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The Normailzation of Insanity

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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 01:01 PM
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This is why I tend to be more of a lurker. If I said what I really thought of some threads, well I'd be in word wars 98% of my time on ATS
and get no chance to read other well thought out and down to earth posts that I can truly engage with. Its easy to say, ignore the threads like that but much harder to do it unfortunately mainly because they are INTERESTING... it's like a car wreck really, you just have to crane your neck and get a look.
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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 01:02 PM
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I personally think we will be 1 gender one day. That is not to say either gender, but i think mankind will decide to go that way. Obviously science will come along that says that most things are possible.

I am not sure if then we will be religious still or spiritual, but i think humans needs some sort of sprital experience. Also factually proving other dimensions may also help this.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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I believe I understand what you are trying to say, although I do consider Buddhism to be a Religion, but just without all the killings and fear mongering.

But, I see your point.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by crmanager
This is a perfect example of what I was expecting.

No, I don't care if Jimmy is in the classroom. I care that his parents BOB and TOm are trying to convince my kids that BOB and TOM is equal to a straight marriage.

and I don't care if you like or dislike tolerance being taught...what are you going to do about it, and what gives your opinion any more weight than my opinion.
Don't like what jimmy is being taught in school..then home school him to be a bigot


You CAN NOT go down the road of "All things are equal." Can't. Won't happen. Look at Rome. Look at the Greeks.

Rome was certainly not a all things equal society...actually, the fall of ancient rome was due mostly to a incredible divide between the people and the politics. you hear often about the basic loss of morality in Rome being the deterioration that allowed the fall...but that deterioration was not the common roman...the common roman was simply disenchanted with the corruption of the powers, the central focus of power and money to only the elite, and the double standards and non-equal treatment between the two. if all things were equal mentality was kept, then Rome arguably would have never fallen...however, it was their loss in the democratic principles over time that angered the common citizens moreso than any single aspect going on.

Greece was fine, they simply got conquored..the best political system on earth means nothing when you have a army bearing down on you. Rome initially adopted their system, but lost their way eventually.



Affluence breeds the fight out of people. We are so wealthy that we are no discussing if BOB and TOM deserve public acknowledgemenent of their relationship. If animals deserve the same rights as people. If Parents have no say over their children. If Christianity is deserving of respect. If the U.S should even exist.

A sign of a successful civilization is based on the merits of their intellectual achievements, not on how difficult it was to simply survive.
The greek golden age was all about discussions of sports, sociology, philosophy, etc...and the greatest philosophers of all time came from that era. I think when your getting to that stage, it is a good thing.
in two thousand years from now, they will not likely be discussing world war 2, but what may indeed live on is the philosophical discussions of Keith Olberman or Rush Limbaugh..words live on, actions are quickly forgotten..our words today define us in future generations as to who we were...so discussions about if all people are people shows us at a dividing point. do you honestly think in 1000 years, or even 100 years, people will be equally as freaked out about t3h gheyz as you are now? no...so the question is, which words will you leave as your footnote in history...the party clinging onto the past dying thinking, or one of the visionarys of the future forward thinking.


The rest I didn't understand...seems you completely switched direction and by subject matter, opposed pretty much everything you just got done saying. heh



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by Demetre
Personally I think we should have a female based govt running our country, maybe the world. Men have over time proven theirselves lacking in the abilty, hence the state of our world


Personally I think we should have a people based government that represents who they are attempting to represent regardless of what sex they are.

if a woman has a better grasp on the local issues than a man does, then that person should lead until such a time she no longer connects to the common issues involved in her specific community

hell, if a transgender alien represented best the community, then let that person speak for the community. sex is neither a pro nor con in regards to leadership anymore...once people give up the "a man or woman should lead because" nonsense, we will progress a little bit as a society.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by Nightchild
 


I personally think we will be 1 gender one day. That is not to say either gender, but i think mankind will decide to go that way. Obviously science will come along that says that most things are possible.

