Mind-reading AI may spell end to humanity as we know it, but not because it will enslave us – Zizek

Technologies linking human consciousness to any sort of a cloud computing service could not just open the way for totalitarian mind control, but destroy the very essence of human relations, philosopher Slavoj Zizek says.

A computer that can read the thoughts of many people at once would make normal human life impossible, the Slovenian cultural philosopher told RT in the wake of the World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in Shanghai, which saw Alibaba’s chairman Jack Ma and Tesla CEO Elon Musk clashing over the future of AI.

While the two technopreneurs engaged in a heated discussion over the possibility of humans being controlled by machines in the future, the senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana shared his thoughts on the issue with RT.

Our brain being connected to a machine is not a utopia

What I am studying now is the so-called phenomenon of wired brains, a possibility of our brains being connected with strong digital machines. And that is not a utopia. In the media lab at MIT, Massachusetts, they already have simple machines like that. It is like a helmet, nothing intrusive, they put it on your head.

And then something horrible happens – I saw the video – you think certain thoughts, you do not say anything, and the machine reproduces them either in writing or with artificial voice.

https://www.rt.com/news/468228-mind-reading-computer-humanity-zizek/

Township Shuts Down 100-Yr-Old, 37-Member Volunteer Fire Company Because One Firefighter ‘Tried to Join The Proud Boys’

Haverford Township’s Board of Commissioners would rather their citizens die in a fire than be saved by anyone affiliated with the pro-Western civilization group the Proud Boys.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Closed Haverford fire company defends ‘caring’ firefighter who tried to join far-right Proud Boys”:

A day after Haverford Township officials shut down the Bon Air Fire Company for not parting with a volunteer who had tried to join the far-right men’s group the Proud Boys, the company issued a statement Thursday defending the firefighter and its decision to keep him.

Bon Air said Thursday that the volunteer, who has been identified as Bruce McClay Jr., had done nothing wrong as a firefighter and was exercising his “right to freely assemble and to freely associate with others.”

Bon Air’s list of members, now pulled down from its website, indicated McClay was a lieutenant and vice president of the board of directors.

“While the volunteer attended some social gatherings of the outside organization, the volunteer ultimately decided, after he learned more about the group’s beliefs, that he did not wish to become part of the organization,” Bon Air said in its statement. “He never attended any rallies or protests, and he disassociated himself from the group more than one year ago. He has broken no law and committed no crime.”

McClay, the statement continued, “has not made any statements to his fellow volunteers or posted any statements on social media in support of the views of the outside organization or which reflect poorly on his ability to faithfully carry out the duties of his position to Haverford Community.”

Thought crimes are the ultimate crimes.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60683

Shots fired: San Francisco declares NRA ‘domestic terrorists’

The San Francisco, California supervisors declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” seems like virtue-signaling, but it may well be a major escalation in the culture war already shaking the US.

The NRA uses its wealth and strength to “incite gun owners to acts of violence,”declared the resolution adopted Tuesday by the all-Democrat panel, urging the city not to do business with anyone associated with the organization.

It also accused the NRA of spreading “propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence,” and promoting “extremist positions, in defiance of the views of a majority of its membership and the public.” Democrats used to accuse President Donald Trump of lying when he said they were out to take away Americans’ guns. Now they are falling over themselves to prove him right.

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However, no amount of gun laws means a thing if the authorities are unwilling to prosecute people due to political considerations. The man who shot and killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle in 2015 first dodged murder and manslaughter convictions, and last week got his gun possession conviction overturned on a technicality. Critics are saying the only reason for this treatment is that the killer is an illegal immigrant, and Democrats are determined to make San Francisco and California a sanctuary for those.

https://www.rt.com/usa/468130-san-francisco-nra-terrorist/

Ilhan Omar Calls for Destruction of U.S. Sovereignty, United Nations to Take Control Over Southern Border

Omar is a subversive enemy from within openly plotting the destruction of the United States.

By Shane Trejo
BigLeaguePolitics.com
Aug 31, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made a stunning declaration against U.S. sovereignty on Wednesday when she proclaimed her plans for the United Nations (UN) to take control over security on the U.S. southern border that is currently being besieged by third-world [invasion] at an unprecedented level.

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/ilhan-omar-calls-for-destruction-of-u-s-sovereignty-united-nations-to-take-control-over-southern-border/

…gets Candace Owens highly agitated.

The Dangerous Stalinism of the “Woke” Hard-Left

Civil liberties are in greater danger today from the intolerant hard-left than from the bigoted hard-right. This may seem counterintuitive: There has been far more violence — mass shootings in malls, synagogues and other soft targets — from extremists who identify more with the hard-right than with the hard-left. But the influence of the hard-left on our future leaders is far more pervasive, insidious and dangerous than the influence of the hard-right.

People on the “woke” hard-left seem so self-righteous about their monopoly over Truth (with a capital T) that many of them see no reason to allow dissenting, politically incorrect, views to be expressed. Such incorrect views, they claim, make them feel “unsafe.” They can feel safe only if views they share are allowed to be expressed. Feeling unsafe is the new trigger word for demanding censorship.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14794/the-dangerous-stalinism-of-the-woke-hard-left

Mainstream media cries foul over conservatives turning their smear-tactic culture war against them

Conservatives are digging through reporters’ social media histories to find “potentially embarrassing” posts that could be used to discredit their employers, MSM has discovered to its horror – only they are allowed to do that!

“A loose network of conservative operatives” is sifting through journalists’ social media histories, looking for inflammatory nuggets that can be used to discredit the organizations they work for, the New York Times warned earlier this week, noting that this band of marauding internet sleuths has already exposed sensitive information about reporters from CNN, the Washington Post, and the Times itself.

Much of it, they claim, “has been professionally harmful to its targets.”

Who are these right-wing information terrorists, and why are they doing such a terrible thing? It’s a “response to reporting or commentary that the White House’s allies consider unfair to [US President Donald] Trump and his team or harmful to his re-election prospects,” of course.

That the New York Times is pearl-clutching about politically-motivated smear campaigns – Washington’s bread and butter since the dawn of time – is ridiculous on its face. But their feigned moral outrage becomes actively insulting when it becomes clear it isn’t the social media-mining smear campaigns the outlet has a problem with – it’s the “conservative” part of it.

https://www.rt.com/usa/467488-nyt-media-smear-tactics/

SJWs vs. reality: Tech conference didn’t fit progressives’ gender fantasy – so they destroyed it

Modern-day activists show again that they do not care one jot if they decimate beneficial endeavors and strip well-meaning people of jobs for the sake of a cause. Today, it could be a tech conference, tomorrow your own workplace.

PHP Central Europe would have gathered hundreds of users of PHP, a popular programing language, together in Dresden in October, if not for one seemingly innocuous tweet that sowed the seed of destruction in positive verbiage.

“This year’s PHP CE conference seems to have gone with the ‘White Males Only’ conference lineup. Shame. It’s 2019, we can do better,” wrote Karl L Hughes, an obscure tech industry figure and “concerned citizen”, who had no plans to travel to Germany himself.

The tweet went viral.

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The main organizer thought that fairness was not discriminating against any group, and judging everyone on merit.

“Diversity and Inclusion is okay as long as it means the equalization of chances. If you place Diversity and Inclusion in a stronger position than substantive content of the agenda, you destroy the event,” Dariusz Grzesista wrote on Twitter, as he faced his accusers from the US in lengthy exchanges.

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But to PHP CE’s critics, this showed that he simply still did not get it.

