About a week ago, I made a response post to a popular YouTube video called (The Lie We Live), I wrote about how completely wrong it was, and I had so much to say, I felt that I needed to do it in two parts, last week and now. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get right into it!
Note: I will be linking to parts of the video as I bring up each point, so you can follow along if you want, or if you can’t access the video, you can read along, and I’ll try to help you understand the best I can.
(4:00 - 4:11) – How is any of that a bad thing? What’s wrong with being civilized, and getting more rights for everyone? Sure, we didn’t have all of that at first, but we still progressed, and that’s the important part. We didn’t let any of that beat us. I don’t see how bringing up past injustices in anyway reflects on “the lie we live”. If anything, it was “the lie we LIVED”.
(4:32) – Do we need to make a connection with every living thing? I see the underling point of this statement, but would any of that be possible, on even a small scale? No one has the time to talk to everyone they meet, or creature they see galloping in the wild. It’s just not possible to love it all, and this need to make a connection with the world, as the video expresses, just doesn’t make since.
(4:48) – Admittingly, another good point. It is a bit wrong to kill one thing, and let another live, simple because you’re familiar with one and not the other, I get that. My only problem, aside from the one prior, is how the narrator expects us to respond to this. It ultimately comes down to an ethical issue, as to whether you follow this advice or not, but if you ask me, I don’t see the main problem. Is it wrong to kill a pig to feed yourself, or a foreigner to defend yourself? Granted, they never meant to do you harm, but there’s nothing wrong with acting this way, if you face hunger, or distress. Like I said, that’s just what I think, and you could think differently. It’s ultimately up to you to draw the line of what is and what is not okay, but this overall, I will say, was a good point on the videos part.
(4:58) – And, we’re back again! This is yet another one of the stupid points made by these types of videos, that are so underdeveloped, and misinformed, that’s it’s hard to not say something about them. Are you saying that wars are fought “because we can” (he actually said that)? I don’t know about you, buy I have yet to hear of a war that was fought just for shits and giggles, or because we needed to let out some rage (seriously, does he think this is the purge?).
(5:23) – I suppose this is true. We do have to be careful if we want to keep what we got, and we just can’t take it... precisely the reason government is good, and why he was wrong earlier in the video. For those that don’t know, in the first half of the video, he clearly said that order was something that was keeping us as a collective behind, and unprogressive. Now he’s saying that we need to get some since and group up together?
(5:40) – Once again, we usually don’t tear apart the world looking for joy, It’s usually because a dictator started to annex huge swaths of land (if your Hitler), or execute people by the masses to stay in power (if your Stalin), or in very rare cases, are looking for the mystical city of gold (if your Colonia Spain), but as you could already probably tell, those are a dime a dozen.
(5:50) – I often find that rich people are very happy, when they’re relaxing at their homes, and aren’t when they’re commuting to work. I, also, find that people don’t smile very often when they’re just doing menial tasks, like typing a letter or filing papers. Those were some pretty selective clips you used there, video. So everyone else is aware, just because there are a few videos with happy but poor African children, and wealthy buy say white-collar businessmen, doesn’t mean that the whole world is that way.
(5:55) – Wrong word choice. By using cell phones, and social media to communicate, we are in fact more connected than we ever were. Just because, once again, people aren’t smiling in the video, don’t mean life is shallow and empty. The correct phrase would be less-personal, but just because we can’t be talking face to face all the time, doesn’t mean we still can’t love, and relate to others.
(6:32) – Oh boy, it’s the anarchy train again, rolling into the station. So many people are getting misdirected by this video, and it’s just sad. Not everyone is fit to be a leader; there are some that have to be followers. If everyone led themselves, you’d get a world of bush people, living in isolated cabins, far away from each other, and then what would we be? Presidents aren’t all the same, being puppeted by one man, that’s as far from the truth as you could possibly be. On the subject of unity, just because most of our leaders have similar agendas, doesn’t mean that were being played, it means we know where we’re going, in a world where right and left wings of a political spectrum, with so many different opinions and ideas, can all see the common problems and future.
(6:57) – Man, this guy! He just goes back and forth! Every time I rant on him for making a bad point, he makes another good one! I’ll admit, he’s is absolutely right here, I agree with him completely. It is good to put your faith in someone else, but if you want to see change, you have to put it into action yourself. You can just be lazy all day or you can make what you want happen.
(8:28) – Wow, I have to say, that the first 7 minutes of this video was complete crap. So bland and sad, and naive at the outlook on the world, but this last minute, man, it was great! Our narrator shows his face for the first time and pretty much says the whole point of the video you don’t even really need to watch the rest of it, just the last minute. It pretty much says it all, you need to act and the fate of the world isn’t decided. You have to stop following others, or at least take a minute to see if you want to follow yourself instead. A good ending to a... pretty confused and dank video, but I’ll give you that ending, no criticism here.
Any ways thanks for watching, or reading I should say. I’ll admit, the ending was pretty good, but other than that, the rest of the second half was confused and misguided like the first one. It needed more direction, and less vague statements that ultimately mucked around with the whole point. It could have been better, but I think I get the point of the video, especially that I, and if you, stayed around until the end.
Thanks for reading; I hoped you liked this analysis and reaction to the points made in the video. You can watch the video (if you didn’t already figure this out yet), by clicking the video at the top of the post, and please if you liked, why not leave a like? Every bit helps! If you didn’t already check it out, please read the article I made earlier about the first half of the video, if you didn’t already (linked at the top).
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