Dengang verden tog fart og hele internet-revolutionen tog sine første barneskridt; dengang sad jeg og glanede MTV som alle de andre tube-zombier. I den lille klike blev der ofte skruet godt op når Smashing Pumpkins kom på skærmen. Godt fyldt op af teenage angst og virkelighedslede blev der skrålet med på sangene fra albummet med det rammende navn, “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”. Specielt ramte de to store hits “Bullit with butterfly wings” og “Tonight Tonight”. Dengang var jeg nok ret ubekendt med, hvor mange inspirationslag, der lå i deres musikvideo, jeg så den bare med en gran af mit pseudogoth sind.
Som årene går samler man en masse information op, og man begynder at se de forbindelser som enten bevidst eller ubevidst ligger i den kunst man tidligere kun forstod overfladisk og stykvist. Lyttede jeg egentlig ordenligt til teksten? Fangede jeg detaljerne om hvordan vi alle risikerer at blive følelseskolde og voksne? Forstod jeg at sangen handlede om den tabte uskyld, de knuste forhåbninger og hvor tragisk tilværelsen kan synes? Sikkert ikke. Jeg sad blot i min kammerats kælder og brægede om seksuelle frustrationer, skoletræthed og hvordan man burde protestere imod alt muligt. Jeg missede fuldstændigt den sublime referance til Lumiere brødrenes pioneerarbejde i filmbranchen. Et fantastisk stykke filmkunst fra 1902.
Hvad er det jeg prøver at sige? Jeg tror jeg prøver at dele den oplevelse jeg har af at alt det man troede man vidste eller kendte til, ofte kan have flere lag og noget nyt at byde på uanset hvornår man tager et gensyn med det. Det som inspirerer mig, ved at tage den slags gensyn idag er, at jeg oplever, at det er værkerne, som læser mig. Det, som i virkeligheden skifter og udvikler sig, er beskueren. Vi bliver aldrig færdige med at udvikle os eller med at opleve verden. Ihvertfald ikke før det store tæppefald. Ethvert øjeblik synes, at indeholde en uendelig kilde til nyt og uendelige referencer til noget gammelt. Vi er i et evigt ægteskab med vores omgivelser; “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. Jeg vil slutte på det astronomiske tema, med endnu en lille skønhed fra 90erne. En lille opfordring til jer allesammen; “Kig tilbage, ofte er det vejen frem”
Politic have long been a farce throughout Europe. We, the people, have been coerced to accept the gradual loss of freedom and to continue voting for variously hued, parasitic bureaucrats through increased consumption capabilities, ubiquitous disinformation and new technology overload. We have not been given an opportunity to properly upgrade our user conduct as the appeals, appliances and applications have been unleashes on us with greater and greater rapidity. Our trust in (or acceptance of) our leaders has not been honored. Our citizenry-time has been spent on entertainment and bourgeois leisure. Meanwhile, our heritage has been stolen, fenced and hedged with derivatives uncountable.
But there is something happening all over the developed world. The paradigm of perceived powerlessness, that has seemed to grip us – even our youngsters and students – for decades, is being thrown off by more and more people daily. Let the word go out that there is a new tone in the air that won’t freeze or wither or fade away. We, the people, have always had the power. We only need to be the change we want to see.
It is no different in Denmark that anywhere else – except that more of us have been kept in cozier comfort than most. We have been sold the narrative of an isolatedsystem.dk, when in reality nothing happens here, that is not a reflection of what is happening elsewhere. Maybe this pervasive lie of Denmark as an Untouchable Island in the world is why it’s harder for many Danes to wake up and feel direction of the spiral the earth moving in.
Well, we are as much in per capita debt as any other nation European nation we can name, except Ireland. We have been artificially kept from feeling it, but the dam will break soon enough and the facts will not go away like a bad dream. We dug this hole ourselves. Are we ready, now, to help each other climb out? Are we the Generation Change?
Resistance can be counterproductive, however, if it isn’t as intelligent and focussed as the force it is resisting. Demonstrations are important symbols, but lasting change requires lasting changes in behavior patterns. The power in unity and activism, that is coming back to people at this time in history, needs to find new technological (i.e. user conduct) implementation in the 21st century. The threat to our future is not limited by borders, ethnicity or age. It affects us all and it is powered by most of us. The establishment thrives on our dependency on the service-economy and our predictable habits of individual consumption. Only by a concerted move towards greater independence, mutual open-source sharing, as well as more efficient production and consumption can we begin to change establishment attitudes, even as we change our own.
