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WTF is Wrong with People on this Earth?

longbow Nov 7, 2017

  1. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    The media has become the problem for most the problems and issues of today we face, yet they are puppets for the people that pull most the strings through out the world . Pushing their agenda for their greater good and no one else's .I haven't watch a News show in 3 years or TV for that matter .all my fake news comes from the web but you get two side to most stories there if you look .,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sorry ya hit a nerve
     
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  2. Thanos74

    Thanos74 Hillbilly Deluxe JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I totally agree with you, and it is so very sad that the world has become what it has become. I guess we should just pull up a lawn chair , pop open a cold one,(sprite in my case), and sit back and watch the shit show unfold!!!
     
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  3. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    :iagree:
     
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  4. Amotek

    Amotek Eerie Ver Sable Brigade Member

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    I sometimes feel guilty for not joining in but then I realize I'm not a part of the cast, so it is better to observe than to play!
     
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  5. Tguns

    Tguns The Devil's Brigade Brigade Member

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    Well said. In my opinion it is easier to be angry than sad. Sad is vulnerable. Sadness is numbing. Years of sadness can make you callous. Just my thought.
     
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  6. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Anger is a conditioned response in most males..........girls cry , boys resort to anger.
    Nothing wrong with either emotion when it is properly and appropriately applied.
    Anger can cause one to lose focus...........it is easier , to be sure.
    But not always the right emotion for the circumstance.
     
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  7. ded i

    ded i Friend of The Devil Lady Devil

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    Ethics used to be taught, even our dogs learned how to act. Now children are taught nothing but special interest rules and our country turns out sleazy blowhards who receive adulation for disgusting 'entitled' behavior. Empty heads can only mimic. Good education whether in school, church, or at home teaches how to assemble information for a good conclusion. Without ethics most conclusions are morally bankrupt.
     
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  8. Atheos

    Atheos Average member JDBA Official Member

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    NOTE: Jeebus. It's early and I went into a haze typing my thoughts. Not directed at anyone, just thoughts I've been having lately, in relation to all the horrible shit i come across.

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    I've spent a lot of time dwelling on such things. It's maybe not healthy, but I cant help it. It's easy to feel like the world is spinning faster and faster down the shitter, and people are getting worse and worse. More violent, more full of hate.

    I don't think its actually true though. I think media sensationalism, and social media are largely responsible for the spread of this feeling of dread so many of us have. That and population boom. Everyone is packed tighter, AND is way more connected.

    I'm reminded of conversations I had with my Grandpa when he was still alive. He trumpeted vigorously about how much better society and people were in the 'good old days'. He seemed to believe there was less violence and less shitty people overall, when he was growing up. He talked about how much more wholesome everyone was, and how there was less child molesting, less hate (though he seemed not to acknowledge racism or homophobia issues) and that people knew how to raise kids better. I never argued anything with him, just listened. Intrigued by a very, very different perspective from a very different time.

    In the 40s, there were what, 3 or 4 TV networks? How many radio channels? Newspapers. No internet, or anything analogous to social media. How connected were people back then? Not at all. It seems to me, most people grew up in a very VERY small bubble of society. Sometime not aware of ANYTHING outside of their little town, maybe their state. Anything from outside our bubble that made it to us was filtered through one of only a few sources of information. We all know that basically all information sources have bias, and probably agenda. One could easily argue that almost no one had a good grasp of what the world was like, and what all was going on. To me it seems what most people saw was but a tiny beam of light, filtered through essentially one lens.

    Things are totally opposite now. We have a sensationalized view of the world. Everyone and their mother has an information outlet. There are way more, way bigger, way farther reaching news networks that are making way more money. There are a fucking bazillion ways to find news from all parts of the earth, pretty much. We live in a time were we can jump on the internet and find atrocities and disgusting behavior from every dark and dank corner of this planet. In fact its hard to AVOID the information now. If you have any social media presence, it will be shoved in your face. If you turn on the TV, there are a million news channels sensationalizing. It's really hard NOT to see all the shit going on everywhere.

    I don't think human beings have evolved to handle the type of information overload. The amount of negativity. How much time have we existed in 'modern' society? I suppose it depends on how you look at it, but lets say on the high side 200 years. Human beings our current form have existed for possibly up to 300,000 years, from what I've come across recently. Even on the low side the estimate is 150,000 years I think. %99.alotof9s of the time we have existed, we have been in tiny bubbles of awareness. Our entire worlds were small tribes, and tiny towns, or a city of some sort. We evolved for that existence. All that mattered was our small group and our immediate surroundings. We didn't hear about horrible things from far away lands, usually. Our brains are not equipped to deal with the environment we exist in now, i think.

    I really don't think human beings are worse than 50 years ago, 200 years ago, whatever. I think our perspective is horribly distorted because we are aware of so much of what happens all over the world. The more I think about it, I want to believe that the ratio of good to bad human beings has actually gotten better, because so much of us are educated and aware compared to past generations. Though still the amount of horrible things we see now makes us feel as though everything is getting worse.

    I have to remind myself regularly, that there is no better time to be alive in human history than right now. There is no time in history I would rather be raising my children. For most of humanity, life is longer, safer, healthier, happier, and easier than it has ever been. This is not to say that we dont have many hurdles to overcome, but just to remind that maybe our perspectives are inaccurate because of what we have access to now, and how connected we are.

    I also think there's a lot of behavior that used to be ignored, or swept under the rug. Child abuse, sexual assault, sexism, racism (just to name a few of them). A lot more people used to turn a blind eye, or under acknowledge. I saw it in my family. Specifically the "boys will be boys" mentality, and justifying beating the shit out of kids. Now its the opposite, everything turns into a 'movement', gets a hashtag, gets a book written, gets a YouTube video, etc. I think this is another thing that helps distort perspective. Helps to make it look like everyone everywhere is a piece of shit. I feel like its part of the pendulum swing of society, trying to correct itself and swinging too far the other way. Overall i feel like we are trending towards good, but we are having growing pains and things will have to settle down. Will they settle? i dont know. Will we figure out how not to destroy ourselves? i dont know, but im doing my best to remain optimistic because i have two beautiful little boys who i want to live long and happy lives, and continue my bloodline. Damn i need to stop typing.

    TL:DR version: WE HAVE FREE PORN AND LOTS OF BEER LIFE IS AMAZEBALLZ!!! Oh and we should probably distance ourselves more from news and social media.
     
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  9. Thanos74

    Thanos74 Hillbilly Deluxe JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Listen to this one!!! Wise he is!!!!
     
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  10. Atheos

    Atheos Average member JDBA Official Member

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    another thing I've been thinking about -

    In my daily face to face interactions, how many individuals do I encounter who seem truly shitty? How many of these totally selfish pricks mentioned do I encounter? The horrible millennials, or how many little kids do I see who are clearly totally ignored by their parents and have no consequences. How many shitty parents do I come across, how many true close minded idiots.

    The answer for me is very few. It's the internet and TV where I see 99% of these things. My daily interactions with human beings face to face are by-in-large pleasant, or at least passable. Even when disagreeing with people in person, its usually pretty civil. I go to my sons elementary school and see mostly all kids behaving well and being nice. My son has mostly good things to say about his classmates and his teachers. We have birthday parties for the kids and invite parents and kids that we dont really know......i mostly see good people and good kids. Keeping in mind i know this can vary by location and socioecinomic reasons.

    The overwhelming majority of bad interactions I've had with human beings has been online. Or behind the wheel. Both behind a perceived veil of anonymity and safety.

    I'm left wondering - if someone treats everyone well face to face, but is a raging asshole on the internet, are they a bad person? Are they just sick? The safety and anonymity of the internet does really strange things to people, and i dont understand it. I was guilty of it too at one point but figured it out eventually.
     
