posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 10:13 AM
This is an idea I’ve been toying with for the past several days. I’m hoping some of the brighter minds on ATS can help me either further the
thinking or completely toss it to the side.
My thoughts? I believe Western society and culture deliberately distract us from….something.
Think of the average day in a Western society. You wake up, eat breakfast while watching the TV, and choose what to wear, get ready, and head to work
or school. There you spend your day and are probably distracted by emails, texting, phone calls, or time spent on ATS. Afterwards, its home for more
mindless entertainment or distractions from your Nintendo or computer before heading into bed.
Here in America we have countless meaningless fluff to distract us. Movies, television, electronics, computers, and of course the dire news channels
constantly touting political nonsense for our viewing pleasure. There are several more examples but I think you get the point.
The question that bothers me is….are these items simply someone’s clever way of suckering us out of our money….or are we being deliberately
distracted from something else?
I firmly believe the average American is distracted. The question is…what are we missing? Is it deliberate?
I once took part in a “media fast.” For one week there was no television, no radio, no music, no computers, no magazines or newspaper (you were
allowed to watch thirty minutes of news to keep up with events). Before the fast, I watched the television religiously, had to have noise in the
background whenever I did anything else, etc. That was a tough week but when it was over…..I found myself actually hating the television and the
radio. I now go out of my way to avoid both. I quit listening to the news (my husband is a TV addict and fills me in on important info) and I’ve
curtailed my time spent online. Now I much prefer to read a book (still a distraction) or to spend my time in solitude and quiet, just thinking.
So, my question to you, ATS, is simple. Do you believe TPTB are deliberately distracting the populace? If so…why? So that they can pass
legislature that the distracted masses won’t notice? Or is it something deeper than that? A more basic and fundamental truth that these
distractions are masking?
I look forward to your answers; hopefully they will help coalesce my own. Thanks, ATS!