Private Property Myths & Legends

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Published on The Doomstead Diner on November 13, 2016

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http://www.thebluebook.com/inc/img/qp/144608/deahome.jpg "Private Property" is one of the most dearly held concepts you find amongst Western populations, and it is the foundation level principle for Capitalism.  For the average J6P, the sanctity of Pirvate Property is embodied in the cliche "A Man's Home is his Castle".  If you own a piece of land, what you do with it is your business and nobody else's.  Whatever wealth can be extracted from that land belongs to you and nobody else.

Just about none of what most people believe about private property is true of course, it's a fiction created since the beginning of the Agricultural Revolution around 10,000 BCE.  Around that fiction a body of laws developed over time, probably beginning with the Babylonian civilization but pretty well matured by the time of the Roman Empire.  We don't need to go back that far though to see how these concepts and laws developed, it's well represented in more modern history beginning with the Feudal period in Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

In the aftermath of that collapse, the central goobermint of Rome was lost and populations dropped precipitously.  Rome as a city at it's peak during the Empire years is estimated to have been around 1.6M people, after the fall it dwindled down to fewer than 20,000 human souls.

Out in the provinces in places like modern Germany and Great Britain, populations fell back as well, to Hunter Gather level and basic horticulture.  The tribes that survived had no private property, they only controlled their patch of land through force, as a group, although they always had leaders, chiefs of the tribe.  Since force was necessary to maintain control over a patch of land, these were generally the toughest warriors.

http://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/round-table.jpg Over time as battles were fought, won and lost by one group or another, feudal states began to emerge out of the ashes of the Roman Empire.  Successful Chiefs became Kings, and then as the territories controlled by a given King expanded, you got smaller Kings ceeding authority to the bigger King and you got more levels of "Noblemen" who now had their own piece of property to protect and defend, but also had to pay the Big King taxes on that land, because now all the land really belonged to HIM.  He was the "Crown" of this incipient Ponzi.

In order to raise money to pay taxes to the King, the Dukes had to raise this money (or grain, or lumber etc) from the population of the land they were now essentially renting from the King for the tax payments levied each year, which could get pretty onerous.  The folks who live on the land, the serfs, own nothing.  They are granted a place to live and enough to eat by their "Lord", as long as they produce enough surplus each year to both keep the Duke living well and paying his taxes to the King.

Over time, the feudal system of serfs who were basically land slaves morphed into incipient capitalism, and the Dukes would "sell" off pieces of their land to individual property holders, who then would be responsible for paying taxes on their smaller property.  You can see pretty clearly here how the Ponzi is developing.  The guy (gal) at the top, the King (or Queen in the case of England during much of the colonial era of the New World) did REALLY well, sieving up wealth from the entire population under his goobermint, known as Monarchy during this period.

http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/cadeau/images/int01b.jpg Upon arrival in the New World aboard their sailing vessels, having had their vessel Chartered and given Letters of Marque by the Monarch, upon landing on some beach the Captain would jam a flag into the ground and exclaim, "I claim this land in the name of Elizabeth, Queen of England, Duchess of York, Defender of the Faith…" yadda yadda.  You wonder how the House of Windsor got so filthy rich?  REAL ESTATE!  They owned all of North America at one point, and even after the Revolutionary War they still owned plenty and still do in Canada.  Probably the single greatest theft of all time.

Now, none of the natives who are at Hunter-Gatherer level for the most part have any clue whatsoever that the Queen now owns all their land.  They don't even have a concept of land ownership at all.  When they get offered $24 in Beads for Manhattan Island, they think this is a sweet deal!  They don't grasp that signing this contract means they lose all rights to hunt on the land, in perpetuity.  Over time though eventually they do grasp this as more Europeans show up and keep encroaching on more and more land.  Treaties are signed under EXTREME duress where they are forced to cede more and more land, getting squeezed down to a few "Reservations" which are supposedly independent, but in reality the land is held "In Trust" for the tribe, by you guessed it, Da Federal Goobermint.

Now in the creation of the new so-called "Democratic State", instead of a single person like the Queen of England holding title to the land, the theoretical collective of the whole state and all the people it represents owns the land.  "We" as a people during the Revolutionary War stole the land from the Queen who stole it originally from the First Nations people who didn't steal it from anybody human since there were no humans here before they crossed over from Asia.

http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2015/04/hith-oklahoma-land-run-E.jpeg This Goobermint can now sell, lease or make land grants to anyone, for instance they gave a whole lot of land in Oklahoma away to settlers back in the 1800s.  They sell leases for mineral rights, and they make rights of way for railroads.  What Da Goobermint gives, sells or leases, it can also take back through Emminent Domain.  In general this only occurs to individuals without much power, large land holders and corporations rarely get property clawed back this way by Da Goobermint.

As the industrial revolution progressed, land property was not the only form of property that becae important, factories and the "means of production" were another form of property that developed.  Said factories also were mostly owned and financed by the aristocracy that began the whole Ponzi to begin with, and not only did they own these factories, they also owned the money used to buy and sell these properties.  That was the thing not given up in all the wars no matter which side ever won, the money creation and banking business through which all these property sales are ever done, and the measure by which a property is valued at.  You can trace that power back to at least Medici Banking in the modern era, although it goes further back through the Holy Roman Catholic Church and to Rome before that.  There's a reason the Vatican has so much money too, you know.

So now there was a whole new level of property that needed to be taxed in order to function, and that taxation comes in the form of the profit taking by corporations and by the interest paid to banks on all the money flowing around the society, which is all debt money created by the banks themselves.  Goobermints don't create the money, they themselves have to borrow it from the banks in the form of Goobermint Bonds, which the banks then buy from Da Goobermint with freshly created money, here in the FSoA by Da Fed, a private corporation wholly owned by the TBTF Banks themselves, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Rothschilds, Rockefellers, etc.

Now that we have some background in the evolution of Private Property and its relationship to Money & Taxation, we can diagram out the progression here and how in reality, all property on earth has gradually been taken under ownership of ever larger entities over the last 10,000 years, and virtually no property is really private anymore.

