The Subtleties of Outrageousness
I want to explain my strategy about how I get my message out on video with The Brian Ruhe Show. If I were to talk to someone and explain my views, they would get upset and I would grow weary, as the Buddha said was his concern. My views are outrageous to people who are not awake to how the world really works.
Fortunately, I can happily express myself at length on a video and thousands of people will sit and listen to me, while I don’t have to listen to them. This is a dream come true, fulfilled by YouTube! I can be subtle because no one can interrupt me as I am alone when I videotape a well thought out lecture.
Over 100,000 people have patiently and very impatiently listened to and watched my videos. I will never know how they react and how I affect their lives. I merrily whistle down the sidewalk while they scream at my image on the computer screen. In person, people walking past me on the sidewalk don’t know me at all so I live in peace. Jesus said, “I have come to turn brother against brother.” I cause bitter fights within families as I sleep well at night, drifting off to dreamland with a satisfied smile on my face, recollecting the video I released that day. Only the internet has given me such power. I am 100 times more influential than I was 20 years ago when I was teaching Buddhism to 20 people a day at Douglas College.
The Buddha taught right speech. The internet makes us much more karmicly responsible for our words because our power is multiplied in space and into time. Centuries from now we could be influencing people with a YouTube video that we produced this year. Such power staggers the imagination so use it responsibly. I believe that I do but my critics would laugh at such a brazen claim. I have contemplated at the subtlest level of my thought, my influence on my video audience and I am acting as responsibly as I can with regard to what is expedient, with my limited means and the crises in the world that I tend to everyday.
I have been aware of walking the line since my flow of videos began in 2011. I have tried to avoid too much fame in my home town while my target audience is the rest of the world. I don’t get to know the residents in my apartment building and I don’t discuss my job with them. I keep a low profile in my neighbourhood. There are men in the US and Germany who obsessively express their hatred for me, in writing, in my video comments. I take refuge in my deep religious devotion for the Buddha, dhamma and sangha. I keep my friends close and my devas closer. I believe that the karmic merit of my actions is 1000 times better than when I was teaching Buddhism in night school. My aspiration is to take rebirth in Tavatimsa heaven with a modest celestial mansion, beneath Sakka’s retinue of the thirty-three. My conviction in my own rebirth keeps me going each day. Who can deprive me of my next life?
On March 17th, 2013 I already accepted my death when I started these inflammatory videos. It is 2019 and my actions over the past six years have earned me far more merit than the previous 53 years. I share that virtue with all the unknown white guys who built this wondrous internet technology.
Like Mara above our heads, I have had the worry, the resignation and the challenge of being watched by the Rothchild, Zionist, Talmdic establishment, all these years. It’s a foggy intuition I have had about if and how I have been protected or left vulnerable as a sitting duck. Accepting death makes me a man with nothing to lose. The three most dangerous people are the king, the pope and the man with nothing to lose.
We live in a children’s world. 97% are like children. I grow stiller and stiller. After a day in the street interviewing reactive normies, I stand with Gary Mitchel eyes and feel my chi energy surging as the next inspiration descends and co-mingles with my mind. Since childhood I took the Star Trek image of Gary Mitchel from the pilot episode, with glowing eyes, as a visualization practice of enlightened mind and power. The Buddha taught to visualize a confidence inspiring object and this is one that I use.
Technology enables the peaceful and subtle communication of the outrageous. Because of the power within the internet that I choose to seize, life is worth living more than ever before. I want to stick around as “this gig is getting interesting,” as my colleague Diane Chase says.
Live long and prosper in wisdom,