Veel mensen, als ze het woord anarchie horen denken aan chaos en vandalisme. Ze gaan er daarom van uit dat iedereen die zichzelf een ‘anarchist’ noemt, voorstander moet zijn van wanorde en geweld terwijl het precies andersom is.
Net als het woord “monarchie” dat
“regeringsvorm waarbij de macht bij één persoon berust” betekend, betekend anarchie letterlijk “regeren door niemand”. Maar bij dat idee krijgen mensen de indruk dat de samenleving veranderd in een primitief bestaan, vol gewelddadige conflicten en zonder compassie of organisatie. Maar dat is ook een volledig onnauwkeurig beeld van wat anarchisme betekent.
In feite zijn de meeste klachten over anarchisme het gevolg van het feit dat mensen niet begrijpen wat deze gedachtegang impliceert. De meeste mensen die bang zijn voor “anarchie” zijn bang voor dingen die anarchisten niet willen en niet voor pleiten.
Om dergelijke misverstanden te helpen corrigeren, gebruiken we het voorbeeld van twee fictieve eilanden:…
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In 2017, I wrote a major investigation into predator trolling that went viral.
Buffeted by its success, I took up the offer to write a book. It wasn’t an easy decision, given how much trolls had threatened my family.
I thought I knew what I was walking into. But it turns out I had no idea.
Gradually, all the myths about trolls fell like a house of cards.
With one exception, the trolls I investigated did not troll alone.
Many of them operated in well-organised international syndicates. Trolling has its own culture, language, “lore” and history — most of which is incredibly hard to grasp from the outside.
Some of the syndicates even have presidents and vice presidents, much like the way bikie gangs operate.
They all know each other and occasionally swap syndicates and allegiances. Sometimes the syndicates work together to achieve a certain aim — like targeting a specific victim.
As the predator troll “Mark” explained to me when I interviewed him for Fairfax, he profiles victims and then incites members of his gang to pile on.
He might target rape victims, people who are LGBTI or people who are mentally ill, trying to incite vulnerable people to harm themselves.
He and other trolls also target the Facebook memorial pages of people who have died by suicide. This is known as “RIP trolling”.
For Mark and others like him, it’s business. They don’t care who or what you are — they are just trying to find your weakest point and get an emotional reaction from you. As a rule, they attack anyone who they view as outside the paradigm of being a white male.
Although I did come across one transgender woman who was a predator troll, they are mostly a cohort of angry, white men aged 18-35 and they police discourse on the internet with themselves at the centre.
I asked Mark for an analogy to the trolling syndicate he belongs to. “Yakuza”, he replied, referring to the Japanese organised crime syndicates.
“More like a mafia set-up than a bikie gang.”
Some gang members are trusted and respected and are given administrate roles doing things like wikis about the gang’s exploits or managing the syndicate’s Internet Chat Relay (IRC) channel. Others aren’t respected — even trolling syndicates have socially irritating individuals — and they are cast out.
Meepsheep, president of a notorious trolling syndicate, said presidents are elected “maybe once every two years” and this happens live on air via the ICR call-in podcast, L0de Radio Hour (LRH).
One of the things we take comfort in is the idea that our attackers are ignorant, uneducated and alone — a “nobody”.
But like many of the harassers I’ve investigated, the man who appeared to trigger predator trolling against my family and I was not ignorant or uneducated.
He’s married with six children. He previously worked for the Washington Times as assistant national editor.
At the time he wrote scathing attacks against me, his blog and Twitter had thousands of followers.
Far from quelling hate and fear of marginalised people, education can make things worse. The person who helped me understand this was Dr Heidi Beirich, head of the Hatewatch blog, which monitors the American “radical right”.
“We’d like to think somebody who harbours racist views or other forms of ugly bigotry is an ogre type,” she says, “or a Klansman in his hood with teeth falling out.
“But that is not the case for most of the white nationalists that we deal with.
“A lot are probably better read than the average American.
“You can be extremely educated and believe really, really horrible things.”
People often ask me who the trolls are. Trolling is a complex behaviour and each of the trolls I have met over many years has been incredibly different from the next.
For example, when I met “Mark”, I was terrified — not only because he causes real life harm to people, but because he has no empathy. My investigations have shown law enforcement and social media companies don’t usually offer adequate assistance to cyberhate victims — if Mark and his gang came after me, I was alone.
