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Originally posted by Lono1
reply to post by OldCorp
and I guarantee you one thing: I'll pry the steel doors off of your DUMBS with my teeth to get at you and I won't be alone.
OC...I love ya, Man...We think so much alike, its SKERRY!!
Semper Fi my brother Oathkeeper...
Originally posted by OldCorp
I completely agree with you Lono1. The past 6 months especially here on ATS it seems like it's the "All Doom All The Time" website.
I think also it has to do with fear; fear of the unknown. We are lied to so constantly by our government that we never know when they are telling the truth anymore; that's no way to live. I wish they'd just be honest with us, about everything, then when they say "Don't panic," we don't panic instead of taking the cynical John Cusack POV.
To TPTB: We are adults. If there are aliens coming to eat our faces, or a huge planet coming to snuff us out of existence, just let us know. Let us meet the future on our terms, standing on our feet like men, preparing to meet our maker in whatever way we see fit. Keep treating us like children (or insert mushroom analogy here,) and I guarantee you one thing: I'll pry the steel doors off of your DUMBS with my teeth to get at you and I won't be alone.edit on 9/28/2011 by OldCorp because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by Lono1
If you are correct and these disenfranchised doomsayers are temporarily insane, then it's plain lazy to expect an event to come along and fix everything for them, instead of getting off their asses and being the change they wish to see.
Judging by the amount of actual research they put into their doom & gloom scenarios (some mad guy on YouTube) to verify their theories as scientific fact, I can only conclude again that these are lazy people. And what's worse is that trusting someone you don't know on YouTube is the intellectual equivalent of taking candy from strangers.
I can't feel sorry for these people and I'm not prepared to give them a free pass for their transgressions as you would a child. In most cases, these are adults we're speaking about. It's time for them to raise the bar, act their age, be more accountable for their words and actions (The Boy Who Cried Wolf) and be more proactive in their communities instead of wasting their lives away on fantasy scenarios online that in many cases, only succeed in scaring other weak minded people.
Get it straight people... You are not warning the world of impending doom, you are creating viral fear memes that spread negativity. Way to change the world for the better!
Originally posted by fixer1967
The world as I know it ended some time ago. This world I find my self in today is as foreign to me as any alien planet. I do not recognize this world.
If you are correct and these disenfranchised doomsayers are temporarily insane, then it's plain lazy to expect an event to come along and fix everything for them, instead of getting off their asses and being the change they wish to see
...to flip the earthly "etch a sketch" over and shake...
Originally posted by Lono1
So, It occurred to me today, amid the numerous "Sunspot" posts, and the "Obama in Denver" posts, and the "Nibiru/ELEnin" posts and all the other doom and gloom posts that appear here with ever-increasing frequency, that the popularity of TEOTWAWKI threads and fear mongering in general owes a large part of its momentum to "hope."
Now, by "hope" I do not mean the campaign promises of "he who shall remain nameless", but rather a growing desire to see all of the absurdity that is today's world come to an end in the most exciting way possible, and indeed (in my opinion) the only way to truly, once and for all, balance the scale, at least for a little while...
We all know that the corruption running rampant in all the worlds governments are not some "abberation" that only pops up every now and then, but a normal, everyday, and integral part of the status quo. The words "Government" and "Corruption" may as well be synonyms.
They (Corruption and Government) both run true and deep. And in their present state, they are both cancerous. Things are so far out of hand, in fact, that the process of election and voting could NEVER, NEVER, even begin to fix all that is wrong, no matter who or what puppett holds office.
Revolution is even a more horrific concept, because at this stage in the game, its very hard to differentiate between the oppressed and the oppressors - Everyone and no-one could easilly wear both hats at the same time. At least as far as everyone abstracting their own realities is concerned...that line is so very fuzzy that chaos is the only description I can think of to even attempt to visualize what could happen.
So, that brings me back to the point of this post, which is to address why it seems to me that everyone is so "hopeful" for some giant cataclysmic event to come and wipe the slate clean...to flip the earthly "etch a sketch" over and shake...
It is born out of the knowledge that for the future to even have a future...this S *HYTE has got to go, and its dug in so deep, that it can only be fixed by a return to baseline. Just like a wild fire burns out the old to allow for a beautiful new beginning, so must our world "as we know it" go the way of the DoDo bird.
I think we all subconsciously know in our hearts that the world needs another "Biblical Flood" and ELEnin, Nibiru, Meteors, Nuclear War or Aliens could be the 21st century "vehicle" that could deliver it...even if it is just wishful thinking.
So don't be too hard on the Nib-Tards, or ELEnoids. Let the Mayan-aise folk hold on to their hopes for a brighter tomorrow, because underneath the skin of every cynic - is a disappointed idealist.
And thats the truth... as "I" see it.