Internet self-slavery as a symptom of real-world slavery (analysis of Don’t Touch Me I’m Scared 4)

In the video Don’t Touch Me I’m Scared 4 (DTMIS), June 19 features frequently. June 19th aka “Juneteenth” was the day, in 1865, when Abraham Lincoln delivered words written for him by someone else, that have come to be known as the Emancipation Proclamation, which “freed the slaves” (of the Confederate states, but not the slaves in the Union states).

The message of DTMIS is that the internet, at least as it is now popularly used, is a form of mental slavery, and that you need your own June 19th in order to free yourself from digital slavery.

But meanwhile, the internet is, at most, a self-slavery and, as such, is only ever a symptom; with other symptoms, as mentioned in DTMIS, being dependence on nutrient-poor foods (1:32), and manically marketed dairy (2:07) from animals that have been dangerously mutated (3:38) by growth hormones to increase dairy profits.

Fundamentally, this the internet as self-slavery is a symptom which proceeds from the learned-disease of Cowardice. And it is this disease of Cowardice which tempts towards other destructions, such as self-indulgence and apathy that invariably manifest as distraction-seeking:

At 1:32, war is on the bottom-left of the newspaper, which no longer provides news (and perhaps never did) but rather only opinions; and, to an apathetic person (i.e. easily distracted person) war is far less important than hearing “opioins,” as the title reads–opinions that are tossed out so frantically and off-handedly that the opinion-writers do not even spell their headlines accurately.

And no one notices the poor grammar etc. (in any meaningful way), because it is irrelevant: the opinions, i.e. the paper itself, are all just scenery for presenting advertisements, which are magnified (1:32), both to make them stand out, and to make them seem bigger and better than they are).

Regardless all this, a computer is simply a tool. It is a tool for acceleration. Thus, a computer can accelerate cowardice, self-indulgence, and apathy. However, the same tool, used effectively (especially in moderation), can be a weapon for creating the confidence necessary to combat cowardice.

However, in the end, using such tools effectively requires a good will: Cowardice and apathy (and their manic forms: anger and vanity), no matter how frantic and smeared with certainty, will never be enough.

Finally, to prepare for war requires more than to consider only history as told by the “winners.” Thus, to understand what faces those who dare to proceed without cowardice, the mythological June 19th is nothing. Worse: it is a piece of original fake news.

Rather, the date to remember is March 3: the day when Abraham Lincoln signed the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act, ending the United States by ending Due Process as agreed upon in the 5th and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and setting the precedent that everyone is a slave to the government, and has no fundamental rights–and may be jailed at any time, without any reason.

March 3 sometimes sinks below the immediate day-to-day of the USA, but resurfaces whenever needed, as on October 26, when President George W. Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act, which simply reaffirmed Lincoln in proving the point of Lysander Spooner in 1870: that ours is a constitution of no authority.

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