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Reeling and Writhing…

Welcome to No6ody’s website. Most of the links are to PDF files because I can’t post text. Creative Commons 4.0, You can use my work for any NON-COMMERCIAL purpose.

NON $€RVIAM!  

Nov 2 2015 Here is a collection of short stores: More Short Stories, Parably Allegories ver 1v00 

updated Nov 30 2016  Minding the Brain: a collection of short stories

Nov 2 2015 This is a strange story where I try to tell the truth by telling lies. Dragonic Logic ver 1v00

updated Nov 30 2016   Jade-and-Dragonic Logic 1v00 Book two.

updated Nov 30 2016  dragonic-ink-1v00 Yet more… Book three.

updated Nov 30 2016 To Know is To Grow 1v00 Legalize it already. 

updated Nov 30 2016  Corp-Cult Medicannibals

updated Nov 30 2016 No6ody tries Writhing Badvertising  Ummm… prolly shouldn’t bother posting this…

Nov 2 2015 The title explains it all: Doggerel for Caterwauling Guerillas 1v00

Mar 15, 2015 Know thyself 1v00 (PDF) A hope-this-helps book for truthseekers.

Mar 15 2015 Here are stories… Allah Glories! a PDF book of short stories, mostly allegories, fables, and parables.

Xenophon wrote in The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates: “(…) he [Socrates] would accept of no gratuity from any who desired to confer with him, and said that was the way to discover a noble and generous heart, and that they who take rewards betray a meanness of soul, and sell their own persons (…)” Many years ago, it was wisely thought that teaching for pay was a bad thing. Paid teachers will always be tempted to make what is easy seem to be difficult. I once sought science-fiction stories that taught science. I found that such stories were becoming scarce. My culture didn’t seem to value teaching or learning unless it leads to profits. Both of these reasons are why this science-fiction book is free.  a psych-rhet experiment  (PDF file) updated Jan `1 2015 The Psych_Rhet Experiment ver 1v5

A being from another planet would probably be mechanical, because it is possible to turn off a machine for ten thousand years.  An intelligent electro-mech might have the following viewpoint– xeno-datagathering report PDF file

I don’t know what ‘enlightenment’ means, but these ‘koans’ may have some wisdom in them.  Koans For The Western Mind PDF file  

More Koans For The Western Mind  “We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it.” Thomas Henry Huxley

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an allegorical tale first printed in 1900. What was apparent to readers then has been obscured by the mists of time and, sad to say, by propaganda. The original book by L. FrankBaum is available for free at http://www.gutenberg.org and worth reading if you either liked the movie or if you like history (especially once you ‘see through’ the allegory). The following (large PDF, many pix) is a guide to the original story and no6ody’s explanation of some of the symbolism.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz allegorical allusions partly explained (PDF file) updated Jan 1 2015 Seeking the Allegory of Oz with lots of Denzer pix ver1v05

Dorothy saves Toto

This part wasn’t in the movie!

 

What no6ody knows about money…  A brief look at the power of money (PDF file)

The science of rhetoric: mostly ignored by modern “educational” systems, yet very important. Rhetoric is the science/study of effective communication. A brief look at the science of rhetoric (PDF)

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Posted by on Wed, 2013 in General Knowledge, stories

 

Nonviolence

about nonviolence

(nonviolence ) Effective Non-Violent Action 2 pg

Nonviolence is a powerful force, and often misunderstood. I hope these PDF’s are helpful to dispel some of the propaganda that attempts to make nonviolence look like a weapon for weak, ineffectual people.

Who is the brave person?

Who is the brave person?

 

 

 
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Posted by on Thu, 2013 in General Knowledge

 

It is what it is

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The first time you see it, you don’t recognise it. Perhaps it was something designed so stupidly that it could not be an accident. Somebody says something like ‘planned obsolescence ‘ or ‘made in China,’ which implies permission-to-exist for such a stupid process that produces such a stupid thing. But there was probably nothing you could do, and all the Somebodies you know don’t seem to care–so you don’t. You don’t think much about it… but your eyes have been trained, and they don’t stop seeing. Soon you will see ‘it’ again. You will encounter an illiterate high school student, or see massive bankster fraud go unpunished, or war-whores pounding public pulpits, and you find that you can’t stop thinking about ‘it.’ ‘It’ is everywhere. ‘It’ is in wars that can’t be won, in the sweatshop factories producing goods that quickly turn into garbage, in the poisoned land and polluted water.  You can see that innocent people die when the bombs fall, and that people and the planet are treated cruelly in order to maximize the income of some already rich men, and that ‘the system’ seems to spread stupidity among all the nearly-hairless hapless talking apes. And then you see ‘it,’ one day, finally, and you know ‘it’ has been there all along.

