Google Jigsaw is in a legitimacy building phase

Propaganda needs legitimacy, or else people wouldn’t accept it. So propaganda begins by earning legitimacy by offering analysis and information that others aren’t. Once people consider a source as legitimate, the subversion then happens often during opportune moments like elections.

Google Jigsaw offers two products to this end. One is unfiltered news which currently offers news that is suppressed or not covered in your region. The second is a live map of all DDOS attacks in the world.

Google Jigsaw is run by Jared Cohen, who according to Julian Assange (of Wikileaks) is Google’s ‘director of regime change.’. According to e-mails leaked by Wikileaks about STRATFOR [1][2], Jared Cohen is involved in engineering uprisings in foreign countries.

How can unfiltered news and a map about DDOS attacks be used to create uprisings? Here is how:

News that your locality isn’t talking about (if believable) can be used to create a suspicion of censorship against your local media/government. Suspicion of a coverup is a powerful force to mobilize people as seen in the last American elections. It can affect election outcomes.

DDOS attack map (if believable) can be used to falsely accuse certain nations of being the perpetrators of massive Internet shutdown like the ones experienced in the USA in October 2016. Anybody can be named the culprit with such an attack map. My belief is that such  a map will be used to blame the Chinese and the Russians.

How PropOrNot browser extension works

“PropOrNot Propaganda Flagger” is a browser extension which flags websites like Wikileaks as propaganda. I had a look at its source code so as to understand which websites are being flagged. What they are doing is that they are flagging a bunch of reliable websites with a bunch of obvious shady websites. So to the user, it looks like the extension finds a bunch of actual propaganda.

Here is the directory structure of the extension which is under


on my machine:

├── content_script.js
├── jquery.js
├── main.css
├── manifest.json
└── _metadata
    ├── computed_hashes.json
    └── verified_contents.json

1 directory, 6 files

The highlighted file is the one that actually flags content. Its contents are here. The relevant bit in the program is the list of domains it flags. I have listed them here:

Interesting to note that there are exactly 200 websites.

Identity politics was always the norm

Historically we have always divided ourselves into us vs. them, based on nationality, race, creed, classes, opinions etc. We have even killed each other in groups based on such divisions.

So we shouldn’t be surprised that we now have new means to divide ourselves and to want to police each other to respect these divisions. I am talking about the new divisions based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersexual, asexual, pansexual, other-kins and ~70 different genders.

To have a society much less a civilization, we use one of these divisions to justify the killing of the other, and only this form of division which we use to kill each other ultimately matters.

Democracies own the most destructive weapons and they offer their legislative machinery for sale to the most cohesive divisions listed above. Through various forms of media and censorship, people of these divisions try to convince each other to become more cohesive and take control of the legislative machinery. There are of course groups that try to override the machinery and act in extra-legislative means i.e. through lobbying, NGOs, and fake uprisings.

None of this should surprise us. As individuals we want others to live our way of life, and those who threaten our way of life must be oppressed and killed if necessary.

There is no reason to believe we will ever unify ourselves into humans, without a common enemy who’d have to be labeled non-human and possess no rights we assign to humans if any. The forces of evolution are constantly trying to form new divisions which will perhaps one day induce enough separation to prevent the random matings we need to stay unified as species.

It is interesting how every means to divide ourselves and kill each other is sold to us as means to unify us. The world is a strange place indeed.

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

Inferno movie vs Inferno book

I had read the book a while back and saw the movie just now. The ending of the story has been inverted. Instead of the virus sterilizing 1/3rd of humanity, like in the book, in the movie, the virus is prevented from killing “billions of people” by the WHO and the Indian Provost of the Consortium (a private security agency).

The movie also depicts Turkish sympathizers of virus maker’s cause who aid the maker’s girlfriend Dr. Sienna in planting cell phone-triggered bombs to puncture the plastic bag containing the virus. But the bomb doesn’t explode because of the lack of signal underground where the bag is. Sienna kills herself in the movie trying trigger the bomb by hand like the suicide bombers. The plastic bag with the virus is contained using another plastic box, and the green light on the box proves the virus is contained. Not sure how the virus was contained while it was in the bag.

The inversion of the ending was conspiracy theory inducing for my broken mind. Why did the movie makers not tell the world about the author’s original plot about sterilizing 1/3rd the world? Why bring in Turkish terrorists into the plotline as someone aiding the virus that kills billions? Why have an Indian guy as the provost who ends up trying to save the world?

I think the answers hint at something very sinister being planned regarding population control. Turks are slowly being portrayed as the new baddies who help out in all mischief much like Friedman predicted. Indians are slowly being portrayed as helpers of the world leadership much like Friedman predicted.

Here is why a world government cannot govern for long

For the sake of my argument, let us assume that any association of people (along any lines) which can (and do) kill another group of people is a State. We are not talking about murders between individuals. But groups of people attacking other groups of people in general and sometimes indiscriminately in wars.

From such simple assumptions, we can create an entire branch of study about States in general without imposing any ideology.

  • There may be other associations between people of a State which are religious, economic, class-based, caste based, trade based, tribal, familial, racial and ideological. However, any association among these that can kill/attack people in wars forms the State.
  • As you have seen above any form of association can become a State as soon as it can start to designate other groups of people as enemies to be killed in groups/indiscriminately.
  • A World State will not have another group of people to kill because it wants to be a State of all people. The only way it can kill groups of people is if it starts declaring that some people are not human enough for whatever reason. Declaring people as non-human has often lead to atrocities unimaginable.
  • To prevent such a possibility, the World State will have to give up its ability to kill people, and thus not become a State, while simultaneously, removing the ability of other States it consolidates, to kill.
  • In such a World State, over time other harmless associations (like religions/tribes/races) will become capable and willing to define, attack and kill its enemies. However since the World State has given up its ability to define and kill enemies, it will be not able to protect against this new 2nd State. And thus we cease to have one world government.

Thus, under our definition of the State, either a World State will cease to be State over time or it will declare people as non-human and conduct unimaginable crimes against them.

The 6 types of states of India

As we have seen before, any association of people which can (and do) kill another people is a state and such an association is political. Under this minimal definition of a state many previously unknown states are known to co-exist in the same territory over a compromise that can be broken.

Modern India has 6 types of states under this definition:

  1. The Democratic State: this state is the most widespread and controls the most destructive weapons. It provides its protection in exchange for obedience. Unfortunately/fortunately it’s power is for sale every election to various coalitions which convince the most to support them.
  2. The Hindu state: Groups like Bajrang Dal are part of the Hindu State. They are relatively tame compared to the other organizations in this list. Most of the time they just engage in cultural manipulation rather than warfare. They don’t have to engage in much violence because they are the most widespread and can engage in collective action like boycotts and lobby to preserve their way of life.
  3. The Islamic state: This state is the most violent as of now, and engage in real indiscriminate killings of random people frequently. They include groups like:
    • Al-Badr
    • Al-Qaeda
    • Al-Umar-Mujahideen
    • Deendar Anjuman
    • Dukhtaran-e-Millat
    • Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
    • Hizb-ul-Mujahideen
    • Indian Mujahideen
    • Islamic State (IS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
    • Jaish-e-Mohammed
    • Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen
    • Lashkar-e-Taiba
    • Students Islamic Movement of India
  4. The Maoist/Communist states: these states are not very geographically unified. It exists among the regions which are underrepresented in the democratic state. Their characteristic is that they are Marxist in nature often with tribal overtones. They include:
    • Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj
    • Communist Party of India (Maoist)
    • Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) People’s War
    • Maoist Communist Centre
  5. The Northeastern States: many separatists groups in northeastern India can be categorized under this label. For example ACF, ATTF, BLTF, DHD, GNLA, HNLC, HPM, HuM, IRF, KCP, KLNLF, KLO, KYKL, MNF, MULTA, NDFB, NLFT, NSCN-IM, PLA, PREPAK, TNV, ULFA, UNLF, ZRA, SULFA can be classified under this group. The only thing common about them is they want sovereign states comprised of north easterners of various types.
  6. The Sikh State: this state is based on the Sikh identity. They used to be much more active in the assassination of PM Indira Gandhi. They include:
    • Babbar Khalsa International
    • Khalistan Commando Force
    • Khalistan Zindabad Force
  7. The Tamil State: this state is based on the Tamil identity. They used to be much more active in the assassination of PM Rajiv Gandhi. Seems like it is not very active now.
    • Tamil National Retrieval Troops
    • Tamil Nadu Liberation Army
    • Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

What about the others?

The others are pretty much fodder for these groups above to either kill or use as a voter/supporter base. Usually, others simply support the Democratic State because it is the strongest one and can retain its legitimacy.

Note about the Buddhists, Christians, and Jews of India:

The 14th Dalai Lama is part of the VHP and was one its founders. So in some sense, Buddhists are part of the Hindu State.

Christians are trying too hard to make their rituals similar to the Hindus so as to gain the support of the Hindu State. So Indian Christians have adopted many religious practices of the Hindus as part of the mass for instance.

The Jews of India are marrying Hindus the last time I checked. Many have left for Israel the Jewish state.

Dealing with an adversarial media

When dealing with an adversarial media on the prowl for a scandalous scoop, one needs to shake off the scoop riders by creating an opposite/fake newsworthy scenario.

Here is the sequence:

  1. Do A
    1. News reports A and smugly criticizes it.
  2. Undo/Invalidate A
    1. News cannot report not A  because it reduces the credibility of the media.
    2. News reports turmoil or moves on
  3. Do steps 1 and 2 until the public tunes out and judges media unreliable.
  4. Do B which is what you wanted to do in the first place.