The Real Truth of the Capital Riot!

A Corollary of War

A technologically advance people will displace a lesser people.
Which is what is actually happening now.

James Lyman BSAE, BSEE, MSSM

For ten years now, I have been studying and writing about the mechanics and driving forces of modern insurrections, in particular the threat of people losing their livelihood by technology displacement. AI (Artificial Intelligence) experts predict that in the next 15 to 25 years, half the jobs in America will disappear because of technology. This isn’t something new, for decades people have been pushed further and further down because of technology displacement. For years, politicians have bemoaned how wages of American workers are not increasing, the politicians being too poorly educated in a world of technology to appreciate that the low wages is because machines are doing the work. As seen on Wednesday, people are now ‘mad as hell’ and their fuze is growing dangerously short!

Watching the news and the ‘nonsensical dribble’ expounded in TV interviews shows just how ill prepared members of the Congress and governments are to address the problems now facing Americans. Just how very little real understanding senators and congressmen have of the problems so many Americans have and why they are so very angry! That’s also apparent by how you never hear a peep in the political discourse about obsolete people and how a preponderance of Americans have been, and continue to be, pushed out of the social economic system (the tent people) by technology- which is why so many of those Washington demonstrators are so angry.

While many of the Washington’s self appointed elitist condemn, denounce and even ridicule those angry people, when earlier they were surprisingly quiet about the riots of ANTIFA and BLM, showing how they’ve grossly failed to understand that those groups are actually one and the same as those Washington rioters. They are all people being pushed out of the social economic system . . . pushed out of the world they were born into and belonged to, pushed out the same way as the Native American’s were two centuries ago. Pushed out by an advanced technology people only to be left out in the cold. This is indicative of the quality and caliber of the people sent to govern us. Just as the Indian’s were very angry over being pushed out of their world, the demonstrators this last year are just as angry and filled with resolve to push back.

The bulk of the people in Congress are lawyers or political science studies, which I consider to be just a watered down lawyer. Reading the law is the education of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Reading the law is the education of the 16th, 17th and the 18th centuries, and that’s the crux of the problem! We have these 18th century people charged with leading us into the 21st century, but it is simply beyond their abilities. Indeed, most can’t ‘solve’ their way out of a wet paper bag, they are so poorly educated.

The gun control proposals made by many in Congress is proof positive of just how technologically backwards and behind so many of them are. The most primitive technology still prevalent in the world, and they seriously suggest they can actually control and limit it. The gun problem is a world problem with one gun for every four humans, and that’s because the manufacturing of guns is such a low level technology. Just like alcoholic beverages and elicit drugs, being unable to control the demand means the technology cannot be controlled. Another example is the ridiculously long bills the Congress passes, recent examples being the health reform act (Obama Care) with about 2,700 pages, and the stimulus bill with almost 6,000 pages. Both are indicative how little real thought was given to the problems, just a room filled with lawyers writing up a preponderance of legalese for other lawyers to litigate later.

This deficiency isn’t something new, for on the day of his retirement (1987), Speaker Tip O’Neill (a Democrat) stood on the steps of the Capital and warned about those ‘sound biters’, the new generation of politicians who were very skilled at using the news media for their political careers … and very skilled at little else. And everything he tried to warn us about has come true. We don’t have problem solvers to govern us, instead we have entertainers, celebrities and personalities, and recent history shows how very deficient they are at addressing the problems Americans face. With members of Congress vying for TV camera time to whine and complain about the state of the people, who they have been so instrumental in creating by their non-performance, it’s obvious that reform is needed, indeed necessary.

When asked what needs to be done about obsolescence of people and their displacement by technology, my answer is always the same:

‘Until you have a functioning government, you’re going to do absolutely NOTHING!’

To reform the government means creating an environment conducive to get the quality and caliber of people needed to address the obsolescence and displacement of Americans. That change means the adoption of four constitutional amendments, which are:

The Four Constitutional Amendments

1) A line item veto by the President of appropriation bills.
2) Term limitations for congressmen (5 terms) and senators        (2 terms).
3) An amendment forbidding anyone to participate in any election, in coin or in kind, for 
    which they cannot qualify to vote in.
4) The house and senate to have the power to fire any federal employee by a simple 
    majority vote, with no presidential veto.

An expanded description of these four amendments, as well as other articles about the displacement of Americans and their obsolescence by technology, can be found on my website www.peopleobsolete.com in both html and .pdf formats, which can be printed out on paper.

Despite all the condemnation and complaining of what happened at the Capital, nothing will be done with the people who presently govern us. The necessary balance for a modern government to function must be restored, and that means those four amendments. Otherwise, the real problems driving the street violence in America will only continue to grow and spread, irrespective what their political persuasion or believes may be. To solve the problem, the ‘forcing function’ of being pushed out of America must be addressed, and that means having the kind of people with the education and intellectual skills necessary to analyze and resolve problems . . . people who can come up with real viable solutions instead of the proverbial BS and sound bites that also cultivates the same dysfunctional state of the Forth Estate. To be able to create more than just illusions or images of ‘no problems’ or ‘problems solved’.

But the present situation presents the American people with the opportunity to get those amendments adopted. The present Washington environment, that has produced this and other recent riots by the negligence of Congress, is the swamp that President Trump promised and tried to drain, but without any actual structural changes, permanent draining is not possible. No amount of complaining or political rhetoric in front of television cameras is going to quell the anger which has been building for so many years.

So who’s to blamed for the DC riot? The Congress for failing to be the ‘Congress’ . . . for failing to do their job, for failing to work the problem! So . . .

It is only going to get worst!

JACK MA’S ANT GROUP DOES NOT GET PUBLIC IPO… YET..STOPPED BY CHINA

By: Economic & Finance Report

Jack Ma’s Ant Group IPO was supposed to be going public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange recently, but has been halted by the Chinese government for disagreements between the Chinese government and Jack Ma (AliBaba/Ant Group’s co founder).

The IPO was listed to raise over $37 billion dollars USD, making it the biggest share sale in the history of the global stock markets. Saudi Arabia’s Aramco holds the biggest share offering title; currently with its share offering last December 2019, raking 29.4 billion dollars USD. The spectators will have to wait and see, if or when the IPO will go public -SB

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Black Lives Matter and Social Mitosis

The recent civil unrest for the last two months in several cities, vividly shows the process of social mitosis at work.

James Lyman BSAE, BSEE, MSSM

The murder of George Floyd on the 25th of May, sparked protests against police brutality, police racism, and lack of police accountability across the nation. Now, more than sixty days later, not only do those protest continue, but they are gaining in momentum and intensity, spreading to other cities. Why? Young people continue to come out and protest, then near riot, to show their disapproval. WHY? Because many young people are dissatisfied with the government and with society, so the murder has triggered a release of frustration and anger, which is focused on the government and its institutions.

We are seeing a process called social mitosis, a process where social groups begin pulling apart, as people strive to go in different directions, resulting in a pulling force against each other. This is illustrated by the figure on the left, with ‘a’ the first stage where we have the α (alpha) people, who are a fairly homogeneous uniform society living in harmony. But the people begin wanting different things in life, wanting to go in different directions to pursue their wants, as seen in ‘b’. This ‘going’ in different directions causes tension as the α people pull against themselves, so sub-societies begin to form, becoming the αΓ (alpha-gamma) and the αΩ (alpha-omega) people. This pulling apart puts more stress between them which in turn further aggravates and polarizes the people.

Left unattended, this pulling away or polarizing continues with the sub-cultures becoming more pronounced resulting in further separation until the subcultures become very distinct entities. In ‘c’ we now see the Γα (gamma-alpha) and the Ωα (omega-alpha) people, the alpha ‘α’ subscript indicating there is still much commonality between the people, but still they are now becoming very distinct cultures with different believes, wants and desires in life. There are increasing stresses between the two cultures over what the shared environment will look like, what it will be like. As this pulling apart continues, the commonality decreases to the point where there is now two separate distinct cultures as represented by ‘d’, there now being the Γ (gamma) and the Ω (omega) people with distinct cultures each wanting to shed the other people and be on their own, charting their own course in the world without having to consider the other people.

Then finally, there is a point . . . an event, which causes an actual breaking apart of these two people at ‘e’, and that breaking often results in revolution or insurrection and the violence of war. A war to determine who will dominate and who will be submissive. A war that is the worst kind . . . one usually of savagery and brutality. War that the participants stumble blindly into unaware just what they are getting into, drawn by the illusion of independence, romantic images coupled with a nonsensical understanding of revolution. The present social mitosis started in the sixties when I was a boy, with the emergence of the counter culture. The hippies and flower children who were disenfranchised with the society they lived in and yearning for a world of their own.

They had become alienated in their home land.

Slowly, but surely the splitting process progressed, in perceivably divisions which widened into separate cultures. While over the decades, this mitosis process has waxed and waned, with the division between people becoming deeper and deeper, and people often migrating to different areas of the country to be with their own. Technology also drives this division, with people failing to advance and therefore be a part of an advance technological society. People become aliens . . . people who fail to advance technologically, so they become aliens in their own homeland. Technology also caused further stress as people became obsolete, they being replaced by technology and machines. People began the long slide downwards from one lesser paying job to even lesser paying jobs, thus leaving people even more alienated and dissatisfied. Add to this is the constant pushing out of the‘social – economic’ system by technology, the same exact thing that happened to the Native Americans over a century ago. A corollary of war-

A technologically advance people will displace a lesser people.

Although the murder of George Floyd is what triggered this unrest, it’s now a reaction to this displacement, the unleashing of pent-up anger, fear, frustration, aggravation and rejection of the world they don’t understand, yet are trying to live in. The young people of America just don’t see any future for themselves with 20 to 25% of college graduates unemployed or underemployed. They want a world of their own, a world where they can belong, to be comfortable and happy in. They don’t feel they are a part of the advance technology world they reject, so they want out. The actions you see in today’s protest is a manifestation of social mitosis. But right now, there isn’t any real direction or goals to their actions, just expressions of anger and frustration through violence.

For any government, the police is the face of that government, consequently when people are dissatisfied with the performance of a government, the people lash out at the police, often blindly. But so far, the actions and violence have been to gratify feelings of anger, lacking any real direction or goal. For the ‘rupture’ to occur, there is a need for a viable political philosophy, a philosophy that people are willing to risk life, limb, liberty and property to pursue. That sets a goal for the people to work towards to fulfill their dreams and desires. That’s what causes stage ‘e’, the actual breakaway of the two societies . . . nearly always with violence or revolution. And that’s when it all turns into one ungodly nightmarish mess for all.

With a closer look at these actions and attitude, many will consider these ‘protest’ to be unproductive, even foolish, but what you are also seeing is the analytical, intellectual, and problem solving skill levels of the protesters, those skills they have for the twenty-first century, which as we might guess, isn’t particularly strong. This is why businesses are continually seeking technologies which allows them to avoid such people as workers. This further pushes them out of the social-economic system. Other than being a consumer, these people have very little of value to offer for the twenty-first century.

All that is missing . . . to have a conflagration, is that viable political philosophy.

My book, “America’s Slide into Domestic Terrorism” in the series ‘Technology Monograms for Law Enforcement’, (available on Amazon.com) explains the three principle forces now pushing so many people, especially the young people (millennials and generation-Z) out of society. It includes the basic theory of war and therefore how those three forces, through social mitosis, can lead ultimately to wide spread domestic terrorism in America.

In all forms of insurrection, the police are the first and foremost targets for the insurrectionist, we’ve seen that recently in Iraq and Afghanistan, for when the Allies started establishing police forces, the insurrectionist immediately attacked the police trying to foil their establishment. The police is what translates the intangible academic power of the state into real tangible power. Without the police, the rest of the government ceases to effectively exist and therefore becomes impotent. But with a collapsed government, innumerable little groups and individuals come out of the woodwork convinced they should be the one who governs. Quickly, they turn to violence trying to impose themselves on the people, thus bringing civil war as we saw with the Arab Spring recently.

Bottom line- what we are witnessing in cities like Portland cannot to be casually dismissed one way or another. Nor will simply repressing and dispersing the demonstrators solve the problem. Only by addressing the problems of obsolete people and alienation of people can any real progress be made. And that means having a functioning government rather than image makers!

WORK THE PROBLEM!!!

The Curse of the Krel is Among Us

The ever popular and growing social media, that seems just a harmless recreation, has a growing dark side to it reminiscent of science fiction.

James Lyman BSAE, BSEE, MSSM

The 1956 science fiction movie, ‘Forbidden Planet’ is a classic film of space travel and science fiction, indeed some claim it was the first real space science fiction movie, which pioneered excellent special effects combined with great cinema graphics and story line. Earth men travel to the distant planet Altair-4 finding Dr. Morbius and his daughter, living in a world once inhabited by a very advance people with a technology far beyond the earthlings. These people, the Krel, had gone extinct thousands of years ago, but their advance technology continued to sustain itself on its own. The Krel had developed an advance technology that let any and all of its people create anything they desired just by thinking of it. But the Krel hadn’t considered the secret dark side of an individual’s mind, which went on to create monsters that attacked and killed others. The Krel, with their new technology, unleashed the destruction of their people and civilization. Unable to control the hidden emotions of petty jealousy, envy, resentments and insecurities buried deep within us, those emotions manifest themselves into hunter-killers which attacked the other Krels until none were left.

