Awakening, Musings

Manipulations on my Mind

I wanted to do journalism because I believed (well, still believe) that it is one of the most powerful tools of changing the world.

The sad truth is that it is just another way of advertising. Most of our news these days is about terrorism, celebrities, sports, rich people and blah blah blah. I don’t care how rich someone is or what celebrities are doing or who is winning what.

But the importance of such crazy mass-following has become ingrained in 99.9% of all people- especially our generation.

Everything around us influences us in subtle ways, but the impression is permanent. All of this fan-following turns us into nothing more than sheep. The more followers the better. And please, just because you got followers on facebook or instagram does not make you a leader; you are simply selling yourselves (which I guess in a way makes you a prosititute).

Yes yes, I know it is easy to hate. But tell me, will your celebrities or sportspersons or rich people save the planet? You might know everything about all the “successful” people you follow (read: STALK) but do you know that back-to-back hurricanes have been battering the Caribbean? Do you know it is because the ocean waters’ temperature is above average? Do you know this is happening because of climate change? Do you care?

This is our Dark Age. You might think you know about alot of things and so much information is at your fingertips, but really, how much of that information is actually of any use?

I know me saying these things will make no difference; I am just another voice of those 0.01% who are shouting in vain to awaken you.

Go ahead and watch that match or that show you can not miss or live without. Until then, let’s hope the planet will figure out how to save itself.

Leo Murasaki Out.

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Awakening, Musings, politics

The Advertising and Marketing War

There is a funny pattern that has taken over the globe, that many people have not stopped to notice and think about as of yet.

You must be familiar with the Arms Race that started after the end of World War II. We might think that this race ended with time but honestly, it still exists. This time, instead of hiding it; it is right there under our very noses.

Have you wondered how terrorists and local militant groups get arms? The people who make the arms. The defense sector is a lucrative industry, but that industry will end unless they do not get reasons to continue expanding and making new arms and weapons. What are those reasons? Sudden rise of new groups that are working against the system and decided upon taking up arms and weapons for their cause.

When these people take up arms and weapons, the defense industry uses their powerful media influence to terrorize people and show them that see, we need to make new and more powerful weapons, so that we can keep you safe.

Then the countries that are involved in the wars going on in the Middle East, Africa, or any part of the world really with any conflict, show off these weapons and other countries get impressed and want to buy them.

This is the form that the arms race has taken in our day and time now. So many factors go into the making of a war, this is just one way of looking at.

Next time, you are watching a war movie or just some media recording of a war, ask yourself: Is what I am seeing just another form of advertisement, just for something much more worse and lethal than alcohol and cigarettes…?

Question Everything.

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