PDF warning: farce-ist governbents and what to do about them

 
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Posted by on Mon, 2013 in General Knowledge, Rants

 

A no6ody’s list of hope-this-helps for truth seekers and truth speakers

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If there are no direct benefits to speaking truth to power–quite the opposite in today’s world–why do it, then? I believe that society benefits when most of its members can tell truth from lies and actively seek justice.Yet the honest, the just, the willing-to-learn, the seekers of truth, all operate under a severe disadvantage in places with many sedated, ignorant citizen-slaves and a corpseguv of $ervants. Seekers of truth and justice hope to make a future society a better one; power/currency whores want what benefits themselves and they want it now. The lure of currency is very, very strong; people have done incredibly stupid things (like advertise the use of tobacco and start wars) in order to get it, even if they were wealthy already. (Perhaps currency should be considered a drug-like substance. If so, there is no dishonor if the lure of currency is too strong for a person to resist, just like there must be some drug that would make an addict out of any particular person. Perhaps the definition of the word ‘drug’ shouldn’t cover addictions to currency and computergames and couch-lock 7V.)

Not!

Not!

1) Vote with your feet and with your currency. If you can create demand for some good or service, somebody will try to make money at it. Perhaps it really is as easy as persuading enough people to value a connection to the internet over a cable 7\/ ‘service.’ A bus boycott was a key part of a civil-rights revolution (back in the days before 7\/s were cheaply cloned). I don’t recall seeing too many ‘peace’ signs in the media at the time, but many many people wore corp-clothing adorned with such, and many more wore home-made tie-dyes that they didn’t make themselves. “The most formidable military machine depends ultimately on the obedience of its soldiers, … the most powerful corporation becomes helpless when its workers stop working, when its customers refuse to buy its products. The strike, the boycott, the refusal to serve, the ability to paralyze the functioning of a complex social structure – these remain potent weapons against the most fearsome state or corporate power.”   Howard Zinn

2)  Read, read, and read some more. Socrates said it best two point five millenia ago: “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” Augment with online sources, like lectures and other ‘netizens’ websites. It seems only wise to seek such wisdom. It is said that Buddha thought ignorance was the primary cause of most human problems, and Jesus doesn’t seek revenge upon his tormentors ‘for they know not what they do.’ No human will ever know ‘enough’ about anything–the ocean of knowledge is deeper than humans can comprehend. Learn of propaganda, as it is everywhere and can be subtile and nearly invisible–it will affect you much more if you don’t recognize it.

3) Have a plan, a way out, and/or constructive works to do. Try to tell how to cure what ails society. Is there a way people can help you or your cause, something quick, easy, and undeniably good?

4) All the slaves cannot be punished at once, and there is serious discontent out there. It is likely that the wealth-extracting screws have been turned as far down as their $ervants dare to do it. Their greed must be balanced by fear or the metaphorical screws would press even harder, for there is no lack of corp$€guv greed. This fear can be useful, as well as the discontent. Rattling the chains is one way to get the citizens/slaves to see them.

5) Those who speak truth do not fear honest inquiry and sincere questions. Those who seek truth are admired by members of a sane society. Liars do fear investigation–and merely showing others that this fear exists is powerful. The corp$€guv/Empyremedia lies, they omit, they trivialize, they insult. Point this out whenever possible in a short, simple way, but do not become your enemy (don’t lie, etc.).

6) You do not need to convince everyone–just enough to start the juggernaut of truthseeking rolling. Start with the best human beings you know. “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” Samuel Adams

7) The people you wish to help are likely to act rudely or worse when they hear truth, for they have been living in an insane way and know no better, and cognitive dissonance does the rest. Do not take it personally, for this training/conditioning comes from the $ervants and control-freaks. Some citizen/slaves have learned to think and speak Empyre, for its propaganda is spread with high-tech super-stimulus media plus a long history of practical psychcology. This is a potent combination. It is extremely unlikely that this mind-mangling can be undone in a few minutes, so there is no fault if a truth-teller realizes an inability to help particular Empyrelings. The metaphorical burden can be too heavy. But…

8) Laughter plus logic is potent in print, and well-timed real-life laughter is even more so, but shared laughter is the strongest. Laugh at the ridiculous lies and the paid liars! However, mocking/sarcasm are unpleasant (and often used by Empyremedia); don’t use these tactics except at great need.

9) Be good, pure, worthy of emulation/admiration, because you seek what is good for everyone. If you cannot possibly benefit from your good deeds, the grateful could reward you with admiration/social status–and they might pay more attention to you in the future.

10) Don’t participate in evil. If you buy factory-farmed ‘meat’ products, expect more factory farms. If you borrow money, expect more banksters. If you buy petro-products, expect wars for oil. Prepare to fail, for you must live in a society that you did not create. Corp$€guv always tries to hide the unpleasantness caused by production of corpsegov products–public ignorance is their bliss.

11) The internets. Have fun here. Tell your story and of your hopes, speak your truth! The internet has room for everyone, and some ‘netizens are brilliant and worth listening to. Finding them is tricky, but when you do, say thank you, ask for more, and spread the knowledge.

12) Find out what topics bring out the trolls/fifty-cent party. This reveals their fears, and perhaps a path to truth and justice. If your actions have attracted trolls and shills, consider it as a compliment. Don’t let trolls tell you how to feel, truthseeker.

13) Remember to remind–say things like ‘I DON’T want to bomb people halfway around the world and steal their oil. I want to end wars started because certain unpunished men told lies. I want no bloodshed, I want justice, no bombs, just peace. I do not want expensive war-machines killing foreign people so rich men can get richer.’ Helpful suggestions are good, but not all will be perceived as ‘helpful.’ Tell stories like these–big yellow construction equipment in someone’s bedroom is wrong, even if the victims don’t know the difference between a bulldozer and a backhoe. Agree? Bank$ters who greedily screw up a nation’s economy should not get multimillion-dollar bonuses. Agree? Bullet-holes in children is always wrong–agree? Your listeners/readers should get the chance to say ‘yes’ to the truth.

14) Avoid the use of Newspeak/Corp$€speak– the ‘language’ of disguise and minimize. For example, depleted-uranium munitions are often pure uranium; drones are still warplanes. Don’t ever say “we” invaded Iraq/Lybia/Afganistan/etc., as governbents did that despite objections from ‘we the people.’ Don’t use too many ‘downer’ words (like war, bloodshed, bombs,  killing–often propagandists do this to get people to fnord ignore fnord certain fnord subjects). Don’t underestimate the power of words–once a ‘limited police action’ morphed into the Vietnam war (which led to deca-thousands of dead troops and the killing of millions of people and poisoned land in several countries).

15) Attract attention with your imagination… plus mirrors, led strip lights, superglue (add baking soda to ‘set’ superglued objects instantly), epoxy glue, reflective foils and LED lights, message-bearing tissue-paper hot air balloons, hand-painted signs or kites. Spend some brain-time looking for potential ways to spread truth. Cardboard and glue structures can be surprisingly large and sturdy (use internal triangles, plus paint with mineral spirits and polyurethane, half and half mix; painted on cardboard, it adds stiffness, water resistance, and a shine)  Garbage bag ‘sculptures’ can be inflated; such balloons created with two or more cheap, thin black garbage bags taped together will float in the air if given enough time in warm sunshine. Collect ten seconds of applause from people–then blend and post on website for dL, give participants website addy to get it. If you can take movies and/or pix, make sure they are non-incriminating.

16) Be mobile and be unpredictable. Don’t stay in one place or do the same thing for very long. This gives them time to mass the blue troops… this is what happened to OWS in too many cities.

