There is massive government propaganda, not just in one-party states but also in the ostensibly democratic Western parliamentary democracies that have become neoliberal kleptocracies, plutocracies, Murdochracies, corporatocracies, lobbyocracies and dollarocracies in which Big Money purchases people, parties, policies, public perception of reality, votes and hence more power and more profit.

As famed, anti-racist Jewish American journalist. I.F. Stone declared: "Governments lie" [93, 94].Great American writer and historian Gore Vidal stated more specifically: "Unlike most Americans who lie all the time, I hate lying. And here I am surrounded with these hills [in Hollywood] full of liars -- some very talented" [95].

America has invaded 72 countries but always needs an "excuse". Thus 9-11 was the U.S. "excuse" for the U.S. War on Terror in which 32 million Muslims have died from violence, 5 million, or from imposed deprivation 27 million, in 20 countries invaded by the U.S. Alliance since the U.S. Government's 9-11 false flag atrocity that killed 3,000 people [3, 4].

However numerous science, architecture, engineering, aviation, military and intelligence experts reject the "official U.S. Government 9-11 version" and conclude that the U.S. Government must have been involved in the atrocity with likely Apartheid Israeli and Saudi Arabian involvement [4]. Søren Korsgaard comments:

The U.S. Center for Public Integrity has determined that the Bush Administration told 935 lies about Iraq between 9-11 and the war criminal invasion of Iraq in March 2003 [96]. There is massive lying by omission and lying by commission by Mainstream journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat presstitutes, noting that lying by omission is far, far worse than repugnant lying by commission because the latter can at least admit public refutation and public debate [84-86]. Thus, for example, in 1942-1945 the British with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons in Bengal, Assam, Bihar and Orissa but this immense WW2 Bengali Holocaust atrocity has been almost completely whitewashed from British history by successive generations of mendacious British historians [73, 97, 98].

While lying by omission and commission is rampant, the truth tellers are sidelined, exiled or victimized with, as correctly observed by Søren Korsgaard, the most celebrated examples being the American and world heroes Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, and Australian and world hero Julian Assange, currently obscenely imprisoned by the U.K. and facing death or life imprisonment if he is handed over to the war criminal Americans [99]. These three heroes follow in the footsteps of heroes like Daniel Ellsberg (who released the Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War) and have been persecuted by the Americans for the their truth telling.

Remarkably absent from public discussion about the horrendous persecution of my hero Julian Assange is that it has been about the sheer magnitude of the secrecy violation (involving millions of secret U.S. documents) and the violation of the integrity of the Secret State rather than the specific content. Thus for example, the most shocking revelation by Wikileaks was the video showing U.S. soldiers in an Apache helicopter massacring a dozen Iraqi civilians and some journalists yet there is a vast amount of non-secret "video footage" about U.S. atrocities from the napalming of villages, saturation bombing by B52s and the Mylai Massacre to the rare admission by U.S. UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright that half a million Iraqi children had died under Sanctions and that "it was worth it".

Thus On May 12, 1996, Albright defended UN sanctions against Iraq on a "60 Minutes" segment in which anti-racist Jewish American journalist Lesley Stahl asked her "We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?" and Albright notoriously replied "we think the price is worth it." [100]. However Lesley Stahl was not persecuted or imprisoned for eliciting this rare admission of American mass murder -- unlike Julian Assange she had merely asked a question on prime time TV and had not violated the sanctity of the American Secret State.

By way of personal example, in addition to science, art and humanitarian advocacy I have spent the last quarter of a century researching, writing and publishing about the magnitude of immense and variously ignored or forgotten atrocities, and notably those involving the British and the Americans with Australian complicity e.g. (with deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in brackets):

I was able to achieve limited visibility in Australia on these and many other important matters for a dozen years but had to self-publish my huge books on these matters and about 12 years ago finally became "invisible" in my own country (via Australian Intelligence, Mainstream media gate-keepers, Zionists or all 3?)

In the interests of humanity, I continue to carefully research, quantitatively analyse, write, and publish about 5,000 words each week about serious matters from climate change to genocide in progressive web magazines overseas but now the Google Robot minimizes the visibility of progressive media. People like me in the lovely West don't have to be victimized, imprisoned or tortured like Julian Assange -- they are simply rendered "invisible" and utterly sidelined from public life.

Nevertheless I (and many others) continue in the Quixotic truth-telling quest to penetrate the Mainstream Wall of Silence. "Free speech" is a wonderful attribute of the Western-style democracies but "effective free speech" is largely absent in these pre-Digital Dictatorships.

As a scientist I am always optimistic about finding solutions, and thus despite the effective unavoidability of a catastrophic plus 2 degrees Centigrade rise in global warming I believe we must do everything we can to make the future "less bad" for future generations. Despite a worsening Climate Emergency I take great heart from the accurate and forthright words of Greta Thunberg and the future generations she represents [101].

Further, there are limits to the "invisibility" imposed on me -- thus, for example, a Google Search for the phrase "free university education" (presently available in about 25 countries ) yields on page 2 of the Results (#20 out of 209,000 results) my detailed, 74-reference analysis entitled "50 reasons for Free University Education as we bequeath the young a dying planet" [102]. However coupling this same Google Search with the word polya (or countercurrents) yields this article as #3 (or #2) on page 1 -- these magic words are like an "abracadabra" that can open a whole world of rational, science-based humanitarian analysis otherwise well hidden in our pre-Digital Dictatorships.

This resolutely dishonest and comprehensive public and private denial of "free university education" in Australia has enabled a huge and corruptly-based "education export industry" to Asia worth (in Australian dollars) about $32 billion ($22 billion for universities) in 2017-2018 [103], about the same as the annual national defence budget or the annual subsidy given to child-brainwashing religious organizations in Australia (intellectual child abuse).

Cognitive Spyware

Søren Korsgaard outlines the horrific Brave New World of surveillance technology:

and speculates that

Astonishingly, it is now possible for neuroscientists to decode an image that a person had been instructed to think about [1].


Only this week, Kashmir Hill writing in the New York Times described how the U.S. Clearview AI company [see also note kee7mahD in my raw file] is selling to police and security agencies the Australian-invented latest in mass facial recognition technology that "might end privacy as we know it" (2020):

The remarkably perceptive Ancient Greeks had the story of Pandora's Box -- when she opened the box all kinds of evils escaped into the world. The Enlightenment opened Pandora's Box in bringing rationality and science to the world but paradoxically also with unrestrained liberalism the development and use of horrendous war technologies, including weapons of mass destruction [105-112].

Neoliberal greed has succeeded for the One Percenters who now have more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion other humans [113], a massive wealth inequality that is associated with 15 million avoidable deaths from deprivation each year [2].

However that same neoliberal greed has now brought all of Humanity to the edge of the precipice -- we are now existentially threatened by nuclear weapons and man-made climate change. Thus eminent physicist Stephen Hawking:

I have translated the 3 Laws of Thermodynamics, to whit,

to Polya's 3 Laws of Economics, to whit,

Just as the Second Law of Thermodynamics condemns the universe to thermal death in billions of years' time, so Polya's Second Law of Economics has brought Humanity and the Biosphere to the edge of terracidal disaster.

Unless extraordinary (and hence unlikely) steps are taken in the coming decade the world is set for a catastrophic plus 2C temperature rise disaster, a matter perceived by school children but not by the endlessly greedy One Percenters running the world [117].

If everyone in the world wants an American standard of living we need 7 planets, and 3 planets if we all want a European standard of living [118]. However there is no Planet B. Unless requisite action is taken there will be a worsening Climate Genocide en route to a sustainable human population of only 0.5-1.0 billion in 2100 [119]. Pope Francis has correctly declared that the environmental and social cost of pollution must be "fully borne" by the polluters [120, 121].

The IMF [see also note EHa3voos in my raw file] has declared that a Carbon Price is the best way out of the Climate Emergency and proposes rapid implementation of a $75 per tonne CO2-e Carbon Price, while noting that the recent global average is a mere $2 per tonne CO2-e [30, 31 ]. The best estimates of the damage-related Carbon Price is $200 per tonne CO2-e [25, 29].

For a sustainable future and to save the planet the world needs negative carbon emissions to get back to the pre-Industrial Revolution level of about 300 ppm CO2 from the present 412 ppm CO2, negative population growth to cut population by 50%, and a corresponding negative economic growth to cut an unsustainable world economy by 50% [122]. These science-demanded actions are unlikely to be implemented in a timely fashion or indeed ever, and thus the adumbrated Digital Dictatorships will have a hollow victory indeed.

Blockchain Technology

Søren Korsgaard sees totalitarian exploitation in a future cashless society involving cryptocurrency blockchain technology (a digital concatenated record of transactions), the Internet of Things (IoT) and social credit control:


According to Deloitte:

Government policy in China, India and the Developed World is towards a cashless society but this discriminates against poor people who are unbanked and the elderly not involved in Internet banking.

However banking system failures due to "glitches" can leave people dependent on ready cash, people are wary of government scrutiny of their finances (demonstrators in Hong Kong could evade possible government scrutiny by purchasing train tickets with cash), and people are naturally concerned about "negative interest rates" (i.e. compulsorily having to pay banks to look after their money).

Australia has laws demanding compulsory and timely reporting of bank transactions of $10,000 or more for laudable policing or security reasons connected with terrorism and other criminality (notably illicit tobacco, drugs, paedophile rings and money laundering) and there were recently huge scandals in Australia when several major banks failed to report huge numbers of such transactions. Now the Coalition Australian Government has introduced legislation to make it illegal (with punishment by draconian fines and imprisonment) to make purchases between businesses and individuals for $10,000 or more in cash [125].

Again this intrusion is justified on the basis of the "greater good" but comes from a human rights-abusing Coalition Government that was condemned by former Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Professor Gillian Triggs, thus (2017):

Why should people "trust" governments with all their personal, health and financial particulars? They simply should not as well illustrated by rich, democratic Australia (the "Lucky Country") that was one of the first countries to have


Australian Coalition Governments with support of the Labor Opposition have brought in over 70 laws that constrain civil rights and human rights and have turned Australia into a pre-police state [6-11].

Australian Governments keep their Cabinet discussions secret for 30 years and each year Australians are told what they should have known 30 years before. The utterly mendacious British Government still refuses to release correspondence involving the Royal Family relating to the U.S.- and U.K.-backed and CIA-complicit Coup that removed progressive Labor PM Gough Whitlam from office in 1975 [128].

"Look-the-other-way Australians were effectively unmoved over the prosecution of Witness K (a top intelligence officer who revealed Australian spying on the East Timor Government Cabinet meetings for the benefit of fossil fuel commercial interests) [129] but have now been told about Witness J (a top intelligence officer and distinguished veteran arrested, arraigned, remanded, tried, sentenced and imprisoned -- and all of this in total secret [130]).

The biggest lie of all from the present mendacious, corrupt, war criminal, climate criminal and grossly human rights-abusing Australian Coalition Government is resolute denial of expert scientific opinion that man-made climate change is significantly contributing to Australia's present horrendous affliction with horrendous storms, horrendous heat waves, horrendous drought, horrendous bushfires, and mass killing of over a billion native animals [131, 132].

Indeed all Australian Governments lie egregiously (indicative of egregious malfeasance) and one supposes that bigger "security states", whether one-party states or ostensible democracies, will lie even more egregiously. As famed U.S. journalist I.F. Stone famously posited: "Governments lie". In science there is zero tolerance for lying, and the same should apply to governments. No wonder little people are telling increasingly mendacious, authoritarian and intrusive governments: "Stop lying to us and hands off my privacy, my medical records and my money!"

