Der Weltanschauung Magazine (The WorldView)
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September 11, 1991 Volume 1, Issue 7
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"Let us arise, let us arise against the oppressors o
f humanity; all kings,
emperors, presidents of republics, priests of all religions are the true
enemies of the people; let us destroy along with them all juridical, political,
civil and religious institutions."
-Manifesto of anarchists in the Romagna, 1878
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The Sorcerer (REV)/Modok Tarleton/Cynder The Grey/Brain On A Stick
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) You're Invited! Cyber-Lunch '91.......................The Desert Fox
2) They Are Out To Get You...............................Modok Tarleton
3) On The Subject Of Government..............
............Cynder The Grey
4) Fight The Power!......................................Brain On A Stick
5) Pocket Law Quick Reference Card.......................Bryan O' Blivion
6) The True Significance Of The Zodiac Sign..............Elrond
7) KPFT/BoB Dobbs Promo..................................Slack To All
8) On The Subject Of Purists.............................Cynder The Grey
9) Electronic Frontier Foundation Application............EFF
NOTICE TO ALL SYSOPS, USERS, CYBERPUNKS, AND ELECTRONIC FRONTIERSMAN!
On October 12, 1991, The World View Magazine is sponsoring a gathering
which we would like to call 'Cyber-Lunch'. It is going to be a large
gathering of the Houston/Austin Cyber community. We would like to invite
you and all of your friends to attend this gathering! We would appreciate
your attendance. It promises to be a g
reat meeting. If possible, please
RSVP by logging on to 333-5666, or 337-1452. Leave mail to me. The more,
the merrier. We already have many planning to attend, and your efforts to
attend would be appreciated. Get in touch with me ASAP so that we may get
a count. Please see the Gif file for directions, or call one of the
The Desert Fox
THEY ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
A piece of POST-LOGIC.
By: Modok Tarleton
Is that tuna fish I smell? No, its the CONSPIRACY. As avid
readers of this magazine probably already know, the
conspiracy has tried to use its poison tentacles to steal
eggs from our snake pit. For now, our eggs are safe. One
day, however, they might try it again. We will be there,
knife in hand, ready to chop off their offending
appendages. Yes, they will probably try to squirt
government ink in our eyes but we will continue to fight
with the weapons given to us by (your savior here).
W e m u s t t a k e a s t a n d a g a i n s t
the pervasive eye of the conspiracy's octopi (yes, it
rhymes). You must ask yourself "What can I do to help stop
this reign of tyranny from the unseens and the who-whats-
its?" You must continue to fight against the
shickelgrubers, the boot boys and the LOGIC-WEAVERS! You
must never fall for LOGIC, you must always
(real men always think in POST-LOGIC). Confusion and
ambiguity are the weapons in this war. Turn their
MEDIASPEAK, GOOBLEDYGOOK and BAFFLEGAB against them! Weave
great webs of Orwellian nightmare language! Master the art
of circular logic! When they ask you what you believe, tell
them "I believe what you believe. Just don't practice it".
Are you confused yet? Good! You get "it"!
ON THE SUBJECT OF GOVERNMENT...
By: Cyndre the Grey
Welcome to a new age! Yes this is a world where technology
has hit an all time high. It seems there is no other way to
go but up. Funny, that includes taxes, cost of living, and
trouble in government. Yes, this is the day and age that we
are subjected to, by our wonderful president Mr. George
Bush, the New World Order... Most Americans are probably
still wondering "Just what is this 'New World Order?'" Well,
lets talk about that:
The New World Order is a product of the Trilateral
Committee, made up of the World's key leaders. In this form
of government, the entire world will be broken up into 3
'Nation States': Europe, The Asias, and The Americas. The
worlds decisions will be made by the 'elected' presidents of
each nation state. The entire world will be on a common
market with a universal currency I'm sure we have all heard
of - the 'credit.' Yes for years we have been getting
ted to this system, whether in movies, or by our
banking system. Well, in the near future, there will be
very few private banks, we will store our credits (for a
small fee) in the World Bank. We will be forced to carry
around credit chips that, when inserted into a machine, will
access our account number, list what is to be purchased, and
the price. Forget about tax evasion!! It will all be
AUTOMATICALLY DEDUCTED from out accounts. Yes, the new
government will be a cross between capit
alism and communism.
They will know our every move. Business owners will still
be allowed to keep their businesses but they will have to
pay exorbitant taxes. State security will be at an all time
high. There will be no middle class. Citizens will be
either very rich or very poor. The machine has already
started. Our wonderful government does not want a car on
the road that is over 10 years old. A bill has already been
passed limiting parts for the cars that fit in this 'danger
ne.' It is now impossible to get manufacturer parts for
these cars. If you have a problem, you must use after-
market parts and hope that it fits specifications. Todays
cars are built to last 10 years or less. Its a sad thing
that more people do not understand what is coming down the
proverbial 'road.' The governing machine is going to run
right over the common people like a steam roller. People
won't even know what happened. Take a look around! The New
World Order is not nearly as
wonderful as our government
would like us to think. Don't worry, it won't be long and
we won't have to worry about what they want us to think.
