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Watching Adam Curtis‘ 2011 BBC documentary “All watching over by machines of loving grace” I came across a very interesting quote from Carmen Hermosillo, written in 1994.

It is fashionable to suggest that cyberspace is some island of the blessed where people are free to indulge and express their individuality. This is not right. I have seen many people spill out their emotions – their guts – online and I did so myself until I started to see that I had commodified myself. Commodification means that you turn something into a product which has a money value. In the 19th century, commodities were made in factories by workers who were mostly exploited. But I created my interior thoughts as commodities for the corporations that owned the board I was posting to, like CompuServe or AOL. And that commodity was then sold on to other consumer entities as entertainment. Cyberspace is a black hole, it absorbs energy and personality and then re-presents it as an emotional spectacle. It is done by businesses that commodify human interaction and emotion. And we are getting lost in the spectacle.” – Carmen Hermosillo a.k.a. ‘humdog’ (1994)

Can’t simply deny she is now more right about it then ever.

This documentary is really worth watching!

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George Clooney aka Mr. Butterfly aka Mr. Farfalla aka Jack aka Edward. The Monarch slave, the assassin. His programmers want to get rid of this monarch slave because he’s loosing his ‘edge’ as a mind-controlled assassin, tháts what The American is about.

Father Benedetto to Jack:

“You can not doubt the existence of hell.
You live in it.
It is a place without love.

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A very funny comment I saw on YouTube today:

“In the kingdom of the blind, those few freaks born with sight just need to get their eyes put out.”

Source: soapmode user on this video

During a quite emotional podcast episode from Freedomain Radio (FDR1806 Sunday Call in Show 12 December 2010″) I came across a great quote from Stefan Molyneux… I struck me because this one is very applicable to my own life. I’m worried about so many things that I often literally feel stuck. Honestly I am stuck right now in my professional life.

(starts with the question from a boy at 53:32)

“Don’t try to sail your ship now by how the wind is going to be in three days.
You have to sail with the winds are they are now.”


Note: if there is a spelling mistake in the quote above, please notify me about it :) I slightly modified it because it was part of a conversation.

They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say: ‘Shit, it’s raining!’

When I heard this phrase in the movie Cold Mountain, desperately shouted by (character) Ruby Thewes, I literally got shivers.

(starts at: 3:50)

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