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Each stage in this progression requires ever larger and more onerous forms of taxation, interest charges and profiteering.  More and more of the global wealth is aquired by fewer and fewer people all the time, on a percentage basis anyhow.  The population at large, which at the top of the infographic all are relatively equal in wealth, at the bottom of the infographic are further and further impoverished as more and more wealth is sieved to the top of the people who control the corporations which then controls Da Goobermint, in the kind of "soft" Fascism you see today in the FSoA.  It's only soft in the sense that here at home, they're not yet rounding up the poor and sending them to the Gas Chambers and Incineration Ovens, but overseas are taking a much harder form of Fascism and bombing whole countries back to the Stone Age.

http://i2.wp.com/www.techchecknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/foundation-0020-elon-musk-tesla-spacex-large.thumb_.jpg?resize=310%2C165 What "Private Property" does is to sieve wealth from the hands of the weak and into the hands of the powerful.  How you gain power has evolved over the years, today it's not generally the biggest toughest Warrior, it's guys like Bill Gates and Elon Musk, who by virtue of intelligence rise to become the best thieves and con artists of their time.  They create their own conduits and then seek to monopolize them.  The Big Gorilla was fabulously successful with this in gaining a virtual monopoly over the OP systems of personal computers as they evolved, Elon Musk is trying to do the same thing by gaining virtual monopoly over battery technology.

On a smaller level, there are many other rentiers and professionals who insert themselves into this flow of funds upward, and then themselves become moderately rich as well.  Gated professions such as Medicine and Dentistry provide a legalized form of theft, which allows these folks to sieve wealth from the large population below them dependent on their services.  People who buy real estate and then rent it to others at a higher cost than the property costs them to run are also sieving the wealth upward this way.  Because they operate on a much smaller level than true champions of criminality like Bill Gates and Elon Musk, they don't get near as rich as those guys do, but they do a whole lot better than the folks beneath them in the pyramid they are sieveing wealth from.

There is an irony here, which is that these folks who insert themselves into the medium levels of the pyramid are the ones who are MOST pissed off about the taxation of their money by the people who are higher up the ladder than they are!  The thing is, they are doing exactly the same thing as those above in the chain, just at a lower level.  The issue here is that since the bottom level of the Ponzi has already been sucked dry of wealth, it's the next level up that needs to pay the freight to keep this system going.  Since they don't have as much power as the next group up above them, they will be taxed into poverty just as they taxed the level below them.  And then on we go up the chain until the whole Ponzi collapses.

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http://www.thetravelclub.org/images/travelogues/monopoly/Monopoly.jpg To return to the fundamental point of this post, it is the system of "Private Property" which causes the vast inequities we see in the world today.  In the modern era, the folks that have become the wealthiest are those who gained control and monopoly over various technologies and conduits as they emerged.  The Rothschilds gained control over the credit creation bizness, the Rockefellers gained monopoly over the energy bizness, Gates got monopoly over the Personal Computer bizness, Bezos gained control over the Online Retail bizness, Suckerbug got control over the Social Media bizness, etc.  The greatest inequities and theft are at the top of the pyramid of course, but they exist all the way down to the bottom layer, which gets larger all the time as middle levels are squeezed down and as the top gets smaller all the time through mergers & acquisitions.

The origin of the whole scheme begins with theft though, the theft of the earth by powerful people from the weaker ones.  Whether it was the Europeans rolling over the First Nations people in the colonial era or NATO bombing the Middle East today to control the Oil conduit still remaining there, it's all about power and theft.  The laws surrounding Private Property simply codify this and make legal certain types of theft, but it is all still theft up and down the line, although theft at the bottom most layer is very minor, a misdemeanor in the grand theft ongoing here over all these centuries, and even millenia.

Private Property and Money are linked, two sides of the same coin.  You cannot run either of these systems without creating vast inequities and classes of Haves & Have Nots, which are fundamentally at odds with one another. At a certain critical mass, the population of Have Nots becomes so large that the population of Haves can no longer afford to keep them in check anymore, they can't afford all the police they need to protect "their" property, food riots break out and the whole system comes a crashing down.

How far away we are from such a critical mass in the FSoA and other places still functioning like Germany and China is an open question, but what is not open to question is that this Ponzi will crash and the current system will come to a close, just as the Roman Empire did.

What we need to do now is to plan for that day, that hour, that minute, that nano-second when it does finally roll over and die; and decide now how as a species we will live on into the future, at least for as many as survive this cataclysm anyhow.  That future if we are to have one CANNOT include Private Property and Money.

They are the Root of All Evil.

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14 Responses to Private Property Myths & Legends

  • A minor point.  We didn't steal land from "innocent" Indians.  They had been stealing it from one another the whole time.  So we stole it from the last thief.  I'm actually getting pretty impressed with the volume and quality of posts from Our Glorious Host here.  Hope that can continue. 

    • RE says:

      Thanks JMD!  I also find your work to be of exceptional quality.  I still would like to do a podcast with you, if you can get over the audio trepidations.

      Indeed, after the intial crossing to a land mass empty of Homo Sap, once the neighborhood got pretty filled up the battles for territory began, but they were group or tribal battles, not individuals with a concept of a property of their “OWN”.  Also no legal structure surrounding it.

      Far as whether I will continue posting and what the volume is, you can pretty much count on it staying as is either until the Internet Goes Dark or I Buy My Ticket to the Great Beyond.  I have been writing an average of 3000 words a day on the topics of collapse for close to a decade.  Right now in my queue of stuff already written, I have 2 months worth at twice a week publication.  I am nothing if not voluminous in prose production. lol.  Opinions vary on the quality of it though, of course. roflmaopimp. 😀

      RE

  • Brilliant essay!

    "A surprising number of European settlers – mostly men – wound up joining Indian society rather than staying among their peers. The European and English “defectors” (sometimes, captives) emulated Indians, married them, were adopted by them, and on some occasions even fought alongside them.

