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A Short Walk in a Denied Reality

[thoughts from ~burning woman~ ]

Billions of mind slaves are daily driven to do “stuff” no normal person would even think of thinking about or doing. These slaves are whipped along their self-destruct path by a tiny bunch of psychopaths who have arbitrarily placed themselves in charge of the planet and declared that all of it belongs to them. It’s always been that way but it seems to us the more obvious today. Yet this untenable situation is not just tolerated, but the majority actually approves and quite often cheers on their predators.

Being, in my own estimation at least, reasonably intelligent, such a fact forces me to ask, “Why?” Why do people put up with this deadly charade? Why do they allow the psychos to eat them alive while destroying the only world they, and their children, have to survive on? Why can’t they collectively say, “Enough!” without having to wait until they’re all starving to death, or dying of various preventable plagues to plunge into pointless bloody revolutions?

Every question is based on an answer, not the other way around. So taught the Teachers. When I ask “Why?” I don’t expect to hear an answer, I expect to find one depending on how I ask the question. It’s like pointing a rifle at a target. The rifle isn’t going to find and lock on the target, I have to do that first. The target is the answer I’m shooting for.

Why are people so dummied-down and collectively stupid as to accept being their own worse enemies? I asked and replied to myself, over the years, “Think!” The answer was rather obvious: propaganda. Official lies is another name for it.

Which begs another “Why.” Why does propaganda work? That was a bit more complex. Well, people are predisposed to accept the propaganda and to reject any other idea that doesn’t fit into the official lie. That’s the basis for the success of brain dead organized religion, the deception of government (in any guise) and the banditry of banking.

Which brings up the next “Why?” Why are people predisposed to lean favorably to official lies and reject common sense? The answer to this third and last “Why?” is where people go running for the hills, their collective ears solidly plugged with any substance found so they won’t have to hear.

The answer is as simple as it is unacceptable to the rank and file: programming. How to put this simply?

Basic foundational question: What is an Earthian, that *ISSA creature that insists on calling itself “human” when it can’t even demonstrate a humane life; that creature that revels in gratuitous violence? It is not a natural creature and it’s lifestyle proves it beyond any shadow of doubt. It is totally dependent upon its life-sucking systems to remain alive – and that is no contradiction: being alive does not necessarily mean being alive.

Take away all of the “benefits” or “advantages” of civilization this very day then come back in a year to count the ones still alive and functioning as normal, natural creatures.

The Earthian creature is a cloned and programmed entity, designed as a slave to serve masters. It can’t help itself. If it breaks free of one master it will seek another and begin serving again. It cannot imagine itself as a free and autonomous creature. In fact it resents the thought of real freedom because that entails taking full responsibility for all aspects of its own life without relying upon social support systems.  Wild animals can do this because they have more free intelligence than Earthians hence why Earthians are programmed to kill off the wilderness: nature is always a threat to Cyborgs.

Being unnatural, it cannot comprehend nature so must rely on its masters for its survival and knowledge. This is where it get truly touchy. The creature is “endowed” with a wonderful thing it calls a soul. Even among atheists the concept of “soul” keeps its validity. It is variously thought of, or spoken of, as some natural aspect of the creature or a gift of the gods, or God; the repository of consciousness or mind.

All of which is of course total BS – in capital letters.

The real story?  The soul was designed as a controlling implant. It is used to motivate and to generate and maintain an endless array of repetitive and cycling belief systems within the implanted ISSA creature. It is programmed to keep the creature believing in “something” (basically anything at all) that is always superior to itself, something that holds the carrot and the stick. The foremost of soul laws are: obey and never question. The ever-present hope is that through obedience one receives the carrot and not the stick. When the creature sees others getting the stick it doesn’t hear their cries; it hears the propaganda that says, “Hey, they deserve what they’re getting, they are disobedient.” The nature of that “disobedience” is not questioned. Or they hear the other line: “They are the enemy and must be subdued or they will come “here” and take what you have.” If it wasn’t pure programming control, how many would fall for those inanely simplistic explanations that condone theft, mass murder and genocide?

Some say, I don’t believe in the soul like that’s supposed to be an answer. Not believing makes it go away? Closing your eyes to danger makes the danger go away? Billions of Earthians are crowding the world with their heads solidly stuck in the sands of denial hoping that denial will make the bad go away. Billions have their minds hacked on a daily basis, filled with dis-mis-information, salivating when the soul message dings and passing social media lies with likes and hits and clicks blissfully unaware they are frantically contributing to their own demise.

