1. Looking at knights in shining armour – that’s all that’s left of them – in an Amsterdam Museum, I can hear music from the Middle ages, I can see games, I can feel the earth trembling under my feet. One day, a long, long time ago, knights were the guardians of freedom. And freedom is at stake again. I have to fight for the right to express myself. I have to fight for the Constitution. If there was only one man brave enough to follow me, I would. But without Sanchez, I’m lost. Don G, stubborn as his famous predecessor, Don Q. An old horse won’t take me anywhere. Though I know; Times will change in the end.

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  2. First option of three. Information Retrieval.
    Communication Boundary Management. The limits of censorship. How far can one go. This movie is made of parts i would have had to remove when it was in writing. It is only about public transportation in Amserdam, The Netherlands. Scary, but this is the result of Western European companies' fear of losing control over data. To stop the columnist from publishing his own opinion, this is his first option.
    More to come.
    Music: Window #3 by Two Bicycles (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Two_Bicycles/Beko_Crash_Symbols_1/07_Window_3)

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  3. The third of three options I’ve been given. Whatever I choose, in all cases I will be submitting myself to the power of people with power, based upon Machiavellian art of war instead of knowledge of the driving forces behind the man in the machine.

    If I pick the first option, I will lose myself among empty bits of information. I can create world after world, still never knowing what tomorrow brings.

    If I go for number two, I can either become a real actor or, and that’s far more likely, become the fool. The knowledge of the fool is proverbial, and so is his ability to use it.

    Option three means giving up everything I worked for the last ten years. As well as giving up the people I really worked for the last ten years. In the end, I haven’t been much help to them, but at least I tried. Deleting stories from the past will rip future stories from their meaning. Perhaps it will drain the power from all stories all over the world. In that case we will all fall apart. Or in the words of Antony:

    Eyes are falling
    Lips are falling
    Hair is falling to the ground
    All the world is falling, falling
    Oh my mama, she's been falling
    And oh my papa, he's been falling
    Oh my friends, I've watched them falling
    Oh the leaves, the Leaves are falling
    Down in silence to the ground

    But in the remaining emptiness, Antony doesn’t see destruction of the past. He is not talking about a horrible ending; he has certainly not lost the fight. This revelation is a true rapture. He ends with a prayer.

    But will it be rapture to me? I’m much stronger than five years ago. Some people believe in me and sometimes I even do so myself. But I will not voluntarily fall to the ground first. I will not destroy the world I have created. But if that decision is made for me by somebody who doesn’t have a clue about who I am, I will join Antony in prayer and I will confirm: This is the rapture. Enticing spirit of what will be.

    As if I had a real choice…

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  4. As a train driver I received a warning that there might be something on the rails ahead of me. I didn't see what is was, but I could feel it and hear it. The first part of the video contains an upspeed trainride from Eindhoven to Rotterdam. From there, a taxi brought me back home. No more trains for me, that night...

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  5. Dawn as seen from my train cabin. Normally, you can take beautiful pictures from there, but this time I drive an SLT, Sprinter Light Train, where there is a lot of space between the driver and the front window. Now you can see the travellers that didn't buy a ticket and hitchhike, splattered in front of me...

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Writing Train Driver (just a story teller)

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It seems to be an odd couple, the writer and the train driver. At least, in The Netherlands it is. The train driver is all right. If he is alone, he's welcome to stay. It’s the writer they fear. People at the top are afraid of him, because of what’s in…


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It seems to be an odd couple, the writer and the train driver. At least, in The Netherlands it is. The train driver is all right. If he is alone, he's welcome to stay. It’s the writer they fear. People at the top are afraid of him, because of what’s in his mind. If only they would trust him… He's just a story teller.

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