reply to post by Pinkorchid
Well one would hope one gains some sort of knowledge from experience of events and is able to from those events , to see the manipulations of
the societal programming and with some form of intellect predict the same sorts of societal programming occuring again.
The problem with this line of thinking is that no person is completely independent in terms of sources of information and situational awareness.
Sometimes the easiest people to play are the ones who always believe they are being played.
Beg to differ here , the rare minerals ( lithium etc ) for nearly every I phone I pad and other modern technology.
Possibly. I'm not quite so convinced that the country has such readily accessible resources.
Becoming a raw materials exporter in today's world would be a very, very good position for them. Of course, the problem is that they would have to
stop blowing each other and outsiders up long enough to start seeing some of the benefits of their minerals. The tribal structuring there can be a
lol is all that really needs to be said to this.
and of course the poppy fields , which supply most of the illicit financial funding for ultra governments and their counter insurgent
operations world wide.
Mostly supply AQ funding. Busting up poppy production in Afghanistan has been a primary goal of U.S. Army Reserve deployments since we hit the
It's the only "natural resource" Afghanistan has, and the only crop worth farming due to its native status and the fact that no other crop can
approach it in terms of profitability. Further complicating the issue is that AQ will come along and destroy other crops and harass the families of
people who try to steer away from poppy production.
Getting involved with AQ is dangerous - but so is trying to get away from them.
Which is the up-hill battle we've been fighting over there. AQ is -the- employer for that country. They have the money and jobs to offer.
Competing pursuits are, literally, killed off. Not that there's much to compete against.
Ummmmmm well , lets take a look at this , well it seems that money is more important that peoples lives to you. Does human life mean so little
You failed to understand my point.
We could crush a regional power (Iran) without even flinching in terms of economic consequences. It's a truly frightening capability, as
'crushing' a country in the past required massive investments of time and resources - public rationing, attritionary loses, etc.
Though, really, I compartmentalize things. I'll watch you drop a hundred dollars on a collectors edition video game and be just fine with it. I'll
walk to the store a mile away because I don't want to spend -my- $0.30 on gas to get there and back.
Similarly, if I don't know you or you've done something to establish yourself as a threat to things I care about - I really am not going to care
much about your life one way or the other. On the other hand - if you're someone I care about - I'd kill millions without batting an eye for your
Human life is a factor to be weighed like any other. People take life and death far, far too personally.
Just wait until the media gets a good hold on this ,and infact most of the manip ulation happens through government insurgents , who infiltrate
radical organizations and plan way ahead of time these events.
People deal with the unknown in strange ways.
Very few actually accept the chaos and unpredictability of life - the fact that none of us really have control.
Most subscribe to varying degrees and concepts of God or other spiritual devices. Some think life is 100% under God's command and control, and they
take it to such extremes as believing that they can do just about whatever they want and God will either keep them alive or kill them as he desires
(hence why some in the more conservative Islamic nations will, literally, walk out in front of moving vehicles - "let God's will be done; I'm
walking across this street!"). Others think God's got a sort of plan that humans end up playing into through some system of mechanics we don't
comprehend. Others think that God is largely hands-off and merely has a sort of ultimatum for the universe.
Lacking a firm belief in some form of God, people seek out other entities to fill the same role - something that places meaning, order, and certainty
in a world where there is so little.
You, my friend, have assigned this role to the government. Nothing happens on the global scene without the government's hand being involved.
Nothing surprises the government and its intelligence networks - nothing slips past it. It is omniscient and omnipotent (yet you somehow believe you
can resist its influence).
It is, for you, God.