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rick spalding
Posted over 2 years ago
James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?
This guys logic is based off of a false premise of not knowing what capitalism is. I think therefore I am. Your mind defines you and what you want to do in life. To decide whether "society" is acting in tandem to the right or wrong tune, is irrelevant. Many people are consuming their lives with how this "network" is flowing without actually using any critical thinking skills. Even if we are all fully intertwined and become one large "organism" and then some Tower of babel moment happens and we are all back to basics, (anarchy if you will) our human nature will bring us straight back to this point. My concern is not this "network" but people being conditioned over the generations to accept this with no rational thought whatsoever. The NWO will happen whether you agree or disagree with it, we should all be concerned about losing our own identity while this process of STATISM, not Capitalism, is destroying the individual. I am not religious, nor do I believe in all Ayn Rand's beliefs. But Jesus Christ and Ayn Rand who have opposite beliefs warn of the same coming. Its happening and will continue to happen. That alone should be enough food for thought.
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rick spalding
Posted over 2 years ago
P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war
anyone see the movie surrogates? That movie is average and falls flat but I believe it portrays where we are headed w/ technology. In the end all that makes us individuals is our mind, and no one can take that away from anybody. Instead of using your own vessel, people will have their own "surrogate" to function in society.
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Posted almost 3 years ago
What was not taught in school that you realize, REALLY should have been? (Why?)
It is super subjective, but what that person believes should believe it whole-heartedly from their own passion not from fear from rejection of the "society". Today's society has gotten so bad that many people are in other's business. When it doesn't affect them in anyway. Talk about a lack of harmony. That discord is bad for everybody except the people at the top that control everything. It allows them to lay down more policies on top of policies to make it look like they are fixing the discord. This would lead to your "change the world" idea. Everyone is so dumbed down that they just let government do what they need to do. To physically actually change it, you don't even need someone to believe in conspiracy. You need men/women who are great leaders with great minds that support community as a whole. I don't see that anywhere. THere have been people like this though, JFK, MLK, Lennon, etc and they were all killed. Yes, I know I am a conspiracy nut, I have no evidence of things like this that the big man is holding everyone down but to me it is more than a coincidence that these people are killed. I don't believe in coincidences. So in general, unless someone is going to take that leadership role, they can still keep a balanced mind and spread love/energy. For how cheesy that sounds it keeps more harmony in the world than dissonance. The more dissonance there is, it will just get worse for the general population. Oh and if you are a bible believer, this can't be stopped. That is why I find Book of Daniel and Revelation interesting. Not saying I believe it but God will come down fullfill the rapture and cleanse this earth. I personally can't believe in a personal God like that. Genevieve have you read Atlas Shrugged? If you haven't I would love if you took the time to read it and hear your thoughts. I can tell you are way smarter than me, I would love to to hear your thoughts on the book.
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rick spalding
Posted almost 3 years ago
What was not taught in school that you realize, REALLY should have been? (Why?)
1 Is to truly think for themselves. Not just see something that makes them think about things or rationalize something. Anything can be rationalized off of a false premise. I don't talk about conspiracy cavalierly because no one will believe it. I came across a kid a few months that was in high school. We had that conspiracy connection but neither of us divulged our "crazy" beliefs. But he said that in school they are learning and believing that if you said that "90% of muslims are terrorists." That this is completely racist. That comment is not racist whatsoever. He was looking around his classroom and he sees people just soaking it in and agreeing. He couldn't believe how stupid people have become. Many people believe things are racist comments or acts all the time when they are not. On the conspiracy side this would be considered a deliberate tactic to to keep dissonance among the people. Look at that Trayvon Martin case in Florida, the media got caught red handed making it look like a white on black hate crime. If you beat something into someones brainless mind they will believe it at some point. e.g., "Change" "Their fair share", "It's the right thing to do", these Obama comments have no substance or reasoning whatsoever. Before you judge, I believe the Republicans are just as bad. 2 Is to love your friends and family and support community. Truly keep a balanced mind. Any type of negative energy emanating from someone because they had a bad day, etc, truly rubs off to the people around them. I could go on and on about this also but I will try to wrap up this whole crude summation of everything. As you mentioned "hopelessness" many conspirators have been led down the wrong path (fear mongering tools). What better way to make someone feel catatonic, for lack of a better word, than fear. The endless capacity of our mind is the greatest tool we have, and many use it poorly or the wrong way. I am willing to continue if any1 is interested
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Posted almost 3 years ago
What was not taught in school that you realize, REALLY should have been? (Why?)
