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Friday, July 02, 2010 1:21 AM
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
Quote:Put another way, I don't want people who are awake (that is to say, willful, volitional) to be penalized by the people who are asleep (that is, acting out of habit). The driver of a car speeding down the road is not making constant conscious decisions to move from one stationary point in time to another, he's just "going with the flow." In essense, a protest taking place in his path asks him to become conscious, participate willfully in his world and not take things that are not his to begin with for granted.
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Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Quote:I find that your disagreements seem to beg for one response: escalation toward a fight
Friday, July 02, 2010 7:03 AM
Friday, July 02, 2010 7:54 AM
Quote:Actually I'd be willing to say that driving a regular route isn't done particularly consciously. I've heard many people say that they sometimes find themselves at their destination because their conscious thinking mind has switched off, and habit has taken over. That's not to say they're asleep or driving dangerously, the sub-concious mind can perform tasks as equally well as the concious, otherwise sleep walking wouldn't happen.
You make life and death decisions all the time, and most of the time you're probably not even aware you're doing it.
Friday, July 02, 2010 10:31 AM
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Friday, July 02, 2010 2:02 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Bytemite:
This isn't necessarily true. I have anxiety disorder, and with it comes a near phobia of cars and driving in cars. When I have the option, I opt to walk, take a bus, or ride a bike, but my job insists that we take the work cars as a matter of professionality and representation. As such, sometimes it's unavoidable, and being that I'm very aware that I could kill someone driving out there, I try to do everything I can to keep myself calm, thinking, and not panicking. I drive in the lane nearest the curb, whenever possible, so that if I panic, I can pull over, and get out of the car, and try to calm down.
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