Human Mad Cash Cow Disease
Human Mad Cash Cow Disease
Sapiens Bovinarri Prema Economus Fratracidatus Caniballitis
You've seen it before in current events, or perhaps the shreds of remnants we still have which we audaciously call "history". The problem is cannibalism. It takes a cannibalistic people generations to discover it doesn't work. It's largely discontinued. Even today in primitive societies, cannibalism is purely ritualistic, only an organ of another human is eaten, or a broth derivative taken.
But this is a different form of cannibalism. The cosmetic type where the ghouls feed off of the pound of flesh of others until when those others at length perish, the true cause of death can never be detected until now. It is economic cannibalism.
The model for true, healthy success is simple. The intake must be of a cyclical nature. The farm was a prime example of this. On a technicality, the farm takes care of itself and is a self perpetuation mechanism. We like to use the term recycle, but the real term is cycle. There now. Get it? The farm has the presence of human beings, which should be able to close the loop making it a recycling microcosm of nature and cause the cyclic farm to become humankind's only candidate for the eternal motion devise or self-perpetuation machine otherwise known to every would-be inventor as the perpetual motion machine.
In a way that's supposed to work for any other supply and service system, such as economics. But at the turn of the 20th century, when some farmers became honest enough to admit it, I discovered that many had been up to what by then was a fairly common practice of feeding the beeves back to the beeves. Wow. Must have been a beeve hive. Unwittingly, they began a century-long experiment that proved that, among other things, cannibalism doesn't work. We even discovered that it was contagious. It could spread from feed to the human food supply.
The mystery is how come the wild game of North America have a wild form of it. Perhaps we are beginning to find out the true nature of disease. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the germs, but in the toxicity that we are vulnerable. You know so little. It's because humankind has always been too busy to find out. So mad cow disease is not a disease in itself, but it's rather a disease of avarice. More aptly termed "mad cash cow disease".
It was mad cash cow disease that built the twin towers. This is really a form of abstract thinking, here, but nevertheless valid. The picture is humankind, in a manner of speaking or as they say, after a fashion, feeding upon itself. The result, however, is all to real. We have a disease on our hands, here. A global pandemic, made virulent by computers. It produces attrition and death amongst whole populations, causes others to become permanently ill from symptoms we tend to think of as "destabilization".
We have an excellent example of it right here in San Diego, where the median price of a house was a couple of months ago, somewhere around the four hundred thousand dollar mark. I thought last week, in November of 2004, I heard something like the figure had now leapt to six hundred grand. That is a populous suffering from the disease. They see in San Diego housing a cash cow and they've exacted such a price that they've forced menial laborers to go homeless. Many construction workers, in one report I heard on the radio, were illegal immigrants who had to sleep "rough" next to the sites.
I've seen the housing they claim to be so valuable. It isn't. The median price is one hundred and twenty thousand. Anyone in the San Diego area charging more than that had better either have five baths, a four-car garage, swimming pool, two master bedrooms, and so on. Or they should go to jail, minimum time for good behavior five years. But they have the town sewn up. Affordable housing is always something they claim to be trying to accomplish, but never quite get around to it. You see? It's a disease. Self-induced encephalophomy. It's basically the underlying cause behind all crime and unethical behavior.
But that's nothing compared to the huge business concerns that have come to dominate the global landscape. Or even whole nations. In fact, it's a pandemic. What can you do about it? Hey, I don't know, kid, you're so extremely manipulated as it is I seriously doubt you'll ever be able to do anything. Besides, they want you alive. They just want you to loose your ability to think. In fact it's a marvel you even got as far as this web page. All I can say for now is you become what you decide to be a part of.
Take a breather. Go outside. There it is right next to all those pale shadows taking their smoke breaks. The open Road.
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It was mad cash cow disease that built
the twin towers.
March 30, 2005
March 30, 2005