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War on Dissent

31 Jan

2018 January 31st

I recently read C.J. Hopkins excellent 1700 word essay entitled,The War on Dissent.  I recommend it for everyone to read.  Here is an excerpt:

…we we no longer live in a world where nation-against-nation conflict is driving the course of political events. We live in a world where global capitalism is driving the course of political events. The economies of virtually every nation on the planet are hopelessly interdependent. Capitalist ideology pervades all cultures, despite their superficial differences. It is a globally hegemonic system, so it has no external enemies. None. The only threats it faces are internal. Its “enemies” are, by definition, insurgent … in other words, “extremist” or “terrorist.”

I will be adding my own thoughts to it shortly…  ish

In the meantime, here is C.J. Hopkins part II – The War on Dissent


Women… wasn’t it supposed to be about “equality”?

26 Jan

Women… wasn’t it supposed to be about “equality”?


2018 01 26

In the evening, on the day before yesterday, shortly after viewing an amusing, yet incisive video The War on Men by Paul Joseph Watson, I took one of my occasional quick looks at the CBC News web site, to see what the Empire was pushing, as their information-crack, flavour of the moment.

The objective observer could hardly be surprised to see that yet another highly public lynching was initiated, with the universal culprit-of-the-moment, men, this time personified in the figure of the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.  (note, this is a traumatic video due to the extreme stress and degradation that this man is under during the video included).

I am explicitly not naming the accused to avoid contributing the tsunami of negative press linked to his name.

I have never been a fan of this political leader, ever since he won the party leadership a couple of years ago, and highly suspicious of the actual party control, and their agenda, for quite a while, since the Duffer; so there was little chance of me ever voting for him.  Nonetheless, especially in the context of the timing of this ‘revelation’, in relation to the scheduled Ontario provincial election June 7th, is it?   the probability that it ISN’T politically motivated, is very skinny.

That aside, we have witnessed, in the past few years, a growing trend towards a systematic undermining of the designated channel for dispute resolution and justice adjudication, the judiciary, by the increasingly powerful media agency, which has become more akin to an outright propaganda and perception management department of the 0.1% ruling elite.

Hmmm… so what the fuck is going on?

With the understandable disillusionment on the electorate in Ontario with the matron Wynne’s government, (the scrapping of the Oakville hydro projects at the bequest of key campaign contributors, read members of the 0.1% elite, under the McGuinty government is the mess that keeps on wrecking the province, among Ms. Wynne’s other championed causes)  preponderance of knowledgeable and forthright political analysts (extremely few sanction by the media/propaganda agency, for obvious reasons), would have agreed that all the Ontario Progressive Conservatives (PCs) had to do was to lock him up in a room, protected from the ‘media’ until the voting was over, and get a minority government for sure, maybe more.

From the evil empire’s current puppet agency’s perspective (AKA the Wynne government), who, make no mistake about it, have the latest version of the modern methods to ‘win’ an election by any means, regardless of actual disposition of the electorate, let alone what is in the best interests of the 99%.  They have all of the mechanisms and personnel in all the places that matter to sway the course of an election, including very accurate predictive big-data models, and found that the hide him in a closet approach would still result in a defeat for the government!

They had to drop the bomb!

But who’s to say it wasn’t an inside job?  Right on plan?!

There is no defense against an allegation of this sort; in this case it was called, as it often is, “accusation”.  The public has been ‘trained’ to exercise mob justice and to lynch upon accusation.  And, of course, the key word here is ‘”accusation”; all that has to happen is for someone to accuse a person, so far ONLY men, and that is it, destroyed life and any in-progress ventures, regardless of disposition with respect to innocence or guilt!

Don’t get me wrong, if the guy is guilty of something, I think he should be subject to the typical sanctions as specified under the applicable laws.

But it won’t matter one bit if he is fully exonerated, when ever it will be that the judicial process is concluded.

It is difficult to conceive of this person (the now former Ontario PC leader), having committed crime so heinous and terrible that it could be meaningfully compared to the crime of tearing down and nullifying the fundamental, some would say, “defining” achievement of our civilization, the right to fair representation before impartial jurists, as documented in the process, defined by the “Law”!

At this stage of the game, this close to the provincial election, the normal process of comparatively transparent leadership selection will certainly be fixed, with some kind of a ‘special process’ to select the leader, who has a high probability of becoming the province’s next premier.

The Jian Ghomeshi case

There is a contemporary case to which we may compare this lynching.  Some might see it as the ‘pilot’ run for the entire program of undermining this institution in society.  The Canadian media establishment (propaganda agency 1 – the CBC), selected one of their own ‘puppets’ to test their new process.  He was a personality, as many of his ilk, seemingly brought forth from wafer-thin credentials, to assume the ‘face’ of the primary contemporary affairs program at the corporation.  This person was apparently intrinsic in the design of the brand new radio show, which was build around his own style and affectations.

I will say now, that after a sustained blizzard of allegations, from multiple actors, all women, and ensuring stream of ongoing defamations, all presented on the front page of the media, led by the corporation, which effectively destroyed any possibility of assumption of innocence, he was eventually exonerated of all charges.

The Canadian activist Karen Straughan and “one of Australia’s first sex therapists and editor of Forum magazine”, renowned sane equal rights activist, Bettina Arndt, intelligently discuss the anti-social male hatred campaign, now under way, #MeToo and feminists’ male chastity crusade – Part 1 .

A great civilization in not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”

W. Durant

It does not look good!


Mainstream Media is FAKE NEWS!!!

30 Nov

2017 November 29th
Mainstream Media is FAKE NEWS!!!

I am saddened to have witnessed the beloved CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), descend to fulfill its new role as propaganda agency for the empire.
Once such a reliable presenter of information, valid insomuch as its relevance to one’s conducting one’s own affairs in an informed way, so as to maximize happiness, or whatever, now it systemically promotes disinformation so flagrantly, it would have made the CNN chief editor of twenty years ago blush.
You know it’s really bad when you definitely get better information from Russia Today compared to anything is the so-called ‘Western world’.
I will, however, take the opportunity to point out hope, where it does exist, the best news available for the wars in the Middle East is delivered for $5000 USD per month from  Also, you could check out Eva Bartlett, who goes and lives in these countries, resistant to IMF and World Bank enslavement, at In Gaza and beyond.  Or The Saker’s latest, Progress Report on the US-Russian War .
The methods and modalities, of course, notably the advent of the internet, and handheld communications devices, have logarithmic increased capabilities, enabling all encompassing perception management.
If these capabilities exist, then we can all be certain that malevolent actors will be using them to fulfill their obsessive pursuit, power.
The malevolent creatures of the power-mongering 0.1% are certainly using these capabilities to increase the extraction of power, typically $$$, from the masses, harvesting your life!
While this is enabled across a wide spectrum of society, I would like to focus on those agencies with a unwarranted expectation of integrity and trust, the credentialed media agencies in the ‘western world’.
Who holds this critical societal agency accountable?!
Clearly, the government, which answers to the same masters, will not, without extreme persuasion. And, if they did ,they would put in some obscure, opaque system, which would only gag any challenger to the accuracy of the news, likely like the government of Canada’s pathetic policy on harassment, see (but who knows what is what, because its being presented by the self-same CBC!?)
I propose
Noam Chomsky has presented 10 techniques of manipulation and methods for mitigating (viewable on youtube at: .
The 10 methods:
1. strategy of distraction
2. create problems, offer solutions
3. the gradual strategy
4. the strategy of deferral
5. go to the public as a little child
6. use the emotional side
7. keep the public in ignorance
8. encourage mediocrity and complacent
9. self-blame
10. know the individuals better
It is possible to put measures in place for these techniques, and score credentialed media agencies, use a points system which could ultimately result in suspension of credentials.

