Aggression or Death
Rothschild: War is profitable, Putrid
Putrid: Not when the wages are paid in precious metal.
Rothschild: The key is to win and then you decide what constitutes payment.
Putrid: The cheaper the payment the better?
Rothschild: Humans will use anything that provides a competitive advantage—it’s the way Nature made us—cheaper is just another word for more efficiency. Debt, bullshit, drugs—all very efficient.
Putrid: Only if they’re told it’s a competition.
Rothschild: A resource constrained world is pretty competitive.
Rothschild: Is there anything we’re missing?
Putrid: Maybe we’re not seeing the most important reality.
Which is, what exists in the mind of our fellow men.
Rothschild: And whether what exists is reasonable.
Putrid: How can it be reasonable when everything we tell them is false?
Rothschild: Reasonable… Tell me the nature of Reason, Putrid.
Putrid: It appears orderly.
Putrid: How can you govern the unknown? How does the unknown become orderly?
Rothschild: Use the Law. The laws of the land shape mass behaviour, producing expectations and social peer pressure.
Putrid: Yes, but the Law only governs predictable problems and conflicts.
Rothschild: But common sense lets us choose the least evil option when we happen upon rare circumstances.
Putrid: True for the peasants. Not true for you. The Future—big F, System Level—is unknown.
Rothschild: But the path that results in the least amount of suffering is the best path to take.
Putrid: Perhaps at the local level where predictions are feasible. But there’s no morality at the System Level. Knowledge precedes moral feeling—so at the local level, if you see an injured child you feel moved to help—the knowledge preceded the feeling. But at the System Level, no knowledge of the Future exists. We don’t know what the ultimate result is of doing nothing; of nuking Russia; of triggering The Reset, etcetera. And whatever path is chosen, the further down the causal chain, the more uncertain the ultimate result becomes.
Rothschild: If an outcome is uncertain, then it’s unknown.
Rothschild: Some actions are evil, their very nature is evil. We ought to eschew them.
Putrid: True. And if we follow this principle you should do nothing. And according to our preferred models the global economy will disintegrate, unravelling the market, resulting in the extinction of humankind.
Rothschild: So the least evil act results in the most suffering?
Putrid: Maybe. We don’t know.
Rothschild: Reason and morality don’t really fit, do they?
Putrid: Not for the Fathers of Religion. You’re not responsible if knowledge of the ultimate result is not feasible.
Rothschild: So what’s the function of Reason then?
Putrid: It produces an organised Mind. The organised Absolute is conscious. The will wants power. You have power and it’s organised—by Religion. Xi and Putin have a different religion. So it’s a question of which religion wins.
The myth is for the children. Their will is directed toward the goodness the myth will bring. They want their myth to have power. They know it deeply that power is the ultimate good—for they are crippled by the feeling of powerlessness.
Rothschild: So they fantasize about having the power?
Putrid: To take a common myth, those that believe in the goodness of free market capitalism fantasize about the unfettered power they’ll enjoy when they become The Capitalist.
Rothschild: But that’s bullshit. I have the power.
Putrid: That’s why it’s a myth.
Rothschild: They can’t see past their desire?
Putrid: They can’t see past their fear.
Rothschild: What do they fear?
Putrid: Powerlessness to protect their children.
Rothschild: What’s the point in Understanding?
Putrid: Inner peace. It’s a beautiful feeling. There’s me. There’s Religion. There’s God. That’s it. Nothing else. The human mind is housed within Religion. That’s where all the knowledge is. Now a carpenter knows how to hang a door. You’re at the Top, so you know how to nuke Russia. How to pull off The Reset. How to destroy faith in the competing-
Rothschild: Going forward?
Putrid: Difficult situation. How to extract ever scarcer resources without the natives waking up?
Rothschild: Disinformation. Drugs.
Putrid: But decision makers at the Nation State level form policy using the same disinformation so there’s more and more fuck ups. Which is destroying faith in the global government.
Rothschild: Why is that important? If the government is global where can they go?
Putrid: It is no longer global. The Competing System is stable.
Rothschild: An increasingly difficult balancing act. Keeping almost all humans ignorant while needing them to continue to actively support the System Framework.
Putrid: That’s why the social peer pressure keeps getting harsher and harsher and more and more irrational, and the laws multiply. It’s all top down with no comprehensive reasoning provided—so now there’s passive and active resistance—nothing makes sense anymore so the masses are irritated and paranoid. And most importantly, this is making the local leaders scared, one of these days, they may move to save their own skin.
Rothschild: That can’t happen in the sand-box.
Putrid: True, but the situation is even worse there. Larger and larger areas are running at a loss, rather than eat into “savings” that aren’t there the locals need force to capture resources. Or be depopulated. And then there must be a point, perhaps already passed in many places, where the cost of Empire is greater than the gain.
Rothschild: How can that be measured?
Putrid: Critically important countries in the sand-box are running at a loss. That right there is your empirical measurement. Who, in their right mind, would finance a deficit for such nations? So it’s aggression or death.
Rothschild: Or aggression and death. Thank God I’m not responsible.
Putrid: Putin doesn’t care what God thinks. We can safely assume he holds The Families responsible for the Bolshevik Revolution and the weakening of Russia, which led to German aggression and the death of his brother and the hanging of his grandmother. And let’s not forget the latest round of humiliation in the 90s.
Rothschild: Revenge is a Right?
Putrid: I think we both know that Russia’s retaliation won’t be directed at American infrastructure. Why would Putin want to kill some poor unfortunates that never harmed him and his loved ones. Why would the Russian leadership build the ability to trace the physical movements and location of every member of The Families and then bury such equipment deep underground Moscow? I think it’s safe to assume that wherever The Families are located will receive the retaliation.
So, for the first time, The System, has put you, and The Families, on the Menu.
Rothschild: You’re enjoying this Putrid.
Putrid: Intensely so. I hear the big nukes leave a crater half a kilometre deep.
Excerpt from The Philosophy of Capitalism, Volume 3–The Reset, Edition 4. Which became available via Amazon on July 11th. Read the book description here. Authored by the Dominant Class.