Oct 17, 2020- We’re Responding with Passive Acceptance of Oblivion.

that ‘ole Normal you are wishfully hoping for…?

This blog was started as an attempt to put on display the extent to which we were Responding with Passive Acceptance of Oblivion to the the Rolling Thunder of the Giant Turdballs coming fast at us. I’ve been at this warning state for about 8 years now. My biggest struggle is understanding why we only glance at the horizon occasionally, some muttering, “Yep, We’re Fucked”, and continue on grazing like the Sheeple we are.

My take on the situation is that our governments, organizations and “leaders” have been basically bribed (grafted) into following the dictates of those with the big bags of cash (Oligarchs). Neo liberal world order, one where the markets will dictate what is right, have become a corrupt system of big money, bribing politicians to enact legislation that is in the interest of the moneyed, not you and I. The military war machine (big money), destruction of regulatory systems put in place to protect our health, water, air, food, privacy, security are examples of the corruption of money over “democracy”. As the new rules are written, more money flows to the Oligarchs, more regulation destruction occurs and you and I are invited to enjoy the good life. That life, where we are told life is wonderful as long as you work and pay taxes is force fed us under the guise of democracy. I don’t know about you, but my definition of democracy is more the will of the people, not the will of the 1%.

And so we are fed chocolate covered rabbit turds, told they are raisins and continue on.

My reading and listening has been focused of late on other ways of doing things. More of the bottom up system vs a top down system. Here’s a listen worth spending one hour on. AxisOfEasy Salon #26: Ben Hunt vs The Industrially Necessary Narratives. I recommend this podcast to one and all.

I’m interested in a system where a localized community decides what is good for them vs 1% telling us. It’s heady stuff, but the problem as I see it will be the reluctance of the vast majority to actually change. It would be easier if all was right in the world and we could discuss it rationally. But I am afraid that it won’t go so smoothly simply because we have become so fractured, scared, manipulated and mislead that rational thought will be drowned out by simply stupid cultish responses. Can’t help but think of things like QAnon as a prime example.

Yeah the Giant Turdballs are coming fast. I’m interested in how we ride out the coming Long Emergency. One where a group of psychopathic oligarchs don’t dictate policy to world governments. One where the country with the sickest of the sick has top military presence, top financial presence and is doing their utmost to maintain their position on top, at the expense of the rest of the people of the world.

There are lots of good ideas; none would be accepted by the Oligarchs, simply because they would lose their standing. And so they fight back, clawing at the levers of power, in a vain attempt to control, to amass more wealth. In a perverse system where many billions of dollars isn’t enough, they want more.

The current minor housekeeping issue C-19, has put on full display the ineptness of our world managers (cause they aren’t leaders). Lots of conspiracy theories rolling around. Mostly ludicris. If you peel back the layers, you might understand that it isn’t a bunch of evil men sitting around coluding, making plans for world domination. Its actually a bunch of evil men (some women) doing all they can to loot the sytem for as much as they can get. Their guiding thought that makes it seem like they are working (colluding) together is simply greed. Their’s isn’t a master plan of world submission and domination. Its all about power and money. How could a new world order be in play?, one of complete subversion of the Sheeple? and not one shred of evidence that puts it all together? Not one whistle blower, no one coming forward. Crickets. Its not that complex. Its a bunch of shit heads all vying for more money, at our expense. Their unifying credo, Greed is good.

If you can tear yourself away from the cacophony of screeching socialTards, raise your understanding up to where the money flows, its ALWAYS, ALWAYS about the money.

So going forward lets spend less time watching POTUS video snips, working ourselves into a lather, over something a deranged individual says. Because he is the master manipulator, as is the other side. He is screwing with us regularly saying insane things simply so we will keep watching, reading and discussing him. He wins when you froth at the mouth. Trump VS Covid – Who Won?

Rise up, pay attention to the big picture. Its how we figure out where we are going and how to make it work.

Options/Ideas/ Progress?

“Part of the problem is that Hollywood has conditioned people to think that where there are bad guys, there must be a good guy around to oppose him. So they look for one and find Trump or Biden. But there are no good guys in a system that’s rigged to only let in corrupt assholes.”

“If all your rabbit holing through information about conspiracies and establishment power leads you to believe that the world is being secretly rescued by the president of the United States, you made a wrong turn at Albuquerque.
the Caitlyn

Issues of increasing scariness: Military action and the coming Survelance state.

I’ve posted stuff re the Military shenanigans going on, off screen from MSM. Mostly US interventions as they try to keep on top. Pushing, prodding China and Russia and Iran. Basically going against all UN covenants simply to maintain top dog status. Playing chicken with nuclear powers. Bringing AI into the military;

Not hearing a lot in the MainStreamMedia (MSM) about this. How is this not an election issue?

The big insidious one is the Surveillance state, big data and its incursion in our lives. One where the big tech companies have a strangle hold on free speech, privacy, election meddling and generally TomFuckery in our lives. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Apple continue to push their own agenda ($$$$) by configuring algorithms that tweak us into behaviors they want. We are giving up our personal data for the dopamine hit that is the constant barrage of incendiary info. That personal data is used against us by the Tech Giants and government. And we give it freely and willingly, so we can continue to consume candied idea turds to prompt a reaction from us. Willingly allowing 1984 into our lives.

Social Chaos

Its happening real time, in front of our faces, wrapped up in a flag and smelling again like a rank dog turd. That which we thought we knew about us, our world, the world order, is disintegrating in front of our eyes, and we continue to ignore it in lieu of some soundbite about which potential POTUS is more inhuman, corrupt and evil. Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next

Note to Dear Readers 1 thru 4. They are both Shitbags, supported by a couple of hundred lessor shitbags in the Senate and Congress, now SCOTUS and ultimately MSM. Lying Liars all. Its a fraud, plain and simple.

no biggy.

Biosphere Collapse

As always, should you find anything that refutes the general idea of a horrific collapse of the civilization we know, that this is all a bad dream, and/or it’s me who is nuts (rather than the entire planets’ population less myself and 4 part-time readers), I’m open to a funner outlook.

Bring it.

Please.

Pics …

“When the government watches you 24 hours a day, you can’t use the word ‘liberty.’ That’s the relationship between a master and a slave.”
— Chris Hedges

One thought on “Oct 17, 2020- We’re Responding with Passive Acceptance of Oblivion.”

  1. Here’s an interesting article.

    We can slash global economic inequality – if we’re very unlucky

    NITASHIA JOHNSON/THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

    Once the global pandemic reached his city of Florence, one tax assessor noticed that it hit the rich and the poor differently.

    People with money ignored the stay-at-home orders and fled to their places in the country, often for 14-day isolation stays in which they drank wine and had fun. Those on low incomes practised physical distancing, but lacked health care and could not always avoid the crowded streets; they died in huge numbers.

    Once the curve flattened, though, it was clear that the rich were not better off. In the economic collapse that accompanied the disease, they lost income sources. Surviving workers were able to demand higher wages, and everyone knew the grotesque polarization of rich and poor could not be maintained. “It was perhaps inevitable that among the citizens who survived there arose certain customs that were quite contrary to established tradition.”

    So wrote that tax assessor, Giovanni Boccaccio, seven centuries ago. His epic The Decameron chronicles those wealthy lockdown-breakers, and observes the eventual levelling effects of the Black Plague.

    Among people who study economic inequality, Boccaccio’s stories form a template: Whenever catastrophes strike, they affect the rich and poor unequally, but their devastation usually causes inequality to decline, at least for a while.

    Will it be different this time? Will the COVID-19 pandemic, which is ravaging countries that have spent a decade worrying about rising inequality, even the balance? Or will it make the rich still richer, while wrecking the lives of the vulnerable?

    Contrary to what you might think, the less awful outcome might be one that produces a rise in inequality.

    Economists and historians tend to agree that one of the most reliable ways to boost equality – at least in incomes – is a devastating event such as a major war, famine, depression or epidemic. It’s not the kind of equality anyone wants, though.

    Stanford University economic historian Walter Scheidel made that abundantly clear in his influential 2017 book The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality. Those cataclysmic events, and the depressions they trigger, are “levelling events” because they destroy the incomes, productivity, consumer demand and often lives of lower- and middle-class people, and thus make it much harder for the rich to make money from their land and industries. Generally, when poverty rises fast, inequality falls.

    That’s a cruel thing about inequality, as it’s conventionally measured by such things as the Gini coefficient. If people at the bottom see their annual incomes fall from, say, $500 to $300, they will be plunged into absolute poverty. But if the same event causes incomes of $600,000 to fall to $300,000, the result will be a decline in inequality – the second group have lost more than the first, even though they will still be in the top 1 per cent and those at the bottom will be dying.

    We really don’t want that kind of equality, and we’re not seeing it – at least, not yet. Larger corporations have generally remained profitable, and stock markets are still buoyant. That’s partly because governments of well-off countries such as Canada are throwing hundreds of billions of dollars into bolstering their guaranteed-income programs and social safety nets. And the International Monetary Fund concluded this week that they can keep doing so for some time without having to resort to austerity afterwards.

    But if the next months tip the world economy into an all-out depression, far worse than the modest 2008 downturn, and governments stop doing things to avoid that fate, then we’ll experience the wrong kind of equality.

    Major cataclysms also have another kind of levelling effect, as economists such as Thomas Piketty and Dr. Scheidel have found. Such shocks make us do things “quite contrary to established tradition.” “No matter how you look at it,” Dr. Scheidel said recently about the COVID-19 crisis, “if there’s a big shift after this, it’ll be in the direction of a more invasive and active role of the state and a more progressive taxation scheme on private and corporate incomes … because there has to be some balancing of these growing deficits.”

    Those are the things that create lasting equality – more robust social programs, more aggressive taxation of high incomes, a more productive market economy.

    Which form of equality, if any, will emerge from this crisis?

    “I think it is very difficult to say now,” economist Branko Milanovic, a specialist on global inequality, told me. “I have seen some data that show a reduction due to large government outlays. But this cannot go forever. And lower-skill jobs are much more at risk. So ultimately, inequality may go up.”

    That would be an unfortunate result. And we can take little solace in knowing it wouldn’t be the worst.

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