholars than I must sift through and appraise Black's mountainous evidence, but clearly the assessment is overdue.
The moral argument turns on one question: How much did IBM New York know about IBM Germany's work, and when? Black documents a scary game of brinksmanship orchestrated by IBM chief Watson, who walked a fine line between enraging U.S. officials and infuriating Hitler. He shamefully delayed returning the Nazi medal until forced to--and when he did return it, the Nazis almost kicked IBM and its crucial machines out of Germany. (Hitler was prone to self-defeating decisions, as demonstrated in How Hitler Could Have Won World War II.)
Black has created a must-read work of history. But it's also a fascinating business book examining the colliding influences of personality, morality, and cold strategic calculation. --Tim Appelo
Originally posted by Jenna
Now on to what I've quoted above, this is something I've never understood about religion. If a god is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving, why would he/she/it/whatever support or demand violence against those who don't believe in them? If they were all-knowing, they would know who doesn't believe and why they don't. If they're all-powerful, they could change it if they wanted to. If they're all-loving, they would love the non-believers as much as the believers and the point would be rather moot. If they are none of those things, how are they a god? If they are all of those things, then why is it even an issue if someone doesn't believe?
As far as how it ties into economic manipulation, I have to say that seeing the Pope makes me laugh. As do all the religious leaders who drive around in expensive cars while half their followers are struggling to make ends meet. You have to wonder why the Pope needs fancy shoes and why Pastor Tim needs a shiny new Cadillac to drive through the poor areas of town on his way to church every Sunday. (I'd give examples from other religions, but I don't know them well enough. Fill in your own example from other religions here.) Telling your followers that god wants them to give money every week/month/whatever the time frame, only to have it go to the religious leader instead of the poor is manipulation and greed no matter how you spin it yet the masses buy into it.
Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
God is not demanding that people kill anyone. Sadly too many people of every major religion think that they must force others to believe as they do. As a Christian, it saddens me that people twist the religion to their own ends.
These young men are thoroughly brainwashed into thinking Allah wants them to destroy the infidel, but I think that if they were able to have decent jobs, to take care of themselves and their families, they would be much less prone to the brainwashing.