matrixmann: (Yuber Suikoden I)
Information vanishes when the last one to tell it dies.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Is there a different way to win a war than sending troops and artillery?
There is: Do it the subtle way. Destroy the infrastructure, by selling and privatizing, to let your opponent pay off debts that actually don't exist. Erase the ability to do self-catering with home-grown food, introduce the dependence on imports. Carry technology and patents out of the country. If human intelligentsia can't be lured away, make sure they can't make any profit out of their knowledge anymore - forbid them to work in their disciplines, declare graduations and diplomas to be invalid. Abolish law and order and take your sweet time to install yours as the new ones - to let chaos move in, and crime take hold. Additionally, send your own criminals in to fool the masses and to let the daily terror on the streets be perfect. Pump your own wares and goods into the newly acquired territory - to calm down the conquered masses and to make profit yourself; best even is if you let it be accompanied by advertising and propaganda how good it is, how grateful people can be to have it, meanwhile you can do the dirty work to strip them off their assets. While being at the assets: Rearrange the overall property situation. If the pattern makes sense or not, it doesn't matter - the confusion and the gain for your own fraction is the main objective.
At the end of it all, most importantly: Break the morale, the mindset of the people that you annex. Deconstruct the education system and build it anew. Let culture disappear to be never seen again. Kill the spirit of what made these people up! Make sure that way that you're going to be happy with your annexion for the coming decades - 'cause the resistance fades away with the people aging.
matrixmann: (Thinking)
What would somebody say who died 10 years ago about the fuss that takes place today?
In politics as well as society as well as technology - how things in general developed during the last decade?
Would he think "the better that I have died, that's even worse than when I was still alive"?
Or would he say "I should have stayed, just to try to make a change in all these things"?
What about somebody who killed himself?
Would he be happy about his deed?
Would he scream in horror how the world has become, compared to 10 years ago?
What would his words be about Facebook, about streaming, about the current state the world is in - the economical crisis, the West's fight with Russia, the war in Syria, Libya, newly grown information sources that didn't exist back then?
Also, what would he say about culture, about current trends? About the rise of German Schlager, the dropping in the background of Hiphop, the rise of softened Electro House and the current remake mania in Hollywood?
What would he say if he heard that now it's a trend for the lost youth to travel to the Middle East and play "Call Of Duty" for real - voluntarily?

Sometimes it would be better if someone was alive again who didn't follow all these developments, just to give you a more distanced opinion, free from the political correctness of today, free from the frames and shapes which society and public likes to think in during current times.
Having been gone opens a door to potentially give you new ideas. Ideas you wouldn't have if you talked to somebody who's a child of his time and narrow-minded as the current episode is.
Too long ago may become a problem as the changes over 20 and 30 years or more are too huge for someone to comprehend in a small amount of time. There would be the danger of becoming overwhelmed by impressions.
Many things changed in a longer episode of time.

But even during the last 10 years, you have some things which totally took a major development, while you have others where you would say "business as usual". Nothing has changed.
The stupification of mankind hasn't stopped, quite the opposite, it has increased. Through the invention of smartphones and social media shifting from a text-based to a photo- and video-based issue. Bullying and mobbing hasn't vanished from the face of the earth, its results only have become quieter and no-one talks about it anymore loudly. Children themselves don't take a gun into their hands anymore nessecarily to make it known.
Adults don't have more time for their offspring, they even whip themselves some more and force themselves onto their place of work.
Poverty didn't disappear. And the rich have even grown richer than they used to be.
The only thing that maybe has become different, making an interesting change in the pack of cards, that keeping secrets has become more critical for the states. Not only is it more of an importance for them to survive than before, but also the means to do it need to scatter because it is more likely that somebody might get something out and show it to the public. Not all people entrusted with confidential information still agree on or are convinced of keeping their secrets anymore.
Also, there has grown an echo chamber which specialized in picking these things up and spread it as their own propaganda, just like you're used to it from the notorious usual suspects.
This changes the game of what to believe and what not to believe.

