Distribute Wealth ?
given that the Technological Economy has absolutely nothing at all to do
with Work, Labor or any kind of Effort of any kind anymore, how on
earth are you going to distribute the wealth that it automatically
generates by the boatloads? Are you going to force fake and make believe
and imaginary exchanges people will perform for a salary anyways ? Are
you going to give the cash out for free to all ? are you going to LEND
it out and make everyone have huge debts in the end (subprime loans to
buy McMansions: another sign of Huge Excess Capacity and Free Wealth
Generation the Technological Economy generates automatically, thousands
of McMansions and such, thousands of high rises in China and such) all
in the name of trying to desperately hide the truth that labor is no
longer needed, is redundant, nay, that any human interaction and social
exchanges at all are redundant, not needed and not necessary anymore,
the system is mostly a huge Automatic Economy, generates wealth and
goods by huge economy of scales, networks, huge flows of Energy and Oil,
Electricity, Machines, Automated subsystems, automated and optimized
production processes worldwide (and even if not automated, then run by
very cheap and abundant labor in poorer countries, etc.) ? No ? Well
then just be honest and give it all out for free, let it all hang out,
give out free salaries and cheap rents to all worldwide and get it over
with once and for all.
And you can easily see how unecessary work
is in this economic system when all of a sudden companies layoff
hundreds or thousands of people (for the bottom line): obviously all of
those people and their labor was worthless and optional anyways, it
wasn't really needed, otherwise you couldn't do that, on two feet. And how
much time millions of people waste in offices, in meetings and
interactions and fights and lawyers, all of the people goofing off in
Education (and probably a good deal in health Care) etc. all the while
the economists and politicians are always making believe that there are
all of these deep "Structural Reasons" why the economy must be organized
as it is, labor must be "flexible", globalization must allow
outsourcing or whatever.
All of the talk about Innovation and
always changing kinds of jobs every two years and so forth goes to show
how not necessary and optional and all fun and games all of those
"Innovations" and "New Jobs" really are, how they have nothing at all to
do with the Economy at all, nothing at all to do with the Technological
Economy generating free wealth and providing all of the basics to all.
All of the new startups, IPADS, APPS, new jobs, are all about fun and
games and fluff and make believe comic book jobs and work: things that
are just cool artistically and aesthetically, it looks like real work,
but the Technological Economy doesn't even notice, and needs all of
those jobs like a hole in the head. It is all just a ritual, a make
believe, no real necessity or needs behind it. The only need it
satisfies is to make people think that they are necessary and important
and that their labor counts: nothing further from the truth, all of
their labor is totally irrelevant.
There are no structural
invariants for a Technological Economy, people can simply get a free
salary, it would actually make the economies way richer by wasting less
energy to go back and forth to work and printing loads of paper that is
useless anyways. All of that imaginary work and activity just tries to
hide the fact that it is a cultural and social ritual, a make believe
that our culture imposes, just because, for no real reason at all,
because that is how the powers that be programmed it to be (or the
casual forces of society programmed people and the people let themselves
be programmed by), not because LABOR or WORK is a real necessity for
the economy to work anymore, to feed people or to produce goods: and in
fact notice that the parking lots of malls are always full no matter how
high the unemployement rate or how bad the economy is doing etc., the
goods flow always, people travel and the airports and highways are
The limitations are all cultural, psychological and are
all based on an artistic - aesthetic, arbitrary, random choice of
wanting people to "work" 8 hours a day and pretending that it is needed:
it is hard to find a substitute to this ritual because all of the
values, ideas, all of the distribution of wealth must be performed
through "work" or what passes for "work".
It was all true and
necessary (work and labor was needed, factories needed the 8 hour a day
labor, etc.) up until the mid 20th century, then the Huge Productive
Power of the Technological Economy started to show its force, just look
at how much production went into World War Two (All government paid, but
in that case, welfare was ok, the government paying for it all was ok,
etc.), Germany alone produced enough to battle half of the world for
almost five years, then the productive power of the USA kicked in, etc.
By the 1950s we were essentially already living in an Automatic - Free
Wealth Generating Technological Economy and this is even before the
power of the Microprocessor, Computers and the Internet kicked in and
with a much more primitive technology compared to today.
Hippies knew this, that is what the counterculture was all about, they
knew that humanity was essentially free from labor by the use of
Technology and expected the Utopia to kick in: it didn't happen, the
Right Wing Conservatives won and kept everyone brainwashed about all of
these limitations and the need for Work and all of the Resource Scarcity
Oh, I forgot, Man is the fight, the conflict,
without the fight and conflict and everyone against everyone else, and
everyone wanting to be the boss of everyone else and impose "Hard Work"
on the loser, Man is undefined, gets lost, cannot measure himself
against others. He needs inequality always, the "I am Better Than You"
(or especially I "Deserve" more than you (but who judges who deserves ?
another arbitrary clown, that's who)), the contrasts, the conflicts, the
fights, complexity, and problems, the problems and the freeloaders and
lazy turds to blame why the "Economy Is Not Doing Well" etc.
the Economy Is Not Doing Well because there are no long any circuits to
distribute the wealth it generates automatically unless you finally
decide to give out free salaries and cheap rents to all worldwide. AMEN.