Friday, April 26, 2013

Conspiracy theories


  Conspiracy theories have become something dirty again. They have always been that in the eyes of established society, of course. Conspiracy theories seek the truth behind the illusion, behind the lie, and we can’t have that, can we?
  The weaving of illusions is one very effective method used by those in charge in order for them to hold on to their position and power.
  No one will seriously claim these days that the Kennedy assassination was not a conspiracy (carried out by more than one person, that lone gunman)? How many witnesses that lost their lives in the years following the murder is impossible to measure today. Sufficient to say is that almost anyone even remotely connected to the case was dead ten years later. And that is only one of many pieces in the chain of evidence making the case. I won’t go through all the elements here. They can easily be found on the Internet.
  The United States Congress stated in 1978 that it was a conspiracy. But they are just yet another bunch of conspiracy nuts… right?
  And the Kennedy assassination is only one of countless times the truth has been attempted buried with a lot of bodies.
  The entire massive attack against system critics is rooted in the need to keep most people in the thick haze of their misconceptions.
  Condemning and ridiculing conspiracy theorists (system critics) has always been a fairly popular activity among many pretending to be radicals. It should be evident to all, including themselves that they serve those in charge, serve tyranny in this matter, in this matter, too. When once thinking and aware people gain access to the halls of power and start amassing lots of money they stop thinking, and very often it is a very conscious, deliberate act. What is the true «value» of ridiculing the search for truth in these and all cases? Yes, with this act they serve those in power and no one else. It has certainly no value to unbiased, truth-seeking journalists, if there are any such beasts left anywhere in established media.
  No, who is doing the political pornography and journalistic prostitution in this case is, like it often is pretty obvious. Unpleasant truths aren't usually spoken about, and when they are, they, when cases like the Kennedy assassination and 9/11 and 7/7 and countless others time and time again force themselves back into the light of day the eager servants of tyranny eagerly use any opportunity to ridicule the evidence and those making them available. But the truth-seekers, the system critics keep doing what they are doing anyway, often with a clear and present danger to their health and their reputation both.
  Today’s public space is a fake, poisonous bubble, where the Lie is very enduring and we only rarely see spots of truth, see it in the gust of the coldest northern wind.

  Other articles with similar subject on Midnight Fire:

  Decency

  The mother of all wars

  Offensive

  Doing it with mirrors

  Established media censors those criticizing it

  Tyrants manual - advanced reading

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A declaration of war


  I do consider myself at war with oppressive society. Anyone even approaching a truly critical and independent mindset should. The established cultural institutions, both public and commercial are certainly included in this.
  The current mainstream human society, with capitalism and civilization doesn't work, isn't functioning in any way beyond the rudimentary, except as a massive engine of destruction.
  Attacking one tiny piece of that framework won’t work. Only a holistic view is sufficient to even identify the problem. And when you do that, look at everything, without losing sight of the smaller things you realize or should realize that everything is indeed connected. Let’s say you wish to attack Coca Cola, one of countless bad forces on present day Earth. Let’s say you boycott them and even make them close down. You haven’t really been victorious at all. You haven’t made a fucking dent in the forces behind Coca Cola. You have, on the contrary allowed yourself to be distracted and diverted by the clever obfuscating currently dominating the information flow.
  Take any of the many horrors of enterprise, and that would be the truth. Feel free to attack isolated building blocks of the Machine, but always keep in mind the bigger picture.
  Capitalism is inherently wrong and will never give people a good life and such is also the case with civilization itself. We have seen that demonstrated for so long now that it is amazing how people are still fooled by the slick oil salesmen representing the system.
  They say the existence of wealthy people is good for the rest of us, that the mysterious ways of «a trickle down economy» will serve us all. They also say that you can never have a society with true equality and justice, because it is against human nature. Some people say we should have less inequality and injustice, but accept most of it. Yes, you read that right. They say so much, and all of it is pure bullshit.
  Anyone, using basic logic should know, without hesitation that any wealthy group or individual is a bad thing, know that wealth gains power to abuse.
  Some people, even many people serve tyranny willingly and eagerly. They get something out of it, either financial advantages or some kind of personal gratification by siding with the winners. Then there are those that might have somewhat honest motives or feel that they have, people being hopelessly naive about how current society works. And then there are so called gatekeepers or watchdogs or tape recorders, as I call them, possibly from both before mentioned groups.
  Conservatives, right wingers, centrists, liberals and leftists, everybody within the accepted parameters of the system serve it in different ways, but they all serve it.
  The true, obvious solution, of course is to attack the very society, its very foundation and the processes creating and serving the ongoing tyranny.
  Changing a given government won’t do it. Those in power are those that want to be. There is no use supplanting a pack of two-legged, fake wolves with another. That is logical, is it not?
  Taxing wealthy people and corporations a little more than today won’t do it. Any such talk is quite simply baring our neck to those in power, allowing the oppressors to stay in power, to keep their vastly unfair advantage.
  Signing lots of petitions won’t do it. Petitioning them or their servants in politics won’t do it. Allowing yourself to be fooled like that only helps the oppressors, of course.
  Half measures just won’t do it, period.
  As long as you allow yourself to be tricked (time and time again) by self-evident propaganda oppression will continue unabated.
  How many times must a given accepted, «foolproof method» and its proponents «fail» (they don’t try, since they have no interest in succeeding) in their professed attempt at creating a good life for us before you, yes, you say NO MORE?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Winner


  What makes me a winner?
  I’m proud to say nothing does.
  I have grave reservations with the very word and the thought processes behind it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A short and modest tale of determination


  I was late on Saturday and missed the 3.30 bus. I had to be a place at six o’clock and with the lousy bus-connections on Saturdays that was the last bus from home that would be any use to me in getting there in time.
  So I had a choice, really. I could call off my six o’clock appointment, but I didn't really want to do that. In this, like in many other cases I chose to not let myself be dictated by circumstances.
  So I walked eight kilometers (five miles), to the nearest useful bus-stop in 75 minutes and caught the five o’clock connection that took me to my goal fifteen minutes before I had to be there.
  Mission accomplished.
  This kind of determination has helped me before as well and will in the future, with everything, all short term and long term issues I feel is important in life and it is certainly one of several qualities I’m looking for in others.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

True artistic freedom (VI) - Transition: the great collapse of the old and trite and oppressive


  I have studied filmmaking the last six months far above the theoretic level of most film-schools by reading and/or re-reading the following books: “The technique of filmmaking and video editing” (fourth edition) by Ken Dancyger, “Directing” (third edition) by Michael Rabiger, “DV filmmaking from start to finish” by Ian David Aronson, “The Guerrilla Film-Makers handbook” by Chris Jones and Genevieve Jolliffe, “Producing great sound for film and video" (third edition), by Jay Rose and “Film directing: cinematic motion (fourth edition)” by Steven D. Katz and “film directing: shot by shot” also by Katz.
  Coincidence/availability played a role in my choosing of these books, I guess, since I found them all at the local library, but jointly I feel strongly they've given me the necessary knowledge and confidence to restart my never truly started film-making career. As stated they are somewhat outdated in some areas, particularly concerning HD-editing, but still useful.
  But these are all mostly technical or film-technical books. One more, “Pictures at a revolution” by Mark Harris sort of completed the painting for me. It’s about the transitional period during the sixties when Hollywood changed from a rigid system of old school film-making to something less so, how films like the Graduate and Bonnie and Clyde made a big splash in people’s consciousness. It’s about Sidney Poitier, how he, as a black man strove with typecasting and about racism in film and society in general at the time.
  These days and nights another transitional period is manifesting itself, one where hopefully Hollywood (and MPAA) bites the dust and vanish for good, leaving the entire stage to the countless new film-makers emerging because of the digital revolution. A system that hasn't made anything even resembling great in at least four years and has stifled creativity for almost all the hundred years it has existed and wages war against all rejecting the copyright tyranny should collapse. And they say there are still only fifteen black people (and Oprah Winfrey) established in Hollywood and I believe that to be true. This rigid system keeps going from bad to worse. With its «recent» extended focus on remakes, empty-headed action films, romantic «comedies» and its total, final capitulation to the CIA added to its sickening ongoing mainstream approach there is little or nothing left true independent artists and human beings will miss.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The value of plastic sausages


  This is an article completely lacking deeper significance.

  During a conversation with a friend the other day the following subject came up:

  Why doesn't someone make plastic sausages? I mean, they make plastic almost anything else, so why not plastic sausages? Sausages made of flesh or somewhat closer to flesh rot quickly, no matter how much preservatives they stuff it with. You can’t put sausages in the fridge and expect them to be safe for consumption after a month or two. The plastic variety will never rot.
  We have plastic flowers, plastic fruit, stuffed animals, stuffed humans and a society absolutely favoring anything artificial or simulated, so why leave out the poor sausages from the equation?
  I have no answer for you. The world is often like that, obscure and totally lacking reason and rationale.

  The plastic flowers and fruit look good, look juicy there on the display, don’t they?