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Addressing threats to democracy, at threat speed. Hybrid warfare sherpa. Investor. Speaker. Curator, @TEDxMidAtlantic. crypto==fascist. https://t.co/hDro0pgfqL
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May 17 10 tweets 2 min read
The deal will move forward; Twitter is now going to effectively have to prove to its existing shareholders that its numbers aren’t fraudulent or grossly exaggerated, which it can’t do. Not glad about this, but that’s the reality. Remember that Dorsey is Elon’s collaborator. Jack knew Twitter was exaggerating user counts for Wall Street. This is a power play to expose the facts. Whether this exposes Jack to liability for his role in advancing this is hard to say, and possibly hasn’t been considered.
May 16 8 tweets 2 min read
1/Lots of chatter around "Great Replacement Theory" and I just want to reiterate, it's not some new thing.
Zero-sum, hierarchical, xenophobic views of society are ancient, and are being used in this context to rile up a small extremist faction to drive us further towards fascism. 2/Traditionalism, patriarchy, hierarchy, zero-sum: the pie is only so big and what one person gets takes away from someone else. Most people just want to make the pie bigger, and work every day to do that. Reject the madness, reject the "novelty."
May 15 9 tweets 2 min read
1/We are living in tragic times. But the force of evil is unlikely to prevail. Here is why. The gyrations we are going through now involve deep civilizational levers: traditionalism and hierarchy.

Some think we live in ‘rootless’ times and that life is a zero-sum game. 2/Fascist theorists (Evola, Guenon, Yockey) have long held that patriarchy must conquer matriarchy; that hierarchy is natural and collectivism is a perversion.

Some people, like Bannon and Dugin, have read these texts and think of them as cookbooks. Stir up the ingredients,
May 14 11 tweets 3 min read
1/UAP/UFO stuff is mostly a PSYOP to attract people to fascism.

The rich can’t take over a population on their own; they need the poors + the working class.

The only thing that’s ever worked to get a populist audience attracted to fascism is religion. But organized religion… 2/is messy; have to deal with personalities and leadership. DIY approaches, such as Theosophy, have similar appeals. They activate spiritual feelings and also invoke a range of “Ascended Masters” that create a hierarchy, which can be replicated on earth; a fascist ideal.
May 13 6 tweets 2 min read
None of this is new. I strongly recommend that people read up on the history of “filibustering” in Central America and the Caribbean. And no, it’s not what you think it is.

politico.com/news/magazine/… One episode.

May 12 5 tweets 2 min read
1/The crypto situation is a little confusing, but here are some fundamentals:

• The Fed has killed off market froth by raising interest rates, to combat inflation.

• Bitcoin, which is "supposed" to act like gold, as a hedge against inflation and market volatility... 2/has instead performed like a speculative tech stock.

• Gold, meanwhile, has been steady throughout, ignoring all of this.

• There are several "stablecoins" that are "supposed" to be pegged 1:1 to the US dollar, but... the "magic" through which they do that is breaking down.
May 6 8 tweets 2 min read
1/Austrian Economics (gold, crypto) is rooted in a desire to make the world work in the way some people think it *should* work.

The problem is… it doesn’t actually work that way, unless you are a sociopath. And even then, there are limits.

Some examples… 2/“People will move to where tax rates are cheaper,” they say. But most people don’t choose where they live based on tax rates. Sociopaths do, sometimes. Time after time this analysis never holds up, despite the alarming chatter.

May 4 11 tweets 3 min read
1/Some deductive logic. The leak was done now, by a person on the right, through a right-leaning publication. There is zero chance they would want to “waste” the outrage sparked by this action by doing it a “random” moment.

As it turns out, this is a pivotal time. Russia… 2/is making noises about “ending” the war by May 9. That is not possible unless they can get Western nations to capitulate and stop sending arms. Every effort will be made to spark fear and domestic chaos and unrest in the United States in particular, in the next few days.
May 3 4 tweets 1 min read
Bumping this back up. 1) Politico is now a distinctly right-wing outlet, 2) a left-leaning person wouldn’t leak to Politico, 3) leaker may be counting on Politico to protect them.

FWIW my opinion is this was leaked by the right to cause chaos this week.
nytimes.com/2021/08/26/bus… And I’d remind folks to look at this 80% through a global/WW3/traditionalist lens, and 20% through domestic politics. And the goal of the global operation is to render that 20% null and void, so keep that in perspective.
May 3 6 tweets 2 min read
Reminder that "I AM" (1933) and "Church Universal and Triumphant"/"Summit Lighthouse" (1958) are *literally* cults rooted in an obsession with the Gold Standard. The crypto cult is but a modern incarnation. Watch.
summitlighthouse.org/webinars/gold-… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22I_AM%2…
May 3 7 tweets 2 min read
In the end it’s the same issue. See next tweets for why. It’s literally all one thing; just another front in WW3. Read.

