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, and 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 a Microcosm of an Ecologically Sustainable People's Community that will function out Side the Monetary System to the Fullest Degree Possible within my Life Time )
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, but also 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
become Famous despite having Few Notable Attributes besides their XsWealth.
The Idols of XsWealth are Remarkable for how unRemarkable they are beyond their 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 the Idols of XsWealth.
Here’s this Bland Ass Chick and because she's parading around in $3000 Shoes and $100 Eye Liner Every One 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 Media that profiles Celebrity LifeStyles & / stars People who live Luxurious Life Styles Simply for this Reason
To the Mass, who cannot achieve the Degree of Luxury Consumption of InSiders ( via the Way Capitalism is structured as a Pyramid - with Most Wealth flowing upward - the " Trickle Down " Effect, if not a Lie, is a Hyperbole )
is sold Media featuring that Luxury Consumption ( to create More Wealth for In Siders via entertaining / brainwashing the Mass ) through the Agency of the Idols of XsWealth - the Celebrities - who are Chosen for this Role by In Siders because they emulate and appeal to the Nature of the Mass.
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.
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 im'Portant than Politics, Art, Science, Wit, Critical Thinking, Plant and Animal Life, the Weather, Sociology, Geology, Every Thing, in Short, but Money and the Attractiveness it can buy. Such a Value System wrenches Power from the Mass by making them dependent on In Siders - the Owners of the Means of acquiring said Money ( the Means of Production ). Thus indoctrinated, the Mass is enslaved to the In Sider Money-Producing Body, the Work Force. But, of Course, where does the Vast Majority of the Money generated by the Work Force go? Not to the Majority, the Mass, but to ever Wealthier In Siders. Don't think I'm blame the Mass for XsWealth and it's Deadly Fall out. Under Capitalism, the Mass are herded by In Siders via Media and Government for In Sider's Benefit Primarily, the Comfort of the Mass in this Scheme ( their " Standard of Living " ) is in'Cidental and given to maintain the Mass's Passivity and Malleability.
The Myth of " Endless Growth " is Helpful in that it creates the im'Pression that if you don't Own a Mega Mansion and an SUV it's because you didn't work Hard Enough, rather than because Such Luxuries are inHerently Rare. XsWealth Brain Washing is Dangerous because it gives People the im'Pression these Luxuries are not Rare, and so we ravage the Planet to acquire them Each One of us.
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 Under Capitalism not as Vertical, descending Spiritually from " God " to " Satan, " but Horizontal in Time, creating the " Myth of Progress " through Mass Technological Development as opposed to through Personal Spiritual enLightenment. This Mode of Thought creates Atheism and depression. In Stead of seeing One's Self an Xpression of the Absolute, a Conscious Agent of the Divine, the Person 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 In Siders Religious Traps, you can take a Fancy Pill, Specifically created to counterbalance your Sense of the Meaninglessness of your Life under Capitalism. 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 Empire have made them want. Many a Lazy and Cruel Politician / Dictator / In Sider has thought the Answer to this Corundum is cutting off People's access to Information. 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 Eco Systems. In stead, Natural EcoSystem are ravaged for their Resources and deserted, the People who have lived on the Land for Thousands of Years dumped Some where else, All for an Other 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?
It makes People More Enviable, Yes, but is being envied the Same as being Happy? From the Number of Celebrities ( Socio-Crats and Members of the Mass elevated to the Position of Power for the Sake of distracting the Mass ) Train Wrecks 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 All in Competition with One an Other for Scarce Resources, as Capitalist Economics claims we are, how can it? )
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 on Line, or foraging in the Woods for Mushrooms )
that makes People Happy
( and Under Capitalism, where the Fruit of our Compulsory Labor [Work] is Abstracted [into Money] and the Majority of the Material Benefit of that Abstraction goes to the Bosses, does it? )
The Xistence of Data indicating we need a Certain Level of inCome to be Happy is a Form of Social Reinforcement.
If Most People own a Luxury Bath Tub, " Society " thinks you need a Luxury BathTub to be Happy. If you didn't own One, what will People think? When the Media, owned and directed by In Siders, creates a Proliferation of Images of People enjoying Luxury Bath Tubs ( Advertisements ), People get the im'Pression Most People own or aspire to own a Luxury Bath Tub and they ought to too. But if no One within a Culture had seen a Luxury Bath Tub no One would think you needed a Luxury Bath Tub 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 Capitalism goes to the In Siders 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 One up Manships, and this makes them un Friendly, un Trustworthy and un Happy.
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 Vertical and Horizontal Power, 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 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? From that Moment on, whereever Young Romulus went, he found 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 alWays known how to get on without Money. 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, now 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 their Money - 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?
No One accepted it, of Course.
To desire Money, Wealth - in its Self - 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 an Other, lest they try to hoard Each 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.'"
That sounds like a Ghetto - a Place where People await HandOuts dis Empowered by those Very Handouts from working for their Selves to gain the Things they require to Survive. 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 dis Heartening Urban Environment without any Viable Means of Survival out Side of Wage Slavery and Charity, People become trapped in a Cycle of Poverty ( that benefits the In Siders 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 their Selves 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 in Come Bracket, a Habit that is at Best Alienating and at Worst False Promising, an Xpression of Capitalism's Two Fundamental Lies ( 1. that Capitalist Economy can xpand inFinitely, 2. the Trickle Down Effect ) : an inFuriating Reminder of the inEqualities of Consumer Capitalism, and a Catalyst for Global Environmental Collapse. The Masses, encouraged to buy Luxuries on Credit in the Belief, transmitted by Advertising, that this could be them, start making it them, en Mass, while the Drudgery that was Once their Lot is shifted to an Other UnderClass - this Time in Countries Far away. The Effects of this Mentality ( that Every One 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 its Self, 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 a'Fraid I would be un Happy with Less Consumer Comforts than they had. I am a'Fraid my Parents would be un Happy 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 my Self 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 evident in 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 support One's Vast, un Warranted 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 Sapiens 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 don't talk about Money. That's like Canadians not talking about Trees - bound to end Badly.
I guess if the XsWealth started talking Honestly about Money amongst their Selves 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 Capitalism, 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 will Only be when the Mass and Technocrats are altered as to how they are being drained by Capitalism 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 they were Poor, because they are More inTeresting.
How Many of you remember this Guy?
Net Worth in Life : 1 Ear
Now how about this Guy?
Net Worth in Life : $297.8 Billion
There is Plenty to be enjoyed in an Eco Sensitive Culture - inter Personal and Imaginary Majick, for Xample, as opposed to the Falsified Majick of Purchase and Product. One is Full because it engages the Sapiens Soul. The Other is Empty because it confuses Consumption with Soul.
XsWealth and Beauty
It's a Ladies' Thang
Xpensive Body Treatments achieve Little
Case in Point
Who is More Attractive?
The Lady who developed Dread Locks after she quit using Conditioner
Andrea Coates of LLWAM
Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo Shoes
The Lady who's Clothes are Mostly 2nd or 3rd Hand Swaps / Street Finds
the Lady who would have to pay $$$ for this " Designer " Shirt?
The Lady with the Tits she was born with
Tiffany and Titania, I call em
the Lady who paid $$, $$$ for Silicon im'Plants?
Natural Belle, they call em