A New World Rises

I am going to tell you about a world that many sly yet foolish people want to build for human society – and if you think about this and look closely at what is happening now in our society, you can see that what I am saying is true.

And is unfolding right before our unseeing eyes.

Let’s look briefly into that possible future – a dark and disturbing future if we let current events continue unchecked by conscious human reflection.

Unless we awake soon, here is the future I fear…

Soon, there will be little need for human teachers and schools as we now know them.

They will both be replaced by self-paced interactive software piped directly through to the household. Such software permits the student to move at the pace of their own learning. As fast — or slow — as they desire. Content will continually be scaled up or down in complexity as needed. Quizzes, tests, writing assignments and such will be stored, tracked, reviewed, and analyzed to provide the proper feedback to the student.

The State – of course — maintains all this in a centralized location. Much easier to administer that way. No duplication of effort. Monitoring and tracking is flawless. Information can be controlled.

Human teachers (few in number) will become modulators, technocrats, monitoring stations — the actual teaching will be handled almost entirely by the machines. Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs (even if limited in scope) will answer most student queries. Think automated FAQ.

There will not be physical locations called schools, only audio-video feeds that link households to a centralized cloud-based learning area from which the “teacher” can handle technical issues or questions as they arise. Holographic images will assist the process.

Think chat line or video messaging to get the picture on this. Tech support.

The State-approved software will — based on your interests, proclivities, and aptitudes — make suggestions about groups and clubs the student should be involved in. It will show you meeting times and places for these events. Your attendance at such events (most of which would be in virtual reality) would be required. Actual human contact social events would be very limited and highly controlled events carefully orchestrated by the “school.”

Physical sports will gradually be replaced by computerized gaming events — you may still participate in sport if you wish, but it will be from the comfort of your digitized world. Even multi-participant sports like baseball will be digital and you will play with specialized digital headgear and clothing to simulate catching, throwing, and batting. This will be true of all traditional sports.

No one will be interested in watching actual physical sporting events or violent action since you can have competitive events and even horrific violence in the digital world without risk of injury or death. Any actual real-world events involving living people must — of necessity — be extremely violent and creative to attract viewers. They will be frowned upon by the authorities, but permitted on a very limited basis by properly bribed officials — in underground areas and usually for the an affluent audience.

As members of this future society, you will rarely leave your household. Ultra high-resolution video and audio communications are persistent and instantaneous for whomever you wish to talk to — bankers, doctors, lawyers, plumbers. However, you will rarely need to converse with an actual human, as extensive knowledge bases and interactive artificial intelligence programs will be able to answer almost all inquiries.

In addition, every device in your household is “smart” in the sense that it has embedded digital chips that external service companies can monitor and repair remotely.

Speaking with an actual human would be costly and considered extravagant.

Besides that fact, no personal forms of transportation will exist. It will all be mass transit. Freedom and mobility must be controlled to assure the State holds sway in all areas.

Food is available in dense, nutrition-rich, cubes or packets which can be converted into a variety of formats, but the necessity for going to the grocery store, buying the food, storing the food, prepping the food, and the actual “pleasure” of eating is eliminated.

Eating is simply proper maintenance feeding accomplished by ingesting the right blend of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Body scans adjust the level of these ingredients for optimal health. Actual real-world restaurants will still survive, but the cost of such a meal will be ridiculously high and available only for the affluent.

Money is handled very differently in the future. There are really no jobs, per se. There are jobs, yes – but they are a privilege afforded only to the very intelligent. Every human being, upon their birth, is provided an account which contains a specific amount of funding. At age 18 you “come into your account.”

If the State-controlled computer “school” you have been involved in since childhood has assessed you as highly intelligent, you will be offered a “job” which does provide additional funds for your account.

If — on the other hand — you have been deemed as average or below average, you can chose to live out your days drawing funds from your account and playing computer games. These people must still purchase food, housing, and medical care (all controlled by the State) so the funds always end up back with the State (and the State’s crony business partners) anyway.

This assures that only competent and intelligent people actually “work” within the system to maintain and keep it functioning.

Entertainment will be rather barbaric since the highly intelligent people are generally creative in nature and can entertain themselves, or each other. The average and below average – however – must be kept amused and digital content will be primarily physical in nature with excessive sex and violence – all of which is digitized and not real.

Quasi-robotic mimics of humans will serve as sexual surrogates and will be almost anatomically indistinguishable from real humans.

Birth control has always been a problem in society. You really do not want the stupid people to over-populate. Therefore, based on the results from “school,” you are either treated genetically over time (without your knowledge, of course) to render you sterile, or you are permitted to breed. Highly intelligent people have no limitations on offspring, although extremely talented children are usually taken and raised by the State.

