It’s funny how left and right are respectively blaming capitalism and socialism for the Texas blackout.
The Voice of the Ruling Class is pissed they’re losing their ability to be Top Voice. Saagar Enjeti explains the real reason the mainstream media hates Clubhouse.
By Ally Marie McLean With all of the censorship and deplatforming done by America’s big tech corporations lately, there have been calls from many on the right to create alternative platforms for dissenting voices. Anarchists can take advantage of this situation and create such alternative platforms, if we […]
By Konstantinos I Kotis Artiﬁcial Intelligence (AI) is a way of making software think intelligently, in a similar way the intelligent humans think. AI attempts not just to understand an intelligent entity, and the way it perceives understands, predicts, and manipulates a world far larger and more complicated […]
Once again, the tech revolution fuels the growing hegemony of the Blue Tribe. Atlantic reporter, Derek Thompson, discusses the future of metropolitan areas in the United States following the pandemic.
By Matt Taibbi My colleague Glenn Greenwald hit the nail on the head this weekend when he wrote about “tattletale journalism,” in which media reporters for the largest companies spend their time attacking speech, instead of defending it. The miserable trend just reached its apex when Taylor Lorenz […]
Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the acceleration of permanent job loss to automation due to the pandemic.
Keith, Emma & RJ Game Stop vs Wall Street, Robinhood, micro-revolts in the United States, Dodger Stadium’s COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance, Robinhood was supposed to be for the little guy, Citadel, aristocrats pretending to be friends with the peasants, rich people […]
Once again, the media and academia are the new church that is aligned with the ruling class. By Matt Taibbi On January 6th, Jon Farina, photographer and videographer for Jordan Chariton’s Status Coup outlet, captured horrifying images. At the Capitol, a pro-Trump mob tried to burst into the […]
As I have said before, where I dissent from modern libertarianism of the Randian variety is with my view that corporations and banks are merely modern feudal manors, and the media, universities, and now tech companies are the new church. It doesn’t do much good to claim to […]
The rising ruling class moves to strengthen its position. DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, Ryan Grim, analyzes the Biden administration’s plan to handle big tech.
The wannabe monopolists are trying to shut down the little guys and upstarts. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to new calls for social media censorship.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston and Derrick Jensen to discuss the limits of technology and how technology supports the authoritarian technocratic dictatorship.
By Douglas Ernst, Washington Times Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says Silicon Valley is fomenting division and planting seeds for future wars thanks to members of Congress who can’t resist Big Tech’s big bucks. The Hawaii Democrat told The Daily Caller this week that many politicians give lip service […]
By Eric Boehm, Reason Shortly after reposting an article that criticized Twitter’s decision to ban President Donald Trump, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul says he was locked out of his own Facebook page. The page is still active and appears to be functioning normally for other […]
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Tulsi Gabbard (former Congresswoman) about the Big Tech social media purge, Trump being banned from Twitter, the censorship of Parler by Google, Apple and Amazon and shares an exclusive announcement with Rubin Report viewers. Tulsi Gabbard shares her concerns with […]
This is a pretty interesting segment with Glenn Greenwald, an executive from Parler, a former aide to Boris Johnson, etc.
As I have been predicting for 20 years. Big Tech is becoming a dominant faction of the ruling class (along with Big Finance and the always present BLOB). The professional managerial class has become the new clergy with totalitarian humanism as its ideology. Tech industry managers are the […]
I think it’s pretty safe to say at this point that the Democratic Party is now the political arm of “Big Tech” and the major social media outlets are merely a division of the Democratic Party’s media complex, along with CNN, MSNBC, and the traditional networks. The same […]
Not quite the same as shooting yourself in your bunker. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the temporary suspension of President Trump’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and discuss what kind of precedent this might set.
Greenwald is becoming a hated man in certain sectors of the Left. One of the greatest things about recent events has been the ongoing fragmentation of the Red and Blue tribes as well as the wider Red/Blue divide. Journalist, Glenn Greenwald, reacts to both Twitter and Facebook suspending […]
With blunt unvarnished realism, it is high-time anarchist-communism steps out from amongst the shadows and finally asserts itself as the most viable revolutionary option and antithesis to totalitarian-capitalism, that is, techno-capitalist-feudalism. After its 150 year long-march, through dense theoretical jungles, voluminous analyses, and multiple pragmatic interventions, anarchist-communism […]
Evidence shows that the globalization frenzy of the post-Cold War period is in the process of receding. US hegemony is declining due to 20 years of military defeats in imperial adventures. The percentage of US GDP devoted to military production has declined, along with the volume of US […]
Something to remember when confronted with scientism. By Matt Ridley, Wired Nearly all great scientists start out as heretics nailing their theories to the door of conventional scientific wisdom. Galileo, Darwin and Einstein were all at some point in a minority of one; Alfred Wegener was dead before […]
Keith, Emma & RJ 01/01/21 – We’re back in business, historic spike in drug overdose deaths under COVID-19, governor Sisolak shut down Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the least sober place on the planet, Carl Jung and the origins of mental illness, Don Wells just died of […]
When it comes to the arguments over censorship, “cancel culture,” doxxing, de-platforming, public shaming, or even outright violence, it seems that virtually everyone engages in special pleading on behalf of their own perceived interests and those of their reference groups, with philosophical, moral, ethical, or ideological arguments merely […]
The rising class of techno-aristocrats digs in. Rachel Bovard’s comment about “one nation under tech” is spot on. Krystal Ball and Rachel Bovard share their thoughts on Amazon hiring Jeff Ricchetti, the brother of Biden’s White House counselor Steve Ricchetti.
If Peter Zeihan’s analysis and forecasts concerning the future of the unipolar order are at all correct, my predictions about the future of geopolitics were even more accurate than I previously thought. I’ve generally thought that globalization would eventually produce a global state system, which would require a […]
In this week’s edition of the Collapse Chronicles conversation, I have the pleasure and honor of speaking with writer Kirkpatrick Sale, author of “The Collapse of 2020.”
By J.D. Tuccille, Reason With German-style Internet controls catching on around the world and social media platforms increasingly targeting “fake news” and allegedly (or explicitly) hateful views, researchers have wondered just how those on the receiving end are responding to newly trendy censorship. What they’ve found should surprise […]
This is a pretty good overview of the interrelationship between the environment, economics, geopolitics, and technology.
I’ve always thought the Chinese “social credit” system was merely a test market for what the global power elite wants to impose worldwide. Here it is. By Rhett Jones, Gizmodo With more services than ever collecting your data, it’s easy to start asking why anyone should care about […]
Meet Rebekah Mercer, the deep-pocketed co-founder of Parler, a controversial conservative social network
The Zuck of the Right. Fair enough, I guess. Liberals have Soros and conservatives have the Kochs. Liberals have Zuck and Dorsey. Conservatives have this dragon lady. By Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business (CNN) — Rebekah Mercer, a prominent conservative donor, revealed Saturday that she is helping to bankroll Parler, […]
By Moe Tkacik, In These Times The Left has yet to properly absorb two major revelations of 2020: 1) The ruling class, for all its platitudes, decisively does not care about small business, and 2) We are all small businesses now. To the first point, a court-ordered Small Business […]
By Dan Robitzski, Futurism.Com A few months ago, a company called Capella Space launched a satellite capable of taking clear radar images of anywhere in the world, with incredible resolution — even through the walls of some buildings. And unlike most of the huge array of surveillance and observational […]
By John Whitehead, Rutherford Institute “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 It had the potential for disaster.
Well, Marx did say that the capitalist class has generated enormous innovation even if it created a new system of oligarchical oppression in the process. By Eleanor Penny, In These Times Space is our birthright. “Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery and use […]
Regional principalities and magnates take on a techno-feudal manor. By Billy Binion, Reason A group of state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google today, alleging that the company maintains monopoly control over internet search via competition-squashing behavior. The complaint, brought by 38 states and U.S. territories, […]
The power of Big Tech has made traditional governmental censorship almost obsolete. By Matt Taibbi Start with the headline: Supporting the 2020 U.S. Election. YouTube in its company blog can’t even say, “Banning Election Conspiracy Theories.” They have to employ the Orwellian language of politicians — Healthy Forests, […]
Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute, Rachel Bovard, weighs in on President Donald Trump’s threat to veto a defense bill if lawmakers do not include a measure eliminating legal protections for social media companies.
by Timothy W. Luke With a Foreword by Ronald J. Deibert Also available in Kindle ebook format at Amazon.com. This new edition of Screens of Power: Ideology, Domination, and Resistance in Informational Society, first published in 1989, reintroduces the innovative critique of informational culture, politics, and society outlined […]
By Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian A white steel pole rises out of the sea off the Caribbean coast of Panama, poking above the waves like the funnel of a sunken steamship. Launched into the water last month, this is no shipwreck, but the base of what will soon […]
By Robert Lynch, Quillette “Much of the glue holding modern societies together is alarmingly fragile, and triggers like September 11th can shatter this facade with devastating consequences that we are only just beginning to understand. As the evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson wrote in his 2012 book The Social […]
Astrophysicist, Dr. Joe Pesce, discusses the most magnetic stars in the universe. He also shines light on evidence of a fast radio burst that likely traveled to Earth from a particular type of neutron star in our Milky Way galaxy.