Monday, March 02, 2009

Again with the Class Warfare

Conservative blogger Donald Douglas has just posted yet another "rebuttal" in our impromptu debate on class warfare and let me tell you, this is really getting sad. I'm sure there's some maxim about how you can tell who's losing the debate based upon who's being the most inflammatory; and that's certainly apt in our debate. Here's Donald's rousing conclusion:
That shouldn't be surprising in Dr. Hussein's case. The man's truly a deviant liar and a despicable partisan malcontent. Excoriating conservatives and Republicans as the scum of the earth makes his world go 'round, and if he has to lie, cheat, steal, and distort to advocate his program of godless postmodern nihilism, that's what he'll do.

As always, don't listen to a word of it. These people have no virtue whatsoever.
Yes, I'm the "Dr. Hussein" he's referring to and no, I have no idea what brought this on. Sure, at the American Nihilist blog, this is the sort of thing I'd say as a complement of myself. But here in the real world, this is just pathetic. I am godless, so he's got me there. But the rest of that sounds like straight-up parody. But honestly, I've yet to meet the conservative who didn't sound like parody.

An ASS of U and ME

But that's really the best Donald's got to offer. The rest of his post essentially consists of him insisting that because it's often assumed that Democrats engage in class warfare, therefore Obama's specific tax plan must be class warfare. And in order to justify this, he cites Isaac Asimov's definition of the word "assumption" to demonstrate that I must accept Donald's assumption as being true.

Yes, it's gotten down to semantic games based on the word "assumption" which, by the way, was never even used in my original post. And first off, Donald's premise isn't an assumption which he can rely upon, because it's the specific topic we're debating. It'd be like if someone tried arguing that the world is flat based upon the assumption that the world is flat. Sorry Donald, but you don't get to use your conclusion as your assumption.

And secondly, while his citation says assumptions shouldn't be considered "true or false," it goes on to say "It is better to consider assumptions as either useful or useless, depending on whether deductions made from them corresponded to reality..."

In other words, Donald's assumption might be useless if it doesn't correspond to reality. And that's exactly the point I was making from the start; that this "assumption" doesn't correspond to reality. But even worse for Donald was the part he failed to include, which went on to say:
"On the other hand, it seems obvious that assumptions are the weak points in any argument, as they have to be accepted on faith in a philosophy of science that prides itself on its rationalism. Since we must start somewhere, we must have assumptions, but at least let us have as few assumptions as possible."
Yet, not only is Donald's argument based upon an assumption, it's the entire argument! All he HAS is the assumption. Because this "assumption" is all we're discussing. Of course, that citation was referring to scientific theories and assumptions, but as long as Donald is relying upon this source, it's important to note how badly it undermines him. Not that it was really applicable in the first place.

And the best he can do to bolster his case is to cite more examples of this assumption; as if conventional wisdom can create reality. Somehow, this gets less convincing every time he does that. People assume things to be true all the time, but that doesn't make them true. And for him to suggest that common assumptions are always true based upon their assumed nature, then he's clearly a bigger nihilist than I.

(Disclaimer: That is not a proper usage of the word "nihilist," no matter how often I mock Donald for using it.)

Obama's Warfare

But even if historical class warfare by Democrats was somehow established fact, and it's not, that still doesn't establish how Obama's specific tax plan is class warfare. What would that argument be? Is Donald suggesting that any tax plan a Democrat makes is class warfare? No, because he cites Clinton as someone who rejected class warfare. Is it that anyone who thinks the rich should pay more than the poor is a class warrior? No, because everyone thinks the rich should pay more than the poor; including Donald himself.

So what is the specific basis that Donald can make to show that Obama's engaging in class warfare? Nothing. He assumes it to be true because he must assume it to be true. Because otherwise, he has no argument and ends up proving my initial point: That this "assumption" is false and/or useless. And again, if Donald wants to admit that he can't defend the basis of his assumption, that's fine. It just means he loses and shouldn't have tried to rebut my argument. Because this was my initial point: That conservatives couldn't defend this premise, and sure enough, Donald seems incapable of doing so.

But conservatives do this all the time. Their ideology makes no sense in reality. And for as much as they rely on assumptions to make their arguments, these assumptions rarely correspond with reality and are therefore useless. You either have to blindly accept the assumptions they give you or it'll never make sense. And that's the reason conservatives don't understand us: Because their assumptions are so ingrained into their thinking that they don't even realize they're making them.

And so poor Donald can only imagine I'm some freaky postmodern denialist, simply because I refuse to accept assumptions that have no basis in reality. To even question these assumptions is to be a lying, cheating, stealing distorter. And that's because the entire conservative ideology is built upon a heap of unexplainable fiction. They believe these things to be true. They just can't explain why they think that.


Donald Douglas said...

"In other words, Donald's assumption might be useless if it doesn't correspond to reality."

And that's the thing, Dr. Denialist ... it does correspond, perfectly, as I cited in numerous examples at the post. What's even more interesting is how you're avoiding even mentioning Obama's own resistance to defend his proposal as progressive, seeking to hide it in moderate language, as the Politico pointed out.

The Democrats are engagiung in class warfare. Some, like Booman, are thrilled by this ... he's honest.

You and the president are not.

So, I rest my case. An assumption is just that ... it's not something to be proved or disproved. YOU do not have to accept it, but of course YOU have always resided in an alternative reality. That's why you're postmodernist.

Next case?

Anonymous said...

Stick, please?

"An assumption is just that ... it's not something to be proved or disproved."

Nor is such a contrivance to be accepted in any way as having any intrinsic weight or merit beyond its immediate utility to the one who hoists it. Assumptions are FOR CHALLENGING, Sir!

Fact: Scientists prove and/or disprove stuff all day long. It starts as "theory", which consists of a body of assumptions all based on all that can be and indeed is observed of the item at hand and question. Debaters, however, are not always scientists.

There is where it all goes sticky for some.

A debater will puncture or validate the selfsame things that a scientist will reliably prove or disprove to the satisfaction of all but the hardest hardcore tinfoil-y wingnuts (and we shall always have some of those) by merely semantic means (sometimes appropriately applied, sometimes not, depending). But just because it is a debate does not mean that naked brass knucks and biting of all kinds is allowed, my friend! That false-based attitude is popular in "Power Politics" circles but have we all been so very well served (let alone governed) by such as those of late?

It is a sad thing when a scientist's honest proof is crushed by a sleazebag "debater's" assumption. Sadly, although the prior four Republican administrations pumped America full of "Compassionately Conservative Assumptions" (also known these days as "Greedy BS"), we the People are now living in the living PROOF that the "Unassailable Assumptions" were and are (ain't they always?) based on lies, power, convenience, advantage, denial and contrivance, force and fraud to the advantage of the already-well-off over all others. "Some people call you rich... I call you my BASE", quoth GWB on the 2000 campaign trail, and he was not kidding his RICH audience at the time.

So who else did that one help? Anyone you know?

So who was really doing actual class warfare (as in the rich eating the poor alive) from the start? How shall it be stopped? Um, does the word "BALANCE" mean much to you today?

Odd that Republicans even today like to call themselves "conservative". Nonetheless, it is by now abundantly clear that they do, after all, reliably (also cheerfully) destroy more Amrican as well as non-American lives once in power than they ever strive to assist, let alone mend. So this destruction - what does it "conserve" except for the destructionists' very phat 'n' shiny bank balances?

Remember: "Conservatives" of the "Compassionate" label started the whole ugly "Useless Eaters" meme on the AM Talk Radio with a "consolidated" (aka MONOPOLIZED) "Free Market" and NO MORE "FAIRNESS DOCTRINE" ALLOWED, did you forget? So why might one ever now complain of Obama+Dems making "Class War" and not recognize the steepening slide toward National Feudal Serfdom for all of less than a $2b Net Worth that has for the moment been apparently averted?

Note: I say "Apparently" because the entire "New Recovery" hope-thing is in fact merely (once again!) circularly financed, Ponzi-style, from the start. Um, we as a Nation could have gone with sound money and hard work, we might have at one recent point. But the candidates who would have done that for us all once inoffice - Ron Paul, Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader, to name but three, were NOT ALLOWED. Only the ones who would back a Ponzi Model were allowed on stage.

Follow the REAL MONEY.

But no, what Bush et al dug us all into with his false-flag warmaking, feed-the-rich giveaways and all-pervading cronies-only "Goombah Model" of public governance privatized, Obama is ramping the bankers out of - into those two fair-sized lifeboats over there by the rail, see 'em? Meanwhile we in the second-class berths are encouraged to just enjoy the view of the icebergs off the starboard bow and wonder if dinner is again to be delicious... While the band plays on... Deck chair? Ginnantonnix? Blankie and sleepie-time again?


I pray for the awakening of the folk in Steerage Class, I do. Routing the ship's stack gas emissions through the lower decks as a means of "Pollution Abatement" is MURDER, my friend! But what does that little "M-word" detail ever matter to a modern "conservative" shipowner, anyway?

Um, excuse me, but isn't that top-quoted very rationale precisely and almost beautifully symmetrical in a recognizably circular way to yourself, as well as most if not all adult humanoid others?

Fact: The mental "ability" to first adopt exactly any arbitrary position (aka "assumption") and then flogging all others into the ground by means of assumption-based force and fraud, propaganda shriekdown and "neener-neener-neener-I-can't-HEAR-you!" misbehaviour to the detriment of all (except, for a season, maybe the person or party that wields the neener-bludgeon) is exactly the manner of "reason" that a certain sort or ilk of defective thinkers once dominent in US politix still uses with sickening regularity instead of CARING ADEQUATELY and DOING THE MATHS PROPER. Researching the actual facts and adjusting their (or even the nation's) course accordingly just might prove too much like top-grade precision professional HONEST WORK when compared to a glib application of an assumption-based or "faith-based" (same dirty trick) "Political Fix" that just buggers everyone blind, except the blind assumption-wielders themselves, what with that-there corrupt model of Privatized Public Governance to shield and prop up?

What is so damn "conservative" about having learned to adopt and then force a lie, no matter the size? "Radically criminal" rises to mind as the accurate appraisal, my friend!

BTW: Where do "conservatives" get off, once they start "conservatizing" the entire world+dog into their own pockets and offshore banking accounts while the dysentery rate spikes for lack of fresh clean drinking water, the babies starve in their mothers' arms and the women themselves go without even the minimal health care because of the slave wages and hollowed-out "programs" that are known all around the world+dog to be today's new "Conservative" norm?

Example: Think of the Bush Admin's Very Shiny "Drug Benefit" with the built-in "Donut Hole" that left soooo many sick Americans to die in pain and misery. (I have lost two friends thus far from the deadly false compassion of American "Conservatism", so I am not "assuming" a damn thing about this.)

[piratemode] The "conservatives" in America, me bucko, be aught but the radickal dickheads of Them the Rich-Arse'd Base, 'ere in America, y'see. That is all they be, Matey, and you best likely know it too lest ye be the greater fool, arrrr-rr-r. Mind ye, the genuine ones be rare - but know that them kind will save what is worth keeping instead of wrecking the works right out from under the entire Ship of State and all her crew at a privatized profit, arrr-rr-r. [/piratemode]

You do write nicely, Sir, as does Doctor Nihilist, whom you should really dignify with his screen name instead of calling him every damnable twisted meme in the book. You BOTH write very nicely, you know? But the above-quoted "Unassailable Assumption" bit is exactly the recognizably misshapen position that has stood from the most ancient beginnings of classic intellectual exercise as unassailably bogus. Any normal linear-thinking reality-based person who examines it with normal vision will reliably recognize the ill-scented and somewhat greasy smoke-stain that its corrupting and distinctively second-rate presence reliably leaves on any handy mirror whenever it is exhaled.

Excuse me while I grab the Bounty® and Windex®, OK? Just because it is MY MIRROR and YOUR SMOKE does not mean that I think I am "too good to clean anything" or whatever assumption just might likely pop out of the hole next shot. On the other hand, I do strive to avoid all such exhalations as a strong general rule, which is quintessentially conservative in itself, don't you think?

Fact: I'd throw any man-jack out of my own office whom I found "working" for me in that STUPID self-aggrandizing bugger-the-works manner. Gee - come to think of it, I have already done that very thing three or four times in the early years of my manufacturing career. Them circular-thinkin' types sure be sneaky on even the second interview; took a while to learn to spot 'em, but I for one no longer must get myself hurt for not being able to so spot such as them, any more.

