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Automation [04 Feb 2015|08:24am]
Automation is coming and its going to change everything.
So many jobs will be replaced, many, many people will be unable to work and unable to afford to survive.
Large companies, corporations and politicians will decry these people as lazy, and that it's their own fault they can't get jobs, while simultaneously replacing the jobs of these people with machines.
There needs to be a guaranteed welfare payment, a living wage, for all humans. Not only will this allow them to survive, but it will allow the companies that depend on consumers to survive.There will of course be resistance from the upper classes, but that's an incredibly short sighted view that is only looking for short term gain, and not actual sustainable society. If this is not done, their will be huge swathes of unemployment, huge discontent and many many more riots and civil unrest over the unfairness of the existing system. It has already begun, but it's at a level slower than most people are able to pay attention to. Like the way the sun moves across the sky just below the perceptable level of movement, society is changing in ways people don't realise beneath the surface, and unless we start thinking about the future NOW and start planning for it.. there is going to be chaos.
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[27 Jun 2006|05:16pm]
Controls and rules are used to keep people in fear about doing the wrong thing.
It used to be religion, now its company rules and societal law.

Free thought is stifled by rules.
Orthodox religions have so many rules and patterns for daily life, that there is no free thought at all if you follow them to the letter.
Just a robot running a program.

Within society, there are more and more rules all the time. People spend so much time and effort following the societal rules, and new regulations, that they forget to actually live.

Within jobs, and corporations.. people have so many rules to follow and so many ways of doing things, that they spend all their time following the 'rules' and never thinking outside the box. And its only getting worse, as new managment techniques are brought in that enforce yet more rules for bette productivity.

I used to work in IT.. when i first started, it was relatively free with the way you fixed things and could think for yourself. But now everything is scripted, there is no free thought. There is a 'policy' on how to do everything, how to fix everything, how to handle everything. IT staff on anything but the upper levels are little more than robots now.
I realised that i hated that so i left IT.. but now im realising that the pattern in IT is just a part of the larger scheme of where everything is heading. Companies are like that, society is like that.

More rules, more controls, more fear.

Corporations have replaced religion in more ways than one. Before people would pray to gods for a good harvest. Now people prostrate themselves in front of corporations for the privelidge of a job, so they are allowed the privelidge of being able to afford to eat.
Changing themselves, being who they are not, so they can secure a job. Then once in the job, giving up their life and dreams for the good of the 'company'.
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Self Worth [02 Feb 2006|12:50pm]
This society breeds insecurity.
Insecurity is fought internally by a sense of self worth. Self worth gives self confidence and trust in ones own judgement. Society strips away self worth, and replaces it with societal worth, so that people's own internal sense of their worthiness depends of what society as a whole, and what other people around them, think of them.
The opinions of most people are swayed by the opinions of society, pushed by the TV and the newspapers, the politicians and big businessmen, therefore the sense of self worth of most people in governed directly and indirectly to be what society expects of them.
Now this might work in a small community, with people loving and supporting one another, but when transposed onto a larger society like ours, where its defining structure - Capitalism - is literally 'every man for themselves', then this corrupts each individual. Each individual then becomes both prisoner and jailer in a society, that really does very little for anyone, other than a very small percentage at the top, with a controlling interest. Everyone feels trapped by the expectations of those around them, while simultaneously absorbing those expectations of society and placing them on other people. With their own sense of self worth eroded, and with societal expectation the only way of 'feeling good about themselves', people are forced to compromise their morals, and make judgement calls that might be against their internal programming because they feel they have no choice. They are broken to the point where they believe what they feel is wrong, and what everyone else is doing is right.. to the point where they won't even realise *what* it is they are feeling.
Now sure, along the way, some individual choices might be made, with someone following their own judgement.. But by and large, the things that really matter, they don't even realise aren’t their own choice. The fact that things could, and SHOULD be different, never enters their heads.
When people start trusting their own judgement and listening to themselves, things start to appear very different to the ways we are told they should be.
When people have no sense of self worth, they adopt and accept the paradigm that is forced upon them. Thus it is in the interest of those who set the paradigm to keep people's self esteem low.. thus they never question anything but themselves.

