Assuming that you do not suffer from the broadband deficiency that I do, you might like to frolic through A Drug War Carol, an illustrated take-off from Dickens.
It's Too Damned Easy to Kill
Baghdad, blood and bandages, by Robert Fisk
|"It doesn't matter what pilot drops the bomb on the child who is the Iraqi analogue of my child; it doesn't matter if there are words to make that strong, adult military man feel better about what he's done on order of his commander-in-chief. The child is still dead. The brothers and sisters remember who dropped that bomb. The mother and father wail and remember. The aunts and uncles mourn and curse the people who took that child from them, prevented that child from taking its rightful place in the world. |
To be pro-war is to sacrifice children for political aims."
|"Im the Baghdad suburb of Shu'ale: The piece of metal is only a foot high, but the numbers on it hold the clue to the latest atrocity in Baghdad."|
The Looming Biological Warfare Storm
Do head over to Michael Finley (worldgonewrong)
|"It's likely that the regional media would have a heyday," which would lead to a groundswell of anger against the United States. Another similar attack could be launched after several months if the United States had not elected to significantly downsize its presence in the region. Again, the United States would be blamed, and locals might evacuate areas close to US installations. A continued US presence in the region could become politically impossible to maintain. Such small-scale attacks could be repeated over and over with lethal or nonlethal BW agents."|
Scroll down a bit and get the dope on NSA Behaviorial Modification Procedure, go down a bit more (and get your head out of my spurious sexual innuendo) and encounter Religious Relevance and Convictions; and wonder... As Hamlet intended to say, had he a present presence, "T.V. or not T.V..."
|"War is like driving drunk. Sure, you don't intend to run over people. In the morning you may not even remember the dreagging sound under the car. |
But you knew when you loaded up that anything that happened under the influence, whether you "intended" or not, is attributable to your oiginal choice to drink. It's the law, unfortunately."
Although generally geared for an African audience, The Winds of Change: The Role of Public Information in the Era of Information Operations has much to offer in our understanding of the global application of memetic manipulation.
|"The following procedural outline documents typical techniques,
processes, explanations, and definitions of the National Security
Agency's Behavioral Modification Procedure using Subliminal Implanted
Posthypnotic Suggestions through acoustically delivered phonetically
edited language elements combined into scripts without somnambulistic
preparation in the subject."|
10 March 03 - The Air and Space Nation Is in Peril
|"This essay explores how the advent of information operations affects the perception, value, and practice of public information. The questions and implications have import for the practice of public information on the African continent as its countries seek to establish open public discourse."|
Always worth a revisit, if only for reasons of continuing pertinence is Weapons of Mass Protection - Nonlethality, Information Warfare and Airpower in the Age of Chaos, attempts to show clearly that we are in The Era of Wars of Divestiture: Because wars of divestiture take place in an environment in which there are many constraints, particularly due to the presence of the media, and because this environment is one of chaotic destabilization, both the political and military communities are struggling to come to grips with the implications of precedents being set on an ad hoc basis, without the benefit of an articulated framework.
|"This is a good news, bad news story."|
Found by way of Circadian Shift, Earl Vickers created a program for displaying things other people accomplished when they were your age. Why are people asking if I have a senior citizens discount card?? Hmphh!!
|"The age of chaos has created new demands on policymakers and war planners alike."|
|"Andre Marie Ampere, a French physicist, discovered the rules relating magnetic fields and electric currents."|
The Effects of Technology
on Our Humanity
The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Reconciling U.S. National Security and Public Health Policy is a collection of .pdf files (as a forewarning of proggy variety, eh) that is worth the effort considering the current bioenvironment.
|"Seventy thousand people died at Hamburg the night the air caught fire. They were mostly women, children, and elderly, since those [men] of soldiering age were generally at the front. They died horrible deaths, burning and suffocating. If the bomber crew members had had to turn a flamethrower on each of these seventy thousand women or children, or worse yet to slit their throats, the awfulness and trauma inherent in the act would have been of such a magnitude that it simply would not have happened."|
|"While most disease prevention-and-control efforts are generally
accepted as necessary for the public good, model legislation financed
by the CDC for responding to bioterrorist attacks has come under
some fire. Known officially as the Model Emergency Health Powers
Act, this statute invests state governors and health officials with
broad powers to examine, quarantine, and vaccinate American citi-zens
exposed to pathogenic agents during a major health emergency.
Although no state has formally acceded to the plan, the American
Legislative Exchange Council, a bipartisan group of state legislators,
has warned that the plan would intrude on Americans' civil liberties
and could be used for purposes that extend well beyond bioterror-ism."|
Alright, I've had enough of this fecal track. Barring impending armageddon, after today and for as long as I can personethically justify it, I am going to focus on the more creative or cutting-edge essays, articles et al. I will also focus on the destruction we have been distracted from attending to, such as the specicide of the Amazon, the wild spread of the Monsantonilizationalism of comestibles, the Pfizerization of experience, and the Flatland of common understanding.
