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 children, media and hence social control? How about the links between Indigenous rights, racism and the police? Or how technology affects the natural environment? Or the pertinent and interlinked issues of population, perpetual economic growth on a finite planet, combined with the reality of peak oil, energy collapse, the industrial food system, housing, climate change, corrupt governments, politicking, and the corporatocracy in this age of screens, propaganda bubbles and an unparalleled global surveillance state of scientific precision never before possible? And what to do about all this?
This website is a collection 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 across the Internet about these issues, amongst the sea of noise—and outside the Filter Bubble—but that’s precisely why this project exists: to counteract the noise and garbage, to present a library of valuable information that isn’t filter bubbled, but above all, to interface with counteracting the myriad systemic social and political problems across the world today, exploring and understanding those issues in a way that is contextualised, accessible, useful, and hopefully more easily-digested.
This is still a massive undertaking though, and we can understand that—especially considering the interconnectedness and complexity of all these issues, as well as the crossing over of perspectives and the way new media can portray these same old problems; but also for the fact that we know that some 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 frivolous online petitions or e-mail writing, or twitting with political figureheads on Twitter as part of the public relations machine—we mean informing and inspiring real-world direct actions that are effective, in the real world; with real-world tangibility, real-world consequences and real-world actions; to take this knowledge away from the computer, away from the screen, to rejuvenate strong networks with people around you in the real physical world; to discuss, plan, act, cultivate strong communities of resistance and strengthen relationships. 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 social and political change, and to help generate a multitude of responses and reactions towards those ends.
We do this because we think that provoking and informing action of a multitude of responses is just some of what is needed to break paradigms, subservience, acquiescence, and to nourish the inspiration to continue work on the plethora of puzzles and problems.
We live in a time where all these issues are global and have long ago reached critical points, but the good news is that with everything being so messed up—everywhere you look, there’s good work to be done. And we hope that this library will help you go about doing that good work—doing something, anything… Because we need it all.
Welcome to the introduction.
– Thought Maybe Team
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 issues 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 self-directed, independent and autonomous. It 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!