Genetic testing is constantly being done to monitor the DNA structures of the populace to ensure no mutations or genetic bombs are introduced by other competing societies.

As for drugs and alcohol – over time the choices for these will be narrowed and narrowed until there is no need for thousands of different options. Freely available mind-altering drugs will be dispensed direct to the household for those that so desire. The same is true to alcoholic drinks – though fermentation processes will give way to liquid drinks which target specific neurotransmitters to achieve the same – though far more heightened – effect.

Actual alcoholic drinks will only be available to the very affluent.

There will be no black market sales of food, goods, or services because the penalty for such activity is death. Cameras are everywhere, monitoring is intense, prosecution is assured, and sentencing is guaranteed. There is very little activity in this realm, and only conducted by a few super intelligent people who have freely chosen to opt out of the main system. These individuals are known to the State anyway – there is no privacy in the future – but tolerated because they often supply such black market goods and services to State officials.

The knowledge of this weakness in people is often useful to the State as leverage to get things accomplished within the government.

Speaking of the government. There is a ruling class which has zealously guarded its genetic heritage and advanced intelligence for many years. They control the infrastructure because they control the technology which runs everything – there are no private companies – only State-owned entities. As long as the vast majority of people have food, water, shelter, health care, drugs, and are entertained, they could care less who was in charge. So, the ruling elite is careful to make sure this is the way society is structured.

Of course, all funds expended by the vast majority of people flows back to the State and the ruling class is the State.

There is very little crime. There simply is no need to commit crimes since everything you need in life is freely provided for you. Rare and isolated events do happen, but due to the constant audio-video monitoring, the actor or perpetrator is always found and punished. Jails and prisons are – in truth – simply an extension of the average society household, except your living space is much, much, smaller and has constraints (electromagnetic shock fields).

Most inmates are kept drugged anyway.

There is little gun violence. Over time the necessary materials to create firearms and ammunition have been gradually removed from the general populace. Relics still exist, of course, but ammunition is impossible to find or make. Without a State license, though, possession of such a relic is a federal crime.

It doesn’t matter, really, because the newer and far superior weapons are in the hands of the State-controlled military and local police. These weapons operate on different principles than traditional gunpowder-based systems. The weapons are specifically encoded (DNA) for operation by only certain individuals and are useless by others. Possession of unlicensed weapon technology is punishable by either indeterminate detention or death without trial.

In truth, possession of any technology not approved by the State for use by the general populace is punishable by either indeterminate detention or death without trial.

The family structure will be intact, but relationships are handled very differently. As I mentioned before, part of every person’s life is their schooling via home-based digital delivery. Analysis of individual progress over time (to determine such things as intelligence, drive, ambition, interests, and cognitive ability) is coupled with genetic analysis (every citizen’s DNA is in a repository controlled by the State).

You are then matched up with a life partner. This may be male or female, depending upon the results of the State-controlled analysis of your schooling – and their decision about whether you are permitted to breed or not.

Religion is, of course, not tolerated at all. It persists, hidden from public view, but mostly in areas far removed from the gigantic and sprawling urban areas that encompass most of the population. Being caught with religions relics, artifacts, or disseminating religious views is punishable by detention or death – neither determined by judge or jury.

There’s more – but I’m too depressed to write any more. Hopefully this “brave new world” will never happen – but surely you can see it leering at us from the future. Surely you can see the seeds for this horrible scenario being planted by the policies of today.

Freedom is never free. Wake up now.

–E

The Middle is the Riddle

Depending on whatever critically important story-of-the-moment is running from whichever “reasonable” news outlet or network — relayed with cheerful and effervescent professionalism by carefully quaffed and coifed humans — I either find myself infuriated, amused, bemused, saddened, or horrified.

Truth be told – mostly I am just vexitated. Equal parts vexed and irritated.

It seems like we – the general public, the hoi polloi, the unwashed masses, the proletariat, the rank and file, the slavish minions – are subject to widely differing viewpoints from the Left and Right that (upon alert curious scrutiny) are discovered to be but one and the same message, artfully and deliberately disguised to keep us fat and happy.

We are subject to outlier extremism at both ends of the political spectrum – Left and Right – but this is nothing but outright deception, and it reminds me of the expression of “playing both ends against the middle.”

The middle in question being the middle class – the centrist, common sense, regular and normal American who acknowledges the validity of many divergent political views – and it is being deceived, exploited, and conned by a Left and Right that only views the middle class as a source of revenue, either in the form of taxes, donations, consumer expenditures or expanding debt.

We are just accounts to be drained.

