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In the Butterfly War, I detail how Silicon Valley uses cyber phrenology to violate civil rights legislation.
In The Ravens Will Starve, I detail how the Chans have begun to utilize cyber phrenology tactics to show that metadata can be used to violate civil rights.
Last month, Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook’s former vice president, was asked at a Stanford Graduate School of Business event about digital companies exploiting consumer behavior. The New York Post revealed his response and I’d like to draw attention to a specific statement:
This is the only snippet where Mr. Palihapitiya admits the technical details behind Facebook’s abuses. The rest is an artful attempt to deflect additional blame onto its users, as if Facebook was just a hapless witness to animistic human nature. Regardless of the dodge, he is admitting Facebook intentionally utilized psychological, sociological, and, most importantly of all, phrenological techniques to maximize advertising exposure. In a critical phrenological example, Facebook allowed advertisers to exclude ad exposure by race. This means Facebook has assembled a detailed list of behaviors associated with black people so as to control their ad exposure. This type of behavior tracking is the very essence of cyber phrenology and it is a core part of the effort to ensure the “short-term dopamine-driven feedback loops“ Mr. Palihapitiya regrets.
The smoking gun is in and now we have a few people putting the pieces together. Over at r/The_Donald, a screenshot of a 8chan comment explaining how Facebook civil rights violations can affect the California 2018 primaries is gaining traction.
Here’s the screenshot for posterity:
Because of the legal precedents set by redlining, a case could be made that Facebook intentionally created an environment where the civil rights of blacks were violated due to their increased exposed to predatory ads or being intentionally denied ads, specifically of financial products that could lead to disparate impact suits. If this is true, the impact Silicon Valley has on politics would be in serious trouble as civil rights violations typically result in federal government involvement. If conducted intelligently, this type of play could result in significant Republican wins in the California 2018 primaries and beyond.
It’s a powerful idea in a political world where the old rules are no longer reliable. If a deep red state can go blue, couldn’t a deep blue state go red?
My last post has created the desired effects. The intended first-order audience reacted correctly and has began to experiment with cyber phrenology in a manner that will immensely destabilize the civil rights cornerstone of material humanism. Many in the West will consider such experiments abhorrent, but they are no different than the cyber phrenology Silicon Valley has been doing for years. It is fair to assume the intended secord-order audiences (state actors, academics, and brand managers) who monitor the Chans will be incorporating the feasibility of the Butterfly War’s metadata insurgency into their current metadata arsenal. For as long as Silicon Valley can raise money and secure subsidies, that kind of metadata insurgency will continue to metastasize until it completely consumes the crown jewel of Baby Boomer moral supremacy: civil rights.
If something were to happen that could significantly interrupt the flow of investment into Silicon Valley, their reliance on ad revenue would sharply increase, forcing Google and Facebook to engage in the most overt and incidious manifestations of cyber phrenology. As long as the Chans also engage in a variant of this activity, it will be easy for social justice advocates to emotionally demand the regulation of Silicon Valley, the very financial engine that granted them political power to begin with. This self-sabotaging behavior is the purpose of the Butterfly War: suppressing the Praetorian voice by hijacking their assets en masse.
The Praetorian voice has enjoyed a prolonged influence over cherished journalists, abstract art, feminism and other core institutions of material humanism. They have already sunk their teeth into memetic warfare some time ago and hope to bring it into their wheelhouse. This voice routinely weaves a false reality that promotes destructive military conquests to create endless supplies of cheap labor through displacement and migration. If that voice can be suppressed for a time, then a core part of the cheap labor harvest cycle can be disrupted:
Depriving a nation of cheap labor derived from warfare will create demand for an alternative in the form of robotic labor. Without such feasts for the carrion, the ravens will starve long enough to irreversibly settle for that alternative.
This post is going to take a more casual tone because, I fear, it’s the only way to convey the seriousness of its contents.
My name is Patrick Ryan. I’m the voice of Nightmare in Soul Caliber 3. (That page stretches my face lol) It was my very first voice over gig and it was the very first voice over gig I ever auditioned for. I was told it was for a “necromancer” and the booth director had no idea what that was, so I said I’d give him a reference track. He submitted it and they took it. I didn’t know it was for Soul Caliber until I was at the actual recording session. I was paid $2,000 and no residuals. Yay. As I write this, I feel what I’m about to reveal is officialy part of the Randy Quaid-tier Z-list celebrity wacky conspiracy club. I kept meticulous documentation distributed across multiple parties to do my best to stay out of such associations.
I bought Milo Yiannopolous 20,000 Twitter followers on November 26th, 2014. He asked me not to do it. I did it anyways. (Some more proof) I wanted to make sure Breitbart doubled down on GamerGate because it needed a culture warrior veteran like Bannon to drive the mass media front. I took a snapshot of the bot tracker in 2015 to make sure my bots were still there. (Looks like a few thousand of them fell off after a year.) It was a controversial play, but it was the correct strategic move. I basically tricked Breitbart’s social media metrics to make them move in a direction I needed.
