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    Are we being hijacked?

    Several popular themes in modern entertainment fiction cover the idea people being controlled by outside forces.
    The Zombies notion has been very popular.
    The Invaders from Mars, or a recent mini series, "Brain Dead" covered the notion that alien elements had taken over the minds of people.

    This article takes a slightly different view.
    It is a long read, and gets a bit deep, but Stick with it, and it may offer something to think about.

    The Monster Hijacking Human Minds
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    Wow! It was a long read but worth it. I have a firm mental picture of the process on humans. I can't help but think about it (oops!??) and I'm sure that it will be in my technicolor dreams tonight.

    on edit: I can accept the analogy and can unfortunately see it around me in politics and everyday life. In the local news the elementary school teachers were mentioning the uptick in ethnic attacks, in a region that is home to very many ethnicities.

    It is easy to see the progress of the parasite and understand the implications as it spreads, in so many areas.

    I won't be able to get that image out of my head.

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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    Interesting way of looking at things.

    Ever had any contact with someone who is mentally ill? Or on mind altering drugs like say alcohol? or come to that taken any yourself. People bahaving in ways that make it seem like they are no longer there or not there in control. Makes you think when you look in the mirror who is really looking back at you? It's something I decided a long time ago not to waste too much time worrying about and am happy with deciding I just don't know the answer.

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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    In popular culture[edit]
    Main article: God gene
    Geneticist Dean Hamer has suggested that a particular allele of the VMAT2 gene correlates with spirituality using data from a smoking survey, which included questions intended to measure "self-transcendence". Hamer performed the spirituality study on the side, independently of the National Cancer Institute smoking study. His findings were published in the mass-market book The God Gene: How Faith Is Hard-Wired Into Our Genes.[11][12] Hamer himself notes that VMAT2 plays at most a minor role in influencing spirituality.[13] Furthermore, Hamer's claim that the VMAT2 gene contributes to spirituality is controversial.[13] Hamer's study has not been published in a peer reviewed journal and a reanalysis of the correlation demonstrates that it is not statistically significant.[13][14]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesicu..._transporter_2
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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    I found the "Slender Man" discussion within the article particularly unsettling.

    And a recent event here in Colorado seems to fall into this realm.

    colorado-police-working-officer-down-situation-outside-denver.html
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    I must confess that I pretty much blew off the whole Slender Man thing when I first heard about it. After the killing, I figured that the DA could easily destroy their Slender Man defense and get them to admit why they really did it. I was obviously wrong.

    I could see how such a thing could grow and how it could impact those who were vulnerable.

    With the current state of mental healthcare in the US, this is downright scary.

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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    I have a difficult time with Bohgal's premise.
    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities,”
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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    This slender man thing? First ive ever heard of it....so it cant be that viral. And so ehats tbe excuse of all the otber children who commit matricide, murder and arson?
    I believe his analogy is way too vague.
    What do you call the situation of computer porn on young teens essentially rewiring boys attitudes to sex?
    What do you call it when the military convince you evrntually that its okay to kill?
    What is it when a government convinces the public what its doing for them is true and right/?

    To understand the premise here of indoctrination as a worm......you are essentially opening a can of them in regards to everything else as well......or is it only bad when a percieved enemy does it

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    Re: Are we being hijacked?

    Now there is going to be a Slender Man movie?

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