For the moment I'll make a final effort at supplying a few kinks (quirkily sic, eh) to information that is vital to citizens of the coalition of the billing. Only the efforts of each of us, from propaganda recognition and counter-meme propagation to simply expressing our love for each other, will act to redact what has become the accepted and acceptable psychesphere. Please Dear Folks, do something proactive to return sanity to our Leader's(s') behavior. Do something...
When your bureaucratic organization runs out of options,
answers and solutions, what do you? - DSIN !
New Scrutiny of Role of Religion in Bush's Policies - The President's Rhetoric Worries Even Some Evangelicals
|"Our core mission is to defend America's streets and communities in areas where there has been little or no oversight, isolate and defeat terrorists domestic and foreign who are operating both in and out of cyberspace, expose corruption and extremely difficult to identify threats to the national security while implementing countermeasures to such, create new laws through legislation to protect citizens, penetrate what have traditionally been nearly impenetrable networks, and reform by means of altering previously criminal and anti-American ideologies."|
By way of the evil twin - An Angry Dutchman
|"The Gospel, some evangelicals are quick to note, teaches that the line separating good and evil runs not between nations, but inside every human heart."|
Angry, Very Angry
|"There's a war going on. It's time to get serious."|
Imagine a tiny village of 100 people, where the demographics of the village mirror the demographics of the world's 6 billion people
|"I'm surrounded by some of the most kindly and gentle people in the world, coming from many walks of life."|
US defeat in Iraq 'inevitable'
|"12 people live in Europe|
13 people live in Africa
14 people live in North and South America
60 people live in Asia
1 person lives in Oceania"
Anti-propaganda Media Analysis, by Cheryl Seal
|"The United States does not have the military means to take over Baghdad and will lose the war against Iraq, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter said."|
Live From Iraq, an Un-Embedded Journalist: Robert Fisk on Washington's 'Quagmire' in Iraq, Civilian Deaths and the Fallacy of Bush's 'War of Liberation'
|"Thanks to Bush, America is one of only two nations on Earth that have refused to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. .... Bush is "off the hook", at least in his own sociopathic mind."|
|"Television reports now, by and large, when reporters are making television interviews, or when they're being interviewed by the head offices, now require a ministry minder to sit and listen. It doesn't mean they are being censored, but it means that they bite their lip occasionally. I will not do any television interviews with minders present so I don't appear on television here."|
So here I be, shocked and awed in a precise application of psychological operations, aimed not at the "enemy" but us; especially U.S. That a vast majority of us stare on in wide-eyed wonder and ruminate in a directed mindmeld of incessant horror, shows how effective this domestic persecution has been.
Is it even possible at this point to interpolate innovative ideas when the calculations have already been made, the outcome certain?
World War 3 Report
Military Information Operations
|"Upon Powell's announcement, Danish activists pelted Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen with red paint."|
in a Conventional Warfare Environment
Blood On Their Hands (bang-on, Sri Daily Brew)
|"The consideration of doctrinal, cultural and technical strategies that will prepare a nation for conflict in such a future environment is therefore essential."|
Bush administration readying for 2004 invasion of Iran
(kudos to Mousemusings)
|"And so, it has come home to roost. The best of our children are now dying in Iraq in a war that, even if successful, will brand the United States as an aggressor nation in the eyes of most of the world. It is a war that was launched by an illegitimate poseur, in equal parts to secure a congress sympathetic to his right wing agenda, to secure oil for his political benefactors, and as a misguided attempt to remake the politics of an entire region of the globe."|
A mite of jollity recommended by my Dear Son, who has arrived in advance of his mate and my new grandson Neil and forth-coming homemaking harrity: Tatu Say They Have Sex Three Times A Day!. Tony say he has sex at least every seven years....
|"Already, sources report that elements of the CIA are busy in and around Iran, and that US-UK-Australian special operations teams operating out of Afghanistan and Kuwait-and the US Province of Iraq-have been surreptitiously setting up shop in Iran for months. Iran now finds itself pinned on all sides by pro-US, UK forces. Operation Liberate Iran will take place using the same strategy and tactics employed in the Massacre of Iraq. Iran has few options."|
|"We really love each other and the sex is phenomenal. It's a thousand times better than with a man. And contrary to what others might say, we don't just talk about it. We have sex at least three times a day."|
Peace Is Hell
|"Do they think we are morons, not to know our own history. But the purpose here is also a kind of terror, to break the spirit. To make people feel hope is lost."|
Winning the war will be easy compared to winning the peace
15 Ways To Practice
The Art Of Philanthropy
|"...the Bush administration's case for war rests upon "a number of allegations against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that have been challenged -and in some cases disproved-by the United Nations, European governments and even U.S. intelligence reports."|
|"3. Seek out originality and imagination. If an idea makes you laugh out loud or say "Wow!" then support it.|
4. Support unpopular truths. Look"
|"Kiss farther down towards still-flacid penis... "Onward, (kiss) Christian soldiers (kiss)" Was that a pulse? Did it jerk? "|
When the voices of children are heard on the green
And laughing is heard on the hill,
My heart is at rest within my breast
And everything else is still.
Blake understood that Dichotomy, as manifested mutual exculsivity, is the domain of disorder. Degeneration is the horrifying entertainment-of-the-present, massive pseudo-realtime eradications of people, like you, and me.
Apply Body and
Soul to be self-employed in some facet of 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
Shock and Awe - Achieving Rapid Dominance, here presented in a 1996 Pentagon paper, has implications far beyond, and prior to, the current situation.
|"Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of "nonviolent weapons" at their disposal."|
|"Despite the pledges of the two major American political parties to maintain or expand the current level of defense capability, both the force structure and defense infrastructure are too large to be maintained at even the present levels and within the defense budgets that are likely to be approved. Unless a new menace materializes, defense is headed for "less of the same." Such reductions may have no strategic consequences. However, that is an outcome that we believe should not be left to chance."|
On the morning of a war, a meditation.
|"Don't let this be an ordinary day. Take a moment of silence to let your thoughts touch all humanity with compassion. In the quiet, feel how you are related to the young soldier and the iraqi mother. How their suffering ripples out, washing over us all. Let this feeling of human oneness inform all your actions today. Be kind. Be mindful. Be peace."|
|"12:05 CST The DOW is up 158 points.|
12:02 CST They are bombing the hell out of Baghad."
Bubbles of fire tore into the sky above Baghdad
Robert Fisk in Baghdad
Indeed, I believe we are witnessing the end of America as a democracy.
|"In a strange way, the Americans were - without the permission of the United Nations, with most of the world against them - acting out their rage with an eerily fiery consummation."|
Eliot, who beckons us to follow, invariably observes what is fundamental - that which if not integrated into opinion leaves the stew of history falsely spiced. What Makes W. Tick?
|"There are successful leaders who have felt that righteousness is on their side and there are failures who have thought the same thing."|
Is focus, as dictated by the major puveyors of info-filtration (what do you turn on to upon awakening?), the sane application of attention for a proto-transhuman species?
Observation arises as the natural course of science. Incubation is the process of cognitive integration of observation (grokness). Vigilance is the price of hope, that the incubation of the observation will transpire and not prematurely expire. Nursing is the love that allows timely vigilance. Concentrate easily.
And there it is, basically. We have a coalition of tyrants, U.S HAARPing on a congregation of the inept, inculcated into exacerbation of differences by the hegemonic tyrant and willing accomplices - in quest of the most un-holy of possible grails; redefined slavery.
Freedom is the state that includes the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints, and perhaps equally important, immunity from an obligation or duty. Democracy is a political orientation of those who favor government by and for the people embodied by their elected representatives, and in practice represents commonwealth. Acknowledging that we have abrogated the tenets of democracy and freedom at home, hypocrisy defines our international adventures; and greed refines our hypocritical self delusion.
Consciousness: The Factory Of Illusions
THE DEMOCRACY ILLUSION:
|"No scientific theory of the universe can be said complete if it doesn't explain consciousness. We may doubt the existence of black holes, the properties of quarks and even that the Earth is round, but there is no way we can doubt that we are conscious. Consciousness is actually the only thing we are sure of: we are sure that "we" exist, and "we" doesn't mean our bodies but our consciousness. Everything else could be an illusion, but consciousness is what allows us to even think that everything else could be an illusion. It is the one thing we cannot reject."|
Andrew Marr Of The Independent Interviews Noam Chomsky
|"The crucial factor is that individuals be able to do this sincerely, and with the firm conviction that they are telling the uncompromised, freely-expressed truth. This, in the end, is the real genius of the modern system of thought control: it is very subtle, invisible and its greatest victims are often not the deceived but the deceivers themselves."|
By way of jimslog, garnered from DEBKAfile, war-in-earnest has begun.
|"Fighter-bombers took off from USS Kitty Hawk Wednesday night for bombing missions over Iraq, after allied bombers began strafing Iraqi artillery across country. US long-range B-52 bombers stood armed and ready for takeoff on airstrips at British Royal Air Force base at Fairford, in Gloucestershire."|
|"I sought my soul|
But my soul I could not see,
I sought my God, but
He eluded me,
I sought my brother--
And I found all three."
Like most online sinister pseudo-pedants, I get regular visitors from the ONI and other acronymic vestiges of Military intelligence. With no direct accountability to the taxpaying citizens supporting it, and only limited responsibility to the two Houses of Sane Second Thought, can anyone doubt that the U.S American Armed Forces are operating to a significant degree within their own country?
The U.S. Military's War on the Earth is in a macabre way even more despicable than any of its particular aggressions.
|"Because there's more danger from internal dissatisfaction than outside influences, the prime function of the military is to protect government from the people."|
To ascend (?) to the only people actually able to decide Gaiaship's human future, Bush and his coalition of the blackmailed, bribed or deluded are primed to unleash the full might of war on a population that consists largely of children. Surely the combination of sanctions-lifting and 300,000 in-place troops bringing medicine, food and infrastructure rebuilding specialists - calmly and with weapons muzzled - into the no-fly zones would isolate the Iraqi dictatiorship, eventually leading to a citizen led regime change with an absolute minimum of casualties. The Preemptive War Criminals soon will be actual fodder for the Hague. If we fail to take them to account, our averted view will implicate us all.
|"The contaminants emitted from military bases include pesticides, solvents, petroleum, lead, mercury, and uranium. The health effects for the surrounding communities are devastating: miscarriages, low birth weights, birth defects, kidney disease, and cancer."|
Propaganda Fest - the emperor has no clothes
|"We demand to know what Bush was ON last night. What drug was it and who administered it and why can't I have some of it? I'm the one that has to watch the end of the world and I should have access to the same stuff that Bush uses when he talks to the faces in the wallpaper about how many people pray for him."|
|"Fully 25 percent of children in south and central Iraq suffer from chronic malnutrition, which is typically irreversible, and nine percent from acute malnutrition. One in four Iraqi babies is born prematurely and underweight. Few survive. With only six week's supply of food in the country, UN agencies estimate that an invasion risks the deaths of nearly 1 million children. |
The UN Genocide pact, which the U.S. refuses to join, forbids the deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to bring about physical destruction."
I know that the linguistically lucid Lawrence Lessig has been bandied about by various info-transmogrifiers of late. Incapable of preserving a simultaneous state of entheogenic-inspired ideation and source attribution, I'll thank all of the flowering interconnected commentators on the left whose dedication to a Free Culture inspires.
Being Sunday it behooves us all to read the full text of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ruminate upon the airborne cows, archaic drollery and, yes, The rabbit of Caerbannog . Many asides to boot...including this review: I'm afraid I seem to have strayed somewhat from my original brief. But in a nutshell: sex is more fun than logic-- one cannot prove this, but it 'is' in the same sense that Mount Everest 'is', or that Alma Cogan 'isn't'.
|"Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.|
The past always tries to control the creativity that builds upon it.
Free societies enable the future by limiting this power of the past.
Ours is less and less a free society."
Posterchild for the Future: Living with Michael Jackson
|"How you English say, 'I one more time, mac, unclog my nose in your direction', sons of a window-dresser! So, you think you could out-clever us French folk with your silly knees-bent running about advancing behavior?! I wave my private parts at your aunties, you cheesy lot of second hand electric donkey-bottom biters."|
While relaxing in the presence of sexual excitement and impulse...
|"No matter what his intentions, regardless of his guilt, there is a profile attached to Jackson that looks at the pedophilic assimilation of the Other, by itself a deeply sexual act driven by the immature desire of modernity, couples it with a genetic silhouette steeped in racial prejudice, and passes a sentence of misleading deception on all counts, a betrayal based on appearances we now know to be otherwise. We would be well advised, however, not to confuse this stripped identity with an about-face turning the future on its head, puncturing the virtual with the real and finally exposing an inappropriate thought to its deformed body, metaphysics standing naked before us."|
That Old Black Magic
|"Let it be automatic and focus on your orbit; run your orbit so as to feel it open. Then connect the orbits through the crowns and genitals. Go macro and run the Great Heavenly Circuit down through the legs into the earth to the galaxies below; and expand out of the crowns, spiraling into the universe."|
Getting Specific About Magical Ethics
The precis of 'The mating mind: How sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature' fills us in (in a highly paraphrased grok) that the theory makes reference to many masticular anomalies, and sheds new light on human communilingus, master-rebation, , texutality, and vultures.
|"As polytheists, we affirm the diversity of the divine and the divinity of diversity. If there is no one, true, right and only way in general, do we dare to assume that there is one obvious right choice for a person in any given situation? If more than one choice may be "right," how can one person presume they know what another person would want without asking them first?|
No life situation ever looks the same from outside as it does to the person who is experiencing it."
|"The human mind evolved somehow."|
In my view Transhumanism is about going beyond our memetic banality and reaching for the potential of our massive rational intelligence. The Hazards of Transhumanist Living - It's not easy being a Transhumanist, but somebody has to do it
|"Personally, I'm not so sure about any of this hysterical hyperbole; the Transhumanists I know are as benign a group of people as I've ever known. Moreover, there is great consensus for respecting human rights and the potential for revolutionary and ethical health technologies. Totalitarian Brave New Worlds are hardly on the agenda. All I really want to see are freer, happier and healthier people. Oh, and that android succubus I've been pining for."|
|"If there is a command center where you can tell accurately what is happening on the ship, it doesnt' seem to exist, or the displays are turned off, or not connected or need servicing, since they are providing much inaccurate data. It's not clear how much life support we have left."|
The Beer Can Theory of Creativity bubbles with malty quality and keeps the reader hopping in heady draughts.
|"It is clear, therefore, that Buddhist economics must be very different from the economics of modern materialism, since the Buddhist sees the essence of civilization not in the multiplication of wants but in the purification of human character. Character, at the same time, is formed primarily by a man's work. And work, properly conducted in conditions of human dignity and freedom, blesses those who do it and equally their products."|
|"When an idea has closed a gap at the level of the one's own worldview, it is ready to be nurtured to a state where it will close the corresponding gap at the cultural level. As the idea is refined, the creator's associative hierarchy can afford to narrow, and in fact must narrow, if is to be received by the world. Much as a beam of light diverges when it passes through a concave surface, a creative idea seems to lose clarity when expressed to others. So the existence of this second level of acceptance prompts the need for further crystallization. In the case of your Goosehead Breweries assignment, this involves progressively honing in on your most potent final draft of the 'TropicAle' logo, surrounding it with a flourish of fruit slices (perhaps, as a final added touch, making them vaguely genitalia-like so as to invite subliminal inklings in the brains of the buying public), and placing the finished product on your boss's desk."|
I screwed up and lost the 11/3/3 entry...trying to recover it...help! I used the beautify option on my arachnophilic program and instantly regretted the ugly result, which inexplicably is 20k larger than the original hand-wrought mess. With any luck and far too many hours things should be back to normal tomorrow. A cosmically oxymoronic moment...beautify...HA! (update: Dearest Mousemusings saved the day!, yay)
A pedantic pondering by John Derbyshire, What happened to Aldous Huxley, does shed occasional light but in general misses Auldous' point entirely. I agree that metaphysics formed the basis of Huxley's whole-within (It is impossible to live without a metaphysic. The choice that is given us is not between some kind of metaphysic and no metaphysic; it is always between a good metaphysic and a bad metaphysic.), and I also agree that pragmatism has drastically eroded the mountain of understanding that metaphysics offers as the steepest of human climes. This is no time for living as we do in such an un-metaphysical age, since without vision we will run into The Wall.
My focus today is on warnings, code red, that we have ignored in the decades since their first iteration. The odds, which for the bookie in us all I'll peg at six million to one, of being in personal danger due to terrorism from "others" is many orders of magnitude less than that of being terrorized by the domestic milieu.
|"Huxley had, in fact, a well-developed sense of the absurd...that the universe is radically weird. Comments to this effect turn up again and again in Huxley's writing: "the astonishingness of the most obvious things," "the unutterably odd facts of human experience," etc. He was much tickled to find, when typing one day, that his left hand had slipped from "c" to "v," giving him the phrase: "the human vomedy.""|
Whether by onerous laws dictating drug use, bizarre "three strikes" polices, a prison system that is equivalent in self-propagation ability to that of the defence industry, a police and social work system almost entirely reliant on all of the above dis-eased conditions (each nominally decent employee of which is merely, often barely, desperately maintaining their middle class status quo and ego), or by the violence implied and all too often actual in almost every home, and the narccisism implied and made actual by the consumerist propaganda sci-arts, we are in dire peril right here; now.
The probability of being affected to some degree by one or more of the above internal difficulties (ie: the risks within U.S. America of incarceration and its wide family effect, health issues etc., seemingly ad infinitum) is close to one hundred percent. Distraction is the first tool of the accomplished psycon, so we are fed faux terror and faux need. As the memetically hunted we must develop a prey's attention to the detail of the trees and a god's attention to the health of the forest.
Rachel Carson and the Awakening of Environmental Consciousness is a wonderful six part guide.
Proemium is from Jonathan Ott's Pharmacotheon in which he presents a comprehensive and readable treatise on drug policy reform.
|"The more clearly we can focus our attention on
the wonders and realities of the universe about us,
the less taste we shall have for destruction."|
Rachel Carson and Jonathan Ott are intimately intertwined (don't you love philosex) in their competence to help us to make informed decisions based on science and prescience - these abilities are diametrically opposed to the befuddled judgments made by those of belief, faith, fear and greed. As Thomas Jefferson observed: If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. The Sacred Cow Syndrome and Gaia principles
|"It is my sincere wish that this book contribute to an objective reappraisal of entheogenic drugs and their place in the modern world. I have dedicated it to my late teacher Gordon Wasson, who more than anyone catalyzed the contemporary revival of ecstatic, shamanic religion, and who wrote beautifully about the "bemushroomed" state. At the outset I reiterated Wasson's rhetorical question, whether, with all our modern knowledge, we needed the divine entheogens any longer. I would answer with Wasson, that precisely because of our modern knowledge we need them more than ever."|
The Assembly of the Church of the Universe
|"The American mind is one of the most creative minds in the world, and it is being confined, compromised, and sold down the river by people who can't think of anything better to do with the world than fabricate it into stupid products and sell it at twice its natural worth."|
|"So far we have pointed out the social and ceremonial aspects of marijuana smoking. Earlier we designated one additional factor that is crucial to defining a state of ritual. We mentioned that the activity must serve as a basis for linking the individual up with a higher moral order. Another way of stating the same thing is that the ceremony must serve to kindle positive and optimistic forces in the individual."|
I am sorely tempted to torture you with bad
puns, alertec-ly accelerated alliterative allusions, skeptical
sureties and Cleese-ist asides. I think however that Scientology
Watch provides enough grist for the cultist and humorist's
mill that even gentle Ram Dass would kick Ron's Hubbard.
Moonies (Post no more...nudge, nudge, wink, wink),
Scientologists (or should that be Oxymoronologists?), Twelve
Steppers (or could that be Relapsychologists?), and all the
other psycontrol pyramids that claim good means and almost
inevitably garner bad ends, are the fruits of an amateur
understanding of unfathomably complex processes. These
simplified mis-applications are welcomed by professionals in
the conscienceless arts as nominally effective primers - 'all
the better to eat you with, my sweet'.
Distraction (Who is
in Charge? - The media has simply become a branch of the war
effort.) is a primary, or leading, means by which we are
led astray from our paths of meaning. As the pace of demands
on time and attention increase, our memetic immunity
decreases; ultimately to the point at which we believe what we
is another force of psychological wheather control; at its most capable able
to wage biochemical warfare on a jungle while forcing us to
attend to imaginary WMD's in a desert.
is never far from the minds of most, either of losing what has
been barely gained or plain losing hope of any gain at all.
This is the final heart-thrust that vitalizes the above
parries of misdirection and distraction. Emplanting the seed
at life-depth, fertilized by frequent showers of contrived
threats, and re-enforced by occasional storms of shocking
actuality we live lives of contrived desperation, communitas
interruptus per insulati; family values which are anything but
and political treasure we pawn for trinkets.
comes from the earth, water, air, and the fire of our
imaginations. Winds of effort blown by all of us who grok this
Praxis of Inanity for what it is, using all our individual
talents toward the common art of sense, can make an impact
crater on the Moonies. We can
return science to its logical place as harbinger of
possibility that immerses us in ethical dilemmas to be
integrated. And we can reveal intolerance for the intolerable
condition of restriction it embodies, and personally embody
intolerance of intolerance; informed by science and
Luddism and transhumanism have one defining
characteristic in common - they both recognize the basic
transgression from sense that average human beliefs suffer.
Moderation combined with abandon equals psyche-alchemical
gold. The question is the answer.
Crap Saves The World - Can better orgasms and upping your
personal vibe really thwart BushCo idiocy? - reminds me
that cool sounding headers don't neccessarily come cleanly; forgive me Shrub for I have grinned.
reinvade U'wa land!
|"It comes down to simple physics. Negative begets
negative. Positive begets positive. War begets war,
peace begets peace, Britney begets Christina begets
N'Sync begets People magazine begets "Joe Millionaire"
begets 10 million Prozac prescriptions begets a billion
dumbed-down mind-sets, embittered souls. In a nutshell."
|"This leaves the U'wa as one of the sole remaining
forces of resistance, defending the fragile cloud forest
ecosystems against the devastation of oil extraction and
Hell has indeed frozen over when the flagship
democracy of planetship Gaia has become an institutional
totalitarianist state, driven by greed, fueled by others'
labor, and destined for international pariah-hood. I do not
feel that the citizens of U.S. America, at the pinnacle of its
explosive potential, intend to be so distracted as to
allow the criminals to run the goal. I do think that we are
now witnessing the culmination in the penultimate battle -
that between individual rights and cultural diversity, and
political corporatism expressed as expanded consumerism with
the obvious datapersons we will effectively become.
