Ways to Save Energy | Rules for Facebook

  • Posted October 26, 2012

The stark reality is that you can’t save everyone. True, this is an empowerment website, and it will continue to work towards empowering others. But we also must be cognizant of the fact that there is only so much energy we have to expend. In order to positively affect the most people, we need to chose how to expend our energy and time wisely. One of the ways to save your energy is to follow some simple “Rules for Facebook.” This post will highlight 2 stories to drive home the point and explore ways to save energy.

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, 1984

DEATHWISH ONE

A bird was lingering around the truck tire for several hours. The truck was behind a restaurant establishment, sandwiched infront of one vehicle and behind another. It came time to play musical chairs with the vehicles and change positions since shifts were changing for work at the establishment.

The vehicle behind the truck was pulling out to leave and the vehicle in front would take its place. The truck would pretty much end up where it started.

As I went to move the truck, I pushed aside the bird a good 3 feet away from the truck tire. This was a significant area since it hadn’t moved for quite some time. I proceded to pull away to let the one vehicle out and the other in. So as I am off to the side, watching the rotation, what does the bird do? The bird walks 30 feet over to the wheel of the car about to back in!

Dodo Bird | Ways to Save Energy | Rules for Facebook

there was a picture of our actual ‘deathwish bird,’ but phone was stolen, so you’ll have to settle for the Dodo.

As I watched the bird disappear under the wheel, I was reminded that you can’t save everyone. If someone has a deathwish, sometimes there’s nothing you can do. That damn bird didn’t move from danger for hours, then when it was whisked to safety, it actually traveled great lengths to get back into danger!

Not to equate a person with a bird, but you can’t deny that plenty of people are similar to the Dodo. You can only spend so much time on them as they wish to willingly be culled. Many more people can be helped if we focus on ways to save energy and not waste it on those who won’t be helped.

Procinctu is still dedicated to arming the public with knowledge, but the public isn’t always seeking knowledge. Whats worse, sometimes the public blocks and deletes knowledge.

DEATHWISH TWO

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Imagine yourself in the next story. You have a friend who posted a photo on facebook. Now, we dont care if people ignore the truth, it happens all the time. We do care when people delete the truth….it’s a bit too close to 1984.

The photo featured your friend with First Lady Michelle Obama. The caption went something like this, ‘the worst picture of me, but with the best people…’

You couldn’t resist the quip, “If living extravagantly off of the taxpayers and advocating the malnourishment of kids in school is the best, then yeah, the BEST”

Instead of ignoring you, or asking what you meant, or telling you to ‘shut up’ or something, she actually just deleted the comment. Does she not know about the lavishness in which the First Lady lives at other’s expense, or doens’t she care? Does she not know about the Michelle Obama endorsed Federal Guidelines for school food, or does she not care? Why should you spend any time thinking about the answer?

These Parasites in Power should not be able to live a 24/7 party lifestyle with other peoples money. And some lawyer (First) Lady, who was court ordered to ‘voluntarily’ cease practicing law, should not be able to direct people on their food choices.

Then and Now , Eisenhower and Obama | Ways to Save Energy | Rules for Facebook

Then and Now

Then, Mamie Eisenhower personally paid for the salary for her ONE personal secretary.

Now, YOU pay for the Michelle Obama’s staff of over 20!

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH | IGNORANCE IS BLISS

Supposedly, we still have freedom. If someone wants to keep their money in US dollars, consume posionous salt, not utilize coconut oil, etc, they have the freedom to choose that.

“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental , nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink”
― George Orwell, 1984

That said, there are some who will delete facts and prevent others from gaining the knowledge. So it is still up to the individual to SEEK knowledge. ALL of the Information is there if you are ready for it. It ultimately is your choice, whichever one you make.

One great source, Craig Ballantyne, often says “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” When people are ready to make positive life altering changes in their lives, we’ll be here ready for them.

For example, if the censor crowd weren’t so insecure in their positions, we could have had an honest discussion about the Obama food topic. Instead of just mandating less sodium, why don’t they educate people on the CORRECT sodium? Salt is Good and you NEED it in your diet. Or let’s take vegetables, instead of just mandating to eat more veggies, why don’t they first talk about the sources of the veggies. Organic vs Conventional vs Genetically Modified is a huge difference. Unless you think that all public schools supply organic produce, in which case, you may leave this website now. We can go on and on with the food, but back to the topic.

