In this spoken entry I explain my latest t-shirt designs and what’s going on:
In this spoken entry I explain my latest t-shirt designs and what’s going on:
Hordes upon hordes flocked towards _____x_____ in the hope of salvation.
Abiding by whatever words bowing down into praise. Enthusiasm and faith filled the masses so eager and hungry to believe that here lay the answer to all of their misfortune.
Rage, unhinged gripped them if any critical voice questioned their dedication to the new doctrine, for nothing that was being said by ____x____ could be untrue or misleading.
High on hope they flocked to __x___ exalted into euphoria by any words spoken, yet they came back home to what they abhorred and shackles and chains that were only tightening.
One by one they started suffering longterm after ideological application, with a shrine in their homes brightly gleaming, vacant and alone.
Those words so well spoken now turned into rot gnawing at their faltering expectations.
Some kept believing while others now started to doubt, but rather than acknowledging what their presence had created they turned against ____x____ since this Messiah was just another one made of stone.
One would think that wisdom would gain ground after a disappointment such as this, but no, it didn’t take long before ___x___ came along and the people resounded with the same old song.
So back to my incredibly unhealthy hobby…
I guess being illiterate when it comes to ones understanding is preferable when it comes to the horror of reading….
What I have in my possession is a book that would probably fall into the self-help or personal growth category, and if this work had crossed my path let’s say … five years ago, I would probably have loved it.
The issue is that I’ve read quite a lot of different material since then … such as….
One of the most common products that private companies are seeking placements for in the YouTube community are DNA testing kits to discover ones heritage.
Obviously if you are to make a YouTube video featuring such a product you’ll probably be expected to test it normalizing the act of sending ones genetic material to a private actor.
This DNA harvesting combined with the behavioural data-mining at the hands of online media platforms (such as this one I assume) paints private industries in an interesting futuristic light.
Targeted online advertising is all about the individual just like custom-made beauty treatments and targeted medicine.
It is the individual that the private sector are after which makes DNA-denialism absurd.
Just like it is vital to manufacture DNA-denialism whenever it is convenient it is equally crucial to feign a diversity-friendly profile while exploiting the resources of those one pretends to aid….
He presents the following “sample” to the reader: a Nobel Prize winning hard-scientist, an anti-fraud investigator, a police officer, the man who discovered AIDS and himself.
All of these characters are/were involved in investigative professions, even the author….
What I instantly detected was that this is a work shrouded in “noise” targeted towards people like myself and others who are pattern-observant, people who have a curious and investigative spirit and those who are inherently creative with insight deeply embedded into their behavioural patterns.
Yet the work is shrouded in “noise“ so that the author appears to be appealing to anyone something that is useful if aiming for speaking engagements and general popularity.
Everyone seeks to optimise their own performance and especially their income.
From the first chapter and the beginning of the second I sensed that the aim of this book is to seemingly unlock personality traits that are unevenly distributed within the populace to being with.
And I guess this is why I felt an underlying dissonance in the back of my mind as I read.
This feeling of dissonance was so troubling that I had to put the book down in order to write some notes and figured that I could might as well just write a blog entry.
I don’t understand how you can write without having the ability to come up with characters and story lines.
Nor do I understand how it is possible to paint and draw without having the ability to create.
Something appears incomplete and off to me, yet the majority of musicians that I’ve encountered have not possessed even an ounce of creativity which baffles me to this day.
Watson & Crick identified the structure of DNA which hasn’t helped Watson much since he has been completely and totally thrown under the bus due to his comments in regards to diversity.
As I said above: it is beneficial to non-Western actors that our culture currently is as it is.
So why even bother to comment? You don’t bring a knife to a gun fight – and the gun fights of the future are found in our very own building blocks.
This might be why private companies want to have a sample of your DNA!
To be continued…..
Today I set a great deal of my blog entries to Private for the simple reason that I intend to create another book.
Nobody pays me to write on this blog and as I’ve said before: I started this since there was a demand for me to share whatever I’m up to.
After two years of publicly blogging I decided to create my first blog-book. I realised that there were enough entries for two books: one about my experiences as an artists and another one dedicated to opinion pieces and book reviews.
My artist book contains so much useful knowledge that it could and should be synced up to speaking engagements etc; which is why I put it together but decided to publish it on another occasion.
I did however release a blog book which can be purchased via Blurb. You can see it to your right if you are reading this on a computer or you can find a link to it if you keep on scrolling downwards.
My apologies if you are looking for entries that are now unavailable!
I publish as I write, which means that my content is available for free for a considerable amount of time.
I will also make some changes to the topics that I address this year since my most popular entries are the ones about beauty and self-help!
I will continue to write book-reviews but will cut down on news-related entries.
If you don’t want to pay for what I write I urge you to pay close attention to when I release something.
If WordPress keeps on being a thing and nothing strange happens then you can expect that entries written in 2019 & 2020 will be set to Private in 2021!
Thanks a lot for reading my blog, please make sure that you check out my other work!
