The Omni-Trump

Guy Debord writes in the 64th thesis of The Society of the Spectacle “If every Chinese must learn Mao, and thus be Mao, it is because he can be nothing else.” From the thread commentary by u/trying2bnicer “As readers of Debord’s Comments on Society of the Spectacle know, he advances the notion of integrated spectacle in that […]

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Find Yourself

This is a great read from Michael Lovelock on Aeon. His article, “The Makeover Trap“, sets out to explore the dynamics of the makeover in contemporary Western culture. His thesis is that this culture, whose extent of analysis stops at the individual consumer, sets up our societies for a rude awakening: Young people in the […]

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Don’t March Just For Science

This past Saturday, April 22nd, thousands gathered in their cities to march for Science. They (myself included, full disclosure) see the buffoons in the current government who, among other things, believe climate change a Chinese plot, aim to bleed dry the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute for Health, and suspect vaccinations. All good reasons to […]

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You Can Hack Propaganda Like a CIA Analyst: Richards Heuer Describes the Approach

By Toamatapu 6 min read Reading Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by Richards Heuer (1999) In this final piece covering Heuer’s seminal work on intelligence analysis, Myth Composer is going to share with readers how they can read the news like a CIA analyst reads their intelligence reports. The News is Going to be Wrong With the…

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The Chipotle Effect

Originally posted on AntiDem:
“The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” – His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Prologue: Moscow, June 1990 Natasha had great legs. And she probably still does, wherever she may be. But on that summer day in the last full year of…

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The Gaga Experience

Several weeks ago, Lady Gaga performed at the Superbowl halftime. Left-wing commentators, still processing the Trump presidency,  thought – or hoped rather – that she would make some political statement during the show. She did not because she didn’t need to. The person who Lady Gaga is, the entire experience of her, carries political depths that need […]

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