I would like to construct a Self Sustaining Farm on which to live with my Family and Friends
To do this, I need a Significant Sum of Money
I think I can get this Money by selling Media - Books, and Movies, so Forth
In Order to sell Media I need to get Famous
I am a believer in Majik Spells
Directing Energy ( Psychic & / Physical ) towards an Aim will produce it
Now, I have been Xplicit as to my Monetary Desires
( enough to create Microcosm of Ecologically Sustainable People's Community that functions outside the Money System to the Fullest Degree Possible within my LifeTime )
and I don’t think that's Xtreme, considering Modernity
I want Enough Money to live between the TechnoVerse and the EcoSystem in a Comfort and Freedom that is as Low imPact as Possible on the Plant and Animal Species I love, and to be able to bring my Philosophical Messages to those who need to hear them
I clarify because although I want Money to achieve my Aims
I CAN'T STAND XSWEALTH
WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
YOU CONSUMERS of XS?
XSWealth is a Belief System ( BS ) that equates "Greatness" with Luxury Material Consumption
XsWealth is presented to Us in Most Mainstream Media to Day
Under the inFluence of XsWealth
where Luxury Consumption is "Greatness"
Such as Kim Kardashian
are Famous despite having Few Notable Attributes besides their XSWealth.
Idols of XsWealth are Remarkable for how unRemarkable they are beyond Luxury Material Consumption.
This includes their "Beauty", which is the Product of Cosmetic Surgery, Photoshop, and Hired Stylists.
It’s Hard, as a Talented, Attractive, Intelligent, Creative Person, not to get peeved by Idols of XSWealth.
Here’s this Bland Ass-Chick and because she's parading around in a $3000 Wig and $500 SunGlasses EveryOne goes
with the Cameras and the Articles?
What the Fuck is this?
An Affront to my Dignity?
XSWealth is shoved down the Collective Gullet in
Film, Print and InterNet Media that display $$$$$$$$ Homes
Film, Print and InterNet Medias that profile Celebrity LifeStyles & / stars People who live Luxurious LifeStyles Simply for that Reason
To the Masses, who cannot achieve the Luxury Consumption of Insiders, via the Way Capitalism is structured as a Pyramid - with Most Wealth flowing upward - the "Trickle Down" Effect is, if not a Lie, than a Hyperbole
is sold Media featuring that Luxury Consumption through the Agency of the Idols of XSWealth - Celebrities - who are Chosen for this Role by Insiders because they emulate and appeal to the Nature of the Masses.
The Idols of XsWealth are not Compelling beyond their Consumer Consumption : they are Sancho Panza as King. Yet, the Media displays them as if their Luxury made them Interesting a Priori : "I'm Interesting because I own a Louis Vuitton Purse." ( I'd love to make a TShirt that says that and then go to an Xpensive NYC Party )
Via the Media Proliferation of the Idols of XsWealth, the Mass is being told, Rather than xpand your Mind with Learning, your Community by meeting, or your Eco System by interacting with Nature, you should chase Material Luxury Wealth in Order to be rewarded with Attention. XsWealth Media creates the im'Pression that buying Things ( "supporting the Economy" ) is More imPortant than Politiks, Art, Science, Wit, Critical Thinking, Plant and Animal Life, the Weather, Sociology, Geology, EveryThing, in Short, but Money and the Envy it can buy ( "Envy me" will say the back of mt TShirt ). Such a Value System wrenches Power from the Masses by making them dependent on Insiders - the Owners of the Means of acquiring said Money ( the Means of Production ). Thus indoctrinated, the Mass is enslaved to the Insider Money-Producing Body, the WorkForce. But, of Course, where does the Vast Majority of the Money generated by the WorkForce go? Not to the Majority, the Masses, but to ever Wealthier Insiders. Don't think I'm blaming the Masses for XSWealth and it's Deadly Fallout. Under GPWCT, the Masses are herded by Insiders via Media and Government for Insider's Benefit Primarily, the Comfort of the Masses in this Scheme ( their "Standard of Living" ) is inCidental and given to maintain the Masses' Passivity and Malleability.
The Myth of "Endless Economic Growth" is Helpful in that it creates the imPression that if you don't Own a Mega Mansion and an SUV it's because you didn't work Hard Enough for them, rather than because Such Luxuries are inHerently Rare. XSWealth BrainWashing is Dangerous because it gives People the imPression these Luxuries are not Rare, and so we ravage the Planet to acquire them Each One of us, thinking we deserve them and are noBodies without them.