This budding revolution we are seeing has parallels to the events of 1968. But of course things are different now. Technology has advanced. So has consciousness. There is every indication that this time we can do it right. Or righter. They had a lot of good ideas back then, but they did not have the internet. They did not have a notion of a global underground movement that you could contact instantly for free; anywhere, anytime, to share any information.
This is what we can do. This is our privilege. This is our freedom.
Capitalism is actually a rather useful and efficient system, if its done right. The problem is that to utilize its power and benefits we need to agree about some fundamentals. There are things in the world that should be shared and can not be monopolized of protected for minority benefits. On our planet there is potentially enough base resources for everyone, the problem is we are running a competition scheme on these things and sacrificing human life in the process.
Water, Food, Housing and Energy.
These have to be considered common wealth and be distributed to every human being on the planet according to fundamental needs. We have to make all governments no matter what ideological bias understand this. Socialism and Marxism is maybe not preferable for everyone, but letting minorities own and control fundamental human necessities is facilitated slavery.
The Village Pump.
If you have a village of 100 people and on one of the plots of land there is the only clean water pump, then you would potentially have ruling nobility arise from the owners of that plot of land. As long as they are allowed to control the villagers access their wishes and ways of pricing this life giving resource will control everything in the village. If these owners systematically draw more and more wealth to themselves and manipulates the availability to the water, eventually the rest of the villagers will riot and reclaim their land. Then you would create an interim ownership and eventually these new water governors would become the elite. This power play can shift back and fourth for ages and will just create a competitive state in the village. The only way to focus productivity and efficient living is to agree that access to this resource is shared equally. As new types of wealth and abundance is created this story will repeat itself.
Socialism is only relevant in regards to natural needs and abundant resources. This is why it is so crucial to have rulers that are aware of this and can protect the general population from powerhungry and wealth controlling entities. Socialism is not applicable on any other parts of our economic system. You can not allow anyone to be sole owner or controller of assets that generate base human necessities. Ideally all communities should work towards all individuals being self sustaining in all these aspects. When fundamental needs are covered the individuals will be able to use their productivity to compete and develop a new and higher degree of abundance, until this can be “socialized” and distributed to grant new Independence. This phenomenon is what has driven all modern human development. All our progress can be reduced to this simple description. It is important that we make sure we all are aware of this and can start focusing on using it constructively instead of attempting to work against it for our personal or minority group gains.
If the people arent aware of these things, the elite will abuse their ignorance.
At least until the people become aware and reap vengeance on them..
The only way to avoid the strife and war mongering is to agree on peaceful and constructive competition only.
We have to change now. In the pursuit of happiness and wealth we have neglected and ignored the most basic fundamental rules of nature, we have totally lost perspective on how things really work. To get back to basic we need to once and for all resolve these issues.
We are actually not that demanding when we return to the fundamentals. We need WATER, FOOD, HOUSING, and for better living ENERGY and heat. These things have to be our main focus and we have to make these abundant and cheap. Any activity that oppose this need to be shut down. The only needed argument being that it is detrimental to human life and thus globally ILLEGAL.
All the above needs are being hijacked and submitted to artificial scarcity. The methods and excuses are many and extremely inventive. Suffice it to say we need to start closing them ALL down. The governments of the world and the people at large need to make sure these life fundamentals are made available and preferably free for everyone. If we allow things like banking and fiat currency speculation and other fancy economic systems to become a parasite on these aspects of human life we are all going to loose. If we allow companies or other interests to take control and create an artificial low supply and thus resulting high costs we are simply killing our selves. We need to take back our “common wealth”.
Flip side economy.
Our everyday lives are being abused. Everything that should and could be abundant and cheap is made expensive, and everything that is scarce is under an illusion of abundance. Using this system our economy and corporates are creating a tragedy of the commons beyond anything that individuals could ever imagine. Whether we are looking at Japanese fishing, American water supply, or European agriculture its all the same. We have to disallow these practices at least in regards to the above mentioned human life fundamentals. Whether they keep doing these things with everything else is not relevant to us the people.
Middle man scams.
