Stop and for a moment feel what you're feeling, open yourself to the emotions and thoughts in your consciousness and embrace them in order to aid in their dissolution - for without peace of mind, inner clarity and unity, changing the world for the better will be impossible
1 month ago by Jac0b777 to /s/C_S_T from self.C_S_T
Kenosha Mile Challenge by Zednix in politics
[–]Jac0b777 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Yup. But that's what you get in a free-speech zone. Even the shittiest of opinions can be voiced with equal strength. The only way to counteract them is not with censorship, but with counter-positions.
COVID-19: A Pandemic of Fear
1 year ago by Jac0b777 to /s/Coronavirus from self.Coronavirus
A wild gay Jew appears by briarmoss in politics
[–]Jac0b777 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
No offense, but you seem far more fragile than him basing on the conversation seen here.
What's with all the anti-Jewish stuff on this site? I can understand being anti-Israel or anti-government or anti-media, etc. by Grateful in AskSaidIt
[–]Jac0b777 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
OK, I understand - if you feel that these arguments (or debates) are causing you to suffer, then by all means avoid them. I feel that the expression of peaceful rhetoric designed to combat hate and fear can be a joy unto itself - by perhaps alleviating the collective pain that little bit by sharing your perspective.
But indeed that in itself has to come from a place where you find it enjoyable and stimulative (as in the joy inherent in being altruistic) - and if you don't then it is always preferable to not engage.
I understand and get you.
However I'd just like to point out that a big point in giving counter arguments on the Internet is not always to change the mind of the person you're talking to, but also to impact the mind of those bystanders reading the conversation.
Not to mention that you can always simply copy and paste good counter arguments to multiple conversations, saving you time and effort.
[–]Jac0b777 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Silencing people you disagree with is not as helpful to make a place like this into a good area for discussion, challenging their viewpoints is far more effective. The only way a culture of hatred (which includes racism) can be dissolved is by challenging the underlying beliefs and motivations for their grievances and dissolving the unfounded assumptions underneath them.
I know this site is for free speech and all but please cut the antisemitism and conspiracy theory bs from the front page. It's not a good look and is going to drive people away from trying the site. by Locke in SaidIt
[–]Jac0b777 3 insightful - 6 fun3 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 6 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Ah yes, but those aren't really conspiracy theories, because they are true! Conspiracy theories are only things like Flat Earth, Reptilians and antisemitism, oh and Q-Anon type stuff!
/s in case anyone missed the sarcasm
[–]Jac0b777 33 insightful - 7 fun33 insightful - 6 fun34 insightful - 6 fun34 insightful - 7 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Many of the things you have just mentioned indeed are conspiracies, they are simply not conspiracy theories, but rather conspiracy facts.
Nothing personal to you, as you're not the only one that I've seen do this, but it's way too often that I nowadays see the word "conspiracy" conflated with "falsehood". Obviously there are, have been and will continue to be a multitude of conspiracies that are very much factual. The word conspiracy simply means: "a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful", it is not a synonym for something that is inherently false. Far from it. But these days the propaganda has been so effective that the word "conspiracy" has literally been conflated with the term "conspiracy theory" and ultimately with likely those theories that are least likely to be true (Flat Earth anyone?).
Either way, it's a semantic issue, but a highly relevant one nonetheless, one that should not be ignored in such discussions.
Former Digg refugee now Reddit refugee by PopASquatt in Introductions
[–]Jac0b777 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
It's up to all of us to make this a place where good, productive, respectful and positive conversation thrives. Since Reddit is in dire need of an alternative and (in my view) Voat is a toxic cesspool (not only of the most blatant racism, but just general toxicity as well), SaidIt seems one of the best alternatives out there.
Thanks to everyone who has donated to support saidit! by magnora7 in SaidIt
Thanks! Glad you found it insightful :)
Cops Have Started RESIGNING En Masse Across The Country, Crime In The CHAZ SHOCKS Naive Leftists by Tarrock in politics
[–]Jac0b777 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Tim Pool is so incredibly over-dramatic, both in his click-baity titles and his general reporting. He does offer a counter-balance to the other side and the MSM in general, but his bias still shows.
