Some thoughts on RN35: The INTERNET – with Giordano

Some thoughts on RN35: The INTERNET – with Giordano

Hello fellow Internet dwellers – Giordano here.

Yesterday Hugo and I dropped our latest episode of Juice Rap News – all about the medium that permits us to connect: The INTERNET (feat. Dan Bull). 

Judging by the comments on the video, many of you feel the same way as we do about the Internet. Which is really awesome because, as you probably know by now, we love it when people get as excited and inspired as we do about some of the topics we cover – particularly when they are as important as this one.

I think this, together with RN30 (The New World Order), might be one of the most important episodes in the whole series. And since there is evidently a lot of interest in this topic, I thought it might be a good idea to scribble one of my sporadic blog posts and share some of the thoughts and ideas that inspired it.

Who will decide the future of the Internet?

I’ve been wanting us to make this Rap News episode for a long time: a manifesto of sorts about the Internet which calls on us to take a simple yet vital step: to raise our consciousness of the Internet. That is, not simply to “use” it, but to also be conscious of it’s state – and most importantly, of it’s fate.

Keeping in mind that the Internet’s fate and ours are intrinsically connected (we already live much of our lives online, and will even more so in the future), this heightened consciousness is urgently required right now, as we’ve recently entered a historical phase in which powerful forces are vying to shape the future of the Internet in ways that are not always in the public interest.

I’m not saying we need to march in the streets (yet). Simply being more conscious of the Internet’s state, is a powerful act. As Julian Assange pointed out in a recent article, perceiving the Internet as a field of struggle between competing forces and interests, is an essential first step towards influencing it’s destiny.

The ultimate goal, however, might not be so much to choose which one of the interest groups to align ourselves with, but rather to understand that the best outcome is an Internet in which ALL key competing interests and agenda are represented in a balanced way: from civil liberties to national security; from big-business Zuckerberg entreneurship to mindless cat-memes – in such a way that they keep each other in check.

This way, we can benefit from the good that each of these groups provides – security, liberty, privacy, wealth, lulz – without letting any one of them dominate.

Well, that’s the rational side of the episode. But a manifesto also has to be bold and grand, and so I couldn’t resist going metaphysical, because I feel the Internet embodies something quite divine – an appropriate adjective given that all divine things are ultimately the product of human imagination. And so, let us for a moment imagine the Internet as a human being: What kind of person would it be? Not your average human, to be sure: still in its adolescence, s/he has already Revolutionized centuries of centralised control over the flow of information; unleashed a Revelation of knowledge on a scale of biblical proportions; marked an Evolution in human consciousness – and potentially an Apocalypse in terms of its functionality as a tool of tyranny (eg censorship, mass surveillance etc).

If all this were the work of a real human, we would probably call them the “Messiah”. (The Netsiah?).

Dan Bull impersonates the Internet in RN35

The Internet is of course not God’s work – it’s ours. And yet it is undeniably an agent of massive social change, akin to that which human mystical traditions have for millennia associated with the work of a messianic figure. And so, I wonder: could this be what the Internet is, the manifestation of our age-old coolective messianic will, wrought into reality over the course of millennia and billions of lives, dreams, prayers and battles? ‘A soaring thought I admit!’

Anyways, those are some of the thoughts and ideas which led to RN35: The INTERNET. It’s a really special episode for us. Both Hugo and I value the medium of the Internet, it has been a formative part of our respective educations, and so it is fitting that we should dedicate an episode entirely to helping to raise consciousness about its state and destiny. Judging by the comments on the video, we’re not the only ones to feel that way about the Internet.

It’s also a special episode because we finally managed to feature a cameo with the brilliant Dan Bull! We first heard from Dan back in 2010, around the time we were making RN6 (Cablegate). We’ve wanted to collaborate with him ever since, but it took 4 years to make it happen. It’s an honour to have collaborated with him finally. And we like to think that this collaboration happened just at the time it should have. We could think of no better person to personify the Internet.

Huge props and respect to Hugo Farrant for once again lending his incredible art to helping me convey these ideas in a form that resonates so strongly with so many people out there (a read through the comments on the video can testify to this). I don’t know of anyone else who can take such relatively complex concepts and convey them through rhyme, delivering them in such a powerful and compelling way; in case anyone is still unaware of this, Hugo does all the voices you hear (except of course Dan Bull!). And seriously massive respect to the other amazing artist on this episode – Adrian Sergovich, who composed all the stirring orchestra; arrangements which accompany the beats. Again, if the ideas and concepts of this episode touch you in a powerful way it is in great part thanks to Adrian’s music.

Well folks… That’s all for now. This is going to be our last Juice Rap News report for 2015, and for some time to come, so we wanted to make it a big one. I really hope you enjoy it and that it resonates with you too. Here’s the link to the video again – thanks for reading/watching and sharing.

Giordano
@thejuicemedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Thanks for all The Great Work guys, I really enjoyed it.
    Maybe you’ve seen these already but if you haven’t, please check out!

    Mark Passio’s Natural Law Seminar

    https://youtu.be/ASUHN3gNxWo?list=PLnzMmEt4pIb985hO8sonHThhauAyn_doB

    and Mark Passio’s De-Mystifying The Occult Seminar.

    https://youtu.be/e1V98DsNXi0

    Hopefully this hidden information will be useful to incorporate in your creative work so it can be de-occulted and brought to the masses. This knowledge of light belongs to the people and it will once again illuminate us all.

    • Amarind Benning

      You upvoted YOUR OWN comment? Wow. That speaks volumes.

      Light comes from Jesus, Who IS the Light of the world.

      • What does upvoting or not have to do with the presentation itself?
        What you need to do is actually Watch It first and turn up the volume before making any comments. Then we can discuss the ideas presented within.

        Wake up in the morning and look outside, Jesus is the Sun/Son of God which lights up the world every day. Where does the Christmas celebration come from?

        The re-birth of the SUN from the dead after 3 days… The Winter Solstice http://jesusastrotheology.com/wintersoltice.htm

        Don’t let your EGO control you and stop you from learning anything new that is in contrary to your existing belief. This will hold you back from knowlegde, higher consciousness and better awareness.

        Good Luck.

      • Amarind Benning

        As a follower of Christ, I don’t celebrate Christmas. I celebrate Hanukah with my Jewish brothers and sisters. As a follower of Christ, I don’t celebrate Easter. I celebrate Passover with my Jewish brothers and sisters. I celebrate Pentecost 50 days after PASSOVER and not 50 days after Easter.

        I’m well aware of the pagan influences the Roman Catholic “Church” brought into the church. Roman Catholicism is just that, Roman Catholicism. It’s a PAGAN religion cloaked in false Christian garb. Anyone who looks for TRUTH in the Bible understands this and seeks to bring the truth to Roman Catholics so they can leave Babylon before suffering her plagues.

      • Jew or not we’re all brothers and sisters. Natural Law is within the esoteric teachings of all major religions. Passover is marked by the spring equinox which at the cosmic level the passover from the age of Pisces to the age of Aquarius, at the earthly level it is passover from the Season of Winter to Spring. Understanding this is the reflection of the internal aspects of ourselves, the passover from the carnal mind to spiritual awakening.

        https://youtu.be/wh7VbpXXh48?t=20m11s

      • Amarind Benning

        Passover is NOT according to the Spring Equinox. That’s Easter, which is NOT a Biblical holiday. Jesus died as the PASSOVER LAMB and arose from the dead as the fulfillment of the Feast of First Fruits early that Sunday morning. Passover was just a couple weeks ago when the “church” celebrated Easter a month ago! How can you celebrate Christ’s resurrection when He hadn’t really died yet? No, Passover is NOT marked by the Spring Equinox. You are mistaken.

      • We live on Earth and both of these holidays are Spring celebrations which has relationships with the Spring Equinox (Spring time in the northern hemisphere of the Earth) and the Full Moon. The exact dates of these two holidays differ because of the Solar and Lunar calendars used and the method chosen to pick the date. Easter being the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox basd on a Solar calendar system. Whereas Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan typically begins on the night of a Full Moon after the northern Spring Equinox based on a Lunar calendar system. However, due to intercalary months or leap months falling after the vernal equinox, Passover sometimes starts on the second full moon after the Spring Equinox, as in 2016.

      • Amarind Benning

        Yes, everybody knows this. It doesn’t mean Judaism or Christianity came from earlier pagan religions. THAT is where you are wrong. Judaism and later Christianity, which is merely a SECT of Judaism, are the only two religions that have TRUTH given by God Almighty’s Holy Spirit. The rest are falsehoods dreamed up by Satan.

