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Keeping a garden is good self-therapy. Living in a city, however, there's not always space for one. Perhaps that's why information technologists look online to mark out surrogate spaces in the "cloud". Instead of cuttings and seed, internet gardens are sewn with free expression: blogs, articles, essays, stories, repositories, etc. This website is one such internet garden, partly-ordered partly-braindump, for anyone who happens by.

"History repeats itself. Has to. No-one listens."

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UNREMEMBERING THE IDEALS AND THE EVENTS

23 December 2021
Modern media makes us insatiable and unremembering, like a baby in a hall of mirrors depicting mothers, an infinity of warm and milky nipples, too much succour, too indiscriminate to leave us even a mote of freedom in our choice…
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THE FORMULA FOR EXTRACTING ALMOST EVERYTHING FROM ALMOST EVERYONE

16 December 2021
Government policy, corporate oligopoly, legislation, assent manufacturing strategy, official propaganda, loyal media messaging, political polarisations, inexplicable yet relentless demands for team loyalty, public atomisation and division; everything serves the same elite power centres, enriching the same corporate stakeholders, shaking down…
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CRYPTOSPACE – METCALFE’S LAW – PEER2PEER SOCMED

9 December 2021
In theory, Metcalfe's law is an impossible problem to overcome. But in reality? It may not be necessary to face Metcalfe's law head-on but instead to _steal_ the network effect of the existing network. Par ex: it's very hard to…
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POSTMODERNISM AND THE GIAN GASTONE DE MEDICI CODA

2 December 2021
In a postmodern-neoliberal corporate society that's increasingly inoculated against outlier rebels and individual genius, science itself is downgraded to mere data collection for the orthodox consensus, trapped in the straitjacket of layer after layer of credential gatekeeping. Creativity becomes subordinated…
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ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORKS AND TECHNOFEUDALISM

25 November 2021
The so-called social networks might more correctly be called an anti-social networks and if society can't come up with a solution to the monstrous technofeudalism of big tech-plutocracy, we're all fucked. Rich, middle class or precariat, it won't matter. Nobody…
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THE DEVIL’S BARGAIN: VOTING RIGHTS OR VOTING CHOICE

18 November 2021
There’s no more fundamental expression of inalienable liberty than the right of universal suffrage and yet America’s 170,000 parochial electoral jurisdictions are hopelessly atomized, opaque and (to varying degrees) corrupted. The Democratic-led 117th Congress has been presented with a complex…
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NO MORE HEROES IN FOREVER CULTURE WAR

4 November 2021
Winston Smith, in Orwell’s 1984, wrote “if there was hope, it must lie in the proles” but this is wrong. Cultural renaissance – revitalisation of genuine diversity liberalism including the essential respect for disruptive genius – will only come from…
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WHY I CAN’T BE PATRIOTIC… BUT IT’S NOT AS SIMPLE AS THAT

28 October 2021
It's easy to make allowances for a nation ostensibly founded (or founding) principles like freedom of expression, fundamental rights of personhood and property, rule of law, access to education, healthcare, social security and safety from the violence of despotism (home…
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POSTMODERNISM AND NEOLIBERALISM: CORPORATE COLLEGIATE CREDENTIALISM

21 October 2021
With its unholy convergence with neoliberal corporate-statism, academic postmodernist thinking has colonised the universities and proliferated to a point of almost absolute dominance over credentialed civil society. Most of the professional engines of culture are wholly in thrall to a…
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THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL BEFORE A JURY OF YOUR PEERS

7 October 2021
The 6th Amendment guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay, the right to a lawyer, the right to an impartial jury, and the right to know who your accusers are and…
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PATRICIAN JUDICIAL PRIVILEGE AND OTHER BASTARDS

30 September 2021
Nobody in the public conversation about #BLM police brutality seems to have understood it's the court system that's set up to brutalize the black, brown and working class and it's the unaccountable patrician judiciary that's been driving the corruption engine…
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PERFECT POLEMICS OVER HONEST EXPERTISE

14 September 2021
It used to be that credentials like phD or QC or MD or Rt.Hon were credentials of trust worth trusting. The democratisation of access to the humans behind the credentials - if one cares to look - has broken the…
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AN ARISTOCRAT IN EVERY ERA

7 September 2021
“Western” culture faces an existential threat. After a few hundred years of retreat in the face of liberalism and social democracy, technology and centralisation of power is revitalising an Anglo-American oligarchy of neo-feudal lineage and billionaires. The restoration of elite…
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PANDEMIC RESPONSE: TESTS, MASKS, VACCINES, VIRAL LOADS

31 August 2021
Becoming "infected" with a respiratory virus is not the same thing as being exposed to it. Nearly everyone's immune system is capable of fighting off low-level assaults by any kind of pathogenic virus, but by the same token, there is…
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Deliquesce to the EOF. Safe shutdown? Nah

24 August 2021
What's it matter if under all the layers of codex abstraction, we're just a machine code base layer heading for the same EOF? And if the most sensible purpose of middle to old age is for us to code a…
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Perpetual Grift Engine – Thank The Ignorant Unvaccinated

17 August 2021
Why is there no distinction – especially in testing – between SARS-Cov2 and Covid-19? The former is the virus, susceptible to antivirals and prevention measures. The latter is the immunological consequence and requires hypoxia and biochemical and immunological indicators (CRP,…
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One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

        George Orwell

Nothing is more important than stopping Fascism. Because if we don't, Fascism is going to stop us all.

        Fred Hampton

I’m not saying you’re self-censoring. I’m sure you believe everything you say. But what I’m saying is if you believed something different you wouldn’t be sitting where you’re sitting.

        Noam Chomsky
Fīat jūstitia ruat cælum
let justice be done though the heavens may fall

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