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The Ottawa Shooting: will Canada die too, or discover it doesn’t exist?

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Je n’admets ni la notion de maîtrise ni l’universalité de la loi.

I admit neither the notion of a master nor the universality of his law.

Michel Foucault


My most recent publication is an essay at ClubOfINFO, titled A Viral New World Disorder. It explains a theory that is compelling but dark: I predict the delegitimization and collapse of states, as a natural course of social change resulting from forces like modern technology and expansion of populations.

In my essay at ClubOfINFO, I look at WikiLeaks and ISIS as opposite manifestations of a departure from the archaic norms of the nation state, the former public-minded and responsible and the latter coercive and brutal. With this observation, I call on people not to cling to nationalistic interpretations of security even in the face of threats like the Islamic State, but to reinterpret and re-imagine what security means in a more and more cosmopolitan world revolving around information and popular affections rather than fortifications and force.

Shootings like the recent attack in Ottawa, Canada, were not attacks on a “nation”. It would be madness to describe an attack on a state and its symbolic locations as an attack on a nation, when the outdated concept of national community has been jettisoned in an age of massive migration. One must see the world instead in terms of conflicts between regimes and disaffected people. It is not a world in which soldiers sacrifice “for their country”, as it was in the First and Second World Wars, so the commemoration of men who died in such wars has no place in a modern world where national background is irrelevant in the judgment of each individual. It is ironic indeed that the Ottawa shooting occurred at a war memorial. The idea that death in combat only happens in faraway lands, that enemies are far afield and the nation-state offers refuge from them, is obsolete – and this incident in Ottawa illustrates the point perfectly.

The lesson of the Ottawa shooting is not that Canada should be more involved in an archaic, Nineteenth Century-style war in the Middle East in defiance of those of its own people who oppose the war. If countries continue to wage wars in a Nineteenth Century manner, as the US and its allies are doing in the Middle East, it will cause deadly repercussions as Canada, UK, US etc’s disaffected migrant populations increasingly react violently to their host country’s archaic national policies.

In sum, acting as if a nation is some kind of secure base for waging crusades on another cultural group is fundamentally obsolete in an age of interconnectedness, massive migration and loss of state control over information. With access to the internet, people are no longer nationalistic sheep to be herded. Due to the openness of borders and the ease with which people are accepted into the “national community” in countries like Canada, the UK and the US, all “stateness” – of which war is the most extreme form – is becoming unsustainable.

Attacks like the one in Ottawa are possible because Canada, like the UK and the US, doesn’t exist as a “nation”. There is no “nation” as a body of associates with shared interests that can be defended by “national” armies, in each of their cases. Think about it: if they existed as legitimate regimes, as security-providing entities representing a “national interest”, why would they be under attack by citizens of their own country? All we can conclude from such events, is that these so-called “nations” don’t really exist as valid entities anymore, and claiming to know, defend or commemorate them is insane.

Allow me to reiterate this point: to be commemorating people who died “for their nation” at a time when the old model of national community has since been discredited and found to be offensive to minorities and migrant communities in one’s society, is insane. It is an archaic practice which flies in the face of modernity, offends minorities, and undermines community cohesion.

As part of a big push to get as many downloads as possible this week, you can obtain Ship of Fools, part of the Search Beyond science fiction series, for free from 23-25 October. This is a unique opportunity, because the bonus content still available in the book is soon going to be cut and shifted into a new book release in the series, featuring at least two brand new stories. Download Ship of Fools before this change takes place.

If you download Ship of Fools, don’t forget to rate it for me. Positive ratings are more valuable at this stage than any amount of payment I might receive through Amazon, so please make the download worth your while by leaving a rating.


By Harry J. Bentham

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Submissions and opportunities at ClubOfINFO and the Mont Order

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Le désespoir lui-même, pour peu qu’il se prolonge, devient une sorte d’asile dans lequel on peut s’asseoir et reposer.