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  11. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy Brigade Member JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Atheos is right on. I think people in general used to be even more brutal. Rape warfare and drinking from the skulls of your enemies, that sort of thing. We just have media now to amplify the bad things in the world that are really not that common. Almost every generation for millennia thinks that things are worse off than before and that the end is near. This is actually one of the safest times to be alive in history.

    We are all descendents of the winners of the worlds wars, and I think we can flip a switch rather quickly and become more brutal than we realize. At the same time I think we are becoming softer and more domesticated. That is probably a good thing. That story about the elephants makes me want to go primal on some folks. The duality of man has always fascinated me.
     
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  12. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Another thing to consider about the rape warfare and drink from the skulls days................O.K. , maybe not that far back , but before people became such touchy feely twats , is that there were real consequences for being a dick bag.
    Lessons learned the hard way are not soon forgotten.
    Today , I see a generation of young men who can't even change a fucking tire.
    And adversity is to be avoided at all costs.
    There by never learning how to deal with it.
    It most assuredly builds character , though it is not the kind of foundation I would suggest building a life out of.
    But safe is not always good.
     
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  13. HotrodKelley

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    The problem is parents and the educational system.
    The parents of today are parents only because they forgot to wear a rubber.
    They don't want kids because it interferes in their lives. So the result is to drug your child because it's considered a disorder if he wants to go outside and play.

    The education system is not the education system of old. The educators are very liberal and where brainwashed by their liberal professors who hate America, God, men, women, the family and ultimately, themselves. They are communists and have taught to undermind everything that we stand for.

    They're more interested in you child questioning their gender than they are of teaching them right from wrong, reading, writing, arithmetic,

    All this is able to happen due to the parents lack of interest in their child's lives.

    I could go on and on but it's not going to make a difference.
     
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  14. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman Brigade Member

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    You can not "BLAME" one thing of the other for those are end results of actions taking by mad people, you cannot rationalize it, we are living under a system that is not human, is all about, gain and loss,money, sex and position, we as Human beings are not meant to be that way, 1000 miles per hour without a moment of peace, hussle, bills, family life destroyed by the system so people believe in the system and not on family anymore, things trying to control us all the time, we have fallen in love with concrete and technology and we are disconnected from nature(ourselves), again all this control by money which at the end you die and it all matter's zero, we eat awful food, drink sugar, we are processing crap most of the day without bright thoughts and resolve everything with blame and emotions, quick to punish and them we are surprised to see the world the way it is... I always said it, personal development is the only way to change as each individual works on him/herself making their world around them better. This is not directed on anybody , just my personal view.
     
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  15. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    I just ran across this vid. I hope youse enjoys it.

     
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  16. Atheos

    Atheos Average member JDBA Official Member

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    Do you think parents pay less attention to their kids now than in generations past?

    Seems opposite of what I've seen. My dad, my aunts and uncles, and the vast majority of the people I know in that age range (50-65) were basically latch-key kids. Or if not latchkey, at least they were "to be seen and not heard" or "speak when spoken to". Most of them were basically ignored unless they got in trouble.

    Granting most of the parents of young kids I know are around my age (mid 30s, maybe the 20 something parents are worse, I dont know) but i don't know a single parent who takes this approach with kids. More of the opposite, helicoptering, ultra protective and involved in their child's feelings and behavior (which I'm sure can have its own issues).

    Every parent of young kids I know currently is vastly more involved in their kids upbringing that anyone was in mine, or my father, or his father before him. I understand I have a limited sample size ( we all do) but from my perspective, its opposite.
     
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  17. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    There is a certain truth to this premise............as both parents work , more kids are being essentially raised by strangers.
    Stay at home Moms that were the anchor of latchkey are a thing of the past.
     
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  18. HotrodKelley

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    Absolutely. There's more to all of this then what I said. I was making a generalizing statement about a broad subject.
    Smart phones are a big part of why parents ignore their kids, and why kids ignore their parents. There's no communication anymore but we have more ways to communicate now than ever before. Ever see those families out eating and none of them are speaking to each other, they're all on their cellphones completely ignoring each other.
    How many children are in broken homes- where the parents aren't together? How many kids watch their parents bring people home and hear them fucking in the bedroom? It doesn't take a genius to figure out that these kids are going to know more about sex at a younger age then the older generations, which will lead to these kids becoming parents at younger ages as I stated in my first post.

