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Why Problems such as Abortion, Global Warming, Wealth Distribution, and Many Others are far from Being Solved
Well, there are indeed a wealth of problems:
Women being unequal to men
Existence of God
And anything else you can think of
In any case, it’s blatantly obvious why I’m composing this article. Because a writer possesses a duty to write on subjects of great controversy in our society as to attract the public’s eye, thus people will agree or disagree but either way the writer achieves what he so cleverly desired: to obtain publicity for his piece and stir things up a bit more, causing a ripple effect. This, my friends, is a very diminutive explanation as to what a writer attempts to gain from writing; that and the pleasure of writing, of course.
So you’re asking by now, “What’re you getting at?” Well here’s the gist, these issues (as some consider them) are light years away from being solved because it’s all about moral OPINION. And as much as I believe that individuals have the right to express their opinions, they belong nowhere in the “real world.” One may say, “Abortion is wrong because only God is allowed to take a life,” and another may counter-argue with, “It really comes down to each individual who decides to do it or not do it.” Well, it’s a long line of opinions, and no one can get anything done with mere beliefs. There has to be evidence, persuasion.
Everything goes hand-in-hand, and so if one were to argue that abortion is the work of the Devil, because God would never permit such a malevolent act, then one has to prove the existence of God. And even that, to this day, is debatable. What your religious inclinations are I have no interest in; what I’m simply attempting to state is that there isn’t concise evidence as to whether or not God(s) exist(s). And then scientists come in and say it was the Big Bang, and then various religious folk come in and say it was God and attempt to give reasons, and both sides war over who is the victor, the correct one. The truth of the matter is that there is no victor, because there is a lack of evidence. Now, if Jesus came from the clouds and walked on water and transformed it into wine afterward, then you’d bet your sweet ass I would bow down and worship him.
That hasn’t happened up until now, so I remain skeptical. It’s the same with everything else; it all boils down to morals. Some say global warming is caused by us, the inhabitants not taking proper care of our Mother, but some scientists have theorized that due to global warming we’ve prevented a mini-ice age from dooming us all! (By mini I mean a couple thousand years) Others are also attempting to relate the peak of the periods in which the Sun ejects sun spots and relate that to global warming: the highest period of sun spots results in much higher temperatures, basically. They have evidence, but is it enough to prove it? The answer is no, and whatever you believe in, make sure to stick with it because no one is really right (so far).
One thing I must mention though, is that people should mind their own business. Whether or not someone gets an abortion or recycles, or is richer than you, or has a different religious denomination than yours, just leave that person alone. You have your beliefs and they have theirs; you believe yours are right and vice versa. Don’t mistake your duties as a member of society with a false duty to “save” individuals from whatever you believe in, that a person is living a misconstrued path and he should follow yours because yours is “right.” No one likes an over-exaggerative, bible thumping bigot, so piss off and let others be. Of course this is just my moral opinion, so you shouldn’t really listen to me, either. He he.
In any case, comment and share your mind (there’s me doing my job as a writer).
Take a Couple of Minutes to Protect Your Rights
If you haven’t heard about ACTA, you’ve obviously been cut off from the world with no interaction whatsoever. However if this is the case, let me clarify: ACTA, in essence, will censor the Internet, and will prohibit many websites such as Megaupload.com (which has already been shut down, FYI) and will not allow you to exercise your basic human right to view the internet without governmental interference. If you do truly care about your rights, please sign this petition on the official White House website that tells government officials that the people do not wish to be censored.
It honestly takes a couple of minutes of your time, and I promise you that down the road that one e-signature will be worth your weight in gold when you are allowed to exercise your rights freely.
I also have a few other links that I will be posting below, which all relate to Anonymous or your rights in some way. Anonymous fights for your rights, which are more valuable than anything else, because you cannot enjoy life without them.
