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Amazon's One-Year Ban on Police Use of Its Facial Recognition Software Denounced as 'Nothing More Than a Public Relations Stunt'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/11/amazons-one-year-ban-police-use-its-facial-recognition-software-denounced-nothing

Any Bozo, er, Bezos knows that ‘possession is 9/10 of the law’. And the one possessed in the offal office is providing the example of the definition of ‘privilege’.

Now, take the above tool for a thorough reading of texts that form the basis of the system and read the Dum Diversus issued by the pope in the 15th century - which was the justification for the atrocities committed by Columbus … and you begin to understand why people are addressing the tropes inherent in statuary and the social implications. They embody the sphere of negation - the externalization, if you will - on which the system is dependent. Now perhaps you have a better insight into Citizens United - think about what the name implies and what it ‘externalizes’. You cannot make thi$ $hit up.

PRIVILEGE: mid-12c. “grant, commission” (recorded earlier in Old English, but as a Latin word), from Old French privilege “right, priority, privilege” (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium “law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual,” in the post-Augustine period “an ordinance in favor of an individual, privilege, prerogative,” from privus “individual” (see private (adj.)) + lex (genitive legis) “law” (see legal (adj.)). Meaning “advantage granted” is from mid-14c. in English.

There is an ancillary to this. In predatory capitalism profit is made by ‘externalizing costs’. Just ask yourself how many instances of ‘externalization’ of the truth have been necessary for this late stage narcissism to claw up its privilege?

It has eaten through thousands of years of externalizations via genocide and its voracity is also proving the old meme that ‘you become what you hate’. Combined it is possible to witness increasing instances of thousands of years of ‘externalizing’ actual fact, aggregated wisdom, the diversity of ancestral knowledge and the breadth of sacred reality and ecological equilibrium recognized by every legitimate ‘culture’ ever known to humanity.

The hyper-Right evangelicals have themselves become the source of the ‘end days’ they worship in an insane inversion of the dynamics of the creation. What do they externalize as they support a president who long ago defecated on the truth and called it good?

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Jake, some number of years from now people will discover that the HUUUUge ‘social media’ bandits, like FaceBook, are actually a greater reincarnation of the worst immoral and illegal corporations, like Exxon, Lockheed, et al. who only make faux-profits by dumping 'negative externality costs" on us, our country, our economy, our environment, our children/grand children, and our entire fragile little world.

Where as, a corporate criminal like Exxon and Lockheed dump ‘negative externality costs’ to make faux-profits from destroying our atmosphere or by killing hundreds of thousands with missiles and bombs ---- it will be determined in the future that Face Book was the greatest dumper of ‘negative externality costs’ in the form of destroying our small ‘d’ democracy, making faux-profits by destroying our minds and distracting, distorting, and ‘dividing’ we the people against ourselves.

Face Book and its fellow destructive ‘social media’ “wasteland” — even more so than the Wasteland of TV — has weaponized the brain bombs of deception, deceit, destruction, and most deadly ‘divide and conquer’ via propagandizing, infantilizing, and totally trivializing the minds of most Americans — which constitutes a greater dumping of social, intellectual, and political ‘negative externality costs’ than even all the bombs, bombers, and environmental destruction than Lockheed, Grumman, and all “Merchants of Death” plus Exxon, BP, Shell and all the coal companies in the world combined.

Face Book and its kind of ‘social media’ looters via hidden ‘negative externality cost’ dumping are destroying our focus in fighting this Disguised Global Crony Capitalist EMPIRE — as Robert Oppenheimer said, “(FB) has become death, the destroyer of (sane) worlds”

Bozo is not in ‘facial’ recognition. He in loot recognition.

The loot is not in software.

Works like this: In my rural southern county, the local and state tax payers (*tax debtors) are in the process of building a massive server operation for one of the corporate spies hired out to the police/security state. Free land, free site prep, free training (with subsidized wages), free water. Now the county is working on giving away four hundred acres for a solar farm that will be subsidized by more tax debtors. This one location will generate billions of dollars for … next time you go net surfing chances are, you (we) contribute a few pennies. The surfing info is instantly stored against a code for your name. This is necessary so you can never find it but the police/security state (including foreigners) have instant mega,mega speed access.

  • A term I use to define today’s tax payer. With something north of $30,000,000,000,000 of acknowledged public debt … we owe!

Making “the consumer” into “the product” to be consumed by other corporations = 21st century cannibalism