I did better afterward in my own wee bizness after the firing, every time, too. I am sorry, Sir, but no assumer of circular logic as normalcy shall ever taint my own sweet operations again - you for one are hereby rather compassionately (for that is my nature) and truly conservatively (for I must prevent my own vulnerable and unique Floral-Motif Art Glass production and marketing operation from all manner of degradation and destruction at the "Just-fake-it-if-can't-make-it" hands of all such ilk as that) pre-fired. :)

For that matter, I do not hire nihilists either. DIfferent operative factors, same base reason.

NB: Bush said it right: "The terrorists work hard, day and night, finding new ways to destroy America - and so do we."

It isn't HIS fault that only a few semantically aware ones actually believed those words on the spot, now is it? Everyone else needed eight years of being robbed blind in their sleep before consenting to at last stop throwing those wingnut-laden little balls of tinfoil at us while heckling the reality away wwith their ASSUMPTION of Compassionate Conservative Benevolence... He was manifestly NONE of those three, and threw the entire balance out of joint; Mr. Obama's Band-Aid'll Ponzi up another bubble to crash the world, is all... All on the ASSUMPTION that everyone else in the world is blind as blnd can be.

Here's the Talking Stick back now. NIce grouse feathers, too. I am Walking Turtle, it is sort of nice to meet you both in passing, and that is all.

repsac3 said...

It's the "Professor's" whole schtick, Bio.

Donald intentionally misuses inflammatory words and phrases against those with whom he disagrees, and since he cannot defend his semantic choices with either fact or definition, he chooses instead to quote other people who misuse the same inflammatory words and phrases as he does, thinking that their saying what he says proves his point, rather than making him and everyone else who misuses these inflammatory words and phrases look equally foolish.

By his definition, every plan or policy that treats the rich differently from the poor is "class warfare."

Reagan's "voodoo economics" was class warfare. Clinton's welfare reform was "class warfare." And yes, if you buy into what Donald's saying (which most sane folks do not), President Obama's economic plan is "class warfare," just like every other President's economic plans have been.

I suppose one can refuse to see any difference between rich and poor, requiring the same taxes of everyone, and offering the same tax breaks to everyone, with no distinctions based on income level. It would be nice, I guess, but it isn't realistic.

If it's "class warfare" to ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their share for the freedoms that made their wealth possible, at the same time helping the poor, then it is "class warfare" to give the wealthiest Americans large tax breaks, on the theory that the wealth will "trickle down" over the poor...

While Donald & his ilk prefer to paint such things in starkly different terms, it's all the same manipulation based on wealth & class. It's all "class warfare."


Doctor Biobrain said...

Donald - I've said it before, I'll probably say it again, it's not too late to pull out of this rabbithole. You completely humiliate yourself with this stuff. Seriously.

Because no, you did NOT give examples of how the assumption corresponds with reality. You merely cited examples of other people who used this assumption. And as I said, it doesn't matter how many people agree with your assumption, that doesn't make it true. And even if you're relying on the Asimov definition of assumption, then it shows how weak your case is, because it rests entirely on an assumption.

But of course, he was referring to scientific theories which were based on assumptions that were truly unknowable; like black holes and such. Your assumption, on the other hand, is the theory under debate and therefore cannot be used as the basis for itself. As I keep saying, you're essentially saying "My argument is true because I assume that it's true." And that's fine. You can assume anything you want. But once I attack that assumption, you either need to defend it or shut up. And if you can't defend it, you lose, because that was the entire point I was making: That conservatives can't defend this wrong assumption. So sure, you closed your case. But that just means you shouldn't have opened it to begin with because you ended up exactly where you started: With an assumption you couldn't defend. And you didn't refute one point I made. Not even one.

And seriously, you're arguing that proof that Obama is engaging in class warfare is because he's not using the language of class warfare? Dude, that's evidence that he's NOT engaging in class warfare. Class warfare is when someone demonizes one class to make the other classes hate it. That's what the phrase means. And while Republicans do that on a daily basis, Obama is certainly NOT doing it. And you seem to agree with that, except that you insist upon assuming that he's doing it based upon your assumption that he's doing it. That's beyond illogical, Donald.

And as a reminder, you're the one arguing that reality changes based upon unprovable assumptions that we can choose to agree with. And you call ME the postmodernist?? And all because I believe in a rational reality that isn't altered by our beliefs? This is truly sad.

Anonymous said...

Well, Dr. Biobrain, I have to pick a minor nit. We certainly do alter our perception of reality according to our beliefs, and there are a lot of things we regard as rational and "real" in some sense that depend almost entirely on our beliefs. I'm not sure what "rational reality" is, however. If you mean that there is some objective reality independent of any observer's frame of reference, probably not.

So does Donald Douglas create his own reality? I wouldn't want to guess, but it doesn't seem like one I'd want to live in.

Doctor Biobrain said...

Mahakal - I'm confused. Are you suggesting that there isn't an objective reality independent of any observer's frame of reference? Because I have serious doubts as to the alternative of that. And while most people allow their beliefs to betray their perceptions, I don't think that's an inherent flaw in everyone. Because I try as much as possible to have no beliefs. Just theories with various likelihoods. And that includes everything from the possibility that I don't really exist to the possibility that I'm the only one who exists, and everything in between

And if that's the case and I'm totally open to all this, how can my beliefs possibly distort my perceptions of reality? I mean, I can have honest discussions about any religion, aliens, ghosts, conspiracy theory, or any of these other areas that are pushed by faith-based people. And I generally know more about the subjects than the people who believe in them. And if I didn't know more before the discussion, I certainly will by the time it's over. I absorb everything they say and can run circles around them before long. And that's because they've accepted their beliefs on faith, while I stay above the whole thing and treat it all like a valid theory worth discussing.

I doubt we'll ever resolve this, but I really do think you need to get out of the religion business and start opening your mind to the concept of infinite possibilities. I've never seen a reason to stake a claim to any specific beliefs and find it much more entertaining to consider the possibility of ALL beliefs, without limiting myself to one. Of course, that's always been my personality type and your mileage may vary. Seriously, even as a kid raised Catholic, I never believed in any of that stuff. I was agnostic long before I knew such a concept existed. It wasn't until I met my wife who was raised atheist before I ever understood there to be something outside religion. But all the same, I never believed in any of it.

And that's why I kick so much ass and can run mental circles around everyone else. While they're all hung-up on their petty little problems, beliefs, and wrong assumptions; I keep an open mind to everything and can adjust on the fly. My shit just keeps getting better all the time as I keep taking in new info and building upon a flowing database. Because I just CAN'T believe in any one thing when there are an infinite number of possibilities.

As for Donald, if he's actually creating his own reality, he's doing a pretty piss poor job of it because he keeps getting his ass handed to him by yours truly. No, he's just muddling through the same reality as the rest of us, and keeps getting in trouble when his basic assumptions turn out to be bogus. This couldn't happen if there wasn't an objective reality to base our assumptions on.

Anonymous said...

"Are you suggesting that there isn't an objective reality independent of any observer's frame of reference?"

Yes. That is the conclusion of twentieth century physics, both relativistic and quantum.

There is no absolute frame of reference.

This is not a religious statement, it is a recognition of scientifically proven fact.

Anonymous said...

You believe you have no beliefs because your beliefs are capable of being changed, but that does not make them something else. Calling them theories instead of beliefs doesn't make any difference. I am not saying that beliefs must be absolute, they can be based upon a long process of observation and study, they need not be based on blind faith, and they need not, indeed, should not be unalterable. New observations and more study might reveal deeper reasons which will change our beliefs.

Just because you can make a fool of an idiot does not prove anything about "objective reality."

Doctor Biobrain said...

Mahakal - No, there is no absolute frame of reference, but that's a matter of human perception. I doubt we can truly perceive all of reality. But that's an entirely separate issue than if objective reality exists independent of us. Of course it does. Are you suggesting that reality didn't exist before humans did? Did the universe exist before Earth did? Of course. Reality isn't dependent upon us. Don't confuse perception with reality. And if you choose to believe these things, that's fine. But please don't insist that I'm wrong for believing in an objective reality. After all, how could six billion people with their own different perceptions possibly interact unless there was a single objective reality they were working within?

And you still don't understand: My beliefs don't change. I have no beliefs. What's so difficult to understand about that? I honestly believe that there is the possibility that I don't exist. I also believe there is a possibility that you're right about your religious beliefs. I also believe there is a possibility that an alien race created us and our "universe" is little more than a specimen in their laboratory. Seriously, I cannot discount these theories and truly think that everything is possible.

And that's just how I do things. I cannot be tied down by beliefs. I think they're a crutch which limit our ability to truly explore existence. That's fine if you've decided to limit yourself to one theory, but I cannot. I work with probabilities. I think there is a fairly high degree of probability that I exist. I also think it's quite likely that science is right about most of their theories and I use those theories as tools to discover the universe. But I don't "believe" in them. There is no faith here whatsoever. None. Zip. Zero. And if some Supreme Being came to me and established to me that all of this was a dream used to test me, I wouldn't be entirely amazed. That's certainly possible and would really explain quite a lot.

Look, I understand what you're saying, but can't understand why you find the alternative so impossible. Open your mind. Explore the idea that you might be wrong. It doesn't hurt. I myself am a born skeptic and believe in nothing. I accept all possibilities as being possible and think I'm a better person for it. Sure, I have a basic working theory that I use to explain life, or else I wouldn't bother writing this right now; but I'm not glued to it. It's just a working theory that evolves non-stop. But again, this wasn't a decision of mine. It's who I've always been. Not as someone brainwashed into putting faith in science; but as someone who is open to all possibilities.

You can trust in your faith and the things you perceive as being true. Or you can move outside of that and start theorizing about ALL of the possible explanations for our existence. For myself, there is no choice. I have much more fun considering all possibilities and would never limit myself with faith, science, or anything else.

Anonymous said...

"No, there is no absolute frame of reference, but that's a matter of human perception."

No, it's a matter of fundamental physics, as I said.

"But that's an entirely separate issue than if objective reality exists independent of us. Of course it does."

It depends on who you mean by "us" -- does there exist an objective reality independent of observation? No. Probably not.

"Are you suggesting that reality didn't exist before humans did?"

Not at all. Humans are very recent. Consciousness is not.

Look, if you treat your objectivist viewpoint as a matter of faith, you're quite as much deluded as those you criticize.

Take a look at the delayed choice quantum eraser experiment before you continue spouting off about how your naive materialism is so obviously correct. Or at least learn something about relativity before you claim it's just a matter of human perception that there is no absolute frame of reference.

Doctor Biobrain said...

Mahakal - I'm sorry, but I'm generally unimpressed with people who tell me I need to learn more about a complicated field of study that they won't bother explaining to me. Because you're requiring me to not only study everything about these fields, but also to know how to apply them to your specific theories in order to prove you correct. I'm sorry, but if that's what's required for me to be proven wrong, it's not going to happen.

Either you have to explain what you mean or you don't get to use these arguments. Simply asserting "Science says you're wrong" is just not going to convince anyone. And after all, are you trying to convince me, or simply win a debate? I'm not suggesting that you explain every facet of these things, but a general explanation is in order. Or if you even had a specific blogpost or something that explained it, that'd help. But just pointing me towards the entire field of physics just ain't going to achieve much.

And just so you know, I'm not in love with relativity and am of the opinion that there will be serious revisions to it before they're done. It's my understanding that you really can't understand it without the math. And while people pretend that this was Einstein's theory which is proven by the math, it's actually the opposite. He did the math and then developed the theory to explain it. That's less than convincing. I'm of the uneducated opinion that a much better explanation for the math will be developed. I also think it's possible that aliens gave Einstein the idea in order to throw us off the track so we couldn't develop faster-than-light travel and invade their planet. Not that I believe in aliens, mind you, but the theory does have some plausibility to it.

Beyond that, I fail to see how there is even a tiny shred of sense to what you're suggesting. Again, how can six billion people with different perceptions possibly interact unless they were doing so within a single objective reality? Both sides of a football game may fully expect to win, but they'll both agree to the score when it's over. That sounds like a single reality to me.

And finally, which part of "I think it's possible that I don't exist" don't you understand? Why the attacks on my so-called materialism? I don't have faith that all this exists. I do have a working theory that I use on a daily basis, which tells me not to swerve wildly in traffic and how much to tip waiters; and it's probably not too different from the working theory you use, assuming you tip 20% and don't swerve in traffic. The only difference is that you're attached to a specific belief about reality and I'm not. You think you've got this consciousness thing which, from my perspective, sounds like a single objective truth that you think we should all agree to. I don't. I don't know how the universe was made and can't imagine why you've done so. I can theorize about an infinite number of possible origins and find them all fascinating. I could never settle on just one.

