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Ontological Lapsometer ~Outer Limits~ 3 February 2018

Ontological Lapsometer ~Outer Limits~ 3 February 2018

The Dystopic novels of the 20th century have proven frighteningly prophetic, depicting the imperial regimes of the corporate state as scientific dictatorships, led by kleptocrats, motivated by hedonism, and fueled by ignorance. Dog-eat-dog rationalism replaces empathy with profit-motivated cruelty. Freedom is conflated with unfettered capitalism. Multiculturalism and identity politics distract an exploited underclass from pursuing economic justice. Deliberately inefficient systems quicken irreversible ecocide. Spiritual and intellectual vacuums are filled with endless entertainments to avoid any contemplation of what we have become. Enforcers employ the tactics of imperials wars to protect the interests of the ownership class. The remaining social unrest strategically channels enraged proles into supporting morally degenerate political elites who promise utopia but only accelerate the decay. But this system didn’t just happen, and it isn’t broken. It was structured to work this way.

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Outer Limits

“When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality.” ~Russell Brand

xyrano
xyrano

ill tell you what i think. I think this jerk is offensive. :D the product of phalic (wrong) thinking. Its easy for me to see that he created his world view out of 'feel good' thoughts and imagined persecution (if only the world were diffent then MY artist prioties would be recognized) or something. Then he set about finding evidence to support his socialist ideals. It hardly comes from looking at the world and using critical thinking to evaluate it's problems. He obviously starts with his prefered solution in mind before analysis of the problems, so his solution will look like demonizing everything that isn't his solution. which isnt a solution at all. I also think that the Vietcong slaughtered 4 million innocent people in Vietnam after we (Im pone of those asshole Americans) pulled out of Vietnam (supposedly a military 'adventure') and 'ceaseless capitalism' is responsible for lifting more people out of poverty than any mechanism you can name. Communism on the other hand is i think second to Malaria in the number of people it's killed.

Outer Limits

I probably do seem offensive to many people. I also wouldn't disagree with your appraisal of communism's genocidal effects. I do think you may have oversimplified the essence of the message here though. Our aim with this episode had a lot more to do with analyzing the psychology of imperial collapse than projecting some kind of moral superiority complex onto our listeners. But is it really controversial to articulate the deliberate inefficiency of importing and exporting identical quantities of beef? -Or the incontrovertible damage caused by Hydro-Fracking? It's also worth mentioning that "capitalism" no longer exists as an economic system in America, because the very essence of competition has been stripped away with the monopolization of every industry.

TheSnooze
TheSnooze

I don't know about this guy. And I have been listening to all three episodes so far.
On one hand he's advocating spiritual hedonism with the phrase 'You don't exist and it's all consciousness' (Jim Carrey much?) and on the other hand he excites the mob with the inequalities that exist in this world that apparently doesn't exist because it's all atoms that don't exist. All this coming from someone worth several million himself. And being an actor and millionaire (Jim Carrey much?) with ties to the Rothschild family, which I would give the prize for being closest to the problem we have in this world and hence strongly assuming that they're the root of it, does not help his credibility. I think he's got an agenda. #tinfoilhat And it's a socialist one.
The things he talks about are definitely important and severe but he does nothing to better it except playing the spiritual wild card.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK1UmBPUyqA

What do you guys think?

Outer Limits

No leaders. No heroes. I wouldn't follow Brand for the same reason I don't think we need a president. The Fabian links seemed apparent from the moment the TREWs began. After all, if you've seen a face on TV, they're almost always part of the cabal. But from a pragmatic perspective, some are better at articulating the problem than others (with or without the help of ghostwriters and editors), and if they can do it in a funny way I'll gladly give them airtime.

TheSnooze
TheSnooze

Fair enough reason. I think though you and your team would've done a way better job in articulating. Minus the nagging self-indulging voice of the Russel Brand.
But why do it over again if it's been done before and good already. I get your point indeed. It's mostly on my part that this guy makes me cringe so hard. Can't help it.