Saturday, January 14, 2017

ALIEN-NATION


It is in the interest of those who hold power to keep people divided and thereby conquered. As the world becomes overpopulated and under-resourced, competition for those things which bring quality to human life will increase. There is no infinity when it comes to the boundaries of sustainability. No water into fine wine. The extinction of countless species by human overpopulation is the ignored (by humans) evidence of that simple fact.

Religion and the autistic grandiosity of some scientists are often cited as excuses for just letting it all go its course. God's will. Our fate. Those are the answers of simplistic religious minds. We can do anything we put our minds to. That is the simplistic thinking of scientists who have successfully cracked a biological threat or developed a program which makes a machine into a butler or chambermaid. The Big Picture is not the strong suit of either camp.

Mass migration was predicted in popular press several decades ago by strong thinkers who anticipated the growing disparities between First World and Third World (Northern Hemisphere vs Southern) populations. When those disparities became shared through global digital media (Skype, etc.) in the hands of billions who could afford a smart phone, the rush to the doors of the developed countries was inevitable. Politicians and their media groupies like to blame war and famine, caused by someone else, as the accelerators of mass migration. This may be true, only in part.

Mass migration is a stampede, similar to the rush in a discount store when the public address system announces an irresistible bargain in one aisle. Welfare benefits, health care, clean streets, bathrooms, running water, constant electricity, available food, etc.. These are the irresistible bargains which drive people to hop on sinking boats in Libya and freight trains in Central America. They are not seeking back-breaking labor. They have that where they come from. They do not understand that these "bargains" are paid for by generations of taxpaying citizens of the developed nations. 

The politicians who urge tolerance and generosity on the part of a beleaguered constituency are just continuing their malfeasance as useless parasites on the public teat. Given that they have been told for decades that worldwide measures must be taken to educate women and raise them from the poverty of having too many children, looking at their actual accomplishments in this area reveals them for the useless, self-aggrandising bureaucrats they are. They fly in comfortable jets and attend global summits in five-star hotels. They are groomed by make-up artists and stylists. They are represented by publicists. In short, they are phonies, hollow celebrities, like the aristocrats of old. 

Yes, dividing and conquering the masses is relatively easy. It is certainly easier than saying "No." to one or several of your wealthy political peers, upon whom you may have to rely to maintain your luxurious lifestyle at some future date. Ask Bernie Sanders. He certainly found that out in the recent U.S. Presidential election. The two most divisive candidates of the large initial field of competitors became  the equally disgusting choices for the American electorate. Divide and conquer.

Nationalism is labeled "bad". Globalism is labeled "good". Yet, nobody in the elite ruling class is talking about what will actually work for the greater number of human beings. Nationalism is equated wrongly with racism and xenophobia. Globalism is equated wrongly with trade and correctly with leveling the global quality of life to the lowest common denominator. Cooperation, real cooperation instead of competition/conflict, between nations on a global level is never given serious thought. The United Nations has become a useless private club for the political elite, like the E.U. government in Brussels, like the U.S. government in D.C.. 

Journalism has generally been transformed by capitalism into propaganda-for-sale. Whether you consume the processed 'news' of Symone Sanders or Alex Jones, you are consuming the journalistic equivalent of junk food. The worldwide acceptance of crony capitalism as a given is largely due to the buying off of objective journalists, who have chosen celebrity and high incomes over a duty to inform without bias. Like American doctors, who have chosen to prescribe, rather than heal, for greater incomes, journalists have chosen to be part of the surviving elite over the threatened masses. 

You see, those with education and ongoing investigation for current information based in observable reality see the train wreck of crony capitalism in a deteriorating world ecosystem on the horizon. Whether or not they acknowledge it verbally or even consciously, they realize that environmental disaster approaches. A worldwide collapse of insect pollinators, for example.  A tipping point in the pH and toxicity of the oceans. A coastal earthquake in this time of sea level rise. An uncontrollable human virus in an overcrowded population which causes mass insanity (encephalopathy), akin to a zombie apocalypse movie. Any of these is possible at present. 

