The next species of human –  A Ted talk by Juan Enriquez

I like to talk about a lot of different things here on Raymmar.com and everyone loves a good Ted Talk. Juan Enriquez opens briefly with some of the monetary perils we face and then dives into some really interesting new sciences about the human body, evolution and the progression of our species.

He talks about engineering bacteria to act as a kidney, taking the part of wine (resveratrol) that is good for you, and mixing it into beer and adding an extra wing to a chicken. Grow extra teeth, Learn more about regenerative cells that can rebuild ears and bladders for themselves, and learn about cells that can create things from nothing and build other human parts.

Pretty wild ride and some great food for thought.

Some more crazy ideas you can find in this video:

  • Mechanical ears
  • Mechanical eyes
  • Seeing in infrared
  • Robotic advancement
  • Overlapping human species
  • Insert DNA and have it boot up as a different species
  • Radio Shack of DNA and other molecular structures

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I think it’s safe to assume that YouTube is here to stay as a major player in the world of new-media. They are already giving the major cable TV networks a run for their money when it comes to advertising revenue. And over the next few years, they will continue to disrupt a market that for so long has been the sole domain of big money production studios.

With more than 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute and the growing ease by which anyone can produce high quality video, it’s hard to think that the current TV model will survive for much longer. Many people (myself included) are moving away from the traditional TV experience (at least in the concept of scheduled television). And in my humble opinion, TV as we know it is going to evolve dramatically over the next 5-10 years.

That being said, YouTube is still new to most people (at least as a TV surrogate) and with so many still writing it off as simply “a place for stupid videos” I wanted to show you how I get value out of it as an educational resource. I wanted to share some of the YouTube channels that have helped shape and influence the way I see the world. And share with you some of the places where I spend hours of my life, learning, watching and otherwise being entertained.

Enjoy.

#1 – Vsauce

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I found Michael more than a year ago, and he has been blowing my mind ever since. Whether he’s explaining how much a shadow weighs or explaining once and for all, why the chicken actually crossed the road, he has a way of boiling science, history and current events down to their core components and presenting them inside of one beautifully succinct question.

He asks questions such as What if everyone jumped at once and What if the earth stopped spinning? He explains The science of the friend zone as well as why we have two nostrils, while keeping the viewer in a weird, scientific trance of awesomeness that will surely leave you coming back for more.

#2 – Veritasium

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Veritasium is similar in style to Vsauce but has a little heavier emphasis on the hard science of the concepts they explain. Most of these videos also start with an interesting question, like What is not random and Will this go faster than light? I like this channel because they dive deep into the world of theoretical physics while also explaining some real life concepts about how the world actually works.

#3 – ASAP Science

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Starting to see a trend here? I love science and I love to explore how the world works. I love learning about science as much as I love to learn about social issues, politics or anything else. The problem is that I have a short attention span so the science has to be interesting and easily digestible.

Ding. Enter ASAP Science. As the name states, these short science videos get right to the point but do not skimp on information. Take their recent video on the science of depression or this one where they ask how much sleep any of us actually needs. Rarely longer than 4 minutes these videos are all done using simple whiteboard animations and voice overs. They also have a great sense of humor, and answer questions like does size really matter and should you hover or cover the toilet seat? Before you know it, you will have spent hours watching these short, interesting videos about all aspects of science and life.

#4 – MinutePhysics

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If you thought ASAP Science was hard hitting then brace for impact because MinutePhysics is going to speed things up a bit. As the name implies, most of these videos are around a minute or two long and they typically focus in – like a laser beam – on one one basic physics concept.

Want to debate evolution vs creationism in two minutes and forty nine seconds? Click here. Want to know how the modern light bulb works, or why the solar system is flat? No problem. Want to know why the moon looks better in the winter, or maybe you want to understand how microwaves work in less than ten seconds. They got that too. Seriously, it’s all there. Just keep an eye on the clock because for now, time travel is not possible. Or is it?

#5 – How Stuff Works

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I just found this channel recently and I was instantly wrapped up in their “Stuff they don’t want you to know series.” Seeing as how I spent 2 hours watching their 4-6 minute long videos, I had to include it on the list.

I learned about China’s infiltration of Africa, the war on drugs, historical revision and the Vatican archives. And that was just to get started. Then I went on to learn about giants, Washington D.C., and finally, an interesting video about Facebook and their data gathering practices.

I wanted more about most of their topics, and like most of these videos, they just skim the surface of the issue but to me that’s part of the fun. It’s part of my quest to explore everything. A journey that often takes me across the battlefield of ideas and pushes me to question my understanding of everything.

#6 – Smarter Every Day

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Destin is a lovable guy with southern charm that will definitely help you get smarter every time you watch one of his videos. He will show you what it looks like to shoot an AK-47 underwater, – in slow motion – explains how Houdini probably died, and will even show you what it looks like to get tattooed in slow motion. He often includes his kids in his video and you can tell he brings a lot of passion to what he does. Throw that in with some serious knowledge and you will be an instant fan.

#7 – vlogBrothers

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Hank and John are the vlogBrothers and they bring some fast paced back and forth, as they video blog their discussions on real world issues to one another. Want to know what is going on in Hong Kong with a young and relevant flare? Click here. Care to know more about the net neutrality argument? Click here. Looking for something a little less heady? Then check out this video that runs through 53 of the most terrible jokes you’ve ever heard.  With a great mix of substance and style, it is easy to get wrapped up in their playful banter and like the rest of these channels, you run the risk of losing lots of hours watching these videos.

#8 – zefrank1

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As the executive vice president of video at BuzzFeed and vlogging pioneer, Zefrank drives home his point with substance and style. His video on why trust is worth it will move you emotionally and this video about being inside of a shell might inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, but he also drops real world facts about things like the octopus, the armadillo, and my personal favorite, the CuttleFish. Because that is how Zefrank do!

#9 – Andrei Oprinca

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I no longer watch many of his videos but I had to include his channel on this list. His videos brought me back up to speed with Photoshop and taught me to become the plastic surgeon of pixels that I am today. Seriously, if you want to learn how to get better at anything Photoshop then click here.

#10 – Casey Neistat

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This is a guilty pleasure channel for me. Sure he has done videos for Nike about making it count and has traveled all over the world. But more than anything I have learned to love the simplicity of his videos and the style in which he edits his work. His studio is wildly functional and the guy literally snowboarded the streets of NYC. Neistat has a way of stringing images, video and sounds into these beautiful compositions that will inspire every part of your creative desires. If you are looking for creative inspiration and how to tackle big projects with small budgets then this is the channel for you.

#11 – CGP Grey

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If you only watch one of his videos, the above one should be it. This is my favorite CGP Grey video so far and it explains some of the problems we face as a society due to the proliferation of technology and how that is affecting the job market.

This channel also does a great job explaining complex issues in a concise way. Topics you didn’t even know were up for debate get put into perspective like how many countries are there, what is a continent and discussing whether or not Texas can secede from the union? What about the difference between England and Great Britain? Want to know about the European Union or more about Vatican City no problem? No topic too big or two small for them to simplify. This is seriously one of the smartest channels on YouTube.

#12 – The Journey of Purpose

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I have to be in the right kind of mood to tune into this channel for too long but if you are looking for some deep thinking, heavy philosophy or other inspirational videos then this is a good place to start. Alan Watts is a regular voice over and you can get lost in the ideas themselves so make sure you bring your thinking cap when you flip these guys on.

#13 – Of course, yours truly

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I couldn’t publish a list about YouTube channels and not mention my own. Although young and lacking in the depth of some of these other channels, we have had some early success with videos about racism and trying to explain the debt limit. I also dabble in poetry and inspirational videos and video is definitely in the plan for our overall web strategy.If you are a regular reader of the Raymmar.com blog, then you should just click subscribe and help a brother out.


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Facebook is constantly throttling my posts, restricting my content and otherwise censoring my posts. I just wanted to start documenting it and pointing out every time that it happens. Feel free to share your comments or experiences below and if you want to upload and share a screen capture I will be happy to add it to the list of videos that will eventually make up the rest of this blog post.

 

I stumbled onto the CommonGround website and spent some time reading and listening to what they had to say. They are a non partisan group promoting a peaceful but aware revolution. One that starts with ideas but is backed by the understanding of power and the use of force if necessary.

From their website:

Very few would disagree with the assertion that our current system has us headed for a disaster. However not everyone agrees on what that disaster will look like, and it’s virtually impossible to get people to agree on the solution. As a result forming a unified front to face these challenges has been next to impossible.

The Common Ground is an approach designed to deal with this issue.

