UK BIG CAPITAL BREXIT AND THE LAST CHANCE SALOON

Big capital 'survival of the fittest' mentality weeds out the exceptional upwardly mobile from the proletariat and what better demonstration of this cynical Darwinian principle than millions of freeborn turkeys voting for Christmas. Who's to say it isn't "right" for a country if that's the outcome? Brexit's EXIT DAY will mark the final scene of this Act in the Dramatis Britannia one way or another. Parliamentary majority will define what comes after. It won't be pretty if the wrecking ball is given unregulated, unlimited power to swing.

NEW RULES, NEW STAKES, OLD ELECTORATE

On 12th December 2019 the United Kingdom goes to the polls in the most divisive, fucked up election in living memory. Whether the voters know it or not, the stakes are enormous. Similarly high stakes play out in the United States in November 2020. Will the UK (and the USA, in 2020) have woken up to the existential threats to their long-term future or has big capital already conditioned the people of these great nations into turkeys voting for Christmas?

60 SECOND CONTRARIAN: “Science versus storytelling”

For us human beings, born primate, bred storyteller, we are terribly mismatched with our technological future. Here's a 60 second definition of the fundamental science versus story contradiction.

60 SECOND CONTRARIAN: “What is reality?”

First test pre-episode of UBERCYNIC podcast. Topic is reality in under a minute.

60 SECOND CONTRARIAN: “What is wrong with social media?”

Social media is a quixotic chain gang, prisoners shackled together by some antithesis of merit - failed wannabe artists, lazy scavengers of other people's renown - craving... 250 words more, read on.

SANITY STORIES FROM THE PAST MENACING THE 21ST CENTURY

Stories have been the psychosocial crutch that've kept our species sane - individually - in an awful unpredictable fear-filled world. The price has been high but here we were in the 21st century, 7 billion plus human brains parsing the universe through prisms of vast collective narratives that affect every moment and define - for most - every reaction, every thought, every decision.

FANTASY WORLD OF HEROES AND VILLAINS OR REAL WORLD OF WINNERS AND LOSERS? CHOOSE!

In complex systems involving millions of individual human parts, it's rare to find systemic differences based on failure. Large networks of people tend to generate a built-in error correction, problem-solving and group improvement momentum.