“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Snowden (2016)

When I watched this movie, which is about a true story, it gave me a new picture of the world. This new picture is that the world is not a fixed or completely controlled placed. That you can indeed, to put it this way, cause the giants to bleed. In this case the NSA and United States are the giants. Where we do live in a physical world where every government and every department of government like the NSA are compromised of individuals, of people, and workers that are willingly complicit in doing their work/job. And so its possible for such individuals to decide no, to dissent. Snowden was grappling with a moral point of right and wrong. Where the government was doing something without the consent of the citizens. It is a natural thing to feel bad to do something to someone or involving their things without their permission. Privacy is one of those things. But we shouldn't call it privacy, but instead the right to be asked permission to use your property. Because with information, you can manipulate people, threaten people, coerce people, and lie to people.

When I looked at how the media reported the information that Snowden exposed, it showed me that people of the media, reporters, have a career that they risk and put into jeopardy and that they are not completely controlled by the governments. That they have their own say and willpower. And that indeed perhaps the only thing that unites people is money. Because it is a business. I used to see the world as being completely controlled and you don't have power to change things in the world such as through media or government. Or that they are too powerful. But that's not the case. In fact we are just all human beings with human powers. No one is completely committed or a slave to anyone else. We all have motivations and points where our buttons are pressed. We all have desires. And perhaps the one unifying desire is money. And perhaps the one unifying integrity is what is best for all.

Often what is best for all is placed in contrast with money, where the two forces are incompatible.I see now that people in government, in media and in any part of the world, they are motivated by money or by integrity, or a mixture of both. There are journalists with integrity. There are government employees with integrity. There are government with integrity. There are media outlets with integrity. There are also people in all field with the desire to make money. And be honest, do you really think people do things in government because they are evil? No, they are doing it for the money, or because they want to serve their country. So this new vision I have for the world is that we can build a place of integrity and money. Where the two grow together.

I no longer believe that the entire government is evil or media is evil, and that it is completely controlled by evil and what is not best for all. It's not. Its simply filled with people who have the same motivations as everyone else. I mean look at your life, do you really think there is some secret brainwash center where people are absolutely loyal to a certain entity like the government or media? Or are they loyal to something that serves them directly, selfishly like money? People are selfish, and this isn't a judgment. We do things because it serves us in some way. This includes living principles like what is best for all. Living what is best for all is a selfish thing. It serves you selfishly.

So this is my new vision of the world and how things work. I see a potential for a new future, and a way forward. I actually see it that the people in most control want you to believe that you have no control and that the government and media are absolutely controlled and you can't do anything. But this is just a way to keep control. People are not evil, they are just selfish and have selfish desires. We just need to work together to meet everyone's needs and find a place where are motivations are met. And money as a motivation is the biggest and easiest point to focus on. I have a plan where it is possible to grow integrity in this world, through money.

Stick around and ask me questions. Now seems a good place to pause.

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