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If you want a vision of the future, don’t imagine “a boot stamping on a human face — for ever,” as Orwell suggested in 1984. Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) and its “innovation ecosystem” of “academic, corporate, and governmental partners.”

The screen of this futuristic device will offer a virtually unlimited range of “non-divisive” and “hate-free” content, none of which will falsify or distort the “truth,” or in any way deviate from “reality.” Western consumers will finally be free to enjoy an assortment of news, opinion, entertainment, and educational content (like this Guardian podcast about a man who gave birth, or MSNBC’s latest bombshell about Donald Trump’s secret Russian oligarch backers) without having their enjoyment totally ruined by discord-sowing alternative journalists like Aaron Maté or satirists like myself.

“Fake news” will not appear on this screen. All the news will be “authentic.” DARPA and its partners will see to that. You won’t have to worry about being “influenced” by Russians, Nazis, conspiracy theorists, socialists, populists, extremists, or whomever. Such Persons of Malicious Intent will still be able to post their content (because of “freedom of speech” and all that stuff), but they will do so down in the sewers of the Internet where normal consumers won’t have to see it. Anyone who ventures down there looking for it (i.e., such “divisive” and “polarizing” content) will be immediately placed on an official DARPA watchlist for “potential extremists,” or “potential white supremacists,” or “potential Russians.”

Once that happens, their lives will be over (i.e., the lives of the potentially extremist fools who have logged onto whatever dark web platform will still be posting essays like this, not the lives of the Persons of Malicious Intent, who never had any lives to begin with, and who by that time will probably be operating out of some heavily armed, off-the-grid compound in Idaho). Their schools, employers, and landlords will be notified. Their photos and addresses will be published online. Anyone who ever said two words to them (or, God help them, appears in a photograph with them) will have 24 hours to publicly denounce them, or be placed on DARPA’s watchlist themselves.

Meanwhile, up where the air is clean, Western consumers will sit in their cubicles, or stagger blindly down the sidewalk like zombies, or come barrel-assing at you on their pink corporate scooters, staring down at the screens of their devices, where normal reality will be unfolding. They will stare at their screens at their dinner tables, in restaurants, in bed, and everywhere else. Every waking hour of their lives will be spent consuming the all-consuming, smiley, happy, global capitalist Spectacle, every empty moment of which will be monitored and pre-approved by DARPA.

What a relief that will finally be, not to have to question anything, or wonder what is real and what isn’t. When the corporate media tell us the Russians hacked an election, or the Vermont power grid, or are blackmailing the president with an FSB pee-tape, or that the non-corporate media are all “propaganda peddlers,” or that the Labour Party is a hive of anti-Semites, or that some boogeyman has WMDs, or is yanking little babies out of their incubators, or gratuitously gassing them, or attacking us with crickets, or that someone secretly met with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy, or that we’re being attacked by Russian spy whales, and suddenly self-radicalized Nazi terrorists, or it’s time for the “International Community” to humanitarianly intervene because “our house is burning,” and our world is on fire, and there are “concentration camps,” and a “coup in Great Britain” … or whatever ass-puckering apocalyptic panic the global capitalist ruling classes determine they need to foment that day, we will know that this news has been algorithmically vetted and approved by DARPA and its corporate, academic, and government partners, and thus, is absolutely “real” and “true,” or we wouldn’t be seeing it on the screen of our devices.

If you think this vision is science fiction, or dystopian satire, think again. Or read this recent article in Bloomberg, “U.S. Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation.” Here the lede to get you started …

“Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel ‘large-scale, automated disinformation attacks’ … the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, photos, video and audio clips. If successful, the system after four years of trials may expand to detect malicious intent and prevent viral fake news from polarizing society …”

What could be more reassuring than the knowledge that DARPA and its corporate partners will be scanning the entire Internet for content created with “malicious intent,” or which has the potential to “polarize” society, and making sure we never see that stuff? If they can’t do it, I don’t know who can. They developed the Internet, after all. I’m not exactly sure how they did it, but Yasha Levine wrote a book about it, which I think we’re still technically allowed to read.

