My thoughts on today's society

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Pskinner_mma314
8/20/08 4:12:27PM
These are just my opinions, so I'd like to say that I'm not tryin to offend anyone, though I've never met a person who gets so much criticsm for their opinion than I do.

Todays society is just sinking deeper and deeper in the insanity. To take a line from FIight Club,"advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need."

That statement alone I believe is truer than ever now. Everyone just wants more and more and more and more and more. Damn I'd sleep in my car if I had to, most people would cry at the thought of that. I'd love to see a richy rich spend a day in a person like yours or my shoes, they'd lose their ****** mind, OVER THE ****** SHOES!!!!!!!

And then pictures of celebrities eating something wierd, or drunk at a bar, or the false scandals that plague the newspapers time and time again. Who gives a shit, honestly? I ate a hotdog yesterday, everyone who eats a hotdog has to put in in their mouth at that loving angle, yet if a celeb does that their face is in pics everywhere with a hot dog. Celebs drunk at bars, okay I was under the impression that thats what you do at bars, who cares.

Is this really what we have sunk to, do we have nothing better to do than try to look in the window of our celebs, just to see what they're gonna do next, GET A F'ING LIFE PEOPLE.

I was talking to, ha surprise, a redneck that told me,"If you don't support the war, you don't support the troops." in that stupid slang accent they have. At that point I just walked away. I support the shit out of the troops but I don't see any reason for us to be cops for a country because they can't get over their own ****** differences and get over it. It seems liek we've lost sight on Osama, I haven't seen a report on what we're doin to catch him in almost a year, and he's the reason we started all this.
Thats enough that convo could go on for days.

And what is really getting under my skin is this whole election thing comin up, Obama or McCain, choose wisely america cause boy did we **** up on the last one. Honestly I think Obama is gonna win just because of all the media about him being black, which is kind of sad. I'm not racist by any means, I think McCains an idiot, but if I'm at the hospital, I don't care if the doc is black, white, purple, yellow or green, I just want the best. I think Hillary really was the best candidate. Basically I don't think this country is ready for a black or female president, and what he have leftover is a moron, man I'm crossin my fingers on this one.

Anyways I think this country needs to sit back and realize what is goin on, and why all these other countries hate us, we are the most arrogant people in the worl, and not too rightfully so. I think that if we stop and think of what is really important in our lives, and for everyone its different, it'll open our eyes to some new oppurtunities and things of that nature.

just sum thoughts, now I want yours
cowcatcher
8/20/08 4:28:26PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

I've never met a person who gets so much criticsm for their opinion than I do.



shocking, simply shocking
seanfu
8/20/08 4:36:03PM
Population's the enemy, always has been. the reason the world so quickly evolved from mom and pop to outsourcing jobs and bottom line financial thinking.

The fact is that we empower them, and though we see it, we lack the ability to do major change. It's all numbers. Trust me on that. Right now as the blind live life obliviously of their true environment the damage and brainwashing of current society values infects even more and at a young level.

I remember growing up in the mid 90's. I'm only 18 so I'm only looking back 10 to 13 years. I remember all the nicolodian shows. Have you seen the nick channel recently? It's straight sex and shallow values being taught.

It teaches people to shit on each other. The environment for young people isn't good. The media controlls the largely unconscious mass. The mass then controls the minority that sees things differently. By my age, very few people are unhypnotized by society, and the ones who aren't will at a later point usually succome to the brainwashing.

And this is not the forum for that.
Pskinner_mma314
8/20/08 5:01:59PM

Posted by seanfu

And this is not the forum for that.



I thought the Locker room was the place for Off topic stuff
misses1112
8/20/08 5:07:36PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314


Posted by seanfu

And this is not the forum for that.



I thought the Locker room was the place for Off topic stuff



I thought your mom was the place for Off topic stuff
seanfu
8/20/08 5:15:56PM
I meant if you're looking for meaningful discussion on something like that a sports forum isn't the best place for deep discussion.
Kracker_Jap
8/20/08 5:16:52PM
The glass is either half empty or half full....

I guess Pskinner"s glass is empty

Go give someone a hug, and smile at a stranger improve the vibe don't bring it down.....

Nobody likes a whiner.....

D0wnUnd6e6r
8/20/08 5:22:41PM

Posted by misses1112


Posted by Pskinner_mma314


Posted by seanfu

And this is not the forum for that.