Look around at what is being shown on any digital news outlet – no one can convey the truth to you because we have lost the thread that leads us to the truth. We are lost in the woods, and our breadcrumb trail is gone. The Wicked Witch of State is about to eat us alive, trying to tempt us into feeling at ease with candy, candy, candy while she monitors the temperature and prepares the stove.

Don’t eat the candy. Don’t drink the cool-aid. Red pill, or blue pill?

Don’t trust anyone simply because they say “I am Left,” or “I am Right.” Listen to the message. Examine the content. Discern the truth for yourselves. So often we are subject to supposedly learned men and women parading around their academic credentials as though that is the ultimate confirmation of truth. Or, equally disheartening, we are presented with celebrities whose ability to sing, dance, play a musical instrument, or parrot lines of text somehow qualifies them to convey truth and reliability that we must accept with unquestioned alacrity.

The final insult comes when our elected officials are held up as some sort of irrefutable symbol of authority and knowledge, and any criticism of them is either racist, a sign of intrinsic ignorance, or a symptom of some kind of anti-social mental illness.

Do not be daunted or intimidated by what others say or do – think for your Self and act on the basis of the greatest ethical and moral beliefs we have as human beings.

Question all forms of thought which seek to instruct you on what to think instead of how to think. Question all forms of authority that demand your unquestioned allegiance simply because they are from the State, and you are not. Question any system of thought that requires the complete submission of your Will and self-determining being. Question those who want only to speak at you and never listen to you.

Question ignorance and barbarism in all its clever forms.

I wish you the best in your search for the truth – always remembering that you cannot fight fire with fire. Unless your fire is much, much, bigger – and burns brightly within you.

–E

The Evangelical Nature of the Left

I was comfortably ensconced in the john, loo, crapper this morning ruminating, as it were, on the often seamy world of politics — it seemed a very hospitable and appropriate environment indeed for such a necessary and worthy mentation.

I was pondering the wave of European “discoveries” that swept across North, Central, and South America starting in the 15th century and moving forward in time.

What we had, basically, was a technologically advanced culture (e.g., Spain, France, Portugal) encountering a less advanced (militarily, at least) culture (e.g., Inca, Mayan, Aztec).

The more advanced culture believed it held the moral and ethical high ground because it felt that the beliefs (social, political, religious) it held were superior, and, therefore, it could utilize whatever steps were necessary to get the less advanced culture to hopefully “see” the truth and convert or change their ways.

There were, of course, two schools of thought behind this process.

First, there were those who genuinely believed that Christianity and a European style of living had to be brought to the heathens; not only as a means of bringing them to God, but also as a means of pacifying them — after all, it’s hard to revolt and fight your masters when you surrender your will to the Church (or State) — especially if you are led by shepherds, religious clerics, or bureaucratic government clerks.

Second, there were those who sought only the resources occupied by the less advanced culture. Whether the indigenous peoples were converted in their beliefs was of little concern, though if they did convert, it would certainly make getting access to the resources much simpler.

So what do we have happening with our Liberal-Marxist-Socialist invaders today, in this country?

They represent a mindset which is not American, but is imported from Europe, home to Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and the ilk.

The Liberal-Marxist-Socialists are fanatics, full of zeal, utterly convinced of the absolute truth of their positions – be it redistribution of wealth, global warming, or universal healthcare. They seek to dominate the existing beliefs of the current occupants of this country and “convert” them – or destroy those who will not convert.

These are the zealots in the trenches, the missionaries in the field, if you will, and they are used by the people behind the scenes to do the dirty work.

But the hardcore Liberal-Marxist-Socialists behind the scenes, like the monarchies in Spain and France in the 15th century, really only care for what can be put into the Treasury — what are the resources that can be taken from the indigenous population and transferred into Liberal-Marxist-Socialist hands – in truth, they don’t care for politics, ideology, or religion – it is all about the money.

Thus we have massive regulation, ill-conceived stimulus plans, bloated loan programs, et cetera – all designed to take resources from the heathen (conservative) natives and distribute it to the “true believers” – the Liberal-Marxist-Socialists who just happen to be in those sorts of businesses that benefit from such action.

Funny how that works.

We worry and fret about the fanatics that sit at the dark heart of terrorism, be it of Islamic origin or otherwise – but we rarely think of the blind zeal with which the Liberal-Marxist-Socialist attempts to change the minds of those who disagree with them – they are so completely convinced of the truth of their own position that they will do whatever it takes to succeed.

Adolf Hitler phrased it this way — and Liberal-Marxist-Socialists embrace this belief –

Only in the struggle between two philosophies can the weapon of brutal force, persistently and ruthlessly applied, lead to a decision for the side it supports.