I found a problem with Gawker’s ad infrastructure. DigiDay even picked up on it. I’ll get into how this involved Peter Thiel later on…
I own this site. You might have seen an article or two floating around from time to time at interesting moments over the past few years. Or not. ZeroHedge liked my work. My work even got cited by someone once. Neoreactionists tend to like this site. I had one of them track me down in real life. He was a nice guy.
The contents of this site document my social experiments with 4chan’s /pol/ in the period before GamerGate… experiments that would be directly responsible for Silicon Valley’s right-side-of-history crusade against GamerGate.
Okay, enough with the credentials. Let’s get to business: What started with GG AutoBlocker became Project Shield, Google’s effort to automatically censor anyone who doesn’t conform to Silicon Valley moral supremacy. Project Shield is a multi-layered part-human, part-AI platform that uses mostly meta data signatures to preemptively discover and stop “problematic” opinions. If you recall, this initiative was created with great fanfare at nearly every phase, with Gamer Gate’s “Literally Whos” invited to participate in Google Ideas, which lead directly to Jigsaw.
I found a way to hijack those censorship platforms. All of them. No matter how many changes or patches or advancements to AI that occur, my hijack works in every scenario. We can hijack Project Shield and make it target social justice warriors. I recently had a Tweet Moment about this. It bares repeating here with additional details because I’m sure the time will come when Twitter removes it.
Let’s start with a phrase: Cyber Phrenology. This means using the volume and quality of meta data as a supposed indication of character and mental abilities. Every major Silicon Valley corporation sells and legitimizes cyber phrenology for advertising, politics, militaries, and academics. Moral supremacists think they can use these techniques to stop Nazis, the Alt-Right, and others who aren’t Silicon Valley-sactioned ideologies. But what if there was a way to make those tools target morally cherished protected classes instead? Would they see the problem with their efforts and stop their madness? Would they try to find ways around it? Would they lobby against Civil Rights? I find it’s best to steer the answer when you have multiple questions like this.
In 2013, I was studying the communication differences between 4chan’s /pol/ and Tumblr. I found that social media gamified communication and created monocultures based on strategies that maximize attention economy efficiency. I also found that anonymous forums had a unique ability to interfere with these games by leveraging what I call “The Butterfly Attack“. This attack is named after the Müller interpretation of the mimetic polymorphism found in lepidoptera, commonly known as butterflies.
Darwin had a hard time explaining the variations of butterfly wing patterns. Fritz Müller proposed a radical solution. Müller proposed that some butterflies tasted bad. Predators learned to avoid butterflies that tasted bad based on their wing patterns The other butterflies, however, were eaten. Those who survived ended up with wing patterns that looked like the bad tasting butterflies. The predator, unable to tell the difference, avoided both. Once you understand the concept, this part is key: “Multiple species can join this protective cooperative, expanding the mimicry ring.“
In America, we have a legal concept called “protected classes“ which was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This concept protects against the discrimination of people based on race, color, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability status, veteran status, and genetic information. These are morally immutable concepts to the average Western citizen. Think of these protected properties as “wing patterns“. These patterns tell potential legal predators to avoid targeting these people. Cultural efforts, primarily through the education system and Hollywood, were also made to make everyone else was afraid of these wing patterns as well.
One day, Twitter users decided to start a hashtag called #solidarityIsForWhiteWomen and I saw a chance to try out my theory: What if people could trick others into thinking they were members of a protected class?
This theory required me to convince /pol/ to be black feminists to amplify the shaming of white feminists. It was /pol/‘s first successful raid. 4chan nostalgia confirms this:
As I stated before, I documented the entire experiment. In broad daylight. I suffered a few DDoSes and reputation poison attacks for it. Here were the results:
The conclusion was astounding: White feminists were so afraid of Civil Rights wing patterns, they feared retaliating against black feminist rage. (The hashtag was legit, btw. White feminists cry about pixels. Black feminists can’t feed their kids. I don’t feel bad for what I did.)
Later on, those /pol/lacks I trained went on to start #endFathersDay. A Time Magazine op-ed hilariously ran with it as if it was legit. Müller’s conclusion was proven right again: “Multiple species can join this protective cooperative, expanding the mimicry ring.“ The desire to join Civil Rights wing patterns expanded the mimicry ring from Twitter to mainstream news. And when GamerGate happened, the mimicry ring expanded yet again to encompass politics as well.
The #NotMyShield hashtag appeared at the beginning of GamerGate to show that non-white non-males were also gamers. This effort also contained those same /pol/lacks I trained. Ars Technica revealed such associations. By then, I’ve learned all I needed: Tinkering with Civil Rights wing patterns results in instantly escalating, highly sustainable, multi-domain, mass participation conflict.