I thought the Locker room was the place for Off topic stuff



I thought your mom was the place for Off topic stuff



classic
jiujitsufreak74
8/20/08 5:43:49PM
well i wholeheartedly agree with you on the celebrity point. it is sickening to me that the outfit Paris Hilton wore when she went to the bathroom is more important than World news. i once saw a segway from the conflict in Iraq to the shoes Britney Spears was wearing. i don't understand how the conflict in Georgia and finding out the truth behind what is going on (evidence now points to Georgia as being the aggressor) does not take precedent over the amount of Drinks Lindsey Lohan had after dinner. i don't get why we idolize the biggest wastes of human life as they just make a fool of themselves with the ridiculous amounts of money that most of them just inherited. it is disgusting to me to know that these are the people with the wealth in our country and i always think that it is a shame that someone is going hungry in the United States while Paris Hilton buys a $300,000 purse only to go get drunk at a club while wearing it and be all over the news. its just disheartening. well, my rant is over.
mikevolz
8/20/08 6:09:52PM
im too rich to be a democrat, but too poor to be a republican....
zephead
8/20/08 6:15:19PM
It all comes down to greed. We're whores. Selling out to the highest bidder. When An-Busch sold to InBev, I was surfing the net to see the reaction to it, I can't tell you how many people said, "I don't care, I don't drink Budweiser." That response floored me. The liquor store I go to is owned by to Pakistania's, everytime I go in there (3 to 4 times a week) they just shake their heads and say "I can't beleive you sold Bud to a foreign country, Bud was Americana" What's next, sell Major League Baseball,? Harley?


People have no more pride of the country America. 9-11 happened. We raised our flags, we put on the bumber stickers that said, "GOD Bless America" and we sang the Star Spangled Banner loud at sporting events. And the beat went on. Politicians told us what we wanted to hear and then they got elected. Big Business runs this country and they have all the politicians on their payroll. In the 80's you had the Savings and Loans scandel, here it is 20 years later and the morgage scandels erupt. Energy prices go sky high. Food prices are soaring. You had Adelphia, WorldCom, Enron, Tyco etc. etc. screwing people. Now Bear Sterns, Freddie and Frannie are screwing people and the gov. bails them out. iI's all about the benjimens. We are a vote and that's it.


America has sold out and until WE THE PEOPLE take our country back, the same will continue. Until WE THE PEOPLE set aside partisan polictics, the same will continue. Until WE THE PEOPLE demand more from our ELECTED officals, the same will continure. Until WE THE PEOPLE stand up and say NO MORE the same will continue.

iwannabesedated
8/20/08 7:00:05PM
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nastshabast
8/20/08 7:00:11PM
Haha you're dumb.
MikeyG
8/20/08 7:06:47PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

These are just my opinions, so I'd like to say that I'm not tryin to offend anyone, though I've never met a person who gets so much criticsm for their opinion than I do.

Todays society is just sinking deeper and deeper in the insanity. To take a line from FIight Club,"advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need."

That statement alone I believe is truer than ever now. Everyone just wants more and more and more and more and more. Damn I'd sleep in my car if I had to, most people would cry at the thought of that. I'd love to see a richy rich spend a day in a person like yours or my shoes, they'd lose their ****** mind, OVER THE ****** SHOES!!!!!!!

And then pictures of celebrities eating something wierd, or drunk at a bar, or the false scandals that plague the newspapers time and time again. Who gives a shit, honestly? I ate a hotdog yesterday, everyone who eats a hotdog has to put in in their mouth at that loving angle, yet if a celeb does that their face is in pics everywhere with a hot dog. Celebs drunk at bars, okay I was under the impression that thats what you do at bars, who cares.

Is this really what we have sunk to, do we have nothing better to do than try to look in the window of our celebs, just to see what they're gonna do next, GET A F'ING LIFE PEOPLE.

I was talking to, ha surprise, a redneck that told me,"If you don't support the war, you don't support the troops." in that stupid slang accent they have. At that point I just walked away. I support the shit out of the troops but I don't see any reason for us to be cops for a country because they can't get over their own ****** differences and get over it. It seems liek we've lost sight on Osama, I haven't seen a report on what we're doin to catch him in almost a year, and he's the reason we started all this.
Thats enough that convo could go on for days.

And what is really getting under my skin is this whole election thing comin up, Obama or McCain, choose wisely america cause boy did we **** up on the last one. Honestly I think Obama is gonna win just because of all the media about him being black, which is kind of sad. I'm not racist by any means, I think McCains an idiot, but if I'm at the hospital, I don't care if the doc is black, white, purple, yellow or green, I just want the best. I think Hillary really was the best candidate. Basically I don't think this country is ready for a black or female president, and what he have leftover is a moron, man I'm crossin my fingers on this one.