Anyway, according to the Bloomberg article, DARPA and its corporate partners won’t have the system up and running in time for the 2020 elections, so the Putin-Nazis will probably win again. Which means we are looking at four more years of relentless Russia and fascism hysteria, and fake news and divisive content hysteria, and anti-Semitism and racism hysteria, and … well, basically, general apocalyptic panic over anything and everything you can possibly think of.

Believe me, I know, that prospect is exhausting … but the global capitalist ruling classes need to keep everyone whipped up into a shrieking apoplectic frenzy over anything other than global capitalism until they can win the War on Populism and globally implement the New Normality, after which the really serious reality policing can finally begin.

I don’t know, call me crazy, or a Person of Malicious Intent, but I think I’d prefer that boot in the face.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

 
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  1. This organ won’t go down the memory hole. Oh, people say some mildly inflammatory things on here. But the powers don’t mind limited hangouts. The main job of this organ, keeping the race war going, and thus keeping people’s minds off of important things, like their wages, makes it evergreen.

  2. unit472 says:

    Could be but that corporate, government and academic elite is going to have to find something a little more appealing than a 30 year mortgage on an unaffordable house and $100,000 worth of student loans for the kids to keep the GS-17s, O-6s and below happy to say nothing of the hourly workers and so far they haven’t been able to do it.

    People have long memories so they’ll remember when their parents or grandparents had ‘lives’ outside of their jobs. When there were neighbors next door not refugees or illegal aliens. When all the elites can offer them is 57 channels with nothing on and endless subscription fees for ‘access’ to some game or video streaming service they might get mad at their masters and when they do those ‘masters’ will envy Jeffrey Epstein.

    • Agree: TKK
    • Replies: @El Dato
  3. El Dato says:
    @obwandiyag

    The main job of this organ, keeping the race war going

    It hasn’t even begun yet.

    ….and thus keeping people’s minds off of important things, like their wages, makes it evergreen.

    > Soviet citizens demanding their cellulose-based greenback vouchers, or whatever else they can obtain in the encroaching “gig economy”.

  4. Biff says:

    DARPA = the official end of the first amendment

    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  5. Anon[998] • Disclaimer says:

    Am slowly coming to the conclusion that we are not reformable from inside social pressure. They are literally willing to replace us demographically to hold onto power. A coalition of the willing internationally will have to isolate us and our allies, not do business with us, and let us know that we have become the rogue state, for those who are at the levers of power over here to take a long hard look at themselves.

    • Replies: @rub123
    , @Jeff Davis
  6. Al Liguori says: • Website

    Polarizing content here: http://judaism.is

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  7. renfro says:

    Enough of babble. Ignore everything.

    Except;..who is stealing, who is cheating, who is lying, who is killing.

    Those are things you need to pursue the truth on.

  8. SND says:

    CJ, hate to say it but I’m glad CounterPunch kicked you out. You’re perfect for Unz. Lots of fun to read. Keep up the good work.

    • Agree: Biff
  9. The mind blackout won’t be curated by DARPA, and it won’t involve articles and videos about Russians or anti-Semitism or Nazi terrorists.

    Consumer Units will long since have been conditioned by the controlled media to voluntarily avoid any challenging or upsetting information. Their reading and viewing will be about technology, the universal solvent for all problems. They’ll be immersed for every waking hour in technowork, technospeak, technobiology, technoentertainment, technocommuting, technohistory …

    Who needs life when you have SuzieSexDoll 3.8.2?

  10. Surrogates is a good Bruce Willis movie about where we are headed – in goggle link up to a physical robot version of ourselves for most of our lives. People will love it too!

  11. anaccount says:

    How does one resist a power so ubiquitous and pervasive? Unlike previous decades you can’t run and hide now. It’s not the invasion I grew up with in the 80’s, the invasion I swore to fight against – Soviet (Russian) paratroopers from the sky.

    If a Russian invasion happened now I would be overcome with joy.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
    , @Parfois1
  12. @obwandiyag

    The main job of this organ, keeping the race war going, and thus keeping people’s minds off of important things, like their wages, makes it evergreen.

    Seems to be the main job of the MSM these days, too.

