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The Jackpot

Author William Gibson came up with the formulation of a massive societal die-off that he called the “Jackpot” in his novel the Peripheral. Gibson is also famous for his quote–“The Future is Already Here, it’s Just Not Very Evenly Distributed.” … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Flood

The US corporate media have transformed into empire cheerleaders, abandoning any pretext of being a Forth Estate holding power accountable. This dynamic took hold after 9/11 and the War on Terror era but the US proxy-war against Russia in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Democracy also dies in the daylight

On Thursday night, Joe Biden gave a speech in Philadelphia about how Donald Trump supporters are violent extremists, and then claimed once again that election fraud is impossible, and that anyone who disagrees is a violent threat to democracy. It … Continue reading

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Public Diplomacy

The US doesn’t do diplomacy. Diplomacy is seen as a sign of weakness. Understanding your enemy is viewed as treasonous. Moreover, American foreign policy relies on force, either economic or military to achieve its aims. Because of this reality much … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

I hate the fact that I end up defending an asshole like Donald Trump in my efforts to illuminate the machinations of the deep state, but it’s crucial to understand that the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is the continuation of … Continue reading

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Multipolar

The neocons are sure to lose their shit but what did they expect with their inept machinations and insane war mongering? Instead of a glorious neoliberal market utopia undergirded by American “full spectrum dominance” the rest of the world is … Continue reading

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Confessions of an economic imperialist

The US uses finance and debt to maintain its empire, working through its minions the IMF and World Bank to immiserate developing countries so they can be plundered. What is evangelized as U.S.-style democracy is really a financial oligarchy privatizing … Continue reading

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Jubilee

We’re constantly told that mass defaults would destroy the economy, but this is more of the great lie promulgated by the corporate media. Mass defaults would destroy much of the wealth of the financial elite which has been greatly enriched by the global … Continue reading

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Deluge

We are being smashed with a deluge of war propaganda In the first full month of the US proxy-war against Russia in Ukraine, American network TV stations gave more coverage than any other war that the US has been directly involved … Continue reading

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