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originally posted by: Bluesma
The God is money. The Church of Consumerism.
Which got its big boost from Saint Bernays, Our Father of Public Relations, who brought to us the sacred secrets of manipulating public opinion and the engineering of consent.
Grace be upon our Corporate Masters
And media puppeteers.
Just eat your bread, watch your circus, and cheer and hiss on cue.
I didn't mean to critisize YOU in anyway, it was a point about our current society,
meant to be slightly tongue-in-cheek.
originally posted by: orangetom1999
I believe it is they who have invested so heavily in the public falling for that thing I call "The Victim Dictum" Victimhood in perpetuity as a change agent..to get the people to go along by default. They like to stroke the public's emotions regularly and often to prevent thinking from occurring. Emoting not thinking.
originally posted by: southernplayalistic
Orangetom and Bluesma, thanks for the replies and questions. I'm enjoying it. Unfortunately for me, i'm not educated enough to provide a decent response/ answer. Just one word comes to mind, 'money'.
Here is the question...
If this devout and zealous religious system of which I am speaking ..."Gaslighting" ...a phony system...a counterfeit..a lie and deception...if this is a devout religion of lies and deceit..played on an unsuspecting..people...IF it is belief system quietly sponsored and approved of by government and leadership in this country...approved of by public education ...and other leadership groups...
Give me the name of the diety or god of this phony counterfeit system/religion in motion..in play????
When did government turn to this religion and god ..and not tell anyone they had done this???
What is the name of the god of rampant, rabid, runaway sex and sexuality???
It kinda seems to me like there is this glorification of victimization value in our american culture that makes me uncomfortable now. I always thought I reject the whole paradigm of victimization - at least consciously, I do.
I question myself on this, and have begun to get very turned off by it.
So now, as I watch women and men clamoring loudly that they are victims, I can't help but be sceptical of the claims. Not that it doesn't happen - it does. Rape happens, and is wrong and there are victims of it. But the "rape culture" claim is just irrational and blown out of proportion! The feminist focus on the injustices done to women, and the reassurance offered to young women that they are victims, from the time they are born, and whether they were even aware of it or not, suffering or not, is a pleasant reassurance of their moral goodness as a human.
We all want to feel that we are "good", but when we have beliefs that one can only be good if they are victimized, well, that is prone to create a lot MORE victimization, even where it wasn't.
I find it a bit troubling that amongst MRA's, the assertion that "men are good" only has come about with assertion that "men are victims".
I found that the more I identified myself as victim in past, the more I made myself victim in present.