More tomorrow (“Digital Gardening: Liberation or Insurrection?”) for our Peoplenomics.com subscribers. But the short version is “The Future has been lit” as president Trump seems to be catching up with what I was writing about in my 2012 book “Broken Web: The Coming Collapse of the Internet. ”
- As in the previous Depression, the US FedGov becomes concerned over the “communications commons.”
- When singly-leveraged Radio began to become a “people’s tool for change” the FCC was created and empowered by the Communications Act of 1934.
- In it’s initial stages, the internet (remember the dial-up days?) was also singly-levered.
- However, additional layers of leverage arose on the ‘net because of two factors: Cross media messaging (web to tv and print) as dopes on the left were roped into supporting online radicalism and the advent of unregulated repost/retweet/remail technologies.
- As a result, huge monetizations (and agendas to take-down of America) became easily orchestrated by a handful of knowing players.
And it’s these things we were explaining in 2012 (a wee bit in advance of Burningapolis). The bitter bloom appears.
How Information is Leveraged Online
There is an odd fact that comes into view as we ponder “modern Life.” That is “virus” and “viral” have some very interesting parallels.
You can see it in how the leverage has worked in Minneapolis where things are an ongoing mess.
- Rightly so, smart phone cameras are exposing racism.
- However, global socialist front-groups use terms like “liberation” loosely while in reality staging insurrection, leveraged off a killing. This as a police precinct was burned as onlookers cheered.
- What’s more, some of the groups promoting the outrage are using events to move a payback agenda and digital racism.
This Ties in to Trump vs. Twitter How?
Should be obvious, but in case it’s not:
The socialist (insurrectionists) have been honing their skills of digital assassination on, among others, the American Middle Class. The whole made-up “Russian collusion” mess – which many weak-minded TDS victims still can’t admit to – is but one aspect of the underlying attack on America.
Witness a growing division of America against itself. I assure you, it’s not accidental. It’s a business model and lots of folks want a piece of it.
The Communications Act of 1934 is now readily seen as a rhyme in response to cyclical question “Who will own the communications commons.” There were battles over moveable type (free speech) over printing presses, over radio, then television, then networks, and now social media.
It’s All About Money
When you look closely, you’ll see its a financial “death dance.”
The corporate (and largely left-leaning MainStream Media (MSM)) have quite stupidly thrown in with and have been promoting the very Social*ist Media and Digital Uprising that is stealing their old-line ad revenue. Hardly surprising, though; The liberalista media has ever been particularly strategic in their thinking.
Instead, they use tragic events in Minneapolis not as a rallying point for swift legal justice. Instead, they choose to “fan the flames” in hopes of momentary monetary advantage.
Why? Fair question. Follow the money and you’ll see it.
A couple of stories contextualize it: “The coronavirus is set to wipe $50 billion off ad budgets this year — here’s where that will hit hardest.” And if that’s not clear enough see the NY Times piece “The Atlantic Lays Off 68, Citing ‘a Bracing Decline in Advertising’.” Falling ad revenues – it’s going around.
More detail tomorrow about the difference between “digital gardening” and “digital warfare” but for this morning our view comes down to this:
- Racism is disgusting and reprehensible.
- But the presently evolving monetizations of racism are equally so.
- Unlike the government crack-down on unlicensed radio of the last Depression, we anticipate manipulative social media – able to charge mobs, riots and full-on insurrections with a few clicks and hollow promises – will lead to the coming (much harder) crack-down on the internet. We’ve been predicting it since 2012. But we were hoping it wouldn’t blossom in UHD.
Web Regs Are Coming
The line to be eventually drawn should not be over “free speech.” Instead, the line must be over artificially amplified speech. Retweets, Reposts, Remailing and other manipulations of a once “clean web” provide easy tools for dishonest hacktivists to attack democracy as once dreamt by our Founders.
It’s why think tanks use the Delphi Technique. It is a tool to equalize the voices of all in order to get reasonable output. Loud voices, hate-filled, high-energy screamers are not often the most reasonable views.
Social Media manipulations the physical backplane that allows Soros-types to leverage a killing in Minneapolis to setting fires across America. Because, in the end, Everything Is a Business Model. Even attempted insurrections.
This is why UrbanSurvival doesn’t have a big “social media footprint.” We’re in the business of thinking. Social media is largely the hate business.
Ya’ll have fun with it. Bully yourselves silly. Hot-phrase yourselves to a frenzy.
Know what word doesn’t appear in the Qu’ran or Bible or other great religious texts? Molotov.
First Hong Kong, Then Taiwan
President Trump will be holding a press conference later on today. Easy to see how the CCP will be moving into their Century of China: The first chess piece is Hong Kong, then will come the attack on Taiwan, and then? Well, that’s when the “golden mushrooms” show up.
Word in the dream Realms is it may all stop after one major city is glassed, but the Future is maleable to an extent, so we shall see.
But enough of the longer view. Short term set up is found Fortune’s report “Trump plans to weigh in on China-Hong Kong tensions, sinking global stocks.”
Just almost made it to the top of our trading box at the highs Thursday, but in the end, things unwound and they are likely to keep unwinding through the weekend.
The Daily Data Dance
“Personal income increased $1.97 trillion (10.5 percent) in April according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $2.13 trillion (12.9 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $1.89 trillion (13.6 percent).
Real DPI increased 13.4 percent in April and Real PCE decreased 13.2 percent. The PCE price index decreased 0.5 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index decreased 0.4 percent.
This first data dance has more adjustments to it than a chiropractor.
“Advance International Trade in Goods The international trade deficit was $69.7 billion in April, up $4.7 billion from $65.0 billion in March. Exports of goods for April were $95.4 billion, $32.2 billion less than March exports. Imports of goods for April were $165.0 billion, $27.5 billion less than March imports.
Advance Wholesale Inventories Wholesale inventories for April, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of-month level of $651.5 billion, up 0.4 percent (±0.2 percent) from March 2020, and were down 2.6 percent (±0.9 percent) from April 2019. The February 2020 to March 2020 percentage change was revised from down 0.8 percent (±0.2 percent) to down 1.0 percent (±0.2 percent).
Advance Retail Inventories Retail inventories for April, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of month level of $644.9 billion, down 3.6 percent (±0.2 percent) from March 2020, and were down 3.1 percent (±0.5 percent) from April 2019. The February 2020 to March 2020 percentage change was revised from up 1.0 percent (±0.2 percent) to up 1.2 percent (±0.2 percent).
If the An-na One sounded a bit Lawrence Welk-like, congrats on getting social security and surviving CV-19 so far.
Market Futures down 150.
Fed MUM Rate
Latest Federal Reserve Making Up Money rates as reveals in H.6 Money Stocks Table 2:
J Powell hisself speaks later this morning, clicking here will fetch you the details.
Around the Ranch: Busy as Hell!
Added East Texas lightning link and current ham radio HF band conditions to my personal home page here. Make notes on your personal change log of life.
Also, I’m working on converting our web images to the webp format for quicker load times. So if things are a bit sluggish while we optimize, sorry for the delay.
Have a great weekend, be safe. Viruses and Oil Depletion never sleep. On that note, up to the greenhouse to look in on the squash and zukes. (No sign of the gads, yet.)
Drop by the for Sunday for the ham radio corner and a second antenna feature “Quest for the Extra Decibel.” Yeah… I found it, but is 1 lousy decibel worth a patent app?
Write when you get rich,