Monday, November 26, 2012


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To survive and be happy, you have to be flexible, and make changes when crises occur.

"There is much more to resilience than simple strength."

This is according to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a Lebanese-Christian American, who has written Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand. (aka Things that Gain from Disorder)

Switzerland, where each little canton has the freedom make big decisions, is more likely to survive and be happy than the USA.

1975 - USA defeated in Vietnam

The USA is an inflexible country.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, for example, reminds us that little Vietnam was able to defeat the big USA.

It is difficult for big centralised countries to be flexible.


Nassim Nicholas Taleb wants to teach countries, and people, how to be more resilient.

Taleb is not necessarily to be trusted in everything that he writes.

In his 2004 book Fooled By Randomness, Taleb wrote about societies being hit by surprise events, which he called Black Swans.

He describes 9 11 as being a surprise event.

9 11 was a surprise to the public.

But it was an event that had been carefully planned by people in the Pentagon, and their allies.

Taleb fails to tell us that this, and many other apparently random events, are in fact 'inside-jobs'.

Taleb reportedly made a multi-million dollar fortune during the financial crisis that began in 2007.

Creating 'surprise events' is part of the policy of the Pentagon and its friends.

The attacks in Mumbai, in 2008, are part of a 'strategy of tension' being employed by the Anglo-American-Israeli Axis to ultimately divide and conquer the Middle East and Central Asia.

Creating an “Arc of Crisis”: The Destabilization of the Middle East ...

Bernard Lewis's plan, unveiled at the 1979 Bilderberg meeting, was to support the Muslim Brotherhood, in order to break up Moslem countries, such as Tunisia and Egypt.

Lewis argued that the West should encourage groups such as the Kurds, Armenians, Lebanese Maronites, Ethiopian Copts, Azerbaijani Turks, and so forth. The chaos would spread in what he termed an ‘Arc of Crisis,’ which would spill over into Muslim regions of Russia.

Obama's Brzezinski Plan

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What is Taleb's message?

Taleb writes that people, institutions and countries survive shocks when they are flexible.

Being flexible means making changes, adapting and learning. 

This is being 'antifragile'. 

This is gaining from disorder.

Taleb sees Switzerland as one of the most antifragile places.

It is decentralised and each canton can experiment with its own solutions to problems.


Taleb thinks we should:

1. Welcome unpredictable events.

(A car breakdown gives one the opportunity to walk to work).

2. Refuse to believe anyone who offers advice without taking personal risk.

 (Buy Egyptian shares?)

3. Keep institutions small and self-contained.

(If a small bank fails it won't bring the entire system down.)

4.  Build slack into our lives.

(Leave time for holidays?)

5. Recognise the impossibility of predicting anything with too much accuracy.


According to Taleb, we should welcome small disasters as opportunities for improvement.

We should make good use of randomness, uncertainty and chaos.

A child can become stronger as the result of having small illnesses.

A child can become more resilient as the result of getting some exercise.

Taoists would agree with some of what Taleb teaches.

He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. - Sun Tzu


aferrismoon said...

The Power STructcures use 'ballistics' - the concept of throwing something from a moving object and trying to hit another moving object.

There are many variables that need to be worked out.

Thus the power structures anticipate what will happen and prepare for it , and they take time to calculate what will be the effects of them doing something 911ish. The public , uninformed, cannot anticipate to such a degree. Most don't want and seem to enjoy the shock of daily news events [ and soap operas ]. Some are , in the UK, shocked by annual[ i.e regularly occuring] events such as snow etc., but refuse to ever prepare.

They may then anticipate 'public reaction' for the public and manage it , using high emotion/shock/fear/trauma to nullify dissenting voices. Obviously they had the whole 'conspiracy theory game' ready to be slotted in and applied to the masses.

Not only does it nullify proper investigations into ,say, 911 it also makes good money at the box-office.

Obviously , with the Newsnight docu last year cancelled, the power structures had a few months to calculate future events in the BBC child-abuse scandal - Savile's dead so can be used, Paul Gadd - no eyebrows raised there, Lord McAlpine falsely accused and reports of hundreds of abused coming forward to muddy the waters with one abused man , Messham, made to look bad - luckily for the BBC Chelsea sacked Matteo and hired Benitez and that took a lot of attention from this child-abuse.

Buckminster-Fuller wrote about 'anticipatory design science' in his book Critical Path. Ballistics is an integral part of it.


aferrismoon said...

Note the use of the word 'abuse' in this football headline , Benitez' first game .

Saturation policy on the word 'abuse'?


brian said...

off topic but FYI
most of the Free 'Syrian' Army are not syrian at all:

2 Syria 24 English
3 hours ago



3. The Sun: Four British extremists are being trained to fight in Syria

FOUR British extremists are being trained to fight in Syria at a camp run by Omar Bakri, The Sun can reveal.
The hate preacher, boasted of his military-style courses forIslamic fanatics on the lawless border with Lebanon. In a chilling interview, Bakri revealed one recruit was a computer programmer in his 20s from London, while another was an Midlands-based IT worker.

And he claimed: “Others like them will follow”.

He said: “Of the four, two of them have Syrian connections. But they are all born in UK and have professional backgrounds.

“After their training they will do their duty of jihad in Syria.”

Bakri, 52, came to Britain in 1986 and stayed until 2005, during which time he praised the 9/11 terror attacks — and claimed £250,000 in benefits.

The Syrian-born cleric claimed to have trained “many fighters” from other countries, including Germany and France, since setting up home in Lebanon.

He added: “I’m involved with training the mujahideen (fighters) in camps on the Syrian borders and also on the Palestine side.”

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Seems like the personal traits he celebrates are good ones and worthy of discussion. He takes this great list and tells us to apply it to accepting our gradual enslavement.

In the broader context of our propaganda matrix. One small key to the fascists rolling over people and getting them to stand down is the myth of the independent self sufficient man. Poor dumb Americans have been conditioned to reject government paid health care while they pay for top notch health care for their elected officials.
Taleb is likely selling similar snake oil to a more cerebral crowd to get them to meekly accept the fascist crackdowns, austerity trips etc. that the NWO is running all over the planet.

Antifragile, yeah that's it, antifragile. Accept your enslavement and be proud of the strength it takes to endure your loss of freedom, hope and security.
Orwell couldn't have coined a better word.

Unknown said...

Yes, the creation of Kurdistan has openly been a part of US military planning since before 1996.

This can be confirmed from publicly available documents and research papers.

As for the actors - it is evident that They through the auspices of the US military have trained and prepared multi-national 'special forces' units that are nothing but terror and assassination squads for the spreading of instability.

They have relied upon Their generals the same who were instrumental in the 'black helicopter' ops, Waco and a hundred other atrocities...

The writing has been on the wall for some considerable time.


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