If you have any thoughts about what's happening in Rojava, you can state your opinion here. I admire these people for their strong spirit, despite everything they already faced they are still willing and determined to protect their independence from mErdogan and continue building a better world. What previously thought to be an unreachable utopia is happening right on this planet, despite the mass media's false claims that this territory is claimed by Turkish government, or that it simply doesn't exist. YPG and YPJ, the revolutionaries who fight against Turks, are constantly badmouthed in television and mainstream news as "terrorists", a "social threat", when what they are doing is merely protecting themselves, their culture and language and their right to exist. I think this is the most adamant proof you can get that most governments are anything but benevolent. USA, Russia and other big players send their fascists to Rojava to kill innocent civilians in the name of their system, they work together with ISIS to subdue Kurdish people, convert them into Muslims and literally enslave them. But these people would rather die than wave the white flag for their oppressors!
They just wanted to get independence and to make ideas of direct democracy and anarchism real, and later they were called "terrorists". I think Turkey only did this to find excuse for military intervention. Erdogan is a fucking imperialist.
did you know that television evades perceptual filters and communicates directly with the subconscious? see Derrik De Kerckhove 1983. The modern world has "rationally incapacitated" mankind, would you not agree?
How could I take such a question seriously? I admit you puzzled me a bit, though I appreciate your curiosity and sense of humor!
I stopped watching TV long ago for that same reason. I have no doubt about the power it holds over people's minds. It's good to minimize YouTube usage, since nowadays this is what replaced television, and it has all the associated dangers of its predecessor, plus a few more. Yes, there is some freedom of choice, but it's scarce and almost invisible among all the manipulative techniques.
Thank you for the reference, I'll be sure to make myself familiar with it. To return the favor, perhaps you will find these texts interesting:
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These were mentioned by David Thrussell in his "Adventures in Capitalism" DVD. I haven't read anything from the list yet.