I have spent 16 years (since 2004) trying to figure out how deal with the spoiler effect — or put much more relevantly, ‘elite fronted party lock-in’. Understand that you may have a government comprised of 100 parties, but there will nonetheless be no democracy at all if they are all ‘elite fronted’ and ultimately […]
“It was stated to the general public that they were making baby carriages and Volkswagen parts. There was a story going the rounds when they were there that one of the workers wives was expecting a baby. As baby carriages were in short supply, it was decided that each man would secretly take out a part of the Volkswagen and build her a baby carriage — which they did, and when they had assembled the parts, the result was a gun carriage.” (This may be a strange war rumor, or a peculiar cautionary tale, but sometimes life imitates legend.)
I suppose it begins with ‘Luxthralldom’. This luxthralldom is a hypnotic state, in which plain logic and common sense are suspended in the presence of power and lushness and authority. Maybe it all started when I and a dear friend attended a McDonald’s to indulge in one of their bizarre ‘feasts’. I ordered a small coke, and then asked for a water cup so that we could split the soda, and this was refused, even when I explained that we didn’t really want a whole coke. It then came to me that we were not actually purchasing food. No, we were actually purchasing an experience. And how could this come about? Suppose you were to just up and open a ‘restaurant’ with a baked-in theme involving colorful, but vaguely uncomfortable seating, with also a bizarre ‘clown’, also brightly colored, that perpetually danced on the edge of unspeakable perversion? Do you think that your ‘business’ would thrive? Probably not.
But then, if you had the money and power to use advertising and an unabashed reputation for sheer bigness, you could exploit that to mesmerize the ‘customers’ with the luxtralldom effect. The in-their-face insanity of it all would magically vanish, and the flock would come eagerly through your doorway.
Too bad I have to live in this hell with all the money going for defective military junk, Billionaires running for Dictator, poop and needles are all over the sidewalks, empty store shelves are coming due to covid-19 in the country that makes all our necessities, etc, and so on. Trump is actually a liberal, […]
Nothing. Time. Signal. Word. Signal becomes Purpose becomes Life becomes Word becomes Sentience. Life implies Death. All Sentient things must move then Live then Speak then Think then Die. The Universe must Die. In good Time. Not Today. First we have Rules. Then Kings. Then Democracy. Corruption is the path to Death. Life is the […]
just seeing if this works.