This is a straight-forward media governance tactic which could be implemented with the minimum of churn, but it is effectively only a band-aid solution.
The real problem is more widespread than this, and has to include all communications modalities and originators, and a robust process for certification of news by the agencies, and some kind of guidelines and/or laws for all media publishers, including individual social media users; alas, this is a much more complex challenge, which, judging by the effectiveness of our current system of governance (Canada is by no means the worst), may well be impossible for the government to accomplish.
Yet it is needed.

You could also check out Amongst the Vicarious Selves; in chapter 17. Running the Bloqueo he first has insight into the disinformation of the news.

The REAL Nightmare Being Orchestrated by the Empire!

31 Oct

20171031 The Real Nightmare Being Orchestrated

2017 October 31st – All Hallows’ Eve

The orchestration of the real nightmare is almost completed; in fact, it is so close to completion, that it could be used now!

This is bad for all of humankind, and in fact, the entire life of the biosphere, this precious planet Earth that has created us, and nurtured us to our tremendous capabilities to create good!

We already live in Eden, though we are destroying her at an ever increasing rate.

But, even the nightmare of daily extinctions and mass toxification on the planet are not as ready, nor likely risk to all, as the pending planned mass nuclear winter extinction!

Fall of the Petrodollar

So, the fall and crash of the petro-dollar looms large to anyone paying any attention to major global political events; this is a very, very big one, indeed!

No less, the end of an era, the American Empire of Global Domination, as we know it, will be changing dramatically.   After both being respectively spurned by the U.S.A., and treated as subordinate, vassals, China and Russia need each other. 

China, the fastest growing economy over the past 25 years, thanks largely to the outsourcing of industry to them, from the U.S.A., so the greed-obsessed rich, could make windfall on the extremely low labour cost differential; too bad there is nobody working at home anymore to be able to afford the great stuff made in China. 

Russia, from an economically crushed Soviet Union, then looted mercilessly by the empire, emerged with a viable energy sector; but needing a new devil to point at to deflect the Kafkesque hypocrisy at home, re-instituted the demonization of Russia, and accompanying economic sanctions,  forcing Russia to diversify its economy, to cope.  It also forced them to radically reorganize their armed forces to the geostrategic facts of life of the 21st century.

With the war drum booming in the empire (U.S.A. dominated hegemony, including most, if not all of the so-called ‘Western industrialized nations), the traditional adversaries, Russia and China, have found a common cause to ally against.  Russia’s now world leading military technology and capability complements the vast numeric mobilization capability of China.  Russia’s vast energy reserves complements the vast industrial capacity of China.

With the strategically absurd alienation of Iran, a largely successful socialist country, and with approximately half of the world-wide natural gas reserves (read: petrochemical of the future), the final piece of the puzzle fits into place.

Many countries have been economically sabotaged by the empire for trying to sell/buy petro-energy in other than U.S. dollars, and everybody has been held hostage to the hegemony by it, and domestic policy effectively owned, to boot, but the alignment of necessity of these three countries presents the greatest threat ever to the hegemony of the petro-dollar.  The Empire knows it!

The Empire Strikes BAck

But I digress.  What is this ‘nightmare scenario’ in the headline, about?

The Empire has been steadily setting up conflict zones around the planet: Ukraine, the Middle East, northwestern Eurasia, North Korea/South China Sea, just to name the larger ones.

What’s more, at home, the U.S.A. is in the midst of a coup d’etat/civil war; the office of the Executive (POTUS) ridiculed daily by the denizens of the Mainstream Mass Media; this has lead to terminal susceptibility of the POTUS to the machinations of the anti-human swamp-things of the ‘deep state’, a competing faction of uber-financial/power elite, neo-human creatures with no empathetic capability, obsessed with gaining evermore power and control, at any cost to everybody else, for the purposes of … power and control.

If one looks at the strange situation which lead to the start of the Great War (WWI), one sees the same extant number of potential flashpoints.  [Most of what I know about the topic, I read in Margaret MacMillan‘s “The War That Ended Peace“).  As it turned out, the assassination of the Arch Duke initiated a primed Slavic rebellion, and is often considered the fuse that ignited the explosives of the world war.  But it could have been one of many, likely established for just such a purpose, to start a catastrophic conflict.

Of course, not all suffered, and some became much, much more wealthy.

We, under the thumb of the 0.1%, have been thieved to non-sustainability!  They have to hide their rampant theft, and ‘foggy the view’; a cataclysmic war is just the thing that has worked so well in the past!

Unfortunately, this time it’s even worse than it was before

Because of the parasite of greed and graft, now embedded into the American and mostly the entire ‘Western nation‘ systems, economy, processes, the ongoing viability of the empire nations is failing.  Despite spending more on military and ‘intelligence services‘, than everyone else put together, the American military has NOT ever been re-organized and equipped to resolve crises in the 21st century geostrategic and technological realities.  Instead, they’ve just continued to throw more money at it, which efficiently gets sucked off by the parasites, and increases their capacity to take over everything.

A traditional conflict will be unwinnable for the U.S.A./allies against a Russia-China-Iran alliance; best possible outcome for the empire is sustained, never-ending war!

So they’ll have to use the ‘nuclear option‘!

No one wins a nuclear war!  No one!

What you can do!

  1. Find out what’s going on: did you know that NATO was building up troop garrisons in the Baltic Republics and Poland to engage Russia, using a ‘fake news’ pretext?  (well, they are!)
  2. Contact all levels of government, tell them that you are against escalations in conflict, i.e. the NATO troop build-up in the Baltic’s.
  3. Vote for your federal political representatives who support a de-escalation policy.
  4. Spread the word,
    1. no one will win the coming war
    2. the sick power elite need a war to cover their tracks, and have no capability to see the cost to humanity or the biosphere; they are socio-pathic warmongers who wouldn’t hesitate to set it off, if the ROI was compelling enough.
  5. Work to enable social justice and a more equitable distribution of the wealth; certainly there should be NO HOMELESS people!







Zero/Negative Sum Gain Gaming – Bane of Society

11 Sep
Zero/Negative Sum Gain Gaming – Bane of Society


2017 September 10
I should be working on something else.
But I came here, to my favorite haunt, despite the fervor of the annual festival on the street, to work on some business.
A casual acquaintance asks why I push the dog away; it causes me to launch into a quiet little talk about, “no”, I actually like dogs; it’s the dog ‘owners’ I frequently have disagreements with. You aren’t allowed to smoke on this back patio, since a new aggressive law came into affect; so you can’t smoke within 9 metres of the door. Without discussing the merits of the law, I can say that most people respect this law. It is also against the law to have dogs in a restaurant, which this place is technically classified, but there is no end to grief for the staff here, when this is mentioned to a ‘patron’ who is so special, and their dog(s) is so special, that … well, they don’t think it should apply to them; furthermore, “…it is a stupid law, made by stupid people, and I won’t come here again, and I’ll tell all of my (dog owning) friends NEVER to ever come here, if you don’t let my Fifi stay with me while I’m getting a coffee…”., blah, blah, blah!

She says, “well, we all have our problems”, suggesting I have a problem.
It’s negative sum gain gaming”, I say. I’m just against that, where somebody, or some group, takes privileges that are controlled, for the greater betterment of all, at cost to all of the people who respect obeying the control, because it is for the betterment of all, BUT THEY END UP PAYING ANYWAYS! Just so the bitch can bring her Fifi, and all of the other bitches who ‘get exception(s)’, while the other people ‘toe the line’.

