Nation states are over, stripped by the global machine of neoliberal finance, computation and all-pervading behavioral Big Data algorithms. Global corporations are in the process of replacing nation states as holders of power. We now embrace the early stages of the corporate automation of mind, language and emotions …the architecture of bio-financial power.
Power, in fact, is no longer political or military. It is based on the penetration of the mind by incessant techno-linguistic misinformation. Soon, life will be based on the corporate automation of human cognitive activity. The US military machine has run out of effective solutions due to the self-defeating imperial strategy of the US. Geopolitical thinking now dead.
Instead, a financial world has emerged in which nobody is really in charge, nobody is consciously making decisions: logico-mathematical profitability has replaced decision-making, while the algorithm of capital has grown independent from the individual will of the owner. It is capitalism run amok.
Will the general intellect be able to disentangle itself from the corporate profit automaton?
Will cognitive consciousness still be able to act on biological neural evolution?
Will non-addictive pleasure and healthy affection and empathy find a way to re-emerge?
Will we translate into human language the connective cognition of the automated privatization machine buzzing in our heads?
These are questions that only courageous individuals can answer, opening to the incomprehensible other, betraying our pseudo-friends and reinventing language in order to express what cannot be said.
“The US President and Congress are irrelevant. Multinational corporations and organized crime run the world now” – TV’s Raymond Pennington
TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. YOU SELL ONE AND BUY A BULL. YOU’RE HERD MULTIPLES, AND THE ECONOMY GROWS. YOU SELL THEM AND RETIRE ON THE INCOME.
TODAY’S CAPITALISM: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. YOU OWE $175,000 PER COW, UNLESS YOU ARE A HEDGE FUND OR WALL STREET BANK CEO.
POST CAPITALISM: THE COW YOU NO LONGER OWN HAS TWO JOBS.
SOCIALISM: YOU HAVE 2 COWS. THE STATE TAKES ONE AND GIVES IT TO YOUR NEIGHBOR, WHO DOESN’T HAVE A FIELD TO PUT IT IN.
COMMUNISM: YOU HAVE 2 COWS. THE STATE TAKES BOTH AND GIVES YOU SOME MILK. THE COWS DIE DUE TO NEGLECT.
FASCISM: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. THE STATE TAKES BOTH AND ARRESTS YOU FOR DEMANDING SOME MILK.
AMERICAN REPUBLICAN: HE HAS TWO COWS. HIS NEIGHBOR HAS NONE. WHO CARES!
AMERICAN DEMOCRAT: HE GIVES A SPEECH ABOUT HOW HE FEELS COMPELLED TO SHARE HIS THREE GREAT COWS. HE SAYS TO HIS NEIGHBOR IF HE VOTES DEMOCRAT HE WILL GET ONE. HE GETS A GOAT INSTEAD. THE NEIGHBOR, DISILLUSIONED, STOPS VOTING OR VOTES FOR THE NEXT AUTHORITARIAN.
AMERICAN LIBERTARIAN: THE LIBERTARIAN BLAMES BIG GOVERNMENT FOR NOT HAVING HEALTHY COW. HE DIES - NEVER OWNING A COW, BUT KNOWS HE WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG.
AbomiNation Corporate Structures
AN AMERICAN CORPORATION: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. YOU SELL ONE, AND FORCE THE OTHER TO PRODUCE THE MILK OF FOUR COWS. YOU ARE SURPRISED WHEN THE COW DROPS DEAD.
A BRITISH CORPORATION: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. BOTH ARE OBSERVED BY CLOSED CIRCUIT TV.
AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. BUSINESS SEEMS PRETTY GOOD. YOU CLOSE THE OFFICE AND GO FOR A FEW BEERS TO CELEBRATE.
CHINESE CORPORATION: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. YOU HAVE 300 PEOPLE MILKING THEM. YOU CLAIM THAT YOU HAVE FULL EMPLOYMENT AND HIGH BOVINE PRODUCTIVITY. YOU ARREST THE NEWSMAN WHO REPORTED THE REALITY.
JAPANESE CORPORATION: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. YOU REDESIGN THEM TO BE ONE-TENTH THE SIZE OF AN ORDINARY COW AND PRODUCE TWENTY TIMES THE MILK.
AN INDIAN CORPORATION: YOU HAVE TWO COWS. YOU WORSHIP THEM. YOUR PEOPLE STARVE OWNING CELL PHOHES.
AN IRAQI CORPORATION: EVERYONE THINKS YOU HAVE LOTS OF COWS. YOU TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE ONLY ONE. NO ONE BELIEVES YOU, SO THEY BOMB AND INVADE YOUR COUNTRY. YOU STILL HAVE ONE COW, BUT NOW YOU ARE PART OF A FAKE DEMOCRACY.
A TRUMP CORPORATION: YOU HAVE FOUR COWS. THE CEO TELLS YOU HOW GREAT YOUR COWS ARE SO YOU KILL ONE OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND FILE FOR BANKRUPTY AND GET RICHER FROM BRANDING YOUR BUSINESS ACUMEN. YOU RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND WIN ON PROMISES OF USING YOUR BUSINESS MODEL TO GOLD PLATE YOUR DEAD COWS.
“There is no Planet B"
It’s hard to fathom how the Israelis can stand to live with themselves given the ongoing misery and cruelty they have inflicted on the Palestinians; and it’s equally not easy to understand how the rest of the world has let them get away with it.
Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the treatment of Palestinians in Gaza, regardless of the historical terrorism of Hamas.
Israel is possibly the future of global Nation-States: A modern internment camp democracy!
The global crisis, which is as much moral and intellectual as it is political and environmental, puts into question above all our long submission to Western ideas of politics and economy. Whether it is catastrophic wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or disastrous interventions in Syria, the latest financial crisis which began in 2008, soaring unemployment in Europe (which is likely to empower far-right parties across the continent), hideous income disparities in both Europe and the United States, the widespread suspicion that big money has corrupted democratic processes, the dysfunctional American political system, Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency, or the dramatic loss of a sense of possibility for young people everywhere—all of this separately and together has not only severely depleted the West’s moral authority - but also severly weakened its intellectual authority.
Yet no one needs to become depressed or despondent over disasters befalling mankind.
Know your politics. Know your history. There’s nothing new happening here. Only the names have changed.
Man seeks to crawl back into the womb after realizing the world isn’t a friendly place. Problems are self-inflicted but solvable. Should we wake from distraction, insipid entertainment and activist slumber, positive change is at our beck and call.
Abominations and goings on don't happen without our consent. Self governance isn’t a spectator sport.
5% of colonists participated in the 1st American Revolution.
95% hid out until the fighting was over, grew fat from war profiteering, looked down from Canada or rooted for King George III.
Let others decide which color nail polish to wear and which NFL team to champion. We can choose our future.
Adbusters, EFF, We Are Change, Glenn Greenwald, Chuck Baldwin, Stewart Rhodes, Aaron Swartz, Jeremy Hammond, Chelsea Manning, Ross Ulbricht, Edward Snowden and countless others are already on the front lines.
Stop whining and move forward!
“Unlimited economic growth on a finite earth is the logic of a cancer cell.”