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by Ras Ramsay
Tuesday Dec 13th, 2016 10:34 AM
I was approached by a man getting out of a car. “Sorry, would you like to report from an unique event in a very special place?” – “How did you know how you would find me here?” – “You wrote about taking this road. It is about a fresh proposal how to end the war and revive the revolution.” – “For that purpose always. How?” – “Be right back tomorrow and take you there for a formal visit on condition of a blind dislocation agreement. We make sure that not even your followers can check where you go.” The darkened windows of the spooky vehicle turned out to be so for inside-out looks as well. I was dropped at a small parking and told to follow the chalk marks into the forest. No digital devices allowed. Instead I received a big old-fashioned key to a thick wood box in the car, and a torch.
As I got further and further away from the road, Grimmelshausen approached me out of the woodwork. “Ah, it´s you again. Hi.” – “Welcome. It´s not easy these days, keep safe.” – “Where are we?” – “Next to the water. This is a particular place. Don´t mind the neighbourhood noise. I am going to tell you what you could see from here if there was a view when you leave, because I have seen it from up there. But for the duration of our stay, as long as you can breathe the air here you can also drink the water.”

“I prefer to cook it up though and bring my own for raw drinking. But I take the raw air as we slip this piece of land through the toxic assets in the neighbourhood. Later, you may want to go there as well, but just right now you might not stand the kerosene that is in the air up there. Look, this shooting trap over there lies abandoned for a decade at least. We are going to sit it out from the bottom, as we sat it out from the top, and will be looking up and down without any toxic assets in the air. Just keep patient until I take a breath. Here we are. Welcome again.”

“Abgar, Gralis. Ramsay. Miller is busy keeping the networks off our backs. Is he?” – “He said he would take me back. And he mentioned a revolutionary purpose.” – “That´s right. The only tragedy of the commons is that they are in their entirety claimed as private property and subject to maladministration. In a sane community, everybody takes from the food bowl but nobody takes the food bowl. Except for cleaning. But then it is clean afterwards and not gone. The monopoly of state power which is a derivative of currency has become detrimental to human society because of a false anthropomorphism. In the current economic system, the usual way of finance mirrors a kind of human behaviour in which one person was to take the food bowl, dish out a few plates here or there as they just happen to like to, and keep the rest for themselves.”

“We can do that here with these small pots but only because we are a small and isolated tribe uncontacted for the duration of our stay. If you intend to find ways for a mass society without mutual overview you cannot mirror a significantly different situation without bringing about an emulation spasm. There must be something new. There must be another economic system than capitalism in which the food bowl does not have an owner in the same sense as a plate has an owner at least temporarily for the time it is being dished up. And by food bowl I mean not only what goes into your mouth but also the fossil food for your mechanic slaves. If the food bowl does not have an owner then you cannot leave it to that person to think about distribution justice for example. You need to keep aware of these coming behind you on your own.”

“Hahaha, you see Abgar is already in full teaching mode. But he is right, it is like commercial spam claiming our namespaces. It is like a parasite on the wrong host where it cannot reproduce. A dead end that has come into our way.” – “I did not want to mention this to you alone. Miller kind of shocked me. He looked as if he had aged ten years in one, as if he had eaten something genetically manipulated.” – “Him now? I saw this coming. He was always too lax with his information intake. I hoped we might just get him immune against the overkill out there, but he likes to ignore that democracy is a contradiction in terms. The more people need to be involved in a decision the more likely it is that the decision concerned depends on facts and not on proportions. The more democracy you have the less useful it is.”

“It is obvious all over world history, today more than ever. For example when an ancient culture locked in Babylonian captivity of itself, in which the runaway of it all is being absorbed as a stable part thereof, unlike the revolutionary who is like a fish in the water among the people, is being confronted with nuclear fission or even only coal mining, how can its members make a meaningful decision? By counting games? No way. Democracy makes you end up with the toxic factory at the other bank of the river for no reason.”

“If you are a guerilla movement instead of a democracy, even if it brought the same result it would have a reason. A wood stack needs to be stable, but few things in human life are like a wood stack – even walking upright is a permanent violation of stability. This is just one example of a decision depending on basic facts not particular opinions or benefits. The only reason to sacrifice that riverside could be a conscious grasp for collective heroism for penetrating and dismantling a superpower based on that technology. And even that is meant to be a total exception.” – “Maybe Miller found a factory under his bed and that is why?”

“We are going to figure out here. But first let me thank you Gralis for the transcultural insight. It is this what distinguishes a reactor from both a hut and a palace. The hut may rot and collapse without leaving a trace, the palace is waiting to be looted down to a monument of ruin once the hierarchy loosens its grip on the people, but the reactor is like neither. Until there is an earthquake, like the recent one of which these clerics said it was triggered by the provincial government´s leniency towards the arrangement of forced marriages. You see, if the children shift each other´s chairs Mother Earth gets angry at the marriage party and might crack up a rector as a present.” – “Which is kind of understandable since no one ought to take these things out of her hands. Better an earthquake than all the corruption resulting from this and then the earthquake.”

“Let me pick up this false anthropocentrism argument.” – “False anthropomorphism.” – “Yes. State power and currency monopoly mimic some human characteristics, although they must not, and we should have a revolution to change this in order to enable some things people seemingly want but cannot get under these conditions, and disable the damage caused by such false attempts. These are organisational tasks not theatrics. They are to be organised without any such mimicry in order to fulfil any meaningful purposes. Only then humans can take back their lives without the risk of ending up as their victims.”

”We must purge the mimicry of elementary human characteristics out of our economic system in order to end the illusion of the so-called invisible hand. We must end the susceptibility of the market to appear as whole like a conscious being, and thereby be exploited as cover for manipulations by fraudulent hands, despite or due to all the policing.” – “What is the false anthropomorphism of the capitalist economy? We start from the food bowl parable served in the beginning. Let´s assume people cannot agree by reason and consent that none of them eats directly out of the food bowl but plates are filled in mutual awareness of equality. So they sell their entire kitchen, it is being run as a restaurant, and they are customers. Technically they appear all equal since the food bowl never gets on the table but they are being served filled plates instead, if ordered even from different food bowls.”

“Now the restaurant owner is the guy who eats directly out of the food bowl, at least finance-wise. So let´s assume it is no nostalgic family business but a dumping-and-slashing streamlined franchise. There you have a corporation which in language and handling is being regarded as the person with the food bowl. You will find that idea of money circulating like blood in an organism to enable the commodity metabolism of a society. But there is no personality, and an emulation thereof by bureaucratic means can only remember it what it is lacking. If democratic capitalism actually had a live heart, it would be an organism in which any body parts that do not work were to die of lack of blood supply like tree branches under the Sun. Its financial speculations are like athletes basing their performance estimations only on the current mood not food intake. Well, you can see it from the quote-rescue-unquote efforts.”

“Unitednations governments and their corporations essentially are a bunch of violent and nasty kids looting the natural storehouses for the planetary winter of which we should hope it would never happen. It is very telling that whenever confronted over it they are too cowardly to openly declare their ambitions but instead come up with the most lame of excuses that if true would have been openly offered in advance, but were not. And not only are they violent, they are also incredibly dumb. They are so dumb that they take each other´s lame excuses serious.”

“When government A and government B compete, and the former harasses people under the lame pretext, or more precisely the later apology, it would have been instructing them, then you might find the latter which loathes people as well, blame the former for alleged instruction. This is like blaming a rapist for the alleged generosity of paying a victim a drink. Not only is it a bad prototype among governments, but also people do not like it. With a little leniency we might take into account it could be a pessimistic speculation assuming the other people to be defeated by the other government at some point in the future, become its useless fools and impotent to correct the lie. But any forward speculation in that direction is a sign of weakness, so not only – as I said. Intake matters, for mood as well.”

“So the call of the day is we need to correct the monetary system, not just this or that currency, to fix this problem. No advocacy of the gold standard, it is a dangerous condition harbouring the risk of terrible clogging, but the abandonment thereof on foreign reserve currency is akin to a world economy on blood thinners, and the current monetary policies of the arms proliferation currencies is the malignant overdosing thereof. You know, once you tried blood thinners you will never again trust a doctor who says if it does not suffice take another pill. Once you understand the reality of the global economy you will never believe in growth again as a remedy to anything. In some circumstances it may be a side effect of another remedy.”

“In addition to that, we have a spoiled and disqualified government apparatus in luring our backs. When a monopoly is not even capable of abandoning its erroneous illusions before approaching these who do not share them, and falls to the temptation to do so on the base of their erroneous results with the apparent intent of enforcing the wrong for the sake of itself, then it is surely doomed by natural evolution and with a certain likelihood by humane common sense as well. For example, instead of a symmetric argument over the advantages and disadvantages of decisions on this or that monetary issue, there would be an unreasonable effort to regulate fiscal policy by means of the proliferation of paid propaganda and the further the result was away from what it desired the more propaganda was done. Such a behaviour one way or another is lethal.”

