COMING SOON: The Major’s History of the United States Series: Post World War II through Today-with a twist…..

Pretty soon, The Major will begin to go through the History of the United States from Post World War II up through today.

But the Major will be adding a twist. Alongside with the History Lesson, The Major will be including in parallel, the rise of the computer. The Major, having been a decades-long practitioner of programming arts and sciences, will make sure that the computer side gets a real good coverage-because, quite frankly, what I’ve seen from today’s tech press is that they too, have loss a sense of history.

Stay tuned….

PSA to the People of the Free World: The Wikileaks digital arsenal

The real face of Julian Assange (The Major thanks Jim Kasper for his mad Photoshop skillz! Rock on!):

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(Yep-I went there…after all, it seems only fitting once you read my little missive….)

To the People of The Free World:

It’s time you seriously reconsider Wikileaks, given their involvement in the DNC hack and their most recent attempt to throw sand in the gears of the announcement of former director Mulerr as Special Counsel.

Here’s why: Information is power. But that can be weaponized..

Look at what Wikileaks is sitting on: they have obtained thousands of sensitive documents and databases-many of them leaked for sure, but most stolen more than likely-but that trove has now become one giant stockpile of digital arms imaginable-a very formidable one.

Conventional weapons are so 20th Centuty. Cyberweapons are now the 21st Century
weapon of choice, leveling the playing field fom even the tiniest nation to the giant behemoths.

And Wikipedia is sitting on perhaps the largest unprotected arsenal on the planet today.

You comfortable with that?

You saw what Wikileaks just did with that lame-ass Mueller tweetstorm, trying to discredit him. The smart people knows that’s all bullshit. Obviously, Wikileaks doesn’t like what’s happening to Donald J. Trump right now and throwing off digital flak.

So now it’s up to people like me to protect those citizens of ours who ares less uninformed and very tech-unsavvy from you and your fellow associates…..

 

Wikileaks and whoever is funding them are a Grave and Mortal Threat to All Democracies and Free Nations around the World.

 

And again, The Major will not tolerate that.

A message to Millenials (and everyone else)

Dear Millenials:

Over the next several weeks The Major will begin to publish detailed history about the Untied States from post World War II until today. It is imperative that you read it, for the simple reason that it seems that we’ve lose a sense of history-and that very dangerous.

Leo Buscgaia, AKA “Dr. Love”, and denizen of many 1980s PBS pledge drives, routinely warned in his pledge drive shows:

“Those people, who have lost a sense of history, are going to have to re-live it themselves”.

So please, put your cellphones down, stop Tweeting and Snapchatting, stop taking stupid pictures of what you are eating and posting them on Facebook, and really educate yourselves as to what is happening right now.  It’s that important.

And while you’re at it, for God sake, practice safe computing-the recent malware outbreak of WannaCrypt should serve as a wakeup call to the reality that every one of us are now unwilling soldiers in a war being waged against each and every one of us using the Inetenet as the battlefield. So make sure you apply every patch that comes out, don’t click on any suspicious emails. Here’s good place to start.

As Jesse Ventura would say when he closes eyer episode on his show “Off the Grid”:

Stay Vigilant.

Welcome to Views from the Major.

Welcome to this new blog. With all that is happening with our new President and the resulting chaos that is following, I feel it’s my duty as a citizen to begin to re-calibrate and break the bonds of the manufactured consent and conditioning that has plagued our nation over the years as shown so brilliantly in the movie “Network” 

In addition, it appears that we Americans have lost a sense of history both locally and globally, which is very dangerous, as we see the very signposts happening right now that happened that led to the events that led to Wold War II-but instead of the the believers of the Jewish faith being targeted as was the case in World War II, it is now the believers of the Islamic faith-we must not let that happen again. Sure, we’ve seen some horrible acts committed by ISIS recently-but let’s not forget all of the atrocities committed by by the IRA during The Troubles (which to us Americans is pretty much a non-event-but ask any British citizen about that time and you’ll get quite a different story.)

Over the next month or so I will be filling in sections of the blog with historical accounts of major events in various areas and subject domains to provide background of what happened in the past (i.e., how we got here), post on current news items with a twist-I will report on a news item 48 hours after the event occurs, simply because the major media outlets heedlessly rush to be first and get the details wrong. So in the meantime, I may be very quiet while I compile all of my goodness to post here. Feel free to subscribe for updates as I post them so you can stay correctly informed without.

Contrary to what President Trump asserts, The United States is still a great country. How he managed to get elected left me and a lot of others gobsmacked. Some of his cabinet post picks are even more appalling. What in the world have we done?

Perhaps this rather prescient clip from the ABC miniseries “Amerika” might jog some memories and make some points clear….

Oh, I almost forgot The Major’s mission: “To protect The Free World in Cyberspace when other’s cant-or won’t”.