:: Saturday, January 24, 2004
it ain't rocket science.. it's just music..
sure, there's art to it..
we take pride in wot we do...
some patience, some depth, some attention to detail..
but fukkit... at best, you download it.. get a bit of a buzz..
jump around a bit.. nut out.. tell a few of ya friends.. they buzz out..
and then.. likely it's then forgotten.. you move on to the next song..
just another 3-5 minute blip on the radar of ya lives..
we really can't expect much more..
considering all the shiny distractions out there, why bother pausing on one?
occassionally tho'.. we get some weird (extreme) reactions..
for instance.. waaaay back in September last year (2003), we released a song, "DIRTY BOMB"..
just a little statement about the stupidity of the war in iraq / afghanistan..
the idiotic "war on terror".. dropping bombs as a solution to the dropping of bombs..
the cycle of fear.. blah blah blah.. this kindergarten view of diplomacy..
we took that.. kicked it to the extreme, to the point it became funny.. like ren n stimpy funny..
a big spastic glorification and sarcasm on state sponsored ultraviolence..
it wuz a dumbarse song.. worthy apparently of 3 remixes..
but, after releasing it.. we didn't think anything much more of it..
but then, coming home tonight.. I get landed with an email, like THIS ONE..
is it just me.. or did this dude ( a ) take this song waaay too seriously ( b ) totally misinterpret wot we were on about..
I mean.. just LISTEN to it whilst reading this...
and perhaps you'll get why I find this email so flippingly off the scales of insane..
I listened to your music and I read the comment it has.
Your comment has a point: violence doesn't solve violence.
Unfortunately there are still remnants of an old fashioned view of the world.
There are still people who believe that there is a chance that communism and capitalism are still opposing while they never were but in the minds of those who were commanding the world during cold war. Fortunately, cold war is over. Being communist or capitalist is as stupid as being in the side of the Caesar or in the side of Atilla the Hun. It is stupid because it is over.
Unfortunately, people haven't reach a state of knowledge so they can understand and find acceptable and viable proposals.
Fortunately, economy brings a chance to make those proposals.
Economy is a field in which it is easy to get lost if you lost your focus or let yourself be confused by complexity and ideology. However it is also as easy as 2+2 once you understand the logic of economy.
Why? Because economy can be explained in simple words.
During cold war, world was bipolar: USA vs USSR.
Nowadays world is still bipolar. USA and USSR aren't the stars of such bipolarity.
After I studied the whereabouts of economy, I discovered the following.
The difference between capitalism and communism was ideological and political, not economical.
The solution to poverty is the most profitable for companies.
Violence and crime can be fought with economical interests.
There is an economical way to fight crime in the world.
World is still bipolar, but not anymore in political or ideological matters.
The trick to solve the puzzle of welfare of people is to find that bipolarity in particular issues.
Environmental protection is profitable.
Peace is profitable.
Freedom and civil liberties are profitable.
How? It takes too much time to explain, but it is simple.
Unfortunately, many people still live with ideologies.
Ideologies prove themselves. Ideology is like a formula for lazy, ignorant and know-it-all minds.
Economy led by ideologists has the opposite result as the one that was pretended. That was the sin of IMF.
Incomplete models led to biased conclussions. That was the sin of World Bank.
That's why today 50 countries are poorer than in 1990.
Fortunately, the events and some mistakes or blind spots during last year in economic terms in USA, brought some light regarding the way to bring welfare to people in the world via economy.
I am making the necessary proposals to the required people as I see fit the need, not yet to USA but other places that need solutions in a more critical way.
I am not yet convinced that people in USA could understand the solution, not in terms of understanding, but in terms of changing premises.
When you convince people how is that their actions could do too much good to people, and they can make money with it, people show themselves interested.
The problem in USA is a problem of lacking a model to solve the problem.
Curiously my model is not matemathical. It is based on cause-effect sequences, human behavior and bipolarity.
That model of mine not only explains what is the origin and solution to poverty, how to create jobs, how to fight crime and violence in the world in a profitable and sustainable way, but it also explains a new definition of sustainable growth based on welfare of people all around the world. It explains how US citizens are sponsoring those who cause poverty, without knowing it, and how is that the solution to immigration problems requires strong foreign policy to push foreign politicians, not control of boundaries. Of course, there are some impopular ideas.
They are impopular because they go against common belief, accepted premises, ideologies. It is as hard as convincing a believer of religion about a theory of evolution. Changing premises is profitable. Once they know that and they know why, they are willing to follow the path. Unfortunately, ideologies are still a strong obstacle.
This model explains how culture can also fight crime.
It explains what is the role of state.
It basically explains how to solve the problems of the world...
So if you feel sad because the world is going down the drain, I can tell you that you must not lose your hope.
World evolves, humanity evolves and as people see things in a different light, they can change, if not due to idealism, at least due to money.
It may take time. But world changed too much in 100 years. The remnants of world empires went down, practices that were acceptable in WWII aren't acceptable today, etc... In a way humanity is becoming aware, but there is still a long road to walk.
Keep making music. Culture will be part of the solution. Just make sure more people dedicate more time and money to culture and arts instead of vice. Without knowing the entire model, by doing so, you would be contributing to the solution. If you open the chances for more and more people to dedicate time and money to arts, you'll be doing a great thing. You just don't need to know why such actions help a lot, but I'm certain that you know that doing so will be good for people.
No matter how little your effort is, your contribution to solve the problem will be big. It is not anymore a time to expose the problem (unless there is some sort of abuse of some kind), but it is a time for proposals and action. By creating a passion and love for arts in as many people as you can, by creating a "cool factor" related to art in the minds of people, you'll be doing so. It doesn't seem quite relevant if you don't understand the model, but it is relevant. Your action is relevant to save this world from certain doom.
That's the power of one.
Have a nice day.
I mean.. wot the FUCK?
if the person who sent this email is reading this.. um, hi :)
and cheers for the lengthy rant.. (really.. we appreciate it.. it's really quite cool to be moved to write so much)
but, didnt you just TOTALLY miss the point?
wot were you THINKING??
I mean.. HELLO?
didn't you HEAR the song?
you claimed to've read the rant in the song text.. but you missed the BLEEDINGLY OBVIOUS (and highly overstated to the point of saturation) point..
it's not about COMMUNISM, it's not about CAPITALISM..
it's not about IDEOLOGIES.. it's not about ECONOMICS..
it's about the cycle of VIOLENCE..
IDIOTS WITH BOMBS.. violence for sake of violence..
pure and simple.. and bleedingly obvious I thought..
if ya gonna make pages long rants.. please actually LISTEN TO THE SONG..
(note: I also posted rant here, on the blog.. around September 11th.. if ya crazy enough to research it, I know I'm not crazy enough in thinkin' this..)
we get emails like this every month or so it seems..
and it makes me wonder..
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE???
aaah.. gotta love the internet ;)
:: Spoz 5:01 AM |