“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of [the] intelligent." – George Orwell
These Systems are Failing
“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” – George Orwell
Consider this short introductory video from Moby(who does not know me)for musical accompanyment.(with youtube-dl or shelltube if possible)
(Last updated 11-2019)
Although I only like some of his music, I could not agree with him more, these systems are obviously failing. Suspect the judgement and intentions of anyone who does not agree.
Capitalism and the wealthy people, for whom the system is generally not failing at all, are hording their resources while benefiting from the destruction of the ecology of the planet, and they clearly intend to do nothing about it but helicopter in from their yachts to purchase property from distressed owners once we are devastated, or worse.
The government systems are overrun with cults, mafias, spies and religious fanatics with a hidden agenda, even the most obvious crimiinals like Epstein live without fear of any more than inconvenience from the ‘Justice Department.’
There is no functioning social contract, just an implicit half-explained one that crumbles under the slightest scrutiny, that no fool would even attempt to defend or explain. It is difficult to motivate high school students to care, somewhere on this site is a letter from a college student I can’t find it at the moment, who says that given the short term crises they say there is no point to their entire education and they refuse to pay any and all debts back to the people ruining the world.
The journalists that would give us any chance of responding to the actual system as it exists in practice are being either killed or captured by spy agencies. Writers such as myself face paramilitary reprisals globally, nowhere is safe from hybrid asymetric warfare that treats speech and pre-pre-crime as equal to violence.
A cultural hegemony limits the scope of all art with a secretive gatekeeper system which intentionally excludes anyone actually critical of the system, essentially absurdly making conformity a pre-requisite for talent in order to aid the enforcement of the dominant anti-intellectual paradigm which cheers on the failed system.
Mass media propaganda channels integrated with aggressive state powers are intentionally stirring a race war to distract from their corruption and incompetence.
Banks like the ‘Federal Reserve’ and large institutions like the American military cannot audit themselves, no one believes the money is real and the only thing anyone knows for sure is that if the debt doesn’t keep growing, the entire system will come to a stop.
Disaster capitalism has so far been the best answer from those who actually have power, although this is a secret passive plan. If rich people simply wait for disasters to strike rather than try to prevent them, they can never make any mistakes and can simply scoop up the cheap real estate after all of the humans who used to live there have been wiped off or out. Then they can build a shiny new system engineered for total control using whatever newly developed technology.
This will work in isolated cases, but globally it is a long term plan for genocide, the intentional removal of a specific group of people.
In this case, the poor. Worse if you have to not be white, and worst of all if you are a Palestinian.
It is imperative to anyone trying to be good, trying to be a responsible person with virtue, that you cease empowering businesses and the wealthy people who control them if they are demonstrated sociopaths who do not care about the common good of humanity.
This space will be where I post articles and discuss this phenomenon, where the people with the most money and most power use it for stupid, selfish things while the planet burns.
With much power comes much responsibility. This is a universal law, there is no escaping it. This bill will always come due.
The converse is also important, if you don’t have much power, like me, then don’t go around kicking yourself for the world’s problems.
Section 1: Symptoms
Part 2: Diagnosis
Part 3: Paths Towards Solutions
First, consider changing the way you think about the world and make sure you aren’t a part of these problem. Only then do you have a chance to be part of the solution.
I hope this helps you align yourself to the real world of evidence and sanity, and that you now have a few more ideas how to help us improve this mess.
We will not achieve a different world by acting how we always have, and letting the people who are in power now keep doing whatever they want, and making ourselves into malleable drones for them, that is for certain.