Grzesista said that after the brouhaha, “ticket sales stopped.” This week, organizers published a notice saying that the event in Dresden was canceled, citing the tweets and articles as the reason. They say that there will be no PHP CE conference next year or ever again.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/467471-sjw-php-conference-tech-programming/

Why the American Ruling Class Betrays Its Race and Civilization

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it ought to be obvious that the dominant powers and authorities in the United States and other Western countries are either indifferent to the accelerating racial and cultural dispossession of the historic peoples of America and Europe or are actually in favor of it. Mass immigration imports literally millions of non-white, non-Western aliens into the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe, yet the governments of those nations make no serious effort to halt or restrict it, and cultural elites either decline to notice the transformation immigration causes or openly applaud it. Indeed, as immigration critic Peter Brimelow argued in his 1995 book Alien Nation, the immigration crisis in the United States has a political origin in the 1965 legislation that created it—it is not simply an ineluctable process of history, let alone the product of popular preference, but the result of the decisions and actions of political leaders who either wanted it to occur or who have been unwilling to stop it once it began.

https://www.amren.com/news/2019/08/managerial-revolution-elite-theory-immigration/

Paul Craig Rogerts, Mike Adams, Lisa Haven, and Dave Hodges-THE GENOCIDE IN AMERICA’S NEAR-TERM FUTURE

https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-agenda-21-conspiracy/paul-craig-rogerts-mike-adams-lisa-haven-and-dave-hodges-genocide-americas-near-term-future

Paul Craig Roberts recently stated in his most recent article entitled Is there White Genocide In Our Future?  This former establishment figure wrote the following analysis of the present state of affairs regarding the United States and the possibility of genocide occurring in our near-term future as a nation:

 

…In the 1970s Bertram Wolfe, a founding member of the Communist Party of America, told me that communists spoke violently of those they intended to eliminate and identified them with snakes, vermin, and other creatures that ordinary people were accustomed to killing. Wolfe said that the characterization of people as snakes and vermin made killing them more acceptable. I knew what he meant as I once had a communist propaganda poster that gave the bankers and capitalists being rounded up the faces of rats and pigs. This is now being done to “whites.”

White people are too insouciant to realize that they are being set up for future genocide. Here is what Reza Aslan, a TV host and professor at the University of California has to say about white people:

“The President is a white nationalist terror leader. His supporters—ALL OF THEM—are by definition white nationalist terror supporters. The MAGA hat is a KKK hood. And this evil, racist scourge must be eradicated from society.”

Where is “white privilege” when a refuge (sic) from Iran can call for the eradication of President Trump and everyone who elected him and remain a University of California professor and TV host? Isn’t Reza Aslan a terrorist? He is calling for the President of the United States and half of the US population to be killed. Doesn’t this deserve investigation? How can a gun owner be investigated if a terrorist like Aslan is not investigated? Aslan hasn’t even been censored by Twitter

VIDEOS show Antifa attacking bus, cornering right-wing protesters as Portland rally turns violent

Footage has emerged of several violent attacks by Antifa on right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Oregon. The clashes come as President Donald Trump threatened to designate the left-wing movement as an “organization of terror.”

Scuffles broke out in Portland after left-wing counter-protesters gathered in large numbers on Saturday for a rally of the right-wing Proud Boys, which Antifa consider neo-fascists.

Elijah Schaffer S.O.

@ElijahSchaffer

🚨 BREAKING 🚨 Antifa has major CLASH with Proud Boys on Portland bridge in traffic

A serious assault took place on PB’s after they busted the door of the bus, they also threw a metal hammer at them.

I also got pepper sprayed in the face with many others. Sorry for language

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Videos showed masked protesters attacking two buses that were carrying right-wing demonstrators. One skirmish saw “anti-fascists” smashing a door and throwing a hammer into one of the buses, before chasing the vehicle and hurling rocks. A hooded man could also be seen using pepper spray inside the bus.

Another disturbing attack shows a young girl and a man sporting a Spartan helmet and white T-shirt emblazoned with the words “I hate the left and racism” being cornered by a crowd of left-wing demonstrators after getting separated from the right-wing rally. A video shows the pair being surrounded, doused with water, and chased while a crowd chanted “Walk away.”

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🚨 BREKAING 🚨 ANTIFA chases conservative protestors through Portland streets

They sprayed pepper spray, assaulted multiple victims including a young girl, tasered a teenager

Riot police on the scene, protestors on the ground cheered cops to jump off and kill themselves

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Another set of videos showed a middle-aged man lying motionless on the ground with a woman kneeling beside him. The woman appears to be shielding the man while trading insults with left-wing activists, who call her a “crazy b**ch.”