Music in Decline, but isn’t everything? The elephant in the room…

This was a response I wrote on a thread about the decline of music. So many addressed things that were symptoms of what I believe is truly a much larger problem.

I think we often avoid the crux of the problem, the elephant in the room. This is because it’s what we’ve been indoctrinated into and we often don’t question it. This being the capitalist market system. Our jobs are the most important institution in our lives, ruling our lives because it is for our survival. Art has no real place in this market system unless it can adhere to the bottom line. Consulting and marketing which was privatized from the original Creel Commission, the propaganda division under Woodrow Wilson, rules our lives. Most of us go to jobs where we are basically slaves. It’s just an extension of feudalism trying to be passed off as liberty. It’s not.

The bottom line takes every product and limits everything to the lowest common denominator, therefore often taking everything out that is creative. So we settle for the status quo. Now as we go along generation after generation, those outside of the status quo are continually marginalized creating a new generation of folks who are even more indoctrinated into the status quo, that lowest common denominator. I expect nothing less, in fact this is in all facets of life and the continuing “third worldification”, growing disparity and poverty is exactly what I have expected for decades. These results to me are an obvious point.

Now people scramble to find new ways to survive or make music within the confines of the system. You will never get the greatest art out of that, never. In fact that includes all fields. Right now, if markets were not the determining factor in life and we opted for science and development over growth, we wouldn’t even recognize the world we now live in. We’d have free energy, free food, and everyone would have a high living standard. People in arts etc, would be doing amazing things. This system quells that, it doesn’t increase technology, it just gives you the illusion that it does while we waste countless hours of our lives staring at a tiny screen fiddling with a new practically useless app.

We need radical change, a new paradigm.

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Trickle Down?

Someone just stated economics was trickle down, otherwise it’s not economics. Well my head almost exploded.

Here’s my response:
I’m flabbergasted at the lack of knowledge here. You really need to research. Economies are supposed to economize, meaning use resources wisely, being frugal. This is the exact opposite of capitalism which is an anti-economy. Capitalism is a particular form that has particular structures. It has division of owners over labor, meaning labor are subordinates, or what honestly means slaves, wage slaves. All the great thinkers of the enlightenment period, even the capitalist Adam Smith understood that, his words, capitalism would only be possible under perfect liberty. Well, that pretty much seals it’s doom as a sane system. Monopoly, massive wealth disparity are all the natural outcomes of capitalism, and yes, in a sense trickle down, meaning once these oligarchs acquire their massive wealth, a few crumbs trickle down to the population, only they don’t stop, they want the crumbs also.

Let me make an obvious point to try and break you of your indoctrination. King is to peasant what owner is to laborer. That’s oppression. But if we get smart and get on board with the anarchist horizontal run worker cooperative, where everyone in the business is an owner with an equal vote, we get a much more fair equitable system. We work our way out of the king and peasant type of relationship. It’s much more wise for a host of reasons. and that’s just one problem with the capitalist model.

The bottom line means you get the worst product for the worst service and the lowest wage to create it. That’s a race to the bottom. The illusion is you get the best product. That doesn’t even exist because technology surpassed capitalism in the 1930’s so the industrialist’s, instead of heading toward a new system, chose to create planned obsolescence so they could stay on top of the food chain and control the population. This is a sheer fact you need to educate yourself on to arrive at a well informed opinion. Or, I fear you really won’t understand the misery that’s coming economically for this country. I predicted this 20 years ago and here we are, with massive poverty in the US and a disparity between rich and poor equal to the great depression. How did I know? Because the sources I chose to listen to have been incredibly accurate and understand history and the structure. It is NORMAL for capitalism to pit economies against each other. Once I understood that the capitalists were infiltrating Mexico and then China, where they own over 50 percent of the businesses, I understood they would replace the American worker with those who they could abuse even worse abroad. This is exactly what’s happened. they are working to turn the country into the third world, then you’ll get your jobs back, low wage slave jobs, which in fact is already happening.

Foxconn has been brought to the US, one of the worlds worst human labor rights abusers, and are receiving more tax payer dollars per hired person than what they actually pay. You do understand what that means correct? They’ll actually earn a profit off hiring the people, lol, free labor basically, and the rest massive profits. The oligarchs have created the gig economy so young people have to work two or three part time jobs to survive, and that’s not even a living wage. These very same young folks have degrees that the economy cannot support, so they’ll be working these terrible jobs while being in massive debt for decades.

I feel a lot of people truly have no idea what is happening to us, but if you look at US intervention and forced control of markets in Central and South America, the pacific rim, Africa and the middle east, you’ll get a good idea. I suggest people become active in grass roots activism because it has been the only thing historically that helped the general population. Or hey, just go on living in a fairy tale world. Ignorance is not bliss.

Bridges Not Walls

New spoken word piece that I am going to base a new Nocheez Orchestra Record on:

Bridges Not Walls

We see you your wall, and raise a bridge
You see, we’re hoping you and your believers will fold the devilish hand you are holding

We are betting on decency, empathy, solidarity, cooperation and love

As you attempt to divide and conquer, pitting people against one another so they do not look to see who the engineers of their misery are, those who camouflage themselves in a cloud of confusion and build barricades that block paths to freedom

We, instead, will carry those with heavy burdens over the bridge to safety

You redistribute wealth, basically stealing what little is left of what the oppressed and starving have, all for yourself via all sorts of elaborate schemes, just to feed your glutinous appetite

We will sit down at the dinner table, and provide a warm meal.

You benefit from cronyism, nepotism, and even your sex and skin color. Revealed to you are the secret handshakes that allow entrance into clubs for the “supposed” elites, to raise yourself upon undeserved pedestals and undermine the hopes and dreams of the majority

We instead, will serve those beautiful minds that lead humanity toward progress and unification, to gain the understanding that we are all one.

Though we understand you are monster’s created by a harsh environment and indoctrinated into an inhumane system, we feel much disdain for your perverse behavior. We are no fan of the sociopath, and certainly would never defend the actions of one.

So we plead with you, fold your hand now, and take on the attributes of empathy and understanding. Show decency and join us all in making a better humanity.

But know this, if you continue building your walls, your blockades, all your impediments to freedom, we will have no choice but to intercede, and tear down those obstructions brick by brick.

Mummart’s and Boggart’s / Nocheez Orchestra

Mummarts And Boggarts / Nocheez Orchestra

Tracklist:

  1. Ain’t Good Enough
  2. The Steady Part One
  3. Burger Meister Meister Burger
  4. Mummarts and Boggarts
  5. The Steady Part Two
  6. Bending Back Forward
  7. Is There A Hell?
  8. Livin’ Large
  9. The Steady Part Three
  10. Like “The Man”
  11. What’s a Nice girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
  12. The Steady Part Four
  13. Round World

Available at:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/nocheezorchestra

Musings in Three Movements / Nocheez Orchestra (CD)

Musings in three Movements / Nocheez Orchestra (CD)

Tracklist:

Disc One

  1. Mr. Cleam Genes
  2. Bygones
  3. Water Colors
  4. Speaking in Dumb
  5. Plea
  6. Then There Was Consciousness
  7. Maggots and Cotton Candy Clouds
  8. Planned Obsolescence
  9. State of Emergency
  10. Reflections
  11. Tall Order
  12. Say

Disc Two (The Conversationalist’s…)

  1. Ism’s and Propaganda
  2. Work Structure and Movements
  3. Lynching Occupy
  4. Needs?
  5. Technology and Creativity
  6. Trickle Down
  7. Innate or?
  8. Who are we?

Available at:  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/ronnieneuhausersnocheezo

Kapearnicks Protest Simplified

Some folks continually attempt to make Colin Kapearnick’s protest about veterans, the anthem, and the flag, when in fact the protest is all about our country not living up to the standard of what the anthem and flag supposedly represent. (which I find to be pure B.S, anyway.)

If you can’t live up to the standards, then the song or the piece of cloth is worthless. You might ask why do I think what the flag and anthem supposedly represents is B.S.? Well, it has little to do with our actions. All I see is social and structural racism, sexism, classism, increasing poverty, imperialism, and a history laced with massive crimes, many ignored, and many of which continue.

It’s more important to speak out against the aforementioned crimes, so stop trying to cloak yourself in a flag and a song and hide from truth. Faux patriotism and nationalism are pretty disgusting things…

It’s Just Business – Or is it?

Businesses need to succumb to organized labor globally. We should all be in solidarity with labor everywhere and ensure everyone get’s paid the same wages per the job. Of course this is a massive task because the elite wealthy don’t want that. They constantly look to diminish labors worth and pit economies against each other in a race to the bottom.

A possible option would be to replace the capitalist business model, that being division of owners and labor, to the cooperative business model where that division is erased. Basically an anarchist method of organizing.

But even with that, we need to eventually rid the markets completely because all they are is an incentive to do bad things for profits. Capitalism aims to create the cheapest product by the cheapest labor. It’s fictional that we get the best products, we instead get the worst possible. If we made products that met the standards of technology, that met the possibilities of technology, and focused on increasing the life, recycling and upgrade-ability, well the entire market place would collapse.

That gives you an insight into how wrong this system is.

