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posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
We're distracted, but we're not controlled.


If you knew you were being controlled, then it wouldn't be control - at least not total control. That's not to say that you or i are currently under total control, just that if we were we wouldn't know it.

The kind of control desired is the kind in which we ask, even beg them to do the things they want to do; boogeymen, omnipresent surveillance and cultural shenanigans via the media. It's a complex symphony to conduct, but it seems to be getting nearer to perfect with every decade.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 05:20 PM
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As I was reading through the thread I thought of something we can do to fix things for our children and children ls future.

I blame my fellow men for this issue. Men have been hyper sexualized with pornography and encouraged to use drugs, drink and not marry women because being a “Player” is what you should strive for.

My father passed away when I was 4 from a heart attack at age 48 and I grew up in a single parent home in the 1980s. I have 3 older brothers. If it wasn’t for my older brothers kicking my ass to get out of bed for school or the Boy Scout leaders or the football coaches or my drafting teacher or my AP government teacher or the retired Lt. Col (USMC) A-4 Aviator who was my neighbor growing and served 3 tours in Vietnam who was shot down in Laos and made his way back to to the base in the jungle 100 miles away ( All male role models for me) I probably would have taken a much different path in my life.

There are way too many single mothers in this country with deadbeat dads who don’t pay child support and are not part of their childrens lives.

Young boys and young men need to see a strong, high moral compass, loving but no bull# taking type of man in their lives. Now boys are being raised by porn and video games and we wonder why everything is so screwed up
edit on 15-1-2022 by Brassmonkey because: Spelling



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: Brassmonkey

There is quite a bit of truth in this.

They want to know why the inner cities are as messed up as they are and they only really need 1 stat - about 70% of the kids there are born out of wedlock. That means most of them don't have a dad. What they end up with is the gang to provide that guidance, and we see the results.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: Brassmonkey

I agree with you about children needing good, strong, positive role models. but they also need discipline, which the role model will not be able to give, without going to jail, in today's society.

I have three amazingly strong, successful brothers, and their children are lost. They were given too much. They are too entrenched in social media, and modern society's ideology. I have one brother that escaped that pitfall with his children but it cost him severely.

He does not allow his children unsupervised time with the internet, he and his wife, puts a ship load of time and money in teaching and working with their children. They both have great grades, are extremely productive in school. Both have full scholarships at a couple of prestigious private schools, and him and his wife have to make appointments to see each other to have personal time together. Everything goes into keeping their children on track. One is graduating this year, the other is graduating two years from now. So far it seems to have been a good investment.

My other brothers are fighting a losing battle against a bunch of selfish, entitled, disrespectful brats. Not because they are deadbeat dads, or because they don't provide for them. They go out of their way trying to spend time with them. They just don't have any drive, or ambition, and if I hear one more time, "I didn't ask to be born." "You brought me into this world, it is your job to take care of me." I promise you I will be posting from jail myself.

I love them but I can't stand them. Took all the deadbeats out of my will and trust. Left everything to my Mother and my siblings. If their children get anything. I won't be from me.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

You cant touch on this issue without fangs in the women, too. Remember, i supposedly don't need ANY man for any reason, he's just something to hump & dump, and maybe get some money out of if a swimmer hits the mark. Men are supposed to be the root of all our girl problems one way or the other, they are supposed to be beneath me.

Fix that hot SJW mess & maybe more guys will start to think the girl is worth more than a hump & dump in return. Until then, this is more a problem rooted far more deeply in feminism than patriarchy or chauvinism.
edit on 1/15/2022 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck


Did NAFTA wipe out the Blue Collar industries, so none of the related jobs was left?

