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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:55 PM
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Imagine where we would be if our governments actually pooled our recourses together into programs and projects that actually help our species advance as a true free civilization instead of annually spending trillions of dollars on "defense".

For example, only 30-40 billion USD annually is enough to completely eradicate world-hunger. Around how much does the USA alone spend on "defense" annually? Somewhere around 6-7 HUNDRED BILLION USD (It's on the rise) and that figure does not including a few very pricey black-budget projects that if discussed, would make me look like a "tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist" which is something I'd rather avoid (pun intended).

There is nothing "civilized" about civilization.
There is nothing "economical" about our current economical system.
There is NOTHING human about what we today call "humanity"~ it's all an artificial system that we are born into and accept as the only way to live (thus thinking it's impossible to change).

Proof that we as a society are corrupted to the point that we are suicidal as a species is in front of you very eyes in everyday life if you open your eyes to it. You not only witness, but are very much a part of the system that is destroying you, me and everyone else.

If we weren't so g*ddamned manipulated, dumbed-down, brainwashed and conditioned like lab rats to accept this suicidal way of thinking as "reality" we would be light-years beyond the needless SUFFERING that today is experienced as reality by billions of people.

Human beings like you and me. With 10 fingers, 10 toes, a heart in their chest that pumps blood through their veins and a pair of brains in their skulls that not only perceives, but also creates "reality" itself.

Do you understand the severity of the situation? BILLIONS. Let me repeat- BILLIONS OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING AND DYING NEEDLESSLY!
BECAUSE WE ALLOW GREED, CORRUPTION AND EVIL RUN OUR LIVES.

Give man an army and he can change a million lives.
Give man a pen and he can change the course of human history & future.

Now make man aware of what he truly is and he can change the fabric of reality itself.

So what does this mean?

I strongly believe that:
Physically, "man" is an incredibly sophisticated and complex biological machine capable of achieving literally anything by willpower alone with the full meaning of the world "literally".
Spiritually and scientifically, "man" is an imperfect manifestation or shadow of an extra-dimensional energy that is both infinite and immortal (supersedes both space and time) at its very core~ Life is an experience, floating in an ocean of infinite thought at infinite density, creating its own waves of thought and perceptions on every level of being.

It is my opinion that to reach our potential, we need 3 things.
We need to be aware of what we truly are on as many different levels as we can comprehend (meditate).
We need to find balance and happiness within ourselves and thus reflecting it on our surroundings (know yourself).
And last but definitely not least, we need to LOVE AND BE LOVED. So that we can grow (find purity~ "true happiness").

Don't try to change the system! BE THE CHANGE!

Now before you criticize me, please know that like you I am a human being and just like you I can't relay my thoughts perfectly, using language.
And before you praise me, know that like you I am a human being that has a lot of flaws (For example, I still poison myself by smoking).

Save yourself so that you save us all, not the other way around =-)


IT--
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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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Ive always thought the same thing as you, everyone could have such an easy happy life if just a few prioritys were changed

Plus imagine the technological advances we could have made by now if all the countrys worked together to achieve something, rather than work against each other just to be the 1st.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Nice perspective. It's true that the answers are simple.

The problem is that we have created too many choices for ourselves in the effort to make a better more comfortable world. We have become confused as a species, between the natural needs we have and the creature comforts that are available. Some of our biggest fears are of losing our assets, when in the act of giving them up we could liberate ourselves from the shackles that they truly are. You see this in the fact that most of the healthiest, happiest, longest living folks on the planet have never had or felt the drive to make more money and have more things.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:23 PM
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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:25 PM
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It's a sobering thought we may have reached the population cap we are consuming and polluting faster than our environment can sustain.Tho there is no escaping the destructive nature of mankind, there ARE many ways of living a moral,fulfilling,wholesome life.
consider what youd like to do if money wasn't an object..
life is short ,and sometimes brutal yet it is only ourselves holding us back from our true potential
life is Will to power
find your power..
Be the change you want to see MG
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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:44 PM
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Your post struck a chord with me as the very idea of anyone starving makes me incredibly sad. We throw away an unimaginable amount of food (around 2 billion tons per year, if memory serves) while so many are going without. The technology exists to remedy the problem, but, governments would rather feed their war machines instead of doing something for the greater good of humanity.




posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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The world has over half of its citizens living in poverty. That's about 3.5 billion people. Are you saying we can feed people on $1.00 a year?



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by edog11 "Imagine where we would be if our governments actually pooled our recourses together into programs and projects that actually help our species advance as a true free civilization instead of annually spending trillions of dollars on "defense".


i often have and often do. if the resources allocated to destruction were instead given over to positive projects and research, we might have ourselves a paradise.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 10:12 PM
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You do realize the vast, vast majority of the population are not corrupt and just want to be left alone to have a free peaceful existence. The problem is the few greedy, evil, power hungry SOB's are willing to do whatever it takes to take that money and power.

Most people don't even understand that thought process because they don't think like that, and as a result give them much of their power because they don't even understand their motivations. This is an extremely tough problem to solve, in fact the only way it ever will be solved is when thoughts can be read to know peoples true intentions. Right or wrong that technology is not far away, the problem is the ones in power will try to use it to stay in power and keep it for themselves.

Perhaps humanity will evolve out of our bad behavior, but it will be a miracle if it happens in anyone living's lifetime.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by edog11
Imagine where we would be if our governments actually pooled our recourses together into programs and projects that actually help our species advance as a true free civilization instead of annually spending trillions of dollars on "defense".


I'm just gonna leave this here...


2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues by Country: China ($27.40 billion), South Korea ($25.73 billion), Japan ($19.98 billion), United States - US ($13.3 billion), Australia ($2.00 billion), UK ($1.97 billion), Italy ($1.4 billion), Canada ($1.00 billion), Philippines ($1.00 billion), Taiwan ($1.00 billion), Germany ($0.64 billion), Finland ($0.60 billion), Czech Republic ($0.46 billion), Russia ($0.25 billion), Netherlands ($0.20 billion), Brazil ($0.10 billion)

2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues: $97.06 billion

www.grabstats.com...


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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 04:16 AM
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I agree.This planet has been referred to by some as a "ship of fools"-but thats because the "captains" are criminally insane-and the majority part of the crew are galley slaves-chained to their posts,having to work out their very survival each day,instead of having the luxury of time to think+seriously reflect on the state of the ship.The captains know they are few,and the crew numbers vast-a mutiny would be catastrophic for these captains.So to avoid mutiny,the crew is held under control by the need to work long hours to afford even basic foods and pay for medical care.They are given mindless entertainment to help them drift to sleep,to keep their mentalities low,to make them want the beautiful things available in the shops+malls on the ship,they are indeed propagandised that to not have these beautiful and nifty material possessions, gewgags and inventions,make them unworthy and even "bad" crewmen+women-Losers and worthy only of contempt.That the only way to better living conditions,is to Have More Things.The crew's food+water supplies are being compromised.They are divided by propaganda that plays on their differences,instead of being told to concentrate on their similaries and how they are all just people with the same joys+heartaches,and need for love and friendship.They are propagandised and manipulated to believe that other tribes on the ship want them dead-and so, manipulated into slaughtering each other.That to "take one for the team" to slaughter and Be slaughtered is Noble,and make you a "good crewman".They are too distracted by shallow entertainment,conditioned,learned greed+the need to work their lives away,to notice that the soldiers who went to war,who slaughtered others for "their sake" and took the chance of being slaughtered themself-are not rewarded for their efforts-but discarded like used toiletpaper.They are being told that whenever they feel there's "something wrong on this ship" -they are experiencing mental health problems and they are kindly given access to psychotropic drugs to ease their delusion that something IS wrong on the ship-and it seems to be the CAPTAINS.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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I agree with your post entirely. s&f

It is very depressing knowing how f'ed up the world is run. Very depressing.

I think the only way out is mass extinction at this point.
Maybe whoever or whatever takes over the world will learn from our mistakes and can unite instead of fight.

I'm not giving up just yet though.
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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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You must learn to love yourself too, so you can better love others and also accept their love


Not trying to correct you or anything, just wanted to add that into the pot


Also... It's not as easy as it sounds.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 10:12 AM
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See, you KNOW fully well what wrongs you've done, and what rights you could've done but didn't... You know every bad thought you've had... perverted thoughts perhaps... maybe there was a time you wished someone dead with all your heart... did you ever wish a sibling or other family member or person were never born? Ever been jealous? Have you taken something which did not belong to you...or perhaps someONE? Have you ever looked into the eyes of your one and only true love, and told a lie?

The reason I ask is because we have all made mistakes, we just don't freely talk about them. (why?) So you can start to realize that you are not that bad, you are just as good and just as worthy of being loved and embraced by all as anyone else. You can love yourself.

