Month: March 2008

March 29, 2008

Will The Militarized Police Shock You Into Submission?

Full Story Here. Lamperd Video Here. This video is pretty creepy. From a propaganda standpoint, I was interested in how they do the “… and then this happens … and this happens …” It’s the classic “nothing works because we’ve refuted it by making blanket statements” so let’s bring in something much more severe. “Yes … there is a very viable workable solution …”

March 29, 2008

Beware “Fake” Groups

Full Story Here. It’s become standard practice for a number of companies and organizations to create ‘fake’ groups that show one veneer to the public but have very different private intentions. It’s the core value proposition of propaganda and all consumers and the public should be very aware of what’s happening. My question: does anyone out there keep a list or running inventory of these […]

March 29, 2008

“The Left gets the online audience it deserves”

Full Article Here. Unfortunately, online, that’s the face the progressive left puts forward. We look like a fractured, fractious gang that doesn’t know how to put a polite, engaging public patina on a tough message. There are, of course, exceptions. The VC funded Huffington Post blends cultural, political and celebrity news in a digestible package. The folks at Brave New Films mix humour and message […]

March 29, 2008

Moving from Critique to Leadership

I love the conclusion of this article: We are at a moment when progressives will have to move from critique to prescription. As Naomi Klein argued in the Shock Doctrine, neo liberalism took advantage of past crises by having a set of coherent prescriptions ready to hand to advance to policy-makers. We are just beginning to define a new global agenda to replace the neo […]

March 29, 2008

H2: The Future’s “Wondergas”

This story inspired this post. Forget images of the Hindenberg. Picture a world run by a gas that has no emissions, no impact on climate change and ultimately, virtually no cost. It’s a gas that’s the most abundant in the universe. It fuels our sun. It’s hydrogen. Almost 10 years ago, I remember reading an article with Wired magazine about the notion of creating a […]