Theories about the relatively higher incidence of sanctioned-against sexual improprieties (or worse) in First Nations communities

1) Being essentially forced (for practical purposes) to live in single family dwellings with private rooms as being in a situation which traditional mores and practices (e.g., as upheld in many ways by family and community) would not have been equipped to deal with.

2) The use of neuroweapons, i.e., use of bio- and neuro-effective segments of the electromagnetic spectrum, to suggest/force acts as being used for purposes to promote acts which would have specifically exploited the vulnerability mentioned in 1). (And that, without suggesting the necessity of neuroweapons to have been applied in order for a comparatively higher incidence to have occurred.)

 

Regarding 2), why would someone do that?

A) Potentially for pro-genocide purposes.

B) To promote rationale for comparatively lower financial supports on a per capita basis (e.g., for education) than are offered to other Canadian citizens.

C) To facilitate ongoing (and/or justify former) political disempowerment in terms of “the mainstream political process”.

D) Or, simply, as being among politically disempowered individuals and groups to perform involuntary experimentation upon with a high expectation of impunity.

 

Regarding 2) The question of how many related accusations, factual events and/or confessions were primarily originated from unknowingly forced and unknowingly involuntary statements, or were a manifestation of black and white thinking — e.g. where physical rape of a young child is often stated as being in some manner equivalent with voluntary or semi-voluntary sexual interaction (explicitly sanctioned against in the criminal code) between youth under the age of majority and a much-older adult — is likely to be of relevance.

Regarding 2) The question of the extent to which potential future leaders, potentially on a familial and/or community basis, would have been especially targeted in such a manner could also be raised.

Regarding 1) As differentiated from claims of genetic explanations regarding use of non-food mind influencing substances and in particular alcohol, the lack of pre-existing traditions and mores as promoted by family and community can also be mentioned.

 

Of course, it would be difficult for people in such a position to speak for themselves because they stand liable to be branded as rapists, pedophiles and addicts, which ‘everyone knows’ are basically deserving of eradication from the face of the earth (to the extent that the preceding use of quotation marks could itself be discrediting). It can also be noted that these intended beliefs in terms of such characteristics (being branded as rapists, pedophiles and addicts) are also widely attributed to the entire class of people who use substances which among other things are alternatives to synthetic pharmaceuticals and which (as do many prescription pharmaceuticals) have some thought- or emotion-altering effect.

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Once freedom of mind is lost, it will be difficult to regain

Via Project Syndicate:

It takes significant effort to assert and defend what John Stuart Mill called the freedom of mind. And there is a real chance that, once lost, those who grow up in the digital age – in which the power to command and shape people’s attention is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few companies – will have difficulty regaining it.

Written by a widely maligned billionaire who provides significant funding to a variety of causes, some of which are known to shoot with a less-than-straight arrow.

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How to build things up, by alternations between vanity-focused thinking and its supposed opposite

Stoke paranoias about personal reputation to the maximum extent, while promoting notional motivation about achieving the greater good as the cause for entertaining or welcoming such paranoias.

In the meantime, seek any possible means to use knowledge of such paranoias for coercive means, with potential uses inclusive of preventing precisely such actions as may be directed toward ‘the greater good’.

In the meantime, other individuals may see such paranoias made the object of pride-not-pride based reasoning toward welcoming a disdainful (or at least indifferent) attitude regarding personal reptuation. Among other things, this may be used for the purpose of stoking participation far and wide in slanderous activities revolving around the paranoias uncovered about the previously mentioned typology.

If possible to arrange affairs such that a significant portion of the population easily or especially quasi-willingly alternates between typologies upon the least suggestion, any-maybe-Stalin would oh so truly love us all.

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Digital technologies will not help with municipal governance challenges unless we make it so

One vision of what “smart cities” will become, via The Atlantic:

The “bad part of town” will be full of algorithms that shuffle you straight from high-school detention into the prison system. The rich part of town will get mirror-glassed limos that breeze through the smart red lights to seamlessly deliver the aristocracy from curb into penthouse.

