Posts Tagged ‘Truth

20
Feb
18

Value III

I am not so sure Sonny, most business models disregard the energetic input available to reproduce cyberspace and consumption.

Advertising simply uses natural resources to promote the further use of natural resources. If natural resources are limited, and I can assure you they are, then the business model actually has no social or environmental value.

That is to say the value is purely speculative, and subject to the ability to produce paper/digital profits from the increased use of natural resources.

Our value system is increasingly based on securing short term profits through longer term destruction. Those that profit promote this as a belief which many buy into because the religiosity doesn’t mention the side effects.

Collectively the human race is addicted to a system that promotes anthropogenic egotistical value above life itself. For example, the industry of war is increasingly valuable even though we know the implications.

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.

09
Feb
18

A fractional reserve

Money is debt,
created by government bonds,
and/or fractional reserve banking,
essentially the same thing.

since decoupling from the gold
Standard money is fiat
the value ascribed an indication
of the confidence of the market
in the medium of exchange

To goal being to siphon a proportion.
Due the ‘inventor’ of the investment opportunity.
Converting a substantial proportion of manufactured debt,
into personal worth.
Is the goal of every good capitalist.

Even better, if you can.
Leverage the feel good factor,
associated with sustainability.
Seeming to mean,
use everything today before it runs out,
because of our collective investment in debt.

29
Jan
18

Jobs and growth

You all digress

why is jobs and growth the goal of society would be a better question

jobs and growth lead to more growth, to greater GDP, for a more equal basis for which to consume.

Basically, if you have a job you can buy shit

is the shit you buy good for society, the environment,

If you are consuming the world at an unsustainble rate, how can this be good?

did you go from working 3 days a week to,
both parents full time
with the kiddies in day care,
Paying the cost of jobs and growth?

dont look to your politicians for answers
all they promise is more

jobs and growth

02
Oct
17

Truth (2)

Numbers remain as they were invented
with no ulterior motive.
I know and I like them.

They do not post on Facebook
telling me life could be better.
Nor comment on my virtual friends

Numbers have nothing to sell
The result of ergo cogito sum
They tell us one truth