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The “Majority Opinion” Is An Illusion
01-25-2013, 03:07 AM #1
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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If there is one concept on Earth that has been the absolute bane of human existence (besides global elitism), it would have to be the concept of the “majority opinion”.

The moment men began refusing to develop their own world views without first asking “What does everyone else think?”, they set themselves up for an endless future of failures.

We are, of course, very social beings, and our natures drive us to seek those of like mind and spirit in what some might call a “tribal imperative”.
However, this imperative to organize is often manipulated by those who understand the psychological mechanisms behind it. Oligarchs and tyrants abuse and exploit the inherent social natures of the people in order to fool them into abandoning their individuality for the sake of the group, or some abstract and dishonest ideal.

When successful, the organization of a culture becomes bitter and twisted, changing from a tribe or a community of sovereign individuals, into a nightmare collective of soulless sheep.

Human beings desperately want to belong, but, they also desperately want to understand the environment around them. Often, the desire to belong and the desire to know the truth conflict.

In some societies, in order to be accepted, one must give up on his search for truth and avoid eliciting the anger of others.
This causes a severe mental and emotional disturbance within a population. In order to reconcile their conflicting needs within a system that does not nurture their quest for transparency, they tend to unconsciously cling to the “majority view” as if their very existence depends on it.
The idea of the majority view or the “mainstream”, gives people the sense that they are a part of a group, and at the same time, gives them the illusion of being informed.
Their rationale is:

If most of the population believes something to be true, then, by “statistical law”, it most likely is true. Those who do not share in the majority opinion are therefore in opposition to statistical law; meaning they are behind the times, social deviants, or just plain crazy..

The problem is, history has shown that at pivotal moments in a society the “majority opinion” is usually WRONG. Any progress we do enjoy as a species is almost always due to the actions of tireless aware minorities, or even a lone man or woman who saw what the rest of us could not.
The greatest discoveries and truths have always been the product of individual thought and effort; numerous individuals working on parallel paths to generate new pieces of knowledge or more balanced and principled methods of living.

There has never been such a thing as a collectivist realization, or a collectivist truth, and there never will be. Collectives do not think creatively or honestly. Their only concern is the survival of the system at all costs, and usually this requires a foundation of lies.

As a nation or culture edges towards collectivist tyranny, the battle-cry of the “majority opinion” will drown out all other reasonable voices. It has happened before, and unfortunately, it will happen again.

In America today, I believe we are nearing the moment where the mass view becomes the only acceptable or legally sanctioned view.

With the 2nd Amendment issue alone, the most common argument by anti-gun proponents is that “the majority opinion is on their side”. I’m here to point out that the “majority opinion” is, in fact, an illusion, and completely irrelevant. Here is why…

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01-25-2013, 03:23 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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One thing I don't give a shït about is the majority opinion, or minority for that matter, about me. I think that's a good start.

But if you're totally void of any inner substance and focus on superficial bullshit I'm sure you'd need someone to tell you what to believe. sad2.gif
01-25-2013, 03:26 AM #3
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(01-25-2013, 03:23 AM)Octo Wrote:  One thing I don't give a shït about is the majority opinion, or minority for that matter, about me. I think that's a good start.

But if you're totally void of any inner substance and focus on superficial bullshit I'm sure you'd need someone to tell you what to believe. sad2.gif


Us non-sheeple (all of us here) don't just read the headlines we do our own research and then make the headline.
01-25-2013, 03:28 AM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
-Margaret Mead

Good post K
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01-25-2013, 03:29 AM #5
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01-25-2013, 03:31 AM #6
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(01-25-2013, 03:29 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  İmage

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Totalitarianism will not come in black boots, but in a white coat.
01-25-2013, 03:32 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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White coats and shiny things... blonde.gif
01-25-2013, 03:33 AM #8
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It's arrived *sigh* It leaves a lot of lingering questions. Nice post K.

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01-25-2013, 04:29 PM #9
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(01-25-2013, 03:29 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  İmage

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Good find

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