Sunday Feature #3Every sunday I do a feature to show you some of the gorgeous art that i've found on dA during the week. Certainly there are much more pictures in my favourites but these are my absolute highlights.Sunday Feature #3 by CanonAdventures
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When I think about capitalism in the world I see that companies do everything for the sake of money, selling their products. That should not surprise anyone and nobody really trusts in all the lies of modern television advertisement. But when we apply this thought on the mass media things might not be that obvious to everybody.
Still media are part of capitalism, money, selling and certain interests which are determined by the boss of a media concern. It is fundamentally import to understand that there is no neutral ground as every person in the media has an interest which is nowadays mostly capitalistic. After hearing about the internal censorship of newspapers and television channels, I had to understand that every news magazine, every media has to stick to its customers which are paying the media for their advertisement. When we think back around 60 years ago when in Germany Hitler controlled the media, everyone is aware now that he used this powerful machine to control and to influence the masses. This has never been different. We should not dare to think that any newspaper wants to tell us the truth, if its mission is to sell products, to spread certain thoughts or ideologies. It also highly affects how we think about the world and other people. It tells us that a certain style in clothes is "in" and other things are "out", not because there is a great philosopher which has had a vision about "true beauty" or "the best possible outfit", but because the companies want you to feel old-fashioned and ugly in your old clothes, even if they are still in a good shape.
But this is not all, this is even ridiculously unimportant compared to its other functions. Innovative people on the energy technology market get to know the darkest side of media when they realize that their inventions are just ignored or turned into ridicule, because it would reduce someone else's profit (e.g. the big car industry). The industry which is already existing is defeating every new competitor by denouncing inventions and their inventors.
And this is the part when ALL of us come into the game; When we listen to the (mass) media and we do not question what they preach to us, then we automatically accept their information as truth and even defeat those mentioned inventors ourselves. We are taking part in the propaganda machine every day, when we judge someone or something because we heard negative things about it in the media, without further examination of the subject.
In the end, "your" worldview is seeded by the media first, so that you feel really bad if someone gives you contrary information. Just imagine a guard who is standing in front of fort knox for 30 years, giving his best to defeat this precious place. If you would tell him; "Hey, there is no more gold in fort knox, why are you standing there?" he will automatically defeat your point, because otherwise he would have to admit that 30 years of work have been completely useless. And it's really hard to admit such a mistake, driving the guard into mental defense.
A lot of people are defeating such empty treasure chests and it takes a lot of work to convince them to change their point of view. When you might laugh about people with overweight, uncommon worldviews, people who are acting/looking/thinking different from the masses then you are already part of the metabolism which has captured our modern world's society. The media itself will provide you with the weapons to shoot at their enemies, but actually you don't have to pull the trigger. Don't be afraid of strange people, especially when they do NOT support the viewpoint of the masses, because the viewpoint of the masses is always the viewpoint which you shall have yourself. Fashion and worldviews do not come into existance randomly, most of them are induced into society like an injection at the doctor's place.
Always think about interests. Who profits from your intellectual murder if you follow the advise of the capitalistic media system, shooting on people who have contrary viewpoints? Start questioning things, contrary to what you have learned at school, when you just stupidly had to rephrase your teacher's words, accept his/her authority, instead of using your own mind, practising constructive thinking, alternative solutions in math or other interpretations of poetry and literature apart from those which your teacher has presented you as the "truth". I respect and tolerate every teacher who supports this autonomous and critical thinking and who does not expect his/her pupils to believe everything she/he teaches. And this is leading me to the next point:
Stop relying on experts. Keep in mind that they are also part of the capitalistically corrupted system. Many experts are working for the industry, e.g. the pharma industry supports the universities financially to get influence on the department. "Kindly providing" them with neutral information about science and ways to treat every sick person with their great medicine. So stop relying on experts, unless you know their background so that you are able to measure if you can really trust them. Their economically interest highly distorts the truth, many of them would lose their jobs if they spoke critically about their company/ideology. So be brave, learn to trust your own logical thinking, "do the math" (test information/numbers by simple logic). Be aware that in the age of Internet EVERYONE can become an expert, if he is interested and motivated to study a certain topic.
In cases of this enduring economical crisis, induced rebellions (Ukraine), wars and other strange events politicians are acting absolutely absurd. How can the USA lead wars against so many country without getting any penalties, when on the other side Russia is being excluded from the "G8" just because they were not willing to give up their military base and their cultural roots. The national referendum for the Crimean people was the most democratic way which could have been choosen. No war, no victims, no blood at all. Is that really a reason to transform politicians into such bad actors which are trying to sell this as a scandal to us? I don't think so. And I think their artificial negative excitement about Russia is absolutely ridiculous. So many years of peace and diplomacy between Russia and Europe/the states now played down because of such a triteness? Well, I'd like to over-think this on your own, just be aware that if you do not care about global (or local) politics, if you do not care about our government's decisions etc. , the media just got you exactly where they wanted you to be.
Today I want to encourage you to move your mind away from this propaganda machine and to turn yourself to a critical thinking, questioning the lies of the mass media and to be willing to change your innermost perception of this world. Because if you don't, time itself will do that for you, time with a bitter taste and hate, instead of knowledge and understanding. Don't wait for a crisis to take away from you what you have achieved in hard work over the years. React now, get your money from your bank and buy something that is not going to zero when the system brakes down. The most tongue-biting fact is, that big companies and banks are already transfering all their money into goods. After the crisis they will be even more powerful. Small companies will not survive the crisis, but the global players will prosper from the crisis. (Which is not surprising, concerning those many sources which claim that they are letting the system crash on purpose. Just help yourself and do some serious research here, it's astonishing. A simple mechanism to take away from the masses and to give to the powerful).
Also be well-aware that the Internet is still a young child, which soon will become an adult, unwilling to be open, free and independent. Censorship, limited access and a general cooptation of the world is not as far from the Western world as we might think. If we do not spread messages like this (article)now, who will be able to warn the world later? The future of the Internet is unsure, undefined and it is a powerful tool which is a thorn in the eyes of the powerful, because more and more fact are revealed to the public, especially in the economical field and the global monetary system. If we hear about all those secret meetings of the "important" people worldwide, we should really wonder why these things cannot be addressed in public. Some years ago I read a book by Knigge who had be part of some secret societies (check at wikipedia, if you want). He wrote something really interesting in one of his books: "Everything which is honourable and good can be spoken out loudly. No sound idea needs to be hidden in the dark."
Many politicians are part of this darkness and those who are not willing to join them or to give up their fight against them are vilified in the media so that the people wants them to give up their position. The nuclear catastrophy of Fukushima opened my eyes some years ago; Even if politicians want to tell the truth, they are FORCED to lie often. Simply imagine what would have happened if the Japanese politicians had told the people that the amount of radiation has been WAY to high, so that whole cities would have been evacuated. A mass panic would be the result of such an honest political act. So the government was forced to lie about the radiation, because they had to choose the best outcome of the situation. Same things are happening now with the economical crisis worldwide. Politicians are forced to lie, because they cannot risk a massive bank run and all the chaos resulting from it. But the fact is, that the whole world is bankrupt. There is no way out of this desaster and everyone will suffer from this. (Except from those who have known about the future and who have taken appropriate actions to minimize their personal loss.) So please do not wait for politicians to take your hand, telling you about the truth. This will never happen. Act now, inform yourself what you can do to minimize your loss, similar to those big companies worldwide. Now that we are chronically BEFORE the breakdown, it is easy to keep one's worldview, thinking that everything will stay the same as before. And it is easy to think of me as a paranoid, or a complete pessimist. If you want to think that. But AFTER the breakdown, regret will be useless. Of course you can start thinking about an umbrella when you are already standing in the rain, but I doubt that that is a wise decision. I prefer to first consider the catastrophy, and then to get into it (or even avoiding it completely). Don't hunt the critical thinkers of this world as other societies have done it in the past - accept the thought that the world is controlled by the banks and economy, not by politicians which are creating the illusion of a democratic world, in which the people, the masses determine the course and the aims of government. When we elect politicians who have no responsibility for what they promise to us before the election, which are much less powerful than the global players, companies who can blackmail a whole state with their immense influence, then we are no longer living in democracy! And yes, I know what you might think now: "I cannot change this system and I have other things to think about wich affect me much more than this."
- Yes, we won't easily change this system, but that is not the point; the point is yourself. An honourable unwillingness to believe what they want you to believe, an unwillingness which stops you from running into a war as a soldier, just because your government has invented a myth (e.g. weapons of mass destruction in Iran to get the oil, destroying the world trade center to have a reason to lead wars/get more oil, creating/supporting terrorism to have an excuse for stronger controls of people, observing every honest citizen who might threaten the structure of the powerful), a myth to make you kill other innocent people which have as little fault to the situation as yourself, which have never harmed you before. Of course there can be a justified war! - Defeating the global bank mafia or the private brainstew media, but as these scenarios have no economical driving force, no company backing them up financially, these events are hardly realistically and thus quite unprobable to happen. Just don't do what you are told, use your potential, don't be part of the elite system; neither actively nor passively. And don't just blame politicians, they are left without a big choice nowadays. Many have spoken the truth, but their words remained unheard, or they have been distorted, because the filter of mass media censorship won't tell you any critical word. Think about John F. Kennedy who was shot for he was determined to fight the corrupted structures of modern day "democracy". Listen to his speeches and you easily understand why he was shot.
If we all do our part spreading the truth all over the world, we can mobilise many people. We have to use the chances of a free Internet to spread this message NOW, before we have a censorship as elsewhere in the world. Keep your eyes open for alternative media sources which provide you with a much wider range of facts, not just always reporting the same propaganda again and again. This is a resistance which starts on your mind; be unwilling, be critical, be sand in the system.