About Us? This is really about you…
Why are you here? What are you looking for? Information on the implications of globalisation? How banking really works? The rapacious machinations of advertising and how this affects media, social control, and children? How about the relationship between Indigenous rights, racism and police? Or how technology affects the natural environment? Or the pertinent and interlinked issues of population, ‘endless’ economic ‘growth’ on a finite planet, combined with the prospects of peak oil, energy collapse, food, housing, climate change, dodgy politicking, corrupt governments and corporatocracy in this age of screen-controlled propaganda bubbles and a surveillance culture of scientific precision never before possible? And what to do about all this?
This website is a library of films that aims to provoke your thoughts not only about these important issues, but many other pertinent topics relevant to modern society, industrial civilisation and globalised dominant culture.
There’s already a lot of information on the Internet, so our goal is to cut through the noise and garbage, and try to present valuable information in a clear way, so it’s accessible, useful and easily digested. This may not be an easy undertaking though, and we can understand that—especially considering the complexity and interconnectedness of the issues, as well as the crossing over of sources; but also for the fact that the information here can be incomplete, sometimes contradictory or even controversial. But this is the point. It’s all part of what we’re trying to do: provoke critical thinking, questioning, and… doing.
We’ve fundamentally built this resource to inform and inspire action—and no, we’re not talking about clicking the stupid ‘Like’ button on Facebook, signing online petitions, e-mail writing, or pleading with political figureheads on Twitter—we mean informing and inspiring real-world action, with real-world tangibility; taking this information away from the computer, breaking away from screen culture, to rejuvenate strong networks with people around you in the real world, to discuss, plan, act. This is not clicktivism website and nor is it a simple collection of popular content, like the other websites available. It’s your resource to inform, inspire and provoke real-world action and to generate a multitude of responses and reactions.
We do this because we think that provoking and informing action is just some of what is needed to break paradigms, subservience, acquiescence, and to cultivate inspiration to continue work on the plethora of puzzles and problems presented in the content we provide here.
We live in a time where all these issues have long ago reached critical point, but the good news is that with everything being so messed up—everywhere you look, there’s good work to be done.
Welcome to the introduction.
– Thought Maybe
Thought Maybe is a 100% independent, autonomous, self-hosted, self-funded, and self-directed operation that exists to inspire action on a whole bunch of different topics surrounding modern society, industrial civilisation, globalised dominant culture.
Here’s the break-down:
This website does not use nor support corporate “communication networks” such as YouTube, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. We run our own servers and maintain an independent software platform for publishing—insofar as it’s possible to do on the Internet of corporate-controlled gateways or ISPs.
We run this site entirely on Open Source Software and embrace the notion of Creative Commons and Freedom of Information.
We don’t run advertising on our site because we find it repugnant, compromising and unwanted. All our costs are entirely covered by funds put up by site administrators, editors and sometimes by generous user donations. Thank you!
We don’t receive any outside funds, nor do we receive or accept money from corporate or government entities (ha, imagine that!).
Thought Maybe is a labour of love run by a small crew of dedicated media activists throughout the world. We have no affiliations and are not part of any organisation or group, which means no vested interest, which means we can publish what is needed without interference, censorship or vetoing.
We don’t work with any commercial organisations, religious groups, political parties, etc—we’re entirely independent and self-determined in order to remain credible, effective and honest about what we set out to achieve.
Thank you for visiting!