notes on the bullshit spigot

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 mark out surrogate spaces in the "cloud", and instead of cuttings and seed, internet gardens are sewn with free expression: blogs, articles, essays, repositories, etc. This website is one such public-facing internet garden; part-ordered, part-braindump, openly accessible to anyone who happens by.

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NEOCON PRAGMATISM AND THE OMNICIDE GAMBLE

7 August 2022
The ruling class knows the economics behind American prosperity. It knows the importance of unipolarity. The state department knows what's at stake in the necessity to dominate Russia and China. They believe it's now or never; and they may be right. The clock is ticking. In ten years it'll probably be an impossibility. Chinese growth and Sino-Russian convergence may have…
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POTEMKIN POLITICS IN PLUTOCRACY: ELITES, PROFESSIONALS and PROLES

19 June 2022
All of the Anglo-American English-speaking nations are variations on the same theme: corporate state plutocracy. Everything in a plutocracy - or among oligarchs in a de facto feudal states (de jure democracy notwithstanding) comes from the twin dictates of extracting profit (which includes minimizing all expenses, reducing risk towards zero) and evading accountability (which includes consolidating influence, no censure, no…
Pentagon-Spinning-Dollars_3x2

THE WARFARE STATE’S INFINITELY MENDACIOUS ECHO CHAMBER

26 March 2022
Why does the US need a defense budget bigger than the next 10 largest military budgets on planet Earth, which is also 2.2x larger in real purchasing power than Eisenhower's Cold War budget in the early 1960s? Answer: Wealth transfer with minimum disruption. Appropriating taxpayer surplus value and sending it up the ladder into the coffers of corporate oligarchy. Stock…
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THE DEPRAVITY OF THE STAKEHOLDER MERITOCRACY

12 March 2022
Neoliberalism is the pretense of humane, inclusive meritocracy without the implicit moral imperative. Neoliberalism prosecutes all the evils its own leading advocates condemn. Neoliberalism is the evil of totalitarianism, with a slightly larger included class than old fashioned aristocracy, honed by economic over violent coercion, methylated by narcissistic hypocrisy. It's the worst, most toxic combination on the planet. It's sly,…
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BERTRAND RUSSELL LIBERALISM AND AGNOSTIC RELATIVISM

5 March 2022
Liberalism is not so much a creed as a disposition. It is, indeed, opposed to creeds. But the liberal attitude does not say that you should oppose authority. It says only that you should be free to oppose authority, which is quite a different thing. The essence of the liberal outlook in the intellectual sphere is a belief that unbiased…
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CAPITALISM IS DYING BUT CAPITAL IS STRONGER THAN EVER – HUH?

25 February 2022
Every exploitative socio-economic system is predicated on what the minority running it can make the rest do for them ("who does what to whom" as Lenin famously put it). Money and the state are epiphenomena of this system. Technology will always be wielded by the ruling class first. The behemoths of post-2008 financialisation and Big Tech are converging on a…
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OTHERING AND THE NEVER-ENDING CHERRY PICKING

18 February 2022
Too easy to get "advice" from enthusiastic advocates - including the successful, who'll preach exceptionalism mistaking it for survivor bias. Likewise, it can be tempting to instead get "advice" from the unsuccessful, the failure, the rueful sage looking to set you right so you avoid their mistakes. It's tricky to get through their need to take back some agency, to…
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POLITICAL REVOLUTION – CRYPTOGRAPHY – BLOCKCHAINS

11 February 2022
The paradigms of politics and technology are being challenged, with major adjustments in the very way that we organize and interpret the world around us. More than half the world is now on the internet. Billions of people have smartphones in their pockets, tracking them, surveilling them, moulding them 24/7 as it exploits them as a product to be sold…
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TELEPORTATION: SCAN – DIGITIZE – TRANSFER – RECONSTRUCT – KILL

4 February 2022
Teleportation by transport appeals because it is a viscerally comprehensible solution. Stand on a platform. Command the destination. Transporter is engaged. Wom Wom Wom-wom-wom. Your particulate matter and your electromagnetic forces - fermions, bosons, charges, spins, quantum states - are disassembled into raw data. Data is transferred to the destination transporter. Somewhere else far away your particulate matter and your…
colourfulmythtradition-3×2

“WOKE” OPPORTUNISM DRIVING CONSERVATIVES TO BLOOD-SOIL FUNDAMENTALISM

30 December 2021
On one hand you have the identity politics of liberal left-wing antiracist antihistory prosecuted through credentials, corporate censorship and a critical race confederacy of cunts. On the other, the conservative traditionalists, the reactionaries, the libertarians, and everyone else: from far left socialists to far right ethnonationalists. Conservative traditionalism is the lodestone of the dissenters; and as a consequence the woke-persecuted…
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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 of where to suckle though we know all ways lead.
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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 the same working and middle class citizens, mercilessly bankrupting the same unreported cracker and ethnic precarity, etc etc. Isn't the…
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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 compete with Twitter, but not so hard to give a user control over their own Twitter data (with a neat…
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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 to a perpetual cycle of repetitive ephemera slavishly following the lottery of trivial trending cash grabs and crowd distraction. It…
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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 is safe from the tendrils of technology. If there's no organised, informed, ideologically cutting edge community pushing back on the…
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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 of bold legislative propositions (i.e. changes, corrections, consolidation) with the potential to redefine the relationship between Americans and the democratic…
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RITTENHOUSE TRIAL – GROUPTHINK LEFT ANTIPATHY – GUN-TOTING RIGHT LOVEFEST