I suggest that anyone reading this should skeptically assess where he/she stands in the potential eventuality of a worldwide collapse or threat. Do you consider yourself vulnerable or invulnerable? If there is no government to help you, what could you do to survive? For most of us, the answer is simply "Nothing.". This is the real danger of alienation, propagated by our government officials. This is the real danger of simply going along with a chosen partisan mindset while the real dangers to the quality of your life go unaddressed. Yes, human rights matter. But all our lives are in jeopardy when we cannot see the forest for the trees. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

AWARDS


Last evening's love fest in Los Angeles, The Golden Globe Awards, exemplified the vacuous and hypocritical nature of the award culture in the U.S.. These awards are foreign-press-in-Hollywood awards. In other words, they are awards bestowed by a corrupt press mafia who are deeply indebted to those who host junkets and give out preview tickets. These scions of media and the arts can hardly be seen as objective journalists by any measure. So, what do their awards mean?

In general, award galas are all held by and for mafias. In-groups award the most in, or those with the most clout within the mafia in question at that moment. This is a fleeting glimpse of a constant competition for who is at the top of that particular pyramid, or who is on the ascent to the top. But those pyramids have slippery slopes. Today's award recipient often becomes tomorrow's flunky. 

This clear light on award ceremonies makes the pompous denouncements against Donald Trump at last night's Golden Globes particularly offensive. It was rock-tossing between glass houses: Globalist Hollywood vs. Trump Tower. 

I am sure that Meryl Streep and Hugh Laurie felt superior in their homilies aimed at Trump. They took no risk in making them in front of foreign lackeys of their business. They also, I am sure, did not take into account the many Trump supporters who have feathered their beds. They were voicing the discontent of their own pyramid, which depends on the type of government-funded projects which Clinton would have prefer over Trump.

It is important to understand that Hollywood has learned to profit from the funding of film by foreign governments around the world. Governments use their production funding to facilitate their political and social engineering. China and E.U. are avid supporters of film. If you watch their sponsored productions skeptically, the subtle propaganda flow is always there in the art. Hillary Clinton would have been more likely to import this methodology for force-feeding her globalist agenda to the American public.

And what was the big winner in last evening's ceremony? La La Land, an homage to Hollywood itself. Hollywood, a land of legendary false promise where the pretty go to be stars and end up selling their asses on street corners.  

Show biz awards are not the exclusive examples of award hokum. Award ceremonies from local Rotary Clubs to The Olympics are tainted by the human capacity to corrupt any ideal with greed and egoism. Awards are used to curry favor, further careers and raise money. They are not pure acknowledgments of dedication, accomplishment, or humanity. They are far from objective measures of a person's worth to society or to the people in their lives. They are testaments to political skill, manipulation of media, seeding exploitable relationships, and securing fame/fortune which can be shone subsequently upon those who bestow the awards. Awards are sometimes investments and even payoffs. 

The greatest award of Roman Catholicism is sainthood. U.S. Presidents can be awarded by having their face on a mountainside or getting the biggest memorial library or a Nobel Peace Prize. A statue in a square satisfied earlier political figures. The reality behind all these awards is complicated and bears no glistening shine or halo when examined up close. The most sustaining human award is understanding oneself and living truthfully in the light of that understanding. Perhaps Meryl Streep possesses that award as well. However, in my experience, those who live truthfully in the light of self-knowledge are less likely to make overly sanctimonious speeches about the personal eccentricities of others, simply because they disagree with their politics. 


Friday, January 6, 2017

"SENSE 8" OR SENSELESS ACHE?

Lana Wachowski 

Sense 8 is a Tom Tykwer and Lana Wachowski collaboration for Netflix. It is a flashy fantasy of social-justice-warrior culture wherein eight characters are psychically linked through their simultaneous spiritual birth from a spiritual mother, or something like that. Frankly, trying to put it together coherently would give me a headache. The characters materialize in the minds of each other and have conversations with or even inhabit each others' bodies in times of danger. 

Sound schizophrenic? Well, it may well be. Or it may have something to do with the persistent references to heroin and alcohol consumption. Or it may have to do with the overuse of social media. 

Of course, all these multinational psychic siblings are buff and beautiful. They have an orgy in the last installment, a teaser Christmas special, which is meant to peak interest in the coming second season in May 2017. Yes, a psychic orgy with heroin addicts, a lesbian couple which is half transgender, a stunningly sexy Latino male couple, and various straight-ish people. Black, white, yellow, brown...it's all good. I like soft porn as much as anyone, but this isn't deep and great art. It would make a great music video. 

I suppose Sense 8 portrays the aching need of some to merge identity with everyone. A Facebook paradigm of sorts. An Angela Merkel world, where we're all just the same and need no boundaries or budgets or rules. These characters are never really alone, even the Korean martial artist in solitary confinement. 

The visual Tykwer brand (Run Lola Run, Winter Sleepers, Cloud Atlas) is unmistakable. It is sexy, stunning, flashy...perfectly geared to the ADD mindset of a browser-based culture. He is Swiss, after all. Clockwork precision comes with the background. I assume the 'sense8ibility' comes from Lana Wachowski, the broad-shouldered Hollywood darling with clown hair, whose own transgender advocacy is legendary. She and her brother are becoming the Weinstein brother-sisters of their generation. 

On a purely artistic level, Sense 8 is a decent production. On a cultural level, it is pure saccharin for those who subscribe to the new feminism, in which every individual is a worthy victim of something or someone and The Group is invincible.  Focusing on individual choice and the responsibility for the repercussions of those choices is "mean" in that "sense8ibility". It is an invitation to remain childishly entitled and co-dependent forever. If a government were to promote this, it would be called fascist or oppressively controlling.

What is the senseless ache of deprivation which drives the movement of real-life social warriors? After all, most are from middle class backgrounds. Most of them are initiated in universities, not the harshest of environments. Many of the women of the movement vehemently identify with male-to-female transgender people. This seems strange in a feminist movement, since male-to-female transgender people are highly gender-conscious (obsessed?) and sexist in their concept of gender roles. 

I could theorize that this subcultural wave of fear of alone-ness is fallout from jihadist terrorism. But these neo-feminsts would scream shrilly that I am being Islamophobic, despite the fact that many of them would be beheaded, stoned or simply locked up in an orthodox Islamic world. I could theorize that they have caught onto the deference paid to gay/lesbian people after the AIDS epidemic and Matthew Shepherd's politically exploited execution by homophobic yahoos. Victimhood was commercialized by AIDS service organizations into a major industry which reaped profits and celebrity for some. The tsunami of public sympathy which resulted from mass media penetration by AIDS organizations and their celebrity advocates was a wave upon which gay lobbyists (HRC, for example) climbed to surf to gay marriage legislation and court decisions. They are having a harder time transposing their influence on transgender issues, which are clouded by the opposing need of a vast majority of people to accept their birth gender as organically natural. 

This senseless ache (neurosis?) of bourgeois victims in the prosperous and lethally militant U.S.A. is narrow-minded, to put is nicely. Sense 8 tries to make it sexy by psychically superimposing it on the whole planet through its hunks and hotties. The scary and sadistic bearded old White guy is the perfect villain who is trying to break up this perpetual pity-party, strewn with fireworks and lubricant. Perhaps, like Dorothy in the Oz books, these fused beauties will eventually waken to individual adulthood. How frightening. But it seems more likely they will remain children forever in a Peter Pan world of group denial and group self-excuse. Meanwhile, the rest of humanity will have to move on without them. 



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

GLOBALISM


Globalism is being promoted by those who have the most to gain from it, those who already hold power and wealth. Ancient pharaohs, emperors and kings would most likely unite for globalism in this age of overpopulation, environmental decline and information technology. Globalism is not science. Globalism is top-down population and resource management, justified by economists, the grand wizards of crony capitalism. They twist statistics and corporately controlled money into magical formulas to justify greed and exploitation of labor and the environment. Economics of this age is not science. It is a monolithic mathematical religion, based in evil assumptions.

The misdirected rage of extreme Islamists and their extreme counterparts on the political Right in The West is based, I believe, in the frustration of people with the assumptions of capitalism and power politics of our age. Their opposition is engineered by a media which is owned and operated by the powers who promote crony capitalism, or capitalist aristocracy. Their propaganda brings great profits to military establishments, in which the power brokers are deeply invested. This serves the dual purpose of uniting the masses behind the capitalist aristocracy and neutralizing any opposition to it. 

Globalists seek to merge all their subjects (the people) into a vast mass of exploitable labor and investors into their aristocratic wealth machines. This mass of humanity must be stripped of all identity other than world citizenship. They must be stripped of ideas of individual race or ethnicity, once lovingly referred to as "roots". They must be stripped of nationhood. They must be stripped of ownership. Everything they use to survive must be bought on credit or rented. Ownership will be the privilege of the capitalist aristocracy. 

The illusion of "a better life" must be promoted, according to the globalist agenda. This enables the global elite to promote mass migration after waging war to strip millions of home and national identity. The aristocrats promote the wonders of The West through their media in the Third World while promoting sharing and caring in the First World. This is social engineering on a massive scale. It is obvious to anyone with open eyes. 

The promotion of religion by corporate media is a catalyst, or perhaps a sweetener. Appealing to fear and superstition of the impoverished is simple. Proposing religious ideals to the educated is not very hard, since most have come from some religious tradition. It taps into their earliest psychological conditioning, by-passing their frontal lobes. Merkel promotes mass migration with Protestant Christianity. Putin maintains control with Orthodox Catholicism. Obama plays both ends of Christianity and Islam against the middle. And Jews, highly invested in the corporate-banking machine,  form alliances with apocalyptic fundamentalist Christians under the pretext of protecting Israel. Meanwhile, some wealthy Chinese mimic The West by adopting religion despite the success brought to them by a secular Communist state, which they are slowly dismantling from within with their wealth. 

Educational institutions are being reduced to nurseries for regressed children of the privileged. Coddling them eliminates student protest against the roots of their privilege. Encouraging protest by dysfunctional neo-feminists and affluent members of racial minorities does not threaten capitalist aristocracy because the objects of these protests are those whom the corporate elite wish to cow and bully, the working middle class. That aristocracy knows that the working middle class, the bourgeoisie, have always led economic revolution by mobilizing the poor. By hammering them with cries of "racism, "sexism" and "White privilege", the corporate media and their minions in education can neutralize the working middle class as a threat, while promoting the false ideology of everyone's success through entrepreneurship, the Gospel of Prosperity.

The gradual moderation and control of electronic communication and self-publishing is next. The corporate aristocracy have plans for the Internet. By unitizing charges for Internet use, they will gradually limit the Internet to people who cooperate with and depend upon corporate control. After all, they will be the only people who will be able to afford broadband. "Free" or "inexpensive" media will be dumbed down to the level of pure mass manipulation. Freely uploaded content to the Internet will all but cease. Information technology experts will collude with the aristocracy to develop censoring tools which will further divide and conquer the masses. Oligarchic governments will have all the tools necessary to quietly eliminate troublemakers (Think Snowden, Manning, Assange, Anonymous).

This is not paranoid science fiction. This is beginning to happen right now. And the obvious complicity of religious leaders, the educated and the mid-level financial classes glides along without wide criticism. Major media outlets have been gutted of anti-capitalist writers. "Socialism" and "communism" and "nationalism" have been turned into dirty words. How long will it take for "democracy" to fall to the same fate? Not long. How long will it take before blogs like this are extinct? Not long. The inevitable merging of technology and globalism will allow the corporate aristocracy to do whatever it takes to try to drastically reverse environmental degradation for their own sake. And, we all know from history what science in the hands of totalitarian control looks like. 




Saturday, December 24, 2016

SJW=S+M?



I am developing a working hypothesis concerning the dysfunctional neo-feminism which is plaguing college campuses and political campaigns. Simply put, I am questioning whether the social justice war of neo-feminism is actually a form of unconscious sadistic-masochistic sexuality wherein the social justice warrior seeks to assert himself/herself/themselves as dominatrix. 

I have spent some disturbing hours studying social justice warriors (SJW's) and neo-conservatives (Alt-Right) on Youtube. I believe many extremists on the Alt-Right, while consciously asserting traditional values, qualify as participants in an obsessive sado-masochistic (S&M) relationship with these extremist SJW's.  

For example, let's think about gender dysphoria. About 4 people in 1,000 statistically, counting birth males and birth females,  suffer pathological discomfort with their birth gender. That is about one half a percentage point of the human population. On a purely statistical basis, it is simply provocative to highlight gender dysphoria as a key feminist issue, representative of half the human population. It is over 125 times out of proportion. I see it as a form of enticement to reject a premise that all equality or justice for all human beings should hinge on special accommodation for transgender human beings. It is an irrational proposition. Yet, SJW's react with predictable fury when this is addressed in any fashion. Why? 

