Retrospective Singularity

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OK.. looking back on it all, I have accepted the fact that the American public isn’t mature enough to choose wisely. I had the same feeling when they elected Ronald Reagan in 1980. The parallels are astounding.

I am not as disheartened as many of my fellow Bernie supporters, because I believe that the spirit of democracy will overcome the fault as the common people galvanize into a singular voice of dissent. The undeniable solidarity will shift the collective mind toward sane forms of human organization that far excel over fascism, racism and other foolishness being passed off as authoritative leadership.

The proof of the ineptitude of pampered, cavalier, presumptuous, callous, uninformed members of of the mob as ‘leaders’ will show up in the form of tragic losses and unbridled abuses of ‘power’ and ‘authority’ that are based purely in conjecture and prejudice. We shall see yet another shift toward common law or we will fall under Martial law.

The community will emerge as the source, store of value and means of reciprocity in a completely new paradigm of social capital with empathy relationships and true agency within the next system. With the P. T. Barnum of the 21st Century at the helm, we are sure to become a casino, circus or game show nation within which we can all become spectacularly deceived, if that is our personal, sovereign choice.

For the record, it wasn’t mine.

Liberating Abundance

Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources. In the intelligence community (IC), the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources); it is not related to open-source software or public intelligence.

Working with Wikipedia helped me understand what relevance and notability had in common. Opening up a development environment to the general Internet public made possible the building of a mostly complete repository of knowledge called by founder, Jimmy Wales “The Sum of all Knowledge”. The flagship tokens, “Be Bold” and “Assume Good Faith” were the driving forces for the energy that was directed at Wikipedia 1.0. Nowadays, Wikipedia is thought of as ‘complete’ but that is far from the case. Much work can be done to fill in missing facts, figures and images. Of course, this work is voluntary but compensation comes in a myriad of forms much more valuable than national currencies of any sort. If you’re one of those “show-me-the-money” people, don’t worry. You aren’t included. learn more

 

Wisdom Is Born of Pain

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The longer I live, the older I get. I have learned so many things the hard way, but I do learn from most of my mistakes, thank God.

The biggest mistakes I’ve made came from trusting the wrong people with privileged information. I gave in to the demand to answer questions that were neither fair nor reasonable to people I did not have to answer to. I have been used, even by close relatives and spouses, to find out things about my friends that were none of their business.

It’s ironic how much treachery and betrayal, usually over trivial matters, is woven tightly into the fabric of society, to the point that children betray parents, in-laws betray in-laws, and even wives betray husbands. The vice-versa world of dollars and secrets sometimes leaves us tearing up what God has put together, forcing us to support things that make no sense at all to anyone.

Sacred trust may have something to do with guarding the heart. Friendships are the most precious commodities on earth and my most vehement desire in life to accommodate my less fortunate friends in a shelter of my own design. I wish to become a gracious host so I can demonstrate real hospitality. Allowing people into one’s personal space requires courage and trust. Intentional, sustainable communities of the future will require high levels of advanced communication far beyond the shallow conversations of our day. Gama-grass

Even in our sleep, pain, which cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart until, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. From Agamemnon by Aeschylus 458 B. C.

The whole planet these days is a theater of war and hostility. The tragedy of the commons continues. *sigh*

Meaning E

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SYZYGY17 is a convergence of both people and their meanings. Identity has nothing to do with a card in my pocket or yours. It has to do with how I am known by you. Like John said:

I know you

you know me

one thing I can tell you is you’ve got to be free…

From ‘Come Together’ – Beatles

So come together in Carbondale, Makanda, Paducah or in the field out in front of the Army Base. E pluribus unim.

Citizenship, Watershed and Commonwealth

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This needs another round.

See also https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Living_the_Golden_Rule

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Citizenship Papers: Essays – Wendell Berry – Google Books.

Everyone that knows Wendell understands why he doesn’t use computers. Although I don’t know him personally, my sister and brother-in-law do and I’m staying at their place across Kentucky from the Berry’s in Henry County over here in Ballard County. Debby and Toby, much like Tonya and Wendell are a bit shy when it comes to using the web but those who know me understand why I’m not.

What is it about the web that simply can’t be trusted? I don’t even think about it much any more but I know it’s still there. Like a stream, I just flow around it. The work I do these days, as in the past, involves online community and offline community and I am a living interface between those two parts of the ecosystem. I hope to represent my circles well – honestly…

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Stop the Hollyweb! No DRM in HTML5.

In case you didn’t know by now, Hollywood is trying to take over the world-wide web, too. When will enough be enough?

DRM (Digital ‘Rights’ Management) – for most people, ‘rights’ are actually ‘restrictions’ whether they are aware of it or not. For those with little or no money for lawyers, expensive equipment and only limited Internet access, the built-in rights management proposed for the next version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) will further break the Internet into ‘have and have-not’ sections. — learn more