Browsing All posts tagged under »United States«

The Zombie Eugenicists Are Coming

June 22, 2012 by


So this article was sent along to me from a good friend locally. It’s from Market Watch, which is a part of The Wall Street Journal. I wasn’t expecting much expect some tired reformist nonsense, something along the lines of ‘change I can believe in’. Well hey-ho, was I in for a shock. The Eugenicists […]

The Farce of Bradley Manning’s Persecution

March 11, 2012 by


At long last, Bradley Manning has been charged. It has only taken almost two years, and was more likely resulting from the military’s inability to ‘break’ him by torture into becoming a star ‘witness’ against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The death penalty is probably still on the table, despite comments to the contrary, if merely […]

Organised Opposition and the Health of the Body Politic

January 6, 2012 by


 Image via Wikipedia. In this excellent post, Rick Falkvinge (Twitter) touched upon ‘the four boxes of liberty‘ concept, and uses that as a springboard for a discussion about privacy in the context of rising authoritarianism, amongst other concerns. For those who are unaware, the ‘four boxes’ are as follows: “There are four boxes to be […]

NDAA: Building the Terror State

January 3, 2012 by


Image via the band Anti-Flag With the passage of the (insufficiently infamous) National Defence Authorisation Act, or NDAA, into law, there are growing and well-founded cries of ‘police state’, even ‘martial law’. The second is not accurate, although I understand the sentiment. Martial law is when military authorities take over order enforcement, because the civilian authority […]

A Story of PERF-idy

November 29, 2011 by


Image via The Daily Bail. Ever since this Democracy Now! interview, the Police Executive Research Forum, or PERF, a previously unregarded police strategy NGO, has been receiving some clearly undesired attention. In that interview, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler unwisely let slip that it was PERF which had been coordinating the conference calls which Oakland […]

These Disunited, War-Ravaged States

November 20, 2011 by


Just recently I went on a day-trip to Yakima, Washington. I highly recommend not moving there, for any reason. If you already live there, dear Reader, you have my sympathies. The city looks like it had been carpet bombed. Only one real city street was left, filled with very sad and poor people and looked […]

On the Proper Functioning of Economies

November 9, 2011 by


Much is made about the proper form of economies. Comparatively less is made of their proper functioning. Economies are taken to be black boxes; their internal workings are regarded with nearly religious awe. Some propose to simply leave economies to their own devices, befitting their deified nature. Others insist that altars and holy relics – […]