Tag: Politics

Transcendental Fascism

Tenets and Principles of Conduct Under the Transcendental Fascist State Value/s and Ethics, Part I. — Eleven Points Many tenets follow from acknowledgment of one simple truth: The utility of paper money/currency is overstated. Hence: The gift will be a cornerstone of the Transcendental Fascist economy. Value is subjective, and thus no two transactions are alike or of equal, determinant value. No rewards or arbitrary value for equal work: If a soul is a natural producer, he will accrue to himself goods in proportion to the gifts or labor-as-gift he dispenses. Value is not a function of time. Value is…

Gatekeeping: A Critical Review by Karine Barzilai-Nahon

by Karine Barzilai-Nahon Introduction Gatekeeping refers broadly to the process of controlling information as it moves through a gate or filter and is associated with exercising different types of power (e.g., selecting news, enforcing the status quo in parliamentary committees, mediating between professional and ethnic groups, brokering expert information). The literature on gatekeeping is fragmented in terms of epistemologies, theories and models, vocabularies, heuristics, and research challenges both within and between disciplines and fields. This happens because discourse on the topic of gatekeeping is conducted within each discipline, in relative isolation. In spite of an extensive literature, few comprehensive reviews…

In Their Own Words: Democracy Now!

Those who hope that we shall move away from the socialist path will be greatly disappointed. Every part of our program of perestroika is fully based on the principle of more socialism and more democracy . –Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika, New Thinking for Our Country and the World, 1988

Tune Out and Turn On!

The disaffection, disunity and collapse of the humanist State by grace of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self-will, imagination, and personal creativeness, will be your aim. Be the virus. Be the germ. Spread. Misalign. Resist radical change. Tune your hearing so that you are able to identify psychopolitics when you are confronted with it. Hone your senses such that when in your respective environments you are subject to preconditioning by operant mechanisms for acceptance of radical change, you recoil fundamentally. Shrug your shoulders when crises of ‘major’ importance are foisted upon the public at large. Roll your eyes when catastrophes are manufactured for…

Merit

We do no longer witness progressive increases in so-called “State Power,” but incremental increases in the apparati of economic power on the behalf of which the State, or Demos, legislates… That good government cannot be epitomized in the State, or in a would be patriarchal, hierarchical, meritocratic, and archaic State, is a bitter canard. What is more, canards aside, that the State, imagined or otherwise, is expediently scapegoated, is a red herring…