We too have developed a technology which can do the same thing to us as with the Krel . . . well almost. It’s our social media! This relatively new technology also allows our deep hidden dark side to emerge into the open of the internet. To also attack, hurt, humiliate, degrade, vilify and destroy others, both friend and foe. Not having to face others, we feel free, with no restraints, to say whatever is on our mind without any consideration. When new to the social media such as Tweeter or Facebook, we are cautious and reflective of what we say, but as time goes on, we become relaxed and slowly lower our guard. We become impulsive, beginning to say (write) what is really on our minds without consideration of the consequences on our relationships with others. While we are careful not to say how we really feel when face to face with others, with social media we just ‘let it all hang out’. No forethought or consideration of how our writings will be received by others. We lose all our in-habitations, and so . . .

The Krel are among us . . . and they are US!

My neighbor related a recent experience with social media that inspired this article, a comment on a cousin’s page which caused a pointless dustup of emotions, which fortunately the two were able to back away from and stop damage to their relationship . . . this time. But how about the next time? Now in the habit of no ‘inhibitions’, of impulsive thoughts unleashed without any time taken for reflection, without the facial expressions and body language feedback to warn and guide our thought process as we speak, what can happen? And that’s when we hurt or insult others. That’s the Krel among us, the social media which easily brings our darker side out without us really realizing it, until its too late. The Krel’s ‘monsters of the id’ set loose to began the process of eating away and destroying our interpersonal relationships.

Social Mitosis

Social mitosis is the process of a people, a uniform social group, slowly pulling against each other trying to go in different directions, much as two cats leashed together inevitably pulling in opposite directions. External forces start to polarize the people, often causing subgroups to form, wanting to go in different directions. This tends to be a slow drifting apart process, which is often imperceptible to the people while it is happening, but they are still one people acting largely as one. There is still a high degree of identification and empathy between individuals. But as the people are pulling apart, they become more identifiable as subgroups. More and more, the subgroups pull in different directions, with more strain building between the subgroups, so incidents of friction between the two subgroups become more frequent, but at first isn’t usually severe. However, the friction incidents serve to continue dividing the people until the subgroups become very distinct, each with their own culture. Two new cultures and peoples develop, becoming more distinct and separate, identifying less with each other.

Left unattended, the two people continue to pull apart, continue to become more distinct and different. At some time, there is a rupture and those people become two separate and distinct cultures and societies, and that rupture is usually of a violent nature. ‘Revolution’. ‘Insurrection’. People fighting to be free and out from under the other, to do and think whatever they wish. Very romantic sounding, but the reality is usually very different and far from romantic. The social mitosis of America started when I was a boy in the sixties with the emergence of the counter culture (the hippies), and has continued ever since. While the split has wax and waned over the years, the problem of obsolete people in the last few decades and their displacement from the social-economic system has caused significant strain between people, the rife between them growing deeper as they evolve into separate societies. We see this growing riff every night watching the national news and the political infighting in Washington.

The Krel of our social media is now deepening the split in social mitosis, causing further strain and conflict and at an accelerated rate. Like the Krel in the movie, we are unleashing our inner darker side onto others, to attack and eat away at our relationships, unaware what is happening. The Krel social media is a hidden evil that we have no real control over. We can only rely on the self control of individuals . . . millions of individuals acting independently. The vast majority completely unaware of the Krel syndrom of social media, what they are unconsciously doing as they tap out another posting. The destructive power they hold literally in their hands . . . the power to drive people apart with unforseen consequences. To attack. All without any thinking. So we would do well to consider . . .

A Corollary of War:
Never attack without having a specific objective-
Never attack without a reasonable expectation of achieving that objective.

To ask the questions about a posting- Why are you attacking? What do you expect to gain for the cost of attacking? (cost-benefit) What exactly do you expect to achieve from you’re attack? And most important, do you really think you can gain what you’re expecting to get?

But then, if you don’t realize you’re attacking, it’s rather hard to ask and answer these questions, isn’t it!

The Major Factor in Black Lives Matter!

As so often the case with social problems, the obsolescence of people is ignored which makes finding any real solutions impossible.

James Lyman BSAE, BSEE, MSSM

The problems for American Blacks, as well as many other minorities, is boiled down to one simple all encompassing word that ignores some very powerful forces at work in society today. That word is ‘Racism’. It’s the systemic centuries old racism, particularly by the privileged white people, which is the curse of Black people that keeps holding them back in society. Lets explore that for a minute, but first a little background so you can understand what I’m saying.