11 November 2021
Rittenhouse trial. Cast as a symptom of either white ethnonationalism or anti-gun rights anti-white persecution. It's neither. The trial itself is an assertion of the details of due process and the right to be heard by a jury of one's peers. Whatever the outcome, these details are irrelevant to the groupthink partisan commentariat; and in the bigger picture, this is…
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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 a critical mass of educated, competent individuals with something to lose finding the courage to fight back. Will this happen?…
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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 and abroad). It would be churlish to be ungrateful for the good fortune to be born into a class gifted…
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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 professional dollars-and-cents orthodoxy. To achieve a corporatisation of academia it has been necessary to corporatise the pursuit of knowledge itself;…
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STAR WARS, NATIVE GHOST DANCING, HAPPY MEALS – NONE OF THESE ARE CULTURE

14 October 2021
There is nothing especially wrong with Star Wars. In fact, there's nothing wrong with any of the pop-movie genres, same as there's nothing wrong with Marvel comics or daytime soap operas or MMORPGs or tabloid media or pan-piping Peruvians or fast food chains or city-transient sports franchises or any other mass-produced brand name consumerism. But it's not true culture. It…
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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 the nature of the charges and evidence against you. It has been most visibly tested in a series of cases…
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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 for decades. The prison Industrial complex with its well-documented disproportionate incarceration of people of colour (and poor crackers) is represented…
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HAPPINESS AND TAXPAYER TRILLIONS IN CORPORATE CAPTURED DEMOCRACY

23 September 2021
The whole pandemic response feels like a succession of profit-chasing backroom deals with the devil, trying to extract the most money for the longest possible time from the taxpayer with the least public scrutiny. Accountability at every level is nil. Public funded gain of function research messed up, releasing novel coronavirus with scant organized response except months of nepotism money…
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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 trust paradigm by exposing the chaff as well as the wheat of an individual's collateral output. It doesn't take much…
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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 monopoly on power can only be achieved by subordinating the middle class, and in particular non-conforming, non-compromising exponents of education-freedom-equity…
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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 a threshold beyond which nearly everyone's immune system will succumb to that same virus.
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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 safe shutdown for ourselves, for when the entropy is overcoming conscious will to fight - and exist - let me…
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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, D-Dimer etc). Why are these still blurred together? Why are new technologies like vaccine development largely funded by taxpayer spending,…
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Expert-Entrepreneur Merit Consensus

10 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 their cartels the protection of law. Long-ago giants of steel, tobacco, telephones, and meatpacking all welcomed federal regulation because of…
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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: Money is the universal medium of exchange, in trust. Value is stored therein. Price is a perpetually evolving market exchange…
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SCATTERGUN WEEK – BROADCAST CONTENT – JULY TWENTY TWENTY ONE

27 July 2021
The real world of seven-plus billion human beings is so far beyond simple metrics like good and evil as to make mere presentation of big data an irrelevant distraction for understanding the reality of complex society. Instead, humbly acknowledging its inadequacy, scattergun recs goes for the [Blunderbuss] content recommendation method.
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The Ideological Face of 21st-C Corporate Oligarchy

20 July 2021
Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump: neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the so-called "Left" socialists/social democrats failed to come up with an alternative? Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Mention…
rotatingquestionmarkeyes

Dear Journalists. Dear Commentariat. Dear Somebody.

13 July 2021
The best independent journalists and academics - plus many non-professional commentators - have done a great job of laying bare the reality of corrupted government, institutions captured by corporate power, compromised disingenuous politicians, mainstream media selling fearporn at such a scale it is atomizing society at large... all important revelations, all necessary parts of exposing the "lie" and documenting the…
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God. Yhwh (יהוה‎). Hebrew Emissary and Classical Master

6 July 2021
There are three different words used in the ancient Hebrew Bible translated as God; אל (el), אלוה (elo'ah) and אלהים (elohiym).  אל (el) is the two-letter parent root and foundation for the other two derivatives. When you hear the word "God", what comes to mind? Modern Western culture associates two different views of God: the omnipotent old man with white…
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Minimum Wage 1860 to 2020: $0 (Slavery) to $15 (Servitude).

