Change is Bad

Nearly everybody complaining about the system — however defined — is doing so from within the system. They refuse to abandon the dominant paradigm even as it abuses them. They call for reform of a system incapable of reform. They refuse to change course while bemoaning a system that will not change course.

Why will the system not change course? Because the vast majority of people within the system are unwilling to change. “Change is good,” they say. But talk is cheap and their actions speak volumes.

In the United States, self-identified Democrats and self-identified Republicans provide superb examples. The masses ignore the fact that the two parties are pushing virtually identical agendas. The two dominant parties represent the twin cheeks of the corporate ass. Nearly everybody I know keeps kissing one cheek while disparaging the other. Such division benefits a few at the expense of the many. The many remain typically clueless.

Next up: Hope and Change, the sequel. What shall we call it, to confuse the masses? Socialism, perhaps. That’ll surely befuddle the typical American, who claims to hate capitalism while practicing and promoting it every day. Or maybe we’ll select a woman in the name of “progress” and a post-racial post-gender society. Regardless of the outcome, American Empire and its close partner Israel will continue to murder brown children and scores of non-human species. Freedom isn’t free, although the primary costs remain ignored by the citizenry.

The masses claim they’re not anti-science. Rather, they’re pro-myth. That’s my take-home message from a populace dominated by faithful citizens, instead of thoughtful ones. As a result of rampant indifference to reason as a guide to living, Americans are easily manipulated. There’s a reason nearly a third of the advertising dollars in the world are spent on the 4.5% of the world’s human population occupying the U.S.A. (the United States of Advertising). In sharp contrast to the country into which I was born, other industrialized nations have citizens capable of thinking skeptically. Perhaps not many. But certainly some.

Americans are the product of decades of “dumbing down.” The cultural indoctrination has produced a populace largely incapable of using reason as a guide to living. Because most Americans cannot use reason, they don’t. It’s the perfect cultural stew for the two outcomes now obviously on display: (1) scum has risen to the top, and (2) abuse requested from the masses has been granted by the scum.

The masters of oligarchy care about we, the people, only as laborers, consumers, and cannon fodder. Buy more crap you don’t need. Stay on your hamster wheel. Obey, don’t think. Breed. Feed the beast, not your children. Above all, do not question anything except the brands you consume. Which brand of cheap beer? Which brand of cheap gasoline? Which brand of cheap life? Most importantly to the drones on their hamster wheels, paper or plastic?

These are the “depths” typical Americans are willing to plumb. We’ll question everything, except what really matters.

What really matters? War vs. conquest. Changing lives while we die. Oppression vs. freedom. The costs of “progress.” Obedience vs. slavery. The consequences of imperialism. What we fear. The costs of economic “growth.” Above all, at least for me, empathy. That’s my short list, created with little thought. As always, any number can play.

Instead of changing, people embedded within the dominant paradigm prefer to disparage others. “China is horrible,” they proclaim. “They’re burning all that coal, polluting the air.” Or maybe it’s Brazil this week. Or India, using all those “resources” we need here in the homeland.

When you’re dead, you don’t know you’re dead. It affects other people, though. It’s the same when you’re a patriarch. And, contrary to popular belief, one need not be male to be guilty of patriarchal behavior.

Asking questions is difficult, especially when rewards result from placating the scum atop the stew. An entire life spent soaking in the cultural milieu provides little opportunity to rise above the stew and take a look around. And because there is no reward for asking questions, the questions remain unasked. The populace remains contented. The citizenry becomes the system. The machine marches on.

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Comments 125

  • Phil Morrison Says:
    January 16th, 2016 at 7:57 pm

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    That video is a classic case of “the pot calling the kettle black …”

    (In the Fog of The Presstitutes, 2, 3)

    (Origin Of The “Liberal Media” Meme)

    (Mocking America, 2, 3, 4)

  • “facts dont do, what i want them to”….d.byrne

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    Just sittin’ on this runaway train, staring out the window with a cat on my lap.
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  • I suppose that when Hawken gives us 100 year, that is meant as, wink, wink, that zero at the end is just for pretend.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/2720753/stephen-hawking-claims-wipeout-of-human-race-within-100-years-or-so-due-to-progress-in-science-and-technology/

    Colonization of the moon, yet!

