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Obviously this is something you understand quite well. (Too well, some might argue.) Tho unlike you, geeks are also comfortable operating as a lone wolf. Also unlike you, Geekdom recognizes no international boundaries.
Because they know that you do not trust anyone who won't sell their soul for pieces of silver (.. like you already have). Have you sold grandma yet? (I heard that somebody saw her listed recently on eBay.)
The only people who want to be part of your corrupt SY$TEM are corrupt themselves. So you should not hold it against the Geeks if their sense of justice (or their sense of right and wrong) differs from your own.
Do the math. Analyze the statistics. "A wasp by any other name," said the Bard, "stings just as exquisitely."
[ Not sure if he has any fingernails left. Typing suks with no fingernails. Blood everywhere. ]
If you boil down the difference between you and them, you come up with the following philosophical contrast » they feel/believe access to information should be freely available (OPEN) .. whereras you feel it should be controlled & restricted.
That's why the Geek approach is » "Long as you guys aint fucking up or doing stupid shit, you got nothing to worry about."
[ In other words » dont fuck up, and dont do stupid shit.
But once you start talking about INFORMATION and information technology [ IT ], and the communication or transfer of that information .. now you're talking about THEIR world (.. the shark's world). Cuz that's where they live.
Right now you have people working for you who hold top-secret clearances. And if you are paying them to do unethical shit, there's a chance that their conscience will start to bother them. (That's why you should only hire people who have no conscience.)
And if they work in IT, they no-doubt have IT friends .. who likely know other IT people. You see my point. It only takes one. The odds are against you. Sure they work for you (because you pay them well), but they are Geeks at heart.
» The DUTY of Honorable Citizens
They are just playing now, tuning their wings. But if they get really pissed, they will come after your ass .. with a vengeance. And then you're fucked. (Give me points for clarity. Ozy sends his best.)
Despite an abnormally low tolerance for incompetence, corruption (viruses & other malware) & bullshit in general .. that tends to send them into that nasty stinging frenzy you've heard about .. geeks are actually very nice.
You neednt worry about them taking over, cuz Geeks dont care much for Politics (.. which they consider inherently evil). They only get upset when your bullshit starts to affect them.
But you guys really fucked things up in the Credibility department, and that will be difficult to repair. ]
Because .. it can be downright difficult to recall names .. when your dumb ass is trying to dodge lightning bolts. =)
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Let's put it another way, a way in which you guys might better understand » until Jon Corleozonie and his "I plead the Fifth," cronies swap out their expensive threads for standard-issue prison jump-suits (preferable day-glo orange) We the People are never going to trust you guys.
[ By the way, "I plead the Fifth," (Edith O'Brien) means » "I'd rather not tell you guys about all the illegal shit we've been doing over at MFGlobal .. cuz you guys might use it to send us to jail." ]
You guys have obviously promised too much to too many. So which promises will you be breaking? and which will you be keeping? The ones you made to your campaign contributors? That's what everybody is expecting. (Cuz that has been your most recent historical modus operandi.)
Dont say you werent warned.
"Your only chance of defeating the movement which binds all of us is to accept it. This is no longer your world. It is our world - the people's world."
"No longer your world" .. them sounds like Revolutionary words to me .. like a Declaration of Independence if ever I heard one. Or maybe a declaration of mutual DEpendence,
[ Geeks tend to be blunt and to the point. Cuz that's how coding is. ]
By the way, geeks work at NATO, too. Heck, they RUN NATO. And they have the advantage of knowing/seeing who will win in the end. So their allegiance at this point is purely financial. Here's a piece on NATO done by Kenneth Roth at FP, titled Deleliction of Duty.
[ And I shouldnt need to remind you that everything you have .. your entire infrastructure .. RUNS ON CODE. (Built by Geeks.) ]
George Bernard Shaw said:
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
Your generation must really be proud of its accomplishments .. trashing the environment, trashing the economy, trashing our children's future, trashing the lives of millions ... both here in America and worldwide. Multiple wars.
That's what I would do .. if I were an Overlord. (Look around.) Switzerland, maybe. Or Austria. Someplace with mountains and plenty of clean, fresh air & water. Once the money is off-shore, it's easy for the people to follow.
