04/15/2018 (Sun) 03:12:10
Going just a bit further down the track of the thoughts above, we arrive at the notion that really ours (and our recent ancestors) is a time of explosive tech yet not for the benefit of the good people.
For example if you search "Strategy of Tension" you will learn how fabians and others like them (typically called 'elites' as how they see themselves) actually have technical means and ways, to increase the pressure upon the American family, even as these same abused Americans are used to form the largest and finest army and military force on Earth. Thus, tech is Straussian and Leninite. It's goal is to offer seats to those with lust for power/money/credit/bonds, which seats are just-so oriented that they form a matrix of power of powerful-asses in them. If you have the willingness to sacrifice the good, you will go far, son (or daughter). I am saying that military service is one of perhaps sacrifice in body and certainly sacrifice in liberty. And yet not without a very high level of glory in terms of life and death. But is death a value or is life a value? A life well lived and well redeemed in death, is worth what?
Thus, was technology, "sacrificed" as a technical maneuver. To put it in simple terms, the "Brotherhood of Steel" from Fallout pre-history (written by GURPS authors) explains how some colonels and military fellows, forms a underground guild of tech. So, yes, I am drawing parallels here that might seem off putting, but also you might see what I am alluding to. The BoS in Fallout series exists while the Vaults also exist, and while the ghouls outside also exist. Thus, in our world of today, technology is pressing into creation of humans in a groomed bonsai type of way --IF ONLY they could remove 90% of the other bothersome humans. This sets a very dangerous precedent.
However, I am not disfavorable to nuke war, even total nuclear exchange. I live outside the target zones and am good at the tech of animal husbandry, and have much wasteland to hunt upon outside my front door. and I cook all my food on a wood stovetop, eschewing a lot of the modern conveniences. I do not live inside a cel cloud and this is a protection because no one wants those fone people out here anyway. Thus, I feel that when that 90% (modern foneswiping dumbass cities) are actually wiped out in nuke war, I feel we who survive will be okay, and will quickly form better governments than these we have now. We willn't allow the old teams to form up and rob us. But would we allow gold as money, instead of government credit/bills? Would we allow FRB style conglomerates to coin our money?
I would have a discussion with you here about technology, as it can resolve the problem alluded to, which is 'All these stupid dumbfucks on Earth' well what do we/they/BoS do with them, once emerging from their vaults/labs etc? Do we set them to the task of making adobe bricks, and also, what is the market price of bricks of adobe in that future and also, what benefits will those brahmin employees of the future, want? I am saying that essentially a strategy of tension against the lower classes/groups would certainly be tabled and discussed. In some ways I assume it would be almost like the days of 1847 prior to the gold rush. A lot of the same ideas apply.
Why, even in 1847 General Sherman himself (see his autobio) said gold was not known or valued much by men such as himself. When he was shown some at that time, both he and the Captain of the ship were bemused and hammered the piece flat to confirm it was even metal. Whereas in 1848 the next year literally the entire world blew up due to California Gold Rush. So was gold, a tech of a kind? Did someone know that silver begets gold even if General Sherman did not? Also, understanding that moment of gold becoming a cross upon which Americans would be nailed, could anyone have prevented the US civil War from happening?
In some ways what I am saying above is that tech moves along in a similar way as a tech tree in a video game. Europeans might have had a more subtle under