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Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

OK.

No doubt whatsoever that the population of the world has been infected with some horrible virus administered by some criminal mastermind who has not been stopped by James Bond.

The current politics of the UK aside, they are beyond any credible explanation so I won't attempt to discuss in this thread, the endless stream of evil and incredible intolerance we see in the successive terrorist attacks, coups and pure nonsensical madness leaves me reeling.

How can the human race be so pathologically stupid?

It has to be part of the plan of the aforementioned evil genius to take over the world by reducing it to self administered rubble. I simply can't think of any other explanation.



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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

I share your exasperation Hec.
My deepest sympathy for all those caught up in the mayhem.
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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

Agreed, Hec, has a certain section of the world gone mad, or is it the ghoulish
coverage by all the media which fuels the flames?

Always amazes me that a member of the press is always on hand to report immediately.
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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

I agree Hec. Personally, I have found the past few weeks to be the most unsettling that I can remember for a long time. The world is moving away from everything that I believe in and I find it hard to cope with.

We have now reached the stage where it is considered normal behaviour for members of the public to walk along filming the mutilated dead and dying casualties of atrocities with their phones and broadcasting them to the world. I find it incredible and very depressing.

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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

Its like a dystopian science fiction book. Or would be except that most people don't seem to read books these days.
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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

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is it the ghoulish coverage by all the media which fuels the flames?
That is a major contributor. Note how the news reader, talking to a reporter on the spot, always tried to get an increase on the mortality count.

It is the same with the loner mass-shooter. They always show a photo of him in his combat gear, holding a rifle.

Journalists produce nothing original. They are just parasites feeding off the misery of victims.

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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

After living with human failings and press hype for thirty years in N. Ireland I thought I had seen man at his worst.
Now I really despair the fighting I witnessed had a logical two sides( three?) but an established battlefield; these latest atrocities make no sense or logic in targets or methods.
Or just as confusing rationale!

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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

We seem to be genetically programed to ultimately self-destruct, through greed, intolerance, arrogance and plain stupidity. I don't think there is an answer.
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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

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We seem to be genetically programed to ultimately self-destruct, through greed, intolerance, arrogance and plain stupidity. I don't think there is an answer.
I think you're right John. Sometimes I think it's hard-wired into life itself. It's not unique to humans.

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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

Just wait until global warming really takes hold (although most if not all alive today will be dead, or near to being so). With world population of 11Bn forecast and mass migration towards the temperate regions, people, nations will be fighting for the ever decreasing supply of food, water and energy - and religion won't have gone away.

Assuming there is a God, why doesn't he, she or it make it clear to humanity that there is only one God and to stop fighting. While he's at it, God could say he doesn't expect worship of any kind, just crack on and enjoy life.
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Agreed, Hec, has a certain section of the world gone mad, or is it the ghoulish
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Always amazes me that a member of the press is always on hand to report immediately.
Unfortunately it was a day of celebration (in France) which would have media coverage, so they would have been there to start with.
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That is a major contributor. Note how the news reader, talking to a reporter on the spot, always tried to get an increase on the mortality count.

It is the same with the loner mass-shooter. They always show a photo of him in his combat gear, holding a rifle.

Journalists produce nothing original. They are just parasites feeding off the misery of victims.

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Unfortunately I do agree that the ludicrous amount of news coverage on anything from tsunami to man bites dog and the cut throat competition between the various media empires and outlets leads to guaranteed publicity. Whilst it is not perhaps the cause I do feel it sometimes encourages some of the acts of moronic, narrow minded, intolerant stupidity especially at times of intense media coverage such as the upcoming Olympic games.

On the subject of said games I do so hope that security is tight being such an obvious target.

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I think you're right John. Sometimes I think it's hard-wired into life itself. It's not unique to humans.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth...00/8400019.stm

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I think there is something in what you say Paul. Humans are essentially tribal in nature which manifests itself in a myriad of forms from supporting your favourite sports team to demanding that everyone else follows your personal belief set whether that be religious or political.

We can't avoid being tribal as we are hard wired for reasons of survival going back to pre homo sapien times However I would like to think that tendency can be controlled and harnessed for good rather that allowed/used for entirely negative reasons.

I'd like to think that but sadly the evidence rather shoots that idea down in flames.

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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

It is well known, as a "marketing plow" that the average person wants to do what the majority are doing. In group experiments, where numerous stooges have been planted to give clearly incorrect answers to questions put to the group, people may insist on giving the correct answer at first but eventually comply with the group. This is part of some techniques to instill unquestioning teamwork attitudes into trainee military personnel.

So, if news broadcasts, day after day, are swamped with e.g. rioting and looting...

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Re: Stop The World I Absolutely Must get Off

Just seen on news another incident in U.S.....more cops killed...

Can remember a saying....along these lines......" if women took over the world it will be a far better place"...well with all our top people steadily going over to women lets hope its true......BTW....get rid of religion .
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