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Revolutionary Algorithms

Eddison Flame

Can you feel it now? Can you feel the changes coming? Can you feel the electricity in the air? Revolution is coming. It is getting really close now, you can almost reach out and touch it. Actually, if you live in France, you can reach out and touch it.

The Gilets Jaunes is the beginning of something that is about to spread to every nation on the planet. Maybe not the name, that’s not for sure, but in principle, the Gilets Jaunes is the beginning. The Gilets Jaunes is the beginning because everyone knows that a revolution has to happen. Everyone knows there has to be a revolution, and, well, now the Gilets Jaunes have started it.

Everyone is aware of the situation we are facing right now. Everyone is aware of just how dangerous things have become for us. We all know in our hearts what is going on. We know what the people ruling the world are doing. We know they are destroying the environment all over the world. We know they are waging unjust and illegitimate wars all over the world. We know they are enslaving the poorest people in the poorest countries of the world. We know they are squeezing the last drops from the middle classes all over the world, pushing more and more people into poverty. We know they are using the media apparatus all over the world to control us – to keep us in the dark about these truths. We know what they are doing.

We have tried to use the political process to fix these things. We have tried putting our faith in politicians to fix these things, but the politicians haven’t helped us. The politicians lied to us. They promised to fix things, but they didn’t. The politicians have been bought off, and they serve the interests of the very rich – the real rulers of the world.

We know all these things, and we know that there will have to be a revolution to fix it. We know there is going to be a revolution, and we also know that it isn’t going to be fun. This isn’t going to be fun for anyone. In fact, its going to be very hard, but we have to face it. The problems we are facing will only get worse the longer we put this off. The censorship will only increase. The propaganda will only increase. The wars will get worse. They environment will get worse. The poverty will get worse. Things will keep getting worse until we face this thing.

This is the truth, so now we have to face it, and the first step is to get prepared. That is what this article is about. It’s about getting prepared. It’s about preparing ourselves mentally for what to expect as the revolution gets underway, and it’s about what we can do to get prepared. Its about the expectations and the algorithms of a revolution.

I talk about algorithms because I’m a computer scientist and I think about algorithms a lot. An algorithm is just a set of instructions for how to do something. An algorithm is like a recipe in cooking, but it is for anything at all. There’s an algorithm for how to brush your teeth, there’s an algorithm for how to make a friend, and there’s an algorithm for how to handle any problem anyone might face during a revolution.

During the coming revolution people will face many problems. For the remainder of this article I hope to identify some of the problems people might encounter, and to offer algorithms that address these problems.

Please, consider this a bare minimum. A first draft attempt to help people to prepare. I encourage anyone and everyone to start identifying other potential problems, developing solutions, and sharing these ideas with everyone else. After all, this revolution will be a massively collaborative effort. Everyone will have to work together in any and every way possible in order to succeed.

Unite and Overcome

Collaboration and communication is the first and primary key to success. Our ability to communicate with each other effectively will eventually come under attack, (really it already has).

Notice that it is our ability to communicate with each other that has made this revolution possible at all. The fact that nearly every single person in the world has a cell phone with a camera has made it possible for people anywhere in the world to communicate with each other in real time. People can share events as they occur including any video or photographic evidence. This has played an important role in waking people up to what is really going on in the world. This phenomenon has facilitated peoples ability to see through the official narratives given by the main stream media.

But access to information is now being made more difficult. The censorship taking place so far has been fairly soft, but it will get worse. The elites have noticed the trend taking place. They are aware that people are buying into the main stream media lies less and less. Now they are trying to shift peoples attention away from what other citizens are saying and back onto ‘official’ narratives.

Eventually people can expect censorship to get quite bad. People will be forced to switch their habits of communication. We can combat this ahead of time by finding and using alternative means of communication, and by forming networks before hand – by being well connected.

You see, their strategy is to divide and conquer. Our strategy must be the opposite of this, ours is to unite and overcome. So what we need to do is get connected. We need to get organized with each other, and we need to do this quickly. We need to share email addresses with each other. We need to share telephone contact information. We need to become a ‘reliable network’ so that, for example, if we are cut off from email, we can still connect via text message. Ideally we would become so well organized that if any one of us goes missing, fails to check in, whatever, then someone else will notice.

I call this very incomplete algorithm Unite and Overcome. Please, comment, discuss, improve. Find ways to quickly get organized and connected. Discuss and agree on alternative means of communication. Build up a resilient unassailable network.

