RE: We disagree on masks and vaccine passports because our immortality tickets look different.

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I think a part of this is the "meaning of life" purpose too - where religion and family can give meaning tickets not just a sense of afterlife and immortality. I reckon that a lot of the people who are bandwagoning on all kinds of causes at the moment are doing so in order to give some context to their lives, since for the most part, they aren't creative, they are consumptive, and it is hard to have a purpose as a consumer.



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Absolutely. Fighting purposelessness by picking up whatever's laying on the ground, and running with it. Leaves one very open to suggestion though, particularly when they are mostly consumptive. Whatever's lying on the ground is often left there deliberately.

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Like a coin glued to the pavement.

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So true.

Abandonment of traditional values and religion has left people moorless and lonely, easy pickings for the latest dangerous, self destructive ideologies of the moment.

This has often happened before but self destructive ideologies don't survive and thus leave little imprint on the historical record.

People that follow them leave little imprint on the genetic record too as they have few if any descendants.

It is no coincidence that successful ideologies promote having children.

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It is going to get interesting going forward, as in the past cultism was relatively contained to localized communities, but now the ability to connect, organize and manage is global.

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