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Is humanity a house divided against itself?

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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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Is humanity doomed to fight itself forever, or is real human brotherhood on some kind of worldwide or universal level possible?

Seems to me this is a pretty binary issue, and you have to come down on one side or the other. And the way you answer this question (even if you never explicitly answer it) will determine your entire worldview.

If you believe that man is doomed to always be wedded to tribe, family, nation, or other small group, then you will have no patience for arguments rooted in ideas of global oneness. New age/spiritual philosophies, communist/socialist, and "NWO"-style globalist rule by elite are all different from each other, yet they are rooted in a consciousness that puts humanity as a singularity at the center and seeks to erase borders. Opposed to this are the worldviews like nationalism, tribal/ethnic pride, mercantilism, and the like. These are also often in opposition to each other, and yet they share something: a basic conception that something smaller than humanity as a whole (be it family, nation, ethnicity, faith, or something else) comes first.

Personally I have always tended to the view that says humanity's differences are irreconcilable and that we are a species that inherently wars against itself. Because of this I have tended away from globalist positions (be they spiritual or material in character) and towards positions that strengthen the family, tribe, locality, or nation. But I'm an open-minded guy, and I would enjoy hearing what other people think about this issue. How about you? Which side of the fence do you come down on, and how does this impact your worldview and philosophy?




posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:39 PM
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maybe if we didn't have people pushing propaganda against certain groups in order to start wars just to gain a profit, that would be a start



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Much the same as how so many people like getting in the final word, so many factions like getting in the final blow. Nothing less is acceptable.

If loved ones were harmed by another faction, will they ever be able to forgive and move on? Perhaps actually reconcile? Far too many would be unwilling to, therefore we have a vicious, never-ending cycle of destruction and hatred.

Truly sad! Wish I could say otherwise.
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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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Great subject.

Humanity doesn't seem to agree on absolutely anything, loves labels and makes sure they are always easy to read. I am afraid it is indeed a house divided against itself.

The potential for change is there, but it might take a near extinction event and a literal restart or a scenario with much elitism, genetic manipulation and inevitable depopulation or even some miraculous 3rd party intervention that would have to include generations of re-education, a shift in consciousness and many other intangible upgrades. I hope for the latter, of course.
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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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I'm of the belief that humankind will fight itself forever. We just seem predisposed somehow to be that way. In my half awake/half asleep (literally) state right now I figure that if we were meant to figure each other out and live in peace, we would've done it by now. All this technology we have that makes everyone figuratively closer than ever before might be helping a little, but it's just not enough. I'm talking on a global scale here, not individual to individual.

I think what really gets in the way here are the power structures of a few that rule over so many. Their agendas, for the most part, don't have anything to do with the rest of us getting along. And being the acceptable creatures we are, we dutifully follow their lead thinking to ourselves " Well, they are our leaders after all". Typically giving no thought to the fact that we don't necessarily need them. Sometimes when I think about it, it amazes me what people are willing to accept. But then again I've got trust issues and generally don't accept sh*t from anybody.

I need more coffee. In the meantime though I think things are only going to get worse before they get better because humanity has been in this rut of blind acceptance for so long, I don't know if it would know what to do with itself if it actually did open it's eyes.

There are a few of us though that tend to see things for what they are.





posted on May, 31 2012 @ 07:22 AM
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No matter how shiney and nifty our toys, we have still just stepped out of the cave. We dream of peace, we speak of peace, but we give the finger to the guy who cuts us off in traffic and we cheer when our enemies are killed. Behavior history as Dr.Phil likes to say, is the best indicator of future behavior. So no, we will not change. Imho we are not capable of it. The old allegory of the scorpion and the frog ojar.com... applies, it is our nature.

I am a skilled banger of the head against brick walls. So I subscribe to the airy fairy Utopian world view, despite evidence to the contrary. I am an idiot.
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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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"The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe." - Albert Einstein



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by Iamschist
No matter how shiney and nifty our toys, we have still just stepped out of the cave. We dream of peace, we speak of peace, but we give the finger to the guy who cuts us off in traffic and we cheer when our enemies are killed. Behavior history as Dr.Phil likes to say, is the best indicator of future behavior. So no, we will not change. Imho we are not capable of it. The old allegory of the scorpion and the frog ojar.com... applies, it is our nature.

I am a skilled banger of the head against brick walls. So I subscribe to the airy fairy Utopian world view, despite evidence to the contrary. I am an idiot.
edit on 31-5-2012 by Iamschist because: I like to see green writing at the bottm of my posts


Nah I do not think so. You have just climbed to far up the mountain and seen the stupidety of the smallminded people that are like ants from your perspective. They can be where you are but do not walk up the hill/mountin. Sometimes when you go with your head against the wall the wall breaks and not the head and you notice something more.

But if I am wrong that humanity wont get it then let us be idiots together. I rather be happy and an idiot than so called "sane" and "confused" and unhappy. Waking up from conditioning can be a pain sometimes but quite fun when you have lost much of it afterwards. Try to enjoy the ride. It's only temporary and then we can go home.

And you can always have some fun playing around with ego and duality towards the duality egodriven smallminded ones.

A little seed music seem to fit.

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill - Official Music Video


Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Thank you for your kind, and encouraging words. Coupled with the music, what can I say, I am completely charmed.
You give me way to much credit, I am more crawling along the ground on my belly than a mountaineer, those of us down here in the mud, dream of those cool and refreshing mountains. Something many aspire to, and few attain.



posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by Iamschist
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Thank you for your kind, and encouraging words. Coupled with the music, what can I say, I am completely charmed.
You give me way to much credit, I am more crawling along the ground on my belly than a mountaineer, those of us down here in the mud, dream of those cool and refreshing mountains. Something many aspire to, and few attain.


You might be crawling here. But I this place even crawling can be a great accomplishment. There is an extreme resistance in this world. When that resistance dissapear you will find out how strong and far you really have come. The moment of thruth is not gradual but instant so progress is hard to understand. Sometimes extreme need is the key to have the moment.



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