They will soon control that too!
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED. NOW ITS TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Cyndre the Grey*
Fight the Power!
As I sit here writing this, I can't help wondering what the hell is
oing on. Why is it that every time a group a people find some new freedom or
form of expression, the government steps in to suffocate it? Just look at the
National Endowment for the Arts controversy or the PMRC. Why must a small
group of paranoid people try to force their fears down all of our throats? I
must admit that when these things first began happening, I just sat by
thinking to myself that it was a crock of shit without doing anything about
it. It didn't strike close enough to home for
me to get involved. Recently,
however, there's been a series of events that have struck close to home and
have forced me to take action. The events to which I'm referring are none
other than the government's recent attempts at bringing the computer world to
justice (as they define it, of course).
It's really disturbing to hear about the methods the feds used to
crack down on "dangerous" users. Unsigned search warrants have been used to
gain entry to homes where all sorts of equipment, co
mputer related or not, was
confiscated while no charges were specified. There have also been cases of
holding guns to children's heads while a raid was going on. What kind of
gestapo tactics are these? Have these guys never heard of the Bill of Rights?
This isn't the America I was told about as a kid; it sounds a helluva lot more
like those "evil" communist countries that I was taught to hate.
The only logical conclusion that can be drawn here is that the
government is very afraid. Why
else would they dedicate so much effort to
something they know so little about? These guys don't have a clue as to
what's going on out here in cyberspace. That's the source of the problem.
Here we sit with these marvelous machines in front of us. Touch a few keys
and any information that we want to exchange can be sent anywhere in minutes.
This must seem like a pretty major threat to a government that so often relies
on misinformation and cover-ups in order to scam the public into believing
it wants them to believe. We can't be controlled like the media bozos
who drone bullshit through the idiot box at us. We can't be censored like the
newspaper or the radio. In fact, this is probably the truest form of
information exchange we have available today. That alone is worth fighting
It could also be that they are afraid of a society where people are
judged solely on their thoughts and ideas. We have no style whores here.
Race, creed, color and religion are insignificant a
nd pointless in cyberspace;
they serve no purpose. There can be no discrimination, there can only be
disagreement with someone's opinions. To me, this is pretty close to a
perfect society. It is refreshing to judged on what I think and how I express
myself rather than by the color of my skin or the origin of my birth. In a
society like this, the government cannot play people off against one another.
They have no ground on which to stand. Perhaps it's this lack of footing that
makes them nervou
s. Whatever it is, it's got them thinking that they need to
put a stop to it and "bring it under control". We are a far too dangerous
force for them to just ignore. This fact should be remembered and taken
advantage of, information is the key! Less than an hour ago, I posted issue
number six of this magazine on Internet along with messages urging others to
read it. In a matter of minutes it was all over the world. Maybe this will
draw others into the fold, maybe not. Regardless, it'll force t
hem to think
and maybe to take action themselves.
- Brain on a Stick -
"If it comes down to it, we could
all become cyber-commandos!"
POCKET LAW...Quick Reference Card
Hey, copy this down and keep it in your wallet for those situations where
you might be suppress
ed by the power-hungry infidels of humanity.
By Bryan O' Blivion
My lawyer has instructed me not to talk to anyone about my case or anything
else, and not to answer any questions or reply to accusations. On advice of
counsel and on the ground of my rights under the State and Federal
Constitutions, I shall talk to no one in the absence of counsel. I shall
not give any consents or make any waivers of my legal rights. Any request
for information or for consent to conduct searches, papers, p
or effects should be addressed to my lawyer. I request that my lawyer
be notified and allowed to be present if any identification, confrontations,
tests, examinations, or investigations of any sort are conducted in my case,
and I do not consent to any such identification, confrontations, tests,
examinations, or investigations.
The True Significance of Zodiac Signs
In order to break
the ice on all these serious topics, I have submitted
a 'phunny phile'. Enjoy!
AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19) You have an inventive mind and are inclined to
be very progressive. On the other hand, you lie a great deal and you are
inclined to be careless and impractical, causing you to make the same
mistakes repeatedly. Everyone thinks you are stupid.
PISCES (FEB 21-MAR 20) You have a very vivid imagination and often think
you are being f
ollowed by the KGB and the CIA. You have minor influence
over your associates and people resent you for your self-important
flaunting of this power. You lack confidence and are generally a coward.
Pisces people tend to screw small animals.
ARIES (MAR 21-APR 21) You are a pioneer and an innovator. You hold most
people in contempt. You are quick tempered, impatient, and scornful of
advice. You are a prick.
TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21) You are practical and persistent. You have a
etermination to work like hell. Most people think you are
stubborn and bull-headed. You are nothing but a goddamn redneck.
GEMINI (MAY 22-JUNE 21) You are a quick and intelligent thinker. People
like you because you are bisexual. However, you are inclined to expect
too much for too little. This means you are a cheap bastard. Geminis are
notorious for thriving on incest.
CANCER (JUNE 22-JULY 23) You are very compassionate and sympathetic to
other peoples' problems. You are a sucker
and a perfect target for con
artists. You are always putting things off. You will always be on
welfare and will never be worth a shit.
LEO (JULY 24-AUG 23) You consider yourself a born leader, while others
consider you loud and pushy. Most Leos are bullies. You are vain and
cannot tolerate honest criticism. Your arrogance is disgusting. If you
are male, you have a very small penis. Leos are always thieving bastards.
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEPT 23) You are the logical type and hate disorde
are anal-retentive. Your nit-picking is sickening to your friends. You
are cold and unemotional and often fall asleep while making love. Virgos
make excellent bus drivers and pimps.
LIBRA (SEPT 24-OCT 23) You are the artistic type and have a difficult time
with reality. If you are male, you are most likely a faggot. Chances of
employment and monetary gains are excellent. Most Libra women make
exemplary whores. All Librans die of venereal disease.
SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22)
You are shrewd in business and cannot be trusted.
You will achieve the pinnacle of success due to your complete lack of
morals and ethics. You are a perfect son of a bitch. Most Scorpios are
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21) You are overly optimistic and enthusiastic.
You have a reckless tendency to rely on luck since you lack any real
talent. The majority of Sagittarius are drunks and drug addicts. People
laugh at you a great deal because you are always getting fucked over.
PRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20) You are overly conservative and afraid of taking
risks. You don't do much of anything and are very lazy. There has never
been a Capricorn of any importance. Capricorns should avoid standing
still for too long, as they tend to attract pigeons. Capricorns are
notorious for farting in church.
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ON THE SUBJECT OF PURISTS...
By: Cyndre The Grey
I am aware that this article will probably spark much
criticism but it's something that needs to be discussed here.
I'm talking about PURISTS! These are people that believe
that if they don't drink, smoke, etc.,
they will live
forever. I hate to break this to them but... WRONG!!!
These people disgust me because they tend to push their
ignorance and beliefs off on the general public. We have
been aware that smoking is bad for us for ages, we have the
right to choose what we do with our lives. But now the
purists decide to play mommy to us and tell us that we can no
longer smoke in many public places. They are the ones
lobbying to get these cigarette taxes raised every time we
turn around! S
mokers have become the scapegoats for tax
hikes! Its disgusting. The purists are going to have taxes
so damn high that we can't even afford to smoke, drink, or
anything!!! We have the right to do the things that we
consider pleasurable. The purists are trying to take that
away. Don't let them commit this atrocity! Its time we of
the non-purist belief stood up and lobbied for our own writes
granted to us as American citizens. If purists succeed in
eliminating smoking and drinking fro
m our society, what will
they go after next? SEX?!?!?
Eat well, stay fit, DIE ANYWAY! - Think about it!
Cyndre the Grey:
Smoker of cigarettes,
Drinker of Liquor, and
Enjoyer of life!
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER
A new world is arising in the vast web of digital, electronic media
which connect us. Computer-based communication media like electronic mail and
computer confrencing are becoming the basis of new forms of community. These
communities without a single, fixed geographical location comprise the first
settlements on an electronic frontier.
While well-established legal principals and cultural norms give
structure and coherence to uses of convential media like newspapers, bo
and telephones, the new digital media do not so easily fit into existing
frameworks. Conflicts come about as the law struggles to defineit it's
application in a context where fundamental notions of speech, property, and
take profoundly new forms. People sense both the promise and the threat
inherentin new computer and communications technologies, even as they struggle
to master or simply cope with them in the work place and home.
Throughout 1990, law enforcement activities which were o
aimed at "cracking down on crackers" were, in fact, seizing the computer
systems of innocent parties like Steve Jackson and shutting down bulletin
boards used by hundreds of utterly innocenty people. Wether through ignorance
or malice, these actions were depriving manyof their legitament rights under
the Constitution, and chilling the free expression and growth of the Net.
The EFF was formed in response to these injustices. Our mission was to
protect constitutional guarantees of f
ree speech and freedom from unreasonable
search and seizure. This remains the core of our mission today. We believe that
these fundamental civil liberties must apply to all users of computer networks.
A threat to the rights of anyone is a threat to the rights of us all.
Experience has taught us that these freedoms must be fought for if they are to
be given a firm foundation in the online world. Constitutional guarantees, as
we have seen by actions such as Operation Sun Devil, are not the default sta
online, but must be "designed" in from the start. To do nothing risks setting
a series of precedents which will be difficult, if not impossible to reverse
at some time in the future.
Today, the EFF has evolved to become an advocacy organization, with
broad concerns in the area of information technology policy, including, but
not limited to civil liberties, which represent the interests of it's members
and serve as a bridge between "Cyberspace" and other exotic locales, like
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