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The L’Ordre blog visits YouTube

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Ainsi, presque tout est imitation. Thus, almost everything is imitation. Voltaire This post is dedicated to a new medium that I am once again going to use to share my thoughts. That’s right. I have published videos to YouTube in […]

The war on terror is over: we lost

posted by Harry J. Bentham

La guerre est toujours le premier vœu d’un gouvernement puissant qui veut devenir plus puissant encore. War is always the first wish of a powerful government that wants to become even more powerful. Maximilien de Robespierre The war on terror […]

Charlie Hebdo’s freedom of speech was never violated, it simply had consequences

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Ce que l’on conçoit bien, s’énonce clairement, Et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément. What is well designed, is expressed clearly, and the words to say it come easily. Nicolas Boileau The concept of freedom of speech seems to […]

To be or not to be Charlie Hebdo: when being a politically correct coward is brave

posted by Harry J. Bentham

Au bout d’un ou deux siècles d’exploitation se produit une véritable émaciation du panaroma culturel With one or two centuries of exploitation comes a thorough emaciation of the cultural landscape. Frantz Fanon All of us regret the tragic loss of life in the […]

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Every country's authority will weaken, causing formal and informal disintegration
Les maux de la résistances sont grands, je le sais, mais de la résignation ne sont-ils pas mille pire ! The evils of resistance are great, I know, but of resignation are they not a thousand worse! Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray Stratfor recently made a "prediction" about Russia's future.

posted 11:00:56pm Feb. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Autocracy versus autocracy: our democratic states are superior to nothing
L'imagination est la reine du vrai, et le possible est une des provinces du vrai. Imagination is the queen of truth, and the possible is one of the provinces of truth. Charles Baudelaire It's easy to mock dictatorships for being too sensitive and prone to censor information that incrimina

posted 11:00:46pm Feb. 27, 2015 | read full post »

"Free speech", featuring elitist lies and censorship of the oppressed
L'histoire nous libère des entraves History frees us from the shackles Henri-Irénée Marrou In a place of elite commentary and closed exclusive media with no reader engagement, is there freedom of speech? Image used at my column based with Iran's Press TV website With the exception

posted 11:00:50pm Feb. 21, 2015 | read full post »

The case for Assad: democracy is ideal, but the situation in Syria is far from ideal
Hélas! tout est abîme, — action, désir, rêve, Parole! Everything, alas, is an abyss, — actions, desires, dreams, Words! Charles Baudelaire Even as the war in Syria (more like the war on Syria, as squabbling foreign powers try to plot the country's future) rages on, something has

posted 11:00:23pm Feb. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Surveillance, paranoia, disinformation and restrictions on speech endanger freedoms: Mont Order advisers
L'information ne se comporte pas du tout comme la matière : contrairement à un caillou, elle n'a pas de position spatiale ni temporelle et on peut à loisir la dupliquer, la partager, la résumer, la supprimer... The information does not behave at all like the matter: unlike a stone, it has no te

posted 11:00:14pm Feb. 14, 2015 | read full post »


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