I’d like to take some time and let you guys in on a little bit of what I stand for. Right off the bat I’d like to say that I’m a Christian. And what I mean by that is that I believe in Jesus Christ and what He stands for. I believe in God. But don’t freak out. I’m not a Bible-thumper that condemns everyone around him. That’s my personal belief. It’s what I truly believe in and that might not be the same for you. That’s okay. I’m not a judgemental person. I’m not going to tell you you’re going to Hell and I’m not going to tell you what you worship is wrong. I don’t touch on religion because everyone has a different point of view. There’s no reason for me to debate it, because that only ends in people hurting one another.
I also believe in free will, that’s what God gave us from the start. And free will is the greatest gift man can have. And unfortunately in today’s world, it’s being strip away from us. We are living in a Matrix of sorts. With Corporate New World Order putting blindfolds over our eyes. Selling their agenda through the media so that you see what they want you to see. Your opinion of what’s right and wrong matters in this world. But unless enough people stand up for it this subliminal oppression will stay. The internet is truly our last area of free speech. And the government and New World Order is looking to take that away from us. It started with SOPA and it’s not stopping there. You saw what happened to Megaupload. They have the control and there are tons of other mini-SOPA bills that they want to pass. If we don’t keep an eye on it, they will win and our freedom is comprimised.
That’s why when these corporate powerhouses cry and whine about their internet security being comprised, or not being comprised *cough* Microsoft *cough* I don’t care. I do care about the innocent customers that get attacked. But from what I can tell most of them aren’t even being harmed. Vital credit card information seems to be deleted and every breach in security seems to be a message to the company: We can do this. But seriously, these corporations started by threatening our freedoms. So what did we do. A group came forth and told them that they are not in control. Something tells me that if it came down to it there would be an uprising and I have a feeling Annonymous would win. New World Order and Corporations still threaten the internet the internet will retaliate.
I’m a huge supporter of file sharing and I see nothing wrong with it. I’ll tell you this. If I like a movie, a song, a CD, or a video game. I will go to the store and purchase it. Do you think someone will dish out sixty dollars for a shitty game? No. There is too much crap out there on the market and too little economy to be throwing it around and hoping you get entertainment. If I see something and I want it I go buy it. If you download something and find out it’s shit, you delete it! It’s that simple. I truly believe that file sharing does not harm those media powerhouses at all but helps them.
A band called Machinae Supremacy gave away their music on the internet through their website and interent file sharing to get their music out there to the public! They are also my number one favorite band. And they have a loyal fan base. Fans that, including me, have downloaded their music and then saved my money and bought their CDs and got them imported from Sweden to my front door. File sharing is not evil and it can open the door to getting yourself known. Whether it be your band or your product. Look in to it. Consider that giving a little bit for free can result in a higher fan base and thus in the future turn into sales for you. Because of those free things you gave away and people saw how amazing it was, they will pay for newer ones of whatever you make. Because they know what to expect.
Back to influences in my life. MaSu (Machinae Supremacy) has been there since about 2006. Their music is still underground and no one has really heard of them. But this band is truly amazing. Down to their unique SID Metal sound and their uplifting and down right powerful lyrics. You should definitely check them out. Here’s some lyrics that are my favorite:
Walls are raised while we sleep To see us to our end Closing till we are never alone ever again
A screen across your eyes When covered by those who decide The ones behind the lies In the truth of tomorrow – Truth of Tomorrow / album: Overworld
Why have we fallen? How could we fail always? All lies are believable Even the ones we are never – told
Now you have forced our hand Right here we make our stand These walls can’t keep us in (no matter what has been) This fight burns under my skin – Stand / album: Overworld
Do you find yourself in the air flying away? Do you think that you’re awake just because you are? – Elite / album: Redeemer
And in the urban hell where I live jaded like strays in the street white trash scattering their “cribs” no more than assholes with feet. And somewhere along the line it seems that “pimp” became cool and punk mainstream – Rise / album: Redeemer
This band is on point with what’s going on in todays world. And I’m on board with them. We need an uprising. We need to take a stand against all this! We need to take our freedom and run with it. We need to show them that they can’t bring us down no matter how hard they try. When your friend sits there and says: Yeah we could do it, but it wouldn’t work. We don’t have enough people to support us. It’s just the two or three of us. False! We are not few, we are many. The legion will rise. Let’s make it happen!