In person, there was nothing to suggest he was a highly-organised and committed predator troll. He was a pale and pimply young man with a bad dress sense. On the street, he’d never catch your eye.
In contrast, when I met “Craig”, the 29-year-old was hip and good-looking in a suit, with blue eyes and well-groomed facial stubble. He was surprisingly easy to talk to, explaining that he was “far left”. Although Craig did troll people on the right, he often attacked people on the left he viewed as “not far enough left”.
While you can make some generalisations about serious trolls, they aren’t all the same. They can be left or right wing or in-between. They can be psychopathic. But sometimes trolls I met were helpful, interesting and empathetic.
They taught me trolling isn’t always about wrecking people’s lives. Take “Meepsheep”.
During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Meepsheep vandalised a number of Wikipedia pages, including Hillary and Bill Clinton’s, placing “a huge tiled background of some chick’s naked butt” over the top.
Alongside offensive words about the Clintons, Meepsheep wrote: “Save the America you know and love by voting for Donald Trump”.
“That is kind of where some of the value of trolling comes from, that it can point out some of these flaws,” says Meepsheep.
“It is a way of intellectually fighting, almost debating with someone. And then there’s just some kind of satisfaction in making someone look like an obvious fool when they’re already doing it to themselves.”
One of the most harrowing case studies in my book is that of journalist and activist Sherele Moody, who is subject to relentless trolling as founder of the anti-violence Red Heart Campaign.
Sherele told me her Great Dane Reuben was poisoned with “some sort of acid. The chemical melted the flesh on his mouth, tongue and throat. I was extremely lucky not to lose him.”
Sadly, this wasn’t the case for her beloved horse, Frank. Sherele received threats saying “the horse had been sent to the glue factory”. A few days later Sherele says Frank was found dead in thick scrub.
The nationally representative polling I commissioned from the Australia Institute found the cost of cyberhate and online harassment to the Australian economy is $3.7 billion. That figure only counts lost income and medical expenses — so the real cost is far greater.
The survey found 44 per cent of women and 34 per cent of men have experienced one or more forms of online harassment.
This is equivalent to 8.8 million Australians experiencing harassment online.
Men experience more abusive language for their religion, ethnicity and political beliefs than women. But women report more online abuse in all other categories.
Women were more likely to report receiving threats of sexual assault, violence or death; incitement of others to stalk or threaten them in real life; unwanted sexual messages and publication of their personal details.
Cyberhate is a complex issue that needs a multifaceted community response. As a bare minimum, law enforcement and social media companies need to do a lot more to keep us safe.
We also need to have some hard conversations as a community. Misogyny, racism, homophobia and hatred didn’t start online.
Most striking in my research is that trolls weren’t born that way. They are products of the society we live in.
Often these are kids from violent and neglectful homes. They are left alone on the internet from a young age, imbibing torrents of hate.
It’s no wonder they are spat out as angry and isolated young men who want to harm others. This is a parenting story. And we can fix it.
So far for this article. Below you can watch an interview of late Jacques Fresco who investigated human behaviour.
Papiergeld in Nederland was tot voor kort van hennep, en nog steeds zit het erin verwerkt. Het is, op zijn zachtst gezegd op het macabere af, dat van de zelfde hoeveelheid biomassa 4 keer zoveel papier van hennep kan worden gemaakt als van hout, terwijl henneppapier momenteel minimaal 4 keer duurder is dan conventioneel papier1. Immers, bij een jaaropbrengst van 10 ton droge vezels per hectare, levert hennep in 10 jaar 100 ton materiaal op, dat is aanzienlijk meer dan een boomplantage die gerekend over 10 jaar slechts 25 ton materiaal per hectare oplevert2.