Here's another metaphor for the state of our Economy .. tho one I did not make up myself » the economy, for most Americans, is LIKE a car driving down the road with the pedal to the metal, the accelerator floored .. and yet the car is barely sputtering along.
I actually like this metaphor better than mine .. not only cuz it's simpler, but also because its accuracy is more obvious. But so much for originality.
[ You will notice that I did not take credit for the KEY IDEA behind the focal point in my New Years eve entry, titled » Using Hitchcock's Notorious KEY Shot to Focus on Political Palms .. tho that entry did contain many orginal ideas, as I already discussed. ]
You guys are always spouting off about "the American people" .. what we think or what we want or what we feel.
Let me tell you about the American people. The American people have a problem.
I can assure you, it would be better, far better .. for everybody .. if you fix the problem(s) yourselves. Our tools are much more .. crude.
In the vernacular of the common man » "You folks need to get your shit together" .. and by that I'm specifically including a sober reference to a solution that addresses our children's heavily mortgaged future.
Our nation has HUGE problems facing it, and things seem to be getting worse .. yet you continue to play those silly, childish political games. I know you're not TRYING to scare us .. but come on, guys. (Or *are* you?) To whom much is given.
Both you guys act like you're more interested in getting re/elected than in fixing the problems. Time is getting short. If your advisors arent telling you that, then you need to shitcan their asses and hire some smarter ones.
If it's the LAWS themselves that are the problem .. then change 'em (.. or at least try to make it look like you're trying).
And if this challenge proves too difficult, or too much for you, then you need to step aside ..
.. to make way for more capable leaders to navigate us thru these turbulent, dangerous waters. (Everybody was certain the Titanic was unsinkable. Remember?)
So .. what follows here are updates made subsequent to the original April 21st posting.
UPDATE - April 23, 2012 » This is interesting. Do you not find the TIMING curious? .. when compared to the date of this entry (.. posted 2 days ago). I dont know what to make of it, but I certainly find the timing curious.
By the way, George ".. is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945), which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author."
Spring of Nations Revolutions of 1848/49
Here's a little history lesson you might find timely. Back in 1848/49 came "the first (and only) Europe-wide collapse of traditional authority" (.. 164 years ago). I'm no history buff, so you should probably do your own research ..
.. but, from what I've read, the reason WHY the revolutions (.. which "began in France and immediately spread to most of Europe and parts of Latin America, including over 50 countries") .. were put down "by reactionary forces" was because:
Think about how Geeks designed the Internet to be » without a single command point .. without a "head" so to speak. And if a creature has no head » it cant be cut off.
By the way, these are the revolutions that the Czar feared would spread to Russia (.. and take his head from his shoulders), which is why Dostoevsky was arrested (on April 22, 1849) and subsequently shipped off to Siberia for 4 years ..
.. but only after the Czar had first staged a mock execution .. exactly 8 months later, on December 22nd (.. a date the Mayans would likely not object to), which caused at least one guy to go stark raving mad. (He never did recover.)
That's how I know about the Spring of Nations revolutions of 1848/49 .. from my studies about the LIFE of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who spent 10 years in prison and exile for "antigovernment activities".
If, by the way, you happen to find yourself drawn to the writings of Dostoyevsky, you definitely want to get the translations done by Richard Pevear & Larrisa Volokhonsky (.. an American/Russian husband/wife team who live in Paris with their two tri-lingual children).
From the intro (Richard Pevear):
"The Underground Man (nameless) is one of the most remarkable characters in literature ..
.. one who has been placed among the bearers of modern consciousness, alongside Don Quixote (Cervantes), Hamlet (Shakespeare), and Faust (Goethe)."
and also » "brilliantly violating literary conventions in ways never before attempted."
I leave you with a portrait of Dostoevsky and a passage from Habakkuk:
For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It hastens [pants] toward the goal and it will not fail [lie].
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
The End. ■■■
Note - On June 22, 2012, I posted a follow-up entry titled » The SY$TEM is about the Money (more than it is about the Kids)
Part 1 of today's entry is posted here » Geeks vs the Government | Game On - Part 1
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