Despair itself if it goes on long enough, can become a kind of sanctuary in which one settles down and feels at ease.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

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The Mont Order (seal shown here) is a purely symbolic club I am developing steadily, to be based on a leaderless sense of global affinity between leading anti-statist and technology-enthusiast opinion makers, authors and so on. If you are interested in participating, visit one of our growing linked organizations such as ClubOfINFO or the WAVE institute. Contributing worthy articles at ClubOfINFO, as Harry Danilevics recently did, is the most effective way to be invited to join the Mont Order and get all the prestige that comes with it.

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In March 2014, I created the ClubOfINFO newsletter, based at clubof.info. The newsletter’s main focus has been to discuss transhumanism, techno-progressive theories, sociology, anti-statism and other schools of thought that – according to my best judgment as a political analyst – are at the forefront of challenging cultural and political prejudices and established norms. I feel that challenging these norms is important to stimulating debate, and that issues facing politics and society are best understood in terms of the wave of radical, positive social and technological change and the resistance it faces from conservative ideologues on the opposite end of the spectrum, defying the inevitable.

Since the newsletter’s inception, ClubOfINFO‘s position and reputation on the internet have been rising steadily. It is still modest, as can be seen at Alexa, but I can see it rising into the future as it adds vital progressive opinions into the debates surrounding the future of ethics, politics, society and the new dimensions added to each of these by the introduction of emerging technologies.

If you support this plea, please leave a link at your blog or website leading back to clubof.info and recommending it to readers.

As it continues to make gains, I now ask that people go to ClubOfINFO with their own opinion articles touching upon the subjects of politics, culture and technology. I am particularly interested in the ideas of students and radical thinkers, whose views I feel deserve as great and far-reaching a platform as possible on the internet. Submissions can be made at the ClubOfINFO submission form, and I very much recommend them.

One point, I must reiterate. An additional honor that I provide to fellow writers and colleagues who share compelling, positive views of converging social change and emerging technologies is their symbolic inclusion into the mystic Mont Order club, which has already publicly welcomed the WAVE institute’s collaboration.

Thank you for considering each of these paths to collaboration and success with my help, and do not hesitate to contact me via the submission form if there is any other way I can help.


By Harry J. Bentham

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Knowlege is free: fast and easy publishing steps online

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Mais les fausses opinions ressemblent à la fausse monnaie qui est frappée d’abord par de grands coupables et dépensée ensuite par d’honnêtes gens qui perpétuent le crime sans savoir ce qu’ils font.

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing

Joseph de Maistre


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I would like to call attention again to the proven and effective route I took to publish and circulate all my ideas and works on the internet. My aim by making this information public is to help others discover the right publications through which to express their own views and knowledge.

One of the main reasons I am writing this post is due to my recent Skype conversation with Harry Danilevics on Sunday, 12 October, in which I negotiated his inclusion in the Mont Order club. During the conversation, he stated his interest in gaining connections and writing for other publications. Among those we mentioned were h+ Magazine and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) website ieet.org.

I am willing to assist writers in finding the best publishers, and the methodology I used for it is written down in a very accessible format in my book Make Your Own Headlines (2014).

The very short book contains only essential information, and is best used as a manual rather than a traditional book. It will be made free this weekend, 18-19 October, and so I invite Harry and all others who wish to exploit the information in it to download the book while the price tag is removed. The book’s full title is Make Your Own Headlines, Shock Waves and Markets in Six Months, and it is available for download from Amazon.

If you do download my work, make sure to leave your rating of the book. Also, if you have already downloaded any of my Amazon works, please remember to rate the titles to help inform customers at Amazon. If you will do that much for me, I could even write my personal thanks here at Beliefnet.


By Harry J. Bentham

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#lordre: a proud signatory against the hostile, secret TTIP negotiations

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Lorsqu’on se pose vraiment les questions, on donne de meilleures réponses que si l’on se contente de lire les réponses convenues.

