We are Ruled by Images

Our modern society is all about marketing. Everyone is competing to be the best, to sell their product to the highest number of people. Anyone who knows anything about marketing knows that selling product is about selling an image, the product itself doesn’t have to be too good. What’s important is people believe it is. Look at Apple/iMac, boring new Hollywood movies or pop music. They are bland and uninteresting, but the add campaign is not. With the power of hype millions of people are convinced give away their money and brain power to indulge in platitudinous past times.

This practice of selling a certain image is not limited only to corporations making money. It is used inĀ everything. It is the basis of our whole society. Political, religious and scientific institutions sell the image of what is the truth and how we should live our lives. Society sells you various ways to keep you entertained. Some like to go clubbing, others prefer computer games, sports or reading books. To each his own. However the image you have bought is not that you prefer coke over tea, or Iron Maiden over James Blunt. The image you bought is the thought you need to find something to entertain yourself. Most people have little original in them. They are a composite homunculus of various products stapled together. Artificial concepts glued together. Sometimes the end result is appealing, and the person seems interesting, yet in the end they are a product of the products he has sold himself to.

I can’t say if I’m much different. I’ve bought so many ideas too ranging from The Simpsons and Star Trek to David Icke and Tao te Ching. At least I can say, or rather I know, that I try to look for the real me underneath the sales pitch.

An example of how people act and how to train yourself not to buy into all of the crap coming your way. A lot of people like looking at the image they like. Whether it’s Gangnam Style, their favourite pop idol or Obama having a speech. Somehow in the course of their lives the image had crept into them that this image is something that is good for them. They pursue the image with the hope of receiving something good, but the promise is never specific. Obama may make a specific promise with his words, he may not keep it or keep it, but for the consumer who buys into it, the good thing is that Obama keeps making promises. That is what they actually enjoy. They don’t want anything concrete. They want a pretty picture, keep looking at it, but never get close, because deep down even they know it is impossible. You can not touch the pretty girl in the picture as she is not real. However in the tortured delusion of the consumer there can be the image that the girl is his. In his dreams he can do whatever he wants. If the girl was real and he could touch her, he could have her, he wouldn’t have her, since even the deluded consumer knows that reality with the girl can never match the image in his head. Perfection can only exist in the delusions of men, and to make it real would shatter the perfection. The consumer can control the image, the girl, the promises of Obama or whatever he likes, but to face the real girl or to find out what Obama really stands for terrifies him, as he would no longer be in control. It’s all about fear, as usual.

There is no difference whether the image you prefer is one of altruistic desire for justice and freedom, pursuit of personal pleasure or spiritual awakening. The canvas is still the same with only a different picture projected onto it.

To free yourself of images you simply have to ask “so what?”. For example, Korean girl groups and many other carefully constructed images look appealing to me. Seeing pretty girls, whether on TV or in real life, sometimes stops my thinking process. Within a second or so various sentiments flood into me. Such as “I want her”, “I want her but she’s too pretty to like me”, “I want her but she’s just superficial pop star and I wouldn’t really like being with her, yet I want her” and so on. That is how many of the advertising has been designed to make you feel, appeal to your self doubt and leave you wanting more. Then I ask myself, so what? So what if the girls are pretty? There’s no denying it that, I’m a guy and the girls are pretty so naturally I’m interested (even though of course why these girls look pretty to me and not those girls is also an image). What should I do then? It’s just images dancing on a screen, is there anything I want to do to the screen? I can’t fuck the screen. So why should I be that interested? Moreover I know that they have been selected to sing and dance precisely because they are pretty. Possibly had had plastic surgery, photoshop, whatever. I don’t like their music. So what? What’s the big idea? No need to get too excited nor to feel disgusted by them. Just sounds and images coming into your field of perception.

