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Are Political Games Destroying our Nation?

I think the voting turnout is a bit representative of Americans’ work ethic: If they see that some work serves absolutely no useful purpose, they simply will not be performing that work! Just as with jobs that either pay nothing, or have everything taken out in taxes… The REALITY is that the economy is changing now more than ever, so rapidly it will make the industrial revolution look like NOISE in history! We now have automation that is so advanced, it will literally make the human being employee OBSOLETE 100% and there will only BE jobs for MAYBE 1% of the entire population! And this, when 100% can live in relative luxury and prosperity!

But, the truth about THAT is that human nature prevents it. Our inherently criminal minds are always seeking out ways to “one-up” each other, OR each others’ tribes. The way our “two-party” system is set up is even an example of that. The Founders warned against political parties, and this is why. They are Nothing Whatsoever At All more than Large CORPORATIONS! And that’s it! So yes they will go overseas for manufacturing or labor or oil or whatever it is, and will even do so by creating taxes that encourage this, laws that permit it, and a banking structure that facilitates it! Even a military that Enforces it! Vital shipping lanes, indeed! For they are now national security! Why? Because we have GIVEN our manufacturing infrastructure to foreign, would-be enemies!

It is nearly comical how people do not realize the actual workings of economic activity. But what can you do? You can try to explain things, but the television… well, it’s just so nice and pretty. All those colors…

February 25, 2015

Bernie Sanders “applauds the President” for vetoing the Keystone pipeline project, citing global warming etc. etc., this veto “tells the world” that ‘we take climate change seriously’ or some such blabber.

What the heck does that have to do with a pipeline? Is it better to use trucks and trains to transport the oil (lifeblood of humanity) and let it spill into water supplies? A pipeline is hands-down the BEST way to move oil. So not only are we celebrating the increased incidents of toxic spills into people’s water supplies and fire hazards, but are we also using this as some kind of jab at people who use fuels to heat their homes? That includes you… whoever you are, if you’re reading this you are burning oil this very second just by being online. And the device you’re viewing this on is made out of oil/petroleum products too. So if it’s a jab at people who want to survive and stay warm for winter, it’s a jab at yourself. What a joke.

And the Canadian economy is being destroyed in part by low oil prices which make it virtually a non-profit operation to do tar sand oil extraction. And if we continue to let our allies to the north suffer at every turn our nation will be next. All of this conspiracy theory stuff about some German brothers having to do with everything that is evil in the world is ludicrous… Evil is Everywhere. And it comes in all shapes and sizes. And if it’s something against China, one of the alleged (not proven) would-be customers of the delivery of Canadian product via this pipeline, don’t we owe it to them? After all they nearly own the entire nation, both in money and in terms of all of the things they manufacture for us. It seems a lot of Americans love to Benefit from a global economy, and are happy to pay next to nothing for cheap plastic toys and sub-par products from other countries, but when it comes time to pay the piper they’re all up in arms.

Education

I saw a cartoon that portrayed a young kid opening his mail, with an expression of glee.  He’d just received a letter offering free college tuition.  On the other side of the cartoon was an older man who was griping about being on the other side of that hypothetical equation, complaining about having to pay for tuition for people he’s never even met (and who might squander away the opportunity as well, no doubt).

This may be an accurate representation of PUBLIC OPINION. But the truth is much more complicated in this case (though it’s usually the other way around). We have an educational system that has SUCCEEDED! Succeeded – In creating college entry statistics where the average applicant READS AT A SEVENTH GRADE LEVEL. Just how horrific that really is, words below a 7th grade level CANNOT EXPRESS.

Economics

Time to rant: What we are seeing is economic redistribution: Whether in China or Mexico, the people who now have jobs that were previously in the United States are working much harder and longer for MUCH MUCH less pay, to the point they have suicide nets around their factory buildings. That’s how much of an issue it is. And the workers live on the campus. We don’t hear much about it on television but there are investigations into this that can be found on Youtube and other sources.

Foreign Policy

We can ask ourselves whether it is good to keep allies who, with so much oil, imprison their citizens for 10 years for discussing Valentine’s Day on an internet blog. Or whether it is right and just to utilize the employment of Chinese State factory workers, who work for the government at government factory jobs, to create our products that we buy and vote for with our wallets.

Can Laws at Home Help?

Can laws fix this? Or does the responsibility lie with the individual, to make the choices in their purchases, to choose to pay MUCH more money for a cell phone – an IMPOSSIBLY HIGH amount of money – and spend many times more money – money they do not even have – on the basic necessities?
Do we even have a choice? I saw a piece on Stossel last night showcasing examples of “the government” preventing small farming groups from operating. I think we need to seriously rethink our economic strategy – if you count unfunded liabilities, national debt, and the banks’ derivatives liability each American over age 18 is IN DEBT in the range of TWO MILLION DOLLARS! Is this sustainable economically?
The Welfare State
So, whether it’s food stamps, national debt, welfare… We will see the emergence of less before we see more. Right now there is still mass global poverty, and oppressive dictatorships around the world that rob the people by law of their own ability to (legally) harvest their own food when they are starving, their ability to (legally) collect rainwater when in many cases they are starving.
“Exemplary Behavior”
And we send celebrities to celebrate destroying a dam that provided much needed energy and water for thousands and thousands of poverty-stricken people, in the name of environmentalism. Well, people are part of the environment… at least, until they aren’t.
I think if we stopped this kind of exemplary behavior we would be able to get more backing from the international community in forming a more open society.
Terrorism’s Role
Unfortunately we have many challenges in doing this, not least from the recent trend of terrorism. One can suffer from terrorism, which is a mental form of pathology, without ever confronting personally anything to fear: Because with television we can see ALL of the horrific events taking place around the whole world, in real time, even… the same events that have been taking place since time immemorial… we have developed this odd form of pathology, this paranoia; it has taken over our efforts in building our own society in our own backyards.
I’ve been watching on the news all this hype about terrorism, or, more specifically, “Extremism”… Here are some of my thoughts on this, with particular reference to the fact (made much of by Fox News, it would seem) that our current administration seems to be refusing to identify our current trend of terrorism as an Islamic phenomenon in any way.  I neither agree nor disagree with this; however, I do have some opinions about the use of the word, “extremism” itself…

“Extremism” requires a base function in order to exist. Without that base function, no matter HOW “extreme” something EVER IS, it CANNOT be violent if there is no DEMAND for violence in the core. Look into the “non-aggression principle”

“Islamist” terrorism is a POLITICAL agenda, Sharia Law and such, which involves at its center a religious dictatorship. Tyranny embodied in terrorism at its roots.

I hate to even say this, but what would happen if ISIL (“isis” and friends… Where’s Horus?) co-opts into Syria, and Russia then co-opts that? We know what Putin has to say about this, but in a hypothetical wonderland, we could potentially see a “World War 3” scenario play out once you consider the economic concerns and the way regional conflicts and global economic depressions can flash over into hot war quickly. Russia has been warning about the potential for real nuclear war for some time, but even moreso lately.

I think the voting turnout is a bit representative of Americans’ work ethic: If they see that some work serves absolutely no useful purpose, they simply will not be performing that work! Just as with jobs that either pay nothing, or have everything taken out in taxes… The REALITY is that the economy is changing now more than ever, so rapidly it will make the industrial revolution look like NOISE in history! We now have automation that is so advanced, it will literally make the human being employee OBSOLETE 100% and there will only BE jobs for MAYBE 1% of the entire population! And this, when 100% can live in relative luxury and prosperity!

But, the truth about THAT is that human nature prevents it. Our inherently criminal minds are always seeking out ways to “one-up” each other, OR each others’ tribes. The way our “two-party” system is set up is even an example of that. The Founders warned against political parties, and this is why. They are Nothing Whatsoever At All more than Large CORPORATIONS! And that’s it! So yes they will go overseas for manufacturing or labor or oil or whatever it is, and will even do so by creating taxes that encourage this, laws that permit it, and a banking structure that facilitates it! Even a military that Enforces it! Vital shipping lanes, indeed! For they are now national security! Why? Because we have GIVEN our manufacturing infrastructure to foreign, would-be enemies!

It is nearly comical how people do not realize the actual workings of economic activity. But what can you do? You can try to explain things, but the television… well, it’s just so nice and pretty. All those colors…

Writing Style

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 Efforts to Compile this Page

How I write sometimes (This is from 2014)

Enjoy! Again, I am learning a lot and fast, thanks in no small part to the current economy. Already having a diverse skillset, I would like to make the most of what I’ve got and keep myself busy with hobbies that challenge the mind (though when you can’t find the right driver for your flip-laptop’s bright touchscreen, staying up late nights can be a serious pain – literally. Oh yeah and don’t forget the real reason… for works of passion such as having a YouTube channel. Keeping occupied and aware, even if you can’t find a job – always remember that this has absolutely NOTHING to do with your value as a person. Whatever hand you are dealt, you must make a decision. That’s how simple it is. Beyond that, it is surely easy for anyone to judge another, by criticizing the way they dealt with the last hand they were given – whether one’s past is a total horror story, or you’ve won the Mega Trillions for Life lottery – who you are is what defines a person, not WHAT you are. We are not helpless grains of sand endlessly crashing into the rock walls of the continent’s edge by unrelenting hydraulic forces; energy (kinetic) in the form of what most of us simply call, “waves” ~ ~

~ ~ Much of life is indeed a series of waves. But we are not completely helpless. We must understand there will always be things in this world that disgust us to the core, and on the other side, a sort of curiosity retains this urge to understand and learn how such seemingly simple, ordinary things as waveforms at the beach – (Will the water reach my sandcastle??? lol) As we continue our attempts to reverse-engineer the universe, we will quite possibly “succeed” – however, we don’t even have a clue what that would really mean, and what the consequences, completely unforeseen, could be lurking right around the corner.