I am not sure if then we will be religious still or spiritual, but i think humans needs some sort of sprital experience. Also factually proving other dimensions may also help this.

egad, no...I mean, I do fully believe in the future, we will be able to change sex as simple as pressing a button, but I think there will always be a core masculine or femine aspect to a person..even if we are simply a swarm of nanobots that can transform into a goat if we wanted to.

the greatest movement factor in our or any other species on this planet and arguably anywhere in the universe, is the unrelenting desire to procreate. This defines us completely as a species and the idea that we will become a simple sexless neutral being is too alien a concept for even me (and I like to think big) Would be one step before simple suicide and letting toasters take over.
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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 02:04 PM
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Sane/insane ... this category evolved through times. What is now perceived as sane (by majority), was perceived as insane and vice versa in not so distant past. Just part of summary of now classical work:


Foucault begins his history in the Middle Ages, noting the social and physical exclusion of lepers. He argues that with the gradual disappearance of leprosy, madness came to occupy this excluded position. The ship of fools in the 15th century is a literary version of one such exclusionary practice, the practice of sending mad people away in ships. However, during the Renaissance, madness was regarded as an all-abundant phenomenon because humans could not come close to the Reason of God. As Cervantes' Don Quixote, all humans are weak to desires and dissimulation. Therefore, the insane, understood as those who had come too close to God's Reason, were accepted in the middle of society. It is not before the 17th century, in a movement which Foucault famously describes as the Great Confinement, that "unreasonable" members of the population systematically were locked away and institutionalized. In the 18th century, madness came to be seen as the obverse of Reason, that is, as having lost what made them human and become animal-like and therefore treated as such. It is not before 19th century that madness was regarded as a mental illness that should be cured, e.g. Philippe Pinel, Freud.

Wikipedia ...

For me is insane to believe in immaculate conception and other catholic/orthodox/reformed dogmas but I do not go to christian forums and say participants that they are insane because that would be insane per se. Is OP masochist? If not then he/she is really insane.

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As often we are working with fuzzy terms "sane/insane". Can we start with definition of this concept? General definition, not particular examples of what somebody perceive as sane/insane.

Insane is what is going against substantial interests of some particular entity - both individual and/or society. Hence what is sane for entity A may be insane for entity B. Now we can pretty well see that sane/insane is relative to some particular entity. But sanity is also relative to "inner" circumstances of this particular entity. Cutting your leg is in most cases insane. But if your leg is rotting than it may be only way how to fulfill your substantial interest - stay alive.
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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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OP, I totally agree with the most of your post. On conspiracy theorist websites such as ATS, if you think anything is not a conspiracy then you are considered "sheeple" and "brainwashed" and controlled by "TPTB". It's like going into a church and telling them all God doesn't exist.

Also, you broke the number one rule of ATS. Don't ever talk bad about homosexuality on ATS. You will get your head ripped off by raging homosexual conspiracy theorists. They will label you all sorts of different things just for not accepting or having an opposing opinion to their way of life. Accepting homosexuality is now trendy, so if you go against the trend you are an outcast. Also, you can't ever tell them they are broken because they are perfect in their own eyes. They will say homosexuality is natural just like a dog eating it's own feces is natural.

On ATS, what is considered insanity to the majority of the world is actually welcomed. If you don't become insane they will repel you away from this website.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by gift0fpr0phecy
On ATS, what is considered insanity to the majority of the world is actually welcomed. If you don't become insane they will repel you away from this website.


You speak as if ATS has one mind, one opinion... And after 2 whole months of being a member. Amazing!

ATS members are as varied as any group of people in the world. And they carry many different opinions. To speak of ATS as having one opinion on ANY subject is clearly against the very motto of ATS: Deny Ignorance.

The OP blasts out a rant against people who disagree with his opinions and labels them "insane". And because you share his opinions, you agree with him that the rest of us are insane... And if you get called on your archaic anti-homosexual beliefs and assumptions, you become a victim and say you're "being repelled" away from the site.

:bnghd: What is wrong with people???



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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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You have made the post I have often considered making myself, friend. Dead on and accurate IMO.

I call it the erasure of normalcy. It's a line blurring, chaos inducing state of affairs in this world today. The 'enlightened' are actually the most confused and the 'asleep' are probably the only chance the world has.

In my view, it's intensified in recent years, the main culprit being that o' so great 'bastion of free speech' we call the internet in specific and pop culture in general. Common sense, critical thinking and normalcy were the price we are all paying for this 'digital age'.

