Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

a plague of very clever lab rats...

Can humanity destroy its environment to the point of causing its own extinction?

This got me thinking about The Big Issues again and then I got all depressed - again. It's so much smarter to just do the Prozac thing and plod along in a warm fuzzy complacency, isn't it? Well, I'm not that smart. In fact, I'm so stupid I still think it's better to get right into the depressing issues if we're ever going to make informed political choices. I saw three Big Issues:

(1) The American Solution: The American Way, complete with it's rampant consumerism, already angering many societies with the way their own society, economy and environment are being eroded, pillaged, and exploited against their will, is infuriating millions to the point where some of them are resorting to terrorism as a way of striking back.

The American Solution is for America to use its huge arsenal of weapons of mass destruction to smash such recalcitrant societies and to forcibly turn them into compliant "democracies" so that the environmental and economic rape of that country can continue apace. And for what? To feed the insatiable needs of The American Way. It's called "protecting America's interests."

The American Solution leads to an endless string of wars of "liberation" to install compliant "democracies". This is called "freedom". Americans, being totally brainwashed by an amazing "education" system and American Kultcha, will happily die fighting for this "freedom". It's hard-wired into them. In the last fifty years The American Solution has killed many millions of people on their own soil using horrific weapons of mass destruction because it was "in America's interests."

(2) The Global Lifestylers. These are people outside America who have become addicted to The American Way. And they're happy to turn a blind eye to The American Solution. Some of them even support their own government's compliance with America's wishes and are happy for their troops to take part in The American Solution.

(3) The Global Corporations. These exist solely to service every whim of the The American Way and The Global Lifestylers. They have their own powerbase, called the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which now has the power to make all "member" countries pass laws giving the Global Corporations the freedom to "trade" unencumbered in these "member" countries.

Why would a country lay itself open to economic and environmental rape and pillage by these Global Corporations by becoming a "member" of the WTO? Well, because if they don't they'll incur either crippling trade sanctions or they'll be subjected to The American Solution and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of their people will be killed by "surgical stikes" and "unfortunate collateral damage" in order to "liberate" them from their "uncivilised" ways or their "bad" leaders.

And what are (1), (2) and (3) known as collectively? Why, darlings, it's called Civilisation. And it's oh so civilised... And where is "Civilisation" headed? It's headed for the endgame...

The Endgame: A global "society" of enclaved Very Rich Global Lifestylers serviced by a moderately well-off Middle Class which, by necessity, will also enjoy the security of the enclaves, protected by armies of contract mercenaries. These enclaves will be scattered throughout the world and they will replace or subjugate nations.

The idea of national sovereignty will be a faint memory. The secure enclaves will be corporation owned and ruled by boards of directors. The WTO will become a global government overseeing these corporations. Directors will be elected by shareholders. Each shareholder's voting power will be determined by the number shares owned - one share = one vote. Under this system of Corporate Oligarchy, 10% of the New Citizens will control 90% of the voting power. If you have no shares you will have no say at all - you will not be a New Citizen. You will be a non-citizen.

You'll have to own at least one share just to be allowed to reside within an enclave and corporate rules will no doubt give the corporation power to dispossess you of your shares if the corporation finds you guilty of some "misconduct". The Corporation will replace the judiciary.

Beyond the secure boundaries of these enclaves will subsist the slaves and the human detritus of this "Civilisation", kept at bay by brutal corporate mercenaries. No internet access for these sad non-citizens. Will anyone be bothered by the fact that these people will make up as much as 70% of the total population of the planet? No - why should they? These people are needed to work the pittance-paid jobs, the dirty jobs, the dangerous jobs. These people need to be exploited to maintian this "Civilisation". But to The Lifestylers' consternation, inexplicably, these dispossessed, disenfranchised, exploited, subjugated sub-humans will keep on turning into "terrorists". It just won't be safe outside the enclaves. It won't even be all that safe inside the enclaves...

Back to the present: Ford, the car manufacturing corporation, always in touch with consumers' future needs, is already developing a car for just such a terrorism-riddled "civilisation". It's called the SYNus and it comes complete with bulletproof windows and body. So you see, the future is not that far away - and according to Ford, this future will be here by 2010 - unless you change it... Quickly and decisively, my fellow platypusses... Don't wait for tomorrow... Or get ready to start grovelling to some corporate baron sometime soon.

And don't bank on dissident bloggers having internet access for too much longer, either. "Security" concerns and all that jazz. Might be cool to cache your favorite blogs soon so you can look at them after their writers have been silenced. You think this is far fetched? I don't.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

At last, someone else has seen the light! May your god go with you.


January 13, 2005 11:29 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Thanks DS, good to hear from you again. I've had no comments for a few days. My insecure little ego had convinced itself my writings were so puerile that all the readers had escaped. It's clear to me that I am writing to reach others and not just blogging for myself.

I'll take up that other discussion we were having way down in the bowels of this blog by posting something today.

By the way, if you wish to escape the "anonymous" thingie, all you have to do is open a account. You don't have to create a blog. In the user profile you can choose how much information will be displayed for public viewing. If you already have a blog which is not with blogger, you can create a link to that under "Homepage URL" which will then be shown at the bottom of any comments you make on blogger blogs. If this info is useful to you, please pass it on to anyone else who might be in a similar situation.

January 13, 2005 11:48 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Correction: In the previous comment, where I said "you can create a link to that under 'Homepage URL' which will then be shown at the bottom of any comments you make on blogger blogs." I should have said:

"you can create a link to that under 'Homepage URL' which will then be seen by people who click on your name (a hyperlink to your blogger profile) in the comments you make on blogger blogs.

Too much information? :-)

January 13, 2005 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks and I'll think about it. I don't really have that much to say - most times I just need to vent! It's exceedingly rare to hear anyone express views even close to my own.


January 13, 2005 12:57 PM  
Blogger Noel Chrotsky said...

Great post, Gerry. Are you able to post it again at "The Progressive Blog Alliance HQ"? I haven't tinkered around with all the stuff at the web site and it looks pretty confusing, but I reckon you'd get a few comments if you posted there. I think you go to "New Blog Entry" and type up your stuff there. I haven't had anything worthy to post it yet, so don't quote me on that.

January 13, 2005 1:35 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

DS, a blog is perfect for venting. I use this blog to vent. Boy, do I vent. "I vent, therefore I blog" as Descartes once said (He was somewhat ahead of his time...) As far as finding people with similar view, that starts happening when you start blogging. I'd better shut up or you'll think I'm being pushy.

Paul, it's done. I've posted it. If I get creamed by negative feedback, I'll blame you. :-)

January 13, 2005 4:59 PM  
Blogger Noel Chrotsky said...

No comments yet but also no abuse :-). Most posts either get 0, 1, 2, occasionaly 3 or 4 comments, so I guess not a lot of people read many of the posts. I'll add one and see if it helps to grab people's attention.

January 14, 2005 11:23 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

So I've noticed, Paul. Most people's comments there seem to be more well-reasoned and articulate than the stuff I spew forth. I'ts hard being a left-wing Neanderthal because the rest of the left is quite intellectual. "I get so lonely I could die."

January 14, 2005 11:32 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

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January 14, 2005 11:32 PM  
Blogger Noel Chrotsky said...

Gerry, you wouldn't believe how many bloody times I've had to look up words at because I don't know what the hell our lefty intellectual friends (e.g. Troppo Armadillo) are talking about. Let's face it, too many lefties write pretentiously, whereas the righties usually appeal to the lowest common denominator (and prejudices). That's probably why they're kicking our arse all over the place. They just adopt a few simple themes and repeat.

Dennis Glover says here (MP3 audio), "one of the problems we have in our politics in Australia today is that a lot of the champions of the Left don't undertand how ordinary people live their lifes..."

It's a good listen. Orwell is one of my heroes (I'm not ashamed to say).

January 24, 2005 3:01 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Ironically, I used to think Orwell was talking about the Stalinist/Hitlerist regimes. Now, of course, it's becoming equally true of US/UK/Aus regimes. Scary.

February 01, 2005 5:51 AM  

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