Subject: RE: This quote made me think of you...|
From: "Bill Howell. Retired from NRCan. now in Alberta Canada" <>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2015 08:58:10 -0600
To: "Sarah Howell. Director-Actor-Freelance E-Journalist. Panama Columbia Peru Signapore " <>
Thanks, Sarah. He's no-where on the physics thinking - not even a hint that he realized the [simple, introductory] frauds and failures of Einstein's theories of relativity. Nor does he seem to understand the problems with Einstein's two other "miracle year" papers. Moreover- huge mistake of saying "quantum mechanics", which was NOT Einstein...
On another note : Politics in Alberta, and a famous Howell socialist
The NDP won a massive majority last night in Alberta's provincial election (53 seats compared to a total of 33 for all other parties combined), ending ~44 years of Conservative rule. The new truths are :
So it's time for me to completely revamp my thinking and adapt to the new socialist reality. Given my historical reading, I am superbly well placed for the adaptation, and in a sense perhaps it is a step in the right direction. In recent years I've been thinking that democratic politics cannot be blamed on the politicians - it truly reflects the essence of what we think and desire. The politicians are there as scapegoats when our stupid thinking, that we forced on politicians, blows up in our face and creates the entirely predictable mess that results. A two-tier political system is probably what is needed - to the masses the socialism and rhetoric that they desire, to the ruling elite, the power that they need. [Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao-Tse Tung (Zedong)], wildly mis-interpreted since the middle of the last century, were true socialists who reflected actual socialist thinking. In this matter, Bakunin was perhaps more important for a glimpse of reality than Marx&Engles, but the latter have long been extremely important as an intellectual sugar coating to a very different pill to easily program professional intellectuals. In the end, this led to systems that resemble blood-line monarchies that have dominated all of human history, but that in the past lacked an actual bloodline given their immaturity. But their modern embodiments seem to be well on their way there.
George Howell 1890 "Conflicts of capital and labour" - On recommendation from my uncle Bob Howell, I purchased a copy over the internet, and have a pristine-condition 1890 second edition. Karl Marx has quoted this guy (or something like that), probably his first edition 1878, but I haven't checked that. International Communists still quote him today.
In conclusion : But before I abandon the search for truth and understanding, and become adept at cronyism and group-think, I'll put some time into a quick write-up of a project that has been on the sidelines for a decade or so : "Government of the parasites, by the parasites, and for the parasites". At first, some may object to the concept, but even if they do so, I think that deep inside they will be warm to something that.
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Was reading an interesting article on a startup and the founder said something that made me think of you: ""One day, when I was taking the physics classes at Normale Sup, I realised that in one class out of two we were talking about Einstein,” he says. "I was like, ‘Why on Earth would I continue on this path when one guy published three papers in 1905 and almost 100 years later we are still amazed at what this guy thought?’ And I decided that if I wanted to have an impact, maybe I’d rather focus on something which is not quantum mechanics."" http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/05/features/blablacar/page/3 Thoughts? I'm on my way to Myanmar right now. Will send some pictures when I'm back. Cheers, Sarah Sent from my iPad