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This is a reminder to those of you who haven’t notified me already that I will be deleting any subscribers here on my blog on the 12th of June who haven’t notified me in writing that they consent to receiving emails from me containing marketing material. 

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The Simplicity & Fluidity Of Online Interactions.

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Written after the passing of the EU Copyright Directive. 

Yesterday I decided to “clean up” my Instagram by removing any photos that didn’t belong to me or feature me. I removed quotes, article screenshots, memes, news pictures, anything non-commander-in-chief, besides pictures that I’ve taken myself of purchased products and books that I’m reading, or quotes properly attributed to a source.

In many ways I felt like it removed a part of me since humans are multi-dimensional.  The move certainly divorced me from anything outside of my own brand such as world events, etc; A quick glance could easily create the impression that I exist in a vacuum…

Communicating online and interacting with others have become so seamless that sharing news articles, memes, etc; is second nature. After the passing of the EU Copyright Directive however, it can potentially put a great deal of pages in jeopardy.

The great majority of my content is original and promotional in nature, so if anything the memes, the humour and political outbursts made my Instagram seem “less-brandish-and-more-humanish,” since it sporadically broke with the self-promotional pattern, emphasising that: this is a person, a human, not just a “product,” or a robot.

The EU Copyright Directive, if implemented as predicted, will dramatically affect how we Millennials and Generation Zers express ourselves online. If you know how to draw you can more easily make the transition by creating your own memes based on original content, but how will that play out if civilians can’t share it without permission?

I’m certainly not interested in any of my accounts getting into “automated-trouble” so I’ve voluntarily started my own purge.

I predict total furore from the general population if The EU Copyright Directive gets enforced over-night as predicted, let’s see how it will be implemented and how things will play out.

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Prophets & Messengers In The Modern Age.

If you follow my brand new lifestyle Instagram then you’ve probably spotted that I’m reading one of the Bibles that I received last year for my confirmation.

If you are seriously paying attention then you’ll also know that I’ve been reading a book about the brain.

I made the decision to re-read a book about habits that I never wrote a review about but nevertheless really enjoyed a good while ago, I also decided to check out another brain book that I liked so much that I read it twice straight away. There’s only one other book that has inspired me to do that since I started this blog and that was a work about the relationship between US warriors and civilians co-edited by President Donald J.Trump’s former defence secretary Jim Mattis.

What’s interesting to note is that books about the brain appear to be very secular in nature.

There is allegedly nothing that frustrates researches more than spirituality and religion since this is a murky “trait” or “phenomenon” to study. Yet faith has enormous potential to change people’s lives where more secular approaches fail and a great deal of occurrences leave scientists and researchers baffled since these don’t seem to fit within their scientific models of reality.

Reading cold, soulless, post-modern texts that are informative and interesting but lacking in anything resembling the spiritual while simultaneously going through a translation of the Holy Bible presents some interesting questions.

One chapter in one of the brain-books explain mental disorders, among these: hallucinations. People suffering from schizophrenia apparently struggle to differentiate between what originates internally or externally. It is assumed that this creates the impression of “hearing voices inside ones head.”

Hearing voices is a common theme in the holy texts. It is the voice of God speaking to those who become his prophets, bringing his word out there to “the people.”

A lot of weight is also put on people’s dreams. This evidently used to be of great significance as dreams were seen as bearers of bad or good omens.

If one was to see the Bible through a secular lens dream-interpretation would probably fall into the category of irrational superstition while “hearing the voice of God” would probably result in a straitjacket and serious medication.

Admitting to the existence of a God or describing any supernatural occurrences becomes an issue in a self-proclaimed rationally enlightened society, where everything and anything can have a “matter-of-fact” explanation.

Humans have cracked God’s design and some of “the coding,” so humans have thrown God off his throne and crowned themselves as deities, but just because you understand parts of the design it doesn’t mean that you are the administrator of the system or that you could successfully build it or a worthy counterpart yourself.

