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Silverwolf’s Unorthodox View on Copyright

December 24, 2008

Silverwolf believes that, when it comes to artistic creations such as writings, conventional music, photography and film, and virtually any other medium, there should be no such thing as intellectual copyright.

First, let’s examine the worst reason for this view: the often bandied about Leftist “solidarity” of so many artists with “The People”. Anyone who adopts a Communistic attitude towards material goods should surely support such a Communistic view towards copyright. So, Silverwolf must wonder why, after so many decades, he still sees those little circled “c”s on so many artistic products emanating from Stage Left. Surely, such individuals should believe that they owe their all to the proletariat, and certainly forcing the prolls to have to purchase artistic creations is one of the most hypocritical activities a Leftist could undertake, in Silverwolf’s view.

But now let’s examine the actual reasons for why virtually all artistic Copyright is a fraud.

Firstly, all the components used in these creations are themselves creations of others, who are not receiving one iota of credit or material compensation for having their creations used currently. Do Shakespeare, or the Hathaway descendants, receive one penny in royalties when someone uses a word first coined by Shakespeare in one of their verbal compositions? Literally, every word we use is the creation of an individual, or a collective society which spread the use of a word (and probably a word created by someone long forgotten). When contemporary writers use these inventions of others, do they ever bother to annotate each word with a reference, or even a word of thanks, to the first person listed as having used it in the Oxford English (Unabridged) Dictionary? Silverwolf has never seen it. Are not these writers committing flagrant theft? Yet, they then have the gall to claim that their arrangement of these creations of others deserves some kind of special treatment, and even belongs to them, and that people should have to pay money for their arrangement of these words, for a very long time indeed.

Music presents a very similar situation. The notes were invented long ago, as were the instruments used to reproduce them. Anyone claiming copyright on music, should actually have to pay copyright to the inventors of notes and silence, and the inventors of musical instruments. Likewise, virtually all musical ideas are based on previous musical ideas, often created by a forgotten musician at a fraternity beerbash, or created hundreds of years back by some drunken Renaissance man. Monteverdi and Frescobaldi are probably at the root of all modern music, but who ever gives them a cheer, or even a word of thanks, at the rock concert? Such ingratitude!

Of course, photography and film also fall into this category. Since all photons are created by Providence, and the photographer or film maker is certainly not creating the light but rather the Process of G-d, it really is a bit much to have people claim that a photograph is “theirs”.  And Cinema presents us with merely a more complex art which is at core made up of the other arts we are discussing: writing, music, the capture of photons. Actors, as Hitchcock realized, are merely cattle, conditioned to deflect the photons in whatever pattern the director chooses to choose (and then claim as his own).

(And here we digress to record an actual conversation that took place, so legend goes, on the old Hollywood trail.

Billy: Mornin, Hitch. Sure is a fine lookin herd of actors we got us here.

Hitch: Yep, they ought to make some fine prime sirloin, once we drive em in to Hollywood.

Billy: Man, they sure are dumb critters, aint they?

Hitch: Yep, jes give em a little of that buttered flattery, and they’s is tame as a caponed rabbit. Then you can move em around, just so, so that the photons hit there faces just right. And voila, you got another hit.

Billy: Whats vowala mean Hitch?

Hitch: I dunno? Say, you and the boys are certainly gettin a reputation out in these parts. They’s startin to call you the Wilder Bunch.

Billy: Hitch, one day the names of Billy and the Wilder Bunch will be known from coast to coast.

Hitch: Well, you jes make sure it’s for the right reasons, or they’ll be no shortages of witnesses for the prosecution.

Billy: You sure got a strange sense of humor, Hitch.

Hitch: Yeh, and you got what they call “Prisoner’s Ears”. Well, Billy, I’d say it’s goin to get dark pretty soon round here.

Billy: You sure know your lighting, Hitch.

Hitch: Yep, I sure do, don’t I. Better get them doggies bedded down for the night, Billy, and pronto.

Billy: Aw, Hitch, you know it dun’t take more than a minute or two to get an actor and them heifers bedded down together.)

 In fact, the Copyright notion is so ridiculous when it comes to film, that filmmakers have often given a sop to their collaborators by endlessly listing their names at the end or the beginnings of “their” films. The Collectivist nature of filmmaking must be overlooked, and the fiction maintained that it is a film by “so and so”. But you’ll notice that the Producer, the fellow who writes the check that sets the whole process in motion, is the one who usually gets the last credit. In his mind “He” is the real maker of the film. Yet, none of these will admit that it is the photons, the ancient words, the long-ago created notes, the previously discovered technical effects, and the hit-and-miss theatricals of quondam films, that brings about the latest “creation”? Kinda like saying the cook made the meal, when it was the farmer who actually grew the food, and the trucker who hauled it to town, and the boxboy who unpacked it onto the shelf, and the gas company that supplied the cooking fuel. Nor do they ever point to the creators and the manufacturers of cameras as the real creators of photography and film. Have you ever seen a film created by “Bolex” with the assistance of a lot of so-and-sos?

Moving on to a completely different class (apparently), we come to that of “inventions”, those devilishly ingenious gizmos that eccentric American grumpy old men have been developing in their “shops” for a good century now. “Now, why didn’t I think of that?”, is the ubiquitous response when readers come across these gems in some popular mechanical magazine. Up to that moment, no one had ever thought of that, but when presented to the mind of the non-inventor, the first question is “That’s so obvious, why did that never strike me?”  Well, the obvious and existential answer is that  it never struck you because you were not bright enough to ever have it cross your mind.

The famous “grapefruit squirter shield spoon cum juice wiper” is a prime example. What enterprising mind came up with the idea of a grapefruit spoon with an attached shield to protect the devourer from those nasty spits of acid juice that have wreck so many a suit? It was bad enough to not have thought of such an obvious one. But to not transcend this very obvious improvement with the further refinement of a battery operated shield wiper, so that the devourer could continue to make sure he wasn’t swallowing any seeds, shows the non-inventor the poverty of his imagination.

But in this case, has the inventor really invented something new, or merely taken two old ideas, the windshield, and the windshield wiper, and applied them to the necessity of FED officials who have to attend early morning prayer breakfasts, in which the main prayer is that the world will continue to believe in the US Dollar, before they attend Congressional hearings ,where the entire financial nation will be watching every bead of sweat on their beaded brows?  To have grapefruit juice stains on their FED official ties could seriously undermine the international stability of the Dollar, and therefore there was a huge market for these spoons, at whatever price one could unload them to the FED for, certainly many times their actual value, as is permitted now. When the penny dropped, and it finally dawned on the Democrats that it could also be used to keep egg off their ties, before they questioned the FED officials on television, it’s use spread to the Liberal halls of congress. Some of the Congressional Women even used it to keep egg off their coiffures.

The point being, inventions follow the same pattern as so-called artistic creations. They are constructed from the tiny atoms of truth found by earlier scientists, and then re-arranged into new patterns, but certainly not created from scratch. (The exception being when there is a scientific revolution that completely sweeps away all the former misbeliefs, like the abandonment of the “ether” and “phlogiston” theories. Or the discovery of sub-atomic particles, which look more and more like patterns of energy without substance, save for that energy. And does this prove that Bishop Berkeley’s Subjectivism is perhaps the ultimately true philosophy?)

So lets away with the fraud of Copyright, of invention, of creation! There is only the tired repetition of the artistic maxims,  ad nauseum ad infinitum, over and over, and occasionally a new arrangement which the artistically starved pounce on as “the latest creation”.

G-d created everything long ago. All Copyright is is the malappropriation of G-d’s creations under the guise of the ego.

Silverwolf’s blogs were created a billion years ago. All he is doing is manifesting ancient atoms of axioms. There is no creation involved. Why, Silverwolf’s so-called “creations”  are as determined by the laws of physics, as much as a black hole, or the start of combustion in the old potbellied stove. So if you don’t like them, don’t put the blame on him. It’s not his fault, and he really had nothing to do with it.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww! — Silverwolf

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Silverwolf Asks Mr. Clinton “How Dare You?”

December 20, 2008

Silverwolf can well recall the famous “How Dare You!” hurled twice by William Clinton at a heckler in Minneapolis who had the audacity to question the official government version of 9/11. Whatever one thinks the cause of that event, one can never condemn scepticism about something which so many have seemingly legitimately questioned.  However, the moral condemnation in Mr. Clinton’s voice, and the general chopping of the sweaty palms of the pro-Clinton mob in response, shows that mere questioning is now relegated to the category of a moral crime. At least, that’s what the very pure politicians would like us to believe.

But now what? Why, we see Bloomberg coming out with a story that The Clinton Foundation, the other daughter of the Billaries, has accepted between $10 million and $25 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has also received money from the Governments of Dubai, Qatar, and Oman, and a host of other paragons of the ideals of the Democratic Party, including Blackwater.

Silverwolf asks Mr. Clinton, “How Dare You?” How dare you take money from a Kingdom that stones Women to death for adultery, that treats Christians like garbage, who have to drive on segregated roads, and cannot bring their Bible into the country; that treats Women like garbage, who cannot be allowed to drive or vote; that has whipped up hatred against and murdered countless Jews, both with their propaganda, their money, and by their direct actions. The  Racist Saudi press regularly publishes the grossest anti-Semitic cartoons that rival the crap churned out by Jules Streicher.  A country that practices widespread slavery, and where the rape and torture of imported maids is commonplace.  A country that practices the death penalty on a massive scale, like America and Commie China. In sum, a sewer of Human Rights in the Middle East, and a place that should never be associated with anyone named Jefferson. And William Jefferson Clinton’s foundation takes money from this Kingdom.

And just a few days before, we saw that Mr. Change, President-elect Obama, had appointed Hillary Clinton as our next Secretary of State. A woman who will be directly negotiating in the Middle East, and again telling Israel not to fight back when it is attacked, as any civilized nation on Earth would be expected to do when rockets constantly rain down on it.  And someone who will be dealing with the Criminal Miscreants of North Korea, who should immediately be overthrown by some military force in the world, whether governmental, international, or wildcat-voluntary, that cares about Human Rights, and have the Communist Criminal leaders and top party members standing in the dock at Nuremberg, and thence to be caged and kept on public display, in a War Criminals Zoo that should be set up in the Hague.  The very same Murderers who will be allowed by Mr. Change and the Clintons to continue to starve their people, while stuffing their gulags in the freezing North of North Korea with anyone they especially don’t like. Why doesn’t the world show some guts and wipe out the N. Korean Government Scum in a week? What wimps!

The Clinton’s also had the audacity to take Government Funds from countries like Ireland, whose taxpayers I’m sure are glad some of the money they could have spent on their children or themselves is going into this wonderful foundation, where Billary can decide how best to spend it. And they have taken money from the Government of  Jew-hating, whale-butchering, Socialist, obese Norway (Norwegian men are the fattest in Europe according to an article appearing on  the Mises Institute website),  currently the most anti-Semitic country in Europe according to an article in the Jerusalem Post,  and which recently, on national television,  broadcast a “satire” on the Holocaust, which included a lament for the lice who had to die on the Jews who were murdered by the Germans in the gas chambers. Man, those Norwegians sure have a sense of humour, when their not harpooning defenceless whales to death to add to their National Socialist wealth.

And taking money from the Gulf Monarchies, who duplicate fairly well a lot of the Saudi atrocities against the Bill of Rights, — yes, for a Democratic Party Icon to take money from such Absolute Monarchs is so appropriate, can the Art of Hypocrisy rise to any greater heights?  Silverwolf thinks not. When Ron Paul was asked to return the $500 he received from someone named Don Black, who turned out to be the head of a neo-Nazi group, he refused, and said it was well-known that he vigorously opposed the Nazi’s Collectivist, Racist agenda, but if it helped him get elected, it would actually go towards defeating the Nazi’s morbid philosophy. For this he was roundly condemned by the Liberal Blogosphere, who were barking for Hillary, lover-boy Edwards, and Mr. Change. Now, William Jefferson and Hillary take between $10 and $25 million (the exact number was not required to be given, and so you can be sure the Clinton’s didn’t give it, in the spirit of transparency no doubt) from the Christian- and Jew-hating,  misogynistic Saudis, and not a word of scandalized criticism from the Liberal Blogos.

Anyone who donates money to the Clinton Foundation is legitimizing a viciously Jew-hating,  totalitarian, religious dictatorship. They are legitimizing anti-Semitism, Racism and Evil, and that is a Moral Crime.

But none will point out the crime, nor criticise the accomplices.

Except here. So, when it comes to the acceptance of funds from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Silverwolf must ask the very self-righteous William Jefferson, “Mr. Clinton, How Dare You!”

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Silverwolf Apologises to the Hindu-American Community

December 10, 2008

Silverwolf feels driven, in this blog, to apologise deeply to the Hindu Community in America for the behavior of his fellow Americans, who force that Community to pay taxes both towards the local school system, which serves meat, and the Federal system, which permits people to buy meat on the Food Stamp Program. Hindu’s are also forced to pay state income taxes, which support prisons that serve meat, as well as the U.S. military, which, surprisingly, also serves meat. Silverwolf is outraged that Hindu-Americans (or American Hindus — there are some converts) are forced to pay taxes in order to support activities and purchases which they find deeply offensive and immoral. It is moral heresy to force these Individuals to have to pay taxes towards all these institutions and programs, including the costs of Federal meat inspections, because of their deep moral repugnance towards them, and they should be given an immediate exemption from  having to pay such taxes which purchase meat products, as should all Vegan and Vegetarian Americans. And, should Silverwolf’s idea for a tax exemption come to fruition, he believes Americans would find there were many more Vegetarians in America than was heretofore estimated.

