A good overview. Well worth the 45 mins, and certainly time better spent than watching I Can Take A Bigger Dump Than You (or whatever the hell they're putting on the rube tube these days).
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
"The faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. In short....protective stupidity."-- Crimestop, Orwell's definition
Scouts train to fight terrorists, and more. (Here's the slideshow.)
(and MORE. Remember that.)
Seems I've previously spoken of similar things.
But gosh, you can't believe any of that stuff, right? We should all just take those DHS Right-Wing Extremism and Left Wing Extremism reports* with a grain of salt. After all, the system loves us and wants to protect us (and the children, always the children!). You'll note the mentions of "leaderless resistance" in BOTH. Don't like what your gov't is doing? Too bad! Oh yeah, we're sending a SWAT team because you're obviously a leaderless extremist.
*these reports are only two brief summaries out of a giant pile of much more extensive official material.
Here's your future, and in case you're just not "into reading", here's the official site.
The totalitarian security apparatus is for you. Surprise!
The techniques involved in bringing in tyranny are always the same. Learn your history.
Sorry it's been a couple weeks with nothing. I'm getting slammed with work and baby and planting things and making butter (that's right, making butter--it is THE BALLS). More substantive work is in the pipe and will (I hope) be finished shortly.
Posted by Human Head at 4:31 AM