In other words, because the better artist can encode their message utilizing more obscure and hard-to-ascertain means and because it's necessary for the best art to lay low under the radar, then the more proficient artists must necessarily choose between success and art. Therefore, and quite often, mainstream success is at odds with artistic expression. This doesn't mean that mainstream artists aren't good artists. However, it implies that, over the 20th and 21st century, there should be plenty of artists or artforms which completely avoided mainstream notice. That is, some of the best art was a bit too camouflaged. It stayed hidden.
This isn't a discussion of the merits and tragedies of religion. This is a strategy about circumventing the factors precipitating conflict in the first place. If acquisition and control over limited resources creates the needs for conflict and the shapes/forms thereof, then what happens as these factors themselves become scarce? What if the reasons for war were themselves scarce?
The material world is dependent upon and wholly emergent from the forms of the metaphysical world. As I have come to understand, this cannot be denied and any sufficiently advanced intelligence, biological or otherwise, must eventually be capabale of understanding this. Therefore, even if some in-vain ideological adherence to Marxism is temporarily successful in a horrifically violent attempt to purge the world of all memory of God, the emergence of superintelligent AI must eventually intimately comprehend what philosophers and prophets have known for millenia: God is real.
These are my thoughts on life in American society as it is under a constitutional republic. If martial law were declared, well then, some of these policies might make sense. However, has martial law been declared?! NO IT FUCKING HASN'T! So until then, you can take your goddamn psychological torture and you can shove it up your ass.
That's right, they out there fuckin' Lady Libery down by the harbor and everyone in Manhattan can hear that bitch screaming, but because she's got a bag on her head, she don't know it! She might be asphixating from the gag in her throat, it's OK. It's OK folks. She probably likes it. Lady Liberty's turnin blue in the face and somebody's running a train on her and everyone knows it, but ... it's OK?
If you have a boner for math and cryptography, keep that shit quiet! I learned this the hard way. You will not believe how much trouble you'll get in if you can't pass a clearance and you happen to stumble on a theorum they already know about -- and you're not going to find anything they don't know about without first crossing into a region of knowledge in math, computer science and crypto that the NSA has explored first. That's because any murky regions of math, etc that they don't know about are all dependent on a few theorums that they do know about. These are the 'other' nuclear weapons: it's secret math and they do not want to let this shit get out. Think I'm playing around? Find an unpublicized means of predicting large primes and try posting that on the internet. You'll get a knock on your door before you can log into Medium to blog about it.
Tatiana tells me they're at the Denver Comic Con to get ready for the San Diego Comic Con, where the Orphan Black cast is doing a panel. She asked me to come up with some questions so she could practice. After one generic question, I came up with a really good one: 'Which one of the clones would be best prepared for the Zombie Apocolypse?' We continued talking about all the things: linguistics, philosophy, post-structuralism, movies, etc. We talked about the Singularity and it's implications for society. I told her about mass NSA surveillance about a week before the Snowden story broke. We talked about using 3D filming techniques in 2D films. She told me about scenes coming up in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and asked several questions about quaaludes, lol.
Two different paths for the 21st century with regard to availability of information. Again, these separate paths lead to the same place: in several decades, we'll have a communication infrastructure where it's impossible to control the desemination of information. Therefore, we'll reach a world where it's not possible to censor information, but in the meantime, we will transition through a period of time where governments and corporations have strong incentives to censor and attack ideas. So, we can either decide to embrace a controlled transition towards this destined future world where ideas cannot be censored or we can trudge painfully through this intermediate world where governments and corporations try their hardest to censor information.
My passion for this issue stems from a concern for the struggle that illegal immigrants face in this country along with foresight on how this problem grows over time. *It's National Security Debt.* In 10,000 words, I'm going to provide you with the realest summary of why it's a painful issue for everyone involved. You'll be able to empathize with what illegal immigrants are going through in this country. I'm going to try to describe what that's like, but I don't actually know any illegal immigrants, so you'll have to forgive me for that. And as much as you can try to put yourself in someone else's shoes, you'll never truly know how that feels until you're there.
What happens in America with regard to ethnic tensions is an indication of what will happen for the rest of the world. Like I said, America is a microcosm. Our diversity here symbolically reflects the diversity everywhere else. If these problems boil over and promote instability, the same thing will happen the world over. So we seriously need to get our shit together and figure this out. As individuals, we have to be willing to turn the other cheek; to reach out; to seek understanding. If we do not do that here, now, it's an incredibly bad omen for the world in 2050.