In all our necessity dealings we are getting infested with middle men. These parasites go in and use the mechanics of scams, half truths, and constructed behaviour that all leads to you wealth being taken from you. Its one big game of chairs where more and more middle men are added and more and more chairs removed. Thus your initial created real value is tapped to a degree where you only have a fraction left due to all these people needing to be paid off. This is an inefficient system that we allow to grow every day. Again this is not a problem in regards to resources that are only nice to have, but it needs to be removed on our essential needs.
I BEG YOU RESEARCH THESE THINGS, OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT…!
Some links and related topics: Google is your friend…
Artificial Scarcity : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_scarcity
( Example the diamond empires: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6186684678299366197# )
Tragedy of the commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons
The Broken Window: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window
What is Money? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_as_Debt
Food Inc: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286537/
The corporate model: http://www.thecorporation.com/
and much much more.. get future ready…
Recently there was a small article by Martin Rees in the Guardian pointing to the 10 important questions for society and science.
@ Martin Rees
The answer to the question is actually in the commentary in the subtext. What happened 350 years ago was a revolution in information technology. The impact of the printing press and the opening up for access to knowledge to the population. This caused the social revolution and all the things that followed, including the industrialization, the women’s liberation, the modern economics and everything else. So how can we get a similar revolution now? Well that development is basically what the internet is causing, the problem is the opposing forces that prefer the existing power distribution and the status quo. A new liberation is challenged by the existing powers being protected and enforced. So when will the establishments including the academia relinquish its power?
What is consciousness?
@ Kathy Sykes
A little more of the same thing. How are we ever going to begin to understand consciousness if we arent even open to actually investigating it properly? Current science seem to be much akin to ancient beastiaries with wolfmen and mermaids in them. How are we going to learn if we arent even willing to go and look. When Straussman did his studies in DMT he had to struggle to even be allowed to do the research, and at his own admission he did the studies in an environment and on a timescale that really gave some rather limited datasets. Why are we not seriously listening to the people that experiment with consciousness and actually live as psychonauts? If we are trying to diminish the value of the outliers arent we bound to fail in understanding the phenomenon?
What happened before the big bang?
@ Joan Baker
Asking about the big bang is a premise question. First we would have to accept that the model of creation is actually valid. More and more seem to be inclined against the big bang model, and even so arguing and debating about things before that has little value to us. Its just a modern debate of a theological nature, with a less conscious god. Why would we go into that whole metaphysical quarrel again, and if it has any value, should we not look back at how this topic was handled historically in philosophy and theology, before leaving it in the hands of materialistic science?
The robot scare debate is always turning up. If we reach a technological stage where we can create something like that, would we not be able to use the same technology on ourselves? We are as machines a lot more advanced than any of our creations. I personally doubt we will ever surpass that fact, and if we do, we should expect a Douglas Adams paradox to take effect.
Will science and engineering give us back our individuality?
The comment is valid, but avoids the key aspect. This is all about protectionism and control of knowledge and ownership of technology. If we get 3d printers and more of the same “reproduction” technology what will happen? We all have the most advanced reproductive technology from birth. Its called the human hand, and the human brain. Everything else is just improvements on this. What makes me need to buy another man’s item is my lack of resources to reproduce it. This is both time, knowledge and material based. The question should have been; how can we change society with abundance, while still needing each other?
How are we going to cope with the world’s burgeoning population?
The issue of overpopulation is only a problem because we are in a subsidizing economy. Philosophy aside the potential productive value of a human being is only limited by its access to resources and knowledge. (see above) So your question should be why is population growth a problem, and to whom? What would happen if we focused on securing fundamental resources of living to every human on the planet? What would the potential increased wealth and productivity be? Could we become more efficient and better at sustainable production? Population is only a problem because distribution is unfair, and human value is sold short. Birth rates are kept high mainly in uneducated countries, and this is linked to the same resource distribution problem. Everyone needs to wake up and realize that saving the poor, in resources as well as knowledge, is fundamentally going to save us all.
Marcus du Sautoy
Is there a pattern to the prime numbers?
