July 14, 2014
In a BBC documentary, Google and the World Brain, the issue of author copyright is explored. Google has scanned and published out-of-print books that are still covered by copyright.
Interviewed, Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of Wired, makes a startling remark. In his view the whole issue of copyright is archaic. He explains that all authors draw their ideas from previous authors and therefore don’t own their own ideas.
It’s wonderful to witness such bloviating on the cusp of the New Civilization, in which “you didn’t build that” is taken to unprecedented levels.
Kelly should start a publishing firm; all his authors would work for free. After all, nothing is original, nothing is new, and these writers are merely rearranging other people’s words.
You might be surprised at how many people actually believe this tripe Kelly is passing along.
The “modern” position is, we’re all one great big group.
Rimbaud was just redoing Shelley. Dylan Thomas was adding a few exhibitionist touches to Shakespeare, who was aping Sophocles. Plato was mimicking generations of Egyptian high priests. Socrates was staging dialogues based on arguments between cave men.
If we could climb into a time machine, we could travel back to the age of the Neanderthals and see that Neanderthals were stealing thoughts after listening to what ants and gorillas and cabbages were saying.
The individual imagines and creates? Ho-ho-ho. Ridiculous.
Yes, it’s all spiritual collectivism, and we’re melting down into one cosmic goo-glob, and it’s marvelous.
“It’s all information” is the code phrase, as if all data are like all other data, and therefore diminished — in which case “information is power” means degraded and shrunken power.
The move to wipe out the entire concept of the individual and erase it from human consciousness is a propaganda op. It is far easier to wield control over a group.
“We” isn’t an advanced form of “I.”
Here is where things are heading: “I/we are together.” Then: “We are together.” Then: “We.” Then: Nothing. Oblivion.
The failure to see this is a direct consequence of the failure of a person to know he is an individual. Free and independent, despite all indications to the contrary.
The psychology of the entangled individual can take an unlimited number of forms. But the essence of the problem revolves around hemmed-in freedom. It doesn’t revolve around the “glories” of fitting in.
The US Constitution didn’t invent freedom. It tried to deal with that eternal truth, as it would be affected by government.
The ancient story of the Tower of Babel is an early propaganda op. The one universal language was destroyed, as punishment for trying to reach heaven, and therefore, new languages proliferated.
And the problem with that? The collective was destroyed. Power was decentralized. That’s a problem?
In other words, the ancient legend of the Tower was inside out.
All central authority, secular or religious, preaches collectivism. That is its primary weapon, its primary means of mind control.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon Rappoport was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com
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