Notwithstanding his disagreement with certain aspects of Hinduism, and his general discomfiture with organized religions, Silverwolf  must state his admiration for the rich philosophic process in Hinduism which led to the insight that Vegetarianism was the true dietary way of Mankind. Not all great religions have found their way to this insight, though Silverwolf believes Genesis 1:29 gives a Vegan basis to all of the major Middle Eastern Religions, and Buddhism has many Vegetarian adherents also. But Hinduism is the only major Religion to champion Vegetarianism, and in that its adherents should be very glad.

Also, those in the anti-abortion movement, who object strenuously to their taxes being used to federally fund abortions, should cast a thought to the Hindus and Vegans in America, who are forced into the same moral dilemma: either risk a huge brouhaha with the government which would probably end you in prison, or quietly comply with a tax which violates your deepest religious convictions. It is a dilemma that should not be forced on the innocent, law-abiding, citizen, but it is forced on him by Government, the Leviathan State, and in that is a great moral tragedy. How many family men are willing to pursue the path of Gandhi, and go to jail on a principle, when it would mean destitution for their wife and children? Not many. And in this injustice, it is the Vegetarian and Hindu-American communities that bear the brunt.

All Silverwolf can say to the Hindu-American Community regarding his fellow American meateaters, who force them to pay these taxes, is this, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Well, maybe.

Hoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Robama Hood and His Merry Band of Pelf-Pluckers

December 9, 2008

Robama Hood announced his latest plans to bankrupt the good Ol’ USA today, and put the final bolt into the crucifixion of the U.S. Dollar. The billions and trillions just keep rolling out, as the Keynesian pelf-pluckers further line the pockets of their constituent groups: the New York Banks, the Michigan Unions, the National Teachers Association, and the construction industry. Of course, their was no mention of paying for this by cutting farm subsidies, or having the Europeans and the Koreans pay for their own defense. Or closing some of those 700 bases we have all over the world, subsidizing the defense of our allies, while at home there aren’t enough police to deal with the rise in crime which the inflationist policies of the Democrats and Republicans have created. America suffers while Socialist Europe and Korea reap the benefits, and give their citizens all kinds of freebies at the expense of the American taxpayer. And then the Europeans  point to the success of their Euro-Socialist economies. The usual Keynesian bullscat.

The Democrats, freed from the restraint of a check on their power, are already making up a huge list of projects, which will be funded by government printing presses making whatever savings you have, worth much less. The Democrats, in conjunction with the FED and the Keynesians amongst the Republicans,  are currently laying their plans to rob you right out on the table, and the American public is applauding, because they do not understand inflation. America thinks that money can be created by the printing press, because so many Americans have been living on that wealth for the last 30 years. Now, the entire system is collapsing, and of course, the spoilt children of the Michigan Unions, whose minimum wage laws make it virtually impossible for the destitute to easily find enough work to keep them from starvation — these greedy unions are now demanding that the independent individuals of America give them even more freebies by having the money supply inflated even more. But they are small potatoes compared to the banks, the insurance companies, the military industrial looters, and the farm lobby Commies, always with their hand out for another dole from Joe Individual. These are the same Commies who are always braying about the Individual pulling himself up by his bootstraps; a physical impossibility, although they don’t mind being pulled up on the bootstraps of the minimum wage worker, and the small businessman.

The Band of Merry Pelf-Pluckers: all the miscreants who give away the wealth created by individual capitalists to their buddies in the government mafias: Bill and Hillary Clinton, $30,000 ring Robama, Dodd, Biden, Austen Goolsbee with his ghoulish prescription for inflation, Franklin Raines and Schumer and Frank, the buddies of the Communist Bankers Association, “Welfare for the Rich Farmers” Daschle, obese Charles Rangel with his Draft proposals and his tax surcharges, showing what a contemptable Fascist he is, Harry “exciting as watching paint dry” Reid, spendthrift splendidly coiffed Pelosi, and the whole gang of other outlaws who have taken it upon themselves to loot the Individual American as he travels the Highways of Life G-d gave him.

The Democrats are going to loot your wealth, America, and destroy the purchasing power of your money. Are you just going to sit their silently and let them do it without a word of protest? Are you such a nation of sheep, that you will let a smiling corporate salesman waltz his way into your living room and steal your family’s silver? Evidently you are.

The highway robbery by Robama and His Band of Merry Pelf-Pluckers will continue for at least two years. Will their be anything left of economic order when they are finished with their Great Looting of America for the benefit of their corporations? No.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf