The only working future choice is progressive


 

Paul Wallis, Sydney Media Jam CO2The only future option is progressive. If the insane, outdated, stale, toxic political policies of today prove anything at all, it’s that they’ve had their day long ago. They’re obsolete, unworkable, and regressive at best, and genocidally suicidal at worst.

The society of the future simply cannot have the mindset of the past. The ideas of 1958 and 2018 were formed in totally different environments.

The pedant-clogged, dysfunctional “thinking” of hack policies is its own most appropriate tombstone.

Goodbye politics, progressive societies don’t need you

Politics itself is proving itself obsolete beyond redemption in so many ways. Who needs a herd of largely talentless gravy train riders, spruiking last century’s myths, literally at the expense of billions of people? The whole idea of politics needs to be reinvented as representation only, not the right to destroy lives, start wars, actively and deliberately encourage global hate, and contaminate the planet.

For an example of a progressive perspective – If the ridiculous, downright fraudulent social  “choices”  sold by politics now causing so much total grief to humanity are invariably, and uselessly, polarized, the solutions can only be depolarized. Polarization causes nothing but social dysfunction; that’s no sudden revelation. This is the general ethos of progressive thinking. Find problem, fix problem, move on to next problem. When problem solving, start with this obscene, useless polarization, and you’ll prevent problems for millennia to come.

(How, you ask? By using basic mediation and negotiation techniques. Find the common ground. Meet essential needs, and nobody has anything to bitch about. Then eliminate the remaining, much less important, sticking points. Simply by meeting needs, you’ll pre-defuse the polarized detonators. You’ll also make your fixes much more credible to both sides.)

Progressive vs problems basics

The new solutions have to be progressive, simply to keep up with the problems, and hopefully anticipate them and prevent future problems. Going backwards therefore helps nobody. It never has. It simply reinstates the problems of the past, while failing utterly to address the issues of the present or future. In many cases, it even fails to comprehend the present, let alone the future.

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The 21st century Stone Age can be creatively counteracted. Creating solutions, creating better options, you name it; this is the way out of the sewer.

Traditions can come and go, but the ultimate functional human tradition is survival. Progressive thinking is also the natural antidote to a serious, systemic issue in current history for that reason. The only available choice for human survival is to bring in new methods, new perspectives, and new, idiot-proof working social dynamics.

Proper, expert global governance could clean up the global mess, fix health, and end poverty, and do it without anyone being disenfranchised, let alone persecuted or oppressed. Anything humanity needs is perfectly possible, but not with this hideous disease of regressive thinking attached to it. Like anything which is nothing but a liability, regressionism must go. It’s no longer “democratic” or inclusive, even in theory any more at government level. Socially, it’s worse.  Well past expiry date, and due for the scrap heap before World War 1, society must be rebooted as a useful, positive environmental force for humanity.

I’m currently working on a book called Social Capitalism, which is an attempt to create a view of working options for a truly progressive, inclusive, sane, society. The future may not fully understand the level of total insanity now running this world, but hopefully, it’ll understand the cure.

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The commercial stupidity of the carbon sector


 

Paul Wallis, Sydney Media Jam CO2The bizarre spectacle of stupid old guys bleating about climate, pollution, and everything else caused directly by the carbon sector is getting even older and dumber. Commercially, we’re now at the level of pure idiocy, combined with business pig ignorance.

What most of these alleged people don’t seem to know is that carbon can be made a lot more valuable in any other use than as fuel.

 

None of this revolting situation would have happened, if carbon was used more productively.

Carbon science isn’t exactly new. There are carbon polymers which can be tailored to just about any purpose. Buckminster Fullerene, the “wonder lubricant”, is a case in point. As raw carbon, oil or coal, that carbon is worth $X. As the Buckminster Fullerene, “Bucky Balls”, polymer, it’s worth millions a day to the patent owners, distributors and users. The same applies to just about all the non-fuel applications of carbon.

Graphene, the newer frontier in polymers, is a similar high value polymer, better than plastics, and open to more development. The rise of 3D printing using polymers and other materials has also changed the economic landscape for “advanced carbon” technologies. If you can print an 800 square feet house for $5000 cost to the end user, what would the value be to materials suppliers, given the gigantic demand?

A little pep talk for the carbon sector (Not PG)

Listen, you ultimate fucking morons:

  • Your entire output is being devalued by your addiction to fuels.
  • There are no excuses whatsoever for not upvaluing your own products to advanced carbon technologies, or is that idea too “nerdy” for you?
  • You’re making $X a barrel or ton when you could be making $X000. Yes, you really are that stupid, and you insist on proving it.
  • Your sector is run by absurd geriatrics who know nothing but money and have no plans at all for going forward. That’s not even debatable any more. Why the hell are you tolerating this situation? It’s your future which is being obliterated by this senility.
  • Obsolete industries, technologies and materials have only one future – The scrapheap. Your stock owners don’t have to stick around just to lose their money. Equities are vulnerable, and will become more so.
  • Advanced carbon products can solve pollution and other problems created by old carbon products. Membrane tech, etc. could clean up the world, literally atom by atom. See any future, or money, in that? If you don’t, get back in your M&Ms box.
  • Carbon can be repurposed for anything and turned in to top quality products with excellent commercial values, notably high-end technologies of all kinds. …And you’re still pissing about with fuels? Why, in the name of cute little spreadsheets, are you bothering with this crap?
  • The possibilities of advanced carbon technologies are almost literally limitless. Materials science is moving so far and so fast that those left behind have no chance of catching up. That’s particularly the case if you refuse to advance your own technologies to capitalize on new opportunities. The carbon sector is notorious for its lack of innovation, regressive inclinations and total refusal to face facts of any kind. That’s always been commercial suicide, since the Bronze Age.

These are just the basics. Trillions of dollars are at risk by failure to move forward, in commercial terms. Carbon fuel technologies will be fossils themselves soon enough, regardless of politics or the Tooth Fairy in DC.

Take your pick: Oblivion, with massive financial losses, or a future. It’s that simple, and there’s no middle ground. Now get off your arses and get it happening.

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