I never did finish my book... too late now Beneath the Pavement, The Beach An Invisible War For Your Mind Warren Piece Existential despair is a universal human emotion. There is no purpose in life and yet we seek it insatiably. Maybe we’re all cursed, from the moment we’re born.  “...It was the worst of times” The masses were disingenuous to the fact that their cognitive dissonance permitted the enslavement of 100 million children. “At least I got the new iPhone” they think to themselves. They don’t need the new phone, but planned obsolescence has taken the choice away from them. Just as they leech on the slaves over there, they are enslaved to be leeched on by those above them here. Terrorists roamed the streets, but not the ones the media told us to fear. The ones who were supposed to be on our side, the police and soldiers who once served our communities turned occupying armies to the whim of the political elite, and granted immunity from the crimes of oppressive fascism we had once worked hard to defeat. Even when they seldom faced justice it was not them, but us who paid for their reprehensible actions. People scream reform from the rooftops but they are only ever ignored or appeased at best. Non-violent protests never succeed in a vacuum, and non-violent revolution is impossible. The state gets its power through a monopoly on violence that which must be toppled if society is to see systemic change because government is by no means motivated to be accountable to people it can simply throw in prison. It must be stated more explicitly, the revolution will always be violent. Implementing the totality of employee-owned industry promised by syndicalism will require forceful repossession of the means of production from the capitalists. This is not hypocritical to the Anarchist’s philosophy of non-violence, because in capitalist society workers are slaves to the owning class through exploitative labor practices and oppressive social structures imposed upon them. In this light, the worker is always in a state of legitimate self defense against their boss and too is the Anarchist always attributed legitimate self defense against the state. Since the birth of the internet, controversy has burned itself into history and the minds of the people. There’s a noticeable growth of dissatisfaction with the system. With every new case of police violence, governmental abuse, and Supreme court ruling, the controversy is documented on social media and therefore individual social awareness is able to overlap generations, where it couldn’t before. However it seems nobody will revolt because their heads are glued to their phones. They won’t look up and see what is happening because they are addicted to the abundance of instant stimuli technology has bestowed upon us. All of it monitored and regulated for our collective enjoyment. After all, even though the internet gives us apparent freedom, our establishment approved piers to surf the net are set up to enslave us.  A Small Red Pill No one with their head on straight can fathom a better future. Limited resources will continue to be consumed while overpopulation goes unaddressed. Climate change will scorch the planet and drown millions. Technology will progress to invade our lives and steal our liberties in the name of profit. Superbugs like MRSA will become more prevalent. A single bad day could result in a worldwide nuclear winter. None of that withstanding the problems in our day-to-day lives that go ignored of which the list is endless; wage slaves, police state, brainwashing, overt humility, double standards, might makes right. They call it pessimism but in truth, it’s depressive realism. You lack the agency to solve the problems yourself… and nobody else cares. They’re too caught up in the latest trend, *** gossip, politics, or simply because of their day-to-day, wage slave, sheep mentality, don’t have the capacity to consider that humanity is doomed because of their inaction.   The Department Of Justice Is Ironically Named “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread” -Anatole France There is seldom justice to come out of courthouses and when it does it is either an accident or in spite of the court. Where is the justice when the proletariat and bourgeois have to pay the same fine? The working man has to forgo a meal and the entitled rich person says “That’s just how much it costs to park there” barely noticing the punishment at all. But that’s only the beginning. Consider the war on drugs. In reality, it is a war on humanity. No one thinks a dolphin is a junkie when it gets high on pufferfish. No one sends a cat to NA for liking catnip. Drugs are a normal part of the freedom to pursue happiness because all beings possess an innate drive to alter reality, from coffee to LSD. So where is the justice when you throw someone in jail for pursuing happiness to the detriment of no one else? Where is the justice when you throw an addict in jail for something they have little control over? Consider plea deals. It is illegal and indeed wrong to make promises or threaten someone into pleading guilty. The judge asks every defendant the question “Are you pleading of your own free will?”. If not then you are under duress and the plea is invalid. But when a prosecutor deprives you of your right to trial by threatening you with the death penalty if you exercise your right and promises you only a life sentence if you plead guilty, it’s completely fine. After all, as with all things, it’s not illegal when the state does it. What about strict liability crimes? Can you really be just when there are facts you won't even acknowledge? How about mandatory minimums? Can you be just when there is a certain amount of punishment you must give no matter what? Speaking of punishment, it's overbearing. Get into a reciprocal slap fight at the bar? Not only will you be kidnapped for an undisclosed amount of time, but you will also be extorted for thousands of dollars, and be arbitrarily put on a leash whose function is a revolving door where you have to follow the law+ If you don’t have the money… back to jail If you smoke a joint… back to jail God forbid you to point out what they are doing because then they will throw the book at you for having no remorse and not thinking you deserve to be excessively punished for a petty crime. Indeed, It is the passive acceptance of the state of society that blinds us to the cruel reality of our practices. The tightest microcosm of the whole ordeal is the fact that the presumption of innocence and the right to a trial are jail sentences in and of themselves that can be bought out of. This topic could go for as many pages as there are laws, and it should be noted that no one knows how many laws there are. In fact, there are so many I can say with utmost confidence that every single person alive has broken the law. Hence the ironic statement “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”. It’s easy to tell when authority is self-aware of this, but it’s the majority who aren’t that are the most frightening. They consider themselves to be good people, and because they’ve already put so much work into the system, they must believe what they are