… People could have it otherwise, technically, if they really wanted it and had the political will, but they don’t. So they won’t get it.

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Technology is not neutral

NYT quote of the day: “Technology is not neutral. The choices that get made in building technology then have social ramifications.”

They also published an article on the same day which indicates some potentially positive effects of electric pulses to affect memory.

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Reporting illegal and/or unethical behaviours is not the same thing as participating in orchestrated (and/or automated) lynch mobs

Being in personal possession of actionable information regarding unethical and/or illegal activities and being the type of person who is fairly likely to follow through on that in most practically sensible situations (at times referred to as a ‘tattle tale’ or ‘snitch’) is substantively different from a predisposition to go around harassing, slandering and/or participating in organized stalking of any person any time for any reason that pops into one’s head.

The first of these has long been promoted through education, media and other social institutions, and is traditionally considered as a bulwark of upholding a rights-respecting and generally law-respecting society. The second of these is not only liable to be hostile to various freedoms, and is not only problematic due to the possibility of a normalization of people deriving their sense of self-respect by shitting on other people — in many cases, it may itself constitute criminal acts worthy of actionable attention of policing and/or legal authorities.

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Types of reasons to do nothing

Ex 1: Problems are not problems.

If people put on a big show of being some sort of racial supremacist (as contrasted with respect for one’s self and/or others), therefore one should not worry about doing anything about it, because this should be perceived as reassurance that it is providing opportunities to do something about it (while in fact deterring to do anything about it).

Ex 2: Pre-roll over.

Any counterargument against supremacist argumentation is in fact support for supremacist argumentation due to the practice this would give supremacists in preparing rebuttals. Therefore, in order to win against racial supremacist argumentation, do not counterargue.

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Unhealthy states of mind for teen social circles

If you do not actively participate in presupposing that any male may be a rapist and thus be pre-deserving of interrogation, it will be correct to try to socially castrate and/or otherwise destroy your life.

In the meantime, it is patently necessary to encourage OK-ness of using available technologies to invasively monitor prospective rapists (i.e., any male) whether in the house, in public, or in fact any any where.

(Note: I’m not sure which similarly intended pro-pervasive-monitoring logic may apply regarding women.)

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Theresa May speaks out against abuse in public life as a threat to democracy

Via The Guardian, Theresa May speaks out against abuse in public life as a threat to democracy:

“While there is much to celebrate, I worry that our public debate today is coarsening. That for some it is becoming harder to disagree, without also demeaning opposing viewpoints in the process.

In the face of what is a threat to our democracy, I believe that all of us – individuals, governments, and media old and new – must accept our responsibility to help sustain a genuinely pluralist public debate for the future”.

In response to diverse threats against public figures, a report on the matter recommends that “Government should consult on the introduction of a new offence in electoral law of intimidating parliamentary candidates and party campaigners”.

Neither a) the easily predicted immediate line hunting that this will induce, nor b) the principle of vigorous questioning of public figures on matters of public policy, should be allowed to persuade to desist from such efforts.

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Permutations and combinations of speech to evade monitoring is dumb

Trying to circumvent governmental analysis of speech communications by partial and progressive modulation of sub-syllable parts of language, specifically for the purpose of saying things which must be said but in a manner intended to fool computer analysis of speech, is dumb.

Aside from the fact that technologies which have existed for some years (or, a person with time) are fairly likely to eventually decode one’s intended communications regardless, the practice is tantamount to terrorism for the implicit demonstration that one should be fearful if critical of individuals, entities and/or capacities existing within the state.

(It should be additionally noted, some years too late for some, perhaps, that being manipulated toward habituation of such practice while communicating via mobile phone has high risk of interception via StingRay-like devices with modelled permutations potentially forwarded to those hostile to freedom, regardless of a) the intent of the original interceptors, and b) whether in the hands of those in the employ of the state.)

While respecting diverse sensitivities existing in the world is a sensible thing, do not project fear by encoding what should be explicit.

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