‘Those who learn history are doomed to repeat it’
matter: physiochemical information in an elemental form.
life: matter in an artifactual biological form that captures free energy to recreate the form.
time: the apparent experience of the interaction of matter and energy within space.
futurism: Reporting the probable change in matter, the flapping of a butterfly’s wings, every collapse of every quantum wave, the new normal.
climate change: Looking into the past we have modelled the effects of effects. The combustion of 100 million years of stored solar energy in a few generations heats the planet. The heating continues until the combustibles are combusted. To paraphrase a political great: “There is no other way”.
politics: Left, right, left, left, right. Help others or help yourself, that is the basic ideology, but the choice is not real. To paraphrase a literary giant: “Between these two fallacies there is no middle position; or, rather, there is a middle position, but we seldom hear much about it. One ought to be able to hold in one’s head simultaneously two or more ideas on a subject without one invalidating or, in a sense, affecting the other.
The energy paradox
All information coalesces
Do not eat of the the tree of life and knowledge for the day you eat of it you shall know what it is to die.
In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
To know of the word is to know of death.
In the souls of men, and proportionately in those of all animals, they are inseparable, because excellence of soul implies great capacity for knowledge, which in exposing to men the unhappiness of humanity may be termed unhappiness itself. Similarly, a life of greater intensity involves a greater love of self, manifested in different ways. An increased desire for happiness is a consequence of this self-love and increased unhappiness, because of the impossibility of satisfying this desire, and as the unfortunate condition of humanity becomes realised. All this is decreed from the beginning of creation, and is unalterable by me.
Freedom From Human rules, Collossians of all things:
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God, the things that are God’s.
While traditionally socialism is a class based division, The German national socialist workers party promoted a fascistic, race based divison to garner votes and was neither of the traditional right (look after yourself) or of the left (state looks after you).
All political divisions, whether based on class or race etc. have a tendency to subsume philosophy into intolerance in order to achieved a populist “mandate” to enforce their particular doctrine through law, war or oppression.
Presidents and to no real lesser extent Prime Ministers, and their political followers believe they have a enforceable mandate as rulers. In truth the mandate is only to legislate and the real power in a “market democracy” has always rested with the ability of capital to control the legislators through propaganda and/or the direct corruption of the political class. I.e. The fourth estate, the banks, the miners, the financiers, control the market democracy because they have the capital needed to create the propaganda that swings large enough voting blocks. This is not new and at least there is almost always real freedom in a market democracy, you may not like any of the choices but you are free to make them.
Nb: The alternative is a “socialist democracy” where the corrupt political class is directly responsible for propaganda and capital and there is no choice.
Freedom is slavery – Corona app – voluntary until we makes it compulsory
Ya mate’s disappeared ya say?
well, he wasn’t a very good Australian, wouldn’t install it even after we asked him nice like,
we sent the tosser to Nauru, no worries though, he can come back as soon as we say he can, unless he gets sick and accidentally dies.
you lot are so afraid of dying a little you’ll sacrifice a few of your own.
1. Money doesn’t actually exist
2. Government issue bonds for sale base on a promise to buy these back at a given amount on a given date.
3. Government gets money for bonds and spends it to create revenue
4. The promise to pay is then called government debt
5. Governments can issue more bonds to cover this debt or they can use revenue.
6. Issuing bonds to cover existing debt increases debt
7. The largest buyers of bonds are banks which are allowed to operate on a fractional reserve system.
8. Fractional reserve means that for every dollar they spend on bonds they can issue 10 times (or another multiplier) that amount in currency and charge interest on the loan.
Year 1. government sells $1 to a bank with the promise to pay $2 in 2 years time, government debt is then $2 dollars. Bank can then lend $20 to you today.
year 3. Government doesn’t have $2, sells $4 to bank with promise to pay $8 in two years. Government debt is now $8 and bank can lend you $160.
year 5. Government doesn’t have $8, sells $16 to bank with promise to pay $32 in two years time. Government debt is now $32 and bank can lend you $640.
