SOPA, the end of autonomy, and this charade called a government

Not sure where or when I was skimming over a comment thread in the blogosphere recently and the subject was bandied about as to the next great “war.”

War is ingrained in our psyche as a battle of bullets and other heavy artillery over a bloodstained field and appearing now as higher-tech killing efficiencies, but the bottom line is that there is physical matching of A v. B combatants. The putative expectation is that A and B both denote respective geographical cultures which essentially embody governmental bodies. The term “soldiers” is exactly what it infers. They are runts, fighting for the larger cause, the mighty presumption: an ideal, a Constitution, a way of life. All the splendid jingoistic empty-headed belligerence as a justification for mass murder and military chaos. This is what we know and expect when we think of “war.” Still, the consensus continued sprawl out that the next war would involve antagonistic military hordes battling a prolonged bloody dispute.

I differ.

Wars as we know them are over. Over! This latest Bushian frolic which seemed to linger on interminably until our Great Leader, BO, so rapturously put an end to it, was merely a swan song to the idea of War as we know it. From now on there will be no hand-to-hand combat; subversion, sabotage, hacking, infiltration are the new tools. Face to face REAL LIFE combat is a dying breed. Just as people solely communicate on keypads now, soldiers will dispel each other with the stroke of a key in future battles.

This is important because it changes the character of the enemy. The future wars are broader and transcend national boundaries. The future war is one of class. There are two classes on this planet, and the delineations are becoming narrower and more shameless. There are the 1) Oligarchs, and the , 2) Us. The oligarchs know who they are. Unfortunately, “Us” is a diffuse category of indecisive sycophants. A lot of the top tier “Us” types will attempt to presume they are Oligarchs but the telltale sign is that the Oligarchs will throw them under the bus when the credit crunch finally blooms and drags us all down. The writing has been on the wall forever. All it will take is one big bank or government to yell “DADDY” and it’s all over. The global economic infrastructure is on its last leg. When the house of cards finally tumbles down, all sides of the battle will be known. Us and the Oligarchs. There will be a segment of the Us’ers who even in our current world are the most spineless, fearful and beaten down cretins in existence and they will still continue to kiss the ass of the Oligarchs even after the boundaries have been drawn plainly for everyone to note. When the economic walls come crumbling down, my friends, fuck the oligarchs. Stay true to your side because it will be a war. You are fighting for your children, and you are fighting for your children’s tomorrow. For once, think long-term. Forget what business school and all the societal charmers told you. It’s you and them. The more of the Us’ers that stand their ground, the more of the flock will flee to the other side, and the weaker we become and the more fragrantly the oligarchs will wield their sputtering power.

It’s us versus the corporacracy. The business world is inhuman. The business world has replaced brotherly benevolence. The business world, though run by humans, has mutated into a multi-layered and multi-leveled monstrosity of disembodied aims whose only achievement has been to rob us of our soul. The business world is a robot courtesy of modern technology. We live in a technologicracy. Technologicracy has enabled that which is not human to assume life. We all laughed at HAL9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey and thought the reality was the figment of such a distant future that we didn’t have to think about it. The year 2700, for sure.

I got news for you.

HAL9000 is here and you didn’t even know it.

HAL9000 is incorporated and he wears the human face of an LLC. He is an autonomous entity puppeteered by minions who only care that they are able to live their own meaningless lives while propping up some repulsive artificial being by the name of something none of them have any coherence of. This is our enemy!

Barack Obama was my last “hope.” He was black, he was different, and the lie perpetrated by the corporacracy was that he was a game-changer. We bought it. I did. It was bullshit, I was a dope. Obama is the clearest signal out there that we’ve been used. He was a black pawn. He continues to perpetuate the game of the Oligarchs. He has proven to be the penultimate Uncle Tom. He has betrayed Us for the sake of his Oligarchical masters. I still laughingly wonder if he has even earned the right to enter their domain afterwards. I believe he will be “re-elected” in 2012 because he has proven to be such a pliable, mindless piece of clay. He has demonstrated his willingness to continue the charade in spite of his uncultured background. Obama is the red flag, the sign.

The War is on my friends. It is time for us to begin to bear arms.

Arms are not what they used to be.

We must bear down and prepare for the assault on our autonomy because the government lusts after it. They want to get rid of it. They cannot bear it. The internet was the greatest assault on their omnipotent power and now they are slowly seeking, working, to absorb it back into their intrusive structure.

SOPA is a tool, a device. It is intrinsically nothing to write home about. SOPA is not the problem, per se. This is what is so masterful about the elites. They chip away. SOPA means nothing, but once it is instituted, watch as the structure of liberty begins to crumble. The government and its master will reclaim their profit! They use business and “artistic” rights in order to burrow their way back in to the role of master. The Oligarchs have sunk so low. They now use the artists to reassert their dictatorship. They go about it in the Constitutionally sanctioned manner, and they can steer government most of the time. They are steering SOPA through and they will get their way. If they get their way (likely), they will leave us alone until their shadow weapons overtake us at another time when we have begun to fixate on American Idol again.

If SOPA falls, be prepared.

They will be at our doorstep. This battle was decided long before it was declared.

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  • Amy

    I’m reminded of this song for some reason (lyrics follow):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6PCL2wEmZA&feature=colike

    O Superman (for Massenet)–Laurie Anderson (1981)

    O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad.
    O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad.
    Hi. I’m not home right now. But if you want to leave a
    message, just start talking at the sound of the tone.
    Hello? This is your Mother. Are you there? Are you
    coming home?
    Hello? Is anybody home? Well, you don’t know me,
    but I know you.
    And I’ve got a message to give to you.
    Here come the planes.

    So you better get ready. Ready to go. You can come
    as you are, but pay as you go. Pay as you go.
    And I said: OK. Who is this really? And the voice said:
    This is the hand, the hand that takes. This is the
    hand, the hand that takes.
    This is the hand, the hand that takes.
    Here come the planes.
    They’re American planes. Made in America.
    Smoking or non-smoking?
    And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom
    of night shall stay these couriers from the swift
    completion of their appointed rounds.

    ‘Cause when love is gone, there’s always justice.
    And when justive is gone, there’s always force.
    And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi Mom!

    So hold me, Mom, in your long arms. So hold me,
    Mom, in your long arms.
    In your automatic arms. Your electronic arms.
    In your arms.
    So hold me, Mom, in your long arms.
    Your petrochemical arms. Your military arms.
    In your electronic arms.

    ‘Cause when love is gone, there’s always justice.
    And when justive is gone, there’s always force.
    And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi Mom!

    So hold me, Mom, in your long arms. So hold me,
    Mom, in your long arms.
    In your automatic arms. Your electronic arms.
    In your arms.
    So hold me, Mom, in your long arms.
    Your petrochemical arms. Your military arms.
    In your electronic arms.

    • David

      Oh wow!
      I remember that song.

      When I think back to it, I’m really glad to have grown up in the 80s. There was some serious revolutionary stuff going on then. It was the last decade of trailblazing musical expression.

    • David

      And it is the perfect modernist/paranoia tie-in! When the jackboots start kicking down doors… :)

      • UGH! I think that you would love Glenn Beck. You and he are not all that far apart on the doomsday scenarios. Again, may I remind you that you once had a “Support Your Local Police” bumper sticker on your car? That you were THIS CLOSE to joining the John Birch Society? Wait, you do believe in the conspiracy view of history! LOL!

      • Amy

        Some of her newer stuff continues in the same vein–
        “Only an Expert” from her 2010 album “Homeland”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7lBJPMun2A&feature=colike

