How to Maliciously Smear Your Critics (and Not Get Away with It)

The life of a professional political satirist is many things, but it is certainly never boring. Last week, for example, was particularly not boring. OK, I wasn’t called before a Senate committee to testify against a rapey nominee to the highest court in the United States, or smeared by the right-wing media for doing so,… Read More How to Maliciously Smear Your Critics (and Not Get Away with It)

How to Operate an Anti-Authoritarian Hacktivist Cult (Part 2)

One of the essential aspects of operating an anti-authoritarian hacktivist cult is monitoring and controlling communications, both on the cult member-to-cult member level and within the minds of individual cult members. This is what is known as Milieu Control, and is not as complicated as many people think. All we’re actually talking about is controlling… Read More How to Operate an Anti-Authoritarian Hacktivist Cult (Part 2)

How to Operate an Anti-Authoritarian Hacktivist Cult (Part 1)

We’re going to begin our series on How to Operate an Anti-Authoritarian Hacktivist Cult by reviewing the three essentials of operating any type of cult: (1) the Charismatic Cult leader; (2) Isolation from Society; and (3) the Apocalyptic Ideology. We assume you’re already familiar with how these features function in more traditional cults, so we’ll… Read More How to Operate an Anti-Authoritarian Hacktivist Cult (Part 1)