Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Georgia-Russia Media Bias

The Psychopathology of Work

Work, now? Never, never. I'm on strike.—Arthur Rimbaud

Depersonalization and alienation from our deepest desires is implanted during childhood via school, church, movies, and TV, and soon reaches the point where an individual's desire is not only a net of contradictions, but also a commodity like all the others. "True life" always seems to be just a bit beyond what a weekly paycheck and credit card can afford, and is thus indefinitely postponed. And each postponement contributes to the reproduction of a social system that practically everyone who is not a multimillionaire or a masochist has come to loathe.

That is the problem facing us all: How to break the pattern of work—of week-to-week slavery, that habit of habits, that addiction of addictions; how to detach ourselves from the grip of Self-Defeating Illusions For Sale, Inc., a.k.a, the corporate consumer State. Especially ingrained is that pattern of working for someone else: making someone else's "goods", producing the wealth that someone else enjoys, thinking someone else's thoughts (sometimes actually believing them one's own), and even dreaming someone else's dreams—in short, living someone else's life, for one's own life, and one's own dream of life, have long since been lost in the shuffle.

The systematic suppression of a person's real desires—and that is largely what work consists of—is exacerbated by capitalism's incessant manipulation of artificial desires, "as advertised." This gives daily life the character of mass neurosis, with increasingly frequent psychotic episodes. To relieve the all-embracing boredom of daily life, society offers an endless array of distractions and stupefactions, most of them "available at a store near you". The trouble is, these distractions and stupefactions, legal or illegal, soon become part of the boredom, for they satisfy no authentic desire.
Work kills the spirit, damages the body, insults the mind, keeps everyone confused and demoralized, distracts its victims from all the things that really matter in life...Our struggle calls for labor organizers of a new kind...To bring about the meltdown of miserabilism, we need awakeners of latent desires, fomentors of marvelous humour, stimulators of ardent dreams, provokers of the deepest possible yearning for a life of poetic adventure.

Read the entire article by Penelope Rosemont here at deoxy.org

Tao Te Ching: Book of The Way

This is a cool site to read the Tao Te Ching (increase font size with ctrl+):
the tao that can be told
is not the eternal tao
the name that can be named
is not the eternal name

the unnamable is the eternally real
naming is the origin
of all particular things

free from desire, you realize the mystery
caught in desire, you see only manifestations

yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source
this source is called darkness

darkness within darkness
the gateway to all understanding

Daily C: Oil, Petroleum, Black Gold - Scourge of nature & wallets

Oil prices have skyrocketed, while the Oil Industry made RECORD PROFITS! Feel ripped off yet?

# "Global Warming": About 22 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are being released into the earth's atmosphere each year due to coal-burning power plants, automobile exhausts, factory smokestacks, and other waste vents.
# Road accidents kill an estimated one million people each year worldwide.
# With the China economy booming, car presence & pollution are increasing dramatically. People moving from countryside to cities already have health problems.
# The prevalence of Asthma has risen steadily since 1980. Not to mention decline of general health & fertility.
# Robbing indigenous people of their land so they can destroy it with their oil rigs, doesn't sound a bit criminal to you?
# War for oil, sound familiar anyone? Anyone wanna estimate a bodycount? Be my guest.
# Violent supression of Free Energy like Zero-point, Cold Fusion and Cold Electricity and of other energy sources like Brown's/Rhodes Gas, Biodiesel, Hydrogen in combustion & Fuel Cells, Solar power, LPG,...

"In 1932, Standard Oil struck oil in the British protectorate of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf and all the major powers began decades of covert and overt struggle to control that region, of which the current culmination, as I write, Includes, George Bush Jr. owning most of the oil in Bahrain and George Bush Sr. declaring that the U.S. has a "moral" imperative to police that area. Today (1991), American missilies are raining on Iraq and Iraqi missiles are bombarding Israel. (The American missiles are "good" because they only kill "bad" people; the Iraqi missiles are "bad" because they only kill "good" people. Understand? I am writing about the Planet of the Apes.)"
Robert Anton Wilson: Cosmic Trigger 2: Down to Earth

"When the oil prices plummet... the oil companies will be gone quicker than fire through a gas line, and all of us will be left picking up the pieces of our destroyed local economy."
Maggie Palmer, writing from Pinedale, WY - www.reclaimdemocracy.org


"Why don't those damn oil companies fly their own flags on their personal property - maybe a flag with a gas pump on it." Major General Smedley Butler

"This gas shit is crazy. I seen people leave their car on the freeway and start walking. There ain't been a drive by in LA in three months! You hear n*ggas talking: I can't afford to kill that mothafuckah!"
Paul Mooney

(The News Articles page and No Balls page didn't get posted because one isn't updated anymore and the other isn't about the "Live & let live" philosophy I have now ;p. Remember these pages of the daily conspiracy series, are very old ;p.)