Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You Anymore

09/30/201868 Comments

OK, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first?

The good news? OK, no problem.

You know that old anti-war cliché about “Suppose They Gave A War And No One Came“? Well, that slogan might be closer to becoming reality than you think.

Learn all about the woes of military recruiters around the world . . . and how it (sadly) will not end the autonomous robot wars of the future in this week’s subscriber editorial. Also, stick around for this month’s subscriber video wherein James engages in weighty philosophical rumination on the changing nature of time in the age of the internet. For full access to the subscriber newsletter, and to support this website, please become a member.

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  1. pearl says:

    Speaking of that Uncle Sam image, yesterday evening the following meme arrived in my inbox:

    http://www.teapartytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Trump-They-Are-After-You.jpg

    (okay…back to reading the newsletter…)

  2. HomeRemedySupply says:

    The Concept of Time Subscriber Video
    Here are some of my thoughts on how an individual can perceive time…

    I have noticed that memory plays a role on one’s perception of time. After all, it is the past view rather than the present time moment.
    A couple elements which seem to impinge upon one’s perception of time, (it’s memory), are “location” and also “event”.

    Location
    For example, when one changes locations often, memories of the time tend to sync with the locale. If one is a “shut-in” and has always stayed in the same abode with the same surroundings, then the location factor of time-memory perception can sometimes make it difficult to pinpoint “when”.
    Often, we hear the phrase “When we lived at the other house”.

    Event
    If a striking event occurs, often we affiliate that event with a moment memory in time. Examples: 9/11. When Sam died. When she kissed me. When I got the toy for Christmas. When I got a spanking by Mom. When I said something I regretted saying…what an arse I was.

    Age
    A relation I have noticed to perception of time is how old a person is.
    It is kind of like a “comparative”.
    A 4 year old has 4 years of lifetime experience. Waiting for next Christmas takes a looonnng time. It is the equivalent of 1/4th of his life. A 60 year old waits a “short time” to find out he is 61.

    I am sure there are other factors or elements associated with the perception of time, just as there are other senses involved with memory. For example: Motion.
    Things changing rapidly or slowly depending upon one’s perception. Waiting for 5pm quitting time might go very slow. Lunch hour might go too quickly. Or one could be very productive and accomplish all kinds of things, then look up and notice that the clock has hardly moved. …or the clock moved quickly.
    Or technology has changed so fast (lots of motion)… “Gee!, I just bought this phone and now it is outdated”, or “I just this learned Windows Vista and what is this new piece of Windows junk, slide a hand on the screen?!”.

    Anyway, those are some of my thoughts. …for the time being.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      You know…I got to thinking regarding “Motion” which is really “Change”. If lots of things are changing around a person, especially above their tolerance, it certainly could effect their sense of time.

      • AnimalsArentFood says:

        I’d say you’re on the right track. There’s two different issues to consider though: (1) how fast it seems time is passing, moment to moment and (2) how fast it seems a previously experienced chunk of time (eg, the last two years) passed.
        In the first issue, time seems to pass faster if you’re doing something you enjoy (as the saying goes), or if you’re up against a time limit (eg, there’s an upcoming deadline you’re dreading).
        In the second issue, it seems to be almost entirely a matter of how many unique and easily differentiated experiences you had and how well your memory works when it comes to recording and recalling them. Children, by far, beat out adults in both departments, so when a child thinks back on the past two years they may have the same feeling you have when you think back on the past six years.

        In addition to this, I think there might be an issue of your brain adjusting the way it perceives time and records events for the sake of your own sanity; so that you can make it through a seven-hour school day or nine-hour work day without going insane.
        And this ends up having permanent (or difficult to reverse) effect.

        A popular theory is that it comes down to percentage/fraction of life experienced so far. A year seems like a really long time to a seven-year-old because a year is 1/7 of their entire life so far. However, for a 42-year-old, it is only 1/42 of their entire life so far, therefore it doesn’t seem like as long of an amount of time. This theory is appealing because it’s clean & simple but it doesn’t feel correct to me.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        Since memory can serve as one’s reference for past time, it seems that women have a different memory of past “events” than men, if the “event” has certain emotions attached to it.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faBAT3hIbGw&feature=youtu.be&t=40m50s

        • manbearpig says:

          Finally listened to this (from the marked point) – thanks! Will be looking further into these silica and oestrogen questions… Generally don’t take particularly good care of myself nutritionally… might give it some thought…at least in France the water’s not (officially) fluoridated – much of the table salt is but I buy non-fluoridated salt and toothpaste devoid of fluoride and have always avoided anti-perspirants. However…lots of aluminum pots and pans…gotta do something about that, if only for my son…
          hope there’s silica in red wine…might save me from the teflon…

          Have a good one!

          • HomeRemedySupply says:

            I often put the herb “horsetail” (‘scouring rush’ which is easy to grow) in my coffee. Like you, I enjoy my coffee.

            Horesetail contains high amounts of silica.
            Keynote – Silica does not absorb well when taken with food (fiber foods).

            EUROPE – DETOX – Top Scientist Dr. Chris Exley – (5 minutes)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r9fv1mUaro

            Silica (silicic acid) has many health benefits.
            — It helps with brain function, mental alertness and Attention Deficit Disorder. It impedes aluminum from reacting in the brain, thus addressing Alzheimer’s.
            — It helps to address aches and pains, along with arthritis and bone integrity. Silica gives strength to tissues in the body. Silica is essential for proper body growth.
            — It helps hair, skin, nails and collagen. Collagen also is the “holder of body energy” located between cells. A baby’s skin is very soft because of the silica content. Older people tend to have much less silica in their skin. In fact, silica is needed by a baby to “preform” the bone matrix.
            — HEART and arteries – Silica improves the integrity of the arteries to such an extent that it can be a strong factor for eliminating plaque on the arteries.
            — Silica is needed to make many body chemicals.

  3. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Question – Just curious –
    In the Corbett Subscriber Video, James is standing at a park-like area.
    Was there a previous video where James was at that park, but the pond was dry?

  4. AnimalsArentFood says:

    I really liked your Concept of Time video.
    Hope you’ll share more of your outside-the-box thoughts & random pondering about this strange world we’re in.
    The only thing I’ll add to this particular thought/pondering is that it’s absolutely incredible how slowly time passes if you go sit in some remote wilderness location and just absorb the atmosphere and let your mind wander. That one day can feel like an entire week of your typical city-dwelling days.
    I think our modern technology/entertainment-saturated lives probably feel a lot shorter to us than Leonardo da Vinci’s life felt to him.

  5. scpat says:

    James,

    I think you are pointing to a very real and important upward trend of automation of combat that we need to keep an eye on. But I disagree with your thesis as to why the recruitment of troops has slowed recently. To quote you:

    “All around the world, bloodthirsty warmongers are finding it more and more difficult to get fresh young meat for the meat grinder.

    It’s almost as if people around the world are waking up to the centuries of lies and deceptions that have under girded the military-industrial complex and that no amount of fancy new recruitment tricks are going to turn the tide.”

    This is my hope as well, but as the cited article, Goal of 80,000 Recruits Won’t Be Met, Army Secretary Says, states, “The Army had sought to recruit 80,000 troops this year, a major increase over the 69,000 brought into the service last year, but has now lowered the goal to 76,500 new troops…” They said the U.S. forces would have to grow to “decrease the operational tempo that “sees our soldiers on this hamster wheel” of deployment after deployment with little time at home.”

    I speculate that the trouble finding troops is mostly due to the sudden increase that needs time to replenish itself, and also because America has been at war for such a long time and soldiers are being used for multiple deployments, causing them to be burned out.

