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11
Mar
18

Morals

Humans invented anthropogenic moralism in order to establish a framework for interacting with each other and with the rest of the planet. This is why we have a moral diversity, because nature is diverse and humans are products of this.

Moralism has however, become largely anthropomorphic and in my opinion this is the greatest moral challenge of our time. We place our highest values on consumption of the natural world without empathising with the implications of this consumption for other forms of life.

If moral absolutism exists, and I think it should, it would be focussed on establishing a true value system that incorporates the impact the entirety of a product’s production chain has on life, rather than simply focussing on the human desire for the final product.

We have been given every indication that our consumption based model is morally absurd as it destroys life, and the ability of the planet to maintain life.

And yet we are increasingly devoted to it as our morals are corrupted to embrace the values of; Lust, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride, Envy and Gluttony.

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.

31
Jan
18

Chance

You came to be
You are
Chance

A meeting
Another meeting
Meetings of meetings

The ubiquitous butterfly
Flaps it’s wing
Forms from me

And she
Oh what wonder
To be

Your chance
Our chance
A chance

26
Sep
17

On the News

Today we were told the news
As it happened
And when more happened
They told us the news again

At the current rate of news
the energy runs out quite soon
A quick flash in the Pan of concern
replaced by a few murders

Car accidents consumed the next day
And traffic troubles when
Quite a few hours afterwards
A child was run over

Consumption was rife
And so was extinction
Their quid pro quo relationship
left out of the news

Facts aside
sacrificed to entertainment
The truth
starts making the news

26
Jul
17

Consumption 2

Trying to eat my way out of life
I accidentally die

Fortunately someone else is alive
and continues the feast
Until there is no more left

At which point
Everybody goes home to join me

26
Jul
17

Myth 1

Renewables are renewable using renewable energy

Only by doing several (presumably fatal) experiments is it possible to know what will break the back of a camel.

Is it doubtful, based on the laws of physics, whether a battery or any other renewable source can be made without a surplus supply of energy.

Economics tells us we can increase our GDP simply by increasing our material wealth utilising such methods as increasing the debt coefficient inherent in the cost of housing, by increasing the velocity of money or by using concentrated solar energy to capture diffuse energy by the means of other physical infrastructure such as ‘renewables’.

This growth in GDP does not mean the GDP fueled economy is energetically sustainable and in fact, logically, it points in the other direction. From a purely economic view, things tend to get more expensive as scarcity increases.

From an energetic viewpoint, using the stored solar energy of a few hundred million years, to create a storage system, with hugely negative environmental side effects, that lasts for 15-20 years is the height of folly.

A focus on maintenance rather than growth would quickly disabuse the market of the ‘renewable based on an Infiniti supply’ myth.

The myth of the energetically sustaible economy is popular and strong because it tells us everything will remain the same, only better.

Which is of course what we want to hear, imagine someone telling you that half of the worlds stored energy had been used to create an infrastructure, with a 50-70 year lifespan totally dependent on being recreated by the half we have already used.

Next time you ride under that freeway, wonder how it will be recreated in 30 years or so, from a a solar panel that wore out 10 years ago