Monday, 16 November 2015

We will always be ruled by Thugs

By definition, those who enter politics are almost invariably extroverted, confident and determined. They have a vision of the world and they are dedicated to foisting it on you. You will be part of their narrative, regardless of whether you want to be or not. They seek power and adulation. They have a 'positive' vision. They are all pro-family and pro-life.

Pessimists, antinatalists and generally those in any way sensitive are generally introverted, solitary and disgusted by the world. Like the wise snail, they seek to curl up in their sanctuary and be left undisturbed. Sensitive people do not wish to expose themselves to the mob. They do not wish to 'compete', to prostitute themselves, to endure the demeaning gaze of the public eye. Bar their impotent fantasies of world annihilation or world sterilisation they do not seek power.

Thus it is almost an iron law that Assholes will always rule. Another good reason to be a pessimist.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

iPhonitis

Ok, this is a rant of no particular philosophical import, bar that it touches on the vacuity of life and the triviality of human beings.



iPhones. They are everywhere. You cannot walk down the street without beholding some biped fleshsack shuffling along, with their snouts buried in a small screen, eagerly engrossed in the electronic phantasgamoria. Most importantly, these people are not looking where they are going, so in essence you have the added responsibility of not only watching your own step but you also have to be aware that this clod may and often will walk right into you, so engrossed are they in their Facebook updates and 'likes'.

Then you get on public transport. Again, every clown there has their face riveted on the small screen that gives them an illusion of a life.
 
Worse for me personally I've noticed that every time I sit down in a library someone will inevitably sit down next to me and will start playing with their phone immediately, so even in a fucking library there's no escape. A few days ago some woman had her phone on vibrate and the damned thing was rattling the table violently every five seconds. I gave the bitch such a glare that she put it on silent, but even the fact that I had to resort to such tactics pissed me off.

And then there are the background factors. iPhones need a mineral named coltan to function. This is where it comes from:

The Slavery that drives your iPhone

I sent this link to a friend of mine who fancies himself as a diehard Leftist and 'Revolutionary', or in other words he's deluded. He responded with an email worthy of any squealing teenage girl: "But I just cannot function without an iPhone". You see, ultimately Capitalism and innovation is the greatest revolutionary force of all: it moulds people to its ends without their even realising it.

I'm glad I don't have one; in fact, only two other people I know don't and I hope we continue to hold out.

And it's also fair to say that the indispensability of the wretched gadget for most people again just underlines the ultimate vacuity of life and the terror of reality. Imagine if people had to do without their toys and contemplate the sky, their lives, their mortality...


Monday, 28 September 2015

A little noted aspect of the Israel-Palestine conflict

One of the often overlooked aspects of the Israel-Palestine conflict is demography, in particular the ever rising amount of people fighting over a relatively small piece of territory.

Israel has a population of roughly 8.2 million, in an area of 8,500 square miles. Its population density is 1,0004 per square mile. It is 263 miles long and its width ranges from 71 miles at its widest to 9.3 at its narrowest. It is No.32 in the list of the world's most densely populated countries according to Wikipedia.

Of course, the situation in the Palestinian territories is infinitely worse. The Gaza Strip is 139 square miles with a population of 1.8 million and a density of something approaching 10,000 per square mile. It is a mere 25 miles long and roughly 6 miles wide. The West Bank has a population of 2.3 million within 2,180 square miles. Taken together, the Palestinian territories rank at No.20 in the world list of population density.

As a result of the Israeli blockade and assault of 2014 it is estimated the area may be uninhabitable by 2020:

Gaza uninhabitable within 5 years

Perhaps one could imagine a bizzare reversal of the Jewish Exodus in the years to come, as millions of Palestinians simply march into Israel, unable to subsist in their present state.

Water is also a scarce and vital resource in the area as a whole and control of it is used as a weapon in the conflict.

Children are also used as weapons, both in the desire to keep the populations of both peoples rising and also as future and present soldiers. Palestinian children also represent a disproportionate number of casualties due to the enormous population density of the Gaza strip.

Children in the Israel-Palestine conflict

From the AN perspective, the area is the world in a microcosm....

Addendum:  "Israel is on the road to an ecological, social and quality of life disaster because as the population density rises it becomes more violent, congested and unpleasant to live in and with absolutely no room for any species other than humans."

