Originally posted by IAMTAT
reply to post by guavas
The game is rigged? Absolutely it is. Consider the fact that "We have met the Enemy...and HE is US!" (Walt Kelly?).
How do we BEAT this 'rigged' game? Two Words: 'Kobayashi Maru'.
'This is a Test...This is simply a test'
BTW: Wonderful analysis, O.P. I like the way you've expressed some very complex concepts here.
Star and Flag!...and thanks for playing the game.
Star trek reference. Epic.
I agree with the OP, What he is saying is not new to me at all. I know exactly what he is talking about, and know what is going on. Its so obvious to
me its borderline painful. I cannot seem to grasp how most people just cannot see it. Or think im not right in my head or something. Yet i am
perfectly capable of seeing through the bull#. I call it my bull# meter, and its constantly maxed in society. some days are worse than others. some
days im physically angry about it. And the worst thing is, theres not a whole lots i can do. I'm one guy. Theres so much disinfo and the stigma of
being 'a conspiracy theorist' that keeps most of us from going public with a lot of what we've learned.
Its really not hard to think "You know, i don't think our government has our best interests in mind..". Lots of people i work with 'kind of' get it,
they get the feeling that something is messed. I've tried to explain it but some of them still don't get it. When it comes to debt, i'm already 40k in
the hole just for my schooling, for which i got a job making about $16 an hour, 31k a year. (Canadian btw). Its still not enough. I still owe 40k, i
can't afford full payments on my loans, i'm extremely lucky to have this job, lots of people here don't. It was all luck that i got the job in the
first place. I will never be able to get a car, or a house, or anything really 'big' because i can't save money because i have no money to save
because rent,food,power,gas (use the gf's car). I don't want to live in a debt based society, i hate it. 40k in debt and im 23 and thats going to be
with me until im 33.
To live in this society, you have to accumulate debt. Thats the only way it works, and for those of us that are terrified of having too much debt it
can be quite unbearable. I can't get another job in my field because most of the IT jobs here require specific attributes and many years of
experience. Yet there is NO places that offer the experience you need to get a job like that. There is no middle. Its 'entry level call center crap',
or 'need 5 years experience doing it, with 10+ certifications." there's no middle man, no way to get the experience for most people just out of
But its okay. Society is meant to be stupid. Its engineered that way. Its like constantly being assaulted by PTSD. We can just continue to privatize
everything, build war machines we don't need, waste our money on aid to other countries that goes to building more weapons so they can continue to
Needless to say, i cannot wait for the day when this system goes tits up. I'll be throwing a party. You're all invited and we'll watch with great
Here is my thoughts. The american revolution happened for a multitude of reasons, two of which were a) slavery, and b) not wanting to be a part of the
british finance system. The american revolution was a solution to financial slavery, but 'they' eventually rooted themselves back in american society.
Slavery was too expensive, they had to pay for meals, housing, clothes (even if it was not much, it still cost quite a bit to keep slaves). So they
changed it around. end 'slavery'. Well, what they don't tell you is they changed it so that the slaves pay for their own slavery now. We require a
home, and food, and water. You require a job to have those necessities. You work your whole life to just stay alive, and never truly live. No one is
truly happy. Im not, i have another 30 years of meaningless work ahead of me that will get me nowhere. And then when i reach the end, i'll be done,
and i'll have wasted 40 years of my life working, being unhappy, and constantly paying government for them to build things and do things i do not
I wonder if thats how some older folks here feel..
edit on 18/4/12 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)