In 2009, Nidal Hasan went on a shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more. He had been a psychiatrist for the US army. After being convicted of the mass murders, he was sentenced to die. And now, he’s back in the news, because now he is trying to join ISIS.
Did you know that millions of people dumped water over their heads this summer to help fight the disease, ALS? All the cool famous people did it!
The US trained and armed ISIS, or ISIL, or the Islamic State, or whatever you want to call this new, truly terrifying terrorist faction. For the duration of this story, I’m going to call them ISIS, because why not. So since we first heard of ISIS, fringe news outlets like infowars have been screaming that the US made them. And while that sure sounds like an accusation held together with lots of questions and no answers, others besides conspiracy theorists have arrived at this conclusion. Like the Washington Post. In a recent article, the post outlines very clearly how the US has both trained AND armed ISIS.
Every day, the TV, the Internet, everyone we KNOW tries to convince us that THEY are right. THEIR views are TRUTH, and it’s exhausting. Can I get an amen?
They’re so sure their views come correct, that they refuse to listen to any ideas that challenge them. They stop themselves from growing, and it’s exhausting! Can I get an amen?
I visited the 2014 Hope X conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Born in 1994, HOPE stands for Hackers on Planet Earth. It bills itself as one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world. So what the hell goes on at a hacker conference?
From 1775-1783, Patriots – colonists who favored American independence – organized, fought, and won the American Revolution. And now, just a little over 200 years later, our corporate-owned government is pulling the same shit the Brits pulled on the colonists. So what the hell are WE going to do about it?
Here are five reasons Patriots revolted against the monarchy 200 years ago, which all ring true in today’s oligarchical America. You tell me what’s changed.
History is littered with examples of our government and politicians lying to our faces and committing immoral actions. I’d say their depravity runs so deep, it’s almost comical, but there’s nothing funny about it. What might be considered comical is our reaction when the news of establishment corruption breaks: inevitably, we are shocked.
When The Man gets caught in a lie or committing a crime against the people, we just can’t believe it. The MSM cycles through outrage commentary after outrage commentary. The Internet turns into an Outrage Machine. Maybe a few people even bother to leave their Matrix Pod-homes to protest for a half a minute. Collectively, though, society acts caught by surprise. As if they didn’t see that corruption coming. And that surprise is what I find most surprising of all.
Extending one’s middle finger while holding the rest beneath one’s thumb is one of the most ancient insult gestures known, according to anthropologists and historians. I’m a big fan of it, as anyone who’s ever visited me on Twitter knows. The middle Finger has been used from at least Ancient Greek times to present day to express insult or belittlement by cultures around the globe.
Wake up, people: we are willfully leading humankind into our Matrix Pods. We need to recognize we’re doing this to ourselves and fight it before it’s too late!
I am all for transhumanism, transforming the human condition through technological advancement. I am all for replacing our kneecaps with superior alloy ones. I am all for using The Machines to improve humanity, even transform it to the next level of evolution. I’m too much of a sci-fi lover not to embrace better living through technology.
But if we take a look at the progress of humanity versus the progress of The Machines at this point in time, it becomes clear that The Machines are outpacing us. We are becoming weaker, relying on The Machines more and more, while at the same time building more intelligent, self-sufficient Machines.
The evidence that our technological progress is more for The Machines’ benefit than ours is frightening – and overwhelming. Here are the facts.
Remember Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the January chemical leak that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 people across West Virginia? Everyone in the media was all over the story, vilifying Freedom and calling for their head. The news media acted like they actually CARED! Cut to a few months later, and everyone seems to have forgotten about Freedom Industries.
But guess what? They just spilled again. TWICE, in two days! At the site where they’re supposed to be cleaning up their mess, they have a collection ditch for rainwater that overflowed for two days straight, which sent runoff right back into the Elk River. AGAIN, putting thousands of residents’ drinking water at risk for toxic contaminants. But this time, news coverage is MIA.