a reply to: Septimus
I love this photo brah.
I talk to all the supposed "smart" people I know and they just don't give a # about life if they have a smartphone and internet
It's a virus, an electronic virus spread by nefarious people
This will get me a lot of flame but
THERE IS NO HUGE NWO CONSPIRACY, THERE NEVER WAS. Sure there are conspiracies out there, but there's no one group behind it.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. That's what almost drove me off the edge of the mental abyss. Finding out
there is no one conspiracy, people are just assholes that will justify anything that benefits them, regardless of morals.
Random events being done in certain manner. Evil people using research meant for bettering mankind, instead using it to further their bank account.
Marketing and advertising firms use research that shows how humans can be addicted to non-psychical things. Oil companies and other conglomerates
using research that was meant to create free energy and harnessing it to make us all dependent on the petrodollar.
Rich men and women working with other rich men and women to become richer. Doing that since the idea of material commerce. Greed at it's core. That
is what led us here. Not lizard people, aliens, or the Illumanati, though i'm sure they exist.
But no, it was greed that led to people wanting more than what they needed. Greed that led to recessions and war. Greed of resources plunging us into
a perpetual state of war globally, so that someone somewhere makes a buck.
And then you add in video games and the Internet. The action of "winning" in a game triggers the same response in the brain as a hit of
coc aine. Scientists found that out and companies, sick of losing money to people dying from their addictions found this non lethal addiction and
boom, now you have games that are proven to be addicting in rats.
But the greatest addiction that mankind has ever known? Not crack, or tobacco or any psychical entity. No, the greatest addiction is knowledge and the
pursuit of knowledge.
Humans are intrinsically curious about everything, every day a learning experience to be stored in DNA so that your offspring will learn from your
information and adapt as needed. This has lead to the Internet and it's trillions of pages of ...knowledge. And humans are also at their core,
We love the attention of others and we crave it. So when humans discovered the Internet and it's potential for attention, well you know the rest.
Talk to someone who hasn't seen another human in 10 years and see how mentally stable they are.
But this attention seeking and self centered attitude has lead people to get the attention they need, but not the interaction from the attention. So
you have groups of people "hanging out" but not speaking a word to each other, too glued to their phones to notice each other. Wanting to talk and
be with other "friends" but being able to censor them if they say something upsetting. Can't do that with face to face conversations. They get a
sense of control in a uncontrollable world when they go online basically.
Are there people out there who aren't addicted to their phones? Yes. But we are not the majority and never will be because we keep to our groups of
people and don't go out. We like our friends and we like to be around them. So, ergo, no going out because you're lonely.
It used to be that when I wanted to hang out with a friend I would call them. If they wanted to hang out, they would say so. After a while of not
wanting to hang out or ducking me, I figured they didn't want to be my friend. So I would move on to more people until I found people that genuinely
liked me, not what I had with me. After hanging out for a day, we wouldn't see each other for a week or 2 and then we would hang out again.
But I can't do that nowadays. Either they don't pick up at all or they go on their phone and make me feel like a dick if I interrupt or tell them I
don't want to be their friend because we haven't said more than a few sentences in an hour and we haven't done so since I first met them.
I have a degree in psychology and lectured at a few Ivy league schools and it tears me up seeing how the new generation is turning out. It makes my
spirit sad that people aren't being with each other, they're being with everyone else. It's a profound sadness that leads to anger and hatred,
symptoms of sadness.
I want to say all hope is lost but I've met enough people that think like me that I am secure in the knowledge that this will all come crashing down,
using the very same tools to crush them as they used to enslave us.
And high explosives. Lots of high explosives and "illegal" firearms, even though the Militia Act of 1903 makes it treason to even talk about
infringing on the 2nd amendment. You really can find anything on the Internet.
tl;dr The only conspiracy out there is greed. And turning people into smartphone addicted drones through science