We think ourselves to be free of extreme ideology.
We think ourselves to posses the truth.
We laugh at the obvious foreign propaganda,
but don’t understand how our own media operate.
We spy on our citizens to protect freedom,
and wage illegal wars to spread justice.
We allow our governments to work in the shadows,
so they can protect democracy.
We torture to protect human rights,
and silence the voices that oppose our freedom of speech.
In order to protect our values, we are killing them.
Truth is in the eye of the beholder.
Before we can find the right answers, we have to learn to let go of our own perspective.
And the first step in letting go is to understand what our perspectives are.
I want to be an activist, but I don’t know what to believe in.
I want to present a new utopia, but have no clue what I want it to look like.
For years I have been looking for an answer to this, to find some kind of truth.
Something to fight for, something I could truly believe in.
This project is a peek at my research of our western perspectives.
It is an exploration which is neither complete, nor finished.
It will probably never be either one of them.
Because how is it possible to give an answer when each solution only creates more problems?
And can I be objective, while being part of the systems I am questioning?
Or am I just as hypocritical?