Wake Up

Muhammed (@mehdi756) 8 years, 10 months ago

We live in a coca cola civilization, consumerism, imperialist capitalism, raised to fear other philosophies such as socialism and communism. We are told religion is a terrorist with a bomb, news channels always telling us lies and when they speak the truth its about celebrities. Governments serving huge companies well being. We the people would rather pretend we live in a perfect world and so we worry about sports and shows. How the fuck are we able to drive expensive cars while another human dies of hunger. We like to carry these little pieces of paper that the federal reserve hands out. We can’t pick what to ware today while people are naked. We have people with mansions while a shit load of people are homeless. We raise kids in cold blood, they prefer to were 200$ kicks and play violent games while thinking about who to screw at school. We cry for the legalization of weed and gay marriage. Is it really a big deal if you can’t smoke a little weed while uncle Sam carpet bombs a country. Is democracy worth the lives lost at war. Nothing is worth a life.

Nothing is worth a life.

If you think I’ve got something wrong or backwards, if I’ve missed anything, please don’t hold back, I won’t.

February 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm
Conner J. (1,558) (@connerj93) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@mehdi756, Just remember our country does NOT run on a democratic agenda, it was never built that way in the first place. Its a polyarchy, a society controlled by an elite class of citizens whose voices carry more bearing than any one elses’. Shit it can even be driven down to become a monarchy with our ‘president’ taking place, instead of a king. Mark twain once said that if voting had any ‘real’ importance, then they wouldn’t let us do it. Regular citizens cannot be trusted to make important decisions. And as it turns out, neither can the people we supposedly elected into office. You know i’ve always wondered why more people don’t take action and stand the hell up, instead they sit in their lazy boys, consume fast food and watch FOX news like it’s a fucking religion. If more people new the current state of how things go around in this country, such as the money system, or voting system, or reasons for war, or the propaganda and brain washing media, there’d be a revolution tomorrow. But that’s just it, no one realizes it. I always wondered about the ‘no child left behind’ program and witnessed, first hand, the dumbing down of kids in my high school. I couldn’t stand the public education system, it kills creativity, logical, and questions about the world around you. We’re taught to doubt the answers we have come up with, ALL OF THEM. It’s not that people choose not to revolt because they’re oppressed, they don’t even know they’re oppressed in the first place! The problem is educational.

You don’t even have to look very far to know that the people on this planet are fucked up in the head, and it’s this uneasy idea of lopsided morals that we have come to deal with. As at the beginning of the Christian era, there will be a shift in mentally that begins to work towards the solutions to the problems you’ve put up. We’re constantly changing, more people are waking up.

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Starry Eyed BLiND. (670) (@cristinelizabeth) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@mehdi756, It’s a survival of the fittest world. The fittest should be, the ones who self reflect and have respect for others and personally try to grow each day. In the world of commerce it’s who is able to give their time to companies that they can never get back. I don’t know where to stand about how our world works anymore. The more I try to analyze it, the more I feel I have no control over it. Everyone wants to rule the world. It’s a power hungry world. Even down to the management at my job. As you see my opinion varies with every different subject. My view of the world is never at a solid point because there’s always something to add. I feel like our world is going crazy, we are exposed to so much information stimulation.
According to my sociology book it says we are now in a post industrialization era. Meaning we are moving out of manufacturing into technology. Which is scary because a computer does not produce anything besides a piece of paper.
But I agree with what you have to say. There is just too many people on this planet, everyone s trying to find their own way, and the celebrities can just ride the train of their fame while we just act like peasants to hollywood. We watch movies, but why can’t we just live our life like it is our movie. Why must we watch people pretend to be a character that they aren’t to make me realize some over used story line. It is all a distraction. Everything is. Most of us don’t know what to do with our time here. There is so much to analyze and take in and grasp, but never fully grasp, and just observe, life would be beautiful if people wouldn’t take their fear of not having control over what other people do with their lives, and make it a controlled environment.
But on the other hand I think of a world with out any structure…and that situation may be worse. I’m not sure what is right for this world. What people deserve, or what needs to happen. But I do believe changes are coming because there is no avoiding actual results of our faults in society..

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Will L. (2) (@wdluft) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

The structure of American society was built on the idea that most of the population wouldn’t be as well informed about what is going on that concerns the whole country. Now, information is at the fingertips of anyone with a library card or cell phone with internet access. The system in place is antiquated and does need to be reworked. There is a reason that the government is so strong. Today there are issues that cross boarders of individual states and nations and need to be overseen by a higher authority. If the government didn’t intervene, then monopolies similar to those of the late 19th/early 20th century would develop. I’ll admit that huge conglomerates control nearly every aspect of society, but it is at least not only one. People do have choices even if it seems like choosing between the lesser of two evils. The USA is not a pure democratic state, nor should it be.
@cristinelizabeth, @connerj93, @mehdi756

