reply to post by NotAnAspie
I don't disagree, really, with anything you have said there. Remember, in my last post to you, I acknowledged, as we had already both mentioned,
that obviously some souls, spirits and humans seem to be more inclined, no matter the circumstances of their lives, to do the worse, rather than
exhibit the better character traits and qualities of living life.
And much like you, I've met in my fifty years very few people I am interested in engaging with, and really trust no one at this point. On a big
picture level, society appears, worldwide, to be becoming more and more "aberrant," for want of a better word, and less and less considerate,
empathtic and tolerant of its members. People increasingly seem to feel that once they are hurt by someonoe, it justifies them lashing out at
another--doesn't even matter if it's the one who hurt them or judged them initially. People increasingy reflect and behave they way they are
treated by others, and cruelty is evident in our species, on a very large, overt scale, daily.
In this way, you are right: we are losing the battle for our minds, souls and very existence.
But, I try to look at some of the reasons this may be: and I believe a very big part of it is what this thread is about: mind manipulation and
control, from personal levels to societal levels, again with a goal of total world domination.
Now as to why there is so much interest in domination, you, I suppose, would have to look at any individual: We are a sensory motivated being.
Mostly, we avoid pain, fear, lack of freedom or imprisonment, etc.... Ergo, the need to control, so that you are experiencing what is more
pleasurable to you. Of course, it's more complicated than t his, but I'm just suggesting some really simple motivations people seem to exhibit
when engaged in control, their environment, the events in their lives which are largely propelled by their relationships with others.
Now that's assuming a fairly "normal," (again, for lack of better word) personality type. Sociopathic behavior is entirely different, and the
structures that have arisen from mind control have reaffirmed and provided a system where one has to almost be sociopathic, in order to succeed. It
is why many actually believe that being evil (wish I had better words) will always be more beneficial to the individual than not compromising or not
choosing to exploit or manipulate others for their own gain, or even pleasure. One must also take into account that sociopaths actually have no
guilt mechanism. It doesn't seem to even occur to them.
But winning and losing, as we define it narrowly here in this life, may be completely opposite. Have you ever thought that? In fact, in the Bible,
it is said, can't remember which book,
"but no one considers, that those that are taken are saved from the great suffering to come."
I said myself earlier, I frequently define this reality as hell. It seems almost everything that is communicated societally is a lie, and built upon
a mountain of other lies. And I'm not even sure I'd want to know what being
"successful" in this current paradigm would look or feel like. And truthfully, it all seems pretty rigged, especially considering the thread
In short, I, much like you, have lost my faith that mankind is basically good. And I see nature even beginning to mirror this, and I believe there is
some manipulation going on there as well. The food chain, itself, is pure exploitation for survival. I'm not convinced it was always this way, but
have certainly watched it become more and more this way for quite some time.
However, I truly see this as due to intense manipulation by the few, of the many and even of the earth, itself, and other animal species. But I
don't think this is the end of the journey, and recognizing, resisting the manipulation and finding ways to survive but somehow stay true to a higher
purpose is the test here. I don't know that we will "win" on a "group" scale. But if you do believe in Jesus, part of the point of his life and
death, was that just the sacrifices of one, and their honor and character and regard for their brethren, despite what they may do, can save