Why do we reject most of what science can tell us?

We’ve lost the moral plot.  Imagine quickly the following question.  You buy a bat and ball for £1.10 to play cricket on the beach with your family.  The bat cost a pound more than the ball.  How much did you pay for each?

This question is one of many I use in demonstrating stereotyping.  The real answer is very simple and not the point – which is most of us get it wrong in a quick flash.  Huge amounts of our ‘reasoning’ take place in this space.

There’s a long path from these little tricks to understanding human interaction is broadly ‘unconscious’ and to understanding we all have rather nasty stuff lurking in it.  Further, this ‘unconscious’ has positive and wider generalising powers, allows decisions on context and over wider memory than our conscious thinking and can be harnessed in it.

Why are we taking so little of this on board in general society?  The standard backstage chat in academe is it’s because we have to teach such thick bastards, but this is a weary context.  I’m no fan of ejukation as this broadly schools manners and pretence.  I suspect the answer is we shy away from facts and copy manners as surely as we raise our little pinkies drinking tea, not knowing syphilitic symptoms (stiff finger joints) were rife amongst the aristocracy that started this.  Think on one hundred and five plus five.

One needs more ‘dangerous’ territory than this.  Think of what you might hear in the downbeat pub on Muslims as dirty, marrying first cousins.  It’s actually dangerous to say this because of the zealots (who are doing 100 + 10) who hear you say ‘Muslims are dirty and marry first cousins’.  In Britain, Muslims are actually more likely to marry non-Muslims than Christians non-Christians (fact).

It’s also fact that we are all ‘racist’ (‘in groupist’) in our ‘quick’ reactions. Test after test demonstrates this.  Diversity ejukation does not start from this, moving to how we should understand and control; which would also lead to what we expect from all sides and multiple-sided tolerance.  Instead we have taught political correctness – because what we teach is manners.

Science would ask where these manners have led us.  We generally reject this fundamental challenge to authority.  It’s bad manners.  Philip Roth has written some quite complex literature around this, without science in it.  A guy who has done his bit on tolerance is strung up on false speech crimes over the use of the work ‘spook’.

My own view, not argued here, is that the ancien regime is stronger than ever, a grotesque animal hiding behind rhetoric, just as the Athenian Democracy was.  Imagine, by the way, a class so up itself it had trouble accepting one hundred and five minus five.  I’ve had more than one.

Britain has more bedrooms per capita than ever before and a housing shortage (fact).  You are more likely not to know this than what the capital of Peru is (fact).  The rich are getting much richer (fact) and the rest ain’t (fact).  I’ll just suggest the reasons have very little to do with a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.  It’s wrong that there are people on benefits sitting in high priced rents.  It pisses me off.  But then I think about where the money ends up and who is really benefiting and why we can’t have sensible housing policies.

I can also cost what my own ‘needs’ are in terms of housing, services, clothes, entertainment and ‘beer’.  I know what I actually pay out.  Most of my work goes up the wall (no, I don’t drink much these days).  I’d be better of with peer to peer ‘money’ like Bitcoin, direct ordering and purchase from manufacturers and … I am forever paying ‘middle men’, whether retailers or public servants.

There is some politics of this in Sweden.  I fancy, much in the same way as the bat didn’t cost a quid, that the sum we need concerns a society in which one has to pay to escape from the worst, in order to know why everything has become so expensive just as we are more ‘efficient’ in everything.

I suspect, as a scientist, this is to do with a collective unconscious of our animal state.  Over the years, I have seen little from management other than its silencing of free adult debate and ejukation to governmentality that is broadly not good at problem identification and wastes our time in set puzzle-solving.  Most people don’t listen or read much – they already know the key communication is unconscious.  Technology may yet shock us from this silent grave, or bury us in it.  I guess most people feel more free in the unconscious because they think ejukation can’t get to them there.  Think again folks.