Anyways I think this country needs to sit back and realize what is goin on, and why all these other countries hate us, we are the most arrogant people in the worl, and not too rightfully so. I think that if we stop and think of what is really important in our lives, and for everyone its different, it'll open our eyes to some new oppurtunities and things of that nature.

just sum thoughts, now I want yours



You have to remember that there are fake people out there who have nothing better to do then try to exploit yours, theres a reason why 3rd world countries are poor from the rich economies exploiting their resources which are plentiful. There are those who try to better their lives through yours, thats pretty much what the U.S. was founded on, the finder keepers losers weepers clause is in effect.

If you dont care about celebrities you dont have to watch the news, because if you havnt noticed the news is 9 parts spam and 1 part news, just try and imagine all the isolated incidents all around the world journalists wouldnt dare submit as news but as "unpleasent circumstances" and so called taboo.

The whole war issue is touchy because its hard to look the other way and be a hippie about this about an area of the world with religious fundamentalists so radical, stuck in the past and so deeply affected by religious texts most have no idea what biology, science or cosmology is. They'd actually use bio-warfare to kill off anyone who dosnt believe in their religion like the christians in the dark ages, you could make an argument that all societies are still stuck in the dark ages in terms of whats really important in life like how you should support the Earth instead of just worrying about the economy (maybe a healthy mix of both). It's pretty ridiculous to pick the economy over our planets health, without a planet theres no economy, so its oxymoronic to say that.

And this "pro-life" trend which works in with religion needs to stop when we have a population crisis which in turn would affect and kill other people and animals on a genocidal level and environmental level so in fact not "pro-life" we're going to reach a population max out in the next decade if not properly fixed perhaps inacting China's attitude of population control through controlling the amount of children you can have and if you have more than 1 child in China they reem you with taxes, I'm saying a more realistic version of this early attempt to help the problem.

I cant disagree about the arrogance but its only one chapter of why most of the world hates the U.S. This is a list of countries the U.S. has bombed since World War 2.

China (1945-46)
Korea (1950-53)
China (1950-53)
Guatemala (1954)
Indonesia (1958)
Cuba (1959-60)
Guatemala (1960)
Belgian Congo (1964)
Guatemala (1964)
Dominican Republic (1965-66)
Peru (1965)
Laos (1964-73)
Vietnam (1961-73)
Cambodia (1969-70)
Guatemala (1967-69)
Lebanon (1982-84)
Grenada (1983-84)
Libya (1986)
El Salvador (1981-92)
Nicaragua (1981-90)
Libya (1986)
Iran (1987-88)
Libya (1989)
Panama (1989-90)
Iraq (1991-2002)
Kuwait (1991)
Somalia (1992-94)
Bosnia (1995)
Sudan (1998)
Afghanistan (1998)
Yugoslavia (1999)
Afghanistan (2001-02)

EDIT: Again this is just one reason why the "western world" is hated.
iwannabesedated
8/20/08 7:27:46PM
Read the Topic Starters about me and then look at his record.
rabbit915
8/20/08 7:40:55PM
You know what really grinds my gears? When people quote overrated pieces of crap like fight club?

Its a hypocritical. It disparages capitalism and how money and mass media are whats wrong with society. Then they go and sell its rights to a major movie studio, cast some of the biggest names in hollywood and turn out a piece of mass media garbage.
mikevolz
8/20/08 7:44:00PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

Todays society is just sinking deeper and deeper in the insanity. To take a line from FIight Club,"advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need."

That statement alone I believe is truer than ever now. Everyone just wants more and more and more and more and more. Damn I'd sleep in my car if I had to, most people would cry at the thought of that. I'd love to see a richy rich spend a day in a person like yours or my shoes, they'd lose their ****** mind, OVER THE ****** SHOES!!!!!!!



ok



And then pictures of celebrities eating something wierd, or drunk at a bar, or the false scandals that plague the newspapers time and time again. Who gives a shit, honestly? I ate a hotdog yesterday, everyone who eats a hotdog has to put in in their mouth at that loving angle, yet if a celeb does that their face is in pics everywhere with a hot dog. Celebs drunk at bars, okay I was under the impression that thats what you do at bars, who cares.

Is this really what we have sunk to, do we have nothing better to do than try to look in the window of our celebs, just to see what they're gonna do next, GET A F'ING LIFE PEOPLE.



alright




I was talking to, ha surprise, a redneck that told me,"If you don't support the war, you don't support the troops." in that stupid slang accent they have. At that point I just walked away. I support the shit out of the troops but I don't see any reason for us to be cops for a country because they can't get over their own ****** differences and get over it. It seems liek we've lost sight on Osama, I haven't seen a report on what we're doin to catch him in almost a year, and he's the reason we started all this.
Thats enough that convo could go on for days.




uhhhum.



