Published  Aug. 1, 2019                                                           Truth1.org                                see also  Truth1.info

   Truth is my business!            World Watch No. #132

The End is Finally Here! #2


     The End is at least in site at this point and we know what the sales pitch is going to be. UBI !


This is the article I linked to in the previous issue.

The case for a universal basic income, open borders, and a 15-hour workweek

Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists, talks to Ezra Klein about the power and purpose of utopian thinking.

By Ezra Klein@ezraklein

 https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/26/8909436/rutger-bregman-utopia-for-realists-ubi-open-borders

"Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. These ideas may strike you as wild, fantastical, maybe even utopian. But that’s exactly the point."

Truth1:>>  What is not said above, is that these kinds of schemes have been tried many times before, in the latter half of the 1800s by industrialists. They built housing and had rules. Too many rules. Company stores were always abusive. That is the nature of power. Some tried Communes in the 60s, most sponsored by the CIA. None of them lasted. This kind of crap never works. In the following book, which I read near to 2007, has the info on these social experiments. They were often horrifiying. The book has been revised below in 2017. The book had been put up on the net by the Author. It may still be there.

The article:

Imagining utopia, writes Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, “isn’t an attempt to predict the future. It’s an attempt to unlock the future. To fling open the windows of our minds.”

He’s right. Bregman is the author of the lovely book Utopia for Realists ( as well as the star of the viral Davos speech and Tucker Carlson takedown ). I had him on my podcast to discuss not just his vision of utopia, or my vision of utopia, but how to think like a utopian, and why doing so matter most when the days feel so dystopic.

T1: So now I got to ask, what is stopping us from "flinging open the windows of our minds? Only ourselves! <<End T1

He’s right. Bregman is the author of the lovely book Utopia for Realists

T1: He is not a realist. He is a day dreamer with no foundations based on real world experience.

Rutger Bregman:

We know that every milestone of civilization — the end of slavery, democracy, equal rights for women — were all utopian fantasies in the past. So the point is to come up with new utopias: visions of a radically better society. It was Oscar Wilde who said, “Progress is the realization of utopias.”

My book was an argument against people who view politics as just another form of technocracy or management. I wanted to say, look, I know that there have been horrible utopias in the 20th century, but we shouldn’t throw it all away because progress is all about the realization of utopias.

T1: Rut says we should ignore the past failures (real world experience). But those are the best predictors of how the next experiment is going to work. <<T1 end

Rut:   

Every utopian vision starts with the injustices of today. For example, nowadays there are millions of people working in jobs that they don’t really care about. They’re writing reports that no one’s ever going to read or building financial products that only destroy wealth.

So then the question is: How would a society look like where people have actually the freedom to decide for themselves what to make of their lives, where work and play become the same thing? And then you can arrive at different things. You can say, well, we need a radically shorter working week. Maybe we need to implement something like a basic income. But it really starts with: What are the problems you’re facing right now? You’re sitting in the office and you’re just depressed.

T1: Well, he lists many problems and tells what he would like the world to be, but will never be able to suggest solutions that will work. He does not really understand who life works. He is an idealist with no practical experience with lots of reality behind his belt.

Ezra Klein

It seems to me utopian thinking also needs a view on human nature: how people will respond to radically different scenarios. Utopia for Realists has an implicit idea of human nature that’s important to what it sees as possible, and your upcoming book is an argument for this view. So could you talk a bit about your idea of human nature and how it differs from what is conventional in politics today?

Rutger Bregman

We need to move to a much more hopeful vision of human nature because, otherwise, you can’t do any of these things. You become a cynic and a political change becomes impossible. I’ve had lots of debates about guaranteed basic income with lots of people. You always end up discussing human nature. People believe others are just lazy and need to be forced to do work.

I believe that most people are pretty nice — that we’re generally a cooperative species, that we’re creative, that we like to make our own choices, and that we’re quite playful.