Their core philosophy can be found here, but the main premise is that they understand that there is no way we are going to be able to agree on everything (ideologically that is) so we should break our process down into its core components, agree on at least a few of those and then move forward from there.

Their three main tenants:

  1. No more wars of aggression.
  2. End the surveillance state, and the militarization of the police.
  3. Hold the corrupt political and financial systems accountable.

Those were all things I thought I could get behind so i wanted to explore more.

If you click their Get Involved link you are directed to another video which mentions some strategy on how to get organized as well as some suggested reading. There is no official organizational structure (at least that’s what they claim in the video) and their message revolves around the idea that the leaders of the movement will present themselves as leaders by actually leading. Anther philosophy I can get behind.

I often talk about the Raymmar Revolution and part of my initial goal with this website, is to make it a resource for people who are ready to look at the world from a different perspective. I want to provide links, resources and other pertinent information that you can then use to form your own ideas and opinions about what is going on all around us.

My desire is not to get people to think like I do, it is simply to get people to understand why they thing the things they think. I want people to think for themselves and be firm in their findings. I want you to know what you stand for and why you stand for it.

I am not endorsing the Common Ground organization by any means and advise you to consider all of the information they present for yourself and come to your own conclusion. I just thought it was in line with what we talk about on this website and I wanted to share it with you.

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I also grabbed a few other books on Amazon that I thought were relevant to the topic.

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The power of mind over matter.

This is a short video about hard work and the illusions that we sometimes imagine when we see others succeeding or doing something we think we cannot do.

For so long I have pretended to be able to solve a Rubik’s Cube when in reality, all I was doing was looking for a specific set of patterns and then executing a memorized sequence of moves in order to make the cube whole again.

A skill that anyone could learn to do if they if they put their mind to it. However, any time I did this in public, it would appear that I was solving one of the most difficult puzzles known to man.

“They would never know my secret and the illusion of intellect is a powerful sword to swing.”

So often in life we give up on ourselves because we automatically presume that we are not smart enough, fast enough, tall enough or strong enough.Whatever the self imposed hurdle might be, it is usually set by we.

The individual has become weak and it is about time we started believing in ourselves again. It is about time we admit that we are usually the biggest reason for why we cant get anything done in life and then start doing something about that.

After making that realization, we can actually start to move past ourselves and towards success.

Video Script

I wrote the script for this video a while back and now that I bought my own camera you will start seeing a lot more content like this. Please share this with a friend and leave your comments below. 

This is my Rubiks cube…

I’ve had this Rubik’s Cube for more than 15 years.

Some people think that you can solve it by pulling off the stickers, but it doesn’t take too long to figure out that swapping the stickers isn’t a real solution.

When I got my first Rubik’s cube, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to solve it legitimately but then I discovered a little trick.

I realized that I could take the cube apart and reassemble it in the right order.

There! Good as new. No one would ever know the difference, that is, as long as I was alone when I did it.

So much for that little trick.

I was determined to find a way to solve the cube in plain site. I wanted to be able to stand in front of anyone and do something that no one else they knew could do.

So I went back to work.I spent hours trying to solve that damn puzzle, but I still couldn’t figure it out… until, I did.

I was searching for instructions online when I learned that there are a number of patterns that you can recognize, along with a series of moves that you can memorize, in order to solve the cube from any position.

I learned that there were turns and twists that would allow me to move a piece from one side of the cube to the other without disrupting the rest of my progress.

After a few months of practice I had it down cold, and for more than a decade I have let the world think I could solve a rubiks cube in under 5 minutes.

But why does any of that even matter? Who cares whether or not I can solve a rubiks cube legitimately.

What difference does it make when I am standing right in front of you solving it?

All that matters in that moment is that I can do it, and unless I’ve told you this story or you’ve watched this video, you’d simply think that I was solving one of the most difficult puzzles know to man.

So the next time you see someone doing something you think is amazing, something you think you could never actually do, I want you to stop and think about this story.

I want you to ask yourself whether they’re actually doing something amazing, something you are simply incapable of doing, or whether they’re just doing something that you are not willing to do?

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How hard are you trying to do the things you think you can’t do?

 


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An adventure in digital currencies.

Please excuse the vertical video and sound quality. This was an impromptu video that I grabbed quickly at the end of the day.

Why write this?