And again, that's why I'm smarter than everyone else; because I can fully explore ideas without being limited by any beliefs. By the time I'm done, not only can I explain how someone else is wrong, I can make their own arguments better than they do. Of course, I still can't do that with you, because you put so little of your beliefs out there. I can't decide if you do that because you don't want to be mocked or if it's because there isn't much more for you to offer. But in either case, you're a fairly frustrating person to debate. I want to get into your head, but you just won't let me in. But I assure you that I can never accept your theories of the universe any more than I could accept the Catholicism that was hoisted on me as a child. My brain just doesn't work that way. But all the same, I'm always interested in hearing about them. How else can I make sure I'm smarter than you, other than by understanding your ideas? But I can never adopt them to the exclusion of all others.

And one last thing: Please don't get offended by my irreverance towards your beliefs. It's just my thing and isn't meant to be mocking. I'm just an informal guy and think life's better if we make it more fun. But it really isn't meant to be any sort of insult or anything. I just like to keep things informal and think it actually helps in understanding what we're talking about if we drop the pretense and put things into perspective.

And overall, you really need to get out of the mindset that you're having the same discussion you've ever had with anyone else. Maybe I'm just some schmuck with dreams of grandeur who isn't half as clever as he imagines. Or maybe I'm the smartest fucking person in the world. It could only help you if you went with that second theory, if only to help train you to state your case better. And hey, it's even possible I'm the one who created you and gave you false theories of reality. You might not believe that, but it's certainly possible. And there's nothing to say its any less plausible than your own theory of the universe; particularly not if you don't believe in an objective reality.

When you get down to it, we can't even come up with percentages for how likely one reality is over another. Even if God himself explained it all to you, you'd never truly know if he was lying or perhaps being deceived by an even greater being. So how can we settle on just one belief and call that the "true" one? And that's what's odd, for as much as you're attacking me for having a working theory of an objective reality, you're the one tied down to a specific belief system, to the exclusion of all others. And I'm the one that enjoys playing in all of them.

Sure, I believe in an objective reality, but that's just so I know that I'll get hurt if I swerve in traffic and that rejecting the material world won't make the pain go away. Beyond that, I'm open to anything.

Anonymous said...

Why do you believe I'm the one tied down to a specific belief system to the exclusion of all others? Which belief system is that? Do you even have a clue what I believe?

Most of what you write in response to me here is nonsense. You don't like that your objectivism is wrong, too bad. Just because you can't imagine the alternative doesn't make it true.

Here's a nice video I posted awhile back that may help explain the effect of special relativity to you without all the complicated math. And you could just read Wikipedia to learn about the delayed choice quantum eraser experiment.

I'm not going to attempt to explain all this in a comment, but I can give you lots more links to help if you actually want to learn something.

Doctor Biobrain said...

Mahakal - As you realize, I only have the vaguest idea of what you believe because you refuse to explain it; which I find extremely frustrating. It's like you just don't want me to have a target I can actually debate with so you can act smug in believing that you're more open-minded than I am. I know it has something to do with your theory that the material world doesn't really exist and that we're all one in some grand consciousness which you happen to know the name of. Beyond that, you don't seem willing to say anything.

And that sounds like a firm belief to me. In contrast, my parents are traditional Catholics and their beliefs require them to absolutely reject your beliefs. And you think they're mistaken in doing so. You think they should be more open-minded and see how their beliefs fit into your theory.

In other words, you believe they are wrong in some of their beliefs. I, on the other hand, do not. I think they might possibly be right, just as I think you might be right. And while I'd prefer that everyone saw things the way I do, I acknowledge that I might be totally wrong and could burn in Hell for my mistake. And I'm fine with that, as I couldn't be any other way. Again, they think you're wrong, you think they're wrong for that, and I refuse to take a position on any of it and remain agnostic on the subject.

As for the video you gave, please don't insult my intelligence with such low-grade high school drivel. I already knew all that. Just so you understand, I did take two semesters of Physics in college and got an easy A both times, due to my ability to understand the material, as well as my love for hardcore science fiction. And yes, we covered relativity and I did well on those tests, but no, I don't think it made much sense. My teacher was brilliant, but I still didn't think he made sense on this topic.

Beyond that, your video proved nothing. It was talking about the perceptions of the people, saying that the two individuals would perceive things differently. But it did not establish that the event happened in both ways. While the narrator said they're both right, he did so only as an assertion to explain what Einstein's theory states; but the video didn't establish how it made sense. I don't see how the lightening bolts didn't strike just as the outside observer saw them. After all, if the front bolt hit before the back bolt, he would have seen it that way. He didn't. Therefore, the person inside the train was deceived due to the motion of the train. And that would be the single reality that they both were experiencing from separate reference points. Again, frame of reference involves perceptions of observers, not the reality itself. But just so you know, I also don't think time exists outside of being a useful human construct.

And perhaps you'd care to explain how my response was nonsense, as your assertion of that was pointless. As I explained, you're far more of the objectivist than I. You believe in relativity. You believe in a grand consciousness that we're all a part of. And I believe that I might have created all of this as a trick and that the only beings that exist are you and I. And I also believe that reality might exist just as it appears to exist, with no Creator or ulterior consciousness. Who's the one with objectivism again?

Sure, I have a working theory of an objective reality that I use to explain my day-to-day experiences. And it's probably not too different from the objective reality you use, as I'm sure you won't jump off of buildings to see if belief will allow you to fly. The only difference between us is that you think you've got a grand explanation for everything, while I understand that such explanations are impossible. Again, you've got this all backwards. You think that I'm tied to the reality that you believe are vibrations from a grand consciousness, while I insist that I have no such beliefs.

You refuse to believe me, but I assure you I'm serious. That's probably why you think I'm saying nonsense, because you can't believe that I'm not the small-minded literalist who can only believe in his day-to-day observations. And so you think I'm saying nonsense because it doesn't fit into your preconceived ideas about my so-called beliefs that I continually reject. But I can most easily explain all of this to you, if you'd stop insisting that I believe things that I don't believe and finally get around to asking for an explanation.

And finally, I'll ask this a third time because it was buried both other times and perhaps you didn't see it: How can six billion people with separate perceptions and beliefs interact unless they were doing so within a single objective reality?

Anonymous said...

So you don't think special relativity makes sense, and even though it's been explained to you and you've taken physics you think it's bullshit?

You're like someone who thinks the earth is flat and the sun goes around it, because it seems that way to him, and no matter how many pictures from space you don't want to believe it is really a round ball that goes around the sun.

What is the purpose of debating, then? If you are happy with your disbelief in physics, and have another working model of reality that suits you well enough, who am I to make you believe otherwise?

If you have an interest in better understanding the intersection of physics and consciousness studies, you might want to read a few books on the subject. I'd recommend The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra, and a really strong recommendation you read Quantum Psychology, by Robert Anton Wilson.

As to your final question, if we're all sharing one consciousness, what does it matter if we have different experiences of reality?

CS said...


Your biggest fallacy in my opinion is assuming that science, in your case, relativity has the FINAL answer. Science is dynamic process we use to quantify nature up to our own limitations.

Newtonian physics was gospel until Einstein came around to laying the smack down with his relativity theory. Just because Einstein proved that there are different frames of reference, that does not in any way prove the argument that there are different "Realities".

YOu are probably familiar with the big CERN experiment? who's to say that this won't reveal some other understanding that distorts Einstein's relativity and changes our understanding of objective reality? That is why, I am with biobrain in considering the existence of an objective reality, that is separate from our own understanding and perception of it.

Anonymous said...


I never said that relativity was the final answer to anything, and in fact I made a specific point of directing the good doctor's attention to some experimental results of quantum physics, and I would encourage you to review the same.

Your faith in objectivism is noted, but unconfirmed by the evidence.

Doctor Biobrain said...

So you don't think special relativity makes sense, and even though it's been explained to you and you've taken physics you think it's bullshit?

That's what I said. And I'm of the opinion that you don't really understand it either. Because if you did, it seems you should have realized that your video didn't explain it. It was a demonstration of what Einstein's theory states, but there was no explanation as to why the theory is correct. Or perhaps you'd like to explain to me what I missed from the video. Believe me, I'd like to understand what I'm missing. But every time I try, it all makes sense until we get to the "special" aspect of it, and then it's like we're teleported to the conclusion without getting the magic step that explains it. I've been given the impression that the "magic" step can only be understood with the math, but you suggested otherwise. I'd really like to hear it.

And here's my problem: The demonstration in the video makes sense according to the normal rules of physics. The lightening bolts hit both the front and the back of the train at the same time. And someone stationed outside the train would properly perceive this because he was outside the train and watched it happen. But the person inside would see the front flash first, because she was traveling forward and would run into that light first. And because she was traveling away from the back flash, it'd take longer to reach her. So she'd think the front one happened before the back one. But she'd be wrong, because it just took longer for it to reach her.

That's how I see it and that's in accordance with the normal rules of physics. Similarly, someone far from a lightening strike would think the lightening happened before the thunder, due to the difference in speeds between sound and light. But someone who was at the scene of the strike would know that they happened at the same time. And if he was smart, he'd understand how the lightening bolt caused the thunder. And that seems like the basic idea in the video.

But according to the video, both people would be correct; ie, the bolts hit at the same time and also at different times. That makes no sense to me. I would LOVE for you to explain this to me. Trust me, I really want to be the smartest dude in the world, but this relativity thing continues to elude me. If you get it, please lay down the truth for me. If you don't think I'll give my best effort to understand, then you shouldn't trust anything you read in my blog. I don't screw around, which is why I won't pretend to understand things I don't understand. My shit is solid.

By the way, I don't reject physics. I reject this one area of physics, which is a special application that isn't normally experienced. That's what makes it so special. So please don't suggest I'm anti-science simply because I don't understand a theory that no human has ever experienced.

As for the final question, that wasn't an answer. Because we DO all share the same experiences; or so it seems. As I said earlier, even when both sides of a football game think they'll win, they always agree to the score by the end of the game. Similarly, when I'm in traffic, everyone else seems to perceive the same traffic patterns I see and we don't crash into one another. Finally, when I type the letter "A" you don't think it's a "B".

That seems like a single objective reality to me. Now, unless I'm living in this consciousness on my own, we must be sharing something. You're reading what I'm writing, even though you had no expectation that I even exist. How can this be possible if we're not experiencing the same objective reality?

And if that's not the case, I think I deserve an explanation. I'm sorry, but you never explain anything. You merely assert that I'm wrong and too close-minded to get it. And for as much as I explain my point, you keep holding back. That's very frustrating. I doubt you'll find a more open-minded skeptic than me and if the only people you can convince are the ones who already believe, you shouldn't even bother. I'm totally up for a good debate. Not only do I want to pick your brain for new ideas, but it helps me hone my own brain. But you really don't seem interested in explaining anything.

And hey, don't do this for me. Do this for yourself. Even if I don't understand what you're saying, I'm a skilled enough debater to force you to finetune your own understanding. So bring it. I'm willing to listen, if you're willing to explain. And I definitely would like explanations for special relativity and how six billion people can interact in a non-objective reality. These concepts elude me.

Anonymous said...

You know, Dr. Biobrain, I'm not a physics instructor and I'm not about to try to teach you special and general relativity. There are places on the web you can learn about this stuff for free, some of it might even be appropriate for a person of your particular intellectual gifts.

It's not that there can't be a better theory and it is likely there will be when a good theory of quantum gravitation may come to be accepted. But any such theory must account for the same experimental results which prove that relativity is correct as far as its ability to make predictions.

Arguing with people who don't believe in the moon landings is a pointless waste of time, I'm sure you'll agree. It is as ridiculous to deny the fundamental physics of the twentieth century.

Without special relativity we would not have E=mc^2, the equation which establishes the relationship of matter to energy and the speed of light. Perhaps you doubt that this equation is true, and perhaps nuclear weapons don't really work.

As to what seems real to you, and your desire to understand what I have been trying to explain to you all along, despite your unhappiness at being unable to contest it effectively, the books I recommended to you should help you a great deal.

I'll even save you a few bucks because I found a link to RAW's book online.

Happy reading, and I hope you'll let me know what you think or even write a blog post on it sometime.

Doctor Biobrain said...

Mahakal - So you're not even going to explain the video to me? I explained what my difficulty was, but you're not going to explain the mistake I'm making? Or why you think it explained Einstein's theory? Because not only did I not understand what it said, I don't even understand how it was an explanation. I don't think it was meant to be one. It was a demonstration of the theory, not an explanation of it.