A clear advantage that you’ll have if you’ve been raised internationally is that it gives you the ability to compare different population groups and Nation State Systems.
If there is one thing that is clear to me whenever I look at old entries that I’ve written it is that the challenges faced all over the Western world are largely the same.
When a music publication criticises the current U.S. President in the U.S.A. the Italian counterpart uses the same tone and style towards the current Italian leadership.
When there is a movement to remove statues of historical characters in the U.S.A. you see the same unfolding in the U.K.
When a Norwegian ad is deemed racist in Norway since it features Norwegians and a Norwegian flag you see the same type of activism other places in Europe.
What is interesting though is that the backlash to globalism is localised Nationalism from groups who don’t necessarily seem to realise that we all find ourselves in the same boat…
Nationalism is bad when it is expansionist, when a sense of superiority dictates to such an extent that it justifies waging war and invading everybody else. Take this attitude and couple it with redistribution of wealth and you have a true horror-show next door since said group will have to expand in order to find more loot to “redistribute.“
Nationalism that is non-expansionist though ensures the survival of your Nation, especially if you are non-isolationist and keep your “friends“ close.
France for the French, Italy for the Italians, Norway for the Norwegians and England for the English has become the slogan that a lot of people hold on to these days ignorant of the fact that “the elite“ always intermarried and travelled around Europe as they wished…
Rules do not apply to the super rich. One of their privileges is freedom of movement. This is a privilege extended to those who work for them or those fortunate enough to work for corporations with an international reach.
The major bulk of whatever population group though remains stuck. No movement for them!
If the E.U. did something positive it was to enable liberty of movement to everyone, this was probably done to benefit businesses but what it meant in practise was that more people had the liberty to pack their bags and simply exit.
This resulted in retired Norwegians moving to Spain where they could get more for their money, lots of Italians moving North to get access to jobs and people from Poland going Westwards all in the name of “pursuit of happiness.“
Of course this started to bother the managers of Nation State systems at a certain point, resulting in legal changes intended towards those who dared to leave.
Benefit recipients in Norway realised that they could have a pool, great food and cheap liquor if they went South!
Norwegians with substantial salaries in Norway realised that they could rent or buy villas if they took their Norwegian oil money with them anywhere else in Europe.
If you are well-off or rich up North there is no end to how you can live down South and as more and more people realised this I imagine that more and more bureaucrats were having nightmares and premature seizures.
All of this liberty resulted in non-elites owning properties all over Europe, moving around the continent on a whim while poor people could actually enjoy themselves and not just struggle.
So far so good? Well, apparently not. Because even though the scenario above might seem like a dream come true to anyone who actually believes in liberty the EU (and the UN) decided for some strange reason to invite everyone else into the European Utopia…
Freedom of movement also meant that if you could get across any border into Europe it would give you access to the entire continent. All of a sudden there were hordes of people doing anything and everything to get to Elysium; the source of all of their aid money, the Utopia in the distance.
Which of course can make one wonder if it was the majority who wanted colonialists out of their territories or whether or not this was the wish of specific elites eager to dominate their own territory?
How do you explain fighting for your independence when the result is mass flight Northwards only some years later?
It goes without saying that Europe cannot hold all of the world since Europe is a relatively small continent compared to other territories and when all of a sudden you end up having security threats all around your territory then how can anyone expect civilians to be quiet?
I think the reason for the current rise in Nationalism in Europe can be blamed on this.
For some weird reason though it is a Nationalism that is localised rather than a continental one, which means ignoring the fact that no European Nation stands alone in the challenges that they are facing and that the E.U. does not equal Europe.
This type of Nationalism rejects everything and anything reverting back to how things used to be when only the elite and the ridiculously wealthy could enjoy certain privileges.
It sounds like a political movement that is simply fed up. It also means that it doesn’t seem capable of actually dealing with the root of the problem which seems to be international non-State organisations….
What you end up having are atomised Nations convinced that their situation is a uniquely unfortunate one, completely convinced that their situation is particularly bad and than the solution to their problems is: them alone, first, in front of everyone else, rather than a network of Nations facing challenges together.
Because this is the reaction observed all over the Western world I’m not quite sure how things will play out. The challenges are not unique, they are largely the same and if you were raised in an international fashion there is no way that you cannot see that.
What will the future bring? I have no idea but it will probably be bumpy for everyone.
The reality of freedom of speech and absolute liberation is something that can only be experienced if you:
The truth is that most of what we perceive as “freedom of speech” is curated. Whether we are looking at published works and opinion pieces or interactions on forums and social media sites.
This in combination with the people who you are exposed to might create an illusion of respect and rationality.
Many would find themselves stunned if exposed to the meaning and implications of liberty since it reveals how incredibly irrational humans are.
Yet, who is to define what is rational or not? And by which standard?
Everyone considers themselves rational and/or righteous regardless of how misguided and lost they are in relation to facts, solid evidence and/or consistent witness accounts.
With that in mind I’ll paste in two of my latest Tweets.
