Category Archives: rage against the machine

surveil

I think we’re supposed to start turning people in for things pretty soon.

parler

I’m not particularly a Parler fan, but I sometimes visit sites of which I am not to get viewpoints and experience an alternative environment. Silicon Valley’s desire and power to destroy Parler is alarming.

Many I know cheered the removal of Parler from the net by spreading false information as justification, often by citing half-truth articles two to three times removed from source. Few of my contacts on Facebook vet anything, especially if they are the ones posting all day.

Some of the same people have criticized MeWe, one by saying that it is owned by evangelicals. It’s not, but my response would be, “I don’t care. I want to know how they operate it.”

Parler is down. What’s next? Telegram? MeWe?

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/how-silicon-valley-in-a-show-of-monopolistic

hacking alarm pfft, cryptome

Love this paragraph:

Yet, the sun shines on all of god’s creatures, at least those not underground, and for those sunlit it should be possible to use our brightest star to transmit to one another with unlimited brilliance and clarity our wish for them to get off our lawn, turn down the noise, be respectful, wear a mask, ratchet up blaming the opposition.

https://cryptome.substack.com/p/hacking-alarm-pfft

consortium news

Roger Waters, a favorite of mine since The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking, just made a large donation to one of my favorite journalism sites, Consortium News. ♥️

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/12/26/roger-waters-supports-consortium-news/

because it’s status-quo approved and kid tested

Why TF are “Occupy Democrats” and “Ridin’ With Biden” shambling down my FB newsfeed? Sick.

rss subverso

It’s a buttload of RSS subversion.

This person is obviously troubled.

propaganda easy as 1-2-3

I was just reading yet another propaganda piece from a mainstream US news outlet.

The way the word “reportedly” gets tossed about is amazing. Translation: it means a crock is coming up, much like using “some people say.”

The start of the article presented fantasy maybes. Within a few sentences, it was all hard fact.

Propaganda analysis is one of my bags. It’s puzzle solving. I like the challenge. I started with it in elementary school and never stopped.

mail-order intrigue

I recently ordered a book of a very sensitive nature, politically, lol.

I was waiting to see if my credit card would decline for no reason, or if the bookstore would accept the order for a moment, then send an e-mail, “sorry, we made a mistake, it’s out of stock.”

Alas, none of that has happened and the book has shipped. I have no intriguing story to tell at this point unless it gets disappeared in transit.

As long as a writer can get something published in the first place, I don’t think books are at the highest levels of interest for censorship. Nobody reads those things anyway, so why bother. 😬

all the news fit to print

I wake up, hit the browser for news, see a headline, and think to myself, “there’s yet another whole cloth fabrication by the New York Times.”

It turns out to be true for once, so I changed my morning mental chant to, “even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

Cuba does not allow the United States to interfere in internal affairs

Damned good article from Cuba:

Cuba does not allow the United States to interfere in internal affairs

On the evening of Saturday, November 28, 2020, the Director General in charge of the United States at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, summoned the United States Chargé d’Affaires Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, to whom he conveyed that “Cuba does not allow the United States, or any state, to interfere in the country’s internal affairs”. He also asked him to reiterate that statement to the State Department.

Fernandez de Cossío pointed out to the diplomat that to have gone on several occasions to San Isidro, where his Embassy was aware that an event of political and social provocation was taking place, and to personally transport and support those who were violating the health regulations protecting against the COVID-19 pandemic constituted serious violations of his functions as a diplomat and as head of mission, a flagrant and defiant interference in Cuba’s internal political affairs and unquestionable violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

He emphasized that Cuba does not accept such behavior, and will not tolerate him and his Embassy conducting themselves in Cuba in contempt of the law and regulations, in violation of their obligations as diplomats.

The Director General clarified that the government of Cuba “is fully aware of the involvement of the United States government in financing, orienting and inciting groups and individuals in Cuba to challenge the government’s authority, both through peaceful and violent means,” which is aware of “the insistent but failed effort to add to those purposes the most representative sectors of art, culture and intellectuality in the country.

He emphasized that Cuba is also aware of the powerful machinery that from the United States manages, manipulates and harasses in the social networks, with an unmatched technological and financial support, in order to spread false information, incite hatred, divide the population, encourage resentment and call for illegality.

He clarified that, as in the rest of the world, in Cuba there is “full knowledge of the trajectory of the government of the United States in the overthrow of legitimate governments, in the execution or promotion of coups d’état, in the promotion of social instability at the cost of death and suffering.

Fernández de Cossio was emphatic in stating that he will not be allowed to do so here.

Translation by DeepL: http://www.deepl.com/translator