Let me tell you how the world works.
People who need organizations are not those with power.
People who need ‘societies’ are not those with power.
People who heed religions are not those with power.
People who need ideologies or philosophies are not those with power.
People with power have LOTS OF PEOPLE around them giving them power and asking them for power.
And everyone giving, getting and distributing power, is working in his or her self interest.
And the business, financial, government sector is just trying to make make money by keeping people consuming, while academic sector is sucking their dicks, and the military is seeking opportunity to scare people into giving them money.
Here is what people in power do: They maintain the power economy that keeps them in power. When they meet outside their power economy, they talk on three levels at once.
– Trivial niceties to signal fitness for cooperation
– Sharing information about opportunities and risks using subtleties, in order to obtain information that they can use or gain favor on future opportunities by giving what can be used by another.
– identifying opportunities for minor – cost neutral – changes by each that together would increase the gains of each.
Average people can’t imagine how simple the world is nor how tediously, boringly, EMPIRICAL the people who run the world are, nor how much the grownups DUMB SH-T DOWN so the morons keep working and buying.
You live in a world of trivial posturing because you and everyone around you has no power or meaning. People with power have the opposite condition. They are soaking in power meaning and opportunity and can only afford the mental time to invest in the best opportunities for their limited attention. The don’t have to signal or posture like people who have no power or meaning.
Do you know why? because resources to maintain power economies are always scarce. Because power economies are always in competition keeping the price of power high.
The world is full of grownups with power
They have power becuase people gave it to them.
They maintain power becuase people keep giving it to them.
People in power are funnels for concentrating power in places where int can have impact – just like the military concentrates forces to win a battle, or just lke a hundred people pass the bucket to concentrate their efforts in a division of labor.
And those grownups are tediously boring.
Because by and large they’re engaged in accounting.
And using accounting as a nervous system.
And occasionally investing in opportunities that take a long time to bring to fruition.
And you can tell yourselves all sorts of paranoid lies to convince yourself that you understand the world. But that is all you’re doing.
Conversely,there are people in activism, media, academy, politics, religion, and the state, and those that seek privileges from the state to VIOLATE reciprocity for one excuse or another. That is the left. The left has no power so it conspires to obtain power. That’s what LEFTIST MEANS: conspire to obtain power by non meritocratic irreciprocal means.
What’s wrong with the world:
1. The only thing wrong with the world at any given time is the organization of incentives in relation to human capital – knowledge, norms, culture, and demographics.
2. Money is how we incentivize people.
3. Law is how we engineer the organization of incentives.
4. War (violence) is how we engineer the opportunity to use law to organize incentives.
Everything else is some sort of kindergarten game. And you conspiracy kiddies don’t get anywhere near the ridicule you deserve.
(((They))) are following instincts and programming, which we know because women use exactly the same technique via the state as (((They))) use in usury. Instincts are not conspiracies. That doesn’t mean there aren’t conspirators. It means that our idiocy at spreading capitalism democracy and rule of law is just as idiotic as their spreading globalism and socialism, pseudoscience, boating into hazard, and parasitic financialism. The animal follows its instincts until trained otherwise by his betters.
In general, every person with any power in this world is following obvious rational incentives. All the bad “conspiracy stuff” happens at the bottom and middle where people don’t have power but want to use some stupid cheat in order to get it.
Most of us feel the need to join organizations of all kinds, whether in our minds, in social, in charity, in business, or in political, in order to obtain some sense of agency control and therefore meaning in our lives – but that is all it is. The search for meaning because POWER DISTANCE IS TOO GREAT FOR US TO HAVE REAL MEANING.
And that is what I”m out to change.
Power distance restores meaning and eliminates the opportunity for evil.
Reducing Power distance it puts the civil society back to work in its self defense.
Scale is always bad.