It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

The Majority

page: 1
6

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 09:21 PM
link   
 

THE MAJORITY

 


When anyone brings up the abstractly named 99%, and the great uphill battle it faces against the equally abstract 1%, I can’t help but think how amazing those odds really are. Certainly, the vastly larger percent needs only to suddenly roll over to achieve what it wants. Such a huge advantage would surely go to the side who is that much greater in numbers, yet we find the tables rarely turn—even rarely do they get turned over. Why is that? Despite there being a growing wave of indignation among a fringe segment of the general public (not quite 99%), the machine carries on as we continue to lay its track, and our current course seems endless.

I usually wouldn’t suggest this, not even to my worst enemy, but try taking a walk through a mall sometime. It glows with a strange sterility despite it being a fairly common feeding ground for the rabble. There you’ll find what used to be people weaving through stores buying whatever they feel they’re supposed to. One would think that in such situations, people wander about in complete chaos; but no, they move surprising natural like a herd, like a school of fish or a flock of birds, with every so often a stray like myself trying to push through against the grain. This torrent of bodies reminds me of a scene from Metropolis except the opposite of silent. There’s a constant din of people unloading their lives on each other, and one subjects himself to mistakenly overhear the words of others. These conversations don’t leave the safety of such mediocre topics as how exceedingly drunk they were last night. For some reason, their celebrity culture forbids they even attempt to discuss something meaningful, maybe because they don’t want to be confused with someone with enough depth to think. At the mall, we get a glimpse of the real people in charge, the ones perpetuating their own oppressors and so happy in doing so. This group encompasses our friends, our family and sometimes ourselves—the majority, or the force behind the machine.

Generally speaking—and I think I’m right to say this—the majority of people are perfectly fine living their lives by the guidance of authority. Whether it be found in the talking heads on television, in the government, the church, in the advice columns in the papers, or in the vapid achievements of talentless celebrities, there’s no shortage of ready-made life kits. We’re all guilty of this at some point in our lives. We’ve all allowed the parasitic ideas of others full reign on our thoughts, not because it is in any way relevant to our lives and happiness, but because it is easier, and sometimes thinking for oneself involves too much work.

Those willfully ignorant souls, the ones we so often urge in all manner of cliché to “wake up” as if they were actually asleep, are the way they are by their own choice and their own doing. They are perfectly fine facing the butcher, as long as the trough is always full. And what does 1% feed us but what we want? The supply doesn’t work without a demand. Imagine if the majority just stopped buying it. Imagine if everyone turned off their televisions and demanded a properly informed culture; they stopped attending Walmart in support of local businesses; they no longer paid attention to an overhyped celebrity; they stopped buying genetically modified foods in favour of something healthy. The ‘TPTB’ would have no choice but to supply that demand with everything they could throw at it, lest they lose their precious profits. Imagine that—but don't yet think it likely.

Let's drop the abstract terms. It’s not a matter of 99% versus 1%; it’s a matter of 100% caught in an endless vicious circle. Not until a great paradigm shift, a revolution or a massive change in mindset can this circle be disrupted. For that we need free thinkers, artists, and creators willing to risk all to inspire the ones they love, the ones who would rather care less, the majority, to change.



edit on 27-7-2012 by TheSubversiveOne because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 09:31 PM
link   

Originally posted by TheSubversiveOne

Not until a great paradigm shift, a revolution or a massive change in mindset can this circle be disrupted.


edit on 27-7-2012 by TheSubversiveOne because: (no reason given)


Paradigm shift coming soon - standby...................................


edit on 27-7-2012 by Sublimecraft because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 09:31 PM
link   


For that we need free thinkers, artists, and creators willing to risk all to inspire the ones they love, the ones who would rather care less, the majority, to change.


Truth! Beware lest it get you killed, for the one thing we hate as much as change, which you are advocating, is truth. Without an artistic revolution, we will not have a political or social one. Art these days is more about imitation and less about creation, may you be the change you wish to see.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:23 AM
link   
reply to post by Sublimecraft
 


I would love to believe you, however history and life experience tells us all different. These same POS have been in charge since antiquity, and the same inbred POS are still in charge today. Nothing has ever really changed, not one single time in history. These same losers have always been in charge, everytime they push us too far, they pretend defeat only to still be pulling all the strings.

There is no hope for humanity EVER, save all of us coming together and dragging these mofos out in the street and shhoting them ALL. Them, their kids, their their friends, and every single person who has ever intentionally helped them achieve their ends.

Other than that we might as well just lube up and get ready for further violation.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:09 PM
link   

Originally posted by inverslyproportional
reply to post by Sublimecraft
 


I would love to believe you, however history and life experience tells us all different. These same POS have been in charge since antiquity, and the same inbred POS are still in charge today. Nothing has ever really changed, not one single time in history. These same losers have always been in charge, everytime they push us too far, they pretend defeat only to still be pulling all the strings.

There is no hope for humanity EVER, save all of us coming together and dragging these mofos out in the street and shhoting them ALL. Them, their kids, their their friends, and every single person who has ever intentionally helped them achieve their ends.

Other than that we might as well just lube up and get ready for further violation.


It does not really help if you kill people since even if all these people where whipped out there will always be new ego parasitical trash taking over since the stupidos do not stand up for what is right and can be so easyly distracted by shiny things and wants. This is a system fault and as long as you do not fix the system and never allow it to degrade then you will have these power pyramid schemes. The only way to get justice is constant vigalance and smallminded sheep are to comfortable and lazy to do that. They create the hell they deserve and the people who do not want it gets outnumbered.



new topics

top topics
 
6

log in

join