Review: Hacker Hoaxer Whistleblower Spy – The Many Faces of Anonymous

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Gabriella Coleman

Anonymous is almost certainly not what you think it is. You have to live it to understand it, its implications, its functioning, and its place in society. Gabrielle Coleman lived it, as a fully disclosed academic anthropologist. This is her story as much as theirs.

The structure of Anonymous is like the structure of the internet: multiple channels, multiple entry points, self healing patches, and lots of redundancy. (Also lots of swearing, lots of personal attacks, and lots of suspicions. Testosterone is involved.) This enables a totally flat organization to achieve in minutes what giant corporations and government take years to effect. The exhilaration, the joy, the satisfaction participants savor is incomparable. Anonymous is far more than a labor of love; it is idealists executing on their dreams. Everyone should be jealous.

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Feb 1

KINDLE: A Fantasy – On the Seventh Day – How a Burning Babe and Lynn Rothschild Saved Democracy in America

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#1 in Civics @ Amazon Kindle

All of the preconditions for revolution exist in the USA today, from a concentration of wealth combined with 23% unemployment to a government that has lost all legitimacy in the eyes of the people because of the blatant manner in which a two-party tyranny has sold out to 40-odd billionaires. Chris Hedges (Empire of Illusion) and Matt Taibbi (Griftopia) nailed it. All we are missing is a precipitant (such as a soccer mom torching herself on Capitol Hill) and a couple of billionaires that “get” the insanity of a 100% corrupt government making their wealth very vulnerable to pitchforks on the mansions and angry veterans putting 50 caliber bullets into their Lear Jets as they land or take off. This white paper offers a seven day plan for restoring American democracy while treating the elite to the most graceful Truth & Reconciliation process they might have prayed for. 7 Pages, 99 Cents.

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Dec 19

KINDLE: Sanders for President as an Independent? The Game Plan

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The integrity of the American electoral process matters more than any single candidate. Now that the Democratic National Committee has made it clear it is merely an extension of the Hillary Clinton campaign, the time has come for all citizens to see the value of demanding an Electoral Reform Act of 2016 such that both an Independent candidate for president — with a coalition cabinet and a balanced budget announced in advance — and a sufficiency of Members promising not to caucus with either wing of the two-party tyranny — are possible. The primary purpose of this book is not to promote a specific candidate, but rather the possibility of a Second American Revolution, a non-violent revolution that restores the power of the public over a government grown too big, too corrupt, too evil, for words. Open Power is possible now, in 2016. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Angus King are among the Senators who have the power to sponsor the Electoral Reform Act of 2016. The questions this book puts before the public is these: if not Bernie, who? If not now, when? Seven Pages, 99 cents.

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Dec 19

Review (Fiction): Twilight’s Last Gleaming

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John Michael Greer

5.0 out of 5 stars Goosebumps — very very real — the playbook for taking down the USA, July 9, 2015

I first read Decline and Fall: The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America, that was the serious book, and then this book and I have to say that the both go very well together.

This book is the playbook for how a hollow US military over-reliant on satellites for location and communications, over-reliant on carriers that are too easily killed by supersonic wave-hopping missiles, over-reliant on a very mediocre US air force that cannot maintain air superiority or long air-based supply lines, is smashed by the Chinese when an amoral thoughtless US presidency goes one regime change oil field hijacking too far.

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Jul 11