How the purge of the military is being done

Every illegal regime that comes to power by means of a coup lives in constant fear of the same thing happening to them. It’s their abiding characteristic and the reason they regularly have mass purges. The mass murderer Mao Tse-tung reputedly said that political power grows from the barrel of a gun, which is the only way despotic regimes can be overturned, since elections in them are at best a sham. That being the case, the country’s army is always subject to periodic purges to weed out contra-regime elements.

For the last 250 years America has had two demographics that are both large scale possessors of guns; the army and the people. Those being the only sources of any real danger to the regime in America, the army must first be cleansed of any elements not loyal to the regime and the guns must then be taken away from the people. The former is already happening and the latter will be coming at you in the not too distant future. For the moment, let’s look at the former.

The six week standown of the army ordered by the Secretary of Defence was not about sending them home to watch reruns of the Simpsons to prevent them storming the Capitol. It’s more to do with the mechanics of the military purge. They’ll start with the commissioned ranks and then work their way down, weeding as they go. In a military force numbering a fully mobilised 2.2 million men, how do you pick out the ones who’re not sympathetic to the regime?

In the past that would have taken some time because traditionally it was done by the use of political files kept by the secret police on all senior figures. A lot of paperwork really. Retrieving paper files, reading through them, adding names to lists, returning the file and getting another one out of the stack for the same treatment.

With the advent of the second industrial revolution, it’s a much less labour intensive process. Just write a database query to scan through all the computer files the Pentagon holds and pick out the objectionable people, but there’s a big problem with that approach. The files will not have been systematically categorised into things like political sympathies. They’re really just service records with no codified flagging of the intangibles you’re looking for.

The solution is to make use of other large databases of people which are actually categorised to such a minute and accurate extent, that they make billions of dollars every year for their owners. I’m talking about big tech platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and of course Google, who hold decades of data on their users. That data has been data enriched by their algorithms automatically deducing things about you from sites you visit regularly, every like or dislike button you’ve ever pressed on a comment or news item. It all gets sold on for a pretty penny –  names, addresses and everything else anyone is prepared to buy. Forget about Fort Knox, their data centres get the very best physical and cyber protection that money can buy, and they’ve got a lot of money.

The only question is will the Pentagon, social media providers and the secret police all agree to cooperate and share data?

The answer to that is hell yes. The Pentagon has already been purged, the tech oligarchs were active parties to the coup and the secret police would never let a golden opportunity like that pass them by. If you consider that big banks like Chase and BoA gave out mass data on their customer’s transactions without a warrant or subpoena of any sort, it’d not be setting any sort of precedent in the new Amerika. They’ll all share whole heartedly and that’s exactly why they wanted the six week standown of the Services.

If someone asked me how long it would take to arrange access to each others databases and formulate a few well-crafted queries on them, I’d say about six weeks off the top of my head, and there’d be a lot of fat on that estimate, but there’s a more interesting follow on question to be asked.

Will the database created be thrown away after it’s served this purpose?

Of course not. It and other similar ad hoc data bases will form the basic building blocks of your file at computer Central that I warned about in the post-apocalyptic piece I wrote a week before the election of ’20. A secret police file on everybody in America. It’s all coming horribly true. I take no satisfaction or credit for anticipating that dystopian development, since if there’s one true thing to be said about dictatorships, it’s that they are eminently predictable. Like a bull on rails charging at you, to borrow a simile from Hemingway.

Next month, all US military personnel will be obliged to swear once again a second oath of loyalty. That’s unprecedented in the 250 years of military service in the Republic. I wouldn’t put it past the regime to subtly alter the hallowed wording to make it unacceptable while at the same time providing an easy out for anyone who couldn’t bring themselves to take it. The Nazi regime did something like that with the Wehrmacht, adding Adolph Hitler at the top of the list of things loyalty was being sworn to. We’ll soon see if they follow that lead as well.

You can whizz through all your social media accounts, deleting lots of stuff or closing them altogether and it’ll all disappear from your screen, but rest assured, it’ll still all be held at their data centres because after all the legal precedent has been set. You no longer own any data you put up on their platforms, they do, and it’s all still accessible. It’s spilt milk, the “moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it”.