    The opposite virtually never happened.  Indians never ran away to join white society.  “Thousands of Europeans are Indians,” wrote the French commentator Hector de Crèvecoeur, “and we have no examples of even one of those Aborigines having from choice become European.” 

    Crevecoeur, notes Junger, “seemed to have understood that the intensely communal nature of an Indian tribe held an appeal that the material benefits of Western civilization couldn’t necessarily compete with….Indian clothing was more comfortable.  Indian religion was less harsh, and Indian society was essentially classless and egalitarian.”

    Native American culture strongly emphasized sharing, so there was much less surplus accumulation of things and therefore less inequality.  It was easier for tribes to make decisions in the best long-term interests of the group.  No one was rich or powerful enough to capture the governance system for their individual, selfish ends.  The culture, its ethic and rituals wouldn’t allow such an outcome.

    It can hard to critique the intense social alienation and senselessness of advanced market cultures when you live within it.  How does one acquire a clear outsider perspective?  Junger brilliantly uses two unlikely “tribes,” combat veterans and Native Americans, to show the deep satisfactions of commoning — and the costs of not having a tribe."

    http://bollier.org/blog/sebastian-junger%E2%80%99s-meditation-tribes

    We can have an industrial society without money (in present form) and private property: https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/terje-bongard-no-grant-for-medoss/2014/03/19

    Happy Fast Eddy is not here, so that he cannot shoot down my statement!

    By the way, my friend Achsel Ford will now start translating some of Bongard's work: https://afordweb.wordpress.com/

    • RE says:

      If Bondgard would like to cross post the english version of his work on the Diner, let me know and I will publish it.

      If Fast Eddy showed up on the Diner, I would moderate him out of existence.

      RE

  • Yorchichan says:

    If the natives had no concept of land ownership, presumably they didn't object to being driven from "their" lands.

    RE, why is it so important to you that as many people as possible survive the coming cataclysm?

    Thanks for your post. A good read as always.

    • RE says:

      I suspect they thought there was enough land around it could be equitably shared.  That’s what all the treaties were about.  Unfortunately, they didn’t count on the mendacity of the people they were signing treaties with and the fact they would break all of them.  They also probably did not understand until way too late the sheer number of people who would be migrating over.

      As far as why I would like to see survivors, it’s to continue the experiment with sentience.  Far as we know, we’re the only sentient creatures in the universe capable of contemplating existential questions.  Since we don’t have all the answers yet, it would be nice to be able to work out the problems a while longer.

      RE

      • Yorchichan says:

        I agree that humans may be the only sentient life forms in the universe. With a sample size of one, we have no way of estimating the odds of life evolving or of the 'fateful encounter' probably necessary for complex life. The Drake Equation is pure BS.

        However, sentience is overrated. The knowledge that comes wth it that one day I will die and never see again everyone I loves means I'd just as soon be without it.

        Nomatter how long IC continued I don't believe we'd ever understand the origins of the universe and it's laws. Adding knowledge appears to be subject to the law of diminishing returns and after the collapse any survivors won't have the time or energy to ponder existential questions.

        • RE says:

          ” Nomatter how long IC continued I don’t believe we’d ever understand the origins of the universe and it’s laws. Adding knowledge appears to be subject to the law of diminishing returns and after the collapse any survivors won’t have the time or energy to ponder existential questions. “-YC

          That is a subjective conclusion.  It might be true, but as a species we will never know if we all die off.  So the goal here is to last as long as possible and figure out as much as possible before the inevitable extinction. With luck, prior to all buying the farm here, at least a few will get at least a bit closer to Eternal Truth, and metamorphose into the Q, or something like that anyhow. lol.

          Whether we actually get to the point of being transcendent beings or not though, it’s worthwhile IMHO to continue the struggle for that as long as possible.  This could just be a glitch here inthe ointment you know.  A Trial by Fire we have to go through on the road to somewhere else.  You won’t get there though if you give up the fight.

          RE

  • I essential agreed with all the historical analysis, but not with the conclusion.

    My mumbo jumbo is that private property is based upon backing up claims with coercion, while money is the most abstract form of that, since money is measurement backed by murder. However, it is NOT possible for human beings and civilization to operate with NO notions of private property and money. Rather, the "roots of evil" are far more profound than merely the love of money. The "roots of evil" are entropy.

    BY DEFINITION, after life exists, then the death controls direct the evolution of that life. Of course, the life must be primarily, but nevertheless, after life exists, then the necessity for death controls follows from the inherent nature of life. However, when that manifests through human beings and civilization we run into a series of conundrums, with deeper and deeper levels of dilemmas, which follow from the ways that human beings build mental models of their world, which include mental models of themselves within their models of their world, which then enables the possibilities of mistaken models, and moreover, deliberately mistaken modeling.

    Human beings living as gangs of robbers TAKE energy.

    The most extreme forms of TAKING energy are the death control systems that are the murder systems.

    The oldest book on The Art of War begins by stating that

    "success in war depends on deceits," and ends with

    "spies are the most important soldiers."

    http://www.artofwarsuntzu.com/Art of War PDF.pdf

    E-book verson of Sun Tzu's Art of War

    Page 4, point 18.

    All warfare is based on deception.

    Page 17, point 15.

    In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed.

    Page 35. Chapter XIII.

    THE USE OF SPIES

    Political economy exists INSIDE human ecology. The mathematical IMPOSSIBILITY of endless economic and population growth is being deliberately ignored, and therefore, civilization is rushing towards causing its own crazy collapse into chaos. However, I regard it as misleading to over-simply the resulting situation to be that "nature" will solve human problems. Rather, natural selection pressures were internalized as human intelligence, which was then applied to the most important selection pressures, which were other groups of people. Therefore, the history of warfare developed the most extreme forms of human death controls to become murder systems, while militarism was the ideology of those murder systems. The history of civilization was driven by the history of warfare. Warfare was the manifestation of the principles and methods or organized crime on larger and larger scales. Militarism has always been similar, since the oldest book on the methods of war was first published. SUCCESS IN WAR WAS BASED ON DECEITS AND TREACHERIES.