Isn’t it time to wake up to reality? Isn’t it time to realize if something has never worked it isn’t about to miraculously start working just because we are approaching dire straits? Protests, wars, revolutions, changing of the political guard: none of that is going to resolve our current dilemma because it never has.

Time for something truly new, like new thinking; like a new idea?

*ISSA being: an intelligent, sentient, self aware person.

What’s it Like – a Lesson from the Anthill

[thoughts from   ~burning woman~   ]
 
What’s it like when an age-old and more-or-less trusted, definitely believed-in system begins to unravel, and as it does, it reveals that neither the emperor, nor those who bow before the august personage, have any clothes on despite having spent fortunes to convince themselves they had the best clothes any age, any society, any nation, any empire, ever wore? 
 
The system I’m talking about is capitalism. For most, capitalism is the best way if not the only way, to handle economies and satisfy the desires of the go-getters.  It’s bloody competition, but instead of lions in a savanna, or sharks in an ocean, this is done with money and the blood isn’t actually food, just collateral damage. For the believers, such damage is not only acceptable, but necessary to keep the system going. How else could it work? Capitalism’s first need is war, and it’s health depends entirely on perpetual war.
For those who doubt this, show me a true period of history that does not involve some form of war or conquest; an era concerned solely with the welfare of people and the planet during which there is no war at all. Please!
 
Capitalism, for those rare few in the know, aware, and sensitive to things that really don’t work, is a system designed solely to create the mass illusion of scarcity in a world of plenty.  The pretend competition is what gives meaning to the illusion of monetary motion between individuals and/or large collectives. Another word for manufactured scarcity is debt. 
 
According to the Gospel of Capitalism, every nation on the planet must, of necessity, be hopelessly indebted to organizations invented strictly to create the illusion of debt. International banking houses, organizations like the IMF, the Fed, (watch these replicate as time tightens the rope around the capitalists’ necks) these dictate who loses and who wins as they are forced to participate in gambling casinos they call international trade deals. First rule of gambling: the house always wins.
 
Think for one moment: why should those who sit on, and own by right, national, natural and labour (the only real resources), be indebted to institutions because these institutions say they are entitled to all of it, and entitled to distribute the spoils as they see fit?

Hello, out there?

“Beam me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here!” 
 
Again, why should a native of El Salvador live in abject poverty, fear for his, or his family’s lives, or slave for some multinational corporation that has nothing to do with his country and is nothing but a vulture sitting on a carcass it claims for itself?  Can anyone explain the justice in that? If not, why not? If unjust, then why is it accepted as normal? Is injustice so ingrained in the Earthian brain that it no longer matters… maybe never has mattered until it slaps that brain across the face when it expected a handout and a silly and meaningless revolution results?  
 
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlings…” And yet it fascinates me to see, in the current times, reasonably intelligent underlings scatter about each time someone or something kicks the anthill of civilization, to repair and rebuild, despite the fact that each repair and rebuild leaves the edifice in less working order than before the first kick and the ants much worse off. 
 
I used to do that to anthills in the north, there were lots of them, and watch what happened, week after week, after each time I flattened their hill. They’d swarm out and immediately set about rebuilding. As long as there was a queen in there, the rebuilding happened, though it looked less and less like a “hill” as the ants were too busy rebuilding to seek out food and tired themselves out in their useless labour. If I got the queen, the anthill was abandoned and reverted to grass. 
 
I see “the economy” and “climate change” and increased population with associated disorders, kicking “the living shit” out of civilization’s anthill, and I see those frightened, angry, brainwashed ants immediately rushing about madly plugging, patching, repairing the worst holes. They live in the “hope that springeth eternal in the human breast” that a younger queen (say, alternative energy, a “green” government, even perpetual motion machines – call it what you will)  will be able to prevent the final disaster: the end of the collective, for ants, being ants, cannot imagine life without the anthill. 
 
Collective madness: that’s what it’s like at the moment on earth’s kicked anthill.

“Say, ants, have you thought that perhaps it’s high time to imagine and implement an entirely new type of interaction with the environment, with each other, one that doesn’t require the maintenance of an entropic anthill?”

Injustice is ingrained
in my Earthian brain.
I struggle in vain
hoping for some gain
but the system’s a bane
in which I but wane
to an end which is pain.  (File that one under truly bad poetry)

 
Quote: “War is the only true industry capitalism can produce.” (Comment by Sojourner on TubularSock, WordPress)
 
 
 

What is Intelligence, Exactly?

