"This is a transcript and audio of what I said at the Whistleblowing panel that was censored by the @OxfordUnion. "
The following thread is the text linked above. We'd like the @OxfordUnion to clarify why it censored the panel as the so called last bastion of free speech. /1
"I was informed by @OxfordUnion bursar Lindsay Warne that the Standing Committee and then-president Laali Vadlamani had censored the panel in response to a demand from David Shedd and this was confirmed by current Oxford Union president Gui Cavalcanti." /2
Can we please discuss the overwhelming amount of rich white men bankrolling the Trans movement? Trans rights are important but let's not be daft to the reality of the misogynist culture being propped up in its most vocal supporters.
Yes it is possible to fight for a group's rights and social acceptance without having to stomp on another. And yes it is possible to call out the bullshit in any of the movements you surround yourselves in without having to subject yourself to the tyranny of hostile group think.
It isn't popular to oppose accepted victims but when the accepted victims are predominantly vocal white men cosplaying as stereotypes of women encouraging violence against a gender they claim to belong to, they can go fuck themselves. Solidarity to the oppressed not the marketed.
"How many people here have heard of a technological singularity? A technological singularity is something IT people and science fiction writers have liked to talk about for years." /1
"The idea is that we will reach a point, or have already reached a point, where technology is beyond the scope of human understanding and artificial intelligence will be programming itself, in a Skynet sort of world." /2
Around the world, people lamenting the demise of democracy, or fighting for the birth of ‘true’ democracy need to take a closer look. Democracy is a universally failed concept, not because we have not implemented it properly but because the ideas were flawed to begin with. /1
Advocates of democracy as a system of governance usually hold that it will produce the greatest satisfaction among the governed by allowing the voices of all to be heard. /2
Governance is a force directing actions taken by society. We began governance with small tribes arranging relationships and personal assets between themselves and authority only required to settle disputes. /1
As populations grew, we moved to a variety of government systems with full hierarchies, official authorities and hard coercive force in the form of official military and police. Lately we have moved far beyond these forms to all pervasive and largely invisible soft coercion. /2
What is the difference between a terrorist and a soldier? The actions are now identical, both act to produce terror, so probably the only standing difference is that terrorists are non-government agencies. Remember that. /1
The US intelligence infrastructure is not just huge, it is colossal, a parallel society living among us (yes, us, wherever you live). That has been amply illustrated by the investigative journalism project Top Secret America. /2
"During his recent tour of Europe, disgraced former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared “Italy is in the lead.” /1 #antifa#Fascism
Amid the historic resurgence of the Italian far right that returned right-wing populist Silvio Berlusconi to prominence, Bannon fantasized about “the ultimate dream” of unifying the anti-establishment Five Star Movement with the far-right League (formerly the Northern League)- /2