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Old 06-25-2017, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by CandraH View Post
Thats interesting about North Korea being atheist. I didnt know that. But speaking of North Korea, I watched a video recently of a girl from there talking about some of the horrors she dealt with living there and trying to get out. Here's a link in case anyone wants to watch it.

Your comment also put me in mind of a film I watched about German kids trying to survive in post WWII Germany. It was really interesting to think about things from their point of view, how they'd come to believe the hype and propoganda sold to them by the nazis about Jews and the Allied nations etc. It was also interesting to think that a lot of people in Germany worshipped Hitler like a god or father figure and that ties back into what you were saying about people worshipping the state. It really does show how people are wired to worship and will believe fucking anything if it suits their spiritual needs at the time.
It boils down to Group Dynamics, religion, politics, social, various miscellaneous ideologies. There are a few key aspects;

1) The in-group by having/following their ideology have characteristics that make them "good"
2) The out-group by not having/following the in-group ideology have characteristics that make them "evil"

It is very Zoroastrian.
But anywho, give 1) power over 2) and 2) are fucked.

We are all monkeys Candra, in the denigrative sense, when a person views the outcome of an ideology, whether it be capitalism, communism, Christianity, and how this is manifested at the top of the human hierarchy and you invariably find monkeys flinging shit at each other. Below this you have the various supporter subordinate "us" monkeys agreeing it was the "them" monkeys who started it.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas
-George Bernard Shaw
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