30 June 2021
The American Civil War (1861-1864) was the bloodiest conflict on American soil, in history. It was a comprehensive victory for the federalized North over the confederated South, an end to de facto states rights - except in wedge issues that don't impact big picture economics. Bibble.   FOOTNOTES [boldgrid_component type="wp_shortcodes-ultimate" opts="%7B%22widget-shortcodes-ultimate%5B%5D%5Btitle%5D%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.1186%2Fs13059-019-1740-1%22%2C%22widget-shortcodes-ultimate%5B%5D%5Bcontent%5D%22%3A%22%5Bsu_permalink%20id%3D%5C%22333%5C%22%20target%3D%5C%22blank%5C%22%20title%3D%5C%22High-depth%20African%20genomes%20inform%20human%20migration%20and%20health%5C%22%5Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.nature.com%2Farticles%2Fs41586-020-2859-7.pdf%5B%2Fsu_permalink%5D%22%7D"]
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Consciousness Builder Algorithm – In A Zygote.

23 June 2021
HOMOGENEAL Consciousness is a lucky corollary of brain evolution, as neurological complexity developed to facilitate greater intelligence over millions of years natural selection, in the crucible of changing environment, scarcity and sexual competition.  Equally amazing as the evolution of consciousness over millions of years, from primate ancestors to modern humans, is a phenomenon that may demonstrate the power of natural selection by survival of…
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Wide Weird World. Kingdom, States, United

15 June 2021
"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 guy had it all broken down into a cool bibimbap timeline. Got me…
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Crypto: Mass Hypnosis Religion For Boogaloos?

8 June 2021
"Bitcoin? It's mass hypnosis. It's a crazy crowdfunded faith, almost like a religion..." Cryptocurrency is mass hypnosis. It is crowdfunded faith. What's more, it seems to be most religiously supported by a higher than average proportion of citizens with libertarian values and ready-made domestic arsenals. Thinking about it, however, perhaps those fiercest crypto activists should feel somewhat threatening... Because those mass…
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Coronavirus Corporate Capture – Open Questions

1 June 2021
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 nothing to improve society unless it profits. By default this means a stratified society of…
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Far-Right Ethno-Nationalism Race Bibliography

25 May 2021
Far Right Parties Gaining Ground All Across Europe! AfD in Germany, Marine Le Pen's FN in France, governing parties in Italy, Greece and Spain: far-right ideology taking root throughout the continent. This might be good clickbait and it is certainly a trend to watch closely. But that bigger story in Europe is the meteoric rise in Green party votes. Media…
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Critical Race Theory Fuels White Supremacy Fascism?

18 May 2021
Critical Race Theory (CRT) theory is the work of academics. Some are simple grifters, others merely following the path of least resistance. Some are undoubtedly sincere. The identarian brand of bourgeois Spencerism is in the ascendant, intoxicated with itself and encouraged now by Democratic Party collusion and a Republican and Libertarian backlash. The means of production of propaganda have been…
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America: Bombs Syria – Arms “Terrorists” – Oil Bonanza

11 May 2021
Progressives who tweet their opposition to American military bombing of Syria seldom mention that the US is also occupying 1/3 of Syria. stealing Syrian oil & wheat, crippling the Syrian economy with sanctions, actively supporting Al-Qaeda and their affiliates in Idlib, preventing reconstruction, imposing Western corporate ownership across Syrian and Iraqi oil fields and infrastructure.
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Stupid People. Dumb Populations. Fighting Natural Prejudice.

4 May 2021
There's a lot of stupid people in the world. We don't think of ourselves as dumb, so life is always a bit of a battle against the confirmation bias of encounters with stupidity teaching us to see everyone as stupid; which is wrong, even if the odds against intelligence are high. Push back against confirmation bias - even if it…
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Amazon Alabama Unions. Socialism?

28 April 2021
"Dirtbag" Left - Progressive - former Bernie Sanders campaign activists - socialists - non-corporate Millennial podcast - direct authentic no-bullshit style - marginalized? Chapo Trap House progeny. "Capitalists have the tendency to move toward those countries in which there is plenty of labor available and at which labor is reasonable. And by the fact that they bring capital into these…
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Anglosphere Cultural Divorce

21 April 2021
The population of the United States is five times that of the United Kingdom. No surprise therefore that the two countries media output tends to see American output pushing the envelope on big budget Hollywood blockbusters and seasons of highly produced television shows while Britain has been a source of more nuanced, less common denominator film and original auteur television.…
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Sign Language: Communication Superpower?

14 April 2021
What The Fuck? 200 YEARS AGO DEAFNESS MEANT ISOLATION. THEN CAME SIGN LANGUAGE — A COMMUNICATIONS SUPERPOWER?   Deafness was an isolating disability - excluding the deaf person from everyday conversation - as little as two hundred years ago. It wasn’t until the early 19th century that a comprehensive working sign language was invented. It’s hard to imagine what a paradigm shift…
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Religion – Islam – Evolution – Imperialism

7 April 2021
Islam v Judeo-Christianity: the defence of the scripture isn't germane. Qur'an may indeed be far more peace-loving and earnest in its "decide for yourself, think as an individual" than the bible, but the proof of the pudding has to be in the eating. What are the Islamic countries giving to the world? Is the failure of the secular modernizing state…
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Social Democracy vs Imperial Capitalism

31 March 2021
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; but there's a sense both punch below their weight in terms of world-leading innovation. Too…
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Oligarchy. Money. We.