It is a Shallow, Sick Culture that values the Surface Gloss of Consumerism over the Soulful Depth of a Life lived for One's Self, One's Community, and Nature. In The Reign of Quantity and the Sign of the Times, Rene Guenon criticizes Modern Western Society for being More concerned with Quantity than Quality. He attributes this to a Spiritual Falling from Grace, a reenVisioning of Reality not as descending Spiritually from "God" to "Satan", but Horizontal in Time, creating the "Myth of Progress" through Mass Technological Development, as opposed to Personal Spiritual enLightenment. This creates Atheism and depression. Instead of seeing One's Self as an Xpression of the Absolute, a Conscious Agent of the Divine, the Self is reduced to a Cog in the Machine, a Cell in the Body, used and discarded. If this upsets you, Dear Worker, if you haven't fallen for One of the Insider Religious Traps, you can take a Fancy Pill, Specifically created to counterbalance your Sense of the Meaninglessness of your Life under GPWCT. This Pill will regulate your Mood and Habits so that you are Able to go to Work Every Day to build the Technologies that will, if they continue consuming the Resources they do in the Quantities they do at the Rate they do, poison the Land you live on, the Food you eat, the Water you drink and the Species whose Diversity enriches your Day to Day Xperiences. Don't see this happening on Turtle Island? Take a Plane to China or India and as you walk around Bejing or Mumbai, think about what if Every One of these People lived the Consumer Driven LifeStyle was Necessary for you to get there? Because that is what they want, and that is what we as Flashy, XSWealth Obsessed North Americans with our Global Media Empires have made them want. Many a Lazy and Cruel Politician / Dictator / Insider has thought the Answer to this Corundum is cutting off People's access to Information, so they dont crave what their Leaders dont want them to have or cant give them. But a Society run on Compassion rather than Greed would find a Way for People to live Better and live Richer, not in the Monetary Sense but in the Xperiental Sense, within Natural EcoSystems. Instead, Natural EcoSystem are ravaged for their Resources and deserted, the People who have lived on the Land for Thousands of Years dumped Somewhere else, All for anOther Nation's XSWealth.
XSWealth is the Myth that if we Only keep making our Consumption More Lavish, we will be Happier
What Xperience confirms this?
Luxury Consumption makes People More Enviable, Yes, but does being envied make AnyOne Happy? From the Number of Celebrities ( Sociocrats - Members of the Mass elevated to Positions of Power for the Sake of distracting the Mass / guiding Mass behaviour through Envy-driven Emulation ) TrainWrecks we are witness to a Year, I would say, no.
It is hanging out with Other People that makes People Happy
( and if we are Each in Competition with One an Other for Scarce Resources, as Capitalist Economics claims we are, how can hanging out with Other People make us Happy? )
It is Food that makes People Happy
( and in the World of XSWealth, where Fashion Models rule and Obesity is Rampant, does it? )
It is working on Self-Driven Tasks from which we see a Beneficiary Result
( like writing Essays and publishing them onLine, or foraging in the Woods for Mushrooms )
that makes People Happy
( and, under GPWCT, where the Fruits of our Compulsory Labor [Work] are abstracted [into Money] and the Majority of the Material Benefit of that Abstraction goes to our Boss, does working make us Happy? )
The Xistence of Data indicating we need a Certain Level of inCome to be Happy is a Social Reinforcement.
If Most People own a Luxury Bath Tub, "Society" thinks you need a Luxury BathTub to be Happy. If you don't own One, what will People think of you? When the Mass Media, owned and directed by Insiders, creates a Proliferation of Images of People enjoying Luxury BathTubs ( Advertisements ), People get the imPression Most People own or aspire to own a Luxury BathTub and they ought to too. If noOne within a Culture had seen a Luxury BathTub noOne thinks you needed a Luxury BathTub to be Happy.
Capitalist Consumerism, epitomized in XSWealth, runs on the Illusion that you need Certain Consumer Goods to be Happy / to xpress your Self Fully as your Self. But, again, Most of the Real Value Goods produced under GPWCT goes to Insiders who own the Means of Production. XSWealth is about believing “More than” makes Happy. A Consumptive Arms Race Begins. This is referred to as “Keeping up with the Joneses.”
Many, for All their XSWealth, are the Slaves of their Petty Social and Material OneupManships, and this makes them unFriendly, unTrustworthy and unHappy.
This is the Difference between a Hierarchical Society and an Anarkistic Society, and it is a Matter of Perception : in Hierarchical Societies, Some One is allways King, Some One is allways trying to be King and Some One is allways being subjected beneath the King. In Anarkistic Societies, All understand and recognize the Value of the Various Personal Talents that maintain Life in a Community. The Difference between Hierarchy and Anarky is the Difference between "taking Power over" and "giving Power to."
If Wealth is a Form of Social Credit, it’s Hard to Imagine Any One deserving a $$$$$$$$$$. After a Point, Wealth so Far above the Mean becomes Absurd, Gluttonous and Socially and Environmentally Destructive.
This is a Story a Friend Once told me : a Little Boy is born - let's call him Romulus. At a Young Age, Five, Romulus decides that what he would like from Life is All the Money in the World. You've read The Secret? Well, from that Moment on, whereever Young Romulus goes, he finds Money! Small Amounts at First - $0.05 here, $0.20 there - but Consistently. Where was All this Money coming from? The Poor, of Course, were the First to loose their Change - $0.05 here, $0.20 there - but the Poor have allways known how to get on without Mone, so as More and More of their Change vanished from their Pockets - to be picked up Hours Later by Young Romulus - the Poor turned to bartering the Objects around them.
Romulus, after Thirteen, began to find Even Larger Sums of Money : $60 here, $100 there! The Nxt to Loose their Money, of Course, were the Middle Classes, who - since the Poor had lost All their Money to Romulus - had Less Business and More Theft. Their Savings and their Investments and their Assets plummeted as All their Cash found its Way to Romulus.
With the Middle Class declaring Bankruptcy across the Country, so the Bottom fell out of the Banks! And when the Bottom fell out of the Banks - then it was over for the Rich, too. They were forced to trade their fancy Furniture for Food in the Barter Economy - just like the Poor! Romulus, now Eighteen, had All the Money in the World, a giant Pile of it - Coins and Cash to do him forever!
But when Romulus went to spend this Money, what do you think happened?
NoOne would take it.
To desire Money, Wealth - in itsSelf - is a Worthless Ambition and to desire Wealth at the Xpense of Others will find you made Worthless.
The Results of Wealth hoarding ( XSWealth ) are Evident All Over the Modern Globe. Nuclear Weapons point from One XSWealth Hoarder to anOther, lest they try to hoard the Other.
This is a Quote from an Xcellent Book, Sex at Dawn, by Cecelia Jetha and Christopher Ryan -
"...data Goodall collected in her first years at Gombe (from 1961 to 1965) painted a different picture of chimpanzee social interaction than the accounts of chimpanzee warfare she and her colleagues published to global acclaim a few years later. Observations from those first four years at Gombe had left Goodall with the impression that the chimps were 'far more peaceable than humans.' She saw no evidence of 'war' between groups and only sporadic outbreaks of violence between individuals.
"But Goodall's impression of relative harmony was to change- not coincidentally, argues Power- precisely when she and her students began giving the chimps hundreds of bananas every day, to entice them to hang around the camp so they could be observed more easily...
Recalling this period a few years later, Goodall wrote, 'The constant feeding was having a marked effect upon the behavior of the chimps. They were beginning to move about in large groups more often than they had ever done in the old days. They were sleeping near camp and arriving in noisy hordes early in the morning. Worst of all, the adult males were becoming increasingly aggressive...Not only was there a great deal more fighting than ever before, but many of the chimps were hanging around camp for hours and hours every day.'"
Sounds like a Ghetto, doesnt it - a Place where People await HandOuts, disEmpowered by those Very Handouts from working for themSelves to gain the Things they require to survive : so why do we have a Social Safety Net? People didn't have to wait for Hand Outs when they gathered / hunted / farmed their Own Food, but torn off their Land, wrenched from their Cultural Traditions and left in a disHeartening Urban Environments / Reservations without any Viable Means of Survival outside of Wage Slavery and Charity, People become trapped in a Cycle of Poverty ( that benefits the Insiders who put them there ).
Wage Slavery works like this - pay your Employee Less than the Value of their Labor, just enough to get by, but not enough to support Any Activity besides going to Work. Then, charge that Employee Greater than the Cost of the Production for the Necessities of Survival they themSelves helped create. As Crimethink points out in their Phenomenal Book, Work: "They've got you coming and going."
When the Media of the Western World portrays the "Modern LifeStyle" it goes Straight to the Top10% of the inCome Bracket, a Habit that is at Best Alienating and at Worst False Promising, an Xpression of Capitalism's Two Fundamental Lies - 1. that the Capitalist Economy can xpand inFinitely, 2. the Trickle Down Theory - an inFuriating Reminder of the inEqualities of Consumer Capitalism, and a Catalyst for Global Environmental Collapse. The 1st World Masses, encouraged to buy Luxuries on Credit in the Belief, transmitted to them by Advertising, that this could be them, start making it them, en Mass, while the Drudgery that was Once their Lot is shifted to anOther UnderClass - this Time in Countries Far away. The Effects of this Mentality ( that EveryOne deserves Luxury Material Consumption - it's Good for the Economy and Good for People to live in a Bubble of Industrial Material Consumerism ) can be Witnessed, in its Devastation, on the Modern Globe.
XSWealth perpetuates itsSelf, as those who are brought up in XSWealth xpect XSWealth. I know this from my Own Xperience. As Many Ecological Beliefs as I have, I am frightened by the Prospect of living in Less Consumer Comfort than I did in my Parents' Home. I am aFraid I would be un Happy with Less Consumer Comforts than they had. I am aFraid my Parents would be unHappy with me if I did not achieve their Level of Consumer Comfort. As a Result, I repeat their Patterns of Consumption. In writing this, I am breaking out in a Cold Sweat with Fear I will not be able to repeat my Parents' Patterns of Consumption. I am consoled by reminding mySelf that True Wealth lies in One’s Relationships with People, the Environment and the Spirit of the Universe, not in One’s Material Possessions. I will find a Balance between my Love of Certain Technologies and my Love of Mother Earth.
Some of the Most Grievous Perpetrators of XSWealth are the Children of the Mega Rich. As they did not struggle for their Advantages, Many of them invent Struggles as a Response.
The Lack of Guilt evidenced by the Perpetrators of XSWealth belays the Solipsism of XSWealth. This is supported by Studies that indicate the Wealthy are, on Average, Less Compassionate. How could One hold on to One's Vast, unWarranted Wealth if One did not begin to believe in All Sorts of Absurd Reasons as to why this Wealth should be theirs a'Lone? Bret Easton Ellis's Books are Tremendous for illuminating the Moral Vacuum that xists beneath the Glittering Sheen of XSWealth. A Good Film for observing the Effects of XSWealth on the Sapiens Species is Born Rich by Johnson's and Johnson’s Heir Jamie Johnson. Many of the People in this Film are Disturbing - in a Way Similar to a Lot of Upper-Middle Class People I've known, Only More so - they display a Shocking Apathy and disIllusionment with the World beyond their Privilege, and with their Privilege itsSelf. For Xample, Many Young Heirs in the Film say that in their Family, they do not talk about Money. Which is like Rural Canadians refusing to talk about Trees - bound to end Badly.
I guess if the XSWealthy started talking Honestly about Money amongst themSelves they would be forced to admit they don't deserve the amount of it they have.
The Only Way that the Cultural Perversion and Environmental Disease that is XSWealth can be stopped is if GPWCT, in it's Elements, is dismantled and replaced by a Social System More geared towards Community, interPersonal Interaction and Ecology, rather than Company, Country and Economy. I call this New Society Anarkism.
Until that is Accomplished - and it will be accomplished when the Masses are alerted as to how they are being brainwashed by GPWCT and how GPWCT is unHealthy, and decide, en Mass, to take up Self-Sustaining Activities - there are Reasons to keep from Despair : Artists have allways had a Greater Effect on Public Memory and ImagiNation than XSively-Wealthy Business People, even if these Artists were Poor, because Artists are More inTeresting than Greedy Business People.
How Many of you know who the Guy above is?
Net Worth in Life : 1 Ear
How about the Guy below?
Net Worth in Life : $297.8 Billion
There is Plenty to be enjoyed in an EcoSensitive Culture - interPersonal and Imaginary Majik, for Xample, as opposed to the Falsified Majik of Purchase and Product. One is Full because it engages the Sapien Soul. The Other is Empty because it confuses Material Consumption with Soul.
XSWealth and Beauty
It a Lady's Thang
Xpensive Body Treatments achieve Little
Case in Point
Who is More Attractive?
The Lady who developed DreadLocks after she quit using Conditioner because she was too Poor to buy it
Andrea Coates of LLWAM
Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo Shoes!
The Lady whose Clothes are Most 2nd and 3rd-Hand Swaps or Things she found in Boxes left in the Street
the Lady who would have to pay $$$ for this "Designer" Shirt if the Company made her buy it?
The Lady with the Tits she was born with
Tiffany and Titania, I call em
the Lady who paid $$$$$ for these Silicon imPlants?
Natural Belle, they call em