Random thought about feedback loops
As I get older I can tell that my negative feedback systems are getting weaker. More sensitivity to temperature, more difficulty with balance, less regular sleep, etc. All of these functions were automatically held constant when I was young. Now I have to apply more conscious thought and caution.
Parallel: The same thing happens to countries and empires as they age. Before 1946 we had a somewhat
functional feedback system. Bad decisions led to economic consequences that forced governments to revise the bad decisions. Error signals were carried by taxation.
Starting in '46 and accelerating after 1970, the economic loops were weakened and deleted. Now the feds don't need taxes at all.
They function solely on counterfeit numbers. Without the dependence on tax,
the feds don't need industry or production or work or people. They've already killed most of the industry. Since 2008 they've been openly killing the people.
Negative feedback is life. No feedback is tyranny. Positive feedback is instant death.
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Later: The parallel fails because nobody is applying conscious thought and caution.
Instead, the elderly country is chained and muzzled in the attic while competing fake "heirs" gamble and drink up the remnants of the estate and sue each other over the provisions of the will. Our politicians are Anna Nicole Smith
vs Erin Fleming.
Labels: coot-proofing, Natural law = Soviet law, the broken circle