The Great Caravan

The next important thing to recognize is that protests can only be so effective. Certainly the government does not love protests, but as long as everyone is still going to work Monday through Friday and paying their taxes then the government will have little incentive to make changes. What really needs to happen is a major broad based divestment from the system. There needs to be a massive exodus from the work force – a global exodus so great that the the globalists actually feel it. To orchestrate such a massive change I want to suggest something I call The Great Caravan.

There are a few problems that need to be addressed in order to make a divestment action like this happen. The highest among them is that, while striking, people will need their basic needs met. People will need food, water, and housing, and people will have many other needs as well. If everyone is located separately and remotely, meeting these needs would become a major logistical challenge. In order to solve this problem we need a radical solution.

One solution, my favorite solution, is to join together to become a kind of travelling family. To form a great caravan. In other words we all get together and go camping.

People get organized as best as they are able, everyone packs up everything useful thing they have, and they head out to a campground. Once there people get to work organizing. People figure out who needs things and who can help. Everyone is dedicated to each other. Medical professionals help with medical needs. Mechanics help with mechanical needs. Teachers set up school curriculum and mobile schools. Some people cook. Some people help take care of the kids. Everyone works together to sustain each other. If it gets cold, the caravan moves south. If there is trouble with authorities, the caravan moves.

The point is, everyone joins together in a great caravan, and the caravan becomes a family, and the family stays together until the revolution is over. And with this simple non-violent act, we are able to divest from the whole social structure which has been working against us for so long. With this simple non-violent act we become stronger than anything the powers that be can break. Alone, we are weak. But if we unite, we can overcome.

These are just a few ideas. Unfortunately I have very little time to write. So much more needs to be discussed, and we may not have much time left. My hope in writing this is to inspire others to begin considering these things and to start discussing them with each other. For this to work it will take all of us working together. Everyone needs to be a leader. We all need to carry each other.

God bless you all,
Eddison Flame


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frank
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frank

“The Gilets Jaunes is the beginning of something that is about to spread to every nation on the planet.”

What have you been smoking? Or drinking? Too much holy water maybe?

eddisonflame
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eddisonflame

Here it is, popping up in Tunisia now. RT is wondering, is it Arab Spring 2.0?

https://web.archive.org/web/20181227105330/https://www.rt.com/news/447500-tunisia-journalist-suicide-protest/

Like I said, who knows how fast all this moves, but it will spread.

eddisonflame
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eddisonflame

Well, I believe we’re heading into a global economic meltdown which will increase the hardships of the working people all over the planet. I also believe there is a great likelihood of a major conflict developing between the US and other rival powers. These catalyzing events, in my opinion, will only cause the conditions which gave rise to the Gilles Jaunes to spread to more places in the world. So maybe the GJ calms down for a time, who knows how quickly it happens, but we are on a global trajectory that this type of movement will eventually spread to… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

This article is generally what we are feeling, however the notion of a caravan is a little too ‘romantic’ and unworkable, for as Slava posted. ” What can work though if we all stop shopping at large web sites (you know which I mean) that don’t pay taxes but do pay politicians/tax authorities to look the other way, large supermarkets, any corporate sites/shops. SPEND AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE, REDUCE DEBT if you have any. And buy from small independent shops/farms/companies that would pay fair wages to stuff, pay fair taxes, pay fair price to suppliers who would ideally be small… Read more »

Stephen Morrell
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Stephen Morrell

Revolution is a serious business, and talk of it should match that. Don’t waste time with ‘caravans’ and other utopias. Such pre-Marxian outlooks fail to understand the nature of classes, of capitalism and its state, are why utopian schemes have failed. These outlooks and schemes were comprehensively dismantled by Marx and Engels. Look to where capitalism has been successfully overthrown. And look at why these revolutions were limited and have failed to vanquish capitalism from the earth. Presently the ‘gillet juarnes’ movement is leaderless, has no class perspective, nor a strategy for struggle other than street protests. If it has… Read more »

Thomas Brandt
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Thomas Brandt

The movement of the Gilets Jaunes, outside the control of the usual petite bourgeois betrayers, can not be overestimated. Macrons erratic response, from brutality to concessions, gives a measure of the terror the Gilets Jaunes have stuck in the heart of French state.
Though in it’s embryonic stage it is the working class moving as a class and developing it’s own forms of organisation. See “Popular Assembly of Commercey”.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/24/comm-d24.html

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/10/vide-d10.html

Stephen Morrell
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Stephen Morrell

