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Because markets, go die

I’ve always liked this formulation of neoliberalism because of its succinctness, but it’s useful to tease out the implications. Because markets describes how neoliberalism organizes all human activity through the competition of a market system that’s directed by a neoliberal … Continue reading

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I want my country back

I get accused of being a Russian agent or Putin fan but I just want my country back from the fucking neocons. I really have no feelings about Russia except that they are a country we need to get along … Continue reading

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Gradually, then all at once

Empire’s decline gradually, then all at once. This is the dynamic underpinning collapse: slow at first, then suddenly. Presently, the proxy war in Ukraine is signaling a last ditch effort, the outcome of which will determine whether the US can … Continue reading

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I’m not crazy and neither are you

The latest revelations have confirmed what I’ve long suspected–I’m not crazy and neither are you. Power is controlling what happens. Real power is controlling what people think about what happens. Our elite do this by exerting massive amounts of influence over the … Continue reading

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Thinking for yourself

It’s illuminating that so many of the professional/managerial/class (PMC’s) are vilifying self research and critical thinking.  Mention that you’re looking into something yourself or making up your own mind, rather than believing the conventional wisdom approved by the corporate media, … Continue reading

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Provoked

Now we know, thanks to former German Chancellor Merkel that the Minsk Agreement was nothing but a stalling tactic to allow NATO to militarize Ukraine as an anti-Russian proxy and fortify it for an inevitable war. She recently publicly stated … Continue reading

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High on your own supply

Reality consists of the stories we tell each other. While this is not a new observation it goes a long way towards explaining the behavior of our feral elite who have bought into their own narrative to such a large … Continue reading

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Behind the curtain

Is it better to know the depressing reality or happily marinate in a warm bath of partisan propaganda? I hate to break it to you, but we live in what political philosopher Sheldon Wolin called “inverted totalitarianism.”  Although I do understand … Continue reading

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Pattern Recognition

I just finished reading One Nation Under Blackmail, by Whitney Webb, and the whole FTX thing is making my my spider sense tingle. As an author and internet sleuth I’ve come to recognize patterns of behavior over time. When you … Continue reading

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Impunity

One of the most widespread and stubbornly pervasive myths told about US multi-party “representative democracy” is that the elected officials are accountable to the people.  After the criminal invasion of Iraq we were told that the public will pass judgment … Continue reading

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