And we're not talking fundamental physics, which I assure you I understand quite well. We're talking about one very specific rule of physics that doesn't appear in regular life. I totally understand general relativity, which is an unrelated theory. It's the special one that's never made sense to me.

And again, you're getting it backwards. The math came first. The theory came later. The theory did NOT give us E=MC2. That came from the math and the theory was developed to explain the implications of the math equation. This is the same mistake most folks make: They assume the math proves Einstein's theory. It didn't. The math might be true, but that doesn't prove that the theory is correct. And until I understand it, I refuse to believe in it. As I've said before, I can't believe in things I can't understand. I don't understand how anyone can.

And I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to call bullshit on you. And if that's the end of the debate, then it wasn't me ending it. You've explained nothing. You haven't even attempted an explanation of anything. I'm sorry, but I can only condlude that you have no idea what you're talking about.

This is in accordance with my long held position that anyone who can't explain something to someone who is willing to listen just doesn't know what they're talking about. And that certainly seems to be the case now. I'm begging for you to even ATTEMPT an explanation, but all you can do is tell me to research it all for myself.

Well, that's not going to happen. While I'm intrigued to learn more about your theory, I'm not so interested that I'd ever bother researching it. There are so many equally compelling explanations for the universe that I can't imagine why I'd bother spending hours learning about yours. In that same time, I could invent lots of equally plausible explanations. So your explanation holds no special meaning for me beyond me getting to discuss it with you.

And if you don't want to bother explaining it to me, I guess that's the end of it. I really don't see why you bothered if you're not going to explain it. But again, I have the strong suspicion that you just can't explain any of it. You could prove me wrong, or we can just end this. Your choice.

Anonymous said...

General and special relativity are unrelated, now? Fascinating.

Yes, we're done here for now.

Doctor Biobrain said...

Mahakal - I'm sorry if I'm not impressed by people who insist that they understand things that they refuse to explain. You can act like some super genius when it comes to this stuff, but I'm quite confident that you've accepted this theory on faith and understand it less than I do. Particularly as you keep pressuring me to accept relativity on faith, to the point of shaming me for not accepting it. I keep explaining that I CAN'T accept things on faith, and can't believe things that I don't understand, but you continue to insist that I do; all evidence to the contrary.

I'm sorry that you don't like having your theories challenged. But I'm even sorrier that you never attempted a defense of them.

Oh, and just so you know, I looked this stuff up and realized that it was General Relativity that I had more trouble with and that Special Relativity was the easier one. I always get the two confused, I suppose because I keep thinking the special one is more special. But it was actually Einstein's attempt to reconcile his special theory with traditional physics that I think the mistakes happened. While it does have much predictive ability, it's far from conclusive. And even still, there are a few gaps in Special Relativity that I don't get, which includes your train video.

Even Wikipedia doesn't attempt an explanation of that one. As it says: "Now, we might try to decide if one observer is right and the other wrong. However, Einstein's other assumption is that the two inertial frames (the platform vs. the moving train) must operate under equivalent physical laws. This means that simultaneity cannot be determined in two different reference frames."

And note how this relies on Einstein's other assumption. And it's the one that makes no sense to me. Because these ARE the same physical laws and to suggest otherwise would be to suggest that lightening doesn't cause thunder. And that's an absurdity. Or so it seems to me and I can't find any explanation to reconcile this. And as I keep saying, I can't accept theories that I don't understand.

You can act as superior as you want to me, but that only shows how little you understand about the theories you're relying upon. This could have been a good debate, but instead, you insist that I spend hours on my own to prove myself wrong on theories that I've been unable to grasp for years. I'm telling you, I've tried wrapping my brain around these concepts and they make no sense. That you don't see the flaws with them would suggest that you understand them less than I do.

CS said...


Your pompous posturing is sort of laughable and ironic considering that you contradict your position right here:

"New observations and more study might reveal deeper reasons which will change our beliefs. "

Your insistence that there a reality independent of our own perceptions and scientific calculations doesn't exist sort contradicts your above assertion doesn't it?

Even Einstein himself was a noted agnostic. In other words he would have acknowledged that there may be an objective reality that is separate from our own perceptions. At the expense of blind faith in Einstein, let me just propose that I'll give my faith to Einstein's understanding an interpretation of his own theory being better than yours.

Also consider this - If there wasn't an objective reality then is it a shear concidence that the existence and harmony of life on earth is just a matter of coinciding realities? Seems to me like you're the one putting faith in the lottery.

Anonymous said...

I will make one final comment, because I don't like to be rude, and maybe it will help you, or maybe not, but you really should read the books that I helpfully recommended if you want to understand better. This is not the place to be educated on such things, and it's not something worth debating.

Two observers have different experiences of the lightning, both are in equivalent inertial frames of reference, neither frame of reference is superior to the other. Therefore you cannot say that the platform is the true reality, and the train is somehow not.

It might be clearer if we made two trains going in opposite directions, in which case the lightning strike would hit the front of the first train first and then the back to an observer on the same train, but to an observer on the second train it would hit the back of the first train before it hit the front.

There is no such thing as a "stationary" frame of reference, in case you want to argue that. We are all moving through space at enormous speeds, even if just as passengers on spaceship Earth.

It appears that we share a common frame of reference because we are rarely moving at significant speeds with respect to one another. But a shared subjective is not the same thing as an "objective" frame.

I hope this helps. I won't waste more time arguing it because it really is well proven science.

And relativity is not nearly so weird as quantum physics, which is also well proven by reproducible experiment.

Have fun reading Robert Anton Wilson. I think he's a great writer and very entertaining. I never got a chance to meet him while he was alive, but I did attend his memorial. If you can grok what he is saying, you will have a much easier time understanding what I am saying.

Anonymous said...

Btw, CS, I can't even figure out what you are saying. I'm not sure you even understand the words you use.

wv: zingwese

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, I wonder why I bother fighting so hard for the little guy. Whats the point if they are too stupid to listen? Say that reminds me.

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Which is usually done just before or after the release of their latest commercial project. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. These greedy pigs even have the nerve to throw a fit and spin up a misleading defense with regard to ‘federal tax revenue’. ITS A SHAM. THEY SCREWED UP THE EQUATION TO BEGIN WITH. If the middle and lower classes had a greater share of the economic pie, they could easily cover a greater share of the federal tax revenue. They are held down in many ways because of greed. Wages remain stagnant for the vast majority because the executives, investors, developers, celebrities, athletes, attorneys, politicians, and entrepreneurs, are paid millions. They over-sell, over-charge, under-pay, outsource, lobby, re-locate, cut jobs, and cut benefits to increase or preserve their own obscene personal bottom line. They do so even at the expense of their own industries. Even after you account for the fall of the market and lower industry profit margins, the richest 1 percent still keep getting richer on average. Simply because their wealth is drawn from the majority in many ways. Not necessarily at the same rate, but still in their favor. They continue to reap more than they spend down or 'give back'. They have done so for many years. As more United States wealth rises to the top, the middle and lower classes inevitably suffer. This reduces the potential tax revenue drawn from those brackets. At the same time, it wreaks havok on middle and lower class communities and increases the need for financial aid. Not to mention the spike in crime because of it. There is a domino effect to consider. Caused primarily by a constant transfer of wealth from poor to rich. IT CAN’T WORK THIS WAY. But our leaders refuse to acknowledge this. Instead they come up with one trick after another to milk the system, feed the rich, and screw the majority. These decisions are heavily influensed by the 1% club. Every year, billions of federal tax dollars are diverted behind the scenes back to the rich and their respective industries. Loans from China have been necessary to compensate in part, for the red ink and the multi-trillion dollar transfer of wealth from poor to rich. At the same time, the feds have been pushing more financial burden onto the states who push them lower onto the cities. Again, the hardship is felt more by the majority and less by the 1% club. The rich prefer to live in exclusive areas or upper class communities. They get the best of everything. Reliable city services, new schools, freshly paved roads, new lighting, sidewalks, drainage, upscale parks, ect. The middle and lower class communities get little or nothing without a raise in basic service charges or a local tax increase. Which, they usually can’t afford. So the red ink flows followed by service cuts and lay-offs. All because of the OBSCENE distribution of bottom line wealth in this country. Anyway, when you account for all federal, state, local taxes, and fees, the middle class actually pay about the same rate as the rich. The devil is in the details. So when people forgive the rich for their incredible greed and then praise them for paying a greater share of the FEDERAL income taxes, its like nails on a chalk board. I can not accept any theory that our economy would suffer in any way with a more reasonable distribution of bottom line wealth. Afterall, it was more reasonable 30 years ago. Before Reaganomics came along. Before GREED became such an epidemic. Before we had an army of over-paid executives, investors, celebrities, athletes, attorneys, doctors, entrepreneurs, developers, lobbyists, and sold-out politicians to kiss their greedy asses. As a nation, we were in much better shape. Strong middle class, free and clear assets, home equity, savings, widespread prosperity, stable job market, lower deficit, ect. Our economy as a whole was much more stable and prosperous for the majority. WITHOUT LOANS FROM CHINA. Now, we have a more obscene distribution of bottom line wealth, and resources than ever before. We have a sold-out government, crumbling infrastructure, energy crisis, home forclosure epidemic, credit crunch, weak job market, weak middle class, weak US dollar, 13 figure national debt, and 12 figure annual shortfall. The cost of living is higher than ever before. Most people can’t even afford basic health care. ALL BECAUSE OF GREED. I really don’t blame the upper class in general. At least not as a group and not without exception. No economy could ever function without some reasonable scale of income and wealth. But it can’t be allowed to run wild like a mad dog. ALBERT EINSTEIN TRIED TO MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND. UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT WORK. TOP HEAVY ECONOMIES CAN NOT BE SUSTAINED. THEY ALWAYS COLLAPSE. Bottom line: The richest 1 percent will soon tank the largest economy in the world. It will be catastrophic. Like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The American dream will be shattered. and thats just the beginning. Greed will eventually tank every major economy in the world. Causing millions more to struggle, fight, starve, suffer, and die. Oprah, Angelina, Brad, Bono, and Bill are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE HUMANITARIAN. EXTREME WEALTH MAKES WORLD PROSPERITY ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE. WITHOUT WORLD PROSPERITY, THERE WILL NEVER BE WORLD PEACE OR ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL. Of course, the rich will throw a fit and call me a madman. Of course, they will jump to small minded conclusions about 'jealousy', 'envy', or 'socialism'. Of course, their ignorant fans will do the same. You have to expect that. But I speak the truth. If you don’t believe me, then copy this entry and run it by any professor of economics or socio-economics. Then tell a friend. Call the local radio station. Re-post this entry or put it in your own words. Be one of the first to predict the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time and explain its underlying cause. WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.

