The US presidential reality show is over. And the winner is “The Donald”.
Against all official odds, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th president of the “exceptional country”.
And despite getting fewer total votes than Crooked Hillary Clinton, he crushed her due to the way the most democratic electoral system in the world works.
And of course, it was Putin’s fault.
For many decades, the enlightened part of humanity used to think that science was the way prosperity. And it was true (at least for industrially developed countries) – labor productivity grew tremendously fast, infectious diseases were put under control, traveling long distances became more affordable. But nowadays bureaucracy and the sick ambitions of covetous pseudo-scientists have detrimental effects on scientific research – big money is spent on dubious research whereas crucial problems remain unsolved. Let’s see some of the most advertised scientific frauds of our time.
Not long ago, the world watched at genetic engineering technologies with hope – the hope to avoid famine for the growing population of the Earth. Recently, we are witnessing a mass hysteria about the possible dangers of using GMO foods, in other words foods produced with the help of genetic engineering. As usually, the threat is not where the public is looking for it. Let’s see what this social bias is all about.
Aren’t you fed up with all life coaches that try to teach people how to achieve personal growth? They are everywhere, tiresome with their pompous clichés. The economist Vasily Koltashov exposes the whole stupidity of modern personal growth in an interview for Russia.ru:
A new religion is around – it is called conspirology. Seeking conspiracies is not something new, but now it has some religious patterns because conspiracy connoisseurs perceive conspiracy as something existing for its own sake. Although there have been many plots in history, conspiracy theories are pernicious as long as they create the strong belief that we are all helpless against some kind of elusive evil forces. This belief is successfully preventing many ordinary people from thinking and analyzing the world.
With the practical start of the new cold war, the possibilities of an actual hot war are rising. Wars around the world have never stopped but because the territories of the Western countries have been relatively peaceful grounds for the last 60-70 years people there don’t realize that it’s a serious threat.
War is not a joke, especially when we talk about the potential start of World War III with the biggest nuclear powers facing each other.
And yet, the escalation of pro-war talks among ordinary people is just astonishing. Those morons probably don’t realize that war is not a video game. It’s not an entertainment event that you can be part of and it’s not a sports competition.
Democracy is one of the most widely used meaningless words that you can think of. Sure it has a definition that comes from ancient Greece – “rule of the people”, but it’s meaningless word today because it’s used as some sacred doctrine for whatever we can think of without actually putting a real sense into it.
Naturally people relate democracy with rights and freedom – rights to vote, freedom of speech, justice, acceptance of the different.
All these are great things and they represent the bright side of the word and why it is important, but because we all agree that it is important and good there are people who use it as a pretext that justifies something bad, as an excuse for doing stupid things, as a mask to cover their mess.
Natural disasters and war situations do not exist only in the movies. We see such crisis happening all the time somewhere in the world and no one is immune. Unfortunately war becomes more and more expected in some countries and if we add the escalating riots in many other places along with the civil war possibilities you should realize that you have to be ready for such events. Not to mention the natural disasters that happen all around the globe – hurricanes, extreme colds, floods, earthquakes, etc. These are all extreme situations and most people don’t have a basic preparation and survival skills.
You know them, they are in the stadium every week for every game. They go to the extremes and very often they make a huge mess, we call them “sick fanatic sports fans” or simply hooligans. The problem with those people is not that they are stupid but that their stupidity affects the rest of us – the normal people.
This issue may not seem big of a deal but it illustrates at it’s best how stupid some people really are and what they are capable of doing because of their lack of brains.
Modern-day economists are not prone to admitting an ugly truth – that profits too much depend on fools. In short – make the fools buy something that is in! The 30 years of neoliberal flourishing until 2008 was merely determined by the flourishing of brands. The combination of cheap Asian labor and consumers’ snobbery was a perfect money-making recipe.
Getting fooled – how it’s made