A Solution Without a Solution

16 September, 2021 — John Steppling

Léon Spilliaert 1900 Faun bij maneschijn scaled e1631607383767Léon Spilliaert

“Ultima ratio regum. (The final argument of kings)” — Inscription on french cannons, on order of Louis XIV

“The language of Enlightenment has been hijacked in the name of corporate greed, the police state, a politically compromised science, and a permanent war economy.” — Terry Eagleton (Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate)

“Capital wants a situation where command resides within the subject him- or herself, and within the communicative process. The worker is to be responsible for his or her own control and motivation within the work group without a foreman needing to intervene, and the foreman’s role is redefined into that of a facilitator.” — Maurizzio Lazzarato (Immaterial Labor)

“Autism literally means living in terms of the self. To an observer, a child in a state of autism appears to be self-centred since he shows little response to the outside world. However, paradoxically, the child in such a state has little awareness of being a ‘self’.” — Francis Tustin (Autism and Childhood Psychosis)

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WATCH: Digital ID: Freedom-As-A-Service. The Lure of Entitlement as the Method for Entrapment

18 November, 2021 — 

“Our identity is, literally, who we are, and as the digital technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution advance, our identity is increasingly digital. This digital identity determines what products, services and information we can access – or, conversely, what is closed off to us.”

– September 2018, World Economic Forum insight report, Identity in a Digital World, A new chapter in the social contract

November 1, 2018: “If Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion is correct, identity is the new money.” [Source]

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A Dirty Occupation: The UN’s Criminal Enterprise and Ecological Catastrophe in Haiti

18 November 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Jemima Pierre

A Dirty Occupation: The UN’s Criminal Enterprise and Ecological Catastrophe in HaitiUN tanker truck offloading the raw sewage of MINUSTAH Peacekeepers at Morne Cabrit sewage treatment plant in January 2013. Photo: Isabeau Doucet

What are the environmental and ecological impacts of large-scale military occupations by the United Nations “peacekeeping” missions? The deadly cholera epidemic unleashed on the Haitian people by UN soldiers is an extension of a totality of violence – material, political, and ecological – enacted by a presumably humanitarian peacekeeping mission.

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Ukraine, Belarus in the eye of the storm

19 November 2021 — Indian Punchline


President Vladimir Putin addressing the expanded meeting of the Russian Foreign Ministry Board, Moscow, November 18, 2021

Wouldn’t that be a delicious irony — the British defence secretary Ben Wallace rushing to Warsaw on Thursday to work up detailed plans to strengthen Poland’s border fence with Belarus? Britain had partnered the US in the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and is now the self-appointed protector of the European Union from Iraqi migrants!

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