Haven't been able to look at this since I left work Friday and really s/b working now, but I breezed through a couple of posts and agree with Lua completely.
The Kony2012 thing has NOTHING to do with the content of the video, how good the marketing was and who the marketers were, anything about propoganda or human rights or oppression of ANYTHING like that...the difference is that sheep that never gave that shit a second glance were all over it.
Before I read Clif's things, I thought it was the strangest thing in the world that 3 of my 100 or so FB "friends" posted something about it, and after reading it saw two more. I don't look at FB enough to use it as a fair statistical analysis, this is completely anecdotal, but I feel that 4 people who normally post such profound musings as "Dear FB: do you sneeze only one time or multiple at times at once? These are the things I think about..." (I wish I was kidding)
Anyway, even when some sort of viral human rights shit gets popular enough to earn its own colored rubber bracelet/ribbon or whatever, there might be a viral email message or two (with the threat of getting hit by bulldozer if not forwarded to 10 friends in the next 20 mins), a comment from some of the more aware or caring FB posters,, but never the response I noticed BEFORE reading Clif's thing...i thought it was odd.
I have been haunted (excited/hopeful/fearful too) of some sort of great unravelling. I have been working non-stop on myself since i figured out a couple of things that have made my life infinitely happier/better than it was before (individuals and groups of individual's near infinite creative power, the bullshit construct we live within is one of those--knew that for a while, but what I learned is--it doesn't matter all that much, and also, there's a chance if we get our energies in the right place, it could be amazing! and the first step--we all live in a victim society trapped in victim mentality and can only see relationships in terms of controller/victim...and while it is true we are victims of seemingly unstoppable controlling power, you can free yourself of the programming and be free in mind and spirit.
Anyway, I digress...i started the thought "I have been workign non-stop on myself..." and want to complete that with ...on delivering/sharing/teaching the ideas that have so amazingly liberated me relatively recently. I have been workign hard on getting the people I care about to think and talk about things other than the latest gossip, football stats, celebrity scandal, and other tripe and actually think about the implications of having one life, a constant series of NOWS, trying to learn from them their ideas and feelings about how they experience life and what they live for. WHy they believe what they believe and btw--did you know you were mind-fucked into believing that.
I know it will be hard for some of you who actually read my poor excuse for "communicaiton'" to believe, but I used to come off as crazy, bitter, assholish....anyway, point is...couldn't get anyone to HEAR me, even after i quit drinking, even after I matured a lot emotionally and truly gained an ability to empathisize. I noticed that when iI present ideas that challenge people's belief, they project their emotional attachment (angry, aggravation, irration) on to me (my attempts to exchange ideas were ALWAYS an "argument" in the other's mind, regardless of me being completely calm--after all, i had no attachment to the ideas--and even when I repeatedly explained I AGREE WITH YOU!!!). Anyway, that part hasn't changed, that's just about introspection, emotional maturity, and the mindset of the other individuals.
What hAS changed (finally getting kinda near a point here, try to stay with me!), is that people are no longer as resistant to talking about things that were considered crazy talk. I had been noticing that most people WANT to talk about the shit I want to, WANT to run their "crazy" ideas off someone that might not think they're so crazy--but only in the right setting (behind closed doors with no one who might judge them around). I feel hope, and really want to beleive, that a tipping point has been reached.
i have managed to turn every conversation I have had with anyone into an opportunity to get them to share a piece of themselves with me, and listen to what i wanted to share of me with them. I'm sure it's a mind association that has happened 100% of the time since Friday evening, with it increasing in percentage from in a curve up to that point, starting at the point where I first decided that was my passion in life, and all I really thought about it. Part of it, I am sure, is that in that sequence i improved my ability to prod people into opening up, but I REALLY like the idea that it was a building up to tension point nearly scientfically (alright, dont flame me, we'll cal it quasi-scientifically if you like), or at least anecdotally to the 100th monkey idea, the tipping point where mass consciousness is freed from the limitations of our controlled holograph bullshit reality.
I hope this true, I know this is just my thoughts after an amazing weekend, and that maybe the solar flare fried my brain a little more, but I just wanted to share that--it seems to me that reality is starting to come into fashion, and i don't mean the manufactured one where human resources spend their "lives" as assets to the soulless corporations that is their god--until they are redundant and become a cost or liability, tossed out to the shredder with the rest of the waste. Speaking of which, I owe my masters a little of my time, it's the least i can do for their "generosity" in the climate controlled, internet accessed, secure and comfy space to share and learn and grow. PEACE
I am a product, I am a symbol/of endless, hopeless, aimless, fruitless games...