Civilization and Exploitation

July 26, 2010

Civilization is based on exploitation: of the Earth and its resources; of animals and livestock; and of people upon other people. Civilization cannot exist without an underclass, which once were slaves and are now wage slaves, to support it.

Civilization is both creative and destructive. To think that civilization can exist without destruction and exploitation — have you ever seen a field being tilled? — is naïve in the extreme.

Which is not to say that we shouldn’t try to ameliorate or reduce the amount of destruction involved to sustain ourselves. But neither should we be so naïve to believe that “clean energy” can sustain our way of life. Instead, more radical and controversial steps must be taken.

Reduce the population. Stop producing — a negative GDP, anyone? — and stop consuming.

And, perhaps, make one of the guiding pillars of society to be the recognition and reduction of exploitation in all of its forms.


Human Psychology

July 21, 2010

Psychological Venn Diagram
The venn diagram above is a model I’m playing with. And I’ve been meditating on that diagram and its relation to sexual dimorphism.

That is, in general, men are stronger physically than women. But women are stronger emotionally than men.

In general, that is.


Return?

July 11, 2010

Yin culminates today, the new moon, and I meditate on magic and the archetype of the wizard.

I develop Autosuggestion as I return to my imperfect work of mythopoeisis.

The mask I wore decays and dies; I craft a new mask: Magister mentatium!

Et Latinam studeo. Et spero!