IDEOLOGIES

“Control of thought is more important for governments that are free and popular than for despotic and military states. The logic is straightforward: a despotic state can control its domestic enemies by force, but as the state loses this weapon, other devices are required to prevent the ignorant masses from interfering with public affairs, which are none of their business…the public are to be observers, not participants, consumers of ideology as well as products.” – Noam Chomsky PUBLIC FORUMS “Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism… A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers… The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.” – Aldous Huxley ATOMIZATION “It is not only the hostility of others that may prevent us from questioning the status quo. Our will to doubt can be just as powerfully sapped by an internal sense that societal conventions must have a sound basis, even if we are not sure exactly what this may be, because they have been adhered to by a great many people for a long time. It seems implausible that our society could be gravely mistaken in its beliefs, and at the same time, that we would be alone in noticing the fact. We stifle our doubts, and follow the flock, because we cannot conceive of ourselves as pioneers of hitherto unknown difficult truths. It is for help in overcoming our meekness that we can turn to the philosopher.” – Alain de Botton RSS FEEDS “Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.” – David Suzuki

PEER TO PEER (P2P)

Centralized P2P networks rely on services of servers for indexing and finding content, like Napster. It distributes files between peers but file lookup relay on the server after a resource is located, request and reply process is between peers. Decentralized P2P networks rely on “supernodes”. It bases election of a supernode on node resources, so a node during join procedures doesn’t know if it will become the supernode. Kazza and Grokster are examples of “decentralized p2p networks”. “Pure P2P” is a network across which all nodes are equal, without servers or supernodes. It bases content lookup on some type of broadcast request or network limited flood. Gnutella is an example of “pure p2p” network architecture. All P2P networks in effect create de facto “logical overlay networks” so pure P2P is means all peers have the same authority and same functional potential. In any distributed system (such as a P2P network) there are trade-offs in terms of efficiency, security, scalability, robustness and decentralization. The fundamental difference between the two approaches you mention is that one prioritizes robustness, while the other prioritizes efficiency. A decentralized index approach is more robust (no single point of failure), but it is usually tricky to make it as efficient as a centralized approach. In terms of scalability, decentralized approaches have a bigger potential, but it is not trivial to ensure that a given decentralized system actually scales well from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. They advertise decentralized or pure P2P networks as robust “distributed networks”, usually at large-scale, without the weakness (or security risk) of relying on centralized limited authority service. But P2P is rarely “pure” centralized (represented by a traditional client-server architecture) – if you talk about centralized P2P approaches, it means hybrid systems. The most common hybrid uses the JOIN procedure and a META information data separation. The JOIN procedure is are used to establish node placement, changes in node status, parsing a new node entering the network or an existing node disconnecting. The newly entering node will often inform a starter node (already a member of the P2P network) to seed itself into the distribution. If a system is a large-scale network distributed over the Internet, then it is nearly impossible to use resource discovery algorithms to look for nodes in real-time – not least because of the associated messages cost. The solution is usually to maintain a list of nodes already on the network – mirrored for robustness. But it’s a solution that doesn’t scale when the number of nodes in the network increases and/or decreases rapidly in real-time. No pure P2P network can use the standard JOIN procedure. META information messaging protocol passes summary or header information about the data and peer(s) based on lookups maintained on multiple “centralized” (or well-known server entities). The META data will be a concise summary. It will be separated from the data intensive payload or content – the actual file being passed peer-to-peer. META information may include parameters like file size, availability, bandwidth, routing, authority, IP-addresses, latency windows, etc. Hybrids, after processing the META information, can then organize data transmission for the actual payload file or media stream (the most bandwidth intensive aspect, by far) using decentralized distribution, with a supernode or directly peer-to-peer. To have a truly pure decentralized P2P network, all node activity, peer handshaking and data exchange – including the META information and node JOIN – must be managed reliably without authoritative server systems. The pure P2P communication starts with initial broadcast process and then handshake process (in its entirety) between peers – concurrently informing the network “neighborhood” with up-to-date knowledge – each node concurrently informing and being informed. Exchange of content involves this speculative exchange of information about peer/node distribution and authorities (if apposite) followed by efficient establishment of the P2P exclusivity.

[Verse 1]

We sell crack to our own out the back of our homes

We smell the musk of the dusk in the crack of the dawn

We go through episodes too, like Attack of the Clones

Work ’til we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone

Just to get by, just to get by, just to get by, just to get by

We commute to computers

Spirits stay mute while you egos spread rumors

We’re survivalists turned to consumers

Just to get by, just to get by, just to get by, just to get by

Ask Him why some people got to live in a trailer, cuss like a sailor

I paint a picture with the pen like Norman Mailer

Mi abuela raised three daughters all by herself with no help

I think about her struggle and I find the strength in myself

These words melt in my mouth, they hot like a jail cell in the South

Before my nigga Cor’ bailed me out

To get by, just to get by, just to get by, just to get by

We do or die like Bed-Stuy

Through the red sky with the window of the red eye

Let the lead fly, some G. Rap shit, Living to Let Die

[Hook]

This morning, I woke up

Feelin’ brand new, I jumped up

Feelin’ my highs and my lows

In my soul and my goals

Just to stop smokin’ and stop drinkin’

I’ve been thinkin’ I’ve got my reasons

Just to get by, just to get by

Just to get by, just to get by

By, by-by-by-by, by-by-by-by

By-by-by-by, by-by-by-by

Just to get by, just to get by

Just to get by, just to get by

By, by-by-by-by, by-by-by-by

By-by-by-by, by-by-by-by

Just to get by, just to get by

Just to get by, hey, hey

[Verse 2]

We keepin’ it gangster, say “fo’ shizzle”, “fo’ sheezy”, and stayin’ crunk

It’s easy to pull a breezy, smoke trees, and we stayin’ drunk

Yo, our activism, attackin’ the system, the Blacks and Latins in prison

Numbers have risen, they’re victims lackin’ the vision

Shit, and all they got is rappin’ to listen to

I let them know we missin’ you, the love is unconditional

Even when the condition is critical, when the livin’ is miserable

Your position is pivotal, I ain’t bullshittin’ you

Now, why would I lie? Just to get by?