Yet in this type of a society books authored by mediums and other spiritualists flourish. I’ve already read some of these texts and featured them here on my blog. It all makes for interesting reading with the exception of the positive bias contained within the pages of such works. Darkness is not accounted for. The spiritual realm is one of exclusive peace and the conclusion is usually that religion does not have a monopoly on spiritual understanding (or affairs) and that universalism is the answer since we are all one. 

But despite their popularity; spiritualists and mediums stand face to face with an obstacle: whether or not they will be believed.

A great many must do since these type of books sell and seminars dealing with the otherworldly are regularly being promoted around the western world, but while this is unfolding there is clearly a scientific community and an official intelligentsia that would classify spirituality as just as absurd as “climate-change-denial.”

The same class of people who staunchly believe that climate change can somehow be reversed and prevented by humans despite that fact that climate change is, has been and will be ongoing, are the same ones who appear to be at war with those who believe.

It can certainly not be denied that the planet is in a state of crisis due to man made pollution, but climate change (if you single it out) has happened before, in fact several times before.

Certain topics have been cemented and written into stone for these people such as humanity having the capacity to prevent nature from going through its cycle of death and rebirth which involves mass extinctions, and the cooling or heating of the planet, whether this means a new ice age or vineyards in the north.

They simply appear to want to be Gods, and they also come across as very confident in their belief that this can be done. It’s like a stubborn toddler who doesn’t want to acknowledge parental authority. People do not want to be bound by the laws of nature so they wage wars against God in the hope that they can bypass their creator and slay the ultimate authority above them once and for all. Like the ultimate act of rebellion and victory.

This of course makes me wonder how messengers and prophets would be treated if they were to appear in 2019. Would they be recognised? How could they be spotted? How could you tell the charlatans from the “real deal”? (Because there are many who like to sport themselves as “prophets”). Who are deceivers and who speak the truth? What kind of message would they be sharing? How can you tell the light from the dark in terms of the celestial manifestation in man?

My bet is that we are too “cultured,” “civilised,” and “advanced” to spot a messenger in our times, yet ironically enough that is already described in the New Testament when Jesus laments that Israel stones its prophets and don’t recognise its spiritual saviours, which means that humanity hasn’t really moved an inch in this regard.

Stuck on repeat? Is that what we are? We could be.

 

 

 

Do You Still Want To Be Subscribed To My Blog?

Hello there to those of you who have signed up to my email list here on WordPress!

Yes this blog entry is public even though it is addressed to my subscribers since I don’t know how to create entries on here that are only for those who’ve signed up.

Just yesterday I was notified of the GDPR and have therefore changed how the subscribe-button looks like here on my blog.

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Bringing The World Closer Together – You Have To Engage!

“When I ask about the risks of contractors developing PTSD, a counselor I’ll call Logan tells me about a different psychological phenomenon: “post-traumatic growth,” an effect whereby some trauma victims emerge from the experience feeling stronger than before. The example he gives me is that of Malala Yousafzai, the women’s education activist, who was shot in the head as a teenager by the Taliban.

“That’s an extremely traumatic event that she experienced in her life,” Logan says. “It seems like she came back extremely resilient and strong. She won a Nobel Peace Prize… So there are many examples of people that experience difficult times and come back stronger than before.” – quote from an article about American Facebook moderators by Casey Newton.

Great strength can be found in completely ignoring the news!

Why would I write something like that? Well for the simple reason that the political “engagement” that is constantly being touted as extraordinary, not to forget “the never ending political conversation” that the people of the West are supposed to engage in is nothing but a sham. At least it is in terms of social media. 

“Engaging” is only valid for as long as you “engage right,” which means that you are perfectly fine for as long as you “react right.” The moment that you “react wrong” to an event you will be guilty of “wrong think,” probably without even being aware of it, for after all you were just expressing your opinion. Freedom of speech is allegedly one of the amazing values of The Western world, a value that our fighters are defending and fighting for, in fact dying for (while fighting in…. The Middle East…go figure)…

A value that enshrines liberty: “Look at us we are not like those others! We can say what we want so our societies are superior! This is a model that ought to be replicated all over the world, even if it means bombing other nations into oblivion. Here, have some freedom!” BOOOOOM!