Bitcoin will be stopped, though it seems to work and I admire the notion of a means of exchange that runs open source without bwankers.  Imagine (have you forgotten money isn’t ‘real’) being able to directly address housing and even scum issues in building a community through its own work, rather than having to grind away through intermediaries of the vile (bwankers, politicians, social workers, senior cops ..) and not have to let them skim like a bunch of functionaries in Guinea-Bissau (you might get a legal business going there in about three years and for about three times its national debt in facilitation payments).  It may seem strange to ‘re-invent the money wheel‘, but why not?  The current one could do the same through jubilee on debt that is just networked in money making money rather than helping make anything we want.

Science is everywhere around us, but not in our world-views – no one dares teach this and I don’t mean Darkins making yet more money writing the same old books.  I’d do it myself, but with so many people trying to work out the cost of the bat and ball, I have to market my skills elsewhere.

Science may now be at a tipping point, beyond which we will know we can not only have revolution, but not end up with the same old lash in different hands as the beggars take over the tanks.  We may be able to pull down the vested interests of the money system and replace it in terms of the functions we want without some grim dictatorship of the proletarian cudgel.

This runs against many of the dichotomies in our unconscious – that revolution is pointless as leadership is even worse in the hands of zealots – that dreams of big change are lunacy – that stripped of necessity motivations humans are idle – that we hate and need the rich – etc.  We have Frankenstein lurking, not notions of readjusting our cities into ‘villages’ and life without the stresses on us now.

Easier for me to retire to Portugal, of course.  I doubt I can live long enough for the big wars to come and the water to run out.  Good beer in Sagres. Morality even screws my retirement plans!  Few scientists vote Republican.  My mates just choose the lesser evil.  The moral plot?  You have to admit to the unconscious and to have it in play in decisions and free speech.  That way, political correctness fades to an affectation of the unaware and is seen as hostile to truth and tolerance.  Popper, if anyone is following at such a level, got this wrong, but foretold of a time when what was known would change what we could think.  We now know a great deal about human behaviour, organisation and money that could help us out of the pit.  I know so much more about Dante since playing the video game!  Science is only a sign of a misplaced youth.  I’d have made more money learning snooker…

Across the world, people always ask ‘what the real score is’. Ethnomethodologists have problems with the idea of a real score, but it’s what everyone asks.  If we just believed accounts we could have no trials and phlogiston would be as real as oxygen.  People expect others not to mean what they say, but as creating an impression.  What we aren’t good at, is remembering just what else they are doing in impression management than content.  On of my teaching tricks in this is to make myself as non-credible as possible while telling the truth.  The silent manipulations are so readily available that psychopaths use them and we are not ejukated to understand the manipulations, otherwise we might see how manipulative our teachers are.  There is quite wonderful German literature on this – Mephisto being the classic.  Strangely, it lacks humour, though so does most good stuff until you learn what can be funny.  Anyone for my class on Kiekegaard: shaggy-dog par excellence?  There were touches of this in ‘The Killing’, when the detective saved by a cigarette lighter from the bullet died anyway!  The actress playing the main role said she intentionally didn’t use sex like most in similar roles – this, of course, was what made her so entirely lovely, sexy and the rest.  Hamlet and MacBeth in 20 hours of detective fiction, with actors so real I forgot they were acting.  Most are happier with Barbie and Ken being moved across a backdrop of action.  Watch the very end of Mephisto – that wink to ‘you the audience’ secretly letting you into the secret that he has had the audience cold (again).  Then watch that video of the psychopath mother of Baby P doing the same to a senior social worker.  Science sort of operates in these areas, trying to lay the inside bare.  We still have a society that encourages magic in its place.


Any way past political ass pipes?

I’ve been more interested in politics than most people all my life.  Now, I don’t vote and am sickened by almost any coverage except satire.  I’d vote for David Mitchell if he was a political  party.  I’d be for capital punishment if we could trust our legal system and believe we should create a society decent enough for no ‘welfare state’ to be necessary.  Salmond and Sturgeon look more like politicians I can stand than any of the clapped-out cretins we elect in the UK, as do a few ‘Europeans’.  Like everyone else, I was utterly patronised by “AV” and would only have voted if there had been a  ‘sod off I want deeper change than this’ box.  Mitchell got this entirely right on the 10 ‘O’ Clock show.

