“We have a firm rule here, we eat mean people.”
Do the myriad sociopathic elite who structure and run civil society live low-stress lives? In the scheme of things, their meat might prove quite good. In the least, we know they are very well-fed…such a rule, applied more widely, might make for a fantastic form of nutritional forage and self-defense. First, let’s distinguish between the vampiric sociopathic elite and the zombified non-sociopathic hordes who mimic them because they’ve been brainwashed into believing that
“If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models.”
— B. Lester
The sociopathic elite sit at the top of the shit mountain we call civilization, and shit roles downhill. Sociopaths tend not to stress out about either the harms they do to others or the harms done to others, which in this society, are myriad. They do, however, stress out about the harms they perceive others doing to them. Barring prevalent paranoia amongst the sociopathic elite, they might prove quite succulent and tender. Even including the possibility of prevalent paranoia, they still suffer from only one of three potential forms of social stress.
Perhaps we should just start culling such people to the freezer. But they mustn’t know they are being hunted. Apart from ethical questions and sporting conduct, it might spoil the meat.
Assholes, baboons and collapse: The ABCs of human sustainabilitySeptember 22, 2010
Premise: Modern industrial civilization is rapidly depleting the land-base on which most animals depend, even though it has existed for a fraction of the time of past civilizations (which all similarly collapsed). We surround ourselves with an ever-increasing imbalance of technomass (things of our own handicraft) away from biomass (things we coevolved/were cocreated with), creating an unprecedented and interlocking matrix of metaphorical mirrors. How could that do anything except breed excessive narcissism?
Waiting for industrial civilization to bring itself down will nearly completely destroy the ecosystems on which we depend. Consider also the fact that the ability of so-called “civilized” humans to make effective, sustainable use of our local land-bases has atrophied (and I think I’m being generous here) to near-complete non-existence. Acorns? Milkweed? Cattails? These are edible? How? What about these berries — they taste sweet…what do you mean they’re poisonous?? You mean you want me to squat and poop where?
Conclusion: The decline if our land-base coupled with our relative inability to subsist directly on what little land-base remains will present us with a perfect storm of effective scarcity. This means that the human herd will need some serious thinning. In other words, the human herd will thin itself one way or another, and we can either be intentional about it or just let it happen.
Implications: If we aren’t intentional about our thinning, then the sociopathic, narcissistic assholes will divide, conquer, dominate and prey on the vulnerable, and we’ll all have a much more miserable time of it than is necessary. Read the rest of this entry »
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