WAS CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA'S PROFILING SOFTWARE BASED ON OLD PERSONALITY TESTS USED TO DETECT FASCISTS?
"Another discovery was that authoritarians tended to distrust science and strongly disliked the idea of using imagination to solve problems. They preferred to stick to tried-and-true traditional methods of organizing society. Many believed that force was the best way to deal with conflict, partly because war is an inevitable outgrowth of human nature. Another personality trait that emerged had to do with sexuality. Authoritarians were rigidly opposed to homosexuality, occasionally suggesting that homosexuals should be killed or at least jailed. But more generally, they were fascinated by regulating other people's sex lives, often speculating about the "wild sex life" of groups they hated, whether those were artists, "weak" politicians, or racial minorities. Overall, the Berkeley group described authoritarians' outlook as "cynical" because of a tendency to believe the powerful would always rule the weak, and it was best to be on the side of the powerful, which is also likely why authoritarians expressed a desire for politicians who would take charge, set rules, and crush dissent."
Didn't realise one of my favourite writers -- Steve Gerber! -- had written issues of Codename: Stryke Force until I came across this primo collision of bad nineties body proportions and postures (and crazy prose!) today...
Of course, I coulda just searched a Steve Gerber wiki, but I'd rather life still had some surprises.... ;-)
God bless ya, Steve -- and jobbin' writers everywhere...!
I'll be playing The Old England, Bristol, this Thursday (8th March) with my pal, the Crown Prince of Card, Robert Ridley-Shackleton and noise-supergroup Nootropic Sunrise.
"NEIL GAIMAN'S SANDMAN UNIVERSE."
When the world runs out of ideas, part #86.