      • I can assure you NOT everybody knows this, the majority are under mind control and IGNORANCE.

        Watch the Natural Law seminar without preconceived ideas or religious thoughts and I can guarantee you will gain some useful knowledge out of it which you can apply in your life. I highly recommend you take this information in and contemplate it over time.

        You will not find the entirety of Spiritual Truths in any major religions. they only reveal enough to the general public to attract a following. The hidden Truths and esoteric knowledge are kept to a few and not readily available to the general public.

        Alternatively if you are interested, watch this “De-Mystifying The Occult” section on Kabbalah, a short primer on the esoteric teachings of the SELF though the various aspects of human mental and emotional characteristics including other occult (hidden) traditions.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HiYN2LXvpI

        If you want to know more listen to the What On Earth Is Happening podcast #42 on the topics of Kabbalah and the Tree Of Life.
        http://www.whatonearthishappening.com/podcast?start=150/podcast?start=150

        BTW “God”/”Creator”/”Creative Force of All” has no religion.

      • Amarind Benning

        QUUOTE: You will not find the entirety of Spiritual Truths in any major religions. they only reveal enough to the general public to attract a following. The hidden Truths and esoteric knowledge are kept to a few and not readily available to the general public.

        That is SO FAR from the TRUTH of Jesus Christ. The MYSTERY RELIGIONS OF SATAN work that way…not our LORD and Savior. He said everything in the open , in the light. Those who have His Holy Spirit understand it while those who do not find it as silliness or foolishness.

        Of which camp are you? Do you find the Bible silly? Then you are on Satan’s team. I used to be there and thought the Bible was exactly as you describe it.

        Then God called my name and called me out of this world to be one who KNOWS HIM. Now, I can read the Bible and actually understand it’s DEEP WISDOM instead of seeing it as something written by men to control the populace. That’s exactly OPPOSITE of what it is.

        But those who are lost will never see it for the Truth. Why? The Bible clearly explains your disbelief.

        1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

        The SPIRITUALLY DEAD can never understand God and think He’s imaginary. Hmm…sounds like you and all of those others who try to conceptualize a world where God never existed. It’s funny how so many BRILLIANT people lay down their lives for THE ONE they KNOW and LOVE…Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, Jesus Christ.

        You see, Jesus was the most ANTI-RELIGION person on the planet. He saw what RELIGION did to His people and how it took them away from Him. He DESPISED “religion”. That’s why followers of Christ talk about having a RELATIONSHIP with Him as being the most important thing…NOT religion.

        The current pope says it’s “dangerous” to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Hmm…You can’t be Roman Catholic AND follow Christ the way He wanted us to follow Him. That’s an IMPOSSIBILITY.

        So, please don’t look around at all the DESTRUCTION that’s been caused by deceived or ill-motivated RELIGIOUS people like the Papacy and other religious cults. Jesus wants you to LOVE HIM, to SEEK Him, to KNOW Him.

        Luke 10:38-42 KJV 38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42
        But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

        If you are listening to “churches” trying to make people feel GUILTY after they’ve already been forgiven by Christ’s work on the cross…THAT IS OF THE DEVIL. Guilt should only lead us to REPENTANCE. After that, it’s been covered by the TRUE red heifer sacrifice, Jesus Christ.

        BIBLICAL Christianity…that means following God’s idea of Christianity and not man’s…is the only “religion” where GOD SEEKS THE SINNER, where you cannot work your way into Heaven. ALL OTHER RELIGIONS say you have to earn it with your own behavior. THIS is what Jesus was against because it’s a BIG, FAT LIE.

        If you’d like to learn more (anyone), please contact me privately. john2029kjv at gmail (dot) com. I’d love to teach those interested.

  • J Green

    G & H will be remembered for their stellar story telling. Like John Stewart, John Oliver and Lee Camp important & complex issues are presented in a palatable & memorable fashion. You provide a generation of young adults insights into politics and economics. Your voice can help awaken complacent millions to stand up for their future. You deserve our thanks and those yet born.

    • JuiceRapNews

      youre welcome, its been an honour to play a small part!

  • JuiceRapNews

    Comments are now working folks – sorry about that – thanks for all the shares!