The MADNESS of DONALD TRUMP

In the chaotic months that followed the inauguration of Donald J Trump as President of the United States, his enemies searched desperately for ways to unseat him through impeachment. The question was, for what? An investigation was launched into allegations of collusion with Russia, the consequences of which will continue to reverberate into 2018 and […]

PLASMA, PYR TEKNIKON, HERAKLEITIAN FIRE 

Panta rhei. Everything flows. So said Herakleitos. You usually see his name in its Romanized form — Heraclitus. But he was Greek, not Roman. And I like the spikiness of the K and the more complex vowel. I don’t know, it just suits my conception of him. Herakleitos the Ephesian, who lived around 500 years before […]

FOR LOVERS OF GOOD TOAST

PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT IN AN ELECTRIC UNIVERSE Over the course of the last hundred years or so, a new cosmology has emerged which radically challenges the orthodox model promoted by the scientific establishment. The Electric Universe, as it is branded by the group of scientists spear-heading a sustained and well-organised attempt to mainstream it, makes […]

CRITICAL LACUNAE: MONCKTON and CHOMSKY, GATEKEEPERS

The appeal to ignorance is simultaneously an appeal to lack of imagination. Without imagination, new knowledge is impossible. How can you believe something you cannot imagine? When deployed by a trained mind, the argumentum ad ignorantiam represents a cynical ploy to exploit these limitations. One man who has argued with keen logic and clarity against […]

MARCHING in the SUCKER BRIGADES

  “Ours is a problem in which deception has become organized and strong; where truth is poisoned at its source; one in which the skill of the shrewdest brains is devoted to misleading a bewildered people.” [Walter Lippmann, A Preface to Politics, 1913] ‘The sucker brigades’: that’s how Karl C Rove, political advisor, campaign architect […]

The MADNESS GAMBIT

Designs V2- The Orchid – Insanity http://www.gndesigns.net  CONSPIRACY THEORY and the SOFT GULAG ∆ One particularly vile aspect of totalitarian systems is the abuse of psychiatry. In China today, dissidents may be labeled mentally ill and consigned to psychiatric hospitals. Once swallowed up by the mental health system, they can be subjected to electric shock […]

THE RITE TO REMAIN SILENT

CATHY O’BRIEN AND THE GHOST OF DE SADE If a lethal text is one which destroys the mind of its reader, making it impossible to communicate the content of the text to others, The Trance-Formation of America by Cathy O’Brien and Mark Phillips comes as close as anything I’ve read. Such a controversial and widely-known […]