I recently spent the day in a high security, anti-static, temperature-controlled data center where I watched one of my clients set up the beginning of their commercial Bitcoin mining operation.

The world of digital currency is evolving quickly and can be quite confusing. I thought my readers would appreciate learning a bit more about Bitcoin and what it might mean for the future of money.

Watch the short video and then read on to learn more about Bitcoin.

The basics of Bitcoin

About 4 months ago I started talking to a company that needed help building an online presence for their Bitcoin start-up. They wanted to build a commercial Bitcoin mining operation and to be completely honest, I was totally clueless about Bitcoin.

I had heard of Bitcoin, but I really had no idea what it was. I had a rudimentary understanding of cryptocurrencies and considering my stance on limited government, found myself leery about the thought of a digital currency going main-stream in America.

Being the good capitalist that I am, I went out and dove head first into understand this new technology called Bitcoin. I was interested in not only landing a new client, but in learning more about this thing that has so many people taking sides on the future of money right now. I wanted to learn more about the technology that could revolutionize the world of finance, and forever change the internet as we know it.

I figured that since I regularly mention Bitcoin in my podcasts, and miscellaneously on this website, I should also try and help you better understand Bitcoin. I thought I would take this as an opportunity to give you a look at the new frontier that is digital currency. I ‘ll do so by pointing you towards the resources I used while getting my Bitcoin learn on and then breaking it down in a little more detail.

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This is hands down, the best resource I have come across for understanding Bitcoin in one single sitting.

Joe Rogan and Andreas Antonopulos take you on an in-depth journey to help you understand what Bitcoin is, how it came to be and why you need to know about it.

If you are serious about understanding Bitcoin, then this is a great first step.

Seriously, listen to the whole show. They talk about how Bitcoin could disrupt the entire economy while fundamentally changing the way the world thinks about money.

“The combined computing power of all Bitcoin mining operations has exceeded that of the top several hundred super-computers on earth combined.”

 – Andreas Antonopulos

Visualizing the global spread of Bitcoin

How to get involved in Bitcoin

There are a few different ways to get involved in the Bitcoin community.

As A Developer:

Since Bitcoin is an open network of peer-to-peer computing power, there is an opportunity for growth in the form of third-party software applications that will allow you to interact with and use Bitcoin inside the daily life of the average person. You will soon start to see cryptocurrencies and digital dollars being used more and more throughout our favorite apps, as well as being integrated into the payment portals that we are all already used to.

Bitcoin is open source, just like many other online projects,which means that anyone can get into the back end and look at the code, make modifications and otherwise try to improve on the system. This is not to say that you could just go in and change the whole Bitcoin network architecture, but you can definitely find ways to innovate with this new technology.

Much like social media was an evolution of communication and the internet, Bitcoin is the evolution of money and information exchange. We will see software and online applications that allow us to creatively use the technology behind Bitcoin to do everything from eliminating identity theft & simplifying accounting to allowing for a secure form of digital voting.

These concepts might be a little difficult for you to wrap your head around if you are new to Bitcoin and I wont take it too far since this is an entry level article but you should know that Bitcoin is as much an invention as it is anything else. It is an invention of information and is just the first of many digital inventions revolving around the exchange of information that we will see emerge in the next 50 years.

As A Miner:

At this point in time, it would be pretty difficult for you to make it rich as an individual miner of Bitcoin. The main reason is the ever increasing network difficulty but the price barrier to mining on your own is pretty steep too. Bitcoin mining computers are highly specialized machines that are expensive and go obsolete faster than your average computer, typically lasting less than six months. The speed and pace at which people are building these mining computers is overwhelming and it is hard to think that the manufacturers are not the ones who are laughing all the way to the bank right now.

The high price point makes it difficult for anyone without access to substantial financial resources to get involved in mining Bitcoin with any real effectiveness.

This was not always the case though. It’s really the main reasons I find Bitcoin to be so interesting. There are so many people who have made millions in Bitcoin while it was still young that it is truly a new frontier for entrepreneurs trying to find a way in a world of digital currency. However, those days are pretty much over.

What we are seeing is the emergence of large scale commercial Bitcoin mining operations sprouting up all over the world. You even have manufacturers of Bitcoin machines who will mine with their own machines for anywhere from 24 hours to a few months before shipping the units off to their clients to install in their data centers.

It has become next to impossible for an individual to compete with the hashing power of these large commercial operations or the against any number of large Bitcoin mining pools around the internet.

