Anti-woke sci-fi

The following words are quoted from the link below:

Fashionable educators and publishers of “English literature” would leave you blind to “anti-woke science fiction.” I have coined the term as an update to a long tradition. Think of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Ayn Rand’s Anthem (1938), George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), and Evelyn Waugh’s Love Among the Ruins (1953). These works were anti-Marxist, before the failed Marxists recast themselves as “woke” by replacing economic justice with social justice.

The literary elite doesn’t like to admit anti-Marxism as a motivation for great literature. Indeed, the elite shoves uninspiring writers down our throats just because they were Marxist—such as the ever overrated Ernest Hemingway.

Anti-woke science fiction tends to get shadow-canceled. If it survives, it gets conflated in the “dystopian” category. As it becomes widely read, it gets spun as consistent with woke politics. The elite spins Brave New World, for instance, as anti-consumerist, anti-industrialist, and anti-American. In fact, Aldous Huxley was disaffected with Britain’s Bohemian, libertine circle when he penned Brave New World.

George Orwell had fled Communist infighting during the Spanish Civil War, and subsequently fled British metropolitan Communism, before slowly realizing his lessons as Animal Farm (1945).

Ayn Rand fled the nascent Soviet Union before imagining in Anthem a global future in which the collective bans names, singular pronouns, families, history, and science.

Evelyn Waugh lamented Britain’s slide into authoritarian socialism during World War II, with several real-time war novels (including Brideshead Revisited in 1945), before writing his one and only science fiction novel. In Love Among the Ruins (1953), some “near future” British government keeps criminals in such luxury that they choose crime in order to return to prison, while “welfare weary” citizens seek official euthanasia.

Joseph MacKinnon’s Lethe combines the quest to escape state-prescribed happiness in Brave New World, the quest to escape surveillance and misinformation in Nineteen Eighty-Four, the quest to rediscover past knowledge in Anthem, and the quest to pair up and burn down in Love Among the Ruins. Further, Lethe reminds me of the quest to escape bureaucracy in Terry Gilliam’s film, “Brazil” (1985), and the quest to escape cyber mind-control in “The Matrix” (1999).

Like “The Matrix,” Lethe reminds me of Robert Nozick’s “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” (1974). One of the political philosophical questions that Nozick explored in a hypothetical world was: If you were plugged into a machine that simulated happiness and denied pain, would you reject it? His answer was yes, because you’d still want choice (even before we consider the advisability of admitting pain in order to appreciate happiness).

Most of the population in Brave New World, Anthem, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Love Among the Ruins, “The Matrix” and Lethe do not develop the self-awareness to reject their prescribed artificial worlds. Some even re-embrace the machine having tasted the ambiguities of freedom.

In Lethe, a few in the authoritarian elite develop the self-awareness to seek what is forbidden, then seek the help of specialists in wiping their memories before cybernetic implants upload the evidence to the central regime’s servers.

The hero specializes in wiping those memories. The “resistance” nickname him “the Lethe” (an ancient Greek word for “forgetfulness”). The rulers are the “English Democratic Socialists,” who had won a majority democratically, but traded “a minimum income” in return for supplication to “advanced linguistic policing and centrally-planned mobility.” They now control their population through implants that stupefy and monitor. The resistance survives …

Communist China is the key enabler: the implant technology, the foreign electrical power that makes England’s virtual rule possible, and the nuclear strikes that forced the Americans to retreat into the stratosphere. England’s democratic socialists are not anti-Marxists. As one of their luminaries says: “The world can only be healed through ceaseless revolution.”

English Democratic Socialism is woke. One of its banners reads: “From each according to their guilt, to each according to their oppression.” Anyone with natural advantage is especially stupefied or denied nutrition in order to promote equity. Everyone is scored with a “trust value”: non-compliance lowers the score, while “intersectionality” raises the score. Meanwhile, the regime’s enforcers wear visors “to prevent guardians from being recognized as individuals with privileges.” The Lethe enters the story struggling with newly inserted “mental dampeners.” Walking unsteadily home, he gains enough self-awareness to worry, ironically, whether the “guardians” are asking themselves if “his physical strength [is] a subliminal assault on the emotional security of his comrades?”