Dogs in society, cities specifically, are a good example.
In addition to occasionally ‘stepping in it’ literally, everyone, knowing this will likely eventually happen, have to self-repress themselves, conduct themselves with a bit less abandon and carefreeness, so that they don’t ‘step in it’. Even if 100% of dog owners cleaned up after their pets 100% of the time (never going to happen), there are a large number of other ‘unpleasantnesses’, one might say, i.e. things that make one’s quality of life lower, associated with dogs in the city; economists call these ‘negative externalities’, and they could be dogs barking (loudly) through the night, or even in the day, dogs aggressively snarling, biting, and otherwise terrorizing random, faultless passersby, etc. There was a cold winter a few years ago (rare these days, but that’s another story), I remember when the thaw came, a ghastly vapour came up from a large (aren’t they all, these days) ‘leash-free’ area in the valley. Without being certain, I find it difficult to believe that it was benign. What about the people who ‘walk’ their dog in the school yards? In my municipal jurisdiction, ALL school areas have prohibitions against dogs; all of them! But if it is open, ‘they will come’; not only will they come, but they will take care of the business, which was the only reason, for which they came, namely, pissing and shitting their dogs. It is difficult to imagine that these activities do NOT increase the health risks of the grounds where the children play.
I’m not even going to approach how the cost born to the city for maintenance, solely for dog-ownership ‘negative externalities’, are shared equally, whether you own a dog or not.
Why should the people who do NOT own a dog have to share in the financial costs, on top of everything else, just so a entitled minority (admittedly a large minority), can get their… ‘benefits’ from their dog ‘ownership’?
Is that fair?
I don’t think it is.
Even in the extremely remote possibility that the total benefits accrued by the dog owners was equal to the ‘costs’ direct, i.e. tax $$$s, and negative externalities, it would still be a zero sum gain.
And zero sum gain sucks too!
Because it is effectively a transfer of benefits from one groups, in the form of tax dollars and impacts to quality of life, both without any offsetting benefit, to another group, who theoretically gain benefit from having a dog. It should be noted that in many cases, the dog owners have the same costs in tax dollars and negative overall impacts to their quality of life, as those who don’t have a dog. But one must assume that the dog owner is willing to bear these costs for the sake of having the benefits derived from having the dog.
They accept occasionally stepping in shit, (sometimes) cleaning up their dog’s shit, going for walks, paying more taxes, etc., again, assumably because they are ‘good’ with the trade-off.
Zero sum gain gaming is breaking the rules and earning stolen benefits from the rest of the people who don’t cheat!
That’s what it is, ‘cheating’.
One of the problems is, if everyone does it, then there are no benefits to be derived from it, just an incremental loss of overall benefits to everybody, a systemic lowering of quality of life to all, which like many, many human endeavours, results in an environmental degradation, which, in and of itself, is negative sum gain gaming.

No I love dogs, they never negative sum gain game me.

Get Over the Political Left to Right Divide

3 Sep

Get Over the Political Left to Right Divide        2017 September 3rd

It is definitely time to leave the old political characterizations of “Left” and “Right” behind.

While one must be careful endorsing any large organizational entities, Wiki has an entry forLeft-Right political spectrum“.

While there may (?!) have been usefulness of this kind of binary differentiation in political discussions, these days, all it does is artificially fosters divisions within the 99%, further enabling the 0.1% to retain control above the inane din below.

If you were to boil down the actual differences between these supposed ideologies, you might find, as I did, that ‘the left’ purports to in inherent, intrinsic level of responsibility, while ‘the right’  seems to support an attitude that if you paid for it, your responsibility is complete.  Of course this is great simplification of the supposed spectrum (you could just as easily read ‘rectum‘), try it out for a while, and see what you think.

The only real true divide in society is the top 0.1%-1% and the 99%, and this, of course, is in and of itself, a spectrum.  But there is a significant difference between competing factions in the top 0.1% and everybody else, their defacto ‘jobs’ are maintaining the status quo for wealth/power divisions, in which they reign, versus the 99%, who are trying to make the most of what (little) they get.

The artificial political divide maintained for the elite 0.1%, by their top 0.9% toadies is wearing thin after Charlottesville, and the Hillary Clinton Democratic National Committee cheat to win the Democrat nomination, then having been exposed by a leak, creating a full onslaught of fake Russia involvement news.

So the two groups are: a. those that work towards maintaining their unreasonable control of power and wealth, and b. those that would like for a more equitable distribution of power and wealth, which needless to say, would comparatively favour them.  There is a group c. the bottom 9/10ths of the top 1% (approximately) who vary across a range of i. being grateful for their existing level of wealth power, in the service of their masters in the top 0.1%, and willing to do whatever it takes to not slip into the bottom 99%, and ii. desiring to be in the top 0.1% and willing to do whatever it takes to get there.



If you are in the 99%, better to let go of the left v. right divide and focus on addressing the dysfunctional distribution of wealth/power.   The other differences between people in the 99% are less relevant until a better distribution of wealth/power is achieved.

The God(s) Must Be Crazy!

20 Jun

The God(s) Must Be Crazy

2017 June 20

Anyone still believing in the primacy of a mystical, superstitious, utterly unproovable by any objective means, are the real crazies.
I can’t hope to equal the excellent treatment of religion Yuval Harari gives it, in his fantastic book, Sapiens“: p.210:  … all social orders and hierarchies are imagined, they are all fragile, and the larger the society, the more fragile it is. The crucial historical role of religion has been to give superhuman legitimacy to these fragile structures. …
… two distinct criteria:
1. Religions hold that there is a superhuman order, which is not the product of human whims or agreements. …
2. Based on this superhuman order, religion establishes norms and values that it considers binding. …
p. 228 The Worship of Man:…if we take into consideration natural-law religions, then modernity turns out to be an age of intense religious fervour, unparalleled missionary efforts, and the bloodiest wars of religion in history.  The modern age has witnessed the rise of new natural-law religions, such as liberalism, Communism, capitalism, nationalism, and Nazism.  These creeds do not like to be called religions, and refer to themselves as ideologies.  But this is just a semantic exercise.  If a religion is a system of human norms and values that is founded on belief in a superhuman order, then Soviet Communism was no less a religion than Islam.  …
p. 195 It’s for your own good:…  Evolution has made Homo sapiens. like other social mammals, a xenophobic creature.  Sapiens instinctively divide humanity into two parts, ‘we’ and ‘they’.  We are people like you and me, who share our language, religion and customs.  We are all responsible for each other, but not responsible for them.  We were always distinct from them, we owe them nothing.  We don’t want to see any of them in our territory, and we don’t care an iota what happens in their territory.  They are barely even human. …
p. 242 Blind Clio:… Ever more scholars see cultures as a kind of mental infection or parasite, with humans as its unwitting host.  Organic parasites, such as viruses, live inside the body of their host.  They multiply and spread from one host to the other, feeding off their hosts, weakening them, and sometimes killing them.  As long as the hosts live long enough to pass along the parasite, it cares little about the condition of its host.  In just this fashion, cultural ideas live inside the minds of humans.  They multiply and spread from one host to another, occasionally weakening the host and sometimes even killing them. – can compel a human to dedicate his or her life to spreading that idea, even at the price of death.  The human dies, but the idea spreads.   ….  … Successful cultures are those that excel in reproducing their memes, irrespective of the costs and benefits to their human hosts.  …  Similar arguments are common in the social sciences, under the aegis of game theory. Game theory explains how in multi-player systems, views  and behaviour patterns that harm all players nevertheless manage to take root and spread. …”
p. 236 The Worship of Man: “… in all frankness, how long can we maintain the wall separating the department of biology from the departments of law and political science?

I would like to refer to my first entry in this blog, “the sun in the sky” in which I suggest that where I suggest like everybody alive (who isn’t an alien)  that all of the molecules in my body (well, almost all of them) come from the sun, and eventually, very likely, all of my molecules will go back into that fascinating transmuter of matter, the sun.

I should also like to remind the reader how I suggest that modern multinational corporations match scientific tests for life, in the blog “the Corporate Entity – you’re trained to NOT think of it as alive“. 

It now occurs to me that our sun also satisfies these tests!

Reminds me of “Living on the sand” by Colter Wall.  I love that song!

When I listen to it, it in turn reminds me of Dean Cassady in Wayward, keeps on waking up on the sand in Chapter 10. Stranger.

Love the planet, reject religion or make reverence for the planet the cornerstone of your religion.