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Fap Material For ‘alt-right’ Morons

January 28, 2012 6 comments

Have you ever wondered what the ideal world of ‘alt-right’ morons from Piggy, Mangy, 1STD and the more well-known ones like Sailer and Voxday looks like? Wonder no more..

A movie titled Pleasantville, released in 1998, gives you the best insight into the made up mental world and mythology of ‘alt-right’ types.

The overall story of the movie can be summarized as- Two 1990’s teenagers find themselves in a 1950’s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world. In my opinion, this is one of the best but somewhat under-appreciated movie from the 1998-2000 time span ranking up there with American Beauty, Fear and Loathing in Vegas, The Siege etc.

Here is the trailer. Enjoy!

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Where are New and Well-Paying Jobs Going to Come From?

January 28, 2012 15 comments

For the last few months- Political and other public figures in the USA have been making a lot of noise about “creating middle-class jobs“, “creating new jobs” and “bringing jobs back“. While the upcoming 2012 election cycle is the temporal cause of this sudden increase in expressed concern for the jobs and livelihoods of Americans is due to – I am going to use these fake expressions of concern to ask a real question-

Where are these new and well-paying jobs going to come from?

I mean.. don’t all jobs exist to create a product or deliver a service- regardless of whether it is useful, useless or harmful? You might have noticed that better machines, faster and more versatile computers, very high levels of automation, overseas slave labor and a host of other factors have made it very easy to increase productivity without employing more people. Employment in the US private sector has either stagnated or decreased since the late 1990s, even though the gross and working-age population has increased by more than a few million in that period. Then there is the issue about quality and stability of newly created jobs.

You might also have realized that inflation-adjusted wages for the vast majority of people has either stagnated or decreased since 1973. This has however not affected the still rapidly rising cost of medical “care” or “education” or a host of other big-ticket items. While the relative cost of certain items like laptop computers and clothes has decreased, one cannot live in a laptop or in a house made of cheap clothes or subsist on hamburger helper and pink slime beef.

So let me repeat the main question posed in this post-

Where are these new and well-paying jobs going to come from?

Remember that our system is largely based on jobs = money = existence, so no jobs or poorly paying jobs is equivalent to killing people. People who have nothing to lose will likely take those who put them in that situation with them- actively or passively. Moreover the demographic profile and distribution of power and technology in the world today makes it extremely unlikely that were will be any marginal victors, let lone clear ones, in a meltdown.

I hope that you realize that this problem cannot be solved based on previous experiences and beliefs because human beings have never lived in a world that was as populated, interlinked, interdependent, complex and peculiar as the one we have today.

What do you think? Comments?

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