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    "The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, 'Hey – don't worry, don't be afraid ever, because this is just a ride ...' And we ... kill those people. Ha ha, 'Shut him up. We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real.' It's just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because – it's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. "

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    I don’t know what to say, :? :? but perhaps mans aggression , ruthlessness and greed made him the dominant specious on the planet, it may even be necessary if we are to go out to other worlds, But I do believe we only get one crack at it, so enjoy it as you will, just be considerate to others, if you can


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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    I don’t know what to say, :? :? but perhaps mans aggression , ruthlessness and greed made him the dominant specious on the planet, it may even be necessary if we are to go out to other worlds, But I do believe we only get one crack at it, so enjoy it as you will, just be considerate to others, if you can
    So you're saying be aggressive, ruthless and greedy (out of necessity)... but be considerate to others if possible?

    I prefer the Bill Hicks version.

    More wisdom?

    "I'm so sick of arming the world, then sending troops over to destroy the fucking arms, you know what I mean? We keep arming these little countries, then we go and blow the shit out of them. We're like the bullies of the world, y'know. We're like Jack Palance in the movie Shane, throwing the pistol at the sheepherder's feet.

    "Pick it up."

    "I don't wanna pick it up, Mister, you'll shoot me."

    "Pick up the gun."

    "Mister, I don't want no trouble. I just came downtown here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about ten rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, Mister."

    "Pick up the gun."

    (He picks it up. Three shots ring out.)

    "You all saw him - he had a gun."
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    [quote="Brian_Damage"]
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    I don’t know what to say, :? :? but perhaps mans aggression , ruthlessness and greed made him the dominant specious on the planet, it may even be necessary if we are to go out to other worlds, But I do believe we only get one crack at it, so enjoy it as you will, just be considerate to others, if you can
    Brian_Damage [is that spelled correctly ?] wrote

    So you're saying be aggressive, ruthless and greedy (out of necessity)... but be considerate to others if possible?
    Read again, all of the words
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    Read again, all of the words
    OK, let's break this down..

    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    I don’t know what to say, :? :?
    Not a good start. It's a good idea to be sure what you're going to say before you open your mouth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    but perhaps mans aggression , ruthlessness and greed made him the dominant specious on the planet
    Aggression, ruthlessness and greed have got us where we are today, ie heading for oblivion, fast.
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    it may even be necessary if we are to go out to other worlds
    Aggression, ruthlessness and greed may be necessary if we're to do to other planets what we've done to this one. Forget the people we can't house and feed - let's desecrate Mars!
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    But I do believe we only get one crack at it, so enjoy it as you will, just be considerate to others, if you can
    But, erm, let's be nice too.

    More wisdom?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hicks
    By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. Thank you, thank you. Just a little thought. I'm just trying to plant seeds. Maybe one day they'll take root. I don't know. You try. You do what you can. Kill yourselves. Seriously though, if you are, do. No really, there's no rationalisation for what you do, and you are Satan's little helpers, OK? Kill yourselves, seriously. You're the ruiner of all things good. Seriously, no, this is not a joke. "There's gonna be a joke coming..." There's no fucking joke coming, you are Satan's spawn, filling the world with bile and garbage, you are fucked and you are fucking us, kill yourselves, it's the only way to save your fucking soul. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show.
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    [quote="Brian_Damage"]
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    Read again, all of the words
    OK, let's break this down..

    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    I don’t know what to say, :? :?
    Not a good start. It's a good idea to be sure what you're going to say before you open your mouth.
    But it is even better to know what you are talking about, my short introduction on my post was a colloquialism

    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    but perhaps mans aggression , ruthlessness and greed made him the dominant specious on the planet
    Aggression, ruthlessness and greed have got us where we are today, ie heading for oblivion, fast.
    If that is all you see you must be a very unhappy person.
    Without it we would probably be an extinct species, we all agree that we have massive problems, but knowledge and technology are progressing at an unprecedented rate so it is another hurdle for us to cross, be positive,

    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    it may even be necessary if we are to go out to other worlds
    Aggression, ruthlessness and greed may be necessary if we're to do to other planets what we've done to this one. Forget the people we can't house and feed - let's desecrate Mars!

    If we ever make contact with Aliens, [SF now] what psychological make up do you, personally, think they will have?


    Quote Originally Posted by Die Fledermaus
    But I do believe we only get one crack at it, so enjoy it as you will, just be considerate to others, if you can
    But, erm, let's be nice too.
    What is wrong with being happy and positive with consideration for others? Better than being negative and moaning.

    More wisdom?
    Bill Hicks ??, I had never heard of him, so I googled him, A Comedian and by reading your quote, one with a foul mouth, with a prolific use of F*#^ing and Killing?

    So Brian, Nature is the survival of the fittest, nature is not all furry bunnies and cuddly kittens. We kill to eat and to protect ourselves, unfortunately there are those that kill for sport or pleasure, but I am sure you know all this, do you think nature has it all wrong? The point I am making is: the very traits in human nature that you detest may have been necessary for the species to survive.
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