03.30.18. Atlanta on Lockdown

On this special edition of Middle Theory, an all-star cast comes together to join Micah and McNonymous as we examine news, politics, and the recent ransomware attack on Atlanta.

On this edition of the show, we kick things off only to be swiftly taken down as an internet outage hits McNonymous’s hometown. Taking swift action, we are joined during the first hour by Matthew “The Reverend” Oakley, who joins us to discuss the recent “Roseanne” reboot, as well as problems with the two-party political system, and a number of other things.

Then as we approach the MID, we turn our attention to a concerning issue that is unfolding in Atlanta, where a ransomware attack has grounded the city government with pending requests for a $51,000 ransom to be made to hackers that attacked the city’s web-based infrastructure. Joining us to discuss this story is researcher and historian Richard Dolan, who gives us his perspectives on the importance of events like this, along with how propaganda is used by the modern Western media to convey ideas and sway public opinion. Free speech, conspiracy theories, and other subjects are all featured during this portion of the program.

Finally, Micah and Matthew return to discuss the recent attacks against Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, who has been challenged to debates recently by the likes of Rex Jones, son of conspiracy theory talk show host Alex Jones, among others. All of this, and much more, are featured in this week’s analysis of media, news, and politics on the Middle Theory program.

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9 Replies to “03.30.18. Atlanta on Lockdown”

  1. Am I the only person who realizes “ask not what you do for your country” speech is a complete misuse of …..HOBBO…. satire?

    Abbot stands at a broken window holding a base ball, Castelo asks what cha doing you go to the ball game? I didn’t go to the ball game the ball game came to me…hahahahahahahahahhahaha “laughtrack”

    Oh I just solved it they forgot to play the laugh track…
    Love the Rosanne reboot…

    Get Rosanne…She would rock for Middle Theory…No Mc…:(

    Why do American’s today act like every opinion is a threat to their freedom? Then take freedom away from other people to try and feel safe…and can be set off by lol:)yolo;);P!!!!!AAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLCCCCCCCCAAPPPPS”fatality”

    It’s hilarious who your co host calls trolls I call inspiration…

    A troll equaled what for you a 4 seconds spot I get at least 40 pages out of things I dislike…Msnoxious fumes made it so you can’t even squeeze a decent punch line out of explicitly hilarious set ups your so off put…That’s why I don’t watch news and why I’m not off put to life…and why things I dislike give me more than things I love…Imagine If all the people in the world who all say I only love five people, five bands, one football team…one candidate…one man…one woman……could take the rest of that hate left over and do good with it? And not the way politicians do it the way art does it… If this sounds harsh or mean get a brain…I’m not insulting it’s called real debate…

    Micah I’m either the strangest or most insane, or you may have met the first person in your circle who actually thinks instead of flying other peoples thoughts like their own flag…OPPOSITION HEXAGRAM 38…America has no concept of what it takes to make thought…

    This- I don’t like it so it’s useless- attitude permeates this country and you all stink…We need opposition and it isn’t our choice anyway…Use the force! “sorry” star wars geeks but the force is facing endless pain…that’s why I watch Hellraiser, Society, A Serbian film, Waltz with Bashir, rather than idealistic trash like star wars…

    now you see why evil will always triumph…because good is dumb…

    People say episodes 1-3 destroyed starwars I say Brooks destroyed
    it by exposing the naivety.

  2. The force is strife and it’s about plant stalks strengthening in the storm… lets not start sucking each others sticks just yet…

    Luke you are my seed and together we will rise out of the ground blue red green the colors of Spring and Summer snake. Take my hand like Perseus takes Medusa head, let me lift you to Summer “KNOWING”…and then a bunch of half wit researchers will say reptilians aliens and secret societies are hiding magic and ancient technology, but F them the birds, bees, and animals understand…

  3. 10 men enter a ring with swords and shields, and 3 months later they have staffs, rods, and blades, that magically rise from the ground…trees, plants, grass

    Why does Alice follow a rabbit out of the underworld, hmmm it would have nothing to do with the fact Alice like all mythical beings are symbolic of seeds that grow into trees which the particular one related to female symbolism is the dicot which looks like two rabbit ears sticking out of the ground. This is why Alice talks to a cat in a tree, the cat is replacing the bird, it is Thoth and Seshat symbolism from Egypt go figure the rest out yourself…I dare you