New Zealand nuked (pun intended) their Blue Collar skills base in the 1980-90s. The closure of railway workshops and the axing of apprenticeship schemes ensured that the next generation never had similar employment opportunities. The issue crops up in different guises, from a lack of builders to construct homes to the Cook Straight ferries going overseas for overhauls.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck in Sept I got out of jail after waiting nearly 2 and 1/2 years to go to trial and I was shocked how much the world changed I have only seen the stores so empty of goods after major hurricanes but this was not for just a few weeks this has been going on for months. I like chili flavored ramen noodles but al Wal-Mart seems to have in stock is chicken or beef flavored and single serving bowls of yakisoba noodles, I also like Frito lay mild cheddar cheese dip and for months in my area the only places I can find it is ocassionly at local dollar General. All the local grocery stores and big box stores like Wal-Mart only seem to have the bean dip and the chip aisle and water aisles are barren of everything except the high dollar items.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

My first job away from home was in the commercial fishing industry. Started in the processing area, moved to the actual fishing boats--wanted to live to spend my money, so I got away from that. Finished off back in processing, at the management level. Almost 16 years...you learn what a days work in uncomfortable conditions are like...standing in four or five inches of freezing salt water, while your wracked by walking pneumonia. Why would I do that?? Because, when the boats are in, you work. Time is, quite literally, money.

My short days were 12-14 hours usually--during the season--off season 10-12 days were more the usual.

Now? I'm working between 8-10. Much easier on this slightly worn bod... I couldn't do those 18+ now if I wanted to, not that I do. Those days are soooo done.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Working the wheat harvest is not as harsh, but it doesn't wait on you. You work when it's ready to come out of the ground or it's lost. Time is money as you say.

I spent several summers in high school picking up an extra temp job working the wheat harvest in some capacity.

Those are long, hot days from dawn til well past dusk - all go, no quit.

But I'm not so far off the farm.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Redneck, they have planning this for decades. Our elite rulers truly think they know what is best for society, and oh they just managed to get really rich themselves gypping us out of our rights to have a better life. Not to mention the whole depopulation thing going on. The vaxx mandates are not just depopulation, they are One World totalitarian controls on our lives. There is also some generic manipulation going on. Atlantean scientists come again. Hollywood generally tends to be ahead of the game so keep watch what they put out in subtle propaganda. They leak a lot of new technology we don’t know about yet. Minority Report, Vanilla Sky, and so on.
I believe that intervention is needed by the Almighty and His Angels. It is spiritual warfare of the Armageddon kind.



posted on Jan, 15 2022 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I remember G.W. Bush mentioned "The ancient promise" in one of his speeches.

Does 322 ring a bell?

Gen 3;22

And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us,
knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his
hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”

This is their goal. And why they've lied to the world pushing atheism
and evolution. Becoming like God has always been the agenda we
weren't allowed to see. This is what's happening and by 2030 they
will have enslaved everyone of us to do what they say. I could go
on but I'll keep it short.



posted on Jan, 16 2022 @ 08:36 AM
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However, what is happening is no experiment



I wish you were right, but more and more I think this is a global experiment.

I have a cousin who is a doctor of pharmaceutical sciences, we talked recently and I was attracted by the story of how they choose rats for experiments,
For a month every day she goes to the lab where there are only rats waiting to become an experiment she feeds them a story with them she acts like pets they are each in their own cage at that time, after a month the other person puts all the rats in one cage and leave them a lot of food so they are not hungry then my cousin comes put her hand in the cage and calls the rats to her those who come to her because they know her and trust her she takes those rats for experiment those who don't believe her even though she fed them those rats does not take for experiment.Those rats who aren't up for the experiment are being sent to other labs, at least she thinks so.
edit on 16-1-2022 by Lora73 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 27 2022 @ 02:33 AM
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a reply to: BrokenCircles



Better Technology = Better Life


This is a surprisingly complicated topic.

Of course it's obvious that compared to 'olden times with no technology' (or primitive technology at best), modern times have brought many blessings to the everyday life. No longer does a task like cooking food require you to manually carry water from a well or a lake, to cut down trees and then chop them to smaller pieces just to get a fire going, and I don't even want to mention laundry.