If you’re unsure of who Anonymous is, then I, once agian, assume that you’ve been living somewhere in a dark cave that has no access to the outside world (only a joke). Here is a WikiLink that roughly explains what Anonymous is. I also recommend that you scavenge for more Youtube videos and perform more Google searches, while the law still allows it…
Very true and reliable source for Anonymous news:
Video showing that Anonymous (and the people) are a force to be reckoned with:
Dear PIPA and ACTA, I Hate You
Piracy is an enormous problem, without a doubt. So I’m just going to jump into things right off the bat and begin by stating something that I haven’t heard anyone say so far regarding PIPA and ACTA: There are numerous other problems that are exponentially worse. Sure, piracy is a crime, but if it gets “omitted,” will that change the world for the better? I can, off of the top of my head, dish out a list of better causes that drops to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
1. Solve world hunger
2. Shelter the homeless
3. Solve global warming issues
4. Stop aids
5. Stop breast cancer
6. Stop any disease
7. Increase literacy rates
8. Stop oil starvation
9. Population control
10. Solve poor/rich distribution of wealth
This, I will not deceive you, is a list conjured from a pile of rubbish I thought up in thirty seconds. Although all of the above can be debated widely, the point is nonetheless clear: THERE ARE NUMEROUS AMOUNTS OF GREATER PROBLEMS THAN PIRACY!
Now, let me begin with the comparisons. There is a vast array of countries that prohibit piracy, and America is one of them (obviously). Now, my question to you, the reader, is “what is the only major country that piracy is not frowned upon?” Allow me to give you a hint or two: It’s a world superpower, it’s located in Asia, and over 95% of the goods sold in America derive from there. That’s right, you’ve guessed it! China!
Amazingly, real copies of things are harder to find than burnt ones! If one were to walk into a video store and attempt to browse their selection, you could find any movie without a doubt. Why? Because everything is burned, my good friend! Every movie you could possibly imagine, burned on a previously blank DVD that is now titled with a sharpie. Same goes for video games, programs, and just about any other form of data. What’s more amazing is that if the price is put into equivalent of the United States economy, the average movie would only cost you a whopping fifty cents! That’s right, the latest and greatest for only half of a dollar. Prices vary depending on how big the file is and how difficult it was to burn; still, the most expensive piece of data (if applied to our economy, once again) would be no more than five dollars.
Now, could you even possibly imagine how excellent it would be if you were only asked to dish out fifty cents for the newest blockbuster hit? Well I’d say that you don’t need to pirate whatsoever, because data doesn’t cost ridiculous amounts. Doesn’t it chafe you at least the tiniest bit knowing that a Chinese citizen only spends eight minutes out of his minimum-wage paycheck to purchase the newest release while you work for three plus hours to buy the “original” copy of that same exact movie? I assume it does. And the list doesn’t end there! Xbox 360 games, PS3 games, PC games, all programs, operating systems, and just about anything else you can imagine, all for under five dollars.
China, considered to be one of the most communist and controlled countries on Earth, condones piracy while America, said to be one of the freest and most prosperous countries in the world, does not? My fellow reader, if there is one thing I ask of you it is that you at least consider the possibility of betrayal by the American system and that you will also consider making a stand for yourself.
Long live free-world.
There’s Nothing Like The First
Have you ever read a book or watched a movie that had a truly deep effect on you? I’m sure everyone has, and I’m also sure that everyone says the same thing to themselves after reading or viewing it: “I wish I could be experiencing this for the first time again.”
We, as people, feel attached to feelings and experiences over anything else. You watch your favorite movie, and the one thing you’d want more than anything is to watch it again for the first time. It’s clearly logical that you can only watch something once for the first time. It’s a sad truth.
My favorite movie is Fight Club, and every single time I watch it, I wish I could be watching it for the first time. If you’ve ever repeated something that you’ve enjoyed, you desperately wish that you were experiencing it from the very beginning. And although there is no possible way to make it like the primaries and remembering it, there are some actions to take so that what you’ve done lasts a lifetime.
Remembrance. Don’t forget what it felt like by making some form of personal goals, beliefs, or life lessons that you’ve set or gained from your specific encounter. With Fight Club, for example, there are many quotes and dogmas that I take into account when I go about my daily routines, my normal life. Let what you have gained from your experience change you for better or for worse, because you might regret it if you don’t.
Let’s not forget about basic life experiences, though. Often times, we observe something that is nature at its most random, and will most likely never occur again before your eyes or ears. It can be anything from a god coming down from the heavens and talking to you, or something as simple as an eagle diving down and snatching a squirrel in your presence.
Although I highly doubt anyone has seen a god, that is of minimal importance. What is relevant is whether the observer truly believes that he was lying in his god’s presence and what sort of impact it had on him. From this, he may gain certain principles and opinions that will most likely shape the rest of his life according to what had happened to him; same goes for the smaller stuff. Just as well with the eagle snatching the squirrel, one may expand this minimal observation and press certain ideologies to his life. He might say, “The world might be more vicious than I thought;” In correlation, it might confirm certain speculations involving previous encounters: “The world is vicious, just like I guessed before.”
Every little thing that one does can have the biggest impact on him. It’s all about perception—the way one sees things. Each thing can simply be defined by how it appears or what it obviously means, or that same thing can have a deep philosophical meaning to which one can learn a life lesson from. It’s a big world, even in its tiniest specs.
Censorship of The Internet Due to Pirating
What is pirating, exactly? I’m not talking about Pirates of the Caribbean or anything like that, I am specifically referring to illegal distribution of games and media. About how if one person has it, so does the rest of the world; about how millions of dollars gets flooded into preventing its art, but fails; and most importantly, about how grateful all media and game thieves should be to the ones on the front lines, stealing the first copy to share with an entire population.
Today, the domain of downloading has vastly broadened to an overwhelming system. Even the most computer-handicapped person can open up Limewire and download the song he is looking for. In addition, there are also Youtube to mp3 converters, numerous websites and P2P clients.
For those of you who don’t know, P2P stands for “Person to Person.” In Layman’s terms, it is the act of one person to upload a file on the World Wide Web, and for another to have the ability to download that same exact file—person to person. Such P2P clients include but are not limited to Limewire, torrents, Megaupload, Rapidshare, Mediafire, etc. There are literally hundreds of P2P clients, with hundreds of millions of users behind them.
But although media and game theft is an immense deal, it is only fair to give most (if not all) of the credit to the ones on the front lines: The boxboy who stole a single copy of Inception and uploaded it online three weeks before the due DVD release date; the high school kid who hooked up a bunch of cords and copied over thirty (that’s right, 30) beta Xbox 360 games and uploaded them all for free. Also, the hackers, the crackers, and the script writers. They make it all possible, and without them every pirate would be struggling a whole lot more.
Although it may not seem like it, this form of theft isn’t left unattended; in nearly all fourth-world countries that are accompanied with a computer in every other household, there are dozens of anti-pirating agencies entrusted with the sole task of preventing and dealing with these forms of burglars. Unfortunately (sarcasm), they’ve had no luck whatsoever. The SIIA, for example, sinks millions of dollars into anti-piracy alone, each year.
As a model, let’s use Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. The SIIA estimated that there are now more PC users who have downloaded this game illegally than actually paid for it. As payback though, Activision (the game’s makers) took a patch that was originally hacker-created and uploaded it for themselves! The original purpose for this patch was to fix a few glitches; to improve the game, overall. A couple weeks after the patch was created, Activision officially disclosed the information that they were releasing a fix to improve gameplay which cost them an average of $6 million for programming costs, and two weeks to make: “Two weeks of hard work and six million dollars later…” Well Activision should’ve checked up on their programming more thoroughly, because they didn’t even remove the patch’s original creator’s name (which will not be disclosed for his safety) from it! So every single time someone started his game up, his name appeared on the screen in big, bold, green lettering. How embarrassing on Activision’s part.
The point here being that if some underground script journeyman can make a $6 million patch, how on earth are gaming industries supposed to compete with that? On a side note, why don’t gaming industries hire those guys to create anti-pirating software, since they know all of the strings concerning the matter?
Well the most recent answer is that the United States Government wants to censor the internet. In this scenario, the internet is controlled and monitored, and the big names will go first. In recent scandals, Youtube would go first and then it’s a trickle-down effect from there. If passed, this bill will allow the government to spy on every average man, woman and child. So you’d better look out, because Big Brother is watching you!
Even with all of these governmental dilemmas, there still isn’t a doubt in this journalist’s mind that no matter what any government does, there will always be hacking-anarchists who will rise up to the challenge of beating this ever-so-changing communist America. Every word that is written down in history about how the American government tried to censor the internet will be overwhelmed by a flood of ones and zeros; billions and billions of lines of script all written by united hackers. They can’t stop us…
What Makes People Unique
Well, to start things off with a little fact: Humans and dolphins are the only two animals that have sex for pleasure. This doesn’t mean that other animals don’t get pleasure from it; it just means they don’t start it for pleasure. It’s for reproduction. And to add to this newfound knowledge, no animal goes and does it after it has experienced it because it’s pleasurable. Just putting it out there.
