Zero sum games where both the criminals and their victims all get dopamine fixes.
Another great summary of information thanks. The very idea of someone like Harrari being allowed to present these ideas supportive of genocide is a testament to where we find ourselves. And the FTX scandal - just proof these fools couldn't even manage any due diligence in their affairs. They have failed, and failed spectacularly. Hopefully we can outweigh the current narratives promulgated by mainstream media - the propaganda agencies for these criminals - and overcome their insanity with common sense.
S2G, I left for my deer hunting cabin on Saturday Nov. 12th and there is zero cell coverage within miles of there. There is nothing like fresh air and moving on foot several miles a day. Tuesday the 15th was opening day, we all bagged a deer. No bugs or fake meat or anything from these overlords. I just bug out and drop a 12 point (I did in the first 4 hours), gut it there and have 2 younger one drag it out (I'm probably too old). We usually bring them home and butcher but it can be done in the middle of nowhere. They can come for us there; good luck. Have a great day and yes, I did miss your columns.
"The parallels between online poker gambling, crypto and stock trading are obvious. The same kind of addicts that trade at Wall Street firms and hedge funds also sit in their underwear at home playing online poker and/or trading crypto 24/7/365. And the same holds true for the way social media was designed to provide users with continuous dopamine rushes from likes, retweeets, comments, etc. with the same kinds of associated narcissistic brain damage like phantom vibration syndrome, depression and so on and so forth."
And those people essentially get paid to keep the beast fed.
Let's throw in ANYONE that has money in the markets as well. Can't excuse them for assisting in propping up the system.
When people ask me or mention to me that they have money to invest, I strongly recommend that they invest in someone's small business.
The leviathan beast gets fat from all of the greed that exists, generated from the worship of mammon, plain and simple.
Don't think for a moment that the likes of Bezos, Musk, Zuckerberg, etc. weren't spawned by the CIA and the rest. These cute little stories about a man "just like the rest of us" working out of their garage etc. are fables meant for simpletons and the easily duped. Works like a charm however, even among "the awake."
Bank man fried... all a play on words
The Sequoia VC who lost $200M staking her reputation on SBF still has a job thanks to DEI: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-lose-214-million-in-one-year
When the criminals and psychopaths are protected by the systems that they fund.
It is worth contemplating how the crypto/gambling ponzi laundo schemes have emerged on the second wave of the "something for/from nothing" culture that was launched in the internet "technology" boom where real value creation, actual utility, is irrelevant to the network effect of a fantastic idea strategially branded by capital. Even better if its draped in high-totem identity politik.
The kids trade on their phones with an open, even celebrated nihilistic cynicism of the entire system, full knowing it is all rigged - and so defect-defect it is! Its whales all the way down.
Hard to blame them for noticing. But the problem of cultural decay remains. Because the smart and motivated, even though they know its rigged, are still plowing their generative energies into the black hole. Just as the young girls dream of becoming an instagram influencer when they grow up.
The greatest ponzi in the world is not cap stacks in space, but rather the harvesting of children's potential into these black boxes of "wealth creation" that rob them of not just their savings played into the wrong end of a trade, but their faith and goodwill in each other, themselves, and their elders. A symptom of a broken people. Just as their unstated question, "why build anything real?", will echo through time, the real cost of which eclipsing the "losses" of infinitely refracted fiat.
Wow, the Devil is always in the details!
Excellent article Mr. Smarty. Much admired...This SBF is another textbook person similar to Elon, Harrari and his ilk. The idiots as smart as they THINK they are, are running the Asylum into the ground. More likely that many probably on the Spectrum of high functioning Autism...
Assessment of these persons are easily identifiable, if one has been trained( back in the day) to be an Educator for those with these issues. It is commendable that you do NOT use the term Autistic and identify these poor empty souls including terms such as Sociopath, Psychopath etc. Autistic persons are NOT heartless...they are humans trapped in the vessel. The others as you identify, do not see themselves as harmful to others although they are very destructive and prey on others..These persons have a superior view of themselves...which is plain to most of your readers...but the masses will view them as Saviors...