The Panopticon Perplex – Waking up Watched and Behaviorally Modified in Surveillance Society

https://youtu.be/OMOGaugKpzs Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take Every single day Every word you say I'll be watching you. ~ The Police by James Heddle Ecological Options Network Reader Supported News Feb 8, 2019 Digital Domination Back in the 1780’s British social theorist Jeremy Bentham and his entrepreneur … Continue reading The Panopticon Perplex – Waking up Watched and Behaviorally Modified in Surveillance Society

Dismantling the Doomsday Machines

by John Walsh Antiwar.com Jan 18, 2019 “From a technical point of view, he [director Stanley Kubrick] anticipated many things. … Since that time, little has changed, honestly. The only difference is that modern weapons systems have become more sophisticated, more complex.  But this idea of a retaliatory strike and the inability to manage these systems, yes, … Continue reading Dismantling the Doomsday Machines

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back by YASCHA MOUNK Atlantic March 2018 https://youtu.be/lYhg2iAU6jY For years, the residents of oxford, massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. But unless … Continue reading America Is Not a Democracy

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’ by Nafeez Ahmed Insurge Intelligence July 17, 2017 In the first of a series, we report on stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order … Continue reading Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

A Theology of Power: Mike Pence and the Dominionists

by Karl Grossman CounterPunch Jan 30, 2019 Those involved in what’s become a major component of the evangelical right in the United States call themselves “dominionists.” They follow “dominion theology.” Pointing to the Bible, they emphasize that in it God gave humans “dominion” over the natural world and life in it. This, they believe, gives … Continue reading A Theology of Power: Mike Pence and the Dominionists

Power Lies in the Coding at Tech Firms

Power lies with those who control technology, not necessarily those who own it. As technological advances begin to integrate into our everyday lives at an exponential and almost seamless rate, how will our system of politics respond? In this excerpt of Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech, Jamie Susskind attempts to … Continue reading Power Lies in the Coding at Tech Firms