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the universe is a harsh place for life to survive

why is beauty important?

anyone or anything that brings beauty in such a world

is good

life is precious in the universe (don’t waste it, even if it is a sucky one)

survival was never easy for life in the universe

life is about making life better (increasing the probability of survival of oneself, one’s genes, one’s family, one’s species) every day

if you have a garden: making the garden better a little bit every day

if you have a family: making the family better a little bit every day

if you have a company: making the company a little bit better every day

cultivating something positive

building a positive culture

creators and their techno “babies”: iMacs & iPhones & Linux

for creators such as Steve Jobs just as Linus Torvalds, beauty is important

beauty means simplified pure designs

pure holistic flawless creations

of perfection and functionality and (!) understandability

“like God would have done it”

software beauty is way harder to see for non developers, but it expresses it as the (ex?)maxime of Apple: “it just works”

even if that iphone is far from perfect and many alternatives are in development (please support them even when they are far from perfect)

what has happened since…

1) Apple seems to have been stuck in a limbo between profit maximization and allowing creativity (crash, rebuild, crash, rebuild…)

2) giving up on software-beauty: Apple’s software quality has gone down

3) no-privacy-beauty: was never a priority

4) no-planet-or-human-rights-beauty: Apple never cared much if the supply chain was ethical or based on renewables

5) no-justice-beauty: Apple is stealing taxes via Ireland

(European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fights tax avoidance of multinationals, follow her on twitter)

(Apple promised to improve on the privacy issue… but guess capitalistic maxims (maximize profits and share prices) are actually often against what consumers want (anything but 1984, but a future that is inspiring))

never stop learning

never give up hope

life only has a slim chance for survival in such a harsh universe

but we will take it

and if everyone does what he/she can

we will prevail

and build a city on mars

poverty is still the #1 cause of death for humans

“As Walter Williams reminds us, capitalism is a wonderful system in part because people can only become rich by providing value to others.”

WRONG. But go on.

“That means investment, entrepreneurship, innovation, competition and other behaviors that make the rest of us better off—even if we never become millionaires ourselves.”

“Remember, the normal state of humanity is grinding poverty and material deprivation.”

(source: https://fee.org)

In theory – this is what capitalism SHOULD be – but is it?

To the naive believers maybe still.

But it is not.

Capitalism ought to guarantee  a vibrant creative economy with 100% employment aka “wealth for everybody” and creative long lasting sustainably produced products that get better by the day.

It does not.

It might be true for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) that have a very very hard time getting ANY loans from ANY bank are the most creative and actually create jobs.

But it’s not true for multinational companies.

“It’s only in the past few hundred years that many of us have escaped that fate—thanks to a system of free enterprise that channeled human greed in a productive direction.”

(source: https://fee.org)

Maybe it was the people who fought for basic human rights and good working conditions (against owners of the factories/the capitalists and their banks) that managed to make things better for the average working citizen?

Bismarck actually introduced a state health care system, not because he wanted to do good for society, but because he wanted to have fit and not sick soldiers.

This state health care system survived him, so basically he Bismarck did good to society “by accident”. (USA health care system is for the rich only and up to this date, US-citizens lack any proper health care system that actually works for them, because short sighted capitalists do not care about health, they cares about money as income and turnover, not health)

But is this really the way forward?

Hoping that capitalists will produce “by accident” positive outcomes for society?

This is just madness and right now it does not look like help won’t come by law any time soon?

Unless a massive crisis completely obliterates and destroys “the system” and people actively formulate how they want to live.

COVID19 could be that crisis.

Maybe in the 1960s it used to be that way, but nowadays is not only “my guts” but also statistics that shows the highest GDP IN THE WORLD OF LUXEMBOURG IS NOT DUE TO CREATING VALUE, THEY CREATE FINANCIAL CRIME BY HELPING FOREIGN COMPANIES AVOID TAXES (means: stealing from the rest of the world, the average citizens ought to pay 50% and more taxes on income, but not the Top100 companies, noooo that would be unfair?).

Most famously Apple pays $50 for every $1.000.000 (one million) in income, thanks to another tax haven, Ireland.

“The company was said to be paying tax in Ireland at a rate of under 1% for two decades – just 0.005% in one year.” (souce: TheGuardian)

Okay it is REALLY no wonder, that a court in Luxembourg ruled that way.

Luxembourg itself since decades is a tax avoiding crime scene.

Wonder if people still live in Luxembourg, or if it’s only fake companies and fake offices with 10000x post boxes and computers that manage the stealing of wealth.

An internet lock down would hurt Luxembourg way more than any trade embargo.

Walter E. Williams is either blind, stupid or ignorant (blind on purpose, because it pays well).

Maybe there was this “responsible to society” capitalist of the 60s that believes in democracy, the rule of law and actually cared about it’s employees and society (not so much about nature unless forced to by laws) – in which Americans still believe and still believe they (especially Trump) could turn back time to that “golden times” – when wages basically increased and the employee did not even have to beg for it.

And there is this radical exploitational and tax avoiding “whatever sells” (especially weapons and drugs) capitalism of the 2000s, that constantly

  • lowers wages
  • does not care about employees or creating jobs at all very much the contrast.
  • CEOs openly say, it is NOT their responsibility to create jobs, the state ought care about citizens, not private companies
  • also wages “cost money” so almost every company  avoid ’em like hell, constantly strive to either cut wages, destroy unions, make people work more for less
  • or: lay off as much people as possible, transfer production to automation or China and so on and so on.
  • The list of negative side-effects of this modern capitalism is ENDLESS.

It is also highly unsustainable and as COVID19 crisis shows, it is highly instable and thus can not deal with crisis – not even small crisis – AT ALL (folds like house of cards at slightest breeze).

It is like – making your life dependent on Windows 95.

If it crashes – your children will starve.

If that is okay with you – go about business as usual – if not – massively invest every Dollar every Euro every Yen in YOUR INDEPENDENCE from the monetary system – by creating your own fresh water (well) food (farming) and energy (solar and wind).

If a state does not support it’s citizens in this strive for independence – it is the right of the citizens to demand the state’s support – because the state acts against their interest.

Politicians are mere puppets to the super multinational conglomerates – so politicians – 90% of the time – unless pressured massively by the public on all channels – won’t act in the interest of citizens or sustainable survival of mankind and nature.

So capitalism is on the way to not only destroy itself – but all basis on which life can exist on this planet (Shell and others knew decades (in the 1980s, probably earlier) ago, by their own research, their business model was causing climate change (to the worse) not climate stability.

To be fair: there are probably two kinds of climate change (global warming and weather extremes known as climate change)

  • natural changes (the dust of the meteor that caused the ice age and made dinosaurs extinct has luckily settled)
  • mankind’s CO2 (heating, transportation) and methane (cows/meat)

everything lives of a balance – mankind needs to learn how to increase the stability of that balance – by everyday life – instead of adding to instability.

Maybe Mars is the only true hope for mankind.

But it is a major gamble – but Americans love gambling – so it completely fits their culture.

Bet the future of mankind on one card.

Very very risky and as said in the Shell produced video: “waiting for final proof” (that man made climate change is real) “would be irresponsible”

So would be ignorance of and gambling with the future of mankind.

Larry Summers – “Key Figure in America’s Downfall”

don't kill em but lock him down for 30 years
don’t kill em but extend the “lockdown” for Larry to 30 years

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers

Goldman Sachs: U.S. ECONOMY TO SHRINK 24% FROM APRIL to JUNE 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-economy-shrink-24-april-155126416.html

The Declaration of Independence – for it’s age of over 250 years – was and still is (!) GREAT AMAZING MASTER PIECE OF CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION.

A beacon of light in the middle ages.

Now it seems the corrupting forces of capitalistic have worked steady on going back in time to the middle ages (PLEASE NOT AGAIN!) (corruption -> collapse -> say hello to the middle ages, rebuild from ash and rubble)

Maybe it is time for a new and better constitution for the US – that has CONCRETE DIRECT TRUTH SCIENCE AND EVIDENCE BASED LAWS for SUSTAINABLE SURVIVAL OF ALL MANKIND.

Since then… nobody is to blame but:

  • the reckless
  • the ignorant
  • the greedy
  • the corrupt
    • everything in the universe depends on a balance
    • when Trump prints $2Trillion new Dollars and hand them out IN SECRECY WITHOUT ANY conditions (to bail out wallstreet (“the cancer”) not mainstreet (the society/worker)) he makes a terrible mistake and just increased INBALANCE and DECREASED STABILITY
      • i expect Trump to step down in the next weeks for mishandling a massive crisis
      • Trump and other’s do not understand – they are not as important and mighty as they think – that without a rise in paychecks – without people working for it – money is worth NOTHING – it becomes paper without a function and purpose.
      • also:
        • Central Banks and
        • law makers
        • NEED TO REALIZE THAT ALTERNATIVES (biodiversity of monetary / cooperation systems = is good = more stable economy & society) ARE GOOD AND SHOULD BE ALLOWED

          • this also means: gov (of course should not over tax anybody) BUT NEEDS TO ALLOW/ACCEPT PAYMENT OF TAXES in many other currencies such as BitCoins
        • ALLOW ALTERNATIVES TO FIAT CURRENCIES OR RISK SOCIETY COLLAPSE
  • have killed the American Dream. (some are still fighting… like Elon Musk)
https://finance.yahoo.com/
https://finance.yahoo.com/ live stream

for me: it is a crisis of ignorance = STUPIDITY (not bliss) and lack of education

If you want to kill a country – kill it’s education system.

Because in a society full of idiots – what do you think will happen?

Shit will happen. A LOT OF SHIT.

USA… sorry to say but… unless USA can do the turnaround and become a beacon of light again – refugees will be the least problem – Nobody will want to move there anymore.

My sincere sympathy with the US Jills and Joes of mainstreet.