“Are you sure? My mother would have said, killing the killers is not enough.” – “It is not. But they killed her. Her objection was not enough to them.” – “But it is not enough.” – “Like any other proposal. There are situations where there is another proposal that is enough. But not this one. Monopoly is monopoly. I do not believe in it so I do not do it. But if you do then you must not behave as if among equals.”

“Once you pick up monopoly, you must not pretend to be an equal contributor or stakeholder to anything, and if you abuse your monopoly to do so then result is the same as if someone took a monopoly role against their conviction. Every little child knows such a person will die from a broken heart. Death by loss of moral compass.” – “With a gap to bridge between cause and consequence.” – “Do I even need to mention what they would have to do or more precisely to leave in order to signal us they did not want that? I think I already did.”

“I think we can wrap up a major update on the stampede research with this. The Reciprocation Fallacy – someone in an asymmetric conflict behaving as if it was a symmetric one – is the major stampede precursor. There is conflict. It is asymmetric. The monopoly interferes as if it was symmetric. It does not appear as what it is but as one element of the conflict though. The irritation causes more irritation on the other side. Stampedes result from shared fear in a crowd materialising in routine plus ruthlessness, and in the worst case even resempathment.”

“Do I need to explain resempathment? It is a word crafted with hot word-processing pliers, referring to hate crime ideologies exculpating themselves by deliberately distorted interpretation. But all these can easily be avoided and with them the according volatility when they are realistically being perceived as the risks they are. They must be avoided from their causes to avoid their consequences as well, since the other way around does not work, which means to avoid the frivolous interference. Frivolous as in frivolous lawsuit. The law of cause and consequence always remains symmetric even when a conflict becomes asymmetric.”

“So the root cause of stampede is systemic fraud committed by means of deceptive monopoly. The root cause of it is an escalation of unintended side-effects of covert manipulation. Which makes clear how insane it is to try to fix this with more monopoly power. Are there any other possible causes why a dense crowd would collectively lose their minds? Maybe fire? But then what is the cause of the fire, and why is there no better response to it?” – “Would you like to get on the ground and drink directly out of the well here? Look, the other species have chosen their respective drinking places in order to not appear bowing to the electricity factory over there. With the water level as far down as it is you can read every trace in the mud.”

“Those animals know, as long as you can breathe the air you can drink the water. And still I would reject as a matter of principle bottled water from here served up elsewhere. Such as bottled air by the way. It does not get the ´no unchecked risks in the area´ certificate. But to the ambition to take the place back and get the malinvestment out I surely bow my head. However, if there is a kind of risk management leaving the result that nobody does any more, then you are lacking the antidote. Stampedes can only occur when free risk awareness has been run over first. And they worsen as the run-over attempts to substitute what it replaced.”

“There is one more aspect to why the monopoly transgression is lethal. At this point in time, our species is sleepwalking. When people realise why they were deprived for so long of the social preconditions of so many other things than what is implicated by doing so they will be boundlessly angry at these who did it. If I were to push you to try to start the fire with the big logs or the live thorns and the kettle already in place you would very likely rate me as a mental fossil.”

“If I were to suggest I was authorised to do so because I do not like your charcoal drawings – including such of a fireplace – then you would very probably call me a bigoted idiot – because the technique due to the material resources reduces details over all dimensions of space and time, and the demented fool re-expands that without awareness of what belongs where in the depicted continuum. I have a better way to start a fire – recognise the vessels Nature gave you as what they are, and they will already have caught up all you will need for it. And once you can fully expand and shrink the causal vessel of your fire, just add up the ingredients as you need.”

“As the fog clears, and everybody understands malignant government clinging to a lethal way of economy stole them decades of their time, there should not be a hard awakening. It might be the first call of a fresh monopoly and the last component for a fresh stampede. We mentioned early risk recognition. When visibility is being taken the invisible guilt should already have been appropriately compensated.” – “How?” – “The problem of ending monopoly without becoming monopoly has been extensively researched.”

“It requires an one-punch approach to draw a circle upon the monopoly which cleanly separates it into an inside that cannot survive on its own and outside which can, and the challenge is to put it right at once. No incremental steps possible since the object responds. If it is too wide, the monopoly might continue with the inclusion of its closest surroundings, if it is too tight parts of the monopoly might spoil the result. How does this adjust? Check the Napoleon Liebknecht Proposal. Between the definition of the centre and radius there comes gravitation. There is no other algorithm with a meaningful result.”

“It means kill your idols with the truth. I can hardly imagine anything more repulsive than monopoly transgression. Those indigenous tribes who stopped the tar sands pipeline have a saying that goes the mountain got pregnant and produced a mouse. You will be laughing at the disproportionality, and yet that is an effort taking itself seriously. The very same mouse would not be an unwelcome sign without the mountain´s pains putting its suffering on every living being in the area.”

“Yes, the behaviour occurring from monopoly transgression would more often than not hardly be a matter of concern, and if not so in instance then at least in category, if it was not the result of what caused it, if was not for the side-effects the monopoly produces with it which are unwelcome to these exposed to it. In addition to that, once you have a spoiled monopoly on your territory it sucks in people who under other conditions would die on the next railway crossing because they do not recognise the barrier going up and down, but as part of a monopoly they make others die. First.”

“It is one thing that rewards should only come after achievement in order to avoid inappropriate advantage of particular interests. It is another that gifts should only come after judgement because they could influence it into an inappropriate direction. Yet when neither can for each other´s reasons then there is something wrong with the human condition. Fundamentally wrong and must be changed. First. I mean, why are those particular interests so dishonest to expect to be recognised as something else than they are? They are the fraudulent appendix of an irresponsible waste of efforts and that makes them signs we cannot honestly bear, not even unconsciously.”

“Well, recently I had a client whose single mother died because just after she gave up on herself she caught a disease that may make some kinds of people give up on themselves. What can I say to a grieving son lacking a solid father? I told him, look if you believe in this powerful man of whom your belief says among other things that he does not play with it, and you find power having been played with, you have logic to deduce that it was not him. You have logic to say so just like you have a monument for the unknown philosopher in your book. No doubt, the tar sands are a spoiled cat. That´s why the so-called eco-terrorist buried the mining train into the toxic heap to make it a sign of a dead end it would otherwise not be.”

“We have convened around this fragment of natural river flow near an unbearable toxic asset not to transform a muddy water hole into a sacred place, because that can only be a result not a promise and because all places are equal once their Nature is being respected. We came here to declare its war upon capitalist democracy, the political system behind the destruction and extinction. When an organisation model makes no sense it does not matter who is at the helm of it. It only matters to organise things differently.”

“If it produces deliberate obstacles against that then it loses any benefit of the doubt. This is what we see in the so-called security intelligence apparatus of democracy, an useless obstacle to independent alternatives. It must be removed and under no circumstances whatsoever anyhow be involved in what comes next, in order not to poison it with its monopoly transgressions. In the next step, you or me might be taking the place of the dethroned monopoly.”

“Can we freely do everything we need to do as equals without interference so we do not need to look back at it with sorrow from the next stage? No, the monopoly power is meddling with it as to steal our time and sabotage its own replacement through Abolition. As a result, we cannot leave this to anyone else until its influence has been cleanly extracted because doing so would be irresponsibly careless. If we were to build our future upon the gross disproportionality contained in monopoly transgression, it would become a part of us, so if you do not want it it must not be able to reach us now.”

“Why? It is self-evident that its meddling has no other effects and intentions than spoiling our efforts to finish one thing properly before starting another like rational understanding of the issue requires. Certainly it is not merely an abuse of our human rights but a sacrilege against the scientific method as well. Look, there is no daylight between those two possibilities, either they are not understanding or they are evil, which is just another word for they are not even understanding with the soul let off with their minds.”

“This is why you and me part ways again after this secret meeting, because it is not a build-up to any movement or identity which only would be taken over in hostility, but because there is to be a causal gap between everything the democratic state apparatus does and anything we do, all the more so when they are trying to bridge it by illegitimate means like totalitarianism. We are united by the intent to create a fresh start without any legacy ingredients of that kind.”

“Under free circumstances this would be as self-evidently so as the soup in the kitchen, but in this day and age where devices are appearing to have more rights than people it has become something to be boldly emphasised. If the world was a bar, the democratic state would be the guy bullying everyone else into telling him what a great guy he is. Is he? The `drone´ attacks would be akin to stools thrown. We will see once we are resolute enough not to allow it to hide among us.”

“Never again shall a vote be held without irritation, be it election, plebiscite or poll. Recent instances have shown in series, I repeat, in series that it is possible once it is no longer being interpreted as a matter of choice but of faith. Only when these who still believe in ballot procedures change their views the change thereof is reflected in their outcome. Only in concert with these who have issues we do not share, and this no one-way route, we can defeat these who pretend to share ours as to draw from our strength.”

“The world is nearing a point where everyone, regardless what they live from or for, has an interest to get capitalist democracy removed. Such as that factory over there. Look – this river is so dead that only its dead branches hold living water. If you think democracy in a practical way, think of everyone who is for it taking a bucket of dead water and everyone who is against it one of drinkable water, would you drink from the pool they get filled? The same liquid running through the ecosystem of the natural river flow which surrounds us just right here though is drinkable like fresh air however. That is the distinction between democracy and freedom.”

“In the best case, the democratic state is openly clinging to the toxic asset and there is clarity of perception. In the worst case, the water surface has been tossed up by the wind and the regime is attempting to trade away its toxic asset for our recognition of it. But my judgement is no commodity that could be exchanged or purchased in any way. Either you convince with an idea or not, but bargaining is for business purposes only, and the reverence to Nature is not for business. With the factories it is just the opposite as with the plants: Once you are so devoted to the sacred plant that you dream it, breathe it, eat it, that it goes beyond social love, you will not be doing business with it. As a matter of respect – because that makes it allow you herd these who do.”

“On the other hand, we are against this factory as a matter of principle so much that we will not even see an achievement in its removal. If the regime finally did, in which circumstances do you compliment a kid for washing its hands? When you find the wet towel squeezed behind the dustbin? The purpose of removing the toxic factory is ending the economy of war and exploitation. If the other side is sacrificing its factory for clinging to the latter then it is a phoney replacement with an unreliable schedule and a monopoly speculation. At this point I favour the cathedral over the bazaar like I favour the tree over the antenna. The anti-atomic decision is no bargain or phase out but a matter of truth on all levels. Have just one bow to war profits put into it and you can throw away the entire mixture.”

“For example, if they were to replace the factory with an antenna grid to catch up some form of energy leaving its toxic by-product elsewhere instead of shutting down the military production that steals the surplus electricity, we would still be here, and nothing would have changed at all except that if air and water suddenly became toxic it would not be a friendly fire from a factory but an enemy weapon. All the other maths is precisely the same – precisely. In the very worst of the worst cases, the very same government that brought about the toxic factory would claim a patent on the plant life facing it, and any effort like ours would be target of spying and meddling. The worst worst worst case is don´t mention the theory that it already is.”

“That is why Miller is not here with us for any rituals but telling everyone who does not think that far that capitalists did not invent natural river flows. They existed before them independently of them which is self-evident once you understand what they are and how they developed, including all the plants and animals being there full time or part time. We are just a few bits and bytes away from the triple worst case, one way or another, and if there is any future beyond the pathetic illusion of permanent growth it is either beyond recognition or people will understand democracy as what it was. A toxic surrogate of a toxic surrogate of you know what.”

“What?” – “Just like we need to sort the culprits in the order of guilt, we need to sort the tasks to be done without them in the order of innocence. For example, instead of the capitalist ideology of exchange expressing itself in a bargain of the kind `I only close down the factory after you allow me to your water hole´, we require the factory to be closed for its own good reasons; and offer solidarity for our own good reasons. When things that do not belong together have been mixed, the thing that matters most to cleanly sort them out is the order of steps. We already mentioned an important point about death and life in this river. It is a zombie parable of commercial journalism by the way, expressed in the term main-stream media – this river is so dead that only its dead branches are alive. All the more so in the current drought.”

“I think this is the right point to ask everyone in the round, where are we?” – “You know that if Gralis was to answer that question, we would have to close our session.” – “That is why I only ask now. Has everything necessary been said?” – “I think Gralis should also elaborate how it is being closed correctly, for everyone to understand before we put the pieces together for Ramsay.” – “For that I still have time.”

“Fine. Do you know the difference between the capitalist and the communist handshake? The person offering the handshake is the one to increase the pressure, the person taking it may follow up or not. As a result, you know how hard you work together. In the capitalist version, the person offering the handshake leaves the increase of pressure to the person receiving it, and as a result you know how much you can rely upon the other or not. But there is an argument that this is not really a handshake, as little as a rubbing of shoulders is a pogo.”

“Now, where are we?” – “We are at the feet of Castaneda Rock. As I said, breathe the air, drink the water but do not buy the bricks.” – “Bricks?” – “A technical joke. Of course you may, but only after you checked the mud first, like with the water you may prefer another hole or another wind. Why? None will endure as far as the one who understands what he is doing as he does it. Even the animal understands, when it kisses the water surface in true love of Nature, that only by one step or flap after another from the right direction it will avoid to stir up sediment and obtain pure water.” – “Good way.”

Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016