Someone who died earlier and was sick of this system might find its joy with the new circumstances...
matrixmann: (Yuber Suikoden I)
As a pick-up of this: https://matrixmann.dreamwidth.org/28590.html

People talk a lot about their alleged individuality, but when you go through the interests displayed by their social media profiles - and there cannot be made the suspicion they only enter it for distracting other people from guessing their could be something important to get from them -, you come across the same kind of contents over and over again. Privately in real life, it's barely different.
During these years, movies are not the big players in the game, music had been so for a longer amount of time and is no more - due to the various possibilities to go for what they call "your thing" -, literature is something that still passes some people, so TV series are the bigger craze; that's also due to cinema being repetitive and bringing up no new ideas during this episode, doing remakes of everything and nothing they ever created in Hollywood.
And what is the case? Everywhere you go, each country which you come across, people seem to name the same things over and over again as the things they like and the things they are interested in. Nothing against quality, but these days you cannot spare but regarding all of that under some kind of forced political agenda. Eventually - why is everyone excited about content exceptionally mostly produced in the US?
Why do people eat each and every shit of a TV series coming from America?
The biggest gimmicks these days are turning 12 Monkeys into a TV series and the Scream movies! Like they haven't been good enough as they were made!
And people even get excited about content that newly filmed shit! Like they didn't know what originally was supposed to happen!
Why do people worldwide know nothing more than to watch Game Of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Hannibal, Person Of Interest, The Blacklist, Black Sails, Sons Of Anarchy, Breaking Bad - a few years earlier: Teen Wolf, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Glee, CSI: Miami (and its offsprings from other cities), Navy CIS, Hannah Montana, Taken; even earlier: Emergency Room, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Dr. House, Lost, Desperate Housewifes, Sex And The City, King Of Queens, Gilmore Girls - Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Buffy and so on?!
Are people that stupid or easy to impress that American filming industry always finds an easy way to push their buttons?!
The type of that people which watched all this shit as it was current are those kind to have a habit to tell all tell all Manga / Anime freaks that it's all the same which they consume as an entertainment - that they consume anything that comes from Japan in comics, cartoon movies and video games -, but they themselves are none of the better, only with a different focus of attention!!
Brainwashed and Americanized!
And by that kind of people you wanna be taught a lesson about "being individual" and thinking yourself?
They are as individual as a stencil! They can think from the West side to the East side of the road!
They don't even take notice how much they are like their neighbor!
At the latest since Ikea has become the main sponsor of furniture for lots of apartments, they don't even notice how much even their living room looks like the one of the neighbor!
And those rave the most about being individual, being special and being one in a million that needs to be cried for when they die!
You know what? If you wanna get an opinion about mankind, just fucking look at this targeted remote control and see for yourself!
All fucking caged full purses imagening they're someone and they live in wide open lands.
matrixmann: (Thinking)
It't just a shame, if you have to turn your back on your asserted political direction, or your asserted subculture, just because those people that are in it are so stubborn, narrow-minded and willing to perceive anything that makes you, in their eyes, be no-one that belongs to their roundel.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Für den König hätte man auch Synthetikfasern erfinden müssen, um ihn in seiner Langeweile zu begeistern.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
In a dark age...

