Capitalism: An Old World Order

Capitalism: An Old World Order

Capitalism, Especially Its Corporate And Monetary Components, Act As A Failed Attempt At A Type One civilization.
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Since the end of World War II, the international world order of political apparatuses such as the United Nations has established a defacto global community in which institutions and individuals can interact in a mutually neutral environment. Lesser-remembered international agreements started during this time includes the economic agreement known as the Brenton Woods agreement. This became basis for the international currency known as the Petrodollar, derived is from the US dollar as an international standard of exchange. Political networks entangle the United States with the supranational institution of NATO, alliances with Arabian oil kingdoms like Saudi Arabia, policies of regime change and economic hitmen to orient other nations's economic policies, amongst many other questionable policies and trends. A structure of corporate conglomerates formed as a reaction by markets to the hegemonic nature of the Petrodollar. This resulted in structures of corporate networks among the world's 43,000 transnational corporations; forming an economic core of 1318 mega corporations controlling 80% of global revenue. Within this corporate core resides large financial institutions like Barclays, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, AXA, etc; as well as the worlds largest oil companies such as Exxon, BP, etc.https://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf

Together, the monetary structure of the United States's World Bank and the European Union's International Monetary Fund that facilitate the global currency system, challenge by the Brazil-Russian-India-China-South Africa alliance of the BRICS Development Bank, in addition to the Chinese based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is putting pressure on the global hegemony of the Petrodollar. Such economic struggles will fail to solve economic issues and will result in corporate consolidation of the global economic system. In order to prevent further chaos and hardship, we must assess our current situation and prevent new mistakes and errors.

By allowing private capital to transcend national boundaries via multinational corporation's, banking institutions, and other structures of privatized wealth; the corporate core network of 1318 transnational corporations form a de facto global structure. The global structure of the worlds largest multinational corporation's with resources of all areas of industry and from all creations of civilization that also consist of the banking institutions that drive the currencies of the world, with a particular emphasis on the global petrodollar system; results in a corporate-monetary system that generates its own conception of wealth, growth, and development that completely negates the thought of "externalities". Also known as the consequences of actions taken by these corporate entities, especially in context to macro level phenomenons and potential large scale repercussions. The global structure systematically installs permanence and legitimacy to plagues of civilization such as inequality, war, poverty, illness/disease, and other repercussions of the privatization of capital extracted through a market system that commodifies resources into capital capable of utilization by the owner of said capital.

The globalization of private capital is as contradictory as it is paradoxical. Its efficiency in transforming resources into capital that is networked rapidly across the globe in systems of consumerism in all areas of life will become its own self-destructive mechanism. The direct association of this defacto world structure has overseen the complete devastation of the world's biosphere through its incompetencies and internal failures, mistakes, and contradictions. But even with these immense failures, the industrial capability and capacity generated has the means of rapidly shifting into a new structure entirely.

The industrial capacity of over a century ago was capable of waging war on a global scale; and was able to repeat on a larger scale twenty years later with an industrial mobilization of war that waged for years. When the United States economy, the basis for which the global economy was later modeled, shifted from domestic production to war industry during the second world war; it only took six months to see a complete shift of priorities. Without a massive realignment of priorities, the global structure of the corporate-monetary system no matter what nation or alliances of nations control the system; will be incapable of solving the issues of the world in a manner that will place proper responsibility and accountability on achieving the tasks at hand, correcting past mistakes/errors, and ensuring the basis of a legitimate world structure. One that is capable of ensuring the collective intentions of the human species towards being wise custodians of the biosphere of Earth.

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Apocalypse not Armageddon

Why Humanity Needs To Seek An Apocalypse, And Completely Reject Any Notion Of Armageddon
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When civilizations teeters on the brink of change, typically the breakdown of complex society; beliefs in the “end of the world”, end times prophecies from religions, and other notions of the world as one knows it ceasing to exist grow popular amongst segments of society. This phenomenon has been witnessed throughout history, with a famous account being within the fall of the Western Roman civilization. What became Christianity had elements of some of these end times mentalities that are still present in the religion to this day. One can observe, particularly in the Western world where Christianity is most prominent, a notion that as western civilization faces the challenges of its own in a contradiction; so the appearance that the world is ending is both merited and irrational.

