Wednesday, March 28, 2012

And They All Lived Happily Ever After…

in a land far, far way—from here.

Sorry, but I beg to differ…  As I’ve said for many years, in the not too distant future, the only constant will be that everyone is insane!

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4223651/Ladies-gents-this-is-your-captain-freaking.html
http://www.infowars.com/man-behind-kony-2012-arrested-for-masturbating-in-public/

So, all Social Fractal Theory aside, think I’ll just stick with contempt, emotional violence, self loathing and unending shame.

In a world without light (not to mention peak oil), one must learn to make peace with the darkness.  That way you’ll always be prepared for when it finally engulfs you.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Moby Dick Crib Notes

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/whaling/player/

The White Whale is capitalism.
Ahab is you (the misbegotten capitalist).
The ship (and crew) is the Earth we must, by necessity, share.

But the Ending is always the same!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

(Uncle) Sam, you made the plants too gone!

http://articles.marketwatch.com/2011-04-25/commentary/30714377_1_imf-chinese-economy-international-monetary-fund

What we have done is traded jobs for profit. The jobs have moved to China. The capability erodes in the U.S. and grows in China. That’s very destructive. That is a big reason why the U.S. is becoming more and more polarized between a small, very rich class and an eroding middle class. The people who get the profits are very different from the people who lost the wages.”

Next time you put your hand over your heart and recite “The Pledge”, consider what our glorious “leaders” have done.  Consider their loyalty to you and their country.  Then you may understand why weirdos like me (e.g. OWS) harbor not much more than rising contempt for the country (and system) of our birth.

And anyone that votes for more of this (neoliberal/free-trade/race-to-the-bottom) mass destruction is just sick in the head!

And if you still think “I’ll be OK.  I have money.  I trade stocks and bonds.  I have a good job.  I own property...” then consider this: the ant—in a world of grasshoppers—gets eaten all the same!   This also explains why billionaires are investing in sub-orbital technology—knowing that one day space may be their only refuge--from us. 

India/China/Syria today are templates for our future tomorrow.  And if you still think your vote will save you?  Note that India is a parliamentary democracy and Syria, like the United States, is a republic.

Their future:

Our future: