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Economy Is A Slave To The Society Governance Wants

January 9, 2021

There is never any “spontaneous order” of the economy. The “Spontaneous Economy” is a charming idea pushed forward by this pencil pusher, Milton Friedman, in a charming way. The argument of Friedman is that nobody knew how to make a pencil: it requires the entire world economy, and its entire history. That is all certainly true, yet, it is not the whole story. It is missing crucial foundations: the army, the law, the government… And an intellectual machinery below all this, to create the best ideas. For example Europe in the period 650 CE to 1000 CE, was not the wealthiest by a very long shot: China, Roman Constantinople and the three Caliphates were immensely wealthier. But Europe had the best ideas, those who turned out to be scalable into today’s world civilization. The master thinkers had names: Queen Bathilde, Alcuin, Charlemagne…

“Economy” means house management (the Athenian philosopher Xenophon invented the concept, but government intervention in the Athenian economy was more than two centuries old, by then, from Draco to Themistocles!)

Facebook directors and Wall Street titans are getting in the Biden administration.Some examples. Facebook itself was greatly created from US government (under Obama). Wall Street investment depends upon borrowed money given by the “private” banks which constitute most the Federal Reserve. The policy of the Federal Reserve, nominally independent, is not really so: it depends upon its constituent plutocrats (banks and their owners) plus what the government really wants.

Thus the economy and governance is a chicken and egg problem… and, as such, evolutionary elucidated: the house is managed according to what its governance decides. “Governance” itself varies… from Direct, Real Democracy, all the way to tyranny and theocracy.There are other entangled chicken and egg problems dominating society, such as the question of education and governance: the better educated get better governance, bad governance gives, and thrives from, bad education.

Roman aqueducts were government projects. They made the world’s largest city, Roma, with more than one million inhabitants, possible. It was by far the world’s largest city. in the following millennia, governmental water engineering made large cities possible

All these entanglements explain why the Roman Republic and State collapsed in a seemingly irresistible way, over a period of centuries: the increasingly fascist government fed the stupidity which enabled it to keep on thriving, until it finally sawed through completely the branch on which it sat.All this to say total economic freedom never is and never was. All and any freedoms are limited in many ways. An example is the (indispensable) transition to the hydrogen economy: it is feasible, but it means government intervention, in part only because there already is government intervention in favor of fossil fuel. Also all and any new technological activity needs investment, thus, ultimately, government subsidy, because governments decide who the banks are going to lend to, ultimately…

And now the question becomes: Towards The Hydrogen Economy At Last? If we want a renewable economy, we need hydrogen and nuclear. By “hydrogen” I mean hydrogen and its quasi substitutes, like ammonia, or methanol (H3COH; “wood alcohol”, which is liquid at ambient temperature). By “nuclear” I mean state of the art fission (not WW2 polluting and dangerous tech as deployed 75 years ago), and fusion.

People love to oppose “capitalism” and “socialism”. This is silly: civilization is social and rendered possible by capital. One does not go without the other. The important distinctions are between the quantity and qualities of “governmentalism”. Governmentalism, well applied, made possible the enormous population of Rome: more than one million… to be surpassed only by Beijing, London and Paris, 18 centuries later. The combined conduit length of the aqueducts in the city of Rome is estimated between 490 to a little over 500 miles. 29 miles (47 km) of which was carried above ground level, on masonry supports. Rome’s aqueducts supplied around 1 million cubic meters each day (that is one million tons, or 300 million gallons a day). That’s a capacity greater than the current water supply of the city of Bangalore, the tech capital of India, which has a population of 6 million…

Tellingly, nineteenth century spectacularly growing cities encountered severe recurring epidemics caused by their contaminated water supply, which spread worldwide… by contrast, larger Roman cities did not have such epidemics in their heydays… thanks to gigantic quantities of water flowing through everyday! Those pandemics (in particular cholera) were solved only thanks to advancement of science and hydraulics. London East End was ravaged by cholera from contamination, under Queen Victoria… Right, in the later phases of the Roman dictatorship, there were epidemics… and that was no coincidence. Just as now the fact that the epidemic is striking hard the degenerate pseudo-democratic regimes of the “West” is no coincidence… when dozens of other countries are doing better…

Reciprocally, indeed, when the government of Rome became too much of a self-perpetuating military plutocracy, thus increasingly stupid, and feeding of stupidity, its governmentalism became increasingly incompetent in managing the many, while staying optimal for the ruling oligarchy in degenerating circumstances they had themselves created… But were not cogent enough to discern, let alone fix.

Biden said he would emphasize the turn towards the “green economy“. We will know soon. When Obama came to power, the first thing he did was to demolish hydrogen, in particular hydrogen from clean sources (“green hydrogen”). The problem is that, with today’s science, only hydrogen can make the green economy workable as a full replacement of the fossil fuel economy (nothing that Obama needed to understand for his modest definition of self-fulfillment). If Biden gives a green hydrogen signal in 14 days, that will be excellent. Right now, though Biden seems to be putting in power the teams which made Obama all he could be, namely, nothing much.