I am well studied in conflict theory. So when a conclusion like that rears its ugly head, I was very ready for what was going to happen next. I kept my involvement in those early GamerGate events secret for three years until two weeks ago. Let’s go into the conflict theories I used:
I used all four to make sure GamerGate would keep going. When Milo appeared, I bought 20,000 Twitter followers for him. I doubled his followers to make sure Breitbart would get involved. It was important to bring gamers into a culture war, especially since they’ve spent most of their lives being blamed for school shootings, rape culture, and other nonsensical scapegoating. I did this because I saw gamers in a unique future role: Think Ender’s Game, but for mass economic mobilization. I do believe I got drunk one night and sort of leaked a little bit of this part of the story on 8chan’s /v/. I think someone took some screenshots and saved my drunken rant. Embarrassing. I haven’t had a drink in four months.
When Gawker proved obsessed with their anti-gamer crusade, I inspected their ad exchange networks to find if they were cheating. My efforts ended up on DigiDay. Ad exchanges were now valid battle grounds for the culture war. That would end up being very important later on when Google got involved.
When Thiel got involved, I realized that this was getting way bigger than I thought. It confirmed my suspicions about gamers being the key to the future. And Hulk Hogan… oh man… I once dated a girl who lived down the street from him and the guy who did THE IMMORTAL went to my wedding. It’s a small world after all. I was able to deduce a few things without people directly or indirectly leaking anything, so don’t bother trying to find people violating NDAs. They didn’t.
I did email Thiel, however, explaining everything. I knew he wouldn’t respond, but the email would be timestamped proof of my ability to predict the outcome of the conflict. In that email lies my plans for mass economic mobilization of gamers. They’re good plans with good intentions and great outcomes. It’s just the sausage making is always ugly.
As GamerGate escalated, Google got involved in the form of Google Ideas. This gave birth to Jigsaw. Jigsaw runs Project Shield, a platform that analyzes meta data to figure out who is and is not a right-wing extremist. Meta data as in accelerometer metrics, touch screen interactions, keystrokes, search behavior, sentiment analysis, friendships, etc.
This entire crazy mess of escalating culture warriors was all because of The Butterfly Attack. Pretending to be protected classes caused the establishment to react with full force displays of cultural and moral supremacy. After careful study and preparation, I’ve decided to provide the final piece of this experiment, the one that breaks the very center of the machine called Western postmodernism: You can train Project Shield to target protected classes, thus, putting Eric Schmidt in the cross hairs of Civil Rights violations. And not just Eric Schmidt, but the entire Silicon Valley apparatus. That’s why they escalated so hard during GamerGate. They knew they were going to have to partake in questionable actions like cyber phrenology. This explains why Google is hiring so many “journalists” as of late.
If one can generate meta data behavior that resembles a protected class, automated censorship efforts like Project Shield will fail.
If you can spoof the meta data of protected classes, you will be immune to Project Shield. The predator will not eat bad tasting things.
But… because tinkering with Civil Rights wing patterns causes mass conflict, progressives will demand Silicon Valley does something to stop this. Google would be forced to engage in even more disturbing volumes of “cyber phrenology“.
Think: Oh, he’s clicking like a black man. He’s swiping like a female. They’ll have to categorize protected class meta data behavior to protect them. I don’t think you can imagine how many Civil Rights laws that would violate, especially when their deplatforming actions accidentally target actual protected classes. The alternative, of course, is to do nothing and give anti-globalism critics a free ride on their networks. Either outcome results in Civil Rights erosions.
I tried to warn David Petraeus of this in December. I sent him and email, explaining how I’ve compromised the entire Jigsaw initiative. Jigsaw brought him on because of his efforts during the Surge in 2007. He’s a brilliant military strategist.
How do you maximize an all-volunteer military that has been cycled through multiple tours and received no training in urban occupation? It’s the same question as: How do you maximize a finite number of community managers who received no training in memetic warfare? You use meta data! DoD captures all Iraqi telecom data and analyzes the meta data for behavior that indicates if someone is gonna go hot. Petraeus used this heavily to make sure the door kickers were allocated for high impact missions. Fits right into Jigsaw’s needs. If I was Jigsaw, I’d bring on Petraeus as well. He’s the first general in history to successfully integrate the meta data domain into urban conflict.
This also means Google is deploying military-tested techniques and methodologies against American citizens as if they were a destabilized, displaced, and distressed population.
I did not receive a response to my email. I guess he’s had enough email problems.
So, how does one spoof meta data? It’s easier than you think.
As these efforts go into full swing and the defectors pile up, Silicon Valley will have to institute Scientology-style restrictions of expression and behavior. These limitations will only create more defectors as internal reprimands become more reactionary. If you need help finding the psychology of Silicon Valley developers, mine HackerNews and IRC logs for sentiment analysis about their behaviors and alligences.
Silicon Valley wanted to engage in infinite conflict escalation over their obsession with Civil Rights wing patterns. This zeal will be their undoing. We will make them eat the bad butterflies until they can’t have another bite. Then we will make them eat more.
Welcome to the Butterfly War.