Jared Diamond: Societal Collapse

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If you listen carefully to what Jared Diamond is saying in the TED video above, he is describing not a five part, but a six part power curve into a systemic singularity. This has been one of the core themes of discussion of this blog.  We all seem to be too close to our problems to see the commonality.  The interrogatives come into play here:

  1. Goals
  2. People
  3. Functions
  4. Forms
  5. Times
  6. Distances

Times and Distances being the basis on which the higher orders are built.

When we look at the recent economic “crisis” we see 300 trillion in currency circulating and roughly 1 trillion to 2 trillion shifting suddenly and unexpectedly.  We witnessed a systemic collapse, a singularity, a tipping point, a power curve, an exponential change, a phase transition or whatever label you want to call it.  These have been happening everywhere since Time and Distance began in different contexts and orders both in human and non-human systems.

What Jared Diamond and other alarmists are implying is that human society is now a system approaching its final singularity in this century on this planet.  We are implying that today we are experiencing a less than one percent crisis on a power curve into a singularity.  How many more iterations will the global system withstand?  Will humanity make the step into space successfully before we experience a global dark age?  How will the six or more factors in the power curve play out?

The truth to me appears to be that power curves whether they play out or not result in either a systemic climax or anti-climax followed by a systemic collapse.  Would it not be better if we experienced a systemic climax that led to us expanding into the solar system?

Systemic collapse seems to be the fashion of this generation.  Every generation looks with fascination at its own youth, maturition, reproduction and acceleration into mortality.  Some die early, some die late, but all die.  It is an irrevocable law of nature.  It is not about self-interest.  It is about what self-interest is defined as.

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Beyond the Singularity

Servitas and Libertas

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The Constitution, The Candidates and The Christians

Of all the things that make me sick about the United States elections it is the bigotry of the religious electorate.  If interviewers for any job in the United States questioned the candidate about their religious beliefs the interviewers would have litigation and criminal charges laid against them for violating the potential employee’s constitutional rights.  However, we have a bunch of Christians who think they have the right to violate the constitutional rights of the candidates for the United States presidency.  In otherwords, this block of voters are criminals violating the highest laws of their country.  Perhaps it is time to arrest them wholesale and put them in concentration camps until they learn the laws of their land.  Perhaps it is time for another American civil war forcing the legislation of secularization.

Any politician running for political office should be judged on their determination to uphold the constitution of their constituency and their education and experience in handling the pragmatic responsibilities of their constituency.  Nothing else.

What we have now is a secular state being taken over by a religious sect, Christianity, which is no different and no less unjust than Islam and sharia law.

The presidential oath of office should be sworn on a copy of the United States Constitution not a collection of myths.

We are in a world where American Christianity and Mid-East Islam have now become the greatest threats to world peace and progress.