    • Replies: @Issar
    , @SaneClownPosse
  13. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Madness in the loss of touch with reality . Is the ” reality ” of the west real ?

    Quos Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius

  14. There was a song during communism.
    It was simply called officially “The song of the party”, and it went like …

    The party, the party is always right, the party, the party is right!

    The lyrics are pure mockery.

    Same thing is US empire nowadays, same evil spirit.

  15. @El Dato

    Dude, you watch RT? You may as well go turn yourself in at the local Federal Building.

    • Agree: Moi
  16. I’d laugh, if this was actually satire and not the reality unfolding before our very eyes.

    • Agree: Haruto Rat, Herald
  17. @Al Liguori

    One stupid cult based on primitive nonsense about a fictional hero, trying to gain market share over a different cult whose drivel forms a critical part of the first cult’s drivel.

    (Let’s be clear: if the Old Nonsense is not true from soup to nuts, then the whole Jeebus narrative loses its entire epistemic basis).

    A half-decent discussion of how irretrievably stupid the entire Nonsense (old and new) is, and how it can only appeal to people who can’t read good and who have the cognitive chops of a mildly retarded infant… I’ll plump for The Skeptics Annotated Bible, or this simply beautiful interactive infographic of all the internal contradictions in the entire congeries of pre- and anti-scientific drivel.

    Or EvilBible.com.

    At those sites, readers can rest assured that the site owner will never feel moved to attempt an apologia for child-fucking arseholes like George Pell, or to pretend that the Jeebus cult didn’t retard human society by 1500 years due to their hostility to science.

    • Replies: @Anounder
  18. Anonymous[623] • Disclaimer says:

    Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) and its “innovation ecosystem” of “academic, corporate, and governmental partners.”

    I’d say we’re already 80% there. The good news is that the truth can’t be further suppressed without ever increasing oppression which in turn exposes the lies of the oppressor. Everything changes when the lies stop working on their own and the liar resorts to force. His audience switches from being cooperative dupes to uncooperative rebels who will have to be forced into compliance. That’s a very different environment and the clock starts ticking.

    The other good news is that we already have a critical mass of people who are fairly red-pilled and they can’t be plugged back into the matrix. It doesn’t work like that.

    • Replies: @Nosquat Loquat
  19. onebornfree says: • Website

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” ― George Orwell, 1984

    “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read, TKK
    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  20. Nothing new under the sun, this zionist controlled government has been lying about everything from the money creation by the zionist privately owned FED and the zionist owned IRS to the wars that America was forced into by the zionists, the false flag shootings in the zio/US that are a product of the deep state, to the unemployment numbers ie somewhere around 100 million are unemployed in America, so the bottom line is, we are living in a sea of zionist lies in a zionist controlled country!

    As Orwell said, telling the truth in a time of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.

    • Agree: Agent76, Durruti
  21. Svevlad says:

    By the time this happens, I hope to become an oligarch of sorts, then fund a purge of the area myself, with an army of russo-chinese communazis of course. Kinda like putting down a sick dying animal, it’s emotionally painful, but ultimately good.

  22. Agent76 says:

    September 1, 2019 How Americans Have Been Conditioned to Support the Police State

    This is how you condition a populace to life as prisoners in a police state: by brainwashing them into believing they are free so that they will march in lockstep with the state and be incapable of recognizing the prison walls that surround them. Face the facts: we are no longer free.

    https://thefreethoughtproject.com/americans-conditioned-support-police-state/

    Sep 14, 2015 The Police Have No Duty To Protect You: Joseph Lozito’s Story

    “But we need the police to protect us!!” cry some people. Yet time and time again, as Joseph Lozito found out, courts have ruled that police have no duty to protect you.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @anonymous
  23. Mulegino1 says:

    … but the global capitalist ruling classes need to keep everyone whipped up into a shrieking apoplectic frenzy over anything other than global capitalism until they can win the War on Populism and globally implement the New Normality, after which the really serious reality policing can finally begin.

