Friday, April 29, 2011

What Makes An Apple Rotten?

Why is Apple such a ridiculously huge and successful company? What is their basic formula?

We know Apple makes a lot of money because they employ slave labor. And we know they sell a lot of units, so they are able to command a very cheap price per unit from all their suppliers. And we know that they offer products that are locked down and oversimplified, which is appealing to a certain segment of the population.

But is that it? I think all of those factors pale in comparison to the product placement. Apple makes a great deal of its money from the zombies staring at the tv screen every night who see the apple signet (on every single notebook on every single tv show, for example) and immediately go into idol worship mode. They are subconsciously convinced that they must possess this symbol because the idols that they worship on tv all seem to possess that symbol. It is simple idol worship, programmed into the masses using the powerful high bandwidth direct download link that we call television.

Apple is a zombie exploitation company. People should not buy their product on PURE MORAL GROUNDS. Why is that so hard to understand? I do not understand why or how so few people comprehend basic morality. There is no reason for any rational person to tolerate what Apple does to advertise their products.

And no, it does not matter whether or not Apple directly pays actors and directors to shovel that symbol onto the screen whenever possible. It makes no difference. Basic morality demands that you admonish that symbol itself, including the company it represents, regardless of the role they played in misusing that symbol. Tolerating this is like tolerating an ad that is literally pasted onto your contac lens. I get the feeling that many people simply would not care if all these mega-corporations' symbols and signets were pasted all over their contac lenses. If you have any foresight at all then you already know that that is the next step if you continue to enable the tactics Apple uses. But whatever. So I just pity the foo who watches tv and hope and pray that their stupidity doesnt screw me over too badly.

Symbolism is very powerful in our culture. Abuse of symbolism should not be tolerated. The societal penalties for abuse of symbolism should be severe. In the case of Apple I do believe it will completely destroy the company once broad recognition of this abuse becomes clear to the masses. Especially when they find out that Apple destroyed more American jobs than it ever created.

At what point did a small and innovative company morph into a behemoth monstrosity that invades people's subconscious minds while simultaneously tracking their body's every movement?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Charting the Fiscal Trainwreck
Average monthly tax revenue:

Average monthly tax revenue for the first quarter:

What do these graphs say? In the first quarter of 2011, US Federal Tax revenue is down 10% compared to the first quarters of 2007 and 2008. While 10% may not seem so bad, you have to keep in mind that the federal government has borrowed and spent no less than $5 Trillion in the last 3 years in a madman's attempt at propping up the economy (and therefore propping up tax revenue).

Charts made from data taken directly from

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ignorance and Bliss

I refer to the season finale of V (2009) Season 2. I'm not saying there is a literal reptilian queen casting bliss on the entirety of humanity. However, it makes for a strong metaphor that in many ways can be taken quite literally. The people who control this planet are part of a death cult, and the powers they wield against us could be described as black magic, for lack of a better phrase. Instead of mind controlling us through "bliss", they stage events that capture our attention. Events like 9/11. We do not literally stand there staring up at the sky, but our attention is stripped away and forced to be focused onto something we had not planned. In many ways it is the same effect as if we were all just staring blankly up into the sky. If you take away the sensationalism of the idea of some lizard queen casting a spell on us, and look at strictly the empirical data, it is clear that we are being influenced by an occult force very similar to the fictional bliss. It is this force itself that is responsible for most of the lack of any intelligent discourse in politics.

Now if you look at Washington DC you see it is full of occult symbols. That is no coincidence. Washington DC is nothing but one large festering stinking occult ritual. How else do you describe democrats and republicans quibbling over an absolutely meaningless disagreement about 2% of a massive deficit. 2 percent... that is the difference between them. It is nothing. It only makes sense if you see them for what they are. Both parties are completely controlled by very powerful forces that we cannot understand. We know little about these forces, except that they are there, and they are real. The first step in changing this paradigm is to remove all the occult symbolism from Washington DC. ALL of it. Either that or sit helplessly and watch the country implode as these politicians discuss more and more absurd nonsense.

Above all else it is critical to understand that the reason there is no difference between these two parties is because they are both under the influence of the same force, and that force is most likely tied directly to the landscape and the surrounding architecture. It may not make much sense to the scientifically minded skeptic, but then again wifi wouldnt make much sense to the scientifically minded skeptic from the 19th century. I'm sure there is a scientific explanation behind the forces at work here, but unfortunately we cannot afford to sit around waiting for that explanation before acting.