I’d have double-tapped Bin Laden as easily as I would ten families of scrote round here, but see Bush and Blair as worse and as murderers.  Cameron is Blair as much as Blair was Thatcher in drag.  God alone knows what Clegg is.  I specially avoided coverage of the Royal wedding, yet still witnessed more of this dross than anything on AV.  I am almost totally non-violent, don’t care what colour, creed, sexual orientration and other such boring crud is raised up by people who really can’t understand what should be important anyone is.  I am concerned if creed means forcing women to live in black bags, and thinking it’s OK to bully others, and that “I am” so pure I can do ‘tap-tap’ rather than engage in due process.

I think it’s time for global peace and know this isn’t a matter of leaving dire clowns to become strong enough to force Islamic, Xtian or other guff down my throat.  I know this raises issues about me forcing my scientific views down anyone else’s throat too.  I have scrubbed about with Xtian,  Muslim and all shades ‘after tight pussy’ (and women on the trap) and even crawled brothels (i was a cop) with no intent other than the company or job, sat at the feet of gentle Mullahs and opened the batting with the Vicar and smoked tabs with Taliban (they were off-duty).  My life was once saved by the leg of a one-legged prostitute, a cowardly police sergeant running away (he got his).

I want a politics that allies decent people.  There is none.  I’ve kept protestant from catholic, husband from wife and even vile Nazi from the crowd (not my doing, just scheduled duty).  Officialdom is so bad I’ve lied, cheated, stolen and so on to get round it for some kind of justice.  I’m uncomfortable I didn’t do more.  I will.

I watched my newsagent spend time with an old woman in front of me in the queue today.  He apologized and I said it was a pleasure to see him bothered to put the time in.  Asian bastard I think not.  Where is our politics?  Beautiful music on Joels Holland now – yet I would use all my trained killing skills on the turds going by blaring trash from their car stereo.

The rudeness of general society appalls me and I want it stopped – but I am not fucked off by assigned rude words.  The musak of  ASDA and political-speak get to me.

Immigration Concerns

The indigenous population shrinking, immigrants and the underclass  having too many children, well-educated native s too few. Biologically, culturally and professionally the country is dumbing down.  Anyone want to disagree this is Britain’s future?  In fact, these are German concerns, and publishing a book on them got a banker sacked.

The anti-immigrant line snowballed into a ferocious debate about how Germany should deal with its 16m immigrants (or people with “migrant backgrounds”), especially its 4m or so Muslims. Even those who revile Herr Sarrazin accept that he has struck a nerve. Germany clearly isn’t doing enough to bring immigrants into the social and economic mainstream. Too many drop out of school and live off the dole. A worrying minority form “parallel societies”, and a few actively plot harm against their German neighbours.

Most Germans favour “sharply restricting” Muslim religious practice, a third think the country is overrun with foreigners and a tenth say they want a strong leader.  Horst Seehofer, the premier of Bavaria and head of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of the governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU), went furthest among respectable politicians: Germany is not an “immigration land”, he  proclaimed, and it certainly does not need more immigrants from “other cultural backgrounds”, such as Turkish or Arabic.  Thilo Sarrazin’s, book is, Deutschland schafft sich ab (“Germany does away with itself”).

As in Britain, German business (currently with double UK growth), wants more and more immigration, and moves are afoot to make imported professional qualifications count.

Frankly, all this is bloody stupid.  We have economics and HRM working as though countries are top sports teams who can select from the world’s best.  We need a new model, and will have to accept that we will have “under-performers” and disabled people in our teams.  We can do this with a change in the rules.  So far we have wasted money giving kids degrees that do nothing to hide their idiocy, and prevented them working in jobs where they used to develop into non-idiots by other than academic means.  We have used education as an export business, flooding our best institutions with paying foreign students and many of our really poor ones too, to meet demand.  This has been a rotten trick all round, and many academics should fall on their swords.

I don’t know if our cops have become so bad we could replace them with some of my cheap Laotians, trained in Zambia, but if you can’t see the metaphor here is this is more or less what we have done in our factories, taxi fleet, town halls and so on, you need educational help once you’ve been to Specsavers.

