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Originally posted by Plugged
Just after watching the short film "The American Dream" with my girlfriend, I look at her and ask, "So, what do you think about that? The federal reserve is definitely stealing our taxes." She counters,"Baby..I just don't care.." How can we possibly "wake the masses" if most people just don't care? It's not enough to inform someone anymore, you have to completely change their thought process and MAKE them care, and apparently the theft of our taxes isn't enough for some.
Originally posted by DaveakaRNG
I have to imagine that's how the Elite think. I understand the frustration, but tearing down the majority of humanity is in turn tearing yourself down.
Originally posted by davespanners
They are oxygen thieves of the highest order and should be culled like lame horses
edit on 16-1-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Whiffer Nippets
I don't discuss anything esoteric unless I feel the other person(s) would be receptive and/or understanding.
Negativity aside, I have noticed that I am *met with* much negativity, as well as shock and confusion simply for living a somewhat "alternative" lifestyle.
No, nothing exotic Boring really, for the most part. I am seen as *strange* simply because I chose not to go down the path of house in the 'burbs, Corporate Paper Pusher Job, 2.5 kids, SUV, cheering on the locally preferred Sports Team.
Because *I chose not to* go down this path I am met with everything ranging from bewilderment to outright hostility.
OK? And that's not engaging in discussion, it's hostility just for being who you are. And - even 'who you are' is nothing overly odd - it is just *not them* - so I guess that is what pisses them off?
It is seen as "rejection" of what they chose, I suppose.
People can be jealous as well - of those with intelligence. Or those who are intelligent enough to even try to question things and seek a different path. They may be jealous of the "courage of your convictions", wish they had sought another path, etc.
It is not easy to 'go against the grain'. You are met with hostility.