Saturday, July 23, 2016

 

Living in the Ruins

In NoGoZone, Hakim Bey posits the Spectacle as 'the true site of power'. As capitalist societies disintegrate--abandoning "welfare classes" and races, as well as other marginalized groups--the simulacrum of social triage and its corollary no-go zone will come to characterize the specto-state.  

Sunday, July 17, 2016

 

Headlines We Love

Race & Police Training, Roadblocks to Mental Health Services, Republican National Convention


Monday, July 11, 2016

 

Materially Misleading

Tricking out advertising as news, or otherwise misleading consumers, is part of the new private equity media. Absent journalists and the journalistic code of ethics, 'journalism' in the 21st Century comprises anything but a robust, independent press.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

 

U&I

As noted in the June issue of The Atlantic, the tectum--the central control of the human brain that coordinates attention to sensory input--constructs an internal model to keep track, predict and plan. The cerebral cortex--the largest part of the brain--controls attention to peripheral input, memory and abstract reasoning that allows us to think about ourselves and others; what we call awareness, or consciousness.

Monday, June 27, 2016

 

Socialist Scapegoats

What Sanders supporters might want to start discussing as the Democratic National Committee begins cracking down on dissent is what they plan to do as the one target of ill will shared by conservatives, liberals and fascists in the US. While the fascists (Christian, Islamic and Zionist) have problems with each other, as well as with conservatives and liberals, it is the socialists who have the least power and influence. This, naturally, makes them the perfect scapegoat in the total chaos to come.

Friday, June 24, 2016

 

First Amendment Under Attack

Fifty years after Governor Reagan used the FBI to attack the student Free Speech movement at University of California Berkeley, the UC system is again being pressured to curb free speech.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

 

Reality of Infantility

After the eight years of B-acting in the Oval Office by the third-rate, Hollywood blacklisting FBI tout, one might have thought future generations would develop an immunity to celebrity worship in politics. Sadly, thirty years later, political endorsements and social pronouncements by Hollywood stars and Madison Avenue starlets are still gauges of mass consciousness and political illiteracy.

Unfortunately, the culprits of social media and Hollywood hype combined have created a vast wallowing in the banal, where vapid luminaries such as Naomi Klein pose for Vogue photo-ops alongside insipid pretty boys such as Leonardo DiCaprio. Why we should care what they think about political challenges, let alone do about them, is beyond me, but that is the reality of infantility.

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