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[–] GranimalSnake 1 points 72 points (+73|-1) ago 

A big learning step is realizing how little you really KNOW.

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[–] Saufsoldat 3 points 30 points (+33|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Since when is not knowing stuff the same as being brainwashed, though? I feel like people here are abusing the term "brainwashing" to mean "anyone who's not omniscient and can't see through all lies at all times".

edit: Just imagine this post on reddit saying "How many of you think you're NOT racist?". You'd get the exact same type of self-righteous faggots who come out of their holes and brag about how "of course everyone is racist, so pointing that out makes me better than everyone else, because I'm woke". Fuck all you niggerkikes who think this is compelling content for voat. I want to take a big shit on your windshield wiper.

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[–] Lyes 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

The media's (and academia's) greatest impact is by NOT covering those aspects of reality which run counter to their approved narratives.

For example, the entire left is united against privates citizens' exercise of their Second Amendment rights. The overt brainwashing is their constant yammering and gnashing of teeth over any narrative-matching shooting events; they'll play endless segments for days and days.

Now when they DON'T cover the self-defense shootings (which occur much more frequently), or barely mention daily mass shootings in Chicago, or bury a story because the shooter was a "transgender" black woman...that may not be active "brainwashing", but it is a key component to the overt brainwashing program.

You can't brainwash people without also restricting information and narratives which serve to counter that brainwashing.

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[–] GranimalSnake 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

That's a very fair observation. I get your point.

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[–] hungryhobo2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I would upvote this if I could. Instead, I'll just comment in support

The circle jerk is REAL!

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[–] kalchaya 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Simple, if you don't know the techniques of brainwashing, propaganda, misinformation/disinformation, spin-doctoring, etc., you will not recognize it when it's being applied, so just how do you expect to resist it? Knowledge is power, while ignorance is the fast track to subjugation.

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[–] Bananazz [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Agreed

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[–] SHIVASHIVASHIVA 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Another step up is.... knowing there is only one truth... everything is a lie!

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[–] Bananazz [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Truth is, there is only one.

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[–] GranimalSnake 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's the eternal truth.

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[–] z3r0sumgam3 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I believe I am not completely brainwashed.

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[–] thelma 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

you've been brainwashed to say that !

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[–] MyDrunkAccount 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago 

Jesus was a Jew. Christianity is based on His teachings & interpretations of the Judaic Scriptures. Mathew 5:17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."

Did that ruffle any feathers?

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not really. Why do so many atheists assume Christians have no understanding of their own religion? It is very patronizing.

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[–] TheSeer 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The word Jew is only about 400 years old. Secondly, those we call Jewish today follow 'Pharisaical Rabbinism', which means.... They value the ORAL LAW of rabbis (in the last few hundred years) OVER what is written in scripture. Get it? The Pharisees follow RABBIs, not SCRIPTURE.

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[–] 14064158? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If by Judaic Scriptures, you mean Talmud, then no. You're wrong.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Well, I'm not a Christian. But I look forward to any attempts that may hit closer to home. Here's some info that may help:

I'm a hedonistic weak-rule utilitarian humanist. I don't support many of Trump's actions, but I do support some, and am pleasantly surprised at how well the economy seems to be doing right now. I'm surprised there hasn't been a huge improvement in productivity. I like much of what Obama did. I strongly support single-payer healthcare in the US. I don't like racism. I despise the willfully ignorant. I'm athiest, but not anti-religion. On some days I believe in the supernatural.

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[–] Computergeek01 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Personally, I know I'm brainwashed. Anytime you feel guilt it's because you've been conditioned to feel regret for certain things but the logical part of you is telling you that you're actions have not had any detrimental affect on your life. It's called cognitive dissonance and it's virtually painful. Keep in mind that this is different from the mammalian urge to help the fellow members of your tribe (the city you live in). That should feel distinctly different, like a want as opposed to an obligation, and is a survival mechanism for the species as a whole.

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[–] FreeToLive 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Check out the book No More Mr Nice Guy. Seriously one of the best books for men dealing with child abandonment issue (don't be ashamed everyone has em). It goes into how since we've move away from a agrarian society men have lost their way.

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[–] PaulNeriAustralia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"child abandonment issue ". I think I read somewhere that it's very important for males to be loved by their mothers or they go a bit funny as in ... serial killers.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What you call guilt I call my conscience telling me that I just acted like an asshole to someone who didn't deserve it.

