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  1. Wrote this on another post, but probably more relevant here - The problem is really a systemic one, relying on 2 factors One is that the police have a lot of power in terms of being able to kill, according to statistics, officers have only been charged 4 times in the last 10 years for murder despite them killing a thousend people every year. I understand anyone can be carrying guns so it's a shoot first ask questions later mentally, esp given that there's no repurcussions. It can lead to a power trip from the officers and is a good argument against guns being legal. Second is that there is a lot of racism overt and implicit in America. The stars are that if youre a black man you're around 3.5x more likely to get shot by a police officer than a white man. This has been an ongoing thing in America, which has improved but still lingers in the psyche of many Americans, both in victim and perpetrater modes. So when you team up the fact that a group of people are given a license to kill and that some of these people maybe extremely racist you have what is playing out now and what will play out until some real reforms and rethinking is carried out. Riots and looting are from people have had to watch many people who look like them be continually killed and treated mis fairly. Remember Kaepernick took a peaceful knee about a very similar issue and lost his career and was ostracised by many as being unpatriotic, so how should you protest, what will actually bring change? If nothing changes and you're crticised for peaceful protests when a person is murdered, then there aren't many options left Some research if you're interested - https://www.pnas.org/content/116/34/16793
  2. The problem is really a systemic one, relying on 2 factors One is that the police have a lot of power in terms of being able to kill, according to statistics, officers have only been charged 4 times in the last 10 years for murder despite them killing a thousend people every year. I understand anyone can be carrying guns so it's a shoot first ask questions later mentally, esp given that there's no repurcussions. It can lead to a power trip from the officers and is a good argument against guns being legal. Second is that there is a lot of racism overt and implicit in America. The stars are that if youre a black man you're around 3.5x more likely to get shot by a police officer than a white man. This has been an ongoing thing in America, which has improved but still lingers in the psyche of many Americans, both in victim and perpetrater modes. So when you team up the fact that a group of people are given a license to kill and that some of these people maybe extremely racist you have what is playing out now and what will play out until some real reforms and rethinking is carried out. Riots and looting are from people have had to watch many people who look like them be continually killed and treated mis fairly. Remember Kaepernick took a peaceful knee about a very similar issue and lost his career and was ostracised by many as being unpatriotic, so how should you protest, what will actually bring change? If nothing changes and you're crticised for peaceful protests when a person is murdered, then there aren't many options left
  3. Im not necessarily talking about a troll, im talking about this tactic of misinformation and calls to action used across the board. So i agree with you to an extent but the idea of 'power' being the main ones using it is missing out on the complexity of the situation. There are so many agendas going on, ive seen disinformation right wing documentaries go viral and normal people who are not right wing be taken in by them. People think theyre are escaping mainstream media but social media is an even bigger minefield
  4. I think certain countries are easier to manage in this type of situation, most likely dependent on where they are in the spiral. For countries that are more at blue they are more likely to listen to their government directly even if it's through force, for countries like Norway and Germany who are more green they're likely to look to the greater good and voluntarily lockdown, this also happened in Sweden where there was no official lockdown but a lot of people chose to do it. Your problem comes with dominant unhealthy orange countries like America and UK to a slightly lesser extent, this idea of staunch individualism has meant that people see it as a taking away of their rights to be asked to stay at home. Living in the UK I have some sympathy for Johnson because a lot of British people wouldn't have locked down for the greater good voluntarily but at the same time would have felt oppressed if they were told they had to. (note that many would lockdown voluntarily but the minority that wouldn't is enough to cause problems) So it is probably the most difficult situation you could have as a leader of a country in this situation, so a strong, respected but reasonable and diplomatic leader is needed to manage it. America was going to have a hard time regardless of leader, but I would say Trump contributed to making a bad situation worse, probably just due to incompetence and not fully understanding the situation, and also being genuinely concerned with the election coming up. I don't think he has the empathy to be motivated to put all the bullshit aside and offer a bipartisan approach. I'm pretty sure Obama would've done a better job considering he was predicting something like this happening in 2015. George W probably would've have as well
  5. @DrewNows all this stuff is entertainment man, fighting some society wide battle, its just stuff for your ego. Mainstream do it as well like there's always something terrible about to happen, if it happens I'll deal with it then. If your life was really in danger and you lived in a war zone or something you wouldn't care about this shit. Fear is one sure fire way to get attention, 24 hour news know and so do alt-news, same thing different content
  6. All levels below yellow are entrenched in their ideology, your lifestyle, career, friends, identity are all based around these beliefs that you have. So to move away from them would mean sacrificing the identity that youve been building since you were conscious. Its the same reason people dont change their political leaning or favourite football team often if ever. For example using one of the people you mentioned, JP, think about the consequences if he was to move up to green and not hold so tightly to his beliefs, all of his fans hes amassed who buy his books and see his lectures will no longer support him. From a survival, reptile brain perspective, there is no benefit for him moving up and taking on new ideas or beliefs. I know some muslim people who are literally just muslims because everyone in their culture is, they dont really follow or believe in it, its just a cultural thing that they think would be impossible to live without. Basically survival instinct
