manufactured reality

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if I told you
you’re the only
thing on my mind
would you never
stop playing
with my hair?

if I told you
I’m drowning in
your outlook
would you pull
my heels until
my ears pop?

if I told you
I haven’t been Touched
in over a year
would you remind
mute nerve endings
of their language?

these words
these poems
aren’t written
aren’t spoken

I am screaming
lingula left field
metaphors
coughing blood
that spells your
name on cracked
concrete
watering blue bloom
abstract song sprouts
restoring Hope
to a miscalculated
manufactured reality

open up my skull
start decorating
you already stay over
night
you might as well
move in

open up my heart
start painting
a better picture
than
the one I have with the
wrong colors

open up my soul
start massaging
the absent months
then
write a new
calendar

help me clean
this place up
wash these brushes
paint your whisper
erase my hands definition
of loneliness

leave the blood

Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups…
So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.
—  Philip K. Dick
Initiation

Initiation means a beginning, and in the occult it is the occasion when one becomes aware that the world is more than just the material stuff within it. The stuff is merely the façade that lies over a churning sea of psychic energy, power whose currents and tides do more to determine how the material stuff will be arranged in the future than the stuff that is out there right now. Reality is the objective residue of a subjective process. The residue — the material world— has a certain inertia, to be sure; it won’t just go away. But it does dissipate, decay, get eaten up and covered over, and it is only created anew when some mind of some sort — animal, vegetable or mineral — puts effort into that creation. And so does subjectivity make the world.

Magick is the art of managing that subjective process, of exploiting the flow of psychic energy to manufacture a reality that is consistent with our wills. A magician’s first initiation occurs in the moment that he or she realizes that this manipulation of psychic energy as a thing in itself is possible.

Stephen Mace, Shaping Formless Fire: Distilling the Quintessence of Magick (Las Vegas: New Falcon Publications, 2010), 49.

Get your fact straight.

This ain’t a redemption. This is a what-if. A make-believe. A let’s-imagine. An alternative-fact. This isn’t reality. You’re choosing to believe that a bunch of codes that a sadistic witch of an AI manufactured is reality. Do you not heed what Jemma said at all? This world isn’t real, everything is a lie.

The real Grant Ward would have never had this because he is not capable of it. He is too far gone down his dark, evil, psychopathic path. Framework Ward is better because he did not have Garrett to negatively influence him. Framework Ward and real Ward are fundamentally two different people. They may have the same (douchy) face, but their personalities and ideals couldn’t be more different.

I understand liking this new Ward and wanting to bring him into the real world. Personally, I do find Framework Ward more palatable (in the sense that I don’t want to dry heave every time his face shows up on screen) as well. But if you were to tell me that “this is the redemption that (real) Ward deserves” or that “the writer is admitting they could’ve handled his character better with this,” then let me tell you that you are missing the point. The writer handled twisted-(real)-Ward as well as they could (and heaven knows why they still want to bring him back, if only to give y’all Ward fans an alternative ending). But that’s just it: it’s an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE. This would NEVER happen outside of the Framework.

Let me repeat myself one more time: THIS IS NOT WARD’S REDEMPTION or the writers admitting they did him dirty. It feels merely like an attempt to sooth you raging Ward fans who are trashing this amazing show because your white boy was not treated well.

I was happy when he was gone from the show. I was happy I didn’t have to see his name on the tag or anywhere near Daisy’s name. I was happy to not hear you SWWs whine and belittle the show. But now y’all doing it again. Like honestly, do you think we’d be sad to see you stop watching the show? Please.

“I got tired of driving 45 minutes to get an apple that was impregnated with pesticides. LA leads the USA in vacant lots. That’s 20 Central Parks (New York). That’s enough space to plant 725,000,000 tomato plants. I grew up there , I raised my sons there. I refused to be part of this manufactured reality…I manufactured my own reality.

Ron Finley

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“So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing. It is my job to create universes, as the basis of one novel after another. And I have to build them in such a way that they do not fall apart two days later. Or at least that is what my editors hope. However, I will reveal a secret to you: I like to build universes which do fall apart. I like to see them come unglued, and I like to see how the characters in the novels cope with this problem. I have a secret love of chaos. There should be more of it. Do not believe — and I am dead serious when I say this — do not assume that order and stability are always good, in a society or in a universe. The old, the ossified, must always give way to new life and the birth of new things. Before the new things can be born the old must perish. This is a dangerous realization, because it tells us that we must eventually part with much of what is familiar to us. And that hurts. But that is part of the script of life. Unless we can psychologically accommodate change, we ourselves begin to die, inwardly.”

Happy Birthday Philip K Dick 

16th December 1928 – 2nd March 1982

We live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind.
—  Philip K. Dick

laughinginchaos  asked:

Have you ever read any of them debates on if Scarecrows fear gas can be manufactured in reality? there are actually some pretty big debates on the topic..... creepy right :/

Science is not my forte, but I did some Googling and found out that the chemical dopamine is capable of causing both pleasure and fear as well as feelings of paranoia. Certain plants and recreational drugs can also induce sensations of anxiety and panic and may even cause one to experience hallucinations.