When you really ask yourself the questions, you give better answers than if we merely read the conventional answers.

Albert Messiah


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Once again, I would like to draw the attention of readers to my most recent publishing successes. These are my two book reviews, one of Assange’s When Google Met WikiLeaks (2014) and the other of Google’s The New Digital Age (2013). In addition to this, I am working on other essays of a different character that will be introduced in later posts, and a new Search Beyond series fiction horror story that should be ready in time for Halloween.

In case anyone has noticed the change already, I am doing a bit of re-branding. There’s no need to worry: you will still be able to find all my work under my real name Harry J. Bentham. My chief interests will continue to be global justice, modernity, futurism, and the value system informed by the internet.

Speaking of global justice, I invite you to sign the anti-TTIP petition aiming to abort the hostile, secret TTIP negotiations that aim to privatize the NHS. I also encourage you to donate to the 38 Degrees campaign linked there, if possible. It is highly in the public interest that this campaign of people-power is successful. Also, share word of this via social media to boost the impact.

With my re-branding, I am going to shift to openly using the handle Lordre in much of my online publishing, alongside my official pen-name as Harry J. Bentham. Already, I have purchased lordre.net to redirect to my Beliefnet blog.

My move to use the handle and name of Lordre throughout my online publishing is not intended to undermine any brands using the same or similar names, primarily a young French collectiv of musical artists called L’ordre. I have observed that no other individual author, activist or artist has yet used the name Lordre, which leaves it open for my use. The benefits of this will soon become clear.

My move to re-brand my work with the Lordre alias will take three forms. First, I have made changes at the newsletters I control, stating Lordre as the owner. These include this Beliefnet blog L’Ordre, and the two arms of ClubOfINFO Circulation: ClubOfINFO and Maquis Books. The former is used for circulating nonfiction material, and the latter for fiction material. Second, I will preface all future posts on this blog with “#lordre:” and sign them Lordre. Third, I intend to possibly release future books under the alias Lordre.

In addition to these actions, I will also try to create profiles at several websites using the handle Lordre. You can already find me using this handle at Patreon, where you can pledge to support my activities on the blogosphere already with tiny monthly $1 donations towards all my online content. Already, I dominate the #lordre hashtag on Twitter to promote this blog, and I intend to maintain this while increasing my visibility on search engines via “lordre” as a search term. I may also initiate certain publishing negotiations and networking actions under the alias Lordre, as I do already at the ClubOfINFO submission form, where you can submit articles for publication.

Above all, I must stress: my use of the name Lordre is solely for some tentative re-branding. Unlike many other internet writers, I do not hide behind false names. I will continue to publish under my real name as Harry J. Bentham wherever it is suitable and smarter to present a real name and accurate biography.

Keep an eye out for Lordre, as I use this name to re-brand.

Also, in case you haven’t already taken advantage of the offer, you can still get my novel The Traveller and Pandemonium at a discounted price from Amazon this weekend.


By Harry J. Bentham

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The Ottawa Shooting: will Canada die too, or discover it doesn't exist?
Je n’admets ni la notion de maîtrise ni l’universalité de la loi. I admit neither the notion of a master nor the universality of his law. Michel Foucault My most recent publication is an essay at ClubOfINFO, titled A Viral New World Disorder. It explains a theory that is compelling

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Le désespoir lui-même, pour peu qu'il se prolonge, devient une sorte d'asile dans lequel on peut s'asseoir et reposer. Despair itself if it goes on long enough, can become a kind of sanctuary in which one settles down and feels at ease. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve The Mont Order (seal shown

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Knowlege is free: fast and easy publishing steps online
Mais les fausses opinions ressemblent à la fausse monnaie qui est frappée d'abord par de grands coupables et dépensée ensuite par d'honnêtes gens qui perpétuent le crime sans savoir ce qu'ils font. False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulate

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#lordre: a proud signatory against the hostile, secret TTIP negotiations
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