About Bruce Oliver Newsome

Bruce Oliver Newsome, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas, Permian Basin. He is also the author of the anti-woke satire “The Dark Side of Sunshine” (Perseublishing, 2020).

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Banal echoes from 2020

from 2020

[An anonymous researcher commented:]

EsperDOD orders troops disarmed.

USSS on camera posting ‘good guy’ snipers to monitor the crowd. (twitter)

All NG given with arrest authority by taking oath of US Marshal. (twitter)


Anon gives a rousing call: Stand on your rights!

Sybil Edmonds is spellbinding:

PDF from Makow:

Revealed: Ilhan Omar’s Second Highest Donor, Basim Omar Sabri, Is A Convicted Felon Who Regularly Raises Funds for Hamas

Is Mattis a “pro wrestler” producing “kayfabe” or is he truly a Clown in America?


Former mayor 韓國瑜 , whose name sounds like the phrase “Korean Fish” in Mandarin, was ousted from the mayor’s office.

Memes have long featured the “Korean Fish”–
And of course he has organized crime connections.

Two women are married to each other, in positions of power, and they are making bad decisions:

State Dept. Releases Phone Transcript Of Hillary Admitting She Knew Benghazi Was Planned Attack


Dr. Fauci Is Either a Liar or a Fraud

Two of the Ex-Cops Charged in the Killing of George Floyd Were on the Job for Less Than 4 Days: Lawyers

Two of the Ex-Cops Charged in the Killing of George Floyd Were on the Job for Less Than 4 Days: Lawyers

Do you remember Jeffrey Epstein? Prince Andrew might remember.


Tucker compares Soviet followers to the modern baizuo PC crowd.



Pilger explains Australia:



Archived story: Antifa movement is connected to Jews


anon – This was set up almost exactly like the Ukraine coup, but DJT was many steps ahead

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Lindsay talks about Rod Rosenstein

Sunday Talks – Senator Lindsey Graham Discusses Rod Rosenstein Testimony – Someone is Blocking FBI Agents From Testifying…

AG Barr transcript:


Crooked cops:

Minneapolis Cop Charged In George Floyd’s Murder Was Hired Despite Having A Criminal Record With 7 Convictions


Corrupt bureaucrats:


Artemesia summarizes the current government mess:


Floyd medical examiner linked to several suspicious deaths/ for moar sauce


Black Lives Matter Plans Armed ‘Peace Officers’ In War On Police

Black Lives Matter Plans Armed ‘Peace Officers’ In War On Police







Lord Acton and the American Civil War

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links from long-dead websites
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Is Evidence-based Medicine positivist? –

The answer is yes. Evidence-based medicine is another phrase for scientism, beloved by the eugenicists and the Lucis Trust. See:



MIT Ridicules Critics Of Technocrat Coup d’état

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Echoes from 2020 and earlier



Folks, This Needs to Go Viral, I Caught CDC “Creating Deaths” And Padding the Numbers, Not Just Reclassifying. The Evidence is Clear Cut (QRV)

submitted 15 hours ago by 3798202?

Busted Red Handed! CDC Caught Padding Death Numbers Into the Historical Records

Charts and Tables at OP

So basically, unless you were a total statistical tech geek, there is no way that you could have caught them with such blatant data manipulation. I mean at least the climate warmistas try to cover their tracks with come kind of an excuse.

They never thought that “she” would lose. And they never thought that a citizen scientist would be archiving their data in real time. BOOM.

Between 3-17-2020 and 4-21-2020 they added 31,891 Deaths into the “Record”. They did not reclassify them or something to that effect, they just made them up.

This deserves a congressional investigation.


On April 9th, I downloaded some data files from CDC, and did analysis on them and wrote an article, which is here.

I archived, an uploaded to Box so I could share the actual data with anyone who wanted it.

