Note (skip this if you want): Quickly, before we begin, I’d like to let you all know that this is not the first Cam Reacts. As scheduled, the first one was supposed to come out last Tuesday, but after writing it, I realized that the words I spoke, and the way I responded to the questions brought up by the content didn’t represent me very well. Now that I am aware of this, I hope I can not only bring you a mature opinion on today’s video, but one that will make you think about, and question its message.
Anyway, this video is yet another amalgamation of the truther movement. Conspiracy theorists, extremist Christians, and many other demographics are all considered truthers, and they all like to nitpick minute details in the smallest, most unlikely things, and use them as evidence. They hold a bleak outlook on life, and think the only way to stop the current system is to “reset the game”, by basically destroying all order in the world. How that will work I’m not sure, but let’s get right into dissecting the video (I’ll link to the video time so you can follow along). It holds a more optimistic stand point on the subject, but still falls prey to the standard practices of its kind, which I will explain later. This video is, in fact, full of so many things that I can talk about, I’m going to be splitting it into two parts, so watch out for the second part coming out later in the week.
(0:10) – The question is: what’s stopping us from doing what we want? This statement alone helps shed light on the bleak ideology of truthers, and how they view the world. As you certainly know, there is nothing in fact that is stopping us from doing anything. If you want something to happen, you have to not only act, but do more than simply complain about it. This video heavily implies that the so called “game”, is rigged. Assuming this is true, how do you think it got that way? The reason the game is rigged, is because someone rigged it, and if you try hard enough, you can unrig it back into your favor, if you have the dedication to do so.
(0:24) – Once again, this follows the truther philosophy of order being bad. There’s nothing wrong with following a schedule. Not keeping track of time is what leads mot people to wasting their lives. Having a clock handy to remind you when things need to get done is nothing bad.
(0:38) – The video, also, implies that ownership is bad. Well, I don’t think it right for basic commodities to be capitalized on, such as food and water; it isn’t necessarily a bad thing that someone is keeping tabs on it. If everyone was allowed to run free, and take what they want, things would quickly fall into chaos.
(0:47) – Once again, there is good reason for this. Law, sentence, and justice are the force that keeps people from taking what they want, when they want. If there was no form of law’s keeping order, then what would happen? (See: The Purge)
(1:06) – It seems that our commentator has never taken a history, philosophy, or an English class. Classes that are usually mandatory in most schools, which all provide insight into past events and social situations, specifically for the purpose of creating people that innovate, create, and challenge society. If this statement was true, and people are “only smart enough to do their jobs”, then there would be no Martin Luther King, no Bill Gates, no Steve Jobs, no Rosa Parks, or no Tim Berners Lee, who is the pioneer of the internet, without him you would have no way to communicate these false ideas to everyone.
(1:18) – Yes, because if the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and science industries have taught us anything, we just toss our grandparents out the window like trash, and don’t spend billions of research dollars creating cures for diseases, and pain inhibitors, so humans can live an extra forty years longer than were supposed to.
(1:29) – True, most people live out their entire lives, doing nothing more than powering industries, but where did that industry come form? It definitely wasn’t here since the beginning of time, so how did they get so powerful? Bill Gates, Sam Walton, John Rockefeller, and many more all started these industries, being nothing more than workers before, so obviously there is a way to reach the top, and not be destined to the lower class. Do you think the Rothschild’s got all of their money by being lazy for the past 300 years?
(1:49) – Yes, you can’t do anything practical with money, but money is definitely not worthless, if that’s what you’re getting at. Just because we gave it a value, don’t mean that that value is not real.
(2:49) – This segment seems to be the only valid parts of the video (in this part) that talks about how greed has polluted our ideas of what the world should be, but capitalisms greatest weakness is also its greatest strength. We’re turning around, as new innovations may one day feed all people, educate all children and undo the damage that has been done. Don’t doubt capitalism, because capitalism brings innovation.
(2:50) – Thousands of species would go extinct whether we were here or not. Extinction is a process of life, and is part of it regardless of our actions, not to say that we don’t accelerate it.
(3:04) – Medical care doesn’t cause death; it’s the conditions that result from it. Our understanding of biology only permits us to do so much before the worlds overpower our prescriptions, and kills us. I would rather live to be 80 and die of cancer, than die at 25 because I caught the flu.
(3:40) – Yes, yes, yes, advertisers want to make money off people, and feed them bad things, and tell them wrong things, but you’re missing the core problem. Advertisers can’t make us do these things, and newscasters can’t make us believe those things. Another good benefit of school is, in fact, teaching us how to avoid these bad things. They don’t say it directly, but I’ve definitely caught on to some of these ideas when I was in school, and I learned how to tell right from wrong. Judgment is one of the most important skills I picked up on in school, and I learned how to avoid the crap. Part of the problem is people not taking the time to filter out what’s important. Everything is bad for you, but good for you in the right amount, it’s learning how to get that right amount of everything, but that’s something you need to figure out yourself.
(4:00) – Yes, our technology shows how smart we are. Someone had to make those things, and they did it so we could use them, and progress as a species. It all goes back to the previous point: you have to learn what the right amount is. Computers, hamburgers, government, TV, and many more, are all good things, you just have to learn when enough is enough.
(To be continued)
I’m going to leave this here, and talk about the more, light side of the video within the next week or so. I see where the video is coming from, and that it wants to see change, but the way it’s presenting current society is all wrong. I hope you caught onto the main points that I made: Education teaches us how to be better people, order isn’t a bad thing, and it’s all about finding the right amount. Humans are very sensitive, specific beings that need things in the right conditions in order to be the best we can be.
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