It’s hard to deny that this movement will spread in one form or another internationally because clearly the underlying issues of neoliberalism’s disastrous consequences for the 99.99% aren’t confined to France. However, this isn’t a replay of the French bourgeois revolution. However, various regular assemblies and the working class ‘developing its own forms of organisation’ are meaningless without a program that squarely confronts the following issues: 1. No ruling class in history has ever surrendered its property, power and privileges peacefully. The behaviour of the cops should tell anyone that, which is only a small taste of what they’re capable… Read more »

Stephen Morrell
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Stephen Morrell

I was remiss in not including the following:

LD Trotsky:
The Transitional Program and the Struggle for Socialism

Slava
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Slava

Great article. Agree with it 100% except for the conclusions 😉 Yes revolution/change is possible right now if enough people make conscious efforts to make it happen. Yes protest or voting alone won’t get the results as protests will be suppressed (how many “preventive” arrests were made before they had plans for a massive unrest in Paris? Thousands?) and votes will be ignored and betrayed (Obama’s “change”). Even if a good-willed politician like Corbin will get voted in his own party and authorities will sabotage him enough not to make any real difference. Yes it is important to stay in… Read more »

Yarkob
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Yarkob

“Yes it is important to stay in touch and hopefully it won’t get to the point of total web sites blockages and full 1984-style censorship.”

we are at that point already. have been for some time. it’s just done a bit more subtly than 1984. it’s before the mask comes off that we really need to have moved

rtj1211
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rtj1211

The issue of revolution is rarely how to carry it out, rather who deserves to rule afterwards.

Most revolutionaries make poor administrators.

Fancy telling that to them when they are holding an automatic weapon?!

olavleivar
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olavleivar

YOU TOTALLY FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THE ELITES ARE EXECUTING A POPULATION EXCHANGE OF EUROPE … and … THAT OMISSION TELLS THE INFORMED READER .. THAT ALSO YOU ..are NOT ENTIRELY HONEST …. SO …IF YOU WANT UNITY …. HERE IN EUROPE … YOU HAVE TO SHOW YOUR COLOURS .. ON THIS ISSUE WHICH IS OF GREAT CONCERN ..IN FACT THE OVERRIDING CONCERN .. OF THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE .. BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT .. EVERY DAY …. BEING REPLACED ::: WHILE THEY ARE FLEECED BY TAXATION USED BY THE ELTES TO FINANCE THE INVASION OF ANALFABETIC… Read more »

Yarkob
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Yarkob

is your keyboard broken, olav?

Alex
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Alex

Upon retiring I left UK because I couldn’t stand the narrow-minded unintelligent racism. 2 years ago I returned to London for a period of 3 months and lived in a poor multicultural neighborhood of South London. I found the experience refreshing, inspiring, and above all thought-provoking calm and welcoming. There were only two incidents which one might describe as mildly offensive and without Rhyme or Reason and both were from drunk white British males. To anyone with a brain, which Canadian studies some years ago show is unlikely in racists, encouraging racism is a classic divide-and-rule strategy which only benefits… Read more »

Stonky
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Stonky

To anyone with a brain, which Canadian studies some years ago show is unlikely in racists…

To anyone with a brain, taking a violent, intolerant, bigoted, supremacist, and deliberately divisive ideology that masquerades as a religion, and treating it as if it was a race, so that you can have the pleasure of shoving its bigotry down other people throats and denouncing them as racists, while telling yourself that you occupy the moral high ground, is about as stupid as you can get.

I don’t know if any “Canadian studies” have been done on the subject though.

Maggie
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Maggie

@Stonky
”violent, intolerant, bigoted” ”Telling yourself that you occupy the moral high ground, is about as stupid as you can get”
Is this the pot calling the kettle?

Or was it the cap fitting too tightly that rattled your cage?

Stonky
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Stonky

One of my sons is gay. I derive some small degree of personal satisfaction from the fact that he was comfortable enough in his sexuality to come out to his mum and me on his 16th birthday, an age when many other young gay men are torturing themselves trying to convince the world, their friends, their families, and above all themselves that they’re straight. Meanwhile, other people are teaching their kids that my son should be thrown off a high building. I don’t know what kind of a fucking moron you have to be to persuade yourself that I’m the… Read more »

Health
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Health

The article is tagged with ‘anarchy’ among other items. I argue that getting together and doing things together for the benefits of the community is more about ‘community spirit’ and improving social bonds than anarchy.

Yarkob
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Yarkob

i think you’ve sucked up the masses’ broad, and totally spurious, definition of anarchy. it doesn’t mean what you think it does. no rulers, not no leaders (among many other things)

Mordaz
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Mordaz

True revolution is a power grab. Can’t be done in a non-violent way. All you get out of non-violent protest is some concessions from the system, not meaningful change to the system.