    Civilization was based on being able to back up lies with violence. The article above reviewed the various phases in the rise and fall of systems that were able to back up claims with coercions, as the rise and fall of assertions of private property. That was how and why we have ended up with Globalized Neolithic Civilization based upon public governments ENFORCING FRAUDS by private banks, in ways which the vast majority of people do not understand, because they have been conditioned to feel that they do not want to understand. Meanwhile, exponential progress in physical science has enable sociopolitical systems based upon ENFORCING FRAUDS to become EXPONENTIALLY MORE FRAUDULENT.

    The limits to growth, which are manifesting through increasingly severe diminishing returns from being able to continue to strip-mine the natural resources of a finite planet, are going to drive changes in the death control systems, while the most extreme forms of those are necessarily going to be changes in murder systems. There is no reasonable doubt about that! However, the more interesting questions are regarding to what degree people may be able to change the mental models of their world, including their mental models of themselves, regarding the militarism operating the murder systems which back up the money systems ??? However, so far, the most socially successful people continue to be the best available professional hypocrites, who deliberately ignore the mathematics of exponential growth, and therefore, refuse to admit and address the death control issues, but rather, continue to rely upon being able to be as deceitful and treacherous as possible …

    The essential political problem is the degree to which the vast majority of people have been taught to think and communicate using the biggest bullies' bullshit-based natural languages and the related philosophy of science. Hence, the vast majority of people continue to take for granted their presumptions that there are DUALITIES operating through false fundamental dichotomies and the related impossible ideals. For most people the money system is practically a STATE RELIGION. They misunderstand "private property" in absurdly backward ways which follow the general patterns regarding how they tend to misunderstand everything else.

    There was no point in time when human beings did not live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, and so, there was no point in time when civilization did not necessarily operate according to the principles and methods of organized crime. The Deep State Shadow Government is socially successful in direct proportion to the degree that people do not understand, and do not want to understand, how and why civilization necessarily operates according to the principles and methods of organized crime. Deeper analysis will always discover the ways in which governments are the biggest forms of organized crime, dominated by the best organized gangs of criminals. Any notions that are supposed to stop that from happening are guaranteed to continue to backfire badly, because impossible ideals actually cause the opposite to happen in the real world.

    Citizens have become incompetent in proportion to the degree to which they believe that impossible ideals are good ideas. Citizens are actually members of a country which was necessarily based on the large scale successfulness of organized crime, which history selected for the surviving governments to actually become military organizations. The greatest delusions are those which are based upon believing that human beings are not necessarily living as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows. Those great delusions are almost totally triumphant, due to the corollaries that since civilization is necessarily dominated by the best organized gangs of criminals, therefore, they are best able to publicly present themselves as not being so. To the degree that people agree to indulge in the delusions that human beings and civilization do not necessarily live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, then they agree to perceive everything in the most absurdly backward ways possible.

    Indeed, it is because of the excessive successfulness of controlling civilization through applications of the methods of organized crime that civilization is now manifesting runaway criminal insanities. Since the political economy is almost totally based upon public governments enforcing frauds by private banks, which requires that the vast majority of people do not understand that, because they have been conditioned to feel like they do not want to understand that, it is politically impossible to imagine any feasible ways in which the different systems of more or less organized lies operating robberies could develop better dynamic equilibria. Globalized Neolithic Civilization is almost totally dominated by enforced frauds which are automatically becoming exponentially more fraudulent. Overally, the bogus privatization of the planet is cutting it up into littler and littler pieces, which then can not survive in that those relatively disconnected conditions. Philosophically speaking, it began with assertion which amounted to the privatization of God, which then became runaway manifestations of the privatization of the environment. The social successfulness of that ability to enforce frauds requires that the vast majority of people deliberately ignore the principle of the conservation of energy as much as possible, along with deliberately misunderstand the concept of entropy in the most absurdly backward ways possible.

    The Deep State Shadow Governments necessarily result from the ways that all human beings necessarily live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, which necessarily match the principles and methods of organized crime. The history of civilization has always been the development of organized crime on larger and larger scales. Those who recommend somehow stopping that are actually recommending utterly impossible ideals, which therefore must necessarily backfire badly and cause the opposite to actually happen in the real world. Any notions that somehow there was any time when governments were not necessarily the biggest forms of organized crime, dominated by the best organized gangs of criminals, is wrong!

    Theoretically speaking, human beings and civilization "should" better understand themselves as manifestations of general energy systems. That "should" be done by using more UNITARY MECHANISMS, rather than continuing to rely upon old-fashioned DUALITIES, expressed as false fundamental dichotomies and the related impossible ideals. However, because civilization actually operates according to the principles and methods of organized crime, there have developed sets of consistent contradictions expressed as the ways in which the biggest and best organized gangs of criminals are able to publicly present themselves as not being so. Similarly, since civilization has always operated according to principles and methods of organized crime, the only publicly significant apparent "opposition" groups are varieties of controlled "opposition."

    It is barely possible to exaggerate the degree to which we are living inside Wonderland Matrix Bizarro Worlds, where everything is publicly presented in the most absurdly backward ways possible. The most extreme, as well as the most abstract, ways that has developed were the ways that the concept of entropy had its meaning inverted by inserting arbitrary minus signs into the entropy equations of thermodynamics, which were then extrapolated into information theory.

    Since human beings live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, civilization has developed in ways which have become as dishonest as possible, and thus inversions and perversions cascaded down through every level of that civilization, repeating in fractal patterns … The supreme ironies are that natural selection pressures drove the development of artificial selection systems to become as dishonest about themselves as those could possibly become. In that context, the issues are NOT about stopping the Deep State Shadow Governments, but rather, "should" be about everyone understanding that they too are necessarily living as gangs of robbers in their environment.

    As soon as we perceive human beings as separated from their environment and each other, then they necessarily must live as gangs of robbers. They always were, from the time when primates evolved into human beings, long ago. There was no point at which human beings ever stopped living as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows. Rather, there were only various phases of the ways in which those doing so became the biggest bullies, who were able to have their bullshit social stories dominate their own social groups.

    There are emerging growing Grand Canyon Chasms between progress in physical science WITHOUT progress in political science. While mathematical physics has gone through series of intellectual scientific revolutions and profound paradigm shifts, political science continues to be dominated by various old-fashioned religions and ideologies which adamantly refuse to do anything like that. Therefore, while advancing technologies become trillions of times more powerful and capable, those are primarily applied to become trillions of times more able to enforce frauds, such that the overall fraudulence of civilization has been increasing at an exponential rate.

    We are still hamstrung now by the same problems which always existed, due to social successful in warfare based upon being able to back up deceits with destruction gradually morphing to become financial successfulness based upon enforcing frauds. The deeper levels of those problems are the degrees to which that kind of social successfulness has ended up almost totally dominating civilization, such that the vast majority of people are taught to believe in bullshit, and therefore, want to continue to believe in that bullshit. It is barely possible to exaggerate the degree to which civilization based upon being able to back up legalized lies with legalized violence has become psychotic. Privatized God, and the resulting Privatized Environment are Huge Lies which are effectively killing us. Those kinds of social pyramid systems have been driving the ruling classes to become increasingly psychopathic, while those they ruled over became increasingly impotent political idiots.

    The relative few who do enough research to discover enough information about the existence of the Deep State Shadow Government, that have effectively privatized the public money supplies, which was then followed by increasing privatization of the public murder systems, still tend to then propose and promote bogus "solutions" based upon returning to some of their favourite old-fashioned impossible ideals, depending upon which old-fashioned religions or ideologies they personally prefer, which are supposed to stop the Deep State Shadow Government.  Those impossible ideals include suggestions that there should NOT be any private property or money.

    So far, those who become more aware of the increasingly apparent anomalies that there exist Deep State Shadow Governments, such that governments are actually the biggest forms of organized crime, dominated by the best organized gangs of criminals, tend to NEVER go through enough profound paradigm shifts in order to better understand and respond to how and why that is the case, and therefore, that every deeper analysis always ends up in discovering and demonstrating that is the case.

    It is theoretically possible for human beings to change the ways that they perceive and think about civilization, in order to go through profound paradigm shifts regarding how and why they live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, which necessarily operate according to the principles and methods of organized crime. It is NOT possible to stop human beings from actually living like that. Therefore, to trot out the same old DUALITIES of false fundamental dichotomies and related impossible ideals is guaranteed to NOT work.

    Everyone that is perceived and defined to be separated from their environment will then necessarily be living as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows. Of course, ultimately, people are only relatively separated from their environment and each other, however, the biggest bullies have developed the maximum possible bullshit regarding that, which has inverted all of that in the most absurdly backward ways possible. Relative differences are presented as absolute differences, and then, the related impossible ideals are promoted as that "we should" go to the wrong pole of the dichotomies which are thereby presented as absolute dichotomies.

    To recommend that there should be a future where there is NO private property or money is to promote bogus "solutions" which are impossible. Since the problems are analyzed in absurdly backward ways, therefore, the bogus "solutions" continue to also be absurdly backwards. Superficially correct historical analysis of sociopolitical systems based upon being able to back up claims with coercion, or enforce frauds, then to result in bogus "solutions" which appear to be superficially correct, but which are actually profoundly wrong, in the most absurdly backward ways. Hence, instead of recognizing that everyone necessarily lives as members of gangs of robbers, within which context has developed the Deep State Shadow Governments, because governments were necessarily selected to become the biggest forms of organized crime, dominated by the best organized gangs of criminals, our society has developed in ways whereby the vast majority of people are taught to misperceive and be misinformed about that as much as possible.

    The only things which are relatively possible would be for enough people to go through sufficiently profound paradigm shifts, in order to start using more UNITARY MECHANISMS, rather than continue to take for granted DUALITIES. There is only one energy, and therefore, only one political system, which necessarily matches the principles and methods of organized crime, because all human beings and civilization necessarily operate as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows. However, because that IS the case, it has necessarily followed that human beings living in the dominate civilization developed to become the most dishonest about themselves that they could possibly become. Everything regarding political economy is necessarily based upon being able to enforce frauds, while the social successfulness of being able to do so is matched by the vast majority of people not understanding that, because of the deep and deeper ways that they have been conditioned to feel like they do not want to understand that.

    Long ago, it was more obvious that human beings killed to live, by eating other organisms. However, gradually there developed more and more complicated ways that civilization did that. Therefore, MONEY IS MEASUREMENT BACKED BY MURDER, as the most abstract form of backing up claims with coercion, as the much more sophisticated expression of the ways that human beings always lived by killing. It is NOT possible to stop human beings from having to kill to live. It is ONLY possible to change the dynamic equilibria between the systems of more or less organized lies operating those robberies, where killing is the most extreme form of those robberies. It is possible to kill differently, as well as to kill more, or less, but NOT possible to not kill at all.

    As the established systems based upon enforcing frauds become exponentially more fraudulent, it is no longer open to reasonable doubt that the Deep State Shadow Governments are controlling the world's countries, especially including the USA, with the biggest military, backing the global reserve currency. However, since there is almost nothing which is publicly significant than various controlled "opposition" groups, the bogus "solutions" to those problems continue to be based upon the impossible ideals that should be somehow "stopped."

    The bottom line is that because human beings and civilization operate as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, the human beings living in the dominate civilization have developed ways to indulge in the maximum possible ignorance and misunderstandings of what they are really doing. While the exponentially increasing apparent fraudulence of a political economy based upon being able to enforce frauds is becoming more blatantly obvious to more people (as recently demonstrated by the fact that Trump could win the election), the ways that majority of people who begin think about the Deep State Shadow Government continue to be only superficially correct, while actually still being profoundly wrong.

