Part of why I love movies (I've said so before, right?) is that they make you think about your own life. You get a new perspective on things, and in some cases a better one. Like a hour or so ago, I watched Juno for the first time. And a few days ago I watched Little Miss Sunshine. Juno made me think about my life, and Little Miss Sunshine made me think about my family. Both films made me realize that life and me and my family are awesome. Sure, my life doesn't have Juno soundtrack, or the awesome dry comedy in LMS, but sometimes it's just as good. And who needs a soundtrack when you got a few gigs worth of mp3s on your player anyway? So, where I'm going with this? Where the politics, the anger and despise for the human race I usually try to at least hint at? I have no idea. Maybe I've developed a new personality that takes over and secretly plots to throw society into anarchy with soap? Probably not, but hey, stranger thing have happened. Like that cat who predicts when people are about to die...
I've been aware of the situation for some time, but today I decided to try and get another view on the conflict. I didn't find anything that wasn't bullshit though, so the only thing that happened was that I got pissed of that there wasn't anyone giving me any real information about the Chinese view on the conflict. I know, hardly comes as a surprise, and I was in favor of Tibetan independence before this thing escalated, but at least I tried. The only thing I've found so far is a barrage of YouTube comments about Tibetan terrorist, western medias lies about the Chinese, and a few people advocating genocide of the Tibetan people. Seriously though, I think most people who have any concept of the ideas of freedom and democracy in general has some beef with the Chinese government. The fact that they obviously really like to censor things that are the least bit critical against the ruling party, anything western media reports on what's going on in China, and so on. So, this either means that the media from the rest of the world lies, or that Chinese media does, and the government doesn't want the people to see it. And this is a democracy how? Sure, some resctriction on freedom of speech is acceptable, just spewing hate and lies for instance, but people expressing their honest opinions in a factual and friendly way? And these are the things we know. Then there's a list of things we've heard, but are yet to be confirmed: Torture of political prisoners. Murder and organ harvesting of prisoners. Secret workers contracts, limiting the actions for people working abroad. This essentially turns factories in, for example, the United States into a part of China. Women given the choice between abortion, or losing their job. These things are not what worries me though. What really makes me worry, and should make anyone with half a brain worry, is the fact that a majority of the Chinese people doesn't seem to care about the obvious corruption and lies by their own government. If I was so inclined, I could compare the current China with Germany before the Nazis got into power. The only problem is, the dictators are already in power in China. The thought amongst the people is: "A strong China is a good China." But this does not take into account what this strength is based on. As long as most people are living comfortable lives with a decent income, they turn a blind eye towards their regime. Thought the fact that Steven Spielberg decided to quit his post as an artistic consultant for the upcoming Olympics in Beijing drew some attention to the situation, most the Chinese media called him "naive", and said that his time in Hollywood has affected his mind. Though I'm sure living in Hollywood will affect you, I'm also quite sure that Spielberg still has some sort of basic humanity in him. I mean, most people are for human rights, as long as they don't personally lose something because of them. I, for one, will boycott this years Olympics. Hopefully a few countries will do the same thing, but that's probably not very likely. Thought they might feel different if China invades Taiwan.
This scares the hell out of me. It looks like a decapitated mule with beehives strapped to it. And even though it's probably amazing in terms of technology, which I mostly love, it freaks me out to no end. Especially the way it always keeps it balance, and the fact that it moves like it does. It's like Bambi, if Bambi was a highly advanced robot prototype that is.
This one is much better. It seems less Intelligent, and doesn't move like animals. Plus it's a lot smaller, which means it won't kill you if it tackles you by mistake. It looks amazing under water though. I'm part terrified, part amazed at how far we've come in robotics. Hopefully we won't have to fight these things for out lives later on. Imagine hiding in a basement and hearing that buzzing noise the Big Dog makes... Though that's at least ten years into the future, so we might kill ourselves before that anyhow.
Commercials. What images, slogans and logos flash trough your mind as your hear that world? If your anything like me hundreds of adds, commercials, billboards, jingles, posters and so on flashes before your minds eye. So, what's the problem then? Well, for one, my brain can be put to better use than storing 20 years of clever marketing. I doubt drugs would have a more lasting effect than the constant bombardment we go trough every day. Alright, some might, but have in mind that I'm against synthetic drugs for the most part, so those doesn't count. Anyhow, I found out about Culture Jamming a few minutes ago. I feel in love with this form of criticism. It seems to be quite free, so you can use it for more or less anything, the only thing that seems to be totally of is to use it for actual marketing. Most forms are bound to some sort of political criticism, questioning what something is, twisting an add into something completely different for instance. But it's hard to explain in words, so lets switch to video, shall we?
Political is good, but if your just looking for some fun, check out: Mario Boxes! I could probably go on for ages about this. Anonymous could be another example of Cultural Jamming mixed with hacktivism for instance, but I don't wanna rant. Oh, and that reminds me... Anonymous held it's second global protest on the 15th. As a result the Enturbulation.org forum is down. They need new severs to handle the extra workload. So the protests are yet again successful, it seems. Alright, one more video, but that's it!
Now go check out their homepage.
