Are You Offended??? SO WHAT!!!

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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:11 AM
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Anyone who is easily offended by something is probably secretly hiding a desire to want that thing.

It's the same with these politicians and priests who are outspoken voices against homosexuality, usually turns out years later that they were closet homosexuals themselves.




posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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On the bright side, you didn't say "ketchup" once in that. So I am a happy man!




~Heff



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by Hefficide
 


After the description of what you had on your plate, you made me hungry.
Sounds crazy to think someone would be so offended by your personal preference. It's amazing how people can make an argument out of something so meaningless.


The drama really had nothing to do with what he had on his plate,
It is all about control.



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Thanks man! That is much better than what I originally said.



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by _R4t_
 


Justifying bad behavior, via overly PC correct thinking, is now the norm!



~Heff


It has always been that way, always, the pendulum will swing back,



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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excellent post heff

it's certainly in many peoples interests to make us more desirous of stuff, but i think it also plays into our fundamental nature (or rather one aspect of it)

for me it's a case of 'last days of the roman empire syndrome' (too much, too easy)

i think if you look at the current civilisation in the context of the whole of human history everyone in 'the developed world' would be in the luckiest 1% to have lived - and yet a lot of people seem to feel aggrieved that they're not in the luckiest 1% of that 1% (using wealth or access to resources as a measure)

i try to tell myself that i should be happy if i've got reasonable health, a roof over my head and a meal on the table - works most of the time!

i find it harder to watch tv and movies than i used to - the 'heros' seem to be increasingly of the 'narcasstic personality type' you mention but that seems to be what people want to watch - it becomes a vicious circle

i believe we always have a choice in how we play the game, but that we have very little if any choice in what game we are playing, and that applies from the top to the bottom.

but i think it's important to consider the importance that 'social dominance' has played in our evolutionary background

we don't particularly need it now but it's still a hell of a strong wind in our sails
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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by BigBrotherDarkness
reply to post by Hefficide
 


Exactly, what happened. Nice isn't it?


made my day,


have a good one everybody,
peace out



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Wow. This thread really moved! Great input!

I posted a similar subject in 2007: Society's Victim Mindset



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Millions of people live in their own bubble and are offended by other bubbles...... HA HA HA

tuff popo ......

if your never offended then your in serious isolation....

and you have never had you beliefs challenged and hence your beliefs might be just false prophecies?

Without challenging the false reality of others our minds can never really be free

after all this i what America is all about ... challenging the status quo reality of the control grid?



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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SF Great thread that was very informative. A Few months ago I really let my mother in law have it infront of my kids and sister in law. At first I knew exactly why I subjected her to a a tirade that criticized all of her motives and past actions. Although a few weeks ago I really began to really rethink what went wrong leading up to the incident. I am a really loving person and would never think of just flipping out on someone as I did her, but it was hard not to lump the issues up all into one ball and throw them. Started 10 years ago when she would come over and mooch when I just moved into my first apartment with her daughter. Another issue was that she mentally abused her family, and gave them guilt trips as well. Next was when we had to hide stuff that we bought from her, or she would give us a guilt trip. She cussed us out for renting a few Blockbuster movies when we were twenty. She has lived with her other daughter for atleast 8 years, where she comminced in dictating dos and donts until the present. Me and my ggirlfriend had a daughter that is only 7 weeks apart from my girlfriends sister's child and we wanted to put her in a nice daycare where her sister's child went. Problem is that we are legally blind and have to take the bus and at the time I was working and we were both attending college. We literally had to spend 3 hours in the morning to drop our daughter off and pick her up, which involved traversing a dangerous industrial complex with the baby. As a blind person, I tried to see whether or not we could just car pool with her sister during her commute to drop her daughter off at the same building. Sadly we were denied, because they wanted to teach us that as blind people we need to figure it out. Figure it out? I have been riding the bus since I was 7, had been working since I was 16, going to multiple colleges since I was 20, and living on my own since my junior year in high school. To get to the point basically after my father died a few months ago and left me with 10 bucks and no more normal family, I took it upon myself to tell the mother in law off after I found out she allowed my 9 year old daughter to smoke and cus. Although what really sparked it was a political debate where she told me to leave the country if I don't like the fact that as a Christian country it is justified to march into middle eastern countries to fulfill Bible prophecy. As someone who votes any party if the ideology is right on, I tend to believe that all parties are faulty and helping to corrupt america, so basically the right says I am too far to the left, and the left says I am too far to the right. So I am thinking that it is possible that my inner narcisism reared its ugly head and she was at the right place at the right time. I could right a book on how toxic this lady is,although it is not my style, so I just want to conclude by saying sorry for the rant.




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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Well, first of many things that offend me....

It is called CATSUP not KETCHUP!

likewise, it is.po(tay)to, not po(tah)to.......same thing with to(may)to

Humor is spelled correctly without an added (U)
Aluminum is aluminum.....not ALUMINIUM
UFO's are (UNIDENTIFIED)....not (ALIEN) or (TERRESTRIAL).....UNIDENTIFIED!
Weights are measured in POUNDS, drugs are measured in KILOS
Tubes are for wrapping paper...not riding underground
Spotted Dick is an affliction of the penis, not a dessert
Chips are very thin and crispy po(tay)to snacks....crisps are puffed rice

....but my main problem is with intolerant people who take offense at everything and think their
culture is the ONLY culture.

