Friday, December 06, 2019

Why WW3 will be a cyberwar first (from "Thoughty2")

This New Weapon Will Make WW3 the Most Awful in History (and it;s not nuclear)”, a 20-minute short by “Thoughty2” who seems to be Robert Stewart in the UK.

I thought this was going to be about EMP, but it turns out to be pretty much just about cyber, turning a nation’s computer infrastructure to destroy itself like autoimmune disease. Ted Koppel had covered this ground in the book “Lights Out” in 2015.  Cyber is the lowest cost mass warfare paradigm. 

He does talk about the concept of Perdix, a suite of drones controlled by soldiers in the battlefield, with their own brain and A.I.

He also, early in the video, mentions the damage that could be done by knocking out aircraft carriers.  Only the United States has a large number (11).

He considers the biggest global threats to come from China, Russia, and especially North Korea – the post-Communist world (not from radical Islam).

This is an interesting channel.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

"This Is Life": Lisa Ling talks to NYPD about crowd protection and novel threats, for CNN episode

“This Is Life” with Lisa Ling examined the NYPD’s efforts to protect the public in big public events, like New Years Eve.

The episode suggested that today authorities are much more concerned about lone wolves (esp. the domestic extreme right) than foreign radical Islam cells of a few years ago.
The placement of sharpshooters is controlled now by algorithms (quite classified) during big events.
In one case there was a warning about plutonium 269 found in a refuse can, but it turned out to be improperly disposed medical waste.  But the idea is not unprecedented.  A novel manuscript that I had written in 1981 (called even then “Tribunal and Rapture”) ends with a “Communist” attack in urban areas with radioactive material, because (in the last days of the Soviet Union and post VietNam, post-Mao, such an incident had been thought possible).

Friday, November 15, 2019

"Turkey Seizes Zaman Newspaper" (March 4, 2016)

Turkey Seizes Zaman Newspaper; Erdogan Goes Dictatorship” is an animated short film of Erdogan’s violent move against the press on March 4, 2016;  he claimed that the press had ties to terrorists (and to the US.)

Another video is “A Dark Day for Turkish Democracy”, which Abdulhamit Bilici, who was expelled that day, presented to the forum “The Future of Speech Online” at the Center for Democracy and Technology today.
Wikipedia attribution link for last issue of Zaman before takeover by state.  By Own photograph, 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

"This Thing Can Kill All Life in Oceans by 2050": You're guess is probably right

“Ridddle” presents “This Thing Can Kill All Life in Oceans by 2050”. (Replace the preposition "until" with "by".)

It starts with blobs of warm water, near the Canadian west coast, leading sea lions to starve to death, in 2014.

Then other bowls of warm water develop.  Areas of dense algae and weed group, and oxygen content in the ocean is lost.  Carbon dioxide is absorbed, until the ocean is saturated, and the atmospheric CO2 really does skyrocket.
By 2050, David Hogg could have become president. He’s likely to preside over catastrophic climate change.

Friday, November 01, 2019

"The Left Doesn't Get You": why facts and analysis won't work with SJW's

Here’s a good video on why “The Left Doesn’t Get You”, by “Actual Justice Warrior”.

He explains why a committed far Leftist views any person who has benefitted from privileged and hasn’t had “their” share of oppression is evil.  He quotes AOC as emphasizing being morally right rather than semantically correct.

The excerpts a Twitch conversation with Hasanabi on the Ferguson MO 2014 incident, where leftists refuse to look at facts that Police Officer Darren Wilson may really have been physically threatened at one specific moment by Michael Brown.

He also analyzes NonCompete’s video material (“American Johnson”) especially the “PewDiePie Pipeline”, where he shows the radicalization pyramid starting with ideas beliefs, then microaggressions, and leading to genocide. He discusses NonCompete’s explanation of “stochastic terrorism”, which David Pakman has sometimes mentioned.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

"Evergreen State Is Caught in Racial Turmoil" (VICE/HBO from 2017)

Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil” (HBO, 2017), a rereported by Vice News.

The anger and apparent “authoritarian” anger of the students at the professor is striking.  The professor says he is not allowed to go to the bathroom unescorted.

On Aug. 11, 2017 (one day before Charlottesville), the Huffington Post (admittedly left-leaning) ran “Another Side of the Evergreen StateCollege Story” with the subtitle “10 realities about the campus tumult that are being ignored”, by Anne Fischel, Zoltan Grossman, and Lin Nelson.

The article discusses reported police misconduct, right-wing threats at the campus, and gives its own take on reverse racism and free speech (and hate speech).  
There is a lot to process here, in the detail.  Maybe another detailed post later.

Monday, October 21, 2019

"How to Radicalize a Normie": Innuendo Studios describes how immature young men stumble in their need to belong to a winning tribe

“The Alt-Right Playbook: How to Radicalize a Normie”, from Innuendo Studios. (See March 22, 2019 for an earlier episode.)

The film claims that “the neo-Nazis went online in 2013”. They dissolved as physical organizations and attracted anonymous followers like “Gabe”, a disaffected white boy who was bullied and not done well in life. Incels may be vulnerable.  Gabe went on a diet of isolated indoctrination without becoming part of a cell. The film claims to account for how lone wolves develop.

This theory can be challenged.  Tim Pool has argued that extremism in the physical world can be harder to track than when online, although offline there is no reliable way to know how is influenced in this decentralized manner.  (The supposed Cornell study has been criticized for jumping to conclusions). Here, the speaker says that Charlottesville was an attempt to return to an organized group from the vagueness of the online world.

The narrator goes into peeling the layers of the “Onion”.  In the meantime, Gabe has only a diet of people like him and has no “para-personal” relations with PoC or persons different from him.
Pewdiepie gets mentioned at least once.

The flavors of conservatism are gradual and insidious, according to the narrative.

At 22:00 there is a panel showing various conservative speakers like Sargon of Akkad, Watsonm etc. but none of these speakers actually advocate extremism as we are used to viewing it in the past.  They are just disinterested in “minorities”. Later Milo’s face appears.

The film has an epilepsy warning for one passage with flashing lights.
The film was mentioned by Carlos Maza today in a tweet.  At the end, Caleb is shown as a young man who was able to exit on his own (Caleb appeared on David Pakman – but his “radicalization” really was mild.

Picture: Mine (from Houghton, MI, recent vacation)