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Communism and Capitalism.

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Capitalism and Communism are not true opposites, which is why neither system can really survive without the other.  Consider this, inside your body you have conscious processes and unconscious processes.  You have a part of your brain that does the stuff that is very necessary but you don’t want to have to do consciously, like beat your heart, remember to breath, etc.  That is what communism does.  Capitalism on the other hand thinks about things that are fun and enjoyable it likes to think about things like money, and nice expensive things, which is great when you have a surplus of some resource that is less valuable to yourself than it is to other people and you can sell it at a profit.  The problem comes when wealth is not easy to come by.  

It’s nice to have Fedex and all of these other delivery systems but it is also nice to have the post office because of the low affordable price.  One of the possibilities I foresee is UPS or Fedex out competing the post office and the United States privatizing the male delivery system and signing a contract that they will maintain certain low rates.  Then the United States closes down the post office and UPS not having the competition realizes that it doesn’t have an incentive to keep its contract with the government because their is nobody to undersell them or compete with them.  This is more possible a scenario than you might suspect.  I understand the way psychopaths and sociopaths think and capitalism creates an environment which is hospitable to psychopaths and hostile to sociopaths, communism creates the opposite environment.  

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Ponder this, the Neo cons took credit for collapsing Russia by funding Afghanistan during the occupation.  Then George W. Bush (also a neocon) decides to double down on capitalism while at the same time getting us involved in a land war in Afghanistan, as if Capitalism is some kind of magickal force that can protect us from the stupidity of our own actions.  

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Charlie Wilson’s War is a 2007 American biographicaldrama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch Operation Cyclone, a program to organize and support the Afghan mujahideenduring the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

In 1980, U.S. Representative Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) is more interested in partying than legislating, frequently throwing huge galas and staffing his congressional office with young, attractive women. His social life eventually brings about a federal investigation into allegations of his cocaine use, conducted by then–U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani as part of a larger investigation into congressional misconduct. The investigation results in no charge against Charlie.

The trick is to seek the center and not to go to far in either direction, the farther you get from the center the more likely your government is to collapse.  America seems to be oblivious to the fact that the economy is not going to be coming back.  We can’t sustain this current rate at which we are going, there has to be huge immediate changes.  The people that are in charge of the collapse are going to want to keep their positions of leadership and there are people in this world (too many of them) stupid enough to let them.  You can’t let the people that cause the failure, lead us to more failure.  That is insanity.  This kind of arrogant, stupid, and wasteful flying in the face of reason over and over again.

 (((sigh)))

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The Direction of the Conversation

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Most people do not study enough philosophy to realize that it is about something real.  Most people don’t learn to debate well enough to learn that if it can’t be argued rationally it is crap.  Most people don’t learn the logical fallacies or the cognitive biases.  Conversations have a direction.  The conversation is either moving towards reason in a rational direction or one party is arguing against reason, arguing for vagueness, making emotional appeals.  You are either reasoning or rationalizing.  You are either talking about something real, good, true and useful or you are trying to make a turd smell like a flower, which is it?  Be honest with yourself.

It is out of necessity that great philosophers had to pre-empt conversation.  They only want rational conversation.  Don’t waste my time with your horse shit.  You can’t prove anything using irrational means.  That is what praxis is.  You can only prove something using rational means, that is why we have due process.  If you don’t communicate correctly you don’t think correctly and you don’t act correctly.  So the reason that you aren’t communicating correctly is because you are engaged in strategic behavior to make unreason appear to be reasonable.

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STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION:

A phrase coined by Joxua/Shivah to describe irrational communication used to control or manipulate the flow of conversation.

Conversation blocking- a form of strategic communication designed to stop a conversation or to prevent a topic from being discussed

Conversation dropping- a form of strategic communication designed to prevent a person from acknowledging their wrong or from participating in a conversation that is going a direction they don’t want to follow.

Communicating understanding- from shared state theory of communication meaning to communicate accurately your perspective on a subject based on understanding the topic, thinking before you speak, accounting for how it will be interpreted by the listener, listening to yourself as you speak and observing pragmatically the persons understanding of what you said and their application of it.  Associated with Socratic dialectic.

http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/strategic-communication-definition-by-joxuashiva/

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