23 March 2021
"Anti-Semitism is the fundamental litmus both for an individual's moral compass and a society's trajectory (i.e. is it progressing or is it degrading)." 01 Hyman Minsky (1919-1996) "Any (economic) unit can create money. The problem is getting it accepted." Britain did it with gunships. America does it with bombs. Why doesn't a country like Argentina or South Africa adopt BTC?…
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Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory and Jon Stewart

16 March 2021
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, between different countries, etc. It's also provided an interesting and real end-case example of how…
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Markets. Stockholders. Value.

9 March 2021
The Free Market as a Universal Solution "Capitalist markets are neural networks of human need, labour and multi-variable value, at scale."   Current representative democratic models with their biannual or every-four-year elections end up lowest common denominator by default. Witness bullshit populism (woke symbols or ethnic conflict) dominating public narrative while the real issues are ignored - and therefore co-opted,…
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Fear. Authority. Autonomy.

2 March 2021
 Independent Anti-Oligarchy Voices: David Allen Green (UK Lawyer and Blogger) Chris Hedges (US Activist Educator and Writer) Extinction Rebellion (Environmentalist Collective and Activists) Dirtbag Left: Useful Idiots (Katie Halper, Matt Taibbi) Secular Talk (Kyle Kulinski) Bad Faith Podcast Chapo Trap House cumtown Jimmy Dore Show Glenn Greenwald Cornel West Status Coup Akala Music Immortal Technique Corporate Compassionate Left: Michael Moore…
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Secret or Private Intelligence?

23 February 2021
Security in stores. Keeping an eye on my safety if watching me, that's a white privilege. Not offended by the scrutiny, Who cares what's in their brains? Trump is just the last echo of the Industrial Age and the installation of a senile grifter, the triumph of the technocracy, shielded by the CIA and MI5/6. These spy organizations were always…
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American AgriFood Big Pharma Business

16 February 2021
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 countries.
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Orthodox Consensus versus Heterodox Confluence

9 February 2021
If we were to list the genuinely 'good' humanity-improving creations of the internet age, I suspect Wikipedia would feature on most people's top ten. It's an unparalleled resource. It's one of the few transnational repositories not wholly subordinated to aggressive - and therefore limiting - editorial bias. Wikipedia is bigger than the expedient day-to-day prescription of a particular institution or…
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I. Feel. Sick.

2 February 2021
Science. Benefit not a priori, evolutionarily. Except it is, by a thousand cuts. Infant mortality. Longevity. Fertility. Less painful existence. Feeding the world. Not being bored. Etc etc. Practical reality beats fantasy, whenever a choice must be made. Humans like to have that cake and eat it. Science for life. Heaven for the death fear. Lineage evolution as a reconciliation…
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Masters and Emissaries – Corporate Dynasty

25 January 2021
There is a power struggle in the world that goes largely unnoticed by the general public. It's not a fight between countries nor a battle of left versus right. It's a struggle as old as civilization: the interests of the few versus the lives of the multitude. In the 21st-century and in light of the global proliferation of technology, there's…
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Rigaur94 Community in Berlin. Holding The Line.

18 January 2021
TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN ORIGINAL Despite the seemingly tumultuous events of the past two weeks, we have not heard much from us. But we were by no means inactive. In the last few days we have been laying new power lines with many skilled friends, exchanging old doors for fireproof ones, repairing, plastering, exchanging structural knowledge, eating and working together. Kiezradio is…
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Omniversity. Lesson #1. Falsification.

11 January 2021
What's wrong with the bloody world anyway? Marginalization of ideas, pushing their proponents outward from the mainstream (core), reducing their impact, relevance and revenue. Which means there are less proponents as time goes by and soon enough less ideas, more orthodoxy, more fascistification of everything. WE groupthink is a bullshit hierarchy mechanism by turning a shared goal into an identity,…
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January 6th 2021: Insurrection or Idiocracy?

7 January 2021
January 6th 2021 was a busy day at the American Capitol. The electoral college of the United States was scheduled to formally present the general election results to the Senate through the Senators of each of the fifty states, to the outgoing Vice President Mike Pence. The VP’s acceptance of the results is a formality, but nonetheless a red-letter date…
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Umberto Eco’s Fascism

4 January 2021
Umberto Eco in his 1995 essay, Ur Fascism defines fascism in 14 points. cult of traditionalism. rejection of modernism. cult of action for its own sake and a distrust of intellectualism. disagreement or opposition is treasonous. fear of difference.Fascism is racist by definition. appeals to a frustrated middle class suffering from an economic crisis of humiliation and fear of the pressure…
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Next. Four. Years?

30 December 2020
Trump rallies will start with Biden’s inauguration. He will foment his base to keep their anger on the boil, playing a risky game. Typical Trump. Perhaps he’ll schedule rallies to begin the very day of the inauguration – for maximum media and maximum momentum. His vanity will want to best the transition of power ceremonials with a bigger badder coda.…
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Hero’s Journey: Mischaracterizing History and Dehumanizing Villains

25 December 2020
Mass propaganda used to aspire to condition group uniformity - everybody marching in line. Nowadays the objective is more complex. Modern propaganda is all about division, atomization and confusion iconoclasm. Conspiracy in the modern world is a complete red herring. Not because today’s popular conspiracy theories are false; but because the culture around dripfed conspiracy theory is a planned distraction…
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Chief Medic Admits Virus May Be Lab Leaked.

