Friday, December 6, 2013

who do you truss' by Steve Fly

who do you truss'
where
do you get your
information.

who do you share
it with
why so selective
eh?

paranoid
what you thought
what you doodled last night
that book
those songs

what made you do it
who do
you think
that you are
publishing

like that
without our permission

from the law
makers
american beef
men

global intel &
fast food and fast
bullets
mafia or gov.
who to truss'

--Steve Fly

Hard Talk with Glenn Greenwald

My opinion, in a nutshell:

Green world
snow'd on

pine trees
ice glaze
stinging tea tree
of truth

hard talk gone
brittle
cracked
to pieces

--Steve Fly

"Thanks to Edward Snowden's leaking of American intelligence secrets, the whole world now knows the extent of US-UK surveillance of global phone and internet traffic. Have the revelations flagged up a corrosive infringement of individual liberty, or undermined efforts to protect the world from terrorism? HARDtalk speaks to journalist Glenn Greenwald - he broke the Snowden story. His mission, he says, is to hold power to account. Is this a journalistic crusade that has gone too far?

Credits
Interviewed Guest - Glenn Greenwald
Presenter - Stephen Sackur

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mtv5t


Monday, November 11, 2013

Seth Blake on The United States of Paranoia : A Conspiracy Theory.

A great book, and the chapter 'Operation Mindfuck' of particular interest to RAW fans and heads. Enjoy, steve fly.



 http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/in-praise-of-cranks-jesse-walkers-the-united-states-of-paranoia/

Seth Blake on The United States of Paranoia : A Conspiracy Theory

Walker proceeds to lay out a general taxonomy of American conspiracy theories, “five primal myths […]  archetypes that can absorb all kinds of allegations, true or not, and arrange them into a familiar form.” These he distinguishes as “The Enemy Outside” (foreign actors who plot society’s downfall from a distance); “The Enemy Within” (domestic threats to the status quo); “The Enemy Above” (conspiracies of the ruling classes); “The Enemy Below” (conspiracies of the lower classes and social pariahs); and “The Benevolent Conspiracy” (a secret force working behind the scenes to improve people’s lives).

Enumerating examples of these five primal myths and how they have recurred and recombined throughout American history, Walker is able to convincingly illustrate how conspiracy narratives that may appear at first glance to be isolated, episodic interludes specific to the idiosyncratic circumstances of a particular era or social sphere, though distortions, are also real manifestations of enduring facets of a national consciousness. Conspiracy theories, according to Walker, and contra Hofstadter, are endemic rather than aberrant phenomena, and manifest at every level of American society.

In a particularly telling example, Walker traces the myth of The Enemy Outside from the period between the Pequot and King Philip’s wars (when English colonists’ fears of a “universall [sic] combination” of Indians lead them to form The New England Confederation) to the contemporary misunderstandings by US policymakers concerning the diffuse nature of al-Qaeda (Walker cites a Washington Post from 2012 that referred to Bin Laden as a “terrorist CEO in an isolated compound”). In both cases, an inaccurate but powerful metaphor — diverse and diffuse Indian societies likened to the absolute monarchies of Europe on the one hand, a diverse and diffuse terrorist network likened to a private corporation on the other — opened up a space for conspiratorial thinking and mythical misreadings that lead to reaction-formations with devastating real-world consequences. For infamous conspiracy theorist John Todd — who for nearly four decades beginning in the late 1970s, wound a crooked path across the United States, speaking at churches and community centers about the intertwining plots of the Illuminati, the Freemasons, witches, Jesus movements, and the music industry — the toll of belief came at a no less devastating individual cost: estrangement from his friends and family, frequent arrests, institutionalization, and an early death.