Same goes for Obama, and other “false prophets”. You may like his words and his demeanor, but what are the fruits he is bearing. Do his actions match his words? The difference between Girl’s Generation and Obama is that the former preys on your natural desires and insticts and the latter on your moral and ideological sensibilities. So the method of dispelling the image is slightly different, yet the phenomenon is much the same. What reason is there to like or dislike Gangnam Style? It’s video and a song about a chubby guy dancing. I very much dislike the hype machinery constructed around Gangnam Style, but I don’t hate the song. It’s not as bad as various other hit songs I’ve been forced to endure over the years. They are only images. No reason to get worked up over them, either hating or loving them. To sort of borrow Icke, look for the projector.


Egoistic Behaviour

It’s hardly original to note how much of the modern society is ego-centric. People seek short-term pleasure, they want fame or fortune, be the prettiest, strongest and so on. The usual. However another form of egotism is sheepishness. Conforming to fit in. Trying to bend to the dictates of arbitrary society so find something to believe or just something to like. Be ideological or religious, or merely looking for something in main-stream entertainment you can identify with. Most of it is fake, corporate and hollow. The music, movies, games, books and the rest. They are within the socially acceptable zone, albeit in different parts of it. Whether you are really main-stream and into Lady Gaga, or more artistic and prefer Radiohead, it’s still the same act of conformism even though one is pure main-stream and the other seems somewhat rebellious. There’s nothing particularly wrong about liking any of the entertainment provided for you, but it goes further than that for most people.

People identify with the culture or subculture they like. Identifying with a culture means suppressing the self, forcing it to bow under peer pressure. The self is replaced with an image constructed outside of you. For some people, their subculture is like a religion. For others it is an escape from the false sense of reality they live in, and find unbearable. The ego tells the person to hold onto something, an idea or a group. Without it the ego couldn’t exist. The person shuts himself off from the greater reality which includes everything from financial slavery and war to breakthroughs in consciousness and science. He leaves it to run on its own while encasing himself in the culture the ego prefers. The individual chooses to experience life only within that construct. Every now and then he is pulled out of it into reality and he treats that with fear or hostility.

The point is that the ego does not only tell a person he is the best, brightest and the most handsome. It also tells the person he is average and shouldn’t try to stand out, or that he is complete scum who doesn’t deserve anything good. The ego works in various ways. I think the most common method for enslaving people is to tell people to enjoy mediocrity.

The Failing of East-Asian Cultures

I’ll attempt to highlight why and how East-Asian societies, mainly China, Japan and Korea, fail in many respects. The society and lifestyle is very repressive and controlling. It leaves little room for self-discovery. I’ll try to look at the issue from an Asian perspective.

While myself I am a Westerner, I do have some experience with Asia. I’ve lived in Japan, Hong Kong, and currently I’m studying in Seoul. I possess a great deal of admiration and interest toward these three countries, but along with it comes pain and disappointment.

The three countries, like most countries of the world, are controlled by the Illuminati (or whatever word you prefer to use). It is very easy to see how Japan and Korea are puppets of the US, i.e. not free and sovereign nations. China is, at least on the surface, more independent and defiant of the Western oligarchs. How much of this is actually true or a mere act is hard to say. There are stories floating on the net how Henry Kissinger, when he visited China in the seventies, said that China’s communism was a successful social experiment. Another rumour is that the Chinese government takes financial advice from the Rothschilds. To cut to the chase, even if China is defiant and independent in some way, and not a direct puppet, the whole Chinese society was restructured over the decades by an artificial ideology that came from the outside. The nature of the ideology may be different now than it was a few decades ago, but the underlying fact is that the modern Chinese identity is a construct, far less naturally developed than most other cultures.

To be fair to China, it did try resist Western imperialism the hardest, which accounts for the hundred years of shame, which includes the opium war with Britain, Japanese imperialism, Chinese civil war, and later Maoism. The West did their best to undermine Chinese society through war, drugs, trade and ideological chicanery. Eventually they succeeded. Japan was turned into a tool for the West quite easily. Wisely Japan didn’t want any contact with the West, but they were forced to open relations with the US thanks to Commodore Perry’s black ships. Not too long after that Japan was turned into an imperialist nation, much like the best European ones. It probably wasn’t that simple. Probably there was all sorts of scheming by the most psychopathic of the Japanese elites along with Western ones to take control. All sorts of powerplay and elimination (of life or character) of the elites with any scruples. I am not that sure how much direct contact Korea had with Western imperialists, but Westernized Japan did it a big enough favour.

