Another year is about to end, and we should make a brief recap of it. Instead of pointing all key events (and they were a lot) we are going to make a list of the biggest political losers of 2016 worldwide.
This is more than enough to make a short but clear picture of what happened in the year. And it is one of the last opportunities for “the losers” to be mentioned somewhere because a lot of them will be forgotten soon.
Americans are getting closer to the big election day when they will have to pick according to many of them “the lesser of the 2 evils”. Hitlery Clinton vs Donald Duck… Ooops, Hillary or Trump. (Btw, there are 2 other candidates but who cares about them, right?). A big choice!
“Panem et circenses!” is a popular Latin phrase that dates from the years of the great Roman empire, it literally means “bread and circuses”. In other words, to control and not worry about the population you just have to give them food and entertainment. The same method is used today very successfully resulting in what I call “The Popcorn Culture“.
In my last post I wrote about how our society is mainly dominated by the “Celebrity Worshiping Culture“, but that culture wouldn’t have existed to that extent without the fundamental Popcorn Culture. You see they go hand in hand. That cultural combination is a very effective way to dumb down and distract the population. The Romans have been genius.
Modern popular culture is a total triumph of idiocy. Our societies are driven by mass media, Hollywood and public institutions, which results in all kinds of cults. We are living in a culture of cults.
Cult of personality is the strongest out there but unlike the traditional totalitarian environment, where there is one person that everyone has to worship, now there are plenty of people to worship and you have the freedom to select your favorite (the beauty of democracy). Those people are the so called celebrities – movie stars, music stars, athletes, some politicians, some business people, etc.
With the practical start of the new cold war, the possibilities of an actual hot war are rising. Wars around the world have never stopped but because the territories of the Western countries have been relatively peaceful grounds for the last 60-70 years people there don’t realize that it’s a serious threat.
War is not a joke, especially when we talk about the potential start of World War III with the biggest nuclear powers facing each other.
And yet, the escalation of pro-war talks among ordinary people is just astonishing. Those morons probably don’t realize that war is not a video game. It’s not an entertainment event that you can be part of and it’s not a sports competition.
I thought about writing another piece about the situation in Ukraine today, but I won’t. Maybe I’ll do it another day because people have to get educated and I have to be true to myself and expose what I believe is important about the topic, but not now. There is no point because, just as Ukraine, people and media are divided and it’s bad.
(My partner in crime in this site wrote some weeks ago that Ukraine is divided so check it if you want to read about that anyway.)
People who are going to read my position are either going to praise it or blast it. That’s fine in general, all people can’t think the same way, but what is happening lately in the media world make me feel disgusted. It’s a nasty media war that doesn’t do any good for the public, escalates the tension and increases the hate among people in the world. I don’t want my article to be part of this war because I don’t like the consequences of it. So I want to make sure I’ve addressed the whole idiocy of the massive media propaganda before I write any piece on any hot topic.
Are you one of those people who always make excuses to themselves and to others for not doing or achieving something? Do you find always someone or something to blame for your misery? If so, you are not alone, most people in this world are just like you.
Things in life never go the way we want. All people face problems. What matters is how do they handle the problems. For the average person it is a lot easier to make some excuse and to blame someone for the bad situation he or she is and do nothing because “it’s not his/her fault”.
I’m really confident about the success of this article because watching how the global economy is doing, combined with the escalating human stupidity worldwide, I’m pretty sure more and more people will have to read this and appreciate it.
In desperate times, desperate people do desperate things. When you are desperate about money, you will do desperate things to make them. Some people turn criminals (sell drugs, rob banks, run scams, etc), other become prostitutes (yeah men too) and those with a little more brains can try to join the banking industry. But the problem with all these activities is that they are illegal and/or immoral, risky, or at least unpleasant for many people (you know, conflicting with the personality and the beliefs of the individual).
Hey lazy workers, I know there are plenty of you out there. Do you wonder how to waste your time at work without your boss noticing it?
Sure you do. After all there is nothing better for some people than getting paid for doing nothing. Who cares that you are not productive (aka useless), as long as you fool your boss, you are going to be fine.
This is a guide that can serve you everywhere.
In some areas of the world being lazy at work is not a good sign and people don’t like it, it’s not in their culture and you can get fired if you do nothing and procrastinate. In this case you really want to hide your laziness.
Do you believe in fortune? Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe in magic (real magic, not illusion)? Do you believe that some people can predict the future with their supernatural gifts? Or do you think that all fortune tellers are scam artists?
Too many questions and the answers to them don’t really matter, or do they?
What matters in your life is what you do. What you think or what you believe in affect what you do. So I guess this topic is worth commenting.
Many people believe in those things, they do listen to fortune tellers and in most cases that doesn’t bring them any real benefits other than some short term placebo effect.