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I Am So Frustrated

I feel so alone out here in lala land where my neighbors, friends and relatives insist on living.

You know, the land where everyone has their heads in the sand and don't know or want to know about what is REALLY happening around them. They constantly complain about how bad things are but if I try to tell them WHY things are like that they get a glazed look on their faces and go blank. I send articles to people or links to eye opening videos but NOBODY will read or watch them. I MEAN NOBODY! What's with that?

You would think that out of all the people I know I could get at least ONE to pay attention. Is it something I am doing wrong? My better half gets it and I get it but nobody else we know gets it. When I ask these people why they won't at least read the articles or watch the videos they say they don't want to know or they say they don't have time. (Yet some will have time to call me up on the weekend and want to talk about nothing for an hour at a time)

Anyway, I keep trying to wake people up to no avail. It's not like I jump in with overwhelming stuff. I never start the conversations on these things. I wait until people are bitching about having to work 3 jobs to pay their bills or why their kids are being put on meds or why they have so many issues at school etc and try to slowly introduce them to the truth. They STILL won't listen. GEEZ. Is it me?

Excuse me for venting but like I said, I am frustrated at the apathy of people these days.

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Without fractional reserve banking, debts would be paid to labor

Without the ability to manufacture surplus money, the only way to fund the salaries of workers in an economy that's set on saving would be to issue certificates of deposit to workers.

They would be promised money to be paid down the line, when the velocity of money (and consumption) increase. As such, interest would be paid to them.

Think about it.

there are none so blind...

I think a lot of us here know just what you mean. For a lot of folks it has to get real personal before you can get their attention.

In some ways this Sandy Hook thing might actually help. There are a lot of people I've run into lately that are starting to ask questions. Finally.

I try to fit the message into the conversation. If they ask "how could they fake such a thing" I mention "War of the Worlds" (this is for older folks) which was a radio drama episode done as a newscast. People at the time didn't realize it was an episode of the show and some were driven to commit suicide - fearing the end of the world. This was with just a radio show - no high-tech stuff like the media has today. People were actually driven to death by a good script reading - in less than one hour.

I'm sure that the techniques have been improved since then.

Funny you say that!

I also have had people tell me that all these things that have been happening in theaters, schools, etc. are just too weird. They are starting to say that this is just all a set up so they can take away more rights. They don't understand it, but they are sure that it's not just a random thing that keeps happening. Many are questioning it big time...Demos & Repub backers! For some reason, Democrat women are the only ones agreeing with removing A2 rights. That's weird...huh?

funny that YOU mention D-women

I only know one - and she's so thoroughly brainwashed that she literally refuses to even discuss ANYTHING that might make O look bad.

(Sandy Hook was designed to affect mothers the most. It's an old, highly-effective device.)

Ironically, her hubby is a gun-toting R, but also seriously asleep: "This school thing is a chance for the R's to gain ground and the NRA to step up" - sigh.

Normalcy Bias...

"The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation." - wikipedia

They are abusing a natural coping mechanism.

I was lucky enough to have several uncles and cousins that started teaching me back in the 70's about what was coming. Back then there was fewer of us due to the relative lack of documentation and no internet to more easily point to official and verifiable sources. It was a very lonely period. And people back then were even less open and receptive.

Ron Paul's 2008 campaign was a huge breakthrough not only in that he awoke millions of new people to the idea that the Govt is up to sneaky things but also allowed those who were already awake to become aware of each other.

It may seem lonely and surreal to you now. But it used to be much worse. And oddly, the way you have to deal with it is to now-and-then slip off into a little bit of... controlled normalcy bias. Just make sure and bring yourself back to reality regularly enough so you don't get lost in it. :)

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

it souns like they are people

it sounds like they are people who want to be convinced that they came up with these ideas all by themselves. So long as they are the ones who thought about first.

it wasn't hard for me to convince some people that something is wrong. by right now i'm just a stupid keyboard warrior. i'll be the first to call myself on my own bullsh*t.

lawrence

I would suggest reading How to Win Friends and Influence People

which can be found here - http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/14...

It's an easy and enjoyable read. I'm sure you will have better results after reading it. Don't tell me that "you don't have the time." I promise you will thank me later.

I Read It

A few years ago. I was hoping it would help me with my kids and job. Bombed with both. I will dig it out and read it again though. I love to read books when I am not online.

skippy

Another book that I've heard was good but haven't yet read...

is How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People - http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0134106717/ref=sib_dp_pt#rea...

I Will Check it Out

Thanks

skippy

that's a really stupid book,

that's a really stupid book, i can't believe you brought that up, hmmmph.

it's a book for california (and texas) and new york faggots, so you might make some headway, in second thought.

lawrence

no offence to faggots. or

no offence to faggots. or deep south closet homosexuals.

lawrence

Keep at it

It won't be long and they'll all know what you were talking about and they will remember that someone tried to tell them the truth.

Yeah I understand

I've thought of posting just such a rant myself the past few months. You are NOT alone.