If you still want to get involved as an individual then you can join a Bitcoin pool, or invest in an online mining contract but this is a high stakes game.

The volatility of the market and large fluctuations in the value of Bitcoin make this a very risky investment. Any investment in Bitcoin should be done so with the full understanding that you could lose your entire investment overnight.

As A Consumer:

This is probably the safest and most likely place for the average person to get involved. Don’t believe me?

An excerpt from this article on Mashable – BitPay Now Top-Funded Bitcoin Startup After Raising $30 Million

Those investors included some impressive names. BitPay raised funds from Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang, Founders Fund, a VC firm started by PayPal cofounder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel.

So basically, the big boys have noticed. The IRS recently ruled on Bitcoin which gives the currency some level of credibility and now we have some big money players getting into the game.

The next step will be when a major financial institution announces that it is working on a Bitcoin integration strategy and then you will know that this is not a test. It really is just a matter of time before transferring money digitally is as common as sending a text. Whether you want to pay attention or not this “Bitcoin thing” is making a substantial impact on digital commerce and will find a way into our lives moving forward.

Talking with a Bitcoin miner manufacturer

One of the most interesting parts of my day at the data center yesterday was getting to meet Yoshi.

Yoshi was here from China and was helping Digital Mining Investments set up their Ant Miner computers. The stories he told me about fraud in the Bitcoin business and the competitive nature among the manufacturers of Bitcoin mining hardware in China should be enough to scare anyone away from Bitcoin. There are plenty of companies out there trying to do it right but there are always those who want to take advantage of new trends.

He is the one that told me about the manufacturers who run their machines for a month before sending them out to their clients and he also told me about the diminishing return and exponential difficulty of becoming a Bitcoin miner. Since the machines are only good for a few months, the manufacturers of mining equipment are actually manipulating the market by controlling the total available flow of Bitcoin miners.

This is a baby currency but where there is money there is manipulation and Bitcoin is no different. At this point the manufacturers are at a basic level controlling the money supply in Bitcoin and reselling their machines to unscrupulous miners who really have no recourse since most of these manufacturers are based in China.

Yoshi laid it out in plain term that soon the shift would be away from directly mining for new coins (what happens when all Bitcoin are mined?) and then the play would be for institutional control of the Bitcoin network. Instead of mining they would be validating transactions and collectiong the transaction fees. Something that (as we explained earlier in the article) the individual miner would not be able to maintain due to the overhead involved and constant maintenance. The larger organizations can scale the operation and that is what you might see some of the larger hashing operations convert to after that point but that is a lot of speculation in a market that fluctuates so wildly each day.

Yoshi told me that the manufacturers would begin to buy up market share for processing capabilities. Think of Visa’s digital infrastructure. How are all of those transactions handled across a global network? They need infrastructure right? Even after all 21million bitcoin are mined the Bitcoin network will still have to validate all of the transactions that are happening on the system so it will actually be necessary for someone to step in and continue to bear the cost of running these massive computers.

Couple this with the fact that returns are harder and harder to come by for an individual and you can easily see how Bitcoin could become institutionalized and evolve into another household name.

But what about the fraud

Much like any major societal shift, the transition to digital currency is going to take us a while to figure out.

Think about the scams that happened when people first started selling products online.

Think about the phishing scams that were so prevalent when email first came around and how hesitant you were to put your credit card on the internet.

That was all just a few years ago and now we are checking balances online, sending money via text and depositing checks with the flash of a camera.

The American Dollar is used for a large amount of fraud across the globe and some might argue that banks are legally defrauding all of us anyway. Why would there not be fraud in the evolution of a digital currency.

We still deal with counterfeit dollars and people who want to steal and manipulate real paper currency on a large scale so why wouldn’t someone want to do it with Bitcoin as well.

Fraud is fraud, people are people and that is not going to change. Whether we are dealing with cash or a digital currency.

The cool thing about Bitcoin is that it gives us some unique tools to deal with fraud and theft, but those are for another article.

Should you get involved in Bitcoin?

This is a decision you will need to make on your own. Me? I think digital currencies or cryptocurrencies will be a big part of our future whether we like it or not.

As technology evolves and becomes more ingrained into our lives and daily routines, it’s hard to think that we won’t eventually relinquish our grip on a paper currency that is backed by a corrupted government. It’s not like a lot of people trust the dollar right now anyway.