Centralized Government

The core of Søren Korsgaard's fear of the digital dictatorship, the surveillance state empowered by an all-pervasive social crediting system, is most succinctly expressed by Lord Acton's aphorism

and Professor Rudolph Rummel's paraphrasing:

Søren Korsgaard:

Søren Korsgaard gives horrifying examples of mass deaths inflicted by both totalitarian and democratic governments. Søren Korsgaard concludes his essay thus:


Just as the Enlightenment was a poisoned chalice that brought Humanity mass murder and prospective man-made extinction of Humanity together with reason, liberty and science, so Western democracy, for all its wonderful Domestic attributes (peace, freedom, health, education and long lives in Western countries), has brought horrendous and genocidal mass killing of humans across the world through violence or deadly imposed deprivation [2].

War is the penultimate in murderous racism and genocide the ultimate in racist violence. Noting that the U.K., Australia, France , the U.S. and Canada achieved substantial parliamentary democracy by the 19th century, considered over the last millennium:

People naturally enough have the greatest love and affection for their immediate family but the fervency of this altruistic sentiment progressively falls off as we go from family, to suburb, to city, to nation and thence to Humanity as a whole.

Occupation of foreign countries immediately results in increased disregard of the rulers for those subjects. Note that "occupation" includes post-colonial neo-colonial hegemony, with African and Middle Eastern states being tragic examples (e.g. variously British- and thence U.S.-invaded Iraq since 1914).

From 1950-2005, avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries variously occupied by the following imperialist nations as major occupiers are given in brackets (see Chapter 3, pages 39- 42 in [2]):

Here is an updated summary of genocidal atrocities, deaths in holocausts, genocides and famines, with major emphasis on the last few centuries and deriving from actual violence or from imposed deprivation (estimated deaths given in brackets; various U.K. and/or U.S. involvement is asterisked):

As pointed out by Søren Korsgaard, in rich countries of the West large numbers of people die preventably each year from "lifestyle choice" and "political choice" reasons, from the major causal items such as adverse hospital events, smoking, obesity and air pollution to drugs, vehicle accidents, suicide and murder. It is estimated that such annual preventable deaths from such "life style choice" and "political choice" causes in the rich countries of New Zealand , Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. (the members of the Anglosphere 5-eyes intelligence club) total 16,000, 85,000, 101,000, 150,000, and 1.7 million, respectively, and total preventable deaths in these countries since 9-11 total 0.3 million, 1.5 million, 1.8 million, 2.7 million and 30.2 million, respectively [141-147].

Successive U.S. Administrations have committed to a long-term accrual cost of $6 trillion for the War on Terror, a gross fiscal perversion involving killing 30 million Muslims abroad rather than trying to address 30 million preventable American deaths at home.

Just to take 1 item from this list of preventable deaths, one can readily estimate that 1,400 Australian veterans and 130,000 U.S. veterans have suicided since 9-11 (in which 3,000 civilians died) as compared to about 41 Australian war deaths and 7,000 U.S. war deaths since 9-11 [147, 148]. Yet for all the Mainstream terror hysteria, jingoism, faux patriotism, and Anglosphere fraternity, this carnage is largely ignored by Mainstream journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat presstitutes.

The four main power groups of the U.S. economy are set out thus by Professor Jeffrey Sachs (Director of The Earth Institute, Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University)(2017):

Wasting $6 trillion on the War on Terror and killing 30 million Muslims instead of trying to save the lives of 30 million Americans at home would make absolutely no sense to an ordinary American (were he actually informed about it by mendacious Mainstream media), but it makes perfect sense from the perspective of these 4 major industries.

Thus endless wars for oil and fossil fuel resource hegemony are good for big oil, the military-industrial complex, and Wall Street, and generate millions of physically and mentally damaged veterans (plus collateral damage to families) that, together with government failure to take assertedly "nanny state" actions to deal with horrendous preventable morbidity and mortality, means boom time for big health care and Big Pharma.

Rulers are responsible for the ruled. In rich countries like those of the Anglosphere, corrupt and mendacious governments that are increasingly violating civil rights and privacy rights in the name of "altruistic collectivism", "national security", "law and order" and "the greater good" must wear significant responsibility for such huge preventable deaths occurring as a result of lack of humane policies, preventive medicine, public education and legislated prohibitions.

Final Comments

Søren Korsgaard's well-referenced essay "One World Digital Dictatorship", is a timely, must-read warning to the world about massive loss of civil rights and human rights due to massive data collection on individuals, censorship and mass surveillance by governments.

The technological developments enabling the Digital Dictatorship are variously being applied worldwide by governments and involve

The relevant technologies have already been developed and applied with inevitable improvements foreshadowed (notably in face recognition as exampled by the scary Clearview AI system)  [see also note kee7mahD in my raw file].

The elements of the Digital Dictatorship are already installed both in wealthy parliamentary democracies like the U.S., U.K. and Australia and in one-party states (most notably China and the Gulf States).

As Lord Acton famously averred: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely". People in the West have passively surrendered to Big Government on the basis of an asserted "collective good" in providing useful services (e.g. in health service provision) and in enabling the authorities to deal effectively with criminals and terrorists.

However the "rule of law" in the West now means draconian laws in pre-police states that can potentially be applied to ordinary citizens like you and me. Like the frog being slowly brought to the boil, rich Western citizens have progressively surrendered their civil rights to mendacious and grossly human-rights violating governments -- the people must be informed and call a halt to this perversion before it is too late.

In one-party China and multi-party India the "altruistic collectivism" for the "common good" is more serious because of the need for peace, security and a decent life for billions of relatively poor people. One hopes that one-party but economically pluralist China, having brought 800 million people out of poverty (zero annual avoidable deaths from deprivation), succeeds in finding a way to guarantee human rights as well as peace, security and public order.

Conversely, multi-party, capitalist India still struggles to achieve the fundamental human rights of the right to life and a decent life for everyone (4 million avoidable deaths from deprivation each year) [2].

The worsening Climate Emergency and Climate Genocide adds an acute urgency to this worsening human rights dilemma. Indeed it has been cogently argued by Professor Jorgen Randers that only science-informed, top-down authoritarian action by China can save the world because the political short-termism of Western-style democracies (most notably in Trump America) has meant failure to urgently and requisitely tackle climate change [150].

That failure is reflected in inexorably increasing carbon pollution and collateral environmental damage in numerous areas [18-32], and a global average Carbon Price that is only $2 per tonne CO2-e as compared to the expertly determined damage-related Carbon Price of $200 per tonne CO2-e that needs to be applied around the world [29-31]. Professor Jeffrey Sachs has pin-pointed the problem thus:

Science-based, rational risk management, that is crucial for societal safety and security, successively involves:

Unfortunately governments, lobbyists and presstitutes typically pervert this protocol by:

Thus, as noted by Søren Korsgaard, the Bush Administration told 935 lies about Iraq between 9-11 and the invasion of Iraq [152].

Leading U.S. journalists Seymour Hersh and Dr Paul Craig Roberts have exposed the gross falsehoods of Obama's "killing of Osama bin Laden" story [153, 154].

At the present Davos Summit anti-science buffoon Trump dismissed the serious concerns of nearly all scientists about the worsening Climate Emergency as "alarmism".

The governments seeking to impose total digital control over their subjects are pathologically dishonest, and utterly mendacious. We give our personal and financial data to our bank on the basis of trust, but we simply cannot trust the governments who are seeking to know "everything" about "everyone."

Governments lie and indeed the whole capitalist system is based on lying as described by Polya's Second Law of Economics which states that Deception about the Cost of Production (COP) strives to a maximum [116].

