On 11/5/2013 11:11 PM, LizR wrote:
On 6 November 2013 17:10, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>>
On 11/5/2013 8:03 PM, Chris de Morsella wrote:
In the near future who knows… you may breath in some nano dust and within
begin feeling a powerful compelling love for the dear leader (or bankster)
fills you with an overriding motivation to struggle harder to do your small
increasing their glory. And – in this dystopic vision -- it will be filled
brim with a relentless love for our leaders that we will march off to dreary
impoverished, dull, brutish, lives and early poisoned deaths on this poor
earth. Until the very end – brought on by systemic collapse -- the various
in pleasure palaces of the major psychopaths will be kept fully stocked
very best and in these cloistered estates, the in-bred, inward looking
clans of the
elite will engage in endless merriment marked by grand balls and conspicuous
displays of wealth and power – as they jostle amongst each other for
And as the lowly prole dies his early death his face will be frozen in a
perpetually induced love for the great leader… as deep inside the soul
Of course in the U.S. you can take up your arms and revolt - thanks to the
Chris' point is that you wouldn't want to. This is the /Brave New World/ version of the
future, rather than /1984/.
Yeah, I know. But it's a silly vision. Why would you want all these drugged out brutes
around. Why wouldn't you just use of biological engineering to create animals to do labor
and act as companions...Oh, right, because it's easier and cheaper to do it with
machines. And that's in fact what we've been doing. A big part of the reason for high
unemployment is that it just doesn't take as many people to produce stuff - particularly
financial stuff. The obviously solution is to stop requiring people to 'work' (watch
their hedge fund computer program) and just reward people for living well. But a change
in the method of 'production' implies a change in social and political structure (c.f.
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