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Save the world

Re: Save the world
November 27, 2012, 02:44:53 AM
No slaves, anybody maladjusted enough to end up in prison should be killed. It's draconian I know but if we are talking about saving the world than we are going to need to take some drastic measures.

Slavery is arguably the foremost reason we are in the mess we are in today. If nobody used slaves and just killed the people who would have been slaves the average IQ would be much higher today.

Not to mention that today, much slavery is connected to the abhorrent sex trade. Notably, children make up a good percentage of those slaves.

The world would be a better place if that kind of thing was abolished, and the people who ran it made examples of.
No.

Having reviewed the thread, baby Jesus is most definitely weeping at this point.

Re: Save the world
November 27, 2012, 06:27:13 PM
Besides, the slaves are easily manipulated into uprising. Especially from outside influence.
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Re: Save the world
November 27, 2012, 10:42:15 PM
This is the only part I don't understand. Why would you need 3-4 channels just for that? Wouldn't one be enough?

You’re probably right. Perhaps even radio would suffice. But at least it’s a step away from 10, 50, 100+ channels of the most perverse entertainment and propaganda ever shat out of human creation. As the primary means of informing most people, it is little wonder their spirit has become so toxic. I thought this could be changed by changing the type of information they’re exposed to. Perhaps they would die of shock instead.

I dont disagree, completely, with your suggestions but why not focus on promoting the cultural values that reflect a people's metaphysical vision? The "government" would not have to do half the stuff you just mentioned if such was the case. We need to keep in mind that when you take something away, the "hole" that is left is filled by something else. Take away TV's and people will turn to something equally as obnoxious and mind numbing. The only way to combat this is to provide people with a sense of identity and purpose to their life, the motivation and belief that life is not to be wasted merely enteraining oneself perpetually. Culture/Religion (the corporeal manifestaion of the metaphysical principles inherent in a given people) provide people with an impetus to change their life and live in accordance with an ideal that transcends theire ego (but does not negate it).

Change to world?.... "Change your life"

I would agree that this is important but it also works backwards in that the inherent capacity for goodness and sensibility in people is largely negated by the media and governmental systems they’re subject to. This in turn propagates via successive levels of generational decay.

The question of abolishing the prison system is probably even more involved than whether or not it’s worth rehabilitating known re-offenders. For some it’s hardly even a question, as the justice system and the conditions which lead to increased crime are inextricably linked with the widespread promotion of unhealthy values via government and media. The prevalence of crime therefore is a symptom of such a system, while the people who promote such ‘values’ are even worse criminals.

Re: Save the world
November 27, 2012, 11:11:59 PM
Instead of home video game systems, bring back the arcade. If kids want to play video games, at least make it a social activity. Arcade games are usually better anyway. When I was a teenager I used to make a lot of money gambling at the local arcade over Street Fighter.

Re: Save the world
December 03, 2012, 06:03:18 PM
Obviously, the whole idea of a single-family house by definition dictates a certain disposition of things. It will lack the dimension and social relations of a household composed of multiple generations plus non-family members, helpers, employees, servants. And it should also be obvious that the single-generation, single-family house is a product of mid-20th century industrial dynamism that made even factory worker wage slaves rich by historical standards - Tom Wolfe pointed out years ago that the average GM assembly line drone enjoyed more sheer physical luxury at home than Louis XIV.

Put the single-family house in the context of a suburban monoculture organized to conform relentlessly to the dictates of single use zoning, and you get a recipe for instant (and permanent) social dysfunction. Then, fill that house with electronic diversion devices and a microwave oven and you end up with a very few disconnected humans who rarely share a meal and exist, while "at home," in a narcissistic vapor-realm of canned entertainment, pornography, texting (i.e. melodrama created to fill a void of purposelessness), and the sado-masochistic combats of video games (a substitute for purposeful, virile endeavor), all floating on a virtual river of relentless advertising.

http://kunstler.com/blog/2012/12/homeless.html