18 December 2020
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 coronaviruses (like SARS) would've been accelerated by hundreds of research-infected test animals. Some escaped etc.…
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Coronavirus – Origin? Lockdown? Vaccine? Grift?

11 December 2020
Is the lab leak hypothesis valid, i.e. novel coronavirus SARS-COV2 escaped from Wuhan Institute of Virology after years of dangerous gain-of-function research? Is it an unforeseeable natural virus - some latent coronavirus, perhaps an evolution of SARS-COV1 - that moved from animals (bats, pangolins) to infect humans; and emerged in Wuhan, China - a dense population near the original SARS…
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Human Brain: Divided Hemispheres. Distinct Function.

4 December 2020
The brain is divided into two distinct hemispheres, linked by the corpus callosum, a complex broad band of midbrain synapse-neuronal connections.   By default, there's an observable separation of left-brain right-brain frontline role in human thinking, though given the complexity of the neuro-synaptic networking both sides are involved in processing, parsing and pro-action in every possible thought and stimuli. Assume therefore…
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Russiagate. Black Pill. Popular Front.

27 November 2020
Welcome to another vomit from the bullshit spigot. Today's rooting through the detritus has revealed a pile of different coloured pills. Most are red, blue, white and black but occasionally new colours pop up. What are these pills, then?
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Natural. Language. Processing.

20 November 2020
We experience the world outside our bodies through our senses (VAKOG): vision, sound (auditory), touch (kinesthetic), taste (gustatory) and smell (olfactory). We also have the capacity to recreate ‘models’ of our sensory information, that is, we can think in pictures and words and mentally recreate our experience of, or get a sense of an imagined, physical sensation. In addition to…
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Encouraged Derangement and Exploited Judgment

13 November 2020
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, in the crucible of party politics, corporate profiteering, partisan media and societal inertia. The forces…
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Human Freedom – Quotes – Contrarian Perspective

6 November 2020
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. least regard for human freedom. The reality is stark and flies in the face of…
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Nation Stories and Elite Global Plutocracy

30 October 2020
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 of quality of leaders or nature of the organization. Several key factors make the process…
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Nomenklatura Revolution – Utopian Fantasy

23 October 2020
Right wing or left wing, socialist or capitalist, technologist or libertarian, oligarch or plutocrat: nepotism beyond a very limited point is a slow suffocation of national vitality, neoliberalism's universally acknowledge Achilles heel. China, India and Russia - in different ways - ringfence neoliberalism with ideological superstructures. As it happens, these are built with a special attention to armouring the heel.…
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Identity As Political Strategy

14 October 2020
"For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - JFK 01 Moral Absolutes = Backdoor…
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Establishment Domination Of The National Reward System?

7 October 2020
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 be inexorably drawn upwards and power is consolidated in an ever more imperious, all-encompassing citadel.…
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Brexit. Deregulation. Grift or Opportunity?

1 October 2020
Britain is big enough and rich enough to research, develop, patent and manufacture ALL its own medicines and vaccines. R&D is a massive earner for the UK economy. But the problem is how much of our national earnings end up grifted out of the loop vs how much gets used to energise British manufacturing (educating skilled workforce, investing in British…
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Art. Commerce. NFTs. Shards. Boredom.

17 September 2020
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 vault collections. Generate publicity, buzz, art gallery zeitgeist attracting buyers in a self-perpetuating momentum,…
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Socialism. Capitalism. Separation.

10 September 2020
"When somebody has devoted every day of their life to their craft (e.g. standup comedy) anyone trying to take that away without there being - literally - criminal cause is either a dishonest scumbag or an unthinking moron." The artificial schism of capitalism (free market commerce between empowered individual citizens) and socialism (collective support safeguarding health and opportunity for all…
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Conspiracy Theories. Narcissists. Where’s The Love?

3 September 2020
All these conspiracy theories, fueled and amplified be - apparently - narcissist disorder. Fine. "Making Sense of Conspiracy Theorists as the World Gets More Bizarre" - Jon Ronson (The Guardian, 11th April 2021) Why's there no heightened visibility for the other side of this conspiracy of them against us? That would be some distillation of hope, solidarity, humanitarianism and charity.…
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Ginsberg’s Howl and T. S. Eliot’s The Wasteland

26 August 2020
No matter how often I’m told the poem Howl is a profound Beat equivalent of T. S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, it isn’t. I’ve heard them paired before, in the smokeless midnight air of alt-coffee urban pop-ups, listening for free as a mumbling hipster reads them aloud, back-to-back, in the same reverent cadence and double bass rhythm and nobody listening to…
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Epidemiology. Psilocybin. Microdosing.

19 August 2020
The only answer out of the oppression or chaos is the comprehensive education of everyone in the capacity to understand three core principles. They have to increase their first person, second person and third persona epidemiology.
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20th Century. Geopolitics. Democracy.

