Archive for September, 2011

Age of Reason

September 27, 2011

Valued Visitors

Noam Chomsky:
The two 9/11
The Generative Enterprise its origins, goals, prospects.
Silfur Egils I : II : III

Vandana Shiva:
Silfur Egils I : II

Margrit Kennedy:
Silfur Egils I : II

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Ethos, (Logos, and Pathos)

September 26, 2011

Ethos the movie

Isang Litrong Liwanag

September 19, 2011

The holy congregation of “foreign investors” did not provide this investment.

Isang Litrong Liwanag

& elsewhere:

Guns and Butter
Herzlichen Glückwunsch

Without the Consent of the Governed

September 15, 2011

“Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.” ~ Milton Friedman

They actually showed this documentary adaptation of The Shock Doctrine (2009) on TV? – But then Klein thought that we had refused treatment, although our left-wing finance minister got a pat on the head from the IMF.

PIGS, – this couldn’t possibly still be going on?

Naomi Klein
On-going Revolution?

Are we all tin foild paranoids?
Clash of Civilizations
Synthetic Terror (rogue network – parallel government).
‘Rogue Trader’ My Ass

Compared to a Cult?

September 12, 2011

Three years on and the cultural landscape with banks, parliament and public relations is back in 2007 mode, – the bankruptcy guard has reassembled.

The Guru is always right.
You are always wrong.
No Exit.
No Graduates.
Cult-speak.
Group-think, Suppression of Dissent, and Enforced Conformity in Thinking
Irrationality.
Suspension of disbelief.
Denigration of competing sects, cults, religions…
Personal attacks on critics.
Insistence that the cult is THE ONLY WAY.
etc.

The Cult Test
Freedom of Mind Center

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

September 10, 2011


“Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter system–to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it.”

“Interest rates spiked and the indebted became slaves. And the system perpetuated itself with tremendously violent consequences, with only the rare intervention of kings and churches keeping the system from spiraling out of control.”

Chomsky describes this out of control spiral here and concludes, – ”By shredding the remnants of political democracy, the financial institutions lay the basis for carrying the lethal process forward — as long as their victims are willing to suffer in silence.”

As we saw from “The Lost Science of Money” most economists steadfastly refuse to learn anything from history, – which is all the more peculiar for a “discipline” claiming to be “scientific” and on the outlook for the optimal truth and not a cult worship.

David Graeber.
Debt The First 5,000 Years
Mad Max

9,3% between deposit and lending rates (IMF)
kiva
P2P lending

The Uber-wealthy

September 5, 2011

 Mention a Foreign Investor with limitless money (stolen or borrowed) and our rent-boys and -girls in the investor- and political class drop their pants.

They’ve just sold our energy sources and are now panting to sell the land and what litle remains.

A class of the criminally insane who obviously do not plan to live here in the future, serfs, who think they will get a cosy job in an investment bank or an office in Bruxelles.

Glory to the Golden Calf.

Vast tract of Icelandic land (for beads and trinkets)
Resources peddled off at bargain prices
Brothel in the Highlands! (Google translate)

And in the “News”:
Distraction Distortion Disinformation Deception

They Rule (out of reach for mortals)
ALEC Exposed (Legislative Exchange Council)