Just An Inch, that’s all we really have

I don’t know what these blogs accomplish, I don’t even know if they matter or if anyone will even ever read them or care if they do.

As citizens of the United States we are bombarded with so much media disgorgement each day that it is difficult for us to even have a conversation with another person, much less openly speak about what is on our minds and in our hearts.

I am a well educated person, holding multiple masters degrees in practical business oriented fields, but evenso it does not matter, I am a commodity like the rest of us, because all of us have become nothing but commodities, are nothing but commodities.

Labor you see is a commodity, it is openly traded on the stock market, all you have to do is purchase shares in Labor-Ready or any of the other hundreds of time-selling organizations, and you will have ownership of people’s time.   The Writers of In-Time staring Justin Timberlake and his beautiful mother have tried to open the public’s eyes to the fact that to the financiers, globalists, and tycoons we, each of us is worth nothing more than our output, than the economic gains that are represented by the numbers on a piece of paper.

Everytime I open a can of corn, I think of the corn futures index and then think of myself, everytime I eat rice I think of the rice futures index and I realize that I personally am a commodity because labor is a commodity.   I do not blog often, because I do not want to add to the cacophony of voices that scream from every computer, television and bill-board.   I sometimes wonder if Wall Street is the rutting whore of Babylon of legend?  Do you suppose it is?  But that is just a passing thought.

I grew up hard, not as hard as many because my father was a mid-level sales manager, but harder than others because he lost his job and my family went from upper-middle class to lower-lower class.  I do not like to label people in such a manner, but it is the Truth.  My parents always provided for us and refused any and all government services, so we got just enough clothes and food each month.   It is a difficult thing for a child of single digits to know that his family is one of the poorest in America, so when I read about suicide rates across the US going up at an alarming rate I fully understand what they are going through.

Regardless of your level of consumership you are likely to be in the same boat as most Americans.   Mortgaged to your eyeballs, running on a treadmill of working and spending.  Sure you have more expensive toys, but if you got sick or injured and were out of work for 5 years, you’d be getting eviction notices along with the rest of us.

I graduated right as America’s 3rd great depression happened, just as the supports on the 9/11 towers appeared to have been blown, so too were the supports on the American economy, and all that money sloshed into the coffers of those who were ready and waiting.  Insider trading is illegal unless you’re a Central banker, a banker president, a governor, or a member of the executive branch.  Have you ever heard the term Who watches the watchers?  It is from Roman times, after the Emperor created a personal guard, the Praetorians to protect him someone asked, perhaps Caesar himself, Who watches the watchers?  The President of the United States has two military units who answer to only him, the Secret Service and the CIA.  With all of that power, you would think he would be able to do something as simple as keep unemployment below 5% or even 1%, but no, with all of his aggrandized power, President Obama has not managed to US citizens employed.  It would make you wonder what he is doing up there until you hear of bills being passed that take away Net Neutrality, that make it illegal to talk on a phone in the car, that make it illegal to do more and more things.

And so I say, Just An Inch, it is all that we have until they take even that.  Each day our Freedom is eroded more, each day they take just a tiny bit you and what are you left with?  Just An Inch.

America is the most free country in the world, until you get your property tax bill, until you turn on your tv with media pundits who are paid by corporate shills, until you turn on your computer with a surveillance camera staring at you, until you step out your door onto your lawn that is required to be X number of inches, your side-walk that is required to be x number wide, your car that has lo-jack and is filly with parts that all have specific regulations associated with them.  Then you’re off to work down the road, not talking on your phone because it is illegal, wearing your seat belt because it is illegal not to.   You step into your office wearing your specifically regulated corporate attire, sit at your desk while corporate surveillance stares at your from above and government surveillance stares at your from your computer, both silently monitoring your every action, waiting for you to make a mistake, fall asleep, take too long to finish a project.  Your boss stops by to speak with you in a sarcastically jovial manner, wearing his specifically regulated corporate uniform, whether it be suite and tie or company polo, it is the same.  He asks you about some work that he pushed off his desk onto yours, that was pushed off a desk by someone above him onto his desk, and so it goes.  If you have a minimum wage assistant, a wage that you know you could not live on and you feel bad giving him or her, you will push some of the work from your desk onto theirs.  With a pile of unending work on your desk you head home, obeying every traffic device and law you get arrive home just after dark.  You walk past no less than 10 and under no less than 20 surveillance devices  on your way walking out of the office and driving from work, but you largely ignore the silent watchers that record your every movement.  You take a shower with the EPA regulated shower head in the Building Code regulated size shower, eat the EPA regulated organic food that has an Organic label but is in actually mostly made of Organic and All Natural chemicals, then watch an hour of Target Demographic television that is specifically marketed to your income level, age bracket, and gender.  Finally you get into your bed and fall asleep, if you don’t get enough sleep you might make a mistake out in the world tomorrow, which could be costly.  You remember making the mistake of talking to your girl friend on the phone while driving once and received a ticket for half your a week’s wage or what would be an entire week’s paycheck for your personal assistant.  You really would like to pay your assistant more, but HR refused and seemed to indicate that your own salary was larger than it should be, though you have never missed a day of work, never been late, and never missed a deadline.  You fall asleep worrying worrying about weather you will make a mistake tomorrow.  Will you oversleep?  Will you miss-read a traffic device and be given a fine you are unable to afford?  Will you make a mistake at work?  And what of the horrors you have heard rumors of?  Police stopping people and placing drugs in their vehicles then arresting them just to keep their quotas up?  You cringe that you even thought of that horrible scenario, knowing that every US citizens is only two Ecstasy pills away from 10 year in prison and a ruined career.

 

This is the reality that US citizens face everyday.  Do we even have an Inch of ourselves left?  I do not know.

How am I thinking? or The tree huggers have Lost.

I read, but I don’t know if I read like normal people.  I don’t just read a book, I hoover them, I snort them, I get lost in a book for hours until it ends and suddenly I look up and realize I don’t know what day it is.  That’s how I am with most things, I don’t know why.

When I have questions of self, I don’t ask mundane questions like ‘Who Am I?’  That’s obvious.  I am easily categorized.  According to statistics I am a lower-middle class recent graduate.  Statistically I have probably been to more countries and states than most other people in the US, but that doesn’t get me a medal.

I think more in terms of, “How am I thinking?”  “Why am I thinking?”  “What is the purpose of this thinking?”  But that line of thinking inevitably leads to my analysis.  As a species, humanity is finished.  Why?  Because we have ceased expanding outward.  We are not colonizing the moon, the depths of the ocean, or mars.  Instead all of tax money and private investment is spent on researching how to brain-wash the masses into liking the latest trends or simply predicting them.

Either a natural disaster is going to wipe us off the planet or we’re going to do it ourselves one day.  Even if we don’t, because of a concept called ‘planned obsolescence’ all our energy is expended in constantly replacing the products that wear out, by design of course.  Instead of building houses made of stone that last a thousand years, they are built from wood and barely last 30.  Instead of building cars that last 100 years, we have cars that just now barely last 250,000 miles.  Yes, it sounds like a lot when you speak in those terms, but how many generations of people have lived in the Stones homes of Greece and Italy?  Before the purely evil concept of ‘planned obsolescence’ was forged and put forward as a ‘good thing’ that ‘helps keep people employed.’

The tree huggers have lost.  How do I know?  Because they have no idea what planned obsolescence is.  The tree huggers are so snow-balled I’m surprised they even bother spiking trees.  I have a rule.  I won’t kill anything that is older than me.  I don’t believe I have the right.  If a tree is less than my age, I’ll hack it down or burn it alive, but any tree (or person/animal) that is above my age, I won’t do anything to damage.  But it really doesn’t matter, because concepts like ‘planned obsolescence’  will keep humanity stripping the earth down to it’s last blade of grass for generations to come.   Instead of going after the root of the problem. ‘public and private policy’ tree huggers attack the symptom, tree cutting.  The loggers aren’t cutting down trees because they want to, they’re cutting down the trees because they need to be paid.  Meanwhile, people like me with two masters degrees sit in judgement of them simply for wanted to earn an honest wage.
But you want to know how I absolutely am certain that the tree huggers have lost?  Because America has lost.  China and India have won, most likely because they don’t have what America has when it comes to the environment, a conscience. ..

 

 

Life is Grand!

I consider that I have nothing to complain about, not really.

I am in good health and I live in the US where we are fairly free, but the buck seems to stop there.

I graduated cum laud with two masters degrees in areas of expertise that are in semi-high demand (not anything cliche) only to be told, “Sorry, we’re out of jobs.  Check back in a few years. ”

But that’s not entirely true, I can get a job making minimum wage, fight my way up the ladder to forty maybe fifty thousand a year, seventy thousand if the odds all fall in my favor, which they never do.

But the thought of it disgusts me.  I tried it out, during college I worked full time from 5am to 4pm and went to uni from 6pm to 10pm EVERY, SINGLE, DAY, for 7 years, then I graduated cum laud with TWO Masters degrees, no easy feat.

And now I’m here.  Where?  I am here, writing this to you.  The best job I have found of late is $12 an hour for Security work, but it’s not about the money, it never was, but the thing is, I have no idea what it IS about.

