Terminator 3 (2003) and modern satire

This is a bit of a rambling essay, based loosely on the existence of “Terminator 3”, and the parallels to human development on Earth. The mostly autonomous drone assault program, linked to a program that is actually called SKYNET, is a related. This essay may touch on many more items.

A long time ago, I watched Terminator and Terminator 2:Judgement Day. By the end of Judgement Day, I had an interesting perspective on systems: they can never be trusted, as without human compassion, everything can become deadly. However, we depend on systems for the upkeep of society. The solution is to not to have less systems, but rather, to have humane systems which treat humans as such.

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Responsibility, Banksters, and Hope

This an unplanned essay, but we hope to soon release a booklet on the same topic. More adept analysis has been done by other people, but my focus is on how the general, non-technical person could, and in some times and places does, benefit[1] (or suffer) from modern banking practices.

Responsibility

“Those who shrink from responsibilities keep on shrinking in other ways too.” — a quote from one of those “quote of the day things”[2].

Banksters (my name for the gang of unethical bankers) shrank away from the responsibility of fostering a fair, sustainable money system.

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Poverty and Prosperity

If you are reading this, then I might be a little bit dead. I’ll be back, but we should all be concerned a bit.

In the past, I did a few articles ahead, so that if I got busy or something, you would still have something to read. However, I fell ill for such a long time that the backlog got exhausted. If you want to know what I’m sick with, it’s poverty. In the modern world, the lack of money is the fruit of the rapacity system, and the cause of great evils. The cure may be prosperity (or “life more abundantly”), but the weird thing is that many people have dedicated what remains of their life to spreading the disease, perhaps out of ignorance.

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Ritual and Source Restoration

…today’s rambling essay contrasts “Source Restoration” with “resource oriented manipulation”, and touches a bit on rituals.

Ritual

Empty basis of society

Rituals are not intrinsically bad. Some came about because of smart people working to ensure that problems were not perpetuated. Others came about because of dumb people creating two problems in an attempt to prevent the repetition of the first. I prefer to call the latter, “empty rituals” or “routines, of sacrifice”.

For example, people who have no place in society might become beggars, and then become sick. So we have a ritual of asking people what their place is, and helping them to keep or find a good enough place.

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