Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of western prosperity.

Aldous Huxley

Universal Power

22 Comments CherryPie on Oct 10th 2010

22 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Sean Jeating says:

    There are some more of such pillars, but … yes.

  2. Andrew Scott says:

    Make more. Use more. Make even more… are the more fundamental pillars, I’d say, The entrapment within a system that can only be sustained by continual growth, on a planet that cannot grow. Humanity will eventually be forced to rebuild on different pillars, but that will be more troublesome and painful than having the sense to plan ahead, but why should old rulers plan ahead for times when they’ll be dead? It’s a shame, but Nature will reign us back, painfully, eventually. It has begun.

  3. Andrew Scott says:

    I meant “rein” us back; but Nature will indeed reign

    • CherryPie says:

      That fits in very well with a book I am reading at the moment ‘The World Without Us’.

      I haven’t got to far into it at the moment but it is about how the world would change after humans vanished.

  4. merlin says:

    Some things of today.

    Carbon taxes, originally thought up by the Rothschilds, was always a tax designed to fund the NWO, built into the costs of energy, hidden from public gaze, outside of normal revenue streams derived from taxation, etc, to fight a “Common Enemy” thus obeying the tenets of Iron Mountain findings.

    Another interesting development in the continuing police campaigne to avoid ALL liability for their action is here

    And in headlines now removed I read that Ozzy has now agreed to more QE to reduce the purchasing power, via inflation, of the £, even further. Sooper dooper inflation is now a cert. The last dose of QE, although touted as involving corporate debt to get the private sector moving, in fact involved 99% purchase of gov’t guilts, to prop up marxist gov’t spending of that f*cking moron from Scotland.

    Will it be substantially different this time? Why would it be? The deficit is structural and the ConDems are moving too slow. The IMF play-ground kindergarten can’t even agree what day it is, so we continue with currency wars, mineral wars, soon energy wars,

    What a total screw up!

    • CherryPie says:

      And in headlines now removed

      I learned my lesson whilst campaigning that dodgy inconvenient things have a habit of disappearing. Now copy, paste, save is my friend ;-)

  5. MTG says:

    Huxley was depressingly obsessed with Western evil and his quote might have extended to some mention of the paradox.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am not aware of the full quote, how does that go?

      • MTG says:

        I was thinking of Wall Street the movie, originally called Greed and inspired by the antithesis of Huxley’s utopian island. In spite of Capitalism’s failings, millions of Westeners reject greed and exploitation of the weak. A good many follow collective or individual moral codes, practising goodwill to others and charity. We are no saints but scorn a culture built around Huxley’s drug dependency and require no such influences to control inbuilt predatory dispositions.

        • CherryPie says:

          I see now, although I haven’t seen the movie :-) I am very lucky to know a great many people who reject the greed and look out for fellow man.

  6. Claudia says:

    Aldous might be right. I’m always cautious about what he says. He took LSD, and walked around in a daze when a bushfire destroyed his home, and many of his papers on the importance of mind-altering-drugs to improve the world. I love the word obsolescence. I used it with a salesman when I had to buy a new stove because there were no parts available to repair my old ( 9 years!) stove.

    Andrew might also be right. No parts to repair broken-down humans. We’re becoming obsolete. Nature doesn’t care really. It will experiment and come out with something different. Probably better. Cheers!

    Beautiful sunset, Cherie.:)

    • CherryPie says:

      I just opened my ‘keep calm and carry on’ book and that was the quote that faced me. It fitted my mood ;-)

      I went into a folder of a visit Bovington Tank museum with the thoughts of posting something military. But the sunset shone out at me and I knew it was the right picture for the quote.

  7. jameshigham says:

    The military industrial complex, Cherie.

  8. Steve Hayes says:

    What a horrible thought!

  9. Ellee says:

    It has an autumnal feel about it.

  10. liz says:

    Beautiful photo and great words.