It might not be Bitcoin itself but some form of digital currency will find its way into our lives in the immediate future. I still have my reservations about all of it and I will continue to approach the issue with a healthy dose of skepticism but that skepticism is quickly fading as I learn more and more about the inner workings of what might end up being the most influential inventions of my generation.

Got some thoughts about Bitcoin? Want to ask a question about Bitcoin? Leave it in the comments below and I will do my best to find the answer and get back with an answer.

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“We will gather as one big monster of mediocrity, only to have our heads chopped off with one swift blow.”

This video is based loosely on a speach given by Ellsworth Toohey, in “The Fountainhead“, a novel by Ayn Rand.

After reading the book I thought the message in this speech was too important to not tell. It seemed so fitting with everything that is going on in America right now.

Ellsworth was revealing to one of the other major characters the strategy behind his efforts to control society up to this point. As I read it I saw close parallels between what he was saying and what is going on all around us.

I definitely recommend everyone read that book. Now.

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A special thanks to Rick Lucas for helping me film this video.

The Video Script

First, you must destroy the soul!

Don’t do it with whips and shackles, that’s why Caesar, Attillas & Napoleon never had a chance.

You must break the individual spirit but not with a vicious beating.

You must drive a wedge into man’s soul, grab it with a clenched fist and shake them from the inside out and when the spirit is finally broken, he will bring you the whip and ask you to beat him with it.

You must use man against himself.

You must make him feel small and insignificant.

Make him feel guilty.

Kill his aspirations and remove all of his hope.

Kill man’s sense of value.

Kill his capacity to recognize or achieve greatness.

Great men cannot be ruled so in order to destroy a country you must remove the path for people to become great.

You must make mediocrity the median method for measuring success.

You have to distract the masses with entertainment and propaganda disguised as education.

Bread and circus for everyone! That part the Roman’s had right.

You have to make everything evil.

Sex, Drugs, Love, Money, Wealth, businesses, Property… make them all evil.

Just prove that any “thing” makes man happy is evil and you are well on your way.

Deny a man anything that makes him happy because a happy man is self-contained and self-sufficient.

Destroy the entrepreneurial spirit, control a man’s diet, healthcare, and infiltrate all the means of production.

Convince them instead that everything is bad; that the quest for individual desires is in and of itself evil.

Make all men dependent on a massive government and replace the idea of religion with a full fledged faith in a system of laws that only apply as the people who make them see fit.

Convince them that they are working towards universal harmony and that they should sacrifice for the greater good of humanity.

Drive them to sacrifice and then stand there to collect the sacrifices.

Ask people to serve and then convince them that you are the one who should be served.

Enslave man to societal standards that can never be met and when they realize that the bar can never be reached they will give in and shackle themselves.

Destroy the man who tells you to be happy, the man that tells you to push yourself to be great and demands nothing but your best.

He wants nothing from you other than what you want from yourself, but a man like this must be destroyed.

A man like this stands in the way of the agenda and must therefore be vilified and silenced.

He will be labeled a selfish monster and an arrogant asshole. He must be destroyed so that the powerful can keep their power and the wealthy can keep their wealth.

He must be silenced and the door closed behind him so that no one else may enter behind him.

You must continue to blindly follow the masses and lose yourself in the mob. You must become a conspirator in the most heinous of crimes.

Unwilling to search for happiness or push yourself for the fear of being silenced. For the fear of standing out and being squashed.

You know I am speaking the truth, you see it all around you, yet you continue to move forward as if immune to the impact of all of it, as if America were immune to the same strategies that have collapsed every empire that came before it.

Unable to understand that these things are all intentional methods of mass manipulation.

Don’t get mad at me. I didn’t build it, I am simply the messenger. You are already a part of this system.

We all are.

We are complacent in creating a future of obedience and unity.

A world where the thoughts of each man are no longer their own.

Instead his thoughts will be an attempt to guess the thoughts of his neighbor who’s thoughts are the thoughts of his neighbor and so on.

A world where no individual desires will be pursued. Where all of your efforts will be to satisfy the the desires of your neighbor, who’s only thought is to satisfy the desires of his neighbor and so on.

A world in which all men serve all men so that in the end, no one is.

A world ruled not by judgement but by public opinion.

A world controlled by people who understand what makes men move forward. Those who know what makes you tick.