Anyway, on with the show. We are now in the situation that the US is the actual ruler of Japan and Korea. A lot of people don’t really like it, but they’re not doing much to liberate themselves either. And probably even bigger number choose not to care. They are more concerned about surviving the daily hamster wheel called work or school, and obsessing over their favourite pop-idol. The politicians are corrupt, they don’t represent the people. Anyone with any interest in the matter knows this. Yet they do nothing, at least nothing significant. Just like in the West.

This is due to many things. Nobody wants to oppose the social order directly. It would be seen as selfish to asserts the needs of one over the needs of the many. Do not cause disharmony. East-Asian societies are traditional and family oriented, which means people tend to only involve themselves in the lives of family members, close friends and co-workers. Trying to affect greater spheres of society must seem daunting to most. And the Confucian ethos asserts a belief in government and social hierarchy. You are supposed to take care of your own little cubicle in society and not cause problems for other inhabiting other sections within the hierarchy.

But basically though, it’s fear and ignorance. People don’t want to rock the boat and get stigmatized for it. People generally don’t know about the various ways of social engineering that is used to direct and brainwash people. Trauma based mind-control works in Asia too. There is the trauma of recent history. Imperialism, wars, famine, atom bombs. And the trauma of modern society.

The education system is highly stressful in Korea and Japan, and probably not that different in China. Kids study at school, after school they study at home until night, or go to special cram schools. Exams are very important. You study to get to a good high school, then a good university. The funny thing is, the excessive studying doesn’t seem to do much. They don’t do much better at school here, than in other countries, like Finland, where we actually have free time. I’d say it’s more like the opposite. All work and no play make Jack’s brain blow up. The studying is more like a ritual. Instead of kneeling in front of a buddha statue or in a church, you go to a library, surround yourself with books and get the feeling like you’re a good boy. You do what they expect you to.

I don’t know if work life is better or worse. The work hours seem long, but maybe all work isn’t so stressful. If your day consists of sitting behind a desk watching dramas and occasionally doing something, it doesn’t sound too bad. Although it too is a form of social control, forcing you to be there and not do what you want. I can’t comment so much on the work life. Seeing young people work late or early hours in a 7/11 seems tedious, but at least it could be worse…

When I came here to Seoul I had to switch planes at the airport in Beijing. I arrived there in the morning. I saw lots of young Chinese, mostly girls, working there. Young girls, barely over 20. Salesclerk, security guard, airport staff. They looked pissed off as hell. Having to come there early, or possibly work all night and wait for the shift to end. I doubt they get paid enough for that. I kept thinking the proletariat of China should rise up against the oppressive bourgeoisie… Wait aren’t they supposed to be commies in China? (On a side note, I did enjoy the security pat down by the Chinese girls. I only I had done something bad to earn a punishment…)

Let’s get to the point. Asian society is fucking stressful, if you’re born here. It’s ok to be a foreign student here. Society is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. It is what it is, because people go along with it. They should stop co-operating with their enslavement. Many locals recognize this, yet instead of trying to change it they try to escape it. For example, supposedly some Korean couples send their kid overseas to study since the Korean education system is a horrible monster. The mom and the kid go to US or something and the dad stays in Korea to earn money. That’s better than doing nothing, but aren’t Asian societies known for working harmoniously together? How about getting together with your neighbours and admitting the problem? That’s another Asian characteristic, yet it’s as much a Western one; refusal to the smell the shit in your own home. Europeans whine about the human right abuses in China or Middle-East but not in their own countries. Koreans and Chinese are happy to bitch about the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Japan during the war over 60 years ago, but not willing to see how their own government and society violate them now.