    A plurality of idiots is already whipped up into ” a shrieking apoplectic frenzy” over things that are nothing but magnified trivia or worse than useless. Hymiewood and the entertainment industrial complex, which includes but is not limited to counter-cultural merde celebrity gossip and vacuous spectator sports, has done what no top down totalitarian (whether soft or hard) agenda could ever hope to do. Panem et circenses no longer require a geographically fixed venue, of course. All the kosher vanguard of Antichrist requires is enough slack jawed infotainment consumers to gaze in passive and somnolent wonderment at the flat screen. The screen is a modern day temple of Moloch wherein the physical sacrificing of offspring is not necessary (there is enough of that nowadays anyway). The only sacrifice required is that of one’s conscience and reason- to make one a better and more inclusive citizen, of course.

  24. rub123 says: • Website
    @Anon

    Seems to me this is more about maturity and adulthood. Hong Cong and China are clearly an example. In China the people tend to keep on being children. They are not allowed to fully mature and conduct themselves as adults but must conform to what their parent, the State, dictates, and this has been going on for a very long time, centuries really. In Hong Cong the people have tasted adulthood and are in the early stages of refusing to be treated like children. China is a nation of children. Hong Cong is a break away city of young adults. The USA is largely a nation of sheep, and Christian belief encourages this. It’s not good.

    • Replies: @nsa
  25. wayfarer says:

    Waymo Waymofo, welcome to humanity’s freak show!
    Source: https://waymo.com/

    Humans Are Attacking Self-Driving Cars.

  26. @Anon

    … or simply sterilize the Zionist cancer with a brace of neutron bombs.

    I know it’s a cliche and a “canard” but the jews and their non-jewish corporatist pals are behind it all. By the way, I’m a jew. An American and a jew, just not a suicidal, tribal criminal jew.

  27. Issar says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Good comment. Unz is not ‘perpetuating a ‘race war.’ They are the site responding to race baiting, race policy attacks, race lenses and all the rest. When people say false things there’s usually a reason behind it. Usually they’re lying to cover up the fact that they themselves are enablers of the racialist cult.

  28. Agent76 says:

    Sep 18, 2015 Enter the biggest prison system in history

    The Empire holds by far the most prisoners than any other country on earth, in both absolute numbers and per capita. Abby Martin explores the dark reality of conditions in America’s prisons, who is warehoused in them, and how things got this way.

    Jan 9, 2018 How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

    After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting – but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world’s first true narco-state.

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jan/09/how-the-heroin-trade-explains-the-us-uk-failure-in-afghanistan

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
  29. Agent76 says:

    Jul 11, 2018 GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS

    How an Armed Citizenry Deters Tyranny and Atrocities. It’s almost as if the powers-that-be WANT mass killings to occur. After all, were there no threats, no terrorism, no mass killings — what role would the state have to play? Isn’t the primary purpose of government to PROTECT its citizens? If so, how come governments have killed over 174 million of their own citizens in just the past century alone?

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  30. @obwandiyag

    “keeping the race war going” …..As it is yet to be launched, the job of this site is to report on the current level of fomentation being carried out by its fomenters. Fomenters who are generally made up of those from the third world, rightfully undeserving first worlders, ceaselessly malicious second worlders and members of two of the major middle eastern death cults that are unable to register their own unceasing shittery, who all feel they are going to be the recipients of war booty. This site is actually involved in letting us get prepared to deal with the consequences of the actions that the nefarious creators of such, want to blame us for.

  31. @Agent76

    The CIA and MI6 and the MOSSAD run the drug business in Afghanistan in concert with the zio/US and Israel and zio/Britain, and is reported to be an 800 Billion a year business, the deep state at work.

  32. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Agent76

    Even in Chan’s country (China) the police will at least make some effort to protect you from the perpetrator. The two cops of color that didn’t do anything were probably pissed off because the incident was interrupting their Ganga break. This is what happens when you give the jobs that white people should be doing to non-whites.

    • Replies: @paranoidgoy
  33. nsa says:
    @rub123

    “China is a nation of children……Hong Kong is a city of young adults….”
    lub123 velly clazy pelson think honolable chinee not glown up just cause not have gay plide palade and not pet lablador leceiver instead eat lablador man best fleind. HongKongee all move Vancouver pay plenty live thlee family lotten apaltment live happy evel aftel cause many shelter give flee lablador to eat and many gay plide palade and flee stuff flom govelment.

