If you make government weak and small, the vacuum created will be filled by business management, which would make them government. And they don't have a well made system that prevents them from making bad decisions.
I am more of a cosmopolitan than a son of any nation, I still like my heritage though and considering what my heritage is I am strangely proud, that's due to my like of Individualism, or put psychologically my ego.
I wish it were easier/cheaper to get media from all nations, I am curious about nollywood and I am nostalgic for Bud Spencer and Terence Hill movies, I also like to hear different languages in film and prefer them with subtitles.
It wouldn't be that difficult to do, Itunes already has the ability to browse different region's libraries, you just need to be in the respective country or cheat the system in place somehow.
This feels a bit weird, but I am revising my stance, people need heroes to function. I just wish we were more self-actualized to not need that, it's a weakness that I am never quite comfortable with. And different kinds of people have different kinds of heroes.
Also, elected heads of state and government end up being pretty much the same thing anyways, especially as evidenced in political families.
I do think that constitutional and democratic monarchies are wise though.
I like how Peter the Great supposedly disguised himself and mixed with the common folk. Being in charge and yet being able to go anywhere is cool.
I do have to admit that I fantasize about ruling from the ground without all the required ceremony. I fantasize about a grand spectacle though too. I just think that if I were a ruler it would be more honorable to not be a snob.
I am a customer (I am a night owl), but I do feel guilty about the hours they have to work. I have worked rotating day/night shifts in security and it's not pleasant, though the place I was a guard at was nice and it was peaceful and I even had time to read while on duty. I feel that shift-work like that is very militant.
I feel that men are mind-controlled by women and that women are secretly the master gender.
Which is a silly thought it would appear, I mean they get treated like they are less than men and their work at home is taken for granted.
I'm still a feminist, my reason triumphs over my more messed up thought processes under this medication. Probably doesn't hurt that I adore women so much that I would enjoy it. Doesn't mean I hate being a man, I still indulge in my maleness.
One thing I am curious about is how this affects how you are a person, you don't have anyone looming over you, so you are more free. I just feel that it would make you very grumpy but more of an individual.
The novel "The White Plague" makes an excellent point about armed insurrection and terrorism in the modern world, we have members of elite now that can do terrible things to the populace. It's extremely shitty.
I think that university grading is extremely simple, especially in the humanities and arts, it's not a measure of how well you know and apply your knowledge or what value your art has.
I mean obviously in the trades, engineering, and physical sciences you can see how well someone does their work in terms of how well something works. Medicine is also more tricky, but you need to know the fundamentals.
The cold-war era news on German television was so much more urgent and serious, the new style is so much more leisurely and stylish.
I get nostalgic for the cold-war war reports, they had such a cold scientific edge to them. As a child it made the news more exciting, making me feel like I was a part of some big event. I am getting old.
If a global currency were able to be stable then it would be advantageous for working on global equality. It would give a more permanent guide to where what is what value where and what can be bought from where at what price.
And if easier to stabilize due to developed nation support it would prevent currency devaluation in struggling regions.
What I don't like about European nations that are against the E.U. is that it sometimes reeks of supremacism, I especially feel that the British and Russians think they are better than the rest of us and they don't need to work together.
Also, they will trade with the rest of Europe anyways, just with a more primitive less democratic mechanism/treaties guiding the interactions.
The obsession with static systems intended to be infallible is not useful, an acceptance of the potential dynamism of laws is useful, politics as a scalpel rather than a mallet.
Edit: It's a reason I really respect the Talmud. I don't agree with the use of doctrine, especially when unnecessary (it is to be employed in primitive societies for them to function I think due to scarcity and resulting aggression),
The dishonorable have no problem taking advantage of the honorable. I wouldn't say that giving up honor is the solution, just be very careful, though there is no such thing as a guarantee in life.
Speaking of guarantees, my alienware is coming up on 6 years and is pretty much working like a charm, damn fine investment if you ask me. Also, the pace of requiring new hardware for the latest games is much better than it was when I was a kid. I wonder if cloud computing will become a thing soon, onlive worked great for delivering games on any old terminal, though not having the computing onsite has its disadvantages.
I have been dismayed previously about the low birthrate in the first world, but there was something I wasn't considering, infant mortality is at an all time low.
So now quantity isn't as necessary and we have more time to invest into raising outstanding human beings.
Mind you a shrinking population is still not desirable I think, but internationally that isn't a problem yet.
I worry about future problems a lot.
I have been worrying that there is some terrible secret that will make me look a fool for about the last hour or so, it's not a very common worry for me, I wonder if it will join my repertoire of psychological unease.
Mind you secrets also have a certain excitement attached to them, since they might be cool.
Not being in the world's power centers does suck if you are attracted to them, but the internet is valuable in being able to globalize the conversation about our future.
So far and yet so near.
If only IRC weren't so dead these days, the internet was more of an international playground in some respects when I was growing up. But I do love that I can get international newspapers on the internet now and they have real-time comment sections.
Everyone can have a published voice now, of course time is valuable so mass exposure isn't available to all.
People get punished for being themselves or they are at least tinkered with. Of course we wouldn't have all these nice fruits of civilization if it weren't so. Still blows. Especially when it's a flaw that can't be fixed. #Spartanbabies
Forbidding drugs is insulting to human agency and is probably one of the reasons it doesn't work very well. If someone wants to destroy themselves (referring to the nasty stuff here) it should be their right. It's a medical problem if people are sick. A healthy person should want to maximize their potential and not want to play with fire and risk it all.
It's just that the tragic figure is somewhat romanticized. I know all about the romanticization of my condition, and I just hope to profit from it, but as I just stated that's healthy behavior. Nonetheless I still think that this tragic figure thing we have is perhaps not the greatest contribution to art and therefor people's psychological makeup when it comes to self destructive behavior. Mind you, there are many other reasons people risk their lives and do dangerous things.
Before I had my first psychotic break I had much less of an appreciation of myths that make human psychology function.
I am a bit swamped now though, I am longing for my more scientific cold assessment of our reality right now. Though as a permanent state I am no longer sure which is more enjoyable, leaning towards the scientific, there is less fear involved.
If you can afford it, always buy! I feel good when I support businesses that I like with money. (I do wish that contemporary corporate culture didn't distribute it so ridiculously unequally in many cases)
I do my best, but I am below the local poverty line on disability support without any additional income and I have to consume media to keep sane! I have a brain to feed here!
It's political activism I say!
Netflix would be adequate if I weren't so picky, I do have a subscription though, they have stuff I watch and I have a few other subscriptions too.
I don't really have proof of there being a higher realm that is related to our lives here on earth beyond what I have already mentioned. But I like to think that we are in the hanging in the balance of some kind of war between the gods, not original I admit, since I do like to play the "Diablo" series of video games.
Maybe when I die I will just be a victim in a war beyond my control. Strangely enough that makes me feel like there was maybe a point to existing so briefly and it's comforting.
As with many aspects of my psychology I wonder how long this thought will remain dominant in my mind. It is more like a fancy than a religious view.
I am thinking that the highly developed world people are becoming so unnatural that they have stopped breeding like regular humans. The reason that this is a simplification is that it takes away from the value of human agency being supreme over matters of biology.
Edit: It seems to me that everybody is in some kind of state of conflict, we are almost all at war with something. Though some get more close to traditional states of warfare, like when journalists go into war-zones and get harmed or killed by militant groups that are their enemies.
Regional Supra-National Unions like the E.U. could still have a place in global federal government as an extra layer of government that aids integration. I wrote that it is useful as a proto-type because I was worried that the E.U. may fail and I was justifying it's existence if it that failure comes to pass.
Edit: Also, integration is a great creator of peace, so it is definitely a worthy cause.
I only read bits of the bible. As far as my life goes "Star Trek" was my good book. To mention a few things about me that it inspired me to adapt, would be, humaneness, education, and futurism/progressivism.
I realize that something has been stolen from me that is part of a healthy psychological make-up. I have diminished sense of belonging being away from my people. It's not such a huge deal to deal with, but it's still bothersome.