  7. Maybe, or maybe more people are typing angrily into their computers because theyre scared and others are exploiting that
  8. Genuinely great to hear, part of me was saying leave her to it she'll find her way, but i think if this forum has a purpose it is to help wake people up, so im glad you got the push back you required to re evaluate things, good luck going forward x
  9. Youre right in that it will play out as it plays out, most likely that will be a few protests and internet comments. I think the fear and anger comes from misunderstanding, most conspiracy theories and misguided movements proved wrong in the past have always come about through fear and misunderstanding, from Salem witch trials to Nazi eugenics to present day. It could be argued the governments could be more transparent with information which i think is fair, having said that there is information out there so people do have freedom to search this info out. But my point is that its proven to be a very successful tactic to take advantage of people in a fear state and the reason youre getting a ramping up of these theories is because those that want to get into power or cement their power are using it as a guerilla tactic by spreading misinformation online. This is a proven thing that happens with Russia and various other political interests for the specific intent to create disharmony, this happens on both sides of the political fence and those that are in fear and a lower consciousness state tag onto this misinformation as truth, because in a nuanced world it creates a black and white, good guy, bad guy dynamic, that gives the believer a certainty about reality. If you give into this fear you create a hell for yourself. But either way people can live in this realm but it wont have much affect on the population as a whole, these theories arent too different from fundamentalist religious beliefs and society can accept and make a space for them so i dont see what will be that different in this case
  10. Completely agree, conspiracy theories are not an evolution of human beings, theyre just aiming to shift from a current status quo to another. Its a regression because what theyre aiming to shift to is even more dogmatic than the original status quo. The evolution would be to see the pros and cons of the current system and work to build upon it, not tear it down. If we followed populist ideas it wouldnt surprise me if people started to get hanged without in town squares. The amount of hate i see spewed by people that believe these theories online as well as actual destruction and harassment in real life, how can something like this that is motivated be fear, ever be considered evolution?
  11. Sweden have 10x the amount of deaths per million pop (418) compared to their neighbours Norway with 43, Finland have 53 and Denmark 98. Despite the their no lockdown policy only 7.3% of the population have developed anti bodies - https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/sweden-isn-t-anywhere-close-to-reaching-herd-immunity-after-anti-lockdown-strategy-1.4950144 I was interested to see if their strategy would work but it really appears that it hasnt, this may change but i dont really see how. So basically 3000 or so people have died in Sweden that could have been avoided. If you extrapolate this strategy out to say America youre looking at a number toward a million, especially considering Sweden medically were prepared for this, had enough equipment etc. Thats not to say that fear did affect a lot of decisions but i cant see, looking at the evidence how the argument could be made that we shouldnt have locked down.
  12. Its just called 'Tyson', its was shot in 2009 so maybe pre-dmt Tyson, but still shows his growth. His life is fascinating, i dont think many people would have come through the other side if they had his upbringing. This is the doc on Amazon prime if you got it - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tyson-Movie-Mike/dp/B00ESQCP78 Couple other bits -
  13. As far as I understand it the arguments for having guns are - -Security, both against individuals and government if they attack you - sport and hunting Now what you have to weigh up is is this worth 40,000 deaths per year from guns? Around 24,000 are suicides the rest being homicides. This speaks to the fact that we have an almost worldwide problem with suicide and mental health, guns probably make it easier but it seems true that it's a symptom. "Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the U.S. gun-related homicide rate is 25 times higher. Although it has half the population of the other 22 nations combined, the U.S. had 82 percent of global gun deaths, 90 percent of all women killed with guns, 91 percent of children under 14 and 92 percent of young people between ages 15 and 24 killed with guns" from Wikipedia The reasons for having guns seem mainly to be about fear, I think this has a connection to how the USA became established as a country, there was a lot of bloodshed and violence and basically genocide on the natives, as well as slavery etc etc. I think there is something in the American collective consciousness that is soaked in fear. The libertarian ideals of what's mine is mine and I'll defend it to the death. Guns maybe give some kind of trivial reassurance, but this seems very clearly to be a mental issue, when you look at the stats it's quite the USA is miles behind other developed countries but they see no problem with this and continue with the delusion that guns mean they're safer. The argument that it protects you from the government is kinda ridiculous, America is one of the highest spending countries on defense and military that has ever existed in the history of the world. Citizens with guns defending their own house would be no match for the military if they wanted to take them, I don't see why this would even happen, have there been many incidents of this even happening that could justify it being a real concern?
  14. I don't think you guys are giving him enough credit, he's quite a deep guy I think, he had a hard upbringing and subsequent career and some how came out the other side of it a relatively actualised person. He's spoken about how he was an animal during his boxing days and he has a detachment from who he was. I don't think it's about reclaiming glory and trying to be relevant, he seems content with his family and his podcast. I would recommend watching his documentary, very interesting. Check out this vid of him talking about dmt
  15. Yeah microdosing her is a better idea, you dont want the full trip!