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Quote from: personalreality on July 19, 2012, 16:30:01But the fact of the matter is that you just can't deny the existence of daily manipulation of our consciousness. People are asleep and blind to their forced slavery.
Quote from: personalreality on July 19, 2012, 16:30:01Now, as to who is doing it, there's plenty of argument to be had and I'm not interested in having that argument with anyone anymore.
Quote from: Mini stapler on July 19, 2012, 18:41:00I just wouldn't call it 'forced' slavery... I think we always have a choice, the idea that we are powerless against 'them' is just another illusion that gets spread by the fear spreading conspiracies, the idea that they have power over us, which I think is false, it's more that we give up our power to them, making that choice on some level.
Quote from: personalreality on July 19, 2012, 18:58:30I only say forced because I think there isn't even a feeling of powerlessness, that people are completely oblivious. The idea of a choice never occurs to them because for most people in the world, "the way things are" is conditioned into their minds at a young age. It's particularly devastating in the western world because of all the external stimuli that can be used against our minds. We are raised in a toxic mental environment and choice is completely irrelevant to most people. They are happily sleeping.I also understand your point that on some unconscious level we are all aware and we give our power up willingly. I could talk about that in more depth, but to be honest I just don't feel like it right now because I'll ramble forever. But I will say that I believe something happened in our past, a global catastrophe that was so devastating that it literally fractured the human psyche. The effect of which is a deep psychic/genetic feeling of victimization. I hadn't really thought about this in this context though. I usually just think about it as an exercise in psychological contemplation. Whatever the case, I can't deny the possibility of what you say.
Quote from: personalreality on July 20, 2012, 16:45:27@Mini Stapler:I highly recommend a couple books if you're interested in ancient astronauts.William Bramley - "Gods of Eden"Michael Tsarion - "Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation"Joseph P. Farrell - "Genes, Giants, Monsters and Men"Zecharia Sitchin - "The Twelfth Planet" (which is book 1 in a series; they are worth reading, but there are some big criticisms with Sitchin)Erik Von Daniken - "Chariots of the Gods" (this was his first one, but he's written dozens and dozens of books since the 60's) (Sitchin & Daniken were some of the pioneers of the ancient astronaut theory in the mainstream)Michael Tellinger - "Slave Species of God"Keep in mind that theories vary and most authors tend to take leaps of imagination to give their work continuity, which leads to some criticisms.Here are some other authors that are worth checking out:Phillip CoppensMichael A. Cremo (he's a good one, but go for his revised book "The Hidden History of the Human Race" rather than "Forbidden Archaeology" because Forbidden Archaeology is a HUGE book and its dense and sometimes boring. The Hidden History is a condensed version of Forbidden Archaeology.)Christopher DunnRobert Bauval Graham HancockEdward F. MalkowskiRichard L. ThompsonAgain, I should stress that any one author should be taken with a grain of salt. However, once you read a bunch of books from different authors on the subject, you get a much better idea of the theory and can better identify the reasonable arguments from the ridiculous ones.A lot of the ancient astronaut theories tend to intersect and mingle with conspiracy theories, so be prepared for that too.
Quote from: Jdeadevil on July 22, 2012, 17:59:56I've seen about two thirds of the film, it was boring and all over the place. There was this scene where he started a fist fight with someone and I decided to do something else instead, it bored me. Good concept, just badly produced.
Quote from: Mini stapler on July 22, 2012, 14:36:55Finally sat down and watched 'They Live' haha I liked it, the concept is spot on, if not taken too literally obviously. I thought some of the acting, was a bit errrm... yeah. I loved the long fight seen when he was trying to make him put on the glasses, good metaphor for the struggle it is trying to force someone to 'see' the madness in the world who doesn't want to. 8/10 I love the concept.
QuoteI mean, it was the 80's, it was a "horror flick" by John Carpenter, and it stars a wrestler.
Quote from: personalreality on July 25, 2012, 11:46:49I mean, it was the 80's, it was a "horror flick" by John Carpenter, and it stars a wrestler. I wouldn't expect a fantastic film necessarily, but like you said, the concept is good. And for john carpenter to be making a movie about that concept in the 80's was a good thing.I nearly turned it off during that fight. If I weren't so into the alien/conspiracy thing, I probably would have. That fight was too long. I mean, yeah, the metaphor was great. But damn. It was like a 10 minute fight over some sunglasses.
Quote from: Stookie_ on July 25, 2012, 12:04:04"80's", "horror", "John Carpenter", "Pro Wrestler" - That's 4 things right there that makes it an awesome movie! Watch it with Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China and you have an awesome Saturday afternoon.