It doesn't happen often, but when I feel guilt it's because I acted in a way that hurt a loved one.

I don't think I have ever felt guilt for an action that did not have a detrimental effect on someone else.

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[–] vladtep 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

White guilt, for instance...lol

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[–] Bananazz [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah, guilt is such a waste of time and energy.

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[–] GapingAnus 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

On the contrary. Healthy guilt is one of the prime feedback mechanisms we have to regulate behavior. The reason I don't steal is not because stealing is illegal: it's because I don't want to deprive someone else of their property and I can empathize with them in how that would feel. Doing so would make me feel guilty and shame at being a bad person or breaking the social contract that exists between civilized people.

Guilt is good. Too much of anything or wrongly applied guilt is bad.

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[–] Triple_Agent 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

Guilt is a female tool, as well as religion's favorite weapon.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I often catch my self doing the same thing.

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[–] middle-path 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I'm everyday trying to brainwash myself into being a better person. A harder worker. More driven by my own moral compass and willing to disregard all else. To be the kind of man I think the world needs.

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[–] Goathole 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Holy shit, and here I thought you were just some dumpster diving hippie looking for some free puss. I'm sorry bro.

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[–] middle-path 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

be aware I'm not middle_path

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[–] Epictetus_Hierapolis 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

thats not @middle_path

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[–] AR47 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Brainwashed? Na I don’t think anyone outside of MK ultra is brainwashed really. I prefer the term conditioned because it is more accurate.

I was myself at a time and then I moved away to PA and saw the world for what it is and how it wants to be. I traveled the NE extensively for 7 years from Maine to North Carolina and across to Ohio.

I used to be a live and let live with race and thought it was isolated to crime and not race.

Since then I have learned to make firearms, do most survivalist preparation and construction. Grow my own food when possible (seasonal). I stopped shopping at big retail for shit and research the company I spend money with.

Just lots of stuff really

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[–] obsecro-morietur 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If everyone did this the world would be inconceivably different

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[–] AR47 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree it would, but let’s say for a moment that you pick any of those I listed and pretend everyone did it. Think about how different it would be.

Let’s say that everyone that wanted a firearm just made it like I have from 80% lowers and construct them as well from source parts.

Do you know what the number one reason I get every time I suggest someone make a AR?

Oh that seems hard and I don’t have a clue where to start.

Then I get questioned about legality, but that is very eye opening how little confidence people have in their own skill set or even under instruction from someone that has done it.

Legally when someone makes an AR lower from 80% they must do it without physical help from another and that isn’t a law I will break because to me it is very important and I won’t be the fuck that messes it up.

But as of now I have made 6 total guns. Four AR15 and a Glock 19 as well as a 1911. Now I am not an expert, but I do learn from mistakes and research quite a bit and it is rare to see that these days

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[–] Bananazz [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exactly, however there are other ways without wandering off to the wilderness alone to see how things really are.

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[–] Darwinxmachina 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I believe not being too attached to any single idea is a good indicator of brainwash avoidance. Since you can't see through all lies at all times, being comfortable with the possibility or probability of uncertainty is a reflection of a broad minded non-automaton. Let evidence (the empirical observable and measurable type) and the scientific method vet the truth. Everything else can be suspect. The biggest problem with this is the risk of arrested Development.

Edit: That said, I don't believe i'm brainwashed, but i'm a little bias.

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[–] zen_music 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

/u/Darwinxmachina, I mostly agree with your synopsis; but I can't shake the thought that remaining uncommitted is part of the problem and serves (((somebody))) very well. I tried for quite a while to maintain my place on the fence, but it's gotten very difficult the past couple of years. About all I can manage for objectivity is to hold the idea that everyone is lying through their teeth. Not a comfy thought.

You know how everybody tells a story so as to make themselves look good? Well it could have started that innocently, but it has gotten completely out of hand.

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[–] Duion 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Everybody is probably not completely brainwashed. Completely brainwashed would mean 100% which is pretty unlikely.

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[–] HornadyT2_TAP 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Even most liberals have one thing they got right. Whether it be the federal reserve, or guns. It's weird to talk to them because how did they get that one thing right but the rest completely wrong.

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[–] Duion 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Probably the only one who is completely brainwashed is a zombie, where no higher brain activity is left, except basic motor functions.

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