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.
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 biographical–drama 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.
Sri Kalki will be an avatar of Krishna the supreme Parabrahman who is also Shiva , Vishnu , Brahma and Ganesha because different section in hinduism named him like that. He will marry his heavenly consort Tridevi who she is also known Parvati , Saraswati and Lakshmi who is the Heavenly mother. He will then undertake the mission to complete the end of Kaliyuga and rid the world of all wicked kings and false prophets, evil people and to usher in the age of Armageddon.
“Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, riding His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, will travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic powers and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequalled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves and rogues who have dared dress as kings.” [SB. ]
0 Kesava, O Hari, who have assumed the form of Kalki! You appear like a comet and carry a terrifying sword for bringing about the annihilation of the wicked barbarian men at the end of the Kali-yuga.
[ Sri Dasavatara Stotra, 10th Sloka]
“There will be rulers reigning over the Earth who will think of themselves as modern and superior; they shall rule through leaders of nations, and these leaders shall be men of vulgar, corrupt disposition, having a violent temper, and ever addicted to falsehood and evil. They will inflict death on women, children and animals (through their wars and plagues); they will seize upon the property of their subjects; they will be however of limited and temporary power only as they will for the most part rapidly rise and fall in meteoric short careers; the lives of these leaders will be short, they will be physically and mentally ill from their insatiable desires and habits; and they will display but little of spiritual conscience.”
“The peoples of various countries, influenced by propaganda of their leaders, will follow the example of their leaders, and the Barbarians of materialism (in America and Europe) will be powerful in their patronage of the leaders of the less materially advanced countries; the more pure-minded and spiritual tribes (and social groupings) of their peoples shall be neglected and exploited so that those peoples shall be enslaved, suffer and perish in great numbers.”
“In all nations, wealth and spirituality will decrease day by day until the entire world will be corrupt, crooked and depraved. Then property alone will confer rank or high reputation; money will be the only object of devotion and dedication in people; the vicissitudes of physical sexual desire will be the only and fleeting bond of union between the sexes; women will be regarded as nothing but objects of sexual gratification; and falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation.”
“The natural Earth will be venerated only for it’s mineral treasures (such as oil); nothing but the Brahmanical thread in India will be said to make a person a Brahman; external clothing will be the only distinction of the level of evolution of human beings; dishonesty instead of genuine productive work will become the short-lived means of subsistence for people everywhere; weakness and irresponsibility will cause more and more people to depend on charity and the state wherever they can; political menace, conformity and intellectual presumption will be substituted for education; immorality and personal corruption will be the new false religion; mere external bathing and showering will be the substitute for internal purification; easily breakable mutual assent will be the only marriage vow of parents for rearing children and divorce with broken homes will ever increase; fine clothes and bodily physique will be the only human dignity; and only water in far-away holy places will be sacred, for the local water will be increasingly polluted.”
“Oh son of Bharata, whenever there is a decline of virtue and an insurrection of vice and injustice in the world; and thus I incarnate from age to age for the preservation of the just, the destruction of the wicked, and the establishment of righteousness.” ~Chapter IV bhagavad gita
The Vision of the Coming of the Messiah
11Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously. 12His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many royal crowns. He has a name written on him that nobody knows except himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped inb blood, and his name is called the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, follow him on white horses. 15A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rulec them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe that coversd his thigh he has a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
The Vision of the Angel’s Invitation
17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun. He cried out in a loud voice to all the birds flying overhead, “Come! Gather for the great supper of God. 18Eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of warriors,ethe flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, both unimportant and important.”
The Vision of the Judgment of the Beast and False Prophet
19Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20The beast was captured, along with the false prophet who had performed signs on its behalf.f By these signsg the false propheth had deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped its image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21The rest were killed by the sword that belonged to the rider on the horse and that came from his mouth, and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.
New International Version
Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast
1One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
3Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5The name written on her forehead was a mystery:
BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.
