My Most Recent Discussions

How can one survive in a ruthless world where there are only so many seats at the top, and innumerable people fighting for it?

https://www.quora.com/How-can-one-survive-in-a-ruthless-world-where-there-are-only-so-many-seats-at-the-top-and-innumerable-people-fighting-for-it/answer/Desmond-Last

By creating your own world in which you can enjoy your talents and abilities.

Those who forsake humanity in order to achieve supposed greatness are usually unhappy in the knowledge that they can trust nobody and befriend only those they can buy.

What is the point in being all powerful if you are powerless to make people like you unless you buy them.

Being ruthless means being greedy and selfish. Sure I want to be rich but not by the bodycount.

By ensuring you maintain ‘Principle and Integrity’ people will want to know you. Your words will be desired for their ‘ring of truth’.

When enough people want to know you because of your honesty and search for Justice and Equality then your World will have more value than that of the richest man in the World.

Being rich is no doubt better than being poor but being rich and dying alone – is that what life is all about?

What are some harsh life lessons the corporate world taught you?

The harshest and most important for me has been that Corporate Globalisation is a threat to Nation State Economic Sovereignty.

https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-harsh-life-lessons-the-corporate-world-taught-you/answer/Desmond-Last

The prostitution of economic ownership to the highest bidder has to all intent and purposes made Eunuchs of many of our Governments.

Global ownership of the movement of investment funds by powerful self-interested domineering groups who decide the how and when of Politics and Policy has created digit Labour that can be made non-existent at the press of a keyboard button.

I do not blame the Corporate. I blame the Government(s) for being weak, ineffective, intellectually challenged and lazy.

Instead of working to create dynamic vibrancy within their own economic systems they have sat back and watched the Globalization coup take over their countries.

I know I live in Australia. We were bought and sold a long time ago.

What is your message of kindness to the World.

My message of kindness is that we should be kind to those who seek respect through their respect of others.

Those that do not respect humanity as mankind’s expression of its ability to practice that equality of respect should not receive any kindness.

Our World has become dominated by those who show little or no respect for others.

To those who exploit our humanity for selfish gain there can be no kindness.

In the World crime pays. In my world it does not.

My message of kindness is that we should be kind to those who seek respect through their respect of others.

Those that do not respect humanity as mankind’s expression of its ability to practice that equality of respect should not receive any kindness.

Our World has become dominated by those who show little or no respect for others.

To those who exploit our humanity for selfish gain there can be no kindness.

In the World crime pays. In my world it does not.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-your-message-of-kindness-to-the-world/answer/Desmond-Last

Selfish Insanity Sydney NYE Fireworks

The NSW Government and Clover Moore the Mayor of Sydney who declared a Climate Emergency are spending approx $5.8 million on NYE fireworks. It is a selfish display in front of the whole world whilst the firefighters will be battling to save lives and property.

Why do people dislike people who tell the truth?

Honesty is brutal. We all are guilty of hiding from the truth. To confront the unbelievable as the believable is to examine one’s own reality of the World.

We build our reality of the World around us as a cocoon to absorb the shocks and keep out that which we do not want to hear.

That is why is so hard to get real change to the way we live our lives in order to reduce the negative effects of Climate Change.

We laugh off the warnings and shrug our shoulders in careless indifference.

We all know what is coming. It will be terrible; a Hell on Earth for so many.

Do you want to know that you will be willing to sell your soul for water or have to leave behind a whole lifetime of memories as you flee the x disaster.

Nobody wants to have to consider the unthinkable. We do not like the doomsters they confront our realisms, our hopes and our dreams. I know because I am a doomster.

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-dislike-people-who-tell-the-truth/answer/Desmond-LastGood luck.

What-are-some-basic-things-in-society-that-if-taken-away-would-send-the-world-into-chaos

https://www.quora.com/profile/Desmond-Last

The most important are ‘trust and respect ’ with their application being asserted with ‘Principle and Integrity’.

As citizens we endow our Governments and their Agencies with our ‘trust and respect’.

When they fail to ensure that they ‘listen and act’ on our needs and desires with an impartiality that ensures our democratic choice and safety is maintained then we question their ‘Principle and Integrity’.

Should our trust and respect of the State be such that we consider them to be no longer transparent and accountable civil disorder will become so prevalent that it will be the constant state.

