May 29, 2012
Big Brother is watching you
Let me take up the the theme of Crisis again, of which the last in the series, that runs on my site since September 2008, was on April 4 2012, with the not so optimistic title Crisis: The age of ignorance and degeneracy - but then that's what the times are like, and the foundations for that were laid one or two generations ago, and we are now living in the times these have come to fruition.
And there is more cause for serious worries: In the United States the outlines of a police-state seem to be in the making. Here are The Young Turks (<-Wikipedia link):
The Government Spying On You? FISA continues
The brief answer is: Yes, and it is quite
fightening. I quote from the website of The Young Turks:
"The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday approved the extension of legislation that authorized a sweeping warrantless wiretapping program started under the Bush Administration. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 gave the government broad powers to monitor international phone calls and emails, and granted legal immunity to telecommunication companies that had participated in the wiretapping program before 2008. The law was set to expire in 2012, but the Senate bill — passed by a 13-2 vote in the committee — would extend the law for another five years...Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO) both opposed the extension of the law. The two senators had asked James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, to disclose the number of people whose communications were reviewed by government agents, and whether or not the law had been used to collect communications of law abiding Americans...".
is even more frightening is that so few
find this frightening, which also motivated my Machiavellian quote.
You'll find The Prince on my site, with my remarks, and there is also
the often downloaded Introduction to Politics, which is an annotated
booklist of fine texts on the subject.
again, I wouldn want to leave you without some good cheer to the effect
that, realistically considered, it has almost never been better:
l'Histoire n'est qu'une suite d'horreurs."
nor without a simple diagrammatic representation of the mechanism that drives it presently, in outline:
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space-
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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