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Welcome Mr. Iraq Invasion President!

January 20, 2021

Little noticed: the Federal Reserve is going to add to its mandate: “fighting for social justice”. The title you escaped: Welcome Mr. Crime Against Humanity President! Notice the sincere: Welcome! Just as Biden recommended, and so did Allah, or the mythical Christ, I want a fresh start. And especially, I want things done. Progressive things. As Biden said, the planet is at stake.

Also I am not the one who wanted to invade Iraq, don’t look at me funny. I was against it. Biden was a great apostle of the Iraq invasion, which made massive fracking profitable in the USA. I got cancelled by various media for being against it, including the New York Times and The Guardian (who are generally viewed as fair or left by the naive). 

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/11/03/biden-the-neocon-or-why-biden-wanted-so-much-to-destroy-iraq/

Biden gave a unity speech (with one blemish which shouldn’t have been uttered). Now he has to walk the talk. We will know shortly.

President Biden

@POTUS US government account

There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.

So forgive and forget.

Biden is doing good so far. The worst thing that Biden could do was to select the worst Vice President. Instead, he selected the best. Yes selecting Kamala Harris was the best choice (for several reasons). In particular very bad alternatives such as Susan Rice, were avoided. I explained this at the end of a longish essay meant to demolish Rice:

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/war-criminal-susan-rice-for-vp-perfect-match-with-iraq-invading-biden/

No more lies? No more black lies, because they matter? No more white lies, because they matter too? According to conventional wisdom Kamala Harris, US Vice President, facing us in this picture, is “black”, whereas Vice President Mike Pence, facing her on the right of the picture, is white. Clamoring that HARRIS is black is stupid, racialist, and an outrage to the simplest optics and semantics: they, Harris and Pence, are both mostly white. Look again. Also, Kamala Harris descends from British lawyer Harris, a slave owner, who cared enough about his child to give her the name Kamala now proudly wears. Morality? Let bygones be bygones: we are all descendants of enslaving cannibals… But also let’s not delude ourselves: just like Joe Biden JUNIOR, the new US president, both Biden and Harris were natural born members of the elite and knew how to stay there, and thrive some more. Biden Junior certainly achieved higher socially speaking than Biden Senior a relatively destitute oil executive.

So why didn’t I forgive and forget the Iraq Invasion? Well, there is no forgetfulness and forgiveness in the case of crimes against humanity. Whatever his alleged crimes, Trump was the first US president not to start a new war, of the greedy type, or not collaborating in one… for a very long time, if not ever. Yes, it has been a pretty bloody history, until the last “Indian” was put in the last reservation, and the US immediately proceeded to invade the Philippines… Remember the Banana Republics wars of a century ago? Say when the US took over Honduras, and other central American republics, precisely to please United Fruits and other US banana companies?

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/military-industrial-complex-a-necessary-danger-to-civilization/

Julius Caesar was accused of crime against humanity for his conquest of Gaul, killing and enslaving millions. However, Caesar had not started the invasion of Gaul by the Helvetiae, and had been asked by Gallic tribes to intervene and stop the Helvetiae from migrating across (which he did). The two aggravations of the war later in that decade were not caused by Caesar or Roman actions. In contrast the invasion of Iraq was under the false pretense that Iraq had caused 9/11, then switched by Biden into the fake news that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Lies upon lies, upon lies… Three million dead. In Iraq, plus destabilization of Syria, itself causing millions more deaths and refugees.  

“Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson,” Biden said, in his inaugural speech, 1/20/2021 “There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit. And each of us has a duty and a responsibility, as citizens, as Americans, and especially as leaders, leaders who have pledged to honor our Constitution and protect our nation, to defend the truth and defeat the lies.”

Well said. 

Now, let’s do well.

Patrice Ayme

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P/S 1: That means no more impeachment nonsense! This is no time to impeach, but time to progress…

Adding Structure To Logic

January 20, 2021

Basic logic, any logic, works with axioms and a “universe”. And “logic”, the logos, is just a discourse. Even with a logos, there is then the question of what is meant by a “proof”. “Proof Theory” is itself a… science… That is a body of knowledge deduced from a logic. That’s why there is such a field as metalogic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_theory

Last, but not least. IMHO, the basic set-up of logic is not finished. I share this opinion with some top logicians, who are suspicious that some gigantic piece is missed in the entire setup of logic, any logic. My own suggestion is to introduce time and causality in any logic… And prevent time reversal! In other words, I propose to introduce what is called in set theory a well-ordering. That would immediately short out problems such as self-reference (“Liar paradox”).

In conventional logical systems, all propositions are equal (except, not really as Godel showed with a number of construction from the infinity axiom). In my vision of the universe, time is pretty much absolute, and not relative (even in the Special Theory of Relativity, Time is LOCALLY absolute, at the very least as a well-ordering… as the theory rests on light clocks… In other words, I am not trying, or succeeding to contradict Special Relativity, in which I believe…)

In support to this, the spirit of the Incompleteness Theorems a la Godel. Godel showed the theoretical existence (through Cantor’s Diagonal Process) of “Godel Numbers” which although they could not be computed (!) encoded propositions which had to be decided, true or false, as new axioms. Thus there is, in any mathematics sophisticated enough for basic arithmetic, a hierarchy in the axiomatics according to the order of appearance of said axioms. (Right, the whole thing is to some extent silly, as these axioms cannot be shown…) I simply propose to establish the hierarchy from the start, as a meta-axiom. Then a number would be attributed to any proposition. Proposition with higher numbers could not change propositions with lower numbers.

To my knowledge, this simple ordering scheme for any logic has not been suggested anywhere (an order given by the arrows is somewhat implicit in Category Theory, and makes its strength, IMHO). The meta feelings leading my proposal are the importance of the Time Arrow, and also the importance of Hierarchies (life itself is a hierarchy, from simple life forms, like viruses, to extremely sophisticated ones, like yours truly…) Hierarchies take time to develop, so both concepts are related. Many of the problems and contradictions and shortcoming of modern logic comes from problem with hierarchies (hence Russell-Whitehead “Theory of Types”)… Instead of getting hierarchies to contradict logic, I integrate them right away… From time and significance (see below).

Some may say… so what? Who cares about fundamental logic? Not so simple. Any serious logic works with axioms, rules of deduction (which are themselves axioms), and a universe endowed with semantics. To all of this, I add a time ordering… But one also can add a SIGNIFICANCE ordering (in the universe attached to the logic). Now this has direct consequences on a theory of truth.

And since I want to create a Department of Truth, as a fourth branch of government, in particular to help the Judicial, Legislative and Executive Branches with a COGNITIVE BRANCH, it better be about something establishable in a more rigorous way… Than we had it so far.

Patrice Ayme


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