    There doesn’t seem to be a very strong anti-war movement, and I don’t think the psychology of young men, that they need to go to war to “fight for their country”, has changed suddenly (unfortunately), where it has been constant for thousands of years.

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/04/21/goal-80000-recruits-year-wont-be-met-army-secretary-says.html

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      I agree scpat… a very real and important upward trend of automation of combat that we need to keep an eye on.

      In fact, I have a haunting angst about it, and also about other aspects of technology rising which is trending to dominate my life.
      All this acceleration of technology really does bother me.
      Often, an uncomfortable feeling about it all creeps in.

      And I am old and sometimes tired.
      The acceleration of technology within the system seems to make me more tired, like “Geez! Not another thing I need to address!”

  6. ClintTorrez says:

    Question of Time: Since the beginning of the recorded by movie/video era, man’s imagination & perception of the world have grown and changed due to the complexities incorporated and now digitally incorporated into the image/scene. In the past images would include location, perspective and sometimes optical illusion or subliminally suggestive images embedded within. All of these aspects to film have communicated a relatability of the human condition no matter the era and that has affected perception of the overtones or generalities used to descibe or define these periods. Time in a sense has become as truncated as has our perception of it. As art in the past mimmicked life now I believe that may be shifting more heavily toward affecting the imagination and the subconscious as we consume more similar ideas and less often paradigm breaking ones as a collective whole in general terms. My own filter has evolved to meet my interests in learning, but I can’t say that that about the average Themtube zombies or the children who consume ready-made imaginations by Disney princess and super-hero tropes and Lego-ised dramatised interaction/whiticisms to model and spout the beginnings of the social-engineering process and stifling the peception of what perceived time meant to other period peoples and future ideas of what time is and could be. Perception and perspective are the crucial elements in the fight for man’s awareness of the time paradigm in which, yes we are here at this point now, and yes we are at many other points in time simeltaneosly past, present, future. This is like H.G.Wells writing our future but in a more accelerated methodology due to a concensus conscoiusness of perception of time. I believe the we can affect and change this, heck there may be a great awakening happening right now. Yes.

  7. AnimalsArentFood says:

    Excellent article. Great information and really well written.
    There are few things on this planet I despise more than the military.

  8. Collin says:

    In our local toy store the other day looking for present for grandchild and came across this entire stand with “World Peacekeepers” with every kind of ‘shoot em up’ imaginable – Of course it is OK to kill many, if the cause is Noble.
    Talk about programming from an early age;

    https://www.toyworld.co.nz/brands/world-peace-keepers

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Great image.
      Kill and threaten everyone, then the world will have peace.

    • mkey says:

      Kids have been programmed from an early age for decades. I remember when we were kids, not that long ago, our days couldn’t have gone by without some plastic guns.

    • scpat says:

      World Peacekeepers eh? Geez. You can’t even make this stuff up. Sounds like a quote from Nikki Haley or one of those other statist goons.

    • calibrator says:

      I always like stuff that sells with the ad-slogan “Collect them all!”

      Now that I have the sniper(!!!) peace keeper I’m only missing a model refugee camp (for example one of those that were built and being maintained by the Rothschilds in Italy) with some “action figures” to complete my set.

      For the near future (regarding the time concept of James – clever, eh?) I’d like to have a model Gitmo with a functioning water boarding station.

      Perhaps also featuring some hot female, “Nina Haspel”-like torture-action-figure with a plastic whip, a solder iron and some nipple-clippers connected to a car battery?

      Only with those you could have a fully complete peacekeeper set!

  9. zyxzevn says:

    Some beautiful music to spend your time on
    These are covers, but you can find some originals too.

    Comfortably Numb solo Gayageum – Luna Lee
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSRjkKGoZ7U
    She plays on a classic Korean instrument.
    She made me old love guitar solos again.

    Nothing Else Matters – Julia Westlin (ACAPELLA)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nw62B-sA1g
    Acapella with only 2 people.
    How do they do it?
    They have cloned themselves.

