Social CriticismActually, I want to pursue my hobbies in peace and not bother with the intrusive problems of the evil world. But as a sensitive artist I brood over all sorts of things and freedom of expression is very important to me. So let's dive into the toxic abyss of the socially critical discourse.
- Human Relations
Since the human individual was conceived as a herd animal without being asked, it is compelled to bother with other conspecifics and has developed a more or less pronounced social behavior. Since its easily manipulable psyche is not designed for global, sustainable thinking, but still in Stone Age fashion for short-term hunting success and the assertion of one's own clan in a merciless wilderness, it easily breaks under the burden of the modern, complex world in which we are constantly confronted with bad news and its far-reaching consequences.
Comfortable lies of charismatic alpha animals are preferred to logic and self-reliant actions. The seductive power of violence and intimidation as a supposedly quick solution is all too popular. The conflict between the need for self-fulfillment and the need for consideration inevitably leads to social division. The overarching dependencies are a fundamental flaw of the world. Instead of everyone being able to create their own world and interaction only takes place where it is voluntary and beneficial, all living beings are crammed into one world and piss each other off. The law of the strongest or the morst adapted prevails. This ensures the rise of the most ruthless tyrants and their obedient entourage. These determine the social consensus to the chagrin of rational and freedom-loving individuals.
You can't even blame people for their depravity, because it is the consistent result of a fundamentally bad nature. Progress is theoretically possible, but putting it into practice is a tough battle against human nature.
Originally invented to give people more prospects through mutual exchange, economy has developed into a rampant cancer growth of virtual numbers that decides on the weal and woe beyond the actual availability of goods, and which mankind can hardly control. Skilled businessmen wind their way through the dependencies, everyone else is doomed to be their milking cattle. Cash is king and money makes money. Resources are unfairly distributed geographically and individually. The dependencies force you, even apart from personal greed, to do business with tyrants, because the means of production are in their hands. The economy is a monster that needs to be kept running. Every irregularity becomes an existential threat of global proportions.
A free market forces you to be ruthless in order to not end up at the wrong end of the food chain. Great prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of others, and of course those who are particularly greedy and lacking empathy are most successful. The alleged freedom in capitalism is nullified by the unfreedom of nature. You can't choose your personality. People with low business instincts and competitive thinking have drawn the short straw from the start. But when the state tries to distribute fairly and to propagate relinquishment, it fails because of human egoism. Both systems glorify work, but who cannot get rich through work, becomes either a lazy parasite or a political zealot, who hopes for privileges by ingratiating himself with the state and forcing the supposedly selfless worldview on others. In both cases, society is divided into complacent bigwigs and dissatisfied victims. You can try to find a compromise somewhere in between, and usually end up with the worst of both systems: ruthless exploitation like in capilatism and state tutelage like in socialism.
MoneySince in direct barter, not everyone has always the right goods at hand, money was invented as a medium of exchange. Sounds like a good idea, as long as the value is stable and comprehensible, and the opportunities to receive and lose money are fair. But with the invention of low-value coins, paper money and finally book money, the value of money has increasingly moved away from actual, tangible values. Faith in virtual numbers and their manipulation determine the weal and woe of people. The big money has never been made through honest work, but through ominous wheeling and dealing with incomprehensible financial gibberish. This leads to grotesque absurdities, e.g. that waste, idling and detours are more profitable than sustainability. The intended inflation eats up every saved nest egg and is intended to urge you to invest in excessive consumption or obscure investments in order to further stimulate the sick growth. Simply keeping your money until you really need it is not allowed. Only the high-risk, dubious speculations are really profitable, otherwise everything that you have from investments is endless paperwork, because every sales check has to be filed and verified at every traffic light crossing, because legally legitimized thieves lurk behind every hedge to prey upon you or to destroy you juridically, if you deprive them of their undeserved share of the booty.
CostsNothing is for free in this hostile world. That would still be tolerable, if you were to spend your money mainly on things that really bring you joy and help you advance. But most of the money goes on ungrateful crap like taxes, fees, insurance, repairs. As described in "The evil dominates", you hardly get around to improving your living conditions because you are constantly busy fighting the deterioration. The badness is so overwhelming, that an individual can hardly cope with it, so we have invented division of labor, social services and organizations to distribute the effort accordingly. However, this also means, you have to pay for the incompetence of others. Bloated administrative apparatus, bad management, morbid working conditions, waste, embezzlement and greed for profit, parasites as well as the crazy inflation drive the costs higher and higher, and so our lives are largely shaped by money worries.
