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[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

This is a great one from Corbett. I love what he's saying about saving our energy for creating a great world, rather than wasting it by fighting a bad one, and begging for its scraps.

Such in important shift in PoV!

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Please expand on why you think it's a shift. I really don't get how it's new. The only thing I can think of is that, maybe I might have beaten Corbett to this conclusion and assumed he was already there? I doubt I could beat or challenge Corbett in much of anything, especially as I'm not interested in competitions.

Months and months ago, (like 6 to 15, I don't recall when) I shared some (similar) images of trees growing from dead rotting stumps and rotted out trees leaving a vine lattice standing like a ghost of a tree - as analogous to a new nimble alternative system replacing the old, organically rather than competitively or violently.

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

I meant an important shift for the collective conditioned human mind.

I think it's key for the collective mind to shift PoV from disempowered subjects to the empowered collaborative Being that it already is. We have been hornswoggled into believing that we must please some sort of perceived overlord, and the more we have appeased it, the more it has lorded-over. The more we then fight it, the more it gains legitimacy and saps our energy, etc.

To see ourselves as, say, the collective amniotic fluid from which unlimited creativity can and does grow, is a far cry from the sorry state the human mind has been conditioned to think in. (subjects and objects in a world, rather than one limitless field of energetic activity.)

I'm cutting lots of corners here but that's sort of what I meant. A deep bow to you for seeing through the many-layered veil of delusion, and glimpsing the true power that is our inborn nature.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I guess I read too much and latched onto the "newness" of this, our good old goal, to shuffle off our shackles, to put it crudely. To even attempt to say it any better I'd have to take up far more space and still fail at surpassing how brilliantly you summarily stated it.

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Hah, we cross-posted and so I hadn't seen your longer commentary above.

Thank you for your kind words :)

What is new, or fresh, is new sometimes only in the framework of when it strikes minds that have heretofore been blinded and intoxicated by indoctrination. The actual truth of Reality has been being transmitting itself all along, but only a very few have been listening. The more we "normalize" the knowledge of our inherent power and basic goodness, the less "new" (and that often translates to "scary, for some") and the more natural it will become.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Indeed, more profound pontificating. Formosa, a fountain of wisdom.

I'm very curious to see what he comes up with next to further this grand overview of an alternative hive-rejection of the powers and systems that be. I hope it's not just a one-off or rarity.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Eventually, after I finish my epic /s/BittersweetSeeds story, it should be clear, ideally, that the theme and message of Corbett's video will be core to my project - about the struggle of growing a new system from within the old.

I really liked his video but I don't really see why he's presenting it as some kind of new epiphany or fresh perspective. This is not new to my story either.

Early on, before I had many of the core elements nailed down I was still throwing around a lot of ideas. One of those ideas was to be "progressive" with a female protagonist. I didn't care about virtue signaling. Before 2013, I wanted a female to be a contrarian, different than the majority with more unique creative options. I figured there'd be lots of new ground to explore, and as a woman there are plenty of "underdog" issues to riff off. But I simply couldn't make it work. Back then I was trying to develop the ultimate villain who might represent the corporatocracy. If it's a evil woman, there are "bitch" stereotypes to avoid, not to mention the majority of ruling class fields are dominated by men. While being creative and original I was also trying to reflect many realities of our corrupted world - so I felt woman executive was pushing beyond just "unique" like putting a hat on a hat. On the other hand, if the antagonist is a man, then it's a dude bullying a girl - and while that might help in some ways there's also the male patriarchy crap to deal with.

So, for a long time I was developing my protagonist to be part of a family without favouring toward the mother or father but gradually the father dominated and many other elements cemented into place before I ultimately realized there need not be a singular antagonist, like some typical action thriller. This epiphany that the entire system was the adversary (ie. as in Wall-E) was a breakthrough and relief, but it also raised more non-traditional narrative problems to overcome. I hope to delve into that elsewhere at another time. Meanwhile, I'll copypasta this comment into my Bittersweet Seeds project, where in addition to my story I'll be sharing my motives, developments, hurdles, and processes of writing it over the last 19 years.

I still have so much more work to do scraping it out of my head and into a cohesive and tight narrative, with character arcs, social commentary, cautionary concepts, futurist imaginings, science, architecture, aesthetics, a cinematic composition for each shot, with a sense of editing and pacing - all with a holistic director's vision. I was building it on this SaidIt wiki, but it has limits through no fault of it's own. So since New Years I'll be building and developing the content on InfoGalactic with a more powerful wiki tool set with media all in one place. But don't fret, I will occasionally update and mirror all my content there on WikiSpooks and here on SaidIt as things develop and I hope you might share your honest feedback when I do, no matter how long it takes me.

I don't recommend looking at it for a while, if you even care, as I've only barely started. Come back in two or three months to