Here is the Excel (CSV actually, but saved into Excel) from box from that article

Above is the SMOKING GUN

The 5-1-2020 CSV Download, Saved at Excel, I added in the 3-17-20 data side by side from Week 40 to Week 17, so I could do math on the reported numbers. The side by side comparison is in the image directly below, click on it for a larger view.

Only up to March 17th, There has been criminal manipulation of the Data Set,

by Adding in 31,891 Deaths




Very old

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One possible Future of Farming

why do we need a new paradigm?

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Boycott Coca-Cola products

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Georgia (coffee)

Costa (coffee)

Fuze Tea

Honest Tea



Ciel water


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Peace Tea

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I still hate Searle’s notion of atheistic realism

I have never liked John Searle’s ideas, but for a long while I have not thought about how much I dislike his arguments. Wintery Knight used some ideas from Searle to defend Christianity, which is not a tactic I would endorse, because Searle is no Christian. (Searle does not defend his atheism with forthright bluster — Searle wiggles and weasels and prevaricates and circumnavigates the point — but Searle denies anything that Searle considers “supernatural.” I should not need to mention that Searle’s notions of “supernatural” are illogical.)

Also, Searle took pains to avoid genetic fallacy, and I don’t know whether Wintery Knight regards that as reasonable.

Searle wrote (and Wintery Knight quoted):
the motivation for denying realism is a kind of will to power, and it manifests itself in a number of ways. In universities, most notably in various humanities disciplines, it is assumed that, if there is no real world, then science is on the same footing as the humanities.

Searle wrote:

Then Wintery Knight took the notion to an extent that I think Searle would not agree with:

Now, I’ll go one step further than Searle.

People, from the Fall, have had the desire to step into the place of God. It’s true that we creatures exist in a universe created and designed by God. But, there is a way to work around the fact that God made the universe and the laws that the universe runs on, including logic, mathematics and natural laws. And that way is to deny logic, mathematics and natural laws. Postmodernists simply deny that there is any way to construct rational arguments and support the premises with evidence from the real world. That way, they imagine, they are free to escape a God-designed world, including a God-designed specification for how they ought to live. The postmoderns deny the reliable methods of knowing about the God-created reality because logic and evidence can be used to point to God’s existence, God’s character, and God’s actions in history.

And that’s why there is this effort to make reality “optional” and perspectival. Everyone can be their own God, and escape any accountability to the real God – the God who is easily discovered through the use of logic and evidence.

Searle would argue that logic and evidence forces a thinker to disbelieve in God. (Searle would ALSO claim that Wintery Knight is committing a genetic fallacy, but Wintery Knight would probably deny that.) Wintery Knight would argue that logic and evidence forces a thinker to believe in God.

At this point I say that Kuhn and Feyerabend were making good points when they said that different groups of people use words like “logic and evidence” to express wildly different meanings.

It is NOT easy to agree on basic definitions for communication.

It is even harder to agree on what the basis for evidence is.

It is another struggle to agree on what the facts are.

Because it is very, very difficult to find any common ground for debate with people who have different viewpoints, I can’t use any simple notion of “logic and evidence” in any discussion that accommodates both Searle and Wintery Knight at the same time.

Yes, I COULD use mathematical logic as Godel did, to create a narrow, foolproof formalized system – but then I doubt that either Searle or Wintery Knight would take the trouble to analyze and understand the formal logic.

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Crowds have stormed the Capitol building

POTUS was optimistic before Pence betrayed him. The Trump team was posting stories about success in Pennsylvania.

BREAKING: President Trump Tweets Out Big News in Pennsylvania — State Senators Ask for Election Certification to Be Delayed Due to ‘Questionable Activities’

Patriots gathered in large numbers to demonstrate support for POTUS. General Flynn altered a familiar proverb. He claimed that patriots have not been fooled, and that the truth will come out. Lin Wood wrote several provocative tweets that might be interpreted as encouraging violence. One of these tweets was later deleted from Its original appearance included a 1776 reference, suggesting revolution:

Although the tweet that might have been interpreted as suggesting violence was taken down, Lin Wood still has a tweet that explicitly calls for peaceful action. In American English, it is possible to enter a building “peacefully” and still “fight” because the term “fight” is very vague.

Global News wrote:

President Donald Trump is telling protesters who violently stormed the Capitol building to prevent President-Elect Joe Biden’s certification to “go home,” while refusing to concede the legitimacy of the election results, maintaining that the U.S. election was stolen from him. “I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday. “But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have a law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt.”

Trump tells protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building to ‘go home’

Later, Global News wrote:

“Pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC after a march decrying the vote in the Electoral College and oppose Congress’ certification of the Republican president’s Nov. 3 election loss to president-elect Joe Biden.
The protests interrupted Congress as Republican lawmakers mounted their first official challenge to the certification of Biden’s presidential election win, objecting to state results from Arizona as they took up Trump’s relentless effort to overturn the election results in an extraordinary joint session of Congress.”

However, it is not clear which angry Americans were storming the Capitol building. It seems likely that protesters from antifa were also present.

UPDATE: Shots fired at US Capitol; House and Senate chambers taken over by protesters; VP Pence evacuated

One person has reportedly been shot

President Trump once again called for an end to the violence at the U.S. Capitol as the situation has progressively worsened.

I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & O…

— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1609964006.0

He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who tweeted that the “violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now.”

The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must re…

— Mike Pence (@Mike Pence)1609965302.0

UPDATE (Jan. 6, 3:32 p.m.):

One person has reportedly been shot inside the Capitol Building. Based on video of the incident, a young woman appears to have been seriously injured in the neck. Warning: The video is extremely graphic and may be upsetting to some viewers.

NEW: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed on Fox News minutes ago that he heard on a Capitol Police radio…

— NPR Politics (@NPR Politics)1609964606.0

UPDATE (Jan. 6, 3:24 p.m.):

There is currently some confusion over whether additional law enforcement are on their way to protect the U.S. Capitol as protesters have breached the building with the full Congress present.

NBC News reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser requested National Guard troops to come and clear rioters, but others have reported that the request has either been denied or not yet granted.

UPDATE (Jan. 6, 3:10 p.m.):

Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly been evacuated from the U.S. Capitol amid the escalating situation, as some individuals protesting the 2020 election results breached security and entered the House and Senate chambers.

The Senate

— Steven Nelson (@Steven Nelson)1609963331.0

Video from within the House chamber showed that lawmakers had been cleared from the room and protesters were inside. One protester appeared to be engaged in a standoff with police.

UPDATE (Jan. 6, 2:58 p.m.):

President Trump called on supporters protesting outside the U.S. Capitol to respect law enforcement and “stay peaceful,” as reports surfaced showing groups of protesters fighting with police and inside the Capitol Building.

Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!

— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1609961938.0

UPDATE (Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m.):

Both chambers of Congress went into recess and the U.S. Capitol was reportedly placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon as Trump supporters reportedly breached security and entered the Capitol Building.

BlazeTV reporter Elijah Schaffer posted video showing a small group of individuals fighting with police inside the building. At one point, some were right outside the Senate chamber as lawmakers convened inside.

BREAKING: revolution in process as Trump supporters break into the Capitol building, attacking police, breaking win…


“Full anarchy at this ‘mostly peaceful’ demonstration,” Schaffer wrote. “The people have pushed through & are storming to main chambers.”

Original story below

Hundreds of Trump supporters breached security barricades and stormed up to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as both chambers of Congress convened to affirm the Electoral College votes cast in the 2020 election Wednesday afternoon.

Thousands had traveled from out of state to gather in Washington in protest of the election, which President Trump and his allies have maintained was fraudulent.

Things appeared to carry on peacefully earlier in the day, but as the joint session of Congress kicked off in the early afternoon, a large group of individuals appeared to storm through outer barricades surrounding the Capitol building, where lawmakers deliberated inside.

Video posted to Twitter by Washington Post reporter Rebecca Tan showed Trump supporters approaching the rear of the building.

A pipe bomb was safely detonated after being found at the Republican National Committee in Washington.

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