I'm sure you can tell, it's my leg talking today. Pain has a
way of focusing attention to the things that are really
important and reinforcing the farce that Mediated mediocrity
Dr. Menlo epitomises the more natural flow of
discourse and diversity that is the true strength of the
American people. His egalitarian and plainly literate hug
embraces such webwonders as American Samizdat, New World
Disorder, IncuBlogula, Warblogger Watch, Le
Blogeur, thumbmonkey, Sensual
Liberation Army, this humble site, and some I'm sure I've
Further, the "idea" of Dr. Menlo reaches far
beyond the wide-ness he hosts or contributes to, to ripple
upon the shores of Mediahood herself. This is a borderland
where content and context are sweet relief in a jungle of
interspun confusion, where the essential rains cry mercy
whilst our essential brains remember the joke; cosmic,
Newly added to this wonder full explication of our
implicate isness are the New World
Disorder Magazine, which includes the Dear Doc's
invaluable essay Manifesto in Hypertext, amongst a hyperbole of
other wit-full writing by polytextual geniuses. Also exciting,
although I can't listen with my ancient technology (I need a
modemectomy!), is dr
menlo radio - revolution radio/music for the
Absolutely in no way endorsing
these particular products, Countermeasures could spell the difference
between maintenance of some semblance of privacy and one-way
transparency. Now, where were we?
CSE and Canadian Communications
|"Ali A. Mohamed, a trusted trainer in bin Laden's al
Qaeda network, walked the halls of the U.S. military's
top warfare planning center at Fort Bragg for more than
two years as an Army sergeant."
intercept the communications of Canadians?
|"The interception of domestic ``private
communications'' is illegal under the Criminal Code
except in those cases where the interception has been
in pain from a severely bruised lower right leg due to
momentary inattention and unusually warm snow (our usual
-20'sC makes for a certain stickiness), I am in a grumpy
state. Medication of greenish nature taken in copious
quantities may help. Not able to walk the dogs I just opened
the door and let them out which could portend the arrival of
an irate neighbor. This would turn the green ease into a
community black mark.
I was going to only let them go
one at a time but after Aurora the Siberian wrestled my mind
to the floor with whine-howling and a pulsating anus I
relented. I hope everyone around here has gone to do their
intown chores...bad me!
Bitter Ironies Of Propaganda
|"The killed will be covered with earth and lime, and
once more all the crowd of deluded men will be led on
and on till those who have devised the project weary of
it, or till those who thought to find it profitable
receive their spoil. And so once more men will be made
savage, fierce and brutal, and love will wane in the
world... And so once more the men who reaped profit from
it all will assert with assurance that since there has
been a war there must needs have been one, and that
other wars must follow, and they will again prepare
future generations for a continuance of slaughter,
depraving them from their childhood."|
poke at the propaganda pantheon - please, teach your children
well. Propaganda in Theory and Practice - How Does It
|"O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to
bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their
smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot
dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the
shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to
lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire;
help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows
with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless
with their little children to wander unfriended the
wastes of their desolate land in rags and hunger and
Mark Twain, The War Prayer
U.N. Document - Likely Humanitarian Scenarios
|"The fact that the audience is carefully and
systematically led to a particular set of beliefs is
especially dangerous because the source of the ideology
-- and the motives of the sponsor -- are not known to
the recipients of the messages."
|"Bridging, material handling and transport.|
and necessities for some 5.4 million people.
supplies to treat injuries for approximately
Health supplies to treat the highly
vulnerable for up to 1.23 million.
Health supplies to
cater for the ongoing needs of 5.4 million.
supplies for 0.54 million. (sic?)
equipment for 5.4 million.
Chemicals and consumables
for 5.4 million.
Sanitation materials and
Time Smirk combined with a contrived CBC transnational debate
(what happened to Am-bareassed-or Cellucci after Pedantic
Peter cut him off in mid Dubyatribe?), leaves no tea unread
without maceration in Murphy's Craw; no excuse unfondled
with-in inhuman dispassion.
I have one question: Is it
plausable that a country with the highest per capita rate of
incarceration on earth can be responsible for the
dissemination of human rights and freedom? Democracy in its'
rather truer non-American sense is always a reaching for that
ever elusive balance between individual autonomy and community
need. The fundamentally (sick)
accepted Orwellian deception is that Capitalism = Democracy -
all the rest follows.
Himself - quote below not, eh
|"The second Patriot Act is a mirror image of powers
that Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler gave themselves.
