WARNING: if you are a highly religious person, this will be offensive to you. these are my personal notes, and i’m only sharing them as part of sharing all my notes with the world. please do not read. if you choose to read, then you also choose to respect my thoughts. you have been warned.
for you to understand how Apple, Nike, and the like are like religions, i have to explain religions first:
native spiritual music from all cultures is called spiritual music.
religious civilizations don’t have spiritual music and chants. they have left-brained religious hymns and prayers that talk of fear, guilt, repentance, and similar fear-oriented thoughts.
natives (american indians, aboriginal australians, etc.) all had spiritual music that graced the environment they lived in. they didn’t want more, they were content and happy. they weren’t afraid of punishment and hell. they were connected with the energies around them. they charged and boosted their energies through these spiritual chants. they connected with everything around them and replenished all their energies. and this made them highly satisfied and content.when the religious capitalists invaded these spiritual peoples, they convinced them that now they need salvation, they planted fear in their hearts. religion made all their actions fear driven. religion told them that their ways of doing things are wrong, and that they need the church to communicate with someone called “god”. and if they don’t do that, they will burn in hell. religion broke all connection these peoples had with all energies around them, and forced them to connect with god through its religious franchised establishments.
and these poor peoples didn’t know that the connection these capitalists are preaching is a fake one. no one can connect with anything through a church or a religion.
and the results to this are catastrophic: these peoples, instead of getting their energies and fulfillment from “Gaia”, they’re constantly in fear, trying to connect with “god” through a non-transmitter (the church and religion). so they feel an emptiness inside. a emptiness that their spirituality once filled, which this new non-transmitter cannot replace.
so they end up unsatisfied, and start looking for this satisfaction from material things. they start wanting more of everything. they start eating more, buying more, getting more. they go into these emotional cravings. they’re looking for something they lost, and since they weren’t explicitly aware of the connections, energies, and the spirituality that was their culture, they completely have no idea what they lost.
now here’s the big bummer: the church is preaching austerity, chastity, and denial of material goods. so every time they try to compensate for their cravings because of their missing energies, so they over-indulge in material things and they feel guilty. this leads to more fear, and more cravings, and naturally more over-indulgence. which in turn leads to more guilt, etc. and the endless cycle continues.
it’s an exponential spiral that drives them deeper down the darkest hole ever created by capitalists.apple, nike, and the likes do the same thing. they release new products, and plant fear in our hearts. fear of being less appreciated, fear of being ridiculed, fear or having something less performing, less beautiful, less “a-la-mode”. and thus we fall into the endless exponential spiral of constant upgrades for things that we don’t need. whether these capitalists know it or not, they are disciples of the greatest capitalist and franchised establishments of them all: religions. capitalists take advantage of the unquenchable thirst that a non-transmitting connection causes. and us people, unable to connect to earth and the energies around us, we unknowingly look elsewhere to quench our thirsts for real essence in life. and Apple capitalizes on this thirst. Apple needs religion. Religion doesn’t need apple, religion is the mother of capitalism. i believe the solution lies in us realizing that the connection religion is selling to us, is like a product that fools you into believing that it works as advertised, and never actually works as advertised. and it’s the kind of product that doesn’t come with any type of warrantee either.
once we realize this, we’ll start “flocking” back into spirituality. a connection that doesn’t happen in the head, and especially not in the left brain. spirituality is a connection that just is; naturally. no thinking or studying involved. and especially, no rules. it’s our natural way of being.
update 1: please read the comments for rebuttals, and deeper insights.
update 2: when i say religion, of course i mean to say the religious establishments. those establishments that invade, conquer, and convert. i don’t mean to encompass the religious practices that are highly spiritual.