I speculate that the extremist SJW movement is a reaching out for limit-setting by a sexually frustrated/frightened and sexually dysfunctional minority who have exploited the Christian concept of justice for "the least of my brethren" to justify their impulse to provoke disapproval or perhaps even violence. Their cause is definitely not anti-sexist. The evidence for this is obvious. What is more sexist than the fixated gender-obsession of transgender people? What is more sexist than the segregation of many gay men, lesbians and transgender people into self-imposed same-sex cliques? What is more sexist than cliques of SJW's who intentionally alienate and demean confidently heterosexual men?  Integration is a basic element of equality and justice. To claim to profess devotion to equality and then to isolate into exquisitely minuscule cliques is a behavioral contradiction of purpose. It is hypocrisy at its worst or immature cognitive dissonance at its best.

The readiness of female SJW's who walk around in bedroom garb in public to scream "Rape!" when given the least bit of male attention is, in my speculation, an outward evidence of repressed sado-masochistic desires. It used to be called "cold-cocking","cock-teasing" or "blue-balling". It is famously attributed to Roman Catholic virgins. It has always been the practice of a small element of the homosexual male population. These flirts are usually sexually dysfunctional in any number of ways. They also tend to be self-loathing. It has been a more common practice of heterosexual males or closeted bisexual males in the presence of known homosexual men. Alluring someone with the bait of partial or full nudity, combined with a feigned indifference, places the seducer in control. The seducer may then vent his/her repressed sexual tensions/anger/frustrations on the allured, who may be far from a sexual aggressor. Thus the seducer then becomes the oppressor of the seduced victim. This form of sexual dysfunction is often seen as symptomatic of childhood sexual abuse. 

Two videos triggered these thoughts in my mind. One was the famously absurd and pathetically funny "Hugh Mungus" video (above). This exhibits the adoption by a mentally ill person of a marginally acceptable ideology to cloak her own mental dysfunction. In other words, she does not see herself as needing help for her mental illness. She sees herself as a victim of an external threat or injustice. The reality is that the internal threat of her brain dysfunction is just as dangerous, if not more, than the external threats around her. But it may well be easier for her to yield to her denial and avoidance of getting professional help. I see this process in many of the SJW videos. It saddens me deeply to see treatable mental illness being justified by groups who collude in mutual denial. It is not dissimilar from groups of codependent alcoholics/addicts.

The second video which provoked my thoughts was of a young woman in skin-tight clothing and wearing a bra under an open jacket as she strutted around a city during the day. She was intentionally being filmed as she attracted male attention and repeatedly rebuffed it. Most of the male attention was complimentary and appropriately heterosexual, given her outfit. She was not repeatedly manhandled, yet her responses to the attention were often hostile and demeaning. Why would she do this if she was not acting out some form of sexual dysfunction? What "justice" was being served? I doubt she was settling the score of being enticed by men who walked around half-naked and rebuffed her advances. Does she see cold-cocking as some kind of equal right? It is impossible to figure out what she thinks from her behavior. This is a large part of her problem in a social context.

In another irrational context, the same women who profess their allegiance to the SJW movement defend Islam and its prescriptions of body-covering for women. The woman in the second video could easily accomplish relative sexual invisibility by walking urban streets in a burka or by dressing like a Mennonite. However, she chose a revealing costume for the exercise. The point of the exercise was obviously to seduce and rebuff. This is a common form of sado-masochistic sexuality. 

I am not broadly judging consensual adult S&M sexuality as a symptom of mental illness or sexual dysfunction by any means. On the contrary, intentional and playful S&M or B&D (bondage and discipline) sex may actually be therapeutic under certain conditions between certain individuals. But that therapeutic component requires understanding and verbalization by the participants of their needs. This usually comes from some internal evaluation of where those sexual desires originate and what purpose they serve. The mindless S&M, fueled by amphetamine addiction, in the 1980's gay club scene drastically propelled the spread of HIV, even after warnings were clearly made about the viral transmission of that disease. Mindless sadism and mindless masochism are indeed dangerous.

Perhaps the word "viral" is more applicable to social media and streaming media than the current use of that word implies. Perhaps these outlets of expression and consumption by the broad public can spread some forms of mental dysfunction, like communicable diseases. At the very least, these media can bring together numbers of people who suffer from the same delusions or mental maladies. Consolidating those people into virtual or actual communities may provide support, but, unless that support is moderated with sane leadership or mentoring, the result can be the spiraling of destructive currents into society. The extremes of both the SJW and Alt-Right movements are perhaps examples of those currents (vectors) of epidemic insanity. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

VALIDATION


This is a good primer on 'Respect'.