Running water, ovens and stoves, washing machines, dryers, and so forth and so on, have greatly improved the quality of life for most people. They have also diminished the time required to make a meal or do the laundry. Now it takes a couple of hours to wash and dry laundry, when it was a whole huge project back in the day with having to wash clothes in the right spot of a river, and drying them was a whole other thing that could take the whole day, night and better part of the next day.

This makes it very easy to think that more tech is better life. No one can really deny that technology -has- been a big blessing for people, and made life so very much easier, healthier and more sanitary as well.

However, as we can see, technology is like money or any other form of energy (yes, you can think of money as 'energy'); it has its uses, but it can also hurt you.

The same metal can be molded into spoons or guns (well, I am sure there are specialized metals for different purposes, but I want to keep things simple). So technology can both help and destroy. It can elevate, free and push down and oppress. Energy can be used for good and evil, just like money or even fire.

Fire can be very useful when it's the servant, but when it becomes the master, it can be incredibly destructive.

Technology is the same way. In a good world, this technology level would not have been molded into 'smartphones', but something better and more beneficial for all humanity, not just selfish gits that want to show their butts to Teslacams while taking selfies when drunk.

To me, it's quite incredible all the things a computer can do, and how little of that potential the masses are even aware of, and how much CPU power is utterly wasted on trivial crap that never reaches even 1% of the computer's potential. Whether it's a dedicated desktop PC or a 'sumaho', as the japanese call it, makes no difference. It's like a grandma that only uses a web browser on a two-thousand dollar PC that could do SO many things even if we only think about the creative possibilities, and even only take -one- avenue of creativity, like music or graphics. Most people don't use PCs to create music, graphics, animation or program something fun by themselves. To me, this is shocking and appalling.

At the same time, it's easy to realize that it's not always the technology's fault. There are -amazing- protocols for communication, with pure text, or text and voice, or text, voice and video, or even in some kind of 'virtual reality' way. People can share pictures, videos, animations, songs, music, books, comis, whatever they find interesting. And what is most of that bandwidth used for?

If we left the tech exactly as-is, but replaced the population with actually GOOD human beings, what a paradise this planet would be! How amazing all that tech would be, you can reach someone in Australia or Hong Kong in seconds, and talk with them.

But because people are what they are, the experience is not allways all that elevating. You can play amazing games only to hear people tell you to end yourself or that you are a failed abortion, or whatnot. If people were civil to each other, those games would be a heaven.

Perhaps it's better that it is this way, though, because if people were good, technology would be too easy to sink your whole life in - you could just play some game all the time and never quit. But because people are jerks, they get on your nerves and push you out of the game, so you can actually exist in the reality.

Looks like most people don't like reality as much as they like their glowing rectangles, so we are in a situation, where people have given their souls to technology, and the technology is all too happy to addict them and imprison them.

Sometimes you feel you are completely alone, when masses of cellphone-zombies surround you, not noticing the traffic or beauty of nature around them, because staring at a rectangle is their 'new normal', and it's more important to see pixels than the surrounding environment for some reason..

Technology can be used to oppress and free, it's sad how efficient it can be when oppressing people, in a seemingly subtle way. You don't need metal chains around people's ankles, when people put themselves to this small rectangle-shaped prison - a prison for their mind. What does it matter if they're physically free, if their whole existence happens within a tiny rectangle as far as their minds are concerned anyway?

It seems there's time-saving, liberating technology like a dishwasher or a coffee maker, but then there's also time-wasting, imprisoning technology, like... well, I think by now everyone knows what I mean.

In the end, technology can be a great liberator and a great oppressor, and in this world, it has been proven to be both very efficiently. It's ultimately up to us to liberate ourselves or imprison ourselves, technology doesn't make that decision for us.

I am not sure if that's a consoling or a really scary thought, when I look around..



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