    Mad world – Jasmine Thomson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mavyfUD_XvA
    Beautiful singing.

    Dolphin princess song – Jane Zhang
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MAueNOcYaA
    Chinese woman sings impossible songs from 5th element and survives.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      I love your taste.

    • Fawlty Towers says:

      “Mad world – Jasmine Thomson”

      Somehow I missed the original when it came out back in 2001 if you can believe it.

      This is the first version I ever heard of the song!
      https://youtu.be/YHT1InCtx44
      Was recorded at about 10 years ago. I thought it was a jazz tune. 🙂

      I played a gig with Shannon around that time.

    • herrqlys says:

      The world of music ends up being so interconnected. I first heard Jane Zhang when she did a magnificent cover of John Legend’s “All of You” which is an amazing piece of music and lyrics.

      John Legend:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450p7goxZqg

      Jane Zhang:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReshN_l80_0

      In following Jane Zhang’s work, I was led to China’s Singer 2017 competition (a TV program watched by hundreds of millions in China, and usually features only Chinese professional singers) that gave international fame to Khazakh youngester Dimash Kudaibergenov, whose voice has to heard to be believed – he has a 5-octave range:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anKmU1J0l9g

      • mkey says:

        Jame really has a great voice, that’s a nice song she’s singing but I’ve heard it so many times it’s just become sickening, to be honest. But she did a great job.

        I’d like to hear Dimash singing something real, instead of that gimmick song. I’ve found this to be a better example
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyUu2ZS4VBA

        • pearl says:

          “but I’ve heard it so many times it’s just become sickening”

          I feel the exact same way about Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s duet “Time to Say Goodbye”; got old real fast.

        • pearl says:

          Just finished your link – Stunning!

        • herrqlys says:

          Gimmicky? Really?

          This is a singing competition, and while syruppy melodies would please the majority, a singer’s vocal competancy influences knowledgeable judges.

          Opera2 came to promenance when it was performed by Vitaliy Grachov (Vitas) to showcase his head voice, low operatic bass, and 5-octave range. Dimash Kudaibergenov uses this “gimmicky” piece to display his own range, including extremely high whistle notes under virtuoso control.

          Dimash went on to place 2nd after 14 rounds, as the show’s format compelled singers to use different styles to advance. His awesome vocal control, range and showmanship made him an international phenomenon, except in the US where his Russian surname and Islamic faith made him at odds with the prevailing political winds in the media.

          Your choice, SOS (performed in French), is packed with vocal superlatives and offers more melody and emotion than Opera2, but the better high notes that wow listeners who have been fed too much Auto-Tune are on display in Opera2.

          • mkey says:

            I’m not an expert on music nor singing, that contest song simply didn’t do it for me. I understand the concept of the song and that it was tailored for the singer, but it didn’t offer anything worthwhile to me. Therefore I filed it under “gimmick.”

    • pearl says:

      Such a pleasant diversion, zyxzevn. Thank you! Loved Jane Zhang, my first time hearing/seeing her – I’m awestruck!

    • Fawlty Towers says:

      Just caught up on the other three now. Wow!
      Now a new fan of Luna Lee and Jane Zhang. 🙂
      Thanks for the head’s up zyxzevn.

    • mkey says:

      Jane Zhang goes by as a pop singer? What do Chinese opera singers sound like?

      If you want a really freaky a cappella cloning job, I present you Holly Henry with her Sweet Dreams cover
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjJOQ7bBfCs

      • calibrator says:

        That last one is a complete horror show.

        Truly creepy.

        As a Hong Kong movie this would be rated “category 3”.

        • mkey says:

          That song is indeed creepy, but give Holly a chance. She really has a special voice. Apparently, she’s very popular in Russia.

  10. inanna says:

    To understand time I think it is useful to look at how traditional societies experience and interpret time, for there are many ways to apprehend the ‘reality’ of time…being that the notion of calendar and clock are both (relatively) modern inventions. Early humans would have used other markers …constellations of the night sky, the seasons, daily movement of the sun and moon etc. and life and death itself. Individual memory was the only recorded experience…though events were collectively marked and recorded through dance, song, story, and art etc.
    These days we can record the image, the sound and the movement of someone who is now dead…of something that no longer exists…of an event that occurred and passed…of an event that is occurring but spatially placed elsewhere. This greatly alters our perception of time and space….thus our experience of time.
    I don’t believe the human mind has yet adapted to this change of virtual reality which alters space and time….and to all the ramifications of this.
    As to where we are headed with technology of the near and present and the future…and what affect and effect this will have on the human mind, in relation to the perception of time and the life we live as a result of that perception, is something that is yet too far in the mists of the future to be sure about. Though one thing we can be sure of is that there will be a change for sure and we must continue to ask questions and to think …both creatively and critically.
    As a postscript…Back in the early 90’s I was enquiring into applying to do a Psycholgy degree at an Australian university. I was told that the top high achievers in Psych were creamed off (even before graduation sometimes) by the Corporate sector and the Political sector…lured by the high end salaries and fringe benefits etc. By extrapolation, this alone sounded the alarm bells…and demonstrated to me how the best of our understanding about the human mind and behaviour is used against us rather than for us.

    • manbearpig says:

      Yes, we’ve created and perfected and fallen into a parallel universe and we don’t yet know how the gravity of that critical mass will deform and alter the human psyche, the fabric of our universe…the human time space continuum…

      our baby, this black hole, is sucking us all in fast…it’s only a matter of time…

      it’s already done and always has been…

      • manbearpig says:

        to be honest, I’m not sure I mind being sucked into our own homegrown black hole (that is the aforementioned internet)

        but I Hate being sucked into the moderation queue

        ’cause it just goes to prove once again how astronomically flaky I really am…

        and how much of that illusory time I lose just waffling around…

  11. Fawlty Towers says:

    I’ll leave the time issue alone for now so I can collect my thoughts on it.
    In the meantime I will make a comment about Uncle Sam and armies.

    Here’s a win-win idea.

    Why don’t the PTB rent a remote uninhabited island somewhere, declare war against an enemy PTB and schedule a battle to take place at a specified time and location on the island?

    Rules of engagement for the war:
    -No humans permitted on the island or within a 1000 km radius of it.
    -No nukes permitted.
    -Country owning the last functioning piece of equipment wins the war.
    -Winner must clean up the island to the state it was in before war commenced.

    This way each PTB can continue to grow their respective MIC’s to their heart’s content, sapping the required military money from their country’s tax budgets on an indefinite basis.

    No humans would need to lose their lives in these wars.

    A governing body would keep track of how many wars are won by each country
    each year and awards would be given out to the country with the most wins at a ceremony held every four or five years.

  12. manbearpig says:

    Of course, there is no time. We all know this.

    Humans create concepts, like time and justice for example, to regulate their human affairs and existence. In the absence of human perception, I’d wager these concepts cease to exist.

    Perhpas time only exists as a tool to measure change and movement and is no more than an eardrum is to a harpsichord concerto or a television to an episode of Breaking Bad.

    Perhaps time is a tool that decodes what has always existed simultaneously, the past, present and future, rendering it linear and relatively logical and readable, digestible for humans, thus generating the notion of itself in the form of an echo…

    Time, an illusion we’ve created, to be able to live together and explain change.

    Naaahhh! Just kidding.

    I just know time goes a lot faster on the Corbett Report than in the hamster wheel. And time measurement systems go faster on mountaintops than at the seaside. And yet, the Corbett Report is made not far from the seaside…

    ??

    so I’ll just post this link “cause as far as I can tell, no one else has had the bad taste to do so and I never wince from the exceedingly predictable:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhRzORqNa0E

    linked to long gone emotions…a time machine…I’m in love again…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhRzORqNa0E

  13. NES says:

    I can’t help thinking of that original Star Trek episode where the crew arrives at a star system where two planets are warring. The civilizations had been at war so long the animal had been civilized, in their minds. The ruling governments of each agreed to simulate destruction of property but not the murder of their citizens. No, that part was still real. If your town was hit in a simulation you gratefully and agreeably reported to the disintegrators to be destroyed by the State. Of course, each planet had surveillance counters that assured the other complied with the murdering of their citizens in the proper ratios. And…business continued as usual.

    • manbearpig says:

      so in fact it was all more about murdering citizens in proper ratios than anything else…

      a eugenical star trek episode?

      do you think there’re social class annual quotas? gotta wipe out .05 percent of the over 950K annual salary annually, 2% of those under that, 20% of the under 15K and so forth…? Might explain the banker suicides…

      reminds me of that short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson…

      • NES says:

        All good questions. I know if such a thing began on this planet your questions would be a formula reality! Good story, The Lottery.

  14. boxrattler says:

    Time – A bit like capitalism…
    When James talked about the very early perceptions of time, it made me think going even further back, like, before fire. Bear with me.
    The original concept of any kind “when” are we is probably early mankind existing purely by night and day. You know, foraging and what have you by day, humping and sleeping by night.
    Some bright spark (chortle) kicks off this whole “fire” thing and suddenly the day can be prolonged a bit, although I’m sure at first they just sat around the fire shooting the shit etc. But soon enough they would be maximizing that time with some essential task or other.
    fast forward and without mentioning the proven negative effects of day/night rest, where even totally blind people benefit from sleeping at nighttime rather than day.
    Our days are so much more divided up that “Time” itself is a maximizing of ourselves into more efficient mules. I was also thinking that with regard to time moving more slowly at times, I would imagine that 10 or 11 hours of sleep every night wouldn’t happen and therefore the nights were long indeed. Inactivity has been shown to have an effect on our concept of the passing of time and so life in general would have seemed longer. Even though life expectancy was a tad brief, they probably felt like they’d been around a while. Whereas today, it’s all, “life is short” “make time” etc and although we live longer, it sure flies by. We’re so busy. So we continue to divide this, i think safe to say limited thing, into more stringent rules that make our lives seem to move along even faster. No thanks. Sounds like a classic pyramid scheme to me Mr Capitalist.

    • Fawlty Towers says:

      We’re so busy. So we continue to divide this, i think safe to say limited thing, into more stringent rules that make our lives seem to move along even faster. No thanks. Sounds like a classic pyramid scheme to me Mr Capitalist.

      I hear what you’re saying but don’t know exactly where you are going with this?
      If you are denouncing Mr. Capitalist, how exactly would you recommend we use our time more wisely, if the thought is the more ‘time’ we have the better?
      Or maybe that’s not your thought?
      What would you change?

      • boxrattler says:

        Just musing. But I think there is an interesting link between time in a human sense and what is in a perspective of value. After all it is our most precious asset. One that we squeeze the most out of it seems.

  15. FlyingAxblade says:

    it may seem like a “minor” thing: Dungeons & Dragons is engaged in a definite push to recruit pre-teens into their new cult. Kate is a Gestapo agent wormed into PennyArcade and now D&D.
    Say you are 8 years old in 2018, you will be eligible for service in 2028.
    Say you are 13 years old now, you will be eligible for service in 2023.
    Say you are a 17 year old senior..2019 is not too far away, last I checked, especially against a 5 year plan.
    Mattel is working on the 10 year and 15 year plans. Hasbro is working on the 5 and 10 year plans, and has been doing so covertly for the last 5 years. dun dun dun.
    For 2019 game play Hasbro/WotC is introducing, concurrently 3 “campaign settings”. Waterdeep is out just now, which is a city setting, with 4 intrigue based (on seasons)campaigns. These are canon. Plus, they’ve re-introduced Eberron which is a mechanical, high tech, low magic world with a push for Robotics, for Sentient Robotics. And very soon, Ravnica, will be coming out which is High Magic, Sapient Magic setting based on Magic the Gathering (which has a certain problem with Pedophiles on going). Ravnica is replacing Good & Evil with Corporate Loyalty being Good and Evil being non-loyal, while the dissidents are merely neutral. They are Branding Human Children, worse than micro-chipping them.
    The end result of this can only be: AI’s are gods, Corporations are avatars of the gods, and robotic replacement of humans.
    I’ve seen some videos about bad toys, I’d like to see a video about bad games. I’d like to help, being a person who knows something about this. If there are other gamers interested, let me know. I only know how to research and type. I do not have the computer skills to create video supported content.
    We’ve seen some of this on Corbettreport (kudos to Brock WEST!) regarding social media points systems. I’d like to help expose the dirty secrets.
    Cherish is the new love, Be Well. Contact my channel and leave a comment there because I won’t know if you leave a comment here. I don’t need to grow my channel, so don’t sub me. Just leave a comment on an old video.

  16. heartruth says:

    Time(lessness)

    I’ve been digging around to find something insightful and useful in my quest to explore the state of being coined as ‘The Dreaming’. Found this, from an Australian Salvation Army web page (of all places!).
    https://www.sarmy.org.au/Resources/Articles/reforming-society/Eternity-Now-Aboriginal-Concepts-of-Time/

    Quoted texts referenced below.

    Unlike the dualistic Greek thinking which separates temporality from the eternal, in the Aboriginal worldview “It is not… simply the case that the individual is a fixed point in a temporal flux or continuum, for one’s self is, was and will be in the Dreaming” [1].

    Time does not exist as a horizontal line but rather in a vertical relationship to the present, “The past underlies and is within the present, ‘events do not happen now, as a result of a chain of events extending back to… a beginning. They exist and they happen because that Dreamtime is also here and now. It is The Dreaming, the condition or ground of existence.’ It is sacred-past-in-the-present” [2].

    1 Gallois W. Time, Religion and History. Harlow, UK: Pearson Education; 2007.
    2 Edgar B. Time for God: Christian Stewardship and the Gift of Time. ERT. 2003;27(2):128-146.

    PS) Stupid question – how do you change the text font to bold or italic in these post forms?

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      The question isn’t stupid. I had to ask it also.

      You will want to use the “arrows” on your keyboard and also the forward slash when closing the word or sentence.
      For Bold, use the ‘b’.
      For Italics use the ‘i’. (It will be capitalized by default.)

      Here is an image of the ‘b’ for bold. HTML
      https://line25.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/html-crimes/bold.png
      Play around with it, and you’ll see, (because you can edit your comment).

      • heartruth says:

        Thanks! The image was especially helpful. Happy to know I’m in good company, please consider the word ‘stupid’ to be retracted from my question 🙂

        Let’s see if this works
        and this
        excellent!

  17. ClintTorrez says:

    This is one of my favourites’ on tbe subject of time, technocracy & reactive mind programming -‘Machine Dreams’ 1988
    https://youtu.be/SvGv1eOx8sQ

  18. zyxzevn says:

    Funny
    How the robots uprising really ended:
    https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/rise-of-the-machines

    Found via programming humor (reddit)

  19. Pulpo says:

    Regarding the story about being able to telepathically control drone swarms; there is no doubt the technology is real, however, how is one to tell how much of that story is social conditioning?

    The source provided is Defenseone.com, under Atlantic Media which is owned by David G. Bradley who is a CFR member.

    https://www.cfr.org/experts/david-g-bradley

  20. mik says:

    Time.
    Francis Fukoyama said we reached the end of history.
    Therefore time stopped for his believers.
    Looks like time is about belief.

    I’m wondering how nowadays existence that is more about surviving than living affects our perception of time.

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