Are westerners brain washed?

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#1 Posted by osirisx3 (2039 posts) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw-p84oWW84

This video from North Korea really gives us a look from outside. People are so obsessed with shopping its scary. People camp out for days and act as if the first guy to get a iphone is a hero.

I see people who know nothing about anything freak out ,if your question western imperialism. I was told off by some one that calls him self an expert on north Korea yet cant even tell me who kim il sung was.

Bankers get away with murder they helped terrorists lunder money and guess what? No one went to jail and they only had to pay a fine.

#2 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152960 posts) -
No. But I'm not so sure about you.....
#3 Posted by osirisx3 (2039 posts) -

No. But I'm not so sure about you.....LJS9502_basic

intresting thing about people with mental problems is they don't know they are sick.

#4 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152960 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]No. But I'm not so sure about you.....osirisx3

intresting thing about people with mental problems is they don't know they are sick.

Ah well that explains it....maybe you should see someone?
#5 Posted by BossPerson (9139 posts) -

Lol, I would not expect a movie like that to come from North Korea of all places. I doubt its from there.

#6 Posted by osirisx3 (2039 posts) -

[QUOTE="osirisx3"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]No. But I'm not so sure about you.....LJS9502_basic

intresting thing about people with mental problems is they don't know they are sick.

Ah well that explains it....maybe you should see someone?

ok il do that while you go shopping

#7 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -
I clean my own brain, lady.
#8 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -
*lick lick lick*
#9 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152960 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="osirisx3"]

intresting thing about people with mental problems is they don't know they are sick.

osirisx3

Ah well that explains it....maybe you should see someone?

ok il do that while you go shopping

Is it comfortable to compartmentalize people? I suppose it's easier than actually getting to know them....
#10 Posted by osirisx3 (2039 posts) -

[QUOTE="osirisx3"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Ah well that explains it....maybe you should see someone?LJS9502_basic

ok il do that while you go shopping

Is it comfortable to compartmentalize people? I suppose it's easier than actually getting to know them....

why yes it is

#11 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152960 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="osirisx3"]

ok il do that while you go shopping

osirisx3

Is it comfortable to compartmentalize people? I suppose it's easier than actually getting to know them....

why yes it is

But it doesn't say anything positive about the close minded individual that employs it....:)
#12 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Lol
#13 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -
I'm sure everyone is to a degree. Not to the degree that the North Korean government would ever display them as mind you.
#14 Posted by osirisx3 (2039 posts) -

[QUOTE="osirisx3"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Is it comfortable to compartmentalize people? I suppose it's easier than actually getting to know them....LJS9502_basic

why yes it is

But it doesn't say anything positive about the close minded individual that employs it....:)

i am the one showing people the truth. You turn it down without even looking into it.

#15 Posted by quikdash6 (471 posts) -
Really? A country like North Korea talking about Propaganda? Yes, some parts of "western civilization" are ridiculous, but I would much rather live in the US instead of North Korea where people live in a dictatorship and have to refer to the leader of the country as The Eternal President.
#16 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152960 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="osirisx3"]

why yes it is

osirisx3

But it doesn't say anything positive about the close minded individual that employs it....:)

i am the one showing people the truth. You turn it down without even looking into it.

Maybe because I live in western country and your generalizations aren't reality?
#17 Posted by Palantas (15323 posts) -

Yes, only Westerners are brain washed. People in other parts of the world who have different values are not brainwashed. This is an insightful thread.

#18 Posted by osirisx3 (2039 posts) -

Yes, only Westerners are brain washed. People in other parts of the world who have different values are not brainwashed. This is an insightful thread.

Palantas

never said they are not brain washed. But its so intresting to see how defences people get when someone says maybe you are.

#19 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

love that quote from the movie

"working ever harder to buy things, they don't need"

apparently the North Koreans think its crazy you should get paid for working :P

seriously what is this nonsense? yeah , the west has problems, but I frankly don't need the North Koreans to tell me about it.

#20 Posted by SteveTabernacle (2584 posts) -

[QUOTE="Palantas"]

Yes, only Westerners are brain washed. People in other parts of the world who have different values are not brainwashed. This is an insightful thread.

osirisx3

never said they are not brain washed. But its so intresting to see how defences people get when someone says maybe you are.

Your posts are the defensive ones. (that's the word you were looking for, I think) Everyone else is just laughing at you. Protip for posting... a wiseman speaks when he has something to say, a fool speaks when he feels like he has to say something.

#21 Posted by airshocker (31250 posts) -

:lol: Perhaps you should take a look at yourself instead.

#22 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
The general populace is easily influenced if that's what you're asking.
#23 Posted by Chaos_HL21 (5288 posts) -

love that quote from the movie

"working ever harder to buy things, they don't need"

apparently the North Koreans think its crazy you should get paid for working :P

seriously what is this nonsense? yeah , the west has problems, but I frankly don't need the North Koreans to tell me about it.

Darkman2007

It isn't crazy. You should have faith in the Eternal President Kim Il-Sung and the glorious leader Kim Jong-Un. It is just western propaganda to get paid for working.:P

(on a side note i just love North Korean propaganda)

#24 Posted by i-rock-socks (3529 posts) -

[QUOTE="osirisx3"]

[QUOTE="Palantas"]

Yes, only Westerners are brain washed. People in other parts of the world who have different values are not brainwashed. This is an insightful thread.

SteveTabernacle

never said they are not brain washed. But its so intresting to see how defences people get when someone says maybe you are.

