We, the sellers of “sin stocks”, the military industrial pharmaceutical complex, the purveyors of guns, sex, money, and/or drugs invite you to share the profit from the reluctance of the majority to be associated with “sin” by entering the market for the time-sharing of sins. Following the successful incorporation of sin with an objectively artificially limited useful life, sin has now become forgiven, unfashionable, and/or no longer able to send you to hell, after and/or before consumption.
A sin shared is a sin after all halved and half a sin halved again has the exponential potential to become barely a sin at all. We are also offering fractional ownership of slightly less sinful sins; fringe sins for the discerning, hipster style sinner. The infinite scalability of the gravity of sins allows us to exchange a trendy small white sin for as little as the flavour of your salt and/or some of the luminescence beneath your bushel. Cross your own private Rubicon within your limited lifetime and in we will throw, (and for free) the sin of omission: “Thou shalt not kill but needst not strive, officiously, to keep another alive”.
Addendum: Mortal sins such as the aforementioned killing are not yet for public consumption as the destruction of the grace of God in the heart of the sinner is absolutely absolute and as such mortal sin is really only safe for corporations.
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
Without constant energy input, money embedded in concrete, glass and steel can only show a return if more money (energy) is constantly added to resist the ultimate certainty of entropy.
where probabilities exist as a function of consciousness but are separate from “reality” – is consciousness “quantum”?
Everything physical is
as such a result
Which observing that any outcome is possible
assigns to each
which can never exist
The system burns energy at an unsustainable rate
the poor indentured labour
the middle debt based servitude
the rich play fiddles
gonna buy me a fiddle
can always burn it to stay warm
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,
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?
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.
The digital transformation
No social network
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
Framing the question, is the cat actually there?
So the partial is thought to exist,
when and where it is observed.
What if the particle,
has in fact
The potential to be everywhere
Are our senses,
essentially misleading us?
We can only observe,
that which we can see, feel or touch.
That there are things
we cannot see.
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 – we all know this by now.
Consumption based overpopulation means using the biosphere at an unsustainable rate, outcompeting other species leading to the mass extinctions with
pollution 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 and climate change, in order that we might fight ourselves over religious, cultural or colour differences.
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. Specifically designed to distract you and distort your moral ethics so we can consume the last few good bits.