...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



You know, the Israelis want to push everything:

For nine days early this month, eight of the LAPD’s highest ranking officers toured Israel on a trip organized by LAPD Deputy Chief and commander of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau Michael Downing, and headed by LAPD Information Technology Bureau commander Horace Frank.
While it’s unclear how much the trip cost taxpayers, Frank told the Journal that the trip was financed with “grant funding that was available for us to look at emergency technologies and best practices.”
rania khalek/dispatches from the underclass
For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.
“They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some rest,” joked Arie Egozi, a partner at i-HLS, the Israeli homeland-security news site that organized the LAPD tour. “You know, the Israelis want to push everything.”
LAPD Deputy Chief Jose Perez, a good-natured 30-year veteran of the department who oversees its central bureau, tweeted updates at nearly every stop. On Feb. 2, he shared a group photo of the Los Angeles delegation visiting the corporate headquarters of Nice Systems, an Israeli security and cyber intelligence company that can intercept and instantly analyze video, audio and text-based communications. (A seemingly tongue-in-cheek inspirational poster on the wall behind them reads: “Every voice deserves to be heard.”)
Simone Wilson/Jewish Journal
Hard to know where to start here. Best practices? Israel? Push everything? Tongue-in-cheek?
Planet of the Excessively Smiling Apes.
CC: Jesus Christ and all the angels
Subject: My time here is almost done

Dear Star People (+ any interested Others):
Dudes, I'm ready.
These motherfuckers are not redeemable.
I'll be waiting for you. No need to reply, I know you've got a lot of things working, as always.
Looking forward to our next meet-up. Let me know when, I'll be there.

    Love, Mike
The ghastly idea that Israel could teach anyone anything except how to become an inhuman parasitical thing.

When I was younger and the surveillance was pretty much an isolating blow - you know, making you feel alone and picked out, whereas now it's bringing people together under the all-seeing eye of this false and threatening god of material power - the pigs, well their little dweeb operatives who were actually running the hands-on equipment, used to play songs that had a surveillance theme whenever I got near one of their public speaker orifices, restaurants, stores, any place with a muzak contract.
Songs like Sting's "I'll Be Watching You".
There were an unhappy number of that kind of tune, and the sort of dumbass/cunning thing was it wasn't that out of the ordinary for them to be playing at the time, it's just my personal subjective experience of it would be it was playing right when I walked in some place they had access to the muzak. Which they evidently had to most all of it. At a rate of frequency way outside the distribution norm of popular songs.
And who could I go to with that story, then?
Whereas, now, hey! Hey internets! It's me! Mike! I know about this shit already!
I'm on it.
My personality isn't susceptible to the intimidation anymore, I've lived with it for decades, for too long to be afraid of it.
Doesn't change the moral nature of it at all - it's depraved cowardice, stunted hunger for dominance and revenge, the usual list of distinct personality flaws. Ultimately the Satanic profile. Not just yet though. They're still hoping to pull it off.
Once it becomes obvious they aren't, because they can't...bwa-ha-ha - nothing but bitterness and contempt and revenge, ultimately against God, and life, and the universe. Satan.
It sets up, the control dynamic in the larger present context, an increasing justification for itself, as tightening control by the incompetent creates metastasizing failure, which then demands increasing control, and so on in recursive cycles of futility and desperation.
I think they think there's something bright and golden on the other side of all this mess. That's the promise, the vision, I guess.
Hard to imagine a universe, or a deity, though, that would reward such pathological moral inferiority at the expense of the beautiful and good. I'm not talking about myself there, idiots.
I mean reward it beyond the human perimeter, where clearly that is in fact the system's immediate result.
Rich powerful insane fools, winning a game they invented by rules they invented.
Clueless vicious inhuman assholes, who think they're the good guys, the victims.
With cameras in the sky, and nuclear weapons ready at a touch of their finger.

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