    • LOL: Parfois1
  34. Sean9292 says:

    I think the goal is to turn us into a mass consumerist society, but I do think we need to think beyond this sort of 1950s literature. First, there is a major ethnic angle to all of this. Jews by almost all metrics control Western nations, especially the United States. Second, most of this dystopian stuff is directed almost exclusively at whites. I think that Jews view white people as a threat. So, while there may be authoritarian and/or financial incentives to all of this, getting rid of white people is atleast part of the motive. I mean look at it this way, illegal immigration is a net drain on the system but the Western elites support it anyway. If they want a bunch of mindless consumers, then why import millions of Central Americans in the US or millions of Africans in Europe? Seems like something more sinister is at play here. Why do the Western elites want whites to have fewer kids? Can Subsaharan African migrants become as socially and financially prosperous as the native Europeans? The Western elites simply cannot be this stupid to think that humans are that much of a blank slate. It seems working class whites in the US and Europe have outlived their usefulness. Remember that there are just as much political motives as there are corporate motives in supporting mass immigration. Blacks and Latinos will never seriously challenge the American system as long as they are given free stuff. One need only look at California as an example of our future where the White and Jewish Liberal Elite hold blacks and Latinos in South Central LA in no higher regard than working class whites in the Central Valley although they will pretend to care about the blacks and Latinos. The point is that the Western elites give lip service to nonwhites to shore up political support but their real concern is dissident whites. The point is that blacks and Latinos are never going to actually challenge the system because they also view whites as being competition and in particular lower and middle income whites. Look at the Americans that have been killed by illegal immigrants. They are primarily lower to middle income whites who cannot afford to live in a segregated neighborhood in Beverly Hills. The Establishment doesn’t mourn these deaths they cheer them on. Whites are either their useful servants or they are dead to them. It’s that simple. The America that existed from say 1776-1960 can never be allowed to return and eventually even be spoken of in a truthful manner. I don’t think consumerism and degeneracy is an end of itself, getting rid of white people is. The point of all of this dystopia is to put a lid on mostly white dissidents to the new globalist order. My last point which I hope will convey what I’m getting at is that Silicon Valley and Hollywood have way more influence in American society than some Washington bureaucrat ever could. This is how Americans are controlled. I just think that things like the SJW Agenda in particular are largely targeted at whites and whites only.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @SS
  35. peterAUS says:
    @Sean9292

    You could be onto something here.

    Well…if you do want to dig deeper you could start with:
    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.453.3815&rep=rep1&type=pdf

    Understanding Jewish Influence
    A Study in Ethnic Activism
    Occidental Quarterly, 3(2), Summer 2003: 5-38.
    Occidental Quarterly, 3(3), Fall 2003: 15-44.
    Occidental Quarterly, 4(2), Summer, 2004

  36. SS says:
    @Sean9292

    Obviously , degrading every race to the lowest common denominator so they can rule over the ashes and dont feel threatened and expulsed like happened hundred times before in europe is the real motive of the inmigration and race mixing agenda especially with africans .
    It make perfect sense if you think about it.
    Then all this mass inmigration, feminism….. is in perfect consonance with the rest of non jewish euro capitalist elite that want to have cheaper slaves throw mass inmigration or introducing woman to the workplace giving them 2x times more slave so the only ones who could oposse them are getting richer than ever thanks to the social architecture that jews have built .

    they want to trasform us in morlocs in literal subhumans incapable of revellion , forever slaved to the jewish overlords .
    Nazis at least wanted to trasform thenselfs in the ubermench putting the aryans as a reference instead of trying to degrade everything to the lowest common denominator like jews try to do.

    I say this very seriously VICTORY OR DEATH , you dont want to life in the hellish future that jews have programed for us.

  37. @El Dato

    “Congressional hearings” are totally deepfake.

  38. Wally says:

    Related, example after example of US government lies & tyranny since 9/11:

    Is the U.S. Government the Enemy of the People? America’s Lost Liberties, Post 9/11:
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/09/john-w-whitehead/is-the-u-s-government-the-enemy-of-the-people-americas-lost-liberties-post-9-11/

  39. @Digital Samizdat

    The MSM is trying to end the race war by calling for the annihilation of one race.