Just to get by, we get fly, the TV got us reachin’ for stars

Not the ones between Venus and Mars, the ones that be readin’ for parts

Some people get breast enhancements and penis enlargers

Saturday sinners, Sunday morning at the feet of the Father

They need somethin’ to rely on, we get high on

All types of drug, when all you really need is love

To get by, just to get by, just to get by, just to get by

Our parents sing like John Lennon: imagine all the people watch

We rock like Paul McCartney from now until the last Beatle drop

[Hook]

This morning, I woke up

Feelin’ brand new, I jumped up

Feelin’ my highs and my lows

In my soul and my goals

Just to stop smokin’ and stop drinkin’

And I’ve been thinkin’ I’ve got my reasons

Just to get by, just to get by

Just to get by, just to get by

[Outro]

Yo-yo-yo, yo, yo

Some people cry, and some people try

Just to get by, for a piece of the pie

You love to eat and get high

We deceive when we lie, and we keepin’ it fly

When the people decide to keep a disguise

Can’t see they eyes, see the evil inside

But there’s people you find

Strong or feeble in mind, I stay readin’ the signs

Some people cry, and some people try

Just to get by, for a piece of the pie

You love to eat and get high

We deceive when we lie, and we keepin’ it fly

When the people decide to keep a disguise

Can’t see they eyes, see the evil inside

But there’s people you find

Strong or feeble in mind, I stay readin’ the signs

Oh, Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?

Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?

Where you gonna run to?

All on that day

Well I run to the rock, please hide me

I run to the Rock, please hide me

I run to the Rock, please hide me, Lord

All on that day

But the rock cried out, I can’t hide you

The Rock cried out, I can’t hide you

The Rock cried out, I ain’t gonna hide you guy

All on that day

I said, “Rock, what’s a matter with you, Rock?”

“Don’t you see I need you, Rock?”

Lord, Lord, Lord

All on that day

So I run to the river, it was bleeding

I run to the sea, it was bleeding

I run to the sea, it was bleeding

All on that day

So I run to the river, it was boiling

I run to the sea, it was boiling

I run to the sea, it was boiling

All on that day

So I run to the Lord, please hide me Lord

Don’t you see me praying?

Don’t you see me down here praying?

But the Lord said, “Go to the devil”

The Lord said, “Go to the devil”

He said, “Go to the devil”

All on that day

So I ran to the devil, he was waiting

I ran to the devil, he was waiting

Ran to the devil, he was waiting

All on that day

I cried, power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

Bring down

(Power to the Lord)

Bring down

(Power to the Lord)

Bring down

(Power to the Lord)

Bring down

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Well I run to the river, it was boiling

I run to the sea, it was boiling

I run to the sea, it was boiling

All on that day

So I ran to the Lord

I said, “Lord hide me, please hide me”

“Please help me”

All on that day

He said, “Child, where were you

When you ought a been praying?”

I said,”Lord, Lord, hear me praying”

Lord, Lord, hear me praying

Lord, Lord, hear me praying”

All on that day

Sinnerman you ought a be praying

Ought a be praying, Sinnerman

Ought a be praying

All on that day

I cried, power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Go down

(Power to the Lord)

Go down

(Power to the Lord)

Go down

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Power

(Power to the Lord)

Oh woh, power, power, Lord

Don’t you knew

Don’t you know, I need you Lord?

Don’t you know that, I need you?

Don’t you know that, I need you?

Power, power, power Lord

“I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.”Carl Jung

NOTES ON THE GERMAN ELECTIONS 2018 AND 2019

Greens and AfD in Hesse up 10% each, direct bleed from CDU and SPD. CDU in coalition with Greens. Greens ran on climate change biggest issue facing the world and open borders/open immigration/social democracy platform. AfD ran on old school right wing capitalism rules, market forces solve all problems. Except immigrants who should fuck off. Less social democracy, more national socialism, cough. CDU platform? SPD platform? Hesse left wing took 78 seats. CDU and AfD and right wing took 58 seats. This means govt of the left possible for the first time without centrist CDU coalition. Hesse and Bavaria basically 90% left to centrist, only marginal 10% right wing xenophobic wankers. This major trend in the world’s 4th biggest economy and engine of the eurozone, world’s most influential bloc, is conspicuously absent in the English language press. They focus only on some inane lazy parroting of a Merkel falls from grace storyline, Reuters origin, echoed across 100s of mainstream media outlets as their headlines. Surely on some level this spin is predetermined? After all what’s possible in a country is strongly influenced by what happens in other countries they view as successful and defining. UK and US have a mostly discredited powerless Greens and a simmering unelectable left message that’s effective at keeping the status quo. Germany’s results need to be kept out of the public conversation to minimise their threat.

 

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