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Two Million Hits: Nov 12, 2012

So it seems that this blog has cleared 2 million hits after all!

While it took almost 1 year and 9 months to get my first million hits, the second million took barely over a year. I should also add that this was achieved without spamming forums for depression, anxiety or MMORPG games. Plus I have my reasons to not make it too well-known, for reasons that might be obvious to some readers.

As I said in my first million hit post- this blog is about something more than money or fame. While I certainly would not mind a bit of either, they are a distant secondary to my real motivations which are somewhat different from your typical blogger or even most human beings.

This blog is about ideas and ways of thinking that seek to achieve something far bigger than most people can imagine.

I am not interested in patching up or reforming systems that simply don’t deserve to exist- nor do I care about the rights of people who deny those very same to others. I also have no illusions that my ideas are popular or socially acceptable. If they were, I would have started a new religion to fleece the gullible.

The basic belief behind my ideology is that human societies become malfunctional when some people can screw over others and then insulate themselves from the consequences of their actions. That is true regardless of the era, ethnicity, race or knowledge of prior history. However the hierarchical model of human organisation in the 5-6 thousand year old ponzi scheme called “civilization” is such that widespread abuses and dysfunction are inevitable. You cannot reform “civilization” as we know it anymore than you can convert shit into chocolate.

But what do I have against “civilization”? Does it not give me all sorts of technological toys in addition to clean drinking water etc? While many may point out similar supposed benefits of civilization, they forget that the majority of the supposed benefits from “civilization” are barely a century old.

For most of its existence on earth, “civilization” has not endowed any benefits to the vast majority of people or improved their lifestyles.

If anything, “civilization” has fucked over countless billions of human beings since it inception- even those on its ‘winning’ side. It has retarded technological progress and obstructed efforts to improve living standards. It has encouraged a zero-sum mentality not unlike that seen in besieged cities where everybody is plotting to betray and kill everyone else for a bigger piece of decaying horse meat.

Can you seriously say that such behavior, and traditions that justify it, are the crowning glory of organisation for intelligent life in the universe?

I therefore see my myself as pro-reason, pro-technology, pro-basic human decency but anti-civilization. It is possible to get rid of the undesirable aspects and social structures of humans without a significant negative effect on the parts (mostly recent) that are good. Now doing so won’t be easy or non-messy, as the lives of many people are still centered around screwing others. An even larger number of people simply cannot imagine a different way of doing things.

While it is easy to start another mass-movement that replaces one group of assholes with a slightly better group of assholes, doing so does not change the overall paradigm. The way to achieve any real change lies in creating so many isolated, yet connected, “defects” that the structure cannot withstand the resultant instability. Any person who plays by the rigged rules is the ideal ‘non-defective’ building block of any ponzi schemes. However any person who stops playing by the rigged rules or sees through them, is the ‘defective’ building block, who will ultimately contribute to the downfall of the ponzi scheme.

Loosely connecting such individuals such that they know about the existence of like-minded people without explicitly coordinating between them is the best way to destabilize the ponzi scheme.

I simply seek to create the awareness in enough people that the system which is screwing them cannot be reformed. While people will accept ‘temporary’ hardship if they believe in the possibility of a better future, they will not do so if they understand that their plan to reform the system has no chance of success. Once that stage is reached, every attempt by the system to tell them otherwise will start having the opposite effect.

So ya.. I am basically telling people that what they believe in is a bunch of big fat lies and what they cherish is using them to further its own agenda.

However rather than just telling people that they are gullible rubes, I prefer to show them how exactly the system is scamming, abusing and impoverishing them. I also try to show them how the very people they trust, quote and look up to are undeserving conmen. It is about creating cynics who can see things for what they really are..

While I am aware that my rate of success in changing the viewpoint of my readers is not high, it is cumulative. Between that and the low rate of fertility (fewer new suckers), social atomization and the ubiquitous of information access and sharing, it is likely that my efforts will contribute to the increase of ‘defects’ in the system.

What do you think? comments?

Categories: Technology
  1. EvilOne
    November 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I enjoy your POVs.

  2. P Ray
    November 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    It’s always good to have the truth of the matter known, before the pain becomes too much to bear.
    Here’s to 2 million more! And thanks for writing!

  3. November 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Cheers to you!!!

  4. Elagabalus
    November 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Cheers to being an island of reality in an ocean of diarrhea.

  5. Webe
    November 13, 2012 at 3:54 am

    If they [my ideas] were [socially acceptable] I would have started a new religion to fleece the gullible.

    Easier said than done. After all, not everyone was fond of the Buddha and Jesus (to put it mildly), and their ideas are popular only among those that are not too stark about them.

    I have the utmost admiration for deluded cult leaders. I remember one guy in Ontario. He had a commune 100 miles north of Toronto. Most of his followers were women. Many worked in the city by day as lawyers and professionals, but their money and true life was in the commune. Of course he insisted on sex with all the women and their children (he was a fugitive in other jurisdictions for all kinds of crimes, but basically tripped mostly over social services). He “operated” on people using car tools and welding, putting an exhaust pipe in their stomach, etc. There were even a few men there. Eventually he was imprisoned for life (multiple murders and torture), which scattered his merry band of followers, but to this day, he has women devotees who have moved close to the penitentiary and setup up a baking shop, their whole life still revolving around their leader some 20 years onward.

    Wouldn’t you like to be able to have such devotion? (Even if you discarded it by choice). Reprehensible, but awesome all the same.

  6. Webe
    November 13, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Actually, most of the balms of civilization are in fact mitigations of its depradations. Cars to get out of the city; clean water because it’s been polluted. The main benefit is the feeling of superiority to all the ignoramuses of previous generations, let alone savages and barbarians, who are imputed to live a brutish marginal existence.

  7. Ave Satanas
    November 13, 2012 at 7:05 am

    You may be happy to know you have convinced at least one person to go a systematic extermination of the society that has tortured and abused that person. I will attempt to make history by taking down as many as possible. Unfortunately, you probably will not get to see it, because I will do it at the very end of my life. This is not a joke.

    • DaBaDum
      November 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Makes more sense to hunt down your specific enemies, donchathink?

  8. November 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats – It looks like I’ll beat that record; it gives me a target in an intangible eworld. Thanks for the reading and the motivation.

  9. Some guy
    November 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

    shit:chocolate::manure:crops

    Maybe turning shit into chocolate on a massive scale is the point of civilization? Maybe the reason to tolerate bad behavior on the input side is because the civilization machine spits out iPhones and pizza buffets on the output side?

    I dunno. I’m the devil’s advocate to the devil’s advocate.

  10. hoipolloi
    November 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    “But what do I have against “civilization”? Does it not give me all sorts of technological toys in addition to clean drinking water etc? While many may point out similar supposed benefits of civilization, they forget that the majority of the supposed benefits from “civilization” are barely a century old.”

    “For most of its existence on earth, “civilization” has not endowed any benefits to the vast majority of people or improved their lifestyles.”

    Thanks for bringing this point to focus, AD. I was sold the idea that civilization is a desirable thing to have. You are generous in saying in the last hundred years the civilization bestowed some benefits to the general public, i.e., the majority. My take home message is that civilization as we know it till today is intent on denying maximum benefits to maximum people. As I see the U.S. which I consider a better society than many in terms of economic munificence there are enormous inequalities. Like 10% of people own 90% of everything here. There is an underbelly of humanity in the U.S. that is about 30% of the population, that will remain so without any hope. No lessons were learned since WWII. I could count at least 10 major genocides around the world in the last 60 years. No meaningful regrets or repentence ever expressed or expected by the concerned. Civilization my foot.

    Congratulations! A million hits a year comes to 2,740 per day.

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