Category Commentary

T-shirt maker and consumer advocacy group face down NSA

Dan McCall, operator of the website Liberty Maniacs, uses the National Security Agency seal on T-shirts and mugs that say “Spying on you since 1952” and “The only part of government that actually listens.” He also sells merchandise with a “Department of Homeland Stupidity” logo. The N.S.A. took umbrage at these parodies and informed the […]

Ice Skating with Lucifer at Christmas

In the Sunken Plaza of the Rockefeller Center is a golden statue of Prometheus, a Titan of Greek mythology. He betrayed Zeus, the Father of the Gods, by stealing fire and giving it to mankind. Behind the gilded statue, etched in granite, are the following words: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that […]

The truth about Nelson Mandela, the Thembu King

Several years before he went to prison, Nelson Mandela helped found Umkhonto we Sizwe, or Spear of the Nation, the armed wing of the African National Congress.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/after-tributes-to-mandela-the-peacemaker-recalling-mandela-the-fighter.html?ref=world The armed group engaged mostly in sabotage of government property, though the Truth and Reconciliation Commission found that it did take part in bombings and other attacks […]

Anarchist technology and the reality of transhumanism

“Technology can be compared to a hammer.  It doesn’t care if you use it to build a house or crush someone’s skull.” – Noam Chomsky. Transhumanism has been defined as a intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to improve human mental and physical characteristics and capacities. The movement regards involuntary […]

Don’t worry, CBS says Freemasonry is just a fraternity

Ridiculous fare on CBS Sunday Morning. A BS piece about how freemasonry is just a bunch of guys hanging out in a fraternity type setting doing nothing but giving money to children’s hospitals and driving little cars during the local parade. Columbia Broadcasting had their silly correspondent Mo Rocca poking fun at the wickedness of […]

50 years ago JFK died for these words

“The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to […]

Google’s social network bot: How they launched the Arab Spring

The search giant Google has patented software which learns how you react on social networks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25033172  The software can mimic your usual responses to updates and messages from friends and relations. The software also analyses continuing interaction and flags messages that demand a more personal response. In a bid to help people cope Google envisions […]