Another chilling statement from Hitler also supported by Liberal-Marxist-Socialists —

Where the destiny and existence of a people are at stake, all obligation to beauty cease.

Where is says “people” in the sentence above, simply substitute “Liberal-Marxist-Socialist” and you get the picture.

America was the culmination of the need for people to rise above the tyranny of this kind of mindset – our founders wanted to create a place where everyone could believe as they wanted. A place where hard work, self-reliance, and personal responsibility in an environment of high moral and ethical standards would lead to a sustained system of living.

And it did, until the infestation of the Liberal-Marxist-Socialist-Elitist mindset again rose up – and once more it must be crushed and pushed back into the outer darkness.

We are in the midst of a great battle for the hearts and minds of our country, for our children, for our future – it is a struggle between those who think they know the truth and wish to impose that on everyone, and those who believe everyone can, and should, think for themselves.

Take this threat serious, because I assure you the Liberal-Marxist-Socialists do – and you cannot reason with, negotiate, nor reach any kind of agreement with such people – they are convinced they are right and you are utterly wrong, and since logic does not apply, they must be defeated and driven out of power.

That’s the way I see it.

–E

What’s Old Is Knew Again

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Think about the world you live in as you read these words.     –E

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Excerpt from The Communist Manifesto — by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 1848

We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy.

The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state, i.e., of the proletariat organized as the ruling class; and to increase the total productive forces as rapidly as possible.

Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionizing the mode of production.

These measures will, of course, be different in different countries. Nevertheless, in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.

  • Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
  • A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
  • Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
  • Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
  • Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
  • Centralization of the means of communication and transport in he hands of the state.
  • Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
  • Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
  • Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
  • Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

When, in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another. If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organize itself as a class; if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class.

Are you still sleeping?

–E

Playing the Percentages

50%+ of those individuals who comprise American society pay little or no taxes and are almost totally reliant upon the government for the basic necessities of life by receiving some form(s) of federal aid.

These are facts produced and provided by the federal government itself.

We can be drawn to several different conclusions about this situation.

One possible option is that those who control government believe that certain human beings do not have the cognitive skills and abilities necessary to survive in a modern, technological, age and, therefore, must be cared for; like a shepherd tends a flock. The Bell Curve — they believe — is static, not dynamic. Most people will never be successful. You are fated to your level of intelligence – or lack thereof. Like bad luck and cancer, according to the experts…

Another possible option could be that the government — particularly the governing power — believes that it can maintain its grip on that power by simply placating these people, much like the ancient Romans did in providing tribute to the barbarians in an effort to stave off invasion, anarchy, and chaos. The 50%+ are then docile and under control.

Another possibility is that the leadership  (e.g., religious, political, racial, ethnic, or cultural) of the 50%+ constantly informs the 50%+ that they have no hope of improvement, no pathway to success, no opportunities to succeed and — given this mindset — the 50%+ simply settles back to be looked after, devoid of all hope. They mindlessly spend their government money (usually with businesses aligned with the ruling elite) and they will vote — always for the status quo championed by the ruling elite.

The Bell Curve — another school of thought believes — is dynamic, not static, and anyone within the 50%+ can improve themselves and succeed in life – if they try. If they can muster the necessary will in the face of the constant propaganda from their own leaders.

A final possibility is that certain people have recognized the intrinsic weakness of any Democracy – which is that the majority does indeed rule (especially if you deliberately ignore the fact America is supposed to be a Republic). If you cleverly manipulate the people by creating dependencies, division, envy, and strife, you can direct the ire of the 50%+ toward those who have achieved hard-earned success in the society. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” sounds so compassionate, so caring, so progressive — and yet it is simply Communism.

In the scenario outlined above, there are political interests intent only on power, and they will gradually attempt to push that 50%+ figure up to 60% and above. A relentless voting majority that cannot be overcome. You then have – much like a cancer — succeeded in overwhelming the host. State control. The Collective. The Hive. The Commune. Mediocrity. More takers than producers. Chaos.

Finally — there are those who tend to think that every person who is in business is evil. People who think this have allowed the corporate greed of an evil few to taint the decent many. The unrestrained pursuit of profit without morality and ethics is evil. Enlightened capitalism, conducted within the boundaries set by morality and ethics, can achieve great things — but only if the dream of such great things is not vilified by those who seek only to manipulate and control the 50%+ to their advantage.

Profit is not evil — but improper pathways to reach it are.

You have to decide which of these situations is true – and in which percentage you find yourself.

The most important thing, however, is for you to decide what you think your government actually believes. Their actions will speak volumes — pay attention.

–E

I Find It Amusing…

There is so much hypocrisy and deliberately fallacious news in the world these days that even a discerning individual is given pause in the quest for truth. Indeed, one would even be hard-pressed to come to solid conclusions about what constitutes truth.

And where to look for it — or recognize it when you see it.

In the quest for that truth, however, there are some disruptive and discordant ideas which deserve careful scrutiny. As you try to untangle the chaotic mess and distinguish — among the morass of lies and falsehoods — some glimmering of truth, you need to keep an open mind, a sense of humor, and a willing heart.

Good luck with that.

For instance (speaking of disruptive and discordant ideas), many people point to the plight of the poor polar bears in a world increasingly afflicted with supposedly human-made global warming. I won’t attempt, within the confines of this short space, to even address the inconclusive issue of global warming.

Instead, let’s talk polar bears.

One of the most violent and disagreeable creatures on the planet. A true killer. Polar bears are one of the few creatures on earth that will track and seek to kill – then consume – human beings. Even a Great White shark will spit you out after an erroneous attack.

The polar bear regards you as legitimate chow. If you meet one, you better hope it just ate.

Moving on – I am amused by people violently opposed to tobacco and related products, but who vigorously espouse and support the legalization of marijuana. Don’t be a hypocrite – either support both or support none. No token tokes – make it real.

I find it amusing that the same people that eschew gun violence and loudly denounce gun ownership make billions of dollars making movies, television shows, and books with nothing in them but mindless gun violence — closely followed by needless mayhem and wanton destruction.

Hey, I think I saw a band with that name in concert a few years back.

I find it amusing (in a sad and disappointing way) that many people make significant amounts of money telling us we are all racists — yet their message is one of hate and revenge. Read “It is Not About Racism,” for more on this.

Hmm — I also find it amusing that there are many people who (in public speeches) state that all humans are equal, but then would seek to redistribute wealth and resources because (in their private thoughts) they believe certain segments of the population are genetically inferior. You would think – if we are all equal – then a society would simply establish an economic system where opportunities are available for all people. The ones that apply themselves and work hard will succeed, and the lazy ones won’t. The former would be rewarded by what they earn, and the latter would not.

Amusing that is not really how it works, though…

I find it amusing that governments talk about the need to foster economies that create private sector jobs, and then do nothing but hire more public sector government workers. Workers that in many instances produce nothing for the marketplace, are almost immune from dismissal due to union agreements, and almost always overlap other positions within the bureaucratic hierarchy. No criticism, just facts. Hey, let’s be more like France — what could possibly go wrong with that brilliant idea?

I find it amusing that everyone wants to find a job, but no one wants to work. Everyone wants an awesome salary, fantastic benefits and incredible perks, but they are generally unwilling to earn it over time – they expect (demand) it now. And feel entitled to it simply because they exist. The concept of sacrifice has vanished. Competition and achievement are unfair because there are just too many losers.

I find it amusing that certain people (The Ruling Elite) do not believe in evolutionary forces. That is to say, where creatures that fit best thrive, we succeed in niches, and all that. These Elitists who do not believe in such evolution want the human mind to consciously rule and direct evolution. Handled properly it seems like a good idea. However — due to the Elitist’s innate superiority (puke), it will be their own minds that direct that evolution. In essence, we are back to square one because narrow-mined control from a handful of allegedly intelligent humans is not much different from zero control.

Here’s an idea — how about instead we rely on self-determined control using the highest moral and ethical guidelines as standards of conduct.

There are additional problems. A well-intentioned Leftist Elite will also try desperately to impact the lives of everyone in ways the Elite think is best — without really thinking through the ramifications. For instance, they will push for a society that extends the lives of people through better nutrition and medicine; uses technology to keep people alive much longer than they ordinarily would have; and then the Elite turn right around to utilize computers, automation, robotics, and technology to displace massive numbers of humans in the workforce. The evolutionary net result is insufficient resources available to maintain the society because there are now too many unproductive people living longer while draining resources without providing anything useful back to the society. Funny how evolution works… directed or not.

I find it amusing that certain groups in our society think everyone should have a college degree. However, in order to accomplish this, entrance standards at colleges and universities are lowered, every curriculum is simplified, instruction is softened, and grading is modified. The net result is a parade of idiots with diplomas that no one in the private sector will hire. Fortunately, they can find employment with the government.

Okay – I apologize.

I am being way too harsh with the government. There are many fine people working there doing awesome work. I get that. They are patriots in the truest sense of the word. However, even a cursory glance at the size and scope of government has to make you stop and think – do we really need so many people running around creating needless rules, regulations, and laws? I mean – regardless of whether they are Liberal or Conservative, Democrat or Republican — no one seems to be able to balance a budget, reduce fraud and corruption, or get a handle on spending.

And they apparently believe human beings are incapable of self-control.

