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Title: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on June 03, 2019, 09:07:05 AM
Donald Trump is like a 20th-century fascist, says Sadiq Khan

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/01/donald-trump-like-20th-century-fascist-says-sadiq-khan (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/01/donald-trump-like-20th-century-fascist-says-sadiq-khan)

London mayor hits out at US president before his state visit to Britain

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Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan have been embroiled in a feud since 2016. Photograph: Reuters

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has compared the language used by Donald Trump to rally his supporters to that of “the fascists of the 20th century” in an explosive intervention before the US president’s state visit to London that begins on Monday.

Writing in the Observer, Khan condemned the red-carpet treatment being afforded to Trump who, with his wife Melania, will be a guest of the Queen during his three-day stay, which is expected to provoke massive protests in the capital on Tuesday.

Khan said: “President Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than 70 years.

“Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Matteo Salvini in Italy, Marine Le Pen in France and Nigel Farage here in the UK are using the same divisive tropes of the fascists of the 20th century to garner support, but with new sinister methods to deliver their message. And they are gaining ground and winning power and influence in places that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.”

Khan, who has had a feud with Trump since becoming mayor in 2016, adds: “This is a man who also tried to exploit Londoners’ fears following a horrific terrorist attack on our city, amplified the tweets of a British far-right racist group, denounced as fake news the robust scientific evidence warning of the dangers of climate change, and is now trying to interfere shamelessly in the Conservative party leadership race by backing Boris Johnson because he believes it would enable him to gain an ally in Number 10 for his divisive agenda.”

On Saturday Trump defied diplomatic convention which dictates that leaders do not weigh in to the domestic politics of other nations, particularly ahead of visits, by backing Johnson to succeed Theresa May in an interview with the Sun. He also used the interview to describe the Duchess of Sussex, as “nasty”.

In another interview in the Sunday Times he said he would want “to know” Jeremy Corbyn before sharing American intelligence and suggested Nigel Farage negotiate with Brussels if the EU failed to give Britain what it wants.

Mel Stride, the newly appointed Commons leader, made clear his surprise at Trump’s comments, saying that while the president was entitled to his opinion, he would not be picking the next British prime minister.

Corbyn said: “President Trump’s attempt to decide who will be Britain’s next prime minister is an entirely unacceptable interference in our country’s democracy. The next prime minister should be chosen not by the US president, nor by 100,000 unrepresentative Conservative party members, but by the British people in a general election.”

Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Donald Trump backs Boris, they’re cut from the same cloth. Boris Johnson is what you’d get if you sent Donald Trump to Eton.

“They’re both unqualified to lead, both revel in offending people and both represent the strain of nationalism and populism that we need a liberal movement to stand up to.”

In May 2016 Trump challenged Khan to an IQ test, after the mayor said the president’s views on Islam were “ignorant”. Then, following the terrorist attack on London Bridge and Borough market in 2017, the president accused Khan of “pathetic” behaviour. In July last year Trump said Khan had “done a very bad job on terrorism”.

Organisers of the protests on Tuesday say they will register their anger both against Trump and his wider views, including those on Brexit, which the US president has made clear he supports. Alena Ivanova, a campaign organiser for Another Europe is Possible, said: “Tuesday’s protests aren’t just about Trump, they’re about Trumpism – a politics of racism and bigotry. Trump is part of a global nationalist surge, and Brexit and its cheerleaders are the British franchise of it. Like Trump, Brexit is a threat to our basic rights and freedoms, and promises a future of division, despair and rightwing economics.”

At least 250,000 people are expected to turn out in central London at 11am, on a route between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square, when Trump meets Theresa May in Downing Street.

Organisers of the rally claim that US officials have pressured the Metropolitan police to impose an unprecedented “exclusion zone” around Trump’s route to keep him at a distance from the public.

One plan is for a “cage” or “pen” to hold demonstrators on Whitehall about 70 metres from Downing Street to keep them out of earshot during Trump’s meeting with May.

“They get to choose who goes in and who goes out , which is a totally ridiculous proposition on our right to protest,” said Asad Rehman of the Stop Trump Coalition.

The giant “Trump baby” blimp is expected to be deployed in Trafalgar Square, but only if the fundraising page for charities “against the politics of hate and division” reaches £30,000, organisers say.

