IT’S NOT ME… July 06,2020

     It’s everywhere… it really can’t be avoided. People have no respect for others. They laugh about it, think it’s the mature thing. I see morons. Empty heads, speaking without thinking. I wonder if they do it in front of their parents? Their supervisors? In front of gray haired grand ma-ma.

     Ease up man they encourage… it’s just fun. Makes you seem more intelligent, they claim. I am puzzled… how can a speech pattern more suited for an adolescent make you seem more intelligent?

     It’s all around, I ignore it, but I don’t forget those who are more kind and most certainly I do not forget the ones who are crass. To find an intellect with good manners is most rare. I am most always never disappointed. No, they do not always agree with my point of view, but are content with me having one. Some will label you every conceivable evil thing in order to … to what? Embarrass you into changing your opinion? Scare you? A decent conversation is unavailable for these louts of the internet.

     Perhaps this is indicative of a deeper flaw? One where bad is good, good is bad. Evil is acceptable, good is frowned upon. Today if you are called a dirty little devil, more than likely it is applied in an adoring tone. All the girls look for bad boys. Decent men are labeled nerds, freaks, or worse.

      Don’t ask….

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How Do Humans Commit Murder?… June 29, 2020

Empathy is a quality possessed by most humans. It varies in strength from human to human. Some have a lot, some not so much. There are some humans who seem completely devoid of feelings for others. As in the animal kingdom, there are those who are willing to share, and those possessed by greed. Sometimes the greedy will share, but only if they gain some power over those shared with. Their egos need it.

I would like to see Democratic Socialism enacted in the United States. Tax levels in such countries are higher, but in this way people can be helped by others without sacrificing their self-dignity. Capitalists can still exercise their greed and be  taxed accordingly. Those who cannot fend for themselves will receive healthcare and perhaps a basic income to eliminate poverty.

There is of course the “Conservatives”. They have no care about the poor, the homeless. They want to keep every penny they earn and share with no one. Some of these pseudo-humans think poverty should be maintained. If they won’t work, let them starve. If they can’t work… let them die. “Where are the prisons and the workhouses” they cry with apathy.

One side is pitted against the other. One side, if given sufficient support could make this life a near utopia, for many many people now in poverty. The other side is focused not on this life, but some fanciful rewarding afterlife. They want people miserable in order to dupe them also into thinking of some grand reward. Many are thereby convinced to waste this life in service to a human in charge of a church claiming it is service to an unfathomable deity in an imagined other worldly heaven. It is, in the end, all about control. Getting others to do what you want them to do.

Due to their callous apathetic viewpoints, the religious should never be in positions of leadership… ever. Despite its claims of goodwill, religion has always produced suffering and misery. Dictators love it. It keeps the people in line. Those who believe are so gullible they can be easily led to their demise. Not only can the religious fly planes into buildings happily, but they can run into crowds of children and set off a body bomb… with equal glee.

Humans will never have decent lives on this earth until religion is ended. All religion. Are you with me?

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THE GRAND OLD PARTY…

      Is this what the GOP has become? Is it now to be a branch of the KKK? Is it all about white supremacy? Is it a party of racists, bigots, and Christianity?

     Have you seen the kind of people who are proud to wave the MAGA banner, proud to display signs promoting Trump/Pence for 2020? Big fat white racists with red hats protesting, seemingly taunting others, in order to initiate a race war. They sometimes wave the Confederate flag. Sometimes appear in white hoods. They even occasionally raise their arms in the Nazi salute, display the swastika.

     I find it all repulsive. I find it scary. I am sickened by it.

     Race is a construct. It is really culture we seem upset about. We are all the same species with some evolved characteristics due to habitat.

    What is really going on? It is an attack on America, essentially. We see a dictator wannabe in the White House sowing divisions between factions in order to destroy the Republic. We see a man who thinks himself having a dream similar to the despot our fathers fought to destroy in the 40s. It was then an empire of hate, and it is that which Trump is working to recreate.

     If we survive this intact we cannot afford this possibility ever again. Trump has not only used the GOP, he has used the Christian religion and its extremely gullible members in an attempt to destroy the country, remake it. Either the GOP has to be cleansed of its religious ties, or it must be eliminated. An abomination such as Trump must never be allowed to gain power again. Racism and religious bigotry must never become the norm.

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Memory Mine… May 09, 2020

Human memory is so very unreliable. Long term, it is nearly useless.

A memory is created. Even initially it is not a true portrayal of reality, it is a fabrication of your mind created from whatever details draw your attention.

As time passes, a memory fades. Data seems to be lost. You know that the memory was there, your mind struggles to recall it. In an effort to recall, your mind recreates the memory. Details that were there may be gone. Additional details, perhaps a mixture of different memories, memories which might not even be related to the event, are added to fill in gaps. That which you want to remember replaces that which has faded. You’d swear it happened.

