The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society – and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic.”
– Erich Fromm, The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973) From thedailymail.com
Super humans who are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029 as brains begin to fuse with machines, Google expert claims
Ray Kurzweil has made 147 predictions since 1990 and is correct 86% of the time
By 2029 our brains fuse with machines – an event known as singularity
He says machines will exemplify what we value in humans to a greater degree
Machines are already making us smarter and will move inside our brains soon
Sure, we believe him!
Consider the last bullet point from yet another control/power freak. How have machines made us smarter?
Consider a sampling of the current insanity:
And one of the best ones…
‘The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin’ – John McCain tears into Rand Paul ~ Yep, an 80 year old deranged lunatic continuing to do his ‘Major T.J.”King” Kong’ imitation (a character from the movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
This from the same moron who famously quipped:
“You know that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran?
Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.” –breaking into song after being asked at a VFW meeting about whether it was time to send a message to Iran, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, April 18, 2007
A prescient comment from Mr. Carl Bernstein from 1992:
“We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.”
Carl Bernstein, U.S. journalist. Guardian (London, June 3, 1992)
Meanwhile…as the media would have Americans obsess over basketball games, Hollywood ninnies, bad TV and, of course, Russia….
And from the Intercept
If Congress were to follow Trump’s blueprint, the U.S. military budget could account for nearly 40 percent of global military spending next year. The U.S. would be outspending Russia by a margin of greater than 9 to 1.
The share of world military expenditure of the 15 states with the highest expenditure in 2015. Graphic: SIRPI
We’re not saying there isn’t a need for national defense spending, but $596 Billion’s worth? That’s a lot of nutrition and rooftops for the hungry among us, the forgotten mentally ill, the homeless. And if State Department, CIA, NSA and who knows how many other agencies weren’t such fervent believers in regime change for other countries who weren’t bowing to US wishes and the petro-dollar, the “need” for billions and billions for defense spending wouldn’t be required. Yet that’s rarely reported on. Better to have the proletariat frothing over the most idiotic of nut-jobs, morons and clowns – masquerading as some sort of caring guru’s as they devise their version of nirvana for themselves and absolute hell for everyone else.
And the McCain’s, the Lindsey Graham’s, most of the main street media and, it appears, most in the government – all smarter because of machines – according to Mr. Kurzweil, ride their war horses with cowboy hats whipping through the air, hootin’ and hollerin’ that Russia is the cause of hemorrhoids, lost elections, upcoming elections in Germany and France, giant killer squids, Wikileaks, Syria, Libya, crashed jets, potholes and about every other imaginable calamity. If one listens to the media, politicians and Hollywood/TV freaks – it appears they too are ready for their Major Kong moment:
Major Kong Rides the Bomb
Meanwhile…Putin Prepares For Invasion of Europe With Massive Cuts to Military Spending – Russia-Insider.com
Figures released by the Russian Federal Treasury have confirmed that Russia’s defence budget has been cut by 25.5% for 2017, falling from RUB3.8 trillion (USD65.4 billion) to RUB2.8 trillion.
The reduction represents the largest cut to military expenditure in the country since the early 1990s.
So, there is some bit of reason and sanity left in the world, and it isn’t coming from a machine. It’s coming from a living, breathing human being – using his brain:
“Russia opposes attempts to destabilise and weaken international relations, as this could lead to a chaotic and ever less controllable slide towards greater tension in the world.
We support joint action to ensure a democratic and fair world order based on strict respect for the norms of international law, the United Nations Charter, recognition of the unquestionable value of cultural and civilizational diversity, national sovereignty, and the right of all countries to decide their futures freely, without external pressure.
The international situation does indeed require improvement. This calls for restraint, wisdom and responsibility. I would like to reiterate that Russia supports joint efforts to resolve the real problems facing the entire international community today. ” – President Vladimir Putin
See more at: Putin Urges Nations to Reject ‘Chaos’, Join Russia in Creation of ‘Fair’ World – (the full speech from 3/16/2017 can be found here)
Will any of our “leaders” in America hear this? Will a lying, manipulative media give it a hearing? No! America has more pressing issues at hand. We may be wrong here, but it appears all those machines that can make us smarter are in Russia!
Always having classical music within reach to keep as much of the insanity at bay as possible, the following short excerpt from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet Suite seems appropriate.
PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet Suite: The Montagues and Capulets – Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Gaffigan (clip: 1:47 minutes)
Photo credit (from page): unsplash.com/@danielcheung
Photo credit: By Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons