Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Do Humans Have Value in an AI World?


A World Without Work

The inevitable and presumed goal of civilization has been one without sweat, labor, toil, or effort.  A utopian world where consumption is unlimited, but the labor required to produce consumable items unnecessary.  Economists and the economics profession itself has long aimed to manage the factors of production in the most efficient way possible to bring about the "most efficient" version of this utopia current day technologies allowed.  And this utopian dream is so tempting, one could argue the largest part of our modern day economy is lying to people by promising it to them...as long as you borrow egregious sums at usurious rates of interest.  

But for whatever technological hurdles and sociological stumbles we as humans make towards this ideal world of unlimited resources, we have made incredible progress.  Diseases have been cured.  Life expectancies trebled.  Our environments have been tamed and controlled so we're cool in summer and warm in winter.  Flight, telecommunications, the internet.  It's an improvement a million times better than when our ancestors' primary problem was finding food or not becoming food themselves.  One could argue we're already here.

Still, people have to labor somewhat, and while life is on "easy mode" it's certainly not on "god mode" just yet.  And so we will inexorably move towards that PERFECT utopia where AI and the slave robots it commands does ALL the labor for us, producing EVERYTHING we could possibly want, making everything effectively free and the dredges of society like Ilhan Omar as "productive" and rich as the Bill Gateses of the world.

But have you ever taken the time to think about a world without work?  Have you wondered what humans would do with themselves 10 hours a day neither commuting nor laboring?  Shoot, if the robots are producing everything, why even bother going to school?  Why bother becoming literate?  Why bother even learning to wipe your ass because the "ass wiping robot" will do it for you?  Without labor or problems, from womb to tomb every second of human life would have to be occupied with some form of leisurely pursuits, hobbies, fun, eating, video games, and work-avoidance.  And while that may sound "fun" even "utopian," without labor, without professions, without the mandate to create the production that is required to support oneself and advance oneself, giving oneself value, humans would simply be left with mere hedonism and ultimately no real point or purpose in life.

You may not believe this at first, because a life of video games, unlimited sushi buffets, ice cream, and holodeck sex orgies with a score of redheaded Jennifer Anistons seems pretty hard to beat. But that is because you don't understand novelty.  This is exemplified in the Twilight Zone episode "A Nice Place to Visit" where a gangster thug dies and is presumably sent to heaven.  All of his worldly desires are met.  He never loses at the casino.  He can rob banks with nobody stopping him.  And scores of beautiful women surround him.  Though "heavenly," inevitably the novelty wears off.  He tires of winning, tires of 100% success, tires of life being so easy and actually looks for a challenge. Simply something different in life.  He is then informed by his host (who is in actuality, the Devil) that he cannot have anything different, but 100% success and material wealth forever into eternity.  This flooding of the gangster's after-life market with unlimited material goods, success, women, etc., ironically and tragically DESTROYS the novelty and thus value of ALL THINGS in the gangster's afterlife, at which point he realizes he is in fact in hell.

This hell is the same prospect facing those of you yearning and desiring for a BGI, student loan bailouts, and an "unlimited economic utopia."  On paper Perfect AI and an army of slave robots may seem great.  Until you realize it would relegate every human into a world of unlimited hedonism.  A hedonism that would quickly lose its novelty, and thus value, and therefore take away any value, worth, purpose or point of human existence.  Yes, you can have one more piece of sushi.  Yes, you can have more sex and breed as much as you want.  Yes, you can drive Ferraris like every one else.  But without a purpose, without a profession, without a connection to the goods you produce from the labor you sacrifice, humans ultimately have no value in an AI world.  You are merely "consumers" of materialism who produce nothing of value, nothing of creation, nothing of innovation.  Matter of fact, the non-sentient robots and AI software have more value, purpose, and meaning than you as what do you do other than merely exist off of the AI system?  In all honesty, most humans in a Perfect AI world might as well commit suicide, and leave the AI system for future, intrepid aliens to discover because most people would ultimately have no point or purpose in life.  Besides, the boredom would ultimately drive most people to suicide anyway.

Alas, as we asymptotically approach this Perfect AI world, humans are going to have to find something that gives them value.  And as increasing percentages of the economy have become automatic and streamlined, affording an increasing percent of the population an effective "Perfect AI World," many of us already have.  But as you'll find out, most of these new "professions" are mere distractions with no actual production of value behind them.  Merely masturbation for ultimately worthless humans to feel as if they're producing something today.  And as far as my economist eye can tell me, there are going to be five general "labor" classes in the future AI economy (though I speculated on three earlier).

"The Maintainers"

These will be the mandatory humans required to actually keep and maintain the AI system and army of slave robots programmed and operational.  A lot of these people already exist in the form of doctors, engineers, programmers, and tradesmen, but no matter how advanced AI and robots get, you're going to need humans to do some work that simply can't be done by a robot.  A medical decision.  A diagnostic on an auto repair.  Even an artistic choice when it comes to having the carpenter robots put siding on your house, humans are going to have to be present to at minimum tell/program the robots and AI what to do to meet changing demands in the economy, as well as maintain the AI infrastructure.

The "Maintainers" will be one of the only two classes that provides genuine value and economic production to society.

"The Sex Workers"

The other group of people who will provide actual, tangible value to society will be the "sex workers."  Not so much in terms of actual sex or prostitution, but no matter how many future generations are raised digitally on their cell phones and how many armies of robots we build, human nature will still demand an actual human touch.  Massages, pedicures, escorting, cuddling, rent-a-friend, rent-a-family, and yes, actual sex will become a commodity as it always has been

But an interesting note is how much demand for sexual/human touch will increase if people don't have to work.  If you thought the orgies of Senatorial Romans was epic, just wait till there's nothing left to do in life except eat, sleep, defecate and fornicate!  An additional interesting note will be the economics of the supply of sex workers.  Predominantly, men are the consumers of sex and women are the providers (though there are gigolos too).  But in such a gluttonous time, how many women (or men) will actually be physically attractive enough to beget demand?  If you want to go down the rabbit hole further, how would they be paid in that in this theoretical unlimited resource utopia? Currency would have no value (actually, it wouldn't exist).  If today is any kind of glimpse into the future, substitute goods will likely take over in that most young men today waste years looking at porn online, more women have sex toys than they do husbands, and if the slave robots are that good, then perhaps real women will be off the hook with the advent of Stepford Wives.  And what few truly attractive women remain, perhaps can sell used bath water.

If the proposition that sex work would be the only other form of valuable economic work, do not be offended.  It's more of a testament to how "utopian" a world would be if we eliminated labor, as well as a testament to human nature.  Nearly all forms of actual labor and work would be eliminated, leaving only the pursuit of pleasure on the table.  And fun as video games, eating, playing sports, and racing motorcycles is, sex is pretty high up there in terms of human recreational activities.  As long as the lights are on, food is unlimited, and we get our free F-16 fighter planes, the only other thing of value would be sex in this future economy.

"The Artists"

With no real work to do many, if not all of us, would inevitably turn to some form of art as a means to create some kind of human expression or creativity.  And it doesn't have to be "art" in the classical sense such as painting, sculpture, music, or theater, as much as it could be a hobby or an interest.  This isn't bad as it's mentally healthy to pursue hobbies and art (both today and in the theoretical perfect future) and it might be the only thing many people can do.  Plus, some people's pursuit of art might accidentally create some value for society.

But the problem with "The Artists" class of labor is one we already see too painfully today - it's flooded with truly talentless people.

Here the future is now as worthless human beings who have NO skill or talent whatsoever flood the creative world with their hideous works of "art."  Be it minimalist or modern art museums, horrific noise masquerading as modern opera, equally horrific noise masquerading as top 50 pop chart music, puke-inducing fashion, Disney-remakes, or eye-raping architecture, today's "artistic" world is honeycombed with spoiled trust fund babies who simply didn't want to work, had enough parental money to avoid it, and now create the slop that is considered "art."

But if you thought art was bad now, just wait till NOBODY has to work.  Everybody will become an artist.  Everybody will become a podcaster.  Everybody will become a fashion designer.  Everybody will become an author.  And as the market is flooded with more and more slop, the overall value of society's art and culture will go down.  But worse, very much like it is today, true talent, skill, and artistic talent will not necessarily rise to the top.  Today, the reason for this is the art world is the furthest thing from merocratic.  Cousins to studio executives get rights to remake 1980's movies in Hollywood, not the future George Lucases.  Rich people's worthless children have their art works displayed in museums said parents donate to.  People with ins, not necessarily musical talent, get record contracts.  etc. etc.  But in the future, a lack of struggle, sacrifice, labor, and work will destroy anybody's sense of value, talent, or skill.  They will not be able to tell the difference between Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and "Piss Christ."  And since being a true artist takes sacrifice and hard work, nearly nobody in the world of the future will have worked up the skill to create something that is truly beautiful.  Alas, the future will be awash with so much worthless art and so many worthless artists, it will only be the works of the past that will carry any true artistic value.

"The Masturbaters"

While you can say there's a chance an artist today or in the future might make something of genuine artistic and economic value, the same cannot be said of "The Masturbaters."  I call them the "Masturbaters" because they merely go through the motions of production without actually producing anything of value.  Like many of the aforementioned classes, proto-cousins of these future "Masturbaters" exist today in what are largely make-work, welfare jobs programs.

Teachers
Counselors
Psychologists
Social workers
Professors
Museum directors
Site interpreters
National park rangers
Non-profit directors
HR
CSR
Librarians
Outreach directors
Assistant Reserve Vice Adjunct Provost Diversity Director
"Diversity and Inclusion" officers
etc.

We all know (themselves included) that NONE OF THEM are working a real jobs producing real or in demand things.  Their employment is either political or truly a welfare program to create make-work for low-skilled, low-IQ, and/or high-laziness people that want to avoid math, STEM, science, or real disciplines that would require real work.  And whereas mere welfare-bums are simply parasitic, taking their government money and running, today's "proto-masturbaters" are worse than that in that they not only need the money, but need their egos strokes as well.  Ergo, the world bends over backwards to create entire industries of make-work jobs so they can all play "The Land of Make Believe," imagine they're "real working adults," when in reality they are simply egotistical parasites.

That's today.  Can you imagine, when there is no need to actually have a real job or real profession, just what a high percentage of the population is going to want to work faux jobs in the Masturbation industry?  I'd estimate damn well near half the population will continue to go to school to get some kind of worthless doctorate degree, perhaps coming up with a completely new "Super Doctorate Degree" all so they can go work for some made up non-profit with some self-declared cause or another when the truth is they should just go home, shoot up some heroin, have an orgy, play video games or just plain shoot themselves.  Like most of their modern day welfare-jobs cousins, they will have no point or purpose in their career, and the only reason they bother would be to lie to themselves that in going through the motions they have value.

"The Nazis"

Take everything said about The Masturbaters, add ego and power-tripping to the formula, and you get fifth and final labor class - "The Nazis." 

Again, like the previous four labor classes you can see the seedlings of the future "Nazis" today.  SJW's, crusaders, activists, politicians - the true evil scum of the Earth who are not only too lazy to work a real job, but need to be in power and control.  Truly evil people who view their right to an easy life at the expense of others more important than other people's freedom, and will come up with every possible lie, flawed philosophy, and tactic to get it.  These vile people have always been with us and forever will.  But in a perfect AI, unlimited resource economy, a nightmarish situation will open up.

Right now most people envy those who have more than them.  It is the backbone of the democrat party (and all socialist parties in the world).  It is what drives most poor and middle income people angry with jealousy and rage.  And our main institutions reinforce, as well as capitalize on this envy be it the public schools, politicians, media, or even virtue signaling corporations.  But this envy is primarily financial.  Through democracy a significant amount of money has been transferred from the producers to the parasites, ameliorating some of this envy (though it will never be enough).  However, in the theoretical utopian AI world of unlimited resources, all people would be infinitely rich and there would no longer be any money, income, or wealth to fight over.  Again, parasites like Ilhan Omar will be just as rich as Bill Gates, and so the need for political movements of envy masquerading as "wealth redistribution" or "justice" movements will end.

Or will it?

Because you have to understand that for the future "Nazis" it was never necessarily about money as much as it was supremacy.  They simply cannot, and will not abide being inferior in ANY way, be it financial or any other metric and here is where the nightmare begins.

While a Perfect AI economy will solve all financial problems, that's all it will solve.  And there are nearly an unlimited number of other variables humans will be envious, jealous, and ultimately fight over.

Height
Beauty
Hapiness
Friends
Talent
Intelligence
Humor
Sanity
Health
Discipline

Every possible variable in humans' lives where somebody will be "better off" than another will be targeted by these (literal) Nazis.  And like their modern day SJW, politician, activist counterparts, instead of just enjoying the free internet, free food, and gubmint checks, they're going to focus on the rat bastard who;

has a hotter wife
is taller
is healthier
who hits the gym
who diets right
who can run longer
who can paint better
who sings better
who can play the guitar better
or is just plain liked more by other people

And when you realize just how invasive and total their intrusion into your personal life will become, you can see the nightmare.

Are you in shape, diet and work out?
Well screw you, "big is beautiful."

Do you have long hair, keep in shape, and attract quality good looking men?
Well screw you, we're getting tattoos, piercings, shaving our heads and dying our hair blue.

Are you really good at painting, composing, or sculpting?
Well screw you, we're going to give the scholarship to the disadvantaged non-talented person.

Do you have a club for boys that does fun stuff the girls' club doesn't?
Well screw you, we're going to invade your club and accuse you of sexism if you don't!

And are you talking to a woman with the intent of having sex?
Well screw you, we're going to report you to security and make you take sexual deviancy training!

EVERY, and I do mean EVERY aspect of your non-financial life will be interrogated and "redistributed" or at least "regulated" by these future Nazis simply because they have nothing better to do.

But...wait....that's already happening now isn't it?

Today is the Future

As per my previous missives on AI and the future economy, I like to point out how much we're "already here."  By all health and important economic measures there really is no wealth disparity.  Sure, yes, the billionaires of today have millions times more than some, and yes, most rich people drive a nicer car than I do.  But we're all living the same life style, eating the same food driving the same roads.  Just ask Steve Jobs how much his billions improved his life above that of Joe America.

But the key thing here is to realize we already effectively do live in an AI economy where the dredges of society do have a BGI, do not have to work, and do not have to support themselves.  We do have MILLIONS of "Masturbaters" employed in make work welfare jobs, the sole purpose of which is to protect their egos.  We have professional, full time "Nazis" who think it's their right to lord over us and rule us while getting paid.  We have millions of worthless, talentless children acting as artists, drowning us in their worthless crap, constantly asking for government grants. And we do have sex workers who provide sex services (though digitally more than ahem..."traditionally.").  And supporting ALL OF THIS are the "Maintainers" which is the ever-dwindling number of men and women paying 50% of their salaries in Silicon Valley, commuting in our major metros, slaving away at the machines, or patching us up after attending 8 years of med school.  We may not be there yet, but we might as well be.

The Value of a Human in an AI World

Though we will never attain a perfect, 100% AI world where EVERY need, want, and desire of ours is met, I argue we already are effectively there.  And we don't need to wait for the perfect Skynet computer to program and dictate to the perfect slave robots to find out what value humans will have in an AI world.  We already know what it is.

Zero.

If human behavior today is any predictor of the future, once the AI dream is achieved humans might as well commit mass suicide because there would be no darn good reason to live.  Not that there would be no point in life, but human behavior today indicates nobody would capitalize on it, merely just become robots themselves and consume, consume, consume.  Yes, the "Maintainers" may want to stay on board to push the limits of science to unlock things like immortality or discovering god.  And sure, if some of the "sex workers" want to maintain their physique and stick around to see what's going on, sure.  Perhaps even some of you wouldn't mind a hermit life being an artist while your slave robot makes you espresso.  You may make some good work.  But damn near 90% of the human population would be nothing better than the fat, bloated gluttons portrayed in the movie "Wall-E."  Engorging yourselves on food, laziness, sloth, envy politics, career masturbation, and the evil desire to rule and control other people's lives.  And what's sad is that's what society is already today.

So enjoy your $2.00 64 ounce sodas.
Enjoy your student loan bailouts for your "Communications Degree."
Enjoy your rascal as you scurry your bloated ass around Wal-Mart.
And enjoy protesting the fact some people worked harder than you and are thus better than you.

You're not going to achieve anything.
You have no value.
You actually likely have negative value.

Whether there's AI or not, you're nothing special.

Enjoy the Decline.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Clarey Podcast #301 - The "Rando Cleaning House" Episode


Cappy and Chad talk about:

Black female James Bond, how cute.
Some women DO hate men and make chairs to prove it.
"Consent Kittens"
Teachers fucking their students.
Superchats
Fan Mail
Portland doesn't need nor want police.

AND MORE!!!

in this 4 HOUR EXTRAVAGANZA of THE CLAREY PODCAST!
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The Fathers Could Not Be Reached for Comment

Notice I say plural.

Generation X Spinsters Cometh

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Generation X women will be the first true "Spinster Generation."

Cats.
Careers.
And student loans.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Make Your Monday Suck Less

By tuning into THE CLAREY PODCAST!
NOON, CST!
Tune in and do not regret.
Perhaps share with a friend so that their Monday may suck less too!!!


Price Controls Do NOT Compensate for a Lazy Population

I'll explain ALL of inflationary bouts in the history of economics:

Lying socialists tell the population they deserve free shit.
The dumb population believes this because they are both lazy and dumb.
That lazy dumb population does not work, engage in hard disciplines, and waits for their gubmint check.
Nothing is produced, which means no tax revenues are coming in, so the government prints off more money.
With more money chasing fewer goods inflation or even hyperinflation sets in.
Dumb and lazy population complains about prices increases caused by their own laziness and parasitism.
Socialist politicians "solve" the problem by enacting price controls arbitrarily fixing prices.
Artificially low prices further deters what small percent of the population is working, from working more.
Less goods enter the market.
Store shelves are empty.

This is what's happening in Argentina (again).

 If you are too stupid to understand the simple economic process described above you should:

1.  Not have the right to vote
2.  Not have the right to run for public office.
3.  Should plainly shut the fuck up on anything in terms of politics and economics.
4.  Live the life of a completely boring, ordinary mass produced human who will do nothing noteworthy in life.

Enjoy the Decline.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Liberal Women Who Play Stupid Games

Win stupid prizes.

To quote Hannibal from The A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together."

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Clarey Podcast #300 - The "Wife Gave Me Permission" Episode


Cappy and TJ Martinell talk about:

American men should NEVER marry.
Asking your wife permission to go out.
Save only who you can.
Millennial girls becoming nuns.
"Guns or knives, Butch!"
Female journalist denied interview because of fear of sexual harassment accusation.
Female journalist exposed as political operative.

AND MORE!!!

in THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

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The "Guess the Price of Bitcoin" Competition

My buddy Kerry Lutz has put together a little fun game called "guess the price of Bitcoin."  It costs nothing, but if you win, you win 40 silver quarters!  Check it out and see if Bitcoin breaks $20,000!

Girls Should Go to the Gym, Not Liberal Arts Colleges

Who knew.  Beauty and sex pays more than your Sociology or Communications degree.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

How Millennials Lost the Value of a Dollar

I Don't Get Patreon

I don't get Patreon.

Oh, I understand how it works.  I have an account.  I even make some decent beer money off of it monthly.  But I do not philosophically understand how it's even a success.  The reason why is a simple economic principle my brain just can't ignore - you're paying for nothing.  You get nothing in return.  It is true charity and cannot possibly benefit you except for perhaps the warm fuzzies that come from helping out somebody you endorse.

Even accounting for the irrational "warm fuzzies" people get from wasting their money on problems that will never be solved charity, I additionally don't understand how Patreon is successful when there is an infinitely superior way to monetize you content while not costing your followership a single penny - Amazon's affiliate program.  Amazon's affiliate program is drastically superior to Patreon because it doesn't cost your followers anything, but you get paid a 6-7% commission on all their Amazon purchases.  I use the program myself, and in my podcasts I always recommend people use my Amazon Affiliate program before merely donating Patreon money, but some diehard fans insist on donating to Patreon (of which I am eternally grateful).

Still, despite Amazon being a superior way to monetize your content, I am factually, mathematically, and empirically in the wrong when it comes to Patreon, because everybody seems to love patreon.

Even as a disbeliever in patreon, I make a tidy little $123 a month through my Patreon account.  This is nothing compared to a much more popular podcaster, Dick Masterson, who makes $22,000 a month on his patreon account.  There is Park Seo-yeon who makes $9,000 per month merely eating food online. I recall a young woman who was a webcam model who made over $200,000 a month (but could not find the article).  And then there is the recent Belle Delphine who was made famous for selling her used bathwater online for $30 a bottle.  She has a patreon account, but does not list her monthly income (of which I'd conservatively estimate to be over $100,000).  Everybody loves Patreon and are willing to put up the money to provde.  Ergo, once again, I am wrong and society is right.

I Don't Get Used Bathwater

But let's talk about bathwater for a second.  Matter of fact let's talk about used women's panties.  Off color as these topics may sound, it is a fact that many women make thousands (likely millions) of dollars every year selling personal items to desperate men online.  I don't condemn these women for doing so (matter of fact, I cheer them on), but it does bring up a question I have for the men spending millions of dollars on these useless items - why in The Patron Saint's Name of Frick are you spending your money on this crap?  What do you possibly get out of it?  Even with Patreon I can see the ideological philosophy of wanting to support an artist, an author, a creator, or a simple intellectual renegade whose online activities will prevent him/her from ever working a real job again.

But used bathwater?
Used women's panties?
Ever paying for an ASMR video?

Aside from mental illness there is no rational explanation for parting with your money for these things.  Still, people do, and I am once again in the factual, economic wrong.

I Don't Get Superchats...Well "Bacon Maldito"

And then there's "superchats."  If you are unaware of what a "super chat" is, it is a way for listeners of YouTube livestreams to donate money to their favorite hosts.  I host my podcast on YouTube and while streaming live, listeners can donate money in the chat room which allows them to send me a question or a comment.  It is customary and courtesy that the host read the question or comment of the listener and answer it.  I've used superchats on my show to allow people to send me some quick questions where I give them quick advice instead of a longer, more costly consultation I would charge them at my consultancy, Asshole Consulting.  So from an economic standpoint this makes sense to me.  They are paying me for a a quick consultation.  They're getting something of value in return.

But then there's a regular listener of mine, Bacon Maldito.

Bacon runs his own fledgling podcast called "The God Damn Bacon" and very regularly drops into my show.  But what I don't get is why he (and a couple of others) donate money without asking a question, apparently just for shits and giggles.  Occasionally he might have a question, but usually he doesn't, and so most of his donations are just charity.  Charity I don't understand.  Still, like used bathwater, ASMR videos, patreon, and eating food online, people are spending their money the way they spend their money, and rational to me or not, superchats are right, I am in the wrong.

Signs of a Larger Disconnect

Be it Bacon's irrational superchats, Belle Delphine's used bathwater, some random women's used panties, or $50,000 monthly patreon donations, these are signs of what I believe to be a fundamental change in people's spending habits as well as a perception of the value of money.  This is not to accuse any of my fine listeners/followers who donate to my patreon or send me superchats of irrationally spending their money (trust me, you are spending it VERY WISELY), but to highlight that something has changed on a nationwide level where more and more people are willing to spend their money with no real expectations of something in return.  And while without a doubt the advent of the internet along with websites that allow for the ease of donating to charity (PayPal, Patreon, GoGundMe, etc.) have enabled this behavior, there is something much more sociological and economic that is getting people to so quickly and easily part with their money.

That sociological and economic phenomenon is that we have decoupled people from the value of a dollar.  i.e. - young people no longer know the value of money.

The Four Horsemen of the Decoupling of the Value of Money

There is no doubt that the Millennials and younger grew up with the internet and thus have no apprehension to spending money via it.  There is also no doubt "Say's Law" is at play which states "supply creates it's own demand."  In otherwords I'm sure that had the internet existed before there would have been demand for "used bath water" and "AMSR videos."  But these two items do not fully explain, in my opinion or to my satisfaction, why young people are so quick to part with their money.  Additionally, there is the fact it is predominantly younger people donating to "instagram models," patreon pages, and purchasing used bathwater.  And so I posit four sociological variables or trends that have severed the Millennials' (and younger) generations' ability to value a dollar.

1. Parental and Governmental Money

Whether you came from a rich suburbanite family or grew up in the ghetto there was always either enough parental money or government money to make sure you didn't have to work.  In the 1980's a "Go Fund Me" campaign was shoveling people's drive ways, raking people's yards, mowing people's yards, or a lemonade stand.  I remember my first job was actually shoveling shit for $3.10 an hour, while other of my Gen X colleagues baby sat or worked at McDonald's.  But today this is unnecessary as anybody under 35 never had to work a job as an adolescent or a teenager because either their parents or government just gave them the money.

This is important to note because it destroys what I like to consider "the rubber hitting the road" in terms of self-supportation.  If you just give your kids everything or never make them work for anything, they will grow up to become the age of 18 and expect everything to be given to them.  Furthermore, they will never truly know what it takes to support oneself since parents and the government are constantly providing shelter, food, clothing, health insurance, transportation, etc.  Not that a 16 year old should be paying for his own apartment, tuition, car, and cell phone plan, but if you can't teach your kid to work up the money over summer to pay for his XBox One, he sure as hell isn't going to have the work ethic to pay for rent when he's 18.

2.  College

Speaking of rent, let's talk about college.  College is merely an extension of children's parasitic adolescence, under the guise they're getting education.

Never mind the 13 years of education they had before.
Never mind they're studying the exact same crap they studied through most of high school.
And never mind most of them are majoring in subjects that will make them no more employable than whenst they graduated from high school.

Nope, "now" this time it's serious.  This time it counts.

Regardless, the truth about college is it is nothing more than a postponement of becoming an adult under the lie that you're getting educated because nobody would be hiring you anyway.  But what makes this possible is something that further disconnects young people from knowing the value of a dollar - college debt.

In borrowing the money to pay for everything, young people - once again - are shielded from the "rubber hitting the road" aspect of self-supportation.  They lollygag in worthless classes.  They party and drink, solving all the world's problems with the same, tiring socialist solutions.  And they actually think that' they're getting educated and prepared for the real world.  All that's really happening is they're avoiding work and postponing it into the future.  This has the effect of further cementing what they've grown to expect during childhood - never having to work.  And since they've never had to work, all those thousands of dollars they get from their parents, government, scholarships, or student loans, really start to lose all meaning.  The lights are on.  They're getting their three squares a day.  Books and tuition are covered. It starts to cement the idea that everything is the world truly is "free."  And thus, if everything is "free" money really has no meaning or value.

Student loans, however, also have a nefarious dark side that further severs young people's ability to value a dollar, both now and into the future.

I truly believe young (and old) people today are too stupid to know how debt works.  Like the difference between a million, a trillion, and a billion, most "college graduates" do not know that loans are other people's money that needs to be returned.  And I doubt more than 5% of student loan debt holders can even begin to explain how "compound interest" works.  This is in part because most college graduates truly aren't smart.  It's also in part because most college graduates are lazy and never bothered expending the effort to understand how compound interest works.  I would also say it's because by this time their life long laziness and sloth has solidified into their permanent psyche because they've never faced starvation, cold or hunger.  Regardless, since most people don't comprehend what a loan is, let alone the amount of time it would take for them to work up the money to pay it back, most young people again have no clue what the value of a dollar truly is.

"Compounding" this problem is that their interest is...well...compounding.  And this is where an element of hopelessness and desperation kicks in.

Once students leave college, it is the first time they are quasi-introduced to the real world.  They have to apply for jobs. They have to look for work.  And most will find they're qualified to do nothing more than work as a barista or a barhand.  It is also likely the first time they look at their first paycheck and have to ask their parents "what's this difference between gross and net pay."

Here, reality finally dawns on them.  Oh sure, they might go and try to find a job that "pays a fair wage" or "appreciates my masters in social work."  But rejection letter after rejection letter, and the occasional $30,000/yr job after $30,000/yr job, they actually look at their student loan debts and get the first inkling of just how much work it's going to take to pay them off.

To be honest, most people, like when leaving home, just throw up their hands and go "meh, I'm not going to pay this off.  I'm not going to have to support myself.  That's other people's problems.  Nobody is going to let me starve" which is likely true.  But since they borrowed tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, lived for free off of other people's money, and are now approaching the age of 25, and now in their mind have forgiven themselves of that debt, they once again are completely removed from the value of a dollar.

3.  The Return Home

Unable to support themselves (no matter how "strong and independent" they'll claim to be), they will return home.  Some will not PHYSICALLY return home (because it would be too embarrassing), but will still live off of their parents, even the government, in some sort of way.  Either direct handouts, cars being given to them, "help with rent," "help with insurance," government assistance, whatever the case, they are still parasitically dependent on their parents.

When these people "move back home" this is one again an extension of adolescence as well as a delaying of growing up and self-supportation.  And, mark my words, the day is rapidly approaching that millennials who live at home will in their 40's will be common.  By this time you will have lived HALF YOUR LIFE and ALL OF YOUR FORMATIVE years never having to support yourself.  NEVER visiting that point in life where the rubber hits the road.  And with your aging, decrepit parents bailing you out, or co-signing on your worthless "Masters in Public Health Administration" degree (once again making sure you go to college and not WORK), you could live damn well near 75% of your life without ever knowing what it takes to work up the money to support yourself, pay back your debts, and save enough for retirement.

4.  Futility in the Future

By this time, the "not so young" person has no hope nor ability to achieve some basic financial benchmarks in their lives.  Matter of fact, they are practically condemned to be parasites their entire lives.  Thusly, they have no reason to save or invest for their retirement, homeownership, let alone eliminating their debt.  A "YOLO" mentality takes over, and this partly explains why the largest type of debt millennials have is their CAR LOANS, not student loans.

When you take away the incentive to save or invest, you once again further sever people's ability to value a dollar.  This is not a sin solely of the Millennials as currently only 30% of baby boomers have enough to retire, but at least the MAJORITY of the loathed baby boomers will have enough to retire.  Millennials will be the first generation who will die with debt as a whole and the minority will achieve something as simple as homeownership.  In this case, with death approaching you, most millennials will simply avoid their debts by dying, which once again frees them of the responsibility of paying back the people they stole money from to afford them a cushy lifestyle (and let's not forget "amazing college experience.")

At this point, they never had to know the value of a dollar because their lives were largely parasitic. They never had to pay for what they consumed.  They never had to work up the money needed to support themselves.  And yet they still fashioned themselves the victims.  But regardless of their warped entitled mentality, is it any wonder ....

Girls can sell used bathwater for $30 a bottle?
Girls can make $1000 a day doing "ASMR" videos?
Go Fund Me campaigns get funded but the product never delivered?
And instagram models can sell freaking used panties on the internet?

Millennials have no clue what the value of a dollar is, so they have no problems throwing dollars at such pointless, worthless things in life.  There's never been a generation who is so easily separated from their money.

"Cappy Cappites, Learn the Value of a Dollar"

The moral of this story is one I am only going to convey to my audience.  And the reason why I'm only targeting my readers/listeners/followers is because they have the intellectual honesty and horsepower to listen and abide by it.  The rest of the normies, conformies, and inferiors won't listen to this lesson because they simply lack the courage and work ethic to face the reality of their dire financial situation.  They are the types of people who only want to listen to the democrat presidential candidates promise they'll forgive their student loans, allowing an entire generation to steal $1.5 trillion from the taxpayers, just like the banskters.  So to my readers understand this lesson well.

It is VITAL you learn the value of a dollar.  And the only way to learn the value of a dollar is to work up enough money to:

1.  Support yourself
2.  Amortize (payback) your debts
and
3.  Save up enough for retirement

You cannot do this with the "YOLO" life, new cars, new-used cars, $8 avacado and toast, and $75,000 MBA programs.  It requires budgeting, sacrifice, minimalism, and hard work.  And if you do the above, you will quickly find out what you can and CANNOT afford.  More importantly, however, is you will know what it takes for an individual, and thus society, to be successful in this life, providing you an objective measure of just how much effort is required to attain "success."  You will also appreciate your fellow man's time as you'll understand just how much of it is required for that individual to support himself.  But above all else, you will not become a thief like the majority of democrats, leftists, and socialists in this country because in knowing the value of a dollar you won't dare steal other people's money because you'll know just what they had to go through to get it, as well as how much they need it.

Finally, while I doubt any single one of my listeners is buying "used bath water" or are "pay piggies" to instagram "conservathot" models, please make sure you can personally afford to donate to content creators, send superchats to livestreamers you like, or be patreon members to authors you like.  I absolutely appreciate every donation and superchat I get.  But do not do so if it sacrifices your own self-supportation, you retirement, or your ability to pay off your debts. And if you'd still like to help, but not impair your finances, there's always my books to buy (which will teach you how to get out of debt) and my Amazon affiliate program (where you were going to spend that money anyway).  There's a way to help out your favorite content creators AND come out financially ahead in the process.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Never Be Left Alone with a Female Journalist

I love all the "screeeeeeee" that is coming from this, when it is the exact same people who brought it upon themselves with Kavanaugh and Ford.  If only there was a book written about this type of thing.  OH WAIT!

"The Rational Choice of Post-College Social Life"

"The flip side is that college men will often marry women who previously “put out” to better looking men in college. The married man might consider this a form of intertemporal cuckoldry; he may feel that he has bought the cow, where others have gotten the milk for free.[1] This resentment is likely to be acute for the married man who is now a successful professional and/or the primary breadwinner.[2] In this instance, the married man (who perhaps forewent “partying” opportunities in college) will feel that his wife has gotten the better of this arrangement."

Monday, July 08, 2019

The Older Brother Podcast #49 - The "Women's Povertyball" Episode


Cappy and Chad talk about:

Nephews, nieces, and uncling.
Ugly white people in Portlandia.
Getting revenge on a cheating ex.
All jobs suck.
Women's Povertyball

AND MORE!!!

in THIS EPISODE of The Older Brother Podcast!!
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Why the Red Pill Will Replace Religion


Radio Towers are Expensive

Radio towers are expensive.

They cost millions in steel to build, millions more to power and send out a radio signal.  Hundreds of thousands to maintain and operate.  And millions more in electrical equipment housed in the radio station below.  It's no wonder radio show hosts are paid so little, yet the advertising fees cost so much - radio show companies need huge margins to simply cover the huge physical investment costs necessary to run a radio station.

But then the internet came and fundamentally changed everything.

With a mere $100 used laptop, a $50 microphone you can get on Amazon, and internet access, a sole individual can broadcast to the world, potentially reaching billions across the planet, while a radio tower AT BEST can reach millions in a 50 mile radius.  Throw in smart phones and (if you're like me) you rarely listen to radio any more, because why would you?  You can download the latest episode from your favorite podcast, listening to what you want, when you want, from anywhere there's internet in the world.  And thus, not only is radio dying, podcasters are flourishing with every Tom, Dick, and Harry starting their very own podcast.

But there are other industries that the internet and the near-free transmission of information and media has obsoleted.

The education industry, for example, simply should not exist.  We should not be forcibly busing millions of kids every day to concentration camps schools where at most you can pack 50 kids at a time to listen to one overpaid and obsolete teacher.  We should not be sending millions of kids to "college" where 80% of the classes can be learned online for free, but we will charge them $500 a credit anyway.  Nearly all education should be conducted over the internet, allowing one teacher to potentially teach millions of students, saving the taxpayer and students trillions of dollars, not to mention:

commutes
fees
parking fees
dormitory costs
cafeteria plans
and student loans.

Legal and accounting services is another example as well.  I have a friend who is a partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in the Twin Cities.  She and her other younger partner colleagues cannot wait until the old guard retires or dies off so they can get rid of their expensive downtown lease, allow all lawyers to work from home, saving them millions in rental costs, not to mention the horrific commute Minnesotans consciously vote in.  My colleague Chad Elkins had one-upped this law firm with his CPA firm, working from the comforts of his own home because the service he provides is nothing more than information.  Information that can be commuted over the internet, just like 100% of all legal work done in the US today.

I could go on, pointing out different industries that have been obsoleted/revolutionized because of the internet, but the short version is "if your product is a service or information, you no longer need a physical presence"....enter in "Podcast Pastor."

Podcast Pastor

Podcast Pastor is a brilliant idea I have and can potentially make me (and any pastor willing to work with me) millionaires.  And the concept is very simple:

Why spend millions on physical churches, pews, hymnals, day care facilities and staff when sermons and the Word of God can be conveyed over the internet?  Not only will Tilly who is in a nursing home, or Bob who is stationed in Iraq, who both cannot attend church physically be able to get a sermon, but millions, even billions of younger people today are glued to their phones, preferring to take in everything digitally instead of physically.  Overnight churches could reverse the loss of members in the church, bringing the church to them instead of forcing people to commute to the church.  And what's brilliant is to cover the costs of spreading the word of the lord over the world would be a collection plate that links to a PayPal account.  I take my Heath-Ledger-Joker 50% cut, and the pastor has a handsome compensation and budget by which to fund whichever church initiatives he'd like.

Of course there is a problem (because there is ALWAYS a problem).  And that problem is finding a pastor who has the vision to see how this digital version of church is drastically superior to the brick and mortar version of church.  Pastors also don't like paying out 50% to me since I am not religious (though they will happily pay out 70% of their budgets to a soulless bank for their mortgage).  But none of these hurdles change the fact that the internet has fundamentally changed the religious industry...it's just the industry hasn't realized it yet.

Podcast Parallels

However, the parallels between churches, radio stations, law firms, and schools do not end there.  And it is also no coincidence that I'm a podcaster who came up with the idea of "podcast pastor."  But how I came up with the idea of podcast pastor was NOT having the epiphany that the internet has obsoleted traditional means by which to convey information, and I could profit off of it by turning churches digital.  It was realizing instead that the "Red Pill" community operated nearly identically to a church, and in a sense I already had a congregation.  It would merely be applying the same skills I learned having an online presence to that of a digital church.

For example, like a church I have a "congregation."  You can call them "readers," "subscribers," "listeners," "followers," "fans," etc., but the thousands of people who tune in regularly to my podcasts or read my posts effectively form a congregation.  And other online personalities or "Red Pill Pastors" have their own congregations.  Rich Cooper, Terrence Popp, Roosh, Rollo Tomassi, Donovan Sharpe, all have "congregations" unto themselves, congregants who tune in regularly to hear their message.

There is also the message itself.  Like a religion, these "Red Pill Pastors" convey terabytes of information and wisdom about life, careers, family, love, women, dating, finances, philosophy and more.  And if you take a secular view of religion, this message serves a very "Leviticusian" purpose in explaining how to go about living your life, managing your life, and being successful in life.  One could argue most religions are simply the wisdom of "life management," but with all the added fat of singing, pointless ceremonies, the afterlife, and "believe in me or die" type threats that forces you to believe.  Still, most red pill podcasts are nothing more than sermons from older men trying to pass on life-wisdom to younger ones.   

And there's even the donation plate.  Though there are many ways to monetize these metaphorical Red Pill Churches, a quick click on somebody's PayPal link is no different than dropping $5 into the collection plate, just as becoming a Patreon member is like becoming a member to the church.  Having a red pill channel is really no different than the theoretical "digital church" I wished to create in Podcast Pastor.

A More Practical Message

There is, however, one major difference between the "The Church of the Saint Red Pill" and all other major religions. And it's also the reason why more and more men will replace their traditional religions (if any) with the red pill - practicality.

The message of the red pill is infinitely more practical to young men today because it addresses the thing they want the most - women.  Cheapened as you might find this, it is true.  Men, above all other things, want women. It's why the lions share of material you'll hear in the red pill community is about women.  It's why the majority of time, effort, and resources in the red pill is about marriage, dating, sex, and love.  And whereas you can barely get a traditional church congregant to stay awake for a 15 minute sermon about salvation or Christ, you can get thousands of men to fully-tune in for 4 hour podcast extravaganzas on how to get a date with a woman.  It's no shock that while membership in churches are declining, the red pill community is growing exponentially because the message the "red pill religion" conveys addresses the most important issue young (and old) men have in their lives - women.

Red Pill, Black Pill, God Pill

The problem with having the Red Pill supplant religion is that it is somewhat short sighted.  Yes, it addresses the number one thing in life for men - women.  Yes, it addresses all other aspects of life that most of modern day religions don't (career, education, health, etc.), or at least in modern, more practical terms.  But while men have the horse-blinders on in their pursuit of women in the here and now, the day will come you either get married or simply get old and face your own mortality, which will then necessitate you seriously revisit traditional religion.

This is the "red pill, black pill, god pill" transition that I CANNOT CLAIM to be the originator of (it was somebody else who, if you can inform me, I will gladly provide credit here).  But the basic evolution of these pills is such:

You are introduced to truth through the red pill. This requires a (roughly) decade-long journey undoing all the lies and propaganda you've been fed to simply get back to square one, and reorganize your life so you make the most of the remainder of your life on this planet.  Your decisions are based in truth and reality, they become more effective, and you start to have success in life.

This will then lead you to the "black pill" or "nihilism."  In part because you will be so angry at how society lied to you and itself, but also once you do base your life in reality and get back on track, you will have success.  This success will come in the form of solving most of your major problems.  And once these major problems are gone, you will be forced to look into the future ask what is life all about.  Those stuck addicted to the blue pill are too busy slaving away as debt slaves, stuck in traffic, never having the time or luxury to contemplate the meaning of life. They're too busy just treading water, spending every second dealing with the mistakes they made in the past be it student loans, divorce, illegitimate children, etc.  But you get to stare the monster right in the face and contemplate your existence on this planet.

This will then lead to the "God Pill" as exhibited by Roosh's recent conversion to religion.  It is not coincidence that Roosh sought religion AFTER he had completed his journey conquering women and gaining all the wisdom the red pill had to offer.  It was what was foremost on his mind as a young man, and will be what is on the mind of most young men today.  But the day is coming either through success with women or by forfeiting the pursuit of women, your focus will no longer be on women, careers, educations, travel, philosophy, hobbies, or life, but the after-life.

It is because of this both religions (traditional and "The Glorious Church of Saint Red Pill") will play necessary roles in all men's (and women's) lives.  You cannot deny your nature or programming, and for the first half of men's lives, the Red Pill will teach them the vital lessons needed to navigate this all-important part of your life.  But the day is coming you will either get married, commit to a woman, or simply tire of them and throw in the towel. And once that happens the only other major problem you will face in life is that it will end.  This will be a choice up to you to decide whether you want to take the "God Pill" and become religious, or take a more secular view that you will return to "nothingness" existing as you didn't before you were born.  That choice I cannot make for you. But if there's anything I've learned about humans it is that we need two things in life - vice and religion.  Take the time to resurface from your consumption of the Red Pill religion to occasionally contemplate traditional religion, even if they are stuck in the dark ages, forcing you to attend a physical church, when Podcast Pastor could make it so much more convenient.
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Sunday, July 07, 2019

Asshole Consulting LIVE with Special Guest "Rob Says"

Rob and Cappy talk:

Summer grilling meats.
Posers and "Flash in the Pans" in the Red Pill community and internet in general.
Rob and Cappy's preferred drinks.
And some Asshole Consulting questions!