Sunday, June 26, 2016

Battle Lines Bein' Drawn

It seems the politics worldwide is now an awareness that the hegemony has been up to no good the last 40 plus years at least, at least its most virulent form.  What is ending it?  Since lending credit is the heart of the damage done, there was never any rational limit to what damage could be done.  So only an irrational limit would put an end to it, perhaps something like "sins are unto the fourth generation."  Since the debts we have racked up cannot be paid until the 4th generation, perhaps all this is just the irrational limit.

My favorite Old Testament passage is probably the Hegemon's as well, 1Samuel 8
But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commandersof thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a kingover us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord.22 The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
Knowing that people will give up almost everything to have someone else "fight our battles" the Hegemon offers to do so and then takes their sons to fight the battles anyway.  This event took place about 400 years after Moses, and Israel went downhill thereafter, including civil wars and captivities, never to quite recover, to this day.  But then that was part of the deal.  And not the line above:
18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.
So after 40 years of enjoying false economy detritus on credit, baneful food, empty education, whimsical medicine, cracker box housing, fun-time voluntary terror wars everywhere, and aspirations constrained to pixillations, charged off to the next generations, anyone actually think voting Brexit will change much?  Think the Hegemon will just go away?  Still thinking "If we can just get the right people in office?"  God Himself anointed Israel's kings, and everyone of them would disgrace a trailer park, because they were human.

On the one hand is the Hegemon who controls the levers of AN economy (never say THE economy) and can place what pixels it so chooses on smartphones, etc.

On the other hand there is the vast swarms of people who feel entitled, from those who works for 40 years and expect the credit tallied in their pension to be money, to those who are scamming the disability system for a free ride and believe their own lies.

Well, that is just about everyone isn't it?

The working poor know they are being abused, and they say so, on their smart phones.  They will tip the scales in votes, since the Hegemon cheats enough only to win elections, never pays for a landslide.  But votes do not matter, it is just a question of allocating diminishing returns among the growing claims.

Cell phones contain rare earth materials extracted from the Congo in fun-time terror regimes when we simply could have traded for them.  No, we need an "Africa Command."  So for anyone to be carrying a smartphone and claiming to be a victim of injustice is a dolt.

This most virulent strain of capitalism has had a 40 year run.  The damage has been done, and now it is a question "who pays?"   The Hegemon still controls the conversation. On one hand he has a flashy economy, on the other he directs the thoughts of the incensed masses.

Step aside, do not get in that fight.  If you think you are entitled to anything, let it go, give it up.  Of course building an organic business will be tough, but not as bad as fighting at the empty trough.

Self-employment is about personal transformation. Anarchy means no + king. Time to escape the chaos to anarchy.  Get started now.

Michael Jackson tried to talk about this 20 years ago, but the video he made in Brazil was banned from USA airplay.

So Jackson made another with Spike Lee in USA… it was banned too.

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Anonymous said...

That's a great passage of scripture. It's funny how nothing has changed after thousands of years. People will gladly give up their freedom to be ruled by the elite (creditors). Those who choose otherwise are in the minority.

Anonymous said...

Putin on GMO and vaccines: