Saturday, May 6, 2017

Where We are Headed and Why.

Looking at the world around us you have to be scratching your head and asking why. While I have been writing about what is going on for years, I watched a video today that summarized a lot of the things I have been talking about.

YouTube - Obsolete — Full Documentary Official (2016). 

The video is only an hour long. I don't agree with their solutions, I find them naive at best; but, they point out many of the trends that I have been writing about for 7 years and actually discuss many of the sources that I have presented and linked to in the past. The situation we are in, as I see it, is that we can actually afford to give everyone a comfortable lifestyle and can even afford big increases in population; but, we cannot find a use for their labor. If half of all the people on earth died tomorrow, we would still have enough people to do all the necessary work. Think about that.

The essence of the biggest issue facing the world today is what do we do when we don't need people's labor? Do we just refuse to feed them? Do we feed them and ask for nothing back? All the talk you hear about global warming or overpopulation is propaganda to allow a few to implement the establishments answer without ever telling you what their solution is. Read that again.

Lets be clear about something. If the world doesn't need workers than it doesn't need owners. I recently wrote that capitalism and communism are both systems based on the concept that your labor has value. That ceases being true when labor has no value.

Tomorrow France will vote for a new President. Le Pen is a conservative that believes people's labor matters. Trump and Farage also believed that people's labor has value. Globalists like Clinton and Bush do not believe that your labor has value because they understand that they won't need your labor in the future. Clinton's response would be to give people some basic, very basic, standard of living. Bush would give people no basics.

I was happy to see Trump win, I would have preferred Sanders; but, the important thing is that the election forces the discussion to be in the open. The things I have been discussing on this blog are not news to the think tanks. What I have been discussing for the past 7 years is what they have been discussing since the 1960s.

The reality is that the vast majority of people will no longer be productive. Better put, the productivity of the vast majority of people will be unnecessary. In fact, we won't need many colleges as we don't need as many educated people. You are seeing that now with the large numbers of college graduates who cannot get jobs because they are not needed. More education will not fix that, free college will not fix that.

The trends in small houses, small apartments, virtual reality and an obsession with being connected via you phone all the time is a consequence of planning for your future. You achievements will be virtual achievements so that you feel some sense of purpose.

What does a shepherd do if he no longer can sell wool? He sells the flesh of the sheep and if people don't want to eat lamb, he stops raising them. The shepherd only sees value in sheep for what they mean for him. Jesus would say that the good shepherd takes care of the sheep and loves them; but, most people become shepherds for the return. Jesus called them hired hands and said they abused the sheep.

 The internet will be used as your work. You will make videos or write or make music or make pretty pictures and the number of viewers you have will determine your value. That has already begun, consider Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In the future anyone will be able to make videos or create websites. The software companies are already preparing programs to allow this to occur. The internet will be virtual employment so that you have a sense of purpose. You are intended to have meaningless debates and arguments over the irrelevant. Why do you think there is so much discussion over gender identity? It is meant to preoccupy your minds.

Now lets discuss the recent protests against free speech by "the left". You can watch as many interviews as you want and you will not find what they are fighting for. Some will say it is anti-Trump; but, the current trend is to say it is anti-fascist, antifa. It is not. It is a distraction. Whether or not Caitlyn Jenner is a man or a women is completely irrelevant. Whether or not Mexicans move here illegally is pretty irrelevant too. There won't be any jobs for them to take away from Americans.

The protest at Berkley can be informative. Milo Yiannopolus is a gay, conservative comedian. He was invited to Berkley by the school's conservative group and "the left" had a riot to stop his speech. The discussion in the media is all about whether or not he should have been allowed to speak; but, that is a false narrative. They did not stop him from being heard, he is all over YouTube and the internet. He could have phoned in the speech. After he was shut down at Berkley, the media attacked him in unison and he quit Breitbart, an online publication. He had also been previously removed from Twitter. There is a pattern here. If they can stop you from speaking online or in public, they can stop your voice from being heard at all, that is why we are seeing a call to censor the internet.

An Open Letter To H.A. Goodman About You and TYT

I have been busy with a few things. Even the Pimpernel gets distracted. I have been helping a relative and doing some work for money. When I get to busy to write good posts, I collect articles and save them. Often by the time I can write again, some of the articles lose my interest. When that happens sometimes I will just list a whole bunch out and let the reader decide what to read.