So what can we do about it? Well, not much. Unfortunately, we are stuck on a runaway train. The problem has gone unchecked for too many years. The US/global depression is comming thanks to the 1% club. It would take a massive effort by the vast majority to prevent it. Along with a voluntary sacrifice by the rich. THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. But if you believe in miracles, then spend your money as wisely as possible. Especially in middle and lower class communities. Check the Fortune 500 list and limit your support of high profit/low labor industries (Hollywood, pro sports, energy, credit, pharmaceutical, cable, satelite, internet advertising, video, and music, cell phone, high fashion, jewelry, ect.). Cancel all but one credit card for emergencies only. Call the provider and demand a lower rate. Be persistent. You may get it. If you need a cell phone, then do your homework and find the best deal on a local pre-pay. If you want home internet access, then use the least expensive provider, and share accounts whenever possible. If you need to search, then use the less popular search engines. They usually produce the same results anyway. Don’t click on any internet ad. If you need the product or service, then look up the phone number or address and contact that business directly. Don’t pay to see any blockbuster movie. Instead, wait a few months and rent the DVD from a local store or buy it USED. Then loan it to a friend or family member. If you prefer the outing, then choose a film produced by the lesser known studeos with lower paid actors. If you want to see a big name game or event, then watch it in a local bar, club, or at home on network TV. Don’t buy any high end official merchandise and don’t support the high end sponsors. If its endorsed by a big name celebrity, then don’t buy it. If you can afford a new car, then make an exception for GM, Ford, and Dodge. If they don’t increase their market share soon, then a lot more people are going to get screwed out of their pensions and/or benefits. Of course, you must know by now to avoid those big trucks and SUVs unless you truly need one for its utility. Don’t be ashamed to buy a foreign car if you prefer it. Afterall, those with the most fuel efficient vehicles consume a lot less foreign oil. Which accounts for a pretty big chunk of our trade deficit. Anyway, the global economy is worth supporting to some extent. Its the obscene profit margins, trade deficits, and BS from OPEC that get us into trouble. Otherwise, the global economy would be a good thing for everyone. Just keep in mind that the big 3 are struggling and they do produce a few smaller reliable cars. Don’t frequent any high end department store or any business in a newly developed center or upper class community. By doing so, you make developers richer and draw support away from industrial areas and away from the middle and lower class communities. Instead, support the local retailer and the less popular shopping centers. Especially in lower or middle class communities. If you can afford to buy a home, then do so. But go smaller and less expensive. Don’t get yourself in too deep and don’t buy into the newly developed condos or gated communities. Instead, find a modest home in a building or neighborhood at least 20 years old. If you live in one of the poorer states, then try to support its economy first and foremost. Be on the lookout for commercial brainwash plots on TV. They are written into nearly every scene of nearly every show. Most cater to network sponsors and parent companies. Especially commercial health care. In particular, high profit pharmaceuticals and excessive medical testing. DON'T FALL FOR IT. Get off the couch and take care of your body the way nature intended. There is no substitute. If you must see a doctor, then DEMAND that he/she give you more than 5 minutes of their undivided attention. Otherwise, dispute their unreasonable charges. Be prepared with written questions about your condition and get them answered one at a time. If they refuse, then dispute their unreasonable charges. If they prescribe excessive medical testing and find nothing new or signifigant, then dispute their unreasonable charges. If they prescribe a pharmaceutical, then ask for a generic. Better yet, concider a change in lifestyle or simple tolerance. If they still recommend the name brand pharmaceutical, then ask about any financial ties or conflict of interest. If they get offended, then dispute their unreasonable charges and consider a new doctor. If you must drug away your sniffles, aches, and pains, then at least do your homework. Be aware of the possible side-effects ahead of time. Don't be surprised to find yourself back a week or two later feeling worse. In which case, you should dispute their unreasonable charges. If you are diagnosed with another medical condition, then ask your doctor what he/she has done to rule out those possible side-effects. Otherwise, dispute their unreasonable charges. Don't let any greedy doctor treat you like a number, make you wait an hour, or rush you out of their office. Otherwise, dispute their unreasonable charges. Don't fall for this CRAP that doctors have no choice but to over-book their time or over-charge their patients because of high overhead. ITS A LIE. YOUR DOCTOR IS MOST LIKELY A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE. So don't fall for their CRAP. Demand their undivided attention and respect. Afterall, they took an oath. Do all of the above regardless of your coverage. Don't force your employer to cover the obscene and often fraudulent charges of a corrupt health care industry. By doing so, you make the problem worse. Keep your guard up when watching ANY talk show. These people are not your friends. They are not your advocates. They are paid actors hired to get your attention and your money. Some of them are also executive producers (Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, and Dr Phil.). Nearly every word, smile, and stupid joke is rehearsed ahead of time. Including those which take place during what appear to be 'technical oversights' (Today Show). Its all fake. Its all calculated. Nearly every segment is about marketing some over-priced product or service. They will use any excuse to plug a gadget, fashion item, travel destonation, drug, movie, TV show, book, magazine, song, website, ect. Almost all of it over-priced. Almost all of it resulting in higher profits for their sponsors, partners, and parent companies. DON'T FALL FOR IT. Big business is fine on occasion depending on their ethics, profit margins, and profit sharing. Do your homework. If you want to support any legitimate charity, then do so directly. Never support any celebrity foundation. They spend most of their funding on PR campaigns, exotic travel, and high end accomodations for themselves. Thats right. Filthy rich public figures have been jet-setting the world in the name of 'humanity' for years. Riding in personal jets, staying in super-exclusive resorts, and living it up in exotic locations around the world the likes of which most people could never afford even if their lives depended on it. They bring along agents, advisors, publicists, hair, make-up, wardrobe, lighting, and photo crews who are also in it for themselves. They are paid six or seven figures for their part to schedule, manage, document, showcase, praise, and publicize the 'good will' of said public figures and their respective industries. Every possible expense is passed of as 'incidental' or 'necessary' and billed right back to some 'foundation' named after said public figure and/or respective industry. Every possible tax deduction is claimed. Which are incredibly vague and diverse thanks to our sold-out government. Deals are cut with major networks who agree to praise the 'good will' or 'humanitarian' effort of said public figures and plug their latest commercial project around the same time. Others from around the world pick up the story and save these industries billions in advertising every year. Resulting in higher profits and paychecks for the 1% club. When its all said and done more wealth is transfered from poor to rich. NOT the other way around. So don't support any charity named after a living celebrity. Don't be fooled by any affiliation or inspired by any short term short sighted progress report. Instead, go to and look up a top rated charity to support your favorite cause. Its all there. For example: 'Habitat For Humanity' is a top rated charity. They operate with a low overhead, volunteer workforce, and donated materials. They have built homes for the less fortunate in nearly every city nationwide. Including New Orleans. They do so as we speak. No similar effort can match their progress hour for hour or dollar for dollar. So there is no legitimate reason to support a slower, less efficient effort represented by a filthy rich Hollywood actor who flies in on a personal jet, takes most of the credit, and makes a deal with a major network for plugs just days before the premier of his latest film or DVD release. By doing so, you support not only the effort, but also the filthy rich actor. Concentrating more wealth and dumbing down our society further in the process. Instead, support 'Habitat For Humanity'. Its not perfect. It is affiliated with some big business. However, it is MUCH more efficient, effective, and less corrupt than 'Make It Right'. The difference is profound. In general, support the little guy as much as possible and the big guy as little as possible. Keep your own greed in check. Don't play the lottery and don't invest only for profit. If you do come into a fortune, then give away the bulk of it to others who have far less. Find the courage and do it. STAY OUT OF THE 1% CLUB. Encourage others to do the same. Their standard is obscene, unjust, illogical, and immoral. There is no excuse for it. Do your part to reverse the transfer of wealth away from the rich and back to the middle and lower classes. Otherwise, there will be no economic recovery EVER. Unfortunately, there is no perfect answer. Jobs will be lost either way. Families will go cold and hungry either way. Innocent children will starve and die either way. But we need to support the largest group of workers with the most reasonable profit margins. We need to stand for a more reasonable distribution of income, bottom line wealth, and resources. We also need to support LEGITIMATE charities (Check that list at This is our only chance to limit the severity or duration of the comming US/global depression. In the meantime, don’t listen to Bernanke, Paulson, Bartiromo, Orman, Dobbs, Kramer, Pickens, Larson, O'Reiley, Limbaugh, Bruce, Inghram, or any other public figure with regard to the economy. They are all plenty smart but I swear to you that they will lie right through their rotten teeth. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. These people work for big business. The ‘experts’ they cite also work for big business. They are motivated primarily by their desire to accumulate more wealth. THEY WILL LIE RIGHT THROUGH THEIR ROTTEN TEETH. So don’t fall for their tricks. Instead, look at the big picture. The economic problems we face have been mounting for well over 20 years. All of them caused or aggrivated by a constant transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Soon, it will cause the first ever GLOBAL DEPRESSION. Its not brain surgery. For the mostpart, Its simple math. Like I said, you are welcome to copy this entry and run it by any professor of economics or socio-economics. Ask them specifically about the link between distribution of wealth and economic stability. If thats not good enough, then look up what Albert Einstein had to say about greed, excess, extreme wealth, and its horrible concequences. I speak the truth. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

Its already underway. A massive campaign to divert our attention. Trump, Buffet, O'Reiley, Dobbs, Winfrey, Pickens, Larson, Norris, Branson, Bohannon, Limbaugh, Coulter, Clinton, Bloomberg, and several other well known filthy rich public figures have been running their mouths about the economy. Finally admitting a hint of severity after almost 2 years of denial. They even have the nerve to FINALLY acknowledge the possibility of a US/global depression. Still, they refuse to acknowledge the single greatest underlying cause. GREED. Instead, they focus on policies, procedures, and circumstances that were born FROM the underlying cause. GREED. They ramble on about 'sub-prime', 'toxic debt', 'junk bonds', and 'risky investments'. As if somehow all of this could have been avoided if those transactions had never taken place to begin with. What a joke. Those factors don't represent the underlying cause of this global economic crisis. They represent the effect of a shrinking middle class and massive consumer debt. CAUSED BY GREED. A MASSIVE TRANSFER OF WEALTH FROM POOR TO RICH. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been such a market for sub-prime to begin with. The debt wouldn't have been 'toxic'. The bonds wouldn't have been 'junk'. The investments wouldn't have been so 'risky'. By focusing on such factors, they attempt to divert our attention, limit our hindsight, disregard the OBSCENE concentration of wealth and capital, that shrinking middle class, the high cost of living, and the particular form of evil responsible for almost all of it. GREED. Dancing their way around the big picture. DON'T FALL FOR IT. Remember: Our national debt was way up BEFORE sub-prime. Consumer debt was way up BEFORE sub-prime. The cost of living was up BEFORE sub-prime. Wall Street profits were obscene BEFORE sub-prime. The middle class were loosing free and clear assets BEFORE sub-prime. Our infrastructure was in bad shape BEFORE sub-prime. Loans from China were taken out BEFORE sub-prime. The dollar was loosing value BEFORE sub-prime. So don’t let these cowardly, hypocritical, filthy rich public figures divert your attention or limit your range of thought. THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS WAS NOT CAUSED BY A SINGLE POLICY, PROCEDURE, OR ADMINISTRATION. IT WAS CAUSED PRIMARILY BY A MASSIVE TRANSFER OF WEALTH FROM POOR TO RICH. THIS ALSO REPRESENTS A MASSIVE CONCENTRATION OF CAPITAL WORLDWIDE. OTHERWISE, THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUCH A MARKET FOR SUB-PRIME AND THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A GLOBAL CREDIT CRUNCH. MONEY DOES NOT GROW ON TREES AND IT DOES NOT JUST FLOAT AWAY. IT ONLY TRANSFERS FROM ONE PARTY TO ANOTHER. ALBERT EINSTEIN TRIED TO MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