... why not let the darkness embrace you instead of practicing a happy-go-lucky culture?
matrixmann: (Yuber Suikoden I)
Deutsche Kultur - welche deutsche Kultur? Etwa die amerikanischen Fernsehserien, die du dir ansiehst?
Die amerikanische Musik, die du dir anhörst? Oder die amerikanischen Markenprodukte, die du konsumierst?
Schreist "Rettung der deutschen Kultur" und regst dich nicht einmal über die letzte Rechtschreibreform auf. Oder dass außer Krimis und Telenovelas nichts ursprünglich deutsches mehr im Fernsehen läuft.
Kennst wahrscheinlich nicht einmal die letzten zwei Bundespräsidenten vor dem aktuellen Amtsinhaber.
Wenn jemand das Wort "Schiller" erwähnt, dann winkst du ab und liest doch lieber deine Mangas.
Statt dich bei deinem lokalen Radiosender zu beschweren, dass außer deutschem Schlager keine deutschsprachige Musik gespielt wird, schwenkst du lieber deine Fahne und erzählst von großem Partriotismus und wie sehr du Deutschland liebst. Beschwörst große Formeln und Zaubersprüche wie wichtig es dir ist, und letztes Jahr war es das noch nicht. Wenn dein Land dich zum Kriegsdienst rufen würde, würdest du dich noch als erster im Keller verstecken.
Weißt du wie man das nennt? Das ist nicht besser wie die, die ihre Fahne zu einer Fußball-WM entdecken.
Aus dem Alter für solche Spielchen wächst man heraus, spätestens wenn man Anfang zwanzig wird.
Nur für Jugendliche ist es wichtig, zu einer Gruppe dazu zu gehören, dass sie dafür alles tun würden.
Bevor du große Sprüche klopfst, fang an, dich um Dinge zu kümmern, die du ohne das Schwert lösen kannst. Wenn dir das zu langweilig ist, dann war es wohl nichts mit der Wichtigkeit.
Sie war nur ein Filter auf deinem Objektiv.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
In the beginning, we just wanted to create art to keep the people entertained and to teach them a lesson about life once in a while. Our actors wore masks and for the names of our play writers, we used pseudonyms, so that no-one on street could recognize them by their looks and recognize them by their names being called out. It was a nessecary protection to all our people involved because the vice squads didn't always like what we displayed. It also was nessecary to ensure that only the message is being heard, only the play gets the regards.
But some time, this all changed. Actors suddenly got up on stage showing their true faces, revealing their names and making sure everyone knew them in town. They were selfish and craved for admiration. They... took great care of that people thought they were above them. Being worth more than all the regular folks.
From then, the writers started to do the same. They tried to be on everyone's lips, entering competition with the actors that stand on the stage.
With the fight for the attention also the fight for the payment arose.
Everyone has thought that only his task is being important for the play.
They started to despise each other.
And by despising, the quality of the performance also decreased.
The message was more silent than ever. More silent than repression, exclusion and every kind of state violence could ever make it. All just by mere competition and sophomoric.
Albeit this point in time seems to mark it, humans, in the East as well as in the West, as well as in the North and as well as in the South, worship the people that climb a stage and see them as a hero, much more than people that actually are heroes. They call their names and cheer whenever they see them, they want devotional objects and autographs and sometimes be with them for a night. Or even worse: Be with them for their entire life.
The actors themselves, as well as all others which show their art on stage, pride themselves on the show that they present, regardless of the content, if they bring something useful to the audience, reckless about the people which make happen that they have anything to present at all.
People, like then, assume they're above it all and not even death is something that could reach them.
They act like they never age and everything forever is going to stay the same.
They engage in admiration and monuments, like they sort of saved the world.
Like our actors, they think they're invincible and everything should just be about adoring them all over the day.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Eine kleine Randbemerkung zu dem Herren mit deutsch-türkischem Hintergrund, über dessen Aussagen bei der gestrigen PEGIDA-Demonstration in Dresden sich jetzt die Presse den Mund zerreißt: In früherer Zeit trat er einmal als Autor auf und schrieb die Romanvorlage für den später erschienenen Zeichentrickfilm "Felidae", den man bis heute als einen der wenigen Zeichentrickfilme abseits der neumodernen Parodie-, Erotik- und Anime-Sektoren hochgradig als "nicht geeignet für Kinder" bezeichnen kann.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
...because people are conditioned to see it with the eye of entertainment.
Not with the view of seriousness.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Does constantly being surrounded by talk about sex shape the mind towards thinking about it all the time?
The question arises at least since the decade since when it moved in into the daily boulevard and pure entertainment shows.
Everywhere you're surrounded at least by a pair of breasts - uncovering they're not supposed to do as it should be content appropriate for a child-friendly time, but for a proper dressing it would be said too much - or they unpack the joker of allround naked skin with the nessecary private parts covered so that nobody can call it "pornography".
And if not that, these parts of the media depicture all kinds of beauty contests that stupidity, crudity and normality have to offer.
Another thing if they don't do that, but they just downright talk about it.
The serious job takes advertising: Is there ever a perfume commercial without appealing to the most primitive instincts of humans?
Cosmetics destined for men also barely get along without the attract-a-lady card.

Before the sexual revolution came, people were ashamed to talk about this topic, even if they were troubled, it wasn't integrated into society as it is today - but what kind of development took it after it was?
Is there, frankly, a necessity to watch pornography to be sexualized? To think in these terms?
Taking a look at how much mass media surround you with that topic, how advertising keeps appealing to you on billboards with asses, chests and bodies, and how entertainment is diluted with messages on that level - look at how much music already is about undressing oneself and showing oneself in ridiculously revealing dresses, rather than the songs themselves -, it is more a miracle passing this topic without understanding or noticing.
In the 90s, as the hardest decade in all this, it was lived quite obvious, even in the pornographical character, sometimes it even appeared quite obviously in music. Compared to that, things have already gone square again.
But what made it out in difference was if you stayed away from pop music, if you ignored the rise of Techno and you put your distance between media contents that propagated sex, you could still find some corners that didn't deal with it where you could settle yourself down.
These days this isn't possible anymore.
Enterprises want to sell so that urge floods every movie and lets them become an unobvious advertsing for various brands. Each thing that reaches mass media is like a fashion show, obsessed with how people look like, how they should pack themselves to cause attraction, or at least how to encase themselves to feel well on their own.
Coming to the movies - do actually still a few be made suited for adults which don't contain a sex scene in some way?
Many conventional love stories do exist as well.
Especially those which come from overseas - which try to rattle at the door of the conventions of those peoples' culture superficially, but remain ineffective and that's what they wanted from the start.

