Fear of Equality, Part 7

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The Value of Inequality

Equality is not truly understood because its significance is caught up within  destructive definitions which renders the definition of Equality incoherent. When people see the word, “Equality” – pictures of being corralled into internment camps, loss of individuality and having their money taken away and given to the homeless arise like hideous black goblins within their minds.

This is a fantastic example how effective of producing a mind-controlling narrative built upon the crippling definition of commonly – held beliefs leads to ignorance, resistance, self-deception and fear.

This is a curious psychological reaction based on the deep dilemmas, conflicts and contradictions that is inherent within what we call the “Human Condition.”

There have been many differing views of what the Human Condition consists of; the worldwide systems of the Social, political, economic, environmental… these are outward and external factors that help shape our identities, while the internal factors are psychological, suffused with emotions, feelings, thoughts about self and the external world – and the values we place upon these things.

When it comes to a subject like Equality, it appears that the principle is undervalued, especially within the paradigm of Capitalism. This is because Equality is seen as antithetical to Capitalism (and its perceived qualities of Liberty, Freedom and Individuality), the value of Capitalism is based on certain assumptions – and since people have become the essence of Capitalism within their minds, they are willing to defend that position no matter what.

These assumptions are based on culturally – transmitted ideas of high – minded principles that look good on paper and appear grandiose in the mind, and we have gone through many of them in this series already. But it must be understood that these ideas are but a front that stands as a buttress against these existential fears of Equality.

Nestled within the mind is the impulse that self-preservation must always come first, whether it is the identity or the body. There exists a psychological resistance to change, to question, to investigate, to excavate or examine the layers of being – and it doesn’t matter if something, like Capitalism, actually compromises the self or doesn’t ultimately makes sense. What is important and valued above everything is validating the point one has become.

So the calculus, the equation is that we have all become the fear of Equality and the value of Capitalism. To exist as Equality then one must become Equality which would cause a partial deletion of one’s accepted identity, which is terrifying to the mind, which we have also become. The fear is that in the best case scenario, Equality will fail, and in the worst case the world (and the self) would effectively cease to exist.

It appears to be a vicious circle, where one is forced to accept what one has always known, until one chooses to step outside the circle, which takes a great amount of self – belief that there exists an identity outside that circle.

A helpful analogy… Take the laptop that I am banging these messages out on. It consists of hardware and software. Used together – very effective means of communication and purpose. But without the software, without the programs – the laptop is just a hunk of metal, circuits, glass and plastic. When I’m using this word processor, I can communicate and become the program – using the computer as an interface to the outside world. But without the hardware, there is nothing to give shape and form to the medium, and I end up in the same position of uselessness.

Point: people become the programs that they have invested in and have been broadcasted to – and do not see any other way of existing. Not only that, we value what we become, and because the key programs we value are: self-preservation (hardware) and identity (software). And even if we hate ourselves (and others) and wish to destroy ourselves (or others), we still act in a way that values the negation of life and the self-consuming drive to erase our being (and others) from existence. There must be another way.

This reveals the pathological nature of the human mind – that it can place so much value, significance and  importance in a world system that is purportedly a means to ensure our survival – but in reality is actively working towards the ends of our destruction. It is like we are sailing and steering our planet into the jaws of a nightmare without any consideration or consciousness of the consequences. Not only that, but be careful if you point out these murderous, suicidal tendencies of human consciousness to others; you will be called “suicidal cult member.” And yet, we are all one collective suicidal cult members of the Church of Conscious Consumer Capitalism that is busily destroying our people, animals, plants, air and water. But if one brings that up, you’ll be labeled a “communist.” We don’t need Equality because we have the Next Big Thing that we value even more; another bright, shiny product that promises to make our lives even better! The media completely understands how to program and brainwash the human mind into accepting a cheap imitation of life while promulgating “liberty,” “lifestyles” and “freedom.”

Of course, the critics of Equality fear Equality and do not give a shit about anything else but what they can get out of their lives, which is money and the things money can buy. Oh, and making sure to defend this murderous, suicidal system against any criticism because they do not want to hear criticism of what they have in fact become. Everybody and everything else can go screw. Multiply that mindset several billion times and you should be able to see why the world is in the state it is today.

To them I say, take a breath and consider what Equal Money  and an Equal Money System offers. A way out of the box.

Next: Fear of Equality, Part 8. Don’t Question the System

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Fear of Equality, Part 1. 03/02/2013

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Part 1. Why People Fear Equality

I have just participated in an Internet dialogue on the PolicyMic site, where I occasionally leave comments that support ideas of equality and bullshit removal.

I had quite an interesting exchange with a defender of Capitalism that was fascinating. This person was adamant in his characterization and defense of Capitalism as a promoter of “freedom” and “liberty.” Through our exchange it became clear that he experienced a very strong reaction to the notion of Equality.

What kickstarted this whole shebang were three points made by Whole Food’s CEO, John Mackey that needed to be challenged:

“The problem is not that there is an unequal distribution of wealth in the world. The problem is that there is an unequal distribution of capitalism.”

“Business has been hated by the intellectuals and elites for all time.”

“Profits ultimately create all growth, capital, and prosperity … Profits are created    through voluntary exchange, not through the exploitation of people.” 

These are three curious statements that could only be made in complete ignorance of the historical record, or within an air – tight fantasy land where the dreams of Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises reside.

If we look closely at Point 1, the assertion that the problems facing the world stem from “unequal distribution of capitalism, ” what we see here is an exercise of dissembling, although we have no evidence that Mackey actually believes this. It’s more a slogan or a sound – bite and not a guiding principle, and it certainly does not reflect the reality of the economically oppressed and exploited. I’m sure that CEOs are more concerned looking at the world through broad and “big picture” lenses, but that only makes these guys incapable of describing reality as it exists. Their words should thus be considered with suspicion.

In Point 2, Mackey offers more of the same impulse for historical fantasilization. The statement that, “business has been hated by the intellectuals and elites,” is not based on any facts, and betrays the anti-intellectualism held by defenders of capitalism. This reflexive backlash comes from the fact that Capitalism, as Karl Marx in the 19th Century and the Critical Theorists in the 20th Century proved, cannot stand for long against any sustained intellectual analysis. “Business has been hated by intellectual and elites,” is a statement so monstrously at odds with common sense, that it seems the most silly and childish of charges anyone can make. One only has to take a brief inventory on the “intellectuals” and “elites” who thought Capitalism was a fantastic idea. But because Mackey leads a health food empire, people will be influenced by this kind of empty economic jingoism.

Point 3: “…Profits are created through voluntary exchange, not through the exploitation of people.”

Wow, what a whopper. Somebody get me Tim Cook or the sweatshop responsible for my Nike’s. “Voluntary exchange,” eh? Anybody who works for a living knows that they are a few paychecks away from having to beg on the streets. One either sells their labor to another in exchange for money, or one doesn’t eat. This notion that Capitalism is based on voluntary participation is a sweet – sounding mythology that’s been built up in layers of philosophical sediment over the past 400 years. This process is too deep to cover here, but it’s instructive to note that proponents for speak glowingly about Capitalism’s “voluntary exchange” are going to distort and mangle the definition out of context to support their perspective.

For those not interested in reading the (sometimes tedious and pedantic) thread in its entirety, this is what my comment said:

“Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.”
– Bertrand Russell

“Sweatshop workers “hoping for the best” isn’t part of the moral equation that Mackey is talking about, or is it? Mackey’s breezy, breathless oversimplifications for compassionate capitalism really is a paean for “compassionate consumptionism” without considering the anti-democratic forces that is the muscle behind unrestrained self-interest.”

This comment drew a response from Joshua Green, who said:

“The hatred implicit in your nihilistic statement is destructive Darryl, please turn from it and embrace that life can be beautiful. What Mackey and the rest of us are trying to explain is that capitalism provides creation of products of new services to build and enhance life for everyone. This means we reward builders and innovators for improving our way of life. Now not everyone can afford say the nicest I-Pad but the technology behind it and the service it provides improves our lives. For an example a restaurant nearby uses an I-Pad for its register saving them money/space on counter and allowing the customer to sign for purchases which offers security to the buyer and assurance to the company.” (Emphasis mine.)

My comment that sweatshop workers (those who are victimized and exploited by the Captains of Industry) are never considered when talk turns to how wonderful Capitalism is, was seen as “hatred” and “nihilistic” (a principle that life is meaningless). Where is the fucking compassion this guy was praising Mackey for having the vision to entertain? And isn’t it interesting that Green’s rambling response was punctuated by three specific words, “hatred,” “nihilistic” and “destructive”  – used to describe my defense for those who are the ones obviously catching hell from the stateless corporations which see no obligation to improve the lives of the slaves they work so slavishly. Mr. Green obviously does not see the projections and distorted definitions that he’s engaged with – his words are loaded with fear. This realization was very instructive to see, especially the further the discussion evolved.  The Big Fear would soon present itself, and when it did, it was not a coincidence that the discussion ended.

Next: Fear of Equality, Part 2. The Competition for Survival

2012 Mayan Prophecy Countdown. 18 Days and Counting…

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Here’s an interesting story from the New Yawk Times.

MOSCOW — There are scattered reports of unusual behavior from across Russia’s nine time zones.

Inmates in a women’s prison near the Chinese border are said to have experienced a “collective mass psychosis” so intense that their wardens summoned a priest to calm them. In a factory town east of Moscow, panicked citizens stripped shelves of matches, kerosene, sugar and candles. A huge Mayan-style archway is being built — out of ice — on Karl Marx Street in Chelyabinsk in the south.

For those not schooled in New Age prophecy, there are rumors the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, when a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close. Russia, a nation with a penchant for mystical thinking, has taken notice. [1]

In another story from the NYT, it appears that some entrepreneurs of the Internet have been selling tickets to a remote mountain area in France, which has been advertised to be the only safe place in Europe during the Mayan Apocalypse December 21, 2012. Yes, it seems people are stupid and craven enough to buy tickets from people who are going to die in the apocalypse. I can guess what these folks will tell the UFO God responsible for rescuing them: “Oh, yeah. I got lucky. Some sucker sold me a ticket when he could have saved one for himself, haw, haw, haw!”

There are some pretty gullible people in this world.

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[1] ELLEN BARRY, Published: December 1, 2012 © 2012 The New York Times Company

 

2012 Mayan Prophecy EndTimes. Day 19 and Counting…

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Nineteen more days. I don’t know if I can keep this up for 19 more days. But as long as there is beating heart of an African Swallow, I shall continue. I SHALL CONTINUE.

Okay, so continuing; here’s what I’m going to guess (again) what happens the day after December 21, 2012 and nothing really happens. No Christ Consciousness, no Galactic Federation, no 6 GODDAMN DAYS OF DARKNESS [1] , no “Ascension,” no sun flipping its magnetic field and blowing our solar system up, NONE of that shit is going to happen. I’m willing to bet $100,000 that nothing happens, and I demand that  some of you  snotty-nosed Fanatic Fanboys pony up and hoist your weenie on the chopping block. I’m waiting. You’re not gonna need money for your trip to Heaven in your silvery shiny space ships, right? Show some commitment.

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[1] Italics mine. Posted on website:

As the author of five booklets regarding the Three Days of Darkness, allow me to briefly explain what the Three Days of Darkness is, when it will take place, and what it’s outcome will be.

1.) The TDOD will occur during the reign of Antichrist to destroy his kingdom (along with his minions) and call forth into being the 1,000-year (lengthy) Marian Era of Peace.

2.) The TDOD phenomenon itself will actually be a Divine visitation by Christ Himself under the cover of plasma lighting storms that will purify the entire earth of all physical and spiritual contaminants.

3.) The notion of Three Days of Darkness is nothing new. One of the plagues God visited upon ancient Egypt for refusing to free the Jews from captivity was three days of intense darkness, during which time the first-born of all Egyptians were slain by the Angel of Death.

All five of my TDOD booklets are available for free in downloadable PDF essay form on my website: members.toast.net/louisbarta

http://beforeitsnews.com/2012/2012/11/updates-on-the-3-days-of-darkness-tibetan-monks-make-a-statement-for-nasa-12-21-2012-2439214.html

I’ll be paying this site a visit come December 22md.

2012 Mayan Prophecy Endtimes. Day 21 and Counting!

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3 weeks until the End of the World. Are you busy getting your affairs in order? Have you spent all your money or are you hoping that maybe, just maybe, the people who claimed that the Mayans foretold the end of the world on Dec. 12, 2012, were WRONG? We couldn’t be that lucky, could we? No, our fate is sealed. There will be an astronomic event that will be our doom that Solstice morning. Oh, blessed are they that wait for the coming of Space Brothers on that propitious day! Our troubles will finally be over, once and for  all. And the best part is that we never had to take responsibility for ourselves and for our world. Intervention is our Holy Savior. Amen.

 

 

 

 

25 Days and Counting to the Mayan Prophecy!

COUNTDOWN TO THE MAYAN 2012 END OF TIME HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! 25 DAYS and COUNTING!

Aren’t you excited. I’ve been  waiting nearly a YEAR for this end-times prophecy to occur. When the  space ships don’t arrive and the clock keeps ticking away, I will be on the Internet YEEHAW! and having a laugh at the gullibility of MILLIONS.

Today RuPaul (not to be confused with Ron Paul) tweeted:

No one’s talking about the Mayan end of the world prophecy anymore. Are we over it or ignoring it in hopes it won’t happen?

I tweeted in response:

@RuPaul It was a con, sweetness. 25 Days and Counting!

YUUUUP! 25 Days and Counting. The team at Process 2012 Tower in beautiful down-town Columbus, Ohio, will be hard at work manning the land lines and the Internet to bring you the latest, greatest news about a supernatural event that will never take place. Bookmark this blog. It’s gonna see a lot of hot, failed prophecy action!

Our Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

Obama is my mama and has been re-elected.

“What kind of economic contribution can we expect from a generation of American minority workers whose social decline has made them more suited for entitlement dependency than executive management?”[1]
This is a fair question – and I essentially agree that this perspective stands on firm ground This quote rightly delineates the consequences of the historical social forces that has shaped our nation into this current form. White America has only thought about itself in whether it made it or not and let the minorities to their own devices – left them to fester segregated schools and neighborhoods, in separation and blocking them (either out of negligence or active intimidation) from attaining an equal footing.

The fact is really simple, apparently too simple for White America to perceive, that if you impede the growth of American citizens who don’t enjoy the default setting of being a White Male, you’re going to have to listen to cries calling for equality. And those cries won’t stop until they are satisfied. Social dependency was engineered to keep minorities in their place so White America could justify “keeping the niggers down,” as Randy Newman would say, keeping them dependent and powerless because of a simple, inconvenient truth about Capitalism – you can’t give everyone a job who needs one. So their needs to be a social mechanism to rectify that. Just saying that poor people don’t know what’s good for them doesn’t wash.

The chickens have come home to roost. By not giving an even shake to all American citizens, by relying on lazy color prejudice, social and economic self-interest at the expense of others, White America created a ticking time bomb of its own destruction. It has engendered numerous factions all wanting what they see others have, but cannot attain for themselves. The one disagreement I have however, is your suggestion the high school drop-out rate is due to parental failures. I add that the more likely failure comes from the schools these kids have to attend in the inner cities. They are truly detestable places to learn and would require an extraordinary discipline just to make a decent grade.

 

I don’t see how it is possible for America to transcend these intractable problems without dealing with reality. And the reality is that social programs are necessary until we don’t need them anymore. But then we’re talking about a utopia. If we must have a federal government, it should be much smaller and if it has to intrude on our lives, it should make our lives easier. Why continue to live like barbarians fighting for scraps? it’s not as if America is on the gold standard (Thanks Mr. Nixon). We can and do print as much money as we want. We need social programs, but we also need a real commitment to make our society work, and we have to agree that it must work for everyone or else we’re gonna get more of what we’ve got. And nobody is satisfied except those who currently benefit from division.

[1] This post is an answer to a blog on political outcast.com. Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/11/my-favorite-racist-is-right-again/#ixzz2BZ5nahQz