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This is what happens when the internet landscape is filled to the brim with conspiracy theories & fake news stories find their way into any mainstream media outlet; you start seeing bogeymen lurking around every corner.
Take all of that and add in real-news stories of people who either get demonetised or have their pages blocked and of course your instant assumption will be that you’ve been internet-martyred if one of your pages disappear…
I actually have a fan base in Iran and recently received an Instagram message from a fan complaining that he couldn’t purchase my latest album due to the sanctions imposed on his territory.
PayPal, Visa cards, etc; the infrastructure that we take for granted in the Western world has been completely shut down.
I’ve mentioned it in passing before but I’ll mention it again; big companies are in theory more powerful than Nation States due to the fact that they have a global reach and influence by default. With our current digital infrastructure major companies have demonstrated how a future might look like when these type of structures have “enforcement methods.“
A heavy metal label was shut down and forced out of business since “banking“ deemed them politically incorrect,“ so this was not a Nation State or a government, but private companies making this decision.
This type of behaviour has created a great deal of outrage when public people have found themselves banned from Twitter.
Once again not necessarily government actions, but decisions made by private companies.
With this in mind an infrastructure update or something mundane can all of a sudden turn into something monstrous or become further evidence that “big brother“ is getting ever bigger and ever nastier!
I’ve gotten so used to posting updates and writing opinion pieces on this WordPress account of mine that I was left completely perplexed when my page was down for the count last evening.
Happy I shared the awesome news that we had received Our First Movie Credit!!! but after writing the post I saw that it was impossible for the outside world to actually view and access my WordPress.
Of course I suspected that the speech-mafia had come across my wrong-think. I was in internet-mourning mood, a black band on one of my arms would have been fitting to mark the grievous occasion, because the truth is that I really quite enjoy writing.
After having blogged regularly since early 2015 it has turned into a proper habit.
The beauty of it is that you don’t have to wait to get published or go through any gate-keepers.
So I wondered … could this be linked to me contacting EU representatives? After YouTube encouraged their creators to get vocal about Article 13 I did my part & made a video about it even though I never post political content on my YouTube.
I did what you are supposed to do in the democratic west: signed a petition & contacted political representatives.
To my great surprise I actually received replies!
Due to this I will make a follow-up video, both to share the replies that I received from the conservative side & the labour side but also in order to show my followers that it is possible to get a reply and have some sort of conversations with politicians!
This is a good thing!
That being said however it hardly takes an investigative disposition to see on my blog that I’m not a huge fan of the EU, I consider myself in many ways a European and don’t disagree with continental patriotism, but disagree with some of the radical politics coming out of the EU structure. I strongly disagree with the radical changes imposed upon Europe and see only trouble looming on the horizon since we already have a great deal of troubles.
If something is not working then it would make sense to try to make things work instead of just pretending like everything is ok while going down a dangerous path where more problems are likely.
If it is correct to assume that the EU is increasingly starting to resemble the Soviet Union, which is what its staunchest critics have been saying for God knows how many years, then a natural question is: when will the gulags open?
If someone in Scotland gets prison time for making a silly video of their dog doing a Nazi-salute then where do Europeans stand in terms of freedom of speech & especially on the act of information-sharing so crucial within a so-called democracy?
If only the establishment-press are allowed to have their say then how can you know that they are not just peddling propaganda? Isn’t diversity a good thing? I’m a big supporter of citizen-journalism which sometimes manifest itself as lone individuals with an internet connection just sharing their observations or information they’ve gathered with whomever is interested in listening.
No money is usually involved when a concerned father living in a forgotten territory within Europe decides to upload video footage of some sort of wrong-doing. Concerned people starting petitions and writing about their experiences create something real, something unfiltered, something more relatable.
There is nothing to be gained because these people are not running for office and have other occupations. You therefore feel like you are being warned by a friend or maybe someone who could be your friend or at least; your neighbour.
Whenever a political establishment seek to stomp out civilian voices or pretend that they do not exist one naturally have to ask the question: why?
Humour and comedy meanwhile toggles between the accepted and unaccepted, handing comedians the “privilege“ of exclaiming that the Emperor is without any clothes indeed while still getting away with their heads firmly planted on their shoulders since it was all just a joke after all.
When comedians are cracked down on then there is time to be very concerned.
What can be said of a society that doesn’t laugh? Or is not allowed to laugh? Or a society that is only allowed to laugh on command?
As it turns out though my WordPress-predicament was easily solved by simply contacting the very helpful WordPress-team using their chat box. I was sent a link to my email and now I’m sitting here writing this funny update with everything on my site operational.
So much for the thought-police! Big brother certainly did not come for me today but for all that I know they might do tomorrow depending on whether or not the European continent will stand as a beacon of freedom and human rights or whether it will descend into totalitarianism and the monstrosity that its fiercest critics believe it is becoming. The same can sadly be said of the internet that offers economic opportunities and liberty in plenty as long as it remains free!
To be continued….
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