As capitalism slowly triumphs over all of the ethical and moral values of society it might be worth reexamining the 7 deadly sins in a new social light.
Historical note: moral imperatives were thought so judicious to social cohesion that the public display of these behaviours was considered punishable by eternal damnation.
Wrath- the military industrial complex sponsors war, counts it as GDP, and loudly protests and laments the terror this encourages in the victims
Gluttony- you are most likely either fat, or rich, or getting there, increasing your desire to consume more is the highest goal of the market
Avarice- personal greed is good and has no consequences, you believe in ceteris paribus despite the logical fallacy
Sloth- you don’t accept that the work behind the global just in time economy is not done by you but by stored hydrocarbons, and worse, you think the hydrocarbons become renewable when we make solar panels from them
Pride- you think your app enables everything to exist, you feel so much better about your superiority that you post it online so that everyone can see and either protest or support your own personal bigotry,
Envy- Encouraged to want what everyone else is, you increase your pride, gluttony, sloth and avarice in order to become the market ideal
Lust- some things remain the same, although worth noting that the externaliti s within the sustainable market for lust extrapolate with the ability to purchase control of another human being
The seven deadly sins are, in a large part, the values espoused in the market democracy. The modern person’s eternal soul does not matter, or is at least no more important, than the number of likes on their most recent post.
Whither Iran, Syria or Russia retaliate against an US aircraft, or US support positions on the ground.
In the event that the US loses a single aircraft, or loses one member of its combat team to hands of a Syrian or Russian military asset, then Washington will no doubt seize on this event as an “act of aggression,” initiate its media machine to begin consensus-building internationally, ramping-up military operations on par with Iraq in 2003.
Selling ever more guns.
O heart, my heart, no public leaping when you win;
no solitude nor weeping when you fail to prove.
Rejoice at simple things;
and be but vexed by sin and evil slightly.
Know the tides through which we move.
Jealousy has no power over me;
nor do I envy a god his work;
and I do not burn to rule.
Such things have no:
Fascination for my eyes.
Sure, there are serous doubts about whether you can make enough electricity from capturing diffuse natural energy to power the economy since the ability to capture diffuse natural energy comes from a hydrocarbon source.
Hydrocarbons are in fact one of the most efficient natural batteries available and yet we burn them to make batteries that last 20 years, are less efficient by many orders of magnitude, are mostly toxic, and ultimately non recyclable without an external power source.
You cannot make batteries from batteries. Elon musk and his crew are using the last of the natural energy surplus to create even more toxic waste, at a large personal profit.
And we keep on using our energetic surplus on constructing hydrocarbon dependent infrastructure as if we had an infinite supply of a fuel which we already know is finite and will run out!
Ask the NRMA how much liquid fuel Australia really has in surplus:
And Yehuda, he’s your Okeechobee
Saudi Arabia is virtuous
those with all the money
tell the others what to do
buy bombs and guns from
the military industrial complex
to keep the status quo
With enough surplus
in bombs and guns
to create another war or two
To the corporate mind
whatever makes you feel important
Why doesn’t everyone just set up their own website with a live feed?
cant see the shadows
dont know they are in a cave
Let us argue with fact since my truth cannot be yours
First world society is absolutely dependent on a limited supply of liquid fuel
just in time is the very definition of unsustainable once it reaches a Liebig limit
your facts assume this doesn’t matter
We are indispensable to each other.
And not enough with that:
Imagine, surviving the long winter, even when it is 20 below
By taking turns to be cold
Ah, a learned man, to paraphrase the “Thucydides trap” in postmodernist terms:
‘What makes modern war inevitable is the commercial interest in war’
The military industrial complex is what has caused the conflagration that is the “Arab Spring”‘, a trap well sprung indeed.
What would peace profit the masters of war!
which is of course why bob should’ve won the peace prize and not the literature prize, except of course that no one took him literally
In Wolfgang Pauli’s 1945 Nobel lecture he made clear his opposition to the idea of zero-point energy stating “It is clear that this zero-point energy has no physical reality”.
Seems to me the wave equation couldn’t exist without energy?