Whereas the First Patriot Act only gutted the First,
Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously
damaged the Seventh and the Tenth, the Second Patriot
Act reorganizes the entire Federal government as well as
many areas of state government under the dictatorial
control of the Justice Department, the Office of
Homeland Security and the FEMA NORTHCOM military
command. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003,
also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very
structure the definition of
Why would drugs used by the
military to enliven their personnel, undoubtedly undergoing
undue undergos, be a media promulgated secret? Modafinil
(Provigil, Alertec, etc.) is certainly the drug of choice for
pilots et al. so why would the press, shill of the release,
ignore such obviousness and say that dex or meth is being
used? Modafinil: the unique properties of a new
stimulant. - Lyons TJ, French J., Aviat Space Environ Med
aside, does irony get any more oxidative than U.S pilots
mission-intensified by amphetamines (or analogues) waging
chemical and biological warfare on producers of psychoactive
herbs and derivatives?
Donepezil retains flight performance
|"It could be an ideal replacement for amphetamine in
short-term operations in which fatigue might threaten
the successful completion of a mission."
Now consider the Sexually Exhausted Rat
|"...while Yesavage et al conclude that "donepezil
appears to have beneficial effects on retention of
training on complex aviation tasks in nondemented older
adults," they warn that cognitive enhancement of
intellectually intact adults will bring significant
"legal, regulatory, and ethical questions.""
from the same reputable source, and considering recent press
releases concerning "Y", grok the soldier of the future;
today? Neuropeptide Y (NPY) has been considered to be
involved in the pathogenesis of affective disorders...
|"The combined treatment with subthreshold doses of
apomorphine and yohimbine synergised to reverse the
sexual inhibition characteristic of sexual exhaustion."
|"Moreover, NPY (6 mug) given
intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) induced an
antidepressant-like effect in the forced swim
Due to personal
obligations, transgressions and outright apathy I have again
absented myself without explanation. In the interconnected
entanglement that is the intelliweb I consider this a
significant faux pas on my part. There are days, sometimes a
few in a row, that I am absolutely bereft of ability - utterly
Staggered by a poli-capitalist impetus that may
be unstoppable without revolution, first in personal openness
to alternate options, and then absolute acceptance of the
multiplicity of opinion that can result in rational compromise
by a truly empowered United Nations. I find that my projective
balloon deflates with the thought that anything I might have
to say will be either be merely more preaching to the
converted (a vocation of little value) or reaching out to the
perverted (an endeavor of scarce
Fortunately these episodes of angst do
pass, in some way revitalizing my original impetus to be
multi-subjective as objectively as possible. The fact that
political issues have conspired to take over my attention
since the U.S. American coup d'etat is perhaps not so much a
fault as an imperative.
U.S. Psyop Radio Shifts Focus
Cyber-warfare in Iraq already has broken
|"al Mustaqbal (The Future) - 50 kW Harris
transmitter in Kuwait administered by the CIA. Shares
airtime with Radio of the Twin Rivers and Radio Tikrit."
that this short diatribe by John le Carré has most likely been
widely disseminated, but there can be no doubt that the
leadership of The United States of America Has Gone Mad.
|"We're approaching the point where we can tell the
SA-10 radar it is a Maytag washer and not a radar and
put it in the rinse cycle instead of the firing cycle."
Briefing on Human Shields in Iraq - Presenter:
Senior Defense Official, Wednesday, February 26, 2003
|"I cringe when I hear my Prime Minister lend his
head prefect’s sophistries to this colonialist
adventure. His very real anxieties about terror are
shared by all sane men. What he can’t explain is how he
reconciles a global assault on al-Qaeda with a
territorial assault on Iraq. We are in this war, if it
takes place, to secure the fig leaf of our special
relationship, to grab our share of the oil pot, and
because, after all the public hand-holding in Washington
and Camp David, Blair has to show up at the altar."
Glossary of Spy Terminology
|"I would encourage you as you leave to pick up one
of these pamphlets that our senior Defense official
talked about today."
presented, Wired has a vast repository of articles
dedicated to privacy issues. Keep
track of attempts to invade your privacy and the efforts to
|"OPSEC: Operations Security; process of denying
potential adversaries any information about capabilities
and/or intentions by identifying, controlling and
protecting generally unclassified evidence of the
planning and execution of sensitive activities."
Area 71 ?!?
|"Companies that snooker students into revealing
personal information under the guise that it will be
sent to colleges better watch it. The FTC is cracking
down on outfits that sell survey data to marketers."
|"We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the
world has ever known. Not only are our thoughts and
attitudes continually being shaped and molded; our very
awareness of the whole design seems like it is being
subtly and inexorably