9 May

 

 

The world is becoming overpopulated while the world wealth and food supply is controlled by the greed of industry and finance leaders. Unfortunately this condition is effecting all countries no matter their political regime. The close dependency of the world financial markets on banking institutions was witnessed by the financial meltdown of governments all over the world. This meltdown was created by the obvious greed of the big financial vortex of companies like Goldman Sachs while smaller players fell by the wayside.

 

 

 

They buy up loans all over the world, insure it, then rape what profit can be made, bundle it and sell the worthless commodity back on the market in mutual funds to an unsuspecting public. A Great scheme when you have the wealth and financial power to manipulate markets at will. This system can only survive when the watchful eye of democratic countries are busying themselves with home security and vanquishing self serving despots. Makes me wonder if these despots from local and foreign concerns are not in collusion with each other. (Bush and BinLaden oil families)

 

 

 

Goldman Sachs, after practically stealing from the Federal Reserves in preventing world depression, was outed once more by one of their own who finally found a conscience in forced retirement. Too little, let’s hope not too late for the global political will to stop these despots in their tracks. The oil and gas companies are controlling world markets and unnecessarily driving up energy costs throughout the world, creating higher costs in world commodities. Weapons industries are supporting despots throughout the world by promoting their sale of weapons to warring factions. When is the insanity going to stop?

 

 

 

It is incredulous in how many totally different ways which people perceive and believe things throughout the world. There is evidence that most people rely predominantly on their feeling about a situation rather than factual details being observed. Most of humanity, even when asked for a detailed description, will always accentuate important facts using emotional terms of reference.

 

 

 

Most witness reports are the emotional recollection of witness observations. Experienced interrogators know this and use specific techniques to separate emotional response from actual fact and details specifically observed. It is a fact of knowledge that the vast majority of humanity relate their knowledge from a personal biased view, even when not personally involved in the situation. The human mind is more spiritually attached, than rationally attached to its own perception of reality.

 

 

 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a personal point of view, and absolutely nothing wrong with being spiritual. Without either life would hardly be worth living. It is this spiritual aspect that brings joy, wonder and contentment in the universe. Nor is there anything wrong with reason and science. Without it our future survival would be extremely limited.

 

 

 

So, as with all natural occurrences, we are faced with two opposite sides of a balance scale, and  paradoxically, it cannot balance without each other. On the one side emotion and spirituality, on the other side reason and reality. Even at this stage of our evolution where technology is growing exponentially, our societies are totally controlled by emotion and spirituality, while reason and reality go by the wayside. Don’t argue, we have all said it!

 

 

 

The scales of justice will never balance until humanity evolves, or has a shift in psyche toward reason and reality. What will nudge the scales toward an equilibrium, may well be the free global Internet. I have always said, as individuals we are still primates, but as a group sharing our ideas, we are invincible. Due to technology we are thousands of times more knowledgeable about the secrets of nature than we were just fifty years ago. We are also living longer and growing larger.

 

 

 

To confront a future overwhelmed by growing world population, global disaster and food shortages, we need to move toward a more global, cooperative and democratic form of governance. We need to restructure food production and distribution to accommodate our population increase. We need to promote environmentally friendly, renewable fuels and space exploration. We need to freely promote contraception and birth control as a preferred form of human population management, rather than war and destruction. We need to put the control of global finance and resources in the hands of the informed majority, instead of the greedy few.
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  1. thereligiousfallacy May 11, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Great entry! I thought I’d already subbed to you, but my mistake lol. I was looking for a way to send a message to other users, but apparently that’s not available. 😛 I’m just going to copy my message here, hope you don’t mind. 😡 (it didn’t relate anymore to the previous discussion.)

    “There should be a pill for this” I literally laughed out loud at that.

    I think your writing is quite well developed. I’m still quite young, and have started taking this genre of writing seriously about a month and a half ago, after a life-changing event made me realize it’s not what I want to do or should do–I didn’t have a choice.

    The idea of not having a choice in writing about something (By this I mean when the arguments fester, they come out emotional as opposed to logical–however, when I write them down, I seem to nail what it is I’m looking for in my argument.

    For 6 weeks, I’m not too disappointed in my assertions. I’m young, 24, and have chosen to be a writer. This is what I always knew I’d do, but this subject is what really motivates me.

    Here’s my question to you: I’ve already come to realize that an argument in this field can take years, even decades to really formulate to our best abilities. So, (my delayed question, lol) seeing as I’m at the wonderful position of not having chosen my major in school yet, (don’t have to do that for another year) any suggestions? I’ve had great interest in the Cosmos, Biology, Religion, Philosophy, Journalism, and History. I already know what I want to do is write. Dawkins and Harris did this with Biology/Neurology. Hitchens did it with Philosophy, History, Religion, Philosophy, and Political Science.

    When you formulate arguments, what area’s have you found were the most useful in drawing information from to gain evidence? The bible is enough for a good argument, but I have to recognize the debate will never stop there–Someone will call into question a historical aspect. I’ve heard creationists try to use Quantuum Physics to defend their point. It’s obvious no matter what I choose, things may be missing. So do you have any advice for a young contrarian (did that one just to piss off Hitch :P) who wants to learn the best possible way he can?

    Chris Roth

    • agingagonist May 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

      Well youngling, the first thing you must study is how to form good opinions. My father once told me, “Opinions are like ass-holes, everyone has one”. But, good opinions are formulated on fact, not faith or fiction. You seem to be holding your own in that department but, be careful to clarify your observations when challenging other opinions.

      Never stop questioning or learning and never accept anything at face value. It is best to  first research all opinions from the opposite view point, until you hone and own the argument you are most comfortable with. These same arguments can be modified and applied to your opinions on other topics. Always remember, what is true today may not even exist in this universe tomorrow.

      The Web is the best source for information. You can always find many opposing views on just about any topic, with references to sources that you can research further at your leisure. Not all information gleaned from the Web is reliable but, common sense and further research will support or deny what claims are made. 

      Good luck young man and when you are  in a position of power, remember that helping others will bring the most joy  to your life and to those you help. We are one with nature.

      • thereligiousfallacy May 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

        Logic is the only way I choose to write–emotion ruins my argument, and I’ve realized this after many years of trying to hone in on that logic factor. By now, I almost need to back off on the logic. (At risk of becoming completely out of touch with humanity as a fallible society) However, I feel it’s easier to roll back logic than it is to add it on in place of emotion.

        The advice you gave about research and claims affirms that my suspicions were partially correct. (I didn’t give enough credence to the internet, as I trusted nothing I read.) By now, I can clearly see where I need to go. Thanks again for your input, and for a wonderful conversation.

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