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Stupefaction of the World and the Elimination of Evolution

What is ths post about – blaming the dump? No it’s not. It’s just there to show and discuss a problem of our modern world. Mankind dumbifactes. Actually this is not a new problem but in nature it was self regulating until some 100 years. You now, in nature, everything is about competetion somehow. This was just formed by the process of evolution so only the best fitting genes were able to survive. If there was a mutation, it was either a benefit or it was a drawback. If it was a drawback it would lead to a early death so the gene-sequence was not passed on. While in its essence this is pure nature – and also was the reason why humans raised – it is not longer true for humans. We just don’t care about good or bad assessments – everyone is euqal. Which is a nice thing, when taliking about humanity, but is also completely eliminating the process of evolution. Actually it is anti-evolutionary because we will not improve, but degrade in our genetic capabilities. But we are human and we just cannot work in any other way, it would be absolutely cruel to not heal any disadvantages, so there is actuall no way around this as long as we feature humanity and empathy 🙂

Whatever, while this is something we cannot really change, there is something we should change. The Nanny Syndrom – “safing the dumbest” syndrom. This is just not necessary. Let me explain this in a hopefully more political correct style:

Why do we actually have to warn people, that the content of e freshly ordered cup of coffee is hot

I mean, really? Has it come that far already? When I was younger, and I had my thoughts somewhere else and for whatever reason have completely forgotten about just ordered a coffee and also have forgotten completely my whole knoweledge of physics and were accidentally unaware that my first nip will burn my lips .. well. I would have learned from that and wouldn’t do it another time, because I know it burned my lips and this hurts and I was dump. I woud accept that and also silently would have improved my brain – woohoo! Learning by doing! I actually never would read the text on the cup – and I don’t know anyone who would actually do that .. so I really don’t get the point.

Maybe it is because when some dump people burn their mouth by hot coffee and get angry and want to blaim the barkeeper for giving them that damn hot coffee (instead of admitting that they are just too dump) – the barkeeper may just be happy to point to the warning and telling, that you were warned.

But the world is actually also full of Nanny-Laws.

  • Don’t run again this wall
  • Do not look in the fron barrel of a machine gun
  • Don’t jump off the cliff

And all those dumb warnings we all now and we see everywhere nowdays. What if, we would just remove all those signs and let the evolution decide? Like it was 50 years ago? Back the days if you were an idiot and you jumped off a cliff you died. Problem solved. If you bang your head against a wall and get injured, well – lesson learned (hopefully), many people just need that lessons to actually get better humans. I have learned a LOT of things by actually trying and failing. Warnings signs wouldn’t be of any help – we just DO want to learn. Also if we see someone banging his head against a wall – and we know that his is just a bad idea – we call him an idiot (and actually he is one) – but would’ve a sign stopped him bannging is head against the wall? Maybe he just don’t trust the sign or he have no idea of density and hardness of reinforced concrete. I mean it could be.

Also we try so hard to make our world “usable” by even the dumbest person. Like letting them drive a car. You know, those peoples who are just dangerous when in front of you. Those who have the great idea of driving the highway in the wrong direction, crossing intersections without looking or have absolutely no idea what the hell this indicator lights are supposed to do. If you have a driving license yourself, I’ll bet you have seen such dangerious idiots. If not, you may start to think about if you are one ..

I’ve seen people entering an intersection without any awareness of other traffic, forcing me to break hard and then they relaize too late and start winking me (like: “Hello, sorry, I am a complete idiot”. I alos have to say, if you look at some “road/intersection design adventures” you really can’t stop to facepalm yourself while asking which idiot had that idea. There are some examples, where I just cannot believe that the guy who thought out that must have been sleeping or on drugs. When it’s built, there will be accidents, just because the design is so bad. Their reaction? Plotting some dozen Speed Bumps or lowering the Speed Limit to 5 km/h. That will actually not help anything in particular, but they think they had done everything they could.

But are people recognizing what I say at all? I remember there was this one video, where a family father joined a road without looking, right before another car passed by that intersection. The video goes to slow-mo/freezes in time and than you see that father recognizing that he will die now. The other car was actually driving travelling speed on an open road with sight of over 1km .. so I would not blame him for being too fast, he just did nothing wrong, he just did not expect that an idiot will join the road right in front of him breaking every road rule we know.

But guess what! People commented, that someone should not drive that fast (because their could be idiot.. oh, wait, “mistakes” happen). They even don’t blame the father for being incapable of using a road properly. He risks his life and the life of his child, maybe the lives of others as well. But people blamed to faster driver (without child) – it is that easy to manipulate the crowd – people are just not able to think by theirselfs any more I fear.

I also have to admit that years ago you would just not been confronted with that – you would just not know, because there was hardly any internet and all you know was from news or from friends. Normally you have friends which are quite similar in thinkings. Nowadays with Facebook and all that you are much more likely seeing how easy people get manipulated and how less they actually invest into building their mind.

As an end note, please consider, that this post may be very one-sided 🙂

How we live in a 100% tax world

A hard to believe thing in modern times is – and many will not believe it – that every single cent in this world is getting taxed/collected by the government sooner or later.

