The DC Circuit has ruled that the CIA is under no obligation to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests pertaining to its involvement with insurgent militias in Syria, overturning a lower court's previous ruling in favor of a Buzzfeed News reporter seeking such documents.As
British Judge Vanessa Baraitser has ruled against US extradition for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but not for the reasons she should have.Baraitser's frightening ruling supported virtually every US prosecutorial argument that was made during the extradition trial, no matter how absurd and Orwellian. This includes quoting from
The Kafkaesque extradition trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues, with each frustrating day making it clearer than the day before that what we are watching is nothing other than a staged performance by the US and UK governments to explain why it's okay for
If we'd been living in a healthy society and then suddenly had this society's sick, insane status quo thrust upon us by powerful people, we'd have all been out in the streets making life very hard for those powerful people in an instant.We are in
"Forgiveness" is a concept that is constantly exploited by manipulative abusers. If anything our world suffers from an overabundance of forgiveness: toward murderous power structures, toward lying news media, toward rapacious oligarchs and cronyistic politicians. Don't forgive them.I'm distrustful of anyone who prattles on about
If people in power were no longer able to hide secrets and spin lies about what's going on in the world, all of our major problems would come to an end. Because secretive and manipulative power structures are the source of all of our major
I've been publishing a lot more Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix pieces lately because something shifted here recently and I've been having loads more ideas for pithy tweet-sized observations, and if I don't publish them regularly they'll be hour-long reads. But don't
It is 2021. The Biden administration has launched a full-scale invasion of Syria and the US and Russia are at a nuclear standoff unseen since the Cuban missile crisis. All top Twitter trends relate to the widespread debate over whether or not Sesame Street is
Assange, verb. Use: To be assanged.
Meaning: when the nationless alliance of elites imprison a dissident by using their power to manipulate vagaries in the laws of their respective nations.
Eg "I have information on war crimes that I should leak but I don't want
Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe a mature worldview requires skepticism toward power.Smart upstanding citizens believe the government is your friend, and the media are its helpers.Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe that powerful people sometimes make immoral plans in secret.Smart upstanding citizens believe the TV always