BAD DREAMS — THE CORONAVIRUS ENABLING ACT

FASCISM IN THE UK “Oh God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.” Hamlet, II ii On the 1st March, 1933, the German people awoke to find themselves living in a ‘new normal’. After someone tried to burn […]

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THE MEMORY HOLE

My first real encounter with the Thought Police.  This essay, part of a series applying Jean Baudrillard’s simulation theory to contemporary events, has been suppressed by WordPress. The piece evoked a series of mass-shootings in 2011-12, viewing them in the light of the document usually referred to as The Report from Iron Mountain. It sketched a timeline of […]

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 ‘therapy’ […]

THE REAL ENEMY

ON THE POSSIBILITY AND DESIRABILITY OF PEACE In 1967, a book was published by Dial Press which purported to be the report of a secret government commission, leaked by one of its members. Entitled The Report from Iron Mountain – On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace, the book exposes the kind of thinking, cold, […]