There is shockingly little truth in any of the normal outlets in America. Universities, mainstream media, common conversation — they all focus on their own particular vector and spin on truth. And often they’re not even lying: they’re just biased and wrong.
So let me give my version of biased and wrong — hopefully with less bias and less wrong. Caution: this is a single-flow draft; it’ll be sloppy.
The jobs aren’t coming back. The world has changed. There are fewer jobs due to automation, we’re far less competent as a worker pool, and the poor overseas are now able to compete with us directly for the few jobs that remain. This will get FAR worse, not better.
Most of the rich and successful in America don’t give a fuck about this country, and as a result they make choices that will help them get more rich (like outsourcing) at the expense of our workers. There is no loyalty to America at the top — only the sad assumption that everyone could be where they were if they just tried, and an unwillingness to share what they’ve received.
Obama has been outplayed and neutered by extremely cunning and selfish Republicans who have only their own interests in mind. He is dangerously close to being an idealist who is impotent in a field of dangerous opponents. His only option is to actually fight. He may still lose, but at least he’ll lose as someone standing for something.
The Tea Party is the funniest sad thing in America. It’s supporting base is a mass of poor people fighting for the right of those who don’t care about them to treat them like slaves. And they love it. It’d be a lot more funny if some of these fucking lunatics didn’t have strong poll numbers.
Education is our real problem in America, and the problem is obviously multi-faceted. First there is the teacher problem — where far too many enter into the field because it’s a good way to have steady work. Fuck that. In Scandinavia the teachers get advanced degrees and compete fiercely to become a teacher. But at least as bad is the fact that teachers are not supported in the classroom by parents. Parents used to support teachers as an extension of the home’s authority, and now parents defend their manipulative children against the teachers, and PC has made it so that the teachers and schools are on the defensive.
Parents these days are increasingly children, only worse. I think it’d be better for a child to be raised by a 15-year-old in Scandinavia than a 25-year-old in NYC. Why? Education. The stupider our parents get the more failure we produce in our children, and it’s reaching the point of mass child abuse. The poor and uneducated create and propagate the same worldview, superstition, indifference to education, and lack of focus that they have, and it’s destroying our country. The blame does not fall with the poor and uneducated, as they are doing the best they can. The blame falls on those who know how disadvantaged the kids of these completely unqualified parents are, yet they say nothing for fear of reprisal. The blood of unemployment, wage slavery, and crime is on their cowardly hands. Shame on them. The creation of masses of uneducated poor people is a tragedy beyond any other being talked about. We’re starved for resources, jobs, education, and yet we sit by while those who are suffering the most bring more of those likely to suffer just the same into the world. It’s sickening.
We have too many fucking people. When we’re starving for water, education, land, and every other important thing to a healthy society, why are we continuing to make more people? Are we completely blind? We just crossed 7 billion people. Why? Don’t we see that we’re increasing the amount of pain in the world? Fewer people means less competition for resources. We’re standing on each other. The cities are overflowing. There are no jobs. And those with the most are having few children and taking a hands-off approach to the wage slave uneducated procreating en masse. How exactly does that NOT exacerbate our problems 1000-fold? It’s inhumane and it’s patently stupid.
It’s time to reject foolish ideas outright. If you don’t believe in evolution you should be laughed at. Wide open laughter, while pointing. If you think the world is 5,000 years old, you should be considered somewhat dangerous due to your ability to avoid and deny scientific evidence. People of this type should not be allowed to drive school buses, let alone run for office. People running for office should be given 6th grade science tests. If they can’t pass they should be ridiculed and passed over.
Multi-culturalism in the western world should be completely re-evaluated. It has become a massive liability to the health of civilization. We have too much diversity in what is deemed acceptable behavior. Diversity should be used as spice to a defined, calculated culture of behaviors and norms that is protected by the entity supporting it. We should decide on the types of behaviors that we embrace, e.g. politeness, tolerance of other races and cultures, openness and kindness, secularism, focus on education, striving to improve oneself, etc. Those who don’t believe in these values (whatever they are) should be rejected outright. Denied. Turned away. Shunned. Your race, your religion, your food — none of these things matter. But your behaviors matter. Your support of our values and our behaviors matter. Multi-cultural societies are divided societies kept together by a highly tenuous adhesive — an eroding vestige of the homogeneity that used to exist. It will soon be gone and the various city-states will emerge and start to battle each other. The only solution is to unify behind a set of values and behaviors.
We must learn how to want less. The concept of more is destroying us. “Economic growth” is the standard. Why? Who said we need to grow? Why are we not where we need to be? What’s with this obsession with more? Bigger TVs, more money, nicer cars, higher GDP. Shut the fuck up and read a book. Stop making so many damn kids and relax. Paint a picture. Write an essay. Explore the universe. Stop watching so much television, which is nothing less than a way to make you want things you don’t have. Reject it.
We need more focus on secular humanism. We need to look down at the earth from orbit. Everyone. We’re a rock flying through space with some people on it. People with guns, who don’t like each other, because they’re stupid. That’s unacceptable. We need a bit of astronomy in all of our lives — especially the religious.
Art and literature need to lead the way again. Science and technology is a means, the liberal arts are the purpose. WordPress is nice, but it’s a tool for sharing ideas and creating beauty in this cold world. Let us not celebrate the saw and the chisel. Let us celebrate the sculpture, and the poem, and the novel.
Enough for now. Sorry for the low quality. Too many things to say. ::