I think that this one’s pretty obvious; it’s our brains. Put a man and a tiger in a cage together and surely the tiger would win through sheer force. But give a man a knife while he’s in a cage with that tiger and he might win that fight. Now give him a machete. A gun. A tank? You get the point.
Even our knowledge of using basic tools and simple machines is what puts a person at the top of a food chain. What we lack for in strength, speed, vigor, etc, we make up with our minds. Instead of running around chasing a rabbit for six hours a day to get our meal, we invented a car, which lets us go faster than any living creature. Instead of punching the same rabbit to death after all that running, we invented arrows and guns so we can simply shoot it and. And so on and so forth.
It doesn’t matter how far you trace human history back to, because we’ve all evolved the same way, regardless of where we may lie. Thousands of years ago, when continents had no contact with one another, each and every culture evolved some sort of weapon, armor, and trap. The Chinese invented gun powder and other things that went on from that. The Europeans invented the sword, which became the strength of leading armies across the globe. Even Native Americans invented bows.
A long time ago, many ideas became developed as tools to our advantage. Giving someone something for something else became known as trading, or bartering. Bird calls became signals for stealth and human evasion. There’re hundreds, if not thousands, of examples such as these. The possibilities are endless.
But although man may possess an infinite pool of creativity, he also comprises a head filled with negativity, and hands to put it into physical form. For the specifics of the topic- putting that into simpler words: For every weapon that exists, a defense is brought to the table to match, and vice versa. Swords to shields, gun to bulletproof glass/vests; even nuclear warfare has an opposite (nuclear bomb shelters).
The evolution of whatever we were before, to man is the worst thing that could’ve possibly happened to Mother Nature, ever. Why do I make such outlandish statements, you ask? Well, because it’s true. We’ve caused global warming, chopped down too much greenery, completely derailed the natural ecosystem, and worst of all, we were the ones who created nuclear arms. I hope now you see (maybe even a tiny bit) why I think humans are heinous.
To sum this article as a whole in a nutshell, “Man possesses good and bad qualities, but most of them are bad.” But who am I to argue, I’m sure as hell never going to live in the woods and get killed by bears because I believe in natural predatorism and think that the world should be about survival of the fittest. To be honest, I’m the complete opposite of that! But I did feel the need to dish the facts out, make others conscious of whom they may be. So just make sure you know that every day that you drive your car, every day that you work, and every day that you embrace the title of “Human,” you are destroying everything that this earth has and keeping it for yourself. But why would you care, you’re greedy from nature!
Debatable Subjects You Shouldn’t Stick Your Nose In
Everyone has their opinions about abortion; it’s a touchy subject. But nonetheless, it is a subject that most people would not like for others to get involved in, speaking of those that are going through with the procedure. If I were a female that was getting the procedure done, I’d already feel bad about it. I wouldn’t need any protesters there, telling me that abortion is bad. My day is a horrid one as it is without you screaming like a lunatic outside of the abortion clinic.
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Are You Being Controlled?
You could be being controlled in your daily routines and not even know it. You need to figure out how to break out of being controlled.
To start things off, there are two types of control: Mental, which is the one you have no knowledge of, and physical, which is clearly evident but isn’t that simple to change. Are YOU being controlled? Although many times we don’t realize it, we are under constant control, constant supervision. Discovery and proof of such suspicion may ultimately lead you to a new (and most likely better) life.
The first kind, mental control, is the trickiest kind; the reason being that you wouldn’t know it. If one were to realize that he is being manipulated, then obviously whoever was doing the manipulation and whatever method he is using isn’t working as well as he thought or planned. Mental puppeteering, in simple terms, is the act of making someone believe that your cause, whatever it may be, is the right cause; the way that person or persons is/are going about a certain point of view is the best and most efficient way. And when successful, it is performed willingly by the subject after a reasonable period of time.
A good example of this would be schools; the American Public School System is a virtuous one, no doubt, but all schools are a form of mental alteration. The time when the mind sucks in information, where all of what one absorbs stays, is childhood. The ages are not fully specific, but scientifically it is from when you can speak to about the age of ten. And it makes perfect sense. Children will believe anything. So, for example, if a child in America learns from a young age that their land is the greatest nation on earth, that child will most likely grow to be a patriot. On the contrary though, if boys of the Middle East are injected with songs of Allah and the extreme hatred of America, then they would gladly strap on a backpack full of explosives and run into a building full of U.S. soldiers screaming the names of what and whom they believe in.
Other forms of brainwashing include: Jobs, religion, cults, wars, media, and politics in general. If you think you are being mentally controlled the easiest way to find out is to ask yourselves these questions:
- Is what I’m doing the best thing for me?
- What would Gandhi (or whoever has a great appeal to you) say?
- If morals didn’t exist, would I still do this?
- WHY am I doing this?
- Is it best if I leave, or don’t get involved, or try suggesting a change?
- Think outside the box! (I know this isn’t a question, but it is still helpful)
Physical control is a basic form, and the oldest of any methods or philosophies. It is the act of using brute force or threats against one’s life (physically and metaphorically) in order to get what you want. Times have changed, of course. We obviously don’t run around chasing one another with spears anymore; just like everything else, this has evolved.
Now, in our modern day and age, it comes in the form of threats that sound a little like this:
- “I’ll fire you if you don’t comply with (input situation here)!”
- “Either you start giving us rent or you follow our rules, son/daughter.”
- Or my favorite one, “Gimme your lunch money or I’ll bring the pain!”
- Other examples would be anything that you feel threatened by; you have something and someone menaces you, promising to take it away.
In conclusion, it’s relatively simple to detect if someone is controlling you. All you have to do is keep your eyes and mind open, because examining a routine that you have been doing for a very long time will seem perfect and normal. It’s the things that we’ve regulated into that have the most control over you, and are the hardest to break. I’m not saying any part of your life is ludicrous and false, I’m just telling you to always keep an open mind and to not accept things the way they are just because you grew into them that way, or because someone told you they were as such.
“The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work—if you won’t.” –Dr. Bea-
Life’s Possibilities are Endless
What you can do to escape, to look outside of your personal bubble, your BOX.
We all have hopes, dreams; wishes for us to advance onward. It is in our nature to want things, to set goals for the future. So why do we, as a society find it necessary to accept our lives the way they are? Well because we are tricked, the concept of illusion.
We, as people, always feel the immeasurable need to be of use, to have a place, a purpose. We look around at what society has to offer, then at ourselves; we compare the two and see how we can fit in more perfectly than a puzzle piece. No person wants to feel useless, no matter how much he/she says he/she doesn’t care. Knowing this, we might also recognize that most people lie to themselves, so that they can derail from the truth, in search of false existences.
So, to answer the thousand-year-old question, “Why do we accept our lives the way they are?” Well, it’s quite simple, actually. It all has to do with the goals we set. Every person these days has a goal in mind that already has competition – Journalists, authors, college attendants, sports stars, presidents, etc. We are all fooled into believing that there is only one hat in which all of the possibilities already present, and you only get to pick one. In true nature, respectively, the possibilities are endless.
Freedom, especially in this day and age, is an illusion. How so? Life and everyone around it say that you are free to choose, but it isn’t freedom at all if you are stuck with the options only society offers you. Once you put your hand in that hat, you’ve already started stumbling in the wrong direction. The trick here is that there are many hats, and you can mix and match, grab as many as you desire.
Instead of having just one thing to fuel you, have multiple things. You are not limited to one choice. For example, the members of the rock band Disturbed all met in Harvard, they were planning to be lawyers; now, they are one of the most well-recognized rock bands in recent times, but they are still lawyers.
Life sometimes sprouts opportunities right before your very eyes, don’t ignore them, not even the small ones. But I suppose I shouldn’t tell you to wait, because waiting will get you nowhere without luck. You have to individually go out there, against the world, and find what you’re looking for, even if you have no clue as to what it may yet be. Keep an open mind, because the simplest idea, event, or occurrence could land you into life-altering dilemmas.
Things to look out for:
- PEOPLE (most important of all)
- Whatever your mind may dream up
Life sometimes presents things in the strangest ways, don’t let them slip by or take them for granted.