Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Examining the bigger "bigger picture"

I've  had a Eureka moment.

A review of current trends:

1) The western governments are actively oppressing the rich(er) members of society with threats of new taxes, etc.
2) Naturally, (as Rand so eloquently predicted), the rich are rebelling, ex-patriating, and heading for Argentina (or elsewhere)

Guys like Doug Casey, Bill Bonner, et al  seem to think that escape is the only rational option (even though the threat of taxation attached itself to the US citizen like a leech and follows them wherever they may travel), so one must ask what it REALLY is that these guys are running from. 

Or, are they actually MARKETING the escapist mindset in order to generate more income for themselves by appealing to our "flight" response, as opposed to selling letters encouraging us to dig in and arm ourelves, to appeal to our "fight" response (like that ultra-lame doomsday prepper show on TV does).

Now, here's my epiphany - in the grander scheme, this is all by design. Maybe not the design of people, or governments (or Bilberberger groups), but maybe by Nature itself.

Concentration within any market (or any natural population) is corruptive and damaging in the long term; and decades of concentrated entrepreneurial spirit in the western developed world has built up this grand economic Acropolis, but it has also allowed us to cross the threshold into this dark place of current circumstance where entrepreneurism is confused with greed,and is therefore seen as corruption in the same way greed is.

The historical lesson of how Democracy failed in Athens (leading to the rebirth, and Plato's Republic) is today being replayed on the global stage.

Conceptually, Democracy and Communism are the EXACT same thing, and they must always fail, just as they have always failed before. The whole can not be better than the sum of its parts when individual personal psychology gets thrown into the mix.

The "machine" of the smooth running utopian society has a flawed design element:  Personal choice NEVER acts as a lubricant in the gears - it acts more like sand.

The politicians, by doing what they are doing, are merely forcing a "cleansing" of the entrepreneurial spirit, and they are pushing it out into more frontier global economic territories. I don't think this is deliberate (they aren't that smart), but it is a naturally beneficial side-effect of mass political stupidity.

As stupidity concentrates itself, intelligence expands outward until it eventually surrounds and contains the stupidity.

I don't think western civilization is going to collapse as a result of this...  I think it will decline somewhat further as economic energy shifts to more frontier emerging markets; but I do think the stupidity-based political power structure in the developed world will collapse long before society does.

Again- it is not a coincidence that the death of Democracy (the first time it was tried) occured in the exact same place that Democracy is beginning to die again today: Greece (and the greater Eurozone in general). Nature is not without a sense of irony. 

The mythical "New World Order" is going to become nothing more than a global monetary and economic Republic.

Let's just hope we can find the Global Thomas Jefferson-caliber thinkers to draft the appropriate Constitution to support such a Republic.

There's your dose of thought fuel for today.

Friday, November 16, 2012

An open declaration to all liberal Social Progressives, and all corporatist Neo-Conservatives

You are all intellectual vacuum tubes.




Now, I'm not prone to name calling in my first-person relationships (unless you REALLY do something to prove you deserve the title)  but man,  following this last election, I really feel like I need to step up the rhetoric and get my intellectually disadvantaged co-workers, neighbors, and social acquaintances to TRY looking at a bigger picture of the world.

In the world (the Universe, actually), there is reality, and there is perception.

Reality is what it is - Reality will not be denied, no matter how enthusiastically you try to "believe" it away.

Reality is the asteroid that suddenly falls out of the sky and causes a mass extinction on Earth, REGARDLESS of whether or not anyone expected to end up dead or extinct when they woke up on that particular morning....

Reality tends to get really scary when it inspires you to consider possible (and plausible) future events and circumstances.

For this very reason,  reality simply has little sway over common popular perception. What a person believes is typically more important to them than the possible (or plausible) truths that might invalidate their perception, their beliefs, and potentially the underpinnings of their entire system of faith.

So, people look to others for shared perspectives, shared viewpoints, and shared systems of faith. They use the "birds of a feather" mantra, and the "strength in numbers" fallacy to create a sense of personal security and belonging that appeals to their ego, and keeps their id complacent (if not satisfied)

And so, they vote.

They vote for the preservation of their comfort. They don't vote for what's right, and they don't vote against what's wrong.... they simply vote for what appeals to them most at that particular point in time.

In other words - nobody votes to tear the entire system down - EVERYBODY who votes is first and foremost voting to preserve the system.

The system must be preserved at all costs, and THAT is where my basic premise finds its footing:

The US based system at present is collectivist National Socialism (I'm referring to the concept; not to be confused with the failed Nazi party of Germany, nor the mouth-breathing, swastika-wearing retards who have run around the backwoods of the US, screaming about the genetic supremacy of disadvantaged white morons ever since)

GWB, Karl Rove, and Zionist Neocons like them provide (and sensationalize) the Nationalist component.

