posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 09:29 PM
The title of this thread comes from the mouth of Martin Sheen (Charlies father). He was talking on some TV interview some years ago about how he lost
the plot whilst filming Apocalypse Now. Apparently he had some type of psychotic break and went crazy..but during the interview he explained how the
process that led up to the break down was something that happened over months or years of degenerating and he summed it up with that expression "The
soul goes in increments", it's always resonated with me since I heard him say that. you don't "break bad" overnight instead you devolve and degenerate
into something evil or crazy or both..but its a lengthy process. One you don't even become aware of until your far too gone.
So when we look at society as a whole, and look at how modern people function, and compare their behaviors to generations past, can we see the drip,
drip effect of social programming and conditioning which has chipped away at our souls. We hardly even care about the PRISM program, never mind
indefinite detention without charge or trial...and so on and on and on...
How many things do you do in your life now, that you would never have done even 10 years ago..maybe something as simple as being addicted to checking
your vacuous Facebook every 5 minutes?... How much are you really proud of and how much are you sick of...? Or maybe your one of the few with
integrity and have always been as solid as a rock? If you are your in a shrinking minority.
The term soul in this sense isn't the mystical one, but the sense of morality most of us are hard wired with but get gradually eroded over the years,
because we are pressurized to fit in. There is a right and wrong and good and bad, and it's in all of us. When the TV and mass media educate your kids
more than you do, you must stand accountable for the irresponsibility. Because the mass media is certainly not there to condition people to be
edit on 11/6/13 by JustMike because: Corrected all-caps title to normal ATS standard.