May 1 5 tweets 1 min read
1/There have always been people willing to “move” somewhere to avoid taxes or regulation. A rather weird fetish, this isn’t something most people actually do.

(But it’s the entire basis of Austrian School economics and libertarianism.) Anyway, this has gone on for a long time. 2/To pick up and move for tax or regulatory reasons alone, one may a) have no social or emotional reasons to stay in a given place, or b) have a massive savings incentive. Or both.

The Venn diagram here with “sociopaths” is not insignificant.
May 1 6 tweets 2 min read
1/On Despair: It is comforting in some sense to accurately deduce what’s going on, and the forces at work. On the other hand, it can also be something of a huge bummer.

So, I want to offer some thoughts of hope. First, solving a puzzle offers its own satisfaction, as does… 2/sharing the solution with others.

Second, it’s difficult if not pathetic to watch people get it wrong, or not understand; or worse yet burn time talent and treasure on non-solutions.

A moral obligation exists to try to prevent that, and intervene.

What can any of us *do*?
May 1 13 tweets 5 min read
1/Hey so this is bonkers: Musk and friends have been going around saying “Ad Astra Per Aspera” or “to the stars, through hardships” in recent weeks.

Back in February folks uncovered this “Per Aspera Policy” dark money group, connected to Thiel and Vance… 2/This suggests an alliance between Thiel, Musk, and also Dorsey who, it seems, see capture of the USG as a “hardship” to be borne on the way to the “stars.” I’ve been saying this is all about Mars. And it is. Also about longtermism, crypto, and possibly nuclear-ish war.
May 1 11 tweets 2 min read
1/I made this graphic to explain the overlap between factions on the US right and how to understand the overlaps between anarchocapitalists, Christian Nationalists, and other kinds of groups on the right. Let's go through it. 2/First, sizes are not intended to be exactly relative, but rather to show overlaps between groups. Also this is indicating people's effective affiliations, regardless of how they may self-identify.
Apr 30 10 tweets 3 min read
1/Musk’s advice on pharmacology should be seen as something more than just irresponsible noise.

Directing people away from SSRI’s and towards LSD and/or Ketamine is dangerous without proper oversight.

Ketamine is a powerful dissociative drug that may have therapeutic uses. 2/But Musk deploying this kind of advice in this context may properly be seen as a pharmacological phase of mass mind control.

Furthermore, microdosing LSD has become a popular way of “seeing differently” inside Silicon Valley libertarian circles. Where SSRIs limit reuptake
Apr 30 15 tweets 3 min read
1/Let’s talk about how bad Russia sucks. Many have remarked that their capabilities were vastly overestimated before the war. We now see what they’re made of.

Here’s a brief survey of a few domains. 2/CYBER: expectations were high that they would take out key infrastructure like power, comms, overseas cables and direct attacks on the West via proxies like Iran or North Korea.

This has largely failed to materialize, and has helped insulate populations from the war.
Apr 30 10 tweets 2 min read
1/It’s looking like Putin will use May 9 as a deadline to effect a strategic shift in the war. Expect a “show of force” demonstration of a WMD this week, and the big parade on May 9. That will likely include a “declaration of war” on Ukraine and “Nazis” globally. 2/They have already said NATO is full of Nazis. They expect the WMD will create enough fear that populations in Western democracies will turn “anti-war,” and immediately call for ending support for Ukraine.

Putin will then consolidate all gains he can in Ukraine.
Apr 29 4 tweets 1 min read
The task of dealing with disinformation is in fact a counterintelligence matter with public health consequences for societal well-being and individual cognitive security.

We have erred by framing it in terms of speech freedom or truth, which are tangential. Ultimately what matters is who is behind such efforts, why they’re doing it, and now to increase their costs / make it harder. Everything else is pretty much noise and long-tail activity that 1A was designed and intended to protect.
Apr 29 4 tweets 2 min read
The disinfo gang that's materialized supporting Depp is the same crew as has driven Parler and other RW efforts; key characters to note are Adam Waldman (Deripaska's attorney; visited Assange re: Vault 7) and Elon Musk (dated heard) who may fund this.
newsweek.com/celebrities-su… sethhettena.com/tag/wikileaks/ Image
Apr 29 4 tweets 1 min read
Feeling increasingly desperate that a) we won’t live to see this, b) it won’t matter in comparison to our dire situation. The time to address this was in 2020, which we all desperately tried to do, and fell short because media was unimaginative and law enforcement was flaccid. Just accept our fate and move on. We failed. Here’s a video you can watch for entertainment. This fucking country. Have some cake. 🍰