Saturday, February 28, 2015

As close to a primal sociological statement as I've found.

Ian Welsh wrote this and it's very wise.

"Reasonable accommodations of people’s needs will be made. If they are not, unreasonable ones will be.
Those who cannot understand that will have blood on their hands along with those who decide they have had enough.
Too many have spent too long with generations raised in affluence, scared of losing what they have. They do not understand the lessons of history. And so they will reap what they have sown, though some will be lucky enough to die first.
Their children will see what they have wrought and pay the price of their greed, stupidity and selfishness.
If we will not make an honest attempt at societies which work for all, this future will arise.
Take this as prophecy. And if you are wise, understand that it is prophecy that those who created the social welfare states after WWII were trying to avert."

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Failed Rat Utopia Experiments

Been into sociology forever, crashed sequential lectures at various universities, saw Oliver Sacks lecture at Ithica. Sociology, Psychiatry and Psychology were snippets I used as an exalted street scum communication device.
This rat study is mindboggling. If you can process more than 500 words at a time, lost art of the internet.

How do you design a utopia? In 1972, John B. Calhoun detailed the specifications of his Mortality-Inhibiting Environment for Mice: a practical utopia built in the laboratory.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Why not?

This was attempt at 'make one free then we charge you out the ass' usage of free digital actors. I'm pretty sure I'm good for one of these a day.