posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 12:44 PM
I've been thinking a lot about the grand clusterfornication that is our modern world. I've decide, in my infinite wisdom, that all of our troubles
boil down to two things:
2. Artificial scarcity enabled by the suppression of technology that would liberate us from the restraints of 20th century models of production.
Now, how much of the first is tied in to the second is a matter of debate, though I would say that the artificial scarcity is driven more by greed
than religion. So let's look at how bad religion is screwing up our world.
Of course, you have the classic Marx quote about religion being the opiate of the masses. He was, of course, referring to the use of religion to
justify poverty and senseless worldly suffering by promising a better world after death for those who obey the religious hierarchy. This is still very
very real today and can be seen as the cause of much suffering throughout the world as people meekly accept a world that is inferior to what it can
and should be. It makes people accept the endless tribulations inflicted by the corporate elite because, after all "the lord works in mysterious
ways." This complacency is a poison. We need to detox.
Perhaps a bit more obvious if you're looking at the headlines, is the whole violence in the name of imaginary sky daddies thing. The Middle East
(along with every other region of the world afflicted by jihadist psychosis), honor killings (across a wide spectrum of patriarchal religions
including certain sects of Christianity right here at home), genocides throughout Africa, American politicians who think "God" wants them to
discriminate against people based on which consenting orifices they put their mouths and/or genitalia, the list goes on and on. The simple fact is,
people do horrible things every single day in the name of an abstract personification of a universe that is, as yet, beyond our understanding.
Now, the artificial scarcity is a bit more complex in that its origins and maintenance are rooted in some of the most fundamental and revered
illusions of our society: "money" and "employment."
The notion of money as an illusion need not be explained here. We understand that fiat currency is a joke and that the labor a farm worker who makes
25k a year is not by any measure 75% less valuable than the "work" of a stock broker making 100k. The "employment" illusion is a more painful one
to deal with, because so many of us are locked in to this particular trap.
We need to accept the fact that the majority of "jobs" out there are mere employment, as opposed to work. If a majority of people stopped doing
their jobs, the world would still be able to keep on going. Whether it be the entire world of "finance," the massive layer of trimmable fat known as
middle management, the tens of thousands of redundant retail and customer service positions that are only necessary because of systemic incompetence.
I mean, sure, any one job may be vital to the function of the little piece of the pie where that job is located, but does it mean anything in the
grand scheme? My daughter-in-law is vital to the operation of the Claire's Boutique over at the mall, but if she were to stop doing that would the
wheels of the world grind to a halt? Likewise, if the CEO of GM were to evaporate in a puff of smoke, would that stop the workers on the assembly line
from making cars? And even if the people on the assembly line WERE to stop making cars, would that change our ability to go where we NEED to go?
We do our Jobs, not because they are necessary Work, but because they are required Employment. I do not fantasize about a world where no one needs to
work, but I do envision a world where we are only obligated to the work that is necessary, and that the incredible amounts of extra time can be used
as we see fit. Many people would opt to sit around doing nothing, sure. But those people are the same people who only perform the useless employment
that is required of them. Many many more people would do what they can to further improve the world. Scientists would still innovate, inventors would
still invent, artists would still create.
Now, the resources to bring about a world of rational abundance are available to us. We have the technology and the resources. It is the illusions of
money and labor, exacerbated by the burdens of religion that stop us from achieving it. I hear more and more people wishing that some higher
intelligence or power would make itself known and set humanity on a more rational path.
Project Blue Beam could help us eliminate religion and present the "knowledge" to create a better world. So, c'mon, Illuminati. Live up to your
name and bring the world into a new era of enlightenment for all. Cheers