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Keeping a garden, to patiently nurture new life from the soil, 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 gardens in the infinite cyberspace of the "cloud". Instead of soil and seed, internet gardens are sewn with free expression: blogs, posts, articles, essays, stories, repositories, etc. This website is one such internet garden, partly-ordered partly-chaotic content, for anyone who happens by.

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POSTMODERNISM AND THE GIAN GASTONE DE MEDICI CODA

30 November 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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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

30 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

23 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

9 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

2 October 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

17 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

10 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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Masking – Mask Mandates – Viral Load

3 September 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

27 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

20 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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Expert-Entrepreneur Merit Consensus

13 August 2021
Historians used to argue that the regulatory state began not with public-minded statesmen cracking the whip and taming big biz, but just the opposite—with business leaders deliberately inviting federal regulation as a way to build barriers to entry and give…
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Market Value Marketable Values – Musk to Winkelvoss

4 August 2021
Elon Musk: "Goods & services are the real economy, any form of money is simply the accounting thereof" Winklevoss: "Goods and services, yes. And absolutely anything and everything else (at least) two parties can value and can feasibly quantity." DEFINITIONS:…
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"Nothing is more important than stopping Fascism. Because if we don't, Fascism is going to stop us all."

        Fred Hampton

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