Tag Archives: New Feudalism

All Your Data Are Belong To Us (“Us” Being Google)

     Google, known for the most ironic corporate slogan ever (“Don’t Be Evil”), has accumulated the true wealth of the internet age: Information. Though we have repeatedly and often been reminded of the dangers of a neo-fuedalistic oligarchy, most have ignored … Continue reading

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The European Union Censors the Internet

     Article 11 and Article 13, proposals by the European Union to purportedly protect copyright, have achieved their likely final language, which is just as bad, if not worse than previously reported. Article 11, in part, requires: “Reproducing more than “single … Continue reading

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Big Brother the Nanny

     One of the fevered dreams of Leviathan is to assume parental control of children in lieu of the parents, who are only to be tolerated to the point that the state’s de facto totalitarian control is not yet absolute. In … Continue reading

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The European Digital Panopticon and the Silencing of Dissent

     Not satisfied with throttling free speech through vague and excessive copyright restrictions, the European Union is looking to abolish all expressions of thoughtcrime as well as the privacy that inhibits the ability of the technocratic overlords to monitor and control … Continue reading

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Milk: It Does A Nanny State Good

     Many fast food restaurants have moved from offering carbonated soda beverages in children’s meals and instead have pushed milk or apple juice, by their own choice. California now wants to make that mandatory. SB 1192, which has passed the California … Continue reading

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Tech Overlords of Silicon Valley: Gay Frogs and the Silencing of Dissent

…or, whither free speech?      Less than a dozen tech companies have accumulated a de facto monopoly on communication and the ready exchange of information. Increasingly, more and more people, not only in tech, but in politics and elsewhere desire to … Continue reading

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California To Ration Healthcare (For The Plebeians)

     Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace under Obamacare will require hospitals to meet designated targets in order to be kept “in-network”, which will also effect Medi-Cal (Medicaid) patients as well.. How will they do this? Require rationing, of course: … Continue reading

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Hobo Army of Social Justice

     The City of Los Angeles is planning to provide homeless people in the city with some income for helping pick up trash. Oh, not directly, of course. They money will be filtered, though, in an oh-so-woke graft: “The motion … … Continue reading

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Charter of the Forest — Still Relevant After 800 Years

     Eight hundred years ago today, Henry III of England signed the Carta de Foresta, better known by its English translation: The Charter of the Forest.      It was a rejection of the “Norman Yoke” and the restriction of lands from public … Continue reading

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Modern Venezuela: Electoral Shenanigans, Bitcoin, and Hookers.

     Not wanting to look like a second-rate dictator, Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has declared his minions to have won an overwhelming victory in regional elections. Of course, that isn’t enough, and now Maduro wants to do-over previous elections that didn’t … Continue reading

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