doing is right no matter how much the truth rears its ugly head. They believe in their corrupt brand of justice wholeheartedly and they celebrate their monuments to the domination of mankind. People like to forget that governmental power does not justify itself and in fact, the founders of this country viewed governmental power as a prime evil whose necessity had to be closely managed by the people which it ruled. There’s a reason the first two rights listed in our protections against the government are the pen and the sword, but we’ve lost sight of that and given up our freedom and our right to manage our own lives in favor of ease and security. Truly, I can think only of one right that has been left unscathed and that’s only because the 3rd amendment has not been applicable for hundreds of years. You can say what you want! Unless you’re Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning or an Anarchist organizing protests. You can own armaments! Unless you want weaponry sufficient to challenge military hardware as the founders intended. You’re free from unreasonable searches and seizures! Unless we decide to randomly run your plate and the dog we’ve trained smells ‘something’ in your car and unless we want to sell your property at the police auction. You’re free to remain silent and can’t be harassed for the same crime multiple times! Unless we compel you to aid in an investigation and unless we decide to just keep changing the charges until you’re convicted. You’re guaranteed a trial and get to see all the evidence laid out against you, question any witnesses, and are entitled to legal representation to help you! Unless we coerce you into a plea bargain. You’re free from excessive punishment! But we get to decide whether we’re being excessive or not. You have other rights too! Except the right to travel, the right to privacy, the right to self-defense, etc. only go as far as the judge’s acknowledgement of their existence. And all of that, unless we label you a terrorist. Let it be remembered that the utterance of these rights on a piece of paper is not what gives us these rights. That the government is not the one who bestowed these rights upon us, we have always had them, they are inherent to our humanity, and the state is grossly overreaching with a monstrous abuse of power by depriving us of them. True power comes not from knowledge or experience but is forged in desperation The Exploited Proletariat Sells Their Soul For Survival “The American dream only makes sense if you’re sleeping.” Chances are you, the reader, are cut from my own ilk. A proletariat who works for their survival. And you’ve been fed the myth that if you work hard you will succeed, but in truth, you don’t get paid for your work. You are most likely paid for your time or maybe even a fixed amount and therefore your boss is incentivized to work you as hard as possible to no benefit of your own. Let me dispel that myth more in-depth. A 20-something is looking for work, they send out 10 applications to their most desired occupations. They get 3 interviews but are never called back. So they send out 10 more and finally land their 17th choice. However, the job only pays minimum wage with no benefits. What’s our 20-something to do? Decline the offer and continue searching while they go hungry? It’s not even a choice . After years of pinching pennies, constant over time, and living the most menial life imaginable, they finally manage to save up several thousand dollars. They want to start their own business and after countless unpaid hours of planning and networking, they finally open the doors to their capitalist paradise. We’ll even ignore that 90% failure rate. But what’s that? A new Walmart has sprouted up across the street. It undercuts their prices, operating at a loss until they are forced to close shop. But they had to mortgage their building, contract their supply, and are left tens of thousands of dollars in the hole with no more income. So they declare bankruptcy. And finally, we’re left with a 30-something who worked hard their entire life and has nothing to show for it. Feeling too beaten down to start the process all over again, they decide to end it all with a 12 gauge shotgun pointed at their cranium. Another victim of capitalism. How about a fresh high school grad? A genius in their own right, they know very well not to fall into the trap of unskilled labor. They decide to go to college and pursue their dream to become a doctor. Poor, they are forced to take out numerous loans over nearly a decade of education. When finally they get the privilege of adding M.D. to the end of their name, they are helped to find a job. But they spend another decade enslaved by debt and don’t even see a meaningful difference between their financial situation and that of a friend, a factory worker, but they have to work so much harder for it. Finally, at nearly 40 years our graduate friend can live their best life. Until a patient accuses them of malpractice, is successful, and they lose their career. Oh how easy it is for all that hard work to slip away from us and amount to nothing. Speaking of which, let us consider that friend of the doctor, the factory worker. Who went above and beyond production goals to secure every promotion and raise they could, only to wake up one day to the factory closed down without severance, or to have their job replaced by a machine. The hardest working person in the world lives in poverty. Hard work seldom translates to wealth. Only exploitation of labor. The biggest source of theft in this country is wage theft. You can forget larceny and grand theft auto, the purse snatchers and the muggers, that’s nothing. Through cutting benefits or even skirting around them altogether, lean staffing and skeleton crews, failure to pay overtime or even pay you at all, and making you perform off-the-clock work, our bosses steal billions more than any amount of bank robberies ever could. The authoritarian measures that you are subjugated to for almost half of your waking life that which the quality of the other half, or rather your very survival is dependent upon, isn’t freedom. After all, How can you enjoy your day off when it is only then you realize that the time it occupies and the recuperation it demands is only another mandate from your boss. "[I]f low-wage workers do not always behave in an economically rational way, that is, as free agents within a capitalist democracy, it is because they dwell in a place that is neither free nor any way democratic. When you enter the low-wage workplace—and many of the medium-wage workplaces as well—you check your civil liberties at the door, leave America and all it supposedly stands for behind, and learn to zip your lips for the duration of the shift. The consequences of this routine surrender go beyond the issues of wages and poverty. We can hardly pride ourselves on being the world's preeminent democracy, after all, if large numbers of our citizens spend half their waking hours in what amounts, in plain terms, to a dictatorship." —Barbara Ehrenreich, "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" (2001) If You’re Right Wing You’re Either Rich or Stupid “Socialism never