35 ‘til I die

35

The last few years have been a wild ride. Laying down foundations, building, growing. Conquests and triumphs and a fair amount of challenges and tragedies. All part of the journey.

Through it all, I never stopped writing. Was simply working on other forms. Slightly different to the material you typically find on this blog.

If interested in that other side, you’re welcome to check out the work.

Stay safe,
love always

I of July

 

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Time Sovereignty

Financial independence
That’s what I’m pursuing
Ownership of my time and control over the options
As far as how I choose to live out my dreams

So I’ll trade my time for bitcoin
Not cloths strips or aggry beads
Or anything based on an ersatz gold monetary standard
That’d only make me a slave to the system

Give me honest money
Not currencies backed only by armies
Digits on screens serving the purpose of counterfeit bills


A Matter of Power

The competence required to utilise available resources in order to wield power is commendable. But to do so in a manner that is both well-meaning and appropriate with respect to the extent the power is used and the purposes for which it is used, relative to any given situation, is not so simple.

Furthermore, if there’s no mastery of the desire that becomes the impetus of creative thought and action – the mere control of structures and systems that form the foundations of power, will not be adequate provision, to give the controller enough satisfaction and reach satiation that could create some form of ‘reciprocal’ benefaction.

As a result, those who possess high effective power tend have their way in most instances, which results in asymmetry in power. Consequently, the powerless start vying for a rebalancing of the power dynamic.

However, such resistance triggers the high power groups to utilise all acquired power and available means to thwart the efforts and stifle any pressures brought on by those in defiance.

Thus, by controlling the instruments of force and the establishments that enforce laws and procedures regulating institutions of society, the powerful force the powerless to accept the imbalance through systematic indoctrination and socialisation.

And since the socially privileged typically assume that they have the right to control the interactions in relationships they have with those in the power-deficient classes, they employ interactive power as a tactic to justify oppression and the distorted relationship between them and their subordinates. For example, the behaviour of the oppressed, which may manifest as a result of the oppression they endure, is used to justify the oppression by the oppressors.

Over time, the experience of inferior/superior treatment produces a public image of being inferior/superior which is subsequently internalised as an image of self-inferiority/superiority. This then officially legitimises the unequal treatment.

So to meaningfully address this injustice, the oppressed need to understand that their oppressors need them, that is, their need to have power over them and their disdain over their independence only makes them dependent on having them as subordinates in order to define and realise their own power.

The oppressed therefore, should strive to understand that their oppressors need to be able to make demands, which are dictatorial and disobliging so that the obedience of the oppressed is the result of acquiescence to the oppressor’s will and not devotion devoid of deference.

Because only then will the oppressed effectively address their oppressors’ intolerance of their autonomy, since the very definition of the oppressors’ power is but a function of dependence on the vulnerabilities of the oppressed.


Sketch for a Theory of Persistent Passions (vii)

Forget days off
If you want to get on and stay on

Because there’s a price to pay
For every bit you earn and coin you own

So only take time out
To sharpen your arsenal

And know there’s nothing comfortable
About journeying to the top

For those who do the most
Understand the cost…

And that time is the only loss
That affects earning potential


Flux

The exercise of influence
Without checks and balances
Creates a disconnect
Between a contriver and those affected by his suppositions, inferences or actions

Thus a value creator
Whose achievements rightfully deserve to be lauded
But with a reputation shrouded in controversy
Will ultimately be left in the lurch or knocked off his perch
Often without discredit to his ingenious contributions


Power Brokers: The Case of Connie & Teiid vs The People (ii)

All he wanted was to direct markets, payments and innovation like Dave Ramsden
But he didn’t want to be a currency dictator like Montagu Norman

All she wanted was to exercise her powers in the shadows like Dorothy Thompson
But she didn’t want to be part of a structure like the Court of the Bank of England

So when they met at the beach hotel on Cap d’Antibes
They discussed their shared views on money and the impending crisis
And how together they could profit from it

But in order to do so they had to devise a strategy
To set in motion a scheme that would dwarf the Match King’s
And they planned the execution to a tee
Viewing their alliance as a match made in heaven
One that would handle the crisis better than Roger Ferguson and Annette Nazareth during 9/11

(to be cont’d)


An Odyssey For All Eternity

In times like this
One can’t help but agree with Livy
That the most stable & long-standing empire is that in which subjects take pleasure in obeying

This appears to be the state most citizens of the world are in
Or at least it seems to me
That we care very little for civil liberties
Only when it serves our egos and imagery

On social media – feeds full of trivialities
On the telly – doomsday bulletins, crisis after crisis
On computer screens – conspiracies about digital IDs and 5G…

Reminds me of that 80s film They Live
Most things considered and in all seriousness
One can foresee those who live into the future say, or their offspring hear/read
That once upon a time there was a phenomenon called covid-19

But hardly did society stop to think
That perhaps as part of the great odyssey we call existence
Our collective consciousness is, as history has time and again revealed
Shaped by desires common to all humanity – fundamentally

Whether that be greed or a propensity for logical fallacies
Our impressionable human qualities, abilities and sensibilities
Have made us the most sophisticated of all the species
If human assessment is anything to go by
Yet, to the rest of nature we just might be
The most disruptive force there is or ever was
For all eternity


End of March

Looking down, abashed
As markets crash
The capital class fear loss of status
Nonetheless, some in that bunch will gain much
As a result of access to insider information
Or simply the ability to adjust positions and adapt to new market conditions
Such that forces move in their favour even during a credit crunch

The so-called consumer class
Don’t fully understand their plight – such a farce
On their minds – debilitating comforts
Their actions – faux pas, peccadilloes and digital stunts
Their wishes – maintaining gainful employment
Their worries – basics becoming scarce
Lives of the soon to be the underclass – alas!

Those without – the marginalised
Have little to live for
Since minus the virus
They’d still be facing the demise
So one wonders how long their hopes will last


Sentiment vs Common Sense

To understand cause and effect
One has to research

To occupy land
One has to pay tax

To influence change
One has to earn respect

For it matters not so much the consequence
If one doesn’t understand the intent

Matters little what one’s post code reads
If one’s name is not on the title deed

Matters less what one says
If the message falls on deaf ears


Capital & Custody

To ensure lasting success, proper self-custody of your financial assets is vital

But that requires self-control and the ability to assess and mitigate risk

So if becoming wealthy is top of your priority list

Learn not only how to acquire and keep possession, but also how to multiply and earn maximum interest on your capital