During the Cold War the people of the United States were told, “We HAVE to contain the Soviet Union!”  But why?  We were not told WHY we had to contain then.  They did terrible things to the countries they took over, yes, but why was that the problem of the people of the United States?  Why didn’t Europe with their systems that are SO Much better than ours rise to the occasion?  Afterall, it’s THEIR backyard, not OURS.

The more I study history, politics, and examine just how We the People are fed these lies, put in stocks, and made to push ‘the great wheel of progress’, the more I think it’s all just made up.  All of it.

Global warming, Global cooling, Capitalism, Socialism, they’re all just theories, most of them aimed at ways of controlling the masses.

Why is it that the countries that are most free are also the most prosperous.  Don’t take my word for it, go to wikipedia, look up the freedom index and then the gdp and purchase power parity indexes and see for yourself.  Or don’t, I don’t care, I’m not your guide counselor or your teacher.

We in the US must have really good lives compared to those in the EU with their 40 days of paid holiday and their fully-paid government health-care.  I wonder, how does their government afford that?  The United States is 200% more resource rich than most of those European countries, and yet we are constantly told by the media that the US is struggling.  Where is the money going?  Is there some giant money plug that someone pulled with the money draining into someone’s accounts?

Is it true that there are people in the United States so rich that they have become Kings?  Untouchable by the rules and regulates that govern We the People in the middle and lower classes?  So we have Kings now?  The United States, the former Republic to which it has fallen, one nation divide by wealth, divisible by the account numbers assigned by bankers.

It’s reverse auschwitz, only this time it’s those with the numbers who are the guards and the rest of us who are being led along to the slaughter.  Think about it.  How many people do you know who have lost their homes, their valuables, their mode of transportation?

It’s not physical slaughter, it’s more subtle than that.  It’s slaughter of our livelihood.  It’s not some great conspiracy, it’s much more simple than that.  I am a super-rich person with an army of investment bankers, stock-brokers, and ex-military spec-ops guards.   Essentially, I am untouchable, unassailable by any except God or His rival.  I lose a lot of money when some very large banks fail, so I make a call.  I say, “YOU WILL GET ME MY MONEY BACK AND THEN DOUBLE IT, OR ELSE.”  And so my bidding is done, because afterall, everyone works for me.

Here’s a little tid-bit that I learned.  If you draw a line from the old-moneyed elites, the aristocracy in Europe, and trace the linage from there to today, most of the same people have similar amounts of money.  Nothing has changed, we are still ruled by an aristocracy, but it’s simply hidden away now, more subtle, and of course they, even the old-moneyed elites have to compete with others in institutions like Harvard, or else simply pay their way through.

Don’t believe me?  For your reference:  Buy it, Pirate it, he wont care, he did it for the fame, not the money.  A movie by the heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune.

http://www.amazon.com/Born-Rich-Georgina-Bloomberg/dp/B0002MPPVU/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1318675787&sr=1-1

Wealth and Democracy

http://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Democracy-Political-History-American/dp/0767905342/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1318675890&sr=8-4
Oh and there are more and more and more, so many that you could get a Ph.D simply in tracing money from the aristocratic wealthy in Europe through to today.

Hiding from what?

Think about the world outside. Now think about your habits, the movies, tv, or games you use to distract yourself from reality.

NOW, think about all of it TAKEN AWAY. How would you feel? Examine your life with ALL of your distractions taken away.

Examine your life with ONLY your Job, your Friends, your Family, you Car, you Home, but NO DISTRACTIONS from it.

How do you feel now? Terrified? What would you fill your hours with? What would you use to distract yourself from…MUNDANIA. If you’re reading this now, you’re probably thinking this is all about YOU, but it’s not. I am the worst one of you…of us. We hide in our sports, in our books, in our games, in our reality tv, or even in our ‘cultural norms.’

We have been brainwashed to accept this White-Wash reality around us, this beige benign existence.

But there are some who have gotten away…somewhat. Those bikers you see riding together? A form of freedom, but also (possibly) a form of distraction.

These distractions, these things we use to distract ourselves, they are filler to keep us sane, a normal reaction of the mind that recoils at the sheer boredom of our lifestyles. Instead of trying to constantly improve our lives and ourselves we distract ourselves. We distract ourselves with work, with play, but do we focus on actually improving our life?

What’s the latest craze? Sparkly vampires, sickeningly cute, but also immortal and bad-boyish. And for men, UFC, ultimate fighting, with each year seeing more and more rules added in order to make it ‘safer’ and more ‘mainstream’. more white-wash, more beige, more mundane. It sickens me.