T1: A more hopeful vision of human nature? What I say is hope ain't worth a powder blown to hell. I need facts and real world observation over a long period of time. And not wishful thinking. My view of human nature is very dark. but I have lived 60 years so I know what I am talking about.

Rut: People believe others are just lazy and need to be forced to do work.

T1: If you are going to insist on keeping your technological industrial society, then there is no way you are going to find happiness and contentment. The work is oppressive to the human spirit and there is nothing you can do about that. If you want peace, contentment and a meaningful life, you have to go back to farms that you own, that are big enough to support a family. Working for slave driving bosses is evil. Working for yourself and your family is great. Its that damn simple. But he can not see it. We need God's direction in our lives to get us back to a stable state of perfection so that we don't killing each other all the time.  I'm sure he hates God. He might love Satan and be writing for him.

Rut:

There are darker sides, but the point is what you assume in other people is also what you get out of them.

T1: Oh, I see. we can ignore at least 4000 years of experience. Anyone who can say that what you assume in people will transfer to them. What that is saying is, that we have magical powers. This is 100% insane. This is why we actually need Satan to kill these idiots off. They are no loss and need to get out of the way, if you get my drift. Stupid people do not deserve to live. But only God should be the judge of that, and not men and sure as hell not the Millennials, the dumbest generation to date, And Gen Z not likely far behind.

Our school system did a great job of producing idiots.

Rut:  Right now we’ve designed so many of our institutions — our schools, our prisons, our democracy — around the idea that people are fundamentally selfish. The American republic, is based on the idea that people are selfish. [It’s] the Thomas Hobbes worldview: if you don’t have the system then you have a war of all against all.

T1: And why is our system based on "humans are selfish?" Because they are and we have known that for a very long time. These idiots come along and try to wish things into reality. It never works. Fantasies will get you nowhere. No! Wait! I am wrong. fantasies will eventually lead to you in old age having lots of cats or dogs for company and no one will want to be around you and you might end up (a strong probability) in a nut house. I'd like to see these guys rotting on a battle field. We could only be so lucky. But as fate might have it, there is a good possibility for this. Praise God!

 

Ezra Klein

One of the things that critics will say when you bring up Scandinavian countries is that they have high levels of social trust because they’re very small and homogenous. There’s this idea that as you become a larger, more diverse country people just mistrust each other more. What do you say to those critics?

Rutger Bregman

They have a point, but I think they overplay their hand. Let me give you one example. Since the ’50s and ’60s we’ve seen so much social science about how human beings are “groupish” — [that] we like to live in groups and our empathy is connected with our xenophobia. For example, in the Robber’s Cave experiment from the ’50s there were two groups of kids going to summer camp and they had this immediate war. It’s always used as an example of how groupish people are even when they’re 5 or 6 years old.

But there’s a really interesting new book out by Gina Perry who went into the archives and found that the researchers had already tried this experiment but didn’t publish the first version because the kids became great friends.

T1: So because they later made up, there was no problem? It was a controlled situation, too. It does not work that way on the streets of Europe or the USA. See how the left lies or twists things?

Rutger Bregman

Universal basic income is all about freedom. That’s the most important argument for it. It’s about the freedom to make your own choices. It’s about the freedom to say “yes” to the things that you want to do, and it’s about the freedom to say “no” to things you don’t like — a boss that harasses you or a wife or husband that you don’t really like anymore. If we move to the details, most people would say it’s a monthly grant enough to pay for your basic needs like food, shelter, clothing, and it’s absolutely unconditional so you can decide for yourself what you want to do with it.

T1: This is where he is out of his mind. When has a government every respected its people and its own boundaries?governments are notorious bullies. This is a lesson learned by boomers because of a rotten war that had no good reason to exist. Boomers despised the evil nature of government.