Seoul gives very much impression of a country that only cares about business and pop-culture. Doesn’t look like there is any great awakening going on here, but what do I know. Maybe there is. I’m not exactly an insider who knows all the details of Korean society, and the I know only the basics of the language. Perhaps there are awake and intelligent individuals here. Who knows? It’s just whenever I hear Gangnam Style, I very much doubt that.

I just hope Chinese, Japanese and Korean people learn to see reality instead of the program fed to them by society. At least in Japan the 3/11 quake/tsunami/Fukushima-thing has provoked dissidence and distrust in government and media in some people, whereas it had pushed others deeper into sheephood to die eating Fukushima food rather than face the fakeness of their world view. The people here have to let go of their cultural conditioning and see the world as it really is. Face reality or perish.

Being East-Asian isn’t just a religious, cultural or philosophical program. Confucianism or any other rationally defined ideology is not the core of being Asian. There is something deeper and more beautiful there. The people need to unleash that to realize who they are. Rediscover what it means to be Asian. It is not just a program that is learned after birth.


The Jewish Issue

In the course of time every bona fide conspiracy nut stumbles upon the concept of It’s the Jews. On one hand it’s a very distinct fact that many conspirators and manipulators of this world are at least seemingly Jewish. On the other one cannot simply choose one group of people, especially one as varied and spread around the world as the Jews, and blame all of them. Especially since it’s not so clear what is a Jew exactly. Jewishness is a religion, yet they are often treated as a race. Racially most of them are Khazarian askenazis, the few Semites are Sephardic Jews. That old stuff. But Jews aren’t really a race, yet many Jews consider themselves Jews even though the religious aspect holds little interest to them. However, my aim is not to define what a Jew is, the aim is to establish how I stumbled upon the issue, and what I think about it.

Even as a teenager I was positively inclined toward the idea of anarchy, even though I didn’t understand it that well. My perception was that the fascists were the antithesis of anarchists, so they sucked. The Nazis were fascists and they had oppressed the Jews, so the Jews must be OK, as the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Very simplistic logic, and not seriously thought out, but that was basically how I felt about the Jews as a teen. I of course knew very little about them.

As I got a bit older I gradually began noticing the biased attitude the media and Western society in general seemed to have towards Jews, mainly that it was far worse to kill and oppress Jews than other people. That felt insanely frustrating, of course I didn’t want to say it was OK to kill Jews, but it was also agonizing to think that Jews were somehow better or worse than other people because of this. I also became interested in the Nazis, since bad guys are fascinating and Nazis and Hitler are portrayed as the greatest evil that ever lived in Western society. However it is rare to see the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany portrayed in a neutral way, instead it is usually turned into childish propaganda. As if the actions of the Nazis don’t speak loud enough, so the authors of books and documentaries have to add a guilt trip in the mix. For example an biography of Hitler that I read said something like: “The SS were sadists as were shown by their love of black clothes.” I think a lot of other people also wear black like priests, some traditional Jews, business men and people who wanna look cool.

Eventually all of these small details lead to notice that we were being manipulated about the Jewish issue in some way. It wasn’t really clear how and why, but it made me feel anger toward the Jews, which a lot us conspiracy nuts do. I felt even more angry knowing that many people in high positions and influence in society are Jews. On one level I knew hatred of Jewry was justified, but on another it still felt wrong. As I got a bit more older and wiser I realized that Zionism and Judaism are two quite separate things, even though not even all Jews seem to realize that.

Nowadays I basically try to look at things like this: Zionism is an evil and insane ideology that masquerades as being Jewish. Jewishness is an organized religion. I don’t like organized religion, but it’s not my place to judge or de-religionize them. Strict religious dogma like having to eat Kosher food is stupid, and I just don’t see the point. Circumcision is the most offensive part of Judaism. But basically I don’t have a problem with Judaism.