In Batman Begins Scarecrow uses blue poppies as an ingredient in his fear toxin, and while the flowers are real I couldn’t find anything to indicate that they have a dread-inducing potency (although I did discover that fear of flowers is an actual phobia). Dr. Gerald Crane from Gotham creates his own toxin using the adrenal glands of victims who died in a state of severe fright, but his method couldn’t be successfully replicated outside of the comic book world. 

On a related note, there’s a poisonous flower once used as a method of execution that causes a Joker-like death grimace (risus sardonicus, pic here) in those who who have the misfortune of ingesting it.

anonymous asked:

Cameraman asks Aoba: "What do you think Sly does when he's out?" 'Terrorizes children, burns down schools, kicks puppies, the usual.' then it cuts to Sly getting pissed off at what Aoba said. 'I am a shit ton more evil than that!'

MANUFACTURED REALITY SHOW DRAMA WITH YOUR SPLIT PERSONALITY I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS

PKD

The King of Diamonds - Philip K. Dick

“…today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups—and the electronic hardware exists by which to deliver these pseudo-worlds right into the heads of the reader, the viewer, the listener. Sometimes when I watch my eleven-year-old daughter watch TV, I wonder what she is being taught. The problem of miscuing; consider that. A TV program produced for adults is viewed by a small child. Half of what is said and done in the TV drama is probably misunderstood by the child. Maybe it’s all misunderstood. And the thing is, Just how authentic is the information anyhow, even if the child correctly understood it? What is the relationship between the average TV situation comedy to reality? What about the cop shows? Cars are continually swerving out of control, crashing, and catching fire. The police are always good and they always win. Do not ignore that point: The police always win. What a lesson that is. You should not fight authority, and even if you do, you will lose. The message here is, Be passive. And—cooperate. If Officer Baretta asks you for information, give it to him, because Officer Beratta is a good man and to be trusted. He loves you, and you should love him.

So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing. It is my job to create universes, as the basis of one novel after another. And I have to build them in such a way that they do not fall apart two days later. Or at least that is what my editors hope. However, I will reveal a secret to you: I like to build universes which do fall apart. I like to see them come unglued, and I like to see how the characters in the novels cope with this problem. I have a secret love of chaos. There should be more of it. Do not believe—and I am dead serious when I say this—do not assume that order and stability are always good, in a society or in a universe. The old, the ossified, must always give way to new life and the birth of new things. Before the new things can be born the old must perish. This is a dangerous realization, because it tells us that we must eventually part with much of what is familiar to us. And that hurts. But that is part of the script of life. Unless we can psychologically accommodate change, we ourselves begin to die, inwardly. What I am saying is that objects, customs, habits, and ways of life must perish so that the authentic human being can live. And it is the authentic human being who matters most, the viable, elastic organism which can bounce back, absorb, and deal with the new.”

- Philip K. Dick

The Internet Killed 2014

2014 was a year in which the internet made us ceaselessly miserable. Sometimes, it made us miserable because it exposed us to the genuine heartbreak and suffering that exists in the world. More often, it was just an endless cacophony of screaming voices.

The internet of 2014 was a beast that was constantly unable to differentiate between real controversies and manufactured ones, between reality and marketing. This is a year where the art of the hyperbolic headline was perfected, where the level of due diligence applied to stories about important things fell to the level of TMZ and Perez. 

This is a year where Buzzfeed and Upworthy stole your time and a little of your humanity. Gawker and Huffington Post used their analytics to find out how to best harness whatever was outraging you last week into whatever would yield the most clicks this week. The complex algorithms that govern what Facebook and Youtube showed you were used to give you whatever their advertisors felt would get the most profit out of you. Not the real you, a vague demographical idea of who “you” are, based on data about what other “yous” like.

We can do better than the internet of 2014. We can look at the media we’re being force-fed and question just who is profiting from it. Who is making advertising dollars off our clicks? If we don’t like the answer, maybe we should stop clicking. The brilliance of internet marketers in 2014 was figuring out that the best way to sell you a product without realizing it, is to have it plastered on your Facebook feed next to the face of someone you love. Someone who should know better. We should know better too. We clicked.

We can do better than the internet of 2014.

2015 is beginning, let’s start doing better now.

We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.
—  Terence McKenna
We live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind.
—  Philip K. Dick

weapon-of-massive-consumption  asked:

If you were offered a reality TV show based off the vlogs would you take it or would you rather continue vlogging? Just a random passing thought if you could indulge. Plus I think a more real "vlogesque" show would be nicer than the sameoldsameold.

We’d never do a show as a replacement to the vlogs. At the absolute best, we might consider doing something in addition to the vlogs. Giving up control would mean that we have no way to make sure that the finished product stays true to what happens in real life, which would defeat the whole purpose. That said, I think it would be interesting to do some sort of supplemental show and see how their finished product compares to ours. I think it would be an interesting illustration of just how manufactured “reality” TV is, and also I’m interested to see how they would edit us.

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This man is making a series attacking Anita Sarkeesian

“Historian, Science Fiction author, voice actor, and retired military; we live in an era of manufactured reality, television, movies, and culture suck us deeper in, further away from the Truth. To understand the present you need to look deep into the past, if you want to find a sane metric. That’s why I am a Reactionary.”

He spent $10,000 on this short film by the way.

brainstatic merchantfan melteddali you all need to see this.