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Forum Post: Who Won the Civil War

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 11, 2014, 9:44 p.m. EST by turbocharger (1756)
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This is how comfortable we have been since WWII, living the best life anyone has ever seen and literally dropping the ball in every major aspect of our lives, from parenting to relationships, to education and prisons, basically every aspect of a functioning society, we currently suck.

There is hope, we just have to realize how much we have slipped first.




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[-] 5 points by SerfingUSA (451) 6 years ago

This is a very sad video to watch. Sometimes I'll fantasize about the population suddenly awakening from their zombie trance. Imagining someday soon, all the people will snap out of it and hold TPTB accountable.

Then you watch something like this video and realize we're screwed.

For every 1 person that is well informed about the TPP, there are 1000 people who have never heard about it. To them, the Kardashians and dancing with the stars are important. WTF is with these idiots? A few of us sane people are stuck on a crazy train full of clueless kardasian loving zombies and we're just along for the ride. Destination Fuckedville!!!

[-] 4 points by JPB950 (2254) 6 years ago

I read an interesting comparison once between "1984" and "Brave New World". It led me to look at government manipulation not as being coercive as in Orwell's world, but instead using mindless pleasures to distract the majority into submission.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

but instead using mindless pleasures to distract the majority into submission.

And yet the governments war on drugs. Kinda counter intuitive of them - Hey?

[-] 4 points by JPB950 (2254) 6 years ago

It's just an opinion and some observations. I'm not claiming it's an orchestrated government plan or conspiracy. Just that it's a natural and simple way for people to be manipulated. I see the population evolving in that direction on it's own. Choosing to occupy ourselves with things that don't require thought. Politicians simply take full advantage of the tendency. They give us short easy answers to complex problems and too many of us don't make the effort to look beyond the sound bite. We accept attack ads as fact because we're becoming too lazy or too distracted to check.

The war on drugs responded to people's fears at that time. Government essentially told us, "relax, we'll get those evil drug pushers, we'll declare war on drugs". We were happy seeing statistics and news footage of arrests so we reelected the people that made us feel good and feel safe. That we weren't any safer and that drugs were winning that war never entered our heads.

Obviously there are elements of "1984" in things like government surveillance. That inspires anger when it's discovered and anger is counter productive to control. That's why government takes great pains to keep such activity secret. Even when discovered, look at the indifference a few weeks after the headlines have ceased. A few speeches and promises we vote for the politician that made us feel good and then go back to watching mindless entertainment.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Don't mistake me - as - I am not arguing with your original comment - just was pointing to an irony. Because - yes there is a concerted program to manipulate and otherwise distract the public or should I say numerous programs as well as numerous players/practitioners.

[-] 4 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

hahahaha there is no doubt that this train is speeding 99mph off a cliff, packed with zombies and the door to the conductors room is fuckin locked shut!!

[-] 3 points by spinoza34 (400) 6 years ago

When our minds become victims of a Bernays-like mass psychology (as they are now) in collaboration with the corporate-owned MSM, our ability to judge our collective downfall also becomes skewed.

[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago


[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 6 years ago

The article you link to doesn't do more then give a few examples, it offers no data as to how many students failed to answer those simple questions. While I agree that even a handful of people that ignorant is certainly disturbing there really isn't enough information given to justify any conclusions.

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

I came to this conclusion a long time ago from simply being active and out and around a lot. This is just the icing on the cake

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 6 years ago

The Media won The Civil War when I rode Big Texas charging up Hollywood Hill, terminating every trans plant in sight.

[-] 1 points by spinoza34 (400) 6 years ago

Just out of interest, do you live in Oregon, Washington, Alaska or Colorado?

[-] 2 points by grapes (5232) 6 years ago

civis Americus sum

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 6 years ago


[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 6 years ago

Majority rule.