    More and more people are becoming somewhat aware of the existence and consequences of Deep State Shadow Governments (which amount to the effective privatization of public powers, such that governments have enforced frauds by private banks, which operated as symbolic robberies, which have more and more robbed everything which could be robbed), while nevertheless mostly those people only superficially perceiving those apparent anomalies, without then going through deeper levels of profound paradigm shifts with respect to understanding how and why those anomalies actually exist, and are automatically becoming more obvious to more people, as successfully enforced frauds therefore become exponentially more fraudulent.

    Since the biggest bullies' bullshit world views, which became the banksters' bullshit in more recent Centuries, was built into the basic structure of the dominate natural languages and philosophy of science, it is extremely difficult, and indeed, at the present time, politically impossible, for enough people to come to terms with how DEEP the Deep State Shadow Government goes, which has enabled private property, especially through its most abstract forms of the monetary and taxation systems, to result in the vast majority being more and more robbed by a tiny minority, through the ways in which that tiny minority effectively dominates the powers of the vast majority.

    "Globalism" should be about the facts that Earth is a Spaceship.

    "Globalization" should be about more people facing those facts!

    "We should" be regarding Planet Earth as our Lifeboat, and be attempting to develop local lifeboats, in fractal patterns, which overall enable Earth to be the best Lifeboat it could be. However, what has actually been happening is that bogus "globalism" (the globalization of integrated systems of legalized lies, backed by legalized violence) has undermined and eroded the valid "globalism" that Earth is One Planet.

    Globalized Neolithic Civilization is the globalization of social pyramid systems based upon being able to back up lies with violence. Globalized Neolithic Civilization was the ways that the previous systems of mostly national paper "money" frauds, backed by the force of gunpowder weapons, became globalized electronic frauds, backed by the threat of force from atomic weapons, which could cause globalized death.

    It is too bad that the terms used in these kinds of political debates are those which were originally set up by the "globalists." Too many considerations are now conflated and confused together. The tragic trajectory is towards BAD globalism simultaneously destroying GOOD globalism. The BAD globalism based upon globalized enforcement of frauds, becoming exponentially more fraudulent, has overwhelmed and drowned the GOOD globalism under deepening piles of bullshit.

    In general, the biggest bullies' bullshit continues to dominate all public debates. Hence, the uses of the terms such as "Globalism" or "New World Order", etc., tend to have become as inverted and perverted as possible, compared to what those words should have ideally meant. Within that overall context, the "FAILURE OF GLOBALIZATION" is a double whammy, whereby the failures of the BAD globalism also drag down the GOOD globalism.

    The most important resource for contemporary industrialized civilization became petroleum, and therefore, that issue provides the most significant indications of the problems arising from the ways that it was historically possible to apparently privatize that resource, and then develop it in ways which privatized the profits, while socialization the losses.

    Here are some links to articles republished on Zero Hedge, which make points similar to those which have prevsiously been republished on the Doomstead Diner from Steve Ludlum and Gail Tverberg:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-12/end-us-major-oil-industry-era-big-trouble-exxonmobil

    END OF THE U.S. MAJOR OIL INDUSTRY ERA:

    Big Trouble At ExxonMobil

    The essential issues in human ecology, within which all political economy operates, are the death control systems. Therefore, any questions regarding Alternative Energies & Society Adapted to Them? are ultimately about the human murder systems, regarding which there are relatively few "volunteers."

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-15/delusional-mainstream-media-distorts-disaster-reality-we-head-over-cliff

    Delusional Mainstream Media Distorts The Disaster & Reality As We Head Over The Cliff

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-22/thermodynamic-oil-collapse-why-global-economy-will-disintegrate-rapidly

    Thermodynamic Oil Collapse: Why The Global Economy Will Disintegrate Rapidly

    "… how disconnected the financial markets are compared to … the real physical economy."

    The existing financial markets are
    connected to the physical economy
    by the ways frauds can be enforced.

    TOO BAD, SO SAD, that all the comments and replies previously posted on Zero Hedge under those articles I linked above have been deleted, but nevertheless, I REPEAT that the overall political problems are due to spectacular overshoot in a nutshell: everything that Globalized Neolithic Civilization has done was based upon being able to strip-mine the natural resources of a fresh planet at an exponentially increasing rate, which was previously able to sustain the exponential growth of the total human population and economic activities. Endless exponential growth was always mathematically impossible, however, it was financed by making "money" out of nothing as debts, in ways which enabled those doing that to misrepresent everything they were actually doing in the most absurdly backward ways.

    The problems of diminishing returns from being able to strip-mine a finite planet are just beginning to manifest in publicly significant ways, although those problems were obvious to various intellectuals since the series of industrial revolutions began. Instead of developing what might have been a more long-term, relatively sustainable civilization, the currently existing civilization indulged in the maximum possible private property party celebrations … while consuming as much petroleum resources as fast as possible was the first and foremost way that civilization was directed to develop due to it necessarily operating according to the principles and methods of organized crime.

    Therefore, the biggest possible boom is headed towards the biggest possible bust. I expect that the total human population a Century or so from now to not be more than ten billion, but less than one billion. Furthermore, a corollary to that is that will happen in the worst possible ways, since Globalized Neolithic Civilization based upon being able to enforce frauds will continue to become exponentially more fraudulent, for as long as that is humanly possible to do …

    Rather than only look at possible "market corrections" within the context of the political economy, one should also attempt to consider the possible "corrections" in the overall human ecology, which will likely happen through eruptions of death insanities, which are provoked by runaway debt insanities, due to the ways that "money" made out of nothing as debts was "paying" to strip-mine the natural resources of a fresh planet, while actually "paying" for nothing other than to develop sociopolitical systems which could continue to enforce frauds, in ways that advancing technologies enabled to become exponentially more fraudulent …

    In theory, human beings and civilization "should" better understand themselves as manifestations of general energy systems, which live by being entropic pumps of environmental energy flows. However, natural selection pressures have actually driven the human artificial selection systems to become based on the maximum possible dishonesties, as expressed through fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems, whereby "money" made out of nothing as debts demanded that the vast majority of people disregard the principle of the conservation of energy as much as possible, along with misunderstanding the concept of entropy in the most absurdly backward ways possible.

    Since the existing political economy is based upon enforced frauds, which became exponentially more fraudulent, while those entrenched systems were operated by the best available professional hypocrites, who would NOT admit and address what they were really doing, Globalized Neolithic Civilization collectively behaved in ways which became runaway criminal insanities, since it was actually controlled by applications of the methods of organized crime, which publicly got away with presenting themselves in diametrically opposite ways to what they were really doing.

    At the present time, it continues to be politically impossible to develop any genuinely more sustainable civilization, since that would require more sustainable human murder systems, for which there are far too few "volunteers." Those who voluntarily agree to practice the forms of death control which are euphemistically called "birth control" are then overrun by those who did not volunteer to do so.

    On the contrary, civilization has actually developed on the basis of being able to back up lies with violence, which became more integrated systems of legalized lies, backed by legalized violence, whereby public governments enforced frauds by private banks, all of which became publicly misrepresented in the most dishonest and absurdly backward ways possible, as sets of consistent contradictions, which were corollaries to the ways that human beings and civilization actually manifested as general energy systems, where the death controls in general, and the murder systems in particular, were the central controls that necessarily directed everything else to happen in the ways that those did …

    Petroleum resources were actually developed in the most unsustainable ways possible, which included those episodes where alcohol prohibition and criminalizing cannabis cultivation, etc., were aspects of the ways that civilization was directed to develop through series of industrial revolutions in ways which maximized the abilities of tiny minorities to benefit the most possible from sociopolitical systems that became based upon enforcing frauds, whose successfulness drove those to become exponentially more fraudulent. Within that context, the possible future "market corrections" tend to be presented in grossly understated ways, due to those presenting those issues continuing to tend to not integrate the human ecology issues, which always surrounded the political economy issues.

    Since political economy became actually based upon being able to enforce frauds, which required deliberately ignoring the principle of the conservation of energy, and misunderstanding the concept of entropy, as much as humanly possible, at the present time it is politically impossible to imagine how that political economy will be transformed by running into the limits of exponential economic growth, which will manifest through more and more severe diminishing returns, such as being demonstrated by the petroleum industry. Rather, rushing towards those limits as fast as possible, while pretending some other technological miracles are going to happen to be able to replace resources that are being consumed at about rate which is about a million times greater than those were produced, is the leading edge of the practical ways in which Globalized Neolithic Civilization is headed towards causing its own series of crazy collapses into chaos (while, of course, atomic energy lurks in the background as potentially able to do similar things on more astronomically amplified scales.)

    Human beings in contemporary civilization have developed ways to NOT understand themselves as much as possible, but rather, to misunderstand themselves as much as possible, due to the ways that the central controls were necessarily the death controls, which were most socially successful by becoming the most dishonest those could possibly become. Any feasibly more "sustainable" civilization would have to develop more "sustainable" death control systems. However, the actually existing systems were driven by natural selection pressures to become as "unsustainable" as those possibly could become.

    What worked best during thousands of years of previous human history is working less and less well. However, there are practically no "volunteers" willing and able to operate inside some better human ecology, due to the de facto development of the existing death controls having become most socially successful by becoming as dishonest as those could possibly become. There has been prodigious progress in physical science, associated with better and better understanding of various manifestations of general energy systems, EXCEPT NOT REGARDING HUMAN BEINGS AND CIVILIZATION …

    When it comes to applying thermodynamics and information theory to human beings and civilization, those could barely have become any more inverted and perverted than they have actually become. Ironically, amongst the relatively few people who are beginning to appreciate the problems regarding the interrelations between the economy, energy and the environment, those few tend to continue to take for granted the degree to which they totally misunderstand that they are thinking about everything in ways which have been totally inverted, and hence, perverted.

    The philosophy of science has made a series of enormous errors, due to compromising with the social realities based upon being able to back up lies with violence having inverted and perverted the public perceptions of everything. Hence, those social realities have become almost totally the opposite of physical realities. However, since social successfulness continued to be based upon being able to back up deceits with destruction, and enforce frauds, the results have become the hyper-complicated ways in which the ONLY connections between human laws and natural laws are the abilities to back up lies with violence, while those doing so have simultaneously developed to become the best available professional hypocrites, who will NOT admit and address that is what they are really doing.

    The development of petroleum resources became the single most important aspect of the overall development of Globalized Neolithic Civilization, driven by the series of industrial revolutions, and therefore, it continues to be the single most difficult and dangerous area in which running into the paradoxical consequences of the limits of being able to enforce frauds are manifesting. Since Globalized Neolithic Civilization has become based on the excessive successfulness of the methods of organized crime, it currently appears to be politically impossible to prevent that continuing to drive runaway criminal insanities. Instead, collectively, "we" continue to rush as fast as "we" can towards "our" attempting to still maintain the most unsustainable kind of civilization possible, since that is the kind of civilization which "we" have actually made!

    "Lawyers" have become those who engage in the relatively ceremonial combats of contemporary civilization, regarding issues which are primarily about "private property." As the Mafia discovered, they eventually developed to use more lawyers than goons. Actually, one could argue that "accountants" have become more powerful than lawyers, since the established political economy became more and more based upon bookkeeping tricks than anything else. The ways in which the combined money/murder systems developed had the feedback loops where the money systems paid for the murder systems, which then backed up the money systems. Therefore, one could argue that the highest levels of accountants became the most powerful people … Furthermore, those pyramidion people in those pyramid systems that were doing that understood what they were actually doing, as demonstrated by one of my favourite quotations:

    http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/silent_weapons_quiet_wars.htm

    Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

    "Energy is recognized as the key to all activity on earth. Natural science is the study of the sources and control of natural energy, and social science, theoretically expressed as economics, is the study of the sources and control of social energy. Both are bookkeeping systems: mathematics. Therefore, mathematics is the primary energy science. And the bookkeeper can be king if the public can be kept ignorant of the methodology of the bookkeeping. … In this structure, credit, presented as a pure element called "currency," has the appearance of capital, but is in effect negative capital. Hence, it has the appearance of service, but is in fact, indebtedness or debt. … if balanced in no other way, will be balanced by the negation of population (war, genocide)… They must eventually resort to war to balance the account, because war ultimately is merely the act of destroying the creditor … War is therefore the balancing of the system by killing the true creditors (the public …)"

    The "credits" issued by private banks, as frauds enforced by public governments, are due to civilization operating according to the principles and methods of organized crime, because those are what actually correspond to human beings and civilization operating as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows. THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE "CREDIT" IS ACTUALLY BASED ON THE DE FACTO HISTORY OF THE MURDER SYSTEMS, THEREBY CREATING THAT MONETARY AUTHORITY. Money is measurement backed by murder, which actually manifests through combined money/murder systems, where the debt controls are backed by the death controls. Although it might be theoretically possible for "credit" to have some different basis, the actual "test" for reality during human history has been "Who can kill whom?"