We hear repeatedly that the American Civil War freed the slaves! But in actuality it didn’t. The winning of the war did end titled slavery, where people actually owned other people as property. After the war, the plantations still needed cheap labor to produce tobacco and cotton, so this titled slavery was replaced by a serfdom system of share croppers. These were farm labors, mostly Black, who worked small plots of land for a portion of the crops raised. Forty acres and a mule, the share cropper and his family worked long hard hours to raise the labor intensive crops of cotton and tobacco to earn just enough to subside on. For the year, he lived off credit from the local store, paying it back after harvest, with very little to nothing left. Being left in debt, he couldn’t leave for any better opportunities, facing a systematic program of terrorism designed to keep him on the land working.

But then came World War II, and the massive expansion of American industry and its ability to design and manufacture sophisticated machines. Before the war, there had been much interest in automation for agriculture including cotton and tobacco, and after the war ended, new machines to automate their cultivation were introduced, just as had been done with wheat and corn crops. Suddenly, farmers no longer wanted all those little 40 acre plots, they wanted fields that went for a mile or more, and were half as wide. They didn’t want any obstructions on the land, they wanted smooth continuous fields where a combine could be driven with a minimum of turning.

They no longer wanted those share croppers with their small shacks and out buildings. They no longer had any use for their serfdom slaves, therefore they wanted all the share croppers off the land, but in the process finally set the Blacks free. In turn, this allowed real progress to be made with civil rights, because the monied powerful no longer cared about retaining the serfdom system of sharecroppers. The way was open, so starting in the fifties, civil rights began to make real progress.
The thing that truly freed the slaves wasn’t the Civil War, it was technology that made them obsolete as cheap human labor. The Black people were displaced by machines! They were now free to go out and make their way in the American economic system, to have their part of the American dream.

Trouble was, just as technology made them obsolete and free, technology was also beginning to take away jobs in industry . . . you know, those factory jobs where previous Americans had started their climb up the economic ladder. They were walking right into another round of even bigger displacement by technology. So it was like they were climbing a huge hill trying to reach the top and be with those ‘privileged whites’, except that hill was made up of gravel (our picture upper right). Every time they took a step, they slide backwards some amount. And the gravel they struggled against was technology which was taking away jobs.

No one realized that at the same time, many of those ‘privileged whites’ were starting to slip off the hill, sliding down, scrambling to regain what they had lost, but also taking one step forward and sliding two back as technology forced them down and out. The newly freed Blacks didn’t realize they were NOT in competition with the white people for a place in the economic sun, they were in competition against the machines. This continues today, but at a faster pace. And the machines don’t know or care anything about race, color or creed! It’s evident by the gravel hill analogy just how important technology displacement is to the advancement of Blacks or any other people. If technology is continually eroding away the steps to advancement, by doing away with jobs, then you must consider it if you’re going to make any real progress, yet every political activist working to advance the Blacks ignores this very important, indeed essential fact of life.

That’s why all of them have basically failed to make any progress.

We now have another political movement spawned to try again and lift up the Blacks, and again they are depending solely on political activism to achieve their goals instead of working the problem by analysis, research and understanding what is driving the situation. The same methodology that’s been used since the 1960’s and therefore most certainly will have the same results. The leaders of this political activism, in their drive for equality, don’t realize that Blacks are just as equal to the other Americans . . . because they are just as equally obsolete before they ever get started. And that’s the crux of the problem.

This applies to other minorities besides Black people. The exact same thing happened with the liberation of women. What actually liberated women was technology . . . technology made women obsolete as women, freeing them to go out into the work force and make their way, but they quickly found the way blocked. Like the Blacks, they came out into the workforce just when automation was beginning to make inroads in eliminating jobs, taking away jobs leaving women to also climb the crumbling hill of gravel. You can read another article I wrote titled, “The Fallacy of Women’s Liberation” on my website www.peopleobsolete.com, scrolling down to article number 32 and clicking on the title or the ‘PDF Download’ to read. It will give you a better understanding of the complexity of the problem.

Problems don’t get solved by pretending, they get solved by working them, by using real problem solving skills of understanding that only comes from research, analysis, modeling and intellect instead of by emotion. By THINKING! As long as we depend on political activism to solve our problems no one will ever have any real viable solutions.

We will always have those problems plaguing us.