Two articles follow: one posits a seemingly global anti-US opposition, an Anti-American Network (AAN), and the other posits that political warfare is the answer to the Middle East portion of the problem. IMHO, both are worth considering. Further believe that, with respect to Boot & Doran's approach, (a) coverage needs expansion to cover all the opponents Hirsch posits and (b) political warfare is a necessary but not sufficient component of our response and an NCTC-centric structure is probably not the way to go. We already have policy in place to deal with these kinds of things but it probably needs revision in light of international and domestic politics. In my view, what we need is national leadership (read: POTUS and Congress) with the guts and principles of Britain's WWII leader Winston Churchill supported by an Executive Branch organizational structure combining the best features of their Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Political Warfare Executive (PWE), one authorized, directed, and capable of covertly, surgically and virtually “setting our adversaries ablaze.” Neither the currently tasked organization nor U.S Special Operations Command, or even the two together, is presently that structure.)
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This is the core graphic I created several years ago when I realized that the mainstream focus on open source software and open data was neglecting everything else. Open Source Everything is the most powerful politicl, economic, and social concept we have, in my view. We need to go “all in” on all the opens, simultaneously.
Open Source is the only approach — human or technical — that is affordable, interoperable, and scaleable. It makes no sense, for example, to worship at the altar of Open Data if this is merely feeding very large and generally predatory commercial proprietary software empires that extract licensing and maintenance fees while also mutating and migrating Application Program Interfaces (API) to block natural evalution within the Open Source Ecology.
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El manifiesto de “Open Source Everything” refuerza el movimiento de transparencia informática como mecanismo opositorio a la corrupción y al poder elitista, así como esbozar un mecanismo para detonar la expansión de la conciencia en su relación trina con la información y la energía.
The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract III
[In combination with free OpenBTS mobile telephony for the five billion poor] I see cities, countries, nations, regions recognizing that the relatively minor cost of a call center is well worth its benefits–capable of all necessary languages and able to handle the load of calls with a mix of centralized and distributed participants, some paid, most volunteers. This then becomes the lever that will move the community or nation out of poverty and into a position where the distributed intelligence of the community or nation is able to create infinite wealth while also achieving a sustainable peace.
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The essence of this manifesto is found in the proven fact that transparency and truth foster trust, and trust lowers the cost of doing business. The industrial era carried the information pathologies to extremes and enabled corruption at the highest levels, using secrecy to avoid accountability.
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Empowered by open software, hardware, spectrum, data access, and intelligence, we are within reach of open democracy.
The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract II
The U.S. Government has been controlled by a two-party tyranny that has always been corrupt, but this corruption went nuclear in the 1990's when both parties conspired to start borrowing one trillion dollars a year–one third of the federal budget–so as to keep on handing out taxpayer funds (or taxpayer obligations for borrowed funds) to the special interests funding their perpetual grip on power to the exclusion of Independents and the other four accredited but excluded active national political parties (Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Reform).
[This book provides the analytic model developed by the Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 dedicated to the ideal of public intelligence in the public interest.]
Note that fifty percent or more of our national resources are being wasted for lack of both intelligence (sound decision-making) and integrity (massive corruption across all three branches of the federal government–Congress, the Executive, and more most recently the Supreme Court). For this short manifesto, I will only comment generally, with examples centered in three areas:
The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Chapter 7 Public Intelligence and the Citizen Extract I
Integrity, in my view, starts with the individual human being, and grows in a compounded manner from there. The citizen must be an “intelligence minuteman.” The next step in our exploration, beyond the individual human mind and soul, can be found in mass collaboration and particularly in collective intelligence.
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My point is this: the achievement of panarch is in my view inevitable. The only questions are “how soon? and “can we avoid violence?”
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We are at a tipping point for restoring the intelligence and integrity of the Republic. Time is the one strategic variable that cannot be replaced nor purchased. I believe that all the conscousness and good intention in the world will be irrelevant if we cannot arm the public with intelligence (decision-support) on all topics at all levels of governance.
Our first challenge is to redirect “intelligence” away from secre obsession and toward open-source realities. I illustrate this in Figure 20.