Morning shifts are having an effect on me. Tonight I bring you other blogger’s works because I am just too tired.
While Captain Ranty found a Leftie who almost gets it. The lefty does believe that trhe problem of control by bankers and corporations is to be solved by control by socialism, but he is getting closer. He has seen the problem, or at least one side of it, but has not yet grasped the solution.
It is not about money. There is no solution to anything in money. Money isn’t even real.
How much money you have has no effect on my life at all. I don’t care if you have billions. It is of no consequence to me. You can try to use your money to tell me how to live but since I don’t care about money, it cannot work. It only works on those who want money.
I just received that Zenit EM I bought on eBay. It’s in good shape too and at a touch under £20, it cost less than I sold my old one for in 1982 or thereabouts. Needs a lens cap (won’t cost much) but the lens is unscratched and this version has features my older version didn’t have.
I could have saved up for a new digital Canon EOS (great camera, I have held one, but comes with a crap lens as standard) but I already have a film version EOS I bought second hand for beans.That one is damn well complicated enough!
Developing black and white, even slide film, is easy. I used to do that myself while still at university. I used to have the Zenit fold-into-a-briefcase enlarger but sold it when desperately skint, many years back. Now I don’t need one. I have a negative-scanner. I just need to develop the film and scan the negatives into the computer. It really takes only a little bit more time than transferring from the digital cameras.
There is no need to spend huge amounts on what you want and from there, it follows that you don’t really need to earn much more than is essential. Why be a millionaire? How much modern crap do you really need? How big a house, how many rooms can you be in, how many entrances can you guard against the thieves who can see the ostentatious nature of your wealth? Why not consider what you actually need and want and not bother about all the stuff that other people are just going to try to steal anyway?
That Zenit camera took wonderfully detailed photos thirty-odd years ago and it still works and still needs no batteries. Next I will look for a Patterson film developing tank and the B&W simple chemicals.
The world has moved on and technology is now the opium of the masses. This is fine with me because the masses are selling all the really useful stuff cheap on eBay.
If the British could ever again be raised fron ‘Tsk’ through ‘Tchoh’ to ‘Fuck you, it’s pitchfork time’, how could the EU and the puppet UK government hide evidence of it? An EM pulse would wipe out every camera and phone over a wie area. Nobody would have any evidence so nobody could complain and anyone who did would get the award of the tinfoil hat.
My Zenit has no electronics. The photos are on film and cannot be changed in Photoshop. Tampering would be easy to spot. In the uprising I will be the one with documented evidence. Your camera phones are all a sham.
There is a lot more to say but sleep does not beckon now, it frogmarches.