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A six-metre-high cartoon blimp of Donald Trump was flown by protesters over Parliament Square last time the president visited London in 2018. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP
Title: Re to me.
Post by: K-Dog on June 03, 2019, 09:14:35 AM
In May 2016 Trump challenged Khan to an IQ test, after the mayor said the president’s views on Islam were “ignorant”.

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Title: Re: Re to me.
Post by: RE on June 03, 2019, 09:19:14 AM
In May 2016 Trump challenged Khan to an IQ test, after the mayor said the president’s views on Islam were “ignorant”.

I'd love to get a hold of his SAT scores.

RE
Title: Re: Re to me.
Post by: K-Dog on June 03, 2019, 09:46:29 AM
In May 2016 Trump challenged Khan to an IQ test, after the mayor said the president’s views on Islam were “ignorant”.

I'd love to get a hold of his SAT scores.

RE

I'm sure you mean the originals.
Title: Re: Re to me.
Post by: RE on June 03, 2019, 09:48:39 AM
In May 2016 Trump challenged Khan to an IQ test, after the mayor said the president’s views on Islam were “ignorant”.

I'd love to get a hold of his SAT scores.

RE

I'm sure you mean the originals.

Yes, of course.

RE
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on June 13, 2019, 10:31:15 PM
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The following is cornucopian bullshit.

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Scarcities are recyclable excuses for expanding role of government

http://www.vindy.com/news/2019/jun/13/scarcities-are-recyclable-excuses-for-ex/ (http://www.vindy.com/news/2019/jun/13/scarcities-are-recyclable-excuses-for-ex/)

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WASHINGTON

Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) said, “War is the health of the state.” James Madison said, “War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement,” and the executive almost is the American state, Congress now being more theatrical than actual. Advocates of an ever-larger state, remembering Franklin Roosevelt’s first inaugural address (seeking “broad executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe”), declare “wars” on this and that (poverty, cancer, drugs, global warming, etc.).

Such declarations have become trite, but scarcities are recyclable excuses for expanding government: There are so many things that alarmists can be alarmed about possibly becoming scarce and therefore supposedly requiring government rationers. Because there is an inexhaustible, because renewable, supply of alarmists, Washington’s libertarian Cato Institute has created the Simon Abundance Index to refute them.

Famous bet

Its name honors the late Julian Simon, an economist who won a famous bet with Paul Ehrlich, the Stanford hysteric whose 1968 book “The Population Bomb” predicted that “hundreds of millions of people” would starve to death in the 1970s as population growth swamped agriculture production. Simon’s 1980 wager was that any five commodities that Ehrlich would pick would be cheaper in 1990. Ehrlich picked five metals. All were cheaper in 1990.

In 1972, in the extravagantly hyped and resoundingly refuted (by events) “Limits to Growth,” MIT computer modelers foresaw civilization collapsing because of “nonrenewable resource depletion.” The modelers extrapolated from the then-current use of 19 commodities and projected the exhaustion, before 2012, of the supply of 12 – aluminum, copper, gold, lead, mercury, molybdenum, natural gas, oil, silver, tin, tungsten and zinc. Forty years later, Bjorn Lomborg, the Danish academic and “skeptical environmentalist,” noted:

Because of technological innovations replacing mercury in batteries, dental fillings and thermometers, mercury consumption had plunged 98 percent, and its price 90 percent. Since 1970, when gold reserves were estimated at 10,980 tons, more than 81,000 tons had been mined and reserves were estimated at 51,000 tons. Since 1970, when known copper reserves were 280 million tons, about 400 million tons had been produced and reserves were estimated to be almost 700 million tons. Aluminum consumption had increased 16-fold since 1950 as the world consumed four times 1950’s known reserves. Known reserves could sustain current consumption for 177 years. And so on.

“Peak oil” has been exasperatingly (to eco-pessimists) elusive. In 1914, the U.S. government said oil reserves would be exhausted by 1924. In 1939, it said the world’s reserves would be gone in 13 years. In 1951, after oil fueled a global war and the postwar boom, the government again said the world had 13 years of proven reserves. By 1970, however, there were 612 billion barrels, and by 2006, after another 767 billion barrels had been pumped, there were estimated to be 1.2 trillion.

Along came fracking, which has illustrated one of Cato’s points: Unforeseen technologies continually alter the relationship between population growth (which is beneficial: people are, as Simon said, “the ultimate resource”) and resource availability. The Abundance Index emphasizes “time price” (the amount of time required to earn the price of items) and the price elasticity of population (PEP), which measures the “sensitivity of resource availability to population growth.” Cato’s Abundance Index, covering 50 commodities, finds that between 1980 and 2018:

The average time price of the commodities fell 72.3 percent. The time it took to earn enough to buy one unit in the basket of commodities in 1980 bought 3.62 units in 2018. The compounded growth rate of abundance means that the affordability of the basket of commodities doubles every 20.49 years. According to the PEP metric, since 1980 “every additional human being born on our planet appears to have made resources proportionately more plentiful for the rest of us.”

Growth of abundance

Cato’s Abundance Index (measured with global prices relative to average global GDP per capita per hour) indicates this: The growth of abundance is highly probable because the fecundity of the future is almost certain. But the rate of growth is unpredictable because of government’s willingness to expedite rather than regulate change.

Many people who want to stampede a panicked public into expanding government’s micromanagement of everything have forgotten Gregg Easterbrook’s “Law of Doomsaying”: Predict catastrophe no later than 10 years hence but no sooner than five years away – soon enough to terrify people but distant enough that they will not remember that you were wrong.

Washington Post Writers Group

This is what power buys when they can't get it for free which they usually can.  Bullshit.  Power knows a new crop of corn-pone is always coming along to replace what the grim reaper takes away so their bullshit will never end.  How many hectares are we at now per person?  The tropics will rise up and take what the tar sands take away very soon.  Boom and bust and in every boom news of the impending bust is always suppressed.  This time the bust is going to be bigger than any seen ever before.  Unless perhaps you were a Jew in Europe in WWII.  Or a Cambodian in Kampuchea.  Or a  ...
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on June 25, 2019, 01:17:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/olRW2kh1y3w

Trumps re-framing of humanitarian crises into acts of terrorism is diabolical.

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Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on June 25, 2019, 01:28:18 PM
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I dedicate this to Surly1.
Title: Jeopardy Question:
Post by: K-Dog on June 27, 2019, 12:00:11 AM
Jeopardy Question:

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The product of gay sex between Barack Obama and this guy.  Who would be king of Venezuela?

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What is ...........
Title: Name this tune. Who said these phrases:
Post by: K-Dog on July 04, 2019, 09:45:24 AM
I am confident
I run scared
I am a railroad guy
I am a Corvette guy
I am a coal miner
I am a politician
I understand
I have no empathy
I like kids more than pizza
I love ice cream
I am a hot commodity
I am a family man
I am not a womanizer
I am comfortable with women marrying women
I do not support gay marriage
I am quite conservative
I am a Democrat
I have the most progressive record
I like Dick Cheney
I have no intention of running for president
I am running for president
I am a student of history
I am not prognosticating
I see the future
I am a gaffe machine
I am sorry
I am not sorry
Pretend you like me

*******************************************

Hint:  Not Stalin.
Title: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on July 04, 2019, 10:53:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/KNnaED7mw30

Interview with the editor of Harpers Magazine.  Pretty good.

Populism is the gut reaction to doom.  A sense that something is wrong.  A sense that some legs need to be broken.  Limits were reached.  Then to maintain hierarchy and unequal distribution of stuff ever larger orgs expanded over ever larger trade areas.  Falling MROMI (Money Returned On Money Invested) made it happen.  Money Returned On Money Invested is the exact mathematical relationship that EROEI is.  As oil costs too much to get capitalism fails.  Then the economy is gone.  In forty years an octopus of tyranny swept across the globe.  Globalization first, then the internet and then with one click everybody got lonely at once.

American economy won't simply fail.  It will be gone.

The internet arrived.  The printed word went tranny.  Fluid and ephemeral meaning became a dream.

The witch hunts have just begun.  Knocked to the curb by falling towers the spice of reason, was out of season.  Terror changed America as we knew it but it was only fear.  Asteroid falling on your head, unlikely.  Being killed by a terrorist, more likely.  Being struck by lighting, most likely.  That is the way it rolls.

Men with box-cutters or entire nations demanding we take millions of climate refugees or else.  Which would you like to have?

Putting a lock on a door (which can allow a depressed pilot to commit group suicide and has) was an easy fix.  A band aid to stop a raid but hope the pilot keeps getting laid.  Be not afraid.  Climate refugees * arrive in the midst of a Wall Street crash, Icing on the cake.  We crash, they dash, and we all get a rash.

We shall live in interesting times.

* For the purposes of this comment the arrival of refugees that step American population by 25% is a given fact of reality.  One of them want to use the remote on your TV and has cooked you some goat.  It is all good.  Today you eat.

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Title: Re: Name this tune. Who said these phrases:
Post by: Surly1 on July 04, 2019, 02:13:20 PM
I am confident
I run scared
I am a railroad guy
I am a Corvette guy
I am a coal miner
I am a politician
I understand
I have no empathy
I like kids more than pizza
I love ice cream
I am a hot commodity
I am a family man
I am not a womanizer
I am comfortable with women marrying women
I do not support gay marriage
I am quite conservative
I am a Democrat
I have the most progressive record
I like Dick Cheney
I have no intention of running for president
I am running for president
I am a student of history
I am not prognosticating
I see the future
I am a gaffe machine
I am sorry
I am not sorry
Pretend you like me

*******************************************

Hint:  Not Stalin.

Oooh, I know. I know! Pick me!
I Contain Platitudes....
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on August 12, 2019, 09:37:21 PM
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Title: Re: Name this tune. Who said these phrases:
Post by: K-Dog on August 12, 2019, 09:40:25 PM
I am confident
I run scared
I am a railroad guy
I am a Corvette guy
I am a coal miner
I am a politician
I understand
I have no empathy
I like kids more than pizza
I love ice cream
I am a hot commodity
I am a family man
I am not a womanizer
I am comfortable with women marrying women
I do not support gay marriage
I am quite conservative
I am a Democrat
I have the most progressive record
I like Dick Cheney
I have no intention of running for president
I am running for president
I am a student of history
I am not prognosticating
I see the future
I am a gaffe machine
I am sorry
I am not sorry
Pretend you like me

*******************************************

Hint:  Not Stalin.

Oooh, I know. I know! Pick me!
I Contain Platitudes....

But it has to be a Jeopardy answer.

Who is Biden.
Title: Re: Name this tune. Who said these phrases:
Post by: RE on August 13, 2019, 01:05:33 AM
I am confident
I run scared
I am a railroad guy
I am a Corvette guy
I am a coal miner
I am a politician
I understand
I have no empathy
I like kids more than pizza
I love ice cream
I am a hot commodity
I am a family man
I am not a womanizer
I am comfortable with women marrying women
I do not support gay marriage
I am quite conservative
I am a Democrat
I have the most progressive record
I like Dick Cheney
I have no intention of running for president
I am running for president
I am a student of history
I am not prognosticating
I see the future
I am a gaffe machine
I am sorry
I am not sorry
Pretend you like me

*******************************************

Hint:  Not Stalin.

Oooh, I know. I know! Pick me!
I Contain Platitudes....

But it has to be a Jeopardy answer.

Who is Biden.

As a Jeopardy Question, I prefer "Why is Biden"

RE
Title: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on November 04, 2019, 05:26:46 PM

October 31, 2019
Cortinas de humo
"When a society is collapsing, all it can really do is beat off"--Horace J. Hardmember IV

It means smokescreens, which is what politics in the US and UK now boil down to. America beat off for 2 years with the Mueller Report--which came to nothing--and is now jerking off with impeachment, which will give us another year of meaningless distraction. It's little more than theater: party lines are so hard these days, that there is abs. no chance Trumpi will be convicted by the Senate (which requires a 2/3 vote). In addition, the impeachment--which probably will happen--can only serve to energize Trumpo's base, and win him the election for a second term. From the viewpoint of a declinist, what could be better? Trumpaloni has done a huge amount of damage since January 2017, and I believe we can look forward to even greater damage during his 2nd term. And then, god willing, he'll cancel the 2024 election and declare himself president for life. OK by me, amigos. So there's nothing to worry about, and only one thing to remember: Brexit, Schmexit. Also: Opa!

-mb

https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: RE on November 04, 2019, 07:03:53 PM

October 31, 2019
Cortinas de humo
"When a society is collapsing, all it can really do is beat off"--Horace J. Hardmember IV

It means smokescreens, which is what politics in the US and UK now boil down to. America beat off for 2 years with the Mueller Report--which came to nothing--and is now jerking off with impeachment, which will give us another year of meaningless distraction. It's little more than theater: party lines are so hard these days, that there is abs. no chance Trumpi will be convicted by the Senate (which requires a 2/3 vote). In addition, the impeachment--which probably will happen--can only serve to energize Trumpo's base, and win him the election for a second term. From the viewpoint of a declinist, what could be better? Trumpaloni has done a huge amount of damage since January 2017, and I believe we can look forward to even greater damage during his 2nd term. And then, god willing, he'll cancel the 2024 election and declare himself president for life. OK by me, amigos. So there's nothing to worry about, and only one thing to remember: Brexit, Schmexit. Also: Opa!

-mb

https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/

Well, Brexit or No Brexit, Impeachment or No Impeachment, Collapse will progress along here either way.

In both cases however, the trajectory is different depending which side wins.

As for Morris, I wouldn't bet a Plugged Nickel for his safety and well-being in Old Mejico as this shitstorm goes down.

RE
Title: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on November 15, 2019, 06:31:49 PM
Cut and paste.  It works better this way since it will take longer to roll off to oblivion (if I take the position it is not already there which I do not.) 

Knarf will have posted ten times before I finish writing this.

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What is normal for the spider is dysfunctional for the fly.
Professor Jem Bendell writes on page 2 in the abstract portion of his Dec 2018 updated paper, Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating ClimateTragedy, “of an inevitable near-term social collapse due to climate change.” Then Bendell writes on page 3 in the introduction portion of the same paper “of a social collapse triggered by an environmental catastrophe,”.

The logic Bendell demonstrates here appears that of climate change and environmental catastrophe preceding, and therefore forming the precondition for, social collapse. This logic would seem to indicate that catastrophe would need to be inevitable for collapse to be probable.

Yet, on page 19 of this paper Bendell states, “I have chosen to interpret the information as indicating inevitable collapse, probable catastrophe and possible extinction.” This presents an opportunity to reform the logic supporting his interpretation.

Social collapse may well be inevitable due to deeper issues of which environmental catastrophe may also be symptomatic. The first issue that comes to mind is the human global Ecological Footprint Earth overshoot. This strongly correlates with the Club of Rome 1972 publication of, The Limits to Growth, edited by Donella Meadows.

The Global Footprint Network, an independent think tank founded in 2003, calculates the Ecological Footprint and bio-capacity of more than 200 countries and territories from 1961 to the present based on up to 15,000 data points. These calculations evaluate the capacity of the Earth to restore the resources consumed within a one year time period.

For example, the capacity of the Earth to replenish fresh water aquifers, rebuild fertile soil and recycle CO2 from the atmosphere is evaluated against human fresh water use, soil depletion and atmospheric CO2 produced from burning fossil fuels. The Global Footprint Network then determines when during the year human activity overshoots the capacity of the Earth to restore the consumed resources. In 2019, Earth Overshoot Day was July 29, the earliest ever.

This overconsumption of resources is enabled by drawing on stores accumulated over millennia. These stores are the resources Nature itself employs to restore the resources consumed. These stores may be understood as a goose who lays golden eggs, the golden eggs representing the restored resources available for human use each year.

Humanity, in exceeding the capacity of the Earth to restore resources, is killing the goose incrementally since the 1970s. This view is validated by the computer models used for the Club of Rome publication. While this may resemble the earlier conclusions of Malthus and Hobbs, notice that the Club of Rome and The Global Footprint Network base their work on global empirical data and system computer modeling rather than philosophical conclusions subject to personal biases.

Today through major media outlets we can also observe the widespread early evidence of global social collapse. Concurrent with global environmental degradation we can also witness the heightened fragility of the global financialization of capitalism exposed to the increasing threats of ethno-nationalism to trade and migration. This correlation does not necessarily indicate causation, as many others seem to prematurely conclude.

Rather, all these effects seem symptomatic of an underlying psychology. This underlying psychology generates behavior that embodies cognitive dissonance and therefore evidence of dysfunction. This dysfunction then becomes destructive to human society through internecine conflict and environmental destruction.

Sigmund Freud Opened a Door to Understanding
In letters written during 1931 &1932, Einstein queried Freud, “Why War?” Freud’s answer was grounded in his delineation of the conflict between “Eros” and “Thanatos”, the life instinct and the death instinct. This may be the most accessible explication of the core of Freud’s approach. This clearly reveals the normal psycho-pathology of human nature.

This Freudian approach carried forward into the construct of Melanie Klein, W.R. Bion and the Tavistock tradition. The primitive psychotic defenses identified by Melanie Klein as ‘innate/instinctive’ (Klein, 1952) and developed by Bion in his, Experiences in Groups, (Bion, 1961) lay unchallenged at the core of the Tavistock paradigm.

The Tavistock paradigm has been propagated globally to noteworthy institutions such as the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Brunel Institute of Organisation and Social Studies, National School of Government, Uxbridge (Middlesex) UK.

The evidence seems to indicate a near universal mental state assuming unlimited opportunity for growth, inexhaustible resources and an endless capacity for Earth to absorb waste products. This mental state now comes into direct conflict with paranoid-schizoid defenses emerging from the projection of an alter generated by a psychological split. These mental states are exhaustively documented and widely examined in professional psychology and psychoanalytic literature.

These mental states have long been considered normal for humanity. Freud, Klein, Bion and many others accepted these mental states as essential to human beings. These mental states provide the basis of the understanding and manipulation of both individuals and crowds as exemplified in the personalities and work of Gustave Le Bon, Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin and Edward Bernays.

While the normality of these mental states, now evident in dysfunctional conflict, has long gone unchallenged and now seems enshrined in apparently unassailable intellectual cannon, there is also advanced theory supported by cultural anthropological, historical and contemporary medical evidence. This advanced theory suggests that humanity can develop beyond its normal dysfunction.

This advanced theory relies upon evidence showing that these mental states producing the normal human dysfunction are learned rather than being hardwired into the human psyche. Since they are learned, they are therefore accessible to analysis and modification.

The entirety of existent human society has been built upon the normal dysfunction, the normal psycho-pathology, of human individuals and crowds. For this reason, social collapse is inevitable. Society will either collapse tragically as a result of its normal psycho-pathology or collapse when intentionally restructured somewhat elegantly and gracefully in the nick of time.

It will only be from the resolution of the question of the nature of social collapse that we will be able to understand if humanity faces probable catastrophe and possible extinction. We can perhaps yet manage the collapse of business-as-usual in a way as to avoid the worst case scenarios. But our window of opportunity to do so is rapidly closing.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-normal-dysfunctional-social-collapse-inevitable-jay-greathouse (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-normal-dysfunctional-social-collapse-inevitable-jay-greathouse)

So I went to linked in and left this:

Interesting.   A near universal mental state assuming unlimited opportunity for growth, inexhaustible resources and an endless capacity for Earth to absorb waste products is exactly the mindset Linked in wants to promote in all its Job Applicants. 

I agree that a planet-eater mental state is entirely cultural as there are cultures which have respected taboos before.  That is actually more the norm but a culture such as ours which is defined by endless competition and shallow values must inevitably collapse.  It is in the math.

The requirement to have a positive attitude, an essential aspect of the cultural experience of looking for work in America  stops all thought of dealing with social collapse making the required character attribute fatal.

Who would you hire ?

applicant A:  - I want to be part of winning team.

applicant B:  - I want to be part of a team that rises to the challenges it faces.

Applicant B upon examination is actually the better choice but for most people A gets the job and Linked-In is here to help make that happen IMHO.  B lacks the winning attitude.  Or it upon first impression, appears that way.

The physics of biosphere change will trigger social breakdown.  It is not an optional choice as you asserted in paragraph three.  Jem Bendell as do I, want people to come to their own conclusions regarding the facts of the biosphere.  We know we will be ignored by people who disagree with our personal interpretations.  All such people do is want to argue and Jem has better things to do with his time than defend his careful considered points of view with people who's only intent is to discredit him.

I have a link to an interesting video where Jem explains himself in the sidebar of my own website.

https://chasingthesquirrel.com/ (https://chasingthesquirrel.com/)

And while I am here and since this is Linked in:  Does anyone want to hire a Radical Environmentalist Web developer?  I'm looking for work and I have other skills too.



I suspect Linked-In will shit can it quick.
Title: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on January 08, 2020, 12:35:50 AM
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"Felix," she said, "I'm sitting on a land mine, and I don't know what to do about it. Take a look at this file, and tell me what you think." The senator took the file, put on his reading glasses, and slowly read through the data. When he finished, he looked up at his wife. "Jesus," he exclaimed, "this certainly explains a lot. How do you think all that shit got there?"

"I have no idea," Sonia replied, "but I'm not sure that's the most important issue we need to address right now. The crucial issue is, What do I do with this information? With all that shit in their heads, I doubt most Americans would even be able to understand it. What's the point of your taking this info to your colleagues on the CDI if they are basically a bunch of shitheads?"

An excerpt from https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/ (https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/)  Project X
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: azozeo on January 09, 2020, 03:51:51 AM
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"Felix," she said, "I'm sitting on a land mine, and I don't know what to do about it. Take a look at this file, and tell me what you think." The senator took the file, put on his reading glasses, and slowly read through the data. When he finished, he looked up at his wife. "Jesus," he exclaimed, "this certainly explains a lot. How do you think all that shit got there?"

"I have no idea," Sonia replied, "but I'm not sure that's the most important issue we need to address right now. The crucial issue is, What do I do with this information? With all that shit in their heads, I doubt most Americans would even be able to understand it. What's the point of your taking this info to your colleagues on the CDI if they are basically a bunch of shitheads?"

An excerpt from https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/ (https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/)  Project X



Pulp fiction or Mandella Affected, U pick 'em.....
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: Surly1 on January 09, 2020, 01:30:27 PM
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"Felix," she said, "I'm sitting on a land mine, and I don't know what to do about it. Take a look at this file, and tell me what you think." The senator took the file, put on his reading glasses, and slowly read through the data. When he finished, he looked up at his wife. "Jesus," he exclaimed, "this certainly explains a lot. How do you think all that shit got there?"

"I have no idea," Sonia replied, "but I'm not sure that's the most important issue we need to address right now. The crucial issue is, What do I do with this information? With all that shit in their heads, I doubt most Americans would even be able to understand it. What's the point of your taking this info to your colleagues on the CDI if they are basically a bunch of shitheads?"

An excerpt from https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/ (https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/)  Project X

You posted this yesterday and I made a mention one to go check Berman's blog since I hadn't in a while.

Looks like he's gone Jonathan Swift by way of Franz Kafka, with a faint note of Alzheimers. Funny.
With an ending even RE would have to love, since it involves a guillotine.

https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/2020/01/project-x.html
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: Eddie on January 10, 2020, 08:17:52 AM
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"Felix," she said, "I'm sitting on a land mine, and I don't know what to do about it. Take a look at this file, and tell me what you think." The senator took the file, put on his reading glasses, and slowly read through the data. When he finished, he looked up at his wife. "Jesus," he exclaimed, "this certainly explains a lot. How do you think all that shit got there?"

"I have no idea," Sonia replied, "but I'm not sure that's the most important issue we need to address right now. The crucial issue is, What do I do with this information? With all that shit in their heads, I doubt most Americans would even be able to understand it. What's the point of your taking this info to your colleagues on the CDI if they are basically a bunch of shitheads?"

An excerpt from https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/ (https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/)  Project X

You posted this yesterday and I made a mention one to go check Berman's blog since I hadn't in a while.

Looks like he's gone Jonathan Swift by way of Franz Kafka, with a faint note of Alzheimers. Funny.
With an ending even RE would have to love, since it involves a guillotine.

https://morrisberman.blogspot.com/2020/01/project-x.html

Not bad. Not bad at all.
Title: Re: Cut and paste with a snarky woof.
Post by: K-Dog on January 14, 2020, 06:50:27 PM
A bit too hasty on English phrases.  Taking 'Pick Up Artist' to a whole new level he is.  But it won't work.


Lonely Japanese billionaire seeks 'female partner to go to the moon with him'

(https://s.abcnews.com/images/Business/yusaku-maezawa-file-ap-ml-200110_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg)

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A lonely Japanese billionaire is seeking a "life partner" who can accompany him on his upcoming trip to the moon.

Yusaku Maezawa, the eccentric head of an online fashion empire with a net worth of approximately $2 billion, according to Forbes, famously paid his way to become the first private passenger to visit the moon with Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX.

I'm not going to cut and paste the whole thing.  It amuses strongly but not for long.  Like Chinese food.

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/lonely-japanese-billionaire-seeks-female-partner-moon/story?id=68245273