I am a Holocaust Denier in the sense that much of the Nazi atrocity stories have been sold to us a certain way. Repetition propaganda, 6 million Jews died with little actual fact to back it up. It’s illegal to question facts about the Holohoax in some countries. It’s not proven that Zyklon-B was used to kill people. Israel uses it as an excuse for their Zionism. For these reasons and more I’m a Holocaust Denier. It doesn’t mean I think the Nazis didn’t hurt the Jews, the Nazis were nice, I just question official story of the Holocaust. According to my understanding even the authorities in the field of the Holocaust say that the number of dead Jews was 2 or 3 million, not 6. I question whether the Final Solution ever existed, or if it did, was the Solution to kill all Jews or something else. It means I question the story, i.e. I have questions. I don’t know all the facts, and I certainly don’t trust anyone who claims they do in this particular issue.

One of the best sources for Holocaust Denier information are videos made by DenierBud. His videos may be hard to find as they’re usually deleted from Youtube and his website seems to be down too. Another indication that he’s probably on to something. That is not to say he has the whole truth, but parts of it at least.

The Western Civilization

I’m a Finn. I’m a Westerner. I don’t consider myself, or the Finnish people, European, although we have been influenced greatly by Europe over the centuries in terms of culture, philosophy and religion. Yet our language, originally, is different from Latin or Germanic languages. Our spirit is different from those of the European peoples. Our viewpoint and culture is different. That being said, I am Westerner. The Western Civilization being an even more abstract concept that one of ethnic group, a nation or a big geographical area like Europe. I won’t even try to define who is Western, and who is not, I just know I am part of that culture. As such I believe it is my responsibility to express my loathing toward this social construct that I am a part of.

The Western Civilization, or rather a more accurate description would be the Western Empire, is the greatest evil that the Earth has known, or at least what we have known. It is based on exploitation, cruelty, deceit, destruction, abuse. The beautiful, or seemingly beautiful, things it has created are there just to cover the ugliness, which is the true nature of the empire, by superficial glitter and side-shows. We need great works of art or thoughts of philosophy to hide ourselves from the truth that the machine we are willing cogs of, is utterly malevolent and sick. The tiny specks of beauty in a sea of shit distract us from the big picture.

There are countless music bands, books, movies, TV shows, thinkers and just nice people who are part of the Western Civilization. There is no denying that. However at the end of it all their ingenuity and kindness go to waste, if at the end of the day they believe in the social construct. They see the goodness of their friends and neighbours, and think that goodness is reflected in the governments, corporations and churches that more or less dictate to them how to live their lives. All of that goodness is turned to evil, and it is not the fault of the deceivers, but the gullible fools who refuse to look into things deeply enough.

The reality of the Western Empire is that of the crusades and witch hunts, genocide of the native Americans, African slavery, imperialism and White Man’s Burden, fascism, communism, capitalism, Free Trade-imperialism, War on Terror. Among all of this insane ugliness of the heart, great works of poetry and music have been made precisely because it reflects the ugliness which is real in an inverted manner. In truth we are monsters, but in our dreams and ideologies we can be angels.

All of our ideologies that say all men were created equal, attempts at democracy, desire for justice is escape from the unwelcome reality we have created. It is mere words, whereas our actions speak louder. We act like monsters, speak like saints. No-one who is truly a Westerner ever wants to face that reality. Instead they’ll conjure more fantasies to hide the facts. For it is not the Western way to stop and look at the facts. We have to always add, we never subtract nor simply be still.

People don’t like change so they vote Obama

People don’t want change, they want entertainment as they are bored. They like the idea of change, but not the actual thing itself. That’s why they vote for Obama, etc. Change to an ordinary human being means a change of shirt, a new toy, a novelty to distract them for a while. Actual change is distressing and abhorrent. People like finding new things in the box they live in, the more extreme ones might like to tilt the box a bit to see it from a new angle. However at the end of the day it’s just the same old box. When someone says: “Psst, how about stepping outside the box for a while?”, people find it difficult to even compute the information. The only way is to dismiss it as crazy talk or laugh it off as a joke.

