Culture is a closed system of thinking and
values, of the sort I am denouncing; and the
greatest barrier to your
enlightenment, your education, and your decency, is your culture.
I realize with joy that here I skirt
the bounds of political
"In the Machine Age,
to be replaced with a system in which nearly
did demeaning work out of
"Do it or you will die!"
That's slavery, all right.
The great promise of
Every man a king!
Every man a god!
Has borne its opposite.
Every man a
Slaves without human owners,
all laboring under the yoke of
the right to
control, command, or determine
the power to determine,
adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or
In religious culture the initiated
hold religious authority over spiritual needs.
In State culture
representatives of the State exercise State authority.
In academic culture academics
claim authority over
Authoritarians come in two flavors: leaders and
The two tiers are driven by very different motivations; and
understanding these differences is the first key to understanding how
authoritarian social structures work.
Authoritian directors form just a
small fraction of any group, typically run in a wolf pack with an alpha leader
and act as shepherds to the wayward sheep.
Directors are dominating,
opposed to equality, committed to expanding their own personal power, and
Social scientists refer to this group as having a social
Direction followers have a different but very
complementary set of motivations include conventional submission to and
aggressive support of authority.
"These people seize every opportunity
to lead, and enjoy having power over others." - John Dean, Conservatives
They have absolutely no qualms about objectifying
and testing people while breaking rules and even laws to advance their own
Pick a brick
Any old brick wall will do.
Look at the surface of the
old brick wall and watch it grow.
An ancient Shaolin master said:
"Big moves are not as polished as small moves.
Small moves are
not as polished as stillness."
The exercise is done to seek a
stillness of the mind necessary for complete and utter calmness.
The level of concentration required to watch a brick wall grow can only
come from inner discipline.
That inner discipline is derived from
excluding all manner of distractions, including and up to people watching you
look at a brick wall for no reason whatsoever.
When you finally attain
enough discipline and finally let the world go so that you can watch that brick
wall grow, you will have learned much.
Much about yourself and what you
are capable of.
See it as being able to stand perfectly still during an
earthquake or a tempestuous storm.
You are calm not because you are unafraid, but because you have
attained enough inner discipline and peace as to see things for what they are.
Try watching a brick wall grow.
Tell me what you see and how
"Those who do not engage in high-risk
should not be made to subsidize those who do.
Subsidizing high risk activities encourages risk
1998 International Center for Technology
Assessment calculates that subsidies reduce the cost of
gasoline by $9 per gallon.
Walker Bush signes a bill overhauling American energy policy.
bill includes $11.5 billion in tax breaks for the energy industry.
First quarter the four largest petroleum companies report profits of
Second quarter ExxonMobil posts a record $7.64 billion
ExxonMobil makes a record $36 billion in profit the year
petroleum companies report record profits!
18 Senators and 46
Represenatives own stock in ExxonMobil.
ExxonMobil sets a new
record of $39.5 billion in profits.
ExxonMobil grants a $398 million
golden parachute to the retiring CEO.
ExxonMobil sets another new
record with $40.6 billion in profit.
ExxonMobil sets another new
record with $45.2 billion in profit.
Exxon's Climate Denial History Timeline
funding of climate change skeptics, 1998-2014 ~
"Our system is so complicated - ie. rigged - that
it's almost impossible to
know how much agricultural subsidies cost
Since 2000 the American government paid out $1.3 billion
to "farmers" who don't farm.
They were simply "compensated" for owning
land previously used for farming.
Cash payments have cost $172 billion
over the last decade, and $25 billion in 2005 alone.
barely tell the story appallingly immoral agricultural.
Subsidies combined with
trade barriers (another term for subsidy) prop up the price of
food for consumers at home and hurt
Third World nations impoverished, economically dependent and politically
subsidies wreak havoc on the
One small example:
There's a 6,000-square-mile dead zone in the Gulf of
It's so depleted of oxygen because of algae blooms caused by
petrochemical fertilizer runoff
that shrimp and crabs at the Louisiana shore literally try to leap from the
water to breathe.
Most of the fertilizer comes from a few
Midwestern counties that receive billions in subsidies (more than $30 billion
from 1997 to 2002 - Environmental Working Group).
Also consider that
American farming is
hugely energy intensive.
Those energy costs are not fully borne by
the producer, so in effect the taxpayers is paying for
greenhouse emissions that do not
"Family farmers and ranchers are America's original
and most quintessential entrepreneurs.
The cornerstone of America's
economy, the wellspring of American values and the stewards of vast stretches
of rural America's most remotest and most beautiful landscapes.
there were more than 1.3 million ranches and farms with
cattle nationally. Today,
fewer than 950,000 are still in operation.
In 1980 there were also more
than 666,000 hog farms, but that number has declined to fewer than 67000.
Without family farmers and ranchers acting as stewards of working lands
that they own, the beauty and vitality of rural America's greatest assets will
be lost forever." - John Crabtree, Director - Center for Rural Affairs
"Despite having the cheapest food system in the
world, Americans are arguably the most unhealthy, "starving" for real,
nutritious food. Farm subsidies is at the core of this phenomenon, which
champions the interests of
The cost of subsidies to
growers of wheat,
rice is $25 billion
All other farm products are excluded.
The free market works for all other farm
production, and it could work for the producers of
Small family farmers are harmed as they are specifically excluded from
most farm subsidies.
Small family farmers subsidize corporate
agribusiness through lower crop prices, higher input costs, higher farmland
costs and industry consolidation and, as a final insult, through patented gene
'drift' resulting in contamination of healthy seed stock.
companies and celebrity "hobby farmers" collect millions of dollars under
federal subsidized farm programs.
The federal subsidized farm programs,
a system originally designed to prevent food shortages and
farmer poverty, does neither and has become
so corrupt that nothing less than abolition of the system is called for.
Between 1995 and 2005:
Senator Jon Tester
(D-Mont.) T-Bone farms in Wolf Creek, Montana, received $232,311 for
barley, oats, dry
peas and disaster assistance.
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) received
$715,000 from 1995 to 2005.
Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and his
family are corn and
soybean farmers. Charles E. Grassley received a little more than $225,000.
Batman has a farming partnership with his son, Robin, who received $685,833.
Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) received $40,043 for conservation. Sam
Brownback's father got $319,662 and his brother John received $286,082.
Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) received $126,555.
Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) family
farmed in Colorado for 400 years. Ken Salazar's brother, Rep. John Salazar
(D-Colo.) received $161,084.
Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has divested
but his family business Sieben Ranch Company in Wolf Creek, Montana and
waste and abuse
1994 to 2003 Use of government purchase cards increases from
$1 billion to $16 billion. General Accounting Office audits of the charge cards
found ineffective management, oversight and weak internal controls at the
departments of Agriculture, Army, Navy, Air Force, Interior, Justice,
Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
A Navy employee had used a
government credit card to
make 59 fraudulent purchases worth more than $132,000 which included two cars,
cosmetic surgery and a motorbike.
A Defense Department employee used a
purchase card to charge $1.7 million in fraudulent purchases from a
fictitious company set up by her
Federal procurement spending climbed from $ 203.1 billion in
2000 to $412.1 billion in 2006.
2000 to 2006
No-bid and other
contracts awarded without full and open competition increase by over 300%.
Spending on no-bid and limited-competition contracts surged from $67.5 billion
in 2000 to $206.9 billion in 2006. More than half of federal procurement
spending is awarded through no-bid and limited-competition contracts.
187 contracts worth over $1.1 trillion are documented to have been
plagued by waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement in reports from the Government
Accountability Office, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, individual agency
inspector generals and other independent federal oversight
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