ETA to add.....also, I get offended by people who post sarcastic remarks in very thought
provoking threads and then expect everyone to instantly recognize their post as sarcastic wit




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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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Many of those things you listed are variants from UK English, to American English - and I've actually argued, in the past, over the "u" in words like "colour" vs my American version, "color".

But they weren't bad arguments and were mostly well intentioned sarcasm matches. So I never really took them to heart. In the UK a kid would get yelled at for spelling it "color" - here the opposite is true.

Oh and I do apologize for misspelling catsup.


~Heff






posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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You know what offends me, is the fact that some people do things that they accuse others of doing and don't realize they are doing the very exact thing they find so offensive,
yup

I am annoying and offensive ask my kids , lol
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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Seriously Heff, nice post. The things that divide people sometimes downright puzzle me. Personally, as far as the infighting over an issue within the family goes, there is always one great solution to pull everyone back to earth and stop fighting. A nice big plate of bacon.
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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by rival
 


Many of those things you listed are variants from UK English, to American English - and I've actually argued, in the past, over the "u" in words like "colour" vs my American version, "color".

But they weren't bad arguments and were mostly well intentioned sarcasm matches. So I never really took them to heart. In the UK a kid would get yelled at for spelling it "color" - here the opposite is true.

Oh and I do apologize for misspelling catsup.


~Heff






Thx....and yes, well, Heinz was wrong. I never really like him---found hum offensive The Hunt's were
much more personable...especially Hassie... they were wrong about silver though


Kidding aside, great thread....(we) hardly ever turn our own powers of perception inward....it's a good
thing when we do it....even if we don't like what we see



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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Being offended is also a response to, in a way offend, as in how dare you offend me..... Offense can be real, and the last tactic before throwing blows. But there are NO people here or anywhere that are so isolated or sheltered that they have not heard almost all of it before., every obscenety, every curse word, every promiscuous action, none of us are immaculate saints. Caustic speech is a great equalizer without the need of brawn. However on does risk physical consequence if provoking too aggressively.

Being offended is mostly a 'Tool' . We all have the God given right to persue our desires to a point, that being up to where it becomes illegal activity or violence, and do so without worrying whether anyone likes it or not. Behaving badly will bring its own reward socially though.
I detest 'political correctness' however as it is again a 'Tool' for opposition to control ......... I also am racist, I see different races and recognise then as what they are. I may choose not to interact with another particular race as well. I don't place roadblocks in their paths though, I simple don't socalize with them. But that could apply to city verses country or country of origin. But if i don't want to participate with another group, thats my choice and should be permitted with no offense. Don't use it as leverage, as a 'Tool'



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Being offended is a tool to reinforce the rules of society.

Or at least someone's ideas of the rules of society.

As in "How dare you be different than me" crapload.



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Good thread, just spent some time trying to catch up.

link LA times 2009

The amount of television usage by children reached an eight-year high, with kids ages 2 to 5 watching the screen for more than 32 hours a week on average and those ages 6 to 11 watching more than 28 hours. The analysis, based on the fourth quarter of 2008, measured children's consumption of live and recorded TV, as well as VCR and game console usage.


I'm 21, so I experienced early childhood in the 90's. That was just the beginning of the mass media age and is nowhere near what it is today. The psychology of kids born after 2000 must be quite unique in history.


The general causes of information overload include:
-A rapidly increasing rate of new information being produced
-The ease of duplication and transmission of data across the Internet
-An increase in the available channels of incoming information (e.g. telephone, e-mail, instant messaging, rss)
-Large amounts of historical information to dig through
-Contradictions and inaccuracies in available information
-A low signal-to-noise ratio
-A lack of a method for comparing and processing different kinds of information
-The pieces of information are unrelated or do not have any overall structure to reveal their relationships

information overload

We're all getting bombarded with information like never before, and it's increasingly difficult to put the pieces together because it's hard to discern which sources are reliable. This effect must be even more pronounced in early childhood.

This information is not limited to world news, but also applies to smaller social circles. In the facebook age, everyone's social life is documented and can be compared against one another.


A recent study finds a new link between one's abundance of Facebook friends and narcissism.
from cbs news

I think it's fair to say most people spend more time thinking about their personal lives than national economics, politics, or power tactics. Now, with never ending information on websites devoted to the personal life, this tendency can feed on itself forever.

It's possible that the common effect of abundant information available in mass media is a person getting overwhelmed and running toward their bias.

While these developments are challenging, the benefits of media growth should be considered as well. The mass media outlets that most rely on have an increasing ability to control the psychology of millions, but there are more alternative sources than ever before for those who are not satisfied. When learning about the world, we have more information access than ever which has the benefit of wide consideration and the flaw of wide confusion. It's easier to find facts and more difficult to find conclusions.

It might be a good idea to introduce some media psychology type stuff into the public school system to lower influential abuse. At this point, the children of America are on a run away train driven by a corporate conductor. With that said, this is a very new issue and time will hopefully bring counter measures.




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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by definity

I Think This Video Is Of Relevance




You beat me to it. (yes I'm offended) Great video.Dead on.



posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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yay, more proof that America is going to hell in a hand basket. i would really like to see a new civil war in this country, but i am kind of afraid of what the end result would be on a country that prefers individuality to collectivity, capitalism to socialism, paranoid hostility towards authority to suspicious obedience towards authority. iam actually surprised this country has lasted so long without an external unifier like the constant enemy we had in the soviet union.





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