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A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace - John Perry Barlow

Andy Wightman: Offshore Landownership Frustrates Police Investigations (19-Nov-2015)

Offshore landownership frustrates police investigation from Andy Wightman Blog (19-Nov-2015).


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Basis for a Carbon Budget? - David Wasdell

"Basis for a Carbon Budget?" by David Wasdell: A Critical Evaluation of the "Summary for Policymakers" on apollo-gaia.org website.


Bence Bago, David G. Rand, Gordon Pennycook: Fake News - Deliberation Reduces Belief in False News Headlines
Bence Bago, David G. Rand, Gordon Pennycook published study (22-Jul-2019) psyarxiv.com research ARTICLE: Fake News, Fast and Slow: Deliberation Reduces Belief in False (but Not True) News Headlines. Supplemental materials @ HERE.

Bill McKibbon in The New Yorker: The Koch Brothers New Brand (10-Mar-2016)

The Koch Brothers’ New Brand article in The New Yorker (10-Mar-2016) by Bill McKibbon.


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Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism (9-Aug-2016)

The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism article by Chris Hedges in TruthDig (9-Aug-2016)


Chris Hedges: The Price of Conscience

Chris Patten in The Guardian: Ill Fares Land by Tony Judt (11-Apr-2010)

Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt article in The Guardian (11-Apr-2010) by Chris Patten. Tony Judt @ WIKIPEDIA entry.


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Economics: The US Militarized Budget 2020

The Militarized Budget 2020 on National Priorities Project, for US Discretionary Spending Budget 2020.


Economics: How Does Inter-generational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration?
How Does Intergenerational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration? (1-Jun-2018) @ LINK.

Economics: Federal Reserve Bailout (18-Sept-2008)

Federal Reserve and other central banks announce further measures to address elevated pressures in funding markets @ LINK on the Federal Reserve website.


Education: Why not more small, intense research teams?
Why not more small, intense research teams? (5-Aug-2021) @ LINK.

Edward Wolff: Racial Wealth Divide
Racial Differences in Patterns of Wealth Accumulation Maury Gittleman and Edward N. Wolff @ LINK.

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Freddie deBoer: It's All Just Displacement (22-Mar-2021)

Blue checkmarks are mourning bad careers in a broken industry @ Substack Article.


Frederick Dutton of the McGovern Commission: Changing Sources of Power (1971)

Changing Sources of Power - 1971 manifesto by lobbyist and Democratic strategist Frederick Dutton, one of the guiding forces on the McGovern Commission. The "balance of political power, from the economic to the psychological to a certain extent—from the stomach and pocketbook to the psyche, and perhaps sooner or later even to the soul."


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Geopolitics: Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti? (30-Jun-2020)

Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti? (30-Jun-2020) @ MEDIUM ARTICLE.

See more at DJIBOUTI rabble.


George Orwell: Politics and the English Language
George Orwell Politics and the English Language on a single web page.

Greater Wrong: The Problem of Artificial Suffering

The Problem of Artificial Suffering (24-Sept-2021) on greaterwrong.com website.


Green Left dot org: Afghanistan and the Defeat of the US Military (18-Aug-2021)

Afghanistan and the Defeat of the US Military article on the Green Left org website (18-Aug-2021)


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History: The Palmer Raids 1919
When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals @ ARTICLE LINK.
Palmer Raids were a series of raids conducted in November 1919 and January 1920 by the United States Department of Justice @ WIKIPEDIA LINK.

How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism - Cory Doctorow

How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism - Cory Doctorow long read article about Big Tech/State surveillance, monopoly; myths and existential threats.


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Ian Dunt iNews: Woke Straw Man Ethnovandalisn - Neanderthal Cave Paintings
New evidence of Neanderthal paintings challenges our conflict-obsessed view of our origins (7-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on iNews website.

Imagining a New Bretton Woods - Yanis Varoufakis

Greek Economist Yanis Varoufakis May 2016 essay on Imagining a New Bretton Woods at project-syndicate.org website.


Infowars: US military vulnerabilities exposed?
US military vulnerabilities exposed during classified war game, top general says @ ARTICLE LINK on American military stripes.com website.

Infowars: TheSaker on Has the US Begun Its Great Retreat?
Has the US begun its great retreat? (6-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on TheSaker website.

Infowars: Assange, Hale, Dissent
1 @ rightsanddissent.org - 2 @ assangedefense.org - 3 @ standwithdanielhale.org - Chip Gibbons Twitter @ LINK. Marianne Williamson Chip Gibbons @ LINK

Iron Law of Oligarchy by Robert Michels

Robert Michel's German political theorist, author of Political Parties setting down the concept "Iron Law of Oligarchy".


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Jacob Weisberg: Cozy Relationships Between Press, Law, Academic and Government [Authority]

Jacob Weisberg of the New Republic [Centre-Left Corporate Democrat Magazine] fretted about the "increasingly cozy relationships between press, law, academia and government" that he saw there. "There’s rarely been a time when the governing elites in so many fields were made up of such a tight, hermetic and incestuous clique. The Clinton circle [and its successor like the Obamas on Martha's Vineyard] has a pronounced class consciousness that tells them they’re not just lucky to be here. They’re running things because they’re the best."

NOTE: the New Republic is now a mouthpiece of Democratic Party professional plutocracy.


Jem Bendell: Deep adaptation: a map for navigating climate tragedy

Deep adaptation: a map for navigating climate tragedy (2018) by Jem Bendell, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) Occasional Papers Volume 2. University of Cumbria, Ambleside, UK.


John L. O'Sullivan: The Great Nation of Futurity (1839)

John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity" The United States Democratic Review 1839 (vol 6, issue 23).


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Karen Hunt: Gods of Tech and Pestilence
Gods of Tech and Pestilence @ ARTICLE LINK on substack.com.

Katie Pavlich: New Report on the Wuhan Lab Details Greatest Coverup of All Time
Katie Pavlich article (2-Aug-2021) New Report on the Wuhan Lab Details Greatest Coverup of All Time at Townhall.

Kunstler: Sam Harris Trump Derangement Syndrome
Kunstler article on Sam Harris and his Trump Derangement Disconnect - Opposing Idiotbloc defined (27-Jul-2021).

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Medical: FDA Approves Psilocybin For Depression
FDA Grants Psilocybin Second Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Resistant Depression (25-Nov-2019) @ LINK.

Medical: Psilocybin Studies In Progress
Psilocybin Studies: In Progress @ RESEARCH ARTICLE on maps.org website.

metacognitive.me: Ultimate Guide to Memory Palaces

Ultimate Guide to Memory Palaces (24-Sept-2021) on metacognitive.me website.


Metahaven and Jeff Khonsary: Smashing Windows Transcript

Smashing Windows with Windows article on transparency design and Wikileaks. Openleaks, Metahaven and Jeff Khonsary.


Metamodernism, Notes On
Notes on metamodernism academic article.

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Naked Capitalism: Confessions of a New York Times Washington Correspondent
Confessions of a New York Times Washington Correspondent – Bob Smith Pt 2/2 @ ARTICLE LINK on nakedcapitalism.com website.

Nick Bryant and Chris Hedges on the Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

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Paul Verhaeghe: Neoliberalism (29-Sept-2014)

Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us(Paul Verhaeghe 29-Sept-2014 in The Guardian)


Plutocracy: RATHER THAN PAY FAIRER WAGES, BUSINESSES LOOK TO PRISONS TO FILL LABOUR SHORTAGE
RATHER THAN PAY FAIRER WAGES, BUSINESSES LOOK TO PRISONS TO FILL LABOR SHORTAGE (7-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on The Guardian website.

Powell Memo (23-Aug-1971)

The Lewis Powell Memo: A Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy - the text of the 1971 memo in which the future Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell plotted a conservative political awakening.


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Ralph Nader: Our Leaders Are Doing Nothing to Quash Corporate Crime

Reclaim Democracy: Opposing Citizens United - Legal Corruption

RECLAIM DEMOCRACY website fighting Citizens United (unrestricted political spending, i.e. legal corruption) including the "Hidden History of Corporations in the United States".


Ryan Grim interview Chelsea Manning (25-Jun-2021)

CHELSEA MANNING MEETS KEN KLIPPENSTEIN. The activist and whistleblower discusses prison, press freedom, and Twitch streaming @ The Intercept Article.


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Seamus Milne: Vindicated Prada-Meinhof: Interview by Joe Kennedy

Vindicated Prada-Meinhof: Seumas Milne Interview (21-Oct-2012) @ The Quietus Article - Joe Kennedy speaks to the divisive political journalist - [seemingly] hailed and derided in equal measure - about the pressures and lessons of history and the ever-looming future.


Steven Poole in The Guardian: Winning Winning Winning! The Genius of Donald Trumpspeak (4-Mar-2016)

Winning, Winning, Winning! The Genius of The Donald Trumpspeak article by Steven Poole in The Guardian (4-Mar-2016)


Substack: Useful Idiots - YouTube Censorship of Heterodox Content
'They Want To Erase History' How Youtube and the Mainstream are Blocking Out Indie Media @ SUBSTACK ARTICLE on usefulidiots.substack.com.

Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy Power, control and transformation

Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy "Power, control and transformation" @ UCSB Political Science PDF overview study.


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The Atlantic: Peter Thiel Single Digit Millionaires
Who Wants to Be a 'Single-Digit' Millionaire @ ARTICLE LINK on The Atlantic website.

The Challenge of National Healthcare - President Truman versus the AMA

The Challenge of National Healthcare - President Truman versus the AMA @ Historical Documents direct from trumanlibrary.gov website.


The Safe Network Primer

The Safe Network Primer - an introductory guide to the world's first fully autonomous data and communications network (last update: August 2020) at safenetwork.org.


The Shape of Slavery
The Shape of Slavery @ LINK.

The Wombification of America (26-May-2020)

The Wombification of America blog long-read on the High Low Blog Jordan Mark Sandviig (26-May-2020).


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UK Law: The Obsessive Pursuit of Assange as UK Prepares Its Own Espionage Act

The Obsessive Pursuit of Assange as UK Prepares Its Own Espionage Act @ ARTICLE LINK on popularresistance.org website.


UK Law: The UK's Espionage Act is a threat to free speech
The UK's Espionage Act is a 'threat to free speech' @ LINK on (3-May-2017).

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What Theory? The Theory in Mad Money - Susan Strange (Dec-1998)

"What Theory? The Theory in Mad Money" by heterodox economist Susan Strange (Dec-1998) @ University of Warwick PDF paper.


Will Self in The Guardian: Looking Back on New Labour (4-Apr-2010)

Looking Back on New Labour: Will Self article in The Guardian (4-Apr-2010)



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APPOSITE APHORISMS

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There are currently 2 aphorisms in this directory
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

Spoken in the House of Commons (18-Nov-1783). Based on the original lines in John Milton's Paradise Lost (Book IV, Line 393): "And with necessity, / The tyrant's plea, / excus'd his devilish deeds"

What are the true root motives of the US Conservative movement?

It's important to understand the motives of a Conservative movement versus what are the tools a Conservative movement may be using to get to where they want to be. Solely on root motivations, some will say: Conservatives at the very top, they're racist, they're anti black, they're anti semitic. They want an all white world And so that's what the objective is. And a current tool they happen to be using is voter suppression. Motivated by racism. Not wanting to raise the minimum wage, motivated by racism. Everything in American Conservative ideology is motivated by racism. And there's another camp that will say: We live in an oligarchy, people are very driven to protect elite financial interests. And since the dawn of America, race has been weaponized. It's an underclass signifier even when it's no longer a cheap economic engine (slavery, etc). To protect and perpetuate elite power, we will exploit factions that emerge along racial lines, we will create and teach people to Balkanize themselves in these ways and others. All in order to prevent them from noticing (and resisting) the ways that they're being exploited economically.


 

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RABBLE-CONTENT BOOKS

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There are currently 17 books in this directory
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Akala: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2018)
Akala (Kingslee Daley): Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2018)
Submitted by: Autobiography Sociology

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Chris Hedges: Our Class - Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison
Chris Hedges: Our Class - Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison (2020)
Submitted by: Chris Hedges

Christopher Hitchens: God is not Great (2007)
Christopher Hitchens: God is not Great (2007)
Submitted by: Polemics

Christopher Hitchens: Mortality (2012)
Christopher Hitchens: Mortality (2012)
Submitted by: Autobiography

Christopher Hitchens: Why Orwell Matters (2002)
Christopher Hitchens: Why Orwell Matters (2002)
Submitted by: Biography Polemic

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Edward Snowden: Permanent Record (2014)
Edward Snowden: Permanent Record (2014)
Submitted by: Autobiography

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Iain McGilchrist: The Master and His Emissary (2010)
Iain McGilchrist: The Master and His Emissary (2010)
Submitted by: Neuropsychology

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Jack Kerouac: Desolation Angels (1965)
Jack Kerouac: Desolation Angels (1965)
Submitted by: Fiction

Julian Assange: When Google Met Wikileaks (2011)
Julian Assange: When Google Met Wikileaks (2011)
Submitted by: Autobiography Polemic

Julian Jaynes: The Origin Of Consciousness IN the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1979)
Julian Jaynes: The Origin Of Consciousness IN the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1979)
Submitted by: Psychology

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Mencius Moldbug: An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives (2008)
Mencius Moldbug (Curtis Yarvin): An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives (2008)
Submitted by: Political Screed

Michael Lind: The New Class War (2017)

The New Class War: Saving Democracy From the Metropolitan Elite (2017)

Submitted by: Political Economics

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Terry Pratchett: The Shepherd's Crown (2015)
Terry Pratchett: The Shepherd's Crown (2015)
Submitted by: Fantasy

Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal
Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People (2013)
Submitted by: Political History

Thomas Frank: The People, No (2020)
Thomas Frank: The People, No; a short history of anti-populism (2020)
Submitted by: Political History

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Uncle Fester: Advanced Techniques of Psychedelics (2012)
Uncle Fester: Advanced Techniques of Psychedelics and Amphetamine Manufacture (2012)
Submitted by: Pharmacology

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Walter Bagehot: The English Constitution (1874)
Walter Bagehot: The English Constitution (1873)
Submitted by: Politics

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