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People just DO NOT CARE about world events.

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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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I was in a conversation with one of my good friends and I decided to bring up some topics I feel are important in the world. I asked my friend if he knew what the NDAA was, he said he had never heard of it before. In this instance i thought it may be because his news sources didn't cover topics like the NDAA, but as we got more into the subject, I found that he doesn't read any news sources at all.

When I inquired why not, he simply said that he doesn't care about the news because its boring. I started to wonder, and came to the conclusion that a large number of people are likely, just like him, they simply do not care about world events.

I think this is the single most important reason we find ourselves in the predicament we're in today. Think about it, if you went on the streets and asked a series of questions, as an example: 1. What is ACTA? How many people would you expect to know about it? How many would be well versed in the subject? How many what look at you with confusion?

I don't think the big problem is that people are misled, it's that they just do not care enough to from an opinion in the first place.

Unfortunately, I think it may be a daunting task, to get these people to care. In my case, it sure was entirely hard to get my friend to care.

Don't know where I was going with this, just wanted to get the thought out.

Ramble on ATS,
-MrRamblinRose.




posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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the majority of the worlds problems could be solved if people took the time and had the motivation to be informed.

I look people like this in the face and I see the root of suffering and evil, ignorance.

edit on 20-3-2012 by monkofmimir because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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Why concern yourself with world events? You're just adding stress to your life...

Consider the fact that you wouldn't know about any world events IF the internet and TV didn't exist...

The world is a beautiful place IF you keep what the media says about it out of your life...




posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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Well the reason why? Media. Not the news but lady gaga and american idol. Its not to keep you informed it was created as a diversion so that the government can get away with things. People aren't going to care about a bombing if carrie Underwood is about to win the series.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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Honesty is a good quality. Many people will say that they do care, but in actuality, they don't really care. Simply saying that you care, as an excuse for being angry on the internet, is meaningless, but that is what many people do. People just like to find reasons to be angry, but most will never attempt to do anything about it.




I will go ahead and ask myself:
What is that you are doing BrokenCircles?
Not a dam thing. I never said that I cared.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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I can see where not learning the bad things could lead to a happy life, but when reality hits them in the face, wont it hurt a bit more than if they saw it coming?



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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I see the same problems in here most of the time, people don't care about topics, they just want useless stars and flags.
edit on 20-3-2012 by Mianeye because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by SonoraUndergroundLabs

Well the reason why? Media. Not the news but lady gaga and american idol.

Honestly, the one place where I have seen the name 'Lady Gaga', more than anywhere else, is right here on ATS.


Originally posted by SonoraUndergroundLabs

People aren't going to care about a bombing if carrie Underwood is about to win the series.
Who?
What series?


[color=696969]Rhetorical



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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I see that as well, for that post you get a useless star



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by MrRamblinRose
reply to post by Akragon
 


I can see where not learning the bad things could lead to a happy life, but when reality hits them in the face, wont it hurt a bit more than if they saw it coming?


What is reality to you?

Worrying about something you can't change, or seeing reality for what it is... right in front of your eyes...

IF the media didn't exist... there would still be problems world wide... but the difference is your life wouldn't be affected by said problems....




posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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What is reality to you? Worrying about something you can't change, or seeing reality for what it is... right in front of your eyes... IF the media didn't exist... there would still be problems world wide... but the difference is your life wouldn't be affected by said problems....


Hmm.. i suppose i didn't phrase that correctly. Say, Israel attacks iran and the U.S is brought in and world war 3 starts. The people that didn't know about it may get drafted and suddenly are faced with a harsh reality. Would you rather be one who saw the draft coming and maybe had time to prepare, or one that woke up one day and was shipped off to war?

In my opinion, i think i wouldn't be as shaken as the ones who were caught off guard during the plane ride to the war zone.

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posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by BrokenCircles

Honestly, the one place where I have seen the name 'Lady Gaga', more than anywhere else, is right here on ATS.


Thats because she is a conveniant example. besides some people on here probably couldn't name any other popular currant music acts.

some people probably do just pretend to care but no matter how flawed their motivation at least they do tend to cultivate a better understanding of the world even if they're interptritation of it is heavily coloured by their own beliefs.

People like that are imperfect in the situation but they arn't really the problem, the problem are people who willfully delight in their own ignorance. People who can name every winner of xfactor but can't name the last president of the US or find iraq on a map.
Most of these people arn't stupid they are capable of grasping world events but they'd rather not because they find it depressing, their philosophy seems to be "burying your head in the sand and humming a pretty ditty makes the world a better place."



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by MrRamblinRose



What is reality to you? Worrying about something you can't change, or seeing reality for what it is... right in front of your eyes... IF the media didn't exist... there would still be problems world wide... but the difference is your life wouldn't be affected by said problems....


Hmm.. i suppose i didn't phrase that correctly. Say, Israel attacks iran and the U.S is brought in and world war 3 starts. The people that didn't know about it may get drafted and suddenly are faced with a harsh reality. Would you rather be one who saw the draft coming and maybe had time to prepare, or one that woke up one day and was shipped off to war?

In my opinion, i think i wouldn't be as shaken as the ones who were caught off guard during the plane ride to the war zone.

edit on 20-3-2012 by MrRamblinRose because: (no reason given)




I don't really think about "what if's"... Its hardly a way to live...

What if a meteor hits the earth...

What if you get into a fatal car accident...

What if you get struck by lightening...

IF it happens it happens...




posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by monkofmimir

Originally posted by BrokenCircles

Honestly, the one place where I have seen the name 'Lady Gaga', more than anywhere else, is right here on ATS.


Thats because she is a conveniant example. besides some people on here probably couldn't name any other popular currant music acts.

some people probably do just pretend to care but no matter how flawed their motivation at least they do tend to cultivate a better understanding of the world even if they're interptritation of it is heavily coloured by their own beliefs.

People like that are imperfect in the situation but they arn't really the problem, the problem are people who willfully delight in their own ignorance. People who can name every winner of xfactor but can't name the last president of the US or find iraq on a map.
Most of these people arn't stupid they are capable of grasping world events but they'd rather not because they find it depressing, their philosophy seems to be "burying your head in the sand and humming a pretty ditty makes the world a better place."


Couldn't have said it better myself



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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I find it mind boggling that people can go about their every day existence and not have a clue that in the very near future there is going to be a meltdown. Anyone who has done even a feeble amount of research into TPTB would be at least moderately concerned. They need be concerned for their welfare because if one is not informed, then one cannot be prepared, and if one is not prepared, it will result in a severe shock to their daily routine.
Gasoline more than doubles in 3 short years. Canned goods in the store have doubled in the same amount of time. Every commodity we purchase has gone up dramatically. So they are aware because they too must pay those prices...I really don't understand why they DO Not Care....
OP: You hit the nail on the head.....they are complacent.....
They do not care if a can of creamed corn may soon triple in price yet again.
They do not care if gas hits 7 bucks.
They do not care TPTB are lying to them. They know...many know..They just do not care.
They do not care if our children are brought up by the government with mandates.
They know unemployment is closer to 20% instead of 8 or 9 as we are told..they know the figures are "stained"
But they really do not care. So let me take it one step further.
They will care soon when...........
The grocery shelves are empty and they did not prepare and stock up
When gas goes to 7 bucks and is rationed. and their cars sit idle in the garages because they can neither get nor afford gas.
They will care when the lies of TPTB result in their own livelihoods being destroyed
They will care when they are unemployed, and cannot afford to buy a single loaf of bread..
O they will indeed care then..........But they will not be prepared, and they will suffer the consequences.

My problem is...I really can't understand why they don't care. They have buried their heads in the sand.
I no longer waste my time even trying to convince people..I discovered they already know these things or many of them..but they don't want to face the truth...hence they become complacent and
As the OP so ably pointed out....They do not care.
S&F sorry it turned into a bit of a rant, but this is really starting to get me down and I was glad to see this thread
dh



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by Akragon

Originally posted by MrRamblinRose



What is reality to you? Worrying about something you can't change, or seeing reality for what it is... right in front of your eyes... IF the media didn't exist... there would still be problems world wide... but the difference is your life wouldn't be affected by said problems....


Hmm.. i suppose i didn't phrase that correctly. Say, Israel attacks iran and the U.S is brought in and world war 3 starts. The people that didn't know about it may get drafted and suddenly are faced with a harsh reality. Would you rather be one who saw the draft coming and maybe had time to prepare, or one that woke up one day and was shipped off to war?

In my opinion, i think i wouldn't be as shaken as the ones who were caught off guard during the plane ride to the war zone.

edit on 20-3-2012 by MrRamblinRose because: (no reason given)




I don't really think about "what if's"... Its hardly a way to live...

What if a meteor hits the earth...

What if you get into a fatal car accident...

What if you get struck by lightening...

IF it happens it happens...



You got a point there


I just think, better safe then sorry.

Why not prepare for the worst?

If the worst comes, then you'll be ready!



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by Akragon

IF the media didn't exist... there would still be problems world wide... but the difference is your life wouldn't be affected by said problems....


This way true to a degree 600 years ago but times have changed friend, the world has gotten smaller and smaller. Look at the whole Arab spring, Tunisia is hardly a major player in world affairs but if the protests hadn't started there would Lybia still be ruled by Gadaffi.
Even small (globally) problems like crop shortages in far away countries means you are paying more for your food.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by DavidsHope
I find it mind boggling that people can go about their every day existence and not have a clue that in the very near future there is going to be a meltdown. Anyone who has done even a feeble amount of research into TPTB would be at least moderately concerned. They need be concerned for their welfare because if one is not informed, then one cannot be prepared, and if one is not prepared, it will result in a severe shock to their daily routine.
Gasoline more than doubles in 3 short years. Canned goods in the store have doubled in the same amount of time. Every commodity we purchase has gone up dramatically. So they are aware because they too must pay those prices...I really don't understand why they DO Not Care....
OP: You hit the nail on the head.....they are complacent.....
They do not care if a can of creamed corn may soon triple in price yet again.
They do not care if gas hits 7 bucks.
They do not care TPTB are lying to them. They know...many know..They just do not care.
They do not care if our children are brought up by the government with mandates.
They know unemployment is closer to 20% instead of 8 or 9 as we are told..they know the figures are "stained"
But they really do not care. So let me take it one step further.
They will care soon when...........
The grocery shelves are empty and they did not prepare and stock up
When gas goes to 7 bucks and is rationed. and their cars sit idle in the garages because they can neither get nor afford gas.
They will care when the lies of TPTB result in their own livelihoods being destroyed
They will care when they are unemployed, and cannot afford to buy a single loaf of bread..
O they will indeed care then..........But they will not be prepared, and they will suffer the consequences.

My problem is...I really can't understand why they don't care. They have buried their heads in the sand.
I no longer waste my time even trying to convince people..I discovered they already know these things or many of them..but they don't want to face the truth...hence they become complacent and
As the OP so ably pointed out....They do not care.
S&F sorry it turned into a bit of a rant, but this is really starting to get me down and I was glad to see this thread
dh


Your exactly correct, thanks for the input


This is pretty much what i'm trying convey in my posts to Akragon.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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I know about world events, because it is my hobby.

I should however reconsider my hobbies and maybe take up martial arts instead...more healthy.

Don't distress too much ops..most people in the world don't know what is going on globally..here, pakistan, china, south africa, etc..the average joe is just wanting to make a bit of money, have some fun later on, etc...they don't care much about the day to day nonsense that world politicians gripe about.

But, we don't really push random people into power to decide complex things.

We have politicians so they will make it their career to know the technicals of what is going on, and represent us (be it our district, our state, or our nation) and work for our interests so we can go on with life doing things like making clothes, computers, and such without having to spend 10 hours a day reading about political issues.

So...

All they need is a good sense of principles, and spend just a little time learning about politicians they may or may not vote for...then vote based on what is important to you, and wait for the next election cycle.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by Akragon


I don't really think about "what if's"... Its hardly a way to live...

What if a meteor hits the earth...

What if you get into a fatal car accident...

What if you get struck by lightening...

IF it happens it happens...



I think you are wrong, you do think about what ifs thousands of times everyday, every time you put your seat belt on you are on some level thinking what if I have a car accident prahaps this will stop it from being fatal.
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