This speech was given in 1992, what has changed? Some things may be changing, but if anything it is still changing for the worse. 21 years later we still cut acres of ancient rain forests for fast food packaging, drill our oceans for oil knowing the consequences, reject sustainable and renewable power sources and products because we are lazy. We need new leaders. Our earth is rare, it is our home, a little more important than fucking financial markets, yet we still put economic issues before environmental. #ALLIWANTISMONEY$$$$
Every kiwi should definitely see this.
Stand up for your country fools!
Immortal Technique, a rapper who knows what he’s talking about. He is a bit of an inspiration to me, educational, conscious rap/hiphop. I’m not a huge hiphop fan but Technique cant be argued with. This song reinforces natural beauty and beauty within. Something that is disregarded in a lot of todays music, especially hiphop. Embrace yourself.
Here is my animated visual diary. Enjoi ~ Watch in HD
One thing I came across when making the final edit of my animation was how much sound can change the feeling and message of film. I searched through hundreds of tracks even tried making my own to fit the film, it was amazing how much sound had influence of what I wanted to say. It can totally turn something from one mood to another, even create different ideas. Music to film is either a make or break. Its possibly just as important as the visuals if not more.
This reminded me of something we saw in class, I think it was part of John Berger’s ‘Ways of seeing’ documentary where a classical music event was used to promote national pride, one for the Nazi’s and the other for the British. The Same style of music, same instruments, but both with very different ideologies. This is just a reversal of what I found. The same thing can be taken in very different ways, its just perspective, a different way of seeing.
Marshall McLuhan’s quote brought up in our lectures really made me think. A fish is immersed in water for its entire life, it’s something it never has to worry about, because it is always there? It always has been and always will be (at least to this fish). So immersed it fails to even discover to think about it, why should it? I guess this is also similar to the ‘You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone’ saying.
If a human is born and surrounded by something their entire life it is hard for them to realize that it is actually there, let alone to question it. I tried to identify things in my own life much like the fish in water, I found it really hard. I thought it would be much easier to see these things in someone else’s life particularly if you come from a different culture / background. Something that is new to you, strange even. But for the person you are looking at it is just the way of life. Things people don’t think twice about.
Obviously we humans are different to the fish in terms of thinking (as well as in every other way) we consciously analyze and study everything that is around us, it’s what makes us human. We didn’t miss discovering air for example. But perhaps there are things some things that are harder to spot? Even harder than air…
One thing that stuck with me after I watched Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth was a simple anecdote about a frog (Which came from a scientific study). It was that if a frog was dropped into boiling water it would immediately leap out, instinctively knowing it would end badly for himself if he stayed in, but if a frog was placed in cool water, and very slowly brought up to a boil it would happily stay in there until.. Well, cooked kermit. (see froggy here) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7_3Wmet9IQ
What Gore was saying that was us humans have got our selves in a cosy little bath with a fire roaring underneath. We are stuck in a rut, in terms of global warming and climate change, and if we don’t fix things now, we will face the same fate as a frog. Just like the fish in the water, we don’t even realize whats happening, until its far too late.
OBAMA IS DEAD!
http://costofwar.com/ <— Link to live counter.
I’m not sure how accurate this counter is - but either way we all know the money spent on war since 9/11 is going to be in the Multi-Billions of $$. Its pretty sickening, imagine the good that could be done with even a thousandth of this budget. America needs to sort its self out before it goes off in to the rest of the world reeking havoc. These wars have been going on for the last 12 years, makes you wonder why they are actually there, and for one of the reasons its pretty obvious. Oil.
The reason all this is still going on is the way it is sold to the people by media and films. In one of our lectures we watched a documentary called ‘Reel Bad Arabs’ This opened my eyes to what the film industry is doing and has been doing for years and years. Creating racial stereotypes that create a hate for an entire race. Dehumanizing a people, which makes it easier to justify ‘Collateral Damage’ and I guess the entire war effort. There are sooooo many pro America war films showing off their big guns, and heroic figures. From Transformers and Iron Man to Navy Seals and Rules Of Engagement. Where either its Americas weapons that are shown off or that and mindless killing of Arabs. Its a stereotype that unfortunately a lot of people now hold, thanks to 9/11 and because of how they are plastered in the media. Especially for Americans, in a similar way to the North Korean’s views on America.
It’s a form hypnotism? Like being brainwashed, constantly shown the same thing over and over, showing middle eastern face alongside the names of innocent dead people etc, plastered with the word ‘Terror’ Everywhere, it would be terrifying. You should take a lot at the top 10 list for the FBI »http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_terrorists scary faces :/ and 90% Middle eastern.
Also if you have watched Borat you may remember the scene im going to talk about, the scene where actor Sacha Baron Cohen chants “We support your war of terror” and the audience cheers, followed by "I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards!" "And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq!" - Where after uneasy murmurs they cheer again. I couldn’t find the whole clip but watch a short clip here. How scary is that though right?
Holy slips, I’m guessing everybody has seen the Osama/Obama muck ups. But theres been alot… Like every major news network? It only takes one letter to turn your President into a Terrorist but hey everyones doing it. I have no idea why it happend so much but it did. Possibly just a name similarity, but still I’d call that a freudian slip. But really, how did this happen so much? Is it worse than calling your teacher mum in year 11? Thanks a lot freud you odd cookie.
Just as America use the faces of arabs in films and media, as well as their favourite word “TERRORISM” to get a grip and control over their people. The North Koreans do the same, but with very old style propaganda posters. Now how ridiculous are these? Americans have been know for doing some crass things in war I know. But to be seeing these every day, a country with no outside connections, and a spoilt boy, with nukes for a leader.. Well I don’t think it will end well for anyone. As you can see America is truly hated and demonized by North Korea, these pictures are pretty terrifying.
Oh and after Kim Jon Un made threats on the U.S which were mocked, he made threats on a few weaker countries including us in auckland :/.
Freud may have abandoned hypnosis as cure, but now its the illness.
A weapon used by all media outlets, governments, in many shapes and forms. People are hypnotized. I have seen stage hypnotism, friends becoming truly hypnotized, so much so they become a puppet of the hypnotist, believing they are encaged in a room with no exits, have lost their favorite body part or think they are having a conversation with their pet dog. Its friggin’ hilarious. But if we can become hypnotized by a hypnotist why not anyone or anything else? Why not by advertising? I mean actual hypnotism, doing or buying something by command, but thinking your making a conscious choice. If you are told something enough times, it becomes true, the right. And it becomes very hard to change.
This happens to all of us to some extent right?
This is the kind of leadership New Zealand needs! Good ol’ David Lange, standing up for his country, defending his shores. Key pales in comparison, at least for what I know.
Thanks to David Lange we have Nuclear free New Zealand.
Thanks to John Key we have foreign companies searching for oil off our shores.
This is such backward thinking not only for NZ but for the rest of the world, they try and justify it by saying it will bring jobs. Is our economy more important than the environment? + There are hundreds of times more jobs in renewable, sustainable power production methods.
THINK PEOPLE THINK.