To do? It really depends on the angle a conspirator is taking. Taking a step back and looking at the complex world we live in I have realized a few things. It really isn't hopeless. But it is projected hopeless because the perception is "most people are asleep, we need to wake them, they are sheep!" But trying to explain to a non believer is futile. The ironic part is some conspirators go overboard with their ideas to the public which in turn opens the conspirator niche to ad hominem attacks to completely discredit the whole group. For example, some believe the earth is hollow and aliens and rich people live down there and communicate. I keep an open mind but I just laugh at these ideas that have zero evidence. It is pure conjecture. I am not religious as an agnostic and I am not an Objectivist as Ayn Rand would call it. I have 100 pages left in Atlas Shrugged. I find it unsettling how true that book is. Lets put Jesus Christ's spiritual beliefs to the side for a moment. To reiterate I don't have a religion, but I find parts of the bible interesting. Jesus Christ and Ayn Rand who have opposite beliefs both warn of the same breakdowns in society that lead to complete ineptness in a functioning world. But what is functioning? The "society" decides what labels are good and bad. In a way all societies are doomed. Anarchy is portrayed as chaos but it is precisely the reverse. There are no simple transactions anymore, everything has a policy on top of a policy along with several types of taxes. The dollar (backed by gold) was to be an efficient bartering system for this great free market society. That society is slowly dissipating over generations. The conditioning one receives from birth is no different from brainwashing. I have learned more about central theory and natural law in one year than any education would provide. Beyond this diatribe, what one must do....
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Posted almost 3 years ago
What was not taught in school that you realize, REALLY should have been? (Why?)
I will keep this short. I guarantee none of you believe in conspiracy but just look how inept governments are. They control the education and many other aspects in our lives. I have read much on the deliberate dumbing down of america with essentially brainwashing. If you can get more than half the population to depend on government it will grow larger and at some point with the technology will pretty much control your lives. There is plenty of evidence out there. Remember you aren't going to find proof. A court case depends on evidence if there was proof the case is over. They don't teach central theory or natural law instead you must memorize capitals of the world...... You would say why people do this? If you were rich and powerful, wouldn't you make sure you would want to stay rich and powerful? Yes I know this comment will be glossed over. All you "intellectuals" will sit there providing witty banter with each other as you think you are having a progressive conversation to help save the world or fulfill your ego of having such said conversation. The answer is right in front of your face. I could go on and on, but it is pointless, you must look into yourselves.
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Posted almost 3 years ago
Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal
There is alot of conjecture in these comments and good points also. There is no simple solution but the first step would be for the world to understand meat should not be a focal point of every meal. We are taught how important it is to get meat in our diets and many people wont even think about cutting back just because it is just so yummy. The research is out there, your body only needs so much protein a day. Meat is marketed that we need protein everyday and it is bad if you dont get any. Vegetables can provide a substantial amount of protein. And the B12 justification for meat is a fallacy. B12 is bacteria nothing more. The question is..., how do you know when you are in excess of protein? It is a business and an unethical business at that. The medical and ag industries are by far the worst with their propaganda to sell you their products. I am not condoning to cut meat out entirely. Animal fat is good, and cholesterol is good also. People should be eating alkaline diets and cutting back on meat due to the negative effects of excess protein. For how great the invention of refrigeration is, it has also lead us to be more irresponsible. Refined sugar is by far the worst thing people can eat, going vegan is not the answer. Now we have GMO corn being fed to most animals and filled with antibiotics. All this energy and waste to provide a pork chop would go away if people ate more produce. For starters, kale and spinach provide way more nutrients than you might think. I saw someone mention hydroponic gardening. I have been thinking about doing that. Personally I want to start a business in Denver where all crops are grown inside, temp control, etc, use solar panels and fuel cells and sell these wonderful foods to the local restaurants. The initial capital is the biggest problem. It would be considered even better than organic as organic uses pesticides. Organic is a must against GMO's but the rest is circumstantial.