If you Google Jade Helm on Youtube–and really, everyone should, just to figure out what on earth is going on–you will see videos running the gamut of speculation on what Jade Helm is, what it purports to do, and what it may very well be hoping to usher in or condition Americans to accept: martial law, an increased military presence in our streets and cities, a rounding up of “dissenters” or political dissidents, a treating of our cities and inner spaces as potential hostile territory and enemy terrain, a demonstration to us that America is the battlefield, indeed, that the battlefield is everywhere. 1,132 more words
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The Orwellian “war on cash,” in the words of its advocates. Big Brother will soon be watching every dollar, euro, franc, yen, ruble, or yuan you spend, all in the name of convenience and to foil any “bad” people who would otherwise use cash to facilitate their misdeeds. 410 more words
Cash in today’s world may be just unbacked fiat paper, but it offers anonymity, and, weirdly, while it doesn’t pay interest, it also doesn’t require paying negative interest. 347 more words
This review should appear in the next issue of the AWL’s paper Solidarity, as (I understand) part of a feature on blacklisting:
A while ago, I finished Bruce Scheier’s, Data and Goliath. This seemed important (pp. 139 – 140; boldface mine):
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When he was NSA director, General Keith Alexander argued that ubiquitous surveillance would have enabled the NSA to prevent 9/11.