17) Are you dealing with a metaphorical broken dish or the methods that cause dishes to get broken? There are symptoms and causes of symptoms–both may need fixing, but one is more important than the other. “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” Henry David Thoreau

18) Do not metaphorically swim in a tank with the Empyre’s sharks, and don’t let anyone push you in. Trying to spread truth via EmpyreMedia–a shark tank. Trying to ‘win’ by persuading voters in anything but a local election–another shark tank (fortified with corpsegov ‘voting’ machines). Even reading/watching 3mpyre media is a shark tank, for their p$y-ops are the best that money can buy. Petitions may be a waste of time, for corp$egov will do what it pleases as long as it is short-term profitable. Always be aware that some very large internet sites are owned by corpsegov and might be altered someday. Don’t be surprised if/when your video goes wonky or your essay got scrambled–check from various computers/internet linkups and post it again if needed. Consider it a compliment if this should it happen to you.

19) Know  what you want and don’t stop trying to get it. Is there anything else in life more important than what you’re doing? (If so–go do it!)  “Every man who has really sincere desire for any great amelioration in the conditions of life has first to face ridicule, then persecution, then cajolery and attempts at subtle corruption. We know from painful experience how few pass unscathed through these three ordeals. The last especially, when the reformer is shown all the kingdoms of the earth, is difficult, indeed almost impossible, except for those who have made their ultimate goal vivid to themselves by clear and definite thought.” Bertrand Russell, Political Ideals

20) pix are worth a thousand words–one [pic of Rachel Corrie] plus ‘Just Another Palestinian* Murdered’ is prolly worth a 1,004 word speech.

*apologies for the amateur psyops. If certain populations entertain the thought that Mz. Corrie was really a Palestinian, then they will also think that Palestinians are beautiful Caucasian 23 yr old females murdered with one of ‘their’ taxpayer-funded bulldozers, and the regime that did this still gets taxpayer money to buy more bullets, bombs, and tanks.

“(…) question-asking is the most significant intellectual tool human beings have. Is it not curious, then, that the most significant intellectual skill available to human beings is not taught in school?”  Neal Postman

Question Authority!

“Once you have learned how to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.”  Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner

 
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Posted by on Fri, 2013 in General Knowledge

 

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NON $ERVIAM

This is a paper rectangle.

This is a paper rectangle.

 

 

 

 

one hundred pieces of paper--or ten grand

one hundred pieces of paper–or ten grand

This is a small pile of paper.

This is a small pile of paper, or one million somethings

This pile of paper is worth a billion somethings

This pile of paper is worth a billion somethings

This was a forest that is now worth a trillion somethings

This was a forest that is now worth a trillion somethings

 

 

 

 

 

If your bank can borrow stupendously huge amounts of currency at a quarter percent (secretly) from the Fed, then why are they willing to pay you more than that to borrow yours? Why is the Fed also paying interest to banks if they e-deposit their ‘excess reserves’ into the ‘Federal’ ‘Reserve’ Corporation’s cybervaults? What do they want to do with the currency? What’s the deal with all these paper games?
Perhaps it is the difference between buying a piece of paper (stocks, bonds, treasuries, certs of deposit, etc) and buying anyTHING else.
Perhaps it is about the power that these paper rectangles have that enables efficient control of other humans’ behavior.
Whatever the reason… those who already have ‘it’ will benefit.
Non $erviam.