And what is really getting under my skin is this whole election thing comin up, Obama or McCain, choose wisely america cause boy did we **** up on the last one. Honestly I think Obama is gonna win just because of all the media about him being black, which is kind of sad. I'm not racist by any means, I think McCains an idiot, but if I'm at the hospital, I don't care if the doc is black, white, purple, yellow or green, I just want the best. I think Hillary really was the best candidate. Basically I don't think this country is ready for a black or female president, and what he have leftover is a moron, man I'm crossin my fingers on this one.


yeah?


Anyways I think this country needs to sit back and realize what is goin on, and why all these other countries hate us, we are the most arrogant people in the worl, and not too rightfully so. I think that if we stop and think of what is really important in our lives, and for everyone its different, it'll open our eyes to some new oppurtunities and things of that nature.


i see.


just sum thoughts, now I want yours


I think you need to stay in school and learn how to put together a proper argument.
Ben_Hutch
8/20/08 7:48:44PM
Ricky Gervais speaks the truth about Celebrities in todays society:

Video (it's from his TV show 'Extras')
Pskinner_mma314
8/20/08 8:27:36PM
Alright, thanks for some of ya'lls feedback, others I guess u just had nothin better to than criticize what i said, u basically wasted ur time. just wanted some real thoughts, not jokes, but i guess that comes with this website huh?
dannyfrank
8/20/08 8:42:35PM
i pretty much agree with you on everything except 2 things:

1. when you criticized the rednecks accent. personally, it annoys me when people do this. he doesnt have a control over his accent, leave it alone. i also take personal offense to this since i am from the south

2. i dont think clinton would have made a good president. i honestly dont think ANY of the candidates would

anyways. i agree with everything else and it does make me sad to see the direction the world is going lately.
postman
8/20/08 8:52:38PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

Damn I'd sleep in my car if I had to, most people would cry at the thought of that. I'd love to see a richy rich spend a day in a person like yours or my shoes, they'd lose their ****** mind, OVER THE ****** SHOES!!!!!!!




I agree on the ppl worship of celbs. But what dose rich ppl living in a car have to do with anything? You cut your own deal. This is one of the only places in the world that you are born with the right to make yourself rich. I don't know what your life is like but walk a mile in my shoes and its going to be tuf from another angle. I'm not saying it would be any more or less tuf then yours but everyone has their own problems, rich, poor, white, black. I live my life not giving a f*** about the next guys life. My family and friends I will always be here for. I worked for everything I have and no one handed me anything. I everyone would just mind their own business and say what they think and mean this country would be a better place. Not sure why I even went into that but thats how I feel.

Edit: Ron Paul was the only quality option for pres. Clinton is a socialist C
mikevolz
8/20/08 8:53:45PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

Alright, thanks for some of ya'lls feedback, others I guess u just had nothin better to than criticize what i said, u basically wasted ur time. just wanted some real thoughts, not jokes, but i guess that comes with this website huh?



I didn't criticize what you said, I criticized how you said it. Arguments with wild assumptions, no evidence, and bad conclusions.
Pskinner_mma314
8/20/08 9:31:54PM

Posted by dannyfrank


1. when you criticized the rednecks accent. personally, it annoys me when people do this. he doesnt have a control over his accent, leave it alone. i also take personal offense to this since i am from the south



Dude i'm from TX, I have nothin but respect for the south, I just hate those ignorant rednecks, u know which ones I'm talkin about, u know the ones who seem to be the only ones on the news who make people from the south look dumb, those r the ones I'm talkin about. u almost never see the ones from the south who deserve to be shown.
stock
8/20/08 10:18:20PM

Posted by dannyfrank

i pretty much agree with you on everything except 2 things:

1. when you criticized the rednecks accent. personally, it annoys me when people do this. he doesnt have a control over his accent, leave it alone. i also take personal offense to this since i am from the south

2. i dont think clinton would have made a good president. i honestly dont think ANY of the candidates would

anyways. i agree with everything else and it does make me sad to see the direction the world is going lately.



I pretty much agree.
Neither candidate is good, and our society will continue the decline until we get out of the democrat vs republican in the whitehouse trap. They both just continue to give the government more power and continue to take away our freedoms.

If you vote for a democrat; good bye economic freedom and as you dump all your cash over to the welfare state, make sure to say thanks.

If you vote for a republican; good bye social freedom.
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