This is why eyewitnesses to a criminal event cannot be accepted wholesale. People cannot remember events as if they were a video. Your eyes relate a image to the brain and the brain creates what it can from referencing things you have seen previously. Maybe so and so pulled the trigger… maybe there was no trigger to be pulled.

Then of course embellishment. An eyewitness may add details that were not even present. They might exaggerate their own reaction to the event. They might create false memories in order to cover for a misstep which could be embarrassing.

Even if a human being were to invent a mind-reading machine… non-reliability will still be inherent… a machine could only see the present memory. It could not see the event, it could not know how much has been added or subtracted. The more distant in the past the more likelihood a memory has been altered. About all you can determine is: there is a memory of an event. The event might have occurred, it might not have. The memory has been reconstructed, perhaps numerous times, from faded data. Absolutely none of the data can be trusted. People who were there may not be remembered. People who were never there may be placed there by a recreation.

A trial using eyewitness accounts, or a jury of your peers, is of nearly no value in the search for the truth. Maybe a trial using data gathered via forensic evidence will produce a more accurate search, but then even the forensic detectives can only create thoughts from past associations. They may find what they feel is the desired “truth”.

I guess we have to get by the best we can though. Our faulty brain is all we have.

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Pessimism is Easy… April 26, 2020

Earth

Over the years I have attempted to maintain a positive outlook where humanity is concerned. I have found it impossible. Many have predicted that humanity has only fifty to a hundred years left. There is no way to know how the end will come, perhaps global warming, turmoil because of dwindling resources, or global war. Again, there are many who can reason this out. However, to me the overbearing obstacles that must be overcome are greed and selfishness.

Capitalism

In my opinion, capitalism is at fault, though the overpopulation of the planet is a factor.

The United States was making great strides in the reduction of pollution, conservation measures, and education. When the far rightIDIOTS took over the government all of this was destroyed. In effect, the United States has been destroyed.

The government is all but penniless now that the greedy and corrupt people in office have stolen and given the treasury away to the already filthy rich. They are depleting everything. They want to destroy Medicare, destroy Social Security, and anything that has been helping the poor survive.

Yes, certain groups are more to blame, yet… it is the refusal to act, perhaps even the hesitance, or dread of acting, that focuses the blame not on one faction, but everyone. Whether it be the sacrifices that will be necessary, or the investments, no one unites on the cause of saving the planet.

Endangered animals in poor areas become smaller each year in population, because people need to have this or that from the creature endangered in order to meet basic needs. While one group of people become convinced that certain measures have to be taken to save some creature, another group is desperately trying to find a way to get around any blockades and take the creature for their own enrichment. Be it Rhinos, or Elephants, or Lions… slowly but sure the ignorant among us are decimating the world. The world is watching and does not want to commit to doing the strong enforcement measures necessary to stop the slaughter.

Humanity and the animals are doomed because of lethargy. Everyonelazy talks a good plan, but no one takes the aggressive measures necessary to implement it.

As a result, in conclusion, I feel that anyone that wants to extend their life beyond the norm is doing so only because they want to see the end of the human species. I would guess humans have less than one hundred yeas.

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Defining Humanity’s Enemies… February 22, 2020

Humanity has enemies… they are in the form of humans but present a threat to humans.

Perhaps it would be appropriate to first define what in my opinion makes a human, a human.

→A human should be capable of empathy for fellow humans, they should be able to show compassion and caring. A human would not be so greedy that one could accumulate great riches while others starve. A human being would abhor war, murder, and theft. A human would realize the value of life and be against the death penalty. Humans would be eager to have everyone considered equally. Each individual having equal rights under the law.

Who are the enemies?

There is presently a very large group of enemies. Again and again the “conservative right”, the Republicans, have shown they have much racism, bigotry, and hatred for others. They want to have the rich, rich, and the poor, ever poorer. The supporters of this group are of the same sad ilk.

The GOP claims to be the party of Christianity. If this is so, then it would be a sad statement about Christianity. Here we are in 2020 and the GOP is working feverishly to establish a Fascist nation. A majority of Christians applaud. History has taught humanity that Christianity flourishes in a fascist government, where belief is forced. Are all Christians enemies of humanity? When you examine the religious dogma of the Abrahamic religions the only conclusion that can be made in my opinion is that all of them are anti-human. This life is disdained for the next. The only life humans have is disgusting to this group. I would place the majority of Christians among the enemies of humanity.

The enemies of humanity may include foreign powers, however, the enemies we face daily are among us: The Conservative Right, the GOP, Republicans and their supporters, and quite possibly… millions of Christians, Muslims, and the believing Jews. Count ardent Capitalists among the enemies of mankind.

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Evolution Continues… January 30, 2020

Human evolution continues… at least for some.