        Now only an expert can deal with the problem
        Because half the problem is seeing the problem
        And only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        So if there’s no expert dealing with the problem
        It’s really actually twice the problem
        Cause only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        Now in America we like solutions
        We like solutions to problems
        And there’s so many companies that offer solutions
        Companies with names like Pet Solution.
        The Hair Solution. The Debt Solution. The World Solution. The Sushi Solution.
        Companies with experts ready to solve the problems.
        Cause only an expert can see there’s a problem
        And only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        Now let’s say you’re invited to be on Oprah
        And you don’t have a problem
        But you want to go on the show, so you need a problem
        So you invent a problem
        But if you’re not an expert in problems
        You’re probably not going to invent a very plausible problem
        And so you’re probably going to get nailed
        You’re going to get exposed
        You’re going to have to bow down and apologize
        And beg for the public’s forgiveness.
        Cause only an expert can see there’s a problem
        And only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        Now on these shows, the shows that try to solve your problems
        The big question is always “How can I get control?
        How can I take control?”
        But don’t forget this is a question for the regular viewer
        The person who’s barely getting by.
        The person who’s watching shows about people with problems
        The person who’s part of the 60% of the U.S. population
        1.3 weeks away, 1.3 pay checks away from homelessness.
        In other words, a person with problems.
        So when experts say, “Let’s get to the root of the problem
        Let’s take control of the problem
        So if you take control of the problem you can solve the problem.”
        Now often this doesn’t work at all because the situation is completely out of control.
        Cause only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        So who are these experts?
        Experts are usually self-appointed people or elected officials
        Or people skilled in sales techniques, trained or self-taught
        To focus on things that might be identified as problems.
        Now sometimes these things are not actually problems.
        But the expert is someone who studies the problem
        And tries to solve the problem.
        The expert is someone who carries malpractice insurance.
        Because often the solution becomes the problem.
        Cause only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        Now sometimes experts look for weapons.
        And sometimes they look everywhere for weapons.
        And sometimes when they don’t find any weapons
        Sometimes other experts say, “If you haven’t found any weapons
        It doesn’t mean there are no weapons.”
        And other experts looking for weapons find things like cleaning fluids.
        And refrigerator rods. And small magnets. And they say,
        “These things may look like common objects to you
        But in our opinion, they could be weapons.
        Or they could be used to make weapons.
        Or they could be used to ship weapons.
        Or to store weapons.”
        Cause only an expert can see they might be weapons
        And only an expert can see they might be problems.
        Cause only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        And sometimes, if it’s really really really hot.
        And it’s July in January.
        And there’s no more snow and huge waves are wiping out cities.
        And hurricanes are everywhere.
        And everyone knows it’s a problem.
        But if some of the experts say it’s no problem
        And other experts claim it’s no problem
        Or explain why it’s no problem
        Then it’s simply not a problem.
        But when an expert says it’s a problem
        And makes a movie and wins an Oscar about the problem
        Then all the other experts have to agree that it is most likely a problem.
        Cause only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        And even though a county can invade another country.
        And flatten it. And ruin it. And create havoc and civil war in that other country
        If the experts say that it’s not a problem
        And everyone agrees that they’re experts good at seeing problems
        Then invading that country is simply not a problem.
        And if a country tortures people
        And holds citizens without cause or trial and sets up military tribunals
        This is also not a problem.
        Unless there’s an expert who says it’s the beginning of a problem.
        Cause only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

        Only an expert can see there’s a problem
        And see the problem is half the problem
        And only an expert can deal with the problem
        Only an expert can deal with the problem

  • Well, I do not support the act. It is a last gasp of Luddites to be quite blunt. Those that are supporting it are people that would be quite happy if none of this technology existed. And it is where too much government infects both political parties and at a level ideology. The whatever entity runs to the politicians to “do something”. Doing something almost always leads to bad law. I think that we in California see it so often that we are numb to it all. Thankfully there are many parts of this republic that are not laden in the might of big government. Too bad they are far from here.

    • David

      The US government is using this so-called piracy “issue” to Trojan horse their mangy asses into our computers.

  • Amy

    SOPA = Stop Online Piracy Act?

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57329001-281/how-sopa-would-affect-you-faq/

    Many people believe they have been thrown under the bus already!

    More and more often in recent years, I have been reminded of that old “Chinese curse” (origin unknown), “May you live in interesting times.”

    • David

      Haha Lamar Smith, another Patrician corporatist Southern conservative heeding the call of his Hollywood supporters. Just like the other Southern Corporatist, Richard Shelby and his Toyota fetish LOL. Hollywood carries lots of clout, go figure…

      Interesting times, indeed!

  • Damn yo,
    Any light at the end of that tunnel?

    • David

      I’m a doomsayer so I never see light.