Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Is it me or society?

Forgive the narcissism, I understand the world does not revolve around me. I do however still feel that there are issues in society that the average person would probably shrug off as petty. Many of my friends seem to find these issues petty. I on the other hand, do not. Therefore I ask the question, is it me or society?

For instance, when on the road at an intersection you find that someone needs to go into the left turning lane (this is written in Australia for those unsure of the scenario), not to turn left, not to pull over once they get across the intersection or not to take the first left after the intersection but to overtake people who have been waiting at the lights before them. On the surface we see someone who probably just doesn't like waiting at lights and may even have a faster car than most and hates being stuck behind people. Yes? Maybe...maybe we have someone who holds true narcissism. Is it not more probable that somewhere in their psyche they believe that they are more important than others, even if somehow ingrained subconsciously?

I do believe this is an issue that is deeper than cutting someone off on the road or pushing into a queue. It feels as though there is some kind of global narcissism occurring and I can only see that ending in disaster. If not in the next 5-10 years, it might go on for a lot longer. If we were to suffer further economic downturn, so much so that the entire global financial system falls to the ground or if we have another war that spreads our military force out more so that it begins to look like an elastic band on breaking point, then what will society do? Could it really handle life like it was during WWII or even the great depression?

I expect people will inform me that there were people in society back then too that did what they wanted and only thought of themselves. I agree, I imagine there were; I also imagine that there's many more people like this today. If we stay as a "Me, me, me" society then we will face extraordinary times when the world faces it's next big global catastrophe.

Now bringing it all back to the beginning of this post; is it me or society? I ask you. Only you can tell me as I am no longer sure.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Who is the enemy?

Many reading this will say "why ask such a silly question? It's the terrorists!" and maybe, just maybe they're right. Though I cannot say I am certain of that and hence ask the pertinent question, who is the enemy or who is the terrorist?

I'm not trying to undermine the government or world's governments but do want to gain a better understanding of what is happening in the world and who the enemy is, if there is in fact an enemy.

Is there an enemy? I believe so, however I don't believe we know our enemies name or face yet. That is, I don't think the majority know. There might be groups out there whom know or at least have it on good authority who the enemy is. These people can be easily turned into conspiracy nuts by the media, so why come forward?

The possible enemies:

These are possibilities and I am in no way saying any one or all are in fact our enemies, it might be a different group altogether, this small list (yes there's more I know of but for the sake of brevity I will only address the more popular or known elements out there.

1. IslamoExtremists - It's easy to blame the IslamoExtremists; convenient even. This is not to say that the statements about these extremists out there are wrong. Though it seems so easy for mud to stick. If you publicly label someone a racist, sexist, paedophile, thief or rapist or anything like that, it almost seems that little to no evidence is needed. Even if the accused takes action and wins there's always that air about them relating to how they have been labeled. This is similar to how quick we blame the Islamic Community and they soon become generalised as IslamoExtremists. Remember that after 9/11 the US military were already ready to attack Afghanistan. Think about it.

2. The Illuminati - If they still do exist, then yes they're well hidden considering the group potentially ended in Bavaria in 1784 by Duke Charles Theodore of Bavaria. Many say it went underground after that point. It's hard to say if this is true, obviously.

3. The Zionists - I really can't claim to know a great deal on the Zionists except that they have a belief that they are the true children of God and the chosen ones. Lots of people and groups have thought this too. Most who have, have also been considered very dangerous. Much like the aforementioned Illuminati, the Zionists are said to have deeply rooted themselves into the power groups of high society. There is conspiracy theories out there that claim the Zionists were to blame for 9/11. I guess it is possible, but would need more evidence than I saw in the series of videos on youtube.

4. The Empire of the City - The three city empire, the city of Columbia (Washington D.C.), the city of London and the city of Vatican is another theory out there. It is said that the Vatican has been infiltrated by the elite in order to vanquish religion in the way that we know it and become the one religion of a one world government, Washington D.C. the Government and Military leader and London the Money power. There is a great deal more about this and is also discussed in the series of youtube videos mentioned above. It even goes into great detail to include the Crown which is the monarch of the British Isle as actually being the ruler of this three city empire as the Crown is geographically located inside the city of London.

Is it possible that all these theories are at play together, whether they're working together or not? Is it possible that none or one are? Yes, yes and yes. Is it even possible that the formation of a one world government is really a good thing and not something to be feared? I also think yes. One thought I have had over the recent years is that a one nation government in Australia could be a good thing. The people would vote for positions in government and not for parties. That is, people are elected into portfolios based on the number of votes each person gets in that area and the number of votes also dictates who is the leader of that particular area and who is second in charge, etcetera.

