notes 4 today: 2016-12-03 (Starving Government; Programming Humans; Ulterior Motives Of Facebook; Unusual Extinction)

title: Starving Government

You aren’t going to get mad at a chasm for existing as your main way of ridding yourself of the chasm—you are going to avoid the chasm. Being angered by a fungal disease that plagues a certain region is best followed up with leaving that region. Government is a chasm, or a disease, that is best dealt with by avoidance rather than the devotion of energetic emotions of anger. If it is truly a disease and not a force that fosters greater life, it will die out as it lacks those to feed on (and if it is a force for good, or what parts of it are a force for good, these will endure and morph to be not bound up to governance).
So the best approach to a parasitic government is to not approach it. Give as little of yourself—temporally and spatially—to its vast and open digestive system that is always taking nutrients away from the many hosts, whether they be humans, other life forms, or minerals and the air. Government is a long way from starving out, but the hungrier it is and the more we evade it and help others to do so, the weaker it will become and it might collapse. Perhaps a war of attrition is the best way to rid ourselves of government, though I daresay that it needs to be done in tandem with other efforts. No dogmatism should be settled on, but some guiding principles are useful, too.

We are starving for government the way Candida Albicans has us starving for sugar… best to starve the starver!


title: Programming Humans (meme)

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title: Ulterior Motives Of Facebook
The “seen [time x] ” read receipt indication found below messages acts as a deterrent to someone’s leaving facebook and returning to their lives outside of it before responding to a message that had a question posed. Facebook—with full knowledge of the pressures that awkwardness creates, particularly the awkwardness by a non-response—uses with great success the “seen at” read receipt. It keeps people engaged with facebook that much longer by taking away the persons ability (another example of the instinctual flight response being undermined) to just evade communication and play dumb. The forcing of response is an example of infrastructure coercing those who dwell on and in it to alter their habits reactively. Facebook benefits monetarily with more advertisement time, but there are more insidious benefits, too, as with all the forces who (mistakenly) laud social engineering and social control.


title: Unusual Extinction (meme)

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