matcha wrote:Let's look at it this way. The person who listens to Bentinho can only see his view of the original source and not their own. They cannot look up the source and form their own opinion because they do not know of it.
To them, Bentinho is the source. It's not like Darryl/Bashar is the first human discussing parallel realities. I'm sure Darryl was quite aware of them when he started channeling after reading about metaphysical subjects for ten years.
As for the original source (In this case Bashar) he has to charge more money for his videos because people are pirating bits and pieces of his teachings. The pirated videos do not contain the whole messages, and can easily be seen the wrong way. What if Bashar stops making money channeling because everyone is pirating his work. So he decides it is not in his highest excitement to channel and finds other employment. As it is he has to charge those willing to pay more money for the channelings to run his business due to all those who watch him on Youtube for free.
Youtube is not piratism, more like marketing. Downloading a full session from BSC is piratism and it yields a perfect understanding of the material, you cannot get it the wrong way when it's exactly the same stuff as in the legal versions.
So let's just say Bashar throws in the towel because everyone is listening to Bentinho pirating his teachings, and stops Channeling. Bentinho runs out of new Bashar teachings to pirate and moves on to another Channeler. (The cycle continues.)
I don't think those two are mutually exclusive. I listen to several different channels all the time and Bashar is still my favourite. Bentinho adds his own flavour and allows me to understand some things I might not get from Bashar.
I know it is easy to pirate, and I grew up in the 90's too. You are overlooking the damage that has been done to the music industry and the decrease in quality music as a result. The music industry was blooming before pirating, and must talented musicians cannot make a living doing what they Love. Would you prefer to be able to make money from your music instead of having another job/or having no money? What if someone took your songs, and changed them, sold them, and made a profit while you get nothing? Is the changed song the same as the one you wrote? Would you prefer people could listen to your song instead? Yet, they don't know about the original at all because the person who stole it didn't tell their audience they had gotten the song from you?
I was born in the 90s so piratism is in my blood ;D The music industry used to exist in a huge illusionary bubble which bursted. The reality of a technological revolution that allows us to have this conversation hit it hard. CDs were overpriced and all that, I wouldn't want to go back to that era. Besides, it was really bad for the environment, all the oil wasted on CDs!
How do you think Darryl feels in the world of pirating? He is trying to get out his message, not Bentinho's view of it. Yet, his message is being cut into little clips on Youtube? Bentinho has enough followers to be able to afford giving his message out for free on Youtube. He gets income from the Youtube views so it isn't really free. There are Youtubers who are Millionaires.
His income comes mainly from the monthly subscription of his website. Bashar's youtube page has more total views than he does. They've both made perhaps around ten thousand dollars or less from the youtube revenue. It's usually $1000 for 1000000 views if they are relatively old videos and monetized with ads. If they re-released all of their videos today and they got the same views instantly with monetization, they'd probably get a lot more though. Perhaps even a hundred thousand dollars.
I choose to Pay for Bashar's videos. I am a disabled person on disability and have little income. I buy music to support Artists I Love. I feel honor in not pirating because I know it is helping. I wish Bashar's videos were cheaper, so I could afford to watch more. As it is, I have not been able to afford him in many months. This is the Follow your excitement to the best of your ability part. My excitement would be to watch all of Bashar, my ability is limited, but I plan to unhold my Honor and not steal... pirating is a fancy word for stealing.
Me too, I've spent around $3000 in total buying all the sessions from different time periods. My excitement doesn't limit the amount of Bashar I can watch even if I was without any money. I'd just hit the torrent button and be done with it. It's within my excitement, it's within my energy and reach to do that. I don't feel disabled without money. This is how it's always been, this is how it'll always be, even though in the future I'll happily pay more for the entertainment I get. IF it's easier than pirating is, which it sometimes isn't f.ex. watching old Stargate series.[/quote]