13 August 2012

Let the wealth flee...

One of the biggest arguments against a progressive system of taxation and regulation is that the rich flee with their wealth to places more accommodating to its growth.

This otherwise legitimate fear can be powerfully allayed with a recognition that the wealth they cannot take are only those with fundamental use to human progress: the land.
As the rich e-transfer zeroes to the left of the decimal in their accounts the poor of a nation have no similar option to migrating digital wealth they don't possess, but the radical quality of digital wealth is that it doesn't really exist!

So let the wealth flee, but damn them when they come for the land.

28 March 2012

ignorance as part of delusion

I've been very slowly working my way through an essay by Nikola Tesla. I don't know much about Tesla, though it seems he was quite an ambitious and persistent fellow. While I way address the content of that work more thoroughly later, my interest presently is to textually pursue a train of thought brought on by Tesla quoting Buddha, "Ignorance is the greatest evil in the world."

Buddhism makes use of an epistemological methodology quite estranged in my society of residence. The quote comes in a portion of essay concerned with limiting those aspects of humanity which decrease our access to energy and progress; so a Buddhist epistemology may provide useful insight as to how ignorance produces the evil which ever limits human potential.

[I will presently compose my thesis. This will then be contrasted to some rudimentary research I'll do on ignorance in Buddhism.]

In failing to diligently separate experience from abstraction, many cognitively confuse the two. Consider how the scientific method empirically separates experience from abstraction, while the human scientist may not always.

What does it mean to know? Novel treatments for contemporary diseases--often discovered through accident--are commonly later better understood as accompanied by side effects. Prescriptions treating mental disorders illustrate this evil of ignorance. (And in the development of this evidence of the thesis, please excuse a lack of concision)

05 January 2012

on discerning the status quo

Though not giving undue credence to the upcoming presidential election, the ongoing media charade surrounding this national-political sock puppet theater serve as a prime and contemporary example of a rather frightening truth, about which we will say little.
The concision of mainstream media narrative on current events give America more concern for fictitious Iranian nuclear weapons than mass killings of civilians in various nations throughout the planet, from Bahrain to Colombia. Unfortunately ignorant Americans cannot concern themselves with how long it may take before the Mexican Drug War's incredible collateral damage spills onto US streets?
Perhaps self-titled patriots shall rest proudly with troops being stationed in Australia to promote our influence in that region. Surely the Chinese or Russians fear little in this move. Upon whom does the US expect to impose it's influence?
Why don't American citizens concern themselves more with what we might say is actually going on than what we are told goes on. As though local tv-personalities reported on crimes for which the evidence neither existed nor was requested, we accept a just-so story on the status quo that can render any attempt to discern reality coherently futile.