Ignorance is not bliss.
In order to change the world we live in, it's important to know what is really going on.
If you cannot take the harsh reality of what is going on to the majority of people all over our planet than watch Dancing with the stars, Malcom In
The Middle, The 70's Show or even Fox News.
If you want to be informed, then come to ATS.
As you are skimming the forum titles, if you know it's going to upset you, than skip over it - don't open the thread up.
Why did I post some unpleasant stuff about animals and children?
To wake people up to what is going on and to try to get people to try to change the many injustices, cruelties and hurtful stuff that so many
innocents must suffer through..............to change the world.
Yes, taking that red pill is indeed a bummer.
If you cannot handle it, walk away.
Go back to sleep in the Matrix if you can.
But, be warned, you think that the "stuff" affecting other people a ocean away will never affect you and so you want to just think about flowers,
butterflies, rainbows and cute soft puppies and kittens.
If we all don't unite and change "business as usual" the tyranny, injustices and horror that many people and animals now face on a daily basis will
eventually affect either you, your children or your grand children.
We cannot keep going on the way we are going.
Wars, endless wars.
People that are leading us towards self-destruction both as a species and our beautiful planet.
One, two, three million "awake and aware" people cannot change this world, it will take a lot more.
Now, I hear you.
Every once in a while I take a break from ATS, the news, anything heavy.
But I do volunteer twice a month at a homeless shelter and I can tell you right now, that just a couple years ago, we got predominantly drug addicts,
Alcoholics, ex Vets suffering from PTSS, mentally challenged people and people who were just lazy.
Now we are finding more and more every month, people that once held a 9-5 job, a home, a car, kids, the whole American Dream - the Middle Class, are
One medical issue, job loss (outsource to another country), or one legal issue and bam you have what were once "normal, middle class" people now
Sick Crimes: Who will speak for the 8-10 million (in America alone) dogs and cats that are abused and snuffed out every day?
Who will speak out for the children that are abused.
I am a survivor of being an orphan at 9 and for the next 11 years being physically, sexually and mentally abused.
Nobody spoke up for me, nobody, even when I tried to tell, nobody would listen - people don't like to hear about unpleasant stuff, it upsets their
Barb and Ken Doll World.
If you can't handle the real time news, and you won't bare witness and think up ways to stop this tyranny and injustice than go back to sleep in the
I'm not saying you are bad or weak.
But, TPTB are still screwing over the majority of people and we need to unite and change the way our world is currently being run.
Knowledge is power.
I'm at the point you are at though currently, I'm taking a sabbatical from "the sad stuff".
Most of the people that post about sick crimes due so to stir people to action to revolt and complain to their government officials about these
Many need to get this off their chest as cheap therapy or to bare witness to and in honor of those poor entities, human and animal that were
defenseless, victimized and now forgotten.
Again, skim over the many different forums ATS offers and quickly pass over the ones that might even remotely upset you or go to a garden site, a
cooking site, a macrame site, a dog training site..............take a pottery class.
People are trying to change the world for the better by informing the sleepers what is going on.
Denying ignorance is denying ignorance - ignorance is perpetrated by people who either don't know any better or are psychopathic and don't care or
find happiness in hurting another.
The most sick crimes..............famine, war, injustice, murdering of innocent children and animals that have no voice.
Who will speak for the victims that have no vote, no voice, that do not matter?
If we all pretend these horrendous acts do not exist, they will continue and escalate.
I appreciate your opening thread, because I understand how hurtful, how depressive and insane a truly sensitive person can be driven to profound
sadness by some of these sick crimes listed.
So you must take a break and only concentrate on lighter fare or do something.
I volunteer at a homeless shelter. We are adopting yet another dog (dog #2 that was on death row), I do some shopping for a senior and clean her
house a little each week, she lives down the block from me and just lost her daughter.
Make a difference, do something, anything to make this world better for you having been here.
And don't read the forums that might upset you and you have no control of.
Take a break and read some light, inspirational books for awhile.
You are a kind, sensitive person or you wouldn't be starting a thread like this.
These sick crimes bother you..................they should, they should bother us all enough that we get good and darn mad enough to make real changes,
not false promised changes but real changes.
Get books that show how we can change our current world situation for the better.
Volunteer at a food pantry or some other organization.
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