FACTS NOT ENOUGH

Many times though, even when you throw facts in someone’s face, they are still hopeless. In the video below, you can see an amazing example of the process. In it, We Are Change’s Luke Rudkowski presses people on the street about dangerous and sinister policies of Barack Obama.  However, as he frames the questions towards Obama supporters, he explains them as Romney’s policies. All of the interviewees HATE the policies. Luke then admits that all the policies are actually Obama’s. What happens? Most of the interviewees actually become defiant and still maintain their allegiance to Obama! It is a video like this that makes people like Hitler possible. These hardliners are the ones who wave enthusiastically to Jews as they marched into Auschwitz. Forget them and get back to ways to save energy. There are plenty others you can reach instead.

BALANCING ACT | WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY

We have to balance between wasting resources on converting people and truly helping those on the fence, ready to learn.

What can we really do? We can save the bird and push it so safety. But how many times must we waste time on one bird? Unfortunately  there comes a time when we just morbidly watch on as the bird executes its deathwish.

If a friend doesn’t want to even SEE a challenging point of view, it’s probably best not to wander into their zone any more.

How about most people with their government’s fiat dollars? If they want to go down with the ship, clinging to their paper ‘money,’ there is only so much you can say. Just move on to someone who thirsts for your knowledge. How many times must we warn them of impending collapse? Should we waste all our energy trying to get one person? No, it is best to spend energy reaching the most people as the undecided or ignorant will be more likely to grasp it.

You also need be a a little selfish with your time. You need to look out for yourself because you are no good being on the ship too. If you go down with the ship, just how many other people did you rob of gaining your knowledge?

VOTING

Another angle is to look at the voting in the US. In the 2008 election, 130 million people voted. 130 million out of 213 million eligible voters! Let’s say you were on one side, trying to raise support for your view… 35 million are really supportive and 35 million are really against. That leaves 60 million who can be influenced and another 80 million who don’t even give a shit. Why would you waste time arguing with the 35 million who just won’t see it your way? Instead, it is much more productive to craft a pitch to appeal to the 140 million who can be reached.

When dealing with ardent opposition, it may be best to employ a ‘one and done’ strategy, especially on social networks like facebook. Why sit at a computer and debate on a facebook thread when the chances of you converting them are slim.

 FACEBOOK RULES  RULES FOR FACEBOOK

When is comes to Facebook, you can lose A LOT of valuable time and energy. The “Rules for facebook” system to employ is this….

  • Make your comment, whether it will be received well or not
  • If someone asks a question, you may answer it
  • ONLY present facts, using our facts, we can get this done n 1 or 2 posts
  • NEVER get into a debate

If they don’t get it by a total of 3 posts, they probably never will…

Even now, you may find yourself defending capitalism….in America! Seriously, if someone doesn’t realize that people ESCAPE communism, there is not much you can say on a facebook post. Are boaters fleeing Miami to go to Cuba? Are South Koreans risking their life to enjoy the North Korean communist dictatorship? Hell, why not leave the Berlin Wall in place? Yet, you still have those who subscribe to communism. Why even waste your breath on them.

Maybe South Koreans knew Gangnam Style was coming, so they had to flee to the freedom of North Korea…

You are better off looking for the people who don’t know the difference between communism and capitalism. Educate them on the UNEQUAL BLESSINGS that await you in capitalism versus the EQUAL MISERIES under communism, where the state owns everything and you have no private property. (thanks Churchill)

O- “You are a slow learner, Winston.”
W- “How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
O- “Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Of course these “Rules for Facebook’ are for the political stuff. You can leisurely ‘comment’ and ‘like’ away when your friend posts the day’s 18th picture of their son.

Just remember, whether it is freedom, food, political systems, exercise, diets…..whatever, you can approach everybody once. There are ways to save energy and “Rules for Facebook” is one place to start. If people want to spend time arguing instead of learning, then move on and don’t waste time with them. There are plenty other lost sheep looking for a shepherd, even if they don’t know it yet.

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
― George Orwell, 1984

To be Culled or Called…Find your flock.

disclaimer: unfortunately, all examples used in this post actually happened.

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