Thursday, June 14, 2007

College is the new indentured servitude.

College is the new indentured servitude. The jealous angry hearts of the intellectual elite finally have it! Everyone can go to college! There's a billion colleges, a billion financial institutions willing to lock you up in a 100 grand worth of loans to go have a second round of high school, with lots of redudant courses, bong hits, life courses on visiting the public health department for std tests, and a lot of red eyed losers telling you over and over again why 'widespread panic' or 'dave matthews' is a genius while asking your major 20 or 30 times.(to which you answer undecided, psychology, sociology, marketing depending on how good of a pot hookup you have).

In the end you leave undergrad school with no real skills and the companies know it. A 'music business' or 'marketing' degree gets you a glorified data entry position(technically in the field, much in the same way that working at a Borders call center makes you an author) paying 20k-30k a year if your really lucky, and someone who dropped out of high school and interned or knew someone is your supervisor. All this in exchange for what can be as much as 100k in loans for even bullshit schools with no real reputation or entry requirements.

Even better! You can take most of it online! The college knows online courses don't require you learn anything or do any real work, they don't care. Its universally accepted adult daycare now and graduate school is the real college.

All this for what can be a hundred grand! The amount of money that an average college grad on the books gets more than a hs grad is like 10k or so, so after 10 years you break even!

And that's considering the 'not graduated college' stat doesn't include only career minded people, it includes statistical outliers that fuck up the value of the stat such as meth addicts, career criminals and waiters and bartenders who don't report the 30k they probably make a year accurately to duck out of taxes.

If you take that into consideration, there's no real evidence that a career-minded person benefits financially from attending college! offering free labor as an intern right out of high school, if you're committed to it, will often offer you free tuition, or free education hands-on in the field you want, which also counts as experience, and gets you ACTUAL contacts in the field. 4 years later you are working for a higher salary than the inexperienced college grad in the mail-room, who nowadays may just get frustrated in 6 months, feeling like college was supposed to be his/her "due's paying" time, and that this hopeless situation is unresolvable, driving him/her to a job waiting tables or selling cars.

all this for 100 grand!

there are always of course college graduates who buckle down and make the experience worth while, but the watering down of the university system, its desire to appeal to a broad universal base, has made its average value meaningless in the job market, and at a balooning cost that isn't self-sustainable.

so for those of you in college cruising by right now, drop out and beg for an internship in the field, or put your money where your mouth is and tour with Widespread Panic. (if its such a fuckin religious experience)

special note: if purportedly psychadelic music requires psychotropic drugs to cause introspective analysis or psychadelic feeling, its not really psychadelic. in short, if you need to smoke a blunt and eat shrooms to enjoy a band, it sucks ass.

Friday, June 8, 2007

arguments about politics

Political spin is all about emotions. Its about clever usage of adjectives to influence peoples emotions about a subject. logic, in argument, is only the arena its played in, the actual battle is one of emotions. understanding this is key to winning.

first of all. War. america has open declared War on the concepts of Terror and Drugs. This was a clever move by the neocons as then they can use Military Commissions to consider nearly any human alive who seem Terrifying or does Drugs as an enemy combatant and can hold them without due process and lots of other things like waterboard them or hook their dickheads up to an ceiling fan or whatever. Essentially, all political arguments now are designed to grab an emotion and twist it away from the logic of the argument.

for example, neocons are pushing for open borders in the US, things that make illegal immigration something that qualifies in some cases for US aid, or gives you a fast track to citizenship. This is NOT in sympathy to those who have come here illegally and therefore dont have access to some of the benefits of society. This IS a slow cultural expansion of the borders of the area they control to include canada and mexico. This is a economic takeover of North America, not by the US, but by the neocons and the corporations they represent. They dont introduce this bill as a UNITE NORTH AMERICA bill because they know that that cancels out all their arguments about NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY and PATRIOTISM. essentially, they want you to feel that you are CARING and HELPFUL to introduce the bill, not IMPERIALIST and DOMINATING, which is what this is. dont doubt it.

the war. there are two types of people when it comes to war. a. irresponsibly unreasonable people who believe war should never happen and is avoidable. and b. irresponsably unreasonable people who believe wars are fought because they are right or for a reason that is morally appropriate and need to happen. the fucked up part is each and every one of us is one of these 2 at different points in our life, this is proven by polling during times like after 911 or at times like right now. Some of you treehugging latte sipping dot commers at the peace rally had an american flag on their car and furiously demanded a military action of some sort against someone, whoever we could think of after 911 and you know it. but the reality of it is war always exists, and must, and will find a reason to exist, emotionally based at various places and times in human sociality. a refusal to have a strong military will make your nation unsafe . so in a sense he Neocons love to use the fact that we have military power as a way to show that they are working for your safety by fighting for various goals, such as reducing "terror". however terror is not a possible thing to reduce or fight. True national safety is to have the most powerful military on earth, and not use it. if someone sets foot on your country, as an agent of a national sovereign nation, and commits an act of violence, you respond with a very clear show of force.