A Simple But Important Message

I think we as developing, thinking beings, have to find happiness in the struggle to make positive change. Those who deny all the facts, the ills, or forms of oppression they do not yet feel (the old saying what you don’t know won’t hurt you), may not be as happy as you might think. They will, and are indeed feeling the negative effects of this world that is controlled by a tiny minority of oligarchs and demagogues who ignore ethics and the plight of others.
The owners of the world fool many of the masses (who in fact take the brunt of their destructiveness), into acting the same as they do, the way of the sociopath. Because so many do not understand the reasons why there are so many ills, they can’t see a way out of their pain, and instead look for answers from the very demagogues that continue oppressing them and multi-millions of folks.
Meet, search for people who are in solidarity with beauty and changing the world, they do exist. Call them your friends.

The War on Political Correctness, what is it exactly?

As of late, it seems Donald Trump’s rhetoric, which has been magnified by the media, has emboldened hoards of folks to fight a war against so called “political correctness”.  We hear comments from many folks that Trump is honest, speaks his mind, doesn’t worry if what he is saying is politically correct or not.  Many folks make statements like “We’ve lost our cojones,” etc, etc…  Apparently Trump has found our “cojones” and given them back to us.

Besides the fact that Trump has been proven dishonest with his plethora of misinformation, there looms a larger problem.  This mass of folks and their newly found voice feel free to spew hateful, racist, prejudice, fear mongering, pro violence rhetoric as if it’s some sort of wonderful, acceptable thing.  All this hate speech has no standing in fact or any reality. It’s all reactionary thinking based on emotion and fear.  It’s the type of rhetoric spread by demagogues that set up a very dangerous social and political climate.

Now on the other hand, many folks like myself have truly spoken out against political correctness by presenting evidence based on historical and scientific fact which does not coincide with the establishments line of thinking.  When it’s stated that the US backs coups, supports dictators, ravages countries, steals resources and kills more people around the globe than any terrorist organization could ever dream of, well no one wants to hear that type of “political incorrectness” even though it’s based in fact. Most don’t want to hear all the massive ills caused by capitalism and the wealthy corporate owners and shareholders leading us down this horrifying path, and giving us the realization that our system of operation is possibly on it’s death bed. Most don’t want to hear that if we continue living with these systemic values we could end our species and put all life on the planet in peril. In fact it has already begun.

I personally would love if people did not spew hatred, violence and ignorance, it would mean we are progressing as a species.  Unfortunately those angry voices are the loudest, the ones that get the most media attention because ratings equal dollars. If on the other hand, you take part in the type of anti-political correctness I mentioned that is based on facts, well you could get yourself fired from your job, or maybe get detention at school, or even a physical beat down from the reactionary mobs.

Guess what, sometimes being politically correct means you are being cordial, nice and god forbid open to the idea we should all try to get along, that we are one.   If you want to be politically incorrect, why not do it in a fashion that isn’t destructive?  A position that has insight and could lead us down positive paths?  Why not have a real cause behind your words instead of empty vitriolic rants that cause more problems and actually work against the very people spewing this hateful rhetoric?

If you really want to get your “cojones” back, stand up against the status quo, against the establishment, the plutocrats and oligarchs that are the oppressors that have been proven liars time and time again. Now that truly takes a “big set”.

Thoughts on the Syrian refugee crisis

I am wondering if Americans will ever try and live up to the principles they espouse? Right now there is a massive humanitarian crisis with Syrian refugees and we have people calling to stop refugees from coming to the US. When you look at the fact that only one refugee is thought to be part of the Paris attacks, most others French nationals (will we stop all French people from coming here also?), we see that the ratio of terrorist to refugee is minuscule and that we are really lacking any sort of courage that many like to brag about.

I am also wondering if we will ever take responsibility for the way the establishment uses our tax dollars?  Those very dollars were used to murder a million people in Iraq in the largest war crime of this new century. That war demolished the Iraqi infrastructure leading to all sorts of suffering which then led to radicalization that eventually resulted in the forming of ISIS and other radical groups. And folks this has not been the first time, it’s a repetitive cycle which includes the creation of Al Qaeda, the funding of the Taliban and on and on. Imperialism has it’s costs and is not an aim that a country that speaks of democracy, liberty and human rights should take part in.

I suggest we live up to those claims, protecting human rights and helping the suffering because folks, the reality is we rarely do. Those are fictions the establishment pumps in your head, but when you look at the reality, the history, as far as our establishment, it isn’t so.

Good things have been done by wonderful folks in our population and it will take that mind set for all of us to force the hand of the establishment and act accordingly. So instead of all this hate and fear, maybe we should try love, community and cooperation. It isn’t easy, and there is always a risk, but that risk is outweighed by the opportunity to save hoards of lives along with elevating the human species so we may one day attain a much higher standard of human life.

If we want to continue down the path of fear and hate, expect more of the same.

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