Note: I wrote this a couple years ago and just recently found this again on my Google Drive. Thought it would be interesting to post it back up now that the Great Recession has passed and reflect on my musings while it was all happening. My views have shifted since this essay, but I would very much welcome feedback about the ideas explored in this humble editorial.
Currency as we now know is a simulation, a simulacrum that has covered the reality that we perceive and become the hyperreal. (Read: Simulacra and Simulations by Jean Baudrillard.) The problem is that even if the realization of currency and the market has been exposed to individuals as a simulation, it is not viable for it to be known at a mass level; nor is it a realistic possibility to reject completely such a system of simulacra without serious repercussions. To make a reference to pop culture in a better understanding of this concept, I would use an analogy of the Matrix to compare. Essentially, the Matrix survives on the humans believing in the simulation that is provided to them by the machines, and the simulation is upheld by the humans who are able to provide the energy to power the machines and their Matrix. If the Zionists’ goals of a mass realization of the Matrix were to happen to humanity, the system of both the simulation (the Matrix) and all reality (humanity in real life) would be ultimately wiped out. Thus, even if we know such a system is a simulation, we must in fact have some (majority of the) people to buy into it, to prevent a chaotic realization.
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We have all seen those videos from the ABC News segments, “What Would You Do?” where John Quinones sets up a situation of conflict or illegal activity in public settings with actors, then focuses on whether or not bystanders react to the situation. Whenever I watched any of these videos I asked myself, how could these people not react to such deplorable actions instigated upon a party? It just blew my mind why there would people who would just stand by quietly as they saw people being mistreated or actions of questionable legality happening in front of their eyes. I told myself I would not be one of those people, I would not let injustice and mistreatment of others happen in front of my eyes and do nothing about it. Until it actually happened…
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This cheesecake is actually a modified recipe of the cheesecake I learned to make while I was working in the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara, CA during my college days. I made some substitutions with some of the harder to find recipe ingredients and added a little touch of flavor at the end. I hope you enjoy making this cheesecake as much I do sharing it!
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Earlier this month I moved Karaface.com from Bluehost to my friend and former colleague’s hosting company, Whiskey Cloud. Why? It was a better price and personal attention with support, which are both big positives.
My old website was basically an image dump for my Instagram account and nothing much other than that, I’m hoping this iteration of Karaface.com will actually turn into a collection of blog posts and writings. That is not to say there will not be food photos, there will ALWAYS be food photos when I am around.
One of the things I want to focus on is making food, documenting the recipe and steps to create the dish. So be on the lookout in the near future!