I am not in a happy sunshine mood. The mood I'm in is the kind of mood that would embrace massive extinction of humanity. I'm thinking a global nuclear war, or the sudden implosion of the sun into a black hole, or a supernova maybe. The fact that we are actually still alive is the only thing I can think of that is in our advantage at the moment. We'd have to have done something right to still be alive, right? Or maybe we're just too stubborn to die. If there was a creator, his infinite patience would have run out by now. If there is a creator, he's written us of as a mistake, and most likely hate us. Not enough to kill us all, but that's only a matter of time by now. Negative? Maybe a little. But you surely can't deny the fact that your all fuck ups? Don't even try and deny it, that'll only show how much of a fuck up you are. A good job, a good house, nice clothes, a new car. They lack value. If you make your own clothes, build your own house and car, that makes a bit better. But the fact that you have that kind of money is even worse. And people say money is a part of the human evolution. If it where, why haven't things changed? Why are people still gathering big piles of cash that they don't need? Because they can. That's the only reason I can think of. Sure, kids would be another, but what kind of person turns out alright if they don't have to do anything at all in their entire life? Bored and rich fucks, most likely. Maybe I've watched Fight Club too many times, maybe I've read too much Marx and Engels. And maybe I've listened to way too much Rage Against the Machine. But what does it matter? Is the world changing into the better? Lots of poor countries are still poor, and much of it is out fault. Fucking imperialism. Economical rape is more like it. Wars. Conflicts. Bored teens who realize they have no value, no great role to play for the better of humanity. What fucking choices do they have? Go around with the knowledge that most likely, nothing they will ever do will matter? Kill themselves? Who knows. Some might turn out into people much like me. Bored, disillusioned people who have trouble to express feelings, who become anit-social rejects because they don't see the point of it all? Ring any bells? Or are you perhaps the kind of person who try and cover up the fact that it doesn't matter by constantly surrounding yourself with other? If it's an attempt to keep boredom away, or an illusion maintained to fool ourselves into thinking we're actually important, I don't know. Maybe I should try that for a change? It wouldn't be any problem, I have lots of people I could hang out with. I just don't see the point. But hey, maybe that's what I need, a new perspective on it all? Or maybe I'm just a whiny fuck who needs to get laid? At least life's kinda interesting from time to time. Otherwise I'd probably strapped a bomb to my chest and blew myself up at some nice family beach, splattering myself all over the sunbathing parents, and the kids playing in the water. If I did, I'd probably write some sort of suicide note, or more of a disclaimer, saying that: "There was no reason. I didn't need to do this. But there wasn't any reason not to either. Life in itself could have been reason enough, but is their any need for one person in todays society? Would things fall apart whiteout some of us? No. At most someone might get annoyed that something takes too long. That's it. A suicide is just, at most, a delay for a small part of society. We're all just delays." THAT would really piss people of. Of course, killing yourself is an easy way out. Always is. Especially if you live in the western world. Then your just a whiny fucker who don't realize that there are people much worse of than you. In fact, about half the world is. If you've seen your family killed by some group of angry kids because some fucking asshole in the country next to yours didn't like that your fucking asshole wanted help from the UN to build a hospital. Or how about just because your people have always been in conflict, or religion maybe? There's always some excuse to kill people it seems. Fuck it. I need to study. And guess what I'm reading at the moment? Utopia. If that isn't irony I don't know what is...
Despite the long title, I'll keep it short. I've discovered what is a half a game, half a bastard child of Stumble with the inventor from Wild Wild West (the quite bad steam punk cowboy movie with Will Smith). It's tool for Firefox, in the form of a tool bar. After you've registered an account, or get an invitation from someone who plays, you can use this tool bar to create portals, lay mines, give people boxes of tools and DPs, shield yourself from mines with armor, and create paths trough the Internet with light posts. You make a path after your own liking, and let people follow it. With portals and other missions, you can connect it however you want, and so can anyone else. It changes your habits on-line something fierce, and messes up your bookmarks even worse. Needless to say, I love it.
"In all the human societies we have ever reviewed, in every age and in every state, there has seldom if ever been a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots." Quoted from The Use of Weapons.
I just felt like writing, so I sat down and did. The problem is, I don't really have anything to say. Maybe I have written all that I could? Maybe I should start writing the novel of the decade instead? Who knows? I sure as hell don't. If only something could get me really angry, that always speeds the brain up, and lets me really get at things. I could take up my absolute disgust of people who care only for themselves, and don't see the reason for social security. I could take up the fact that in the worlds richest countries there are people starving to death. And then I haven't even touched the worlds poorest countries, and the fact that with somethings as easy as not overeating, and putting some pressure on out politicians we could change this. By removing medical patents we could have cheap medicines that would save millions of lives all over the world. Fuck the money, people will always be worth more, and if you disagree, you should be shot. For starters. You see? Even when I don't really have anything to write about, my mind keeps wandering. It goes on and on, and it never seems to stop. Luckily, I need the paper and pen to formulate my thought, otherwise they're just a blur of emotions and vague images in my mind. Sometimes they're almost silent, sometimes their sharp edges makes cringe. Though I guess this is life. I shouldn't complain really, I am alive, in one of the worlds rich countries, one of the best when it comes to health care and education. But I don't care. If your countries so good, do something about someone else's. Or at least start people talking about it, that's how you change things. You won't stop people eating meat and wearing fur by showing them images of butchered bunnies. At least if they're anything like me, I only want to punch the person who sent me that annoying chain letter. But if it works, I guess it serves it purpose. Fuck people, they're evil anyway, but we might be able to save the animals! I shouldn't be writing when I'm in this state. I stray from the topic like a drunk driver on the freeway, stooping only to piss on someone's ideas. But you know what? People need to piss each other off. If we didn't get upset or angry anymore, what would get the majority of us to do something about the world? Sure, we have people with morals, dreamers, and other abnormalities. But sometimes it just takes the concentrated anger of the masses to shake things up. But the world keeps going round and round. People keep doing what they do. And I grow less and less interested in it all. Does it matter? At least for me, today, no.
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