I hate advertizing

April 04, 2024 — ~tonm

People who know me know that i hate advertizing. Ads on websites, Ads on (paid) TV, Ads on Youtube, Ads in movies, Ads EVERYWHERE. Ads, ads, ads.

So i installed ad-blockers. Fuck the free internet. I hate ads.

And then i found this article from 2023. So apparently i am not alone.

I block ads

I block ads in the browser.

I block ads at the DNS level.

I block analytics, metrics, reporting and diagnostic logging.

I block programmatic pleas to disable ad-blocking.

I block the ping attribute on URLs.

I block tracking beacons.

I strip UTM campaign tags.

I unshorten URLs.

I block the page visibility API.

I stop videos from autoplaying.

I block prompts to install your app.

I block all cookies that aren’t strictly required for your site to function.

I opt out of allowing apps to ask to track me.

I filter sponsored content out of the RSS feeds I follow.

I block email pixel trackers.

I provide a masked email address.

I unsubscribe from your mailing list (and block your address if I can’t).

I don’t answer the phone unless you’re in my contacts.

I block and report SMS messages.

I pay a company to wrangle data brokers.

I throw your physical mail in the recycling without opening it and unsubscribe from it when I can.

I block ads, and you should too.

Let the products sell themselves Fuck advertising, commercial psychology Psychological methods to sell should be destroyed Minutemen, Shit from an Old Notebook, 1984

15 minute cities (Aurora)

January 20, 2024 — ~tonm

Good evening.

The restructuring of Canadian mayors and municipalities, under the offices of the United Nations, began in 1992. PM Roone signed Canada onto UN Agenda 21. Canada thus became a UN member nation state; 178 countries signed on, lured by the promise of big money to go green by 2000, including Canada. We’re being governed by the directions of the UN, G7, G20, World Economic Forum, and World Health Organization, to name a few. Every organization named is a foreign-based NGO, a non-governmental organization, and every member of all these organizations is unelected.

Parliamentary procedures for law changes weren’t followed. In 1994, a municipal primer was issued to all local towns, outlining how they were to restructure their governments. Though the municipal primer was a non-binding agreement, all towns adopted it. Our public officials, the mayor and counselors of that day, were partnered with a private corporation—the Corporation of the Town of Aurora. This corporation appointed a chief administrative officer who helped implement the global agenda instead of a local one. The International Council on Local and Environmental Issues (IICLEI) became the main source of consultation to push and fund the global agenda. We remind you that the World Economic Forum and the United Nations signed a strategic partnership framework in 2019 to jointly accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is the same World Economic Forum whose chairman, Klaus Schwab, famously declared, “You will own nothing and be happy.” This is the same Klaus Schwab who, referring to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, boasted, “We have penetrated more than half of his cabinet.” We would ask Mayor Maracus and the counselors, why should the citizens of Aurora bow down to the intrusive dictates of an unelected foreign entity? The fact is, we should not and we will not.

What, you ask, does any of this have to do with 15-Minute Smart Cities? Absolutely everything. Smart Cities stand for Surveillance, Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting, and Technology.

Technology news editor Patrick Wood, with 50 years of experience and expertise on technocracy, wrote that the 15-Minute City is a cover for a data collection bonanza for technocrats who design and operate them. Cities designed for maximum efficiency always reveal technocrat thinking, where efficiency itself is the goal. Maximum surveillance allows for maximum control to achieve even more efficiency. At its root, this mechanistic thinking is anti-human. The 15-Minute City narrative seeks to fool you in the guise of saving the planet, keeping you safe, and delivering convenience. It’s actually the gateway to digital IDs and CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies). CBDCs allow bankers and/or governments to freeze your bank account because you happen to peacefully and lawfully protest and express your disagreement with government policy.

Does anyone remember the trucker convoy in Ottawa on February 22, when the government of Canada invoked the Emergencies Act and froze the private bank accounts of law-abiding citizens? 15-Minute Cities are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Don’t believe the countless stories spewing forth from the 24/7 basis of the elitist-captured mainstream media, all claiming to have your best interest at heart. We have been burned too many times.

In reality, 24/7 surveillance through the Internet of Things inside your home, 5G, and LED street lights outside monitoring and tracking everything, implementation of exclusion zones and Geo-fencing to restrict movement and travel, ability to control habits through military-directed Energy Technologies, property and car ownership to be outlawed, evictions from farms and rural areas to gather people into cities, digital passports being promulgated by the UN World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization are in the final stages of planning and implementation. They are tied to a social credit score, which is determined by compliance to government directives. These passports control all access and all aspects of life. Digital currency is being implemented to end cash and monitor all your spending. Your digital currency will be turned off or on depending on your compliance score. UBI (Universal Basic Income) is a state-controlled allowance, forcing compliance by restricting access to food, money, services, and education. All of the above will enable climate lockdowns to be implemented easily, arbitrarily, and indefinitely.

The real agenda of 15-Minute Smart Cities is to monitor and control everyone and everything. In summary, in the coming days, Council will receive an electronic info packet containing the text of this delegation and other items. We, the citizens of Aurora, wish to enter into a meaningful, respectful dialogue with our elected members of Council on this complex, important issue. A key framework of that dialogue is a list of questions posed to Council. Can Council explicitly guarantee that citizens will remain free to travel as is their right under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Can Council guarantee not to restrict access to essential services—medical care, bank accounts, government pensions, utilities? Most importantly, we, the citizens of Aurora, need to have the conversation with Council about exiting their non-binding agreement with the private for-profit entity known as the Corporation of the Town of Aurora. We need to turn back the page to a simpler time when open, transparent municipal government serving its citizens and working in their best interests ruled the day. We are your equal partners on this journey.

Thank you.

Ministery of Truth

January 19, 2024 — ~tonm

The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.

The Ministry of Truth is the ministry of propaganda. As with the other ministries, the name Ministry of Truth is a deliberate misnomer because in reality it serves the opposite: it is responsible for any necessary falsification of historical events.

However, like the other ministries, the name is also apt because it decides what “truth” is. As well as administering “truth”, the ministry spreads a new language amongst the populace called “News”, in which, for example, “truth” in “News” is understood to mean statements like 2 + 2 = 5 when the situation warrants. In keeping with the concept of doublethink, the ministry is thus aptly named in that it creates/manufactures “truth” in the “News” sense of the word.

All in the name of clicks and control.

Mr. Robot S2E3

January 09, 2024 — ~tonm

God can help you.

Is that what God does? He helps? Tell me, why didn’t God help my innocent friend who died for no reason while the guilty roam free?

Okay, fine. Forget the one-offs. How about the countless wars declared in his name?

Okay, fine. Let’s skip the random, meaningless murder for a second, shall we? How about the racist, sexist, phobia soup we’ve all been drowning in because of him?

And I’m not just talking about Jesus. I’m talking about all organized religion… exclusive groups created to manage control, a dealer getting people hooked on the drug of hope, his followers nothing but addicts who want their hit of bullshit to keep their dopamine of ignorance, addicts afraid to believe the truth… that there is no order, there’s no power, that all religions are just metastasizing mind worms meant to divide us so it’s easier to rule us by the charlatans that want to run us.

All we are to them are paying fanboys of their poorly written sci-fi franchise. If I don’t listen to my imaginary friend, why the fuck should I listen to yours?

People think their worship’s some key to happiness. That’s just how he owns you. Even I’m not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality.

So fuck God.

Mr. Robot S1E10

January 09, 2024 — ~tonm

Is any of it real?

I mean, look at this. Look at it! A world built on fantasy!

Synthetic emotions in the form of pills, psychological warfare in the form of advertising, mind-altering chemicals in the form of food, brainwashing seminars in the form of media, controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks.

Real? You want to talk about reality? We haven’t lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century. We turned it off, took out the batteries, snacked on a bag of GMOs while we tossed the remnants in the ever-expanding dumpster of the human condition.

We live in branded houses trademarked by corporations built on bipolar numbers jumping up and down on digital displays, hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen. You have to dig pretty deep, kiddo, before you can find anything real.

We live in a kingdom of bullshit, a kingdom you’ve lived in for far too long. So don’t tell me about not being real. I’m no less real than the fucking beef patty.

Mr. Robot S1E1

December 29, 2023 — ~tonm

What is it about society that disappoints you so much?

Oh, I don’t know. Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children? Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit. The world itself’s just one big hoax. Spamming with our running commentary of bullshit masquerading as insight, our social media faking as intimacy.

Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things, our property, our money. I’m not saying anything new. We all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games books makes us happy but because we wanna be sedated. Because it’s painful not to pretend, because we’re cowards.

F… society.


December 25, 2023 — ~tonm

Football stadium

Everyone is sitting in a football stadium. If someone at the very front stands up to get an even better view, it forces everyone else behind to adopt the same strategy just to get to where they were before, but now everyone is stuck standing up and no one has a better view than before. It’s a lose-lose situation. Moloch is present here.

Instagram beauty filters.

If you’re trying to become a famous Instagram model, you are incentivized to post the hottest pictures of yourself that you can. There’s a lot of attractive women on Instagram. How do you compete against them? You post really hot pictures, and that’s how you get more likes. Now you can use beauty filters where, at the touch of a button, it makes your face look absolutely incredible compared to your natural face. Everyone is incentivized to adopt that short-term strategy. But overall, it’s bad for everyone because now everyone has to use these things. They make you sacrifice your integrity to stay competitive, which on aggregate creates this race to the bottom spiral where everyone else ends up in a situation worse off than if no one used the beauty filters. Nobody can go back to the old way because it’s just too costly.

AI Training quote

December 19, 2023 — ~tonm

“When we show up to the present moment with all of our senses, we invite the world to fill us with joy.

The pains of the past are behind us.

The future has yet to unfold.

But the now is full of beauty simply waiting for our attention."

WT flying F?

My job

December 11, 2023 — ~tonm

Every day, all day, my job… my whole job is to… …understand people well enough so that I know how to lie to them, so I can sell them things they don’t really want.

And when you study people like that, when you really see the way they treat each other, well… You see what they do, and they do it without even thinking about it.

We fuck each other over all the time, without even realizing it.

We fuck every living thing on this planet over and think it’ll be fine because we use paper straws and order the free range chicken.

And the sick thing is, I think deep down we know we’re not fooling anyone. I think we know we’re living a lie. An agreed upon mass delusion to help us ignore and keep ignoring how awful we really are.

The “Let them” theory

November 23, 2023 — ~tonm

The next time you feel left out.

Your friends all go out together and don’t invite you. Let them…

Your company is laying people off. Let them…

Or perhaps your colleagues don’t listen to any word you say. Let them…

You spend so much time and energy trying to control other people. And getting emotionally worked up about things that are beyond your control. You can tap into peace and true control if you let them be themselves.

And here’s the other thing. If you let them. People will then reveal who they truly are.

And when they reveal who they truly are to you.

You now know what you can choose next that’s right for you.