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Originally posted by topherman420
reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
Well as much as you don't want to admit it you are young and impressionable and want to be part of something big and great and game changing. Im telling you pretty much all of us go through this in different ways. Only you can decide what you WANT to do, don't look to others to assure you of being in the right or even acknowledge your beliefs. To me (forgive my assumptions) you already have a "fantasy" about what you would like to do and you need other people to help encourage you to do it because you deep down realize there is doubt in you somewhere about things. If you had no doubt, why would you be here looking for acceptance and approval from strangers? I hope that doesn't come out as offensive, this is how I see it is all.
HAVE distanced myself from my "obsession." That does nothing but make me feel more guilty for not taking action.
I have done some things. I used to post flyers in my school, in laundromats and whatnot. I also made a website, got over sixty members, and had the site going strong for about a year, mostly of my friends, people my age, still learning everything about this stuff. I had a little organization of other teenagers, we'd meet up and talk conspiracies, I even got a couple of them to sneak into a Mason lodge once.
But I want to do something on an Alex Jones level. I don't think I'll ever be as comfortable with that amount of attention, but I have the exact temper he's got, the same reactions to things that tick me off.
I don't want to give up, like everyone else seems to be. Oh, well... no matter what you do, every generation is going to have it's problems and faults, governments will always be in power...
Nope. I don't believe that I'm just here to live a life someone else set up for me.
I don't think this is a phase. I've felt this way all my life.
Originally posted by Mamatus
You can lead a horse to water, you can't make him drink. It is an old saying but it says a lot. I am 47 years old and "predicted" much of the craziness going on over 25 years ago. For me it was easy to see all the possible paths resulting politics as they were/are being practiced.
I gave up trying to educate most folks. Take care of yourself (stay away from Alex Jones crap) first. Research anything you read here or other sites before believing it. Never forget the other old adage; Believe nothing you read and half of what you see.
Yes, there is a ton of bad stuff happening. However, other than basic preparedness (3 months food & water) there is not crap you can do about it.edit on 15-1-2013 by Mamatus because: gwammer and speeeeling
Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX
Alright, I suppose this thread is a little self-indulgent, but it refers to all of us.
I'll begin with throwing a little of my recent experiences out there, then get to my point.
Alright. I've started getting a little more of an audience on my facebook page, posting AJ, doomsday prepper stuff, recent gun control news, etc. Still, most people don't pay much mind to those posts.
When I post something movie or video game related, people jump all over it.
If I post something from infowars, something government-related, vaccine related, SHTF related--it doesn't get a second glance.
Just like in real life.
Talking to all my loved ones face to face, they have almost NOTHING to contribute to a real, profound, SHTF conversation. But if I bring up Eminem, or Doctor Who, we'll sit and chat for hours. I'll laugh, then my inner voice will scold me. Why are you laughing? Does it amuse you to be sitting in a circle of ignorant drones, laughing about brainwashing media that rots your mind?
I can't stand this. The more I force myself to pry into this information, the more I learn, the sicker I feel, looking around, seeing the New World Order in every inch of my waking life, every show or commercial, everything.
There are states of emergency (martial law) being declared in a certain few selections of my country right now, because of a supposed pandemic. Obama has "executive power" over guns. My father and I went to a pawn shop to look at guns--and most of them were gone. All the semi-autos, and all the guns that LOOKED like semi-autos, were gone.
Things are starting to unfold.
It's making me insane. I want SO BADLY to go out and do something about it.
Now, here's my point;
What can I do?
What can WE do?
I can not STAND talking to my ignorant friends about anime all of the time when there are monstrous problems that have yet to be resolved--and that most of my inner circle doesn't even care to know!!
I'm just a teenager (I know I play that card a lot), finishing my last credit and a half of high school, with no power, no money, and no real purpose in the good fight.
So, to those of you ATSers who are feeling this--an unbearable urge to fix the problems, dragged down with the feeling of helplessness--this is my question.
What do you do when you can't just sit and do nothing, but there's nothing you can do?
Please, don't tell me "There's nothing you can do, just keep your loved ones safe and wait it out." Or anything like that. I understand why people believe that, but to me, that is a cop out.
That's essentially saying "Well, it's not going to be easy to make any kind of difference, so... why bother trying?"
Not an option.
I don't idolize AJ. I've heard everything bad about him, but it all really just seems like a bunch of hateful disagreement with his tactics. I just relate to him because he feels the way I do, and handles things the way I do (especially anger) haha.
Originally posted by shadow watcher
Making a thread about 'taking action' and then another thread about buying a gun may not be the smartest thing unless you want to draw attention to yourself . Those who watch could easily take these threads along with your fb account and dig up enough info to twist things into something it may not be. You are a young lady with big ideas, but don't forget to be aware that telling the world that you prep, want to buy a gun and want to change the way things are run may be cause you undue problems if you are not careful.
Just some advice from an older guy