"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Is Obama a Thug?

It occurs to me a cogent argument could be made that Obama, by acting to promote the free trade TPP agreement which will continue to erode our economy and push more and more of our citizenry into irretrievable poverty and despair on behalf of a virtually criminal syndicate of Wall Street financiers, is indeed acting in a thuggish fashion. Many members of his own party have called him out on this but he is blatantly and cold bloodedly refusing to admit that his actions are utterly lawless.

It's one thing to destroy property on a small scale; it's entirely another to knowingly destroy the nation you have sworn to defend.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore and the Looting of America via Free Trade by Both Political Parties

The current state of the city of Baltimore is a paradigm for an economic policy that has been nurtured by our so-called political elites. We have been systematically looted to secure profits for criminal speculative interests. These are, by the way, the same interests that Obama is willingly obeying in his promotion of the latest free trade TPP disaster.

This is intentional. So long as this nation kowtows too the swindle of too big to jail Wall Street financial houses, we will descend toward a state of anomie. Loretta Lynch did not criminally prosecute HSBC for billions of drug money laundering. Congressional Republicans had nothing to say about that. The misdirection of the true cause of inner city hopelessness is wholesale economic devastation that is the result of the post industrial/information age fraud.

We require a wiping out off the books of illegitimate debt for derivative securities and the establishment of credit for resolving the collapsed infrastructure, housing, and water crises. Deadly and mindless rioters are the best friends that the real culprits rely on to shift the blame away from their continued enjoyment of financial control.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Force of Ideas

Imagine an integral function equivalent to the totality over all time of human ideas that qualify as positively impacting our species' survivability via increasing control over physical space-time. What is the rank of the force of such a functional field? Is it possible to compare the totality of ideas as such to the kind of force of atomic elements as they are produced in the core of supernovae and black holes or perhaps other phenomena we have yet to cognize? I would venture that there is a sort of fugal interplay among these two kinds of fields with ideas acting upon and transforming the substrate of the domains of both the inert and living elemental forms.

Now, it is at this level that the issue of lawfulness must be brought to bear. For if you believe that what I have just put forward is merely illusory and that humanity in truth has ultimately no such power then your reaction might be very fearful to the point of desiring to defeat any such "pretensions" as inherently threatening to your identity. This indeed is the sort of worldview that motivates those doomsayers who espouse universal chaotic entropy, otherwise sometimes styled as purveyors of the misbegotten notion of "artificial intelligence." On the other hand, the principled classical humanistic approach since the time of at least Homer through Nicholas of Cusa always proceeds on an optimistic platform of mission orientation that the power of human ideas will overcome all potential obstacles because that is how reality is so organized. Which is to say that in essence the idea of irrational entropic non-governance as a force is insubstantial and fatally flawed.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Helical Light Wave Propagation and Time

As this recent experimental work with "twisted light" demonstrates, physical and metaphysical wave propagation has a dual nature. Both spherical and helical. Thus forming a tore or anchor ring. The singularity at the center represents the point of alternation from acceleration to deceleration. It is a fascinating model that applies to the means that technologies are at the same time both developed and propagated. It is also might even be considered to be a refinement on a quality of a dual nature of least action pathways over time. Adding an additional dimension of complexity to times' vector.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Economics is Not the Same as Monetary Profit

A recent report that I happened across today exemplifies the total lack of understanding of economics prevalent among today's academics. The report argues that "The constant use of economic arguments in defense of research funding perpetuates a rarely articulated but implicit misconception that the natural sciences should be subservient to economics in the pecking order of intellectual authority."

This is flat out wrong. The reason is that the popular concept of economics is that it is defined (consciously or not) as any activity that produces a monetary profit. So, for instance, if we make swindling legal (which is all that most economists' palaver about innovative deregulation is) then it's now economics! 

Go to the popular market monitoring Internet sites like MSNBC and you will experience with very little digging all sorts of supposedly objective articles pushing the "economics" of pornography, prostitution and illegal drugs, for instance. Money, as anyone not brain dead knows, is merely a convenient fiction that can be issued at will. It is only the force of an arranged political agreement that gives it backing. So when Abraham Lincoln issued "greenbacks" that were the basis for internal improvements including the construction of the continental railway the force of the Union being victorious in the civil war provided their credit worthiness. Of course, we know what happened to the worth of the Confederate notes of Jefferson Davis. 

"The fault, dear academics, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." True science is the only pathway for the future survival for humanity. It is the responsibility to enable that sort of science to profit and to deter that which has the opposite effect. For example, should it be profitable to develop a means to defend ourselves from meteor impacts, from drought, or from earthquakes? Or should our priority be to fund meretricious research into ways to win at Texas Hold'em?

The definition of economics is purely political. This is why we have the risible threat from Wall Street that any candidate that takes away their feeding trough by returning to the Glass-Steagall regulation of the separation of "investment banking" from deposit banking will be punished by being cut off from funding.

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