  What is “Intelligence” exactly?
[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]

 That’s a very good question for today because with the tidal wave movement of science and technology, the concept is being both cornered and trivialized. Science and its believers – I can see now that “Science” has become more a religion than a discipline – would have people believe that they are nothing more than machines; some machines working better than others. So we have entered into the age of technocracy. A person’s worth, value, capabilities and capacities can be measured and tested by mechanical means. There is no need to interject anything else to muddy this clean black and white equation.

This is nothing new, of course, but now it’s become endemic and the “testing” never seems to end. Each move a person makes, from kindergarten to applying for positions in the work place or office space requires some sort of test. Even TV and computer games are tests of choices made based on rote learned moves, preferences, emotional reactions and of course tactile abilities.   And it’s all highly competitive and combative. That’s man’s brave new world – endless competition when no need exists to practice such; endless war to satisfy the Earthian’s most basic lust to kill, a lust that even surpasses his sexual appetite much of the time.  

Yes, the technocrats know just where the pressure points are located within society and they are pressing those for all they’re worth at this time.   Justification: there’s money and power in it, what else matters?

Since time immemorial there have always been those ruling classes who believed – and therefore made it truth – that their class was obviously and of necessity more intelligent and superior to the intelligence of those over whom they ruled.   Many “civilized” societies had serious punishments for any member of a lower class who dared teach itself, or another, to read or write. History preserves this fact. In today’s politically correct environment it wouldn’t do to be so crass in stating one’s class is mentally and morally superior to other classes. That however doesn’t mean anything has changed. What Technocracy has done is shift the focus slightly, from blatant class distinction to mental abilities, or measurement of some chosen people’s IQ. They simply created another “ruling” class using certain innate abilities in a small percentage of the population. One of many establishments created and developed for this purpose is called Mensa, a group that essentially “measures “intelligence” and makes it look not only fun, but a legitimate enterprise. They even get charitable status – how about that?

And this brings up the point: how do you measure intelligence? With a piece of paper and a bunch of trick questions, a timer and a scoreboard? With a pre-programmed computer? If that is the case then pretty soon Mensa will be peopled with computers. Computers of course have practically unlimited “memory” and instant recall; they can now “read” and “talk” as well as add and subtract. As far as technocrats are concerned, that, plus speed and an unwavering propensity to follow the lab-designed mental blueprint defines intelligence.

Could that be why the world is increasingly flirting on the edge of economic and environmental disaster? A computer, or measured brains, doesn’t rely on common sense or good old horse sense to solve problems. It has no experience to deal with problematic situations that express a whole gamut of mental approaches to problem solving, not to mention technocracy’s bug-bear: morality. How does a computer make a moral or ethical decision?

So the question shifts in emphasis from describing intelligence to first determining if “man” is an intelligent or moral being… or both? If both, how are these reconciled in problem solving?

Your company has just successfully bid on 50,000 acres of rainforest to be logged, then planted with GMO crops. As head of R&D you put your bean-counters with computers to work on how best to approach the problem of clearing the land of unwanted population, logging the land, then draining it and planting it. This is your cost-benefit scenario. Will your bean counters and computers refuse to proceed until you have given them a clear moral-based assurance that it’s socially and environmentally, not only proper but advantageous to society in general, and to the planet, to proceed in destroying 50,000 acres of rain forest and its indigenous populations, people and others, to plant toxic crops?

“Measured” intelligence has no moral qualms about such things. It deals in numbers because it sees itself as a number, being itself a measured item. It’s a machine dealing with numbers. And it follows Science’s own boast that all of life can be explained mathematically; that mathematics is the “universal language.”

Technocracy’s approach to “measuring” all of life is either a bald-faced lie… or abysmal ignorance. It knows nothing of what an intelligent being actually consists of, mainly because it denies consciousness. Intelligence isn’t about how fast you can add 2.8955 to the square root of 86. If it is, then computers are intelligent, the vast majority of mankind isn’t. So how did man get “here” from “there” if intelligence only appeared with the ability to do simple arithmetic?

The only reason technocrats have bastardized the concept of intelligence is because real intelligence makes their simplistic and idiotic concepts look, well, simplistic and idiotic. It’s difficult to make yourself taken seriously if you tell the truth about this, so you eliminate all the annoying non-conforming evidence, all that doesn’t fit your concept, and write up new rules that exactly fit your new evidence.   And who’s going to see through this?   Certainly not someone with an i-phone stuck to the palm of their hand or eyes glazed from computer gaming.