About

Hello and welcome,

I don’t know about you but in my experiences travelling around this awesome ball in space people are overwhelmingly friendly, compassionate, creative and full of positivity. In short: people are awesome.

And so why is it that we live today surrounded by a culture so full of fear, violence, destruction, negativity, shallowness, misinformation and idiocy?

Given that we ‘the people’ are both potentially and actually a thousand times more genuinely awesome than most of the cultural messages we are bombarded with, why do we not see this mainstream manufactured culture  – by definition – as a form of demoralisation?

It is abundantly clear to me that what we see on TV, in the movies, in music videos and elsewhere does not originate from us – the general population. It does not really reflect us (or reflect reality) at all, even if we inevitably end up reflecting it sometimes. So where does it come from and what is really going on here?

Well, this blog is my attempt to explore these questions, collect insights from other people and hopefully add some insights of my own.

The mainstream media, entertainment and ‘culture creation’ industries will never, ever hold a mirror up to themselves and willingly reveal what they do, how they go about doing it or why they are doing it. And to be fair, it is not really their responsibility to help us raise our awareness with respect to these subjects – or any other.

Thankfully, that responseability rests entirely with us, as free individuals.

Shall we….?

Abandon

– to withdraw from, often in the face of danger or encroachment
– to leave completely and finally; desert: to abandon one’s farm;  to abandon a sinking ship.
– to give (oneself) over unrestrainedly
– a thorough yielding to natural impulses; especially enthusiasm, exuberance, joyfulness

Culture

– to grow in a prepared medium
– the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education
– the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behaviour that depends upon transmitting knowledge to succeeding generation
– the characteristic features of everyday existence shared by people in a place or time
– the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices
– the act or process of cultivating living material in prepared nutrient media

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6 Responses to About

  1. ladyberrington says:

    hi
    you left me a comment about Black Swan..
    so here I am to see who you are…but no info…hmmm

    what can you let me see?

  2. Pattie says:

    You left a post quite awhile ago on my blog about moving to a gender-based media culture. First of all, I loved your insight into an issue that, while I touched upon very briefly, I had little knowledge about. So thank you for your thoughtful comments. Since I was also in the middle of moving, I didn’t get a chance to look at your blog till now, but I definitely love where you’re going with it. You write with an intelligent, witty, and logical sense, and combined with pictures and videos, you are very quickly making a huge impact on the blogging world! I wish you luck, and I’m looking forward to reading what you post next 🙂

    • Thanks for the encouraging words. I’ve had no time for blogging recently either but I hope to post more here soon … I must do that more instead of just leaving huge long post-sized comments on other people’s blogs! 😉

  3. Shiao Chong says:

    You recently left a long comment on my 9/11 post. Thank you for that.

    You have interesting cultural analysis here in your blog. Keep it up. All the best. 🙂

  4. you left really interesting comments to my posts “embracing evil to experience joy” and “Scotland an idea..”

    and having had a look, I’ll be following your blog hereafter… keep it up.

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