Sunday, June 22, 2008


As I have long maintained, 9/11 conspiracy views do not live in a bubble, they are connected to all sorts of bizarre economics, political and social views. No better example of this than this post on 9/11 Blogger, calling for a new "post9/11 world". A few key excerpts:

3 - Population Based Limitations of Government

No body of government should have executive power over a population of more than 10 million people.

The average Chinese citizen is one in 1.4 billion and has zero chance of influencing its government or even having his or her voice heard. The average American, who is one voice in only 300 million, still little or no chance to be heard by their government, but has more of an opportunity than his or her Chinese counterpart to make an individual difference. Canada, with a population of only one tenth of the United States, has much more opportunity at the federal level for the average citizen to be heard. The smaller the population, the more controllable the government becomes, and the more influential its population becomes. This, needless to say, is desirable. I believe it is desirable for Canada to be split into 3 separate entities. America into thirty. Furthermore, smaller nations have smaller opportunities to dominate other nations, and even smaller opportunities to dominate globally. Global domination is of course one of the largest quagmires we are facing today.

Yeah, and North Korea (23 million people), Cuba, (11 million people)and Zimbabwe (12 million people) have even less voice in their government than Canada. Interesting theory. Yugoslavia breaking up into 5 parts really made the region peaceful and content.

4 - Banishing of Arms

In a Post 9/11 World, I suggest all nations abolish all weaponry and decommission all armed forces. A working you-drop-your-gun-and-I’ll-drop-mine scenario seems like a tall order, but it is something worth striving for nonetheless. I consider all military budgets to be a sever misallocation of tax payers money, not only because killing is wrong, but also because there are other realms that it could be used for.

Good luck pushing that one through the UN security council...

6 - Limitations on Personal and Corporate Wealth

Capitalism is not our enemy. It has brought us great economic prosperity and has allowed us to advance human civilization like no other economic system ever has. One only needs to look at the history of various other economic structures to see why we need to have a visionary realist’s attitude when brainstorming the restructuring our economy. However, capitalism indeed has serious flaws that we should look at fixing. In my opinion, capitalisms largest flaw has to do with the accumulation of wealth by the elite. The elite’s desire to accumulate wealth is what has caused owners to underpay workers, lower the quality of production, and so on. This desire is also what has put a Wal-Mart and a McDonalds in nearly every city in the first and developing world. What if governments put a limit on personal wealth? What it no man or woman was able to accumulate more that $100 million dollars? What if no business could employ more than 1000 people or no business could produce a net income of more than $200 million dollars? Not only would this begin to rebalance the distribution of money and shrink the gaps between the rich and the poor, it would also allow re-diversification of the world, and revive cultures that are giving way to western qualities. No longer would Bangalore, Paris, Shanghai, and New York all look alike.

What if no company could employ over 1000 people? Well, say good bye to most technology products such as CPUs, which employ tens of thousands to build, not to mention automobiles, planes, life saving medicines etc.

7 - No IPR

Intellectual Property rights have no place in a civil society. We are constantly told that they are needed to allow musicians to protect their songs from plagiarism or so Microsoft can protect it’s OS systems in order to raise money for research and development so they can bring us even greater desktop capabilities. What we are not told, is that IPR prevents vaccines or medicine from getting to those who need it most, or that it prevents alternative energy sources from becoming profitable.

Well the last one made this pretty much a moot point. Lets end technological development entirely.

8 - No Usury

The charging of interest is the number one reason why people and governments alike are in debt. Banks charge an interest to accumulate wealth, not for survival. Furthermore, usury is a fundamental no-no in all 3 Abrahamic faiths:

News of the tautological.

Geez, when you thought these people couldn't possibly appear any stupider.