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Muhammed (31) (@mehdi756) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@cristinelizabeth, don’t get me wrong I agree with many things you said but the phrase the survival of the fittest is slightly, complete bullshit. There is no survival. With today’s technology and resources everyone should have some kinda shelter, food, education… When one person among hundreds gets a high paying career they feel that they’re surviving. They’re instantly oppressed from helping others due to the fact that they were the fittest and they survived.
But your extremely right about change coming, that change happens the second all the shit hits the fan. @connerj93, Like you said the actual problem is that the majority of people don’t know that their being oppressed. I only hope that when they realize this, the won’t be psychological slaves unable to break the chains

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Starry Eyed BLiND. (670) (@cristinelizabeth) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@mehdi756, Of course, that is the fucked part of it that our society makes it so we rank each other at different levels. Like the people with the highest test score in the class gets their name on the board. People belittle other people. Yes there is enough to help everyone, but people just know to go to work, provide for yourself and family and that’s the end of the day… No thought into it, just make money..
My coworker said to me the other day, homeless people are gross, I would never give them any money because they will just go buy drugs. I replied with , that is the most idiotic thing i’ve ever heard.
It’s stereotyping. People judge everyone. If you don’t have a nice looking face, you’re not acceptable. Maybe it’s not a survival of the fittest but it’s a dog eat dog world out there. Me being a naive 19 year old girl I already see things about the world I live in that I wish other people would be genuinely aware about. but…everyone seems to be chickens with their heads cut off. @mehdi756,

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Muhammed (31) (@mehdi756) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@wdluft, do you believe in boarders,??
Do you believe there are no monopolies??
The federal reserve is the only company allowed to print money
Police departments are actually companies, little example NYC PD is a company and the only company in New York city in that sector, in that region making them a monopoly,
here’s a good quote ” the biggest gang in LA is the LAPD ”

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Will L. (2) (@wdluft) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@mehdi756, So what would you propose?

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Muhammed (31) (@mehdi756) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@wdluft, I don’t know. And I accept this. I see that something must be done. But what. I’m not the majority.
So that’s the point of this thread. This is my struggle to become the majority the woken up

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E.C.F. Doyle (346) (@chekovchameleon) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@mehdi756, If there were multiple parties that could print money for a country the global economy would collapse. Printed money needs to be regulated. Police departments are not companies. How could there be more than one in a district. How would that work. Police departments don’t profit from the work. The state does. Sure there is corruption but it is the best solution to a difficult problem. Presently.

I see a lot on this site about people wanting change and I agree, to an extent. We need to change the way society works, but we are. Change takes time, it isn’t going to happen over night. That would cause chaos. Things are better now, socially, than they were 50 years ago. All that we can do is spread the good word. Vote for the right people. Or better yet, run for office yourself. Social revolutions don’t really work all that well.

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Will L. (2) (@wdluft) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@mehdi756, One of the things that I think needs to be done is action. How many times do people talk about going to help out those in need but stay in their rooms? It is easy to talk about what should be done in an ideological world, but it rarely gets done. I think people need to take more of an active role in pushing forward agendas.

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Anonymous (328) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@cristinelizabeth, @cristinelizabeth, Too much info? Right on. Survival of the fittest? Yeah it has a totally different meaning now and I think it shouldn’t be called that way. I think Survival of the Fittest is dead and that’s why we’re so fucked up. People play victims and point fingers(Media), things we absorb are made for us(Processed food) things we see are made for us(advertisments). Sure we can work harder but the rewards goes to the same place that baby fed you the media, processed food, and advertisments.

APPARENTLY THAT’S HOW YOU KEEP A COUNTRY RUNNING.

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Muhammed (31) (@mehdi756) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@chekovchameleon, I’m not saying there should be multiple parties printing money, I understand global economics to a point. But its a company its not the government. We vote for a demorepublican to go in office be we as a people don’t choose what money to use, or if should change. How would we change it, we cant, a potential power is handed down from a whole country to a company. Also police departments are company’s, if a warrant was given to you, you would have no difference that a cop.
When you say we’re socially better then 50 years ago what do yo mean. What has gotten better. You feel like its better when in truth thing only get words

@wdluft, your right man action is needed but don’t rush to riot for the ideal world, just get a worse result then what we have now. It all starts with you, in your room. The first step of over coming a problem is accepting there’s a problem. Then you gotta think what is it you really want, and what will get you there. I accepted having a problem, I know what I want but I can’t find a way. So I speak to people every day tell them to wake up. try to find like minded people to search for a way together

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E.C.F. Doyle (346) (@chekovchameleon) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@mehdi756, Of course things are better now than 50 years ago. Ethnic rights, rights regarding sexuality and sex. The state of the third world is gradually improving. People’s minds are more open and people are more aware of issues social, economic and political. What exactly has gotten worse since, lets say the second world war?

I’m not sure I understand where you are coming from regarding police department being companies. They don’t make profits.

The federal reserve is sort of a company, it is more like the central bank. And that can’t be owned by the people in a capitalist society. It wouldn’t work. What a lot of people don’t understand is that money is a commodity invented by banks so it must be regulated by them, usually by a central bank, or in the case of America the federal reserve.

I know things aren’t perfect, but things are getting ironed out, just very very slowly. What is it exactly you suggest we do?

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