Archive for the 'Truth' Category

06
Jun
20

History

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.

The American president for example, and his political followers believe they have a enforceable mandate to rule. The American “left” believe this mandate should be theirs. In truth this great divide is a manufactured lie since the real power in a “market democracy” has always rested with the ability of capital to control the market through propaganda and the corruption of the political class. I.e. The fourth estate, the banks, the miners, the financiers, control the Australian democracy because they have the capital needed to create propaganda to swing large 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.

17
Apr
20

Money as a construct

 

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.

quick summary:
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.

01
Apr
20

Haters

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.

 

10
Feb
20

An unparalleled correspondence

For free; free books, who doesn’t love a free book, free books abound in the digital ether, written by authors no longer living and transcribed often by those who might rather also be dead, or just dying inside as well as out, or just so so good at typing with a strong benificent streak. Large chunks of the earlier wisdom of humans has been collected so that it can be studiously ignored, and all for free.
Persons who may feel disposed…  …on different scales, whether intended to be erected together, or separately, as will be found to unite, economy, convenience, and effect, joined to a considerable saving to those who are not themselves judges of such erections, or how they should be disposed. Terms will be found reasonable. 
Can also recommend Ambrose Bierce if you have not come across him, Zoltzman of the 19thC.
Jack London’s Unparalleled Invasion is also a prescient work.

Oh, and of course:

Essays and Dialogues by Giacomo Leopardi

04
Sep
19

Time

As to why one cannot travel in the meter or more precisely whether the action before the action caused the action?

Before time immemorial there was not time
but neither was there nothing,
everything existed
but without the potential to be anything else
entropy was absolute.

Energy came into this material existence
embuing matter with potential
and only two rules
1. Energy changes the potential of matter to do work but energy doesn’t change
2. Any change in potential is irreversible / once a thing does a thing it cannot do the exact same thing again.

The cascade of events whereby energy changes the potential of matter
What we call time

an illusion where
the particulate and energetic change in the caesium atom
is measurable through observation

One cannot travel in time because time is simply a single state observation of a series of unrepeatable changes in the state of matter

Schrodinger said that is you had perfect infromation about the current state of every piece of matter, physics would allow you to predict the future because the patterns of change are predictable. So predictable that the patterns form irriversible and infinite palindromes in mathematics.

Since energy doesn’t decay,
is then the production of matter cyclical or is matter, the space in which it exists and the time taken to change it finite?

22
Jul
19

Morals

The guys that put the guys in charge are the guys in charge. Hence they put guys in charge that aren’t any threat to the guys in charge.

Look at the Donald and the soon to be Boris (Alex), sure they can have the top job because representative democracy is a total joke. A slight generalisation to be sure but people elect idiots because the guys in charge plant the idiot ideas in their minds through the media they are also in charge of.

Worth reading Albert Camus:

“There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules”

Integrity has alas no longer a broadly recognised social value. This large scale embrace of what once were considered, and still are in point of fact, seven deadly sins, is a social evolution sponsored by those in charge of value-making.

It bodes ill, not only in a Christian or moral sense, but in the terms of the building of ideals to acheive social goals. When everyone is only concerned for themselves you get a form of ego-inspired anarchy where nothing exists except for oneself.

If that doesn’t concern you then time to read Orwells “How the poor die”, the fate of the 95% is reaching out to the rest of us.

We have built an infrastructure that cannot be maintained, in order to finance the present overshoot and pretend tha business as usual is a viable proposition we are selling the future into a natural resource debt that is potentially fatal not only for most species but also for most of humanity.

And those in charge have determined that the only way of propagating this myth of eternal growth is by corrupting individual morals to the point where the cure is viewed to be worse than the disease. Those that make the running would rather embrace total disaster than give away a dime.

13
May
19

With(out) power

The digital transformation

No power
No music
No social network
No money
No food

Just in time infrastructure
Uses energy to arrive
just in time
to keep us alive

I made a hard copy
of my wife and daughter
just in case the power goes out

24
Mar
19

Ask the people 2

Pissed off at your kids giving a damn?

EROI of energy available to do work peaked in 1920’s
burning 100million years worth of stored solar energy in 200 odd years is frying the planet, and the oceans
Consumption based overpopulation means humans are using the biosphere at an unsustainable rate and outcompeting other species leading to the mass extinctions
pollution is taking care of the rest, plastic, inorganic solvents, heavy metals all creeping up the food chain
the weapons industry is the single biggest contributor to Global GDP
50 plus years of consumptive propaganda means that the addicts don’t want to stop even when the end result starts slapping them in the face

problem with the news is that most of it is designed to distract you from all of this so the industrialist can keep getting the riches in while there is still a few good bits left.

08
Mar
19

Life

straight to the pointy end,
life is planetary.
The millennial aims to consume it, and
replace the real with a digital representation,
Which reality is within our grasp.

We’ve talked about value,
of the mercentalisation of everything.
Use the biotope to create waste
to destroy habitat and ecology,
in the hope of more success.

Discussions of goal state.
Growth must.
As we eat the planet,
maintenance costs are already more,
than the future can afford.

Distraction the paramour,
enamoured with our multicellular entanglement,
we view the destruction with amusement.
Life as information,
hardens to the screams.

13
Jul
16

Entropy and the 2nd law

does life increase or decrease entropy?

 

according to our second law

entropy increases,

as the potential of matter to do work is realised

 

since nothing exists

Matter bound within space

realises a lower potential

 

the potential for mass

to perform the same task twice,

Is infinitely small.