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Many critical minded members and skeptics often scratch their heads and fail to quite understand and or consistently question why these dire and typically baseless predictions make the ATS Home Page, garner hundreds of flags and generate dozens and dozens of pages of content.
I couldn't agree more, it's the fear that drives society that so robs of us true happiness and a real shot at a quality of life.
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.
Since the Carrot is an elusive reward, that the wise or independent might get tired of jumping for, the stick becomes a critical part of the process.
However because both Religion and the States that often employ the religion to political ends set standards so high so they never have to deliver the actual carrot, so the fear of the stick remains constant and palpable.
The ending result is people now actively living in conflict with the edicts of their religion and the founding principles of the state, then fear that their God will punish them for not adhering to the principles of their religion and an apocalyptical punishment is inevitable.
God will still punish them with an apocalyptical fate, even if it’s just the States enemies conquering their State.
Meanwhile while the State employs more and more laws to enforce and compel people to support the militant state, people submitting out of fear to the power of the state, also fear they are making the wrong moral choice, and will likewise be punished with an apocalyptical end as a result.
....Are people well served by dwelling on the negatives and bad outcomes and gravitating towards them.
Are they in essence helping bad outcomes come about, not in relation to such predictions, but the world in general, by having so little hope and faith in a positive future and events, and to that end putting presumable less effort towards them.....
The Real Unemployment Statistics
Posted by ADmin on September 6th, 2009
On Friday, the Labor Department released it’s monthly unemployment report, which stated that the unemployment rate rose to 9.7% in August. If you consider marginally attached workers, the percentage is much higher at 16.8%. You can find all of the statistics here. Those are depression era numbers, which the mainstream media refuses to publish or even acknowledge.
9.7% is the U3 percentage, 16.8% is the U6 percentage, and according to Shadow Stats, the percentage of the population that is unemployed is over 21%... www.unelected.org...
Indications of Serious Error in Current Government Economic Reporting
This Reporting/Market Focus looks at headline numbers from two key economic reports — monthly statistics that excite or roil the financial markets — and subsequent revisions to those series that suggest, at best, serious flaws in the government’s initial reporting of retail sales and nonfarm payroll employment.
Simply put, recent monthly headline numbers have tended to be overstated, as indicated by subsequent, massive downside revisions to the prior months’ reporting. I use the term "massive," because the revisions frequently are larger than those that would be suggested by the government’s published 90% and 95% confidence intervals. I use the term "overstated," because the nature of the revisions usually is to revise prior reporting downward. Such has the effect of allowing stronger reporting in the current month than would have been possible based on original reporting. It also means that the prior month’s headline number was overstated by the amount of the relative downward revision..... www.shadowstats.com...
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I think you are over analyzing it. And I rarely say that as I love to analyze.
Doom is always just a heart beat away for any animal on the planet. The lion waiting in the bush on the trail ahead, the car speeding down the street towards you, viruses, bacteria, brutal leaders, etc. Clearly animals who learn to be vigilant have a better chance of surviving, and thus passing on their genes.
All living things have their form of vigilance. Human beings just have the added feature of being able to be highly creative with it and imagine events that have never happened. Which also is an advantage. We dont HAVE to rely only on past experience, we can project too.
I think its foolish to blame other people for what nature (or God if you dont believe in evolution) has clearly instilled in us.edit on 8-5-2011 by Illusionsaregrander because: (no reason given)
A universe so unknown and so uncharted it literally then becomes full of infinite and random possibilities that once you step outside of the faith based box of simple religious explanations and constructs for it, then open the door to unlimited imagination.
Fears are often imagined and rarely turn out as people envision, but become much harder to control on a world living in a state, where the Government, Media, and Religion are all using fear as a stick in the Carrot and Stick based performance system that they govern, manipulate and some would say enslave the masses through.