A word for those who respond with the usual ‘I know more than you. I spell better than you. I talk like an economist. Look how smart, knowledgable, and articulate I am’ crap. Let me say this in advance. I don’t claim to be an expert in this field. But I did go on record with these predictions long before any public figure uttered the word ‘recession’. I've done so 'on the air' and 'online'. Millions of you already know my voice. My first call was in September of '05'. I tried to explain that we will never have world peace without world prosperity and that we will never have world prosperity without a 'fair and reasonable pay-scale'. I also tried to explain the link between 'extreme wealth' and 'extreme poverty'. My call was immediately followed by attacks from so called 'patriots' who felt that my cause must have been to promote 'socialism' or 'bring down America'. Not warn her citizens. You may also remember me from chat rooms criticizing the 1% club and Hollywood humanitarians in particular. If you search long enough, you will find my early postings online from ‘05' and ‘06'. At first, they were written specifically to fit within a few hundred characters. Including the first draft of this rant. It started with one short paragraph predicting a 'total collapse of the US economy'. Others included phrases like 'game of Monopoly', 'recession is inevitable', 'global recession', 'greed kills', and 'the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time'. Some of which were eventually included here. From day 1, I have tried to explain the link between extreme wealth, poverty, and economic instability. My internet account was eventually cancelled for posting 'spam' in response to articles about the economy. In December of '06', I predicted market instability by spring of the following year. I did so 'on the air'. In January of '07', I called another morning talk show and spoke with a guest host who was filling in for a well known public figure. Again, I specifically predicted growing market instability, the current US recession, and the subsequent US/global depression.Which by the way, will be the worst of all time by far. In February of '07', Allen Greenspan acknowledged a 'one in three' chance of a US recession. I immediately called another talk radio show and guranteed AGAIN that it was iminent. I criticized Greenspan and tried to explain that it was not about 'odds' but instead a very simple equation with regard to distribution of income and wealth. I also gave credit to Albert Einstein who went on record with similar views in 1949. As far as I know, he was the first to do so. By late spring of '07', the market was rattled and the economic 'stimulus' in the works. Which turned out to be around $160,000,000,000. THATS ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY BILLION DOLLARS. Well over 1% of our GDP. Deemed appropriate at the time by our leaders. In fact, Bush went on record with a claim that it was based on a mathematical formula and proven strategy. They said it would work. I immediately predicted that it would have little or no effect. By summer of '07' the stock market was more unstable. The housing market in decline. Again, I predicted that it would get MUCH worse. In September of '07', I predicted that our government would have no choice but to acknowledge a US recession by October of '08'. I also assured the audiance that our economy would "go down in a ball of flames" because of greed and that no recovery would EVER take place without a more reasonable distribution of wealth and resources. I have made these predictions 'on air' and 'online' literally hundreds of times. The first call was in September of '05'. Made to a well known public figure with a large audiance. The first blog post a month or so later. Prior to that, I had never even seen one. In fact, my very first post to a blog was written specifically to warn my fellow citizens about the comming US/global depression. Which I was already convinced at the time would be SEVERE within a decade. That was in October of '05'. At the time, there were literally only a few of us worldwide posting any such prediction online. I'm talking maybe a dozen searchable links. This particular rant began with one short paragraph in '06'. Like the others, it was originally intended to fit within a few hundred characters. At the time, I was unaware of any blogs which allowed for longer entries to be posted anonymously. This paragraph was first written in early-mid '08'. Its been updated several times. There has also been a running debate on which began in October of '07' (don't click on their ads). In February or March of '08', I refered specifically to the bank failures of the Great Depression and predicted that it was about to happen again. At the time, I was one of only a few worldwide to go on record with any such prediction. This was still several weeks to months before Greenspan, Paulson, Bartiromo, Orman, Kramer, O'Reiley, Larson, Bohannon, Dobbs, Celeste or any other well known public figure had acknowledged even a hint of severity. It was also several weeks before Fanny May and Freddie Mac made the news. I also predicted in March that our markets would end the year much lower than they began. Which was still contrary to what we were being told by any public figure. I was allowed to post but when my predictions came true, the site operators went back all the way to October of '07' and deleted nearly every one of my previous entries (they missed a few.). Their motive was obvious. They wanted to 'erase' my credibility. is directly affiliated with NBC, GE, Universal Studeos, Countrywide, CityBank, Capital One, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ellen Degeneres, Dr Phil, and others who I persecute by name. All of which depend on the constant dumbing down of society. All of whom are partially responsible for the current economic crisis. None of which or whom have the GUTS to acknowledge the single greatest underlying cause. GREED. In fact, those who epitomoze it (all of the above) want my big mouth SHUT. For 3 solid years, I have been ripping on the 1% club for their incredible greed and hypocrisy. From day 1, my call has been for a more reasonable distribution of income, wealth, and resources. My warning that without it, we would face the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time. Since then, I’ve gone on record against people like Greenspan, Bernanke, Paulson, Laffer, O'Reiley, Bartiromo, Orman, Kramer, Larson, and Dobbs. So far, my predictions have been accurate. The public figures DEAD WRONG. Afterall, not one of them acknowledged even a hint of severity in '05', '06', or '07'. When they FINALLY did this year, they all said something to the effect of "None of us saw this comming.". LIARS. There were a few of us typing our fingers to the bone trying to warn people. There were a few of us calling talk radio shows almost daily trying to warn people. I was one of them. Again, I don't claim to be an expert in this field. But I do understand simple equations, basic economics, and cultural trends. I also realize that mainstream views are DEAD WRONG and based on LIES told by filthy rich public figures who will say whatever it takes to serve their own interests. GREED. Afterall, what kind of incredible MORON could even glance at the numbers and somehow think the equation could work? What kind of incredible MORON could possibly hope to sustain an economy based on a constant transfer of wealth from poor to rich? What the hell did they expect to happen when the middle class finally ran low on money to spend on over-priced crap like everything that I mentioned in that first long paragraph? What the hell were they thinking of? I'll tell you what. RICHES. FILTHY STINKING RICHES. Thats what. Now, they are spinning themselves dizzy trying to divert our attention. Mark my words: They will never acknowledge the obscene concentration of wealth or the negative effect had on economic stability. They will never acknowledge the downside of their own incredible greed. They will all come up with one campaign or strategy after another to blame the other guy, the other administration, the other politician, the other party, the other policy, the other industry, the other country, ect. Whatever it takes to dumb down our society. They will NEVER have the GUTS to acknowledge the single greatest underlying cause for this global economic crisis. GREED. They won't even have the guts to acknowledge the views or predictions of Albert Einstein made way back in 1949. THOSE PARTICULAR VIEWS AND PREDICTIONS. Instead, they will produce their own big money/big business/big celebrity 'experts' who have the same motive to lie right through their rotten teeth. GREED. Its not their knowledge I question. Its their character. GREED. Like I said. This is not brain surgery. For the mostpart, its simple math. When you concentrate the world’s wealth, you also concentrate its capital, and shrink the middle class along with the potential market for every major industry. Homes go unsold. Bills go unpaid. Jobs are lost. Banks fail. More products go unsold. More jobs are lost. More banks fail. and so on. and so on. and so on. It happened 80 years ago in that order beginning with a concentration of wealth. It will happen again. This time on a catastrophic global scale. Throughout the cycle, the rich will panic and tighten their grip. Concentrating the world’s wealth and resources even further, getting richer in the process, and ensuring the collapse of every major economy worldwide. Think it can’t happen? Think again. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

Another thing. I don’t want credit for any of this. Otherwise, I would have given my full name a long time ago. I havn't. IT DOESN'T MATTER. I'm not selling a book and I'm not looking for any notoriety. At least not yet. I do have a plan to go public when my parents die. In fact, I have BIG plans for my inheritence. Every single penny of it. In the meantime, I don't want them to know about it. I also don't want them punished for my big mouth. Which is why I've gone out of my way to remain anonymous for 3 solid years. When I do go public, it won't be for profit and it won't be for popularity. It will be for a legitimate cause and NOTHING ELSE. In fact, I hope to be just one of many. A face in the crowd. In the meantime, I don't care who gets to say "I told you so." IT DOESN'T MATTER. As far as I’m concerned, you can put this entire rant in your own words and take credit for all of it. I don’t care. Just spread the word. Otherwise, the greatest injustice of all time will go down in history unchecked.

By the way. The bailout won’t work. IT WON’T WORK. The plan fails to address the fundamental problem. The middle class don’t need more credit. They need a reasonable share of the economic pie. They also need a lower cost of living and a chance to catch their breath. They need a break from all of the psychological marketing tricks and mass market BS. Most of all, they need to wake up, see the truth, and take a stand. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

To my surprise, two public figures have found the courage to acknowledge this problem to some degree. On 11.07.07 former presidential candidate Ron Paul mentioned the massive transfer of wealth from poor to rich. He also hinted at the possibility of economic collapse. He did so on 'Face the Nation'. He was blacklisted almost immediately for doing so. On 9.28.08 former secretary of labor Robert Reich refered to the obscene levels of income inequality as part of a "recipe for disaster". He mentioned the richest one percent in particular. He did so on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien'. As far as I know, Albert Einstein was the first to explain the link between extreme wealth and economic instability. He did so in 1949. He explained how the first Great Depression was actually caused by a massive transfer of wealth from poor to rich. He predicted that it would happen again. He also predicted much greater levels of economic instability proportional to much greater levels of income and wealth inequality. He was right. Amazing. The prosperity of an entire world is about to be compromised. Almost entirely because of greed. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

Another word about the first Great Depression. It really was a perfect storm. Caused almost entirely by greed. First, there was unprecedented economic growth. There was a massive building spree. There was a growing sense of optimism. There was a growing obsession for celebrities. The American people became spoiled, foolish, brainwashed, and love-sick. They were bombarded with ads for one product or service after another. Encouraged to spend all of their money as if it were going out of style. Obscene profits were hoarded at the top. All of this represented a MASSIVE transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and share holders. By 1929, the wealthiest 1 percent had accumulated around 40% of all United States wealth. The upper class held around 30%. The middle and lower classes were left to share the rest. When they finally ran low on money to spend, profits declined and the stock market crashed. Of course, the rich threw a fit and started cutting jobs. They would stop at nothing to maintain their disgusting profit margins and ill-gotten obscene levels of wealth as long as possible. The small business owners did what they felt necessary to survive. They cut more jobs. The losses were felt primarily by the little guy. This created a domino effect. The middle class shrunk drastically and the lower class expanded. With less wealth in active circulation, banks failed by the hundreds. More jobs were cut. Unemployment reached 25% in 1933. The worst year of the Great Depression. Those who were employed had to settle for lower wages. Millions went cold and hungry. The recovery involved a World War and higher taxes on the rich. With so many men in the service, so many women on the production line, and those higher taxes to help pay for it, the lions share of United States wealth was gradually transfered back to the middle class. This redistribution of wealth continued until the mid seventies. At the time, the richest 1% reaped about 10% of all private income and held about 20% of all United States wealth. Far less than previous levels. The middle class had home equity, free and clear assets, and money in the bank. Most American households were secure with a single full time provider. Most retirees could enjoy their lives, live in their own homes, afford basic health care, and not have to worry about going bankrupt. THATS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. The tide began to change in 1976. Jimmy Carter was blamed for a recession that was actually caused by a number of global circumstances including greed. Then a short sighted greedy little pig by the name of Arthur Laffer came along. Known for his famous 'Laffer Curve'. A simple and short sighted equation whipped up to increase tax revenues and profit margins without the slightest regard for ANYTHING ELSE. He convinced Ronald Reagan to campaign on and grant massive tax breaks to the rich and their respective industries. His half-baked theory was that by doing so, unprecidented levels of economic growth and revenue could be achieved. He was right. Unfortunately, he failed to see or acknowledge the big picture. He failed to understand or admit what should have been incredibly obvious after the first Great Depression. That 'economic growth' and 'actual prosperity' are two very different things. Jobs don't 'create' wealth. They only transfer it from one party to another. The devil is in the details. Reaganomics, gave the rich and their respective industries the incentive to 'expand' and 'create jobs'. But those products and services were over-priced and then sold or billed right back to the people. Often, without their knowledge, understanding, or consent. Certainly without a clue about how the economy REALLY works. All of this resulted in higher profits for those at the top and stagnant wages for almost everyone else. The cost of living went up right along with those obscene profit margins. The American people ended up working more hours just to maintain their standard of living. So with Reaganomics, the transfer of wealth from poor to rich was kicked back into high gear. Here we are 27 years later. Trillions in wealth and capital have been concentrated all over again. National and consumer debt are both at an all time high. The middle class are weak, the lower class flat broke, and the cost of living higher than ever before. The dollar is weak because too many of them have been hoarded and the government left with no choice but to print billions more backed up by loans from China. Its another perfect storm. THE BIG ONE. The largest economy in the world is about to go down in a ball of flames. Ground zero of a global economic crisis. CAUSED ALMOST ENTIRELY BY GREED. A MASSIVE TRANSFER OF WEALTH FROM POOR TO RICH. As a nation, we don't even see it because our entire culture has been defined by Washington, Wall Street, Hollywood, Pro-sports, and commercial health care. We have been led around like puppies by those with the worst possible motive. GREED. THEY WANT OUR MONEY. For the mostpart, we just bend over and let them take it. We have become their perfect little victims once again. A nation of consumer junkie, credit card, couch potatoe, drug and doctor morons. We spend most of our spare time on that couch getting brainwashed by greedy public figures who will say or do whatever it takes to get our money. Even worse, those public figures have re-defined any logical standard we ever had for 'good will'. Mother Teresa is dead. America's favorite 'humanitarian' is now a filthy rich multi-media pig who reaped a billion dollar fortune from the middle class by making damn sure they stay on that couch long enough to watch her show and read her magazine. Transforming them into pathetic, naive, love-sick fools who turn around and buy any product or service given away to a cheering studeo audiance or endorsed by their idol. The same goes for Ellen Degeneres, Dr Phil, Regis and Kelly, Rachael Ray, The View, and their respective demographics. Which by the way, are almost identical. Primarily, middle class housewives, retirees, and welfare mothers. Who have been shown through marketing research to spend most of their money and food stamps on over-priced CRAP advertised on TV or a TV show website ( Especially if that over-priced crap is endorsed by a ' hero' or 'humanitarian'. They are easy targets. Not like the rest of us are much less gullible. We're not. In fact, every filthy rich well known public figure and every major industry have followed suit with a similar marketing strategy. Dumbing down our society and cashing in on bogus promises to make the world a better place. They do it because they know it works. They also know that we are too stupid, smitten, and love-sick to take a closer look at the world and see that they are wolves in sheep's clothing. To see that what they are doing is FALSE. These people have little or no desire to make the world a better place. Their primary goal is to APPEAR as if they do. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. It also gives them a lame excuse to be such greedy, disgusting, squandering, hypocrite pigs. Amazing. EVERY big business, EVERY big celebrity, EVERY billionaire, and damn near every multi-millionaire on the planet have all taken up 'philanthropy' or 'good will'. Those with the most money, also have the most power, and influense by far. They own or influense every government, manage every major industry, and the lion's share of life sustaining resources. They literally rule our world. They always have. Still, every major problem of modern society gets worse by the day. The world's wealth is more concentrated than ever before. Her life sustaining resources are in high demand, more expensive than ever before, and squandered by the rich on extravogant living. Meanwhile, families loose their homes, retirees loose their pensions, heroes loose their lives, crime is up, and red ink flows in nearly every community. The global economy is in a state of crisis. The prosperity of an entire world is about to be compromised. Still, those with the most power, money, influense, and 'good will' promise to make it all better. If only we continue to support them and buy any product or service with their name on it. IT IS A SHAM. GOOD WILL HAS BECOME BIG BUSINESS.

