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#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics

#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics.

 

Interesting; just started reading it. The term, “Accelerationism,” is not new and has been featured in a few novels that I know of. But I’m interested in the idea now, as I’ve grown impatient with the seeming artificial blockages on social and technological movements imposed by monopolies, oligopolies, and persistences of the 20th (and even 19th) century.

Sabotaging Obamacare Is a Lucrative Endeavor for Some | The Nation

Sabotaging Obamacare Is a Lucrative Endeavor for Some | The Nation.

The theatrics of Obamacare are a nothing new– Thus:

While brokers claim they seek only to ensure patients are not scammed by “unlicensed” navigators, in reality, blocking competition seems to be the primary motivation. Last month, the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America released a statement endorsing an effort by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) to repeal all of the funding for the navigators programs. Notes from a lobbying association for insurance agents in California warned brokers before a visit to Sacramento: “If we don’t [lobby lawmakers] they will not think it will matter that much when they allow the unlicensed “navigators” to solicit your book of business!!”’

 

That there is this sabotage is a nothing new: it’s the expected politics. I’m rather more interested in evaluating the ways in which “truth” is appreciated, weighed, acted upon.