The implication – if you really think about it – is that humans should not have free will because we are incapable of handling it. We need to be controlled, directed, tended after like herd animals.

And the State should do it. The State loves you.

It would be amusing if it wasn’t so sad.

One last thing. There are many, many, people – found at every level of our society – who think freedom is too painful and must be curtailed. These people think freedom must be limited in order to protect, safeguard, and make people feel less pain in their lives.

You know the new drill – do not keep score in athletic contests, no longer offer prizes for first or second place, but only for participation; take away all forms of self-protection; make financial payments to people who consciously choose not to sacrifice and work; seek to eliminate and control every dangerous behavior– especially those that require free will and self-control for an individual to handle themselves. You know, don;t attempt anything without government supervision, because the State loves you and wants you to be safe.

Freedom IS painful. It hurts. It means we as a society must tolerate all the highs and lows of human behavior. It means we must take the good with the bad in order to enjoy a greater freedom as a society – even as we seek more free will and more self-control to help make sure freedom is maintained.

What you need is less pointless education about useless drivel and more exposure to topics like logic, rationality, ethics, morality, philosophy, and cognitive science.

Stop teaching people WHAT to think and start showing them HOW to think.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion — take it or leave it.

–E

A love-hate-hate relationship

I have a love-hate-hate relationship with technology.

They (the same nefarious bunch that always promises to build Utopia) told us that technology would make our lives easier. Better. More fulfilling. Simplify things.

What a crock of womanure (trying to be gender-sensitive here).

How about some examples? Glad you bloody asked. Let’s talk email.

Like a lot of people, I maintain a number of different email addresses. Some are for family, some are for team sports, some are for friends, some are for business, some are for quasi-anonymous blog communications, some are for Internet commerce, et cetera, et cetera. I won’t deny the utility and helpfulness of it all. However, lately it has become a huge pain in my gluteus maximus.

I mean, just dealing with my normal, regular and expected email is time consuming. Open it, read it, ponder it, usually respond and act on it. Tiring. And that’s just the stuff you want to read, that’s not counting the stuff you have to wade through and get rid of…

Let’s talk *SPAM* — no matter how elaborate I try to construct my filters and safeguards, I get inundated with a ceaseless stream of junk mail. If every piece of email that managed to sneak past my breastworks actually did what it said, I would have my mortgage paid off, be listed prominently in Who’s Who, be more incredible in the sack, be the proud owner of hundreds of stocks which quadrupled my money, own half of Nigeria, be living without pain of any kind, be thinner, have more energy and hair and whatever ad nauseum ad infinitum. Puke.

I spend WAY too much time highlighting and deleting crap emails. You can block the sender or domain but – guess what – the SPAMMERS rotate those more than the NSA changes passwords. Email addresses are like Chinese products – cheap and plentiful.

Oh, and here’s some more great news – companies want to ramp up automation and AI, which only means you’ll get more of this crap because it’s easier to generate from the sender’s end. Just set a few parameters and let the blasted machines churn and burn.

Enough with SPAM — let me rant on legitimate sites where you actually buy something useful. Now – hidden in the effing fine print, is the fact that by purchasing that “had to freaking have” item, you are automatically subscribed to the site’s newsletter. And, oh by the way, we also sell/give our subscriber lists to other companies with products we just know you’ll love {insert sincere smile here}. Sigh.

I do have a hateful admiration for some of these businesses – they have automated algorithms that are as utterly relentless as a Terminator cyborg. They will not stop until you buy something. Or you die and get removed from the list server.

Of course, you can unsubscribe. Just means they will send you MORE emails, hoping one of them will work. It’s not a shotgun approach, it’s frelling carpet bombing.

Then – even worse – there are hackers who send you things and WANT YOU to click the “unsubscribe” button, which unleashes gawd knows what evil script, key-logger program, or Trojan jackass to invade the sanctity of your system.

Don’t even get me started on Phishing and Scamming deals.

Fug – I’m headed to the Post Office to buy some damn stamps…

–E

P.S. Next post, we go off on text messages! Look for an e-alert. Hah.

The Royal Treatment

It amuses me that the same people who want to blame the social environment for every conceivable ill (e.g., low intelligence, lack of education, crime, poverty…) will slavishly worship any kind of old world aristocracy which shows up in the form of royalty to grace our America shores. The egalitarian socialists apparently are not sufficiently conscious enough to understand that being “royal” simply means one has given great attention to bloodlines.

That is to say – royals strictly control their genetic heritage.

These same egalitarian socialists want to tell you that “everyone is equal” and the only reason some are “more equal” in attaining financial success is because the successful business people either lied, cheated, or schemed their way to success by exploiting their fellow humans.

