More on the Matrix That Really Matters

ShortFormContent at Blogger: The Matrix That Really Matters Has Not Been Built Yet:

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Infrastructure cannot be "repaired" if we have no idea of what we want
Suppose we want something beyond cars and commuting
Beyond detached houses built for size
Suppose we want walkable communities with enough population to enable viable local businesses
A way to work and be educated at or near home
Zoning that integrates everything in a sane and rational way

The miracle of cyberspace means we can choose where and how we live and move and have our being
Once the mind is liberated from resignation to our current sprawl culture
we can see a cyber-community as a giant step beyond what we now have

We could mass produce lego like components for the construction of modular units of space
These could supply the world
We could create a giant matrix that would serve 5-10K
Accommodating myriad forms built from these components
Enabling technological macro elements that no individual could afford
For recycling,
Energy generation
Enjoyable face to face living
A reformed education system
The integration of cyber-capacity with every element of socio-cultural existence

Cyber-communities would be safe from most weather emergencies
They would enable new economies
New jobs
New mobility

More at the link above.

Romney the pitchman speaks as I write

No core yet
Nothing Obama could not say
Now he veers into the big arrogant government rap 
He sounds more like Johnny Carson than a Presidential candidate
"So with hard work he became the head of a car company"
He mentions values without naming any
Labels labels
He has no speechwriter 
His applause lines are neither new nor do they advance his case
Gosh can we look forward to 800 vetoes - 200 a year?
He has not had a thought since he started downhill
He has joined Rick Santorum in the cultural control wing
Over and out

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Clarifying My Dinosaur References

In the post immediately prior I suggest that institutional religion and the right wing GOP as we know it are dinosaurs
Creatures once fat happy and strong
But who are shouting loudly today not because they have huge power
But because they are seeking attention in a world that is passing them by
When I hear their plaintive hostile cries
I think of a thousand abused kids still smarting from the incursion of institutional religious venality
And of the ominously steely face of Mitch McConnell announcing that
The country can go to hell in a hand basket
Just so long as we rid ourselves of that excrescence in the White House
These are the utterances of the doomed
They can redeem themselves only by shedding their Genet-like masks 
And joining humankind as equals in the move toward
Global democracy
And  welcoming the end of the history we made so bady
Based on their  hoary hypotheses

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Two Dinosaurs Whose Time Has Come

Obama to Offer ‘Accommodation’ on Birth Control Rule, Officials Say - NYTimes.com: "But administration officials also acknowledged that it would likely not mollify the Catholic bishops who have waged war against the rule or, for that matter, Congressional Republicans and candidates on the presidential campaign trail who have joined the fight. At most, the compromise could potentially help President Obama shore up support among wavering Democrats, who have also expressed doubt about the rule, along with more liberal religious organizations and charities, who oppose the rule but not as vehemently as the Catholic leadership."

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Hypothesis - Both the Catholic Bishops and the House Republicans are dinosaurs on the verge of extinction

Blunt truth - Society remains poised between accepting and going with continuity (reality) and fearfully heeding the cries of fading dinosaurs

Soul of the sign - Make some allowances but go with the forces of tolerance, helpfulness, democracy and non-idolatry

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

She kept her work neatly in portfolios whose contents grew daily.

The Complete History of Adam Panflick: A Short-lived Beauty from Lakewood, Ohio 1904: "Martin, unlike his bachelor brother, aspired to make a good match with a woman who possessed beauty at least equal to that of his esteemed mother. There was a family in the western suburb of Lakewood named Anderson, whose forbears included the first non-Native Americans to inhabit the Western Reserve. The daughter of this family captured Martin’s heart at first sight.

At 22, Calista Anderson was already a woman of great accomplishment and classic beauty. She had completed her formal education at Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. There she learned the importance of science and the shakiness of religion.She also cultivated a talent for art. She could, with a few strokes, create watercolors of Watteau-like transparency, but simpler. Simplicity was her signature. She kept her work neatly in portfolios whose contents grew daily."

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Slowly but surely the complete history -fact and fiction mingled - moves toward second draft-hood, the very chronicle need to parse where we have been and where we might be going.

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The floor is falling - poverty and education

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show - NYTimes.com: "A study by Sabino Kornrich, a researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at the Juan March Institute in Madrid, and Frank F. Furstenberg, scheduled to appear in the journal Demography this year, found that in 1972, Americans at the upper end of the income spectrum were spending five times as much per child as low-income families. By 2007 that gap had grown to nine to one; spending by upper-income families more than doubled, while spending by low-income families grew by 20 percent."

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The floor is falling and the rich seem to care less
Which means the eight times that they spend to advantage their kids
Is not producing much enlightenment
But why blame them they have their own problem
Prepping kids for gated callous life
And cynicism to protect receding sensitivuty
As warming further dims the firmament

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Janis Ian, Leadbelly, Kasey Chambers Spotify Playlist

Not Pretty Enough Spotify Playlist

Janis Ian, Leadbelly, Kasey Chambers, The Band, Iyaz, Ray Orbison, Susy Boguss, Waylon, Marianne Faithful, Percy Sledge, Taj Mahal, Suzanne Vega, Don Williams  


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When Hayek and Keynes Agreed about Socialism

We have a mixed economy  requiring regulation for safety and freedom for entrepreneurial imagination. It is the best of worlds and is only screwed up when people like Gramm and Clinton shake hands over rampant deregulation aka repeal  of Glass-Steagall.


In 1944 Hayek also attacked socialism from a very different angle. From his vantage point in Austria, Hayek had observed Germany very closely in the 1920s and early 1930s. After he moved to Britain, he noticed that many British socialists were advocating some of the same policies for government control of people’s lives that he had seen advocated in Germany in the 1920s. He had also seen that the Nazis really were National Socialists; that is, they were nationalists and socialists. So Hayek wrote The Road to Serfdom to warn his fellow British citizens of the dangers of socialism. His basic argument was that government control of our economic lives amounts to totalitarianism. “Economic control is not merely control of a sector of human life which can be separated from the rest,” he wrote, “it is the control of the means for all our ends.”
To the surprise of some, John Maynard Keynes praised the book highly. On the book’s cover, Keynes is quoted as saying: “In my opinion it is a grand book.... Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it; and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement.”

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

The Matrix That Really Matters Has Not Been Built Yet

The matrix that really matters has not been built yet
It is the skeleton within which we insert our lego-like spaces of the future
It enables the following salient happenings
The collection of all waste of all sorts and its transportation to be recycled onsite
The provision and collection and treatment of all water
The circulation of all energy to all locales and spaces
And the collection of all energy generated by all activities in these spaces
The matrix frees all spaces from the necessity of creating these functions seriatum
 It eliminates the possibility that raccoons will empty your garbage can
It enables the creation of all manner of spaces that compose 
the cyber-communities that replace our sprawl
The first entrepreneur to build a matrix will be the Henry Ford of the future

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Supply Side Neanderthals - Most Intrusive Government of All

Supply side economics is fraudulent
Corporations are the most intrusive institutions there are
Followed closely by the institutions of religion
Government is largely non-intrusive save when
the right wing decrees that we will go to war
Poverty is the condition that grows apace from the deregulated atmosphere of supply side economics
When supply side coalesces with credit card funding of wars we are in a crisis almost beyond solving
We are now in a situation where the party that created the crisis
is dancing on our grave
The solution is to exercise what will we have left
Go to the polls
Sign Web things
And otherwise work our posteriors off 
To deep six the supply side neanderthals
Before they have a final drool over out corpses 

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

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