@Marcus du Sautoy
A really inspiring question. The problem is leaving the context of the problem out of the questioning. In an academic and social environment where power and authority and materialism is the driving force, how can we ever hope to answer such profound questions? We have very few teachers able to show and motivate the topic of mathematics. Those we have tend to be closed minded to alternative views of the world. Personally, I never heard about the enigmas and mysteries of mathematics till I started researching it myself. Why arent kids introduced to the true depth and value of this topic. We need a free and open academy and system of education, so we can have room and time to share these deep and actually spiritual concepts. We have to come to terms with the fact that computers wont answer these questions, more calculations arent going to make better science, the understanding is in the mind of the scientist, not the crunching of big numbers. The pattern to the primes will not be discovered by more computer power, but by better fundamental understanding of the nature of numbers.
Can we make a scientific way of thinking all-pervasive?
The answer to this is simple. Yes, when access to education and information is liberated. When science relinquishes its monopoly on truth. I would reverse the question. What can we do in science to make it more open and inviting to more people?One of these would be to utilize the technology we have to give free education and sharing of discoveries to everyone, and be open to listening to those that might not have the traditional credentials and education. Knowledge and truth is not restricted to the dusty halls of Oxford and Cambridge, even though they are awesome halls of inspiration.
How do we ensure humanity survives and flourishes?
This topic was already asked earlier in a different way, and the issue is still upside down. The problem is our acceptance of a system that is filled with lies and inefficient subsystems. We allow an economic system that makes abundance scarce and try to convince us that scarce resources are abundant. Especially the acceptance of artificial or convenience controlled scarcity is damaging. If we accept a profit margin on a pair of sneakers, on a diamond, or on a bottle of water to be several 100 even thousand percent, what is that going to do to the strain on real resources? The middle man scams that sucks the system dry is what creates the inhumane abuse of our limited resources. The short description would be if you make one man rich on buying a pair of Nike, and he buys a bar of gold you are allowing the misplacement of scarce resources. Its fundamental king Croessus all over again. He can then enforce his power by pointing to the gold you just gave him.. Its a tragedy of the commons on a global scale.
Can someone explain adequately the meaning of infinite space?
Infinite and finite is nicely linked. Rob Bryanton and Nassim Haramein have some good descriptions on how infinity can arise in a finite system. Playing with a moebius band gives some nice hints as to how these paradoxes arise. Its weird but not outside human understanding.
Humans are not the end of evolution. The question is what will take over, and maybe how and when this will happen. It the fall of the sparrow question, we wont see or know till it happens.
Will I be able to record my brain like I can record a programme on television?
Interesting questions, but would it not be more interesting asking how people would live in a world where you could make more new experiences? What will happen to mankind if we can extend life? Or if we can transition from one body to a new one? The immortality theme seems much more profound and potentially relevant then recording past experiences. Those could most likely be easily simulated in a high tech VR just by feeding enough parameters, then the only question would be would you feel the same? Since fundamentally you arent you in the same way anymore you would never truly experience the same thing.
Can humanity get to the stars?
I think this one is very clear and easy. We will get there as soon as we decide to want to. We need to get ready and willing to have a space faring society, before that will be possible though. When resources are distributed fairly andhuman productivity and efficiency thus vastly improved, then the space adventure will be a simple one. With a slight look at current science we already have most of the theoretical technology to do so, we just havent got the racial and global focus.
The 10 questions are a symptom of our problems. We can ask things like that all day, but we will not progress if we dont want to touch the important ones. We need to allow ourselves to question our existing status quo and how that could be better, before we go day-dreaming. What would need to be changed in our current systems to take the next steps for humanity? What is our common utopian goals from our current vantage points? If we arent aiming for big changes, we can not expect to envision even the small ones. Naturally, to reach the big goals we have to be willing and able to reach the smaller ones. It all starts with ideas and then someone daring to take the first steps. Don’t sit around asking for dreams and other people to go first, be the change you want in the world. Stop sitting around looking busy doing nothing.
Politisk sker der mere og mere, hurtigere og hurtigere i Europa, såvel som i resten af verden. Ofte er det mig en gåde at alle voksne ikke studerer det her i deres fritid – fordi det er så spændende at det nærmest får alverdens krimier og technothrillers til at virke kedelige. Men det er jo ikke alle der ved, at det her faktisk sker, mens det sner. Ikke alle har heller fattet at det vil komme til at berøre os alle sammen, også her i Danmark, der der sker derude.
