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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 to a perpetual cycle of...

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 for decades. The prison Industrial...

“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 monopoly on power can only...

"Her beauty is beyond compare with emerald eyes and auburn hair, the botox'd and mammographized Jolene."   I was doing a deep dive on NFTs, reading a blog about economics and how crypto could threaten (or become weaponized by) corporate oligarchy yadda yadda. Familiar subject but the...

Just over a year after the World Health Organisation (WHO declared Coronavirus a pandemic, vaccines are being mass-produced and distributed to populations in dozens of countries across the planet. The science has been impressive. The politics? The corporate profiteering? Quite the opposite. Corporate capitalism does...

Here's something I find baffling and possibly troubling. It's laudable to make university education available to all, without extortionate fees. Does this have to be at the expense of international cutting edge excellence, though? Germany and France are populous countries with globally influential advanced economies;...

The story of Coronavirus has been heap big fun. Informative, also, insofar as learning a lot about the way the world works - and how it's presented, to the world, through national media, by liberal and conservative politicians, by the government and the medical communities,...

America is a nation of people fucking each other over for an artificial scarcity (money). Food pumped full of shit creates allergies and intolerance and diabetes, which pharma products mask. Right now it's only costing on average five years longevity versus other healthier first world...

Noam Chomsky famously said: "The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum." The forces responsible for 'strictly limit' and 'allow' have been refining continuously, for forty-plus years,...

Totalitarian countries encourage cult of the personality around leaders like Hitler, Stalin, North Korea's Kims, blah. Despite there being no freedom in those countries, there's plenty of devotees to the leader, hero-worshipping him as if he's superhuman. The hero-worship is a sign of authoritarianism, i.e....

Admission about Coronavirus being wet market or lab leak is splitting hairs. Doesn't matter if virus got out of the CCP/DARPA funded Institute via escaped mice, bats, or pangolin-loving Chinese scientists. The novel coronavirus itself originated in the lab's gain-of-function research. Its evolution from earlier...

Development of the modern democracy allowed the formation of organization like political parties. Paradoxically, any such organization, when growing in size, also grows in complexity. And inevitably with this growth gradually become less and less democratic. This process is immanent, objective, and does not depend...

Establishment domination of the national reward system is impressively omnipresent. Mass legacy media and almost every institutional gatekeepers of important credentials is subordinated to the service of an aging plutocracy. Consent is manufactured. Dissent is silenced - or marginalized out of sight. Wealth continues to...

Cryptocurrency has a lot of potential. Blockchain is wonderful. Functionality. Making the bullshit bureaucracy of life simpler, faster, less of a waste of time. More of that, please! Non-Fungible Tokens. Shards of NFTs. Buyers clubs. Art marketplaces. Modern art. Store of value. Corporate lobby displays. Boardroom...

Significant amounts of time get wasted by people in the advocacy of a particular sweeping ‘solution’ – like ‘give everybody secure housing and UBI’ or ‘nationalize the means of production’ or ‘close the borders’ – yet these ideology-over-practicality suggestions may sound strident and compelling, like...

Identity politics, cancel culture, wokeness, echo-chamber media, tribalism, data science profiling of individuals into big data demographics; the latest evolutions of the world's hegemonic force - consumer capitalism. It's creating a monopoly on customers, same as its corporations create a monopoly on industry and product....

Control of thought is more important for governments that are free and popular than for despotic and military states. The logic is straightforward: a despotic state can control its domestic enemies by force, but as the state loses this weapon, other devices are required to...

FASCISM OR FREEDOM? When most people think of an authoritarian state, it brings to mind scenes like the ecstatic battalions of Sturmabteilung and Schultzstaffel in the swastika-bedecked Luitpoldarena of the Nuremberg rallies (consider the Fuhrer’s exhortations of Nazi folk nationalism) or the pale Russian crowds...

Corrupted social justice pathogens from the battlefield of American political warfare are infecting British activism, institutions and culture, spilling over into the UK public narrative undetected because there is no native built-up resistance. In fact, the very rightness of social and racial justice is what...

Boris Johnson and his Brexiteer organ grinders have two goals: Exit Day and a Parliamentary majority. They go hand in hand. Winning a majority in the House of Commons will hand the new government absolute control over when and how Exit Day happens. It is...

According to Steven Pinker, the world is actually getting better. Pinker uses history and statistics to outline world trends that position progress within a broader context. With all of the data Pinker has collected, he suggests the world is actually getting better. The world...

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