    Then there's the people that can be any age, that come together long enough to bring a kid into the world and then can't stand each other, split up and instead of spending quality time with the kid, the parents put all this energy into competing with each other who can shower the kid with the most toys or I-pads, to be the kids friend vs. being a parent.
    A friend of mine bought his 5 year old a tablet of some kind.
    This kid doesn't want for anything.
    I feel bad for the guys that date her when she's old enough.
     
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  19. Atheos

    Atheos Average member JDBA Official Member

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    From my perspective, kids dont seem more ignored, there's just new methods of ignoring kids lol. It used to be, send your kid out of the house all day and have no idea what they're doing on thier own. Now it's like you said, electronic devices. Also daycare.

    My dad grew up in a more 'traditional' family. Ww2 vet for a dad, stay home mom. 5 kids. He (and his brothers) ran wild and did all manner of dumb and dangerous shit without the parents knowing most any of it. He tells me thats basically how all of his freinds were. Latch key. And communication? Ha. There was no real line of communication between the kids and parents. Speak when spoken to. No deep conversation and helping kids understand themselves and the world. You behave how you're told and be what you're told, or get your ass beat.

    When I sit around with my aunt's and uncles after a holiday dinner, this same conversation comes up most every time. They sit around talking about how horrible everything is, how older generations did everything better. How all kids are idiots today, etc etc. Yet they are completely blind to how fucked up thier own upbringing was, and the negative effects that it had on then.

    It seems every single generation does this. The new generation is always a bunch of retards that dont know what they're doing. Horrible clothes, horrible music, dumb kids that will all amount to nothing. Ruining the world. The mentality is always 'back in my day we did things right'. Since the beginning of time.....Yet somehow quality of life for most of humanity has only gotten better.

    Of course younger generations disregard older ones just as much. Dinosaurs! You old geezers are obsolete now and your opinions dont matter!

    I dont agree with either position. Younger generations usher in a lot of changes that I think need to happen, and older generations are fonts of knowledge and and experience, and full of life lessons. I really wish everyone spent less time bitching about eachother and falling into the same old human tribal mentality. Everything is always us vs them. Age VS age, color vs color, religion vs religion, team vs team, ad infinitum.

    This makes me wonder, will I do the same one day? Or will I be more open minded because of how aware I am of this trend. What will be the things that disgust me about the young generation and thier parents? Or maybe, hopefully, I'll have a more positive attitude and spend more time seeing the good changes.

    Regardless, I'm happy that my kids will grow up better and more well adjust than me, or anyone in my family. My wife stays home and I work and we are far more involved in our two boys lives than any adults were in mine. I have so many tools at my disposal to help me be a better parent that generations past didn't have. So much more knowledge and resources.

    And while I do agree with you that the issues you outlined ARE noteable alarmimg issues of the day- I still feel largely optimistic about what i see from the parents of young kids that I'm around regularly. I mostly see parents trying to make sure thier kids grow up better than they did. I mostly see smarter more involved parenting than what I experienced.

    Saturday morning rants over coffee
     
  20. El Gringo

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    We have armed guards for our money ( I used to be one ) but not for our children....why; cause you'd have to pay someone. ( Most likely someone that would want to protect children from being shot up like fish in a barrel.) Probably someone that would be quite happy to make about 40 K a year to support him and his family. The indoctorinites most likely make 80 K and more shaping the young minds into society's conformists mindset,,, but hell,.. shit you want us to actually hire someone to stand guard over these chattel !?? Are you daft?

    Schools in Israel are armed... as is everything. I'll bet the private schools of presidents and statesmen's children are armed too... what ya think? I'm betting those guards make a good buck to be there too.

    Loosen the purse straps ya jackoffs and let some people guard our schools!

    ** Please disregard ... I forgot that schools were gun free zones.
     
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