The new generations don't even know about Viet Nam and they think the government is a saint. Now who is insane? They don't have the slightest clue about what life is really like. Everything about them is just wishful thinking and wanting to believe in a fairy tale government, along with the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

Ezra Klein

This is a disagreement I have, among others, with Andrew Yang. If automation is going to take every job, then UBI doesn’t do all that much for you. If you’re driving a truck making $75,000 a year and the robots took your job and now you get $12,000 or $15,000 UBI, that’s not a good situation.

Whereas, to your point, if the idea is that we should just build society differently.

T1: Their solution? Don't you dare tell me to build differently without telling me exactly how you are going to do that. I can do that for my vision of back to the farm.

What becomes all too clear to me that these idiots have been so sheltered, and protected from any uncomfortable feelings and run to a safe place. Its no wonder they can't get out of their own way. Satan will have a field day. This article will complement, my other series on 1946 being the beginning of the end and how the boomers are being falsely accused of ruining the world. They will be the last voices these useless generations will ever hear. The goverment anticipates the boomers being yet again, a pain in the @$$ and I am damn proud of that. I'll have more on that in my other series in progress from "1946 to the present."


What is clear to me is that Satan is going to have an easy sell to these useless brainless products of the school system, the the various media and especially parents of these kids. For that, Boomers have some blame. But every generation has that same problem. But how many now 40 or more might be fooled by this. Will the slavery of UBI be just too much to resist? My personal feeling is that at least in the case of boomers, Satan will have a challenge. He is already singling us out thru his younger useful idiots.

But I believe that UBI will be a big part of the Satanic ~Jesus~ platform. Throw in free sex and you will have them all. Most of those who will finally see that the real Jesus is the way to go. Some will see the madness of Satan. But most of the young are lost. I have a small portion of scripture to share with you all.

RSV   2nd Thessalonians chap.5

1 But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you.
2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
3 When people say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
4 But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.
6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
7 For those who sleep sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
AND

NKJV  2nd Timothy chapter 3:

1  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

The antichrist, using Jesus' name, has it out for those older than say 45, I suspect. He will persuade the young. But all you who have lived long enough, should not get so easily fooled. But you will receive more attention from evil, since you have more experience and wisdom. Be prepared. I'll be swing my sword of truth in your behalf. May Jehovah and His son give me success.

Next is a prophecy that is very similar to what is to happen in the last days.

NKJV    Isaiah 19:

 The burden against Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.
2 “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers.
4 And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them,” Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
5 The waters will fail from the sea, And the river will be wasted and dried up.
6 The rivers will turn foul; The brooks of defense will be emptied and dried up; The reeds and rushes will wither.
7 The papyrus reeds by the River, by the mouth of the River, And everything sown by the River, Will wither, be driven away, and be no more.

Notice how the city and kingdom become filled with riots where everyone fights against everyone.  Total breakdown leading to annihilation.

NKJV    Zechariah 11:

4  Thus says the LORD my God, “Feed the flock for slaughter,
5 “whose owners slaughter them and feel no guilt; those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich’; and their shepherds do not pity them.
6 “For I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land,” says the LORD. “But indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor’s hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land, and I will not deliver them from their hand.”

NKJV    Zechariah 14:

13 It shall come to pass in that day That a great panic from the LORD will be among them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, And raise his hand against his neighbor’s hand;

There are a number of instances in the Bible where a city or nation or army would break out into fighting each other.

The problem was noted in a prophecy in Daniel 2:

The vision was that in the last days, an inferior kingdom, mixed with the seed/races of mankind. But it says these mixed poeple will not get along, will not adhere or stick together like iron mixed with clay. That kingdom falls.

NKJV    Daniel 2:  

41 “Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.
42 “And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
43 “As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.
44 “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

T1: Mixing races can never work. It is a perfect recipe for disaster. We will see it. They are not hiding what they are doing to us.

As well, the young have been dumbed down, and drugged and their fathers driven away from them. Little wonder that the young are clueless. They will die because of their lack of intelligence. Brains are required for Survival.

There you have it. How it will all soon come to an end. You have less than 5 years before the great kill-off. You need to make a decision fast.


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