HOWEVER, when an agent of a public interest group(al qaeda or something) attacks, this is not an act of war, this is a CRIME, which falls under the responsibility of POLICE or SECURITY AGENTS and not HOMELAND SECURITY, that is by NO MEANS a police force or security force, haha, that is an OCCUPATIONAL FORCE by the NEOCON party.

ok, so for getting out of war in Iraq, theres guys who say, "hey! we can't leave! thats losing! losing sends the wrong message"

ok, thats retarded logic, the only reason were losing something is because someone is claiming we are trying to fight a real war against ideals. here is an example of an arguement to contradict that

"our troops have completed their missions: the liberation of iraq, the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the
provision of security for the January 30, 2005 elections. American military personnel should be
commended for accomplishing these difficult tasks and performing them in a courageous and selfless manner.
we cannot continue to keep our servicement and women committed to an open-ended, violent conflict in Iraq"
-from shane corey of the Libertarian party's iraq exit strategy plan

so when the redneck dude says we can't leave iraq because losing is the wrong message, rather than insulting him, or something you can use this argument to suggest getting out. this makes you sound like your not unreasonably arguing that war should never exist, or something that diminishes the credibility of your argument to leave iraqi occupation behind. bear in mind most people who wanted the war in the first place were fooled into thinking there was a serious international threat by Saddam Hussein to use nuclear weapons against us... they dont have the ability to go back in time and realize that. (btw, BUSH's neocon cronies are using this same argument, but dont believe them, they read LEO STRAUSS who promotes and advocates using false flag events to spurn america into war, this isn't conspiracy theory horseshit, read your history books about the SPANISH AMERICAN WAR)

now to argue why it was wrong to go to iraq in the first place....... save that one for when it applies, when the neocons try to urge us to attack IRAN, SYRIA, LIBYA, and then CHINA, probably in that order.

remind them the cost in money, human life, and international opinion of the US when we do imperial actions.

what were doing in IRAQ right now is occupation, not a war, and a costly, pointless, useless occupation as far as to the US opinion. Im sure the neocons have some TROTSKY based use for it however they're not telling us about...

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Interventionism vs. Isolationism

theres a huge problem in the way the american political machine spins our heads. we don't see why the people spin it, or who they really are.

for example. right now, probably the #1 hottest political issue, that speaks to the hearts of the American people is getting the fuck out of Iraq. staying the fuck out if Iran. The reason why we may not get out of it, is because we dont understand why we're there, and who out there is trying to get us out.

for example, most Americans do not realize that the CIA and certain political interest groups in America, have been spinning our heads into wars that dont affect us directly as far back as the Spanish-American War. We use sanctions to push someone into a symbolic attack, and sometimes even have used the League of Nations and the UN's peacekeeping sanctions as an excuse to "contribute" forces to a "conflict" which pretty much benefits American political interest. These are pretty much all undeclared, illegal wars, and its a loophole that has fed a military-industrial complex which pits economic and financial gain against peaceable relations.

America was an ISOLATIONIST country when we grew to be the financial, scientific, and intellectual leaders of the world. Ever since we gave this up, we have slowly deteriorated into what is becoming a totalitarian LEFTIST regime, lead by the thinking of LEO STRAUSS and TROTSKY, via the "conservative" NEOCONSERVATIVE party(republican after 1994), and their PR team called the DEMOCRATIC party, who simply whines about the NEOCONSERVATIVES being wrong, but saying that their mistakes have already been made and continuing to carry out their world policing and huge government socialist policies is "inevitable".

So when your choices are to vote for a leadership that is an imperialist power, who wants to meddle in your everyday life, and the everyday lives of everyone in the world, or to vote for a party that dislikes the fact that we have to do that, but still feels we have to, do you really have a choice?

heres how they get you. confusing humanist values, and religious special interests are there to blind you from who fights for this cause.

for example. I'll give you 3 politically active people who support isolationism. Mike Gravel, Ron Paul, and, yes, PAT BUCHANON. Mike Gravel is essentially a green party type guy who snuck in the democratic party, ron paul a libertarian(classic "small government conservative") who snuck in the republican(communist) party, and Pat Buchanon is quite possibly the most unflinching and defiant voice for the Christian Right coming from a Roman Catholic background. While i myself am not into organized religion, or having an organized religion focus, he DOES speak for that group of peoples interest, and based on principles he believes in, so much so that he left the Republican party over their INTERVENTIONIST foreign policy, which, as a Christian who believes in peace and nonviolence, he does not agree with.

Pat Buchanon's magazine the American Conservative(a small-government leaning conservative magazine, quite the opposite ideology of the NEOCONSERVATIVE Bush administration) had a quote on its cover that speaks to this, what is on the hearts of most Americans:

"In dealing with past evils and threats... we have won not by waging preemptive war for 'regime change' but by deterring opponents from aggression and relying on outliving them, proving the superiority of our own system, and ultimately inducing peaceful change"

where they trick you is liberal and conservative definition. You are being told that democrats are liberals, and republicans are conservatives. If you watch fox news and cnbc, and rely on this for political commentary, you will see republicans are hard-nosed tough guys who "dont put up with those crazy arabs" and democrats as caring environmentalists who want to have a universal love in with homosexual weddings and genderless, raceless pronomial titles for all!

essentially this is all horseshit. If you've read advanced political commentary, and are familiar with terms like neoconservative, paleoconservative, know the tenets of the green party, the history of american interventionist regime change CIA tactics in south america, the middle east, the history of the Israel/palestine conflict, prohibition, are aware of the amount of money each congressional candidate receives from lobbyists or public interest groups each year, you have a better chance of understanding the American political machine. first off, conservative is such a badly smeared term in this country, that it no longer has meaning. Our "conservatives" in the white house are an EXTREME LEFTIST group, so extreme that they bring to mind the policies and views of Stalin, though their Trostkian background would be in great opposition to Stalin, they have accidentally descended into this. They believe their leadership will bring freedom to the world, and that we have to crush all their governments to "force democracy" (funny, bc America was never even designed as, is not, and will never be a DEMOCRACY, democracy is directly voting on every issue by every citizen, we have elected representatives, which is a REPUBLIC) on them.

Here, DEMOCRACY is essentially our PROPOGANDA term, it is the CAPTAIN AMERICA of political terms, a nonexistant cartoon character who punched Adolph Hitler in the face, and is now very dead, and killed by the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

you can quote me on that shit.

bottom line. if you want out of the war in iraq, you need to do research on whose getting you out. The mormon, hillary and obama aint gonna do it.