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“Nothing is as good as it used to be”, landmark study reports.

In a landmark interdisciplinary effort from researchers at the University of Maryland, contributing historians, sociological researchers, psychologists, and cultural anthropologists have determined that as of 1994, nothing is in fact as good as it used to be.

While folk wisdom has long concluded that “the good old days” have come and gone, the team and UofM, led by anthropologist Nas Taljik have confirmed that, after the release of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 post-noir crimedy “Pulp Fiction”, all forms matter, socio-cultural meme, and subjective reports of satisfaction “just really fucking sucks”.

“We were hesitant at the outset to strive for such an ambitious result, as the modern age having acclimatized people to a higher standard of expectation might account for some skewing in the results. Things that might not be so bad these days, like the music, could be under-appreciated by a spoiled ear,” related Dr. Taljik.

To account for this potential, samples were drawn from a broad spectrum of age categories, nationalities, income levels, health conditions, and geographic locations. Despite implementation difficulties in some phases of the research, the reports -along with historical reviews of the quality of material and social cultures for long-term trend analysis, researchers managed to place the golden age sometime between time immemorial (6 July 1189) and before the creation of the universe. It was found however, that an astounding 97.2% of all respondents agreed with the statement “It’s just not the same as it was before”, and even relatively new arenas of life, such as the internet, have suffered from becoming milquetoast, mainstream, overly commercialized or commodified, and otherwise just shitty. Even the music, it is was determined, hasn’t survived unscathed, peaking in about the year 1977 with only brief jumps in the 1990s before it’s death knell upon the release of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”.

Some confusion arose in the poorer nations regarding the questionnaire phrase “nothing is as good as it used to be”, with some poorer nations understanding this to be an attempt as the justification of their disadvantage by the wealthy study-conducting Americans.

“Yes, the Indian government reps in particular was quite incensed at the outset” field analyst Les Gobahk told us, “but once the semantic issue was cleared up, they sent us long letter about Baba Ghandi and the recent repealing of homosexual-tolerant laws in the country. ‘It blows so hard’ they lamented”.

Douglas Adams intuited these findings in the opening of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” However, we can’t go back now, and researchers at UofM recommend that “we all just suck it up, cause chances are shit’s going to get way worst before anything improves”.

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A Brief History of the Real Conspiracy

[Adapted from a facebook retort, I may polish it up at some point]

The nature of that “unawakened” state that is talked about by the self-described “conscious” today (besides the too numerous instances of those who use this trope to defend a glazing over of consistent thought, and the resistance it meets from facts and the people who carry them) is most very likely (humble, but very very confident) a vestigial tool of survival that has and still can be vital to our survival. It reinforces a mindset of “this environment is a threat, I need to manipulate the surroundings to secure myself”.

This becomes power politics. Domination by implicit and explicit force and coercion. Pr-historically, this I imagine was the “alpha-centric pack”, where people stuck with whomever proved themselves able to get you through the day. As humans, settling was an outgrow of this security/predictability mindset. It can’t really be said that they could help it at this point, dunno for sure if we even can now, but we strive for these things, and create social institutions, value sets, castes, and creeds based upon this pre-cognitive drive.

Through the last few thousand years, it builds to the rudiments of the malevolent forces today. You get mysticism and writing, advanced speculation, and nations/states with significantly different peoples. More stability and security in terms of agriculture and technology (warfare is getting bigger, badder, and more destabilizing when it happens) enable bigger populations. Eventually, we hit the borders of known/reachable worlds. Regional power balance becomes a big factor.

I can only speak to Western Europe and America at this point, but people are people in the animal sense. The situation of technology, transportation, military strategy, and population gets so that politics becomes as weaponized as war, and as much of it is “cold war” as “hot”. The stability of society makes people comfortable and inexperienced and quick to fright. The use of money to buy rights (as is essentially what happens) and resources and the co-operation of lower class employees means you have to keep people happy to a reasonable degree by this point. Capitalism becomes much more intricate, precise, political, and global. Corporations and states bleed into each other, on the glass ceiling of higher education and law (for which there are direct and indirect fees only affordable by some).

The classes are now in a sense very minorly different species, biopsychosocially, and the balance of political power and the purchase of means of tricking/placating “the public” (a very self-satisfied, ignorant beast, like a cat confined happily within a wealthy home). By our century propaganda/P.R. becomes the ultimate weapon, and the educated populace is Taylorized, individualized, and buried in cultural candy of all varieties.This is done very purposely and maliciously, as a means of extracting profit, essentially a trick device used to give slaves the illusion that they’re playing too.

It’s not out of a Disney-like hollow evil, but the conditioning in of elitism, very-old-world models of psychology/sociology, and the necessary pressures of the monetary/market/profit/ownership mentality that stretches way way back to that initial animal mentality I mentioned, which determined to conquer the environment before being conquered. This is not a moral judgement, it’s just what that mentality is. Science has a similar orientation toward the world, especially in the west.