Parenting a child without any negative reinforcement (criticism) is unhealthy. How that negative reinforcement is bestowed definitely matters. But always applauding everything a child does creates an addiction to validation (dependency) in that child. Proponents of 100% positive reinforcement don't have much to show as evidence of this approach's benefit to society as children progress into adulthood. The current wave of narcissistic and parent-dependent millennials of the dwindling middle class in the U.S. has been widely criticized by educators and employers.

Socio-economics determine the nuances of child-rearing in a capitalist society. This is a layer of influence which enhances or detracts from the personalities involved in child-rearing. A stressed single mother who is struggling to function will not have much to give to a small child, despite her perception that she is doing everything right. The child will be imprinted by her stress and insecurity in some fashion. If she chooses to applaud every behavior the child does, good or bad, she will instill a sense of entitlement that child will carry for life. Since poor children statistically become poor adults in capitalist societies, the entitled adolescent and adult is more likely to be exploited by criminals or abusers if they provide the validation upon which that child depends. This has been shown in studies of gang members, for instance.

The concept that respect is earned by respect requires some firm limits on childish selfishness, combined with education. Positive reinforcement for respectful behavior can then cement the lesson into good habits for a lifetime. The shrill demand for respect by the uneducated as they bully in an attempt to gain it belies poor parenting, which may well be perceived by the bully as a norm in his/her social context. This does not make it respectable. The current trend of multiculturalism tends to deflate higher standards of behavior for those from poorer groups in society out of a misguided attempt to be compassionate. This is not compassionate. It is disabling. Hence the high rates of incarceration and unemployment in those groups.

The most valuable validation is self-validation for a life which has been lived ethically, nonviolently and generously. Ultimately, self-judgment is the key to happiness or misery.




Thursday, December 22, 2016

FOOLISH MASOCHISM

This random Web photo illustrates unhealthy ideology.

In the wake of the deadly Christmas market attack in Berlin, Germans are finding that their government has abandoned them to fend for themselves in the face of violent jihad and criminal exploitation by invaders. German media and European politicians have colluded in foisting a fraud on the German people. Greed has led to the undue influence of Saudi Arabia and Turkey on European politics. Turkey has led the push of Islamic states into European politics in its attempts to join the European Union, despite wide discrepancies in human rights standards.

Germans interviewed by various international news outlets after the Berlin attacks exhibit the confused minds of the indoctrinated. Clear-headed Germans firmly state their disappointment in their government and security services. They state their intent to support political change away from Merkel's mismanagement of Germany's national security. The confused whine shrill assertions of living with the status quo with a stiff upper lip. "We cannot be afraid. We must go on." 

Anyone who is not afraid after random mass murders in his/her community is in denial, at best, or is simply out of touch with reality. 

Politicians in Germany, Britain and Europe generally have been bought by those with vested interests in maintaining the status quo of mass migration and loosened security. Here in the U.S. politicians and police management have all but surrendered to elitist pressure to curtail adequate security on our streets. Media have colluded. Rather than vigorously countering allegations of generalized racism and police brutality, these community leaders have taken a passive-aggressive stance of near silence and reduced responsiveness on the streets. Ask anyone who has called 911 in your neighborhood, if you live in a low-income area of a major city. Response times are long. Dispatchers, who are not even trained law enforcement personnel, try to push you off. 

The inevitable backlash against this trend should be much more frightening to all citizens. Trump's election is a symptom of that backlash. If the tide of violence and criminality is not kept at bay consistently in dense populations, the reaction to the resulting anarchy is authoritarianism. History has proven this over and over again. Pushing the mind-numbing form of narcissistic Liberalism of recent times, as seen on college campuses and in Liberal media, only accelerates the backlash. This is not a White backlash, as some would label it for shock value. This is a backlash by decent citizens who are victimized by crime, governmental failure and economic hardship. 

It is foolish masochism to advocate for anarchy (illegal immigration, flooding our society with mood-altering drugs, deregulating education, deregulating industry, and promoting individual isolationism, facilitated by information technology). Anarchy puts everyone at risk. Laws exist to help and protect the socially responsible. That standard of law in society helps and protects all citizens. Once the dangers created by anarchy reach the wealthy, military-style oppression will follow. The tipping point is closer than most of us wish to consider when we look honestly at the urbanized world around us.