Cut-out

In espionage parlance, a cut-out is a mutually trusted intermediary, method or channel of communication that facilitates the exchange of information between agents. Cutouts usually know only the source and destination of the information to be transmitted, not the identities of any other persons involved in the espionage process (need to know basis). Thus, a … Read more

Borked (glossary entry)

While reading the book ‘The Smear’ by Sharyl Attkisson, I discovered a term I had never heard before. Borked.  In her chapter on the birth of the Smear, Attkisson tells the story of Robert Bork, a Ronald Reagan nominee to the Supreme Court. “His (Bork’s) highly orchestrated character assassination was hatched and played out in … Read more

Hanlon's Razor (glossary entry)

From Wikipedia: Hanlon’s razor is an aphorism expressed in various ways including “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” or “Don’t assume bad intentions over neglect and misunderstanding.” It recommends a way of eliminating unlikely explanations for a phenomenon (a philosophical razor). To me, Hanlon’s razor is a deliberate misdirection. I … Read more

Financial Fascism (glossary term)

I just published Semantic Infiltration as a glossary term and I nearly fell for it myself recently. I am an anarcho-capitalist and refuse to relinquish the word capitalism as if it means corporatism or cronyism, but there is an insidious plan afoot that has converted so much of the world’s production into financial wealth amassed … Read more

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