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Response to NYT article, part 1
I typically am cautious of the press. Every time the press and I cross paths, it simply causes trouble for me or those around me. I while ago I met with Matt Schwartz from the New York Times Magazine, under the explicit condition that I would be covering philosophy and history and not my personal business. I feel I didn't really get what I want out of this exchange, as the important philosophy I conveyed to him was only conveyed in short bits that I think were taken out of context. What I feel was most important and totally untouched in the mainstream media so far, the history troll organizations, was not covered at all. I am doing pretty well and I risked a lot to spread a message that was beneficial for humanity to a reporter and he basically just made a short biographical note about me. Nevertheless, people may be googling me and finding my lj, so I have given maybe a very small soapbox to stand on.

I've got some deeply veiled gnosis to share about the nature of reality, about ancient Gods, and about the future of humanity. I had to watch the market carefully and also join several nearly dead religious cults to completely understand it all. So here goes.

Posit 1: We are living in a simulation

The more I study mathematics, physics, history and the natural world, the more I know that this reality is a construct created to test us. Evidence of this is everywhere-- from "the edge of chaos", and the natural tendencies to sublimate order from chaos and chaos from order in a manner that can only be described as magical. Everything is clearly algorithmically designed. As an engineer, I recognize the spirals, the logarithms, the mmorpg-style reskinning of already finished creatures to place in different areas. I'm not saying natural selection isn't real, and a very true part of the programming of the universe. But there are certain aspects of reality that are too complex to leave to chance. Divine creation and natural selection aren't mutually exclusive: both are correct.

Posit 2: As part of the programming of this simulation, mankind is regularly and rhythmically presented with crisis, and crises precipitate change

Bear with me.

Remember when Moses commanded the Jews to slaughter those who worshipped the calf idols? Let's analyze the reason for this.

This was the age of Taurus, the bull. The cow was sacred to everyone in the age of Taurus. This prohibition upon the slaughter of cattle came out of necessity. A farmer would have his cow, and in times of crop disease or drought, he may out of desperation butcher his cow to feed his family. Next year, he would have no cow to work his fields or to butcher, and thus his family would starve. However, the philosophy of Taurus was not sustainable with the temporary population growth it enabled. This civilization that spawned in the fertile crescent eventually left vast deserts as its legacy, the direct result of this aggressive agrarian expansion. In response came rigid hierarchies, lack of upward mobility, prostitution and slavery.

So Moses saw the long-term destructive nature of the cow worshippers and came down from the mountain to kill them all, blowing the Ram's horn. Thus came the age of Aries, the age of the trader slash herder, the age of the Jews, and the dominant philosophy (pantheistic animal totemism) disappears everywhere but India, where unique environmental conditions (monsoons, heavy phosphorus deposits) make the old agrarian philosophy sustainable. What else can you do in a vast desert for food, except herd? So after the massive killing spree spurred by Moses, the population of civilization explodes yet again to strain its limits, causing prostitution, slavery, famine and chaos. Along comes Jesus, with yet another moral basis for humanity to live on. The dominant philosophy (Judaism) loses most of its market share to Christianity. So what was the solution to this resource crisis? What's the astrological sign you see Christians advertising on the backs of their cars?

That's right, the nordic invention of the fishing net saved humanity from the wrath of the apocalypse. Thus came the age of Pisces.

So we're at a new resource shortage. Global peak phosphorus happened in 1989. Phosphorus can be recovered though, so it isn't too critical, but it is definitely bad for growing grain. We consistently as a planet consume more grain every year than we produce. Eventually those fat stockpiles are gonna hit bottom, and then shit hits the fan. We have already seen tortilla riots in Mexico, and commodities shortages and export controls in nearly half the world. Oil is going to become a little scarcer, but isn't going to run out anytime soon. The Saudi fields have peaked and Kuwait's are about to do so, but it doesn't matter. There was a strategic decision to bleed the middle east dry of oil long ago. We still have plenty of shit we can drill elsewhere. America's deserts have plenty of light sweet crude, I assure you.