Knowledge is power and Jewish Hungarian American investor George Soros has attributed his success to a Popperian scientific approach and exploiting situations when there is a big gap between reality and general public perception.

As the window for crucial global action is closing, there is a huge asymmetry between the wealth and power of the pro-fossil fuels, neoliberal One Percenters and that of the rest of Humanity who are becoming increasingly alarmed.

The presently dominant but unsustainable neoliberal ideology that has brought us to the brink demands maximal freedom for the smart and advantaged to exploit the natural and human resources of the world for private profit.

Conversely, social humanism (eco-socialism, socialism, democratic socialism, the welfare state, a universal basic income) seeks to sustainably maximize human happiness, opportunity and dignity by evolving and culturally-sensitive intra-national and international social contracts [105-112].

Indeed in addition to the (country-based) UN General Assembly and the (power-based) UN Security Council there urgently needs to be a new element of World Government that is elected on a one-person-one-vote basis and is devoted to economic matters including the sustainable sharing of increasingly limited global resources [106, 122].

Presently we need to reduce atmospheric CO2 back to 300 ppm CO2, seek to halve the human population, and halve economic output (with the First World bearing most of the burden) [122]. An American life-style for all means we need 7 Planet Earths, and a European lifestyle for all means we need 3 Planet Earths [118].

Crucially, just as biological evolution by Darwinian natural selection requires mutation and genetic diversity, so social evolution and adaptation requires selection from a variety of ideas (memes) [155].

Ergo, at this critical time dissident views should be encouraged and not suppressed. Yet mass personal data acquisition and social credit systems in a Digital Dictatorship will not only violate human rights and civil rights but will suppress the very diversity of ideas that is crucial for tackling the present existential crisis facing Humanity.

French philosopher René Descartes famously stated "I think, therefore I am" but in a Digital Dictatorship (Digital Prison) mendacious government will determine what we are allowed to think. What must decent people do?

Decent people must:


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[79] "Personal genomics", Wikipedia:

[80] Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, "Manufacturing Consent. The political economy of the mass media", Pantheon, 1988, 2002.

[81] "Censorship by the BBC":

[82] Mainstream media censorship":

[83] "Mainstream media lying":

[84] Gideon Polya, "Mainstream media fake news through lying by omission", MWC News, 1 April 2017:

[85] Gideon Polya," Australian ABC & U.K. BBC fake news through lying by omission", Countercurrents, 2 May 2017:

[86] "Lying by omission is worse than lying by commission because at least the latter permits refutation and public debate", Mainstream media lying:

[87] Gideon Polya, "Do Bing Searches to circumvent mendacious pro-Zionist Google Searches -- Bing it!", Countercurrents, 30 April 2018:

[88] Gideon Polya, "Zionist subversion, Mainstream media censorship", Countercurrents, 9 March 2018:

[89] WSWS, "Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war sites", WSWS, 2 August 2017:

[90] Gideon Polya, "Google censorship & Zionist constraint on effective free speech threaten planet", Countercurrents, 9 August 2017:

[91] Gideon Polya, "Media Lying, Media Censorship & Australian Federal Police Raids On Media In Pre-Police State Australia", Countercurrents, 15 June 2019:

[92] Maryam Mohsin, "10 Google Search statistics you need to know in 2020, Oberlo, 17 November 2019:

[93] I.F. Stone, quoted in "Two words -- governments lie. Iraqi oil, climate change and Tony Blair", Media Lens, 22 January 2003:

[94] I.F. Stone, quoted in Gideon Polya, "Iraqi Holocaust", ConScience, Australasian Science, 2 June 2004:

[95] Gore Vidal interviewed by Melvyn Bragg on the South Bank Show", 2008:

[96] "Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war", CNN, 2004:

[97] Gideon Polya, "Australia And Britain Killed 6-7 Million Indians In WW2 Bengal Famine", Countercurrents, 29 September, 2011: a290911.htm.

[98] "Bengali Holocaust (WW2 Bengal Famine) writings of Gideon Polya":

[99] Gideon Polya, "Craven U.S. lackey Australia betrays Australian & World hero Julian Assange & free journalism", Countercurrents, 13 April 2019:

[100] Lesley Stahl and Madeleine Albright quoted in "Madeleine Albright", Wikipedia:

[101] Greta Thunberg, "No one is too small to make a difference", Penguin, 2019.

[102] Gideon Polya, "50 reasons for Free University Education as we bequeath the young a dying planet", Countercurrents, 19 March 2017:

[103] Hazel Ferguson and Henry Sherrell, "Overseas students in Australian higher education: a quick guide", Australian Parliamentary Library, 20 June 2019:

[104] Kashmir Hill, "The secretive company that might end privacy as we know it", New York Times, 18 January 2020:

[105] Brian Ellis, "The New Enlightenment. On Steven Pinker & beyond", Australian Scholarly Publishing , Melbourne, 2019.

[106] Gideon Polya, "Review: "The New Enlightenment" by Brian Ellis -- World Government & Social Humanism to save Humanity, Countercurrents, 7 October 2019:

[107] Brian Ellis, "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics", Routledge , U.K. , 2012.

[108] Gideon Polya, "Book Review: "Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics" By Brian Ellis -- Last Chance To Save Planet?", Countercurrents,;19 August, 2012:

[109] Brian Ellis, "Rationalism. A critique of pure theory", Australian Scholarly, Melbourne, 2017.

[110] Gideon Polya, "Review: "Rationalism" by Brian Ellis, Countercurrents, 14 August 2017:

[111] Gideon Polya, "Enlightenment Now" by Steven Pinker -- Climate Genocide & Avoidable Mortality Holocaust ignored", Countercurrents, 7 Septmeber 2019:

[112] Gideon Polya, "Canadian academic: "F... neoliberalism", MWC News, 14 May 2016:

[113] Kate Whiting, "5 shocking facts about inequality, according to Oxfam's latest report", World Economic Forum, 20 January 2020:

[114] Professor Stephen Hawking quoted in Will Dunham, "Nuclear, climate perils push Doomsday Clock ahead", Reuters, 22 January 2007:

[115] Stephen Hawking, "Brief Answers to the Big Questions", John Murray, 2018, Chapter 7.

[116] Gideon Polya, "Polya's 3 Laws of Economics expose deadly, dishonest and terminal neoliberal capitalism", Countercurrents, 17 October, 2015:

[117] Gideon Polya, "Millions join Global School Climate Strike -- we are running out of time ", 22 September 2019:

[118] Irene Banos Ruiz , "China's new love affair with dogs -- as pets, not food -- presents environmental problems", DW, 21 June 2016:

[119] "Climate Genocide":

[120] Gideon Polya, "Green Left Pope Francis Demands Climate Action "Without Delay" To Prevent Climate "Catastrophe"", Countercurrents, 10 August, 2015:

[121] Gideon Polya, "Pope decrees full Carbon Price", MWC News, 28 July 2015:

[122] Gideon Polya, "How much negative carbon emissions, negative population growth & negative economic growth is needed to save planet?", Countercurrents, 28 November 2018:

[123] Deloitte, "Can Bitcoin accelerate Internet of Things (IoT) adoption?",

[124] Jack Derwin, "Cash was predicted to be dead in Australia as early as 2020, but there are plenty of reasons for it to be king for a while yet", Business Insider Australia, 10 October 2019:

[124] Nassim Khadem, "Paying more than $10,000 in cash could make you a criminal under proposed law", ABC News, 20 August 2019:$10,000-or-more-in-cash-could-make-you-a-criminal/11429230.

[125] Michael Slezak, "Gillian Triggs: Australian government "ideologically opposed to human rights"", Guardian, 26 July 2017:

[126] Gideon Polya, "Pro-Apartheid Australia's New White Australia Policy & compulsory Australian values statement", Countercurrents, 12 May 2017:

[127] Gideon Polya, ""Advance Australia Fair" hides Australian racism, theft, genocide, ecocide, speciescide & terracide", Countercurrents, 1 July 2019:

[128] John Pilger, "The forgotten coup -- how America and Britain crushed the government of their "ally" Australia", John Pilger, 23 October 2014:

[129] Christopher Knaus, "Witness K and the "outrageous" spy scandal that failed to shame Australia", Guardian, 10 August 2019:

[130] Andrew Probyn, ""The quiet person you pass in the street": Secret prisoner Witness J revealed", ABC News, 5 December 2019:

[131] Gideon Polya, "Trumpist climate change denial, Australian bushfires, fuel reduction, biochar & Carbon Debt", Countercurrents, 10 January 2020:

[132] World Wildlife Fund, "Bushfire emergency", 2020:

[133] Gideon Polya, "British Have Invaded 193 Countries: Make 26 January ( Australia Day, Invasion Day) British Invasion Day", Countercurrents, 23 January, 2015:

[134] Gideon Polya, "As U.K. Lackeys Or U.S. Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, U.S. 70)", Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015:

[135] Gideon Polya, "President Hollande And French Invasion Of Privacy Versus French Invasion Of 80 Countries Since 800 AD", Countercurrents, 15 January, 2014: .

[136] Gideon Polya, "The U.S. Has Invaded 70 Nations Since 1776 -- Make 4 July Independence From America Day", Countercurrents, 5 July, 2013:

[137] "Stop state terrorism" :

[138]"State crime and non-state terrorism":

[139] Gideon Polya, "Media Lying, Media Censorship & Australian Federal Police Raids On Media In Pre-Police State Australia", Countercurrents, 15 June 2019:

[140] Gideon Polya, "Review "Enlightenment Now" by Steven Pinker -- Climate Genocide & Avoidable Mortality Holocaust ignored ", Countercurrents, 7 September 2019:

[141] Gideon Polya, "Australia Shocked By Cricket Ball Tampering But Ignores Horrendous Australian Crimes From Child Abuse To Genocide", Countercurrents, 24 April 2018:

[142] Gideon Polya, "Australian State Terrorism -- Zero Australian Terrorism Deaths, 1 Million Preventable Australian Deaths & 10 Million Muslims Killed By U.S. Alliance Since 9-11", Countercurrents, 23 September, 2014:

[143] Gideon Polya, "Pro-Zionist, Pro-war, Pro-Opium, War Criminal Canadian Government Defames Iran & Cuts Diplomatic Links", Countercurrents, 10 September, 2012:

[144] Gideon Polya, "U.K. Terror Hysteria exposed -- Empirical Annual Probability of U.K. Terrorism Death 1 in 16 million", Countercurrents, 16 September, 2014: .

[145] Gideon Polya, "West Ignores 11 Million Muslim War Deaths & 23 Million Preventable American Deaths Since U.S. Government's False-flag 9-11 Atrocity", Countercurrents, 9 September, 2015:

[146] Gideon Polya, "Corporate terrorism is state sanctioned, kills over 30 million people annually and dooms humanity by lying", State crime and non-state terrorism:

[147] Gideon Polya, "Jingoistic, U.S. Lackey Australia's Deadly Betrayal Of Its Traumatized Veterans", Countercurrents, 18 May 2018:


[149] Jeffrey Sachs, "Lies and the lying lobbyists who tell them", Common Dreams, 20 July 2017:

[150] Jorgen Randers, "Systematic short-termism: Climate, capitalism and democracy", Climate Code red, 2012:

[151] "Gideon Polya":

[152] Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war", CNN, 2004:

[153] Lisa O'Carroll, "Seymour Hersh on the death of Osama bin Laden: "It's one big lie, not a word of it is true'"", Guardian, 27 September 2013 via The Raw Story:

[154] Paul Craig Roberts, "Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation", Countercurrents, 11 May, 2015:

[155] Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene", Oxford University Press, 1976.

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