Monday, October 29, 2012

Why we are not on spotify

I've heard that question few times and pondered about it.
It's not about the money eventhough the statistics look sketchy:
"-With Spotify, we’ll get 0.003 EUR/play.
-If you listen to the album all the way through, we’ll get 0.029 EUR.
-If you listen to the album 10 times on Spotify, we’ll get 0.29 EUR
-If you listen to it a hundred times, we’ll get 2.94 EUR
-If you listen to the album 1,000 times (once a day for 3 years!) we’ll get 29.47 EUR!"
(source: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/09/how-much-does-a-band-earn-from-each-music-platform-uniform-notion-shares-the-numbers.html)

The main reason is that it really sucks when during your perfectly crafted album entity all of a sudden some fucker starts to advertise Britney Spears' new album with A REALLY LOUD VOICE. So please for the sake of your ears just go and download our album from somewhere.
I... don't.... care

or borrow some money from your folks and go buy the album. Have you ever wondered why you feel so out of touch from this world? The reason is that most of the stuff we do and see today don't really exist. These letters that I'm writing are just bytes in some fantasy world created by semiconductors. It's immaterial. We are not built for that shit. It feels good to hold something in your hands in the real world. That's why I like vinyls and hate computers.

Peace,
-Jaakko

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The decay of common sense


 "As my days turn to one, weeks and months loses meaning. Without start and end I wander through the haze of existence". Thats the line that one of the dudes inside of me bursted out when we were standing at the periphery of my psyche. 

And now, Mr. Dickens, get to the point.

When the idea of human being were actualised in to physical form, the common sense were integrated to us. And now, and you don’t have to be Einstein to figure it out just cleanse your lenses, it seems to be missing. I don’t know if we lost it by accident, or did we just let it fly out of the window like a cigarette. But, what ever happened, it seems that we don’t have it anymore.

First we need to define common sense. The Cambridge Dictionary defines common sense as "the basic level of practical knowledge and judgement that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way". Now, when you look around, you’ll see that this don’t apply. Nothing is reasonable and only few places are safe. If you think the economical aspect of the state of the nature, as forests, oil etc., for example, you’ll see that its not taken care with a common sense. Without thinking the fact that the nature takes care of itself of course. So, Nature is dying coz’ of the human rape. But, if you put for example, capitalistic lenses on your eyes, and see the world through them, it is taken care very well as capitalism sees it. Tree is not the goal, tree is an utensil for capitalism. But the common sense of capitalism is not the Absolute essence of original common sense. So we should not follow the capitalistic idea of it, we need to focus on the Absolute common sense. The world is full of lenses, but we seek the original ones.

If you take hundred people, and ask which they choose, peace or war, probably you get peace out of everyone, coz’ common sense wants peace. Then you put them together to form a parliament or some kind of coalition of politics and you get war. What happened? We can drag this idea to a bit more ground level and meet the man who lives next door to you, and you, and you, just your average Joe. Joe knows that using child labour is morally wrong and an ethical bias, because Joe owns a common sense. Then Joe goes to the shop to buy new pair of sneakers, and with knowing the fact of child labour combined to the idea of common sense, he still buys the sneakers. What happened again? So can we say, that Joe is not the guy of common sense, and can we determine Joe as an idiot?

So does Joe purposely turn his back to morality and common sense just because he can, as a human with free will, or is Joe just morally incorrect? And if common sense says, that everyone should have food, shelter, etc., why it is not like that? All this only points that either we’ve lost our common sense, or, we put our other modalities in front of common sense. Humans tend to aim at happiness, but my happiness should not bloom in the cost of others. People should seek their happiness through greater good. To find happiness, by making other happy, is a virtue of all times.

So, now when we know all this, we should, again, level our actions with our knowledge.   

PAX

-O

Monday, October 1, 2012

About ice cream.



Another week. Another Monday. Most of the suicides takes place on Mondays. Monday is the day for Hume, according to his essays about suicide. But off with killing, I woke up coz’ of other reasons, I prefer livin’.

When I took my daily walk today in this beautiful display of autumn, I came to think about capitalism. Capitalism is one of the weirdest ideas that have ever occurred. Our world, at least the western part of it, is under the influence of capitalism. We live in a capitalistic world, nor we wanted it or not, as long as we change it. Following the ideas of capitalists in the news and we ever they are seen and heard, is fun, coz’ its so absurd, the capitalism I mean. The idea of constant growing and the error called greed (which is only an archaic remnant of evolution which we maybe needed in the past in order to stay alive in the wilderness) is one of the stupidest ideas ever. And when the gratification consists only few people, it is also wrong. And what is wrong, is not how it were meant to be. Coz people should only orientate oneself towards bigger, collective good.

Lately all the news has been about firing people, coz’ capitalists needs constant growth and more and more winnings. And when capitalism works with the idea that you have to sell more and more all the time, its funny to think that capitalists tend to forgot that in order to run this little miserable capitalistic absurdism, you need people that buy and consume, and when you sack everyone, no one has a job, and without a job no one has any money to buy anything. In the future, is there only Stephen Elop selling shit to Bill Gates as Bill Gates is selling shit to Stephen? This is how capitalism slowly decays (WEHEYYYY).

What about companies? There is this weird idea, that a company, is a legal juridical person. So one company forms one “person”, reflected to that idea, I would like to know what kind of a person, for example, Shell is? Shell is a person who has destroyed nature and world so much and done so many crimes and cost so much harm to everything, except capitalism, that any other legal entity would be behind bars for the rest of its life maybe even sentenced to death. So I'm not that much of an criminal with my spliff. What about Coca-Cola or Nike, what kind of persons they are? I think they’ve killed more people than people who rape religions, and still we protest against religions with Nike shoes in our feet. I have to confess that they, Nike and Coke, are not my neighbours candidates number ones, coz’ I don’t like persons without morality. The shareholders also forms a big issue these days. If you would take all the shareholders of GM for example, you would probably find lots of “normal” people. But those normal people other side of the world don’t know or don’t realise, or don’t just care, that when he/she wants one dollar more per share, in the other side of the world there is hundreds of people sacked out from their jobs. People should realise how far-reaching their acts are, no matter how small they feel. Also one big problem is people who bye capitalistic stuff. Coca-Cola is not buying its own products. People have forgot, or they are somehow been brainwashed to think that companies rule this world, that they are the key to what company stays and which one dies, and again, reflecting to that, it seems that we want all these ass wipes to stay. We open our doors to our homes with loving hearts and welcome the parasite. We should level our actions with our knowledge

Last, But not least, this one big person called capitalism, has no sense of morality. It don’t even know who Kant was, and what categorical imperative is. It only keeps grinding and grinding never minding about life, as long as there’s something to grind, and then it moves to feast somewhere else. It is senseless, numb idea, of an numb mind. And one big error, maybe the biggest, is the idea that the profits are private, but operating loss, is collective. Children should never be affected to this disease, that eats the lines of brothers and sisters like a cancer, this sickness of mind, this sickness called capitalism
  
"This Trojan Horse that you living idiots paid for and actually rolled into your own kids’ rooms.
Oops, did I just say that out loud? Oh, well, it’s not like it’s something new
.”

 -Propagandhi-

 Keep on PAXIN' 

-Olli