For example - An owner of a large business seeks an employee, so he can make more profit (a lot more than he will pay the employee). He is thinking of himself and his own bank account (the definition of capitalism). He wants a good worker, who will do what he's told, work hard and take responsibility himself for part of the owners profit. Now the sort of worker that the employer wants is not human, they will have expectations of this person that will go against the programming of the person themselves (e.g. Getting up early, 30 mins for lunch, inflexible hours etc.) So the person will be forced to change who they are, and what they feel is right, if they are to be employed and given the 'privilege' of given a wage and surviving. Thus the business owner sets the paradigm, and the worker is forced to change himself to fit into it. After years of doing this, peoples own beliefs change and they themselves believe and parrot the same paradigm, when all along, this way of thinking was originally set so the capitalist business owner could make more profit for himself. The worker will see other people who don't work hard, as slackers, and will instil this sentiment into those around him. Thus other people, whose sense of self worth is eroded, feel they have to work hard and change themselves to feel self worth. - So now most peoples sense of self worth and belief paradigm is set by a business owner who's only though was making more profit for himself.

Sure, this might be a relatively simplistic version of it, but the mechanics of it are going on around you - look around.

Trust your own judgement, trust yourself. If something doesn't seem 'right' ... look into it deeper and find out why.

"You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad."
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Profit [14 Sep 2005|12:58pm]
Society teaches working people to judge their self worth by how much money they make, what their salary is.
When people judge themselves by this standard, they get used to seeing themselves being worth a certain
amount, as a dollar value. When most people get new job and are paid less, or have a pay cut, their own
feeling of self worth drops along with that.
Of course, people want to evolve, and like themselves better, and increase their feeling of worth, so over
time they feel they should be paid more, get better jobs with higher salaries/more responsibility etc... they
don't want to go backwards.
With many buisiness people and corporate managers, their passion to succeed is driven by a low self worth, and
a need to prove to others they are worthy by showing how much money they have, or how much profit they are
making. To go backwards, means they must be failing at 'life', so they must go forwards, whatever
consequences. Thus concessions are made ethically, in the name of profit.

Profit itself, is just an expression of the human insecurity of putting others down, to make yourself feel
more worthy.

Which is why profit fucks everything.
At its core its just an expression of a human insecurity.
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Group Intelligence in Complex Systems [05 Aug 2005|10:06am]
When groups of individual units come together, they sometimes work as if controlled by a unifying/group intelligence. E.g. Flocks of birds, fish etc.
The human body is made up of individual cells, all working together with a unifying intelligence, in a similar way.
Even plasma seems to show some form of control in the way in which it moves.

Why would the human race as a whole be any different? We are a lot more complex, yes, but if we moved out far enough, would we be able to see the unifying/group intelligence that appears to be controlling us?

As above, so below. The patterns of humanity as a whole, refelct the general patterns within each individual. Details of the individuals are different, but the underlying patterns are the same.
We talk about our 'inner demons' .. Could the 'Satan' figure, be the group expression of these inner demons spread across the whole of humanity, as a group intelligence?
And by the same token, could the polar opposite of the dark, be the good side of people, expressing itself on a higher level encompassing all of humanity.
For all appearances, if you viewed what was going on from enough distance, then it might appear that there was a controlling intelligence for each side, its just hard to view from where we are. If you look at a flock of birds or school of fish, all moving and turning in unison :- if we didn't know they were individual birds, we might theorise that they were one organism.
Our perspective is skewed because we are the individual units, and people often want to believe they have the free will to do anything.

Is this where the religious perspective of "God" and "Satan" fighting over the souls of humanity, comes from? The two unifying intelligences fighting each other, in the same way people have internal conflicts? (I use the terms God and Satan in a general sort of way to represent light and dark, rather than a specific reference)

Of course above this, the fusion of the two sides, could be viewed as another intelligence, more balanced.. That would be more like a complete human itself, with light and dark sides.

How far out can you go?
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[15 Jun 2005|09:53am]
"The Population "Problem" Is Actually The Solution.
We Humans Will Consume Our Resource Base And Collapse.
We Will Then Never Be Able To Do Such Mischief
To The Earth Or Each Other Again. In The Process,
Life Will Select New Ways Of Being In Accord. Rejoice!
It Has Happened To Other Species Throughout The History
Of This Planet. Everything You See Alive Today Is The Result
Of The Few Who Made It Through The Last Great Crisis.
If You Have Trouble With This Reality,
And Want To Try To Do Something In The Meantime,
Look Into Some Of The Ideas Presented Here.
The Most Important Thing Is To Find Compassionate
Joy In The Life You Have Right Now. "

From www.seedballs.com
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[08 Jun 2005|01:21pm]
Condemned is the man who speaks the truth.
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[01 May 2005|09:41pm]
When thoughts create percieved reality, and physcial reality is just an illusion, how can you create a physical test to test anything, when the test itself is as illusory as perception.
This is the reason science cannot get past a certain point, because it demands physical evidence of things that are beyond physicality.
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Strength in Individuality [01 May 2005|12:50pm]
There is strength in individuality.
If you fight an army that has been all trained the same, armoured the same, and is equipped the same..
Then you only have to find one weakness, then you can beat them all.
If you fight an army of individuals..
Each individual, is his own army.
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[25 Apr 2005|09:28am]
[ mood | indescribable ]

I know why i keep coming back...

