no progress observed
… at upper levels in political circles.
While Ukraineans defend their country (and the rest of Europe) against Putin's “special military operation”, politicians in the western world keep on messing around with “unprecedented climate changes”, “renewable energy”, and all else they can come up with to destroy everything that still works well in the slightly more peaceful parts of the world.
They may have succeeded in blocking most beings with working brains from entering and disturb the peace in their own, exclusive,
circles, but they will never succeed in controlling us or keep us silent. Neither will they succeed in controlling
nature, no matter how hard they pretend to have that ability.
The climate will keep on changing as it has always done, s.c. “renewables” will fail to deliver when they are needed the most, and people will ignore or find ways to work around politically founded obstacles … as they always have had to in order for humanity to survive.
That sheep will always be sheep and listen to the voices of their leaders/herders, may lull the most
degenerated politicians and other bottom feeders into a dreamlike state regarding their control of
“their own” populations.
Sheep can be unpredictable though, and may simply quit listening to their herders because they sense wolves in their surroundings. Once they all start running in the “wrong” directions in large flocks, not even the uniformed dogs may be able to turn them onto the “right” paths.
These are scary “games” to play, initiated and lead by a few mad men who basically rule by scaring the shit out of their followers and opponents alike. Fear rules all in their domains.
As the various players in this tragicomic game of deadly wars and equally deadly peace, present and execute their various “solutions” to real and entirely imaginary problems of their own making, somewhat sane onlookers may be excused for thinking that all their elected and non-elected leaders have passed over from governing kakistocracies, into total and (almost) irreversible lunacy. BTW: is “lunacy” a mental disorder, a way of governing, or is it both?
Once the lunatics and their many mindless and/or insane followers have taken over large enough parts of the world, we will have a new norm – a new world order – in which real, sane, humans will have no say on their individual freedom, wellbeing, or future – a dystopian society.
May take quite a while to get back to sanity from that, if humanity will ever manage.
Question is if the majority even know what they are about to lose?
I am for resistance all the way and in every way possible, and then some…
something for the history books?
Nah, nothing much worth writing down anywhere, as what we see is just another turn of the “history repeats itself” wheel. I have lost count of the many absurd intermezzos throughout human history, that so far have lead nowhere but to more and even worse rounds of destruction.
Future historians – in case anybody survives – will once again have problems figuring out why so many could allow so few to steer the world to, and over, the edge, again and again, before starting all over down the same roads of self-destruction.
Maybe humanity is doomed to fail as a species, and is determined to make sure that nothing should be left but bacterias and viruses when they go? They sure are doing a hell of a job at getting there, by allowing the worst of their kind to lead the way.
Greenwashing of types of energy productions and other technologies that – CO2 aside – are anything but “green”, only because use of these technologies suit business leaders' bank accounts and politicians' agendas at the time, reveals how far wishful thinking and political speeches are from reality. Politicians say one thing and promote the exact opposite, while blaming everyone else for “not being green enough”. What a joke, and a harmful one at that.
That few politicians know back from forth of any technologies, make them easy to fool, or bribe, into supporting and promoting even the most stupid and/or impossible technological schemes. Not so among those of us who have spent a lifetime in these fields, as we pretty quickly recognise when things do not add up and people of all ages and professions make complete fools of themselves by promoting nonsense.
So we have this absurd situation that big business leaders and technocrats govern overall politics, and politicians like to pretend they govern the rest of us. A recipe for disaster for all but the very rich and their favorite helpers, and it is likely to continue this way until there is nothing left to exploit and everything of value in the world is destroyed and laid waste.
balanced use of technology…
Technology is neither good nor bad in and of itself, but its uses and misuses reflect those who are in control of it. So never mind the technology. Mind those who control and profit the most from use of technology in its various forms across all areas, as they define its quality and usefulness, and lack of same, for the public.
As life-long technocrat myself, I am open to all sorts of new and improved ideas. At the same time I am sceptical to all uses of technology that happens to be promoted by politicians and/or business people that stand to cash in on it, as neither have shown much in the way of ability and interest in making technology of any kind serve the common man in their societies.
I simply do not trust any of the before mentioned creatures to promote anything that is useful for anyone but themselves, and nothing any of them have said or done more recently has done much to change my mind – rather the opposite.
While I pick and choose among products, components and ideas for technical solutions to
local problems and issues that are not best solved with manual labor (free gymnastics), I make sure the various
“packages” are under local control, and cannot be hijacked or in need of costly “maintenance” deals.
“Smart technology” translates to “immature and vulnerable technology” in my book, regardless of how well it may work, if and when it works. (FYI: I'm a retired mechatronic automation tech.)
I see no need to participate in races for “the latest and greatest” of anything in tech, or in any other
field for that matter.
Tried and tested beats most new stuff and solutions everywhere anyway.
Same as I see no point in supporting politicized hypes and “guidelines”, as they are neither here nor there most of the time if you bother to check. Compulsive liars most of them, and only worth our attention when they go overboard and need to be reined in or thrown out.
last rev: 24.apr.2022