You sit there and let these things happen and therefore you deserve what you get

Because you do not rise up or get offended when you are reffered to as average. Because you let the world beat at your soul and do nothing to defend it.

You sit there with all the power in the world and do nothing. Wasting the greatest opportunity in all of human society by mastering the mundane.

You have become a slave and are forcing slavery on the rest of us as well.

Collectivism will be the death of us. The demise of this once great nation. We will gather as one massive monster of mediocrity, only to have our head chopped off with one swift blow.

So you want to destroy the country? Just keep doing what we are doing; don’t change a thing. I’mean we are doing a really good job at it so seriously, don’t change a thing.

Thanks to Edward Whay for the title ideation.

What did you think of the video? Leave your thoughts in the comments. 

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An expose on progressive politics in America

Things Might Not Get A Lot Better…

And Its Time We Talked About It.

That was the headline they came up with on the UpWorthy homepage for this this video, produced on behalf of the Post Carbon Institute.

It was produced in conjunction with New Society Publishers which is another openly progressive book publisher with ties to the author of a number of book about progressive activism, one of which inspired the video in question.

The video is directed by Dalton Crosthwait who now works at MONSTRO. Two strands in what is quickly becoming a cobweb of closet-communism, spread across the internet, disguised as small business activists and community organizers.

I Start To Dig

As I began to follow their trail and connect the dots of association and involvement, I started to see that the people who produced the video were the same people trying to sell you these books, and then trying sell you on becoming active in one of their post carbon cult communities.

After a click on a featured partners links I come across a website called Balle – Be A Localist.

Balle is another large online network of businesses working together in their communities to build a network of like minded organizations.

I love a little online collaboration between creative communities so I wanted to know more, but something still felt off about the message in this video.

I still felt like there was an underlying message connecting the mission statement of these organizations and helping to unify their cause but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

I Dig Deeper

As I explored the Balle website, I found a list of their partners in their online efforts towards social sustainability.

At first glance they all seem to be pretty cool. Conscious companies trying to make a difference in their communities, through their products, by creating an economy around a sustainable environment.

Sounds Awesome! Tell Me More!

The first on their list of partners was a company called Etsy.

Now, I have a few friends who use the Etsy platform to sell their products online, but I don’t know a whole lot about the company itself. I hear their name in the world of eCommerce fairly frequently, so being the good little online marketer that I am, I decided to take this as an opportunity to learn more about them.

The Etsy about page proudly touts the B Corp certification that some of the other partners on the Balle site also had in common.

Having seen it a couple times now, I decided to learn more about B Corporations and their overall mission.

The B-Corp homepage claims that they are a network of “people using business as a force for good”.

I was all “F*@k Yeah!” because I thought I had finally found a place where businesses with a conscience could come to trade high fives online. I immediately wanted to become a part of the B-Team!” until I actually stopped to think about what I had just read.

I asked myself this question:

“Does that mean that all the other people on earth are using their business for evil?” And also… Who the hell wants to be on the “B” team? Just saying.

Poor Them

That all sounded a little too cold blooded, so I gave them the benefit of the doubt again.

I know that some people have a twisted view of capitalism but there is no way that these guys were saying that there are only 967 awesome businesses in the whole world… are they?

Maybe they just hadn’t found all of the other amazing businesses yet. Maybe they just need some kind of big announcement in order to get the word out.

If only they could find a huge platform to stand on globally in an attempt to reach the masses.

I Wanted To Believe

I was literally about to give up and admit defeat when I found the connection to the Clinton Global Initiative.

I wanted to quit digging, satisfied that my gut feelings had been wrong, but as I suspected, it was too good to be true.

I was starting to finally understand why I felt so sleazy when I initially watched this video. I realized that it was my gut telling me that I was not being entertained or educated. It was my brain sending up a red flag letting me know I was being indoctrinated.

They almost had me too, I was skeptical but bought in, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Then the oil tankers fell off the side of a flat earth and I actually laughed-out-loud at the irony of them using that visual representation as their metaphor for the entire argument.

The Earth Is Definitely Flat…

Sike.

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It became apparent that this video was part a coordinated message.

Not specifically from a single group of people, sitting in a room plotting this specific video script or colors for the animations, but as a direct result of the efforts of the same people that are responsible for the global warming hoaxthe green movement and the perpetuators of Agenda 21.