Politicians are making no contribution to solving these kinds of problems.  We need to reject them all.  Germany, as usual, is some way ahead of we plodding Brits.  You must have noticed that nothing that really concerns you ever gets on Newshite or even the Channel 4 News these days.  Bimbos of both sexes ponce about telling us what politicians have just said, over and over and over – but they never discuss what we are talking about, pissed off with and so on.  That Laura Koonsberg woman vibrates so much I spill my tea.  She’d be more use digging holes in roads. Time to get rid of these medjaah-wallahs too.  Blog on people, until we find some other way.  It’s time we really saw through political correctness and realised its just nasty power waiting to bully someone it can gain power over into censored silence.  It has been making us all lie to the point we are likely to have to fight.

In the US, anti-immigrant people stress that immigration adds $13 billion, or about two weeks’ growth in an economy growing 2.5% a year.  This is the ‘net benefit’, as opposed to $13 trillion of activity.  In the UK, one third of new households will be due to immigration, based on 2004 data.  An English Housing Survey in the last couple of days provides further evidence of the pressure placed by immigration on the housing sector. Foreign nationals now occupy 8.4% of the social housing stock. Among occupants aged 16-40 that figure rises to 12.6%.  We are looking at 1 million new school places in 10 years.

The EU/India Free Trade Agreement due to be signed in December will permit Indian corporations to transfer specialist staff to EU countries, notably the UK, without any upper limit on numbers.

This has potentially serious implications for Britain:

–  the initiative will be in the hands of Indian companies who win a service contract in the EU.

–  there is, apparently, to be no limit on numbers.

–  staff only have to have worked for one year with the Indian company concerned.

–  there is no test to see if a British worker is available.

–  the concessions become irreversible by individual member states because they will have been granted under the trade arrangements which are matters for Commission competence

–  the UK will be the main target of Indian companies, largely for language reasonsbut also because they are already well established here.

–  the period that workers are allowed to stay will, in theory, be limited to three years but, in practice, it will be impossible to find and return any who overstay.  This is before we start to worry about any corruption.

We should have stopped immigration from outside the EU decades ago and looked to long-term solutions to skills shortages and what to do with those who can’t do much other than manual or unskilled work.  We should also have prevented many of the blockages to people getting jobs that are to do with HRM and other bulldung, especially demands for effectively false qualifications and the ‘Spanish practices‘ of professions.  Schools should have been redesigned to get kids who can’t benefit from them out of them into supervised jobs with educational release.  Most jobs I see are not intellectually demanding or high skill, and most of our own people could be doing them.  UK plc is not MUFC and we have no need of Rooneys, or rules that discriminate against so many as sports selection does. In scientific tests, we all show racism lurking under our politeness and pretence, with Asians having marked problems with blacks.  Many who profess to be ‘colour blind’ and so on never really live near the problems caused and assume racism in others whilst being full of it, unresolved, in themselves.  Some are so guileless and self-delusioned they can work in places like Dubai without noticing it has been built on slave labour, and the brown guy next to them at work gets only a third of their pay.  They will have no clue what it is to find pay in the brick works down to minimum wage, and to be working with colleagues in dangerous conditions who cannot even shout a warning in English.

Current immigration policy in the UK breaches our covenant with our own poor and disadvantaged people.  If they were a race, the policy would be racist.  In effect, poor, decent British people who complain about the decline of their areas under immigration are treated as racists.  They rarely are, but come to have contempt over lack of friendship, their own exclusion by the ethnic groups the decreasing chances to have neighbours who are friends, noise, including children who cannot be sorted out by reference to their parents and ‘Mosque noise’ and on to feeling threatened on the street and in their own town halls.  Even in Sweden (Ambush Predator notes) some are forced to the madness of killing, and I must say in Sweden one can at least vote meaningfully for an educated version of our BNP.

I have long been anti-racist and remain so.  I see disgusting racism going unchallenged and challenge it.  Some of this racism is now coming from the very places one would expect it to be impossible – the EOHRC being one, town halls and bleat after bleat from some quarters that sees racism as underlying all kinds of action, a perspective that is  that of similar mechanism to racism itself, and is prepared to shit on poor and often rather innocent people, rather than establish and help with their concerns.