Jo
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Jo

https://mewe.com/mobile

I think we should be investigating to use this….non facebook…no adds…no spyware….for example. Communications systems are vital for strategy….and keep away from anythinggoogle twitter etc…..any others out there?

Health
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Health

Often, we see an entire suburb relying on just one supermarket for the community’s food needs. It makes a lot of sense to use any patch of soil around the house to plant veggies and herbs. Let also the kids enjoy such activities. Not only more nutritious (and more exercise) but it could be hugely beneficial in case something wrong happen to the supermarket’s supply.

Fair dinkum
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Fair dinkum

A mass movement needs a slogan, a song or anthem, a web page, a hashtag a meme and a goal.
Let’s get started.

Paul Carline
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Paul Carline

Get well soon!

binra
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False framing is the ‘mind’ that deceives itself. It is always ‘identity’ against. Always an oppositional, limit, division and denial of the Will. Always a sense of hate and attack justified. True witness leaves the false bait hanging – untaken. The emotional manipulation – unreacted to. Abiding in life, of life and for life, not a mind in ‘knowing’ but open to discovery of a true behind or beneath the false. In faith and conviction that the true is the ground of integrity without which is all made lies. Lies that cost the truth that sacrifice the living to false… Read more »

Health
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Health

binra, can you add one or two examples?

vierotchka
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Having lived a stone’s throw away from France and having been in Paris in May 1968, I can tell you that this kind of thing happens regularly in France, every few years or so. Nothing exceptional about the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests).

vierotchka
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I am in hospital, quite ill, so my concentration is not up to par. What I meant to say was “Having lived a stone’s throw away from France for many decades—”

Sorry about that.

Maggie
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Maggie

@ Vierotchka
Very sorry to hear that you are ill.
I am wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you are soon well enough to join us again.
Your comments are always so relative and appreciated.
Here is hoping that you have a peaceful, pain free Christmas and a happy New Year.

Jen
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Jen

You deserve a rest, you punch well above your weight here. Hoping you will be better in time for Christmas.

intergenerationaltrauma
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vierotchka – wishing you a speedy recovery sister. Warm regards.

Denis O'hAichir
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Denis O'hAichir

Coordinated world wide strike with agreed demands beforehand, no compromise whatsoever, no negotiation, meet the demands or “ye and yer children will starve”. We are many they are few.

eddisonflame
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eddisonflame

Exactly. We can coordinate on a global scale. If we get united we can effect global change.

Personally, I would like to see people from every nation demand of their governments that all deployed troops come home and all weapons of mass destruction be destroyed.

Willem
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Willem

‘The censorship will only increase.’ Not sure if that is such a bad thing. When everything that is of use, is censored, nothing valuable to read is left reported. That will effectively be the end of the media. When that happens other forms of communication have to take over, like reading books, talking to people, form your own judgment. This is already happening and IMO the reason why the yellow vests exist and why (in my country, the Netherlands) strikes have never been so intense since 1989. Twain said: you can fool some people all of the time, and some… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

@ Willem, ”If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind. ” Edward Bernays – 1928 We sheep used to be controlled from… Read more »

Paul Carline
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Paul Carline

I don’t think this is a Wizard of Oz scenario. These people control armies of Robocops and have access to directed energy weapons that can obliterate thousands in a few seconds. They haven’t used them on people in that way yet but I don’t believe they would have have any compunction about doing so if they thought it necessary. There have been regimes which kept millions suppressed and in fear for decades. There may be a small window of opportunity now for effective resistance. I have always supported the ‘weapon’ of a general strike, though I’m not sure what percentage… Read more »

Rhisiart Gwilym
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Rhisiart Gwilym

Paul, can you give some technical details of these directed energy weapons; how they work; on what basic physical principles they operate; where does the energy come from? You know, stuff like that. You might want to confer with Judy Woods for her expertise on the subject, before answering.

And btw, what popular grass-roots, widely-established people’s organisations are going to get this general strike organised and going, and then kept solid?

[Warning: The waffle-alarm at Off-Graun is set on hair-trigger…]

Makropulos
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Makropulos

That is true. Despair has always been a good weapon for the ruling interests. The more scared and depressed the masses are, the less likely they are to do anything. A passive resentment is ideal for ensuring an unhappy but compliant population. And to achieve this the ruling interests are always anxious to create an image of themselves that is always much more formidable than the reality. In truth they are scared shitless.