  • I suppose that when Hawken gives us 100 year, that is meant as, wink, wink, that zero at the end is just for pretend.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/2720753/stephen-hawking-claims-wipeout-of-human-race-within-100-years-or-so-due-to-progress-in-science-and-technology/

    Colonization of the moon, yet!

    ————–

    Thanks, Satish. Great insights. I’ll repost on the forum. In a way (and toward interconnectedness) Hawken and King are saying complementary things. Hawken says AI will do whatever is necessary, and humans will be eliminated barring consistency with AI’s prerogatives. (Broadly speaking, I lump Mark Austin’s Brave New Wold info into the AI bag too.) And Hawken’s “consistent”-with-AI behavior as figuring an alternative to it, running along MLK’s vision, Pope Francis’ vision, etc… Well, congrats if you can make any sense out of my writing! :-)

  • Artleads,

    I think Hawking is being overly optimistic, giving us 100 years. But then, he’s a good example of a technocrat who’s separated from the creation around him, from Nature. He’s a poster child for the modern man prone to thinking that the next stage of evolution for mankind comes from leaving Mother Earth and colonizing other planets. The indigenous person would laugh at such a preposterous idea. Actually, let me take that back. The indigenous person wouldn’t laugh at such a thing because he’s too respectful of his wayward younger brother.

    I don’t agree with Hawking’s solution – to colonize the moon. I think we should instead try and de-colonize our minds and our worldviews.

  • I am out in the deep woods w/o internet.
    This is from a trip into town at the public library.

    mo, I have never seen an instance where bob s could be labelled a troll.
    He appears to be very bright & critical man.
    I detest most any attempt to censor anybody.
    Yes, jerks are plentiful, & some of them post here.

  • Satish,

    I wasn’t agreeing either with the timeline (my point was how absurd), or with colonizing the moon (same thing).

    But toward finding commonality any way possible, I tried to conflate the scientistic anti natural view of much-too-revered Hawken, and the wise caution of MLK. I apologize for only scanning Hawken’s message, and perhaps missing his point. If he’s saying there is no prospect for survival other than space colonization, I didn’t read carefully enough to see that. I was trying to make a narrow and limited point.

  • Artleads, I agreed with you… and was just adding to what you said.

  • Sure, Satish. I shouldda known. :-)


  • @Bob S.

    You might not like what people say on the internet, or how they say it, but tough. If I went into a bookshop and tore up all the tomes I find annoying or offensive, half the shop would be in ruins – but I don’t do that because a) people would think I was mad, and b) I recognise that freedom of speech means being surrounded by, and sometimes subjected to, ideas or outlooks that make you feel uncomfortable, even nauseous. That’s actually one of the best things about free speech – it stops you becoming intellectually complacent or smugly dogmatic by opening your eyes and ears to other, sometimes outlandish ways of thinking.

    Great comment! One thing for sure:

    Even if there are oppressors and bullies, who want to suppress freedom of speech, Reality will always prevail in the long run. Well, that’s a good thing, isn’t it? It simply means the inevitable fulfillment of Karma and Dharma, the fulfillment of natural, inherent justice.

    The more they erect barriers, the more we feel inclined to pull them down. If the barriers are too high, we will go under them. If the barriers are too deep, we will learn to fly. If your heart is set on freedom, no cage will ever keep you in.

    ― Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

    Express yourself! Expression is one of the most fundamental needs in Nature.

    Namaste

  • Nemesis,

    Freedom song ? Here’s one…two versions, no competition between them.

    Best known version…(the live clips had too much audience noise, or feedback, etc…so it’s just audio…but you can hear the words.)

    Original artist (with an amusingintroductory story about Johnny Cash…skip to about 4:40 or so for the song)


  • @infanttyrone

    Oh yes, I love it. Handmade music and real inspiring lyric…

    It’s dark in here; can’t see the sky
    But I look at this blue wing and I close my eyes
    And I fly away beyond these walls
    Up above the clouds where the rain don’t fall
    On a poor man’s dream.

    Love it! I have to tell you a funny footnote:

    I LOVE the term “REAL estate”, muhahaha, yes I do, because it’s just so FUNNY :D

    Here is another one that represents freedom to me, freedom of improvisation, freedom of hearts and fingers:


  • Ahh..so the coo-coo gang has finally figured how to silence *the lidia’s*.

