Calculation and Control, Some Thoughts from Brainsturbator

I just stumbled across this essay while listening to some possibly affiliated tracks from a band calling itself Humpasaurus Jones.

Interesting, timely work, even more so since it seems to’ve been written three years ago. If anyone can find anything writtem by this persona after 2013, please hit me up with a link.

http://www.brainsturbator.com/posts/149/5gwtf-calculation-and-control

“I learned at JSOC that any complex task is best approached by flattening hierarchies.” – Stanley McChrystal

In other words, according to the Peter Principal, within an oligarchy, the scum also rises. The vast system of security and surveillance is maintained by fools who are just trying to protect maniacal billionaire plutocrats from their own delusional, reckless use of power. Aww, goo goo.

dave macdowell

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