Israel running out of room





Friday, 11 September 2015

More, More, More

The current crisis in Europe fills me with a weary despair. Putting aside the issue of potential ISIS infiltrators and so on, the site of hundreds of thousands of desperate people being added to the pre-existent millions, all prepared to work in shit jobs, live in shit accommodation, do whatever it takes to cling to life, and all the while no doubt procreating is not likely to fill those who find themselves on this blog with joy.


American readers may wonder why I go on about this so much, but bear in mind that your country has one of the lowest population densities in the world, heck you even have a Witness protection scheme that assumes your country is big enough to disappear in. Such schemes would be extremely difficult to operate in Europe.

But anyway, nihil novi.....

 

Monday, 18 May 2015

The Beauty of the World

The world and the universe is an extremely beautiful place, and the more we understand about it the more beautiful does it appear. It is an immensely exciting experience to be born in the world, born in the universe, and look around you. it would be such a shame to blow it and end your life not having understood what there is to understand - Richard Dawkins

'Mad Dog' the Cannibal eats second Muslim in as many weeks

Human flesh on the menu in Nigerian restaurant 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Nepal

The Gadhimai Festival in Nepal, which sees thousands of animals slaughtered for the purpose of religious ritual.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/26/nepal-earthquake-death-toll-climbs-towards-2000-as-world-responds

Thus is worked out, from maggots up to man, the universal law of the violent destruction of living beings. The whole earth, continually steeped in blood, is nothing but an immense altar on which every living thing must be sacrificed without end, without restraint, without respite until the consummation of the world,the extinction of evil, the death of death Joseph de Maistre

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Because too many, yet again

I know, I know, this is an old bugbear of mine but I can't help it.

I wonder if I'm one of the few who finds the spiraling number of humans deeply nauseating and depressing. It's not like I attach much value to my life anyway, but objectively it's all exacerbated by knowing that there are 7.3 billion other stupid Janes and Joes out there, all scrambling to survive until their death. This troubles me just sitting by myself in my little corner, and then I only have to step outside my door to be tripping over buggies, brats and their awful mothers who consider themselves saints.

And as we all know, the more there are of something the less its value, so don't be expecting too many people to be troubling themselves over your fate - they've got other things to be doing, like scrabbling for food in the dustbin and queuing up for their ration of Soylent Green.

I live in London, and hey, by standards of the new world mega-cities London is a village, only 9 million milling around its market square. I was in Tokyo last week, 30 million people there. One guy I was talking to told me he got only 4 days off a year, such is the struggle to survive.

So a few basic points to consider:

More people means....   

less countryside....
less solitude, more people in your face....
more demand for endless garbage and crap....                            
more work and toil needed to provide said garbage and crap so....
longer working lives so.....
more pressure on social welfare and state pension.
more morons, as people tend toward the lowest common denominator....                          
so with more people, more vulgarity and crudity.

But as the morons say: It's all good.

I mean if I weren't an AN on metaphysical grounds, surely I might pause to think that any kid of mine is going to face a tougher struggle for survival than me and previous generations. But no, biology always wins. Oh well, I'm just gassing to no purpose, and not particularly eloquently, but there you are, I'm tired and there are more new people to be in awe of.

http://www.populationmatters.org/?gclid=CM-2lPe9_8QCFYoEwwodYyYAww 

https://www.facebook.com/PopulationMatters?fref=ts




Friday, 20 March 2015

John Gray v Steven Pinker on the alleged decline of violence

John Gray and Steven Pinker have been attacking each other in the media over Pinker's claim the world is becoming a less violent place. Worth reading and some of the comments are good also. I love how Pinker's article is placed in the 'Death and Dying' category of the paper.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/13/john-gray-steven-pinker-wrong-violence-war-declining?CMP=share_btn_tw


 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/20/wars-john-gray-conflict-peace?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Aiming to procreate on Mars



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2956829/Meet-five-Britons-live-MARS-Mission-reveals-final-longlist-manned-journey-red-planet-2025.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v--IqqusnNQ


Sunday, 11 January 2015

Paris attacks

A couple points:

I'm really disgusted by those who imply that the cartoonists somehow 'brought it on themselves'. That attitude is revolting and plays into the hands of the attackers. Anyone who responds to satire, however extreme, with murder is an asshole.

Secondly, the response of most Europeans seems to be that ultimately the attacks are nothing to worry about from the bigger strategic point of view, but I think it's worth pointing out that it's always fanatical elites who make and determine the course of History: Christians in the first three centuries, Nazis, Bolsheviks, etc. 98% of people are docile and do nothing; it's the 2% that count. These guys mean business and have to be taken seriously.