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Forum Post: Cain Ascendant

Posted 9 months ago on Jan. 12, 2017, 9:09 p.m. EST by agkaiser (1813) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Cain slew Abel because he was jealous. Abel's pastoral sacrifice was "respected" by God, while Cain's agricultural offering was not. As a result of the sin, the bible says Cain was cast out and made a fugitive. He then built a city and named it for his son, Henoch. The sequence of murder and urban civilization may be an anachronism but yet I think it tells the real story.

Pastoral nomads are culturally closer to paradise [hunter gatherer lifestyle] than settled farmers and the concomitant cities agricultures make possible. That newer way, which requires a formal civilization, is not merely farther from the Garden. It's also a threat to the former way of life. The simpler folk of six to ten thousand years ago must have struggled to articulate their perception of and feelings about such things. A concrete murder is easier to understand than the creeping menace of cultural metamorphosis that threatens the freedom and the economic stability provided by the traditional social paradigm. But, like many today, they sensed something was wrong. Like most of us today they couldn't quite explain the threat they felt. There were, no doubt, stories that look childish and silly next to the biblical account. Perhaps none did any better job describing the changes.

Hmmm? How long have we been post agrarian and what threat may be perceived in an economy dominated by the abstractions that are finance, insurance and real estate? [FIRE!!!]

Of course we're not really post agrarian are we? We depend on the production of food and other material goods and services for life. And parts of the economy have been on FIRE since feudal times and earlier. Property owners and bankers have made money by rentals, educational and spiritual monopolies, lending [all mean peonage of the many for the benefit of the few] or straight up slavery for thousands of years. But what is changing today is the percentage of the economy that is parasitic service. Our real livelihood is burning up in the FIRE! The banksters, CEOs and billionaires, abetted by their minion politicians, make something out of nothing. They're parasites operating a perpetual motion of money machine that threatens the survival of the human race.

When they've squeezed the real workers and the bubble threatens to burst or collapse due to shrinking demand, they make more loans to pay the loans and cut more wages [and their taxes] to increase the profits and collect more interest to compound the problem while pushing the inevitable total collapse forward a little more. What can go wrong with a system that attempts to make something out of nothing at an ever increasing pace. Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit!

Here we are. Only Chapter 4 of Genesis and already the end of the world is in sight. It's not if but when and that damn soon!

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[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago

''MLK Day 2017 - Mobilizing Against Racism, Capitalism and Militarism .. in a Neo-Fascist Era''

From which, I briefly excerpt: ''In 1967, King named racism, capitalism and militarism as the"three evils of society." In this moment, we have a similar responsibility to name and connect how larger structures are behind the impacts people feel & will increasingly feel, in their daily lives. Just pursuing incremental reforms rather than structural transformations is no longer going to be a feasible strategy nor has it ever been enough.''

respice, adspice, prospice ...

[-] 2 points by grapes (4987) 9 months ago

"What can go wrong with a system that attempts to make something out of nothing at an ever increasing pace."

Collapse. We scraped the edge of the Abyss in October of 2008. It'll not be the first time. The experience in the EU showed that negative interests rates and bail-in's can all be used. History showed many previous collapses. People suffered greatly but societies still went on. Confiscations worked every single time. How else do you think why I, born as a 'war-/revolution-stripped-bare' victim into deep poverty, can have claims of all of Eurasia for my ancestral Lebensraum? 》Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!Wahine, for Pax Ale-Mania, the Valkyries shall ride again!

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1813) from Fredericksburg, TX 9 months ago

The cons of both parties will never see the necessary course. Forgive all debts, tax away most of the rest of their hoard and start over with a clean slate. They'll have it all back in a few years and we can do it again.

But the cancer that's killing us by it's amoral stupidity and greed thinks if that happens our moral uprightness will be at risk!

Idiots!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago

''Never in human history have so many diverse peoples lived together as in our time. Nor has the appeal of democracy ever been so widespread. The promise of equal rights and citizenship held out by modern society has been universally embraced, especially keenly by people long deprived of them. But, as Donald Trump, the favoured candidate of white supremacists, becomes president of the United States, the quintessential multicultural democracy, the long arc of the moral universe, as Martin Luther King called it, does not seem to be bending to justice.'' - from ...

Which ends with ... ''Gandhi would also have recognised, just as his American disciple Martin Luther King did, the imperative of building a civic democracy that takes into account the pluralistic nature of contemporary societies and the apparent incompatibility of competing claims and values: a democracy that acknowledges incommensurate goals and stimulates cooperation and reciprocity rather than competition and animosity between its individual members. The arduous task of creating unity in diversity, among people riven by race, class and gender, never confronted the founders of the United States. Too many complex issues – such as the nature of human freedom and equality – seemed self-evident to them; and too many of their successors also concealed the self-evident contradictions in the American programme by banishing from sight the enslaved, colonised and dispossessed people whose resources and labour enabled the enjoyment of life, liberty and happiness.

''Today, as white supremacists prepare to occupy the house built by slaves in Washington DC, it may be hard to resist the fear that these pugnacious men, “struggling to hold on to what they have stolen from their captives”, as James Baldwin put it in 1967, “and unable to look into their mirror, will precipitate a chaos throughout the world that, if it does not bring life on this planet to an end, will bring about a racial war such as the world has never seen”. Certainly, genuine democratic equality under the Trump administration will be a more formidable challenge than ever before. But at least it won’t appear veiled by the illusions of the past – which may give present and future generations a better chance of bending the intractable arc of the moral universe to justice.''

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

The Inaugural Anthem 2 b played after Drumpf takes the oath of office?

https://t.co/alAllt3xom

Seems appropriate 2 me.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4987) 9 months ago

I guess that it will be the ultraviolet catastrophe playing "the last waltz" for the Drumpfanzees. Only "quantum leaps" will be possible.

Aloha! Volcanic Venus, how long will the horney moon be on the tallest mountain on Earth? Should we invite wahini and Māui back to Haleakalā's midnight sun, or invite Pele instead? Aloha?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33164) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 months ago

Parasites. Yes that is exactly what the wealthy few are and those who would join them. They are like a deadly tapeworm at this point in time. Not happy to stay mainly dormant while sucking nourishment out of the body they have infested. NO. They have gone malignant, toxic to the body they infest. Now they want it all. Even though in taking it all they kill the body they infest and so die themselves.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1813) from Fredericksburg, TX 9 months ago

tapeworm works but I like cancer better.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4987) 9 months ago

Yes, cancer of the light spectrum with the richer ones dissipating most of the revenue of the government leading to the ultraviolet catastrophe - with even more rich ones clamoring for more, stagnant standard of living for generations, and debt interest charges crowding out everything else(to create duct-tape navy, paper-aircraft airforce, lampshade-helmet army, hell-death panels, petfood re-dire-ments, burnt-egg-nightly hoods, and youdupe e-duc-ation that'll offer pre-cumming-of-age "advanced-massterpation-technik class" for Teutonic-style spearing, shielding, and eventually liberating the passion of iXtaccihuatl.)