    In practice, that became not so much who could best engage in ceremonial combat through the legal systems, but who could best pay for illegal activities, such as murders of competitors, etc. … Since one could argue that the mercenaries were paid by the accountants, therefore, those accountants ended up having the most real political power, as expressed by being able to pay for who would be murdered.

    That history was always more or less hidden behind the ways that petroleum resources were actually developed, leading to the paradoxical problems that those were developed in the most unsustainable ways, since everything operated through fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems, whereby the magical mathematics of bookkeeping tricks were the most powerful instruments directing the development of the apparent "ownership" of private property.

    In conclusion, I repeat my criticism of the conclusion to the article above by RE:

    That future if we are to have one CANNOT include Private Property and Money.

    They are the Root of All Evil.

    To propose and promote bogus "solutions" that effectively assert that human beings and civilization should STOP living as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows is absolutely impossible in every possible way. Rather, the only possible realistic resolutions of the real problems are to go through series of profound paradigm shifts in political science, inspired by those which have already been achieved in physical science, such that we recognize the degree to which we were mistakenly taking for grante absurdly backward ideas regarding time and space, along with the resulting absurdly backward ideas about entropy.

    Energy is Spirit. Entropy is the scientific Satan. So far, the philosophy of science has mostly recycled the religions which developed during the history of Neolithic Civilization, which is what has become Globalized Neolithic Civilization. Therefore, since the vast majority of people continue to take for granted thinking about time and space in absurdly backward ways, as well as thinking about entropy in absurdly backward ways, it is relatively routine for those who engage in superficially correct analysis of the history of private property and the monetary and taxation systems, to then come conclusions that collapse back to bullshit, due to still taking for granted the basic errors which were the original assertions that apparently privatize God, and then privatized the environment.

    Post-modernizing mathematic physics is re-converging with ancient mysticism. Nothing less is sufficient to cope with the prodigious progress demonstrated through the series of industrial revolutions than to similarly drive political science through series of similar intellectual scientific revolutions and profound paradigm shifts. Such paradigm shifts do NOT result in recommending somehow realizing the impossible ideals that there should be no more private property or money. Rather, those paradigm shift continue through the historical analysis of the development of those phenomena in ways which invert their inversions.

    We are still almost totally taking for granted the ways in which Neolithic Civilization developed to misunderstand time and space. Indeed, we are still using the Bablyonian measurements of time, while metaphorically speaking, we also have the same Bablyonian ideas regarding private property and money. Despite mathematical physics proving that we were thinking about time and space in ways which were profoundly wrong (which correlated with misunderstanding the concept of entropy, as the distribution energy through times and space), all of those enormous errors continue to be almost totally taken for granted by almost everyone, such as that Private Property and the Monetary and Taxation Systems, are effectively State Religions, which have become as absurdly backwards as those could possibly become. Hence, the genuine solutions are NOT to attempt to abolish Private Property and Money, but rather to reverse the ways that we were taught to think about those things.

     

    • RE says:

      BTL, that is a new WORLD RECORD  for length on a response here on the Diner.  I have done some fucking long comments in my time, but this is BEYOND BELIEF!  How may words on this one?  I am guessing 10,000 or so.

      RE

    • Disaffected says:

      Thanks for the great read! Slow day at work today, and this should help fill much of that time productively.

  • EtyerePetyere says:

    This essay is way to convoluted . Private property is a natural progression from "Territorial Ape Shit" into the private property structure as we know it today . Contrary to natural systems this progression cant be kept going by the extrenalities (like extracted energy from the property like produce or energy ) one can utilise to hold unto and grow that property . In spite all these efforts the natural systems are getting exhausted eventually and than there is a chrash .  Or collapse  thats when property gets redistributed or abandoned alltogether

    • RE says:

      ” Private property is a natural progression from “Territorial Ape Shit” into the private property structure as we know it today . Contrary to natural systems this progression cant be kept going” -EP

      In the course of two consecutive sentences, you contradict yourself..  First you say Private Property is a “natural progression”. Then in the following sentence you say it is CONTRARY to Natural Systems!  Which one is it here, a Natural Progression or a Contrary to Natural Progression system?  Also where is the validation that “Natural Systems” can be kept going?  These obviously end when the Sun goes Red Giant, they are not a perpetual motion machine either.

      You have a very confused mind EP.

      RE

      • EtyerePetyere says:

        "Territorial Ape Shit " is where natural systems are kept in balance by natural forcing s i.e. Prey and predators and food for pray provided by the thermodynamic system of the sun , etc. This system is going  to work until the underlying energy input the sun ceases to exist (although there could be other energy system like geothermal on the micro-scale) Now this  "Territorial Ape Shit " system can progress into a temporary state of disequilibrium if you flood it with external concentrated energy like fossil fuels  surplus produce etc . Using this external input one can progress to aquire more property and defend it using this externalities until these are exhausted (also other factors  like pollution enters this equation here which contributes to this very  process ) than the crash  . Thats where we are right now . You see ?! I am not talking about cosmic scale events like the sun going apeshit . We can have that any day with a solar burst or a supernova going off in the galactic neighborhood  but for this exercise leave those out now 

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