Nochthans moet men met een vergrootglas zoeken om in een wereldhavenstad als Rotterdam gecertificeerd FSC papier (van ‘duurzaam gekapt hout’) te vinden. Henneppapier is nog veel beter (meer verantwoord) om dat er in het geheel geen hout in verwerkt zit. Ook de export van FSC-hout is veelal een uitzuigend proces voor minder kapitaalkrachtige landen. Opmerkelijk genoeg is henneppapier bij ons weten in geen enkele gewone winkel in Nederland te koop. De groothandel Uniepapier (070 – 14 07 84 94) levert 100% hennep papier (‘Cannabis pur’). Dik, zeer representatief hennep-karton om visitekaartjes op te drukken en enveloppen behoren tot de mogelijkheden. Help de Hennep! probeert altijd een voorraadje te hebben, dus wie een zich een bescheiden hoeveelheid henneppapier wilt bemachtigen kan het op afspraak tegen inkoopprijs (8 crt p.p.) komen ophalen; contacten via firstname.lastname@example.org. De prijs van henneppapier zou in vergelijking met FSC-papier beduidend lager kunnen zijn, als hier maar voldoende infrastruktuur voor komt.
Momenteel zijn er, naar het schijnt, slechts twee papiermachines in heel Europa in productie die speciaal geschikt zijn om henneppapier te maken. Henneppapier hoeft niet met chloor gebleekt te worden. In vroegere tijden heeft men inkt gemaakt op basis van hennepolie in combinatie met soja. Naast hennep kan ook olifantsgras, bamboe en zelfs bananenschil worden gebruikt om papier te maken.
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De wereld lijkt steeds krankzinniger te worden. Er vinden grote verschuivingen plaats in de machtsstructuren. Het klimaat is van slag. Dit heeft wellicht alles te maken met de extreme veranderingen die plaatsvinden in het elektro-magnetische veld rond de aarde. Onderzoeker Dani Arnold-McKenny: “Ik heb zoiets nog nooit gezien.”
Wetenschapper Dani Arnold-McKenny spreekt met Sarah Westall over de enorme geomagnetisme ontploffingen rond de aarde, die sinds begin januari met grote regelmaat plaatsvinden. De ontploffingen zijn enorm. Wetenschappers die de magnetische krachten al jaren bestuderen, hebben een dergelijke onrust nooit eerder vastgesteld. De anomalieën kunnen een indicatie zijn van een naderende poolverschuiving.
De onrust die we momenteel wereldwijd waarnemen: immigratiestromen, protesten, het instorten van oude systemen, faillissement van banken, enzovoort — heeft wellicht een kosmische oorzaak. De wereld lijkt letterlijk dol te draaien. Dat geldt ook voor extreme klimaatveranderingen. De oorzaak kan direct verband houden met de extreme veranderingen in het magnetische veld.
This article originally appeared on gethollistichealth.com
Two thousand, three hundred years ago, Alexander The Great was surveying his battlefield and drinking water from silver urns. He knew nothing about bacteria, but he knew that silver containers have a seemingly miraculous way of keeping water fresh.
Silver has been used for thousands of years in different forms for its health benefits. Throughout the middle ages, the wealthy gave their children silver spoons to suck upon to stave off illnesses. People have known about the benefits of silver for so long that it is incorporated into legends.
Silver is the recommended agent for killing vampires, werewolves, and various forms of the so-called undead. According to ancient legend, a silver dagger was all that a knight needed to vanquish evil.
The new history of silver is a falsified history. Silver was once used extensively by all health care practitioners as an antibiotic and anti-viral. Nothing worked better then, and nothing does now.
The F.D.A. began its crusade against silver products in the 1930’s, because silver (as a natural substance) cannot be patented; but the organization’s antibiotic and vaccine industry partners were able to patent their wares.
Under the Food and Drug Administration’s original name, The Bureau of Chemistry, its real mission was to legally protect the chemical industry by declaring toxic chemicals to be “generally recognized as safe”, and to eliminate the chemical industry’s competition through regulations.
This history has likewise been obscured greatly in most modern historical texts, but the truth can be found in materials from its early period.
Silver medicine has been erased from the textbooks, and it is seldom given mention in medical literature. The official Pharmacopeia (physician’s desk reference book) listed dozens of medicinal silver compounds prior to the mid-1930’s; but thereafter, all mention of silver disappeared. Lees Meer
Recently I listened once again to part 1 of the Humanity Unplugged podcast of Thomas Williams.
This is one of the things he said:
“Given the reduced activity since construct collapsed suggests our Sun was part of the construct also, I always knew it was not as it appears from a young age, I used to stare at it and as I observed it, I did not see it as a ball in the sky, but I could see it as a hole in the sky, when I lowered my focus on it, I could peer into the sun and see the black spot in the center, at that age I thought everyone saw it that way, but was not until later years I was told absolutely not, what you were observing was the singularity of the portal, it hass a cone shape on either side of the singularity, and where space travel between the various galaxies actually takes place, this is where the wave is coming through.
This got me thinking, well is it possible the sun is not our source of heat then? as always puzzled me as to why when you take off on a plane, why does the temperature drop? you have left the planet but it is now colder? astronauts tell us space is much colder again, so the further you go out from the planet the less heat you experience.
So I thought again, the only solution to that is, the heat is coming from the planet itself, a hot inner sun, which can also double as the engine for space travel, when we relearn how to operate it, why go in crafts with the few, when you can go with an all purpose built planetary craft, as I understand it this planet was originally created in Ursa Minor and brought here.
You dont think that is possible? look at the moon, look at Phobos (aka death star) and Diemos both around Mars, both have fixed orbits that defy all laws of science, with only one side only facing the planet, plus you have two satellites of Saturn, Janus and Epimetheus, sharing the same orbit.
They are about the same distance from the planet and orbit at about the same speed. However, they never overtake each other or collide. Technically, astronomers say that they are in a “1:1 orbital resonance,” or “horseshoe orbit.”
These cannot be explained away as some anomaly, because they are not, they were driven there, as in hollowed out craft and placed in specific orbits, for specific purposes, none of which was beneficial to us.
Back to our heat source and earth, out of the north pole comes a torus field looks like an apple and it goes down to the equator, out of the south pole is a torus field that goes up to the equator, so both torus field meet at the equator, now if correct, the source of those torus emanating from vents at each pole is carrying heat, it then explains why the equator is the hottest region of this planet, the northern and southern lights seen at both poles is the elements from the inner heat source coming from within the planet itself.
Remember our planet is stated to be 23* off center, so if the sun was the heat source the equator would not run around the center of the globe but would be angled at 23* and would be in a wave pattern to resemble the wobble the earth does, due to being off center.”
This piece got me thinking. Heat is always the result of the conversion of some form of energy. Heat it self can not travel without a carrier. Because heat is caused by the movement of molecules. In space there are not enough molecules to pass on the heat of the sun.
Actually the sun is in a sense the source of the heat on earth.
Have you ever noticed that sound travels easier at night than during the day? What is absent at night which is not during the day? Right, light. So, could it be that those light photons have a mass? Could it be that light makes molecules of air to move and thus cause heat because of the friction of those molecules?
As you all know, the light rays from the sun bounces off the planet’s surface. Mostly in an angle. What happens to the molecules on the location where that light bounces off straight up? How hot will it get? And what about on the earth’s poles?
The article below originally appeared on Return to Now.
LED lights are making us blind and wreaking havoc on our endocrine systems, peer-reviewed studies show… Leading photobiologist recommends switching back to sunlight, candles and incandescent bulbs.
One of the world’s top photobiologists has been trying to warn the public for years about the dangers of the government-mandated phasing out of incandescent lighting.
While LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are up to 95 percent more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, we are paying for that savings with our health.
A physician and lecturer at Wismar University in Germany, Alexander Wunsch is an international consultant to governments, medical facilities and the lighting industry.
His message, though often ignored, is clear: blue light, isolated from all the other colors on the light spectrum, is damaging our retinas and disrupting our endocrine systems, resulting in all sorts of physical and mental illness.
It’s not a message the LED industry, governments looking to cut carbon emissions, or consumers saving money on electricity want to hear. But, as this Harvard Medical School report says, it is “backed up by study after study.”
In the last hundred or so years we have lost something vital for our health and well-being: our electrical connection to the Earth. With the advent of rubber and plastic soled shoes, and insulating mattresses in insulating houses, we spend our days and nights disconnected from the Earth.
One only has to walk barefoot in the grass or on a beach to regain this connection and feel the nurturing effects, and yet in our modern lives it is not always practical to do so. There is a very physical and scientifically verifiable reason why we feel better when we do this:
The Earth is a massive reservoir of negatively charged free electrons. Without a connection to this reservoir, the cells in our body are unable to balance the positive charge which results from things like electron-deficient free radicals. The effect of excess positive charge in the blood can be seen very clearly by the way in which the cells are attracted to clump together (see Scientific Research).
