We are entitled to a government that stays within the confines of the Constitution, and the Constitution was written to keep the government off our backs and out of our homes and away from our telephones and computers and bank accounts, and to keep the government transparent. A secret government knows no bounds in its exercise of secret powers, and it will use secretly exercised powers to acquire more power. We have seen and have had enough of this. We need to see courage and understanding. I sincerely hope that this book will stimulate both a grasp of the magnitude of the problem and a resolution to solve it. The problem is a government that does not believe in any natural or constitutional or legal restraints upon itself. The solution is to have people in government who do believe in the Natural Law; and to have systems in place to change and diminish the government, not grow it. Because freedom lies in our hearts, while we live, it lives. But it must do more than just lie there.
Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Assault on Civil Liberties (Andrew P. Napolitano)
The economist Brian Arthur, a friend of Levin’s who noticed similar phenomena in his field, framed the problem this way: “The story of the sciences in the twentieth century is one of a steady loss of certainty. Much of what was real and machine-like and objective and deterministic at the start of the century, by mid-century was a phantom, unpredictable, subjective and indeterminate.”
It wasn’t just Werner Heisenberg injecting uncertainty into quantum physics. It was Alfred Tarski bringing unpredictability to mathematics, Kurt Gödel bringing incompleteness to logic, Benoit Mandelbrot doing the same for fluid dynamics and Gregory Chaitin for information theory. They all proved that once you made the leap to a new model — if it was the right model — then accepting uncertainty and indeterminacy allowed you to make sense of parts of the world you had never understood before.
===The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It (Joshua Cooper Ram)
Most of us have been culturally conditioned to focus on the small picture and to look only at what can be immediately seen. Our creativity has been stifled since a very early age.
“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.”
Over the past century our culture has gradually changed to the point where American values today do not remotely resemble the American values of one hundred years ago. This shift did not happen by chance. Certain prominent people with an institutional mindset facilitated this gradual transformation.
===The Individual is Rising (Joe Withrow)
Olson, “the larger the group, the less it will further its common interests.”
“Since relatively small groups will frequently be able voluntarily to organize and act in support of their common interests,” Olson went on, “and since large groups normally will not be able to do so, the outcome of the political struggle among the various groups in society will not be symmetrical.” In other words, small, narrow groups have a permanent and inherent advantage, and “often triumph over the numerically superior forces because the former are generally organized and active while the latter are normally unorganized and inactive.”
==========Government’s End (Jon Rauch)
The Empire of Chaos; total power founded on dissuasion, security obsession, absolute control—and the odd “humanitarian” bombing.
==Empire of Chaos: The Roving Eye Collection (Pepe Escobar)
COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.
Although, it has been likely unnoticed amongst the tumult of global events and the frenzy of the season, I have been conspicuously absent from my blog ( what a ridiculously sounding word) for the past two weeks, well “conspicuously” may be a bit too egoistic as it implies someone may have actually missed my brief missives or interpretations of what I consider important events in the steady path of civilizational self-destruction. As an old fashioned pre-mid 2000’s site, not one of the more robust “multi-author blogs” (MABs), with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited, when I find myself overwhelmed by the absurdities of our world and preoccupied with my financial and mental insecurities, the result is simply bloggus interruptus. As writing into the unknown ether and the NSA’s data banks is a necessary self-cathartic experience, it is good to be back.
The change in the mood of the mainstream media and perhaps a large portion of the Western, over-lorded American “civilized” world, since the end of November to the present teetering on the fringe of a new year, is literally astounding. Almost in a synchronized mesmerizing dance with the Obama, The One’s, expression of unshackled post election hubris there seems to be a relative calm and sense of accomplishment, not only emanating from the White House but within the media. The self-delusion of the masses is at its peak as the propaganda machinery and magicians of illusion spread the Gospel of the excellence of the Year Six of the reign of the Chosen One. Ignorance of reality, whether willfully chosen or simply based in birthed inherent stupidity and the effects of ubiquitous, technologically enhanced mind control will not protect one from the coming deluge. The curtain will be pulled back, this is inevitable. The question really becomes, will the American people care when they realize that they are chained in servitude to the total surveillance police state as long as they are fed the necessary pabulum of our degraded civilization? Unfortunately, the answer may be that they will not care, or that they have lost the capacity to do so. Ignorance is bliss. Slavery is freedom
Bokanovsky’s process is one of the major instruments of social stability!
Feel how the Greater Being comes!
Rejoice and, in rejoicings, die!
Melt in the music of the drums!
For I am you and you are I.