June 18, 2012
been a while
Grant Morrison just got given an MBE. There is so much awesome, yet so much wrong, in that statement. I guess the Queen never read the Invisibles.
THC seems pretty good at curing some cancers. I was told this anecdotally a while back. Now here is a random webpage saying it too.
Adam Curtis’ history of counterinsurgency. Stellar as ever.
Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked. Pretty brutal take-down of Malcolm Gladwell as a big-corporate shill.
From Jamais Cascio’s 9 meditations on complexity
8. The only way to reduce and resolve the complexity of a given situation is to reduce its level of interconnection with other systems; doing so, however, can undermine the value or power of the given system, and will alter the systems to which it was once connected.
9. In other words, the opposite of “complex” is not “simple,” the opposite of”complex” is “isolated.”
Over on Twitter, Nils Gilman nails a heckuva question:
The effective delivery of social services has been the cornerstone of the “performance legitimacy” of modern states. (1/2)
The critical political question of our time is: how can the state justify the loyalty of its citizens in a post-welfare state world? (2/2)
and John Robb notes
The hilarious part about the Greek default is that its total debt (public and private) is only 170% of GDP. In the US, it is 370%.
And finally, a friendly reminder from the Great Beast 666 himself:
Why should you study and practice Magick? Because you can’t help doing it, and you had better do it well than badly. – Aleister Crowley
That’s all for now.