And this truth also works the other way around, all other people are just as good as you and are worthy of being loved and embraced. When people stop receiving this love and acceptance, they stop expecting it, and they grow cold. That's why we must never stop loving no matter what, even if its tough love sometimes, because a person who is surrounded by love can more easily remedy their problems than a person who feels alone, ostracized, unwanted...

Love is key.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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Great thoughts.
I would have to say there is nothing I disagree with in your post.
You are spot on IMO.

I would add that....to me, we all have a purpose.

Duuuhhh.

What is our purpose?
It is an age old question which philosophers have postulated for eaons.
It is such an old question with such an elusive answer that, at this point, if some dude on an internet forum suggests he may have the answer he gets laughed at and ridiculed. I mean, if the answer has eluded philosophers, theologians, and academics for centuries then what chance do I have right?

Ahemmm,

We are here for many reasons but there is at least ONE which we all share.

You are here to advance and evolve the human form and the human race.
By pure willpower and intention you can do this.
Your mind is a reality creating machine which has been hijacked by "people"/entities who do NOT posess this gift.

It is up tp YOU to take back YOUR reality creating machine and start creating the reality that YOU want to live in.
After you come to the realization that you are a creator with unlimited power and potential then you are able and duty bound to help others realize the same.

Help him up and dust him off.
We need all of the warriors we can get.
And that is exactly what this is.

WAR!!!.
it is not fouht with spears,arrows,bullets,tanks or missiles.
It is and information war.
It is a spiritual war.
and guess what princess?
You just got dropped behind enemy lines the day you were born without so much as a pocket knife.
GET UP, and get in the fight!!!!!!
Arm yourself with knowledge and then help others do the same.

As has been suggested already in this thread and by Gandhi his own damn self,

"Be the change you want to see in the world".

Turns out, this was more than just some feel good internet meme.
This points to the FACT that we are all CREATING our own individual realities as well as the collective reality and YOU have the ability to shock the system and send our a ripple effect that will change the very fabric of reality itself.

Yeah I know, Hard to believe that YOU are THAT powerful right?
That is exactly what they want.

It all starts with ME, so, off I go.
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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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Not to bring religion into the conversation, But 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you' has lot of wisdom in it.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Sounds good, but humans by evolution is a very vicious animal. The most vicious on the planet, so we are lucky we are not cannibals....well yet...



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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Why embellish a perfectly reasonable comment on human civilisation and economics with the spiritual / metaphysical babble? You're just confusing the issue - esp. as religious tyrannies were (and are) just about the worst and certainly the most numerous form of tyranny and are prepared to fight to the DEATH to defend (or SPREAD) their COLLECTIVE DELUSION....

Yes, MILITARISM (imperialism via invasion) is the worst 'social' philosophy of ALL TIME - and very much promoted by the Abrahamic Religions - all 3,4,5 or thousands of them depending on your POV... I don't differentiate your religion from any other UNPROVEN METAPHYSICAL POSSIBILITY portrayed as The Real Truth...

edit on 11-3-2013 by PrivateSi because: grammar



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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What's porn expenditure got to do with this? How can you compare a NON-DEADLY PROFESSION that spreads $100 billion of WAGES & PLEASURE to many people with the TRILLIONS spent on offensive WMDs that KILL MANY and only pleasure psychos... Hell, you could have used the billions spent by citizens world wide on guns and ammo every year as a better example - but then most of these are not used in anger to attack.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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One hundred percent agree but while there are little minded bigot's whom are far less mentally evolved than you the human species must continue along this path, personally I think the human race is a failed experiment and an attempt to recreate a previous far more advanced species whom since our ascension/return into spiritual form have tried several time's to restore our race but working with the life forms available take's time, the reason is without children we would eventually drift apart and lose the centre of our identity, the most ancient sleep and are forgotten only to awaken when they are called from the deep introspective stillness that can befall them.

It is possible we may continue to modify them but they are self destructive or we may either erase and start again or start else were but we have been here for more than one race lifetime, not all even amongst the evolved are good and while we maintain these emanation's/incarnation's we risk forgetting yet it is essential to moderate there evolution and direct it in our original intended direction to recreate our race and restore our children and racial dynamism and not the direction OTHERS would want by interfering in our work, we do accept the generated soul's amongst us but they are not yet as we wish and over time we achieve a compromise that over time up lifts them to spiritual awareness and blend's us re birthing our own consciousness.






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