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Doom Porn…Why?

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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 01:59 PM
reply to post by DISRAELI

Yes, it's a fun mind game.

But I don't understand the people who maintain that they actually want it to happen. If you really, really think about it, the collapse of society as we know it, would be a very nasty thing, not a disaster movie. Those don't show the ugly realities. People need to get better imaginations IMO.

posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:43 PM
reply to post by TDawgRex

Doom porn is the opiate of the people who have been convinced they should care about nonsense. We live in a society where people make money by convincing us we should really worry if our neighbour has a better car than us, or people think our butts look fat (in these pants). And it works, we find ourselves worried constantly about nonsense. I think tuning into the (real) possibility of Doom puts all that back into perspective as small stupid stuff, and that's a part of why people do. People want to reconnect with the fundamentals, like survival, to forget all the BS.

posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 12:03 AM
Doom porn appeals to two groups of people:

A) persons who believe they'd have more economic power in the midst of a disaster.

B) persons who believe they'd have more social power in the midst of a disaster.

Our current snivelization doesn't really value my gardening skills---they have zero earning power. The same goes for my interests in hunting and curing meats. But in a CME or EMP, I'd suddenly be quite popular.

And speaking of popular, life after a disaster is all about who you know. Our society has become a mass culture, one that no longer values community. Suddenly, community would matter a lot--far more than what stocks you once owned, or what kind of sportscar you drove back when we burnt fossil fuels that'd been piped for thousands of miles for our convenience.

To make a short story long, it isn't the popular kids who sit around in the basement, looking at back issues of shotgun news and mass debating to doom porn.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 01:40 PM

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posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 03:02 PM
Interesting thread, S&F!

I also love some doom porn... why? Well... it's good adrenaline. Like when you have an intense dream, I guess. In fact, I dream a lot about doom stuff, and it's always fun because:

  1. it's not real

  2. I've read/thought so much about it, that I always seem to have a "successful" plan
  3. I wake up feeling like I've just seen a cool film, or that I've just returned from an adventure

What does it say about me? Probably that my life is REALLY boring... and that making up stuff in my mind is way more interesting than whatever is going on here. That said, I like writing and doom porn stimulates my imagination. So there's that too.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 03:48 PM
I'm going to bring the mood down a little lol

For me, I see it as a passive suicide.

I don't want to die (I could never harm myself) but I don't want to live either... so an asteroid wiping out life is an ideal solution to that problem.

I'm curious to see how many others think this way.

posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 05:02 AM
a reply to: TDawgRex

It is sad because it reflects how bored we are with this world.

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