My Thoughts Inexactly

You believe in God, and God becomes a god; if you believed in You, what would You become?

Live to the fullest and you gain your death; live meekly and you lose your life.

When one in power throws you a bone, make sure to ask whose corpse it came from.

With the ushering in of a new societal order, those on the lowest rungs are usually the last to know. Peasants are not privy to the formative discussions of a feudalistic social contract, nor are slaves typically alerted ahead of time of their impending bondage.

Those who wouldn’t risk their lives even with the impending threat of great injustice, harm, and imprisonment, have nothing to risk.

The balloon inflated full with air still has much more a brilliant existence than the limp unused and forgotten rubber on a shelf with no name, unkissed.

Honest futurists would admit they can’t accurately predict in what flavor of bad the future will come, but any good futurist can predict that future’s future once that road is entered upon.

Pennies on the dollar must be preceded by an original dollars on the penny.

Those worn out most by the system have the most reason but the least ability to change it.

When the societal norms come in to conflict more often than not with the biological norms, it is time to throw away the societal norms before they throw the lot of us away.

If you are thankful for crumbs, and you belittle yourself as a bug, don’t be upset when all you ever eat are crumbs.

The Greatest Generation, the Lost Generation, and the Baby Boomers of the 20th century borrowed from their future to pay for wars, unnecessary and dangerous infrastructure, undeserved retirement, and tacky luxury. Generations X, the Millennials, and Generation Z during the 21st century will be paying back that debt for a bunch of ungrateful dead.

Retirement before death is early retirement.

If your initial instinct is to think metallurgy sounds like a type of disease, go with your gut instinct.

Never a treeline but a roadline that spites the forest.

There should be a flow if one is expected to just go with it; the infrastructural constriction of flow is much more the antecedent than the consequent of uptight hominems.

Don’t take responsibility and don’t heap it on any others living, even the most reprehensible. Blame the dead! They are much greater to blame for our inherited predicament(s), and besides they can take it.

If you tremble with indignation at every artificial mediation put between the physical world and its innate ability to create and nourish life, than you are a comrade of mine!

We are going to regress through the mean not because of mathematical certainty, but because of human stupidity.

Today is tomorrow’s “I should have yesterday”.

It is not untrue that mirrors were made prolific by the beautiful, but not mainly for their own viewing but for the self-visibility of those unsightly and plain faced people, so that such common types might marginalize themselves and become reclusive, leaving the central political spaces for the self-impressed vain. Henceforth both ugliness and beauty is the I of the mirror. The knight’s shining armor makes a potential opponent think twice when he sees reflected his feeble form. He afterwards more readily members himself of a lower and more obedient class.

Making new mistakes is not the best route to avoid repeating old mistakes. Patience should not be equated with inactivity—for most of the unthoughtful human activity leads to future inactivity, with especially high levels of inactivity for the lifeforms damaged by the original human “activity”.

Geometry ought to be renamed homometry, for it is much more a study shaped by human insights than natural patterns that give themselves to us. We see shapes to the great exclusion of the vast diversities. Carbon does not dominate life, life dominates and exploits carbon, and to great extremes far onward and inward past the confined angstrom sized scientific ruminations.

Only in the after math can a truly free people exist!

The odious foundation that is money/property is always buried too deep in debris when a particular economic house collapses, so no one ever gets to the point of uncovering the causa primaria. It can be shown that economic collapses historical (and probably of the future) will always have a small number of partial causes being given a full 100% of the blame in the living memory of the event. Even after, only a handful of academics typically will come to an accurate enough understanding that properly distributes the blame to the varied and overlapping individuals and institutions that truly were to blame. Those powerful who survived unblamed and unscathed get to plague the following generations with their unsustainable practices because of their comparably advantageous new beginning point.

Money and property are the teeth, and a desire to own and dominate the jaw, of the modern oligarch who would eat—in rather omnivorous a fashion—the living as readily as the dead, who would leverage the brand new as readily as the ancient. Such people position themselves to thrive on all the various swings of the turbulence: in actuality they are the turbulence.

If we don’t soon understand and respond to the myriad of hockey stick graphs being presented to us (biomass/biodiversity losses), we will soon be flicked out of existence. We are the willing victims—to close our eyes and let such abnormal times feel so normal.

Perhaps the only thing more difficult than dealing with intense hallucinations is to be finally leaving the hallucinations that have been your whole life.

A life lived by the book will never be written about in another book. Living your life by the book means it will never be read about. Not worth reading about

Living your life by the book collapses all of its memory in to a statistic.

Criminals don’t change their ways when they reach high office, they change the rules (memerize)

We don’t need an apocalypse to annihilate disaster of suburbia, just one or two untimely slip ups.

The Human Disease and Its Upcoming Biofilm Disruption [Unfinishe Draft]

**I wrote the following about a year ago when I was learning loads about gut dysbiosis (thanks to Chris Kresser among others) and thought the concept applied really well to all of biology’s current problem with human colonization of the planet. I added in a paragraph more recently with regards to Willie Smits and his wonderful work at restoring healthy ecologies, but after a second failing to pull it all together, I thought I should just publish the notes and partial write-ups: 

Willie Smits—a man whose wisdom is available for consumption via Permaculture Voices, recorded lectures, audio podcasts, a TED talk, and surely other media and direct interaction—is a human worth having on your radar, at least as much as a Noam Chomsky type if not more. A preeminent biological systems thinker such as he said of the sugar palm—Earth’s most productive (a C4[link to C4 species] and a super efficient harvester of sunlight) and well protected (redundancies against insect pestulance and fungi and bacterialogical diseases) species—that it has “no known serious diseases”. Why then are sugar palms not as prolific, and even decreasing in number given their supposed comparative advantage over all other species? The answer that I am working towards is missed even by thinkers as astute and subtle as Willie Smits; one of the central diseases on our planet is being overlooked by the preeminent minds, though usually through no fault of their own but a fault of their whole species. Yes, humans, wielding fire and thermally manipulated metals, have made themselves the principal opponent to the sugar palm’s benevelolent monarchy over tropical lands as well as the most serious disease to the vast majority of life on Earth.
A nuanced way to define disease could be as follows: the proliferation of a single species without its convening or receiving consent/input from any other species found in its original ecology. The single species (usually a bacteria/virus) gets so far ahead of everything else, fractionally so small/narrow as it leaves behind virtually all other competitors or co-conspirators, that as it pushes forward it forms into a sharply pointed blade, cutting deeply into the ecological fabric from which it grew.
As we have retarded the development of many other organic systems, we have so too retarded our own development as evidenced by our infertility epidemic (nature’s solution to us) and autistic/obesity pandemic. There’s no trace of essential minerals in plants that used to be abundant of them. Eating a grass fed cow liver today is probably less dense in nutrients than a grain fed pork chop from 80 years ago.
where does this place autoimmune “diseases”? I think that these are repercussions for the vastly out of context situation that the singular species finds itself in after its rush of conquering.
We have slathered a thin but odious biofilm across vast regions of this planet and are living inside
when the host

We parallel the earth, we don’t really engage in a deep way with it. Sure, we mine very deeply, but these are brutal pin pricks that never build any emergent, multi-leveled dynamic interactions. They are cold, brutish, and short [use the exact hobbes quote]

Excerpt: Easternizing Europe

Brexit. Ahead of the UK’s June vote on whether or not they should leave the EU, they are already precipitated towards being rescued from the east. The UK’s dismal energy prospects along with their import dependency leave them ripe for some version of Chinese-led commercial colonization. The June vote will merely be a brake or an accelerator to this inevitable pathway. I would not be surprised if another country leaves the EU just ahead or following Britain’s vote, to really set the tone for a cascade of dismemberment.

Germany. A country that has just as many reasons to be in the line to leave the EU as the UK is Germany. For their part I think they’d want to get out while they still have some stamina to prevent being in a similarly full colonizable situation. However, as with most analytic endeavors of humans, it would be wrong to think of a modern nation as a unified individual with full sovereignty—nations are merely indicator points or mile markers.