None of this is hardly original or insightful. I’m just kicking the box I’m in. I felt annoyed about this phenomenon and want to bitch about it, ok.i

It’s hard to communicate with people who live deeply in their boxes. You might have fun with them, drink a few beers together. Talk about movies, games, sports, whatever. However if that is the furthest the imagination allows those people to delve into, it’s just superficial pink cotton candy with no substance. Tastes sweet and looks nice, but afterwards you try to figure what was the point. And there is none.

I wonder do those other people, who sheepishly try to fit in, do they wonder about things? Maybe they do, but as the box of society is such that all actual philosophical, spiritual or intellectual content is seen as weird, overly complex or pointless, we cannot communicate about those matters. It’s so difficult to get into a discussion about anything of substance, as such conversations rarely develop and I doubt they can be artificially induced. You can artificially induce hype into things like Harry Potter or Twilight, have loads of advertising, repetition, and people will buy it. It doesn’t work so for things that matter. You have to be steadfast.

I don’t think that people are as dumb as generally assumed. I think most have the mental faculties to figure most “esoteric truths” out for themselves, what they lack though, is courage and willpower to admit to themselves that the things they were told to be true are untrue. Most of their hopes and dreams are manufactured. Also they have layers of Learned Helplessness, “I’m just Joe Average, what do I know about the world, politics and economy. I have to believe what the TV says.” On some level they understand their situation, but they are unwilling to face the reality. The idea of losing those artificial ideas terrify them, they fear they would not be human if they were to lose them. On the contrary, when they realize the artificiality of their beliefs and even emotions, they can begin to breathe real air, instead of Disney-Pixar CGI crap.

Obsession of Men

Male persons of the human species tend to have a more defined idea of their personal passions than females of the species. Meaning men often have a focus like an ideology or a hobby they devote great amounts of their time and effort to. Men gladly find a pursuit to occupy their minds whether it be propagating their favourite political or religious ideology, building hot rods in the garage, or playing video games. This doesn’t apply to every man, of course, and some women can be like this, yet according to my observations this is a very male quality.

The best reason for this is that it is a way of avoiding looking at oneself. Something to keep one’s mind occupied, so that he does not have to face himself in the silence. That is the greatest fear of most men. This encourages men to be productive, and can result in various new innovations or artistic creations. However, it also results in men using their creative energies to create war machines, methods of manipulation and other nasty stuff.

Men have created locomotives, aeroplanes, space rockets, written volumes of poetry and philosophy, produced majestic architecture and so on. Historically, the role of women in such achievements, is rather small compared to men. Yet whereas men can be brilliant different areas, they very rarely dare to ask the question why? Why should I create this? Why should I do this? Rather they know they can do something well, and do it. Even if they ask the question why, they might not dare answer it honestly. In effect men give the power to decide what they do to someone else, be it the state, the church or some other person, or an abstract idea. They just do what they are told like a good boy, and they are pleased if the master is pleased.

This leads to men creating brilliant ways of slaughtering millions, brainwashing the masses, destroying the environment for the corporate masters. The men are happy just because they are good at what they do. No need to ask what is the point in their actions.

I don’t know if it’s a feminine quality to ask why. Why should I be doing this? What is the point in all of this? Will it make me happy? Will it cause misery to others? Questions like these are certainly not intrinsic to the male gender. I don’t know if women are any more suited than men for asking such questions, but I hope so, since someone should be doing it.

Once I again I must say, I am not a feminist. I am a man, and disappointed with the majority of people of the same sex. I find their intellectual, spiritual and moral faculties to be very lacking. One can only hope that members of the opposite sex posses important qualities that most men don’t, and they learn to use them.

There are of course men who ask questions, like myself. There have always probably been our kind, but we’ve all been a small minority. Our numbers are increasing, yet I don’t hold much hope for the average man to evolve beyond being the slave sadist doggy soldier.

"I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don't trust coincidences."