Walker’s chapter on conspiracy spoofs and spoofers is a more lighthearted counterpoint to the personal and political tragedies detailed in much of the book, and also may be his most effective. Here he discusses the Church of the SubGenius (a wicked send-up of New Age religions and self-help guides, ostensibly led by the beatific, pipe-smoking übermensch “Bob Dobbs”) and The Realist, a magazine that often printed earnestly submitted conspiracy theories alongside deadpan satires of the same. Just as science fiction author Robert Anton Wilson’s The Illuminatus! Trilogy came to serve as a sort of primary text for those who actually believe that its eponymous secret society manipulates global events, the communities fostered by these intended hoaxes were, in fact, very real. For a short time in the early seventies, Paul Krassner, the editor of The Realist, even became convinced that people were following him: as Krassner’s explains: “I thought that what I published was so important that I wanted to be persecuted, in order to validate the work.”

If Walker has, as he claims, written a sort of contemporary American demonology, it is populated by demons of the antique tradition: not necessarily evil spirits, but ones capable, like the humans who invented them, of a wide range of behavior. Perhaps a better term to describe the form of The United States of Paranoia is a bestiary. What differentiates the bestiary as a form most from its more buttoned down cousin, the encyclopedia, is the transparency of its animating ethos. In contrast to the definitional, indexical project of the encyclopedia — whose scriptural tone foregrounds its status as the official book of record, as much as possible striving to erase the specter of human authorship — the bestiary is essayistic, speculative, and most importantly, allegorical. It is as much a work of moral instruction for the beasts that read it as the beasts with which it is ostensibly concerned.

Conspiracy theories, like religious beliefs, have the power to transfigure the believer, and our hardwired apophenia — our tendency to read meaning into random and meaningless data — may lead us to stretch even the most homely and harmless of these theories far past the point of credibility or charm. For all the scope of The United States of Paranoia, Walker’s moral is ultimately a humble one: as Kurt Vonnegut wrote, “we are what we pretend to be.”

http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/in-praise-of-cranks-jesse-walkers-the-united-states-of-paranoia/


Most recent on Ed Snowdon from Guardian.

Most recent

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who Was Really Behind the 9/11 Attacks?

Who, who, WHOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo?

I watched an interesting and thought provoking podcast called ‘The Corbett Report’ in which James Corbett delivers a series of consistent and well researched pieces on topics the mainstream-of-piss media would not go near (orders from the top son) The latest podcast, called 'who was really behind the 9/11 attacks?' seems to me the best overview of the more probable scenarios, and a good class in basic detective work.

I can hear the echo of Kurt Vonnegut shouting 'Fire, FIRE, fire Rummy' and, of Amiri Baraka shouting “WHO WHO WHOOOO?” in his epic poem ‘somebody tried to blow up America’. Now the question becomes who would start a proper criminal investigation, and a court case to bring Rummy and the others, in particular ENAC members, to the stand for questioning, examination and cross-examination concerning the critical facts raised by the main points of the 'Corbett Report'

Fly Acrillic 23


Monday, July 29, 2013

BUT THE EYE OF MODOR IS UPON YOU by Mick Farren R.I.P

BUT THE EYE OF MODOR IS UPON YOU











 
 
 
 
The classic scene in the 19th and 20th centuries – part fact, part fiction – when the officer orders his men to open fire on the starving workers as the bread riot gets underway, and, one by one, the soldiers lower their guns and then turn them on the bloody officers. It’s the cliché tipping point of revolution. Am I deluding myself with wishful thinking that Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, all the way back to Daniel Ellsberg, are a more modern version of the same revolutionary. Can all those wage slaves at the NSA, CIA, GCHQ, etc. fucking over their comrades and spying them night and day become mad as hell and refuse to take it any more. Okay so the crypto-fascist cocksuckers in power are watching every move we make. Fuck ‘em. Give them the finger and go on making the move. They can’t arrest all of us. That’s welcome to Planet Gulag.
 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Glenn Greenwald on states abuses and modern spy craft

Thoughts on NSA spy all...