As for the rest of the EU, if it survives the upcoming tumults that shift power formally from West to East, it will be in name only. If it doesn’t fall apart entirely as far as the obfuscating narrative the media tells, it will be rebranded for all those who depend on their normalizing propaganda.

(more on Easternization in an upcoming post)

Lord of the Drillings: Fracking Meme

Before such a meme is made anachronistic by the disappearance of deep shale drilling, I thought I should share:

sauron fracking

Attn Frackers: your violent drilling methods are 2 pronged: you’re screwing up Middle Earth and you’re spewing on the upper Earth

Oberyn Martell's Lost Poetry Fin

Cersei as Mother—Oberyn Martell’s Lost Poetry: A Game of Thrones Extension

This poem displays some of the incredible foresight Prince Oberyn must have had, as how eerily true so much of this rings. I thought it was an appropriate time to post it given the state of things in King’s Landing…

An ode to the most odious, mother

I wish I had two lives
one to kill myself and unravel your world
and one to keep alive
watching your ruination, mother
on things coldest the white walker king pales
compared to you the white stalker queen
the northern paralysis is antidote
to your boiling septic poison
the white walkers count you in their ranks
you are bodily allied to their cause
your brain not a factor to anything
your split ends are also your prophecy
the giant minion can murder all but you
because death already runs your blood blue
you give birth to new mortals just as would a plague
the lust others hold for you is misplaced and vague
the hand that feeds is the hand that bleeds
parental is not a parent, in case it’s not readily apparent
already with six I give you the seventh bowl
I have forever tattooed my name inside of your soul
this deep scar will prove to be the shallowest on you
once I have inflicted all my tortures back to you, mother

Money Spends Us

“We are being too idealistic”: The Critique of Money, b part of

One of a few planned follow-ups to the first money critique , in a smaller dose:

As one who believes that given the chance humans (like other animals) have the innate capability of working and surviving harmoniously (usually) in direct, unmediated relationship to the land, I’ve often been told that I was being far too idealistic. Many of us surviving in modernity, I believe, have our brains as the last refuge for such pleasant utopian daydreams, rarely speaking to others about them. Now grown-up, we dismiss them ourselves to think about more real and practical things like money. But is money at all practical, and should we not listen when children say things like “isn’t it just paper?” and “can’t we just print more?”? (Some bankers and the Treasury/Fed are certainly listening to this latter advice à la QE)

The height of idealistic thinking is that pieces of paper have value. Its very legitimacy needs disproportional amounts of idealism to establish itself. I fancy that an ulterior motive to the child labor laws was to make children the captive audience to specific literacies that legitimized private property and the exchange value of currencies. Don’t let the unions set up their own schools that might teach Marxist and anarchist reflections on the industrializing path of the United States…

In any event, the frontal cortices of many now are channeled to thinking only about money and all its different dimensions; because money is so unreal, it can take on far more dimensions and dynamisms than would be allowed to something tangible.

Our problem right now is that our species is way too idealistic, I think Kunstler would concur saying we say we have succumbed to magical thinking. I think we could follow this idea all the way down to civilization’s roots, when some among us thought it would be a good idea to use grains as both a way to sustain ourselves and a way to keep track of wealth. Previously our wealth used to be in our bodies in terms of how healthy we were and how well we were getting on with our group of compatriots. Now we are deep in our heads looking for answers or for escapes, when what we really need is to be more in our bodies. If we live in a framework that separates our heads from our bodies, death is much closer, and so too is a loss of life. So again, ideas that we should be closer to the land, share the land with each other and the plants, fungi, bacteria, and animals—are these idealistic ideas? No, that’s our bodies attempting to wrest control from our narrow and mismanaging brains. The idealistic thinking is that we can keep this money thing going on into perpetuity, that representationalism is an appropriate path to follow to maintain our residency on this planet. Perhaps our greatest medicine to wake up from this hallucination is to grab a handful of forest floor soil and reawaken to the great cycle we have unplugged ourselves from.