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Thank you for sharing. I guess the show ended. Yeah, I found Donna hilarious. :) I watched a new season after having written this blog.
What is your position on AI in the sense I discuss it here?

AI is bad. I'm not saying AI has to be bad. It is technology. It's a tool that can be used for good and for bad. Long story. It's a long story. I write a lot about this. Many people do. I made videos about this stuff. Long story short, it depends on many things.

Because some people make bad AI. That's bad. If you use AI in a bad way, that's bad. Long story. But also, AI can be made in a way that allows for remote access, a backdoor, via spy chips, etc. Long story, believe me. So, AI can be a program. And if a program is bad, you can try to change the code in that program. But it can be hard when programs are on small computer chips that you may not have access to.

So, it depends on the hardware and not just the software. Those are two different things to say the least. So, it depends on many different things. You start with those two things, software and hardware. Step one involves hardware. Because that is the physical parts.

Oh, yes, I know that statement: A knife is just a knife. You can use it as a weapon or you can use it to cut vegetables. The knife is neither evil nor not evil. It's just a knife. In terms of technological advancement, you could say the same thing. In the end, we know that we can use everything in one way or another. The challenge of modernity is that we cause harm with almost everything we do every day. Whether we eat or move from here to there, what we consume is clear to everyone, always has an interaction with the world around us. This creates a kind of feeling of guilt.

In this field of tension of manifold possibilities to achieve an artistic and ethical lifestyle is paved with many obstacles. I observe how people try to escape from this and for example live off the grid, vegan or focus on the family (or the nation) as a retreat. This is contradicted by the global economy, tourism, trade relations, competition. I have read that you have a stance on ownership and I concern that holding on to ownership is a problem in and of itself.

Buddhism is quite clear on this and sees ownership as the attachment to objects, just as the desire for objects is an expression of human suffering. The human shell is not a self-contained system; it is permeable and reacts to outside influences. You cannot completely armor and seal it, the human being would then die. It is similar with owning a piece of land. It is never really yours, no matter if you have acquired it legally. According to Buddhism, nothing really belongs to you, and if you have acquired something, it is not for your pleasure or protection, but to share what you call yours. Buddhism is the only religion that doesn't accumulate worldly possessions, and when a monastery is built, it's a place of community. It is not about self-preservation.

I've digressed a little. ..

Back Door Evil:

Are you saying you do not understand what backdoors and spy chips are? Are you saying you do not know what remote access is? Are you saying you don't know what China and others are doing?

Snowden

Are you saying you did not read that new 2019 book that Edward Snowden wrote which describes what the NSA does in monitoring the Internet and more? Long story short, bad people are doing bad things. It is a long story.

Long Story

I don't have time to tell you all that the globalists do and try to do right now. I write about these things. It is ongoing. They use stuff to control us from the outside-in. So, smart phones are being used to hurt people. People are starting to get brain phones. People are getting smart chips injected into their bodies.

Brain Phones

They are beginning to interface with our brains more and more. Many different bad things are happening. The good news is that good people are building alternatives to compete with these things and more. It is ongoing and we should always try our best to counter the control freaks out there as much and as often as we can.

Ownership

Some people believe in private property rights and some people don't but kind of do but say they don't. Bad people trick people into believing in socialism, communism, Obamaism, in sharing land. People can choose to share land. But when you try to give up your land to government, then they own it. You can say everybody owns it but government or others end up owning it, historically speaking. I love free markets. I love to own things. I own my body. If you were to not believe in owning land, then you cannot logically own you either. Therefore, in certain situations, you would have to kill yourself, let other people eat you, take your life, harvest your organs like they do in China, etc, etc, etc. Having attachment is not a bad thing. Buddhism promotes pacifism, nihilism, apathy, ignorance, arrogance. That's dangerous. Wrong kinds of attachments can be a problem. But attachments on eternal principles can be good. So, it depends on a few different things.

There is no way in preventing the owned things to stay forever in the hands of the owners. Sooner or later they will change hands. Either by people or by geological climatic changes. Right, that's a matter of fact. Why not acknowledge this fact instead of wanting to fight it with all might?

Buddhism is the only notion I have met so far which asks radical questions without being radical and violent. What I have found in Buddhism is that they do not talk justice but live by practical example in real life. Be it the abbeys or Buddhist centers or even communal projects like this one here:

Any form of attachment, is what Buddhist teachings proclaim, is problematic and creates suffering. That's a very radical notion, at least from what I thought reading it the first time. I haven't heard any kind of similar statement from other philosophies or religions. Something about it irritated me, made me even angry ... and I wanted to know why that was. So I dug deeper into the teachings. Maybe ten years it's ago and I still read the teachings and understand them differently from the first weeks and months.

Have you ever lost something which was precious to you? How did it feel? For me, I had a hard time to let go of the things I lost. It created bad and desperate thoughts and feelings. I was hating this kind of emotional state in which I clung to my belonging and I even blamed someone else in having displaced that thing. Or got suspicious about the intentions of others. Or cried over the loss. Whatever it was, it wasn't very helpful for human interaction to cling to a thing.

Now, things changed ... It is even difficult to formulate that "I lost my mother" (she died four years ago). It was no "loss", it was that she died. I did not lose anything. She raised me, cared for me, hurt me, helped me, made me angry etc. etc. I had her a certain time, so how can I lose her? While this relationship lasted, all had happened which happens to all people.

When I die, I will not "lose" my life, I will simply die. I live my life, not own it. Once I own my life, all kinds of problems come along. I am not the owner of my body, either. Yes, I make desicions for this body and I care or care less for it. I protect it as I do not want to have an accident and cause trouble for other people with it. Like giving them pains and sorrows which I could have avoided in being attentive in traffic and other situations. There is a difference between living with my body or owning it. Don't you think?

But my body is also host for numerous other living species. For viruses and bacteria, for worms and parasites, too. If you would talk about the human body in this way and investigate how much of it is actually "yours", you'll find out that you nurture a good portion of illusion about this ownership. You then have to battle against every thread which seems to be a thread.

Also, you cannot influence your heart beat or your breath. It goes on until you die. You cannot influence how your intestines work or your blood circulates and all that. If you could influence that, you could decide when you want to die, like stopping your heart beat by will, for example.

Does this mean, that I am nihilistic? On the contrary. I do protect myself from illness, stress and emotional arousal. I stay away from too toxic themes and influences. I try to think before I act. That's hard work, actually. I am far from succeeding in acting always ethical. I turn towards life and experience, I do use information but want to reflect and contemplate on that information.

I could say a lot more but want to leave it at that.

If you feel you are controlled by forces, I would ask you how can you deal with what makes you worry other than to spread information about the evil deeds? Is there another way?

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