posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 07:06 PM
I don't want to live forever... I never have and I never will. I have also never understood the "survive at any cost" mentality that so many
seem to have. All I want is to live a quality life in whatever time I have.
This thread covers a variety of topics relating to why I think TPTB stand to gain more from our survival than by our demise, at least for now. It
contains no reference material since it is simply a collection of my thoughts and speculations. Note that this is from an American perspective, so
not all subjects may be relevant in other countries.
What better way to define a pyramid scheme? Money comes from the God-fearing members and flows to the top while the return is but an assurance of an
unobservable life after death. A built in fear of God/Satan/eternal judgement ensures that the faithful strive to prolong their lives, which means
there are more people paying into the pool. Additionally, the edict to "be fruitful and multiply" coupled with an anti-contraceptive stance works
to promote population gain; more people means more potential members, which means more money and influence for those on top.
Longer lives means more doctor appointments, surgeries, procedures, tests, and emergencies. Their method of incentivizing the masses is to generate
fear of disease/death and to promote having more years over having better quality lives. How many more times will I watch cancer stricken patients
poison themselves for a chance at 6 more months? Sure there are instances when getting a treatment is the best course of action. It is the blind
faith in the "experts" that really bugs me because, in my experience, most of them don't care about anything except making money.
Some argue that vaccinations are designed to impair or disease us rather than keep us healthy. I, however, believe that vaccinations are indeed
intended to prevent illness. Could a small sample size be used to guarantee a certain prevalence of a particular disorder? Sure, it is possible...
But heroes get more customers than villains. Meaning that if someone can cure some disease, people will love them for it and surrender their
logic to the "miracle workers"... They will live longer and need more vaccines and medications, which of course means more money for the makers of
Medical, dental, vision, life, vehicle, home, etc., you can insure it all these days. More people means more lives/things to insure. These
companies are hedging their bets that you will live longer and take care of yourself and your things because that means that you are giving them your
money for nothing but a feeling of security.
So all these industries want more consumers... Why not start by trying to keep the ones you have alive for as long as possible? Bring in the media
to provide a method for delivering advertisements to the populace, for a price of course, that not only promotes the products themselves, but the idea
that living longer is what everyone wants. More consumers means more diverse interests which means there can be more tv channels, radio stations,
magazines, newspapers, etc. So the media both indirectly and directly benefits from the longevity of the population.
The methods employed range from scare tactics, to guilt, to jealousy, to empathy... Anything they can say to encourage people to go out and spend
their money, live longer to spend more in the future, and even spend money to stay alive to spend money.
It seems that we are constantly bombarded with news stories about eat this, take these supplements, get this prescription, work out this way, this
study says doing 'X' will prolong your life by 'Y' years, obesity epidemic, this person fought cancer and "won", do this, don't do that, blah
blah blah. All of this under the guise that there is somebody out there looking after our best interests.
Governments at every level want their citizens to live longer too and they will support any measure aimed at keeping the people healthy. They want
the income, sales, and sin tax money that people represent, and if you're old and healthy, then they won't have to pay so much out of various social
programs... If they have all this extra money sitting around, then they will use it for whatever pet projects they have. So long as they can come up
with whatever they have promised to give back, then nobody cares. The war on tobacco, Obamacare, the various "sin taxes", talk of a "fat tax",
even illegal immigration to some extent... It is all consistent with them wanting more people so that they can have more money.
As populations grow, so does the number of taxable people. But what about wars, teaching contraception, abortion, anything else you can think of
that could decrease population? Well, if you think about it you can see it is still all about the money... Take abortion... If the mother-to-be
gives birth, that's another consumer/taxable person, if the abortion takes place, there are taxes on the service, plus those people that perform
abortions get paid, and they spend their money...
Surely, the government does not want to round us all up in these FEMA camps just so they can start spending all our money on us! And if the roundup
is to kill everyone, then they are going to have to start doing everything for themselves, which I'm pretty certain they would rather just continue
to reap the fruits of the labor of others. Only if an organized revolution formed or there were territorial wars over food or natural resources can
I see martial law / FEMA death camps coming to fruition.
Suicide / Assisted Suicide
A slight deviation for a moment... Why are suicide and assisted suicide illegal? This really makes no sense to me. If somebody wants to die, why
not let them? Well, the answer is that the money flow from that person stops if they die, and "they" want that money. A few years ago I read an
article about a kid who drove his car off of a cliff with the clear intent to kill himself (he had a suicide note in hand)... He sustained injuries
that would have killed him without intervention, yet he was "saved" by EMT's and ER personnel. To me this was the ultimate proof that greed, not
quality of life, motivates the medical industry.
Will the world end this year? In 2015? 2029? Who knows... But so long as people are willing to believe in impending doom, there will be somebody
out there to make a buck off of it. There's a website that you could pay to arrange for your pets to be taken care of if you were raptured, tv
shows and books about people stockpiling for the apocalypse, and entire belief systems based on eminent destruction. Plus all the books and tv shows
that come out about the newest theories about the end of the world. All of this feeds on the survival instinct... people who fear death by cataclysm
respond by buying a bunch of stuff they won't need and by definition work to extend their years. The dates come and go, and each one builds the
certainty that only the strong and prepared will survive.