The egalitarian socialists claim this despite the fact that many of them are – in point of actual fact – themselves winners in the genetic lottery. They can sing well, are physically attractive, have excellent rote learning memories, can play musical instruments, are incredible tall or strong and so on and so on – all genetic traits. People who take nothing and build something are despised by egalitarian socialists.

The egalitarian socialists very much want you to believe that political affiliations and even sexual orientations are all tightly controlled by genetics.

And yet, shudder — when you suggest that intelligence is also genetic these egalitarian socialists will glare at you with furious intent. All humans are created equal, they will cry as they throw words at you – completely misunderstanding what that concept means in the context of America’s founding documents. And yet – in their nasty shrunken hearts – these egalitarian socialists do not actually believe people are equal – they know that inferior minds are commonplace and increasing in number. Look closely at the failed government policies of the egalitarian socialists (e.g., preschool education, free public education, easy-access college education, job training) and couple this rapidly rising welfare and public subsidy payments and you know throwing money at the “problem” is not actually addressing the problem.

You must first raise self-awareness. You must first have self-responsibility. You must first have an acceptance of high ethical and moral standards. You must first have an acknowledgment of the values of work, dedication, honesty, and sacrifice. The egalitarian socialists don’t really push these agendas very much – they are too busy making victims of everyone and raising money to fight the evil Capitalists. You know, while they take private jets and limos back to their posh houses, lounging in their designer clothing drinking fancy Champagne and laughing about the great joke.

All lives matter — they will say – but some lives matter more.

Then they will toast.

–E

Entertainment and Propaganda

In the digital media creation industry – most notably located in Hollywood, California but not exclusively derived from there – the producers and creators of such digital content follow one of two possible operational outcomes based on a single principle – I call it the GRASP principle.

In object-oriented programming design this is referred to as General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns – but I am NOT using GRASP with this connotation.

For this discussion the two meanings of GRASP are based on the implied (but sometimes very subtle) outcome desired by the digital medium creation consortium producing the content.

The first operational outcome is content whose sole purpose is entertainment — with no desire to influence behavior, manipulate thoughts, or condition thinking — the principle is Getting Rich Amusing Stupid People. I say this because the vast majority of the movie-consuming populace (the producers of the digital media believe) fall to the left of mean in the Bell Curve. Not very bright. You can call me an ass and argue all day about whether the digital media creators actually endorse that perspective or not – but it is nonetheless true, and your caterwauling incessantly about it changes it not a whit.

The second operational outcome is content whose sole purpose is to influence behavior, manipulate thoughts, or condition thinking – while wrapping itself around some kind of appropriate entertainment shell. The deliberate manipulation of the electromagnetic (EM) media to either induce operant conditioning or to elicit empathic responses means Getting Rich Abusing Stupid People. Again – this is because the Elitists who are producing the digital content have a very low regard for the ultimate consumer. In addition – they own most of the businesses who will gain financially from the induced decisions of the so-called stupid people.

There has been a gradual shift in the last 10 years from digital content targeting the first operational outcome to that of the second. No matter what your level of intelligence is, you can appreciate pure entertainment. However, now what you see is that most of the digital media being churned out has a “message” carefully screened and embedded in the EM flow. And – invariably – this message supports the Progressive and Socialist causes of the Elitist – such as anthropocentric weather change, illegal immigration and amnesty, the rise of friendly machines and robotics, and the exploitation of women by men.

In the next few years you can expect to see many movies that will present these topics.

For man-made global warming (shouldn’t that be human-made global warming) you will have these themes:

Dysfunctional future where humans have destroyed the environment and must adapt

Dysfunctional future where capitalist greed has destroyed society and humans must rebuild

Brave environments battle greedy businessmen to save the world

For themes on illegal immigration and amnesty:

Heroic rise of a person(s) not native to a particular area who achieves great things in a hostile environment and helps those who once hated them – the theme will be the same but the characters and settings will vary.

The rise of friendly machines and robots (the Elitists need you to love robots and machines because they know that this technology will eliminate almost all the jobs that average people normally handle):

A robot or toy that helps a child adjust successfully to the world. Animated or real-world. A robot who develops thoughts and feelings that are “human” and is “loved” by humans.

The exploitation of women by men:

A never-ending saga and a continual fount of inspiration designed to affect weak minds conditioned to believe women are persecuted, manipulated, exploited, and abused by every male member of American culture. Look for more “entertainment” with this content.

There are a few additional side plots that cannot be ignored and ought to be mentioned.

Since humans – the Elitists want you to believe – are incapable of solving human problems, look for movies where humans receive aid from aliens, supernatural sources, or hybrid humans that are part-human apart-machine.