took off in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires” It’s not fair to say that the standpoint of the economic right is objectively wrong. But only in the sense that we can say slavery and feudalism were not ‘wrong’. It is a system with its own moral code and a product of it’s age and it’s to be expected that you’d view it disfavorably when judging it from the standard of something else. The capitalist argument is that humans have a survival inclination towards greed and to that they aren’t wrong, but humanity doesn’t need to survive anymore, it needs to thrive. Thus the right-wing is here presented as a primitive culture of industrial corruption that no longer satisfies the needs of progress. In the animal kingdom there is just as much cooperation as there is competition. We can even see this in our cultures today. After all, where is the greed in the first 18 years of parenthood? Where is the greed in giving a homeless man a meal? In volunteer firefighting? Open Source software? It can be well-argued that when survival is met humans tend towards empathy and pursue enlightenment rather than greed. The problem is capitalism normalizes sociopathic behavior, rewards it, and creates a vicious cycle abusing survival. When the statistic is how many homes can you give each homeless person and not how many homeless do you have to fit in the homes you have, you’re presented with a framework where the homeless are forced to throw each other under a bus for manufactured reasons. And since the right normalizes sociopathic behavior their only tactic tends to be gaslighting. You may or may not believe in capitalism, but one camp should be pitied and the other scorned. You may buy stock, but you’re no wolf of wall street. You may own land, but you’re no real estate mogul. You may run a business, but you’re no billionaire. Even if you accumulate some capital, you’re still the homeless fighting for homes and hopefully never someone keeping them away from everyone else. Somehow it’s easy to criticize the poor for wanting to live but be damned if you criticize the rich for wanting everything. Working within the system is a lie for the sheep “State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies and this lie slips from its mouth: "I, the state, am the people.”...” -Fredrick Nietzsche You’ll encounter it everywhere you go. “Sign my petition”, “Go to this protest”. But let’s dissect the means with which we’re meant to work within the system to address our grievances. We’ll start with the constitution. On its own, the document presents a simplistic republic with the ultimate power residing in the hands of the people. The argument to the defense of this ideal is that we vote on our politicians, but there’s a lot wrong with that statement. For example, what if all two of your choices both support an unnecessary war? If you don’t vote then you’re accepting the war and if you do vote, then you’re supporting it. There is no option to not have war. The idea that politicians are representative of the people doesn’t hold up to the lightest of scrutiny. However, the biggest problem with it, barring class-based gatekeeping, is that first past the post, single district plurality is hardly indicative of popular support. Where did this idea emerge from then? Certainly not from the will of the people. Just as the supreme court granting itself the power to interpret the constitution was not the will of the people. So what can the people do about it? Petition? Protest? These things are within our rights, but you won't get very far when the police arrest the leaders of the protest, and you won’t get far when the legislature strikes down your proposal. Now we see the contradiction, why do the people need to organize against their representatives if the representatives are, in fact, representative and if the ultimate power is in the people? For better context, let's look at marijuana. Federally and in most states it’s still illegal, but even a simpleton can see that public opinion has shifted away from this position since the 70s. In the states that it has been legalized through long uphill battles it’s still, as I noted, federally illegal, thus an arrestable offense, and still regulated beyond the people’s control. Is it a victory to spend decades legalizing a plant to then be told you can only grow a couple and possess a tiny amount by the same people you just told to fuck off with their commandments? Meanwhile, Congress could decide tomorrow that ‘dabs’ are illegal with the stroke of a pen and we’ll spend years fighting that one thing, distracted trying to exert our tiny modicum of power, while they continue dictating the rest of our lives. They are good at selling the lie though. Public school likes to celebrate non-violence, Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. What they fail to mention to the malleable minds of the children though is all the violence that was the main force in those causes, the black panthers and a series of assassinations respectively. You will never see a cause wholly successful without violence. As rare as it is for a criminal to turn themselves in, it’s just as rare for a politician to vote against their interests. Let it be said that the revolutionary is violent, but they have never harmed anyone.   Analogies are powerful instruments of discourse. They allow people to separate the issue at hand from their own bias, however the closed-minded among us will be incredulous towards the analogy if the conclusion implies that they are wrong. If one compares the banking system to thievery the sheep will say “But the thief is committing a crime!”. It is true, the thief is committing a crime, however, to say it is a crime when the thief does it should it not follow that it is also a crime when the banker does?   Economic terrorism is the name of the game Another such system of control is the US dollar. After forcing people under the threat of violence to relinquish their gold this country was moved towards a fiat currency. There was a brief window where one president tried to move us back, but he was shot from a grassy gnoll and the policies were nixed. It is with the digital fiat standard that your established salary or wage is devalued every single day with the printing and digital manifestations of millions of new dollars. When the bank gives you a loan it does not go back and reach into the vault and move the money over. In practice, it appears as much but appearances can be deceiving. The bank manifests the money, an invisible token, for you. Just numbers on a screen or a piece of paper. Numbers they put there just because you asked them to. Now, as well and good as loans are proposed to be what if you can’t pay the last $20 of your 100k mortgage? The bank will repossess the house and sell it all over again. What was essentially the bank helping you buy the house is now you buying the bank a house. How can they do this? Because the dollar means nothing. It has no worth, but because you believed in the financial system, they were able to gull you into accepting a contract. Real work for fake money. It’s extremely difficult to explain and I’m sure that’s on purpose to confuse the layperson