I’m an agnostic but respect the right of others to follow their faith of choice. I’m straight but am willing to listen to the concerns of transgendered and homosexual individuals. I’m white but support diversity and learning about other cultures. In short, I’m pluralistic in my viewpoint. I have an open mind.
I still have a BS detector though. Flat Earth believers set that alarm off very loudly when they say Earth is not round and the government and NASA are hiding the truth that the moon is a hologram intended for mind-control. Same with 9/11 being a manufactured justification for American military incursions into Middle Eastern affairs. In fact, I dismiss nearly all of these conspiracy theories distributed through social media streaming services like YouTube and Dailymotion. Bull bull, bull bull bull.
Before I continue, when I use the term conspiracy theory I mean any theory where there is an unaccountable shadow organization, usually run by a political or economic elite, that is either hiding the truth or is trying to place into operation a master plan that takes away our freedoms.
Having said this, there was one YouTube video, if I were to view it during the time I had my full time system administrations job earning good money and could afford my own home, I would have considered a kooky conspiracy theory, but…it actually made gave me reason to pause for consideration at this point in my life.
I mentioned in a previous post that the reason why nothing has been done about these tough economic times was either no one understands the problem so no solution can be found, or that those who are suffering from long-term chronic unemployment or are homeless are manufacturers of their own misfortune. There’s now a new explanation…possibly. According to this video, the reason why nothing has been done is because lack of affordable housing and adequate funding for social program and the advent of technological unemployment are precision social control tools for a non-elected shadow cabal.
Yes, the title screams lunacy…Social Decline, Poverty, Mind Control, Government Spying & the Collectivist Takeover…but after a few minutes into watching the video, what was being theorized would explain why the homeless and the impoverished still live in the state they are, why our economy is in a jobless recovery under principles of austerity, and why nothing is being done about it.
Poverty takes a lot of control away from the everyday joe. No job, so no positive self-confidence, no way to better your social standing through affordable education, no access to information channels such as the Internet or television news to develop an informed opinion. No way to afford a home, since it is priced like a luxury item so people are crammed into high-rise eggshells that limit social interaction and are ruled by gangs and unscrupulous landlords. Thanks to the Panama papers, we’re learning the large amount of tax dollars being taken out of social programs and into financial shelters that only benefit the wealthy, instead of each and every one of us doing our part to pay for social programs that serve as a safety net for the unfortunate. Families are being torn apart from fighting over money, over underemployment if not unemployment, over the deteriorating work/life balance. Foreign aid goes to countries that seek to destroy the West, resulting in the loss of our rights and freedoms, instead of empowering every one of us to be self-reliant and self-sufficient, responsible for our own future without interference. We’re stressed out more than we’ve ever been when compared to our parents and grandparents, and how do we deal with the stress? We pop pills that alter the psychology of a person.
Take a look back over history…dictatorships existed in countries where the majority of the population are poor, ruled by the elite, stressed out to the point of being mentally and emotionally malleable through propaganda crafted to keep people under control and to accept ideas that are destructive to the ability of being critical thinkers.
Do I believe any of this? The BS detector is working fine, allowing me to turn this concept over and over in my head for personal reflection but the possibility this Age of Austerity and the jobless recovery being a social tool to control is worth considering.
Listen to the video, and draw your own conclusions.
Thanks for reading.