    What they don’t say is, once that the RAW ECAR is over, then they will fire up a new conflict between another set of sub groups.

    Marx fomented conflict between proletariat and bourgeois. Letting the aristocrats, who were the actual oppressor of both, stay above of the conflict.

    Anxious, conflicted people are voracious consumers of corporate crud.

  40. Icy Blast says:
    @obwandiyag

    Here’s a mildly inflammatory comment: You’re an idiot.

    You read “A Communist Manifesto” in Swahili and now you think you have the answer to life’s perennial questions. You’re a Nigerian Aristotle!

  41. @Biff

    No one but “extremists” care about the first amendment any more. At least that seems to be the opinion of the DNC n their lapdog media.

  42. @onebornfree

    Look again! It’s not only movies that are being repackaged n falsified to conform to a fake version of history but now classic books by deceased authors are being rewritten to conform to contemporary prejudice. Soon the originals will no longer be available n the next generation will believe that Shakespeare was an African immigrant who wrote about a working class of Africans n Arabs.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  43. @Sin City Milla

    Sin City Milla,

    Shake-spear-e does sound like the name of some African tribal chief presiding over a tribal dance. Are we even sure he was just one guy or not a collection of works by several unnamed playwrights?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  44. Parfois1 says:
    @anaccount

    Soviet (Russian) paratroopers from the sky.

    Did you really believe that? – just trying to understand the conditioning that went on then…

    • Replies: @Kevin O'Keeffe
  45. Anounder says:
    @Kratoklastes

    >hostility to science

    I’m sure you can list all the historians of science who actually studied this subject who agree with you.

    Also, any man who insists man is the center of all things (which is what practiced atheism amounts to) yet cries about how “mean” God was happens to be laughable. Your ilk act as if morality transcend the whims of men yet reject any source for it beyond men.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  46. That picture is eerily reminiscent of the one I posted on Steve Sailer’s page a day or two ago:

    My comment was about the élite colleges’ nude posture photo scandal, but this guy doesn’t look like Ivy League material, does he? Not even today’s.

  47. @Commentator Mike

    Are we even sure he was just one guy or not a collection of works by several unnamed playwrights?

    All but one of his plays were adaptations, so in one sense that is true.

  48. paranoidgoy says: • Website
    @anonymous

    Next time you have nothing but snarky racism to add, why not use a real, traceable name?

  49. @Parfois1

    Did you really believe that? – just trying to understand the conditioning that went on then…

    This was a pretty big deal at the time. I feel like it might be related.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_War

  50. @obwandiyag

    “and thus keeping people’s minds off of important things, like their wages”

    You are correct that the destruction of the labor market and the theft of the working person’s wages are the real steel boot on our neck. To recover our freedom, our prosperity, and our pursuit of happiness, we must destroy the income tax on our wages, salaries, and tips, i.e., delete line #1 of the Federal Income Tax 1040 Form.

    How did we let ourselves accept that we are “employees” with less rights than free people? How did we let our “employer” become an agent of the government to collect taxes? This is the elephant in the room, the biggest issue which is destroying our lives.

    If we cannot get together to delete one simple line from one federal form then we are a doomed, confused mass of individuals. We can accomplish this action only if we come together as one and push for this one simple change to the law in a peaceful, legal, and democratic way.

    Once a bear has your picnic basket he is not going to give it up. There is no hope that our politicians, who work for you-know-who, will give it back. Liberty is not given. It is taken.

    Peaceful, legal, and democratic action will work if we come together at the same time and concentrate all our efforts on this one issue. We must be able to support ourselves and our families first. Only then we can move forward successfully onto other issues.

  51. Really Hopkins? The same old tired cliches. I suppose you have a Che Guevara t shirt on right? Cool man. Great story.
    Ranting about Global Capitalists/-ism.
    Really? You still haven’t figure out that these guys have most of the money and have agreed amongst each other not to compete?
    Do you not understand that the limited amount of competition that they allow is desperately needed by the poor around the world to survive?
    Grow a brain you moron.

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