People don't want to be uncomfortable so they stay quiet and blind to hold on to that comfort.
I agree with what you said and I know the feeling when you try to discuss these things with those who take the mainstream seriously, but there's
something I wanted to elaborate on your quoted point..
I think that one of the bigger tricks that have been played on the population is using our imaginations against us and getting the majority to
actually define "comfort" as "discomfort" (think "double-think from 1984)
from there, all they have to do is make the mainstream reflect that mindset and use the tactics that a lot of Christian youth-groups use: "hey there,
we're just a group of happy, cool, confident people who seem to have answers (or at least not many questions..) and know what we want.."
Notice how the mainstream has almost become an exaggerated parody of real-life, on every possible front. Turn on the TV or listen to the radio and it
seems like between the world of News AND Music, there's nothing but heartache, yearning, wreckless partying, apathy, tribal violence (gangs),
terrorism, unpredictable foreign powers, unpredictable LOCAL powers, and absolutely nothing any of us can do about it so "let's make the most of the
night, cuz we're gonna die young.."
now, walk outside.
go into the city..
go into the ghetto!
go to the most nasty abandoned, forgotten, sketchy place you KNOW of (at least during daylight..)
of course I can only go off of my own experiences, but I try to test this often. I talk to hobos, junkies, crust-punks, hippies, and anyone
in-between.. I don't see that "danger" reflected anywhere and i'm willing to guess that most of the REAL "danger" is the result of being a person who
EXPECTS that danger and hence provokes it..
My point is just that most people have learned to seek discomfort and so here we find ourselves today, waiting for the novelty of masochism to finally
run its course and maybe then humanity can pick up where it left off..
edit on 11-11-2013 by HyphenSt1 because: typo