The true purpose of ‘war’, the desire to conquer in order to steal resources, has never changed. What has changed is the nature of the mass media and the leaders’ ability to use it to mask the true purpose of ‘war’. Our true nature has not changed as much as we think. We are more violent than we realize. The danger is that governments and military will become more and more violent because they will continue to mask their intentions more and more successfully, by diverting our collective attention to the digital realm. Digital social networks being a good example. The economic military control has translated well into the digital realm. The notion of a ‘user’ and a ‘programmer’ blows my mind. Most users think they are free. But unless you can manipulate the information, unless you are the programmer, you are never going to be free. What most fail to see is that a seismic separation of reality is starting to occur. The average computer user is being transported into the digital realm and is being asked to abandon physical actions. We are asked to do so indirectly and subconsciously and secretly, of course. Not that it is a conspiracy but rather a useful side effect which certain parties have realized can be exploited. We are asked to spend more and more and more of our time in the digital realm. A place where the average user is completely powerless unless willing to organize and then transfer his or her plan into the real world or unless able to manipulate information to an extraordinary degree. And the fact is the average user is unlikely to become a highly skilled programmer or to develop and plan a social movement and execute it in the real world. Thus what is being created is an awake dream state of the mind. A place where dreams, imaginations and desires are not as separate as they have to be in the physical world, hence many derive a great deal of pleasure from that. Browsing, shopping and so on. What this means is that when the average user leaves the digital world he or she is unwilling to do much else.
With all this in mind, any form of activism, if it is to become more effective MUST ENCOURAGE THE USER TO CHANGE THE NATURE OF THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT BY CHANGING THE NATURE OF HER OR HIS PARTICIPATION, AND MUST ENCOURAGE THE USER TO MONITOR THE EXTENT OF HER OR HIS DISASSOCIATION WITH THE PHYSICAL WORLD.
Most are told they are free to roam the cyber space. But it turns out you your freedom is defined by Facebook policy and Twitter policy and Youtube policy and Google policy which happen to be related and so on. Once you decide to play outside the corporate government landscape you can find your self in deep shit in zero time. That is not freedom. That is an illusion of freedom. If we are to change it, we have to expose the true nature of the digital landscape. The landscape that mimics the physical world. The internet is becoming corporate space. The entire internet is starting to resemble a massive fucking digital billboard. People are asked to see this and that, to sign up for this and that, to buy or sell this service and that product, to donate to this cause or that cause. Some of it is understandable, but the overall picture is starting to get in the way of PEOPLE COMMUNICATING WHAT MAKES THEM HUMAN. PEOPLE USING THE INTERNET TO PRESERVE HUMANITY.