a different opinion
hello, i’ve noticed the general consensus on high existence is that the government is bad for us. that their aim is to keep us in a naive, distracted bubble, and to be happy with what they do. that they want to keep us in line, under control, and chained down to our obligations to serve them, instead of pursuing our own ambitions. ya da ya da ya da, you know how it goes, and i fully agree with you. there’s something else that i have noticed too. pack mentality. bandwagon effect.
i’ve never been good at fully expressing my thoughts, but i’m here to try and do that. humans on a whole seem to always copy one another. sheeple. and you must remember that this site is no exception. you all reflect one another’s opinions on this website, and, although you each have your own unique perspective, the general consensus remains. i’m here to explain to you why you should break free of this by offering you a new perspective of the government and other aspects of life in general.
you must remember a few key points. firstly, everything happens for a reason. you are in the “system” for a reason. if the system did not exist, would you have the ability to grovel and complain about it? you must consider this idea… you are in the system for a reason. you’re here to learn from it, and the fact that you are in it means you have made the decision to be. you can escape it if you want, you can live “off the grid”, you can live in a commune, you can quit your job and run away. but remember, doing this will not eliminate the system, everyone else that you know will still be in it.
second point. all of us dream of a better world, where everyone is equal and everyone works together. truth is, for as long as we humans have documented/can remember, we’ve never had that. not on a whole anyway. isn’t that interesting? i’ve thought about this for a while, and it’s both a sad truth and an enlightening one. it means that we’ve always had the ability to be ‘one’, but we’ve never actually tried doing it.
third point, and once again, just offering my opinion, i believe the best attitude towards life is “over-analyze everything, but then simplify it”. it’s depressing to constantly think of how we’re being fucked over every second of every day by these puppet-masters. i want you to try and come to terms with what is happening in the now. ’cause all of this is happening in the now. and if you believe that all humans and matter is connected, then you must remember that these people are different parts of ourselves and that their actions only reflect what is capable of each and every one of us, either individually or in groups. something else to consider: if you were in their shoes, if you had all the power in the world, security, money, the perfect life… would you want to give it up in the name of goodness? they have these things to teach us something…
i won’t rabble on for too long, but the main idea of this is… get used to this. use it. for this is your reality. you can try and improve it, and i fully support that idea, but for now, this is what we have, this is what we must live with. and my advice is, (you already know this) but learn what you can, you only live once.
oh, to sum this up, my different opinion is that i love the government. i wouldn’t be where i am today without them. neither would you!
I think the OP is saying he loves the government in an abstract way. He is glad he gets to experience it; something interesting, something controversial. He isn’t complaining because its just the way it is, he is in the NOW.
I agree with both of you completely.
I dislike the united states government, but at the same time, after a month in a foreign country, this is my home, and i was relieved to be back. As simple as that sounds, it really bugged me to the core. I have complained for the most of my past years about how fucked up our government is, yet here, it is very easy, and peaceful to live. The autrocities aren’t in your face, like they can be in other countries, they are distant, which although will always offend me, they are not something I HAVE to deal with daily – like hoping I don’t get shot going to the super market, or hoping I have enough money to buy food, or that if I lose my job I will die, or the fact I can probably buy a car if I desired, or leave if I desired. Other countries, this isn’t possible, but here we live a luxurious life. A lot on HE (and myself) take that for granted.
We are sheeple here in the states, if someone tells us to buy something, we do (over all, not individually). We accept that we can get food and drink whenever we want. We accept we have internet 24/7. We can get almost anything you ever desired within a weeks time if you have the money (which most of us do). It is an incredible era of abundance. We need to realize that, and be thankful of what we have.
Many of HEthen like thinkers despise the government, and idealize back-to-the-roots campaigns. But many haven’t actually done it. Even the worldy travellers haven’t lived in a cabin for weeks, months, or years. Without internet, phones, games, news. Its hard. We are conditioned, and to break that conditioning is to encounter a lot of psychological resistance.
Thanks for posting. This is really an important perception, and reference to understand.
@ijesuschrist, thanks, you put it into words that i could not.
@pipthecynical, if it was not this website that made you dislike your government – what was it? things you’ve been taught from other sources? friends? family? your thoughts create your reality, if you think that the government is fucking you over, then they will. if you think that they are here for a reason, you can change your reality to suit you, you can start getting somewhere rather than falling to despair.
another point i’d like to raise is that i work at one of the most corporate businesses there is – burger king, and i love my job. why? i get to do all these (what i call) “strange tasks” and acquire “life credits”. also, working with people, i get to see different types of people and see their different perspectives on reality. i could sit there and go “i hate this job, i’m just a government slave, i get nothing out of this, they’re just controlling me”. which is true to some extent, they do have me as a slave, but they can’t control my mind, man. i laugh at everything. you should too!
@patience, fuck man I couldn’t take it that far – BK is a vile entity. Just because I am tolerant and realize things like burger king exist, I would feel morally obliged to not work for them – as they are a poison and toxic cancer onto our society.
Thousands indirectly die from burger king each month I would presume, as it is with all greasy fast-food. Beyond that they are some of the biggest contributors to the destruction of our “country side” i.e. the farm land being washed away with synthetic derivatives, which the ecosystems aren’t able to cope with.
Although I see where you are coming from, I could not feel complacent with such a job.
I think the mistake is when we put all the blame on the government (although it would also be a mistake to put too little blame) for the issues perceived to be caused by flaws in the system. It seems that many people on this website believe that the systems of government used by freer countries such as the U.S. nonetheless inhibit full freedom/human potential and also inadvertently cause social problems such as poverty, crime, etc. However, it seems to me the real root of the problem is in the culture of egocentricity/unconsciousness/unawareness that’s developed that allows our system to perpetuate itself.
Its sounds pretty complicated to govern huge amounts of people.
It seems like the people reflect the system but at the same time the system reflects the people.
I don’t have a problem with the government, the government has problems but that is unavoidable. We have not just a system but we have systems operating within systems opereating within systems. We have the aristo-oligarchy system, we have dynastic and inherited influence, we have legal structures, we have influences of reason and compassion, we have apparent bad guys who are allowed to exist and even prosper because if they fall then the heads that rise up to replace them may well be more toxic to us than the original regime.
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