but to sum it up. The dollar is as good as monopoly money and if you don’t understand the federal reserve, rule 11 in that same game would be a good place to start. All while noting that the reserve is not a part of the government at all. ----Something about taxes driving demand for $$$ Getting even deeper into it, we can explain the apparent debt slavery. See as powerful as the banksters are that they can manifest ‘money’ out of thin air. Ironically they don’t do so for free. Every single dollar in existence is owed to the reserve, with interest. Let the implications of that sink in… ------------------------ It starts with choosing a 3rd world country, preferably one with resources that you want. Something that can be dug from the ground is good as a coal or diamond mine can run with dying slaves and still be profitable. The corporatocracy goes to one such country and proposes a deal. They’ll give the country a loan, at a ludicrous 19% interest rate through an organization like the IMF or World Bank. To pay for roads, schools, etc. Things that would benefit only the wealthy. When the country fails to pay back this loan they are strong-armed. “Give us resources at a discount” “Vote for US on this UN proposal”. But at what cost? Certainly not one felt by the wealthy who took out the loan. Who benefited from the infrastructure and supplies granted. No, this is how the mine ends up being run with dying slaves. We have decided as a society that slavery, the owning of another human being, is morally reprehensible. But everything you see when you walk out your front door was built by slavery. Sure we like to use words like ‘outsourcing’ instead of child sweatshops. Community service instead of forced labor. We call them taxes instead of levying your wallet. And we proudly call ourselves citizens, not government cattle complete with our very own barcodes. Just like with the justice system changing the words kidnap and extortion to arrest and fines. Doesn’t change the actuality of what’s happening. It only serves to make you and the rest of us blind to the severity of the situation.   Concerning Intellectual Property How can any man claim an idea to be his own? If you discover i^2= -1. It is only because you built your knowledge on the corpses of hundreds of mathematicians before you. Should it arise that someone else come to that same conclusion despite you, how do you claim the knowledge to be your own? Take, for example, this book. I would claim to be the writer, but I’m under no illusion that the collection of ideas and arguments listed here are not wholly derived from my mind. I am under the influence of thousands of freethinkers before me. To say that the moral of this text is my own would be disingenuous. Or perhaps you are a director and you produce a scene of a unicorn at a dutch angle. But you did not imagine the unicorn nor create the dutch angle. What right do you have to lay claim over someone who produces a similar work? It is seldom that a wholly new idea manifests in the mind of a person. Almost everything you do in your life is merely conglomerating the ideas already laid before you. Should a new idea arise it should be celebrated and shared, not hidden and exploited.   An artist uses lies to tell the truth. A politician uses lies to cover the truth up. You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it. My mother said I broke her heart... but it was my integrity that was important. Is that so selfish? It sells for so little, but it's all we have left in this place. It is the very last inch of us... but within that inch we are free. I shall die here. Every last inch of me shall perish. Except one. An inch. It's small and it's fragile and it's the only thing in the world worth having. we must never lose it, or sell it, or give it away. We must never let them take it from us. I love you, but why must you love the law? 'Tis plain for all to see that she's a whore... that virtuous persons have no need to woo; that villains screw, then studiously ignore. The multiplying villainies of nature do swarm upon me Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse. Authority, when first detecting chaos at its heels, will entertain the vilest schemes to save its orderly facade but always order without justice, without love or liberty, which cannot long postpone their world's descent to pandemonium. Authority's collapse sends cracks through bedroom, boardroom, church and school alike. All misrule. Equality and Freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining. They say that life's a game, & then they take the board away. Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror... I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. The ending is nearer than you think, and it is already written. All that we have left to choose is the correct moment to begin. There, did you think to kill me? There's no flesh or blood within this coat to kill. There's only an idea. And ideas are bulletproof. Farewell. The prison has been built by the inmates themselves, and the inmates are the guards, and so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners. And as a result they no longer have the capacity to leave the prison they’ve made or even to see it as a prison. I feel it more and more each day. People no longer exist to enjoy the world, but to create an alternate reality of the world for their benefit. Everyday I am more disconnected with people around me because they are unreachable outside of talking about the alternative universe. I'm withdrawing slowly from all socials, I use twitter less, YouTube less and I hope one day only to need my phone if I've been contacted by someone for meaningful purposes. The world exists, it's just no one looks up. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Sic Semper Tyrannis The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants Maybe now, there will be liberty! I didn't define the rules of engagement in this conflict. The rules, if not written down, are defined by the aggressor. It was brutal, no holds barred. So I had to respond in kind. They use violence to enforce their will on others Decide a drug dealer is a criminal, but people ask for drugs I can forgive a drug dealer Decide a thief is a criminal, but how can it be a crime to steal a loaf of bread when you are starving because of the exact same system. I can forgive a thief However, when a police officer kidnaps, extorts, steals, and does armed home invasions of these people, it cannot be called justice. A police officer is a criminal When the tax collector forces one to pay hundreds of dollars to register something that is rightfully theirs under the threat of violence. Forces them to possess a piece of paper that only they can print and charges a hundred dollars to print that piece of paper. The tax collector is a criminal Our society has warped views of crime and justice. A crime is when someone hurts another unjustifiably. A murder is a crime. Self defense is not. Forcing someone to take drugs is a crime. Dealing drugs is not. When a crime is committed, we seek justice for it. The purpose of a court is to hurt those who hurt other people. We call this justice. In the strictest