a reply to: ketsuko
I dont necessarily disagree.. But, I do know with certainty that there are plenty in this new religion that want the world to burn. I dont mean in the
"cleansing" sense that some other religions talk about either. I feel like, for a reasonable person, that sort of thing would be a red flag that maybe
your movement is.. Flawed.
I also believe that we can design assistance programs that, by their very nature, discerns between those who need it and those who abuse it. But, also
done in ways that fundamentally strengthen our nation.
Instead of currency, we would provide a fully automated aquaponics system. Thats the sort of thing I had designed, though I hadnt worked out the
Actually, I had designed a full suite of technology that achieves self-sufficiency through automation.. even for someone in my position. Everything
from HVAC to water treatment to home theater
So, the idea was to create one time investments that enabled full independence of the recipient. The funding for the "free" systems would be generated
by the sale of the systems in the typical market. Its not perfect, but conceptually, I feel its significantly less flawed than "assistance" programs
that directly encourage dependency. I have little reason to give it much thought at this point though.
As someone on disability, I am not allowed to use the money I receive to get ahead. Its worded differently, of course, but at its core is the idea
that using the money I receive to generate more money will result in me losing my benefits. Its a paltry amount, to be sure, but no matter what I do..
There isnt going to be something that addresses my
personal problems. If I wasnt blessed with the family I have, I would most likely be
homeless myself. Even with
I hear plenty state that if basic needs were met instrinsically through society.. why would anyone work? Well, Ill tell you from experience.. That
first year or two of being disabled is refreshing in a sense, but then it changes. Ive heard similar from retirees. Its not so much about "work," but
doing something everyday that provides interaction, and even meaning, within society. This gets coupled with boredom in a pretty nasty mix.
My personal problems aside, I see a time coming where we will absolutely need to reexamine some of these societal structures, and its not far off. I
feel like candidates such as Yang are bringing up critically important topics, but at the same time.. I STRONGLY feel that a UBI will be a destructive
policy. So, Im torn on it.. Now, when people talk about it, that will be how things are framed. Its just more of the same; These people bring up
issues I hold dear and important and obfuscate them into absurdity and zealotry. Admittedly, the UBI isnt as bad as some others.. Maybe I should run
However, I do feel that we can use automation on small scales and in the home, instead of only automating large scale manufacturing, etc. and then
asking "whatll we do when automation takes over? Give erryone moneh!"
Im a big fan of decentralization and self-sufficiency though, which again, you can probably imagine how many on the left feel about that!
you imagine how strong this nation would become, if in addition to a gun behind every blade of grass, there was no meaningful way to disrupt our food
supply, power, or other infrastructure? At the same time, we would spend significantly less and meet the supposed
standards of government
assistance at a level that is currently impossible. Thats the ideal
anyway. The actual implementation would determine its success, and thats
where I feel the conservative minded folk shine. But if that sort of thing truly succeeds, we might even be able to have realistic discussions about
things like universal healthcare, higher education, etc.
Hell though, whats the point when we have one "side" doing things like proclaiming medical benefits for anyone who sets foot in our nation (without
having it figured out for citizens yet!), calling folks who disagree on ANY level nazis, phobes, and cists, and everyone else is just trying to
scramble to make sure these folks dont destroy our nation or, dare I say, western civilization..
I guess its hard for me to stop carrying that torch, especially when I see the establishment "leaders" in the US shaping the narrative according to UN
directives (like agenda 21/30). I feel like.. If we dont introduce ideas and concepts that directly compete, rather than simply resist this inevitable
change on the horizon, those horrific policies will eventually win on the wings of modern propaganda, media, identitarianism, authoritarianism, and
Getting a bit esoteric and even more verbose, I think we are feeling the event horizon of a crisis in our Cultural Story that is echoing back through
time. It will challenge our society and nation(s) in a way we havent seen since the Neolithic Revolution. But if we dont introduce competing ideas, we
will continue to slip into neo-feudalism. We need to introduce concepts that, in helping the lowly among us (such as myself), also
society, culture, and nation. I dont believe its ever really been possible before, but it will be very, very soon. And, the absolute last thing "TPTB"
want is for us to build a world that renders their methods of influence impotent. A deeply interconnected world of self-sufficient, independent,
nations is the antithesis of what they want to create. Instead, they push "globalism" as we know and "love" it; no borders,
horrifically centralized power and authority, and ever deepening dependency.
There is no competing alternative ideology there, its all or nothing, acceptance or rejection. So, with these inevitable changes on the horizon that
instrinsically pull us towards a global society, it will shape the world right into that narrative
whether we like it or not.
We are writing a story that very, very few of us are going to like. And, those that will enjoy it, also happen to be in the positions to make it
happen both overtly and subversively. They simply dont know any better, and dont know how to do anything else.