[–]Jac0b777 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
That's awesome! The site maintenance costs still seem to be very low for now. Do you expect higher costs later on with more visitors coming in and more active traffic?
Truth be told, I have no idea how much it costs to maintain such a site. Though I have a site of my own (www.embraceyourexperience.com), the monthly server costs amount to barely anything (probably around 10$ per month), but I have no idea how much a project and servers for something the size of SaidIt cost. To be fair, I also have no estimation of how much Reddit costs - years ago it was supposedly 33K per month, but now that amount must have increased greatly.
How is it possible that SaidIt costs are so low? And are you expecting the cost to increase any time soon?
Colorado Bill Requires "Re-Education" For Parents Who Refuse The COVID-19 Vaccine by codedtestament in WorldNews
[–]Jac0b777 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Dude, I totally make such comments regarding NYT, WaPo, CNN,.... on Reddit all the time. You are fighting against a straw-man that doesn't exist. Basically, because you have partisan bias, you think I have one as well and somehow adore mainstream media (and I assume - left leaning media?).
In my view, the vast, vast majority of MSM is total trash. I actually tend to go to RT for more unbiased news, that's how little faith I have in Western media (to be fair, RT may not be the best source on what's happening in Russia or China, but it readily calls out the propaganda and bias in Western media).
So there is literally zero irony in my statement. You are just blindly assuming things about me that aren't true.
[–]Jac0b777 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Definitely not as bad as I thought looking at the title (actually good news in our modern day dystopia, since many schools require mandatory vaccinations for attendance). But it is Zero Hedge after all, their sensationalized articles are legendary.
Bill Gates Negotiated $100 Billion Contact Tracing Deal With Democratic Congressman Sponsor of Bill Six Months BEFORE Coronavirus Pandemic. This basically confirms COVID was planned. by npp0 in conspiracy
Perhaps he and those in power believe people are more unconscious than they actually are.
If we take up the premise that many world events are steered by a powerful group of psychopaths, then this is the best modality of action available to us all by Jac0b777 in conspiracy
[–]Jac0b777[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
What is this manual you speak of? I'm intrigued.
The guy doing George Floyd's autopsy, is the same guy who did Epstein's autopsy. And the family apparently specifically requested him. Does this strike anyone else as odd? by magnora7 in conspiracy
[–]Jac0b777 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Most definitely strikes me as odd Mag. To think all of this was planned so exactly still seems a stretch to me, but I won't deny it's possible...
The CDC admits that between 10 and 30 million people were given a polio vaccine that was contaminated with a virus known to cause cancer on certain species and possibly humans too. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy
Very well put - and I agree completely :)
If we take up the premise that many world events are steered by a powerful group of psychopaths, then this is the best modality of action available to us all
1 year ago * by Jac0b777 to /s/conspiracy from self.conspiracy
Trump Mobilizes Military To Deliver COVID Vaccine As HHS/DoD Unveil Massive Contract For "Injection Devices" by codedtestament in WorldNews
I'm sure people are already just dying to be vaccinated!
Meanwhile, in the Italian parliament, things are getting quite real: Deep State, Bill Gates, Agenda 21 talk at the Italian Chamber of Deputies. May 14th, 2020 by Jac0b777 in conspiracy
If you turn on the closed captions / subtitles on YouTube you will find there is an English translation available :)
Meanwhile, in the Italian parliament, things are getting quite real: Deep State, Bill Gates, Agenda 21 talk at the Italian Chamber of Deputies. May 14th, 2020
1 year ago by Jac0b777 to /s/conspiracy from youtube.com
Covid-19: A Pandemic of Fear by Jac0b777 in C_S_T
Thank you! I'm glad you found it insightful :)
Covid-19: A Pandemic of Fear
1 year ago by Jac0b777 to /s/C_S_T from self.C_S_T
Freeing Earth - Solutions for a Better World by Jac0b777 in C_S_T
[–]Jac0b777[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Well, the C_S_T subreddit on Reddit that I've been a part of for many years has always been more essay than shower-thought like (despite the title of the sub), so I am posting with that in mind, despite this being SaidIt :)
Which comes first? The inner solutions will always come first, out of which awareness is primary. From being aware, then one can guide one's creative impetus, dissolve the pain and limitation within, as well as guide one's inner world and visualize one's desired reality or simply play with creative visualization. Your comment related to consciously directed day-dreaming fits in there as well, of course :)
It is crucial that we start focusing on solutions in order to create a better world. This is my contribution, all of your input and ideas are welcome. by Jac0b777 in conspiracy
It does not really require hope, it simply requires an inner desire to make the world better, as well as yourself.
