Thursday, March 29, 2012

On Society and Capitalism

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I believe that copyrights are actually holding us back rather than spurring innovation. More designs are blocked via copyright laws, more innovations held back and not developed, than are created with this incentive for large dollar profits. We as a society are working too much. That is what is destroying the planet. Work uses energy. We need a change of mindset and societal structure to make a healthier world, not some technological advance. One thing I don't understand is how people think the very system that is causing the problems in the world is going to suddenly do a 180 and save it.

This privatizition craze and constant trend to the right is also troubling. With no public land or entities left everything would be owned by the rich. The only free people would be the ones who conform to society. Spending 8 hours a day inside is too much and outside is destroyed mostly. We should be able to set up tents in the park if we want to. There should be alternatives to houses and apartment buildings. Monotony is coded into law. The lack of variety and options are difficult to reconcile with this popular conceived notion of a free society which people believe we live in.

Monday, March 5, 2012

On Freedom

We live within a framework of laws and infrastructure, roads and buildings, a manicured, bulldozed, framework of society; to what extent we are free within that framework is arguable but there is a framework to which we must conform.

Is an ant free in an ant colony? Can the ant leave and join a bee hive? No, it must be an ant. It would never occur to the ant to leave the colony and venture off to independence because it exists within a boundary that it cannot experience the outside of.

So freedom is a relative concept most often tossed around in banter and rhetoric as opposed to any meaningful discourse on the human condition.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Positive Attitude Lack of Fear Key to Success

It sounds cliche but having lived through depression, sense of helplessness, and negative attitude I know it is true from personal experience that in order to succeed you must believe you will succeed and have the attitude that you will succeed.

You are going to get through whatever it is you are going through. You will survive as you have always done in the past. Somehow, someway you will get through. It is the fear that is scary but we must rid ourselves of the fear and just comfort ourselves with the knowledge that someway or another we will still be sustaining ourselves.

We must approach each job or day for that matter with this deep seated knowledge that we will succeed and our attitude will show that with positivity and optimism. This will contribute to our success. For example when employers look at my blog and see this they will be much more likely to hire me than when they see my previous anti-wall street post although both reflect my personality and views of life, but this one is more likely to get me ahead professionally so to speak.

Just something to think about perhaps when we find ourselves in a negative mood.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wall Street

Wall Street

The stock market is basically a ways and means for people who have money to make more money without having to earn it. They invest in companies and money from those companies and their employees' labor then goes to the investor who actually did no work. He may have done some work in earning the money he has but likely he was massively overpaid in the first place as well. The rich get richer and the poor stay poor.

Wondering where your raises go? Probably to the share holders if not to the higher ups in the corporation.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The New Society Pt. 1

The money people receive each week or month should not be dependent upon other people purchasing products or services. Sometimes there are not products or services available that need to be or should be purchased. If people need to be satisfied that all people are working and doing their part to contribute to society then we should create a system whereby people can volunteer and programs will be set up to provide work/community service/charity/food distribution and more so that they are benefiting society through their labor and therefor deserving of the stipend which they will get from the government and society regardless.

Who is going to pay for this? Well for one thing this artificial concept of wealth, money, and worth will be greatly altered. It is a fiction that each dollar carefully allotted to each person and company is exactly equal to some sort of service or work unit that they have contributed to society. The accounting structure will not be nearly so rigid and structured. This is a community, a co op, a society, a family; not some fight to the death corporate competition.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Datura Stramonium

I dug these plants up out of my mom's horse pasture. They are pretty neat. It's hard to tell from these pictures how big they really are. I'll try to get a better shot at some point. I have read that the leaves, seeds, and flowers have many psychoactive components and other chemicals that can be dangerous, hallucinogenic, and cause fevers.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Castles of Sand youtube video

Castles of Sand - An original song by me and recorded live in my apartment with my simple logitech webcam