I’ve mentioned it on this blog before but I never tire of pointing it out that voting patterns are surprisingly even. It is nothing but a falsehood to claim that “progressivism” is more than a 50% world-view (roughly speaking,) it is not a massive majority viewpoint, nor is it “common sense,” this is a cultural political illusion in the USA, in the UK, in Norway, and elsewhere. Diversity is very real indeed and this makes it difficult to generalise. “We the people” could be anyone or anything. It will always be too broad a statement.

Not that it is ever a valid argument to say that: “the masses say so and so hence this has to be common sense or this has to be correct.” There are a number of strange things that have historically been considered “common sense” that we now laugh at…

Nothing is more comical to me than to go out there on the public space advocating and shopping for public engagement only to censor people and shut them off your platform (for ever) when people do precisely what you asked for: engage.

I’m not sure what sort of “discussion” tech people expected, but if there is one thing human interactions and history will teach anyone who bothers to read and observe it is that people certainly struggle to get along, and that not-getting-along seems to be more of a default setting than “glorious Utopia.” If I’m wrong in stating this then I wonder why it is so difficult to get communal living to work out, why bands with only 4 members break up, why small businesses suffer with internal backstabbing and why lawyers are being hired left, right and centre to settle the most petty of arguments.

If anything I think that social media has made political division and hostilities even worse, because as I’ve written before, you’ll be reminded of people’s values and opinions not because you are hanging out with them but due to their online activity….

I’m assuming that it is particularly damaging to declare ones “side” in ones short social media bio, as this can easily be perceived as confrontational and aggressive, even provocative from whatever other side. Do you declare your faith and political affiliation whenever you shake someone’s hand for the very first time? No.

I find it interesting that the political left is consistently being accused of identity politics while the political right is consistently being accused of racism due to nationalism and patriotism. Humanity = identity politics, for we would be nothing without our identity markers, and I think most would prefer to be something rather than nothing.

Abolish the nations (which is what the internationalists/globalists) are going on about and you will only get the emergence of new nations. Abolish new, radical, non-religious, political identities and you strip people of their raison d’être. In a best case scenario they’ll find another one in a worse case scenario they might go insane.

Maybe it can be claimed that social media has accelerated societal meltdowns since civil war and genocide was a factor way before we obtained our shiny little gadgets. The truth however is that there are plenty of people out there who you might get along with on a personal level but who you would end up in a shouting match with if your only interaction was based on “values.”

There are no such thing as “universal values.” These will be different from person to person, and roughly speaking from Nation to Nation, or from belief set to belief set, and a belief set by the way could might as well be a secular one, etc;

The geniuses over in Silicon Valley were seemingly surprised to find this out, which is why they’ve cracked down on “wrong think” on their platforms. They cannot claim moral superiority however, after all their very own social media moderators (who are not even official employees) suffer emotional scars after witnessing the true face of unfiltered humanity, in fact many articles have been written about these “invisible hands” keeping our digital landscape tidy. Muslims have complained of not having their prayer time respected and pan-Africans (in Africa) lament all over social media that American tech-companies are draining African soil for minerals without this benefitting the Natives….so what’s up with all of this senseless morality posturing?

Great strength can be found in completely ignoring the news!

At least it will prevent you from engaging, in addition it will shield you from idiocy.

 

 

Blog Update!

Hello everyone!

I’ve made some changes to the menu section on here and to my blogging in general.

The following categories can now be easily accessed from the pink upper part of this blog:

  1. Words
  2. Audio
  3. Video
  4. Photos
  5. Blog Books/Old Entries
  6. Music/Work 

From today I’ll be back to a consistent blogging schedule, which means that an entry will land in your inbox at 1:11 AM every night (or every other night).

I’ve started a brand new lifestyle Instagram where I post pictures daily! Feel free to follow me on there!

I’ve also started a new YouTube channel where my aim is to upload a new video every week. From the looks of it I think that it will be a channel with lots of different content! I will shoot a welcome video for the channel shortly!

In terms of my upcoming 2nd blog book I’ve changed the title of it four times! I cannot wait for it to be done!

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