Because i haven't gotten around to doing, all the things i want to experience yet.

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[31 Mar 2005|12:51pm]
How can we be free in a system, that was designed from the outset, to consolidate the money and power into the hands of just a few?
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Science & Medicine [31 Mar 2005|09:31am]
Science is corrupt.
It is supposed to be the pursuit of truth, but when truth is not 'profitable' or goes against certain previously 'established' paradigms, then it gets pushed into obscurity.
Bogus science is on the increase, as people are paid to research new things and new ideas.
When someone's grant is dependant on whether or not they succeed, then they are more likely to fudge the results... its human nature.
With companies only looking for more profit, new discoveries that could potentially help mankind are being brushed under the carpet, or not researched at all, unless they are more profitable than whatever the existsing solution is.
E.g. A cure for cancer.
With the cancer industry a multi-billion dollar money spinner for the pharmaceutical industry, where is the impetus to find a cure, when you can keep people sick and paying for Chemotherapy and treatments that don't work 80% of the time?
There are plenty of alternative treatments that have had varying degrees of success, above and beyond what the pharma industry is pushing, but because they are not profitable, they get called 'bad science' and shelved at best, or even outright banned.
The same thing happens with alternate fuels, or motors.. They threaten the profits of the large oil companies, so they get denounced, or bought out and shelved.
The technology exists to run zero emissions cars, or at best, very very low emissions. But why do we not see them? Because they threaten the profitability of the big oil companies, who have enough political sway to stop the alternatives dead.
Sure there are a coulpe of dual-fuel or alternative type cars you can buy, but this is a half hearted effort at best, made to LOOK like something is actually being done.
Profit has become the enemy of truth and humanity.
When science is only performed for profit, there is no truth in it anymore.
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Failings of Democracy [16 Mar 2005|09:41am]
It amazes me how many people think they are 'free'... when they plainly are not.
Freedom to choose what you watch on TV, what movies you see... what you do in your free time...
That is not freedom, that is just an illusion.
What we watch on TV is all screened and sanctioned... The Movies and what is in them are all screened, censored and guided in certain directions. The people with enough money to present things like TV and Movies, have their own agenda, and thus, show you what they want you to see.

I don't ever recall being asked if i wished to be a Citizen of my country.
I don't ever recall being asked if i wished to abide by the laws of my country.
I don't ever recall being asked if i wished to pay taxes, or being asked how i wanted them spent.
I don't ever recall being asked if i wished to work for someone else, to make them rich.

If all these things have been thrust upon me without my asking..
How then am i free?

Democracy is not freedom, its just the illusion of freedom.
Democracy is rule by the majority, at the expense of minorities. (I define minorities, as those who think differently to the majority of people.. not just those of different ethnic backgrounds)
If this wasn't bad enough, the majorities views themselves are swayed and programmed by a smaller group of rich and powerful, who control whats seen and available on the TV, Movies and Newspapers.
Thus Democracy becomes a tool of the rich and powerful, to set their own agenda, and push society towards their own goals at the expense of everyone else.
People think they are free, because the media has polarised the view of 'Slavery' to be people in chains and manacles.
"Obviously if I not chained and beaten, then I am not a slave" ...
Its amazing how many people think this, because they have been conditioned to think this way.

If there is something that needs to happen to further the agenda of those with power, all they have to do is create a situation where the majority will demand a certain course of action form the Government. This course of action is then followed through, those with power got what they wanted... and the majority 'think' they got what was best for them.
For example, if it is percieved by those in control that more gun control is needed, then the media will start highlighting and bringing gun crime into the public view. There will be talk shows about the 'sudden increase' in gun related crimes. Current Affairs shows will interview victims, and all the papers will have headlines and major stories about it.
Suddenly the public is demanding that something be done, before they themselves become a victim!
Thus new laws are written, everyone agrees to them, and the result that those in power wanted in the first place, is then instituted.
Now its not much of a stretch to think that events may even be 'created', and then thrust into public view, so as to push the outcome that is desired.

