In the Time Machine, society one million years in the future has evolved into two separate species called Morlocks and Eloi. The Morlocks represent the ugly dirty producers who by this future age, all live under ground and run the world’s manufacturing. The Eloi are the effect of the inbreeding of the elite, who by this time are simple-minded, Aryan, above-ground dwellers living in idleness and consuming only what the Morlocks produce. What was the trade off?
The Morlocks periodically rise above ground in hunting parties to kidnap and eat unsuspecting Eloi in this symbiotically vicious circle of life.
Why is it that so few Americans alive seem to have any real understanding of their own anti-imperial traditions or even the system of political economy that emerged out of the revolution as the first in history to put humanity, and the powers of mind above the laws of monetary profit? The ignorance of this historical truth has resulted in the susceptibility of many of Americans (as well as Europeans and other Commonwealth citizens) to believe that their only choices in the face of an oncoming economic meltdown is to support either Keynesian top down systems of control or Libertarian “anything goes” bottom up systems which strip government of all its authority to resist the actual trans national oligarchy.
Tip of the Hat to Zero Hedge for its post on real-time data but need to look deeper.
Tightest OODA wins, all other things being equal. “Data” today fits the paradigm of disruptive innovation, which start small but often follows an S-curve of adoption and therefore influence and importance.
The events of 2020 pushed “Data” a lot further up the curve than it would have otherwise travelled in a normal year.
In Book 8 of The Republic, Plato’s protagonist Socrates observes astutely that “the ruin of oligarchy is the ruin of democracy. The same disease magnified and intensified by liberty overmasters democracy- the truth being that the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetable and animal life, but above all in forms of government”.
For those who may think Trump has been defeated – has even conceded defeat – in the U. S. presidential election of November 3, 2020, neither assertion is true. President Trump and his family departed the White House after the counting of electoral votes on January 6-7 and have been in secure military facilities since that time, except for his recent visit to the wall along the southern border.