Archive for February 15th, 2018

15
Feb
18

Value II

The valuation of goods is based on rarity, as perceived through an anthropomorphic veil.

True value, can only be represented as the energetic costs of their production.

The work required to extract and consume minerals is worthless unless repeatable. I will make reference to a greater wisdom than mine:

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money

We are caught in a logical fallacy, a religious belief that the means of production represent value, when in fact they largely represent destruction of real value, in the consumption of life itself.

15
Feb
18

Value

Just wait until they find out, the true value of Facebook and snapchat like things.

All they have to sell is consumption, the goal of which seems to be the destruction of the natural world.

What a ignominious goal for humanity, to worship growth until we run out.

As Plato said, they see but the shadows of things, not the things themselves.

15
Feb
18

Tulips

While it may be rational motive to seek to secure personal profit, it is actually totally irrational to pay a high price for something when the value of the the thing is based on irrationalities.

A tulip has no physical value other than as an ornament, can’t eat it, can’t smoke it, can’t use it to do work.

The only value a tulip held was its ability to increase in mercantile value through mass suggestion.

The rationale, that mass suggestion represents truth, is the very definition of irrationally.

It is what the market uses to convince people that they do not need to worry that the planet is warming, that natural resources and energy are depleting at accelerating rates.

If you didn’t consume, someone else would profit from your lack of consumption.

The main motivating factor of the stultocracy.