It didn’t take long from me to string this video back to a group of high level political activists who will stop at nothing to spread their message of globalism and social justice.

When you look at this video through that lens, you can quickly start to see it as another attempt to convince us that the current state of affairs is permanent and insurmountable.

You can then see it as a bold statement that from here on out, America will begin to move away from the A-equals-awesome column to the A-equals-average list of countries in the world.

I Barely Scratched The Surface

I could have kept going.

As I looked at the list of founding members there were a few that immediately jumped off the page with ties to the United Nations but I had already seen enough. I had already uncovered enough of a connection to at-the-very-least,  justify my initial skepticism about the message behind the video.

Am I Totally Off Base?

Can you imagine a situation where the same people running around screaming about the structure falling apart are the ones actually chipping away at its foundation; socially engineering the collapse that they are supposedly saving us from.

That they are trying to fundamentally transform our country into a pseudo-socialist state, controlled by the same special interests and political powers that they pretend to protect us from.

What makes this time any different?

These guys are trying to close the door to prosperity and success, and will seal it shut if we don’t act now to stop it. If we don’t acknowledge that the principles of small business have been co-opted by these closet communists in an attempt to fool us once again with their manufactured message of mediocrity.

One that they secretly feed us in the form of conscious capitalism, but be warned… things like this are rarely what they seem.

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A BRIEF EXPLANATION ON MY THOUGHT PROCESS WHILE PUTTING TOGETHER THIS VIDEO.

My videos so not typically come with a disclaimer but I thought this one deserved a little explaining. I know this is a touchy subject. I just think it is time we started fighting fire with fire and had an open conversation about some hard issues. Whether you agree completely with my message or not, it is difficult to refute the facts. I am a realist and common sense thinker. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

WHY I DID IT?

This is a rant I wanted to do after the Treyvon Martin murder but I was too late and missed the news curve. After hearing about the Chris Lane murder and hearing how the media was covering it compared to the Zimmerman case, when the racial undertones of the Chris Lane case were so apparent pushed me to the brink.

This video is made with the intent of stirring emotion, sparking dialogue and engaging bystanders in a conversation that needs to be had. My use of controversial and derogatory language in this video is to prove a point. Political correctness has completely taken over our society and people fear being attacked by a society that encourages and propagates the very behaviors we hide and excuse because it is easier than dealing with the issue.

Check out my first rant here!.

I DON’T TAKE THIS LIGHTLY!

I thought about whether or not to actually publish this video, even after spending the time to shoot and edit it for fear of blow back from the community, my friends and the world in general. I know this is a touchy subject and I know I am opening myself up to a barrage of racial comments and typical skin deep responses from people who wont even take the time to understand the view point of someone who would have the courage to put their opinion on a subject as controversial as this out for the whole world to see it.

I AM NOT A RACIST!

I do not judge people based on the color of their skin and hopefully the people who know me closely, especially my black friends can understand where I am coming from with this video. I am just sick and tired of where our society is headed, the double standards surrounding racism and the willingness of the mass public to ignore the truth about what is happening right under their noses.

IF THIS VIDEO OFFENDS YOU…

then please don’t watch it. In all honesty I am offended at the behavior and actions of the people I talk about in the video and our society as a whole. I a not a perfect person but I believe in a freedom and America as a great country. That includes my right to offend you with a message that I think the world wants to hear. If you do not want to hear it then maybe you are part of the problem.

AMERICA SCREWED UP. PLEASE FORGIVE US, AND LETS MOVE ON!

I understand the mistakes we have made in race relations and do not intend to diminish those experiences with this video. I do however have a problem with people who claim that the world is racist against them and holding them back when in all reality they are often the ones standing in their own way.

CAN YOU AT LEAST SEE WHERE I AM COMING FROM?

Even if you cannot agree completely with my message, I hope that you can at least look at my work as a whole, and understand the vision behind what I am trying to do and appreciate the balls it took to put this video out to the world. You never know what the ripple this causes leads to over time.

THANKS FOR READING

I would love to hear your feedback. Love it or hate it, I want to hear from you. Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Sincerely – Raymmar Tirado – Creative thinker. Online tinkerer!

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My first, in a coming series, of rant videos I am starting on my blog to help me explain how I feel about this country and everything it stands for.

We talk a little about government and corruption and motivation and inspiration. You are not alone, and there are other pioneers around you that will stand by your side and fight to defend true freedom.

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