Apples & Oranges

I’m on the train going home, and my phone alerts me to some BTC news; it’s a smart phone with a lot of ideas. Anyways, some corporate soul selling fuckstick named Charlie Munger decided to give his opinion on trading cryptocurrency. He said:

Suppose you could make a lot of money trading freshly harvested baby brains. Would you do it? To me Bitcoin is almost as bad. I regard the whole thing as a combination of dementia and immorality. I think the people pushing it are a disgrace. There ought to be some things that are beneath you, that you just don’t do, and this is one. I think people who are professional traders that are going to trade cryptocurrencies, it’s just disgusting.

The fuck? A complex series of algorithms that make up a digital currency which provides value, unlike fiat currencies used today (namely the US Petrol Dollar), is akin to harvesting baby brains and trading them on the black market. He and his old friend George Soros would know so much about that.

His response to cryptocurrency is fueled by fear and the growing realization there is nothing he or anyone else on Wallstreet can do, but accept the tides of change, and adapt or die.

Change isn’t just neccessary, it’s inevitable. Comparing peaceful alternatives like cryptocurrency to horrific inhumane acts of baby brain harvesting isn’t even in the same stadium.

This is very much the same as people who wish for a nuclear holocaust just so Trump isn’t awarded a Noble Peace Prize for ending the Korean war; what the fuck is wrong with you?

We all have our own rituals, this is mine.

I tried to spark up conversation with you, again, and it went no where, like always. Sometime a few weeks ago, I saw something on your Instagram that struck the final chord and I snapped. Those were the last tears I will shed over you. I see the hole where you use to be but it looks more like a door now, amidst a field of poppy blossoms.

[My mindpalace is pretty magnificent, if I do say so myself.]

I’ll always know to find you in the pines.

Goodbye, Sweet Dixie.

P.S,
I didn’t know it then, but I wrote something for the occasion, a poem no less. I’m only just a wordsmith.

These thoughts circle like wolves.
Predators. Tooth and claw,
blood and bone; until the soil is saturated.
From this sanguine fluid,
the anemone blossoms,
in the memory of us &
I am laid to rest.

I’m a cat person.

I’m watching a show on Netflix called The Red Road, and one of character’s asks her father why he can’t just take a day off work, and this was his response:

Look I have to go to work. You girls can’t just be home alone. […] ‘Cuz I can’t. I mean, you can’t just take days off. This isn’t what I want to do, okay? It’s what I have to do. I’m just trying to keep this family afloat. I’m not worth anything if I can’t do that.

Now for some context.

This guy’s wife is an alcoholic who is having trouble staying on the wagon, plus the voices are making sanity a little cloudy, so she’s been committed by her parents/his in-laws.

Netflix is a little dramatic, but so is regular life. When wealth became more important than humanity and compassion is where we went so terribly wrong, in my opinion of course. Inflation has devalued more than the paper in our wallets, but the paper’s on our walls as well; a degree, framed proudly in a study that’s a part of a second mortgage (mort means dead, or dying you know) means dick all in a failing economy.

It would probably shock most people (I was surprised, where you surprised?) to learn that the US has been experiencing an all time low birth rate, and has been for many years now. So has Canada, in fact. Actually, a lot of places you would think would just be BOOMING with babies are not, which begs the question why? What’s going on that would dissuade people from making babies? Other than the obvious “not everyone wants to have a family”, it turns out that once again money is problem. People want government tax breaks (it’s like we’ve forgotten how government should work), and more $$$ incentives to have children.

This is an article from 2007, so the numbers in here would have increased since then, but in short a stay at home parent (this article specifically surveyed women, but w/e) should bring in a six figure salary if paid. Think about that for a minute. Being parents, or even harder, a single parent, is hard work. They are helping guide a fresh new mind through hell. There are several allegories for this, just open a book once in awhile, you’ll become illuminated. In any case, today both would-be parents must have full time jobs that pay well over $80K in order to partially afford their new child (childcare is outrageously priced). The newborn is now a part time job that you’re always on call for. I’m certain I’m not the only one that see’s the many egregious errors in logic and ethic’s here.

I am somewhere between anger and overwhelming disappointment when I think we as a species have come so far to care and toil for so little in the most modern time we’ve ever known. History books filled with examples and reasons of what not to do, and what to do better; we might as well be rid of our own eyes if we’re not going to use them, and our voices for that matter.

If we want to ensure our future is prosperous, we have to stop giving power to the wicked and start looking to ourselves for the solutions.

tldr; Deciding to make another human being is beautiful, and should be treated that way not just by the parents, but by society. Wealth is not found in paper notes folded away in leather, tucked down a back pocket or in a purse. We need to value things differently, and stop using corrupt systems to fix the problems it creates.

