John Hopkins on Mon, 7 May 2012 06:21:34 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Why I say the things I say

jep... it's a circus ... & ur in the center ring ... or maybe not ... wait, where's the tent?

This whole chain is increasingly silly. Because while Brian and others
complain about things like...

well if you want real silliness, just wait until the energy sources that have been driving the gravy-train for the last 120 years that cumulatively brought us to the situation where each and every one of us presently is embedded -- govt, elites, proles, academics, farmers, 'sustainability' engineers, media artists, social activists, writers, etc -- just wait until the nipple that supplies the suckle that structures each and every one of those social situations runs dry. the ensuing silliness will make any social designation other than 'might makes right' a quaint and extremely romantic vision that will rapidly be lost to transitory meat-space memory...

Translation: At some point, you gotta say to those around you: "Stop
defending the rulers for their poison gifts. Start attacking them
because they are a clear and present danger."

And still other people complain that using the word "complex" is some
kind of intellectual trickery...

well if you want a demonstration of real complexity, just wait until the energy sources ... etc etc

the initial conditions will change, and the system will undergo a major reset, with complexity driving the indeterminate outcome...



John Hopkins
Watching the Tao rather than watching the Dow!

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