While I appreciate the benefits on a national level, I still wonder if this is a good thing on a global level. My ideas, as mentioned, were more for a nation and not the rest of the world. No more party politics at a national level, members still accountable for their work in a given field and politicians being promoted or demoted based on their performance. It would be more like a business and less like a charade which it currently seems to be. This style of government would also in my opinion give the people more power to select the people they wish to run all the different areas of government instead of electing a party and then letting them sort it out.

So as you can see I'm not entirely against the idea of a singular government, but over the globe there are many more differences in culture and status than there would be in any given nation. This is not to say there is no difference at a national level but it would be significantly less than what we see at the global level. Which means this kind of government when applied to the world could give great power to few and rule over many.

I am not saying "WATCH OUT! THE NWO IS COMING!!! THE END IS NIGH!!!" neither am I suggesting that a one world government is necessarily bad or that these conspiracies are true or false. I am saying that things do seem to be happening, there seems to be something in the shadows, be it good or bad and not many people seem to give much credence to what could happen in the not too distant future.

Think, read and discuss. I doubt I even get a single person read this article, which worries me somewhat, but if one person reads this and it leads them to further research or at least gets them thinking about our future as a people, then I have won, albeit a small victory, a victory nonetheless.

Before I leave you to think about this some more, consider this. We invade countries suspected of housing terrorists, is it also possible that we are the terrorists? Not wanting to go into a full Star Wars analogy, but could our forces be akin to the Imperial Stormtroopers in Star Wars and the Taliban or those classed as the IslamoExtremists be the Jedi? I'm not saying I believe this, it's more of an allegory. I mean is it possible that those in power could create enemies for the masses to hate and create world events that continue to mould the Westernised people into believing one set of truths that they're being told while the whole time it's a complete sham?

I understand that this all relates to labeling. We label one group as our enemy and if people with influence suggest who our enemies are we the people will believe it. Why should we consider the possibility of deception of the masses? You'd have to be a paranoid conspiracy nut yeah?

Then maybe the world is still flat like we were originally told and while we're at it, perhaps we're really at the centre of the universe too!

Like I said, think, read, discuss. I would love to hear your responses.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Google Latitude or Google Big Brother?

I had heard about a new iPhone app which would run on top of Google Maps to show you where all your friends were. I didn't know it was a Google app. Now this throws me into an uncertain frame of mind. I mean on one hand it's a Google app and I really do love what Google does and think that they have revolutionised the Web 2.0 world and then on the other I can't help but feel unsettled about the Orwellian context this new app has. Maybe we're best to make friends with Big Brother now so at least we can say we loved him before he even asked us to? Before you comment telling me that you can switch the feature off, I already know that.

The thing is, it is beginning to become obvious (to me at least) that we are getting to a point where we know what all our friends and even people we accepted on Facebook but didn't really know are doing. We all have those friends...the ones who invited us and we felt bad that we didn't remember their name so we accepted them. We know what they like, where they'll be tonight (or at least what they've told us), where they work, where they used to work, education history and who they know. I'm no different, I'm the same.

Not everyone has twitter, but I got into that too. I love the fact I can get tweets from people I look up to as well as other friends and people who happen to look up to the same people as I. It's a really great networking tool.

With society at the dawn of Web 3.0...that is if you accept the terminology Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 as there's some out there who say there is no Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, it's all just the Internet and it's an evolving thing. OK! Putting all that semantic crap aside, should Web 3.0 be labelled as Stalking 2.0? It seems that with all these social networking sites and now with the advent of Google Latitude we are putting vast amounts of personal data out there for the world to see.

Maybe working in IT was a bad move. Looks like marketing is going to get a hell of a lot easier. Get lots of friends on Facebook and Twitter and you're set! You'll know everything you need to know or become a politician and bam! You now know what a pretty vast amount of people candidly think.

Well, I hope that I'm just a paranoid freak who is completely wrong and this all turns out to be used for good and increases productivity in the work place and helps people become more efficient managing all the information they wish to read online.

Google, btw, I don't hatez you yet and really for all we know, if this kind of stuff gets used for evil and not for what you intended then maybe you're akin to Einstein bringing nuclear energy out there and those evil doers could be the ones who use the technology for atomic and nuclear weapons...just maybe.

Like always...

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.