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Opportunism: Who is really serious these days?
Over the past two years, I've slowly developed the bad habit of procrastinating important stuff watching youtube videos. At first, there was a lot that was hilarious or mysterious. I would watch for hours sometime. At a certain point, I began to look at videos about secret societies, the illuminati, the free masons --things like that. After watching tons of these, I began to understand the concepts, and I considered making my own videos to make money. The problem was: I DIDN'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF IT. And then it dawned on me that this is how internet opportunists think. People read things like conspiracy theory stuff, watch videos, see things edited that are shocking and they often believe they are real.
What is even funnier is that there are serious intellectuals debating this kind of stuff. News stations are showing it on the air. And behind the scenes, there is some dude in a basement getting tons of hits! Why not make a video against Fox News and then one against CNN? Make a video against the religious right and then make one about the end of times and the true believers! We're coming to an age where reality and truth are changing; perception is twisted, re-evaluated, salvaged, and then twisted all over again much worse than before.
And people are getting rich off of it.