Post of the day

I haven’t read much yet today, but I’m sure Obo and his commenters have hit the nail on the head.

What is wrong with people?

I can’t understand it. People are so willing to subjugate themselves to the (usually mad) desires of others: Islamic imams, Christian popes, social democratic demagogues, Fabianist control freaks, Common Purpose bullies, small-minded Britishnessers, Europhiliac bureaucrats, militant Atheist cuntards or whatever other fucking nutjob thing drives you.

Why are so few people prepared to just stand on their own and, more importantly, be proud of that fact? Why do people have to subject themselves to some laughable idea of "community", rather than just be an individual who voluntarily interacts with other individuals when it’s to both parties’ benefit?

And why am I regarded as a "beyond-the-fringe" nutjob for wanting to be this?

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9 comments:

Freewoman of England said…

Because most people are sheep, they are content to follow the herd, and have herd instincts.
Us on the other hand are goats and they perceive us as a different species.

It also has to do with education and propaganda. People living on a cheap diet of potatoes and bread and processed food are not as brainy or liable to get pissed off either. Half of them don’t understand what the fuss is all about because their IQs are less than 100 Bell curve and all that

Although under EU rules goats and sheep are one.

WV nosed I kid you not ( pardon the goat pun)

27 Aug 2010 07:27:00
 

Wizbit said…

I can’t really add much to what Freewoman of England has already said… but I’ll try and expand…
People, on the whole, are either too scared or too lazy to think and form their own, individual opinions. It’s much easier or safer for them to piggy-back those of others – making them easy to manipulate and influence. This is why propaganda works so well.

Look at what garbage is popular on television. People watch garbage like X-Factor and such like because other people do. They want the comfort of being part of a group and, again, scare of individualism.

Football is another example. The amount of times I have heard people regurgitating opinions they have heard on television and passing them off as their own.

I could go on and on about this subject and probably sound quite scathing in my observations about the general public… but I will just post a link to an article that was in NewScientist last month (hope that’s OK):

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727701.100-social-networks-the-great-tipping-point-test.html?full=true

"…when it comes to music preference, we behave like sheep. Social scientists have long wondered whether other social transformations – including everything from the popularity of a politician to a change in behaviour to mitigate climate change – arise through independent, individual choice, as many people simultaneously come to similar decisions, or instead through influence, as people copy others’ behaviours."

27 Aug 2010 08:30:00

JuliaM said…

"Look at what garbage is popular on television. "

Do we have to? *shudder*

27 Aug 2010 08:35:00

gladiolys said…

I think it’s a matter of confidence. People feel safer in crowds, the anonymity of being in a mass. It takes a certain amount of self-belief to stand alone… and a certain resilience to hang on to it after several others have tried to kick it out of you (literally).

27 Aug 2010 08:39:00

John Whitley said…

It could also be said that most ‘libertarians’ are perfectly happy to submit themselves to the authority of the Monarch and Lords. Not to mention any cunt that owns ‘properteh’. Worse, they expect the rest of us to follow likewise.

@Freewoman. We’re not sheep. We’re not goats. We’re human beings. Get over it.

27 Aug 2010 08:48:00

Anonymous said…

"Look at what garbage is popular on television. People watch garbage like X-Factor and such like because other people do. They want the comfort of being part of a group and, again, scare of individualism."

And people like to slag if off because the other social side do.
And then people like to slag of people that slag of things because they are conforming *head asplode*

Sometimes people watch something because they like to.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

"It could also be said that most ‘libertarians’ are perfectly happy to submit themselves to the authority of the Monarch and Lords. Not to mention any cunt that owns ‘properteh’"

what is this i don’t even.

27 Aug 2010 09:25:00

Wossat? said…

And why are you regarded as a "beyond-the-fringe" nutjob for wanting to be this?

Because independent thinkers who refuse to conform to the meme du jour scare the shit out of sheeple.

27 Aug 2010 09:26:00

Anonymous said…

Yea most of the sheeples would just walk straight into the showers if they where told to do so by a nice middle class lady ,it’s for your own good you know.

hsssssssssssssssssssss !

27 Aug 2010 09:29:00

 

Jill said…

Not everyone wants to be a self-fellating, iconoclastic, snotty bastard?! Perhaps there’s something in the evolutionary psychology argument. You must be a mutant. The future of humanity perhaps.

Breed, man, breed.

I dunno, in truth. But you won’t convert anyone with this post. In fact, you’re in danger of sounding as shrill as Richard Dawkins on the subject of God.

27 Aug 2010 09:32:00

No wonder he’s the 4th most popular Libertarian blogger. The cunt.

AJ

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