So what resource are we going to run out of? There's a very important one, one that is required to grow things. One that is required for human beings to survive. T Boone Pickens just put 200mil of his own money into securing rights to this resource. The first ETF for this resource appeared a couple years ago, and Sydney is opening the first futures market for this resource. My hedge fund heavily speculates in this resource.

What resource is this? What age are we coming into? Fill in the blank!

This is the dawning of the age of ________.

Now you've got it.i
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gbeastly From: gbeastly Date: August 3rd, 2008 05:20 am (UTC) (link)
I've been linked from rfJason's response.

I love the dialogue that the NYT article's been creating, and your philosophy intrigues me thoroughly.

I'm excited to see part 2.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 3rd, 2008 05:47 am (UTC) (link)
What a disgusting person. What a disgusting philosophy rooted in mystical bullshit to support insane, eugenicist dogma. The Internet has chewed you up and spat you out the broken, substance-less cretin you really are. Weeve, do not think you are immune to the monster you have created. It may never catch up to you, but if it does, you will be left in a dark hole, your anonymity stripped, your legacy of bits and pixels strewn as dust, with not even your insane rationalizations and conspiracy theories to protect you from the hand of swift justice.
mesila From: mesila Date: August 3rd, 2008 08:31 am (UTC) (link)
Someone's been watching the Zeitgeist movie.

I don't disagree with your points, but the astrology connection is more to me a convenient coincidence.

I don't think we're being tested BY anything. What we do seem to be, to my eyes (all 3 of them) is being fucked with, including some 'testing', but not with any specific end goal in mind beyond entertainment of the entities we call gods and angels. (And which I call Transversion Agents...but they're all the same.)

The Judeochristian God takes all the credit for creation of the world and universe. But the chaos and complexity of that creation suggests to me this was a committee project. It became more easy to keep a society that believed in (i.e. gave its power to) a singular higher power in control than it was to keep a polytheistic/pantheistic society in control. So Yahweh gained prominence, along with clone Allah and lackey Satan. These entities have us running perpetual wars that don't need to happen and urging these wars on by making shortages that also don't need to happen. Note also the Judeochristian elements almost always oppose interference with population explosion. Why? You can't have shortages and wars without overpopulation. The birth control pill and advent of legal and easy abortion is "against god" because the dominant Gods literally sacrifice human beings to themselves and when their so called souls go "back to God" this means "Yahweh (along with Allah and Satan) devour them at point of death, the more violent and ostensibly meaningful the death, the more they can 'feed'.

The dominant Gods are psychic vampires.

Aeon turns when? When they are overthrown, after which they won't 'die', but become small, tribal gods again, instead of spanning the globe. When too many people experience unkept promises, that religion will slowly sink under the weight of its own bureaucracy.
eddie_vedderx From: eddie_vedderx Date: August 3rd, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Nous brings forth both good and evil, depending on if he receives input from God or from the demons. God brings good, while the demons bring evil. Among those things brought by demons are:
"adultery, murder, violence to one's father, sacrilege, ungodliness, strangling, suicide from a cliff and all such other demonic actions."[32]
This provides a clearcut view that Hermeticism does indeed include a sense of morality
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daarxxx From: daarxxx Date: August 3rd, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC) (link)
I like your way of thinking about these things.

Here's another point nobody cares about: It amused & pissed me off that Matt equated "pistmodernity" with the fact that the range of moral and ethical stances that exist in the Universe aren't composed of a black & white field of absolutes but rather a specturm of greys & in-betweens. I was like, huh, all those years of reading philosphers incredulously long & boring works, political theory, literary critcism...and it all boils down to that!?! Thanks, Matt, for clearing that up for us.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 3rd, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (link)

Dawkins on Zeitgeist

tenshirei From: tenshirei Date: August 3rd, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC) (link)
Got you in glossy today. I'm most disappointed by the photo; I know they could have taken a better one of you.
tropigalia From: tropigalia Date: August 5th, 2008 08:15 am (UTC) (link)
that photo is the best part of the whole article
sarcose From: sarcose Date: August 4th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC) (link)

This discussion has probably taken place already...

But I've always been of the mind that there is not necessarily any moral imperative to "save" humanity. It's just a point of interest to me that the global population will one day drastically plummet due to disease and famine, part of the ongoing story of humanity, but as a hopeless masochist I've never seen any outcome as either good or bad, just "there."

From the perspective of a moral imperative toward humanity's prosper, I'd say that therefore you are right and your argument is sound, but I do not necessarily think that perspective is the "correct" one.

No I'm not a save-the-whales vegetarian. More of a sociopath/apathetic.
sarcose From: sarcose Date: August 4th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC) (link)

Re: This discussion has probably taken place already...

Er, I should add that I am someone who googled you from the article on the off chance that I would find you are not as deranged as proposed, and was pleasantly surprised.

As others have said, though, you have to expect that from the media. It's not any inherent flaw in the system that information dissemination to the public is largely false, it is I propose the only natural evolution of any complex government that the people will be lied to. Perhaps put forth the argument that there should be no large governments and then you will be arguing against the lying, but otherwise I do not think it is possible to remove it.

Even underneath the big fat veil of media chivalry in the end it's still just the business of looking for something interesting and retelling it to someone else in an interesting way to make more money than the person who's trying to do the exact same thing. It's up to every individual interested in any given concept to research it him/herself, and I think it's a measure of sanity if you treat the media as a huge glorified campfire for your own entertainment.
From: crowlogic Date: August 4th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC) (link)

Cybernetics / Control / Animals / Machines, the great Norbert Weiner

To anyone who has not read Norbert Wiener's work. Read this mans work now. Especially, Cybernetics: Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine


"It appears impossible for anyone seriously interested in our civilization to ignore this book. It is a ‘must’ book for those in every branch of science . . . in addition, economists, politicians, statesmen, and businessmen cannot afford to overlook cybernetics and its tremendous, even terrifying implications.

From: (Anonymous) Date: August 5th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC) (link)

Re: Cybernetics / Control / Animals / Machines, the great Norbert Weiner

Nah..read the Kalki Purana or Kalki by Gore Vidal. We're in the Kali Yuga and Kalki is coming to end the foulness, confusion, darkness and ignorance. Only the Internets (not to be confused with the Internet) shall be spared, for the Internets is pure.
aml From: aml Date: August 4th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC) (link)
fucking epic, dude. why don't we talk anymore?
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC) (link)

Flay it open

One of the article's main questions has been unexplored here as far as I can see: what are the social implications of anonymous trolling in out cyber-culture? Schwartz clearly concludes that empathy is quickly comprimised in such online social venues - at least in Fortuny's case. But Schwartz had some low hanging fruit to support that conclusion.

Weev's jettisoned "legal" identity is thoroughly interesting. But speaking from experience, the living out of a duffel bags gets old - at least it did for me after about six years. So what is it? Renegade? Rebel? Revolutionary? Recluse? Flay it open brother.

BTW - water wars have been predicted (at least in my circles) for about 20 years now. Back then they were 50 years away. T - 30 years.
weev From: weev Date: August 4th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC) (link)

Re: Flay it open

Weev's jettisoned "legal" identity is thoroughly interesting. But speaking from experience, the living out of a duffel bags gets old - at least it did for me after about six years. So what is it? Renegade? Rebel? Revolutionary? Recluse? Flay it open brother.
None of the above. Just a man that sees society going into the gutter and wants to make a lot of noise so maybe someone who can do something about it will notice.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC) (link)
Well, weev, you've trolled the NY Times and everyone who reads it. What now?
weev From: weev Date: August 4th, 2008 10:46 am (UTC) (link)
Gonna keep fucking trolling, until they, or I are killed or we are conquered.
zephyrcrow From: zephyrcrow Date: August 4th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC) (link)
they should have used the "internet: serious business" picture instead of that boy scout bullshit
o_d_btard From: o_d_btard Date: August 5th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC) (link)

This is the dawning of the age of ________.

The balloon?
unprotoize From: unprotoize Date: August 6th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Historically speaking there never was an "age of the Jews". They play a major role in bible stories, but not much in history. What about the age of the Babylonians, Sumerians, Egyptians, Phonecians?
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC) (link)


Chrak here, so did T-bone Pickens invest in PHOSPHORUS? IT CAN'T BE THE AGE OF WIND. Because wind is taking energy out of the atmosphere, it could lead to our atmosphere escaping into space!
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