 

political rant I.

People today seem all around apathetic to their government. Laws are being made that the public didn’t ask for that benefit no one but the oppressors, and their only response is “vote harder”. No one asks anymore if what they’re doing is moral or right, just if it’s against the law or not. And if the criminal in question is the law, or an agency of the law, it’s just…well, it’s not illegal that’s for sure because it’s for someone’s good…whomever that may be.

Most people would rather be spoon-fed their information from sources like CNN, BBC, Times and The Economist, because it’s easier, and obviously they always tell the truth, thereby making them credible. To question otherwise is to be paranoid and one of those conspiracy theorist, or worse yet, someone who spreads fake news and propaganda. I mean it’s not like this is even new information; check out this article from 2013 about “conspiracy theorists” and their assumed sane counterpart, the avid mainstream media consumer.

The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority.

But even with the knowledge of all the corruption, apathy reigns, and the excuse “corruption is everywhere” seems to be justification enough to continue tolerating it. Also, vote, because it works…?

“You can’t complain if you don’t vote!” -Proud Voter.

I disagree.

I just deleted several paragraphs on why I disagree because it was too preachy, and filled with my own version of virtue signaling; I don’t want to be like my enemy. I don’t appreciate how they communicate, so I don’t want to do it with my own message, and besides, it wouldn’t serve you any good to just take my word for it either. Use the internet. Read. Do your own research, and pluck up the courage it takes to formulate your own opinion, and stick to it until given a better reason not to.

People Of Interest

Thaddeus Russell – History\Philosophy\Politics
Scott Horton – Foreign Policy\Politics
Max Keiser – Economics\Politics
Andreas Antonopolos – Blockchain\Cryptocurrency\Politics
Tom Woods – Politics
WikiLeaks

 

 

[You may note that I’ve called this “Political Rant I”, meaning I’ll absolutely write more on the subject over multiple entries. I’m passionate, and malcontent.]

am writing…?

Writing came easily to me, albeit poorly, as a young tween. “Of course it did!” I think to myself now; I had a lot to say about the events of my young life to date. School did little to improve my crude art. Actually, school did me little service, so I withdrew into books, and of course the aforementioned internet. Inside these chatroom’s I found a world of writers that called themselves roleplayers whose writing talents ranged from novice hobbyist to undiscovered novelist and everything in between. Some channels featured entire original content while others were more like fan-fiction channels dedicated to the latest blockbuster hit in theaters; I enjoyed a bit of both.

During the first decade of the new millennium, I found solace from the chaos and hell that was my home life in books, and writing. Over the years I improved considerably, mainly to keep other player interested in writing stories with me. Competition helps refine any skill. My source of creativity was fueled by the hell and demons of my waking life which made it easier to spin tales of great conflict and turmoil, but always to a happy resolution..at least in the beginning. As I grew as a writer, fairytales seemed less satisfying if they were always told for the tender hearts of children, so I embraced realism and finality; I also embraced the macabre.

Eventually though, the pain and sadness became too much, and even anguish can’t write the words; there was nothing left to say.

I haven’t written substantially in years, which had left me wondering if I was a fraud, and if my mindpalace is as grand as I believe it is. I’m still not sure. I haven’t produced anything, yet. I haven’t written the next binge series. So focused on what I haven’t done to even think about doing anything else…

Well, that’s going to change.

I have so many stories both long and short that I want to share. Even if it’s only ever here on this WordPress with no distinguished name or editor; I will produce many somethings, and I will write.

break

In February we moved from California to Canada after one startup project failed (as so many do), and another one beckoned. It was very fortunate timing to say the least, despite the ill timing of seasons. The startup here has been years in the making, and already demonstrating its superior team cohesion, vision, and execution. It’s all very exciting, especially having had the privilege to observe it’s growth from the ground up, but a break from business, and the city would be so fucking loooovely [long sigh].

I have a lot of “wants” and “ideas” or “projects” I’d like to accomplish but focus and self motivation are not my strong suits. I need to figure it out, and what is most important to me; the desire for friends/local friendly acquaintance, the idea’s that need to be put to paper, or the projects that need execution. There isn’t anything stopping me from having or doing all three, but my own self imposed limitations. I also spend way too much time in my head and not enough in the present with people, which I’m sure contributes to the longing I feel for friendship. It might be more accurate to say I desire a tribe, despite my independent nature.

tl;dr- I need to get my shit together, preferably some place tropical.