I came back from visiting New York city about a month ago and the place is still resonating in my mind. Hard to quantify things around, history, the living culture of the place, and it’s dynamic energy.
Subconscious thoughts about how this was one of the major European pathways into North America, to how American the city is in it’s diversity . How much American culture and thought must bounce out of this place and how America must bounce back into New York in a type of symbiosis or living dynamic.
In boxing it is the punch you don’t see that knocks you out. In life it is often events you don’t foresee happening that devastate you. A personal illness or illness to a family member may do the trick.
The main thing though to do in life when knocked out and knocked down is to get up again. As long as you keep doing that you are doing your best.
Corporations are social organizations, as are Nation States. Corporations are social organizations that can out agile the general population and use the Nation State to it’s benefit, though I suspect a major pivot for the corporations are the Central Banks and currency of the nation state, and that the corporations gather around the credit and money making mechanism of the central bank. Which often is not really controlled very firmly by the nation state.
Paul Ryan is very good at framing arguments for cuts to services given to the American people. To bad he didn’t have the same passion for stopping subsidies and bailouts to the Banking industry, that holds the economy hostage with it’s to big to fail setup.
Obama , Putin just symbols for powerful groups and interests that are really in charge.
No one can rule a nation alone and most leaders we see and call the leader are really the talking heads for powerful behind the scene economic interests.
I have an inkling of who President Obama’s supporters are such as big Pharma, Wall Street etc..
With Putin I have no idea, maybe something like the energy sector and the Russian military industrial complex.
Just got back from 5 days in New York Mostly Manhattan wow!
I just started reading Cormac McCarthy’s book Blood Meridian. This will be the first non fiction book I have read for pleasure in about 5 years.
I have read about 20 pages of Cormac’s book and it is awesome, but I have some critiques that sometimes I don’t know what character is speaking in his dialogue.
New York really blew my mind, I will write more about it over time after I get more sleep and unpack.