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Does anyone else notice…?

by dls25

How fake and plastic everything is? I was on YouTube, and there was this “Humans of Earth Day” promotion. I didn’t see people doing things for their community and helping create sustainability. I saw people selling “sustainable” products (=expensive), showing off about fooling people with plant based meat alternatives, and bragging about how Green and Vegan they are. I felt so frustrated and demoralized. This is constant. The Internet has made us all plastic. We don’t DO anything. We just compete for attention. Those videos were made for views, likes, and subscriber counts. There was nothing honest about it. It’s all mindless bragging and showmanship. I hate it.

I got so frustrated. I went into a deep depression. Like so many things, it’s all about power and control. Therapy and psychiatry isn’t to make us better – it’s to make us functional. Compliant. Like what lobotomies were for. Medication is made to treat our illness, not cure it. Can it be cured? I don’t know, but are medical companies putting money and time into finding out? I doubt it. But we can be sure that there’s more money in treating illness.

Some people might respond with “yeah, capitalism sucks.” But it’s not capitalism. It’s us. The human race. WE made capitalism. WE made communism. WE made everything that didn’t grow out of the ground. It’s OUR failing as a species. Not a system that we made…

And here I am, wondering if this is all for nothing. Maybe we can’t save anything. Maybe we’re already dead inside. Maybe we were all a big mistake. Freedom leads to violent anarchy. Security leads to revolution. You have Fundamentalists on the Left and the Right of the political spectrum. Corruption and laziness. Nothing works. No one’s allowed to challenge the power. And everyone wants to take that power for themselves. It’s not about changing the system. It’s about changing who is controlling it. It’s about taking that power for themselves.

Anyone who can see through the fakeness and rhetoric is to be punished. We’re called names and shouted down. We’re called sociopaths or conspiracy theorists or misguided. Why? Because we’re different? Because we know what’s going on? Because we hate the lies and groupthink and the tribalism? Because we hate the game and we want something better?

I know I’m not the only one, but it feels like I am sometimes. Right now is one of them…


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system 4/23/2021 - 2:27 pm

This is a really interesting read, thank you for sharing.

blue_dude15 4/23/2021 - 9:54 pm

Yeah, I’ve noticed and its been really bothering me lately, so thank you for sharing.

Robert77 4/24/2021 - 12:22 am

I have done extensive research on many things going on in this world today and like the Matrix and taking the red pill once you see things for what they are it makes you feel insane. Thats about the only way I can describe it. Or the greater the wisdom the greater the sorrow.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix

We have not evolved and the world will never know peace. We are on the verge of WWIII right now. That is our reality today. My life is so Fed up that this doesn’t even bother me anymore. I hope a nuclear bomb drops right on my friken house soon tbh.

existential404 4/24/2021 - 1:12 am

Put humans into a big enough group and we will become dishonest attention-seeking assholes, almost no matter what. And of course the Internet has made it all worse by removing boundaries (which means removing community), putting everyone into one big free-for-all where only the loudest and most outrageous voices get heard.

I think this one of the reasons I seem to be resistant to therapy. I just hate the social game and don’t see a good reason to play any more. Therapy often seems like an attempt to trick me into thinking it’s not so terrible, even though my observations tell me otherwise.

dls25 4/24/2021 - 9:59 am

That’s how I see it. How many sites out there cram that fortune cookie crap down our throats? They’re always saying to “live our best life” or life path stupidity. I had a therapist that once said that I’ll end up where I belong because I’m walking my life path. I challenged her and brought up victims of murder, terrorism, disease, etc. Was that their life path? Were they meant to die in mindless, tyrannical violence? Or accidents? Or incompetence? How about children who die in war-torn societies? She just went dead silent, and that proved my point. It’s all nonsense.

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