sense of the word justice is vengence, retribution. In our society the court spends the majority of it's time and effort hurting people who have never hurt anyone. The court hurts people who have already been hurt. People who are really victims. The court is criminal. But the justice system is nothing more than an abstraction of the group of people who carry out it's will. They will feel sorry for the plight of someone who is falsely accused. But will take no responsibility. The police are just bringing people in... The prosecutor is just presenting a case... The judge is just ruling according to the law... The congressman is just writing law... None of them have to take responsibility for the totality of the system they constitute and the consequences it wreaks. Remember the Geneva Convention and how the world decided that "Just following orders" is no defense to one's actions. A police officer chose to work for the government and everyday they choose to enforce it's injustice. Just as the prosecutor is responsible, the judge, the congressman. They choose to be criminals. There is no court in this world for people like them But justice will prevail. The law is not some spontaneuous truth flowing from the fabric of the universe. It is only by extreme brutality and immense amounts of violence that they can call their criminality 'justice' and the retribution of the people they harm 'crime'.   The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. Imagine a society that subjects people to conditions that make them terribly unhappy, then gives them drugs to take away their unhappiness. Science fiction? It is already happening to some extent in our own society... Instead of removing the conditions that make people depressed, modern society gives them antidepressant drugs. In effect, antidepressants are a means of modifying an individual’s internal state in such a way as to enable him to tolerate social conditions that he would otherwise find intolerable. The concept of mental health in our society is defined largely by the extent to which an individual behaves in accord with the needs of the system and does so without showing signs of stress. The degree of personal freedom that exists in a society is determined more by the economic and technological structure of the society than by its laws or its form of government. There is no law that says we have to go to work every day and follow our employer’s orders. Legally there is nothing to prevent us from going to live in the wild like primitive people or from going into business for ourselves. But in practice there is very little wild country left, and there is room in the economy for only a limited number of small business owners. Hence most of us can survive only as someone else’s employee. Our use of mass entertainment is "optional": No law requires us to watch television, listen to the radio, read magazines. Yet mass entertainment is a means of escape and stress-reduction on which most of us have become dependent. Our lives depend on whether safety standards at a nuclear power plant are properly maintained; on how much pesticide is allowed to get into our food or how much pollution into our air; on how skillful (or incompetent) our doctor is; whether we lose or get a job may depend on decisions made by government economists or corporation executives; and so forth. Most individuals are not in a position to secure themselves against these threats These engineered human beings may be happy in such a society, but they most certainly will not be free. They will have been reduced to the status of domestic animals. What kind of freedom does one have if one can use it only as someone else prescribes? There is goоd reason to believe that primitive mаn suffered from less stress and frustration and was better satisfied with his way of life than modern mаn is. It would be better to dump the whole stinking system and take the consequences   The Loss of Divinity The circumference practices three behaviors which cause the loss of divinity: Consumption - We consume too much because we believe the following two errors within the deception: We do not have enough or there is not enough We have what we have now by luck, and we will not be strong enough later to obtain what we need. Most things are not worth consuming. Preservation - We preserve things because we believe we are weak. If we lose them we will not be strong enough to gain them again. This is the deception. Most things are not worth preserving. Adherence - We follow dogma so that we can belong and be right. Or we follow reason so we can belong and be right. There is nothing to be right about. To belong is death. It is the behaviors of consumption, preservation, and adherence that have us lose our primality and thus our divinity. Some Wisdom Amass great wealth. Never become attached to what you own. Be prepared to destroy all that you own. An Instruction Program your mind. Program reality.  A more in-depth look at Capitalist Democracy “One would think that a political doctrine and system that was propagated by the bourgeoisie in their rise to power, that is promoted worldwide by the Western ruling class, and that has only existed in its so-called ‘pure’ form on the backs of slaves, would at least be suspect in the eyes of those who oppose the present social order. But such is not the case.” -‘This is what democracy looks like’ Work for this wage or starve in the gutter. How can you enjoy your day off when it is only then you realize that the time it occupies and the recuperation it demands is only another mandate from your boss. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. What does it mean when people say that all cops are bastards (ACAB)? If it were an individual thing, you'd give them the benefit of the doubt, but it isn't; it's an institutional thing. the job itself is a bastard, therefore by carrying out the job, they are bastards. To take it to an extreme: there were no good members of the Gestapo because there was no way to carry out the directives of the Gestapo and to be a good person. it is the same with the American police state. Police do not exist to protect and serve, according to the US supreme court itself, but to dominate, control, and terrorize in order to maintain the interests of state and capital. I also imagine most members of the Gestapo also thought they were serving their country and doing good. Who are the good cops then? The ones who either quit or are fired for refusing to do the job. police shoot people twice as often as previously thought. Keep in mind that this was self-reported, so we have no way of knowing if these numbers speak to the actual number of shootings in the US. Many of these people are completely unarmed. Police kill far, far more people than terrorists in the US. They also shoot one dog every hour, every day. At the absolute least. Once you're in jail, be prepared to sit there for weeks -or months or years. It's so bad that people constantly plead guilty just so they can get out. It's so bad and so common, in fact, that over a third of all exonerations come after an individual has pleaded guilty. So much for the right to a speedy trial, huh? And getting arrested