Aliens will no longer be a threat and menace – they will be kind, benevolent, loving and helpful. We should welcome and embrace them into our human family – no matter what they look like or believe.

The Elitists also want a global governance – one big happy human family. Despite the obviously mutually exclusive nature of the adaptive strategies currently in the world, the digital media will show a world where all things are fair and equitable. There is nothing special about America and that country will never be shown in a favorable light – in fact, most of the evils of the world can be placed at America’s doorstep – and you will see that reflected in the digital media.

The Socialists and Progressives hate individual achievement and entrepreneurial spirit – look for more movies promoting the success of groups, clusters, cooperatives, communes, the collective, and the hive. Find your place, fit in and enjoy your life. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. The sum is greater than the hole, more or less — mostly less.

In addition (because they somehow find funding), alternate lifestyles which are often at cross-purposes with conventional society will continue to be touted and glamorized in digital media. Despite the fact there is not a shred of evidence conclusively and irrefutably supporting the notion that certain types of behavior are genetically based, the digital media will show how many people have “no choice” and are “forced” into certain types of behavior “against their will.” In point of fact, the Socialists and Progressives don’t actually believe in free will, so this works out nicely for them.

Finally — because even the government leaders are telling us the “world is spinning out of control” you can expect a plethora of digital media about demons, vampires, demonic possession, supernatural spirits, unexplained phenomenon, and basically anything that permits the digital media creators to make a buck from encouraging chaos, confusion, and fear due to some unexplainable external source beyond human comprehension.

My parting words are simple – you really need to pay close attention to what you feed your skull. Images, video, music, and words all make a significant impact on your neuro-chemistry – they structure how you think and what you think. Garbage in, garbage out. If you are what you eat, then how you behave (output) is a function of your knowledge (input).

Make sure this is knowledge that YOU put in your brain and not something placed there by others. Stop and think and what your brain consumes – make sure your thoughts belong to you and are not being injected into your mind by others.

GRASP – Getting Real About Saving People – beginning with yourself.

–E

Global Warming and Genetics

The Capitalist Right concludes that the reason the Socialist Left supports the notion of anthropogenic global warming (humans made it happen) is because the Socialist Left is really interested in making money from the idea, and to transfer money from industries generally supported by the Right to those supported by the Left.

While this conclusion has some justification, ultimately it is not the real reason the Socialist Left supports the notion that human activities can cause the weather to change. To truly understand what the Left is really trying to accomplish, you must remember the words of one of their favorite prophets, Karl Marx. It was Marx who wrote:

“It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but, in the contrary, their social existence that determines their consciousness.”

It is vital to the Socialist agenda – crucial – that the Left convince the masses that human activity is causing the weather to change. This is because the Left can only come to power by convincing people that they are helpless puppets subject to external control and manipulation and nothing normal people can do will make a difference. You must give the Left complete control so they can structure and transform society to make things “better” – free healthcare, free education, free food, guaranteed employment, free entitlements and so on. Pretty much every discredited idea you can think of…

You see – if humans can impact the weather by what they do, then humans can impact whole societies by what they do – behavior can be controlled. The weather – like our social environment – can be changed, restructured, manipulated, regulated, guided. The State will help make it happen.

Here’s the truth — the weather is just like genetics – it is what it is. It is going to rain on Tuesday is a fact every bit as immutable as Susan can sing well or Bob is 6’10” in height. I mean, let’s be honest – you are either intelligent or you’re not, and summers will be hot and winters cold. Complain all you want – it ain’t gonna change.

Being a loser in the genetic lottery is so unfair, the Left will whimper. The fact that some places get too much rain and others don’t get enough is so unfair. The fact you can run really fast and I cannot is intolerable. The fact it is hot here and cold there is unacceptable. The fact you are smart and I am stupid is just bad cosmic luck that should be changed.

The Right wants you to control yourself, and use whatever skills and talents you possess in order to succeed — being smart or stupid is just one variable among many. The Left wants to control you – through the State – and since only a small percentage of people actually have sufficient skills and talents to succeed (the Left endorses the concept that most people are stupid), the Left must step in to remedy this. Of course – you must grant an Elite group of Leftists total control so they can “do the job” of leveling the playing field.

There is no such thing as being a loser in the genetic lottery.

This is the Socialist Left trying to convince people that the economy is like the weather – stacked against you and you need the Left to “fix” it. The Left has made costly attempts to control the social environment – you know, by creating a vast welfare state and trying to make Socialism the national pastime – and it has been an utter disaster, just as it has been anywhere else it has been tried.

Human’s do not impact the weather and you cannot control human behavior.

Freedom is the only thing that matters.

–E