reply to post by smyleegrl
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
While I hate to give them that much credit, I think part of it is to distract us. But, I think that came about after the fact.
But these trivial things that seem to occupy most of us, and even to some extent, capitalism in general, is there to keep you distracted.
Who has time to deal with any of that when you are working 2 jobs to pay for the flat screen you are watching american idol on?
Tv, movies, entertainment in general, is a massive pacifier. THat's what it is. Let me quote one of my favorite bands here:
"What did you dream? It's alright, we told you what to dream"
doesn't that just sum it up perfectly?
the pursuit of happiness has nothing to do with money. But as long as we all feed at the trough that is entertainment, and continue to work ourselves
to death, the status quo remains.
Right now, America alone, has the ability to provide clean and safe drinking water for the entire planet. But screw that, I want to watch
I can't help but think of the movie "They Live!", it totally fits.
But here's food for thought..... What if the alternative media, all of that, is merely another layer of the distraction?
When I watched the matrix movies, I picked up on something. the creator mentioned that the matrix continued to fail until they gave them the illusion
of choice. To me, that meant that everything taking place "outside the matrix" the ships, the robots, zion, all of that, was merely another layer
of the matrix, designed to keep those who "woke up" enslaved.
Maybe the alternative media is just that, another layer, designed to keep those of us who woke up, in a state of slumber. They give us the illusion
of choice, yet, we are still distracted.
Hell, this thread right now, is about western society deliberately distracting us, and the thread in itself is a distraction. We will talk about it,
complain about it, yet do nothing about it.
Great thread! I'm really glad you stayed at ATS