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closeup of a wireless router and a man using smartphone on living room at home ofiice , Concepts wifi connect .

Big Tech Is Subtly Controlling Our Lives — and We Need to Fight Back

Big Tech’s influence on culture and society was first predicted nearly 70 years ago by French thinker Jacques Ellul. In his 1954 book “The Technological Society,” Ellul argued that tech would have a tyrannical effect on humankind, and he blamed the problem on “technique” — the methods that bring about “absolute efficiency in every field of human activity.” Read More ›
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Everybody Hates Facebook

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and Facebook itself share a vocabulary that reflects current sensibilities. They both talk about making Facebook “safe” — as proofs of the social media giants’ role in making America uglier pop up daily. Read More ›
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Street Battle :
Street Battle : "Barricades" - 19th century (1830)

The French Revolution is Attacking the American Revolution

“That’s insane!” These days, how often do we say those words? The litany could go on and on. Dr. Seuss is suddenly persona non grata, six of his books removed from publication because they are “racist” and “hateful.” That’s insane! Read More ›
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book with burning pages on a concrete surface

An Amazon Book Burning

Book burning has always been a crucial ingredient of totalitarianism. In the 1930s the German Student Union infamously made bonfires from books considered antithetical to National Socialism. Similarly, the zealots who executed Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution destroyed books opposed to the diktats of Chinese Communism. Read More ›
The concept of planet Earth similar to the COVID-19 virus
The concept of planet Earth, with nuclear explosions depicting a global epidemic of coronovorus, reminiscent of the image of the virus COVID-19. Elements of this image furnished by NASA
The concept of planet Earth, with nuclear explosions depicting a global epidemic of coronovorus, reminiscent of the image of the virus COVID-19. Elements of this image furnished by NASA
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Twenty Years On, Aliens Still Cause Global Warming

In 2003, author and filmmaker Michael Crichton made a now-famous speech at Caltech, titled "Aliens Cause Global Warming." The title was humorous but the content was serious. He was not addressing some strange theory of global warming; he was warning about the politicization of science. Read More ›