    Why are you folks so afraid of criticism?

    So afraid, you go so far as to ban discussions of free speech while encouraging discussions of UFO’s.

    Takes a whole lotta fear to twist a man’s logic so.


  • You know, even if one of those big, funny-money guys like Trump and alike should come to me and say:

    Hey, I wanna make you rich, I give you REAL estate, I give you millions of dollars, REAL dollars, if you just kiss my feet once!

    Muhahaha, I’d say:

    Nope, thanks a lot! Even if YOU’d give me millions of dollars just for kissing my scrawny ASS once, I’d just say NO, thanks a lot!” and I’d wipe the dust off from my worn out shoes and wander on freely through Eternity.

    NO funny-money can ever buy REAL freedom, hahahaha, sorry, mr. trump, my Reality is different from yours.

    Btw:

    Greetings to Aliens, wherever they might be!

    Love,
    Nemesis


  • I even learned to love the hallucinating view of Ray Batman on none-existent reality, it’s just not my view :-)

    It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

    Hermann Hesse

    @mo flow

    I shup up for the rest of the day ;-)

    Love,
    Nemesis

  • At the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “All they can think about is the silicon that goes into your device or, maybe, the lithium that goes into your battery.”

    But the so-called “cloud” — the networks of Internet servers on which many of us now store documents, contacts, photos and all sorts of digital correspondence — is very tangible, as is its voracious appetite for electricity.

    “If you think about it, why are you keeping around every notification you’ve ever got on Twitter on a live server so that it can be fed by water, power and land?” said Boyd. “A lot of it is [that] we’ve removed the economic cost — it’s free! — but it has impact just like drinking bottled water has impact.”

    It’s difficult to get people to care about something so invisible. You just expect email to exist when you need it, whether you’re firing off a quick “thanks” to a colleague or searching for an old receipt for an online purchase. You might pay as much heed to this invisible network as, say, to the carbon emissions that come from buildings. Think of it this way: It’s easy to note the exhaust coming out of a diesel truck, but who thinks about the impact of the four walls around them?

    Artleads – the nanoparticles in Ceberal Cortex are very AI, Blue beam is just a software. Musical Holographic wonder show or nightmare. simply depends on the program we create to play in the sky and into minds. HSS is a very powerful mind control signal.


  • HSS is a very powerful mind control signal.

    Uhm, but they are still lacking of any HSS signal to stop the ultimate destruction of their very own habitat, right? So, when will they start to control their very own mind?! They don’t have much time left, as far as I can see^^


  • @Robin Datta

    no relationship is possible.

    Dear Robin Datta, according to your comments, I am always wrong with everything I write :-) I like that, because it always sharpens my mind. But why should I relate to your comments in any way, if no relationship is possible? According to your very own comment here, there is absolutely no relationship between your comments and me possible. I respect that.


  • … but nevertheless I see a clear negative, repellent relationship between you and my comments :-)

    @mo flow

    I shut up for today, back to my gee- tar ;-)


  • … sorry, mo flow, one final comment for today:

    @Robin Datta

    If you don’t like the term “relationship”, then just call it “inter-connectedness” ;-)

    Love,
    Nemesis

  • hey Nem ~

    I appreciate your efforts not to go overboard, but you really are free to use the basement threads for as much commenting as you’d like. I mean, if you went totally bonkers and started posting dozens and dozens of things in the basement every day, I would probably encourage more restraint. but the basement is always open for extra comments.

    cheers and thanks again,
    ~ mo


  • Hey mo, thank you once again. I know. It’s maybe just some call adressed to myself, not to get lost in wordsnwordsnwordsnwords ;-)

    cheers, beautiful spirit


  • Bob S. summs up my feeling really perfect:

    Newspeak anyone?

    Yes, language seems to be dead, sucked out. Language just isn’t sacred anymore, language got mundane, there is no spirit in language anymore. Language today is good and suitable for piling up doomsday news or to permanently attack other people. But is language good for transmitting spirituality, for transmitting any love, for transmitting comprehension and brotherhood of man? I am in doubt. Maybe silence is the only real suitable and spiritual language in the endtimes of mankind.

  • Donbass Lab accident today – epidemic killing hundreds spreads:

    Direct NSA Intel on our Army lab project mistake:
    Traditional “common” vaccines targeting measles, mumps and rubella for instance, contain small amounts of “attenuated” live viruses which have been “weakened” but not 100% killed outright. Research has shown that these weakened “live” viruses create a very mild form of the disease in the human that has been vaccinated, which in turn creates a cellular immunity from that pathogen. The science behind this is correct, and valid for the most part. To keep the targeted viral pathogen in a perpetually weakened state, specific amounts of formaldehyde and ether are typically added, and in some formulations, mercury in the form of thimerasol is added as a preservative to keep the egg albumin cells from decaying and dying prematurely. The established theory behind all of this ‘vaccination’ is the “protect the herd” theory which originated with Pasteur in the late 19th century. As in all vaccines, a certain small percentage of the herd will develop severe, ‘full blown’ disease states CAUSED by the attenuated viruses in the vaccine itself, and another percentage will exhibit side effects from the chemicals added to the vaccine ­ but if the vast majority of the herd is “protected” from the disease condition ­ the vaccine is approved and stamped “safe and effective”.

    Science has also proven that each viral pathogen has its own unique characteristics that produce its own set of symptoms in the human hosts. Thus, each viral pathogen has its own unique fingerprints of replication and reproduction as well. Each virus also has a different level of effectiveness in its attenuated (weakened) state.

    Moreover, some viruses have shown the ability to “drift” and acquire additional genetic alterations over time. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF THE SO-CALLED “NOVEL” RECOMBINATION VIRUSES that have been “reverse engineered” in the world’s weapons laboratories!

    When the RNA of the virus is spliced with other viral genes, the resulting “Franken-virus” is very unpredictable. Studies conducted (yet currently unpublished) by Terrence Tumpey, Jeffrey Taubenberger, and others at the NIH and CDC show that these ‘resurrected pandemic viruses’ do not exhibit the NORMAL tendencies of traditional, NATURAL influenza viruses such as seasonal H3N2 human strains. They are best described as “Viral Wild Cards”.

    This is just one problem with the headlong, mad rush to vaccinate Americans with a series of reverse-engineered lab-created viruses, attenuated or otherwise, in an UNTESTED, UNTRIED, EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE that has not been subjected to LONG-TERM CLINICAL TRIALS TO DETERMINE THE LEVELS OF “DRIFT” or even ATTENUATED TENDENCIES OVER TIME.

    To supposedly minimize this “safety” issue, the CDC is now recommending a DUPLEX vaccination, of all things. A “duplex” vaccination basically involves a two-shot series. The first shot consists of a VERY WEAK, HIGHLY ATTENUTATED dose of the live virus.
    This is intended to create an initial immune response patterning the specific virus injected. Within a couple of weeks of the 1st shot, a BOOSTER SHOT is given. The booster shot has only lightly attenuated, or even FULL STRENGTH VIRUSES in the injection. This 2nd shot is then intended to create a full-strength immune system response in the human subject.

    This is, at the very least, BAD SCIENCE and borders on insanity for self-evident and fairly obvious reasons. By their own admissions, the NIH scientists in their various writings have declared that the level of potency of these REVERSE ENGINEERED VIRUSES show abnormal, almost RANDOM tendencies in their attenuated states. Nobody really knows what will happen over time as the inevitable “genetic drifts” occur. It is a literal crap shoot. It is highly probable that even the HIGHLY ATTENUATED FRANKEN-VIRUSES can swiftly regain their FULL POTENCY even in the presence of ether and formaldehyde. (See Addendum Below) Secondly, the full-strength BOOSTER shot viruses could just as easily “DRIFT” into something much more deadly than the “original’ recombinant virus that it is targeting.

    I submit that the scientists responsible for this “pandemic” are not stupid. They have to know these facts as well as I do.

    Therefore, I can only conclude that this entire affair is following the Modus Operandi of the medical elite since the 1920 engineered smallpox epidemics. It is all being ORCHESTRATED first and foremost for MONEY, and secondly, for social and geographical restructuring of the “human herd”.