“Why scurry about looking for the truth?
It vibrates in every thing
and every not-thing,
right off the tip of your nose.
Can you be still and see it in the mountain?
the pine tree?
Don’t imagine that you’ll discover it
by accumulating more knowledge.
Knowledge creates doubt, and doubt
makes you ravenous for more knowledge.
You can’t get full eating this way.
The wise person dines on something more subtle:
He eats the understanding that the named was born
from the unnamed,
that all being flows from non- being,
that the describable world emanates
from an indescribable source.
He finds this subtle truth inside his own self,
and becomes completely content.
So who can be still
and watch the chess game of the world?
The foolish are always making impulsive moves,
but the wise know that victory and defeat
are decided by something more subtle.
They see that something perfect exists
before any move is made.
This subtle perfection deteriorates
when artificial actions are taken, so be content
not to disturb the peace.
Discover the harmony in your own being.
If you can do this, you will gain everything,
and the world will become healthy again.
If you can’t, you will be lost in the shadows forever.”
– Lao Tzu
Be Like Vinny,
In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the drug ‘soma’ offered inhabitants of a
future Earth the means to distract themselves from addressing life’s problems
while supporting the established social and economic order in the promotion of
happiness through hedonic pleasures. Today emissions trading promises a painless
way to avoid human-induced climate change which will leave the growth
economy unaffected in its pursuit of happiness through materialism. The reader
is left to judge illusion from reality and the desirability of the society created.
We are essentially politburo watching John and one must Read between the Lines. I eventually found an Academic who is clearly very close to a full game set and match in the basing of Political Economy into an objective testable and falsifiable domain
This Paper repays the reading.
Sacked from the Australian Climate Quango Spash was mentioned in this video I watched the other day.
“Brawndo its got what plants Crave”.
Yes it’s the SovietUnion of The EU aping idiocracy and *Soma* always more equal than others.
I CAN HARDLY BEAR TO WATCH FOR THE NEXT ATTEMPT OF THE POLITICAL CLASS TO GET IT EVEN HALF RIGHT
Returning briefly to last night’s study of purposeful incompetence compensated for by cunning guile, there is an insurance commercial on UK television at the moment. It has a claim in the ad which manages to be both ingenious and disingenuous at the same time:
‘We pay out on 100% of valid claims’
It’s a corker, is it not? Staying strictly with one’s feet on reality here, the claim says that the insurance company is exactly the same as every other insurance company, in the sense that it dismisses claims involving central heating systems allegedly stolen by polar bears. To be fair, the campaign does suggest that the company is better than the UK Department of Work & Pensions, which welches on all claims regardless of validity, humanity, legality and…
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