"You don't know what you're talking about" By Vinny Eastwood
A presentation designed to teach you basic tactics, skills and knowledge you need to achieve victory this election season.
Practical solutions and simple tools to understand and grow an audience or a following.
Visions of a better future is the first step to manifesting it into reality.
This is a presentation designed to teach you basic tactics, skills and knowledge you need to achieve victory this election season.
There’s nothing to disagree with, these are just facts that may help make a difference in your own life and that of your peoples in times of great upheaval.
This is of course assuming you don’t have any personal, financial, physical or mental problems that prevent you from comprehending or carrying out your duty.
This won’t take long and by the end it will feel like it was a lot shorter than it actually was.
So, before we begin, let us get into the right head space,
Listen to this short monologue, paraphrased from Point Break and absolutely accept it,
whether or not you believe it,
because it will put you in the right frame of mind for what you are about to hear:
“You know nothing,
in fact, you know less than nothing,
if you knew you knew nothing at least that would be something but you don’t.”
Accept the hardest truths first,
everything is your fault, that’s right, EVERYTHING.
Think about it, no matter what has happened in your life,
a series of choices you made led inexorably to exactly where you are right now,
only you can change that.
You probably don’t like being criticized,
You may not like taking responsibility for your faults,
you sometimes might lie to yourself and others,
you occasionally procrastinate,
you sometimes don’t learn new things because they are complicated, risky, or take a long time to understand,
In a word, you’re human, same as everyone else, so get over it.
You may not know who you are,
You might not know what you’re dealing with,
you may not know what you’re talking about
and you may not know what to do about it,
But guess, what? Neither does anyone else, so get over it.
Many people speak of problems,
One might even hear people say “Just tell us the solution”
But, if one did not understand a problem,
how could one implement a solution that works?
But, after this, you WILL have SOME idea,
AND be able to do something about it.
Now when I start explaining it’s going to sound ridiculous,
but the longer you keep paying attention the more rational it’s going to appear.
In the meantime, don’t argue, just listen,
You don’t want to hear this,
trust me, you don’t,
nobody likes the truth or controversy because it requires them to change the way they live their lives.
So only continue if you feel obligated to change yourself and possess a strong enough constitution to see it through, as the old saying goes there are but 2 mistakes on the path to becoming a master of anything,
one is not beginning, the other, is not finishing.
As some people found out at alcoholics anonymous,
most people would rather die than take responsibility for their actions, improve themselves or serve a greater good, so let them die, you can’t save them.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the real problems we face and how to solve them,
the vast majority of well meaning political hopefuls and voters alike are completely unaware of the massive scope of what they’re dealing with,
thus, they are totally incapable, as of yet,
of effectively addressing the problems we face, let alone solving them.
Sun Tzu, author of the art of war, once said that if you know yourself,
you will achieve victory 50% of the time,
if you know your enemy,
you will achieve victory 50% of the time,
but if you know yourself AND your enemy,
you will achieve victory 100% of the time.
There was once a person who tried to change the world,
but they could not,
so they tried to change their country,
but they could not,
so they tried to change their city,
but they could not,
so they tried to change their family,
but failed at that too.
If only they had tried to change themselves,
they might have been able to change their family,
their family might have been able to help them change the city,
the city could have helped them change the country,
and the country,
could have changed the world.
The moral of the story is that if you want to change the world,
you must first change yourself.
I once told Cliff High that humanity is like a mechanical spring,
the more you press down on it,
the more pressure you have to continuously apply to keep it down.
He told me no,
and corrected me using an organic example,
humanity’s spirit is like a water spring,
when you try to keep it down,
it starts burrowing sideways finding the cracks and weaknesses,
through earth sand and stone,
breaking through to the surface in great geysers from unpredictable places.
Practical solutions and simple tools to understand and grow an audience or a following.
Underlying this whole thing are the 2 general principles of The Vinny Eastwood Show,
be yourself and have fun,
if you are genuine people will sense it and be more open,
if you’re having fun, the audience will too.
The most important thing is first impressions,
the human brain creates a first impression within 1 1000th of a second
it bases that judgment on only 2 characteristics,
physical health and appearance.
70% of people will go with their first impression even if it’s wrong,
even if you attempt to convince them otherwise.
So as the old saying goes,
you don’t get a second chance at a first impression.
So eat right, dress nice, exercise and sleep well.
The tallest and best looking candidates have a higher chance of winning,
so do what Winston Peters did, get a box to stand on and make sure you SMILE!
Keep your hair and/or beard well groomed and get some decent looking clothes.
Now that you’re all set up to go spread your message and look good doing it,
Imagine for a moment that the human race has an attention span lower than that of a goldfish,
in fact, don’t imagine.
So how can you explain anything meaningful to a mass audience like that?
You can’t and you don’t have to!
As former National Party ad man John Ansell told me,
you have to realise that your message needs to be seen,
read, and understood, by anyone,
while they’re driving past it at 100 kilometers an hour.
So keep your banner and billboard messages SHORT, SIMPLE and BOLD!
Don’t go into detail,
Tom Waits believed that what the bold print giveth,
the fine print taketh away,
which also means the more you explain,
the less is remembered.
Every successful multinational fast food restaurant brand has either red or yellow in its logo to connote ripe fruit and stimulate appetite while attracting attention, why?
Because the human brain is hardwired to look for them,
so think about brightening up your logo a bit with some fresh fruit colours and watch what happens!
Now that you understand who you’re advertising to and how the messages gets across,
then you will have to deal with backlash and resistance.
David Icke once told me that you cannot convince anyone of anything,
but you can tell them things that they cannot unhear.
The basic thing you need to know about internet trolls
(according to Psychology today)
is that they’re predominantly narcissists, psychopaths and sadists,
they require only one thing from you, attention,
whether you’re attacking them or trying to be nice, it doesn’t matter,
you are giving them attention, therefore, they have won.
So employ the simple method,
ignore them at first, block them at second,
do not spend any time arguing as your time and consciousness is better spent elsewhere.
Dr Rima Laibow told me that statistically,
if one person states a fact that is contrary to ones strongly held beliefs,
one might ignore them, perhaps even insult them,
But, if 7 different people, at 7 different times,
from 7 different social circles tell you the exact same thing (not 1 person telling you 7 times)…
you will consider changing that belief.
I call this phenomenon the 7th man.
Which also ties into the 7 degrees of separation,
which holds that one person is connected to every person on earth through 7 different social circle connections.
Now how does this work in practical terms?
Simple, play your part as one of the 7,
if you see something, say something, then walk away.
I call it the information grenade,
you pull the pin, chuck it in and it will blow up in their face later.
If you play your part as one of the 7,
maybe 6 other people will, or already have,
told this person exactly what you have,
and then, this person might wake up.
It is your responsibility to say something,
but not to argue or convince,
just walk away or block them if they are persistent,
because they are wasting your time.
The other way to grow an audience (if one had the finances)
would be to broadcast the message all day, every day,
across every mass broadcast medium available,
then one could easily convince the majority of people of basically anything,
regardless of how little evidence supports the message.
So keep it short, simple, to the point and ask everyone to repeat and share your message with others,
this way you turn one person with a war shout into an army with a battle cry.
So now you know how to frame your message and how to deal with reactions, but how do you get it out there?
Fortunately, media production is now easier than it has ever been and with social media,
it’s largely a cost free enterprise, provided you have the gear and the data.
But it doesn’t matter what you’ve got, just USE IT!
Social media is THE platform to exploit in the current market as everyone’s on it and it’s free,
so if you’re not on it right now spreading your message it’s like fighting a predator drone with a musket,
bite the bullet and get on the battlefield!
Live Streaming is the newest and best way to get an audience for almost zero cost,
so let’s say you’ve got a phone, that’s a good start,
you can live stream to online platforms instantly from anywhere,
increasing the audience for your event and for future broadcasts,
if 100 people turn up to the protest, and 100 people are watching live,
you’ve doubled the effective size of the protest.
The key here is to DO IT YOURSELF!
I wish to explain things simply,
not so complicated that you’d rather pay me to do it for you,
most things are actually pretty straight forward and you need to be able to understand and do these things for yourself, because it saves time, reduces stress, increases independence, effectiveness and efficiency.
So if you’ve got gear or want to get some,
just once, read the manual,
follow the instructions and test everything you need,
(including charging the batteries) well in advance of when you need it.
Even better is to test in the field before you go out,
that should give you confidence and time to adjust if anything out of the ordinary happens.
Get frustrated with it?
Walk away, have a nice hot drink and a bite to eat, then come back to it, violence and technology are not good bedfellows.
Haven’t live streamed before?
Pro tip: Keep the phone on its side and hold it steady!
Wide screen is much nicer viewing, but don’t worry, the predominantly mobile audience won’t mind.
Facebook can live stream from a page or your personal profile.
For YouTube you need at least 1000 subscribers to live stream.
For youtube, test it in a safe location by yourself to figure it out using the “unlisted” option,
then when you feel ready you can go live for real.
On Facebook, click the go live button, then “tap here to add a description” and put a title in,
if you’re testing live, tell the audience that you don’t know what you’re doing & they will help!
It will get them excited to interact!
Can’t figure it out?
Then just record and upload!
It’s no good filming a protest or speeches then leaving it somewhere never to be looked at again,
so a good method is, the second you’ve finished filming START UPLOADING.
It doesn’t even matter if it’s crap, 50% of something is better than 100% of nothing,
and next time you’ll change what you’re doing a little bit to make it better.
If all else fails, ask for help!
Online is a great place (especially youtube videos) for learning how to do things.
Gear you might need can be found at Surplustronics or Pb Tech,
great places to get cost effective, quality technology.
The OSMO 3 gimble is a little motorized handheld device that holds your smart phone steady,
this gives everything a smooth professional look and the hand grip and mini tripod mean you don’t need to worry about your hand getting tired from holding the thing steady.
It works with your phone via Bluetooth and the DJI Go ap.
Remember to charge the OSMO before using it though!
They can be tricky at first, so be patient,
connect your phone to its blutooth and open the ap,
power on the gimble and click “connect” on the ap.
The OSMO should whirr and move your phone into a stable position,
it has a little joystick you can use to move the phone camera.
Still not working?
Try clicking and holding the OSMO’s power button, on and off, that should work.
Once you got it working and want to start a live stream,
minimise the ap by bringing up your youtube or facebook ap separately,
the gimble should still work on its own.
Ready to live stream and look professional doing it for less than $200 at PB Tech!
PS: If all else fails, DON’T FREAK OUT! ASK FOR HELP!
Running out of battery on the go?
Get a power bank!
It’s a battery about the size of a wallet,
small enough to gaffer tape to a tripod,
any USB device will plug into it,
perfect for live streaming those longer meetings and protests.
Roughly $100 from PB Tech.
For amplification on the go get yourself a decent megaphone (Vonyx 65W from SurplusTronics Roughly $150) and/or PA system (QTX QXPA Plus from SurplusTronics $500) are both portable and versatile,
remember that with technology, you get what you pay for,
if you get a cheap one, it will show,
reflecting poorly upon oneself and ones crew,
as is the case with first impressions, one does not get a second chance.
So if you have to choose between a megaphone and a fancy PA system,
get the fancy PA!
Because you look more sophisticated speaking through a wireless microphone with a dedicated sound system that has wheels and an extendable handle than with your face pressed into a loudhailer,
which does of course have it’s own charm.
Remember, they cannot get wet,
so be careful at rainy protests and keep a reliable umbrella (like Blunt Golf Umbrella $150) handy.
Don’t leave the battery in the megaphone when it’s not in use for a long time.
All audio gear needs a bit of testing to familarise,
be systematic, one button at a time,
see what they do, on and off, up and down,
eventually you’ll get the hang of it through trial and error.
All up for a PA ($500), megaphone ($150) and Gimble ($200) is less than $1000.
These basic, low cost devices bring real life to live streams,
public demonstrations and meetings,
increasing effectiveness everywhere you go and you only have to buy them once!