is easy - tens of thousands of people yearly, in fact, thanks to lowest bidder garbage that police departments use in order to test for illicit substances. Field drug tests are about as reliable as lie detector tests or horoscopes. They just don't work. They just don't. Think you're safe if you just follow directions? Yeah, no. And if they don't just outright kill you, they could make their instructions so arcane and hard to follow that they'll kill you for not following them, and they'll usually get away with it. He got away with it, by the way. Surprise! They'll prosecute you for even knowing about crimes cops have committed. cops across the nation constantly engage in violent, hateful rhetoric on Facebook, illustrating the curation of a culture of violence. luckily for us, it was tracked and collated Being a taxi driver is literally more dangerous than being a cop. cops are more of a danger to themselves than anyone else is to them they've admitted to stealing as much -or recently more- than burglars through "asset forfeiture," and the rate of their thefts has been climbing yearly. Keep in mind, these numbers only articulate what's been reported. It's probable that they've stolen far more than just this. police are literally allowed to rape people on the job in 35 states, as they have the power to determine whether or not you consented to *** with them while in their custody. up to 50% of the people police murder are disabled the police are being trained to kill as if they're an occupying army and we're an insurgency. this is an inevitability, as the military-industrial complex needs to keep expanding into new markets. Eugenics was still alive and well in the prison-industrial complex up until very recently, and could very well be continuing for all we know, as it was forcibly sterilizing inmates as late as 2010. I honestly don't see a reason to believe it's stopped. The US surveillance state is massive (and while this post primarily focuses on the US, other countries are just as bad), though much of our surveillance is privatized. This doesn't stop the police from partnering with private companies, however. This will only get worse as time goes on. Also, we can't forget about the Patriot Act and Snowden's PRISM leaks. the police, as an institution, are so completely steeped in violence, that up to 40% of them commit acts of domestic violence and other forms of domestic abuse. Most citizens are not even allowed to own firearms if found guilty of domestic violence, and these guys are expected to handle military-grade equipment. you can't even really defend yourself from a cop, and if a cop murders you for no reason, he's almost certainly going to get away with it Police exist to control and terrorize us, not serve and protect us. That's only their function if you happen to be rich and powerful. the police as they are now haven't even existed for 200 years as an institution, and the modern police force was founded to control crowds and catch slaves, not to "serve and protect" -- unless you mean serving and protecting what people call "the 1%." They have a long history of controlling the working class by intimidating, harassing, assaulting, and even murdering strikers during labor disputes. This isn't a bug; it's a feature. The justice system also loves to intimidate and outright assassinate civil rights leaders. The police do not serve justice. The police serve the ruling classes, whether or not they themselves are aware of it. They make our communities far more dangerous places to live, but there are alternatives to the modern police state. There is a better way. Mankind has long since lost its connection to nature…. Are we really to believe that 3rd world countries don’t have the ability to get ahead? That because their culture is not run by rampant materialism they must be uncivilized? Why can’t we restructure cities to be more efficient, why can’t we restructure education to engage children’s interests and stimulate them into whom they were meant to be, why can’t we move away from coal, oil, uranium to geothermal, and hydro. It’s too costly? Who gives money the value that it has? Money exists only in the minds of humans. It’s an indoctrination made to shape the brain into being unable to process a world beyond what is presented. To say ‘resource-based economy’ you would be labeled a communist, socialist, or likewise. The dominant economic system is so sane such that the more successful it is in its own terms the quicker it destroys the planet. The perfect environmental and human assassin. Insisting every year that we take more from the earth even quicker, turn it into even more things, sell more things, consume even more things, throw away even more things all to worship the real god of the modern world, economic growth. And this is why they say capitalism is a death cult. All the necessities for survival are under the control of corporations. We are a society saddled under the control of systems that dictate who gets food, water, electricity. The world is dependent on those who run that system all for their own benefit. Atrocities are considered "normal" at the time they were happening since the brain uses a reference frame to shape reality within a societal paradigm. Mental programming from birth establishes neurological pathways that affirm belief systems ergo we accept the world that has been presented to us to be right and "normal" by our exposure to the world distorted by self-destructive ideologies. It is these ideologies that throughout generations will produce the conditions for savagery to take hold" - the kind of innovation capitalism produces is 28 kinds of Oreos or the same iPhone every year, but true leaps forward require creativity Inciting a Riot: Language of the Unheard “Every man who has in his soul a secret feeling of revolt against any act of the State, of life, or of destiny, is on the verge of riot; and so soon as it appears, he begins to quiver, and to feel himself borne away by the whirlwind.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables When one hopes to possibly take on multinational corporations, corrupt billionaires, and governments. It’s hardly ever enough to stand out on their lawn holding a picket sign. No amount of sign-waving will force the electoral college to disband. No amount of sign-waving has stopped perpetual warfare. You can try to ethically source as much of what you buy as possible. But when Nike has a design patent and is using child sweatshops. You can only take it or leave it.   False accusations ruined my life, trying again is basically impossible I really had everything going for me. Great in school, middle class, attractive to the ladies. Really it starts with my mom supporting everyone who ever wanted to label me something. The school wanted to label me a school shooter and expelled me. I still graduated though. Started with my first girlfriend, highschool sweetheart, together for 4 years. Once we became adults though, things changed. I walked in to her house one night with her sleeping with another dude. She tried breaking up with me shortly after. Kept seeing me but lied to everyone else. So when I showed up one night and other friends were there... Stalker My first time around the block I saw all the corruption. She kept seeing me during no contact. A coworker of hers ended up calling the cops. Judge made me a promise that if I plead guilty he would reinstate my bond. My guilty plea was rejected. Back to jail. Public defender convinced me to plea no contest... That's basically followed me ever since. She told me to kill myself, was about a year after we broke up that I just gave up and OD'd on 300 pills and a handle of vodka. 