Vi vil gøre, hvad vi kan for at vise at disse ting relevante for os alle. Folket er kun magtesløst, så længe det er ført bag lyset og forblændet af ligegyldigheder. Din stemme er ligeså vigtig, som alle andres – hvis du siger noget relevant. Omvæltningen kommer når vi begynder at tale sammen om de ting, der betyder noget.
Her er et guldkorn, som burde vække manges nysgerrighed.
Nigel Farage er en af de mennesker, som tør tale ærligt ud af posen angående EUs politik og fremtidige planer. Han er valgt ind i Europaparlamentet og ved hvad han snakker om, hvad man nu end måtte mene om hans bagland, UKIP. Hvis det han siger lyder utroligt og unødvendigt dramtisk, er det kun fordi du endnu ikke har orienteret dig om hvad der i virkeligheden foregår i EU-regi.
Sammenlign dette med denne artikel om den irske krise, som stak sit sælhoved op af det hjemlige nyhedsfarvand. Begynder du at ane hvordan, de officielle medier altid kun giver dig en lille del af historien? Du får lige præcis nok til, at du tror du ved lidt mere end naboen.
Soul United minder om at det sociopolitiske plan kun er en del af det store billede, og at vi alle sammen selv kan sætte os ind i de ting, som er relevante for vores eget liv. Autoriteter, som ikke har gjort sig fortjent til din tillid, bør du overveje, hvorfor du lytter til.
Deprogram your mind..
I will let these documentaries speak for themselves..
Jackson Katz “Tough Guise”
Jean Killbourne “Killing us Softly”
And for the patient ones a bit of information on the two sides of the issue.
The topic of finances are severely relevant these days, severely being the key word. Everyone is taking a beating from the developments on the market. The thing is noone sounds very clear in their commentary, and people seem to get more confused and panicky everyday.
Why is that? Well I think at the root its because most people arent even asking what this abstract we call money really is. Its like with so many modern things we just know how to use it, but cant be bothered asking how it works. Do you know how the picture on your TV is created? Or how a microwave oven works?
Money is NOT an abstract, its a product that is produced by a business that has the “machines” to produce it. Just like any other product, except this one is at its heart immaterial. You can have printed bearable versions called cash, but this is just a confirmation of your immaterial contract. Usually this is the issuer and you, in most countries its a national bank in collaborations with a lot of other interests. Banks mostly since these are the monopoly holders of trading this product. There is a lot of more information on this and all the problems arising from having granted these monopolies to banks. Since the contract initially is between the people and the financial system, but we the people let our national banks create the agreements of production output and price, then the reselling of the product to us the people is then done with a rather steep mark up. Usually around 3-500% or more.
So money is a produced good. Like controlled copies of music online. In this case it is controlled by the system a bit more then your apple store DRMs etc. (but not as much as you might have hoped) What does that tell us about our current problems?
Well if any other producer of a product is running a business they are under a rather tough natural law of supply and demand. In our case though the supply is not that hard to fudge, since the product is immaterial just like copied music. There is no actual limit to the number of copies you can make. Yes money used to have a backed value, so you could not just keep printing, but most nations abolished this a long time ago. We are now in “Fiat Currency” and its resulting dire straits.
So just as any other business to increase its profit and secure its growth the need to make sure there is an increased demand. This they package in a nice little concept called inflation. They even go so far and say its the natural state of things. Hint: This is Bogus.
If a nation keeps improving their production efficiency and improving the structural wealth of a nation, then if there is just a fair trade balance the wealth of the nation should increase. This would mean that the nominal value of the money should increase because everything would get cheaper. More food produced should mean you got more food per unit of currency. Thank god in some areas this is still true.
The thing is they turn your world and logic upside down and makes sure you always believe you need to buy more of their business partners stuff, and this again at a rate where you always end up the looser. Any product working with the financial system are making sure that they increase their profits faster and faster, thus no matter how high technology goes the actual value of say a car will never decrease, and they will make sure you need to replace them faster and faster..
This overheating results in the “system” actually grabbing more then 95% of your produced wealth. This is done simply by engaging you in their family of scams. Artificial demand increase, artificial scarcity, the middleman scam, etc.
We can not as a race survive this self destructive behaviour. To solve a problem we must first identify it so we have to all get interested in how these machines work, even though it seems extremely straining and boring.
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