Obama,  and brainless progressive elitists (academia) like him, provide (and sensationalize) the Socialist component.

Taken together, the pendulum just swings back and forth between "Nationalized Socialism" (the Progressive platform) and "Socialized Nationalism" (the Neocon Platform)

So, you have Republican Neocons who want to turn us all into Nationalist "patriots", and you have Democrats wanting to turn us into Socialist "progressives"

There is nowhere on the spectrum allowed for individuality and  the clairvoyance of personal thought. You are either "with us" or you are "with them", which makes you "against us" by default.

Well, I'm against everybody who is against "them"; for "they" are me, and I have given you no reason to be against me...

So, stop calling me one of "Them"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yay, the election's over (Thank God)

Well, the people have chosen whom they believe to be the lesser of the two great evils.

It seems that ambiguous, self claimed Christian-Muslim hybrids who stand on a pillar of personal accomplishment that is actually more of a flat stone than a true pillar, are perceived to be less evil than white skinned mormons with perfect hair, who made a ton of money by using debt to destroy other people's companies...   

That in itself is interesting, but not fascinating.

What is fascinating is the emotional outcry and the vitriol of the "losers"...

Now, I applaud all of you for caring as deeply as you seem to.

But I concurrently question the intellectual efficacy of this care.

If you don’t personally know a person, then why do you prefer to expend energy investing your sentiment into their personal actions? I'm just curious...

Find people you KNOW. Help them if they need it, and if they are willing (and reciprocal) recipients (ie: they possess the character and integrity of someone who might someday return the favor during your time of personal need).

Obama’s actions can impact your personal prosperity ONLY if you bought into the false premise of a flawed financial system that promised you that the future would always be robust enough to offset the burdens of the present.

You live in the here and now. Today is where you reside.

Tomorrow is something to PREPARE for. It is not something to EXPECT (think very carefully about the difference between those two terms)

The universe (nature, Earth, humanity, reality, God) owe you NOTHING; so you have no right to feel victimized when tomorrow comes, and your expectations are not met.

“I paid into the system- I only want what’s mine”
- pure heresy.

What you pay is GONE the moment you pay it. ALL refunds are at the discretion of the recipient.
Well, this particular recipient (the collective US citizenry) is telling you that they will NOT be returning what you provided them in good faith.

You can waste your energy crying “Foul!” and “No Fair!” and other “Boo Hoo”s; but your energy will be as wasted as a shout of “Echo” into the Grand Canyon.

A system that was always based on nothing more than collective faith, is failing. That is not an inflammatory personal opinion – it is a point of view based on rational examination of empirical data.

Demonizing someone (anyone) for their actions (however misguided those actions may seem) is merely a reflection of how little thought you have personally given to your own efficiency and harmony as a living spirit.

Place your faith where it will not (or can not) not be destroyed by the willful actions of others…

There are opportunities out there worthy of your faith. Nature (or God if you prefer) guarantees this as surely as they guarantee that your expectations will not always align perfectly with the realities of an unforeseeable future.

If you formulate your personal expectations on a future based upon the perpetuation of false premises, then the burden of the consequence when those premises fail to deliver (or collapse outright) is YOURS to bear.

Blaming Obama for your own failings is, again, pointless (Echo….. echo….echo…)

You invested your faith in a faith based system; and you leveraged this faith to the point that you now face a margin call. 

When a margin call comes - your only choices are to pay it, or default.

Society does not have the "funds" to pay on this great margin call of faith... so default is the only reasonable direction all of this is heading.

Again, remember that nobody (not even society as a whole) owes you ANYTHING.

Expecting to win, without preparing to lose, will leave you with nothing but empty hope in your heart; and hope is nothing more than the mirror reflection of its twin sister despair.

Therefore, hope is not enough for me. I must have faith; and right now my faith is not in the form of investable capital… my faith only exists in the form of savings. So, I must hold onto it tightly, and find the opportunities that I trust to reward me for my investment.

And- to any of you out there who are predictably thinking "You need to invest your faith in God, Robert"  are TOTALLY missing the point - my faith in God, Nature, the Universe have never faltered - it is my faith in humanity (in total) that has become such a precious commodity to me.  

I mean, look deeply into the eyes of your neighbor, as they scream and curse about the insanities of a nameless, faceless “government gone wild” (while concurrently demonstrating their own insanity and hypocrisy in the process); and then go look into the eyes of a 6 year old as you sit across from them during a game of checkers.

Where should your faith be invested?

After all – the future belongs to THEM. Not us.

The default, the collapse of Empire, and the associated dark ages of consequence to follow are OURS (whether we like it or not). The following Renaissance and enlightenment will be theirs, IF we invest carefully and appropriately right now.

No politician, and no government, is worthy of my capital, because none of them will ever reward my precious investment of faith with any form of reciprocal care later in life…

From this moment forward, think CAREFULLY about where to invest. Your future depends on it….