WWII British Soldiers Successfully Deployed God and Sugar to Defeat Nazi Disinformation

| | history, Poetry, security
It’s really a footnote to stories about Nazi Germany losing the war in 1942, yet refusing for years to quit… by brainwashing their youth into suicide missions. Basically the Nazi children (Hitler ...

Kanye West Won a Grammy in 2006 for Anti-Semitism. Are You Really Surprised at Him Today?

| | Poetry, security
Seems to me some obvious hate propaganda methods (even “fighting words”) were being overlooked by everyone because presented by an artist. That’s not an easy space to regulate. I mean there’s art ...
Black Snowflakes: “Where was your wedding? When? Any airstrikes?”

Black Snowflakes: “Where was your wedding? When? Any airstrikes?”

| | Poetry, security
A first book of poetry by U.S. Army veteran Ryan Stoval is titled “Black Snowflakes Smothering a Torch: How to Talk to Your Veteran – A Primer”. In order to facilitate dialogue, ...
Etymology of “Cockpit”

Etymology of “Cockpit”

| | history, Poetry
Around the 17th century (1600s) an experienced seaman was rated as “midshipman” because of where he would be on duty or in his compartment below deck — the middle of the ship ...

Pull “My Trigger”

| | Poetry, security
The group Miike Snow had a few things to say about nuclear missile crisis ...
Der Einsame Posten

Der Einsame Posten

| | history, Poetry
From “In der Cantin. Soldatenlieder und Geschichten“, by Anton von Baron Klesheim, 1865 Es steht a Soldat auf Sein Posten in der Nacht Der Mond hat so freundli Auf der Grd herunter ...

FBI Arrests Pro-Russian “Patriot Hackers” from Colorado and Maryland

| | history, Poetry, security
Recently I posed the thorny question of who should be classified a “patriot hacker”, especially when thinking about the mid-1990s. I realized with the latest news stories, now might be a good ...

The Moonbeam Song

| | Poetry, security
by Harry Nilsson from the “Nilsson Schmilsson” album (1971) Have you ever watched a moonbeam As it slid across your windowpane Or struggled with a bit of rain Or danced about the ...

Medal of Honor for Major John J. Duffy

A recurring theme in Duffy’s new MOH award statement is repeatedly taking on more responsibility to benefit others, courageously disregarding self, a remarkably caring leader even under the most extreme pressure even ...
Cryptocurrencies are digital blood diamonds, driverless cars are digital munitions

Cryptocurrencies are digital blood diamonds, driverless cars are digital munitions

For many years now I’ve been telling people cryptocurrency is a modern form of blood diamonds. One of the important lessons from Nazi Germany and its derivative regimes like the South African ...