Thursday, April 14, 2011

Unsettling...and then some.

Greetings good citizen,

Today’s collection of articles are in no particular order and therefore will conform to the willy-nilly format that you’ve become accustomed to here at ASP.

If we return to one of the core concepts of A Simple Plan, the axiom that it is impossible to make informed decisions without accurate information, we encounter our first offering that takes to task our purposefully destructive educational system.

[This article first appeared on TruthDig.]

A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity and vocabulary to challenge the assumptions and structures of the corporate state. It funnels them into a caste system of drones and systems managers. It transforms a democratic state into a feudal system of corporate masters and serfs. [snip]

We must fear, Arendt warned, those whose moral system is built around the flimsy structure of blind obedience. We must fear those who cannot think. Unconscious civilizations become totalitarian wastelands.

The slap in the face here good citizen is that it’s bad enough we suffer a ‘truth challenged’ media, it is worse that we suffer an education system which stresses blind acceptance over critical thinking!

Right and wrong are not ‘universally apparent’; right and wrong are whatEVER we tell you they are, whenever we tell you, subject to reversal without prior notice, as the circumstances demand!

If the above reads fucked up it’s because it IS fucked up!

It's like the statement ‘my words mean exactly what I want them to mean, nothing more and nothing less.’

Sadly, that limits the pool of people who ‘understand’ what you said to just you!

We are not a race of telepaths.

Much to our employers chagrin!

Moving along Today’s stock markets were “Markets Unsettled on Concerns About Jobs and Inflation

In the United States, the latest reports pointed to higher inflation and highlighted the continued weakness in the job market. The weekly unemployment claims rose back above the 400,000 level and the government said the core producer prices rose slightly faster than expected in March.[snip]

Investors are particularly concerned about Chinese inflation, fearing that government efforts to restrain it could prompt a “hard landing” for the economy.

“Inflation in emerging economies has become a serious issue, as the impact from high commodity prices is stronger for those countries,” Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, said.

So don’t ‘confuse’ food riots with political unrest. The former are much more serious than the latter.

What’s the bottom line here good citizen? We can only wonder who they think they’re fooling with their ceaseless ‘Happy Talk’ about the state of the economy.

It’s fucked and they aren’t doing a damn thing to fix it (because they don’t give a fuck if you starve, in fact, they’re hoping you do!)

Which leads us to What I was saying Monday

HOLD EVERYTHING: There's No Budget Deal, And The Government May Still Shut Down

Like I warned earlier, this ‘budget deal’ is far from a ‘done deal’.

I've already expounded on what I think will happen if the federal government ‘shuts down’ and it’s a lot more serious than anything either the blogosphere or the corporate owned media will admit to, being the ‘reality based community’ that they think they are!

And just when you thought it couldn’t get worse we have this bullshit!

Seems as though there was something to those claims of fraud leveled against that private consortium of banks that call themselves The Fed.

Dunno how much more evidence you need that our ‘house’ is so far out of order as to be uninhabitable!

But, the disturbing part is how this is no accident!

The fuckers really are trying to kill a shitload of us off.

And the more you refuse to accept this, the closer it creeps.

It has probably already happened, somebody somewhere has ‘slipped’ likely when they, (being mentally unstable and all) flipped out and launched into a tirade about how they couldn’t wait for the day when most of us end up cutting one another’s throats for a crust of bread!

Because that’s exactly the direction this clusterfuck is headed…and there ain’t a frigging thing you can do about it, especially if you’ve already been pushed to the margins of our society.

So, some mighty ‘weighty’ reading here good citizen,

Consider it well and prepare accordingly!

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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