Sunday, April 1, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
"Sure he hit his girlfriend, but he just caught his girlfriend in bed with his best friend"
But we live in a world where people are taught that bad things like the Third Reich, or 9/11, or Saddam Hussein, or whatever just happen for irrational reasons committed by or for people with no motive other than:
As a result, when these people who have grown up with this black and white idea of good and evil begin to rationalize they confuse it for a justification because it comes as a surprise that even the most atrocious act has a reasonable, rational, even empathetic explanation. What's worse, is that these same people reserve the ability to rationalize only for people and societies whom for they want to justify actions. If you're going to rationalize, rationalize fucking everything, every side, every person, every action.
Suddenly it's news that every single human being out there is a product of their environment and all of a sudden it's used as an excuse. But only for people and movements our narrow minded black and white society deem worthy of it.
As an example: If an Afghan kills himself and takes some Americans with him, they are god damn Satan reborn. When an American soldier goes on a killing spree murdering in cold blood women and children everyone is falling over themselves to turn him into a victim.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Emotional rationale and mathematical rationale both need equal measure before any decision is made.
Emotional individuals (Irrespective of mathematical intellect) are often considered weak within the status quo of general human civilization. As if we are unable to be make difficult decisions or some such nonsense. As if emotional beings are not "hard" enough.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Complacency is allowing our chosen leaders to support imperialism and continuing to endorse a highly irresponsible and inhumane foreign policy in the third world.
Complacency is sitting idle in a one party nation with two fractions that campaign on marginally different policies but regardless of promises made turn their back on their voting base and gradually move the leading nations of the 1st world more to the right.
Complacency is allowing our chosen leaders to indefinitely imprison and condemn citizen whistleblowers, without charges for uncovering and revealing war crimes.
KONY is a bad man. But perhaps before we get on our high horse about complacency, we should take a look at what the empire we support, of which we are a part of is actually doing in the third world.
This is just another side of this issue, and it bothers me a little that everyone is all up in arms about KONY, an issue that's largely been dealt with, by essentially supporting a cause that is going to benefit arms dealers. But nobody seems to give a shit about the terror we are bringing and continue to bring to the middle east and the rest of the world, directly or indirectly as a cause of /our/ complacency and our refusal to hold our leaders accountable.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Machines will take over all the slave work. We're already seeing this happen in lots of factories. The issue however is that the more machine slaves we create, the more human "slaves" can be "free". But instead of their lives improving, it gets worse since in our current system of rule, without currency, there's no place for you anywhere in society.
The more machine slaves take over from human "slaves" the more human suffering we will see through human poverty and the higher a concentration of wealth we will see in the ruling class.
Soon, there will be no slave jobs left.
In other words, within the next hundred years we will finally see a push from the suffering part of human civilization to eradicate the concentration of wealth (Since the majority will not have any way to actually make money), and since there is no need to motivate people into doing shitty ass jobs anymore, which essentially will eliminate the need for "rulers".
We will see a rise of intellectualism and free thinking through free education (minus institutionalization) on the internet, as well as an increase in connectivity between minds, maybe even the rise and dominance of empathy. Hopefully, eventually, maybe we will even see the realization of a society full of socially conscious individuals, all stepping forward to do their bit, with government serving one purpose and one purpose only. (If it will even still exist)
To serve the human population, instead of ruling us, which is how it currently is. We are ruled, and our police force are militarized prison guards.
When one looks at the nature of human slavery and how it evolved, it's quite interesting to see how we are actually living in a state of advanced slavery. Sure, we have good slave owners like the Australian rulers (unless you happen to be aboriginal or a drug addict, then our slave owner is a pretty bad one), and bad slave owners, like North Korea, and the Iranian oppressive regime. But they're all slave owners, and unless you have money, society will keep you dumb enough never to see this, but smart enough to do the menial tasks it requires us to do to keep society moving forward.
Either that, or human population will be culled by approximately 5 - 6 billion people, and the ruling class will remain, and get to feel really bad about what happened, but not take on any guilt cause it happened a few generations ago and "I didn't do it" :P Just like we did not, and are not reaping the benefits of the aboriginal genocide and invasion, the native New Zealand genocide, the Africa situation, the American Indian invasion. (That's sarcastic, we very much are, and we refuse to accept our place, and guilt in this, merely because it didn't happen in our immediate lifetime)
We're told our freedom of choice through consumerism and choice of slave jobs equals freedom. This slave job, or that slave job, buy this useless thing you don't need, or that useless thing you don't need. Want a job where you get to make a difference? Well you either need to be rich, need to have parents who put everything into giving you the opportunity to pursuing it without having to enslave yourself, or your parents need to be high up in whatever industry you want a good job in. (This one's a personal favourite, left over from the monarch days)
We have been led to believe that our slavery is freedom, and when anyone raises a concern, they are told to compare now, to then, and be happy now is not like back then and to be "realistic".
"Realists" say things like "Life has always been like this, deal with it" without any care for how ridiculous using the term "Always" is when referring to roughly 8500 years of human civilization. Without any consideration for the irrational idea that life seems to stop and start with the limited existence of our individual sense of self. Hell, that's barely the blink of an eye in the history of time.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Right now there are people who are actually advocating sending /themselves/ to prison or facing worse punishment than we give pedophiles and sometimes murderers for downloading movies or shows, which we are advertised through the net and word of mouth, which we really want to see which is not available for legal purchase in our area. Sometimes for years.
Now /that/ is brainwashing. The idea that downloaders download because we are bad people. Ridiculous. We download because our demands as consumers are not being met.
The idea that we're all thieves and bad people who need to be punished because we're lacking in moral fibre, when the reality is that piracy is a symptom of the industry's failing/refusing to meet the demands of a rapidly changing market in order to maintain the gatekeeper exhibition model of distribution, which in itself is responsible for as many failures as successes due to the crazy ass costs of going that route in the first place is the problem.
The world is changing, and the industry will change with it or die. One thing that won't die, is the artist, the film maker. Because the true artist continues to make art regardless of who gives them 'permission' to do so. And believe it or not, we can do it without paying Harrison Ford 14 million dollars to step outside his house and phone in another performance.
Monday, February 6, 2012
I think individualism and collective socialism should not be mutually exclusive. I think we need to acknowledge and come to live with the reality of the fact that we are individuals as well as one, we are both at the same time.
Without one, we cannot balance out the other.
The individual not being as important as the collective is how the Corporatocracy rationalizes human suffering.
The individual and the collective are the same thing.
I think it's important to view the creation of a perfect world as a multi generational endeavor. Psychopaths in whatever human form only exist because the experiences that have formed their personalities produced them in such a way (Unless they are biologically prone to being crazy).
I like the old samurai philosophy of the individual considering the ripples of all decisions seven generations into the past and the future. Really puts things in perspective.
Humans are biological computers with a sense of self and like computers we are programmed through input.
If the input is right, society will not produce people who want to hurt others because they see hurting others as hurting themselves.
It's worth remembering that heaps of the people who were the most pissed off about the abolition of slavery in the U.S back in the day were actual freed slaves.
When you create a system dependant on human slavery you create individuals dependant on /that/ system. They were produced that way.
The last two hundred years (Of which my own, personal sense of self can only recall twenty eight) Seems so long as an individual, but as a collective, it's barely the blink of an eye. And they say we don't live forever. Ha. I've been alive for thirteen point five billion years. And that’s just if I view my existence within linear space time, which I don't.
It's much more fun to consider cyclical space time as a whole the sum total of which equals every outcome of every single event, experience, minor or major, internal or external, subjective or objective, conscious or subconscious, micro or macro, ever to occur, that could occur, that will occur, anywhere, at any time, ever. Hell. Some scientists, for lack of a better word even refer to this sum total as 'god'. Which is far too limiting and misleading.
It's a waste of a civilization to limit the perception of our existence to our own individual sense of self.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The indigenous population of this country have experienced this kind of shit for ages, it's now spilling over to the rest of the population.
Our elections are a form of social control designed to give us the impression that we have a say in how our countries are run. Nobody pays any attention to the fact that regardless of who is in power, after every election, things always just continue on as if the last leaders never left.
We don't elect our leaders, we don't have a say in how our country is run, and we are not, nor have we ever been free. We just happen to be lucky enough to have a good slave owner, who understands that an efficient slave, is a happy, dumb, distracted slave who knows as little as possible about the outside world.
I've come to realize that WW2 was not about 'good guys VS bad guys', it was about all the slave owners of the world fighting each other over who would get to enslave the rest of the world.
Life will be lived for happiness and the progress of all rather than the enslavement of the world for the benefit of a few.
We will come to learn that human beings are precious and that human life and potential is wasted if spent on activities that do not make one happy or content, that do not fulfill a personal desire that only the individual can recognize within him or her self /if/ allowed freedom and support by the state to pursue it.
Machines will become our slaves and everyone will be free to live the life they want to live. This will not be considered a luxury, but a civil right.
Currency will become unnecessary and nobody will live beyond or below their means. Everyone will have what they need and greed will be recognized as the cancer it is.
We won't need protection from other human beings because we will remove reason for other human beings to want to hurt us.
We will live life as if we are all individuals and one in the same way that individual atoms form up the whole of our individual bodies of which our individual sense of self resides acting as a driver for our subconscious.
Soon, we will learn to use both and the world will change, and history will look back on this time as the fascist rule of the corporatocracy. The time before human civilization was free.