You’re never going to get access to your file at Central


Most democratic countries around the world have their own version of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation already established on their statute books. The initiative towards this type of legislation was to act as a counterweight to the increasing amount of information being amassed by governments on their citizenry and started in the ’60s in LBJ’s … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Grey propaganda against Signal


In the middle of last January, when the big tech oligarchs were nailing down their digital supremacy of the internet, Facebook announced in passing that it was going to harvest all the user data on WhatsApp, which it owns. This broke the deal making promise it’d made in ’14 when it took it over. Given … Continue reading

A wake up call for Australians


The worst and most pervasive form of censorship is self-censorship, especially nowadays in America but it’s increasingly a worldwide trend. In innocent ways, it acts a a social lubricant. You’re talking with someone about something that’s happened in their lives and doing sympathetic noddies. They’re telling you about their travails and you’re thinking all their … Continue reading

Australia being bullied by big tech.


Back in the days when assorted sauropods roamed the Earth and Tyrannosaurus Paper was king, I worked for an organisation that circulated internally a digest of the day’s news. First thing in the morning an analyst went through a selection of foreign and domestic newspapers highlighting pertinent items with a brief annotation. It was then … Continue reading

Selling the coup to the Floaters.


By and large two classic approaches will be used. The first is that they’ll constantly be assured they’re living in greater security from the dreaded bogeyman deplorables hidden under their mattresses. Each increment of repression will always be justified using that rationale. I think it was Ben Franklin who said words to the effect that … Continue reading

Selling the coup to the Deplorables.


There’s simply no way the propaganda machine can convince the deplorables that the election wasn’t stolen and that the puppet Biden is a legitimate president. Before continuing, I use the term propaganda machine to mean the collective actions of fake news, big tech and the entertainment industry. The first will be publishing only state approved … Continue reading

Selling the coup to the Programmed.


This shouldn’t present many difficulties. Not only are they already programmed but they habitually suffer from the twin evils of a short attention span and a need to fit into some sort of set. Ideal subjects for propaganda. Work with what you’ve got. Make all your messages short and punchy and always slant the message … Continue reading

Legitimising the coup.


This is top priority with Biden’s puppeteers. The message is the Big Steal never happened and if you dare to voice that opinion, life will get a lot more difficult for you. Internationally, it’ll be done by exercising American economic muscle and making a harsh example of any foreign country that dares to opine otherwise. … Continue reading

I shouldn’t do it, but WTF.


Sometimes you discover something all on your own and realise it was always there right under your nose but you’d simply failed to ask an obvious question. In yesterday’s piece I said the most immediate thing people can do is stop using social media platforms in order to protect themselves and really hurt the American … Continue reading

Things to do today.


The coup has succeeded and a foreign regime has been installed in the White House. That being the case, they’ll quickly move to consolidate their grip on power. As always in any crisis, keep a couple of things in mind. The first is there isn’t one that can’t be made worse still by losing your … Continue reading

Now big tech goes after Signal.


Writing a daily blog piece appears to have something in common with commenting on blogs – as soon as you hit publish, an interesting news item comes along. I’d barely published Friday’s piece about Facebook stabbing WhatsApp users in the back by changing the terms of agreement to allow them to harvest all your personal … Continue reading

Now WhatsApp stabs you in the back.


There’s a trick which has always been used by governments and corporates in the timing of announcements which they know won’t go down well with voters or customers. They simply wait until some big headline grabbing news event occurs such as the Titanic going down, the Twin Towers or the sudden death of free speech … Continue reading

Will Mr Fox’s standing invitation into the chicken coop be withdrawn?


Today looks to have been better than yesterday in terms of news censorship. Gab appears to be up and working, albeit with a few wobbles. Parler looks to be Resting in Peace, but you never know these days. The implications of a couple of items caught my eye. The first was the Uganda government’s decision … Continue reading

Big tech versus the people.


A man who mentored me once explained to me all about war. You avoid it if at all possible because the result is inherently unpredictable, but once you’re in it, you’ve got to get your head straight about what’s involved. You have to be in it to win, not to be some polite loser or … Continue reading