Rank Propaganda / Thought Policing / World Disordering

  • Canada’s Extremist Attack on Free Speech - The Atlantic

    In 1984, George Orwell coined the term thoughtcrime. In the short story “The Minority Report,” the science-fiction author Philip K. Dick gave us the concept of “precrime,” describing a society where would-be criminals were arrested before they could act. Now Canada is combining the concepts in a work of dystopian nonfiction: A bill making its way through Parliament would impose draconian criminal penalties on hate speech and curtail people’s liberty in order to stop future crimes they haven’t yet committed. The Online Harms Act states that any person who advocates for or promotes genocide is “liable to imprisonment for life.” It defines lesser “hate crimes” as including online speech that is “likely to foment detestation or vilification” on the basis of race, religion, gender, or other protected categories. And if someone “fears” they may become a victim of a hate crime, they can go before a judge, who may summon the preemptively accused for a sort of precrime trial. If the judge finds “reasonable grounds” for the fear, the defendant must enter into “a recognizance.” A recognizance is no mere promise to refrain from committing hate crimes. The judge may put the defendant under house arrest or electronic surveillance and order them to abstain from alcohol and drugs. Refusal to “enter the recognizance” for one year results in 12 months in prison. This is madness.

  • Deepfakes can be dangerous, but they won't harm our elections

Religion / Tribal / Culture War and Re-Segregation

  • What women in ancient times really thought about sex

    A new book tells the history of the ancient world through women. Here author Daisy Dunn explores what they had to say about their own sexuality – flying in the face of misogynist male stereotypes. According to Semonides of Amorgos, a male poet working in Greece in the 7th Century BC, there are 10 main kinds of women. There are women who are like pigs, because they prefer eating to cleaning; women who resemble foxes, as they are peculiarly observant; donkey-women, who are sexually promiscuous; dog-women, marked for their disobedience. There are stormy sea-women, greedy Earth-women, thieving weasel-women, lazy horse-women, unattractive ape-women, and – the one good kind – hard-working bee-women.

Edumacationalizing / Acedemia Nuts

Economicon / Business / Finance

Gubmint / Poilitcks / Law Making

External Security / Militaria / Diplomania

Russia Bad / Ukraine War

  • US-Backed Ukrainian Publication Releases New 'Enemies List' Including Donald Trump, Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute, Hundreds More

    Perhaps what is most shocking about this attack on American citizens is the fact that the Data Journalism Agency (TEXTY) has a long affiliation with the US Government itself! In fact, the founder of the publication Anatoly Bondarenko appears prominently on a US Government website as a participant in the US State Department’s “TechCamp” project. The Data Journalism Agency (TEXTY) is listed as an “Implementing Partner” of the US Agency for International Development’s Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services/ TAPAS Project.

  • Russian military plane is suspected of violating Finnish airspace

    A Russian military plane is suspected of violating Finnish airspace early on Monday, flying some 2.5 km (1.6 miles) inside the Nordic country's border, Finland's defence ministry said in a statement. The violation in the eastern Gulf of Finland lasted for about two minutes, the ministry said. "We take the suspected territorial violation seriously and the investigation has been started immediately," Finnish Defence Minister Antti Hakkanen said.

  • Ukraine 'hits missile launch sites in Russia'