Plan B for the Internet

planb I’ve been a wild advocate for the Internet since the beginning, and I still believe in it as a massively liberating technology… but not in the current, popular form. The Internet that we know has been recaptured by the power mongers with a massive assist from hucksters. It is, to be very honest about it, all but finished. And considering the massive inertia and mindless obedience of the dominant 9/11 culture, it won’t be saved.

Moritz’s Journey

MsJourney It was in 2013 that I first encountered freedom philosophy, after randomly stumbling upon this weirdly beautiful term, “libertarianism,” on a blog in some lonely corner of the Internet. An iTunes search later I was listening to a podcast explaining what is now the cornerstone of my personal ethics: the non-aggression principle.

Our Future Has Been Commandeered

FutureCommandeered We should be living in the time of humanity’s greatest flower. But we’re not. Instead, we’re stuck in a condition of permanent war, rising xenophobia, endless fear, perpetual distraction, and suffocating conformity. Worse, we’re living inside of a surveillance state that is morphing into something truly, truly evil. I’m here to tell you that nearly all of this is artificial. We have more than enough technology to be living among …

We Don’t Really Know What’s Happening

ReallyKnow And, believe it or not, this is rather good news. I’ll explain. We all like to know what’s happening in the world, and for good reason… understanding our surroundings is essential to survival. We instinctively seek information… we need information. There is, however, a problem that we face: No matter how much “news” you consume, you won’t really know what’s going on in the world. We can’t know, because ‘the …

Free Services Are for Suckers

free services internet Just a few weeks ago, it was revealed that the FBI will be going through a huge stack of emails they stole from a free service, to find some peaceful people they can publicly prosecute. The service was called Tor Mail…and their advertising slogan was Free Anonymous Email. Supposedly, this system was ironclad and immune from government attacks. And, presumably, the operators would do this very hard thing, forever, and …

They’re Not Gods – They’re Not Even that Smart

powersthatbe I hear people making all sorts of predictions of what the powers that be (TPTB) will allow or not allow. Honestly, they treat this group as though they are omnipotent. Just to be clear, the term, “powers that be” generally refers to the partnership between central banking cartels, mega-corps, and governments (including military, spy agencies, and secret police). I will use it in that way also. And while these groups …

What You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Spying Ways

microsoft I had a conversation the other day with the best and most knowledgeable computer guy I know. After discussing privacy threats, he made this statement: Everybody buying a Windows computer today is a traitor to humanity. Now, this is a very technically oriented guy, and he quickly agreed with me that most people don’t have a clue about such things. Still, the primary point stands: Whenever any of us buys …

Silk Road Died, Bitcoin Crashed. So why am I so happy?

silkroad You may have heard that Silk Road – the truly free online market – was taken down today, by the FBI. In response, the price of Bitcoin crashed 24%. Yet here I am – just a few hours later, feeling very optimistic. Why? Because the philosophy of freedom just showed itself to be massively stronger than statism and its “don’t think, just obey” philosophy. Here’s What Happened As I was …

The Other (Worse) Side of the PRISM Scandal

prism online surveillance The fallout from the PRISM scandal has reached Stage Two, where faces in front of television cameras promote memorable slogans to give people reasons to accept their abuse and to pretend that everything is okay. And, overall, these slogans and their promoters break down into to two primary models –  predators and battered women. Let’s start with the predators. These abusers –  who are building the largest blackmail archive in …

Will Disney Soon Be Able to Break into Computers… Legally?

break into computer And we thought Hollywood was over the edge when they were suing 14-year-old girls for downloading Madonna songs. Ha! That was nothing! Something called The IP Commission Report (subtitled A Report Of The Commission On The Theft Of American Intellectual Property) just crossed my desk. This new and very impressively produced report, authored by seven sets of hyper-impressive credentials, informs Congress that they should change US laws to go far, …

Paul Rosenberg on RT: Online Surveillance in the US

online surveillance in the US You will probably be quite familiar with the idea that the government has a nasty habit of spying on Americans who haven’t done anything wrong. Until recently, most of us have been called kooks, conspiracy nuts and worse… But, as the scandals keep coming, the general public is starting to wake up to the abuses. One leading voice in the effort to help people recognize and make sense of what’s …

Paul Rosenberg interviewed on The Lew Rockwell Show

Paul Rosenberg Lew Rockwell “Does the Internet Have a Libertarian Future?” … is the big question posed to Paul Rosenberg on the most recent edition of The Lew Rockwell Show. The answer is yes, but only if the proper actions are taken… Download the podcast here. (opens in a new window at lewrockwell.com)

Westphalia’s End Part 2: Legitimacy & Information

Westphalian Order If you have not read Part 1 of the Westphalian Order series, please do that first: You’ll need it to understand what I cover here. Now, having (I hope) established that the Westphalian order of states is in some trouble, I will proceed to another reason for my pessimism. The Obedience Game All states of all periods share a common foundation: a group of subjects who accept rulership. Without this, …