Your posts are the defensive ones. (that's the word you were looking for, I think) Everyone else is just laughing at you. Protip for posting... a wiseman speaks when he has something to say, a fool speaks when he feels like he has to say something.

your a poop nose! (i assume thats what his response will be)
#25 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29938 posts) -
This sounds like the twist to an M Night Shyamalan movie.
#26 Posted by rilpas (8161 posts) -

everyone is, not just westerners.

see Brave New World vs. 1984 obiously this is an exageration, but to a certain degree either one or the other applies to just about every nation in the world. With that said, you only become a political disinclined consumerist if you want to. Nobody is forcing that on you.

With that said: North Korea is just about the last country in the world who could accuse any other country of brainwashing

#27 Posted by Palantas (15323 posts) -

This sounds like the twist to an M Night Shyamalan movie.chessmaster1989

Hehe. Like.

#28 Posted by d_parker (1725 posts) -

Is someone still bitter about that Onion story naming the "leader" of North Korea the sexiest man alive being taken seriously by North Korean media?

Here's the story in case you were too busy shopping to catch it:

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/alt-news/chinese-communist-newspaper-falls-for-the-onion-naming-north-koreas-leader-kim-jong-un-the-sexiest-m.html?p=home

#29 Posted by locopatho (21345 posts) -
To quote Dr. Zoidberg: FREEDOM FREEDOM FREEDOM OY! Westerners have to freedom to do most things, some use that freedom to do things I would consider silly/unnecessary/wrong but it's still hella better then the alternative of North Korea and it's ilk :?
#30 Posted by BossPerson (9139 posts) -

Lol this movie is golden.

#31 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

The North Koreans calling westerners brainwashed?

Good lord that is one black pot.

#32 Posted by vfibsux (4400 posts) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw-p84oWW84

This video from North Korea really gives us a look from outside. People are so obsessed with shopping its scary. People camp out for days and act as if the first guy to get a iphone is a hero.

I see people who know nothing about anything freak out ,if your question western imperialism. I was told off by some one that calls him self an expert on north Korea yet cant even tell me who kim il sung was.

Bankers get away with murder they helped terrorists lunder money and guess what? No one went to jail and they only had to pay a fine.

osirisx3

Anyone who uses North Korea to show western brainwashing is an idiot. North Korea has their people brainwashed into thinking their "dear leader" is a God. Give me a break using this to say westerners are brainwashed.

Take your truth and stick it up your.....

#34 Posted by osirisx3 (2039 posts) -

Spend spend and spend more the market has become our entire lives. We in the west spend so much cash we need to lend money that we take years to pay back. I saw a video about the ussr and the people were freaking out because there were no adds anywhere lol. Capitalism has made us so addicted to shopping that we get upset if we don't see any adds

#35 Posted by airshocker (31250 posts) -

Spend spend and spend more the market has become our entire lives. We in the west spend so much cash we need to lend money that we take years to pay back. I saw a video about the ussr and the people were freaking out because there were no adds anywhere lol. Capitalism has made us so addicted to shopping that we get upset if we don't see any adds

osirisx3

We spend so much we need to lend money? How can we do that if we spend so much? And what is an add?

#36 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
America has/haves it's share of propaganda, though not comparable to the eastern hemisphere.
#37 Posted by Horgen (111447 posts) -
Are you related to GreekGameManiac?
#38 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -

Spend spend and spend more the market has become our entire lives. We in the west spend so much cash we need to lend money that we take years to pay back. I saw a video about the ussr and the people were freaking out because there were no adds anywhere lol. Capitalism has made us so addicted to shopping that we get upset if we don't see any adds

osirisx3
What you mean? ads is the crumb, 100%.
#39 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20915 posts) -
*lick lick lick*KiIIyou
Feels good man.
#40 Posted by Palantas (15323 posts) -

[QUOTE="osirisx3"]

Spend spend and spend more the market has become our entire lives. We in the west spend so much cash we need to lend money that we take years to pay back. I saw a video about the ussr and the people were freaking out because there were no adds anywhere lol. Capitalism has made us so addicted to shopping that we get upset if we don't see any adds

airshocker

We spend so much we need to lend money? How can we do that if we spend so much? And what is an add?

I f*cking hate ads, especially around Christmas.

#41 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Yes, I do feel that the majority of Western society is brainwashed. We are crappy human beings because of it.

#42 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -

Yes, I do feel that the majority of Western society is brainwashed. We are crappy human beings because of it.

hartsickdiscipl
If we live in the most prosperous part of the world and we're crappy humans does that mean being a good human actually causes things to work less well? What exactly makes us crappy?
#43 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4730 posts) -

I'd rather be a brainwashed westerner than live in North Korea.

#44 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
I still hold that the DPRK is an elaborate political satire.
#45 Posted by CycleOfViolence (2813 posts) -

Well if we didn't have the 2 Minute Hate how am I supposed to know who is evil in this world!?!?

#46 Posted by Yusuke420 (2770 posts) -

To a degree, there's a lot of people that would agree that big business has a huge impact on the decisions that americans make.

#47 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Duh.

Ofcourse we are.....

#48 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
The media man, the media!
#49 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

no more than easterners

#50 Posted by Shmiity (5362 posts) -

No. North Korea sucks and living in the USA is f*cking awesome. At least in comparison. I "lol" at that whole country.

What kind of civilized country do you live in if other countries can't visit you via plane, and you also cant leave? Sounds f*cking great.