Biden, Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama put in command the financial plutocracy, and some of its agents, such as the internet monopolies. That created the economy they wanted: Delaware, Biden’s own state, is the world number one tax shelter state… Clinton demolished the safeguards of the banking system installed under President Franklin Roosevelt, by gutting the key mindset of the Banking Act of 1933. The Banking Act of 1933 prevented banks to speculate, and thus forced the banks to invest in the real economy… And leverage the real economy, instead of leveraging themselves. Instead the idea of Clinton, or, more exactly, pushed onto Clinton by Goldman Sachs was to unleash the dogs with would bring the most dinero to the Clintons. Makes sense for greedy low lives. Bush, who differently from Clinton was born at the top of the financial and military-industrial plutocracy set up the outrageous idea of refinancing failing banks without nationalizations (after letting Lehman Brothers, the Bond Market money center, but also the enemy of Goldman Sachs, collapse)…

Obama, somebody who know nothing but orders from above, ran away with the idea of financing the banks with the public purse, without quiproquo, hell-bent as Obama was to augment inequality in the USA under the cover of his appearance as the opposite…

All this exploded when Trump became president, but now the bits and pieces are been glued back together again: look at the reapparition of Susan Rice, once Kagame’s agent. And never mind the spirit of the Republic.

It is possible that Biden, husbanding the best of Obama and Trump will be a good president steeped in efficient governmentalism. It was a good start to heed my strident calls for a single shot vaccine (I sent a flurry of tweets that way on his account). The next thing should be a high density housing program in crucial cities (give subsidies to Trump! And Trump-like critters), a mad rush into hydrogen, and much more science financing (say like China!)…

Patrice Ayme

Tech Monopolies Remove US President

January 9, 2021

… And its 75 Million Voters… 

For comparison, the ever popular monopolist president Obama maxed out at 69 million voters…

The internet tech monopolies were created under Obama to complement the plutocratic control of the worldwide media. The classical media, once known as the “free press” had become plutocratically owned, or financed, in the last few decades.

The result has been astounding. An entire generation knowing just one thing: Trump is the devil and racism is his prophet. Just condemn, hound and destroy Trump, and the world will be good at last.  

So Facebook and its subparts (Instagram, etc.) cancelled Trump. Now Twitter has also cancelled Trump for two tweets which, on the face of it, are rather innocuous: one, in accord with Biden said he will not be at the inauguration (Twitter viewed that as violent), the other lauded 75 million Americans. For comparison, tweets calling for the destruction of Israel by the Iranian president have not been removed. 

Khamenei.ir@khamenei_ir ·May 22, 2020

Some argue that the Zionist regime is a reality that the region must come to terms with. Today the #Covid_19 is a reality; should it be accepted or fought?! The long-lasting virus of Zionism will be uprooted thanks to the determination and faith of the youth. #Covid1948

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Khamenei.ir@khamenei_ir May 19, 2020

The Zionist regime is the most evident example of state terrorism. Ever since Britain’s anti-Islamic, antihuman policies put the Zionists to rule in #Palestine, they have been acting like a cancerous tumor, furthering their goals by massacring children, women and men. #FlyTheFlag

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Under Obama, Google, Facebook and Twitter were enabled to gather monopoly powers. This was a Deep State trick. Larry Summers was the economy chief under Obama, an enabler of the financial plutocracy. His assistant, and, or significant other, never elected was sent to beef up Google, and then Facebook. She is now a billionaire, and long second in command at Facebook. Her husband died in a treadmill accident in Mexico.

Greco-Roman art, part of the Facebook cancel culture

Twitter decided that the information that Trump would not attend the inauguration (as impeachment presidents tend not to!) was an “incitement to violence and a glorification of violence”. That was after Biden said, earlier in the day, that he was happy that Trump will not be attending the inauguration. Does that mean Biden incites to, and glorifies violence too? Then Twitter called the following tweet a glorification of violence: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”  

So let me repeat and quote in extenso the declaration by Twitter:

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter permanently suspended the @realDonaldTrump account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” Friday night. Twitter said it made a decision after a review of recent tweets from President Donald Trump and the context around them.

Specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter,” Twitter said in a statement. Earlier in the week, Twitter had suspended his account for 12 hours after the U.S. Capitol riots (as if Trump had opened the doors… which is what the US Capitol Police actually did. Biden said that was because of racism. But one of the three top officials is black…

Twitter, forgetting that it is intervening in the election process by leveraging its monopoly powers, and lack of governing law, released a “comprehensive analysis of our policy enforcement approach in this case.” Here it is:

Twitter analysis

Overview

On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump tweeted:

“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”

Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:

“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.

Assessment

We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

This determination is based on a number of factors, including:

– President Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (1, 2) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th.

– The second Tweet may also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending. 

– The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol.

– The mention of his supporters having a “GIANT VOICE long into the future” and that “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an “orderly transition” and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election. 

– Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021. 

As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so.

TWITTER

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Here we are, a culmination of the deficiency of the school system. Decades of ever greater inability to think, learn, and ask a fundamental question:”who elected you?”.

The answer is very simple: the financial plutocracy. Twitter was indeed losing money for a decade or so, ever since its creation.

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: A few hours after the preceding essay was written, Apple and Google, which control the Internet, banned the Twitter concurrent “Parler“… Parler is French for “speak” as in the concept of “Parliament”. “Parler” does not censor (yet). More specifically the duopoly removed the “App”. As they do continual updates, older versions of the App will become dysfunctional. Apple and Google, tech monopolies as they are, and organs of the plutocracy in power, correctly evaluated the existential threat “Populism” directed towards them… (Am I still allowed to write this? Don’t laugh, several of my followers were terminated by Twitter in the last few hours…)

Now, make no mistake: I long called for a “Department of Truth”, which would evaluate the pertinence and plausibility of statements (it could be voluntary in the first few decades). In particular anything violating the laws of the Republic should be prosecuted (like calls to murder, genocide, etc.). Notice that refusal to certify an election should be considered illegal, as, precisely, elected representatives are free to do. If they forbidden to refuse them affirming it would have no meaning… However, the Plutocratically Owned Media (POM) creates headlines that way.


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