Think about dollar for dollar, minute for minute,
what is the best investment of your time and money,
where is the audience, how can we reach them more effectively.
Now you know how to get things done and what to do it with,
how do you coordinate your efforts with others?
Skype and Zoom meetings are the most cost effective way to have party meetings and leadership discussions.
You can share your screen,
send messages, files, videos, images etc
with multiple participants simultaneously,
and can be recorded to refer back to later,
which is far more flexible than phone conferencing or meeting in person.
Skype also works on phones,
so if one had the Ap,
one could theoretically call someone at a protest or a public meeting,
they could turn the camera around and broadcast the event live for the people on the call and even interact with the people who are there,
this can really help to bring teams together across long distances for free.
OBS (Open Broadcast Software)
Free programs like OBS (or Streamyard) combined with a youtube channel and skype also enables the ability to broadcast party meetings to a private audience using the “unlisted video” option on youtube combined with a “private group” on facebook.
This is a great way for members who can’t make the meeting to re-watch them,
and also provides a record of everything for official minutes,
enabling much more efficient internal discussions.
You can add banners, tiles, logos, scrolling text, use green screen, adjust audio,
show the skype callers all with the click of a button and a little drag of a box,
looks very professional and while it may look complicated,
it’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.
Now then, you look good, look good doing it,
sound clear and coordinate your efforts effectively using some free services and cost effective technology,
that’s the rubber meets the road basics of what you need to know.
Moving on to the intermediate level, one also might need to think,
be creative, find loopholes and exploit them now before they close.
Come up with original ideas that haven’t been done yet and test them out,
if it hasn’t been tried, then it’s a good idea to try it!
If it hasn’t been done in a long time,
it might still prove useful,
for when an idea becomes old enough to be forgotten,
upon its return, people will believe it to be revolutionary.
For example, remote protesting is an idea I had where a group of people meet with their phones and one by one call the same office, person or company with the same complaint.
Imagine if your phone rang 10 times
and it was 10 different people
who all politely expressed the same displeasure with your product,
service, personality or scumbaggery?
You’d probably freak out wouldn’t you?
What if it was 30 people? 100?
Imagine if it were live streamed as each call on speakerphone proceeds while the audience listens?
Hearing the person on the other end get increasingly more distressed?
Would that make compelling viewing? You bet it would!
Under New Zealand law, if you call the same person 3 times, that’s harassment,
but it ain’t harassment if 10 or even 100 different people call, is it?
Paul Carruthers who helped Alan Hubbard during the South Canterbury Finance receivership found that things said “off the record” can be useful in decimating your opponents,
it’s illegal to record conversations without someone knowing in NZ,
but not if they call you!
So he would ring people’s offices at lunchtime and get them to ring him back and record it on his end.
If you wish to serve humanity instead of scumbaggery,
you will receive what you ask for, so ask!
Ask for donations, regular automatic payments and gear so that you might continue doing what’s right and eventually evolve into a full time pain in the ass do-gooder.
When working by yourself without regulated break times and holidays,
Try not to work for longer than 45 mins without taking a break,
the brains capacity for concentration doesn’t work at peak efficiency and you will stress out,
make mistakes, have to correct the mistakes,
get more stressed out and wind up taking longer than it would have if you’d just taken your time.
Don’t rush, stay cool,
in combat to raise your weapon quickly and fire,
is dangerous and inaccurate,
but, if you raise the weapon slowly and take aim,
it takes the same amount of time,
but is much safer and more accurate,
slow is smooth and smooth is fast.
I hope all this information helps, now get out there and DO IT!
Visions of a better future is the first step to manifesting it into reality.
Imagine if you will, that today is January 1st, 2100, the 22nd century.
All the problems we heard about on the news in the early 21st century,
are taught in history lessons instead,
disease has been conquered,
families are strong, people are prosperous,
war hasn’t broken out anywhere in decades.
The population is armed, knows how to fight,
but keep their swords sheathed as it were,
they’re educated, yet know they can be fooled and be wrong,
they’re moral, but practice their morality instead of preaching it,
they participate in the daily running of their own communities,
regions, nations and the world on an individual voluntary basis.
