Fascism is Systemic Abuse

Artificial Intelligence & Higher Intelligence

"For Aristotle and his followers it seemed reasonable, that any kind of fertile vessel could replace the female womb to create new humans." The idea of the Homunculus, a tiny artifically created human, goes back to Egypt, Greek and Roman Antiquity and Aristotle. His theories of reproduction lead his followers…

Dictatorship, Algorithms and The Disorderly Arabesque

“The Arabesque (…) transfigures the object of nature it decorates (…) into a weightless, transparent, floating pattern extending infinitely in all directions (…) the object of nature has become under the Arabesque treatment a window onto the infinite.” During my work on this blog, while researching, reading and writing about Islamic philosophy…

How our Digital Habits Invite Authoritarian Abuse

“When thine eye is single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” ~ Luke 11:3 “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~…

Dispelling Wetiko – Breaking the Bondage of Abuse

"Ultimately, humility is the basis for democracy, just as arrogance is the basis for authoritarianism." ~ Jack D Forbes What is Wétiko? Wétiko is a word from North American Native – Cree – origin. To the Cree, and most Native North Americans, greed was a serious psychological malfunction. The Cree…

Child Protection & Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is Always Biased (Unable to Think) Quote on AI (Artificial Intelligence): "Is there a more bullshit job than working on making AI more fair? How about spending all that time and resources on improving the basic conditions of populations so that they will be in a better position…

Wanna destroy Fascism? Start by Destroying the Systems of Child Trafficking

"Trauma is the Language of The Technosphere."~ Rana Dasgupta This is our collective culture now. The abuse of children by the state and it's private business agents has become pandemic. Trump - in true style - only took it to the next level of inhumanity. Perhaps we should call it…

The Nation State vs Big Data Companies – Rana Dasgupta

"Trauma is the Language of The Technosphere."~ Rana Dasgupta Very interesting article on the Guardian about Big Tech and finance shaping and controlling our political landscape and taking over our political systems, pushing us into a bizarre anglo-libertarian dream. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/05/demise-of-the-nation-state-rana-dasgupta (more…)

Researching Reform: Police Are Hiding Vital Evidence To Win Cases (and Child Protection does it too)

This is an interesting news-piece in the "we knew that already" cateogry. Countless people who face injustice in a judicial UK system rigged against them, know what The Times reveals in a recent article - police and other public agencies temper with evidence. And may I add - evidence are…

An Interview with Victoria Haigh

"Nature is nature (...) interfere with it at your peril. Man made is never going to overhaul what God created.“ ~ Victoria Haigh (The interview was done in 2014 // R.A.) Victoria Haigh and the case of her oldest daughter made many headlines over the last couple of years. Victoria…

Birds Fly Free Under Water ~ When justice is absent, what can be a healing?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم "I wonder, do birds who are released by women who lie on the ocean floor fly too?" ".. her two small children went into forced adoption, leaving the woman a victim of rape who is stigmatized as “incapable mother” and open for yet more abuse in…