Once, in the 3mpyre of MoreWar, a Redneckistanian no6ody noticed the aftereffects of a distant hurricane. Gasoline production and distribution was adversely affected, so the price of gas rose quickly as plastic bags covered more and more of the pump handles at gas stations. The local politicians promptly started making M$M noises about price gouging, and ‘suggested’ that no gas station raise prices more than a certain amount. Many gas stations quickly ran out of gas to sell, and other gas stations had long lines of impatient customers. Some customers bought many containers to fill with gasoline along with their capacious pick-up truck gas tanks, and other customers grumbled but also began to stockpile gasoline. People were losing faith in the ability of a damaged-by-a-distant-hurricane ‘market’ to supply them with gas, and, when there was gas to buy, were willing to pay much higher than average prices and buy much more than they usually did despite the high cost. This vicious spiral of shortages caused by panic-buying, this loss of confidence, was quickly nipped in the bud when the petrochems began to flow normally, and the price soon dropped. But no6ody had noticed that when money is not sufficient to guarantee access to gasoline, people were willing to pay higher and higher prices whenever it was available. What if those selling gasoline delayed deliveries to jack up the price? What if the gasoline delivery people stopped deliveries entirely, deciding that a truckload of gasoline has a greater value than that of the local F1AT? What if the gasoline sellers start trading their product for food or other goods?
The perceptions, predilections, and prejudices of the people must be managed, for large numbers of spooked sheeple can bust the trust in a F1AT. Therefore, the F1AT controllers can not let this happen. They must control the media, the means of production, and the currency, or the 3mpyre burns. Therefore, the 3mpyre of MoreWar must have propaganda in the media, control of production and distribution of goods, and control of (or be controlled by) the banks that create the F1AT currency. The 3mpyre of MoreWar must have a F1AT currency to pay for the bullets and bombs, requiring the hidden tax of inflation which disguises the true cost$ of war. The 3mpyre of MoreWar cannot have freedom, for in times of even minor disruptions, ordinary profit-seeking might quickly reveal the flaws of F1AT. The 3mpyre of MoreWar cannot have many knowledgeable and wise people, for the people’s ignorance is (MoreWar’s) strength, war whoring is profitable, and freedom is illusory.
Non $erviam.

The price of Liberty is Know dollars and common sense, not supplied by dollar-dullard’s governbents
One trillion dollars is borrowed into existence once or twice a year by a certain ©0rp$eg0v (in addition to the trillions of t@x $$ they spend}.
One trillion dollars would enable paying one thousand dollars to one thousand people one thousand times–in one thousand different cities. (That’s nearly two and three-quarter years of a thousand bucks a day for a million people.)
One trillion dollars, evenly divided between one million destitute people, means one million dollars each. If each one of those newly printed millionares gave 10% of their wealth away by giving ten people ten thousand dollar grants, then ten million people get ten grand, in addition to the now 90% near-millionares created earlier.

One million new millionaires could probably make a huge change in any country’s economy. In my opinion, I don’t see the effects I expect, and suspect that the money must be going somewhere else.
This money is borrowed into existence. To whom does the interest on this borrowed money go? Mostly to the few people who already own other people’s debt–stocks are loans, bonds are loans, Trasheries are loans. As the F!AT is loaned into existence, so it dances on strings of interest. The bank$†€rs prosper when the ©gøvern6ent allows this.
If everyone spent their F1AT on real goods, what would happen? Maybe no6ody knows.
This is the reason that b@nks and govvie types will pay the highest rates of interest: buying debt causes the buyer to temporarily ‘loan’ the power that a currency has in exchange for a numerical currency increase when/if paid back in the future. The power that the currency has is transferred to another human(s) for a time. Banks are not troubled by this… they are allowed to loan far more money than they actually possess. You, however, must surrender 100% of your money if you buy or lend. Humans that already wield vast amounts of the power that comes from a popular currency will accumulate more, because they can make the rules for the debt game, or they can buy a bank or three. (Banks are allowed ‘fractional reserve lending’ which is bank$ter-speak for ”we don’t have to pretend to have what we loan.”) Currency can be extremely powerful supernormal stimuli (and it could be even more powerful if it was prettier, shinier, w/more holograms–but that might inspire hoarding of currency, which corpgov doesn’t like). The quest for more more more is already nearly irresistible (in my opinion). Cheating at the money games must also be hard to resist, for it is very often done. Some humans call some of these cheaters ‘bank$†ers.’ No6ody thinks bank$ters are just as enslaved to their desires as a gorilla given bushels of sweet potatoes (which is like an unsupervised toddler given buckets of candy).

“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, …The man that controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.” Nathan Mayer Rothschild

The same as it ever was…

Non $erviam.

 
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Monkeymind handles for Evil Overlords

...or you're FIRED!

…or you’re FIRED

Eye Spy!

Eye Spy!

‘Monkeymind’ is an infinite source of desires, and most people live their lives chasing one desire after another. Chasing desires can be good for a hominid, but not always. Modern humans do not live the way their ancestors did, and chasing desires honed sharp upon the evolutionary whetstone of the past has unexpected consequences today. Add human arrogance, add increasingly effective propaganda, and add chasing desires becoming a culturally accepted ‘good’ thing, and here we are. All humans have some measure of arrogance. Without it, little would get done. Who would have a web page without arrogance? (The greedy, the paid-for, the fraudulent, the advertisers, the propagandizers, the nonrationals, etc.)
Many many people cannot listen or learn effectively because of monkeymind. No6ody wants to admit ignorance of important things. A ‘primitive’ human must be confident and (sometimes) act quickly, using decisions made with incomplete data (for all real-world datasets are incomplete). Indecision and low confidence are not assets in a ‘primitive’ culture (nor in present ones, even if more people like that manage to survive these days). But arrogance can lead to errors, and it can diminish learning new things, for learning means that there are important things previously unknown, things other people know, and such thoughts are offensive to an ‘ego’ paired with an arrogant mindset. In summary: all people are hard-wired to be arrogant to some degree.
Now, I shall don my Evil Overlord thought-jacket uniform so that I can better demonstrate how to use monkeymind limitations to my advantage. First, I will increase the natural-born arrogance in Ebil-O-Medai connedsumers–by rarely challenging anyone’s intellect, informing media users of things they already ‘know’ and/or want to believe, and by having media actors behave stupidly the majority of the time. Ebil-O will have many choices for gossip, trivia, and irrelevant ‘facts’ aplenty. Soon, these people will think they are morally and intellectually superior to all the people that they ‘know’ (simulated people are included, because parts of any human’s mental equipment assume that ‘seeing is believing’). Ebil-O will messpellI wurds often, get the science wrong nearly every time it is mentioned, and interview ‘people’ who are (or can pretend to be) as dumb as a plutonium saucepan. I’ll use the Orwellian 1984 model of video disseminator device, which enables me to do evil things like hire those who choose dumb, violent ‘entertainment’ to be part of my police farce and to join my smarmy. I’ll use lots of artificial laughter after really dumb jokes so monkeymind thinks other local humans find the dumbness funny and will laugh along with their video ‘tribe.’ I’ll use recorded applause during and after dumb speeches, so monkeymind thinks other local humans like the stupidity so expressed. But a true Evil Overlord cannot stop here. To keep my media users addicted, my staff will add pron and special effects and initiate strong emotional feelings in the viewers (pretty, almost-naked women! explosions! fast car chases and accidents! and emo-music so the media users know what they’re supposed to feel). Once the population is addicted to my ‘media’ I could add rapid screen changes (change the camera point-of-view suddenly), which stimulates an ‘orienting’ reflex, for significant changes in the environment are extremely interesting to most species brains. My infallible overlord instincts tells me that most beings don’t like this reflex triggered often, preferring more stable places to live. Perhaps this feeling is like a low-grade fear (adding to what Ebil-O will generate), or a subtle urge to find a better place to live (and I will thwart all attempts for my subjects to go exploring–unless the applicant ‘voluntarily’ gives me a valuable present). This, combined with all the murders, explosions, gory horror, car crashes, and gun battles available on Ebil-O-Medai, will help to keep my subjects fearful and cowardly and dependent upon my staff. My overlord instincts insist that my subjects must be humiliated in as many small ways as possible, for a dispirited and depressed subject gives me no trouble (especially when combined with feelings of fear over the long term). Perhaps I will use the ‘terror’ war scheme (again). I will create strange, ugly, and insane ‘enemies’ for my subjects to hate and fear, for terrible things *will* happen. [evil chuckle] After some horrible incident, I’ll tell them to go shopping. [Say ‘baaaaa’ again, Emmanuel Goldstein!] [maniacal laughter]