There is a saying to the effect of… “Live each day as if it were the last day of your life” … Unfortunately that can be extremely confusing, because this is one area where even people within the same cultures; even the same families – have complete and absolute disagreements on what sort of… experiences they value most. I am of the type who would want to be with my family, but if that were not feasible, [hopefully I’d never have known in advance, or, as the saying goes, “never seen it coming”] – other than that, if I manage to live a *relatively* healthy life, maintain a sense of purpose, and hopefully even find a life partner (!!!) ~ who can understand and handle me; someone who understands I don’t generalize nearly as much as most people tend to, and someone who does not ever feel jealous or distrustful. Hah! Just kidding. I’m a very simple person when it comes down all the way to it, because it’s a very simple world.

Obviously, I can dig deep into philosophy without quoting anybody other than a couple of random, ‘author unknown’, ancient words of wisdom. Thus, while I most CERTAINLY am NOT searching for the world’s greatest philosopher. I don’t want an intimate relationship with my clone. It’s difficult enough dealing with ‘one of me’.

I just would like a companion who understands compassion and empathy, employs it with extreme care and diligence in all of her matters of work and other labor; someone who thinks and looks far back and down the road, checks side to side at all times, and looks much deeper into everything, including what we call ‘the future’.

I know this is getting more than slightly overdramatic for this day and age. As a so-called “Futurist” and trend analyst, both of which sound like business and/or scientific terms; both of which, along with my gold-plated 1980’s aviator’s style glasses (I HATED having to wear those things! lol… 4th Grade Four Eyes! Urkel! You name it; lol) – not just both, but ALL of those were not exactly shared aspirations in most of my public school classes. They were considered boring.

And now, they are among the top-grossing productions in the entertainment industry, and while it truly IS a sad thing that books, if not going extinct, must be artificially preserved by curators and librarians, and other custodians ~ there are still plenty of books that exist in print – used status; NEW condition 🙂

I can say this without a doubt: When I went to school, I had to pay, OUT OF POCKET, HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of dollars for University textbooks. The prices were more or less fixed, mostly the printing quality was top-notch (literally, lol)… the publishers had their entire little empires set up. Then the laptop hit that magic spot on the axis on a graph we call Time, Economics (CPI and other issues still kept many people out of Higher Education, and so when portable, lightweight, compact computers, complete with self-contained cursor HID (mouse/keyboard), a user-friendly, GUI interface that was relatively intuitive and, for children, quite fun…

At the same time this was occurring, machine shops were increasingly using CAD/CAM technology to make workplaces SAFER (or, as the cynic in me sees it, allows an operator to ‘push the envelope’ even harder and apply even more stress – without much risk of being either sliced in half or torn to shreds – data seeking crawlers and other Internet robots were modified to conduct industrial espionage, such as what we now know as “hacking”, which refers generally to the concept of a human being becoming a potentially malignant tumor, who knows all the tricks and trades, and for whatever human-psyche rationale or animal goal it is that drives them, what was once considered something to be mocked is now an extremely serious, major force that MUST be reckoned with – there is no question about that at all.

Personally, I don’t even think we have time to continue NORMAL status-operations simply due to the lack of sheer MANPOWER! America is failing because since the mid/late 80s, for whatever reason, there has been a giant change in what it means to be an American. It could be that the entire gene pool is still hung over from the Crazy 80s. Perhaps it was Vietnam. Maybe it was conspiracy theories. Whatever it was, and I do NOT even purport or even jokingly pretend to KNOW WHAT it was, but suddenly I noticed schools changed in a major way. A major way that literally FORCED me to sleep during classes, yes, even when I sincerely admired the instructor (I’m not talking about scientific, electronic, chemistry classes, of course 🙂

And then in the 90s, (sorry if I’m oversimplifying yet again here), there began all kinds of campaigns that were all about “DON’T” this and “JUST SAY NO” that; signs popped up everywhere in red and black: It was purely M.A.D.D.ness!

I still recall much of it, even from the perspective of the inquiring yet unknowing mind that years to learn and understand. It soon seemed that everything that America stood for had suddenly done a 179 or something! Learning was punished, playing abolished, and growing up across the Hudson’s George Washington Bridge with a beautiful view of the New York City skyline – especially amazing at night, even back then, when it was a lot harder to do the coloring tricks on lighting systems that draw an unimaginably gigantic load of power… it seemed as if I ROTATED around the nose to tail axis in an airplane 180 degrees, and begun to descend (to compensate for reverse gravity, of course. Or just plain hanging in your harness upside down; kind of annoying.)

Now that Freud and Jung and others have given us this vague item of science called, “PSYCHOLOGY” – it appears at first glance that some really smart people combined psychological persuasion techniques, and applied them to the general public, beginning as soon as big brother finishes folding his creased khakis. He has a long, miserable, exhausting trip to make… but worry not; the systems are already in place. And one other peculiar discovery I made over the years, hardly worth mentioning, but I’ve found it to be true, and it’s worth a chuckle: Big brother NEVER suffers from so-called “jet lag”.

Soft Title: Rambling Style 101

Then… September 11, 2001.
Then… September 11, 2012.
Now….January 24, 2014

Copyright (C) 2014 Brendon Tristal

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