A real life example:

In Sydney, before the war on Iraq started, there was a protest with hundreds of thousands of people, in a city with 4.5 million people.. thats a LARGE percentage of the population.. Protesting against the war on Iraq, and protesting Australia's involvement. Public opinion was very strongly against the war.
Not long after, there was a 'terrorist' bomb blast in Bali. It killed 86 Australians, most of them teenagers who had been visiting the popular tourist area. Australia for the most part is a very sporting nation, with many many people following football and cricket etc. Now, the victims of the bombing were mostly teenagers, whos sports teams had gone to Bali to celebrate the end of their season.
So "Not only did they kill our kids! They killed our future sports stars too!!! Something must be done!!!"

Soon after, our Prime Minister commited troops to the war on Iraq, and public opinion had swayed towards supporting the war on terror, as it was suddenly on our doorstep.
Very convenient, no?

Democracy itself doesn't really work, as its supression of the minorities by a majority.
Even worse that when the public are ill informed, due to manipulation by those in power, it just becomes a freight train, furthering the agenda of a select few.
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[14 Mar 2005|03:54pm]
It is the nature of power, to attract those who absolutely should not have it.
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Corporate Shareholding [05 Mar 2005|07:38pm]
The corporation by nature is an exploitative entity.
A corporation is designed to make a product or provide a service so as to generate money for its shareholders.
Its a way for people with money, to use that money to make other people work for them, to make them richer, while the work that is being done by the employees is underpaid.
No one is paid anywhere near what value they are to a company, because if they did that, then the people who owned shares would never get a payoff.
People buy shares, the company exploits the people who work for it, and it exploits the environment.. the share value goes up. The rich people get richer.

The whole way our money & economic system is designed, is so that the people with money accumulate more and more, and there is less and less available for the majority.
Sooner or later, people are going to work their entire lives, and have nothing (or less than nothing.. debt) to show for it.
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Fractional Reserve System [25 Feb 2005|12:32pm]
Did you know that banks do not have to have as much money in reserve as they are loaning out?

Before WW2, they only needed to have 10% of what they created in loans, in actual reserve cash.
E.g. If they had $100 in cash, they could create loans of up to $1000 and get interest on those loans, even though they don't own the money they lent out. They just collect the interest, and make a profit from nothing.
The debt they are owed becomes an 'asset' to the bank, and they write you a cheque or deposit electronic money in your account to the value of the loan.
Essentially, the money gets created out of thin air, and you pay them interest for money they didn't even own before you got the loan.
Now its even less than 10%

Read up on it:

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[09 Feb 2005|09:18am]
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:from bondage to spiritual faith;from spiritual faith to great courage;from courage to liberty;from liberty to abundance;from abundance to selfishness;from selfishness to complacency;from complacency to apathy;from apathy to dependency;from dependency back again to bondage.
- Sir Alex Fraser Tytler
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Giving your life for the Company. [05 Nov 2004|12:10pm]
It amazes me how many people give up their free time, and large parts of their lives 'For the Company'.
Where i work, some of the lower-middle managers are putting in 10 - 12 hours a day (Sometimes longer). This would leave no time for anything but work.
These people are giving their lives and their freedom to make a Global Multinational an extra few bucks.
A Global Multinational that will sack them, and throw them onto the street the second they become unprofitable, or when the company restructures and they job doesn't exist anymore.

Fuck the Corporation.
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Religion and 'The Right Thing to Do' [26 Oct 2004|11:45am]
A lot of religions seems to have a set of rules for people to follow.
Things that you have to do or follow to advance spiritually.
Many people follow these rules out of fear, and 'because that is what you have to do'... but their internal programming, and the person they really are, feels differently. Why else would you have 'confessionals' for example, unless people couldn't do what they are told. This makes people feel bad that they can't follow the rules. In Christianity at least, they are told they have free will, so if they can't follow the rules, it must be their own choice, and thus they are a bad person. This keeps them afraid, feeling guilty, and under control.
True spiritual advancment isn't brought about through following anothers set of rules. It comes from working out what the right thing to do is within yourself, and following your own path.
Everyones path is different, just as everyones lives and experiences are different.
When everyone starts from a different point on a map, what use is someone else's set of directions?
If someone hasn't gotten to the point where they can follow their own code of conduct and honour, then no amount or telling them what to do is going to change who they are.

But i can see how it happened. Someone advanced, and did their own thing. Became enlightened.. and said to people "This is how i did it!" ... and many people thought they could get there too, if they did the same thing, so they followed the path.. Somewhere along the way, the original idea became corrupted, and others started using the teachings to control people, and to gain power. The original idea of spiritual fullfillment and advancement then just became a tool to control people, and keep them in line. And thus you get the Catholic church today.. Keep people feeling guilty, and you have them on a leash... Tell them that if they give money to the church, god will look favourably upon them... and you become very very rich.
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