The point about our government printing up more money was that it can't be done "on a whim" and that there are serious concequences for doing so (weak dollar, higher gas prices, inflation). I never said that it can't be or hasn't been done at all. Afterall, those loans from China weren't infused in the form of Chinese currency. They were infused in the form of our own. Not given to the middle or lower classes but instead to the banks in the form of credit. Its done nothing but perpetuate the problem. It never has been and never will be the answer. Sorry if I wasn't explicit enough the first time. The original draft of this particular rant was written over 2 years ago and intended to fit within 300 characters. I've been updating it weekly for the last year or so. Responding to a constant line of BS from the media and inserting those updates where they seem most appropriate. Which is why I jump so often from one issue to another and back again. Anyway, I'm no English major. I don't think in paragraphs and I find it difficult to write in paragraphs. So if any of you want to re-organize or re-word this post, feel free to do so. Whatever it takes to make people understand.

A new president will be taking office soon. Backed up by a heavily democratic congress who have all campaigned on a promise to raise taxes on the rich. Unfortunately, this will be too little too late. Nowhere near enough to compensate for the incredible corruption of both major parties. Nowhere near enough to pay for the bailout. Nowhere near enough to stop that runaway train. There will be no change for the better. Obama's financial advisers are pigs. Warren Buffet is a pig. Oprah Winfrey is a pig. Obama himself is a multi-millionaire politician married to a multi-millionaire attorney. He has already run the most expensive political campaign in history. Some of it squandered on a $400 lobster feast for his wife. Financed for the mostpart by ordinary people who can't even afford a $400 lobster feast. It happened on Obama's watch. Probably more than once. He even had the nerve to ask those ordinary people to help pay off the campaign debt of another filthy rich multi-millionaire politician PIG (Hilary Clinton). I will admit that Barack Obama seems to have more character than most of his colleagues. Certainly more than Clinton, Gore, McCain, Palin, Bush, Cheney, Romney, Schwarznenager, Palosi, Kerry, Guliani, Kennedy, Bloomberg, or Edwards. He was probably a very good down to earth man at one time. The same goes for Joe Biden. Not anymore. Afterall, John McCain was also a very good down to earth man at one time. A true American hero. NOT ANYMORE. Now, he is a filthy rich politician pig married to a filthy rich big business pig. SOLD OUT. Mark my words: Obama and Biden will do the same. Whatever moral character they may have left, will be lost or heavily compromised while in office. Like the others, their administration will be riddled with scandals of greed and corruption. Like the others, they will succumb to the greatest epidemic ever faced by modern man. By far, the most intoxicating element of modern society. Greed. Simply the desire to get as rich as possible. It has the potential to blacken any heart. Break the will of any human being. Influense any government. Corrupt any society. Those who succumb to it are lost forever. You can not get through to these people. You can not make them understand. No matter how bad it gets for the little guy. No matter how many families loose their homes. No matter how many people go cold and hungry. No matter how many innocent children starve and die. No matter how much blood is shed. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. The rich will ALWAYS blame the other guy. They will ALWAYS say or do whatever it takes to secure their own extreme personal wealth. When they 'give back', its only because they expect more in return. They will NEVER compromise their own bottom line. They will NEVER jeapordize their position in the 1% club. They will NEVER stand for a more reasonable distribution of wealth and resources. They will NEVER acknowledge greed as a form of evil. They will NEVER acknolwedge the potential it has to ruin EVERYTHING. They will NEVER admit the simple truth. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

Ford, GM, and Dodge are begging the current admistration for some type of 'bridge loan' in order to avoid bankruptcy. The unions are begging for it. The people are divided. All because of a LIE. Again, we have been mislead. I'm not disputing their need. Its legit. I'm disputing the underlying cause. Competition my ass. China my ass. Japan my ass. Those factors are real but not fatal. They are also concequential. Not primary. Again, its GREED and CORRUPTION. Not only that of the auto executives and celebrities who demand millions to endorse the product but also within the health care industry. Thats right. Health care. The average doctor is a millionaire several times over. The average health care executive many times over. Both on average, are members of the 1% club. AGAIN, ITS THEIR FAULT. If it weren't for the OBSCENE health care charges, brainwash plots, and artificially inflated market, then the financial burden placed on Ford, GM, and Dodge wouldn't be anywhere near as high. They could easily match the labor of Honda, Toyota, and Hyndai who's workers are younger on average and not so demanding when it comes to 'health care'. In this case, the little guy is partly to blame for their incredible ignorance. They smoke, drink, get fat, fall for the most OBVIOUS health care scams, live by drug and doctor, kiss greedy doctor ass, drive up the cost of their own health care, demand full coverage, and then strike if they don't get it. Retired US auto workers on average are now causing their former employers to incur several hundred thousand dollars PER RETIREE in health care expenses over the span of their retirement. Those in the current workforce are partly to blame as well. Not for greed. Their wages are reasonable. But their health care demands are well in excess. If they would simply open their eyes, acknowledge the incredible greed and corruption within the health care industry, get off the couch, get off the pharmaceuticals, and take care of their own bodies, then their own cost of living would be lower, their health would be better, the market for their product would be higher, and the financial burden placed on Ford, GM, and Dodge would be MUCH lower. I'm not discounting other factors like gas prices, competition, and the US product line. But greed and ignorance wreak havok like no other elements of our society. They cause or allow the cost of living to rise and the middle class to shrink along with the potential market for every major industry. In this case, they also raise the financial burden placed on US auto makers. Mark my words: One or two US automakers will go bankrupt. They will do so regardless of any 'bridge loan'. Other well known foreign auto makers will follow. The entire manufacturing industry will become a shell of its former self. Millions of retirees will be cut off entirely. ALL BECAUSE OF GREED, CORRUPTION, AND IGNORANCE. The ripple effect is profound. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

The feds have reduced their interest rate to an all time low. IT WON'T WORK. The same goes for any potential bailout for the US auto industry or any other. IT WON'T WORK. IT ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY WILL NOT WORK. I would bet my life on it a hundred times over. Again, our own leaders refuse to acknowledge the single greatest drag on our economy. The single greatest underlying cause for the global economic crisis. GREED. They all refuse to acknowledge the downside. That idiot pig Arthur Laffer refuses to acknowledge it. Greenspan, Bernanke, and Paulson refuse to acknowledge it. Bush, Clinton, Kerry, Gore, Obama, and Kennedy refuse to acknowledge it. Lars Larson, Tammy Bruce, Lou Dobbs, Mike Gallagher, Suze Orman, Bill O'Reiley, Maria Bartiromo, Jim Kramer, Rush Limbaugh, and Jim Bohannon refuse to acknowledge it. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, and T-Boone Pickens refuse to acknowledge it. The same goes for all of their filthy-rich billionaire friends. All of the above are hypocrite pigs who don't have the guts to admit the simple truth. This is not brain surgery. For the mostpart, its simple math. WE ARE IN THIS MESS BECAUSE OF GREED. The world's richest one percent are now so incredibly rich that there simply isn't enough wealth circulating beneath them to sustain the global economy. Its on the brink of collapse. IT WILL COLLAPSE. We are now entering what will go down in history as the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time by far. You think its bad now? YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET. NOTHING. Trillions more in wealth/capital will be concentrated (Not lost. Concentrated.). Many more banks large and small will fail. Tens of millions will loose their savings (Transfered from poor to rich.). Even FDIC accounts will be forfeited (Yes they will. Yes they will. Yes they will.). Every major industry will become a shell of its former self. Unemployment will reach unprecidented levels. Millions of retirees will be cut off entirely. The lower class will become dominant. The financial aid system will fail miserably. The vast majority of those in need will have no access. Crime, poverty, and suicide will skyrocket. There will be riots and random acts of violence at banks, hospitals, and government buildings. The next generation will be left to fight in the crumbling streets over a shattered American dream. The rest of the world will have it even worse. So don't blame innocent people from other countries you idiots. Blame the rich. Blame the government. Blame the health care industry. Then blame yourselves for being so stupid for so many years. We have allowed a particular form of evil to grow out of control, intoxicate our society, consume our government, wreak havok on our own economy and culture, RUIN any chance we ever had at world prosperity, and jeapordize the very foundation of modern society. At the same time, we have allowed those who epitomize it to get away with calling themselves 'heroes' or 'humanitarians'. Putting a happy face on greed and dumbing down our society further in the process. THAT MEANS YOU. So wake up fellow citizens. Grow a spine. Don't fall for all of this 'good will' 'humanitarian' BS from the rich. IT IS A SHAM. NOTHING BUT TAX DEDUCTIBLE PR CRAP. Instead, look at the bottom line. IT'S F#@&#%$ OBSCENE. NOW GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS YOU IDIOTS. WE ARE IN THIS MESS BECAUSE OF GREED. AMERICA'S RICHEST ONE PERCENT NOW OWN ALMOST 1/2 OF ALL UNITED STATES WEALTH. THE WORLD'S RICHEST ONE PERCENT NOW OWN OVER 40% OF ALL WORLD WEALTH. THATS WAY TOO MUCH. THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT HEROES. THEY ARE NOT HUMANITARIANS. THEY ARE DISGUSTING HYPOCRITE SLOBS. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MUCH THEY GIVE BACK. THEY STILL KEEP WAY TOO MUCH. IT CAN'T WORK THIS WAY. IT ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY CAN NOT WORK THIS WAY. IT NEVER HAS AND IT NEVER WILL. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

1% CLUB PIGS: I've said it many times and I will say it many more. Greed is not the desire to break the law or intentionally oppress another human being. Greed is simply the desire to take more than your reasonable share of wealth or any limited resource. By doing so, you reduce the value of currency and raise the cost of living worldwide. You shrink the middle class and the potential market for every major industry. You expand the lower class and the need for financial aid. You cause a domino-effect of socio-economic problems. You literally cause innocent people to suffer and die. YOU MAKE WORLD PROSPERITY MATHEMATICALLY AND PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE. It does not matter how much you 'give back'. It matters how much you KEEP. This is why I will go to my grave with nothing but bleeding and burning hatred for all of you. Thats right. I hate you and I'm not afraid to admit it. Afterall, its OK to hate a rapist. Its OK to hate a terrorist. I do. But I also hate wolves in sheep's clothing. THAT MEANS YOU. In fact, I consider the equation you stand for to be the greatest injustice of all time. It makes my f$#@&$# blood boil. Jealosy my ass. Low self-esteem my ass. Self-pity my ass. Anyone who still thinks that after reading all of this is a F&#@%$# MORON. You disgusting hypocrite pigs. I've noticed the little shots you've been taking at me, a few others, and the cause we stand for. The psychological stunts. Thats right Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Today Show pigs, Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr Phil, Oprah Winfrey, Lars Larson, Bill O'Reiley, Lou Dobbs, Ann Coulter, Tammy Bruce, Laura Inghram. I've noticed the crafty elusive statements you've been making about greed and subtle insults directed at those very few of us who stand against it. I also know that you're well aware of this campaign and that you're trying to shut it down. You've even gone out of your way to specifically attack 'anonymous' bloggers in general. As if we are somehow less credible without a registered account. I'm not the slightest bit intimidated by any of it. YOUR TRICKS WILL NEVER WORK ON ME. Mark my words: No matter what you say or do, I will spend the rest of my life persecuting all of you for the disgusting, obscene, unjust, illogical, and immoral equation you stand for. I won't break any laws. I won't harm one hair on your rotten heads. Its not that I don't wish you were gone. I do. But I would never jeapordize such an important cause with a criminal act. NEVER. My only realistic goal is to make as many people as possible understand. Including future generations. I hope they look back on these words and spit on your graves. Afterall, they won't achieve any degree of world peace or prosperity until after they acknowledge GREED as a form of EVIL. Not until they acknowledge it with a number or some type of material standard. In the unlikely event they ever do, I hope they FINALLY come up with a system that works for the vast majority. One with a reasonable pay scale and caps on personal wealth. Otherwise, their system will fail over and over again. Just like the one you stand for. It can't work this way. It never has and it never will. NEVER. NO WAY IN HELL. So mark my words: I will not make excuses for a single one of you. I don't care how smart you think you are. I don't care how talented you think you are. I don't care how pretty you think you are. I don't care what you think you've done to earn up to fifty thousand times the pay of a firefighter, soldier, farmer, teacher, cop, truck driver, or garbageman. You're not worth it. I don't even care if your personal fortune fell out of the sky. If you're rich, I hate you. I don't care how much you 'give back'. I care how much you keep. Therefore, I will do everything within my power and within the law to expose your incredible greed and hypocrisy. If you want to break my will, then you're going to have to break my neck first. and if you pull a stunt like that, then a lot of people will know what happened to me and why. I've planned in detail for it. Most of you have no idea. Regardless, you pigs will not go down in history as 'heroes' or 'humanitarians'. Not if I can help it. We're in this mess primarily because of you. Its going to get MUCH worse primarily because of you. Thats what I believe and thats the message I intend to spread for the rest of my life. DEAL WITH IT.

A few more words about our new president and how certain public figures are using him to divert our attention, dumb down our society, shut my big mouth, and discredit the cause I stand for. I said it during the presidential campaign, I said it again in November, and I will say it again now. Our new president has more character than most of his colleagues. Much more. In fact, he puts Bush, Cheney, Rice, Clinton, Gore, Palosi, Reagan, Carter, Romney, Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg, and Kennedy to shame. He also puts nearly every living public figure to shame. Including those who claim to support him. By politician, public figure, and 1% club standards, he is an angel. That being said, he is still a politician. Still a public figure. Still a member of the one percent club. Just a man. Like any other, he is a product not only of genetics but also of his environment. Like any other, he is intoxicated by certain elements of modern society. Including three of the worst. Fame, fortune, and power. All three have the potential to corrupt the mind, the heart, and the will of any human being. I can name only one who resisted the influense of all three. Mother Teresa died in 1998. The amazing standard she set died with her. Since then, an army of public figures and false heroes have sold out the very concept of 'good will'. Capitalizing on bogus promises to make the world a better place. The vast majority, on day one. The rest, along the way. Obama will do the same. Its just pathetic human nature. Put any man or woman on a stage or throne and something about them is different. Make any man or woman rich and something about them is different. I said it in November and I will say it again. Barack Obama was probably a very good down to earth man at one time. That was before the corrupt influense of fame, fortune, and power. Now, something about him is different. The same goes for Michelle Obama. They have already begun to sell out. Not only as necessary during the campaign because of our ignorant society and the fact that we won't elect ANYONE unless they look a certain way, dress a certain way, talk a certain way, kiss our babies, cut our taxes, tell us what we want to hear no matter how unrealistic, believe in God, follow a certain religion, support a certain industry, and show up on our favorite talk show with a fake smile, stupid jokes, and lame dance moves. That was bad enough. A sell-out necessary to get elected by a pathetic, ignorant, naive, short sighted, half-wit, couch potatoe, love-sick, celebrity junkie society. But also for profit before, during, and after the election. I already mentioned the $400 lunchtime lobster feast. Paid for mostly by ordinary people who were willing to cut into their modest bottom lines in order to help get their hero elected. SHE ATE IT. That was bad enough. Another sign of the times. As expected, its already getting worse. I have no problem with the armor plated presidential limo, the extra security, the inauguration, or the speech. I have no problem with the concept of a public celebration. But I do have a problem with the $35,000 ring, the $150,000 dress, the exotic crystal, the exotic food, the coorporate plugs, NBC, MTV, BET, Beyonce, LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and every other filthy rich big business/big money/big celebrity hypocrite pig who had the nerve to fly in on their personal jets, stand there lavished in gold, and jewels, and fur, and $10,000 suits and pretend as if they and Obama share a desire to make the country and our world a better, more stable, more peaceful, and more 'just' place for all its people. Once again, promoting their own interests, dumbing down our society, and dancing their way around the single greatest underlying cause for the global economic crisis. GREED. The single greatest threat to modern society. GREED. Filthy, rotten, disgusting, self-centered, self-serving, black-hearted, hypocritical GREED. By doing so, they divert our attention AGAIN at a crucial time when we need more than ever to finally acknowledge GREED as a form of EVIL. At a time when we need more than ever to understand how it burns through moral character, spreads like wildfire, jumps from one industry to another, one person to another, and wreaks havok on society worldwide. IT ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY BEYOND ANY SHADOW OF A DOUBT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL. All of this happened on Obama's watch. I understand that he didn't plan most of the details. But he did know about many. He stood by and watched that event sell out to the highest bidder. He also bought the ring. He didn't even have a word to say about the double standards or many ethical contradictions. Afterall, he got elected. It was no longer necessary to kiss so much big business, big money, big celebrity, 1% club ass. SELL-OUT. Now, that army of filthy-rich, self-centered, self-serving, self-promoting, hypocrite pigs are using Obama's hopefull words against those very few of us who know better. They even have the nerve to belittle and villianize people like me simply because we don't float around with happy uplifting thoughts and a smile on our face. They pretend as if our message can't possibly be legitimate if its expressed with anger, contempt, hatred, or fear. As if a 'positive' attitude is any match for that domino-effect of socio-economic problems caused almost entirely by GREED. I understand that Obama could never go on record with views anything like mine. He has no choice but to be tolerant of other filthy-rich and powerful public figures. I can even forgive the affiliation to some extent. I also believe that he truly does want some degree of government reform, ethics, accountability, peace, prosperity, stability, opportunity, and economic justice for all people. Like I said, by politician standards he is an angel. Which is probably the nicest thing I will ever say or even think about a rich and powerful public figure. I find it near impossible to hate the man. He is literally the only rich and powerful public figure on this planet that I don't hate. I also understand why he gave the uplifting speech. I really don't blame him for a single word of it. But I will not pretend as if a smile or 'positive' attitude is any match for that particular form of evil consuming our world. I will not choose 'hope' over 'fear' just because it feels nice. Of course, I want things to get better. Of course, I will try in vain to help make things better. Of course, I want something legitimate to celebrate. Something that we could all be a part of. Of course, I desperately want Obama to succeed. Of course, I desperately want all of my predictions to be proven wrong. I just don't see it happening. With or without Obama, we are still stuck on that runaway train. Its not going to be any better. Its not going to be alright. Not for the vast majority. Its going to get much worse and stay that way for a very long time. I fully expect to die knowing that I devoted myself to a cause which was lost from day one. Greed will always triumph over good will. The people will never take any real stand against it. The vast majority are pathetic, ignorant, naive, short sighted, brainwashed, pharmameutical, medical-testing, couch potatoe, credit card, love-sick, celebrity junkie, powderpuffs. Perfect little victims. I hate to say that about my fellow citizens but its the truth. Afterall, they didn't see this comming. I tried to warn them and they still didn't see it. Others tried to warn them and they didn't see it. Albert Einstein tried to warn them SIXTY F$#&#$# YEARS AGO. They didn't listen. They didn't see it. They did NOTHING to stop this or even slow it down. Even now, when the problem is so much more obvious. Even now, when the futures of their children are at stake. Still, they do NOTHING. Sometimes, I wonder if they are even worth fighting for. What the hell is the point? They will never listen. They will never wake up. They will never do simple math. They will never take a stand. There will never be economic justice. There will never be a more reasonable distribution of wealth and resources. Therefore, there will never be any degree of world peace or prosperity. Its only going to get worse. A LOT WORSE. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.

The stimulus won't work. The new money won't work. The new budget won't work. There may be a short term revival later this year or next but it won't sustain itself. It absolutely positively will not work. Obama will have no choice but to acknowledge a severe US depression by the end of his first term. There will be no economic recovery without a more reasonable distribution of bottom line wealth. The wealthiest one percent must be willing to settle for less. A lot less. Trillions in bottom line wealth must be transfered back to the middle and lower classes. Otherwise, there will be no economic recovery ever. Not one of us will live to see it.

We are being fed a constant line of BS from the media about 'lost' market wealth. Similar to the line of BS we have been fed for years about wealth 'creation'. NBC and their panel of paid 'experts' (liars) recently took a question from a viewer (it may have been staged) about market 'losses' and 'gains'. Their answer was downright vague and misleading as usual. Stock values don't simply represent our collective 'productivity' or 'hard work'. Otherwise, Ford, GM, and Dodge would be doing fine. Afterall, the cars got built. If their answer had been true, then we could all just work a little harder, produce a little more, and revive our own economy. We can't. Its not that simple. Their answer was CRAP. Another stunt to make it appear as if we're all in this together. That panel of paid 'experts' (liars), also refered to stock values as 'phantom' wealth. Thats not exactly true either. Otherwise, those shares could never be traded for any actual product or service (They are. They always have been.). So what did NBC and their filthy rich trio of paid 'experts' (liars) leave out? The ugly truth as usual. Corporate stock values are not 'phantom'. They actually represent past profit margins, current profit margins, accounting scams, bailouts, and the potential transfer of more dollars FROM US TO THEM. The only 'phantom' elements involved are the shady speculation and accounting scams. Which always result in a transfer of dollars from one party to another. Otherwise, those fluctuating values are based on real world events. In the meantime, they are traded like an alternative form of currency. Eventually cashed in for market value. Just like gold and silver. Like any other form of currency, the richest one percent hold the lion's share. They currently own about 1/2 of the entire US market. The upper class own around 1/3. Foreign investors own around 1/8. The lower 90% of us own the scraps leftover. This equation has contributed to a constant transfer of wealth from poor to rich. Its been accelerating for decades. Stock values have fallen on average by about 50% in the past two years. They are down worldwide. Which may lead one to believe that America's richest 1% are taking a loss. They are not. Those values are down because so many people are running out of money to give them. When the filthy rich pigs (Bill Clinton, Jean Chatzky, Bill O'Reiley, Jim Kramer, Suze Orman, Maria Bartiromo, Lars Larson, Lou Dobbs, ect) talk about 'lost' market wealth, what they are actually refering to is lost 'business'. There is a HUGE difference. Actual wealth doesn't just float away. It only transfers from one party to another. Unfortunately, that transfer of wealth has been in favor of the rich for too many years. THEIR CURRENT PROFITS ARE DOWN ON AVERAGE BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN TOO OBSCENE FOR TOO LONG. THEY ALREADY OWN THE LION'S SHARE OF UNITED STATES WEALTH. A SIMILAR RULE APPLIES WORLDWIDE. MARKETS ARE DOWN BECAUSE THE WORLD'S WEALTH AND CAPITAL HAVE BEEN CONCENTRATED. AMERICA'S RICHEST 1 PERCENT NOW OWN ALMOST 1/2 OF ALL UNITED STATES WEALTH. THAT IS MUCH MORE THAN THE ENTIRE MIDDLE AND LOWER CLASSES COMBINED. THE WORLD'S RICHEST ONE PERCENT NOW OWN OVER 40% OF ALL WORLD WEALTH. THAT IS MUCH MORE THAN THE LOWER 90% WORLDWIDE. PROFITS FOR THE RICHEST 1% ARE DOWN ON AVERAGE BUT NOT GONE. THEY STILL GET EVEN RICHER AS WE SPEAK. THEIR INCREDIBLE WEALTH WAS NOT CREATED, GENERATED, OR GROWN IN THEIR BACK YARD. IT WAS TRANSFERED FROM US TO THEM. NOT ONLY THROUGH CORPORATE PROFITS BUT ALSO THROUGH INDIVIDUAL PROFITS. THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST 1 PERCENT ARE NOW SO INCREDIBLY RICH, THAT THERE SIMPLY ISN'T ENOUGH CURRENCY CIRCULATING BENEATH THEM TO SUSTAIN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. ITS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE. ANYONE IN THE FIELD OF ECONOMICS WHO STILL WON'T ACKNOWLEDGE THE SINGLE GREATEST UNDERLYING CAUSE FOR THIS GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS IS EITHER A MORON OR A COWARD. ITS NOT BRAIN SURGERY. FOR THE MOSTPART, ITS SIMPLE MATH. THE RICH ALREADY OWN TOO MUCH OF EVERYTHING. STILL, THEY WANT MORE. IT CAN'T WORK THIS WAY. IT ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY CAN NOT WORK THIS WAY. IT NEVER HAS AND IT NEVER WILL. ALBERT EINSTEIN TRIED TO MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL.