Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Existence of Consumption

Existence and consumption are reliant on one another for one is not possible without the other. So the question is, is existence the product of consumption or is consumption the product of existence. Observations of existence on Earth would lead one to believe that consumption is the product of existence, thus all that exist must consume. If everything that exist's must consume what existed before consumption. The old adaptation "what came first the chicken or the egg".

Many question the term consumer when it is used by those in power to describe the minions. It is understandable due to the use of the word as merely calling people buyers of useless things. In all actuality consumption is life and life is consumption so all life could in fact be referred to as consumers. The current problems in the existence of consumers is the rate at which they are consuming. Out of all the organisms on Earth humans are relatively the only ones which consume more than is required for existence. When one examines all the questions regarding uses of power and control a common theme appears throughout, which is regulating that which is required for existence. Humanity must only look in the mirror to find the answer to the question of existence for ones consumption is it's existence.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Time = Control

Time: The Dogma of Control
By Phil Williamson

Time is the controlling factor of society; we define our lives around it and make plans according to it. Society is in all regards regulated by time. As humans we are instructed at what point in time we are allowed to participate in all aspects of life within society. Life is in fact a journey thru time. So what is Time? Time can be simply defined as the movement thru space. What and whose movement, thru what space is time as we accept it defined as. A year is one revolution of the Earth around the Sun. Is the Sun the determent of all time or just Earth time?

The Earth rotates on its axis at approximately 1000 mph, completing roughly 365.25 rotations per cycle around the sun. NASA says it takes “365 days 6 hours 9 minutes 9.54 seconds to circle the sun.” So the Earth spins on its axis at 1000 mph completing one rotation in regards to the Sun in 24 hours and takes approximately 365.25 of these rotations to complete one revolution around the sun. So our basis for a solar year is one revolution of the Earth around the Sun, and solar day is one rotation of the Earth on its axis in regards to the position of the sun. So can we define time as a the relationship of the Earth to the Sun and the forces placed on one another do to rotational gravity.

It seems as though this makes some sense due to the fact that we live on Earth and depend on the Sun for life. However Earth is just one spec of mud revolving around the Sun a spec of light moving thru the infinite universe. So lets take a closer look at time and break it down into smaller parts as understood in society. A day is the 360 degree rotation of the Earth in regards to the sun, broken down into 24 hours or 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. So what is an hour?

An hour is defined according to Encarta as; “3,600 seconds, one of 24 equal parts of a day, or a measure of longitude equal to 15 degrees or one twenty-fourth of a great circle.” So an hour is 1/24 of a day or 15 degrees of the Earth's rotation on its axis. To understand this it must first be understood that objects in the Universe come to a complete rotation in 360 degrees. The Earth rotates 360 degrees in one day in relation to the sun. Thus an hour is defined as 1/24 or 15 degrees of the Earth’s 360 degree rotation on its axis in regards to the Sun. Now that an hour has been defined lets define a minute. A minute according to Encarta is, “a period of 60 seconds or a 60th part of an hour.” If a minute is 1/60 of an hour and an hour is a 1/24 of a day. Then a minute is 1/1440 of a day. If a day is the 360 degree rotation of Earth in regards to the Sun then a minute is 1/4 of a degree of the Earth’s rotation. Now lets break it down a little further a minute consists of 60 seconds, thus a second is 1/60 of a minute, 1/3600 of an hour, and 1/86,400 of a day. So a day is the Earth’s 360 degree rotation, thus a second is 1/240 of a degree of Earth’s rotation.

So time as defined in days, minutes, and seconds all relate to the Earth’s 360 degree rotation on its axis, and a year is the amount of rotations on that axis to complete a revolution of the Sun. So has the Earth always rotated at the same velocity on its axis and revolved around the sun at the same velocity. Simple answer, no it has not. So if time on Earth is defined as Earth’s 360 degree rotation and its revolution around the Sun then time is not a constant do to the increasing and decreasing velocity of rotation, and revolution of the Earth.

Lets now take a look at the calendar used throughout society as the schedule of time. The official calendar of Earth society at present is the Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian Calendar was proposed by Aloysius Lilius, a physician from Naples, and adopted by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. The calendar consists of 365.2452 days divided into twelve months, or 52 weeks consisting of seven days. Why seven days in a week and twelve months in a year? Weeks and months have no relation to any objects movement through space. The notion of seven days comes from the earliest civilizations understandings of creation. The Christian church would have you believe that it is an original revelation of the Bible. However this is not the case, the Samaritans and the Mayans had an understanding of the seven cycles of creation way before Christianity was founded. But is there any reasoning scientifically for a seven day week? There is no relationship between the Earth and the Sun that occurs every seven days. Nor is there any relationship between the Earth and the Sun that suggests a year is twelve months.

So we have a definition of time that is based on the Earth’s rotation and its revolution around the Sun and a calendar that divides the year into twelve months and 52 weeks consisting of 7 days with no scientific relationship to the definition that is time on Earth. Let it also be known that the Gregorian Calendar was not simply adopted by all cultures, but was forced on society by the sword. Many cultures had there own calendars that consisted of 360 days and was divided into different increments. The Catholic Church spread the Gregorian Calendar throughout these cultures and killed all those that opposed it.

The Gregorian Calendar adopted many different aspects of pagan cultures such as the days of the week which are actually named after Gods of the Anglo-Saxton culture. The days of holidays celebrated throughout the world have origins far out dating the Gregorian Calendar as well. The aspect of the calendar is a very powerful one, and I suggest that one should look into the many different calendars and how they were used throughout different cultures. Calendars are in fact the basis for all control and the power of this control affects all aspects of life. Currently the biggest dogma of today’s society is what day it is. For the day is defined by the calendar.

So, what is time? It is the basis of all systems of control. For all actions and perceptions of society are defined by the dogma of time. For if time is defined as the physical travel of an object thru space determined by that objects velocity, and velocity is the rate in which an object moves thru space in a given time then time is undetermined. So if time is undefined then there is neither past nor future only present. Time is in fact only a theory or more appropriately a religion. The largest religion on the planet Earth, most believe in time without questioning its basis. The Earth's rotation on its axis as it revolves around the Sun at its current velocity is not time but only the relationship of gravity between two objects in a small area of space. So when you think that you don’t have enough time you need only realize time does not exist. Or is the Earth’s rotation and revolution determining your existence?

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