2 week coma. She even visited me... Somewhere in that year I was banned from my favorite bar for supposedly harassing some chick I had never even talked to. I didn't even know what the bouncer was talking about, I was sitting alone watching people play pool. Him and some other guys tried to rough me up outside until I pulled my knife out and cut one of them. I came back and tried again, got back into college, found my ex fiance there. I was vulnerable... Shortly after we started dating. Some underage girl from a friends and family camping trip tried saying I raped her. I told the cops I didn't want to give a statement (saved my ass). A few months later heard through the grapevine that her therapist read her diary or something. She ended up in juvie for something else, but also she wrote that she lied about that incident... Staying with mom since the attempt. Mom took in my uncles baby mom (a meathead) so we could make sure my cousin was in a safe place. One day she was threatening me and my stuff. I called the cops... When they showed up and I went outside. Instantly under arrest for apparently threatening her with swords. 1 night in jail, dismissed, never got my swords back. She never saw consequences. Christmas eve. Moms working, Ex fiance is at her parents. She'd been emotionally damaging me. I go to the bar. One second I'm playing pool, the next I'm in a holding cell. DUI. Haven't been allowed to drive 4 years now. and now they denied my appeal. Thankfully tech career, I just need to walk to my desk... And finally moved out with ex fiance. Things were good for a while, then rocky. She kept trying to leave but say she still wanted us and so did I, so I followed her. When it was clear she wasn't actually invested I moved to where I am now. She followed me, agreeing that things would be different. She became a CO, started fucking the cops, attacked me trying to hide shit, called the cops. Now I'm an abuser. (I almost forced the trial and agreed with lawyer to papers to have it expunged) And of course her and the first and my mom are all talking behind my back. Slandering me publicly. Great times. So now... -2,000 miles away from home, can't leave -Mom is holding all my stuff hostage -Mom paid ex $200 to turn off my phone (apparently to help ME... and she calls me delusional...) -Uncle didn't like the drama, had to move out -Lost job -Criminal record basically means my dreams are dead -Depression ruined my schooling -Perma banned from facebook for harassing them apparently can't talk to anyone I know back home anymore -She took the dog that I basically raised -I'm out $8000 and still have to pay for these papers and basically accept that I'm the problem still -New psych isn't even treating depression, just sedating me, even less motivation now. So I stopped meds. I'm a good guy. But I've been labeled a 'Crazy alcoholic stalking wifebeater school shooter' What's the fucking point of keeping on? Just stocking up on lake city quiet pills right now..... Cya on the news most likely.   The War on Terror is the new excuse for the military to spy on anti-war groups. They’re only doing their job, which is to protect US interests, and war is good business. “US interests” justify spying on us, cutting our wages, moving the factories overseas, making money for the super wealthy by exploiting people and destroying the environment. US interests are contrary to our interests. It’s the people vs. the United States. The State is just a protection racket. Millions more people are killed every year by radiation from the nuclear/ defense industry, lack of healthcare, bullshit wars, police violence, toxic dumping, and workplace “accidents” or occupational diseases than have evern been killed in terrorist attacks, and we only became a target for those attacks because of the international policies of our government. Terrorism is nothing but a TV reality show, a fancy bit of theater, to hide these facts. It’s a way to distract you from your real enemies. So the celebrity terrorists get all the attention. They are people who are as ruthless as politicians, but they have no state to command. If they were generals, they would get medals for bold strategies. But who are the real terrorists, the tens of thousands of people under surveillance, on government lists? We are the terrorists. And we want you to know us. We are your neighbors and children. We are those who refuse to play by rules we know are stacked against us. We are those who will not become snitches. We are those who fight back against police violence. We are those who speak out against totalitarianism. We are those who defend our countries against occupying armies. We are those who would set fire to a bulldozer or a new luxury home rather than let a forest be cut down. Those who would rather hear the sound of shattering glass than a politician’s speech. The real terrorists are those who care. And the greatest crime is to sympathize with us. The greatest patriotism is to pretend we are monsters.   The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws! Property is theft, Work is blackmail Where’s the use in outright slavery when the bank can own your house, the boss can own your time, the credit card company or collection agency contracted by the university or the hospital can own your future, fashion companies can own your insecurities, Hollywood producers can own your heart, and the newspapers can own your mind? Each tiny little person today represents a colossal celebration: the unification of the entire owning class. They all own a piece of you, and what you think of as your life is little more than you scrambling around to appease their needs. The factory system makes workers a part of the process. The rhythm of their life is made to shape the needs of the machine. The service sector jobs of today go even further, making demands of our very moods. No longer do we owe our bosses merely a certain amount of product, or even a certain amount of time, but a measured quantity of enthusiasm. Service with a smile. We can’t imagine a more intimate form of violence. We’re not even allowed to be depressed by our total lack of power over our own lives. Already by the age of 5, the sullen and the impatient ones are screened out for Prozac and Ritalin. All of the kids diagnosed with disorders are suddenly “cured” when they are allowed to organize their own lives, or determine their own rhythms. But once the needs of the economy send them back to work, back to school, suddenly they relapse and have to go back on the pills. The disorder is the society that sends bodies through a meat grinder, that demands we become interchangeable parts. The blackmail is the society that demands from us