It is undeniable that the social constructed institutions and mechanisms of society, not just in the West but globally, are failing to deal with their own contradictions in terms of economics, politics, religious strife, social discontent, etc. These factors all play a part in the destabilizing of society and the undoing of complex systems of civilization that make up modern life. Added to this, the mechanisms that are breaking down have been for centuries contributing to the slow ecological suicide of anthropocentrism. This philosophical mentality that humanity first and foremost has the right to do whatever humanity wishes with planet, its resources, and the other lifeforms harboring within the biosphere; which has accumulated into the literal breakdown of the massive complex systems of nature. The contradictions of global civilization are creating the circumstances in which the entire biosphere risks collapsing. This indeed would lead to the end of complex human society and possibly the species as a whole. The skies may not rain fire, demons may not rise from the depths of the underworld; but for all intents and purposes, it is likely the closest humanity will come to a self induced Armageddon, short of a global nuclear war.

But this is where an interesting linguistic focus creates distinctly different ideas. Many attribute the idea of Armageddon with the idea of the Apocalypse; but this is largely a mistake from centuries of translation. Apocalypse is rooted in a Greek terminology that essentially means “revealing“, an awakening of perception to reveal the greater truth of reality. Where Armageddon is a distinct idea built around Christian end times mentality; Apocalypse does not imply the end of anything. It does not imply that the world is ending, society is falling apart, civilization is destabilizing; arguably quite the opposite.

The Apocalypse, as a concept, is a moment that offers change in either direction of positive or negative repercussions. The reaction to the revealing of perception and the awakening of what the human species could evolve into leaves us all with the recognition that humanity does not have to die off; we do not have to let civilization collapse. Apocalypse occurred in the past once before, the transitioning of the European dark ages to the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. This transitional period allowed a completely new perception of existence for human life to be built out of the knowledge gained from the expanded perception. And considering events like the bubonic plague and other mass deaths occurred during this timeframe, where massive portions of the worlds population died off in a short period of time; the possibility of European civilization collapsing beyond repair was a real possibility. But as we reflect back today, the apocalyptic unfolding of this era proved not to be a breakdown of complexity, but an expanded and energized growth and evolution on scales unseen in Europe for centuries, not since the days of antiquity before the fall of Rome.

So as we humans deal with the stress of balancing civilization in a manner that can prevent complex structures from buckling under the weight of modern life; we must also learn to grow and strengthen the bonds of society and the connection shared between all members the human species. The threat of Armageddon we face is on a global scale; no longer will one region fall into dark ages as others continue on. Twenty First century global civilization means that we are all in this complex situation together. We must therefore recognize that a willful and deliberate Apocalypse is the needed alternative to awaken the minds of the human race in order to create the conscious awareness that we require for survival.

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What Mississippians Don't Know About The Alarming New Gun Bill

House Bill 1083 is pending approval in the Senate..
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House Bill 1083 is pending approval in the Senate, passing in the Mississippi House by an overwhelming 80-29 vote. It is an amendment to a law created in 2011 allowing for the carrying of firearms on public property by obtainment of an enhanced concealed carry permit.

The permit can be issued after the completion of an 8-hour practicum and a live-fire range session with a DPS-approved instructor. The amendment closes loopholes, voids restrictions, and eliminates certain fees for permit-holders who want to carry a concealed weapon.

Many public spaces were previously not required under state authority to adopt its rules, including statutes on active courtrooms. This bill would be a motion to deregulate any ban on guns, including “gun-free zones” or “illegal-to-carry” settings. This could also impact highly-sensitive and densely populated areas like schools, university campuses, and other institutes of learning.

This NRA-backed legislation is a deceptive bill that will provoke several unintended consequences, including steep declines in tourism rates and a weakening of the vacation industry in Mississippi.

Colleges will be adversely affected in terms of fan attendance and crowd support at games, recruitment of out-of-state students, and large-scale boycotts of collegiate events and proceedings. This chips away at the influence of law enforcement and will gradually weaken their ability to enforce local and state policies.

HB 1083 stems from an agreement between Judiciary B Chairman Andy Gipson and NRA gun-sales benefactors. A strong bond exists between the interest group and Gipson’s political posturing. Pro-gun and NRA-sponsored bills such as HB 786 and HB 314 are represented by Andy Gipson. He has submitted to rich campaign contributors like the NRA for years.

George Washington said, “Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”

The NRA have acquired leverage with politicians and their voting records through bribes, payouts, and other surreptitious means. They have given millions to politicians to block gun-control laws and keep silent on polling data like how a majority of Americans want background checks. Unless boundaries are drawn against the NRA, pro-gun bills like 1083 are funneled through our politics, and limitations that could prevent future gun crime are rejected.


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