Thinking more about John Bolton as National Security Advisor. First, it is not evidence that Trump is controlled opposition, as Trump is not a controllable person. Evidence for ‘uncontrollable’ is the number of lawyers who have resigned because he does not take their advice.
So Trump gathers around him people who are loyal to Trump. It doesn’t mean that none can argue, we know that because Trump has been successful in business and show business, there is no way to do that without knowing how to build a team. His “Your fired!” image surely must be mostly PR image. Trump is a strong-minded man, they are hard to handle, but often intelligent enough to have a good win rate. Trump does, so teams stick with him, when compatible.
His personality, at some point the arguing is done and they must do Trump’s bidding. That was apparently the reason that Tillerson is gone, he thought the Sec of State controlled foreign policy.
Bolton is Deep Black Swamp, of course, Israeli-Neocon wing. So far, Trump has not gotten a war started, tho Afghanistan continues, the US land-force invasion of Syria is becoming permanent and is a hot-point for Russia-US conflict, Yemen is a great sin against humanity.
And some moves are definitely in the other direction. Add that to the WRSA-supplied link above, and I still have confidence in Trump, and the fact that he is winning Biggly. Doesn’t mean I am going to stop watching him carefully and recording my thinking for future historians. And pounding on our elected officials about how very much we do not like war and military spending.
So if Trump is playing against a powerful enemy, the entrenched bureaucracy of the SES that has been infiltrated and controlled by the Deep Black Swamp of mafias scamming the American People ever since they killed JFK, then he is using the tactics of divide, buy off temporarily, attack an isolated part of the overall scheme, and then do another. String out the enemy formations and defeat them in a sequence. Intelligence-smuggling mafias first, and he is buying off the military-suppliers in the total Military-Intelligence-Industrial complex with more spending. And the core military want their services clean.
AIs will be those historians, probably. Think of the accumulated wisdom produced by so many human examples, so amply documented by social media in full context of society, friends linked to him or her, the vector of their opinions on every subject, of every problem, personal to international. Mere humans don’t have room in their head to encompass the data, much less do the required data mining. The AI sages will present their wisdom as probabilites given equivalent societies, and comparative measures of the dimensions of the societies. Then they guess, because they can’t do NP-complete combinatorial problems either.
Unless quantuum computing happens. So far, that technology is magic to me, I have not a clue about the physics behind it. I sort-of understand entanglements, but not how that relates to implementing a computation in arithmetic, much less an algorithm that processes data. And, btw, until someone can explain it to someone like me, I don’t think they have the kinks worked out of all that. Predict it will take a while longer than projected until I see the doubling time of qubits and the exact translation of those into the size of the problems that can be handled, measured in MIPS, or MFLOPS.
Are there philosophical implications for information theory? Quantuum computing hasn’t been integrated with the rest of human technology, it seems to me. Or I don’t know it, and sort of think I would because that kind of thing makes a big PR splash for the universities. I will have to ask the Generalissimo what they made out of all this. This stuff is beyond SciFi.
And the Deep Black Swamp’s push to war continues. They completely stopped needing evidence for any new propaganda campaign. The pretext is so flimsy, so filmy, that it takes active acquiescence to believe. “Russia Did It!”, racist, sexist, mysogenist, … my god it never stops and never has any evidence. Intelligent people don’t see the fact of no evidence, they only see the facade. Our media do very excellent propaganda, facade.
The DBS is still on the attack, but operating in the limelight of 1000s of people looking at all of the metadata their conspiracies and illegal operations produce is not a winning position :
George Webb’s crowd mind investigations are the most important thread in the nation’s future. Very, very impressive progress in unraveling the Deep Black Swamp :
This discussion with Nassim Taleb is excellent :
WRSA has excellent links of late, this is the best summary of the behind the scenes activity in the DOJ I have seen. Trump is winning bigly. This posits that Meuller’s investigation is keeping anti-Trump DOJ people occupied, hinted at intentionally. Mueller is NOT a good guy, not even sort-of-OK, so I doubt any good motive from Meuller. And, on the other hand, just to entertain a completely wild hypothesis, suppose Mueller had been turned, offered a deal for his less-than-total involvement in 9/11, and he is working for Trump.
There is a thought that could keep deep black swamp minions awake at night. Rolling up crime rings from the bottom is labor-intensive, and a well-designed organization is relatively safe in the upper eschelons. The money launderers at Citi sleep well.
But rolling down an organization having coerced cooperation from the top levels, now there is a social win. Do you suppose that the many ratlines have been completely exposed? Could the increasing size of the mass arrests of pedophiles, for example, be practice for last-minute delivery of orders to pick up individuals?
Don’t call it conspiracy theory. It is SciFi :
George Webb recommended American Intelligence Media several times recently. AIMedia is another crowd mind, this is their analysis of the inner layer of the onion that is Senior Executive Service :
Rand Paul on the Omnibus Spending BIll :
“Will the trans-atlantic relationship survive Trump?” I hope not :
Tom Luongo is another interesting alt-media writer. Here he discusses further breakdowns of deepstate control, the public’s loss of confidence in social media companies is a symptom :
The US’s pedestrian and bicyclist death rate is much higher than other first-world countries :
Yes, our society is badly formed, and is failing to raise the kind of adults needed to run a high-tech civilization :
I was annoyed by a long string of trollbot army comments, one particularly defeatest post prompted this :
Have you ever considered the possibility of a positive-sum ecosystem? It isn’t true, btw, that wealth cannot increase indefinitely, or at least not for many doublings before we reach the natural limits of physics. Wherever those ultimately are, we are a long way from controlling all of the technologies that can continue to improve wealth, and to do so sustainably.
Better water management and range management and earth could productively house more billions of people and support them in poor-farmer lifestyles, but with network access at broadband rates. Poor farmer lifestyles with electronics will be a very different thing, cell phones are transforming rural business everywhere. And societies, people have much more information flow through their lives than ever before, everywhere. Genius in every field will arise from those multitudes, and those will push the civilization.
Whatever that future, right now we raise enough food for everyone on earth, easily. We distribute that wealth very poorly, by stupid thinking. And, we have allowed criminals into the vitals of our government. Just a hypothesis, but maybe the poor distribution of wealth has something to do with the criminals’ skim?
That is a very different understanding than the deeply pessimistic view you are pushing. Ever heard of ‘win-win’?
I don’t expect utopia from even the best outcome. But it surely won’t be hard to do better than the current fubared government, and I think that true of every country in the world.
There are none of them devolving power fast enough to keep up with the need for people to solve problems bottom-up, and not wait for government. Any excess power is inhibiting evolution.
Long-run, you win by evolving in clever directions. And every step makes for further evolution. Humanity has set itself up to evolve solutions faster than it accumulates problems, whether it likes the idea or not. Embracing that concept is the way forward.
That is the way to have a revolution.
After I wrote that, I read this on ZH. Ehrlich is not wrong about fundamental limits to growth, but those limits are far, far in the future because humans are both very inventive and the major part of their own environment. OK, we are failing at many things, but we are also getting much of the environment cleaned up and learning to use the land more profitably, meaning fewer inputs for more return. The cleanup happens as a result of the community’s wealth. Population growth falls with wealth, etc. It doesn’t even take that much wealth, mostly the food and medicine to raise children without many deaths.