Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

and the beat keeps runnin’ n’ runnin’ n’ runnin’

Lets see; last post was ’bout building stuff, right?   And that really is my schtick these days.   Not just so that I can say “I built that” despite some jack-ass in some ivory tower saying we didn’t build anything. (and he never built anything anyway so why would we listen to him at all.)  Nope, I am building tools that will aid in making other things down the line.   Hopefully, soon, I can start adding to that list in structure to house these items, or at least put cover over them.

In a post prior to that one, I mentioned building parallel economies/industry.    I am hoping that this will get through to some others.    There are more than a few out there that are ‘getting it’ and some are even taking on monumental proportions.   That is counter productive as a parallel economy in my eyes, but hey, to each their own: I won’t belabor the point here.

Yup, building tools to make items for use or resale as needed.   I won’t be the only person here doing that either.    What we build/make/manufacture is not all that important; the fact that we are going to be doing so IS.   Think about that.    Across the board, we are hearing tales of companies cutting back on staff or cutting the hours of staff to ‘get below the bar’ of the new tax laws coming on line January 1.     We have seen a major, near iconic, business fold up due to union pressure and cut the losses across the board.    And there are more to come.    I think, just MHO, that we are starting to see the approach to that ‘controlled crash’ the socialists in this country have been working towards.  Of course, a natural disaster at this point, or even a few cumulative disasters, would just tickle those ghouls silly.    FEMA?   LOL, that has been a proven disaster each time it has been needed.    But we know this.   We know all about these things.

Get it local, if you can.   Try to build a base of support local if you can.   But keep your eyes on the horizons for the black swans.   They are flocking just the same as always and when they hit us right between the headlights, we always get surprised.    Try to minimize how much damage the black swans can do to YOUR vehicle.    Each of us is capable of so much more than any group of politicians, we just need to get our hands dirty in doing it.  In my case, that black swan strike will be the kickoff for the rest of my ideas.    When that day comes, my bag of tricks gets opened up and I go into full production mode.

Build it local, it may not be a brand name sony flatscreen, but if it keeps you warm or cooks your food, or helps you grow your food; it is worth far more than that hunk of plastic and glass hanging on the wall.


8 responses

  1. Spud

    Only argument I might have with what you are saying, is that yes we all built that. Not just the guy on top. It is always a team effort which accomplishes the total. Yet the man with the original idea and funding does deserve a just reward. At the same time he should recognize the help he received getting there. I know that I do.
    I maintain that the crash is a conjunction of both Socialism and Capitalism both run amuck. Without restraint from either.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    • I freely agree with you that the original person does deserve credit for the founding. My comment was directed at the mulato in the main office and his snide comments earlier this year. He has built nothing but is proving quite adept at destruction.
      True capitalism would not have allowed our situation to get to this point, as it has negative feedbacks built right in. Hyper-regulated capitalism (is there such a thing) as we have now is part of the problem. Special interests have stymied growth and innovation as well as corporate oligarchs that beat the little guy with an original thought into the dirt.

      November 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      • Spud

        Believe me, don’t I know about being the little guy with the original idea and work getting ripped off by the “big guy”….witness RO technology and my part vs my ultimate reward being an example among a few other works I’ve been a part of. If you ain’t the money man in our system, ya gonna get screwed. Therefore I personally refuse to make any more contributions to the Oligarchs of our world. My toys for me only ,is and will be my motto from here on out. One wonders just how far we could be if society were just. Tech could resolve all of the issues ,yet it just ain’t gonna happen given the rules as they are played.

        November 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  2. Wildflower

    good post DIO!

    November 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

  3. John H.

    U still have my email address from the patcon at Chinas’ place? The guy that showed up with his wife @ noon on Sat. an hung around for awhile? If so I’ve lost yours and China’s.
    John H.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  4. Craig Cavanaugh

    “Controlled crash” is it. It is sickening to watch, and even more sickening that so many just can’t, or don’t want to see it…

    November 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    • and to find that members of your own family are still in denial like a terminally ill patient really gets the bile going.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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