FROM ENTROPY TO DUMBOTRY, AND BEYOND INTO OBLIVION
Posted by Chris Hohn on March 7, 2012
HOW THE GAP BETWEEN MINIMAL COGNITION TO FATHOM CRITICAL
ISSUES & THE EVER DEEPENING SEVERITY OF THE ISSUES IS ALSO
EXPONENTIALLY WIDENING UNTO A LOOP OF NO RETURN
-Under these conditions, Optimism is an Escape-From-Reality form of Mental Disease-
(or as Dr. Joseph Chiappalone colorfully called it: “End Times Madness”)
*(NOTICE THE MORE THAN 4 MILLION VIEWS TO THIS 8 PART VIDEO)*
IF YOU FEEL THIS 3D EARTH IS THE TITANIC, THEN YOU ARE AWAKE;
AND WHEN YOU DON’T, THEN YOU ARE ASLEEP
Let me begin by briefly sharing with you the response from one of our typical humans gone completely bonkers of today, to this most lucid presentation by Dr Albert Bartlett of the Dept of Physics of the University of Colorado in Boulder, as this loonie wrote evidently in clear representation of the vast majority of the population which takes an identical attitude (courtesy & copyright of http://www.cassiopaea.org / http://www.sott.net):
“I don’t see how an argument that follows in the footsteps of Parson Malthus or Paul Erlich, who also said that ‘mathematics inexorably proves that population growth is a disaster and cannot be sustained because the ‘resources are finite’ ‘ is the most important video I will see. Judging from his ‘students’ they appear as bored as I was in watching this rehash of historically discredited garbage. This geezer should have lived long enough to know that ‘resource’ is not a stand alone concept. He even obliquely references the fact that it was the invention of a technology capable of using oil (which was in the ground for how may millions of years without a technology to use it?) that defeated Parson Malthus’s similar argument: oil provided a means of feeding the increased population–a feat Malthus swore could not be done ‘because of the mathematics.’ I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when you ask me for money then push articles repeating the genocidalist message of the ‘Georgia Standing Stones’ (‘we need to destroy billions of people to survive’) and claim to know what you are talking about. I thought all intelligent people knew that the concepts of ‘non-renewable resources’ and ‘interest rate banking’ were long ago joined at the hip (as Joseph Farrell argues in his book on the subject). Certainly you know that the means of ‘free energy’ were invented long ago by Tesla, based on a new physics you seem to have never heard of, and that this physics was suppressed , of course, by J P Morgan (yes, the banker) who instead promoted Einstein. Later, as Constable said in his 1977 book on the subject (studiously ignored by Laura), when confronted with this physics Einstein ‘proved he preferred bombs.’ So the bankers physics and the Colorado geezer’s arguments go hand in hand, don’t they? The truth is, that ‘resources’ are defined by human cognition and inventiveness and are ever-changing as a function of that same attribute of humanity; they are ‘not crap in the ground that cannot be renewed therefore you will die.’ That is the sort of argument you get from a jerk who does not know enough to call a plumber when the bathroom in his apartment house is too small (see the video if you can stomach it).” -March 5,2012-
Followed by the surgical and so spot on counter-response by the Editor of the website, the aforementioned Laura:
“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out… you are obviously an authoritarian follower. As Bob Altemeyer describes them: They are highly submissive to established authority, aggressive in the name of that authority, and conventional to the point of insisting everyone should behave as their authorities decide. They are fearful and self-righteous and have a lot of hostility in them that they readily direct toward various outgroups. They are easily incited, easily led, rather un-inclined to think for themselves, largely impervious to facts and reason, and rely instead on social support to maintain their beliefs. They bring strong loyalty to their in-groups, have thick-walled, highly compartmentalized minds, use lots of double standards in their judgments, are surprisingly unprincipled at times, and are often hypocrites. But they are also Teflon-coated when it comes to guilt. They are blind to themselves, ethnocentric and prejudiced, and as close-minded as they are narrow-minded.” -Mar 5, 2012-
Each human throughout his life in average ends up using many acres of territory
(in many ways & facets, both indirectly & directly, individually & collectively so)
such as need for housing, food production, waste, education, services, travel, etc.