There are various things we can do to balance this electron-deficiency, such as anti-oxidant rich foods and drinking living water. But what has been largely overlooked until recently is receiving free electrons from the Earth.
It’s such a simple thing and yet the effect can be so profound. In our modern lives we can’t always be outside and barefoot, and so the products offered on this website are designed to provide this electrical connection to the Earth in a convenient and practical way.
There is another effect of grounding which is particularly relevant in our modern electrical world. Our environment is full of a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, from computers, mobile phones & masts, radio & TV broadcasts, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, power lines, domestic wiring, and other electrical appliances.
This electromagnetic radiation induces voltages in our bodies, disrupting the trillions of subtle electrical communications which are a vital part of the function of our body’s systems. By being grounded to the Earth we greatly reduce the levels of these induced voltages. This video demonstrates this.
We are electrical beings, living on an electrical planet, and our connection is vital for our health and well_being.
Further information can be found here.
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Het Trump-kabinet heeft drie belangrijke wetsvoorstellen ingediend, die wereldwijd voor grote veranderingen kunnen zorgen. De Verenigde Staten stapt uit de Verenigde Naties, legt corruptie van de Federal Reserve bloot en schaft de IRS en inkomstenbelasting af.
Het team van de Manna World Holding Trust heeft de afgelopen vier maanden aan een drietal recente wetsvoorstellen gewerkt. Thomas Williams zinspeelde al sinds eind vorig jaar dat men achter de schermen grote wetswijzigingen aan het voorbereiden was. Met de wetsvoorstellen H.R. 204 (terugtrekking uit de Verenigde Naties), H.R. 24 (audit en opheffing Federal Reserve Bank) en H.R 25 (opheffing IRS belastingdienst en afschaffing inkomstenbelasting), worden deze aankondigingen concreet. Wanneer aangenomen, zullen deze wetswijzigingen niet alleen leiden tot een grote koerswijziging binnen de VS, maar ook internationaal enorme impact hebben.
Het wetsvoorstel H.R. 204* is een van de belangrijkste wetsvoorstellen uit de Amerikaanse geschiedenis. Het baant niet alleen de weg vrij voor échte soevereiniteit (Amerika is nu, net als alle andere landen, sub-soeverein), maar kortwiekt ook voorheen invloedrijke organisaties zoals de Verenigde Naties, IMF, Wereldbank en de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie.
H.R. 204 in een notendop
- Amerika zegt lidmaatschap en betrekkingen met Verenigde Naties op.
- Het hoofdkantoor van de Verenigde Naties gaat uit New York en verdwijnt van de Amerikaanse bodem.
- Er gaan geen fondsen meer naar de Verenigde Naties, noch naar organisaties zoals: Unesco, de IMF en de Wereldbank, die aan de VN verbonden zijn.
- Amerika zal niet meer deelnemen aan VN ‘vredesoperaties’.
- Amerika staakt deelname aan alle educatieve, wetenschappelijke en culturele organisaties en programma’s die onderdeel zijn van de VN.
- Amerika trekt zich terug uit de VN milieuwet uit 1973 (United Nations Environment Program Participation Act).
- Amerika trekt zich terug uit programma’s van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie.
- Intrekking van de betrokkenheid bij alle verdragen en overeenkomsten van de Verenigde Naties.
Lees de volledige tekst van dit wetsvoorstel hier.
This article originally appeared on Permaculture.
In 2009, Rebecca Hosking and Tim Green made an hour long TV documentary for BBC2 called ‘A Farm For the Future’ exploring how peak oil will effect farming and food distribution and why permaculture design, forest gardening and other regenerative agriculture practices could help us to cope with soaring fossil fuel prices that drive current agriculture practices which relies on fertilisers, mechanisation and distribution by transitioning to organic practices, diversifying yields and relocalising food supply. Millions of people watched the first screening – so much so that the BBC rescreened the film within weeks. There were countless requests for the BBC to release a DVD of the film from all over the world but sadly they declined to do so. We are therefore posting this version of what has become a turning point for permaculture in the mainstream media.
With thanks to Tim and Rebecca for making this film and the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol for commissioning it. What is certain is that we need more films like this and more support for the innovative and talented film makers who make them.
That documentary can be seen below:
We clearly have to change drastically how we grow our food.