The Big Fuckin' Nothing

by Hugh Mungus

There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.

- Albert Camus

Your dad talked politics. His dad rambled about the political. You, in turn, do the same.

Not only did things fail to get better during grandpa's era, they became far worse.

Dad's epoch? A steady decline.

When it comes to your generation, we're talkin' a perpetual spiral into the perfidious.

Then why would you:

A) continue to discuss politics, and

B) irrationally believe when those in the future - your kids, their kids, etc. - talk about the political, we should expect anything but more of the same?

Barack Obama promised change,...and he delivered. Things changed, all right. They got worse.

All these politicians guarantee change, and - akin to Barry O - they all produce, when the nightmare in which we reside becomes more egregious.

"But things have gotten better?" you meekly declare, pointing to how the average person now exists in the splendor kings would've enjoyed 1,000 years ago.

Prove it!

Given over 50 percent of the human population on this planet survives on $2.50 per day or less, the "average" person is laboring simply to breathe.

Due to the fact 40 percent of any demographic currently existing will contract cancer during their lifetimes, and cancer was unheard of 1,000 years ago...

Were we all moments from nuclear annihilation, every breath we took, 500 years in the past?

No, things haven't gotten better, have they? In fact, they've become so detrimental, we're now on the verge - and have been for decades - of exterminating ourselves. This means complete eradication of our species from this planet.

That was a claim one could not validly make - much less comprehend - 1,000 years ago.

Hence, if you obtusely believe the ability to play video games with people on the other side of the globe denotes "improvement," keep repeating the rhetoric of the architects of this dystopia. Pretend Fukushima isn't continuously drowning us in radioactive fallout, with no sign of mitigation - something that definitely couldn't be claimed 500 years ago.

Make believe "your own government" hasn't ordered you nuked on over 1,000 occasions, and disguised such as "tests." Again, another assertion that wasn't made a millennia prior.

Lie to yourself we don't have hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive waste - that will be lethal for billions of years - for which we've no method of disposal.

"What's the matter, Chinaski?" she asked.

"I've given up," I said.

"You mean politics?" she asked.

"I mean politics," I said. [...]

I walked out.

- South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life

Politics is nothing. Look up the word. The dictionary.com definition of "politics" is:

the practice or profession of conducting political affairs.

Great! That explains so much!

So, "politics" is defined as "political"...which tells us absolutely fuckin' nothing.

Guess I'll have to look up the word "political" to get clarity here. Only problem is, when I do, I find that "political" means:

of, or relating to, or concerned with politics.

Fuck! We're right back where we started. Would you expect anything less from a word delineating what politicians do? Politicians: the epitome of what we all refer to as corrupt; duplicitous disseminators of subterfuge.

That's why when the ignorant refer to my writing as "political," it's because they have no other term with which to define truth. They've been brainwashed their entire time on this planet to believe that politics is real, necessary, and encompasses any discourse in regard to human endeavors.

Politics is none of those three things, since politics is the big fuckin' nothing.

I refuse to speak about politics, since I refuse to waste my time with something that doesn't exist, and was solely created to obfuscate the populace.

Those who refer to my work as "political" are being influenced by linguistic relativity - an inability to understand ideas, because there are no terms for them in their language. George Orwell broached this subject in 1984, when The Inner Party toiled assiduously to create Newspeak - a new dialect with as few words as possible. Hence, if the populace didn't have a term for an ideology, they would be far less likely to ever think of that idea.

The state claims and exercises the monopoly of crime. It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants - whether the property of citizen, or of alien.

- Albert Jay Nock

We take it for granted it's imperative we have an economy, and never ask why. Our parents rambled on about "the poor state of the economy," as their progenitors did before them, and so on. None of the generations ever stopped to ask:

A) what an economy is, and

B) why we need one.

As stated in my earlier works, the term "economizing" means "frugality," and there's nothing frugal about a system based in debt; i.e. the monetary system.

Money is simply an IOU. You give me something of value - a refrigerator, perhaps - and in return, I bequeath you useless strips of cloth, known as money. One can't eat, drink, nor inhale cash. It's valueless to humans.

I now have the means to store food for an extended period of time, and you have an IOU that won't get you anything, should the monetary system end tomorrow.

The economy that's fake, anyway?

- Bill Hicks

But let's pretend an economy actually means something. It's never explained to us what that something is. "I'm fucked! The economy's in the toilet!"

In response, one races into the bathroom, only to discover, you guessed it, no economy.

Well, then where is this alleged economy that's causing so much misery? When I look out my window, I can't see it anywhere. No matter how far I drive, I'm unable to find the economy. Nobody can produce the economy, because it's a fictional ideology.

Yet, we allow this made-up nothing to determine whether we're exterminated. That's fuckin' stupid, and we're idiots for bequeathing such power to anything, let alone something nobody can prove exists!

Why would something that isn't keep us from preventing errant asteroids from destroying our species? Could we enact a more insane ideology, since we have the technical ability to stop from being erased by eventualities this Universe will throw our way?

All the great governments of the World - those now existing, as well as those that have passed away - have been [...] mere bands of robbers who have associated for purposes of plunder, conquest and the enslavement of their fellow men.

And their laws, as they have called them, have been only such agreements as they have found it necessary to enter into, in order to maintain their organizations, and act together in plundering and enslaving others, and in securing to each his agreed share of the spoils.

All these laws have had no more real obligation than had the agreements in which brigands, bandits and pirates find it necessary to enter into with each other for the more successful accomplishment of their crimes [...].

Thus, substantially, all the legislation of the World has had its origin in the desires of one class of persons to plunder and enslave others, and hold them as property.

- Natural Law

So, none of us can produce a physical economy, but we're all gonna worship it, and forfeit our lives for it...

Sounds like a god, doesn't it?

Hmmm...

Could that be why every denomination of "U.S" currency has the phrase "In God We Trust" printed on it?

In a logical society, wouldn't citizens work together, in order to ensure natural forces don't destroy their species? Why would anybody need an economy - of which nobody can produce a tactile example - in order to do such? Doesn't that seem an unnecessary step, that would become disastrous, if we allowed it to keep us from protecting our kind?

Of course it does, but we're not talkin' a logical society, here. We're talkin' a bunch of entities eager to sacrifice their lives for useless pieces of paper called cash.

Fun fuckin' times, huh?

So, in the end, we're still left with the economy: Something that doesn't exist, but we all idolize. Something we pretend has kept us from protecting ourselves against the natural forces of this Universe.

"We just don't have the money to create a second power grid."

"Mitigation of the disaster at Fukushima would cost somewhere on the order of 20 trillion dollars. Where are we gonna find that type of money?"

"We'd have to allocate funding we don't have, in order to create a deflection system to prevent errant asteroids from striking the Earth."

Excellent job, guys! Belief in this economy thing is par for the course for you stupid fuckers!

When you hear somebody talking about an economy, they're either:

A) ignorant of reality, or

B) attempting to implement a system by which they can control everyone.

Imagine a paradigm without "countries." Although you currently reside in such a scenario - since "nations" only exist within our minds - envision an epoch in which everyone on the planet experienced clarity, and didn't believe in "countries," anymore.

How would "leaders" coerce us to wage war? Who would they declare as the enemy?

Deer?

Corn?

Whiskers?

These psychopaths we've been brainwashed to believe are our "commanders" need us to believe in "countries." If we don't, they no longer have anyone to declare our enemies.

And without enemies, how do you wage war? Without enemies, there's nobody to fight.

And without altercation and strife, there's peace. With peace comes no need for government. Without that turmoil, those within bureaucracy wouldn't be able to explain why they're paid so much for "protecting" us.

Ratiocinate rationally about this: You meet people from "China" and "Russia" all the time. You never inherently hunger to kill them. Folks get along just fine, when interacting with each other.

Only when you add government to the mix do tensions mount. It's only on TV you hear the war cry trumpeted against people you're perfectly happy interacting with on your own.

Does the proletariat declare war?

Never.

Only government declares war.

Every time I hear a political speech or I read those of our leaders, I am horrified at having, for years, heard nothing which sounded human. It is always the same words telling the same lies.

And the fact that men accept this, that the people's anger has not destroyed these hollow clowns, strikes me as proof that men attribute no importance to the way they are governed; that they gamble - yes, gamble - with a whole part of their life and their so called "vital interests."

- Albert Camus

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