Any point of view is skewed when based on relied upon lies. My staff will tell exploitable people carefully crafted lies, the best that ‘money’ can buy, careful (at first) to lie about what the exploitables know very little of (like ‘terrorists’ in an oil-rich country half-way around-the-world). The lies should be plausible, but that’s not essential. All that matters is that the lies get heard over and over. Over time, some of the exploitable will speak the lies internalized, adding to the echo-chamber repetition, aiding the spread of the lie-memes to yet more exploitables. [evil laugh] Any less-exploitable human (the not-conned) who tries to stop this process will evoke cognitive dissonance in an arrogant, fearful, and connedsumer audience, especially once a few of the un-exploitable truth tellers are publicly mocked, misquoted, and maligned by Ebil-O-Medai (demonstrating how to handle ‘those’ people in a way that even a child could understand). The truth-tellers will find no true friends among the noisy but ineffectual ‘opposition protesters’ who will work for me, secretly. [evil chuckle] The truth-tellers will learn that telling unpleasant truths makes those who hear it act emotionally and unpleasantly, and may figure out that these bad feelings become associated with the messenger, alienating them from friends and family. The un-exploitable ‘not-conned’ *could* cease to be a problem using more traditional means, but only as a last resort, for Evil Overlords think that any closed door needs ineffectual people locked on the wrong side of it. In addition, I will need prisoners to properly train my troops and my police force (as in the Stanford Prison Experiment) and slave labor to sew the awesome black uniforms that I will design, ensuring my staff experience a diffusion of responsibility–and perhaps even Huxley’s ‘herd poisoning’ (from Brave_New World Revisited).
I should take care to make the exploitables dependent upon my staff, further increasing the potential cognitive dissidence, for humans who are part of and dependent upon a system always hesitate to change or destroy it. I will make them wait in many long lines to apply for numerous necessary permits, for then they will be reluctant to ‘lose’ the results of their ‘work.’ Exploitables will learn (classically conditioned by my Ebil-O-Medai) to believe absurdities; such as faked ‘enemy’ atrocities, trivial curiosities, insane philosophies, and lots of useless gossip. Exploiting the exploitables, I will sell worthless and overpriced ‘goods,’ make them work long hours in demeaning jobs, and, just for my amusement, tell them stupid things like ‘conformity is good’ and ‘stubbornness is strength’ and train them to do ridiculous things like imitate idiotic affectations of bad actors in the Ebil-O medai. This last item may cut into my profits a little bit, but all the best evil overlords do stuff like this, for my tax-collectors and corp hirelings and police farce will find the task of exploiting (and humiliating) those they believe to be ignorant ‘sub-humans’ much easier.
[no6ody removes a thought-jacket uniform, which seems to fit rather well…]
Please pardon the digression, as the Evil Overlord is rather potent these days.
When compared to the stories of speaking truth to power, even the best propaganda can look ridiculous. But truthy stories are often long, complicated, and sometimes boring, unlike the easy lies devi$ed to mesmerize the despised. ‘They hate our freedom.’ ‘Fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.’ ‘The [derogatory name] have Weapons of Mass Destruction.’
… lacking only the staff, the currency, and the desire to make this happen (legally, profitably, and non-ethically)… but others have no such limitations.
hope this helps
non $erviam !

 
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Radiate the Date

This picture is worth a million words

This picture is worth a million words

A very dangerous way to boil water...

Would you sell a nuke to this man?

[Begin edu-metaphors] Imagine that you are on a small boat. There are a huge number of well-cared for sandcastles on a nearby beach, symbolizing living cells. In the boat, you have moderately heavy bowling balls (a metaphor for alpha particles), standard baseballs (symbolic beta particles), and a loaded rifle (mock gamma particles). The distance between the boat and the sandcastles on the beach represents human skin. To mimic an external source of radiation, wear a blindfold and earplugs to simulate the random action of nuclear reactions. When you fling alpha particles/bowling balls off the boat, you are extremely unlikely to hit a sandcastle, or even the beach, unless you are very lucky and very strong. If you throw the beta particle\baseball, you might hit the beach or even a sandcastle, but you are more likely to throw the ball in the wrong direction or not far enough. If you shoot the rifle, the gamma ray/bullet is more likely to hit a sandcastle because the distance is less important, but any blindfolded human randomly shooting a rifle on a rocking boat isn’t likely to hit any distant targets. This is a metaphor for external radiation exposure.

If you imagine that you are standing on the sandcastle beach with your implements of destruction, internal radiation exposure is symbolized. The bowling balls will likely demolish a sandcastle if they hit one, but they won’t roll far. Damage will be localized around you but severe. The baseballs are likely to hit many more sandcastles, but each hit will likely do less damage than the bowling balls. The rifle can damage many sandcastles, and since you are standing on the beach, you can aim it more or less parallel to the sand (to make up for a weakness in the metaphor–living cells are 3D and thus surround internal radiation sources, unlike a roughly two-dimensional array of sandcastles on a beach). The blindfold does not matter much anymore–only the supply of bowling balls, baseballs, and bullets, as well as sandcastle repair personnel (who can also be damaged). Some of the sandcastles may quickly come to resemble the Tower of Barad-dûr… and damaged living cells can cer tainly be much more effective spreading evil than sandcastles could ever be.

[End metaphors.]

The take-home lesson: internal radiation exposure is far far far more damaging than external radiation exposure, and do not trust those who pretend otherwise.

Obviously, it is important to keep radiation doses to a minimum and internal radio-dosing should be scrupulously avoided, especially by children. However, the world is becoming increasingly dirty and radioactive, so some exposure to man-made toxins and radioactive substances is unavoidable. You can avoid the heaviest contamination by eating low on the food chain–eat plants, rather than the animals that eat plants. Each step away from primary producers is a potential step towards bio-magification–for example, eagles that eat fish that eat plants were found to have damaging levels of DDT metabolites in their bodies, so much so that their eggs did not hatch. This could have destroyed this species (and others) if DDT was still in use as much as it was previously. You are an omnivore, able to survive on a wide range of foods, and selecting plant foods is probably safest. Examples of fraudulently-labeled plant foods (like rice bearing a label that conceals its Fuku-origin) complicate this process, but no6ody puts labels upon meat and fish and dairy products that state what the animals ate.

As long as you are reading this… let’s do a thought experiment. I’ll be an evil overlord, and you can be my prisoner. Here’s your dinner, which consists of four delicious-looking cookies. Since I (half-)baked them in this thought experiment, they have magical properties.

The first cookie emits alpha particles. The others emit solely beta particles, or just gamma rays, or only neutrons (all possible only in thought experiments). All of these cookies emit the same total energy in their particular way, and you must choose one cookie to eat, one cookie to put in your pocket, one cookie to hold in your hand, and one cookie to toss to the imaginary but nasty orc turnkey–what should you do?

imo…

Alpha particles are big and heavy, as particles go. They also have a positive charge, which means they attract/are attracted to all nearby electrons that they encounter as they travel. Because of this, alphas do not travel far, and at point blank range, an alpha particle can do great damage. This cookie is a bad one to eat because, once inside you, some of your DNA would be in point blank range.  However, the fabric of your pocket and your skin should be protection enough.

Beta particles are basically electrons in a straight-line hurry, and these also interact with other electrons. They are fast enough to penetrate skin a little bit, but they are only about 1/8000 the mass of an alpha particle. If they hit an atom directly, the atom doesn’t move very much and can stay in position, even if it does create an unstable chemical situation. Plus, the event is effectively over for the beta particle… unless it hits a really massive atom. Then the energy of this collision can be expressed as a gamma ray. (Throw the gamma ray cookie to the orc immediately. Even in a thought experiment, don’t delay!) The beta-emitting cookie can be held in your hand (unless your hand is made out of massive metal atoms}.

The neutron cookie is probably the best one to eat. Free neutrons have a half-life of about fifteen minutes and do not have an electric charge, so other atoms ignore them. Even if a neutron impacts an atomic nucleus directly and doesn’t bounce off, the lightweight atoms humans are made of probably won’t fission (like uranium does with the addition of a neutron), and may not even be radioactive. Boron is a commonly used neutron absorber, as the isotopes it changes into aren’t nasty and it captures stray neutrons better than average. If you agree with me and decide this cookie is the safest one to eat, perhaps you’d like a boric acid topping on the cookie? As an evil overlord, it is my duty to try to sell you Roach-Death Bio-cide (which contains boric acid), even though there’s pure boric acid in my imaginary lab. Should you?  Boric acid is so cheap, safe, and effective at roach killing that adding adulterants to it might raise the costs of producing Roach-Death Bio-cide, even if produced and sold by my money-whore minions.

hot teeth

bite deep

in time

and keep

no rhyme

nor reason.

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