BUT ONLY A MUCH SMALLER PORTION OF THE EARTH IS USABLE TO THOSE ENDS
(the Earth mostly covered by oceans, ice, deserts, mountains, jungle/forests, wetlands)
-DRINKABLE WATER & BREATHABLE AIR, SOME OF THE CRITICALLY FINITE RESOURCES, ALONG ENERGY, ETC-
Human High Density “Compacting & Cloistering” definitely NOT a practicable strategy
-I thought that issue was settled with the long ago demise of Modernist Urbanism & Architecture Utopia-
For circumstances pertinent to my specific biography, I was from around even before early puberty already in a direct manner experientially exposed to the complete lunacy & disgusting mediocrity of the political establishment and its “famous figures” of most ideological feathers imaginable, that are as usual always bent on playing the role of being our dads, mentors and saviors -when not the nefarious Big Brother from hell-. To say that this might explain my Libertarian instinctual tendencies is like saying that when it’s sunny it’s shiny, just stating the obvious.
Then in my very first years of college I suddenly felt compelled to write quite strange poetry in an attempt to either just cope or elementally describe for my own future personal memory my sense of utter disbelief at how insane the world appeared to me (I used a lot of “Sarcastic Trigonometry” and its use of funny named terms to satirize the circus I felt life was by and large, specially at the top, but also vividly in the academic world itself), thus the more I looked and poked around, the more CLOWNS I sensed there were, and they were as a constant typically running the show at every level of every thing that happens in human society.
FROM VERY EARLY ON I LEARNED TO FEAR EVEN MORE SO THE
IDIOTIC CLOWN THAN THE EVIL DOER PER SE
-I keenly sensed the ignorants & idiots would in the end do more harm than the evil people-
Then in the early/mid 80’s (most definitely around 1984 to 1986) without the necessity to go through the type of arithmetical projections and statistical checkups a-la Dr Albert Bartlett, I just “completely got it” that we were SCREWED as a civilization, that all the curves pointed to a land of no return bad-bad Omega Point, and that besides the devastating issue of Over Population in and of itself, what really and truly bugged me in the extreme were the so many terribly wrong & damaging things we were all doing on top of it all, the total Incongruency & Inconsistency of our routines and habits, the all abiding demented WASTE AND EXCESSIVE USE OF RESOURCES and so forth. The fact that I had switched from Engineering to Architecture in university, I guess considerably helped to propel me “there” in consciousness terms, but there were other angles to my persona that coalesced into the same psychic ether, after all I also remember writing my first ECOLOGICAL SONG already in 1978/1979…! (and I did perform it live often in coffee houses, in spite of its considerable technical complexity on guitar, as I tried at all costs to avoid sounding sugary-folkie on the acoustic, going for a more thoughtful approach). Seriously, at that time I’ve never even heard of “ecology”; but my ecology worked on many levels, physical, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, economic, in other words I was involved in a sort of HOLISTIC INTEGRAL ECOLOGY rather than just the Green approach of sheer political manipulation that has been so easily hijacked.
ISAAC ASIMOV (quoted in the above video also):
“DEMOCRACY CANNOT SURVIVE OVER POPULATION”
Neither it can survive the idiots and phonies…!
(THE EQUIVALENT OF TERMINAL OVER POPULATION IN THE REALM OF PSYCHIC ECOLOGY)
WELCOME TO DUMBOTRY, THE ULTIMATE EDGE OF ENTROPY
-where it morphs into a “simulation of order” even more disorderly than chaos itself-
I saw exactly this, as the most terrifying final face of Humanity (The Banality of Mass Lunacy even worse than The Banality of Selective Evil) on the verge of exploding into an over population curve of rapid unsustainability and decay in spite of apparent advances; to be honest here, I actually saw this at a much younger age, as a child (around 7 years old) coming back from the 3 months yearly vacation spent at an aunt’s remote tiny farm and into the city after the summer, the same exact epiphanic impression, unmistakably clear, an overwhelming & unavoidably poignant sense of sheer STRANGE LUNACY and ENTROPIC DISORDER pervading the human organization in the city (and this city -imagine that- that was then like a small town compared to today’s mega urban monsters, the cities I later lived in).
So when I grew up I started asking the dead-obvious questions:
WHY IS EVERYBODY ON THE SAME “E-X-A-C-T” WORK SCHEDULE…?
(and anybody that somehow varied that schedule was labeled to be somewhat on a “GRAVEYARD SHIFT” mode
-just look at the term !?-, akin to a “LAZY” person, as if to imply a sinister or terribly weird abnormal lifestyle)
And I perfunctorily concluded: There is METHOD to the MADNESS
(i.e. it’s deliberate, part of the insect like “order” in the mechanism of dementia)
I dared to ask:
WHY NOT WORK CLOSE TO WHERE YOU LIVE…?
(I never had too much problem arranging things to such end in mind)
-don’t we for ex choose sentimental partners with that criteria…?-
BECAUSE SEE THERE WAS A VISIBLE “PRIDE” IN “COMMUTING “REALLY LONG & HARD”
THAT WAS SOMEHOW SYNONYM WITH “SUCCESS” OR “MAKING IT”
I mean, The-Longer-You-Commuted-The-More-Important-Your-Job-Was, right…?
I ALWAYS SEEMED TO NOTICE THESE SUBCONSCIOUS DEMENTED INNUENDOS
(but the vast majority of people if not everyone, seemed to never ever notice “any” of these “things” at all)
THEN ONE GOOD DAY I SAW ONE REMARKABLE GEORGE CARLIN SKETCH FOR THE FIRST TIME,
MOCKING ALL THE POMPOUS INSANE ATTITUDES AND PHRASES OF THE HUMAN CLOWN TYPES
-VOILA!, YOU ARE NOT ALONE; it’s just that… there’s so tiny few of us…!-
Most people to this day (12th year of the 3rd millennia, and they’re still falling for that crap…?) equate ecology with government. I NEVER DID; I always saw the Over Population and Renewable Resources and general Ecological Conundrum as BASICALLY AN INDIVIDUAL THING ON A 1-to-1 BASIS, 1 person at a time, engaging with another person, and so forth. To me, this “government” and “united nations” baloney, always did seem LIKE A SMOKE SCREEN, LIKE A COVER UP FOR THE PERSONAL IRRESPONSIBILITY, a way of pretending to “solve” en-masse and in a social fiction of collective make-believe, what essentially at an intimate personal level continues to be a flagrant insanity of wasting resources due to ill arranged personal bad habits, personal idiotic beliefs, crazy notions of living in far fetched ways, most often simply crass anachronic or inorganic ways of functioning on the planet, of decidedly fetichistic psychological tics which lead to things along the lines of procreating like rabbits, and a long series of very individually personal deep failures in this respect and more. To one person the over-procreation tic is “rationalized” as a religious thing, to another person it is “rationalized” as an ethnic war against the whites for ex (“we’ll win the ethnic war by sheer super-numbers of us around, so let’s procreate til kingdom come”), to another person it is “rationalized” as a sociological fulfillment of one’s identity, and so on and so forth in an endless series of highly dubious contrivances, all dooming faster-than-thou the existence of humans sustainably on this planet. NOBODY STOPS TO MEDITATE THAT THIS COULD BE JUST DEMENTIA RUNNING ITS COURSE.
A PERSON THAT DOES NOT PROCREATE STILL VIEWED AS “FLAWED”
What kind of totally over the top insanity is that…?
Then of course it is suggested as dogma that those who do not procreate are “liberals”
Look honey, liberal, conservative, independent, libertarian, or whatever may be the flavor of your choice, WE ARE ALL DOOMED ALL THE SAME BY OVER POPULATION COMING AT US LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN AT 100 MILES PER HOUR…! No one is getting a quicker or better dealt hand in this poker of a life as-is once Over Population gets here; right now we are entering “the field” already so to speak, and the effects are beginning to appear everywhere in a myriad of manners, as everything begins to crack at the seams. And this present now is still nothing as compared to what lies ahead, which will be a veritable INFERNO.