The vast majority are healthy, happy, fertile,
talented, honest, compassionate,
creative, responsible and protective,
but choose to make their own life hard by choice,
to challenge themselves today so that they might become better tomorrow,
the people work for the benefit of future generations instead of themselves.
Children are taught from a young age to ask the questions
“who, what, when, where, why and how”
in order to determine whether something is a fact,
once they’ve learned to discern fact from fiction,
they’re taught how to identify, critique and appreciate many different kinds of art,
music and beauty, science, mathematics and philosophy.
Underlying their entire education is the principle of natural law,
that you cannot take that which does not belong to you,
that Assault, Lying, Rape, Trespass, Theft, Fraud & Murder
are violations of the rights of others and should never be tolerated.
Once schooled, they are taken on as an apprentice in whichever field they take an interest in,
once the apprentice is able to be asked “Who, What, When, Where, Why & How” by their mentor regarding any given part of their profession,
they will graduate and be able to take an apprentice of their own to ensure proven skills and knowledge are passed on and improved upon.
Neighbourhoods organize themselves with community gardens,
alternative currencies, weekly street meetings & neighbourhood watch groups,
ensuring food, economic and physical security.
Every member of the neighbourhood is involved weekly and monthly in decision making processes for their community in person, to balance the need for human interaction and technology use.
Broader governance and day to day issues are dealt with via the D3 (Direct Digital Democracy) voting ap, tied to the OSG (Open Source Governance) web platform.
A secure login allows people to participate in the program which is simple and easy to use.
It has sections for the street, community, city, region & country,
Users can scroll through each of them to see what’s happening,
comment on legislation that is proposed,
read others comments, vote them up or down
and have laws changed and decisions made in real time.
Legislation is amended according to a balance of recommendations
and then voted on, so long as it does not violate peoples natural law rights.
In the case of controversial national legislation,
a BCIR (Binding Citizens Initiated Referenda)
will be run and all members of the population will be encouraged to research and vote on the issue.
The system ensured that the people who are interested,
get involved and directly help in the running of their communities,
but are unable to gain power over others and are incapable of receiving money directly for their contributions.
Infrastructure and most services are maintained or improved by skilled volunteers and donations from the community,
while family businesses and cooperatives replaced much of the need for larger corporations.
In this future,
ones social standing and respect became directly tied to how much time or resources one contributes to the benefit of all.
What kind of a world is this?
A world without slavery,
A world without police,
A world without standing armies,
A world without government,
A world without organized religion,
A world without corporations,
A world of high technology in healthy balance with the natural environment.
A world of people with the education and morality to govern themselves
without the use of violence or coercion,
All tied by the one rule of the universe,
natural law, god’s law:
“You cannot take that which does not belong to you.”
It’s recognized that everyone has a right to their body and private property,
if someone tries to take either from you,
they have given up their rights and can be subjected to any defensive use of force necessary to stop them,
including deadly force.
This is neither a completely peaceful society,
nor a wholly dangerous one,
it is not a totally harsh society,
nor is it weak,
it is challenging and rewarding in equal parts,
it adapts quickly but carefully,
a dynamic equilibrium where free and independent peoples
voluntarily serve in stewardship of the communities they live and work in,
as part of their service to future generations and respect for their ancestors.
A large portion of the population do not participate in the system very often,
leaving the running of things primarily to individuals who care,
possess knowledge, skills and make personal sacrifices.
Every once in a while,
people with weasel words and darker intent would attempt to infiltrate the system
and return the world to system of top down control.
However, because of the vote up and vote down sections on the voting aps,
and the basic education given to every child,
every time one tried,
the most popular votes and comments would be those exposing the persons past,
associations and intentions,
frequently leading to them immediately dropping their case and disappearing off the site.
Occasionally, a citizens arrest or public trial might occur,
in the rarest of circumstances, the foulest of plots,
the culprits may experience severe consequences.
This deliberately imperfect system prevented power from falling into the wrong hands and kept it in the safest hands there are, our own.