Most of what I've written touches on both the individual and collective level. Even if the world goes to hell and all is lost, at least attempting to make it better, as well as attempting individual improvement, will make your life happier and more fulfilling as a result.
You don't even need to believe the world will be saved to do these things - simply contributing to your own growth and that of the world will give a more meaningful life and will touch others with your example and action.
That is at least my experience - and in my opinion acting in this manner is worth the effort.
The Time to Awaken Is Now by Jac0b777 in C_S_T
[–]Jac0b777[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
[–]Jac0b777[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago* (0 children)
Well indeed that was exactly my point (which I think can be seen from the context of the whole post) - I simply used the word world, instead of civilization.
However our actions do not impact our species alone. The Earth itself will survive us, no matter what happens, but the millions of animal and plant species on this planet are well in our grasp to help protect or destroy - and we are now far more on the side of destroying them and their natural habitat.
It is crucial that we start focusing on solutions in order to create a better world. This is my contribution, all of your input and ideas are welcome.
2 years ago by Jac0b777 to /s/conspiracy from self.conspiracy
Freeing Earth - Solutions for a Better World
2 years ago by Jac0b777 to /s/C_S_T from self.C_S_T
Saidit keeps getting nonsense frontpage generalizations about liberals so I thought I'd help balance it out with some Conservative Paradise by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy
[–]Jac0b777 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
It always bothers me so much that people put each-other into tiny little boxes like "liberal" or "conservative" and then everything about that person based on said box and mental label.
Not talking about you OP, I assume that is the very idea you were trying to dispel with this exaggerated picture about one of those sides.
"Culture is not your friend..." - Terence McKenna by magnora7 in quotes
[–]Jac0b777 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Modern culture is certainly not your friend, that is true.
The Time to Awaken Is Now
Ever heard of the delphi technique? i believe this is being used accross the net... by swordofdamocles42 in conspiracy
[–]Jac0b777 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Very insightful, thanks for posting.
As always, awareness remains the key. The key to ending any form of manipulation.
The best April fool's prank of all time. by Tom_Bombadil in funny
[–]Jac0b777 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Jesus Christ that's amazing. I'm genuinely impressed by the commitment.
Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux by sawboss in Linux
[–]Jac0b777 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
I have been using Linux Mint for several months now and I'm really enjoying it.
I have an older laptop (now 10 years old, but still very solid) and it works like a charm. The security, the performance, the lack of inherent spyware that Windows users have to put up with....unless you need it for very specific programs or games that run only on Windows (and you can't use WINE [which emulates the Windows environment on Linux] to get them to work on Linux), Linux is the better choice.
Surviving, Thriving and Contributing in the Age of Mass Information, ripe with Censorship, Propaganda and Confusion
Why have some subreddits been banned? by DeadChild in AntiExtremes
[–]Jac0b777 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
Beautiful, thank God for the intervention.
We've invited JamesColesPardon to be the moderator of this new C_S_T by magnora7 in C_S_T
[–]Jac0b777 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
I agree to having him as head mod here as well.
Expeditionary party landing by CelineHagbard in C_S_T
[–]Jac0b777 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
Hello peeps. Looking good out here :)
It's you! Man I thought you disappeared way back for good.
I never really ever figured out whether you transformed into some other name on Reddit or just disappeared. I guess it was a transformation then :)
Welcome to AntiExtremes.com by magnora7 in AntiExtremes
[–]Jac0b777 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 3 years ago (0 children)
Agreed. As far as my experience with Voat goes, it was filled with anger, hater, bigotry, vitriol.....etc. (but hey, perhaps it's different now, I haven't been there in quite a while, so I can't judge really).
If one wants a productive space for conversation, one needs to move away from any kind of hate. Intelligent conversation cannot flourish with unchecked anger going around.
I'm in baby ;D