Originally posted by SLAYER69
No, this thread is not going to be in defense of the dreaded "TPTB"
But rather an observation, statement of opinion followed by a request for your input.
PSYOP FROM THE REAL
Slayer, it's despicable to put a picture of Europe
at the head of this OP - everyone KNOWS that America is the REAL PTB, the Great Satan! If
you don't believe me, pick any 3 ATS threads at random, see how far you can get into them before that pronouncement is made!
This is clearly an attempt at deflection and misdirection!
In all seriousness, you make a very valid point - There probably is no "real" PTB, simply because no one can agree on who it would be. Everyone sees
the "other guy" as the bad guy - even those who claim to have "evolved" beyond strife, bloodshed, and boundaries. Even THEY have a set of "bad guys"
to look to and point at, making one wonder just how "evolved" they REALLY are, and just how much they REALLY believe in what they preach
They all preach "we are one - love dove peace, beads bells, incense and Hare Krishna". We are one... well, except for those
and insert "bankers", "America", "Bush", "Muslims", "christians", "religious folks in general", "military", "mercenaries", "the tax man", "Iran",
"China", "corporations", "politicians"... the list just goes on... and on... and on...) My point here is, I have never, ever, met anyone who preached
"the brotherhood of man" who was actually and in fact willing to accept ALL men as"brothers and equals".
They ALL have a boogie man, and all their boogie men are different. They ALL have someone to grind an axe against, "brotherhood of man" or not.
My own take? Simply have nothing at all to do with whomever you view as "TPTB". Starve 'em out, don't feed 'em. Bankers? Don't keep your money there
for them to loan out and profit from, and don't accept loans from them. Politicians? Ignore them, AND their petty laws. America? Don't go there, and
certainly don't spend your money there. Islam, Christianity, Religions? Don't attend their worship services, or give them "donations" of any sort.
If you don't like whomever you identify as "TPTB" simply stop patronizing them. If they bother or encroach upon you at all because you won't play with
them, enforce your will to be left alone, as energetically as possible, plus 10%.
Never forget that extra 10% - that's the part that lets them know beyond doubt that it was a bad idea to screw with you in the first place.
Personally, and in keeping with the parting video, I'm close to identifying "society" itself, or "civilization" if you prefer, as TPTB, and am just a
heartbeat away from practicing what I preach, turning by back on it and walking off.
People get crazy when you pile 'em up like insects in an anthill. Every one thinks HE knows what's best for everyone else, and is way too prepared to
enforce it on them. THOSE sort of people are "TPTB", and that includes damn near everyone.
edit on 2011/9/13 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)