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Official TragedyandHope Channel Trailer

Just finished this, I am now officially considered a youtube partner and one of the suggestions was that I make a promotional video for my channel and this is the end result. Thanks to all those who continue to watch my videos!



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Quick Question

Are you by any chance associated with Richard Grove's Tragedy and Hope community and the Peace Revolution podcast? (Which, by the way, I highly recommend everyone check out).

"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."
-Frederic Bastiat

ytc's picture

Congrats, T&H, for becoming an official "youtube partner"!

You have been improving your videographic skills throughout the years and I am thrilled to see you recognized & honored by the youtube community!

Did you see the incredible images on emal's recent post at:

There is a button under each image for getting the permission to use the image for your projects. I hope this enriches your "pallet" for future work :-)

Great work

Been a while since I logged on to T&H...

File this under constructive criticism

Bring the levels up in the first and third vocal parts. The music overpowers what they're saying. Otherwise excellent job, and I'm a proud member of the T&H community as well as the DP.

Your videos

are awesome.

Ive seen em all.


'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

DJP333's picture

Appreciate you T&H

I really enjoy watching and sharing your inspiring videos.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Maybe I didn't focus, but...

...I couldn't tell you after watching that video anything about what your channel is about or its purpose.

I was assuming it was going to be about the ruling elite, based on Carroll Quigley's book, Tragedy and Hope (did I remember it correctly?), but I can't confirm that.

So my initial feedback is that it didn't deliver a message. But I confess, I may not have been tuned in sufficiently.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

I understand where you are coming from

If you follow or look into my channel a bit more you will find that I chose the name after reading the Carol Quigley book, I will give you that. But the channel is in no way associated with that book. At first I began making videos about that sort of stuff, I then moved onto Ron Paul videos, which is why a lot of my stuff is still shared here, even though now I have moved on again to making inspiring videos based on many various topics. The snippets you heard are from my most popular videos, which are then show cased at the end. I understand it is not typical of what you may expect for a channel trailer, but the sort of message I am promoting is very hard to portray in one short video, as it is so vast and because I have never shown myself or used my own voice, therefore I can't promote my channel that way.

Anyway hope this clears things up a bit with you, if you would like an idea of my channels main message please check out these two videos. Snippets from both were featured in my channel trailer. Enjoy!

What if money was no object?

A message for all of humanity - Charlie Chaplin



I thought you did ok on the trailer

I liked it and love all your vids.

I really dig your style.

But this response here has got me curious. If you were to introduce yourself to an audience to promote your channel what would you say?

I am not suggesting you should use your own voice or put yourself on camera, that would ruin it.

I don't know...I think self promotion is extremely important and you could have some fun with it.

On the other hand this is a pretty good trailer for you because it captures the tone, moving music, and has the intriguing visual. Its true to your style and a crazy self promoting video would not be true to your style

What I can see from this

What I can see from this video, every idea can be corrupted to slave people, even the idea of freedom itself. That it is up to us to keep the idea at is core value. That it is up to us to not let it be used by the greedy to get their way. That there is hope for humanity if we realize that freedom can only be obtained by peaceful debate. The day we decide to fight the system head on, we lose. That is their plan. There are enough puppets to destroy hope.

We most choose is we want to live like men or like sheep for the sake of security. We most gain control of the corrupted system from within. Remember, Freedom is just an idea, but we are its example. Freedom will mean what we want it to mean.

Go Patriots!!!

Knowledge is the currency of the Universe.-
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos


The videos are pretty. Didn't Alan Watts extol many Buddhist Pantheist views? That's fine with me.

How are his philosophical underpinnings compatible with individual freedom, liberty and logical thought?

Alan Watts was a mixture of Buddism, Zen and many other

teachings. I urge you to look more in the man, I used to also make videos about Ron Paul and Alan Watts is very much on par with Ron Pauls message of freedom and liberty.