Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Immorality of the State

Signers of the Constitution by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940
The question is "How can one measure the level of state immorality?". 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Blow to Internet Freedom

Those counting on the internet to be the driving force behind social change may be forced to reevaluate their positions as new internet legislation out of China demonstrates that the paradigm of dominance remains as the determining factor in socio-politcal structures.

The Revolution Machine by Todd Berman (Creative Commons)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Criticism of Religion - Quick Quote

The criticism of religion ends with the teaching that man is the highest essence for man – hence, with the categoric imperative to overthrow all relations in which man is a debased, enslaved, abandoned, despicable essence, relations which cannot be better described than by the cry of a Frenchman when it was planned to introduce a tax on dogs: Poor dogs! They want to treat you as human beings!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Greed is Survival, but no Longer Necessary

'Greed', in the sense of the desire to accumulate material wealth, whether in resources and good, or more abstract capital measurements, is a primary factor in all socio-political system imbalances that are the cause of so many ills in the history of at least state-like systems of organizing people.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Secret History of Chemical Warfare

The secret in 'The Secret History of Chemical Warfare", by N.J. McCamley, is not the story of a covert world of mad scientists conducting horrifying  experiments under tacit government approval, but instead it is about of the success of special interest groups in manipulating public and government opinion to maintain support for the development of weapons programs of dubious utility.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Why all the '-isms' fail - except the one's we got now

Summary: All proposed alternatives to the current socio-economic model are failures due to the inability of these models to account for basic societal forces stemming from a general desire for the accumulation of material wealth. Often this is due to a myopic view of the present which does not succeed in tracing behavioral tendencies down to root causes.

The flaccid inefficacy of revolutionary movements in bringing about meaningful changes in public consciousness, or actual governance, is by this point in time glaring. Proponents of the alternative ‘-isms’ have become adept at pointing out superficial scapegoats, and have developed systems of classification that border on religious orthodoxy, while making no tangible progress towards their stated aims.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Revolutionary Notes #4 - The Undesirables

Who are the undesirables?

The efficacy of a government at its root depends on two factors, the system within which it operates, and the members who constitute it. This is true whether the governing body is a single person, group of people, or the collective society itself.

How to define governmental efficacy, or what features comprise a good system are outside the scope of this writing, and will be covered at a later date.

The aim here is to discuss who should form that government, and who are the undesirables.