The World is Now Bat-Shit Crazy

0nMyM1nD
The World is Now Bat-Shit Crazy

The world is literally insane. Stupid. Oblivious. And batshit crazy.

And once you realize this, life gets easier to deal with.

Don't pretend like you have no idea what I'm talking about.

"But what about our advances in technology?"

Great. So we no longer physically connect with people. If we are so advanced, why are IQ test scores lower than they've ever been?

"But here you are using this lame site as your medium... ?"

Yes, it's the only way to get something across to people nowadays since everyone is balls-deep in their phone.

You see the insanity everyday. You do. And you think, "Geez, is the world that crazy?" Or, "God, is everyone stupid now?"

You're seeing the truth, but then you deny it, turning it around onto yourself: "No, it must be me."

That's the Big Mistake. It's not you, the world is crazy. Stupid. Insane.

Even an army of psychiatrists couldn't help fix the problem. Mainly because most of the time, they're in need of help from their own professions.

This is why a bird born in a cage thinks flying is an illness.

If one was born in a mental institution, he/she would perceive all the madness going on inside as "normal" behavior. But "normal" is just a word meaning, "What I have always thought and known." So if another person came into the mental institute and said what went on inside was crazy, the inmates would fire back with, "Bullshit, Walter. You're the one who's crazy!"

In this scenario, the inmates would be correct, in my opinion. Look at our world and the way we live. We have bankers lending us money that doesn’t exist (‘ credit’) and charging interest on it. We have doctors supposedly healing the sick when the biggest killer in the United States is the treatment; we respond to cancer by killing the patient with chemotherapy and radiation which destroys the immune system and opens the door to even more cancer and much else.

We have vaccines allegedly boosting the immune system when they are actually destroying it; we have scientists telling us how everything works when they don't have a clue about the true nature of reality and thus no clue about how everything works.

We have teachers telling children and young people whatever an insane and ignorant system dictates no matter how flawed and fraudulent it may be; we have men wearing blankets with rope telling their congregations that all they need to know is between the covers of a single book—the Bible, Koran, Talmud, whatever. And even crazier than that, we have billions believing them.

We have guys with man-buns.

We have political parties competing for office when behind the scenes, all are controlled by the same force—which is why the same agenda unfolds no matter who is officially in government.

We eat and drink chemical poisons in our food and water and most people appear to think that this is perfectly okay. Also, we have genetically-modified food that is genetically-modifying us and yet most people never even consider the possibility or the implications. I mean, genetically-modified food?? C'mon!

We have a media with no idea what is going on in the world telling us what is going on in the world; we have our freedoms constantly deleted to protect our freedoms; and we have civilians pepper-bombed from the sky to protect them from violence.

How could anyone contend to these obvious occurrences that are happening everyday in front of us, if not to us??

What do you think? Tell me I'm crazy.

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  • nightdrot
    Good heavens. Compared to what?

    The Middle Ages with pillaging Vikings and the Black Death? The 30 Years War? Two world wars? Your is more a cri de coeur than it is a reasoned argument.

    To be sure, I have a certain sympathy. One does not have to like what one sees at any given moment. There is the good and the bad.

    However, it is well to remember that ever thus has it been. That said, the nation has been here before. The current social tensions and populism parallel the mood and tone of the 1960s and 70s. Distrust of elites and authority, A sense that liberty is an end in itself. Racial tensions, campus radicalism, assassinations, mass protests, race riots, etc. Even radical fashions. (Then the Nehru jacket, beads, tye die shirts and long hair, now colored hair, tattoos and beards.)

    Speaking of political divisions, from the end of the Eisenhower administration to the beginning of the Reagan Administration, not one President successfully completed two terms in office. Kennedy is assassinated, Johnson is so unpopular that he is defeated in the NH primary election and is forced to withdraw for re-election. Nixon has the Watergate scandal. Ford is not only not re-elected, he is never elected, having been appointed VP in the wake of Agnew's resignation and then becoming President when Nixon resigns. Carter is defeated after one term of galloping inflation, foreign policy defeats and legislative gridlock.

    The difference then is that the technologies tended to reinforce a common language and a common culture where now they tend to exacerbate those divides. Specifically social media which reinforces the very human habit of living in one's own head. Thus, there is even less perspective on the divides that, in fairness, do exist in the country. Even then, you can measure the differences with a micrometer.

    That all said, the tensions are also intensified by changes in the economy. The economy is shifting from a manufacturing/extractions base to a service/high tech base. This putting enormous pressures, particularly on the lower middle class and blue collar workers, thereby intensifying social antagonisms.

    Yet even here, there is a parallel to the 19th century. As the economy shifted from an agricultural/mercantile base to a manufacturing/extractions base social tensions rose. Hence one of the causes of the Civil War, and later the cries against the "Robber Barons" and "Yellow Journalism, " which you may note have their modern analog in "the Swamp" and "Fake news."

    Thus, Edmund Burke said, "A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman." Reform is to be preferred to revolution but society does not learn and impatience boils over and feeling takes precedence over reason.

    For your purposes though, best to recall the words of John Cardinal Henry Newman. To wit: "Spring passes into summer and through autumn into winter. Only the more surely, by its ultimate return, to triumph over the grave toward which it resolutely hastens from its first hour. We mourn over the blossoms of April because they are to whither. But we know that withal that April is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revelation of that solemn circle that never stops. Which teaches us in our height of hopes ever to be sober. And in our depths of desolation, never to despair."
    Is this still revelant?
    • 0nMyM1nD

      I guess for the sake of argument, back then people I’m guessing didn’t know any better. However, today the stupidity is right in our faces. We are either blind or just don’t give a shit

    • nightdrot

      Not even sure how to respond to that. We have made the progress that we have - from slavery to equality, for example - because people looked at the world and discerned that something was not right. Indeed, the United States was born because some people looked around and said, "The way things are is "bat-shit Crazy" and moved to change it.

      Progress is not inevitable, change will be erratic, and in some ages the balance between wisdom and foolishness will shift this way or that. The problem with the premise of this question then is simply that it lacked any sense of perspective or history. It is well to remember that what Dickens wrote is always true - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Ever thus shall it be in the affairs of men.

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  • MzAsh
    What’s crazier is we have all this stupid shit going down and idiots going “thoughts and prayers!”

    Yeah.

    Let me know how that works out.
  • EleanorRigby
    I don't know bro. I really prefer toilets over pooping in night bowls.
  • usernamesk
    Nah the world isn't crazy.

    There's a couple of crazy people making way too much noise and a lot of followers who simply agree because they don't want to be left out.
    • 0nMyM1nD

      This is true. They're called liberals. But it doesn't explain the many examples given.

    • usernamesk

      Liberals aren't crazy. The one you call liberal are not liberal... Past that point it's called something else.

    • 0nMyM1nD

      Totally agree. Most people don’t know that however

  • JustforLaughs1
    It’s always been crazy. Media just documents it better. Nothing has changed.
  • Van04
    How much lsd did u use
    • 0nMyM1nD

      Mushrooms twice, lsd 3 times. All of those were at least 10+ years ago

  • KaraAyna
    Good mytake
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