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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: February 15, 2023 10:14PM

Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Ok. You escaped the church. Out of that social engineering but most people buy into someone else’s game they got going.

I find very few people really think for themselves. They end up repeating someone’s propaganda because they got lured in with one shiny object or another. It never ends for most people.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: February 15, 2023 10:33PM

Lol. You say that with no apparent recognition of how ironic it is.

Everyone who agrees with me is an insightful genius. Everyone else is a propagandist hack.

Easy, eh?

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 15, 2023 10:48PM

    Most people think they're on
the right track, going with the
proper flow ... but EVERYONE is
going against someone's grain,
rubbing them the wrong way.

    I think Rubicon is saying,
"...don't trust the people who
make too much noise about how you
are living your life; you're doing
fine if you're calmly and quietly
doing what you think best."

    It's the jibber-jabber of all
the people loudly declaring that
you are a fool for not listening
to their instructions that is so
annoying.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: February 16, 2023 10:56AM

" It's the jibber-jabber of all
the people loudly declaring that
you are a fool for not listening
to their instructions that is so
annoying."

Too right.

The big problem is they are the ones getting the press. And, by getting all the press they make everyone think they are the one in the know or at least formidable. And by press, I mean Tik Tok and Twitter, unfortunately.

Most people are spectators who think buying a prius or a tesla make them ecology heroes and major players in the save the planet game as they gather cute sayings to bolster their feeble agendas.

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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: February 16, 2023 12:06PM

Watched a very simple statement on climate change on YT. Under the title:"Comedian leaves Oxford Union speechless."

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: February 15, 2023 11:16PM

I always laugh when exmormons claim they will now become catholic.

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Posted by: ookami ( )
Date: February 16, 2023 12:00AM

Are you still whining about schools teaching that the Earth revolves around the Sun instead of around you, Rubicon?

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: February 16, 2023 11:04AM

Your post reminds me of a Quentin Crisp quote I like:

"Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are."

Not the only thing you can adopt though to let someone else define you.


Most people following a societal trend will claim to be making their own decisions and on the forefront of being unique. Man bun anyone? Be a rebel and get one!

Hippies were the last ones. Remember when a a protest was actually a protest?

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Posted by: I ( )
Date: February 18, 2023 03:00AM

Another one from that film, on Quinton Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant: a woman says "I think everything that happens to us is our fault... but that's not our fault".

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: February 16, 2023 11:25AM

So what's your current shiny object?

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: February 17, 2023 11:34PM

"They end up repeating someone’s propaganda because they got lured in with one shiny object or another."

Or a nice set of boobs.

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