Dripping in the Ectoplasm of White Privilege


I am normal.

I am kind,

Don’t see colour

Or ever find

The police treat me bad.

They are kind.

No special treatment

I once got fined

For driving drunk

They didn’t mind.

Sent me on my way

So I’m inclined

To love those cops

Who didn’t grind

My bones to paste

Or shoot me in my exposed back

Or kill me for talking back

Or cuff me for speaking out

Or night stuck me for a single shout

That war is for the battlefield

And not for those with badge and shield

Who hate the poor they guard all night

When really if they knew what’s right

They’d turn their eyes from the pitch

They’d join the horde and eat the rich.

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond


Future predictions are always fun and often woefully wrong. Even so here is one that’s rather entertaining or ominous or entertainingly ominous depending on your mood:

This is the gem:

By 2020, the labor reduction effect of digitization will cause social unrest and a quest for new economic models in several mature economies. Near Term Flag: A larger scale version of an “Occupy Wall Street”-type movement will begin by the end of 2014, indicating that social unrest will start to foster political debate.

Digitization is reducing labor content of services and products in an unprecedented way, thus fundamentally changing the way remuneration is allocated across labor and capital. Long term, this makes it impossible for increasingly large groups to participate in the traditional economic system — even at lower prices — leading them to look for alternatives such as a bartering-based (sub)society, urging a return to protectionism or resurrecting initiatives like Occupy Wall Street, but on a much larger scale. Mature economies will suffer most as they don’t have the population growth to increase autonomous demand nor powerful enough labor unions or political parties to (re-)allocate gains in what continues to be a global economy.

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond


Future predictions are always fun and often woefully wrong. Even so here is one that’s rather entertaining or ominous or entertainingly ominous depending on your mood:

This is the gem:

By 2020, the labor reduction effect of digitization will cause social unrest and a quest for new economic models in several mature economies. Near Term Flag: A larger scale version of an “Occupy Wall Street”-type movement will begin by the end of 2014, indicating that social unrest will start to foster political debate.

Digitization is reducing labor content of services and products in an unprecedented way, thus fundamentally changing the way remuneration is allocated across labor and capital. Long term, this makes it impossible for increasingly large groups to participate in the traditional economic system — even at lower prices — leading them to look for alternatives such as a bartering-based (sub)society, urging a return to protectionism or resurrecting initiatives like Occupy Wall Street, but on a much larger scale. Mature economies will suffer most as they don’t have the population growth to increase autonomous demand nor powerful enough labor unions or political parties to (re-)allocate gains in what continues to be a global economy.

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2014 and Beyond

Culture of Illusion – Mass Protest.


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While hundreds of thousands
While hundreds of thousands
protest in Egypt
protest in Egypt
There are others
There are others
No less passionate
No less passionate
No less dedicated
No less dedicated

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Culture of Illusion – Mass Protest.


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While hundreds of thousands
While hundreds of thousands
protest in Egypt
protest in Egypt
There are others
There are others
No less passionate
No less passionate
No less dedicated
No less dedicated

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Culture of Illusion – Mass Protest.


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Culture of Illusion – The High Priestess of Soul


Ooh! Look! Music and politics! Together! Who would have thought that would be possible in this day and age? Oh, wait a minute, this was recorded in Paris in 1968. Well I’m sure it’s still possible. I’m sure.

Go here for more greatness – Nina Simone Music and also here to her official website.

That is all for now.