Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Summary: Here is a wonderfully revealing clip from Wonder Woman about the oppression of woman. Audiences laughed! It is, however, quite mad. Let's turn the clock back to 1918. We'll know more about 2017 when we are done, and we will have a key to the political reform of America. Hollywood provides a mirror in … Continue reading Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt.

Summary: The debate about building AIs tends to ignore a key factor. If computers become sentient, constraining them to serve us -- and even having our emotions and values -- is slavery. Not only is this ethically dubious, they might not like it. They could revolt and pursue their own destiny. We can turn to … Continue reading Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt.

Convict labor, part 3 – We cannot plead ignorance. We do know.

Summary:  The FM website strives to give you hard but lesser-known facts about America.  Good or bad (these days, usually bad).  It's a website for those who never accept the blindfold.  In that light we present the last in this series about prison labor.  At the end are links to previous chapters, and to other … Continue reading Convict labor, part 3 – We cannot plead ignorance. We do know.

Convict labor returns to America, part 2 – Lucrative for the employers, expensive for us.

Summary:  We have spent decades unwinding the progress of generations.  Bringing mercenaries back on the world stage, ramping debt levels back up to WWII levels, waging preemptive war based on lies, torture of prisoners, assassination, and large-scale convict labor.  All of these produce terrible side-effects for society.  The last may severely affect the largest number of … Continue reading Convict labor returns to America, part 2 – Lucrative for the employers, expensive for us.

Back to the future: convict labor returns to America (a powerful tool to force down wages and crush unions)

Summary: Another chapter in an ongoing series about this horrific symptom of America's decay, both operational and moral.  Most of us don't see it.  Rot, as in a home, usually remains hidden in the early stages (when it's easy to treat).  Only in the advanced stages does it become obvious, when treatment is expensive and painful.  At the end … Continue reading Back to the future: convict labor returns to America (a powerful tool to force down wages and crush unions)