Saturday, 6 June 2015

When the collective wisdom meets the market for commons sense

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

All this progressive thinking died two years 
before I was born
but he was not alone in his age
Samuel Clemmons and many other
Huck Finns who told the truth to power
existed and where famous for their influence

Today we have John Steward, Colbert and the English Fellow.
But the impact on the world is no where close. In the time of literacy
the word of of a worded man could stop or start a war, give freedom to slaves, or establish social security to ensure most of the people in a great nation did not die poor.

Since Magna Carta there has been a game of cat and mouse.
The King or his highly stratified supplicants
trying to live above the law
and a rag tag team of lawyers basically
trying to keep the word

This worked pretty well for awhile
until the advent of Madison Avenue
portrayed so brilliantly by Mad Men
The truth is the individual no matter
how brilliant is simply Pavlov's
dog in the hands of a marketing significant
with studies and brain scans and warm light ups on a MRE
and supercomputer predicting what word will make
you turn on me

The power of the word
never discount that
its a weapon 
as some one wise once said
mightier than the sword
and cost effective
you can hire an English Major for nothing
but an Engineer still costs money

So great goes the consumer economy when
everything is market driven and exponential
but what happens when mathematics meats
the consumption of beef 
with poor weather forecasts
and a marketing plan
based upon making people
sated and happy
when the population
is fat and sedated
on so many drugs
one can not keep up
suffice it to say
they keep the stupid docile
and the smart
foaming at the mouth

In the basement and garages of the world
people still work on engineering solutions
to bad the money going to social 
media has no time
for things that actually work to make
your social life sustainable

Dot com is mostly about advertising
its about better ways to sell you something.
Uber is a disruptive and dangerous idea
basically lets find the lowest seller 
and buy their goods
This is not a race to the bottom
its a Lord of the Flies app for the 

When the collective wisdom
is overcome by the buy
of common sense
the world that sold you something
is in big trouble
and we can all see the signs
there is crazy everywhere
and people just saying something
cause it means they make more money
like money is something the planet needs
to be good. No its not that way

Money was a simple solution to a complicated world
but its pretty clear right now that Marx was right
we need a new dialectic

In most of Europe aside from the odious UK
a Mark lead world is working. Sure its not perfect
but the Capitalistic world is just devolving to an
elaborate system of slavery

When the thick table of fact built up over centuries of science
can be ignored by willful ingnorance 
society is impellied
and without correcitve measures
will fall into chaos
martial law
and eventual ruin
A planet of Easter Island

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