But Whose Truths?

Posted in Politics, Society, Technology on March 9th, 2015

Google modifies, tweaks, and just plain changes its search algorithm on a regular basis, most often to disrupt the effectiveness of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts. Now, however, a Google research team is trying to change  the algorithm, to measure the “trustworthiness” of a page, rather than its reputation across the web.

The system – which is has not yet gone live – counts the number of “incorrect” facts within a page to determine its ranking in search results instead of its reputation or popularity, as measured by incoming links, across the web.

Google Cuff Censors
Google – The Internet’s Gatekeeper

This, of course, begs the questions of whose facts? Whose truths? Who will decide what is innacurate and, hence, to be downlisted and effectively censored by Google?

Google’s answers are that facts that the web unanimously agrees upon are considered to be a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that dissent from this consensus by containing contradictory information are to be bumped down the rankings, effectively censoring them by removing them from the bulk of the web’s users.

So, insofar as the internet’s greatest gatekeeper, Google is concerned, consensus reality will be the only reality. And, of course, Google will be the arbiter of that consensus.

I guess, if Google’s plan is allowed to be implemented, nobody will read where you wrote, “And yet it moves.

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Legalized Genocide

Posted in Politics, Society on January 29th, 2015

Ann CoulterIt’s a fact that Ann Coulter, the “shock jock” of sociopolitical thought and commentary, essentially makes her rent by utterly kissing off Liberals, Progressives, and their various and sundry sharecropping minority tenants by speaking truth in the most inflammatory manner. The important thing to remember, however, is that much of what Coulter says is the truth even if it is delivered in the most polarizing manner possible.

A perfect example of this is her pithy commentary upon “immigration reform” in the US:

If this sort of drastic change were legally imposed on any group other than white Americans, it would be called genocide. Yet whites are called racists merely for mentioning the fact that current immigration law is intentionally designed to reduce their percentage in the population.

– Ann Coulter
Bush’s America: Roach Motel (2007)

Liberals, Progressives, and the non-Whites they farm for votes have always behaved as if reducing Whites to a minority in America was the goal of immigration, though the Blacks’ glee over it amuses me. The “Browning of America” is seen by them to be a good and worthy goal in and of itself or so their rhetoric makes it seem.

If this same attitude and rhetoric was applied to any other, non-White demographic is would be decried as cultural genocide. Indeed, various activist and “civil rights” groups would be in the courts filing lawsuit after lawsuit against it…and rioting and looting in “protest” against it and those that espoused it.

So Ann Coulter spoke the truth. “Immigration reform” is an attempt by the Left at legalized genocide of White culture in America.

Related Reading:

Blacks
Coming to America: The Story of Immigration
Genocide: A Reader
Genocide: The Basics
Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama

To Obamacize

Posted in Politics on January 12th, 2015

Americans have always had a great deal of respect and admiration for the plain-spoken man. Unsurprisingly, Obama has always rejected such clear, frank, and honest speech in favor of “nuance.”

To Obamacize
To Obamacize…

Yep! There’s being well-spoken, “with no Negro dialect” and then there’s what Obama does whenever he speaks in public.

The roots of Obamacizing could be overcompensation for choosing to be Black. More likely though, it’s just the boy’s way of trying to both feed his narcissism by making himself sound superior to whoever he speaking at and to always give himself “an out” if called upon any of his lies.

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Meaning of Truth
Jump Start Your Marketing Brain Scientific Advice and Practical Ideas by Hall, Doug [Clerisy Press,2005] [Paperback]
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion