If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to manually change the some parameters in a view then hook_views_query_alter() is your answer.
I had a situation where I had a view of CTA links. These links consisted of a title/image and link to the content. These displayed a the bottom of the article content types. Each CTA had a path to a specific article. The problem was that I didn't want the same link to display on the article that was current. So to do this I used hook_views_query_alter().