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[–] YellyYuropoor 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Everybody knows, at least knew before crawling back into wilfull ignorance. It takes personal sacrifices to stand up and do something about it. People love their coca-cola, people love their tv, people pay tax because they do not want to get in trouble.. We chose this. Noncomplience is all it takes to make it stop. I guess burgers are just too damn good and the fear of prison or losing your house is just too big. They've done an excellent job killing our spirit. "It's just the way it is" We're divided more than ever. We hate on people that are running for their lifes because we're made scared beyond reason. Things are escalating across the globe and "from chaos, we will create order." Everything is going according to plan. But by all means let's not reckonise that and continiou to hate eachother and buy the products from companies that make the brave new 1984 run. (uploaded from my Iphone......)

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[–] Kithsander 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago 

Years ago I worked for a now defunct video rental company. One of the store managers was stealing shit from the store. DVDs, candy, whatever. On top of this they were also the laziest person I've ever met, and would only actually do work when the store manager was around and even that was underwhelming. The store manager was aware of all of this, as was everyone else in the store. Somehow, every "team meeting", the lazy managers list of undone tasks was blamed on the underlings by the store manager. Even pointing out that these were tasks that were to be done specifically by that particular lazy manager were useless. The underlings were blamed. We got together and decided after a particularly crappy meeting that we weren't coming back. There were four of us, counting myself. One of the others had been my best friend from middle school, through high school, and at that time right at the end of college.

When it came time for the people to do what they said they would, to stand up for what they thought was right, I was the only mother fucker dumb enough to believe that a man does what he says he will.

I love the movie cliche where the hero gets told that if they're brave enough to lead the charge, the people will follow. No, no they won't. They'll stand around in a herd with their eyes as large as dinner saucers, watching as that one person who stood up to do what they felt was right gets gunned down in a thundering cloud of bullets. And then they'll go to lunch.

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[–] YellyYuropoor 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

if they're brave enough to lead the charge, the people will follow. No, no they won't. They'll stand around in a herd with their eyes as large as dinner saucers, watching as that one person who stood up to do what they felt was right

And yet it takes somebody not affraid of standing alone to make a difference. It's superdemotivating watching everybody sit and do nothing, yes. Don't give up. If you don't do it for those fricking sheep do it for your soul. Just in case you need it one day. ..At least that is what I tell myself when I do good things and I see others pretending their nose is bleeding.

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

People love their coca-cola, people love their tv, people pay tax because they do not want to get in trouble.. We chose this

Do people love coca-cola by their own choice or because they have successfully marketed it, with the help of marketing firms which know how to create want, for decades?

Do people love tv by choice or because it hijacks our reward system in the brain with dramatic music, fast cuts and overly dramatic stories?

I don't think people choose a lot of this stuff. Psychology and other sciences have greatly advanced our understanding of ourselves and this was then used to influence us on a daily basis. Supermarkets being created so that you spend long time in them, products being placed on different heights which affect your choosing/evaluation of them, ad's which have been designed by people that know how to get your attention. We may choose this as in we get persuaded to do so, but i doubt many know how much they really are influenced in their choices on a daily basis.

There's even a law in the US that allows the government to use propaganda against it's own citizens:

  • The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (section 1078 (a)) amended the US Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987, allowing for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be released within U.S. borders for the Archivist of the United States (source

How much worse can it get?

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

I believe in taking responsibility for your own actions. I do not drink softdrinks, I haven't owned a tv for 15 years. Everything is a CHOICE. Even when million dollars are spend to make you forget that. You are right, a lot of money is being spend in supermarklets, commercials and magazines. I still trust in people to do what they want to do. If you drink coke you know it's not good for you, but you CHOOSE to ignore it. The same with everything else. It's easy to blame others for your actions because that way you will never have to adjust your ways.

It can get plenty worse..., and as long as we convince ourselfs it's marketing and propaganda that makes what we do, it will. Take matters into your own hands, if you are aware of the propaganda and the marketing and you still do not act accordingly, you are willfully ignorant. Awareness comes with responsibility.

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

Scary spooky skeletons

Jk lol

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

You're an idiot.