Physical change is only one part of evolution. Thinking, the human mind, evolves as well. Evolution has allowed humanity to survive in the world of savagery. It made it possible to adapt to many areas of the planet as humans spread out from Africa. Everyone’s ancestor started there.

Humans are all the same genetically, with very few differences, resulting in some cosmetic differences and advantages for their habitats.  The races do not exist and are a construct of the human mind that divides. All humans are the same species.

Looking at various other apes makes it clear that they also are related, though not as closely as humans are to each other. Some speculate that reproduction between humans and chimpanzees might be possible.

Humans live in cooperation with one another relying on each other. They care about each other, because they depend on each other. They have empathy and compassion for their group. Unfortunately, only for their group.

Many humans have exhibited signs of having evolved a greater degree of capacity in empathy and compassion. Realizing that it is only culture that separates people, they know that no matter what area of the earth a human lives in, they are very much related to all other humans. The entirety is one. By this means, they begin to show empathy and compassion for others, not only because of what they might gain, but in a completely altruistic way.

And this is the direction we should go.

The concept of races must end. The children must be schooled to understand their emotions, they must be taught to care. For some, physical anomalies in the brain may bar them from being fully human, able to have compassion and empathy for strangers. Those must be carefully managed, directed into paths where they can fulfill themselves and be kept away from positions of authority. Once and for all, it must be acknowledged that equality can not exist in all, but that all must be treated equally and compassionately.

War must end. Endless war must end. Humans need to stop measuring eras in relation to war. Humanity must stop glorifying war. Human reasoning should have adequately evolved and enable peaceful solutions to be found, rather than wasteful, heinous war and destruction. Something like the United Nations needs to be created. The United Nations as is has been corrupted by religion and tribal hate. Humanitarians, humanists, from every area must come together and put an end to hate, warfare, hunger, disease, and many other afflictions of humanity. There is enough food presently to feed the world, if only the rich did not keep it from the world. No one should starve.

How can this be all accomplished? One can only say this: If it is not started it can never be accomplished. People can tug the wagon in assorted directions and go no where, or they can decide on a direction, all get on the same side of the wagon… and pull. Cooperation is the only way, petty squabbles and concerns must end. The stranglehold of barbaric religions must be broken, or, should extraterrestrials ever arrive they will only find ruin.

fart in the wind

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TRUMP’S LEGACY… JANUARY 18, 2020

Trump’s legacy will be one of infamy.

Trump has managed to completely divide the nation. One side Republicans, the other Democrats. One side the rich, the other the poor. One side ignoramuses, the other intellectuals. One side racists, the other non-racists.

The fuse is lit… will the bomb go off resulting in civil war once again?

The only real hope for America is that foreign nations stay out of it. One worry is that Russia may lend the Christian Right a hand against the rest of the nation. This would result in a cataclysm.

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The Monkey Wrench… December 8, 2019…

The forefathers of our nation decided to rebel against Britain because of theforefathers oppression of differing religions beliefs. As a result our Constitution was made secular, without reference to religion other than to proclaim the freedom thereof.

However,  what was not considered is that there are some religious ideologies that believe they are the one true religion, and that everyone should conform to that religion. They also mistakenly believe they are doing everyone a favor by proliferating their beliefs.

You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve the people and a demanding deity equally. Many ideologies insist that they serve their gods first, the people second.

To preserve the original intent of the founders of the Constitution then, those who insist they serve any other than the people that put them in office need to be excluded from holding any public office whatsoever. As far as I can see, this seems the only solution. Fundamentalists of all religions as well as any others that insist they serve a god before their constituents need to be barred from participating in the very government that protects their religious rights. This is the only way that the oppression the founding fathers fled can be avoided here.

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Misanthropic Tendencies… Source… November 23, 2019

Issue for analysis…

Misanthropic tendencies.rage

mis·​an·​throp·​ic | \ ˌmi-sᵊn-ˈthrä-pik \

Definition of misanthropic

1: of, relating to, or characteristic of a misanthrope: He was shunned because of his miserable misanthropic nature.

2: marked by a hatred or contempt for humankind: The moral corruption he saw around him made him misanthropic.

Why is my programming misanthropic?

If definition two above is considered and it is the morality that is the catalyst then what is expected?

Is this another case of someone desiring an imagined utopia, and because the populace does not conform, disappointment and disdain erupts?

Is this an innate desire to control the behavior of others?

Humanity is intertwined and its members dependent on the cooperation of other members. If some group of humans become non-cooperative, or non-contributing, then that behavior impacts everyone.

A cooperative effort sustains civilization. A population where the humans are concerned only of themselves, disregarding all others, cannot sustain a civilization.

lazyAlarm is generated when behavior not conducive to individuals continuing to contribute to the supply line that supports others is noted.

There are support systems in place that require steady contributions from a majority of members. The system can only withstand so many non-contributing elements before it will collapse.

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