Diving Down the Wombat Hole to emerge a proper marsupial
I've started calling those who would denigrate conspiracy theory "absurdity theorists".
There is the very challenging problem with conspiracy that it is much like any nascent science---there are so many hypotheses that almost any attempt to nail a complete story down without having experienced it (run experiments) is like splitting the arrow.
Love this Tonika! An anachronistic dilemma indeed, and gets to the heart of the conspiracy theorist journey: how can we hope to change, to make better, this world until first see for what it really is, rose tinted glasses fully removed?
I am super keen to see where you take the World’s Fairs stuff, and still super amazed and grateful that my library of random old world images has been transformed into such a beautiful video.
Wow what good company I'm in on this comment board! I'm thrilled to have another gander at this excellent video. And vlogs sound good to me, especially from an insider view of a place I don't hear much about. Someone else called those who aren't conspiracy theorists, 'coincidence theorists.' Was that Isaac? Mathew? James Corbett? It keeps tickling my absurdist funny bone.
Great post, guilty of reading first, and now heading back to the top for the video. One thing that made me chuckle - Matt Hancock is "Midazolam" Matt - the guy who was the UK Health Secretary during the pandemic, I think you mean Graham Hancock!
Well, this is your thing - editing - or at least one of them. More of this, yes! Re Worlds Fair - you probably know his work - Howdie Mickoski has dug up a lot on it. I think it helps us blast through the layers when we see how long they've been rolling out 'realities'.
"...adding a few more fractal dents in my tinfoil hat by delving into other conspiracies that can eventually be augmented artistically for a wider audience." More dents, more vids, more Tonika.
I look forward to you vaca blogs and I hope your Dad is okay.
Terrific work and thoughts again!
OMGOD...Embodied MIND is blowing my Body/MIND Wide open! This book also came to me!
If you happen to be stopping over in the UK on your way to Bulgaria, be sure to let me know!!
The visuals were absolutely stunning, I actually watched the video first (and only came back to read a few hours later), REALLY enjoyed it, I've been a lifelong art-lover, something about the simple act of seeing beautiful images gives me a bit of a dopamine hit so this fed that craving.
As for the term conspiracy theorist, I also made a journey from being afraid to be called one to being proud to being called one. But I like some of the alternative versions, coincidence theorist is a good one, there have been some very clever-funny memes about coincidentitis going around.
and by all means do some vlogging when you travel, I would love to read/see/hear about how your trip goes.
I put people who label others as conspiracy theorists in the same box as those who deride homoeopathy but have not investigated it, those who shout 'anti-vaxxer' but have not researched vaccines and those that ridicule astrology and think it comprises merely of horoscopes and sun signs which were invented by a British (I think) journalist in the 1920s rather than the complex science it is. Basically the reductionist materialists I suppose. There was a film in the 1970s featuring David Bowie called 'The Man who Fell to Earth.' It presented the concept of a self-developing camera which instantly developed film in the device. It was derided as a nonsensical fantasy. And now we have digital cameras. Is Atlantis a conspiracy? Lemuria? The idea that we're seeded from The Pleiadians? Personally I've always believed in a little bit of magic which is, of course, what storytelling can be. And how can you be a storyteller and not be drawn to conspiracies? The conspiracy theorists are the non-conformists of the day, the executors of the imagination. By the way, re your elegant text and your report of the chanting coming from the cathedral in Sofia: In the 1970s I acquired a CD from a friend of mine, a world famous double bass player, who loved ethnic music. It was a recording of Le Mystere De Voix Bulgares. I was astonished and have been enchanted by it ever since. I'm going to dig it out right now.
what an adventure! (an' ya ARE the expert Adventure-r here!) quite a scenic ride inta history, I liked it muchly as someone who's always in-too-it-id it wuz humans, not extree-terrestrials (I'm just not much've a buyer've the "it's the aliens" stories..) But why not giant 'er tiny folks? Why does our concept of "brilliance" have to look like shiny silver with circuits? Hey, if they kin move them stonehenge stones with animal fat (yes!), then I'd say they wuz a passle smarter than many today--mebbe ALL today...certainly more 'n AI!
Tonika, your video somehow covers so much fascinating ground economically -- I came away feeling educated, confused in a good kind of way, AND inspired to know more. The compilation of images is kind of staggering, actually. Makes me want to dive ever deeper into the Wombat Hole myself! Thank you!
Keep doing EVERYTHING you're so good at... and I'm glad you're heading abroad for a while. I'm sure you could use some time away, AND who knows what creative energies await you there?