11 August 2020
Regular crises perpetuate the past by reinvigorating cycles which started long ago. In contrast, (capital-C) Crises are the past's death knell. They function like laboratories in which the future is incubated. They have given us agriculture and the industrial revolution, technology and the labour contract, killer germs and antibiotics. Once they strike, the past ceases to be a reliable predictor…
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Duopoly Weakpoints: Donor Class and Third Party Insertion

4 August 2020
Whether you're Left or Right or Center,  Progressive, Republican or Democrat, you'll already have a vague idea there's 'cheating' in the vast, complex electoral systems of American democracy. Depending how close you look into it and probably which party you support (if you're on one of the teams), you'll know about deliberate gerrymandering, redlining, mandated incompetence, franchise restrictions, slippery deadlining,…
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THE “BEAT” ICONS – KEROUAC AND GINSBERG

28 July 2020
Ginsberg died old and lauded. Kerouac took the other road: no middle age behind a beard, bumbling about with mates and macaroni in tow, stoned and adored and pilfering pennies from mid western culture vultures. Instead death, hypothermia or cirrhosis, fallen face down on the railroad tracks by mother’s homely house, alone, liver soaked in sweet wine and a handwritten…
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Nostalgia in Britain. Bringing The Past To Life.

21 July 2020
How satisfying it is to see — at last — Britain doubling down on the full fat, non-metric vision of Brexit we were promised in the 2016 referendum. The flames in Belfast may look like cars set ablaze by rival gang violence, but you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. In the bigger picture, these lights in Northern Ireland…
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International Monetary Fraud… Fund?

14 July 2020
The practical ideal of democracy consists in the self-government of the masses in conformity with the decisions of popular assemblies. But while this system limits the extension of the principle of delegation, it fails to provide any guarantee against the formation of an oligarchical camarilla. Undoubtedly it deprives the natural leaders of their quality as functionaries, for this quality is…
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Organizations Crystallize Into Hierarchies. Then Oligarchies?

7 July 2020
A considerable literature exists around the problem of defining the boundaries of the political elite, how it is composed within a given society (C. Wright Mills classic The Power Elite was written in 1956), drawing the line between the elite and sub-elites, as well as social mobility issues. Stopping Oligarchy Forming In Radical Organizations Because the elite continued existence is…
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BORIS JOHNSON – CHARM, POPULISM, AND THEN WHAT?

30 June 2020
When faced with a Boris Johnson, it's a question of addressing the fundamental vacuum that's being filled by his bullshit. And whatever the answers, they need to be honest and true; but also win out in direct public square collision with the most compelling self-serving snake oil.
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Grand. Solution. Absolution.

23 June 2020
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 most divisive communication, they seldom deconstruct into a workable next step that’s possible and practical…
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Struggle. Few. Versus. Many.

16 June 2020
Narrative blah blah narrative yadda yadda narrative-narrative-narrative. It’s almost worse to be sceptical about a world full of competing narratives - perceiving them everywhere - without trying to cut through any of them, than taking everything the media says at face value. Unless you get to the point of a real, original perspective, you’re simply swapping one narrative for another.…
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Five Filters. Parsing Media’s Manufactured Consent.

9 June 2020
"The vast, profitable, citadel-backed industry of content creation for the absorption of public excess attention (and time). Mainstream is as crowded with content as it is limited on free ideological expression. Mainstream media guides the rump of public opinion, day to day, to entertain and indoctrinate and ensure the citadel orthodoxy defines the general public's Overton window; a simple but…
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Military Spending. State Socialism. Maximum Efficiency?

2 June 2020
On February 10, 2020, President Donald J. Trump sent Congress a proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request of $740.5 billion for national security, $705.4 billion of which is for the Department of Defense (DoD). The FY 2021 budget supports the irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy (NDS), which drives the Department's decision-making in reprioritizing resources and shifting investments to…
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Placebo Doesn’t Last But Alienation May Do

25 May 2020
It’s nobody’s fault you’ve thought your way through all the smokescreens, misdirections, confirmation biases, social cognitive dissonances, confusion narratives, utilitarian myths and spurious explanations proliferating the cultural imagination of your lineage. It’s also nobody’s fault there’s nothing beyond the vanity fair maelstrom but kindness, duty and a daily drift towards terminal irrelevance.
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Anglosphere. American Openness – British Introspection – Podcasting?

17 May 2020
Perhaps because the British civility was always a facade, a period piece carried through into a trained confidence trickery.  Not so much a lack of capacity as an absence of care. Going through the motions, performing; and making it look good. Podcasting crosses into real-life connections. Maybe real-life connection is incompatible - even abhorrent - to British (and especially English)…
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Divided and Ruled: Marginal versus Community Coalition

10 May 2020
Why is there no community coalition (Labour, LibDems, Greens) against Tory kleptocracy in the United Kingdom? In power terms, well-planned cooperation would turn the current zero sum divided game into a win-win seat-gaining approach for ALL parties. As it stands, opposition is simply and intractably divided, doomed to Conservative minority rule. The December 2019 general election was a paradigm of…
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Live Longer. Learn More. Less Listeners. Less Credibility

3 May 2020
It might be a sad truth of human thinking (human connections) that as a person lives longer and knows more, other people listen to them less. Maybe it's an age thing in our younger-facing culture. Maybe it's a potential calculus, like no old human can fulfil all the possibility a youth could become. Maybe it's an aesthetic, like the elderly get…
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IDENTITY POLITICS – BRANDED CONSUMER IDEOLOGY

26 April 2020
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. Identity politics? That's imposed branding on human culture. Cancel culture? That's the punishment for individuals…
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Less Freedom More Security Less Opportunity

19 April 2020
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 prevent the ignorant masses from interfering with public affairs, which are none of their business…the…
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Existential Threat: Plutocracy and Robot Overlords

12 April 2020
“The robots came bearing a gift and the name of it was 'Plenty.' Plenty is a habit-forming drug. You do not cut the dosage down. You kick it if you can; you stop the dose entirely. But the convulsions that follow may wreck the body entirely.” Some argue that pragmatic plutocracy with a semi-porous meritocratic perimeter - allowing exceptional individuals…
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Oligarchy vs Meritocracy vs Aristocracy

5 April 2020
The mere growth of organization changes organizational dynamics and requires new method of governance. That creates a need for "management professionals" who devote all their time to solving organizational problems. Those people no matter how idealistic in the beginning by the weight of their position and acquired power gradually start abusing it detaching from the need of rank-and-file members. If…
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WEATHER MYTHS – ANTISOCIAL MITHERING

28 March 2020
Whether the Weather Whatever the Weather... Before I'd travelled much as an adult, I had an impression of much of the world's big cities. As a family we'd lived in a few different countries, so firsthand experience had confused me as to the stereotypes often being wrong. But what baffles me the most is how the very people who live…
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Rich. Man’s. World.

21 March 2020
Back in the 1920s, world-renowned writer Aldous Huxley summarised his visit to Hearst Castle - guided through the unparalleled collection of priceless art, sculpture and unique historical artifacts filling the home of the world's first billionaire media mogul -: with the simplest conclusion: "It was like living in the mind of an idiot." But the world's rich and powerful oligarchy…
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Climate. Carbon. Care.

14 March 2020
Carbon capture will be necessary to reverse the atmospheric build-up of carbon dioxide, even if the Earth reduces its emissions to reasonable levels. Biomass, like fast-growing forests, being classed as a renewable energy source same as wind or solar is a grift by big business.
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RISK BENEFIT ANALYSIS – COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

7 March 2020
AstraZeneca have been far more clumsy and overly misleading than Pfizer/Moderna in their public/media handling. But at $20-$30 higher cost per dose for the Pfizer/Moderna jabs it should be no surprise they've got better publicists. It's a shame that financial (economic) data becomes more revealing of vaccine reality, in the real world, than genuine biomedical data; in part because the…
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Social Justice Pathogens Infecting British Culture

28 February 2020
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 made its repurposing such a priority for the corporate-oligarchy and why it's such an effective…
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DEMOCRATS – REPUBLICANS – MAGA-LOO WOKE-TIFA

21 February 2020
DEMOCRATS or REPUBLICANS? THE LIBERAL LEFT, THE CONSERVATIVE RIGHT? They're teams. Neither are liberal or conservative or leftwing or truly right-wing. They're simply a frontline component of the propaganda machine that's used to control votes, voters and everyday language (and therefore everyday people). One of the most insidious methods is the appropriating of commonplace words.
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MMT – Mixed Monetary Theory – Post Keynsian Rebuttal

14 February 2020
Over the past two decades, an alternative approach to monetary theory has developed that integrates the insights of Knapp’s (1924) state money approach (also called chartalist and adopted by Keynes (1930; 1914)), the credit money view of Innes (1913, 1914), Lerner’s (1943, 1947) functional finance approach, Minsky’s (1986) views of banking, and Godley’s (1996) sectoral balance approach. In addition, most…
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ENGLISH DEVOLUTION – SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE – LONDON AUTONOMY

7 February 2020
The United Kingdom is made up of four "countries" with very different histories. England, the largest, essentially conquered and integrated the others under the English Crown, formalized in the Act of Union 1707. More recently, there has been a drive to allow devolution in the four nations, with England further divided into seven distinct geographical cultural regions. Scotland's momentum towards…
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Capital “B” for Black. Lowercase “w” for White.

31 January 2020
The capital "B" in Black is divide-and-rule 101. It's a dogwhistle disguised as respect. It is designed to target the performative triggers of key demographics, POC-allies and POC-haters, to draw them into divisive argument, wasting time policing each other for banal, irrelevant transgressions. Capital "B" has become a shorthand, speaking to agents of the powers-that-be (journalists, content creators, influence directors,…
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Data Harvesting – Turning Individuals Into Demographics

24 January 2020
It used to be an axiom of liberalism that freedom meant inalienable self-ownership. You were your own property. You could lease yourself to an employer for a limited period, and for a mutually agreed price, but your property rights over yourself could not be bought or sold. Over the past two centuries, this liberal individualist perspective legitimized capitalism as a…
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Old Knowledge. Young Insouciance.

17 January 2020
It might be a sad truth of human thinking (human connections) that as a person lives longer and knows more, other people listen to them less. Maybe it's an age thing, in our younger-facing culture. Maybe it's a potential calculus, like no old human can be all that possibilities a youth could become. Maybe it's an aesthetic, like the elderly…
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Techno-Fascism – Algorithm versus Freedom.

10 January 2020
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 lining the streets of Moscow somberly watching divisions of soldiers and trucks hauling intercontinental ballistic…
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BICAMERALISM – ANTISEMITISM – HUMANITY TEST

3 January 2020
The metaphor is based on the idea of lateralization of brain function although each half of a normal human brain is constantly communicating with the other through the corpus callosum. The metaphor is not meant to imply that the two halves of the bicameral brain were "cut off" from each other but that the bicameral mind was experienced as a…
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SPOONFEEDING THE WARM DIARRHOEA OF SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE

27 December 2019
Social media is a quixotic chain gang, prisoners shackled together by some antithesis of merit – failed wannabe artists, lazy scavengers of other people’s renown – craving the recognition talent might have brought them, to fill the void of unfulfilled sociopath self-regard.
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USA WNNER TAKES ALL – UK WINNER TAKES 90%

20 December 2019
America and Britain are very similar in thousands of ways. US has more room so home spending is less, for more space. America has 1 million a year immigrant labourer class. USA has 330 million people. UK has no gun culture, no compounds hiding arsenals, so Brits fear less and relax more, in public social spaces. UK has controlled immigration,…
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KAY FABE – BAY FAKE – CLANDESTINE JARGON

13 December 2019
/beginarchivecontent Kay Fabe That professional wrestling matches are performances rather than contests will come as little revelation to most, but until as late as the mid-1990s those in the industry believed it was a secret that must be protected at all costs. As with the culture of travelling carnivals (from which the wrestling business developed), performers and promoters developed a…
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THE COST OF EXCEPTIONALISM: A PRICE TOO HIGH TO LAST

6 December 2019
The 20th Century was an individualistic century on the whole and we live in the shadow of its expectations and its cultural habits today in 2019. What’s worth thinking about, however, is the standout exception from the last century; the first sociologically mature manifestation of group power dynamics and how it asserted its identity power against those perceived as enemies…
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ZYGOTE – ALGORITHM – CONSCIOUSNESS

30 November 2019
"I think, therefore I am!" Consciousness is a lucky corollary of brain evolution, as neurological complexity developed to facilitate greater intelligence over millions of years of natural selection, in the crucible of changing environment, scarcity and sexual competition.More amazing than the evolution of consciousness over millions of years, from primate ancestors to modern humans, is a phenomenon that may also…
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OBSOLESCENCE – IRRELEVANCE – PEERS SPREAD TOO THIN

23 November 2019
It’s not as unusual as it used to be, in 2018, to be thinking about very early retirement i.e. to get out of the rat race through financial independence – without chasing enormous wealth – as soon as possible, so one can get on with living most of one’s life liberated from the prison of debt and wage-slavery. Websites like Mr…
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PINKER: WORLD IS BETTER BUT IS ANGLOWORLD?

15 November 2019
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 has been materially improving for the majority of human beings. Good. Probably true. But what about…
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GOVERNMENT FOR THE Corporations, by the Corporations.

8 November 2019
Regulations that had built up over the decades following the Second World War were gradually dismantled – disconnected from government’s direct authority and placed into “independent” regulatory bodies. This deregulation liberated the full spectrum of corporate profiteering. It consolidated lobbying – including purchasing political influence – and quickly corrupted what remained of the independent power of regulatory bodies. Banks were…
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Sinnerman. Nina. Simone.

1 November 2019
At the height of young Miss Nina Simone’s involvement in the early 1960s Civil Rights Movement in America, she released an unassuming record into the world: Pastel Blue. The coda of Pastel Blue is an impassioned version of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” (a song about lynching and racism and fucked up sexuality and gender) and, last track, the eponymous “Sinnerman“. Think for a…
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BIG CAPITAL BREXIT AND THE LAST CHANCE SALOON

24 October 2019
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 only the hung parliament and Conservative Party in-fighting that’s prevented Exit Day from happening already.…
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Experimental Page Content – Do Not Eat

17 October 2019
Sure I get it: Jacob's Room. Eventually we all have our own experience of Jacob's Room in life. Because one day, Jacob stops coming back and all that's left is his room, his dispossessed possessions, and what's left in me as memory echoes like the unsatisfactory fading of a sepia daguerreotype. I think understand Virginia Woolf, too.  I know they…
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ATOMIZATION ARTICLES AND POSTS

10 October 2019
The process of atomizing or the state of being atomized; specifically, in medicine, the reduction of liquids to the form of spray for inhalation or for application to the throat or nasal passages, and for other purposes. Also spelled atomisation. The act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles; or the state of being so reduced. The reduction of fluids into…
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