9“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
12“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
15Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”
To quote my friend, Lon Milo Duquette, the bible was written by cabalists for cabalists and much of it wasn’t meant for common perusal. The rabbinical science of PaRDeS was a means of concealing and revealing meaning. In order to use it you have to be familiar with Qabbalah, and if you haven’t gained proficiency therein you will never be able to uncover the hidden meaning correctly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardes_(Jewish_exegesis)
The seven angels with the seven bowl is a reference to the Jewish matrika shakti, the spirits that rule over the 7 planets and days of the week. Sun day, Moon Day, Tyrs day, Thors day, freya’s day, and Saturn’s day. It is also a reference to the 7 hills on which Rome was founded. Prometheus was punished by having to roll a boulder over a hill for all eternity. Where a planet is in its orbit is referred to as either Prometheus or Epimetheus.
Now we don’t know exactly when the Jews Helenized but I believe I can cast some light on that subject but let us consider the positions of Aristotle on the subject of money.
“Yes the truth is that men’s ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice.”
Aristotle felt that Merchants should be slaves, which is to say non citizens, and that they should never be allowed to rule or gain political office. Furthermore he was mistrustful of Sailors/Merchants as purveyors of vice and disease. Interestingly, it is maritime law that is responsible for going to war, not domestic law as it is imprudent for one group to declare war on another in a city state. Maritime law determines going to battle based on an inequity of trade, or a deal gone south. Compare that to the concept of: “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters”. Prostitution is a business, a prostituting of one self for money.
“With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
Everybody enjoys the benefits of Capitalism, but don’t seem to understand that the rewards it offers are secondary to the fact that these huge corporations, multi-nationals are taking money out of your house/oikos/economy and investing it for their own benefit, not yours. Which means that over time they will have all the money and all of the control and you will be their slaves.
The English words “economy” and “economics” can be traced back to the Greek words οἰκονόμος (i.e. “one who manages a household”), a composite word derived from οἶκος(“house”) and νέμω (“manage; distribute”) by way of οἰκονομία (“household management”). ~wikipedia
Big business sells your labor and makes a profit off of it. This is an up down relationship not a horizontal democratic relationship. if you are selling your own products and services, small business, you are the equal to the customer. If your services and products are being sold by a large corporation you are inferior to your boss and to the customer. Your boss gets rewarded for making more money off of you, while giving you less reward. Your boss benefits from illegal immigration because he can force you to compete with poor cultures that will work for less. So not only do you support them because they can’t afford licensing and insurance, and they live 20 people to a house, working 2 or more full time jobs and sending 2/3s of their income back to their poor country so that their parents who had 20 children can live an easy life without working, but you also have to compete with them. You are now the equal of a slave in your own country, TA-DAA! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE SO LUCKY! AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU INDUSTRIALIZED?
If you examine the story of Moses you see an inescapable parallel between the creation of the Chassidim by Rabbi Ba’al Shem Tov and Moses. The Hebrew word Mizraim refers to Egypt but it also refers to the Nations, specifically big nations with large economies and love of money.
Now notice Jesus didn’t say that money, was the root of all evil, but THE LOVE OF MONEY. Who loves money? Merchants. Bankers. Usurers. Shylocks.
I am personally of the opinion that the Jewish reformation was to remove a mentality that had crept into the Jewish faith. That of the Persians. To this day Persians have an elitist, superior mentality. Consider how the Greeks perceived the Persians who would adorn their hair with gold before they went into battle, they would braid their hair like women and they would put on eye make up like women. To this day Muslims in Saudi Arabia and Egypt consider themselves too important to pick up their own filth, it is not a sustainable society. They bring slaves from Somalia to do it for them,
Abid (Arabic: عبد, plural Abeed عبيد or El Abeed العبيد)is a derogatory term meaning “slave” used mainly in Arab countries and is usually applied as an insult to Black people to invoke stereotypes. The name has been explained as being an allusion to the submission that Muslims owe to Allah. Meyer[attribution needed] dismisses this as “efforts by propagandists [to] explain the term away [that are] at the least, disingenuous”. ~wikipedia.
And in Egypt it is the pigs and dogs on the street that eat the garbage that everybody is too important to take care of themselves. The Kosher diet is very humble, very sustainable, very bland, it isn’t suitable for a people that consider themselves royalty and superior to others.
11They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?12Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” exodus 14:
24So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” exodus 15:
4The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! 5We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” numbers 11:
The economy is not coming back. In order for there to be capitalism you need some kind of large surplus to exploit. Something you have a lot of that you can give away at a small profit. We don’t have anything like that anymore. Furthermore you have to have the energy to do it. We don’t have gas anymore in the same quantities. Not everybody can afford to industrialize because they would need fossil fuels. We are rapidly seeing that atomic energy is not all it is cracked up to be, and it is not a viable solution for future energy. We need another source of energy and nothing is on the horizon.
How did we get here? Well I would be lying if I said I haven’t seen it coming for a long time. Over 10 years ago I wrote a theory called the Fundamentalist Drift. It was about how normative processes in human decision making cause the release of the lowest common good, instead of the highest common good.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”
This communist quote has a philosophical calculus that comes from the perspective of a 3rd person party that is a self appointed moral authority. It creates a disparate impact in favor of being needy. It makes of being needy a virtue. That might be acceptable if the problem is situational instead of being caused by the person who is needy, but if the person cannot live within their means and consistently consumes more value than they create that kind of behavior cannot be rewarded by a society.
People being acquisitively mimetic as they are will copy behavior they see being rewarded, which means people will strategically adopt needyness. Plus a counter incentive is created for the people creating value for society to continue doing so.
Rewarding Failure/Punishing Success has value for a person who is in relationship with their own authority, first of all they are spending someone else’s surplus as though they have earned it. They are creating an unnatural world because, nature doesn’t reward failure or stupidity. Lastly, they are using their mercy, charity, and generosity to socially climb in terms of reputation. Who would do this? Someone who wants to change the world, someone who is angry feeling thwarted by reality and wants to thwart reality back. A parent that wants to indoctrinate children into their own authority. The child fails but the parent rewards them anyway, this rewards the child for being a failure and emphasizes their need for the up down subservient relationship with the parent as a superior. A leader who wants people to do what they tell them to do and rewards them for listening, not for using their own judgment and doing the right thing. They didn’t get the promotion because they earned it they got it because of the generosity of the social climbing, control freak boss that wants to increase and expand her own authority. http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rewarding-failurepunishing-success/
When the kid that wins the race gets the same reward as the kid that loses it communicates to them that their is no incentive to win or try. Furthermore, about these retarded parents that are trying to get the word “retard” banned, STOP PROJECTING YOUR SENSE OF SELF ONTO THE WORD, it doesn’t matter what you call it anything you call it is going to take on a negative connotation because it is undesirable. All you are doing is making the world an unsafe place for personal expression. If I use the word on a blog I am not calling your son retarded, stop leaping in front of the bullet to get hit! and the rest of you morons, stop feeling bad for these sentimental idiots that are too stupid to detect their own horse shit! http://www.parents.com/blogs/to-the-max/2013/03/06/autism/5-things-people-dont-get-about-the-word-retard/
Appeal to emotion or argumentum ad passiones is a logical fallacy which uses the manipulation of the recipient’s emotions, rather than valid logic, to win an argument. The appeal to emotion fallacy uses emotions as the basis of an argument’s position without factual evidence that logically supports the major ideas endorsed by the elicitor of the argument. Also, this kind of thinking may be evident in one who lets emotions and/or other subjective considerations influence one’s reasoning process. This kind of appeal to emotion is a type of red herring and encompasses several logical fallacies, including:
- Appeal to consequences
- Appeal to fear
- Appeal to flattery
- Appeal to pity
- Appeal to ridicule
- Appeal to spite
- Wishful thinking
Do you know what isn’t being sold in the above commercial? Body Spray. They are selling sex and conflating the sex with the product. In order to have a consumer society you need stupid people that can be manipulated into making logical fallacies. They are trying to get the consumer to associate sexyness with their product. That is called the fundamental attribution error, thinking in terms of essences, the suffix “ness”, means essence of. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error
See a domesticated animal is also a stupid animal, just as a civilized person is a stupid person insofar as if you left them in a jungle they would die quickly. They are not cunning, or resourceful, their ability to think for themselves has been removed from them. Nature isn’t pleasant, it is always trying to kill you. Society is the same, it just does so sneakily and pleasantly.
Do you remember that seen in Demolition Man where Taco Bell is now the only restaurant? It seems unbelievable but this is not a free market. These corporations do financial battle with one another to take more money. The way they do that is by decreasing the cost of the product, while increasing the perceived value. It isn’t even food. Taco Bell beef is only 35% beef. We haven’t even started talking about indigestible pink slime. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20029706-504083.html
It isn’t just that, you have to accept the fact that the corporations now own the government because they are citizens. You do not have their resources, their money, their lawyers, their man hours, their man power, or their lobbyists, do you? And now that 7 year debt forgiveness has been done away with which existed in Kosher law to maintain an equal democratic society, citizens are well on their way to becoming slaves, especially in an economy where you can’t be gainfully employed working a 40 hour job.
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.” ~Thomas Jefferson
https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/the-final-word-on-the-government-shutdown-fascist-america/ http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rewarding-failurepunishing-success/ http://poesypluspolemics.com/2013/10/22/happenstance/
This country isn’t failing, it has failed, the economy isn’t coming back. There are a few things that have happened that have ensured that. I came up with the term “hidden subjects” because there are certain things said and done that are couched in rhetoric and people don’t really know what there significance is.
No more debt forgiveness after 7 years. This was taken from kosher law, the hidden subject of kosher law was to create an equal and sustainable society, where nobody got two rich and a large wealth gap was created between the citizens. This was important because it was known then and it is known now that the single biggest factor in the impending collapse of an economy is a large discrepancy in the dispersion of the wealth.
This law means that the rich will keep getting richer and the poor poorer. This was also done to stack the deck in favor of old money and prevent new money from rising up and usurping their authority. Psychopaths can’t compete on a level playing field, so the pay to have the playing field slanted in their favor. After they harvest their crops they salt the field when they leave. It is also known as the tragedy of the commons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons
Corporations are now citizens which mean that you and I are non-citizens. They can defend themselves and their interests, from you if need be, but you do not have their resources, their man power, their man hours, or their lawyers. So put that in your sling and fling it. That’s right David, Goliath has your number. When was the last time you heard of a corporation getting thrown in jail, or getting the death penalty?
Right to rule is determined by whether the ruling government makes your life better than if it didn’t exist. If you are still taxed by your government while enduring the war of all against all, they don’t have the right to rule. When you live in an economy that has hitched its fate to capitalism and there are no jobs that are for gainful employment, that government doesn’t have the right to rule.
In Leviathan, Hobbes set out his doctrine of the foundation of states and legitimate governments – originating social contract theory.Leviathan was written during the English Civil War; much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war.
Beginning from a mechanistic understanding of human beings and the passions, Hobbes postulates what life would be like without government, a condition which he calls the state of nature. In that state, each person would have a right, or license, to everything in the world. This, Hobbes argues, would lead to a “war of all against all” (bellum omnium contra omnes). The description contains what has been called one of the best known passages in English philosophy, which describes the natural state mankind would be in, were it not for political community: 
In such condition, there is no place for industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building; no instruments of moving, and removing, such things as require much force; no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.