INTERNET — Julian Assange came forward with documents hacked from the CIA cloud database which prove “beyond a shadow of a doubt” that extraterrestrials have been in contact with the CIA since 1973, when one of their ships appeared outside Skylab.
During launch, Skylab’s solar array was damaged as an aluminum heat shield was torn away. Because of under powered air conditioning and the lack of a heat shield, the faulty space station nearly cooked three astronauts alive. The aliens communicated using English, and aided the crew in deploying the damaged solar panel.
Astronaut Pete Conrad was quoted in the documents saying, “We were about to cook ourselves alive in there when that merciful ship parked itself in front of the sun. Such relief, I can hardly find words.”
During a spacewalk to repair the ship, Conrad also claimed to have been aided by the extraterrestrials, saying in one account, “When the solar panel opened, it really jumped open. I was catapulted hundreds of feet from the ship and knew I was a dead man. But I owe the aliens my life. They brought me back to Skylab.”
The CIA seized NASA’s control room and forced the astronauts to berate the aliens about their intentions. Conrad said, “When they wanted me to offer a possible alliance in all-out-war against Soviet Russia, that was where I drew the line. If I’d gone along with it, we may have had a different world.”
There’s little doubt about it — except in this article’s fake linkbait title — algorithm jamming is the present stage of the world’s most popularly viewed “art.”
An inhumanly vast body of algorithmically generated nonsense exists and exposes you to advertisers, an entertainment industry completely devoid of any entertainment but the shred that exists in the charged moments right before you click the linkbait and find substanceless infuriating gibberish.
Young women have deployed closeup shots of their décolletage to algorithm jam the video game part of YouTube, a haunt of hormonal teenage boys. This provided an impressive income for several young women, but earned them few fans. Outcry from the boys was so overwhelming, YouTube officials “improved” the algorithm, effectively ending these women’s new careers.
Algorithm jammers sometimes take a sick pleasure in building labyrinths of desired objects debased into infuriating meaninglessness, an act born of and giving birth to hate. The genuine container deceptively labeled with a desired object conjured by the algorithm jammer is filled with this hate and mass distributed.
There are thousands of “tributes” to jokes like this video. The audio track drops a crucial hint, “Money for nothing / Chicks for free”
Imitation food reviews of imitation food play through a never ending carnival of “novelty” products as intransitive as Burger King’s burger with fries inside the burger. Enormous images of food and faces eating food fill the frame. A string of automobiles powered by fat men eating burgers, riding in the wake of each fast food advertising campaign bobs by carelessly and is caught in the crest of an algorithm. Dare he take the wheel, and preach about the great future promised by Anonymous? Dare he fill his gut with words of bloody revolution, punk rock, and anarchy? Will he be wise enough to continue to label it Review of McDonald’s new Triple Big Mac?
CHRONICLE.SU READERS REJOICE DURING MOMENTOUS OCCASION
MOTHER RUSSIA IN PUREST GLORIOUS FORM HAS ANNOUNCED HER GOAL TO RETAKE THE BEAUTIFUL NATION OF TRANSNISTRIA, AND REPURPOSE HER ASSETS FOR WAR.
TRANSNISTRIA IS THE WORLD’S ONLY MODERN SOVIET NATION, WHOSE FLAG STILL FEATURES THE COMMUNIST HAMMER AND SICKLE. IT IS ALSO THE ONLY NATION THE NSA WANTED TO TAP 100%. FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, TRANSNISTRIAN CITIZENS FROTHED WITH DESIRED TO RETURN TO THE BOUNTIFUL TIT OF RUSSIA’S BOSOM. NOW IS THAT TIME.
TRANSNISTRIA GLOWS WITH UNABASHED PRIDE AS HER GREATEST ALLY RETURNS IN A SHOW OF DEVOTION TO EACH AND EVERY COMRADE WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM AND WON IT IN THE YEAR 1992.
HOLD FAST, BEWILDERED WEST!
THIS IS NOT WORLD WAR III, YET. THERE IS STILL TIME FOR THAT! BUT FIRST, RUSSIA MUST REGAIN HER SOVIET DARLING, RESTORING HER PEOPLE TO GLORY ONCE AGAIN.
THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF TRANSNISTRIA CONFUSES A WORLD WHERE WEAK LEAD THE POWERFUL. THE OBAMA WEST CONVULSED IN A JEALOUS RAGE AS THE VALUE OF TRANSNISTRIAN KUPONS SKYROCKETS, AND STILL, THE PEOPLE OF TRANSNISTRIA PROSPER.
THE COLOSSAL TRANSNISTRIAN STEEL INDUSTRY STRETCHES TAUGHT THE FLESH OF HER BLOSSOMING TEXTILE MILLS, STRIKING BOLDLY INTO THE HEARTS OF CAPITALIST PIG-DOGS THE MARK OF MARX, THE LASH OF LENIN, THE NUMB STING OF JOSEF STALIN, AND THE VOLATILE PURPOSE OF VLADIMIR PUTIN: THE EXUBERANT LEADER OF THE NEW WORLD.
INTERNET — As Russian forces storm into Ukraine, strained voices in both the Kremlin and the Pentagon are clamoring for a quick and easy nuclear solution.
Dr. Angstrom H. Troubador, expert in ecological geopolitics, told reporters, “They’ve got their fingers on the nuclear trigger, and it’s only a matter of time. If you thought today’s climate change was bad, just wait until you see the cataclysmic nuclear winter that will instantly reverse global warming and freeze the oceans solid. This is it for the world. Radiation, minds decay.”