'he who does not move, does not notice his chains--Rosa Luxenburg

How are the decenters treated?
your alright but what about him.
the hacktervist and whistleblower

civil liberties defined by who
errosions of right for foreign nationals
blew up into total
information awareness.

now foreign and dometstic
eye in the pyramid
all seeing eye
and a cataract called
thinking for yourself

massive surveilence programs
turned inward like a whirlpool
manipulating the fear
uncertainty

saving us
from their own plots
and schemes in Hollywood
looking fabricted reality

Policy and the gun
pacifying domestic dissent
Ay! Ay! See i ay' looking mate

'Absolute power corrupts
absolutely'

--Steve fly


Published on 13 Jun 2013
F2C: Freedom to Connect Conference 2013 on Mar 5 2013

Session 5 Part 2: Glenn Greenwald keynote

Speaker: Dan Gilmor

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Guns and Dope Party Poetry Jam v1

The National Reefer Association

grinds the law

and smokes out the senate



if riffles were reefers, why...

the NRA cd. join the

legalization movement and

help people live joyously

with many funny thoughts



The dopers

and the gun people in America

          --if they cd. tolerate each others manias--

would make a majority party:

the guns and dope party



thereafter...

separate gun territories and

separate dope territories

can be established peacefully

freedom and justice for all



A novel co-operative

solution to Americas

guns and dope nightmare


--Steve Fly.
Vondel Park, Amsterdam. Sunday 21st April 2013. 4-5 PM.






Sunday, April 21, 2013

False flag consciousness, fire drills and missing backpacks

False flag consciousness, fire drills and missing backpacks

The news of the sad and sickly Boston marathon bombings started me on my usual trawl around the web to see what the alternative community were saying. Pretty soon I fell head first into the Alex Jones infowars broadcasts where he was already calling the events a false flag attack, almost immediatly after they happened, partly based upon reports of a ‘fire drill’ or ‘bomb drill’ taking place at that exact location and time of the 'real' explosions.


RAW and the Ontological Status of Conspiracy Theory by Hakim Bey

Rather than speak of conspiracy theory we might instead try to construct a poetics of conspiracy. A conspiracy would be treated like an aesthetic construct, or a language-construct, and could be analyzed like a text. Robert Anton Wilson has done this with his vast and playful "Illuminati" fantasy. --http://hermetic.com/bey/conspire.html

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Libdem TSOG and illegal hidden UK spy terror tactic

We voted for the LibDems to be the "party of liberty," but they've been anything but. With this latest betrayal of party principles, the leadership has scuttled any credibility it had left. There is simply no case for this measure. The proponents of the law act as though there is a flood of baseless claims of torture and kidnapping that the government has had to settle in order to avoid revealing the secrets of Britain's spies. The truth is that the government has had to apologise for lying about its role in illegal torture and kidnapping, and that most of its victims are unable to get justice even today. Indeed, we don't know for sure that the practice has stopped, and we can't, because we've had more than a decade of "war on terror" nonsense that says that the public must be spied upon at all times, but that politicians and police must be able to operate in unaccountable secrecy. -- http://boingboing.net/2013/03/12/libdems-leave-over-support-for.html

Monday, February 18, 2013

CISPA is back (From Cory at boingboing)


http://boingboing.net/2013/02/18/cispa-is-back-worst-internet.html
(Probably the most informative blog on the web)

CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA needs you to fight it!



CISPA is a sweeping, privacy-annihilating Internet law that we killed last year. The Congressmen who introduced it haven't learned their lesson and they've reintroduced it. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, right? We killed CISPA once before. We will kill CISPA again. It only works if you take part.
Last year, Representatives Rogers and Ruppersberger introduced CISPA, which would create a gaping new exemption to existing privacy law. CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information (such as from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency.
This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. EFF is joining groups like ACLU and Fight for the Future in combating this legislation.
Last year, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used the EFF action center to speak out against overbroad and ineffective cybersecurity proposals. Together, we substantially changed the debate around cybersecurity in the U.S., moving forward a range of privacy-protective amendments and ultimately helping to defeat the Senate bill.
Now we need your help again. Can you send a message to your Representatives asking them to oppose this bill?
CISPA is Back.
(Image: eye of providence, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from emperley3's photostream)

http://boingboing.net/2013/02/18/cispa-is-back-worst-internet.html