(Did anyone catch the rice chessboard thing about expontial growth?)
obviously this doesn’t quite work exponentially but the growth coefficient means that debt will increase over time as will the ability of the banks to leverage and sell you debt.
Some companies such as hedge funds releverage this debt – financial crisis in 2008 where a single dollar was sometimes leveraged up to 1000 times.
of course the whole thing is a house of cards where the only guarantee is the assumption that natural capital (the worlds resources) is infinite and productivity (the labor of the working class) will increase in efficiency over time. Both of which assumptions are false.
the myth is perpetuated because, as you see, it makes the banks very very very rich.
People hate because it makes them feel superior, a totally unwarranted but none the less real boost to the ego.
People that hate also tend to have lower IQ, lower EQs and are generally poorer, less educated and much more averse to change.
Is also the reason why “hate politics” is so successful, people vote for what makes them feel good and at least 50% of the population are below median intelligence, so what makes them feel good isn’t necessarily rational but it is rational to want to feel good. By the same reasoning, the more people you can tell about your irrational predjudice the better it makes you feel.
Vegans, gays, feminists etc… and the like are usually in the upper quartile demographically which makes them ideal targets.
Not quite getting the context behind the subtext, reading things into things that are not actually there (das ding an nich sich (sic)), having trouble figuring out how many races one one actually won.
Introducing the idiots guide to the noumenal world for first time users, the field guide bringing your fingertips almost within the grasp of the world outside of your own head. Been seeing shadows lurking in the shadows of walls, circles without radii, having nightmares that a puppet is threatening to interfere with your bodily functions, or waking up from dreaming to find you are stuck in a large rhomboidal, concrete box while the seas rise inexorably in a badly broken world in need of repair?
Experience the path to pure deductive reasoning without resorting to actually considering the many ways in which your perceptions irrevocable alter reality. The idiots guide to the noumenal world will add perspective, as your realise that the world could not give a shit about any of your feelings, hopes or dreams and we are all simply an entropic coagulation of stardust parsing information in an infinity of stuff that we will never understand. Stop worrying about tomorrow, it will never actually come and when it doesn’t, it will magically be today. The idiots guide to the noumenal world, today’s, today, today.
Guide only applies to your own reality, time is a construct, not a real phenomenon but none the less utilised to structure our collective entropic existence and as such can be useful, for example, when using transport. Time, the day after tomorrow and the noumenal world are legally protected entities within the big water corporation and are used with or without permission of the author.
Got this crazy Chinese doctor following me around, wasn’t sure at first, but the Dongfeng parked outside the cafe where I supplement my addictions surely didn’t belong to any but a member of our version of the Medicare card swiping class and the order for a ristretto macchiato on low fat fermented mares milk sure did remind me of an episode in the Uyghur reeducation facility where I had spent the worst part of a demi-semester as barista exchange student. A few days later, when I thought the nightmares had begun to pale, a similar looking vehicle discharged the very same, or very similar, individual, now white coated, who proceeded door to door in my apartment block handing out face masks and hankies, telling our burghers to sneeze only into the armpits of the poor and to suffer these fools with an appropriate modicum of pleasure. Well, I fractured my left armpit while dib dib dobbing at a no holds barred Marxist jamboree half a century ago and ever since have been sensitive to changing levels of carbon dioxide, all literary works relating to moonbows and the imagery conjured up when I question the source of that nasty itch just beyond my fingertips. I have heard that apples help, I like the green ones but sometimes they are far too difficult to pollinate by hand, not to mention a tendency towards the tart end of the gustatory spectrum. If I have to cook them down with butter and our local version of what you call cinnamon, will this have the same effect? Will an apple pie keep reality away?
i cannot use my right hand
On which a bug has alighted
perhaps feeding on my detritus
looking for a place to spend the winter
or simply testing my patience
i hope to regain its use in the spring