Dr. Troubador grew agitated when berated by reporters, shouting, “You will see Iran, North Korea, and China invade Australia, India, and perhaps parts of Africa. What parts of the world aren’t nuked into oblivion will be bloody battlefields where automated drones will gun down anything that moves.”
INTERNET — Edward Snowden’s huge cache of NSA documents seems to be doing a lot to publicize the NSA’s incredible cyberwar capabilities, spread fear and distress among would-be revolutionaries, and cast a light of truth so bright on the government that it risks eclipsing the trespasses and evils of rapidly developing internet monopolies who make the vast majority of their profits by the kind of everyday spying mischaracterized as the business of the NSA.
Thanks to Snowden, we know there must be victims of “parallel investigations.” They have been illegally imprisoned after “legal” NSA surveillance sparked their prosecution, but because it was so “legal,” this evidence was hidden from courts with the nationwide cooperation of local police. No thanks to Snowden, victims of these illegal prosecutions have no access to the necessary documents through which they could right this injustice.
If it were only a matter of an ideological or tactical stance where Snowden believed time and energy were better spent attacking the institutions rather than defending the individuals, that would be understandable. But there are other, possibly connected and troubling things to consider.
Snowden made his first and most important alliance with Glenn Greenwald, a columnist who once used Snowden’s leaks to make a soft claim that news forums on reddit with rules against opinion columns blocked his opinion as part of JTRIG forum moderator infiltration. Greenwald’s tactics failed and the reddit moderators correctly chose not to cave to Greenwald and the army of menacing trolls he is infamous for inspiring.
Greenwald was quickly co-opted, or bought out, by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. The for-profit advocacy publication, The Intercept, also hired Jeremy Scahill. Scahill spoke of Omidyar’s influence as ever-present, characterizing the billionaire as the loudest voice in the room. Greenwald, however, rejected the idea that his reporting could in any way be affected by his new, shiny office that totally isn’t on the eBay campus.
Edward Snowden spoke at SXSW and even used a mobile telepresence robot to participate in a TED talk. He is a pop culture icon, savior of the day. Up there on his telepresent high horse, maybe Snowden has forgotten the task of justice. There is no doubt that he has done his fair share of proselytizing for the case of freedom, but will the NSA’s victims ever be given the documents they need to receive their freedom? And if not, how much longer can an audience put up with this kind of a ‘freedom’ circus? Shark jumping can only take freedom so far.
INTERNET — Fred Phelps was reported dead, Thursday morning, after family members excommunicated the founder from the very church he created. This comes on the heels of a secret and shocking sermon in which Phelps unveiled the church’s secret purpose.
Pastor Phelps told his church in his last sermon, “Westboro’s mission has always been to make Christianity look bad. I have not been a man of faith, but a man of deception and lies. I am a militant atheist and you, my flock, have long been a gaggle of useful idiots. God does not exist, except in the minds of idiots, and this church has existed only as an ongoing prank that got out of hand. My doctor said I have almost no time left to live, but I hope you turn away from these hateful ways which were designed to turn the public against a fake God and lead them towards the light of scientific and humanist love for all people, including fags.”
A church council decided Pastor Fred Phelps had “gone senile” and excommunicated him from the church, banning all communication between church members and its founder. However, other excommunicated family members rushed to the pastor’s death bed. Nate Phelps, who left the church 37 years ago, said, “Our dad, for the first time ever, was completely lucid and sane. He’d given up the act and it was like a demon had left him. He was smiling when he died, and at peace with himself and with everyone on earth. I can understand if no one forgives him, but I have forgiven him.”
I’ve always cared about freedom, equality, and decency for everyone around me. Sure, I’m a rich white man who doesn’t even have to really work to get along, and I can see why women and people of color are bothered by my very existence. I can almost, if not quite, understand why my voice is nothing more than an annoyance to them. I wish it wasn’t, because otherwise I’d make it rain dollar bills all over the ghettos and subsidize women’s shelters left and right. But I’m not going to, because I’m being oppressed.
The effect of the rhetoric of feminists and people of color on a white male is just terrible. To share the experience that this rhetoric generates in a white man, well, that’s called “derailment,” so shoot me, I’m a derailer right now. To critically participate in a conversation with oppressed groups is to “make it about me” or worse, it is “abusive.”
I’ve been told I must “decenter,” and let go of all the complex emotions that these conversations create in me — after all, putting a voice to them would only be to unleash internalized authoritarian tendencies under the guise of “rationalism” or “critique.” The point of these narratives, I think, has been for me to quietly absorb in an unreflective and silent stupor. Even an innocent question can trigger traumatic memories of oppression, and god forbid I add to the cumbersome load of oppression I in fact intend on understanding and fighting. In effect, I have been systematically silenced.
Although I’ve always intended on helping the oppressed with my fortune, now I know they don’t even want my help. I was falsely led to believe by Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech that bringing people together was the kind of utopia we all wanted to work towards. It turns out Dr. King had internalized the white man’s utopia.
No matter how many times I’ve told people of color to forgive me for my internalized authoritarian tendencies, they just haven’t listened. White people don’t know what they’re saying and how bad it sounds, and surely if they understood they’d not say such things. I’ve been just terribly shocked at the way things I’ve said have been interpreted, and it seems the kind of forgiveness and trust that I’ve extended will never be reciprocated.
Now that I know the horrible pain of oppression and exclusion from a group of people I want to interact with, I understand people of color and women perfectly. I don’t want to give my oppressors any money or even listen to a single word they say. Just to hear them reflect on the story of oppression I have just told opens up deep wounds in my psyche and possibly even racial memories from when my Celtic ancestors were repeatedly oppressed by Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings. One word from women and people of color and it’s like it’s happening all over again.