time seems to pass without regard for what it consumes these days

there have been some losses, and more damages

and i remain feeling disconnected from this, and all portions, of the internet; the world largely feels like a mall, with the silicon valley types jumping at the chance to promote the shiny layers of the worst types of capitalism for their own benefit, willfully ignorant of consequences

what has been will be again, but they’ll just take their money and run

it has been a few weeks

11:11 / 12 October 2018
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An open field outside Seattle

While I’m not sure of how blockchain will assist in abolishing private property, this sentiment sure has me worried:

Weyl maintains that the “one person, one vote” setup results in a tyranny of the majority; instead, he envisions an electoral system where each voter is allotted a certain number of “voting credits” they can dispose of however they like.

The shortcomings of capitalism are so apparent even science is saying this shit is over. Yet to believe that technology holds the key to society is shortsighted.1

I also wonder if the ‘socialism’ that is Sanders-inspired will honestly translate to any attempt to remove the cancerous notions of capital from our sociopolitical operations, or if it will be an ugly re-imagining of the potential for state power.

  • At some point it will be up to humankind to balance itself out, to allow for the potential of but equally punish evil without bias. Power will have to be decentralized and communication utilized as a structural tool at all levels of organization. Yet our current top-down methods of giving a shit will not go quietly in to the dark.

Impending Doom

09:00 / 30 August 2018
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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Oregon

California is still on fire but people still debate whether or not the president is a racist. Even at the beach, the present shortcomings of America never leave my mind. To even consider the reality of our country is to be overwhelmed by it, but there aren’t many places left in this land it can be ignored.

The Pacific Ocean is a remarkable force—as Route 26 rolls over the various hills en route, it takes a minute to realize how far away the beach actually is. The coastline appears so expansive and all-encompassing, the actual shore presents itself with miles to go before arrival.

Daily life will continue, no matter what. Ultimately, movement is allowed to occur by whoever is holding the guns. It’s as tragic as it is consistent throughout history, and at this point no circumstance of absurd abuse of power should surprise anyone.

Talkin’ Shit About A Pretty Sunset

10:30 / 14 August 2018
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I get dizzy pretty easily. You won’t find me on one of those playground spinning circles or in just about any theme park-type ride. I won’t play drinking games that require spinning around a baseball bat in someone’s backyard. I can keep my cool through such things, but trying to stop and re-adjust to a reality of moving straight forward always makes me nauseous.

It’s another miserably hot summer. There are plenty of anecdotes and reports and opinions out about climate change, but these are just three from this week. My question is, what makes anyone think we’re going to work to deal with climate change in a necessary way? People still use Facebook despite everything—you’ll be hard-pressed to find people willing to give up gasoline.

The air is too thick to think in and walking even feels like a chore, and I just stopped moving for the first time in nearly four months and I’m looking around at America and I can’t stop feeling sick.

Dizzy

15:30 / 7 August 2018
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Sitting across from Drew, who has recently moved into an apartment down the street, talking about what it was like to see America from the outside in, I recounted a conversation I’d had from earlier in the day; “We’re at a point in time where our society is having actual conversations regarding the ethics of putting three-year olds in dog cages.”

Everything feels like a public relations campaign, like the mass hysteria we’re experiencing in the States is related to the impossibility of escaping one falsehood or another. Blatant, polished lies we just accept because that is what living in a consumer society means—a national language known as Advertising. From national holidays to national office, the fraudulence behind American institutions is glaring in the glow of the internet, but it feels like things still aren’t nearly as bad as they could be.1

It isn’t as easy to see from inside the bubble, though. Within the borders. Drew chimes in. “It’s mass apathy and the atrophy that comes with it.” I picture a dead leg decaying in the dirt of a forest—probably something I saw in a movie once—and nod.

  • I wonder if more people get emotionally devastated by an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale than they do about news regarding terror attacks in foreign countries.

Where To Even Begin

00:15 / 6 August 2018
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