I’ve just been over the Gary’s YouTube … just to check nothing has changed (it hasn’t).
Hard determinist Gary was telling how good `logic` and `reasoning` is.
`Good for what~?` … I ask myself~?
To help you along with this (because it is tricky) … Imagine talking after seeing a movie –
“Oh, the silly girl going into that house~!”
“Yes, but the detective had worked out where she had gone”
“Good job too … or the beasty would have got her~!”
Do you see~?
The thing about this series, is two things –
1. I find it worth watching.
2. You couldn’t do it now.
The number 2. is important.
It was worth watching, because it was naughty.
You can’t be that naughty now.
Because too many people would be offended.
Because they have been programmed to be offended.
By who (or is that whom)??
Lah-di-dah-Liberals is what whom done it~!
This is interesting (to me). In Praise of Melancholia
It is not quite the ticket as a written article goes … but it has done a great job of jogging me into deep thinks.
The comments are particularly crap, but it is such a difficult subject that everyone is always excused for whatever they write about it.
I’ll start with the best comment I could find (which is to put-off the time when I have to write something)
What I see in my head, is bones … a vague jumble of so-far unidentified bones.
Melancholia drives creativity.
Creativity is any doing.
When I say `life is shit` … I struggle to explain it. I think it is linked to melancholia.
I am not saying `my life is shit` … It is `my view` that `life` `out there` is shit. I think that is melancholia.
Melancholia is probably caused by living (close to) as being `at one` with the world.
Melancholia is almost deliciously good (in a sad way).
I think it is this that makes me write OTP.
I note that `you don’t write OTP. There is a difference between us.
Are you driven to `doing` other things~?
Being brought up as English, there are not many American word usages that I think are superior to English ones.
One that I do prefer is `teeter-totter`.
I think it is the direct American translation of `see-saw` (and I don’t want to know any different).
I see a teeter-totter.
In the middle is someone doing a crossword. He does not move the plank down to either side.
I see a poet on one side … balancing out a television watcher, on the other side (with the man solving the crossword in the middle).
I see melancholic people `doing things`.
I see happy people `sucking things up`.
UK … End of industrial-revolution –
Eurozone thinks it is on an up … but, the thing about `ups` is … they always end up going down again –
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The future is increasingly (increasingly increasingly) renewables.
Oil is not going to go out-of-fashion. The supply/demand looks like it will stay roughly in balance.
The future seems to coming-on quicker than it used-to (and I don’t think it is because I am becoming older and fartier (although that is also true)).
It is not `technology` that is accelerating … I think technology is pretty stagnant.
It is, I think, a `pie-size` problem, that is growing.
That is … the problem is growing, because the pie is shrinking in size.
I see the pie as `the economy`.
The economy pie grows as money is passed-around.
The `accelerant` for this money-passing is profits.
Profits are based on `margins`.
Margins are exploitable opportunities for profits.
The economy accelerates on profit-margins.
The modern economy is not accelerating, because profit-margins are being squeezed.
(The economy can be kept going on credit … but this is only a short-term solution)
Modern Western economies have split into –
1. The squeezers.
2. The squeezees.
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