The hard lesson to be learnt by everyone is quite simple. Get off social media – now.

©Pointman

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The mass purges begin with the Army.

Legitimising the coup.

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11 Responses to “How the purge of the military is being done”
  1. hunterson7 says:

    Pointman, excellent essay as always.
    You may have already commented on it, so please accept in advance my apology if you have already read and commented on the “Thirty Tyrants” essay that is online (for now).
    I would love to read your take on it.

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    • Pointman says:

      Hiya Hunterson7. I’ve been up to my ears fiddling with the blog, despite surface appearances. It sounds good & it’s the weekend, so feet up time for a break. Gimme the link and I’ll have a read with some branch water diluted with the usual.

      Pointy

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    • Pointman says:

      It’s basically spot on. The true enemy is neither the Democrats nor the CCP, it’s the oligarchs of both countries. The struggle in America is about resisting the replacement of the republic by a plutocracy run by and for the exclusive financial benefit of assorted oligarchs both foreign and domestic. People hell bent on just fighting the extremist Dem party or the evil CCP are just tilting at illusionary windmills, and that misdirected effort or displacement activity (take your pick) will keep them passionately occupied, but to no tangible end. Read through the three articles in the power blocks series.

      Pointy

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  2. Seeker says:

    More scary sense again. I am not sure I agree that one should get off social media. Every parent knows that when the kids go quiet it’s time to check what they’re up to. One should keep up FB, Twitter etc with anodyne cat pictures and the odd comment about saving the planet and white guilt etc. (Just liking some wacky relatives’ posts should do it.) Then plot your resistance in private.

    Any thoughts on using a VPN, browsing with TOR etc? Can they see that one is using these, and draw adverse conclusions, even if they can see what your doing?

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    • Pointman says:

      Hi Seeker. You raise two very substantial concerns. The first is balancing off your duty as a responsible parent against your children’s participation in social media. Like more than a few people at this juncture in the hegemony of big tech and its influence on young malleable minds via huge social platforms, it’s one that resonates with me personally. Nobody knows your children as well as you do, and only you can make the judgement call about their usage of the web. Joining in, albeit prudently, to keep in overwatch with what they’re seeing is good common sense, but striking the right harmless posture while doing that is kind of being selective about what you actually think and what you want to say in public.

      If you feel you can only participate in social media platforms by choosing your words very carefully, you’re self-censoring, which is exactly the sort of programming our overlords want. At what point could you end up resisting the transition from saying anodyne things to start feeling you have to support woke attitudes you have deep misgivings about, just to retain your toehold on a platform? Long term, a plan of I’m doing a bit of oxy because the kids already are and I want to keep an eye on their consumption sounds awfully like a losing strategy.

      The second is whether it’s useful to use TOR, a VPN or some other mechanism to protect yourself. We’re living in an environment of mass digital surveillance, so anything you to remove yourself from under that overhanging threat has to be an improvement. Privacy is a human right, and choosing to not give it away should not come with the automatic assumption that it means you’ve something to hide. That’s the way people in a police state think and the fact that it’s becoming a consideration for ordinary people says a lot about the direction we’re already moving in.

      Both of the concerns you raised deserve a more substantial reply than can be done in a comment under a blog, and I’ll do that after I’ve finished the work of moving the blog off any dependency on big tech.

      Pointy

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  3. Stephen Brown says:

    I think that the essay to which hunterson7 referred is this one:
    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-thirty-tyrants.

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  4. ColA says:

    You will enjoy this little entry in Gateway Pundit;

    “The Biden White House announced on Monday, which happened to be International Women’s Day, that the US military is focusing on “maternity flight suits” for pregant women.

    Because it’s important that pregnant women are able to drop into enemy territory during wartime.

    Biden made the statement right before he forgot where the hell he was and the name of the general standing behind him.

    Joe’s handler for the day, Kamala Harris, was standing behind him but failed in her daily duties.”

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  5. Pointman says:

    Facebook exec says Zuckerberg is TOO POWERFUL and Facebook should be BROKEN UP, in undercover interview

    “… a 2016 ProPublica investigation“collected more than 52,000 unique attributes that Facebook has used to classify users.”

    https://www.rt.com/usa/518184-facebook-benny-thomas-veritas/

    Pointman

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