WorkFirst of all, work is a necessary evil. Some are lucky enough to find fulfillment in a necessary activity or skillfully market a useless activity. For others, even fulfilling activities get spoiled, as soon as they are performed under financial coercion. Instead of keeping the necessary evil as small as possible, distributing it fairly and making it as pleasant as possible, the natural dynamic, that the bad always dominates, puts the authority in the hands of the insensitive, who don't mind to sacrifice their lifetime to drudgery and to grind their subordinates. These people rise socially and from their high horse glorify work as a virtue and privilege, with contempt and incomprehension for those who have to do useless and unsatisfactory dirty work. Work is praised as a wonder drug for all problems, and raised from an activity that may be experienced as meaningful to the meaning of life itself, of which no criticism is tolerated. Those who do not perform enough are discriminated against, but what is mainly rewarded is the performance as a pitchman, not the real service to humanity.
It is an old and understandable human dream that machines do the work so that we can devote our time to more beautiful things, leisure, culture and maintaining social contacts. But whenever a free space is created through automation, people are not allowed to enjoy it. The workers are either laid off or have to fill the time with more drudgery and the bigwigs reap the profits. The greed of the few forces everyone else to follow and increase their productivity so that they remain competitive. Even in the digital age, we still toil like mules and instead of being happy that technology makes life easier, you have to fear for your livelihood.
Application - Unculture of DishonestyJob hunting is only for actors and people without self-respect. The whole subject is infiltrated with lies and hypocrisy. It starts with application training. You are told that you should be authentic and individual, and in the same breath they meticulously dictate every detail, from the stilted salutation to sycophantic phrases to the millimeter-precise alignment of the application photo. If you point out the absurdity of this contradiction, you will only encounter incomprehension and aggressiveness. There are countless rules of conduct during the job interrogation, that make it an inhuman, uptight conversation. With sneaky psychological tricks, applicants are sounded out and punished for minor personality flaws. The curriculum vitae already bears in its name the opinion that life is to be equated with work and accordingly it is required that you make your life decisions not according to your own needs, but according to having a flawless CV and to please the job market. Anyone who does not have career as their primary goal in life has to justify themselves everywhere. No wonder that there is often glossing over and fraud.
Employers are also lying. If they advertise their company, you will come across photos of happy people who praise their work as heaven on earth and depict every job, no matter how banal, as a future-oriented career path. In job advertisements, completely exaggerated demands are regularly made, which are later not even needed, in order to scare off ordinary mortals from the beginning and to promote a workaholic cult. Companies that present themselves in a modern way, attract with a pally appearance and cozy sitting areas, but only invade your private life and manipulate you emotionally in order to make you feel guilty if you let the "family" down. In a half-hearted attempt to protect employees from arbitrariness, employers have been forbidden from writing bad things about the person in employment references. That only led to them using a secret code made up of comparatives of positive terms to slander behind your back and to ruin your reputation.
Professionality is an elitist attitude that is careful not to have any points of contact with anything human and imperfect. A polished facade of soulless superficiality and feigned emotion. The icing on the cake is that it´s all accepted completely uncritically. Although everyone knows that not every job is a dream job, that most of the time you only work for the money, and that the whole fawning in job interrogations is insincere, people uphold this web of lies. With euphemistic newspeak, every season young job starters are sworn to their slavery, as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
Live and let live. Politics is contrary to this beautiful guiding principle, because it does not deal with individual decisions, but with questions of the community, where you can never please everyone. Nobody can live without influencing their environment, someone always feels deprived or threatened. Individual decisions have the potential to become a trend and thus a policy. People have the talent to always implement good basic ideas in the worst and most perverted way. That is why trivialities, unlaid eggs and private affairs stir up existential fears and rampant debates. Causality interferes with self-determination.
Politics is inherently ugly, because the "important" topics tend to be the most boring and uncomfortable. That is why it is mainly the boring and most uncomfortable people who feel they are called to politics. Just like in business, you won't get very far with common sense and decency and it's mostly all about money and power. A horde of sleazy lobbyists and demagogues manipulate the lower instincts of the masses for their own ends. As everywhere else, the same applies in politics: the bad will prevail by itself. Therefore, you are always reproached for not being committed enough, as if you were responsible for the stupidity of others or the nature that always promotes badness. Who begins to deal with politics once, will only have sorrows, because despots grow like weeds. And if you don't want anything to do with politics, it insidiously pulls you into its swamp. As soon as you have an opinion on something, you are political and make enemies to yourself, and if you have no opinion or do not make it public, you will be scolded spineless and you make enemies as well.
LawIn their well-meaning intention to regulate everything for us, the legislators always forget that the law itself needs to be regulated so that it does not grow into a confusing forest of paragraphs that even lawyers can hardly see through. Therefore, here are a few basic rules that the design of the law should be based on:
- The law serves the people and not the other way around. People have rights and needs, institutions don't. The law must first of all justify itself to the thinking and feeling being that is affected by it. Things like the state, society or the economy are not thinking and feeling beings, but institutions that also only serve the well-being of people, who give them their right to exist, and therefore never have priority over people. Institutions should always be questioned critically.
- The legislation must be based on scientifically proven knowledge and constantly checked to keep it up to date. Religion, tradition, speculation and symbol politics are not valid criteria of the legislation. If a certain law in another country has been shown to be better regulated in the sense of the guidelines mentioned here, this should be taken as a model and your own law adapted accordingly.
- In general, everything is allowed as long as it does not cause damage. People should be given as much personal responsibility as possible. Statutory regulations should be viewed as an exception to be avoided. The number of laws must be kept as small as possible and kept tidy. The law should not be a burden in everyday life and should not cause disproportionate work. Superfluous, outdated and unsuitable laws, as well as laws that cause more uncertainty than clarification, must be abolished or changed immediately.
- The law must be formulated clearly and in a generally understandable manner. The following applies: one law for one issue. Multiple fields of application or misuse due to ambiguous interpretability are to be avoided. The underlying human values and the objectives of each law should be explicitly named and defined so that everyone can logically understand what a particular law is good for and whether it is practicable.
- Consequences in the event of legal violations serve to limit the damage, if possible to reverse it, and to have a learning effect. They are not retaliatory and are not intended to cause additional damage.
- All political debates and decisions have to be publicly visible and contestable. It should not be the case that decisions that affect the people are made to the exclusion of the people.
Human RightsI have no objection to human rights. I have objections where they are too brief or ambiguous.
- Natural Rights
"Innate" or "natural" basic rights are derived from the innate instinct of every sentient being to avoid suffering. If these rights were actually anchored in natural law, they could not be broken any more than the laws of gravity and we would not need any declarations of human rights. But nature does not give us any rights at all, it only gives us the ability to suffer and then sits idly by as bad people take advantage of this weakness. Nature itself is the cause of all suffering. Our sense of morality is only one variable among many, which struggles to assert itself against the overwhelming power of bad influences. The natural constraints are bad enough, so life shouldn't be made more difficult by societal constraints.
- Joy and Freedom
Life itself is just a collection of metabolic processes. What makes life worth living and what is the basis of all our endeavors is our wellbeing, which is expressed in positive emotions and the free development of our true personality. That is why joy and freedom are the highest values that cannot be separated from each other. Joy alone can also be generated through brainwashing, drugs, or artificial nerve stimulation, but that is not authentic. Also, someone could justify murder if it avoids suffering in life. That is why there has to be freedom, no one is allowed to rule over others. Freedom alone may also exist in wild, chaotic and unempathetic societies, but of what use is it, if one is constantly plagued by worries?
- Right to life
An objective meaning or value of life is not discernible and would be a violation of self-determination. The evolutionarily determined survival instinct guarantees the demand, that determines the subjective value of life through the addiction to positive emotions and the fear of loss. Where there is no joy, meaning and hope, life loses its subjective value and the being commits suicide. Wherever a granted right to life does not go hand in hand with a right to positive emotions and where without the right to self-determined death it becomes a coercion without alternative, this right is hypocritical.
Basically, I am in favor of everyone being allowed to determine their own life and death, that one must not kill anyone against their will but also not force them to live against their will. Also, no one is to be regarded as a criminal who consensually helps others to live or die. Paternalism is not prevention. Worthy living conditions, respect for sovereignty over oneself as well as competent communication free of taboos is.
- Right to marriage
Anyone who thinks they need their love to be stamped by an authority should be allowed to do so. But this misses the point. The aim should be a right to interpersonal relationships, regardless of form and function. Monogamy is a relic of the days when there was no contraception and venereal diseases were deemed a punishment by supernatural powers, when patriarchs were obsessed with bloodlines and profitable alliances. Marriage is still subsidized today because the family is considered to be the nucleus of society from which the cannon fodder for an economy that is dependent on eternal growth arises. However, a marriage certificate does neither guarantee a stable relationship, nor parental competence.
- Right to citizenship
The necessity of such a thing in a complex and populous world can be debated, but selling it to us as a great achievement of civilization is questionable. Because if you don't have one, you are an outcast who is not allowed to enter anywhere. Citizenship is the coercion to stick a label on in order to be tolerated by your own species on your own planet. You have to register, carry around a passport and beg the authorities for a residence permit. The existing citizenship as well as its withdrawal can be abused to hold people prisoner in a country and to criminalize the willingness to help of other countries. Compared to a prehistoric man who can move freely around the planet without asking, this cannot be described as progress, but as a disadvantage of the modern world.
Slavery and forced labor are quite rightly abolished, but with the exception of certain public services, this noble proposition degenerates into lip service. Any state that does not consistently outlaw forced recruitment cannot be called civilized. Criminalizing exemplary people who refuse to join the military and stand up for peace is the worst thing you can do. A complete twisting of the definition of crime and a mockery of any efforts to achieve values such as freedom and peace. As long as this is a voluntarily chosen profession, you might think that would be okay. But who goes there voluntarily? It´s people inclined to violence and hierarchy. There is a risk of too many likeminded people in one place. This is yet another perfidious attempt by nature to get us to sacrifice freedom in order to protect freedom.
WarWar is mankind's dumbest invention and everyone who regards militarism and war as a legitimate method of active interest pursuit is a retarded subhuman and a despicable criminal. If it were up to me, the military would be instantly, globally, completely and forever abolished. But here again, the world does not value pacifism. Because the bad always dominates, even a peace-loving majority only needs to be confronted by a few violent barbarians to ruin everything. But there are not just a few, the world is full of warmongers across the borders. Warmongers on this side of the borders take this as legitimation to call sensitive people weak and defenseless, to propagate armament and old-fashioned role models of fighting men and junior-soldier breeding women, as well as the submission of the individual to collective values in favor of common strength. Perhaps it is true that overly individualistic and pacifistic civilizations cannot exist in the evil world, but such a nature that does not appreciate the pursuit of peace and self-determination is also not to be appreciated. I despise this depraved, blood-soaked world and refuse to be part of this machinery.
DictatorshipDictators, tyrants, despots, autocrats - they are an enormous indictment of society. It is always the same pattern according to which pathetic squirts with a big ego and big voice satisfy their need for admiration. First of all, they lie blatantly and promise quick solutions to problems, most of which consist of stirring up hatred against some scapegoat. The deluded plebs cheers their superficial successes and charismatic presence. Depraved henchmen without honor and morals do the dirty work for them and once their influence is established, it is difficult to get rid of them. They subjugate others with draconian punishments, but believe that they are above the law and are granting themselves more and more privileges. They want to rule everything, but are too cowardly to take responsibility for problems. They cover up their mistakes and suppress criticism, mostly portraying themselves as victims. While well-meaning diplomats endlessly debate and write noble declarations of human rights, nature gives the despots a free ticket for their terror regime.
Leading positions are a point in which a legal regulation is indispensable. Anyone who wants to hold a high political office should regularly have to undergo an aptitude test by independent experts (ironic recommendation: the strictness of the test increases in proportion to the number and qualifications of the required bodyguards). It would be irresponsible if insane fools could come to power through skillful demagogy. The following factors lead to disqualification:
- Denial of scientifically and historically proven facts as well as recognizable influence on official acts through unsubstantiated views such as religion, conspiracy theories and prejudices.
- Personality disorders such as megalomania, narcissism, sociopathy and paranoia
- autocratic efforts, such as expanding the powers of one's own office, making impeachment more difficult, interfering with the free formation of opinion
- any militaristic and expansive tendencies
- Targeted and repeated discrimination against people and groups of people (explicitly not meant are sins of youth or single stupid jokes and failed comments).
In the distant past, uneducated people explained natural phenomena with myths and magic. From their fallacies they have drawn rules that have become dogmatic institutions of oppression. But even in the age of science, irrational superstition is still widespread. Our consciousness generates an insatiable hunger for life, a feeling of great importance of ourselves, suppresses painful truths and lulls us into the hope of a greater existence beyond earthly life with all sorts of psychological tricks. And one day the universe in its lavish vastness full of undiscovered wonders and untapped potential opens up to this sensitive being: "Tee-hee! You will simply perish."
This is an insult to a sentient being full of curiosity and dreams. Escapism is only consistent in view of this reality, but this usually leads to damage as well. The unstable mind is all too easily fooled into believing every imaginable nonsense and committing every imaginable atrocity in its name.
After neverending consideration, I call myself an agnostic-atheist antitheist with a conditional sympathy for pantheism.
- Our senses, our minds, and our technology are limited. There is certainly still a lot to discover beyond our intellectual horizon. But whether there is actually a higher consciousness, how it is like, whether it can interact with us, whether we can ever grow beyond our physical limitations and participate in it, cannot be judged on the basis of supernatural experiences of brains susceptible to deception. Science is the only objective way of knowing. According to the current state of knowledge, one should not raise hopes, but unless the entire universe is scientifically explained, it is appropriate to be agnostic.
- Our societal way of living should only be based on what we know for sure. My consciousness and the resulting feelings and relationships with other living beings form my moral basis. I know that I don't want to suffer and that nobody else wants to either. No God is required for this. The probability that one of the countless religions would be true contrary to logic and, if so, to pick the right one without the help of logic as the only reliable basis for decision-making is extremely low and is not worth considering. My life practice is that of an atheist.
- The long-serving religions are scientifically and morally no longer tenable. A modern world view can only be reconciled with the contradictions, dogmas and claims to absoluteness through ignorance and absurd interpretations. Not to admit, that religious texts are fallible human work and not to distance oneself consistently from the barbaric acts that are ascribed to the respective deity in them, I consider dangerous. Even if the existence of such a god were proven, it would be contrary to my morality to serve him. Religious brainwashing must be counteracted with education and exemplified humanity on a non-religious basis. I am an anti-theist in that regard.
- Unlike many atheists, who pride themselves on their mundane existence, I perceive nature to be a dictatorship even without God. We have the ability to dream, to imagine so much more than this world has to offer. With all the joy of knowledge, the often banal and disenchanting truths are a disappointment and an insult to my romantic streak. Even if you are satisfied with the real possibilities, who can claim to use their full potential. Most people are trapped in unsatisfactory environments and incompetent personalities. Lethargy and weariness, communication barriers, restricted perception and mobility, paralyzing dependencies and fear of loss need to be cast off in order to facilitate a carefree exhaustion of all possibilities, until you have experienced everything and can relinquish self-determined in peace. I consider greater participation in the universe on a pantheistic basis to be a worthy alternative. But I can't just believe anything just because it sounds nice.
Bureaucracy is like a school bully lurking around every corner, stealing your lunch, forcing you to do his homework and harassing you when he doesn´t like your hairstyle. Bureaucracy gives you a life full of fears and worries, it interferes everywhere and hardly allows you to make a decision on your own without having to fear that you have overlooked any rules. You think work itself is annoying enough, but how relaxed it would be, if you simply got your money and call it a day. But you also have to see that all of the taxes and insurance are correct. If you are in a boring employment relationship, it may still be semi-automated, but every irregularity in your life causes a huge pile of paperwork. If you have any additional income or financial investments, if you want to be flexible to a certain extent in order to create your own livelihood, the bureaucracy spoils the last bit of vigor because it puts truckloads of obstacles in your way. They send you letters full of cryptic numbers and gobbledygook, you have to do the work of a lawyer and accountant in your well-earned free time, but you are not paid for it, but have to pay for it. If you don't correctly settle even one cent found on the street, you will be criminalized.