Our units of currency are figments of the imagination, certificates of obligation (otherwise known as IOUs). Since the U.S.Treasury can issue these records of indebtedness in virtually infinite amounts, the object of artificial limits to their distribution is simply to exercise control where it is not warranted.
It is possible that people who take the intent for the act simply cannot tell the difference between symbol and fact. So, the Dude simly classifies everything as “fake” to avoid confusion. I suppose, if the sense of touch is inoperative, then tangible reality is out of reach.
They are intrusive, violate my privacy. Contribute nothing of value.
So, what prompts the hunt for celebrity? I suspect it is to compensate for insecurity that is either endemic or induced. What induces insecurity? Abuse.
Why is abuse so prevalent in the U.S? Perhaps it is a remnant of slavery, an effort to salvage some moral justification for the forcible subjugation of one’s own kind.
So, the culture of obedience is the intellectual remnant of slavery?
POMP. PROFIT. PROMOTION.
Is there anybody in this community that is not selling something? Consumerism is a canard. How many people buy stuff just to get the peddlers off their back?
I, of course, happen to think that the Bight of Georgia is where car culture has come to die. That car carrier half-submerged on a sand bar in Saint Simons Sound is just more evidence.
Actually, car culture was just a media manifestation recruited to sell carbon to a naive populace. Cages on wheels would not have sold very well.
Well, the U.S.A. is a corporation, as is every single state and municipality. Their operations are governed by charters which spell out duties and obligations. The problem with our non-governmental corporations is that they are operating without supervision and monetary profit has become their sole objective. All moral, social, ethical standards have been discarded and so-called privatization has allowed our public servants to abandon theirs.
The designation of money as the “root of all evil,” is an error likely arising from the fact that money is visible and tangible.
In fact, money serves as a disguise of reality, including the moral or ethical status of behavior. This is, I think, an unanticipated consequence, a matter of taking the symbol for the act and, in the process, losing sight of the intrinsic moral value of the subject being symbolized.
Is money a sort of white wash? I don’t think so. It simply sidelines moral considerations. Someone’s willingness to pay is a stamp of approval.
The fact that it is widely ptacticed does not excuse it. Let us thank Donald John for pointing it out and remove all the oractitioners from office.
Call it OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP. Continue reading
Money and the law are both figments of the imagination which, in combination, effect the subordination of human beings and render them compliant without them noticing the source of the constraints holding them in chains.
Money and the law are utilitarian inventions designed to facilitate transactions and human interactions. But, as is true with all other tools, money and the law are liable to being abused.
”Rule of law” is a deceptive phrase. It not only suggests, in being presented as a positive, that justice and law are synonymous, but that it is a given that human beings are to be ruled. Thus, the rule of law is actually a perversion of the principles on which the Constitution is based— that the natural person’s behavior is inherently good (principle of probity) and that those to whom powers are assigned are to be strictly controlled.
That is, all of the duties, obligations and prohibitions outlined in the Constitution are addressed to agents of government and it is their subservience to law and order that is currently being tested.
So, 30% of U.S. adults are functionally illiterate. That is, they can decipher words, but they do not know what, taken together, they mean. How do they get along? They hear and repeat what other people say. They rely on mimicr, not to make sport of people, but to be in tune. Speech is the key to their continued existence. They need it to extort sustenance for themselves. They congregate in groups dedicated to “conversation.” Why would we be surprised that they have found a home in legislative bodies where “all talk, no action” is par for the course? Continue reading