I planned on writing about the articles today, you know, listing them out and giving a brief comment on each. Instead I am going to talk about what is on my mind. Someone I have recommended to my readers is a guy named H.A. Goodman. I like the guy. I don't agree with him on some things; but, I like his perspective and willingness to challenge people who are of his political perspective. The guy rarely gets angry on video or cusses. I cuss a lot in real life, I mean I cuss all the time; but, obviously I don't on this blog. When I first started writing online I was a lot harsher, not on this blog, before I started this blog and was on different social sites. I cuss a lot and can be very cutting even without cussing. The Pimpernel had a tendency to go for the jugular.

In my business life I was actually a little softer. I let many a person who stabbed me in the back live. The more influence you have, the more I think you should temper your approach. When I started my career, I started at the bottom and was incredibly combative and could get away with it because I was also incredibly prepared and quick. Old and slow now. I always gave a break to those below me in the organization. I believe insecure people fight those with less power and secure people should fight those with more power.

In the scheme of things, H. A. Goodman has less power than TYT. TYT has millions of viewers and H. A. has about 70,000. One of TYT's people chose to attack H. A.  I didn't like that. He called them out for their BS and one of their people attacked his intent, rather than what he said. H. A. does not cuss much; but, he was really upset and fought back. The guy that attacked him, he liked and I am sure he felt betrayed and I understand that. I got cheated on by my wife of 24 years, I understand feeling betrayed and it is not a good feeling.

This is an open letter to H. A. Goodman, shit happens, people make mistakes and say things that are hard to take back. My ex did it to me. I restrained myself during my divorce because I wanted to be the better me and MY CHILDREN WERE WATCHING. I had to ask myself who I wanted to be and look myself through others eyes. I don't link to TYT or Alex Jones for a reason, while both have some people I like, I cannot recommend the people they work for or their organizations. I do not rely on income from this blog and as Cindy Lauper said, "Money Changes Everything". HA, take a second and listen to the song.

I will use an analogy I have used many times. A poor Korean family moves to the United States and they all live in a one bedroom apartment and save every penny, deny themselves everything to start a quick mart and then argue with customers over a penny. When you have nothing it is easy to risk everything, when you have everything it is hard to risk anything. Jesus told us that, one does not need to believe he was our savior to understand that he said it is harder for a rich man to go to heaven than a camel to go through the head of a needle; but, that through God all things were possible.

H. A., I do not think you were wrong about Jordan originally. I think he is feeling challenged and is working through things. You can feel hurt or ask why he came at you. That is a tough thing to do and I had to do it with my ex. Sam Kinston said that women during a break up feel a need to insult our genitalia, mine did not do that to me, she insulted my intelligence. She said I had lost my once formidable intellectual abilities. If you read this blog you will see I have not, read the tags about pension fraud. While I found her words insulting, I cannot say that I ever believed her. It never really hit me where it would hurt the most even though that was her intent. Sometimes people do things just to push your buttons, you get to decide if you will allow them to control you.

Jordan said in his Facebook video that had spent the day being called on the phone and answering e-mails calling him out for what TYT said about the DNC law suit. Look at his video again, he is shaking, he is upset, he is not rational. He knows they were wrong for attacking the Bernie supporters; but, they are his friends. They have treated him well. HA, I'm no shill for TYT and this blog isn't even monetized, never has been and never will. I like you.

I look at someone by how they deal with challenges and how they deal with success; both tell us where they are at on their journey. How I responded to people 20 years ago or even ten years ago, is not how I respond today. Life is about defining who we are and I find the questions as important as the answers. The question is not whether Jordan was an ass; but, who do you want to be. The comment, "well he started it" is the beginning to asking yourself about the value of grace. Today you may not be ready for that; but, that question reappears in everyone's life until they are ready to answer it.

As for Jordan, will you continue to defend TYT when they promote cheating by the DNC? I am on record saying I would NEVER  vote for a Clinton or a Bush. I am on record saying I wanted Bernie to win and if not him then Trump, just to be heard. Clinton did not care about the Midwest and they have abused for too long, they deserve to be heard. Do you wish to call me click bait, yeah, I don't that many readers and they would just laugh at you. This blog is not monetized. Jordan, here is what you didn't do. You did not disagree with HA. You did not defend TYT for attacking the law suit because you can not and that is what is bothering you so you attacked others for attacking them for other reasons. Do you start to see the real issue for you.

Sorry regular readers, I had to write this post because two decent people fought over nonsense and ego. I don't think I have ever done anything like this before and maybe they will never read it; but, it was on my mind all day.