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[#129] [Mon, 27 Dec 2021 21:10:55 CST][misc]
// We be grillin'

The harsh reality of the post-pandemic holidays is evident even to the irrationally positive, and two years into the clusterfuck that society has warped into, it's only natural for spirits to be low. Such is the fate of those that get to experience life at the very transition between the old world and the new.

In any case, as the ancient wisdom states, happiness lies in appreciating the small things in life.

taste the meat, not the heat
[#125] [Sat, 18 Sep 2021 22:53:00 CST][misc]
// Do not go gentle into that good night

It's ridiculous how much has changed in the past thirty years. Life has warped into an unrecognizable mess that resembles the post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction of the last century a little too much for my liking. Spiritually subversive propaganda, pharmacological behavior modifiers, weaponized social pressure and shaming, disinformation distribution, secretive psyops and falseflags, artificial intelligence guided communities, openly totalitarian corporations, instigated irrational social and racial tensions, substitution of the nuclear family with governmental programs, psychological undermining of individuality and critical thinking...
The list of similarities is well beyond that of mere coincidences, and yet, against all reason, it goes largely unnoticed.

The very basic mechanisms of organic human interaction have been profaned by irrational fear and ego driven ignorance long enough for the natural imperative to protect one's way of life to slowly decay until it is completely replaced. Whatever cultural artifacts that remain are mere vestiges of the past that, at best, find themselves renewed as twisted marketing assets for opportunistic corporates, and at worst, another deceptively selected target for the misguided masses to attack. Establishing a self preserving vicious circle of hatred towards the very ideas and traditions that nurtured humanity up to the presented day, further straining the already crumbling social cohesion and encouraging isolation in an already apathetic society.

Those most unfortunate souls that have been born after the past decade or so will be the ones that suffer the most. Their mental model of reality will be tainted by the coldness and indifference we've embraced during the most critical period of their development. Through our misguided leadership, they will learn from a very young age to accept their place in the new world as hedonistic slaves and reject the endless potential inherent to their being.

as above, so below
[#124] [Sun, 24 Jul 2021 09:17:17 CST][misc]
// Legends never die

The life of John Mcafee is one that I've been following since I first learned about the man and his astonishing shenanigans. A true case of the eccentrically brilliant rebel with a background so colorful and extreme that, were it not so well documented, it wouldn't be at all believable. Even for a fictional character.

For a free spirit like him, death should be nothing special.
R.I.P the coolest programmer
[#115] [Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:45:22 CST][misc]
// Gray morning

We're almost halfway through the year already in what feels like an instant.


[#111] [Sun, 21 Feb 2021 20:25:34 CST][misc]
// Damned if you do, damned if you don't

Lost another client to the failing economy this past week. A small phone and laptop repairing business that I used to host a few services for was unfortunately claimed by the current economic circus, namely the recent cost spike in rent and basic services and their inability to compete with global brands. At least the owner managed to find employment shortly after, if that can even be considered advantageous anymore.

Workloads are at an all-time high, yet the greatly increased productivity does not reflect in the quality of the employee's life, or even it's overall time on the job. Even worse, due to the miraculous scientific and technological leaps of the past century, we find ourselves in the ironic position of a deprecated asset on its way out. One that isn't even worth replacing with dignity and that, ultimately, has little to no repercussions to a monopolized and corrupt market.

At this point I can't tell if this purge of independent efforts is part of the price to pay for genuine progress or just another example of predatory corporations and mindless consumers.

[#107] [Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 CST][misc]
// A new decade

Argos usually wakes me up before sunrise but it seems that even he felt last night's chill. Fortunately, the first morning of the new decade was a warm one despite being halfway through the damp winter. Can't complain about a comfy morning in these times.

[#106] [Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:12:00 CST][misc]
// New Year, new pain

It's been a painful year, one of global misery and shattered hope that will leave a scar on society. Every aspect of our civilization was tested to an extreme by both the virus countermeasures and the hit our already dying economy inevitably took. This all unfolding as the world's leading nations duke it out in yet another invisible war and the opportunistic mega-corporations slowly tighten their grip in the last remnants of personal freedom left.

The future that awaits, though still shrouded by uncertainty, paints an even worse scenario. One where the current system can no longer uphold all the accumulated negligence and ignorance we've been responsible for and begins to fail when it is needed the most.

[#103] [Tue, 19 Nov 2020 01:24:51 CST][misc]
// Exposed to the Sun

The weather is slowly but notably shifting into the lower 20Cs after yet another year of arid hellscapes.

If only there were more natural obstacles between the sun and the streets...
[#101] [Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:32:00 CST][misc]
// The price of indifference


This second half of the year feels twice as long as the first. There are so many bizarre situations simultaneously unfolding, it makes the past decade look insignificant in comparison.
So much has happened in the past ten months alone that the precedent for the foreseeable future is clearly an even bigger struggle. As every corner of the planet is busy dealing with its own mayhem, we as individuals are being economically, emotionally and intellectually taxed to extremes previously reserved for the horrors of total war. Victims to a silent yet meticulously planned offensive that keeps us artificially preoccupied and ultimately distracted from what truly matters.

The collective stress is palpable even from a distance. Expressions full of exhaustion are now the norm even for those few that had remained unscathed thus far, now resigned to accept their newfound status as yet another prisoner to the system's jailer with the rest of their worth.
[#100] [Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:03:59 CST][misc]
// Trans-dimensional shadows

Carl Jung proposed a rather novel theory to explain the mystery behind the seemingly autonomous behavior of complex lifeforms, where all members of the same species share a cognitive link among their own kin through a metaphysical entity he termed the "collective unconscious". A universal and impersonal element of our being that is inherited and beyond our control, acting as an abstract mediator between our ancestor's experiences and our immediate psyche, a repository of our predecessor's ideas that manifests itself through cryptic means, like creative thoughts and dreams.

Needless to say, such a model lies beyond the scope of our current understanding of the nature of reality and well withing the realm of the metaphysical, it even shares many similarities with Plato's "Realm of Ideas". A similar concept that attributes our perceived reality as a projection of a higher dimensional plane from which all ideas originate. The resulting universe is, therefore, an imperfect projection of a perfect idea, host to incomplete shadows or "forms" that are but abstractions of a core, fundamental concept. Thus, complex life can be understood as an incomplete permutation of a greater, encompassing idea that keeps an unconscious, bidirectional connection with its own projection.

crows exhibit (very) intelligent behavior on top of their instinctual, archetypical impulses

Who we are lies betwixt our cognitive genetic legacy and the arbiter of our own original actions we define as free will. The metaphorical blank check that new consciousnesses is popularly compared to is, therefore, inaccurate in that it fails to account for the inherited psychological defaults, the archetype that, from that point on, will wrestle with the conscious self into a predestined path of sorts. A Hegelian dialectic of the experiences we assimilate as unique individuals and the accumulated lives of our species.