One can form his own opinion if being surrounded by such media and cultural contents while people tend to spend a lot of time with it instead of maybe going out alters their thinking by the time passing.
What already lies beyond is the path that mankind has previously traveled - and one can regard it as a proof of what it effects.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Like a never-ending sea of zombies they come, running for the fence, pounding at the fence, crossing barbed wire, and overcoming every obstacle that is put on their way between them and their goal.
Those ones considering themselves to be "living" - their only way to fight back is run. Shooting is no option as there's not enough ammunition and not enough guns to find.
Civilization is put once again to the test if they can survive or not...
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
The old guard slowly dies off - and, will there be something coming after?
One will see in 20 years.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Artists that are able to live solely of their art only can exist in capitalism.
By the trading and contracting of media rights and copyrights millions and billions of units of a currency get exchanged which in the end (maybe) lead to the circumstance that an artist is able to live on his creative works.
If those deals don't exist, an artist has to do a normal job to finance his life - or he needs to suffer from poverty.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
...You know what's missing? This culture needs a show which deals the same way disrespectfully with its celebreties as the American TV shows deal with theirs.
Not that it should lead to agitation, the reason is another: What are American celebreties to Central Europe? Do they have the same meaning to Europe than to America?
Sure most of the movie stars and musicians are known here, sometimes a few politicians, but, for example, does anyone know an NBA basketball team? The only person known to commercially play basketball is Dirk Nowitzki. And that's where things start off.
During the 90s, there was a show called Switch, later continued through the 2000s by Switch reloaded, which slightly took that line, but it mainly circled around TV shows current at that time.
Maybe there were some other, but even if they ever became equivalent to the US shows, they all have died meanwhile. What replaced them is more a joke as a show than it contains jokes. Heute Show is more political propaganda and agitation than anything else, other equivalents also only circle around the topic "week in review". And most shows, above all, also only circle around politics. Mostly around current politics.
There's no-one which rambles around being bugged by the popularity of German Schlager and Helene Fischer, there's no-one making fun of Tatort and the other crime series which are run in a predictable way - say, only if somebody makes a fool of himself like Michael Wendler someone comes up and pummels him for the hell out of it, or if he is one of those figures which they regularly make fun of.

In case someone already starts to wonder about all these names with a link attached - that's the way a European - rather: a German - feels when watching all these US-American TV shows and even cartoon series such as Family Guy and South Park and not getting for all one is worth what's so funny about it.



Disclaimer: This is not intended to create agitation or hate speech against a selected amount of people and their businesses. Names are only taken for showing examples currently common in German popular culture.


There already was a complaint about the domination of US culture throughout the world: https://matrixmann.dreamwidth.org/28590.html

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14 January 2015 03:24 pm
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Media is about marketing oneself.
Don't believe too much what you see or hear people saying in there.
For example: What should the president say? Should he proclaim "That's it. We're broke. Over and done. The party is over."?
What should a prominent person say? "I've committed mischief and I liked it."?
What should someone say about his past? "I've done something and I'm still proud of it although it doesn't suit into political correctness?" "I was and I am part of a political, economical and ethical world view that the majority of the public detests"?
What should he say unless he's intoxicated or unless he wants to completely screw up his whole public image? What should he say?
If people would say the truth, they ruined their business.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Time full of grief.
Months of drama, months of exceptional suffering.
Personal tragedies and global disasters of such an extent that it's already enough for a decade.
What lasted for 20 years suddenly breaks apart.
Things that seem irrevocable abruptly begin to make a change.
Some important people suddenly leave the world.
While some others still live like their existence has no end.
The world is in a state of turmoil, although people do not want to believe.
They hope for the best and direct their looks towards the future.
Trusting, wishing, that another time this cup will pass from them.
matrixmann: (Wasteland Ranger)
Would there be less movies imported if it was duty to not sub them?

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