And having used that as our modus operandi for so long, it’s now a first nature which is really own a deeply ingrained second nature, and not inevitable. But difficult to change, for certain. And seeing this in people, but deciding it too hard to change, the tendency reinforced by the social values, environment, and cultural institutions is that of differential advantage. This creates the ruling class (whom being presumably social apes as we all, create the own subcultures, cults, values, perspectives, etc. in and centred upon their elevated strata), the behavior of which recordedly includes:
-the manipulation of the public through religious narrative and exhortation, or secular sects such as liberal humanism, etc. again, no value judgement, just what’s happening)
-very purposeful media and advertising, designed to elicit psychological reactions, agreement
-fraudulent, tokenistic means of participation to permit the lip-service paid to equality, freedom, education, etc. (paycheques, voting, CNN polls…)
-the staging of false-flag events from the Fire of Rome, the Reichstag fire, the Gulf of Tonkin, Pearl Harbour, and controversially, 9/11 (and if you’re not well-read in political and military history, this will likely be rejected by your brain and create cognitive dissonance, don’t identify with it, or say it’s a good or bad reaction, just observe it, and explore it, ask why it helps, if it helps, where it hinders, what might contradict the beliefs involved… and read more)
-The clandestine manipulation of world events from “economic hitmen”, to the importation of guns and drugs whilst publicly denouncing and “warring on” such things, the creation of violent resistance, labelled terrorism, to thus enable a moral veneer upon imperialist goals (all, again, stemming back uncontroversially to that simple kill or be killed mentality)
-And as in any strata, drug use, sexual abuse of children and adults, and infinite weirdities abound, and given the public, “good image” nature of these people, and the wealth, reach, and privilege they have, it’s some of the sickest and most unhealthy behaviour that takes place on this planet (look into the CIA and child abuse, specifically, if you want something to sink teeth into).

And I could go on. Some of these power blocs (which concentrate themselves by nature) among the royal, wealthy, connected, and elite organized and officiate themselves, others prefer “Individualism”, and others yet operate in very cult-like way. But it’s a different level of human activity than what you and I ever come close to. It’s purposeful. Organized. Malicious. And very real.

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This painting was posted, captioned “This needs no comment”

Well I think it does.
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I think it may for some:

At work here is the human inevitability of the pain/pleasure principles, what is often misrepresented as our unavoidable “selfishness”.

The human interacts and relates to the other animals based on his uses for them with regards to pain and pleasure.

The cat is useful for companionship, exercising the nurturing/biophilic and eliciting the positive brain states of “loving an animal”. The horse may also have this relationship with him, though it looks more like the horse is there for work.

The other animals present are also utilitarian in their relation to the human, bringing the pleasure of food, economic security, and a place in society as the provider of food. Being a caring animal, the human maintains emotional distance from these animals to minimize his pain.

The animals not present (wolves, gorillas, etc.) have not proven useful in a domestic sense, or haven’t been widely culturally adopted (i.e. a subjective contrived sense of pleasure has not been idealized in most other animals; some people have monkeys or other pets though). They may present threats/pain to other animals, or simply hold no pleasure through their inability to break them to human preferences.

Other humans, typically not involved in the production of food on sustainable, smaller scales (nor large, for the matter) widen their circle of nurturing pleasure utility to include all animals, which is more sustainable for them, their lives not requiring the direct conflict of the nurturing and feeding roles, and its painful effects upon the human emotional tendencies. They do subject themselves to more pain in light of the reality of much deliberate non-human death in their world, however, this cost can be arguably written of at the species level, where symbiotic relationships with other animals, and the quality of human/mammal favouring environmental conditions are protected and brought to the attention of other humans who are increasingly disconnected from these realities.

It is important to underline that both of these humans (representative of two points on an infinite, multifaceted spectrum) are responding to their own pain/pleasure principle, or seeking to minimize pain and maximize pleasure, in both the more fixed, and more fluid and self-directed aspect of their human being. The suffering of other animals is only consequential to the human via this pathway (or rather, the physiological and psychological systems, and the evolutionary inter-dependences between species and members and environments that they constitute); the pain of the animal does not “actually touch” the human. Restated, the human cannot, in the sense our language and narratives conceive, be anything but “selfish” or interested ultimately in anything but it’s own experience of pain or pleasure. In some humans, this may be entirely represented by the subjective definition pleasure as absolute non-violence. Others, usually by circumstantial crisis and necessity, can strip the moral consideration from even the death and consumption of other humans, though only for a short while, and with psychological repercussions. Most people exist in between, and with their own cultural peculiarities regarding those animals they “love” and those they “use”, both actions essentially being a “use”, though this is distorted by the nature of our emotional experience, if not more objectively examined.

Due to the inherent lack of any ultimate, defining morality in reality itself (morality being a product of an organism’s experiential nature and subjective between species and even among members of the more socially complex species), whatever strategy results in the subjectively defined “success” of the species, or its objective survival (which, when selected as the measure of success, is itself actually a subjectively defined success- there’s no reason that a species surviving is inherently a “good” thing) is hence a valid one, and a valid moral one at that.

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lol feminists

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You can’t live with them, you can’t live with them.

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