Illusion of Control by Lushfun.
Watched this video and listened to it. Apparently checkpoint stops everywhere are the new NORMAL and we have no rights because the procedures of Federal Government says that every right needs a permission which they will deny. Sad, stupid, and statist idiocy.
What I find odd is that all these people ‘confronting’ a journalist for doing something “illegal” because they are afraid. They are afraid because once their face is on the web it will never be deleted. A proper image search will reveal whom they are and where they are and what they did wrong. They know that if push comes to shove the proverbial procedure is to ditch them under the litigation bus and publicly condone their behavior. Sadly it will only get worse until there is a intangible flow back through the cycle.
Consent ends when fear inspires action out of anger. We are on the cusp of the beginning when it declines, along with the economy.
Hopefully more videos like this will follow so we could all smell the roses and get rid of the abridgement of our rights. Government pretends our rights are privileges but that is not, it is their delusion of control. Because it ends when they fear it most and the population is most angry due to those controls overreaching and siphoning off their freedoms.
Rise up and speak, rise up and mail, rise up and petition, rise up and become politicians that will curb these absurd restraints on the rivers of freedom.
Working for it seems to be the general ideal. Mass conformity to someone’s expectations and striving to meet them every possible way is the new buzz from the Pavlovian Media. Has anyone noticed the amount of TV Shows that got spawned about people competing for jobs?
Not just any jobs either. Is it me or now besides being a specialist in your field you have to do flips, sing songs, and to a degree knock off the competition. Being competent is not the point, winning at any cost while getting “the prize” of being someone’s indentured servant after is.
Apprentice, Top Chef, Flip this House and a bunch of other shows, show you how to strive in a field so that you could one day work for someone else. Ah, but there are start-ups which you could see on YouTube and elsewhere, and one day you too could start one, or can you?
The reality shows of today focus so much on gamesmanship and competence for someone else’s benefit. If we look very closely we could see something very odd. Media from the bygone era portray individualistic people striving for their peace of the pie, be it a cowboy, a banker (“It’s a Beautiful Life”), or someone else. Impetus was placed on them striving either on their own or for someone else to get up and start on their own. Their focus was individualistic to succeed for themselves.
Today, you succeed for someone else, and that’s the goal. It shifted from being your own person to being owned by someone else. Not only that its’ fun watching people compete to become the next Chef at a restaurant they do not own competing against one or a few others. We don’t see that eventually this chef also burns out due to unrealistic expectations for the person to work as a machine while gaining as little recompense as possible. Another thing we miss is the natural cycle of today for businesses to have employees treadmill as much as possible to siphon off productivity while systemically putting them in a replace-o cycle once they loose their breath. This is not the problem in my view, the business should try to maximize what they could get out of the employee. Problem lies in the glorification of spinning the wheel, not growing your competence, not trying to be your own self and attempt to start on your own. We glorified running after a carrot that someone else is yanking in front of you, go donkey go!…
Designed to deserve. By Lushfun
It seems we all deserve something. Perhaps you feel that the ‘intelligent’ design of today’s society provides you with a modicum of expectations specifically tailored to your expectations. You would be very wrong but not undue to social programming.
You deserve nothing, other than what you get or what you earn by the struggle of your inner being in the outer world that is life. This is the reality. No amount of degrees or pedigrees you attain make you a better person whom has no stamps of approval from a socially tailored institution.
Alas, in this day and age we have a gatekeeper qualifier system that keeps progressing to create multiple levels a pyramid scheme that makes us think that once we reach one level and progress to the next our material, mental, and other well being will improve. Sadly grasshopper it is not so. Being good or bad means nothing. Getting something matters, how you get it not so much, as long as you get away with it.
We can see it everywhere the unconventional path rewarded with success spurring on lots of idiots to follow the conventional path to follow it. Most good writers did not go through a ‘program’ do become good, they either were or became through experience and gradual recognition. Most rich people started out on a break either they or their family created not through an MBA program via an Ivy League school. But this is not what we are fed.
As a nation we are gradually corralled via dimunition of our ability to risk ourselves at our own expense by systemically making it harder and harder to do so that is acceptable to society at large. Remember the “go west!” and implicit conquer, build, create motto. Today it seems go hierarchical into school, college, pyramidal scheme of submission and regurgitation. Risking and failing is frowned upon, we only see the winners but never the strugglers and those that fail only to get up over and over again.
We expect with each passing year to deserve more life foisted upon us by the society which gives everyone a blue ribbon for being there. Sadly complacent, fat in mind and body, content with celebration and adulation of mediocrity by pretending it is in fact success.
Reality is slowly creeping up, what have you done?
What is really not aired via TV, Internet, School, or elsewhere is thus: Success is INDIVIDUALISTIC… yes there are teams, companies, and society at large. But the only one whom your success matters to is YOU! For the most part they don’t give a shit about you and you shouldn’t give a shit about them. That is the truth. Let us go out into the world each on his own merit and conquer a peace of it! Long live the individualist!!!
People seem to be pressed ever so slightly to the margins.
We are constantly pushed by society to the cutting edge of the affordable survival. Credit is juggled to buy groceries or pay a bill or two to shift the burden forward with the ever increasing prices limiting ability to maneuver for almost everyone. The system seems to be suffering ever more from this continuous process of lets extract a little bit from here and from there and eat a little here and shift a little there slowly becomes more and more brittle.
Pension costs that are carried today by the public at large, will most likely hit the wall in a year or two. Most cities, states, and the nation at large are oblivious. Expectations for 5% growth do not consider a -5% contraction to simply snap the rubber band of idiocy into the cartoon character to run on empty air, until of course we look down.
The sad part is the adjustment and detonation will hit most people like a surprise that couldn’t, shouldn’t and wouldn’t happen ever. Aggrandizing reality of disillusionment comes closer every day.
The trick of course is to simple accept it and move on with your life, do something productive, do something you like, do something that simply helps you accept things wherever they may fall. All of us find this hard to do since the ever festering necessities of here now and the instant gratification of consumer culture bend our wants and needs into things that don’t reflect our inner souls. Sadly some of us never come out of the illusion we help create ourselves with a little help from society at large.
Summer the great accelerator of fun and excitement. We are all enjoying a sunbathing experience that slowly gives us our daily dose of vitamin D and other nice aspects like optimism.
Yes, the last jolts of Optimism coupled with seasonal acceleration of attitudes are providing us a little breathing window to mellow out before the slow crash that was coming since the turn of the millenia. But hey was it really fun while it lasted? Perhaps but not for most of us. All people ever wanted was a nice job which could provide for a few vacations during the year and a little bank for a rainy day. Instead they got the treadmill of debt with spiraling prices for everything they wished at every turn in their lives. Treadmill is cracking and the movie is ending.
Affordability comes from low prices and wages exceeding your reasonable necessities.
Every period has a sort of transitional period that is fairly ignored. Think the interwar period between WW1 and WW2. Perhaps even go back further and the one between 1880s and WW1. Think about the shifts in those periods. Aristocracy was comprehensively decaying in both prestige and power which was transferred slowly but surely to bureaucratic classes. Industrialization pushed through necessity of a faster and more rapid bureaucratic class to rubber stamp actions necessary for the development of the state.
Class warfare first ideologically and then via actual physical contention was more or less spurred on by the natural condensation of populations into the cities as they moved from rural to urban settings.
Media exploded via cheaper printing, photos, radio, and cinema. The internet right now is simply the first of the new technologies that create the base of the new era, information age? perhaps but that is not the ideal. The ideal in my view is total individuality that is sustainable. Imagine your own energy, information assimilation and dissipation, complete non-dependence on society at large and the disassociation from the pyramidal sources of societal power which ration it according to your posture within it. Will it happen soon? perhaps ti depends on how soon is soon.
The curious aspect is the dynamics these changes churned within societies between men and women within them. Feudalism melted away under the productivity onslaught and surplus abilities of the burghers and merchants of the cities to become far wealthier and more powerful than most feudal lords and if the later wanted to they could have simply hired people at will to contest that reality on fields of battle. Granted this was totally unnecessary due to reality being completely blatantly obvious to all as it revealed itself. Push for greater stability via productional orientation of societies via merchant wars by specialization in one or another good and exploitation of any and all markets. Wars based on mercantilistic ideals instead of conquest or supremacy being the primacy causes.
Society became streamlined to be more stable and give more stakes to all via voting being shared with poor and rich, men and women, etc… but stability breeds systemic instability. The fat and happy have no fear of sorrow and possible dangers of pushing for greater and greater buckets of prosperity at any cost. So we reach WW1 and WW2 and beyond.
-reorganizing main blog on lushfun.com so for now just going to do a post here-
There seems to be an avoidance of the issues perhaps far more than usually lately. These are rather simply if you think about it; food, shelter, and a place where you could earn that keep. Most of statistics paraded for us as the general public these days tend to ignore the issues and focus on arbitrary numbers which provide a dilution of focus.
In some way to put a stamp on the way it governs the people in charge assume that renaming an aspect from one calling to another provides drive or inititative and reorienting a process within a beuracratic system is actually leadership and change. In reality it is nothing more than rearrainging the chairs from left to right, up to down, without much actual benefit to those whom will sit in them. Change comes from letting someone else be in charge and do things for themselves which they wished to but are forbiden by someone stronger(the gov’t).
Environmental protection agency (EPA) and food and drug administration (FDA) enjoy certain claims to fame through harvesting environmental disasters and routine chances of something wrong happening through the virtue of many instances of action within a specific sphere. Every media covered event lets both agencies reach for more and more power to regulate higher and higher levels of compliance from greater amounts of people. At some point there must be a price of inefficiency, and it accertains itself in the inability of small business to participate in the economy where everything has to be certified, standardized, tested, and paid for on a scale most of them cannot afford it. Perhaps that is the ideal to have three-four companies whom have people in every agency that regulates them to freeze out any modicum of competition, the price for it is very many angry people. Quiet a few agencies need to be severely scaled down and their scope curtailed.
May all have health, happiness, and wealth. A good an prosperous year filled with happy outcomes and little excitements that bring spice to life. If nothing else there is always hope in the future no matter what.
This blog has been up for about two months give or take a few days it has been viewed by a little over seven hundred people or so, hopefully there was something interesting on here that made a day a little brighter for someone. For me it helps alleviate boredom and gives a little place of purpose. Doubt if this will make money but it does make me a little happy to write here.
Lets enjoy the upcoming 2011. Whatever it brings may we all have strength and virility to overcome the waters of time within this new year. A potential year still in the making filled with hopes, dreams, actions, and inactions, and a myriad of other outcomes we all will experience.
Enjoy it dear reader and may it all be good. Let your mind create as much wonder and excitement to dive into it with all your fury. Have a happy upcoming 2011.