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FTR #859 Because They Can: Update on Technocratic Fascism

Albert Ein­stein said of the inven­tion of the atom­ic bomb: “Every­thing has changed but our way of think­ing.” We feel that oth­er, more recent devel­op­ments in the world of Big Tech war­rant the same type of warn­ing. Remark­able devel­op­ments in the world of Big Tech and Big Data are empow­er­ing human beings in ways that were incon­ceiv­able even a short time ago. There has been an expo­nen­tial increase in the poten­tial for tech­nocrats to con­trol (or destroy) the lives of mil­lions of peo­ple. At root, how­ev­er, the human race remains the same bunch of femur-crack­ing, mar­row-suck­ing nean­derthals we have always been. Tech-savvy ana­lysts can iden­ti­fy anony­mous cred­it users and pre­dict their behav­ior with just a small amount of data. At the same time, Face­book has devel­oped an app that will per­mit banks to iden­ti­fy the cred­it-wor­thi­ness of some­one’s friends, poten­tial­ly deny­ing the user a loan because of their friends! A new tech wrin­kle will facil­i­tate the use of Bit­coin to assas­si­nate pub­lic fig­ures and oth­ers, at the same time as mak­ing the jobs of attor­neys and oth­ers obso­lete, to an extent. The “inter­net of things” threat­ens to open up entire­ly new vis­tas for “Tech abuse.” Pro­gram High­lights Include: the Sym­pho­ny mes­sag­ing ser­vice, fea­tur­ing end-to-end encryp­tion that may pre­vent reg­u­la­tors from ade­quate­ly over­see­ing the oper­a­tions of finan­cial insti­tu­tions; the use of Bit­coin to per­mit hack­ers to extort users of the Ash­ley Madi­son cheaters web­site; review of the essence of tech­no­crat­ic fas­cism: ” . . . . Hack­ers (“civic,” “eth­i­cal,” “white” and “black” hat alike), hack­tivists, Wik­iLeaks fans [and Julian Assange et al–D. E.], Anony­mous “mem­bers,” even Edward Snow­den him­self walk hand-in-hand with Face­book and Google in telling us that coders don’t just have good things to con­tribute to the polit­i­cal world, but that the polit­i­cal world is theirs to do with what they want, and the rest of us should stay out of it . . .”

Bitcoin Horrow Show

A horrifying–though predictable–story from the Dai­ly Mail illus­trates the moral, prac­ti­cal and philo­soph­i­cal bank­rupt­cy of lib­er­tar­i­an phi­los­o­phy. Kid­die porn freaks (with an appar­ent sadis­tic bent) have been using Bit­coin to finance online videos with the chil­dren being tor­tured with lit cig­a­rettes. The prop­a­ga­tion of activ­i­ties such as the one described in the sto­ry below under­scores the deprav­i­ty of many of those who argue for an unmon­i­tored inter­net, on which “any­thing goes.”

Slavery in Greece?

In our dis­cus­sion of the “op” exe­cut­ed by Eddie the Friend­ly Spook, we have not­ed that the polit­i­cal forces embod­ied in the “Peach Fuzz Fas­cist” (Snow­den) favor the seces­sion of the South, believe the Con­fed­er­a­cy was right, and are in favor of slav­ery, past, present and future. A very omi­nous pro­pos­al has been float­ed by the Greek gov­ern­ment. Not only does it sug­gest the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the stag­ger­ing unem­ploy­ment rate among Greek youth be solved by “unpaid” employ­ment, but floats the pos­si­bil­i­ty that job­less young peo­ple be shipped abroad!