Showing posts from July, 2018

The Monopolisation of Heroes by the State

Written by Used with permission. Date: 07-31-2018 Subject: Entertainment: Television (TV) 

Television and movies are full of heroes. Drama could hardly exist without them of course, but have you noticed that nearly every hero in modern dramas is associated with the state?

Here are dramas playing on TV in my town tonight, with the heroes following:
                       Hawaii Five-0           Police
                       Blue Bloods              Police
Whistleblower          Government justice officials (retired)Without a Trace        FBI agents
Forensic Files           Government justice officials
Quantico                   FBI agents
And I haven't even touched on the endless Law & Order franchise. Even if we venture into the realm of Star Trek, we still find heroes authorized by government. (The Federation.)

The same goes for movies. Here are three showing near me:
Mission Impossible          …
I have enjoyed listening to the Ernest Hancock interview of Melinda Pillsbury-Foster and Jim Davidson greatly.  This is the first 40 minutes of the Friday, July 27, 2018 show. The rest of show features Christina Tobin and then Chris Duane.  Please consider supporting this worthwhile project.

Declaring Your Independence Show

On Friday 27 July 2018 Melinda Pillsbury-Foster and Jim Davidson were guests on Ernie Hancock's Declaring Your Independence radio show on  The link to the show found on this page is a link to the episode we were guests during.  It is available for download from their site.

We talked about and our plans to help every voice be heard.  We were quizzed during one of the commercial breaks about censorship resistance.  Jim pointed out that with video on the blockchain, in order for a video that has been "mined" onto the chain to be censored, every person with a copy of the blockchain on a server or client computer would have to collude to remove that video.  So, a distributed ledger becomes a kind of permanent record.

The West Has Lost Its Sense of Meaning

Written by Date: 07-24-2018  re-posted with permission

Please consider the wall hangings in this photo from a remote village in Belarus:

And please note the plaque over the door in this painting of a home in Delft, in 1658:

In both of these cases we see people inserting meaning into their lives. This is something very few people do in the modern West, and it illustrates a fundamental change in our civilization.

Consider, as a further illustration, the seemingly mundane issue of naming streets. In the 19thcentury, new streets were named after great men. By the late 20th century that had changed entirely. Now, streets are named after geographical features: Fox Run, Spring Grove, Forest Ridge, and so on.
While any individual street name may be trivial by itself, a complete change in a naming convention amongst hundreds of millions of people speaks of something deeper. So does the fact that almost no one in the West hangs images and words of personal devotion …

Humanity Crucified on a Cross of Iron

Courtesy post for Paul Rosenberg by permission
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Written by Date: 07-17-2018 Subject: Military Industrial Complex
A few people remember President Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address, where he warned Americans about the rise of a military-industrial complex… a warning that was stunningly accurate and almost fully ignored.

What almost no one remembers was Eisenhower's speech in 1953, when he said that under the pressures of fear and war spending, humanity was "hanging from a cross of iron."

Bear in mind, this was said by Dwight David Eisenhower, five-star general who had been supreme allied commander. He was also the sitting president of the United States when he said it. So, there is absolutely no room for passing this off in th…

Disrupting Television

"I wish there were a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked 'brightness' but it don't work, does it?" ~ Leo Anthony Gallagher
"Television: A medium - so called because it is neither rare nor well done." ~ Ernie Kovacs
Beginning in November 2017, I was asked by one of the legends of the freedom movement, Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, to join in a series of conference calls about a set of really ground-breaking projects that address homelessness, the financial crisis of 2007-present, risks attending polluting industries, and safe and environmentally sound solutions to real-world problems in building materials, insect control, and re-building after earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires.
This week Melinda is in Las Vegas at in presenting the ideas she and her team have come up with for The revenue model that I just built for them projects their enterprises generati…