Programmed for insanity. Welcome to the 21st century of the mad and disgruntled.....complete with keyboard and opinion!



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Maybe what is 'wrong with people' is that some people label people for labeling others? Or is the term 'archaic' not just as much of a label as insane?

And so it goes, on and on. Peace protesters fight and do violence in the name of peace, we hate this shade of people for hating that shade of people, we fight to kill the innocent while fighting to spare the guilty, and so forth and so on.....and on and on. Meanwhile, NOTHING is abnormal anymore, nothing is bizarre or unacceptable. In fact, anything at all goes---as long as it goes along with the popular, trendy and group-mind.

Sadly, the mechanism that drives one viewpoint is the same that drives the opposite. And to have the same driving force and to expect different results?

Yep. Insanity is about right.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by Clark Savage Jr.
In my view, it's intensified in recent years, the main culprit being that o' so great 'bastion of free speech' we call the internet in specific and pop culture in general.


Ah yes, for once ANYONE with an internet connection can share their opinion with the world. What a travesty, eh? People all over the world can express themselves freely and without government interference! How terrible!


Too bad you don't have control over the free speech of those who think differently than you, huh?


Originally posted by Clark Savage Jr.
Or is the term 'archaic' not just as much of a label as insane?


The term archaic describes homophobic BELIEFS, not a person.



Archaic: of, relating to, or characteristic of an earlier or more primitive time :




Sadly, the mechanism that drives one viewpoint is the same that drives the opposite. And to have the same driving force and to expect different results?


That doesn't even make sense. What 'mechanism' are you speaking of?



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 09:28 AM
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Ur absolutely right. That was my po'd at the state of our country speech. An all female govt wouldnt be any different than it being all male. I'd be satified with a fair mix of both.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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Insane= in sane, insanity is, in sanity, look deep enough at the sane and you will get a clearer picture into the sane and you to will be in sane.
. What is there to get there is no such thing as normal, that can encompass the whole of humanity, unless you want to become a bot, which can be arranged. So what is normal, but that which we decree as normal. Set your path and call it normal or whatever, and if you live long enough you will witness it's passing into the mist's of time. Now that is the normalization of insanity.




Christianity is good. So is Islam and Paganism. Let's play it all out and see who is there at the end

None of them will be there at the end.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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What we are doing here is discussing the arrangement of the deck chairs on the Titanic.

I know this is a conspiracy site. I respect the right of everyone on this site to espose their opinion.

I don not have to respect the opinion. Just as there has been people ridiculing my stated thoughts on this post I have ridiculed others. That is why ATS exists.

The problem is the utter arrogance of people here who call others "sheeple" thinking they are the enlightened ones and the sheeple are simlpy ignorant rubes.

If you want to be Gay...GOOD FOR YOU. Go for it. Please just stop forcing others to accept your lifestyle as "normal" and actually needs to be taught in school as an acceptable lifestyle. It ain't.
May I presume something? If straights were to take a class full of gay children and teach "The straight lifestyle is normal and acceptable" there would be riots reminicent of the Stonewall riots. "How DARE you force this on us" we would be told.

You go be gay. Just let straights be strait guilt free and you can live your life guilt free.

You CAN NOT legalize behavior by screaming at the world and then becoming indignant when the world cringes.

If you hate America...GOOD FOR YOU. We don't care. What we will NOT allow you to do is shame us into change (see above.) America has not kept ANY land it has conquered in war. Our dead LITTER the world in small plots scattered here and there. That is all the land we have taken.

Europe...you hates and fear us? If it was not for the U.S you would be speaking German or Russian. Gays? You have decided that America is a shameful example of bigotry. Socialists...you believe that America and Capitalism are the greates threats to peace and the environment and prosperity the world has ever seen? Ok. Good on ya mate. What is your alternative?

France? Going up in flames from their failed socialist experiment. Greece? same. Ireland? Same? Venezuala and China and Cuba and Russia? Prison or death? Socialists believe that the world is against you and you CAN NOT succeed on your own. The government (which you always distrust) is the cure. Confusing.

All of you who believe that America is evil, Homosexulaity is fine, Socialism is the way are attempting to normailze insanity. Not evil. Just "misguided."




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