  4. The force is nature, the power that allows a seedling to cut up from the darkness towards the Sun. Seeds do not receive direct Sun in the underworld, that is why red is different than Sun in symbols, Red is heat from the Sun. Like you have shadow when you have light the Sun brings heat to the surface plants feel. It is seeds who go into the underworld literally not us… Look at the shaver mystery it is clearly the green under the ground with a red rocket bringing it to the surface…Yin Yang pole…up the Yin Yang and you see we perceive up the Yin Yang what ancient people thought was being a “Man” and a “Woman”…as nothing but a pain in the ass…wimps…and that is why people don’t figure this stuff out…they are too weak to escape indoctrination…it all there in plain outright symbols and etymology…all who ever preserved it thank you…

  5. another big problem I see in the research community is the interpretation in languages…Do people who study history realize the Hieroglyphics come way before and from different people than the written Egyptian language just for example…and while I’m learning Hieroglyphics it seems most researchers can’t learn from symbols so they go to the written words…you see the problem with that? the written language is some other cultures interpretation of what some one else did…look at how different we are from the 1800’s…we are already losing our grip on being able to interpret our own culture 100 years ago 50 years ago…Bukowski wrote books documenting the mistreating of Women in his time using humor as a way to instill that outrage and imprint it and force people to logically think…and America today interprets it as he is a chauvinist pig burn his books… they are now attacking the very root of all understanding and meaning “etymology” you can’t express a word leads to, it doesn’t retain the initial meaning, leads to losing the knowledge…SJW the new inquisition…the old church is so proud of you atheist Americans doing for nothingness what they thought they had to sell eternity on… “clap track”

  6. Now to most people it sounds insane that I just said we can’t interpret language expression from yesterday but we can from hieroglyphics hundreds of years ago their own people lost… I challenge you start learning hieroglyphics and just go walk you dog..and instead of starring up the corporate rectangular asshole for a new religion(avoidance of experience for media) like a creepy crooked square…look at the animals, trees, plants…man can not corrupt that knowledge…words he can…hiero’s are drawings of literal things the only way you can’t see it is by reading words…

  7. Wow that rhetoric statement was pure poetry…

    I have written Micah about that very thing although I don’t appear to be following it…Appear…our words do affect… and they shouldn’t is the key…but it isn’t the reality…and the consensus is I’m these words here…you can tell everything about me by them cause they are all distinct qualities of me….sounds like kooky devil crap…

    And the statement about balance from Dolan was truth…balance…it is always uneven so you treat those on the other side as you would a person taking your place in anything in the world…

    WSB said Be nice to those you see on the way in cause you’ll see them again on the way out…that is so deep most people will laugh it off ignoring the implications…inequality is reality and we need to respect that and those who lift people up…and quit lifting scum…

    you see to truly understand anything you have to see all sides…be have been trained to not be able to handle the pressure of seeing another side…you mean I have to turn a page too? and there are words on both sides….ugh….at your next show Micah your whole band should lay on the floor the whole show and play as soft and lazily as possible…guaranteed that crowd will want to be you…

    If your lazy be a writer all you have to do is cut out other peoples words and paste them together randomly…

    What does middle theory think about Degrassy saying human’s created math? did we create it, anything? Or did we just learn it from Mother and go around saying we created it? If a tree gets cut up and rearranged into a boat because so guy saw sticks floating on water did he really create it…I’m sure business law would say he did…Oh yeah Steve, Trump, and that other nerd all made this stuff all from scratch…by watching other people do it first…

    And understand it would be totally different if they didn’t throw creation around as a religious term…can you? Ok so creation is a bad thing????Or is it good???

    Damn I am going to start a petition to raise enough money to get John Carpenter to do a 3 hr fight were a guy tries to get his friend to peel his eyes out of a book at the real thing…and ends up having to peel his eyes out to finally do it…

  8. Now is anyone intelligent enough in or around the vicinity of middle theory to understand what I’m saying is words have true meaning in etymology and in society they can take new shapes and forms as well…we are taught the meaning can just be changed so we have to fight, yet if you refer to the hieroglyphics you see words still retain, and always will, their initial meaning and origin…but as living things we create experiences that should be bringing on new words, we are unable to do this so we take words already existing and give them meaning in context of the mind set of the time and place…now that is what has been manipulated…only the surface glare…you can always see the truth it’s there “if” “you” look…

  9. I know the above seems to imply a objective perspective and I seem to not believe in objection cause a few sentences I wrote, but the truth is I think the objective universe just isn’t defined correctly by our society…not that there is no way to see things similar, but that we define it in refusing to see their is more, that we are looking at constant change and defining it in the moment…but then shoving evolution in religious peoples faces…you don’t believe in evolution? Do you? I don’t see you continuing research, just grabbing air time and Nobel prizes for books…oh all the research is in drugs…I see…did pop culture end the cold war with teenage rebellion, drinking, drugging, dragging, and rampant rock and roll drumming…

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