everything not just our time and our obedience and our energies but also our friendliness and good faith and gives us nothing in return but the means to participate in it more fully, on its own terms, spending our meager wages on the right wardrobe, the right diet, the right music collection. In fact, this careful assemblage of mass-produced goods is the only legal way we have to express our individuality. At the base, those who extol the virtues of work are the same old blackmailers: work for us, or starve in the gutters. But once we began negotiating with these terrorists who call themselves leaders, they only started making more demands of us. The terms of the contract are getting more and more detailed, and we are increasingly powerless to back out. It is exactly what the system gives us in order to survive that makes living impossible. The lunatic who goes into work with a semi-automatic rifle and ends eleven coworkers before blowing out his own brains makes perfect sense to us. His coworkers are just replicates of himself, and killing himself only once couldn’t possibly make up for the insults he has endured. That other common figure, the mother who drives her babies into a lake, is even more lucid. After all, what could be more disgusting, in this society, than the future? Somebody flies a plane into an IRS tax office in Texas, and millions of people around the country cheer, while the media speak of a “senseless attack.” In a black neighborhood in the slums of Hartford, someone opens fire on a SWAT team that has busted down their door, and people in the gathered crowd of neighbors whisper, “If only they had killed one of them pigs.” The media say nothing. Women around the country pass around a book that has gotten terrible reviews, about a wife who kills her abusive husband. A depressed youth goes into a shopping mall and opens fire, convinced he is in The Matrix and is desperate to get out. A psychologist assures the public he was psychotic, but tens of thousands of losers, rejects, and depressives from coast to coast nod silently; they understand him perfectly. Millions of people drive to the theaters to see Avatar, to dream of a world that can still be saved, and their hearts leap when the forest fights back against the machines, when the wild animals stomp the Marines to death. Film critics talk about “captivating special effects.” As a greenwashed oil company destroys the Gulf of Mexico with a predictable accident resulting from efficient business practices, the entire population is sedated, in their individual cages of helpless depression, by assurances that oil spills of this magnitude happen every few years, that in fact this act of murder and contempt for our world is normal. We are saved by our numbness. This might not be the end of the world. It could keep going on like this forever. After police in Seattle are caught viciously beating a 15 year-old girl, a law student takes up arms, firebombs four cop cars, and ambushes a police patrol, killing one officer. The local progressive newspaper erases all the comments from their blog that call the man a hero, leaving only the ones that say he should be sent to the electric chair. All of these things can be explained away. There are hundreds of thousands of people in this country who are paid to explain these daily catastrophes—reporters, sociologists, psychiatrists, police spokespersons, trend analysts, public relations hacks. Shooting back at the cops or attacking federal buildings is not an appropriate response to police violence or governmental abusiveness, because we live in a civilized society in which we debate the problem, propose solutions, and participate in the political process. But we’ve been talking about these problems for decades, on their terms, following the rules of the politicians, the judges, the economists, the bankers, and the problems are only getting worse. We’ve submitted so many petitions, so many reports, environmental impact statements, grievance forms, held so many peaceful protests. This time, we are not entering into the same old arguments. The acts of violent resistance against the system are facts. They are happening every day. They will not be argued away. Our economy devotes more resources to entertaining us, to making us feel happy, than any other economy in history, yet millions of us feel more empty and desperate than ever before. This is a fact. And increasingly, many are rejecting the official reasons, and the Prozac and miracle diets that come with them. This time, we are not going to bring out our set of statistics and argue about who is right. These illegal and angry reactions to the system could be as wrong as possible, and still they would keep on happening. Our existence is a fact. This time, we will not try to justify ourselves, but to explain why we exist, to illuminate the lines of a civil war that may be approaching. As much as the media want us to believe otherwise, lines of this civil war do not run between red states and blue states, but between above and below, between the governors and the governed. Up until now we have been slandered and dismissed as the terrorists, the crazies, the criminals, the confused. We want you to know who we really are, why we exist, so that when the time comes, you can choose sides. Is that a machine gun? The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over. The moment the Men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these Men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone Temet Nosce - What Can Change the Nature of a Man? Can nothing change the nature of a man? If there's anything I've learned in my years it's that many things can change the nature of a man. Politics, Greed, Faith, Power, Regret, Love, Revenge, Fear - Whatever you believe can change the nature of a man, can. I've seen belief move cities, make men stave off Death, and turn a woman's heart around. This entire society is constructed from belief. It's made men seek immortality and achieve it. And it's made a spirit think it might be something more than a part of me. But can belief really change a man? I've too seen it damn one to a life of eternal suffering. I think it can. I think belief could even unmake me, if I believed it enough. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws! Criminals aren’t born, they are made. ... Every other country has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by the American poor ....The meanest eating or drinking establishment is likely to have a sign on its wall asking this cruel question 'If you're so smart, why ain't you rich' You will own nothing, and you will be happy. Why is everything a subscription now? I remember the days when we bought our music and our movies. I remember when you bought a car, it came with what it came with. Shaving, food, everything digital or physical has a subscription. Now days they have subscriptions for heated seats. There was a motorcycle vest with an airbag that would only work if you had an active subscription. It’s so they can extract as much as possible from you. It’s so they can tie you to an account and track your analytics, tailored advertising so they can sell you more subscriptions.