I always found it pretty funny when people (or “conspiration terrorists”) talk about all that funny stuff like money magically appearing – but they never saw that really easy thing, that gov is getting all your money when circulating in a very short term.

An example: You earn 20 bucks for whatever reason. Now you will pay you tax on this earnings, Let’s say this is 20%, so you paying 4 bucks in tax and you stick with 16 bucks in your pocket – woohoo! No you go ahead and buy some bread and butter stuff for the 16 bucks.

You are now paying local tax (or VAT in europe, lets say 20%), so another ~3 bucks are taxed.

You got that stuff from a small vendor. This vendor now has earned 13 bucks (which is left after deducting VAT). The vendor need to pay his own tax. 3 bucks away.

The vendor now has 10 bucks in his pockets (as you can see, from the 20 bucks you initially earned, there is already only 50% left of that money)

The vendor will than have to pay his electricity bill, which is 10 bucks. There is another VAT involved (2 bucks) and the energy company has to tax the resulting 8 bucks AGAIN.

As you can see, that the same amount of money is taxed over and over again and it is mathematically proofable that 100% of this circulating money will end up at the government.

Ok. Now let’s assume, that someone works illegaly and is not paying his tax. So this person will end up with 20 bucks right in his pocket. But the same guy will than buy bread and butter stuff .. so even that way, it is still 100% of the money ending up being taxed. So actually it just doesn’t matter if you pay your tax or not – it will get taxed any way.

Oh, another example. You just buy a house. To do so, you have to pay tax when purchasing. If you decide to resell the house, the new owner will have to pay the tax again! How funny is that – this is a huge inflation machine 🙂

So I always find it really funny, when people starting to believe in another conspiracy theory about where money comes from and that everything is dept. It acutally is – but in the end all you earn is going to get tax. Even when when the money is fully converted to tax, the same money is still taxed over and over again as long as it circulates – this is a bit paradox, but if you think about it, it’s exactly what’s happening every day.

So governments actually get an unlimited amount of money (because they also throw out the money into circulation again) and still they get bust all the time – funny, isn’t it? 🙂

How concerned people really are about our environment

When it comes to “saving our environment” or the all-present climate subject many people raise their hands and scream that all others should be more aware about the environment.

Problem 1: “all others”

How ironic is it, that people demand, that others should care more for the environment – obviously it’s always the fault of the others and it is somehow really ironic that those who start screaming are very often part of the problem.

Problem 2: not recognizing to be part of the problem

Many people actually don’t know, that they are part of the problem – they can hardly imagine any reason why they should because they think they do so much. Actually they don’t. They also buy food depending on its price in the supermarket. Do they care that this food is transported there thousands of miles using ordinary petrol or diesel?

Just go out and watch those people, who are yelling around for more climate control laws so others are forced to be more concerned about environment. The next day, the same people yell around that food, electricity and water becomes even more expensive – and they just cannot imagine any reason why this is. Just standing their, yelling or looking like a bus in maintainance mode.

People. Start thinking. Start at your own person. Do you use light? Do you use electronical gimmicks to make your life easier? Do you really NEED those gimmicks? Are you fat? Are you eating more, than your body actually needs? Do you take your car, or are you bothering to go on the bike for your next 10 km run? Are you using a small motorbike or do you find cars more comfortable? Are you getting your food from the local market or do you buy cheap bananas in the super market, which travled around half of the globe to end up being a cheap exotic food? Do you like your big screen TV or are you reading books, which are made out of dozens of trees? Do you read newspaper? Would you consider newspaper more important than environment?

This post is not meant to criticise people for their “luxury demands” – absolutely not. It is more targeted on those who think are very “green” or “eco” while in the end they just are not and even don’t know that they are not very green. Because they have their own idea of “necessary luxury goods” – but let me tell you. You are part of the problem. Every small piece in reconsidering about your daily live can make a bigger difference than any law could do.

It is up on YOU – and YOU alone. Stop pointing on others. Show them how it could be done better, maybe the also like it much more how you do it. Be the first to start doing something different. Feel better if this helps the environment without sacrifizing others needs – try it – make this planet a better world. Not only in terms of clean air but also in terms of personal freedom and satisfaction.

If you listen to “modern” eco-people they would love to just forbid you everything, driving you back in time, where we all lived in caves and were eating squirrels. What they don’t know is, that there would not be enough trees to make enough fires to cook our meet. There would be a tremendos amount of Ash and CO2 just by having all those fires burning all the time. Technology is the reason why we can use much more efficient tools to do our daily stuff. They are not bad – it is more the amount of people using it. But you cannot change that unless you want to wipe out a significant amount of humans.

Start to catch on the real problem – just try to understand it. World is not that easy to just point at something and stating that this is a bad thing – modern problems are heavily complex just because of the sheer amount of involved parameters.

If more people on this world would acutally start to use their brains properly, question facts before sharing them on facebook with a comment “truth” – this world would be a better place for us all – but unfortunately, this world is not that place unless someone starts to make it better.

By the way? Are you an eco? Are you watching this post in a power saving device or on a tablet with an high efficiency battery and loading device? So you paid 2000$ for that equipment? If not, you are wasting energy. Accept it 🙂

An yes, I am using a very expensive high efficiency power unit – just to save my energy bill and to not pay more taxes for it as necessary :-p