Unrelated Thoughts

Poems that are not in The End of the Word as We Know It, by Wes Unruh

Monthly Archives: December 2006

A Statement of Intention (and supplemental info)

Memetic engineering is the skill of leveraging belief to specific intentions. By learning what beliefs and ideas are prevalent among certain sectors of the populace, one’s ability to see ways to transform society is increased. I want to show you what is going on in your head, in the heads of other people, and how you can change both your ideas and the ideas of others in the most effective ways possible. To do this I want to begin by examing the beliefs of the richest people in the country as a case study in a belief system that is stratified by income. I also intend to show how these beliefs are propagated, and how they might mutate or become hijacked. And lastly, I intend to provide tools for devising your own belief system engineered to empower you to become who you trully are…

Right. That’s where I’m starting from… let’s see if I accomplish this aim… supplemental info:


“You can ask for whatever you want to do, be or have, but also be willing for the universe to give you something better. End all of your requests with the phrase, ‘This or something better’ and you will be letting the universe know that ‘Thy will be done’ is of highest importance.
“Why is this so? Because the universe can see the big picture while your ego can’t.
“Your job is to ask for what you want, and then to act on the inner nudges you get to do things, like make phone calls, write letters, visit a certain person, or whatever…
“The universe itself will act to move you to what you want, and move what you want to you. All you have to do is let go, while acting on your inner prompts. Let go of fear, doubt, worry, disappointment, and any other negative emotion that might make you feel low.”

Joe Vitale: Spiritual Marketing


“Your programming leads to your thoughts; your thoughts lead to your feelings; your feelings lead to your actions; your actions lead to your results.”

– T. Harv Eker, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind


“The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps, being:
“1) Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say, “I want plenty of money.’ Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness…)
“2) Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. There is no such reality as ‘Something for Nothing.’ The only way you can get massively rich is to contribute massively to society. It’s the law.
“3) Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
“4) Creeate a defnite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
“5) Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
“6) Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. As you read – see, feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.
“It is important that you follow the instructions described in these six steps. It is especially important that you observe and follow the instructions in the sixth step.
“And as you do, enter into the feel of the vision until you are seduced to believe it’s real, just like a real dream. Where are you? What do you see? Who are you with? What do you hear? What are people saying? What charities are you helping? What is the weather doing? How do you feel? What are you saying and doing? What do you do to celebrate? Are you at dinner? Where? What is the course?…”

– Napoleon Hill & Ted Ciuba, Think and Grow Rich


“You must get the person to call into question his beliefs and not push a new belief structure onto him. Statistical evidence is almost useless in changing beliefs.”

– Kevin Hogan & James Speakman, Covert Persuasion


“I like one quote that you read earlier in this book, also from Arthur C. Clarke — Just like J. K. Rowling, I’m not afraid to repeat important ideas. ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’
“In working with creativity experts for the last two years, I’ve spent time on this issue. Thay label it creative problem solving. When approaching something that at first feels/appears impossible, these creativity experts ask, ‘In what ways might we ______?’ The blank is filled in with a specific goal that may contribute toward a working solution This may sound like hedging the task, but an indirect approach often proves useful.”

– Dr. Ben Mack, Think Two Products Ahead

RANT

I write in motherfucking plaintext, because all y’all bitches don’t know shit about how what is supposed to enable you is actually slowing your asses down

you don’t need a word processor to process text..

you just need a typewriter

a digital typewriter.

these keys, that’s all you need to interact with
text is the bestmethod for expressionof ideation

however, it is limiyted in.. text is not a true conveyor of experience,
I can paint a picture with words, but I can smack you upside the face with color
if I wanted

I don’t I wand to get across these following ideas which have found their most potent previous expression in text elsewhere.. I’m going to be concise, repeat the information as I understand it, with examples from where I picked all this shit up, so you can go back and check it out for yourself

or you’re morethan welcvome to take my word for it, I won’t stop you…

however…

and I know full well that I’m sayinnghowever yet again

I want to present to you a few ideas I’ve glommed onto that I think are fucking fascinating.

and I write this way to be an example that you don’t know shit until you know how to explain it

to fucking anyone, in the way that they can understand it..

I want to teach you effective social manipulation using new media in such a way that you should be able to create your own social support network online within a few months, and be a productive node online within a short time there-after

Do you realize what a person with a few friends could set into motion?

Sure, we’re past the dot com boom.

but the echo in it’s wake has a hell of a long tail

and the techniques were never flawed, they were just flash-baked.

now, we’re seeing the true masterpiece of orchestrated noise online in several ways.. the most obvious being the adoption that yahoo, then google, and now myspace has seen.

what is next? YOU are.

forget the social netwporking sites.. those are stages
learn to swim in the greater ocean of the net

learn somehtml
enough to get a splash page up

integrate it into a social networking site or two, but always do it through places you feel are friendly to your content

contribute to everything

play with ideas, if you are an ideator. develop new interfaces, interactions, and stages, if you are a developer. bring new things to the net and expound onthem, if you are an implementor. ask questions, grow faqs, demand answers if you are a clarifier. and be loud

there’s no reason we should continue lurking in our communities
unity comes from first establishing your identity, you know..

so be your

um..

sorry, my music suddenly exhibited a monotheistic meme and I had to change it.

don’t let people force feed you bullshit memes.

that’s rule number two.

where was I

oh fuck, rules

goddamn it, I wasn’t going to bring rules into this

rules depend on you to be rules

your rules should be in place

make my rule number two your rule number two then and structure around it

that’s where you should probably start

my inability to contextualize is due in part to your experience as a reader

you bring as much to the table as I do

I have had relationships where I have been unable to communicate specific sentances to individuals with inverted narcissistic tendencies.

I sincerely hope you never endure this

but it taught me some profound lessons in semiotics and basic NLP

don’t understand what the fuck I’m talking about? then I slough you off, aqnd move on as an unread text.

are you still on board? if you don’t know what I’m talking about, wiki it. google it. dig into the serach lores +fravia has made available and get down right reverser on my technol… er, my words.

I’ve been told by a memeticist that I shock and amaze him with how I orchestrate noise. I feel unproductive, sometimes, but interfacing with the people I’ve interfaced with over the last year leads me to believe he is not blowing smoke up my ass, that I do seem to know my theory enough to apply it successfully in the real world.

Killer.

Next up is to deal with the most pressing issue, which is that if you aren’t interfacing with the internet in the mopst streamlined way, you are wasting your fucking life.

the internet happens faster

you have to be interacting at the speed of thought, and anything less than that is too slow.

I’ve already fallen behind simply by writing this..

by taking the time to stop typing long enough to post this, I’ve begun to slip behind the rest of the race out there…

don’t you see?

there’s simply no way you can win

but what are we compteing for?

what if I had a crew, a posse, a (tang)clan there, ready to pull every one forward based on the individual specializations?

I’m a director, a creative director, and I know how to find people apparently that can pull off a production. anywhere else I’m just spinning my wheels.

I can spread mmes, and develop ways to unfold ideation into physicality, but I don’t want to be wholly responsible for the content either.

over the last few months I’ve been working on behalf of Ben Mack, developing a new twist to his product line… he wants to have a fully developed repitoire as a writer, as an author, while being true to his ideals, AND presenting the best business strategy online to the widest possible audience. seriously, you don’t understand the mad brilliance going on here, but if you get free book worth reading and poker without cards in your head, you’ll have an inkling.

I’m a slow writer. for me to generate this level of text from the back of my brain and straight into notepad is problematic at best, but this is an automatic writing session, one of the ways that I get myself back in the groove for some serious fucking writing. I’ve also got a lot of other media in which I’m working, and frankly I’ve fallen behind

I’m doing as much as possible, sometimes it is hard to transition from one project to another without feeling like I’m wasting my life, that period between projects is my own dark night of the soul

so i face it thought and come throuugh, usually with the help of good music

I tell you this, if you’re not sure what schwag is you’re probably smoking It

After the fallout

So I’m done with the project for MyspaceTippingPoint.Com

I’ve spread the most concise and coherent narration of what a viral platform is and used myspace as the structure within which to describe the process of building such a platform

Hopefully you can read it and garner some value from it… it’s here: http://www.myspacetippingpoint.com/Myspace_Tipping_Point.pdf

and it will be there until the domain expires.

so you’ve got a year.

So what now?

I’ve got this thing I”m doing with Juan Ochoa, which I’ll be doing a last draft of the first part, and starting in on the second part.

One of the folk I’ve helped build a myspace profile for is http://www.myspace.com/howardcampbell

He’s using it as his final paper for a class – in the sense that a profile can be a text.

check iT out. I’ve also helped http://www.myspace.com/eyeslikeheadlights

Mostly I’m testing a theory. I’ve been working with a few other people

and helping prepare for the esozone event in portland next august

so I don’t have a focused list yet of what’s next

I know somewhere along the way I’ll be finishing Against The Day,

I’ll be finishing The Power of the Hour by Dave Lahkani,

And I’ve got this stack of other texts that demands attention, including The Deus Machine by Pierre Ouellette that I really want to re-read…

I’m simply swamped now… I read thorugh to january’s issue of Hellblazer, and I must say I like where Denise Mina’s taking JC..

which brings me back to comics, and the work I’m doing with Juan Ochoa… I’m hoping you’ll dig the fuck out of this comic when we bring it out. I’m really enjoying the writing….

gotta go, my cat’s coughing up a hairball..

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