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Primary & Secondary Personal Impulses

*Primary Impulse – inherent drive of people to do things like procure food, build shelter, and teach their kids

*Secondary Impulse – drive to act during times of leisure, create things of beauty or strangeness, or procuring extra food, water, and shelter

- dependent upon education and civility and the relief of “need”, that is, for food or water or shelter or relief from violent events

 

Results From Impulses [that is, if these impulses were to be taken as valuable, and were we to expend our energies in the capitalistic world toward enhancing these natural wants and intents among folks, that is, providing the needs, and assisting the want, in general, for as much of the population that does not have to work (to provide enough needs to comfortably supply itself), one would find these things happening, perpetually, cumulatively.]:

1. More Food – we have the machinery and willing agriculturalists in both traditional community gardening and in modern industrial agriculture. Thing is this: modern industrial agriculture has flourished through the requisite want and need of consumers to be provided with food. It has responded to the population boom quite well, almost, in some cases, “too” well; providing more than the population can even reasonably consume, resulting in much food waste, quite valuable. The provision of a basic food source supplies the value we all have for human life, and does not force wasteful excess. And when provided the extra time (the workers, here) from not having to create excessive amounts of rich food, people would tend to make their own, spending their time in a healthy way, and spreading out our food production organically. Though there is nothing to deny anyone from buying anything that they would enjoy. Not “regulation”, but “cultivation”.

2. More Beauty – people, when faced with leisure time and the social pressure of others telling them to get off their asses (people sitting around doing nothing and sucking off the teat, is a fear that many people have when you discuss large-scale experiments in socialism, but there is an inherent social element among us all, that requires we be around and about people on a regular basis. The old cabin fever strikes, and you gotta get out there. The possibility here is that people will “police” themselves in regard to laziness. I have noticed this personally, the life I live, that this happens on occasion: I get a kick in the ass when getting too little accomplished. It stands to reason that such a thing will happen to others too. Though I must admit I am a special case, nonetheless, the causes that created myself can be replicated, and the ideals I hold can be communicated, if they be worthy of the pedestal.)

As a result, being told to head outside or getting placed in an area where there are few other outlets, and at the end of days of absorption, many people will find themselves creating art. Dance, painting, sculpture, music, etc., and a thousand other things that have yet to be invented. They will find a way to do this, innovate as well as create, given merely the free time to do so. Which brings us to the next point:

3. More Technology – Some people will craft amazing gadgets and incredible works of technologic creativity, merely for having the leisure time to do so.

4. Greater feats of Athleticism – Extra time will lead some to enhance their body’s capabilities: strength, dexterity, team games, etc.

5. Quality increase along all sectors – People would “enjoy” their jobs in the long run, when enough time had elapsed between utilizing these principles for legislation. “Companies” would come together organically, people gravitating toward each other with similar ideas, and shared motivations and goals. It would be quite beautiful. A continuance of any kind, in regard to the life of an organization, benefits the quality of the art or technology. An effect of experience and knowledge gained. This is a natural case for the way time works on this plane, that we experience.

6. Decrease in crime – Necessity no longer drives crime. A more just and equitable world also reduces crime.

7. Increased happiness – Many of life’s headaches go away.

8. Decrease in Waste – Bullshit jobs disappear. Energy consumption drops. People live within their communities. The “commute” begins its slow death.

Now, from the top down:

The fact of the matter is that people are being systematically raised to be beholden to the “dollar” for their basic needs; a situation that has been necessary to get us out of the dark ages, but in its present iteration is not necessary. Few people are actively required to keep this whole craziness going. More of our work lives are “chosen” than are “necessary”. If we bring this down to the necessary (and this is where the libertarians have a slight point in their philosophy: paring down the size of organizations, reducing, say, a “workforce”, to the minimum (though that is not always the most equitable thing to do even were this system in play, as it stands to reason that simple jobs that do not require a great amount of expertise ought to be spread out between more people. The work load becomes manageable, and even when someone is greatly needed, often, to provide the food or water or shelter or emergency service for people, that they are not drained to the absolute regularly, which ought to be avoided.) But considering again the want to reduce waste, this is the point that libertarians have. The problem is that the philosophy as it has been heretofore practiced and explained, relies upon the “free market”, which is a powerful force, but is not, and I repeat NOT, a force that reduces waste. See any amount of data from here to Sheboygan, Kathmandu, and all across this planet. You will find that what we call a “free market” is horrendously inefficient. Take for one example: petroleum. One of the most valuable substances on earth. Amazingly powerful in a tight package, transportable, the basis for thousands of derivative chemicals that improve our lives, right? Well, this stuff is going for, last I checked, $50 per barrel. And the price changes by the whim of the market. It’s kind of crazy that this happens. That stuff should be the most expensive thing on the planet. And then again, perhaps it is. But the point is that we do not understand the regeneration of this substance. And we waste innumerable quantities of it on a regular basis, toward no end. The point, here, is that there needs to be an end. There needs to be a direction that we’re moving, some destination with our consumption and production. Here’s one: fully electric infrastructure. We should have been moving toward this over the last 50 years, at least. As they say with planting trees: yesterday was the best time, but today is a close second.

Anyway, so, from the top down, we have our society beholden to a nonsensical, insatiable demand for everything. With more demand created every day. An issue to address.

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  1. Last one to utzilie this is a rotten egg!

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