That is what is happening around the World today and more so in the future.

In increasing numbers we no longer trust and believe our Governments and their Agencies.

The current constant state is that ‘Governments believe their own lies’ and we no longer can rely on their Principle and Integrity to safeguard our lives.

These ‘state of actions’ will lead to physical ‘things in society’ not being available and thus lead to total World chaos.

Food, water and shelter the basic components of any society will become so under threat from the extremes of Climate Change that Government will be unable to maintain its position in society without the use of force.

Energy weapons leave a trail of evidence when used continually against a person.

Energy weapons leave a trail of evidence when used continually against a person. This evidence can be used in conjunction with the United Nations Istanbul Protocol in any case against a Government or Government associated agency ot third party group who have allowed and participated in the development of energy weapons without any legislative or practical control over their manufacturing and use. This could also include any corporations who if they have allowed third party development, manufacturing and use of such weapons know that such weapons are being used to harm defenseless civilians. Any successful civil claim can lead to a criminal conviction by both National Courts and the International Criminal Court. Widespread consent which leads to mass harm by virtue of ‘Government absent legal care and enforcement of laws so intended to protect the defenseless can be said to be ‘crime against humanity’. Whilst the International Court can issue arrest warrants under the treaty of Rome for signatory heads of state it cannot do so for the heads of non-signatory states but they can be arrested when within the borders of a signatory states as ‘Crimes against Humanity have no diplomatic immunity. Governments should ensure that they have sufficient legal and practical controls in place to ensure that energy weapons are not used by any group against defenseless civilians.

What are some rules you should always follow during a survival situation?

Survival is so much more than a tin of beans and a campfire. Provided you have food, water and shelter from the elements then physically you will survive. However, if mentally you are not prepared for the isolation and the situation assault on your perspective of the reality you are in you may not survive despite having enough physical support.

If you are alone then your greatest survival enemy is yourself. If you are with others then it is your reality at odds with theirs that may cause you harm.

I was taking a 60 steel ketch into Port Stephens on the eastern coast of Australia in very stormy weather. I had the Coastguard on the radio who was guiding me in through the narrow channel. I was secure in the knowledge that I was in charge of the situation.

It was wild and windy and admittedly on the ‘scary side’. I was with a couple who were crew for me. The husband panicked because he was not in charge of the situation and had allowed the potential danger escalation to become his reality. He had taken himself out of his known world and put himself into a world he has no knowledge of. I had to be short and abrupt with him so that I could maintain my concentration.

What he had done was to let the unknown take over the known.

We were in a very seaworthy ketch. We were not taking on water and we were in communication with the Coastguard. I had inspected the vessel before we left and had sailed her down the coast with no problems. We had a life raft on board and were within sight of land.

All the ‘plus points’ he ignored and instead he was in a world that was out of control and deadly. If I had not told him to ‘shut-up’ I could have been dragged into his world and made a sailing maneuver that would have not got us into Port safely. In addition his lack of emotional control could have become the focal point of the situation rather than the ketch in a storm.

We both had the same physical knowledge of the situation but he tried to let his mental perspective overcome mine. We tied up safely and I did not mention what had happened. That too is important in a survival situation. Do not let a bad situation linger. Let it go.

To survive you must be in control of your mind and not let your fears take you into a World that will harm you with wrong and hasty badly planned decisions.

https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-rules-you-should-always-follow-during-a-survival-situation/answer/Desmond-Last

What is learned from solitude?

Solitude is the most important transition from being a digit to a person. As digits we are enumerated, categorised, accounted for, lectured to and charged to.

Vast developing AI systems cater to our physical needs and pay no attention to our need to be treated with respect. We pay for everything and we get the absolute minimum in exchange.

Solitude is the beginning of your personal revolution.

It is where you look yourself in the eye and say ‘I am not a digit to be trod into the binary highway and pimped for my data’.

‘I am a human being with the right to respect. I mean something to me and I will damn well ensure I mean something to those who trawl the cyber highway to capture my digital soul’.

You need absolute brutal honesty from that solitude. You must own up to the fact that you have become a footpath to wealth for the cyber lords and why that is so.

That is solitude – the space and time to hear yourself. A sort of personal Hong Kong Protest – you are not alone.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-learned-from-solitude/answer/Desmond-Last