"Reminder that everything you see online all day is determined by algorithms, and your emotional states are likely being actively manipulated with every post you see. You are nothing more than a vector for 'emotional contagion,' to produce specific moods in large groups of people."
Manufacturing consent for war with China
"Just three years ago, Americans had a neutral view of China (and nine years ago it was strongly favorable). Today, the same polls show that 66 percent of Americans dislike China, with only 26 percent holding a positive opinion of the country. Over four-in-five people essentially support a full-scale economic war with Beijing.."
Below is a photograph of David Crosby, a member of the Byrds whose 1966 hit ‘Eight Miles High’ virtually created the LSD-inspired ‘acid rock’ genre. He is sitting congenially next to his father, Annapolis graduate and former OSS member (and Oscar-winning cinematographer?!), Floyd Crosby. A picture is worth a thousand words:
"The system does not and cannot exist to satisfy human needs. Instead, it is human behavior that has to be modiﬁed to ﬁt the needs of the system. This has nothing to do with the political or social ideology that may pretend to guide the technological system. It is not the fault of capitalism and it is not the fault of socialism. It is the fault of technology, because the system is guided not by ideology but by technical necessity..."
–Theodore John Kaczynski
Our regulatory state is failing us
Steve Bannon: the deep state isn't so bad anymore, and the Democrats are moving to the right of Trump on China?
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