Marcus Aurelius: Time for US to Get Serious About Setting Everyone Else “Ablaze”? — Sun Tzu Comment

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

Two articles follow:  one posits a seemingly global anti-US opposition, an Anti-American Network (AAN), and the other posits that political warfare is the answer to the Middle East portion of the problem.  IMHO, both are worth considering.  Further believe that, with respect to Boot & Doran’s approach, (a) coverage needs expansion to cover all the opponents Hirsch posits and (b) political warfare is a necessary but not sufficient component of our response and an NCTC-centric structure is probably not the way to go.  We already have policy in place to deal with these kinds of things but it probably needs revision in light of international and domestic politics.  In my view, what we need is national leadership (read:  POTUS and Congress) with the guts and principles of Britain’s WWII leader Winston Churchill supported by an Executive Branch organizational structure combining the best features of their Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Political Warfare Executive (PWE), one authorized, directed, and capable of covertly, surgically and virtually “setting our adversaries ablaze.”   Neither the currently tasked organization nor U.S Special Operations Command, or even the two together, is presently that structure.)

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Jun 30

Open Source Everything Manifesto: Home Page

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SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/OSE-2014

NEW: 2014-09-09 Robert Steele: OSE Book Language Rights Now Mine, Seeking Publishers and Volunteers for All Languages

NEW: 2014-08-15 Graphic: Embedded Intelligence — Adding Open Source Everything (Engineering Intelligence), True Cost Economics (Supply Intelligence) and Holistic Analytics (Demand Intelligence)

2014-08-22 Robert Steele YouTube & PPT on Open Source Everything and World Change

2014-08-02 Luminary Voices Robert David Steele [One-Page Bio]

Amazon Page (Kindle)

Amazon Page (Kindle)

2014-08-14 INTERVIEW (Audio) with Miriam Knight of New Consciousness Network

2014-06-18 Guardian Profile by Nafeez Ahmed

2014-05-21 Robert Steele at LIBTECHNYC: The Open Source Everything Manifesto

2014-05-29 Goodreads 20 Quotes from The Open Source Everything Manifesto

AMAZON Kindle Page

AMAZON Paperback Page

THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO – Transparency, Truth, & Trust . . . the meme, the mind-set, and the method

P2P Foundation Features The Open Source Everything Manifesto

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Mar 3

Código Abierto Todo: evolución acelerada a través de la libre información

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Phi Beta Iota:  Click on header to open full post, then use Google Translate to read in English (top of middle column).  Contract has been signed to publish the book in Spanish in Spain — this does not exclude the book also being contracted for translation by any Central or Latin American publisher.  Person in charge of all translation contracts is sserafimidis [at] northatlanticbooks [dot] com.

Código Abierto Todo: evolución acelerada a través de la libre información

El manifiesto de “Open Source Everything” refuerza el movimiento de transparencia informática como mecanismo opositorio a la corrupción y al poder elitista, así como esbozar un mecanismo para detonar la expansión de la conciencia en su relación trina con la información y la energía.

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Jul 13

The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract III

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The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract III

[In combination with free OpenBTS mobile telephony for the five billion poor] I see cities, countries, nations, regions recognizing that the relatively minor cost of a call center is well worth its benefits–capable of all necessary languages and able to handle the load of calls with a mix of centralized and distributed participants, some paid, most volunteers.  This then becomes the lever that will move the community or nation out of poverty and into a position where the distributed intelligence of the community or nation is able to create infinite wealth while also achieving a sustainable peace.

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The essence of this manifesto is found in the proven fact that transparency and truth foster trust, and trust lowers the cost of doing business.  The industrial era carried the information pathologies to extremes and enabled corruption at the highest levels, using secrecy to avoid accountability.

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Empowered by open software, hardware, spectrum, data access, and intelligence, we are within reach of open democracy.

By the Case: The Open Source Everything Manifesto

Review of the Book by Ralph Peters   …   Manifesto Extracts at Phi Beta Iota   …   Book Page at Amazon   .   Book Page at Barnes & Noble   .   Book Page at McNallyRobinson   .  Book Page at North Atlantic Books (Publisher)   .   Book Page at Powell’s Books   .   Book Page at Random House   .   Book Page at Super Book Depot

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Jul 3

The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract II

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The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract II

The U.S. Government has been controlled by a two-party tyranny that has always been corrupt, but this corruption went nuclear in the 1990’s when both parties conspired to start borrowing one trillion dollars a year–one third of the federal budget–so as to keep on handing out taxpayer funds (or taxpayer obligations for borrowed funds) to the special interests funding their perpetual grip on power to the exclusion of Independents and the other four accredited but excluded active national political parties (Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Reform).

[This book provides the analytic model developed by the Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 dedicated to the ideal of public intelligence in the public interest.]

Note that fifty percent or more of our national resources are being wasted for lack of both intelligence (sound decision-making) and integrity (massive corruption across all three branches of the federal government–Congress, the Executive, and more most recently the Supreme Court).  For this short manifesto, I will only comment generally, with examples centered in three areas:

1.  Corruption

2.  Analytic Ignorance

3.  True-Cost Ignorance

By the Case: The Open Source Everything Manifesto

Review of the Book by Ralph Peters   …   Manifesto Extracts at Phi Beta Iota   …   Book Page at Amazon   .   Book Page at Barnes & Noble   .   Book Page at McNallyRobinson   .  Book Page at North Atlantic Books (Publisher)   .   Book Page at Powell’s Books   .   Book Page at Random House   .   Book Page at Super Book Depot

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Jul 2

P2P Foundation Features The Open Source Everything Manifesto

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Open-Source Everything Manifesto

* Book: The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust. By Robert David Steele. Evolver, 2012.

URL = http://www.phibetaiota.net/2012/06/buy-today-the-open-source-everything-manifesto-transparency-truth-trust-the-meme-the-mind-set-and-the-method/

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Phi Beta Iota: This will be an on-going page. To be included in the P2P Foundation wiki is a huge blessing that will bring the work to the attention of tens of thousands of people if not more.

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Jul 2

The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract I

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The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract I

Integrity, in my view, starts with the individual human being, and grows in a compounded manner from there.  The citizen must be an “intelligence minuteman.”  The next step in our exploration, beyond the individual human mind and soul, can be found in mass collaboration and particularly in collective intelligence.

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My point is this: the achievement of panarch is in my view inevitable.  The only questions are “how soon? and “can we avoid violence?”

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We are at a tipping point for restoring the intelligence and integrity of the Republic.  Time is the one strategic variable that cannot be replaced nor purchased.  I believe that all the conscousness and good intention in the world will be irrelevant if we cannot arm the public with intelligence (decision-support) on all topics at all levels of governance.

Our first challenge is to redirect “intelligence” away from secre obsession and toward open-source realities.  I illustrate this in Figure 20.

By the Case: The Open Source Everything Manifesto

Review of the Book by Ralph Peters   …   Manifesto Extracts at Phi Beta Iota   …   Book Page at Amazon   .   Book Page at Barnes & Noble   .   Book Page at McNallyRobinson   .  Book Page at North Atlantic Books (Publisher)   .   Book Page at Powell’s Books   .   Book Page at Random House   .   Book Page at Super Book Depot

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Jun 28