Be Kind Rewind Trailer
I really liked the atmosphere & creativity of this movie, made me feel all warm and fuzzy too.
Robocop Sweded Trailer
Be Kind Rewind Official site
And check out Sweded movies from YouTubers!
What is Sweding?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Photoshop Disasters: Or how looking at the world through a screen or paper or a magazine (let's call it media) severely warps your view of reality. This hilarious site will make you wonder how disconnected we are. Imagine how much more we'd appreciate other people's appearances and reality in general if this dumb illusionary stuff didn't happen continuously, be it less 'disastrous'. (In case you don't see what's wrong with the picture, it's the waist ffs! :p)
The media reports on the main channels' evening journal start out with reactions from people in Brussels saying this is "outrageous, scandalous, how dare they!" Woobadjooga!
Even the politicians are enraged, "there will be sanctions!" You know why? This is their argument:
The woman was merely an admirer of the culture and had a wonderful picture hanging in her living room which was shown too of a woman in muslim dress (couldn't find it online though I've seen it before). What they mean by not allowed on the street is you have to be able to identify everybody or it could be potentially dangerous, yes cause muslim women are known to bring the ruckus :p. It's a controversial topic & it was handled as any controversial topic is usually handled by the mainstream media, ridiculously and more forming than informing.
I'm not writing this to convert, I live and let live. But I'm merely illustrating the limits of belief systems. If any new readers show up here, I hate defining myself (imposing limits) but I guess I'd have to call myself a model-agnostic, a model agnostic continuously re-examines their belief system - abbreviated BS, using 'catmas' which are temporary flexible opinions - the opposite of dogmas. And only have one goal through this: truth. Or what comes closest to it in this world, as the map is not the territory, the menu is not the meal, the model one creates to interpret reality is not reality itself. No comforting beliefs for me thanks, I'll take the complicated route. Ok, let's open up this can of worms. I already regret it lol. (the title is a pun on Dawkins' the God delusion)
I live in the real world. It is a glorious natural world, a world of matter and energy. It is void of magic, monsters, or gods.
Void of magic(k)? Sounds like a rigid dogmatic atheist/materialist filter of reality to me. Though hey, everybody's belief system filters a lot of interesting stuff out of their reality. Atheism/Materialism is no different, just a belief system with its own dogmatic filters. If you believe there is no magic you will not see any magic.
Just because Magick isn't the simplest subject to explore doesn't make it an excuse to ignore it. Obviously it's not easy to discover so don't get me wrong, I completely understand people who don't know about it and/or laugh at it because they didn't come across the information to have the necessary assocations to understand it - as with so many topics this day and age, when I look back at my childhood there were ample opportunities but hey, if you don't know any better as a kid thanks to 'education' and the media selling atheism/materialism as truth? The authorities do not share pearls with the swine, or much of anything else for that matter, and belief systems just happen to be the superior method of divide & conquer.
But when you write an article discarding magic, you know you'd better have explored it first, a simple wiki search on magic will be a great catalyst to enlighten you :p (granted, google's first page doesn't, as the magick we're taling about is spelled with a k at the end mostly). Seeing is believing? Nope, humans are much better at believing than seeing. Because vision gets filtered in the brain. Also, most magick is hidden in plain sight. Which kinda makes it tragically funny.
And yet, I regularly experience feelings of awe, interconnectedness, and transcendence, which some people mistakenly refer to as "spirituality."
Spirituality, a dirty word for most atheists. Though hey, I can't blame them, this is what wikipedia has to say about it "Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit, a concept closely tied to religious belief and faith, a transcendent reality, and one or more deities." Ewww that's about the opposite of how I'd define it except for the transcendent reality. So uhm: "awe, interconnectedness, and transcendence" sounds exactly like spirituality to me. But hey, to each his/her own definition of a word, his/her version and view of reality. Whatever ;) That's what I love about exploring belief systems, new views and associations.
I have to say, "awe, interconnectedness, and transcendence" sound nothing like atheist principles (well they seemingly are according to the author, lovely described and written btw - I could rewrite an ode to this article too if it wasn't for the reality-filtering which I don't appreciate too much), Most or Sombunall (Some but not all) atheists I know (and I'm just speaking from experience, not what atheism (no gods here) stands for but how it's applied in society (nothing special/weird here)) are hedonists who don't care too much or at all about anything that isn't shiny or "valuable" or explosion-less.
Some people say religion is a major factor that allowed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as Christians VS Muslims, however people don't tend to mention the atheist indifference of death in war in a meaningless universe a lot. "Kill 'em all, get it over with" without the "let god sort 'em out" is something I've heard often about the middle east from atheists.
Also, most atheists parents were atheists, there is no examination, just taking what's being handed down, just as in religion. Sure some outgrow religion, and then choose another belief system like atheism or agnosticism, but make no mistake, they are choosing another belief system if they are not examining but merely shifting perception filters.
There are no reset buttons or second chances here.
Wow, you can keep that aspect of your version of reality, I can initiate a second chance at will. For example by using the magic(k) of words in the form of a question ;p
Some of us raise children, and many contribute to society in myriad ways.
Adding to the hive and feeding sheep with unhealthy product-food counts I guess. We have so much meaningful contribution in our society... Like charity, you know that succesful money laundering scheme ;p. I kid, let's not get over-cynical, but still damn. Getting formed in school for mostly meaningless careers to "contribute to society" hardly is worthwhile.
We recognize that our time is limited and strive to make our mark while we can.
Making a mark in western society, is that asking the boss for a promotion, putting new rims on your car or uploading naughty pics on the interwebs? Or exceptionally maybe being a vehicle for manufactured over-produced sounds mistakingly called music? Appearing in a 'reality' show? I dunno. I don't see many people making their mark.
But we have no use for delusions here.
Then why take loads and loads of assumptions and theories for truth? Those are delusions. Turn on your tv, and see if atheists have no use for delusions.
for we understand that suffering is part of existence. That is not to say that we do not experience grief and that we never seek comfort. We do. We find consolation in each other and through our daily routines.
Holy crap, all hail to the daily routines! Somebody pass the sledge hammers to annihilate the 'comfort' zones which stagnate so many peoples and society's development in general right now.
We have no use for the mythical creatures our distant ancestors created. These gods, angels, and demons once served a purpose. No more.
Yawn, nevermind all the archetypal imagery in about everything you see in the media. Granted, this isn't mainstream knowledge, that's no excuse, consensus reality is the laughing stock of the evolved human for a reason.
Life in the real world has improved immeasurably as science and reason have rendered mysticism and superstition obsolete.
Mysticism is not the same as superstition, but is a science of the mind, you do an experiment and results follow.
Science and cold reason have depleted the planet, given us dumbass repetitive jobs behind a computer, helped start continuous wars thanks to the military industrial complex which pay for more 'science', and science itself isn't truth. Just look at this 2005 article stating "50%+ of science journal articles have false conclusions." Let's not forget, scientists have belief systems that filter too, scientists can be bought, scientists can be ignorant, can have hidden agendas and add anything you can come up with here. Science is not truth. Science is a method, that gets abused frequently.
We recognize that groveling before imaginary beings is no substitute for action and provides only a false comfort.
This would be religion/superstition, not mysticism.
To be sure, pockets of darkness remain where superstition and ignorance is widespread.
The Atheist/Materialist belief system qualifies as superstition and ignorance both. I think a lot of aspects of the western 'civilisation' can be seen as a pocket of darkness. I'd like to repeat as others have said that Civilisation is not a fixed state, it is an evolving process of which little has been witnessed in the last decades (please don't talk to me about how your cellphone is so much better now, thanks.)
Many people have yet to step into our world and remain trapped in delusion. Some cannot imagine any other existence, and others are simply misinformed or afraid. They are not bad people, and we should be able to empathize with their plight. After all, many of us were once in their shoes. Their presence reminds us of how fortunate we are to live in the real world, but it should also prompt us to extend a hand in friendship and invite them to join us in the real world. There is plenty of room here.
Convert lovely heathens, we forgive your ignorance, if you would only see the light. Join us, we are compassionate. We have the only truth. You are wrong, we are right, etc.
Hope you didn't take this too seriously, obviously I rate atheism higher than religious belief systems, yet I value agnosticism (which basically comes down to "I don't know & I don't really care") higher. My view for a better world is evolving beyond belief systems. I guess the name for that is Model Agnosticism, where we don't take assumptions for truth but keep examining. (A catma is not equal to truth, it is an experimental opinion given a trial time until more information on the subject is encountered). Like Jacque Fresco said (very paraphrased) "When I was young I went to meetings of liberals, socialists, fascists, anarchists, capitalists, even eastern systems, I couldn't understand why they all chose one model and stuck to it, in technology when you build something, after that you try to go beyond it." Ideas are toys: explore everything, 'believe' nothing to understand the most of this reality.
Jake Kotze at the Blob has a happy bday post for Robin Tunney, oh I thought it was gonna be a short post or something, nope, Jake just blew my mind again. Look at that black 2001 monolith in the picture, check out Jake's amazing post for more info.
ATS has a thread up on this, as for the posts in that thread - ATS is well known for having Masonic Apologists on their forum, even moderators. These pictures are hardly proof of course, could just be a limp handshake. Also, I don't believe in the Masonic conspiracy, yet I don't trust them either, at all. Hell, Lon Milo Duquette is a confessed mason and he's awesome *guitar solo*. Though that doesn't mean I completely trust him either, especially since Leo Zagami said he's been bought for the dark side, though again, that doesn't mean I distrust him either :p. Or that I trust or distrust Zagami Complicated isn't it? :p Lon dropped by here and could joke about the accusations which is always a great sign.
Ron Paul is complicated too, his track record is impressive though I'm sure there are a few interesting stumbles here and there left undiscovered too. Remember, after "A New Hope", the Empire struck back. It's not like any of this matters or anything. "Think about that for a while. Ponder it while the music from Jeopardy plays and roll it around in your mouth a little before swallowing it." Duquette ;p But don't take assumptions for truth, nevahr!
Full streaming docus: The Loss of Liberty & Dead in the Water: The sinking of the USS Liberty
Here's something for the conspiracy buffs: This is part 23, lol!
A scarcity, authentic or manufactured, of any crucial commodity accomplishes the following:
1. Increases profits to those who manipulate that commodity.
2. Allows the controllers to determine availability to the "right" people.
3. In the case of energy - severely impacts lifestyle, progress and prosperity.
4. Extracts more money from an often overburdened consumer.
Sometimes I miss my Honda Civic Forest Limited Edition nr 059 of 250 on LPG, which was at least a little cheaper. But I desired a cooler car, so the universe threw me in an awesome car accident last year which hurt no one and I receiveth it.
He was a surgeon until a near-death experience impelled him to seek answers in ancestral traditions of the Toltec in which his mother was a curandera (healer), and his grandfather a nagual (shaman) who, after death, continued to teach Ruiz in his dreams.
His most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold around 4 million copies. It advocates personal freedom from agreements and beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. Ultimately, it is about finding one's own integrity, self-love, and peace within this reality. The Four Agreements are:
# Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
# Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
# Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
# Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Ruiz also wrote a workbook as a companion to The Four Agreements. He then wrote several other books, including The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and The Mastery of Love. In Beyond Fear, by Mary Carroll Nelson, he discusses some of his beliefs through a series of interviews, including his belief in the legend of Atlantis; his belief that the sun entered its sixth age on January 11, 1992, which should lead to a new age for humanity; and his belief in the spiritual power of the pyramid of the sun at Teotihuacan.
3 (audio)books I personally recommend are:
Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz - The Mastery Of Love
Don Miguel Ruiz - The Voice Of Knowledge
He speaks of change.. and well.. change is what i seek. He is in no way like Bush. Come on nowww. lol."
I received this on myspace *shudder* by an American girl... I told her I don't take things at face value, like her avatar which barely showed her face but did show cleavage, obviously, only low self-esteem chicks need to do this, especially if they already have a man. Gotta love a handy metaphor dropped in your lap. I told her I looked at Obama's voting record, affiliates, masonic gestures, family ties and that I happened to notice that he said he will bomb the shit out of Iran and stay in Iraq. I told her to enjoy the hopenosis show & the one-party system illusion of choice. Her avatar changed today, my respect has increased just a tiny bit. lol. It may not be too nice but looking at the next post, I value truth over love or anything, any day, though love is a close 2nd, I'm not part of the optimism gestapo. Honesty > hypocrisy or 'political correctness' (what an oxymoron). I have been sent here to destroy any assumptions waved at me, it is my duty. Hope you can believe in? How about truth you can get over. Believing anything is fooling yourself, knowing is something else.
This is also prompting me, along with many other experiences in the last months, to lessen my Model Agnosticism by which I simply mean elevating my catmas (current opinions based on experience and learning) to a higher degree of truth. As my own BS filtering search light only seems to pick out people with ridiculous belief systems, like this guy who was talking to me about how meditation can make you lose your soul, or was it something to do with the devil, or was it losing consciousness or something (I replied: FAINTING? :p), lol. He didn't even know what he meant himself, I just asked him if he meant psychosis, he really wasn't sure lol. Thankfully the convo ended there, and thankfully you can not lose what you never had, faith in humanity :p. Will this never change? Hell no! Among other things I'm a Chicken Qabalist. I don't worry about it. An adjustment in BS filters should do the trick, I don't even have to pay for that stuff.
Yeah, what you know about that?
The era of the bullshit is over
It's the year of the Blacksmith
we need some new leaders
Politicians is lying, now artists is true divas
They meant to deceive us, they were sent to defeat us
Everybody in here shot his peers through the speakers
Guerrilla tactics, I'm a find a weapon, drop a rhyme or
Find a session, give you a final lesson in your final seconds
Liberation ain't the illest vinyl pressing?
Yeah right, and the government ain't lying about 9/11
People want to live it up, what, what's your drug of choice?
What, what, give it up, what, let me hook it up
Over the counter intelligence got ya hooked
You's a goner when I'm on the corner selling it
I went to college, then I left, that's when I got my education
Still live my regrets, now how ill would I be with a degree?
It would just a piece of paper to me, a receipt
One day I might go back, shit, who am I kidding?
How can I live with a stupid decision?
Get used to the prison that I built for myself
It's all real, true in lividness so I rap to put food in the kitchen, c'mon