This may come as a shock to some, but the media is not omniscient. It’s not omnipotent either, so you can forget about that. “The media,” or its more specific incarnation “mainstream media” aren’t even real things. The collective storytellers of humankind are not part of a singular distinct entity. The media, the press, the paparazzi, whatever you’ll call them are a class of people. Continue reading The Media Is Not Omniscient
Justice comes, not to those who ask for it, but to those who fight for and demand it. Justice does not come to the frail lamb, it comes to the valiant lion that roars its demand for due process and the presumption of innocence across the savanna. Justice cannot fight for you, for Justice is blind. You must fight for Justice.
Hey there readers of /r/Politics and anyone else that’s checking this out. I’m Zachary Silva, and this is me verifying myself for the Reddit community by providing proof on my blog here. As you can see in the featured image, I’m subjecting myself to the questions of /r/Politics. As you can see from the domain name here, and the images provided, I am who I say I am. For those of you that want more background on me that’s here too. Continue reading Proving Myself:
/r/Politics Senate Seat Struggle AMA
Coming soon to a political theater near you:
Nazis! Animal Sacrifice! A walk from Orlando to the Mojave. The unconquerable sun god has returned to conquer Rubio’s Senate seat. Will he make it to judgement day? Or will a Stone thrown in get in the way? Find out more on the next episode of “Libertarian Party of Florida: Senate Seat Struggle.”
Without having met him, I can still confidently say this is how Austin Petersen would introduce himself on the campaign trail.
“Hi, I’m Austin Petersen and I’m running for president with The Libertarian Republic. *cough* I mean the Libertarian Party.”
My 2016 primary predictions:
1. Donald Trump releases a book and drops out. I’m uncertain what happens first.
2. Bernie Sanders becomes the Ron Paul of the Democratic party. Ends up as populist hero that misses nomination and inspires strong student movement.
Republican Nominee: Jeb Bush
(Maybe, but unlikely: Carson.)
Democratic Nominee: Hillary Clinton.
(Possible, but unlikely: Joe Biden.)
Bonus points to Trump if he goes it alone and makes a movie.
It’s election season again and I’m beginning to notice that more and more of you have political opinions now, and you’re expressing them more too compared to prior cycles. Well, the fact that you guys care more about politics than ever is great. I want you to continue participating in the political process, I want you to be effective advocates, and most importantly I want you win friends and truly influence people. Continue reading The Art of Political Posting–
Part One: Avoiding Alienation.
I haven’t become big enough of a public figure to be accused of being Illuminati yet, but when that day comes I’ll probably laugh and take it as a compliment. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. The society’s goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power. If you’ve got a problem with those goals then I really don’t know what to say to you.
So as a security/privacy/cryptography enthusiast I’ve got this to say about the Hillary Clinton email scandal:
“If you’re going to keep secrets, don’t be so damn sloppy about it.” Continue reading On Hillary Clinton’s Email Server: