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Sunday, July 08, 2012























I do not trust The Cloud.
I have reasons. What is mine is mine, and is at hand, or is where I can lay hands on it reasonably quickly. I do not believe in buying "paper gold", the gold shares that some companies offer. If a crash comes, my paper certificate might make a good firelighter. Maybe I could light a hobo cigar with it.

I have music, writings, pictures, design work, all irreplaceable. Many are my own works, the music I have purchased...why do I want to store it "out there somewhere". I can understand off-site backup, but it seems like we are being sold an insubstantial concept  revolving around Not Having Your Stuff.

This makes me nervous, and makes me think that perhaps we are being prepped with a mindset of non-ownership. If I do not have it, do I truly own it?

Am I being indoctrinated, schooled into thinking in terms of not having property? Are we? And are we OK with that? I for one am not.

7 comments:

Doom said...

Mine 1, Cloud 0

I am with you. Actually, I think on the notion of non-ownership though, you have it slightly wrong. We are being indoctrinated to think we really do own anything. The government and corporations will tend our needs, we but just need to trust them with... what we used to call ours.

Our homes will become cells in blocks of cells, in buildings a thousand stories high. Our money will be stored for us, to be accessed when, where, and how banks (and others) decide. Our vehicles, bikes, skis... will all be given to us upon need (or want?), with stipulations of course. We will own nothing. We will be given what we need, when and if it is deemed appropriate. Lord help you if you don't... fit in or simply agree. "How many fingers am I holding up?"

It is spooky, but like the uni-religion and global government, these are all things we are being prepped for. A true socialist nightmare. Whether it comes to pass is anybodies guess. Though it is known that it will fail, but that failure will come at great cost in all ways. The holdouts are a (rather few actually) American citizens who simply don't believe, will not go along. But... we are dying and "our" young are... well... young... indoctrinated... and mostly foreign to boot.

The warning signs are everywhere. Most people don't see or choose not to see. Games, movies, books, politics, UN moves, foreign government collusions, the economy... all showing the signs. Unfortunately, so far, no signs of actual end times. The two might be quite different events, you know. A woeful thing, more so than the final days, for there will be no way out. Until it all falls apart in one of the bloodiest most murderous scenes men have ever witnessed (probably, I think history hides... more than we might suspect).

Michael W said...

@Doom --- "Our homes will become cells in blocks of cells, in buildings a thousand stories high. Our money will be stored for us, to be accessed when, where, and how banks (and others) decide. Our vehicles, bikes, skis... will all be given to us upon need (or want?), with stipulations of course. We will own nothing. We will be given what we need, when and if it is deemed appropriate. Lord help you if you don't... fit in or simply agree. "How many fingers am I holding up?""

A nice summation of Robert Silverberg's classic novel "The World Inside". Or, to perhaps a lesser extent, George Lucas' THX-1138.

Michael W said...

@Aardvark --- if by "The Cloud" you're referring to those online "safe storage" systems (e.g. Carbonite?) then I am in unqualified agreement with you.

I mean, as I understand the concept, total strangers want me to send them my computer files for them to store. That's *all* my files . . . including manuscripts (both finished and unfinished) as well as personal contact notes and references.

ARE THEY OUT OF THEIR FRICKIN' MINDS????

The Aardvark said...

@Michael- Actually, I am a Carbonite user, but it is not the only backup I have. It has saved me already. "The Cloud" is storing your files, music, pictures out there, somewhere, you know...IN THE CLOUD, man! You can access it anywhere, but it is not resident with you. It's like having your file cabinets in Poughkeepsie.

@Doom- Excellently creepy. Just not far enough. We are already there, mentally. "THe Cloud IS turning over your stuff to others' control.

Lookit. TSA, Armed forces on the streets (Google about St. Louis), drones: It is all about making the sheep comfortable with constant surveillance, domestic military presence, and the Powers That Be touching you where and when they please. It is chic to make fun of people like Alex Jones, but crom the Aardvark Seat, I find his organisation's reportage to be far more credible than anything the MSM, and the lapdogs like the Hannitoad or Limbaugh spout. Little things like sources. I am NOT paranoid. You may finish it at your leisure!

Doom said...

One thing I do understand, however, is that in heaven or beyond, we won't own things. Or more, we will understand things so that ownership isn't necessary. It is only when men meddle in things of God where it all falls apart? The humanistic deconstruction and rebuilding of principles, theory, reality, and such misses something. Ah, I think that would be called... soul.

Jay said...

@Doom & Michael W --- Actually we'll be living in tents, starting work at age 3, fed to the rest at 35, chained to our workstations & given a bowl of steam for lunch. The "privileged" will have a 9'x 12' cell, two square vegetarian meals a day & a sturdy pair of shoes to walk to work in.

As for healthcare, I think I stated that in the above.

There's no government like ... no government.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Three words about "cloud": NO! FREAKING! WAY!
Amen, preach it. I guess they want your permission to save a copy of what they've already been stealing from you.