Caitlin Johnson: Together, The Left And Right Can Kill The Establishment Propaganda Machine

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Caitlin Johnstone

Together, The Left And Right Can Kill The Establishment Propaganda Machine

Reading some of the criticism my fellow leftists have leveled against my article “Lefties Need To Stop Being Shy About Working With The Anti-Establishment Right” you’d think I was saying we should all just abandon social progress and go work on political campaigns for neo-Nazis, but all I’m actually talking about is winning the media war, which I insist is the single best way to bring down America’s unelected power establishment.

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Berto Jongman: The Cult of the Expert Of, By, and For Central Bankers — Will A Populist Backlash End the 1% Deep State?

Collective Intelligence, Commercial Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence
Berto Jongman

The cult of the expert – and how it collapsed

Led by a class of omnipotent central bankers, experts have gained extraordinary political power. Will a populist backlash shatter their technocratic dream?

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Two decades ago, in his final and posthumous book, the American cultural critic Christopher Lasch went after contemporary experts. “Elites, who define the issues, have lost touch with the people,” he wrote. “There has always been a privileged class, even in America, but it has never been so dangerously isolated from its surroundings.” These criticisms presciently anticipated the rise of Davos Man – the rootless cosmopolitan elite, unburdened by any sense of obligation to a place of origin, its arrogance enhanced by the conviction that its privilege reflects brains and accomplishment, not luck and inheritance. To survive these inevitable resentments, elites will have to understand that they are not beyond politics – and they will have to demonstrate the skill to earn the public trust, and preserve it by deserving it. Given the alternative, we had better hope that they are up to it.

Yoda: Gun Control is Not About Safety — It is About the Deep State Fascists Controlling the Dumbed-Down Public

07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 11 Society, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence

Alert reader points out that gun control death percentage is off by a 4 zeros. It should be 0.009%

Gun Control

There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

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Yoda: 21st Century Education — the Netflix Option….

04 Education, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence

In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education

With 4.6 billion pieces of content produced daily, it might seem that our hunger for knowledge should be satisfied — but information production and distribution is not the same as consumption and it’s not as simple as just putting information out there.

The problem is that we are drowning in content — but are starving for knowledge and insights that can help us truly be more productive, collaborative and innovative. When we want to acquire useful knowledge, we have to search the web broadly, find experts by word-of-mouth and troll through various poorly designed internal document sharing systems.