Originally posted by openmind444
I, for one, appreciate the message that you and a few others are sending here. I am sick and tired of the whole, "We can't do anything about it, so we
might as well do nothing" approach. These are the same folks that, if and when, the SHTF, they will be looking for someone to help them.Because
instead of getting informed and making some attempt to make a difference, they just sat on their arses with that quasi-popular "nothing is ever gonna
go down attitude". These folks actually have the belief that they "haven't" been deceived and everything is gonna be just peachy, contrary to the
overwhelming evidence against that very notion. It's the "ostrich syndrome", if you don't see it, then it's not there. Not only that, but they have
nothing to contribute other than to "beer sales" and to coming on threads like this and trying to disrupt, what I would consider, to be a positive
"pulling together" of humanity. We aren't talking about a threat from outer space here, we are talking about a threat within the confines of our own
governmental infrastructure, not only in the U.S, but in other countries across the globe. It is a silent threat, but it is a threat nonetheless, just
because you don't SEE it happening, doesn't mean that it IS NOT happening. Are these people willing to wait until it shows up on their door-step and
rings the door-bell before they decide to make the conscious effort to put the damn beer down and pay attention? Because if not, you can say good-bye
to that comfy couch that you're "chillaxing" on, and believe it or not, they are gonna take the beer too. I mean, if you cannot muster the common
decency to open your eyes for your fellow man, at least have the integrity as a human being with a small inkling of personal dignity to do it for
yourselves and your family. Let me tell you, the truth is stranger and much more dangerous than any fiction that you could possibly imagine. You folks
have got to wake up, the hour is growing late.
I appreciate your point, but when you refer to ''them'' are you referring just to those who chose to accept that whatever happens will happen, or are
you talking about the public in general? I've always liked the idea that we can pigeon hole a large part of the public or even look at demographics as
a guide, but what seems obvious to me is that a good proportion of people are actually not within that bracket of ''ostrich syndrome''. Just because
they generally think relative to what they are doing in their everyday lives, it doesn't necessarily prove that they are not aware of their
What would you prescribe as a means making a difference in any event? Are we talking about making people aware to ultimately protest against their
state of existence or the decisions made upon them by governence? Perhaps even suggest they educate others enough to generate a consensus that
synchronises itself with the ideologies and theories of a few who are allegedly
in the know of such truths [if they are indeed truths]. Also,
why should people ''wake up'' when there's little evidence for them, if any, to help harness a system of belief for them. My theory is that people are
Perception of true life is experienced only by that individual and what is true to them. I also happen to think that it is absurd and unfair to think
of a person any differently or even consider them ''asleep'' when they could possibly be the most happiest person and enjoying their life more than
they could wish to. I'm not suggesting you said that, I'm merely asking you that you try to see it that way.
I am reminded of a friend who is immensely happy, very openminded and simply has such a zest for life and couldn't be enjoying her experience
of life anymore. Her point of view, although open-minded, might lean toward your ''ostrich syndrome'' [I like that term by the way
] but does it
mean she must awaken from her wonderful experience of life? I'm not so sure it does and that's a point I think we need to look at here.
edit on 5-11-2010 by BAZ752 because: those pesky little typos struck again!