"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 21, 2010

Do you?

IOZ has a screed about - surprise surprise - more arrogation of the forms of power, of formal authority itself, by the executive and the judiciary.

"Providing material support" can now include advising groups to not take up arms.

You know what will come of this, and the predictable outrage from Greenwald, Hamsher and the rest of the lefty word warriors?

Nothing.

The whole damned pyramid threatens to crumble, with the ruling classes falling the longest and the hardest. The oil empire approaches its collision with the hard fact of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and with the measurable, calculable, cold facts of the EROEI heading into negatives for the vast majority of us.

The ruling class - in its aggregate parts and its competing factions - needs us to suck up some austerity (the end result of the Gulf Oil Eruption will not follow as a demonstrable cleanup, but as clearly defined austerity measures, maskirovka'd as reform) and some authority.

Everything provides a pretext now. Idiot car "bombers." Deep ecos burning ski lodges. Grannies gathering to collect monies for Palestinian refugees. Tea Party drips and dolts. All of it.

In that light, considerable yourself expendable.

Unless you want to do something about all this.

Do you?

6 comments:

Charles F. Oxtrot said...

But the echo chamber says you will walk alone, Jack.

Jack Crow said...

Seems about right, Charles.

Mimi said...

Yes! I want to do something about it, but what? Show me the way.

Jack Crow said...

Can't help with the way showing, myself. I don't have that messianic edge.

As for what - anything. Habits develop from practice.

Small stuff, at first.

Break rules. Refuse to concede at work. Don't wave at cops. Deliberately do mischief.

Develop the habit of disobedience.

Charles F. Oxtrot said...

Develop the habit of disobedience.

Indeed, Jack.

Freddy el Desfiradddor said...

That Miley Cyrus is growing up pretty fast.