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The Consensus

Most liberals take their cues from the New York Times, which provides the narrative for the American empire. Indeed, the Gray Lady’s chief role is to enforce accepted US imperial diktats and neoliberal orthodoxy. Oligarchic imperialism is our dominant state … Continue reading

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Fight to the Finish

New readers get confused because I criticize liberals but then espouse what they believe to be “liberal” values. So, let’s get one thing straight–the left and liberals are different–but this fact is routinely obfuscated. As the Biden administration takes shape … Continue reading

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Figurehead

It turns out that the president of the US is not that powerful when it comes to dealing with the deep state. The deep state can be thought of as a permanent, entrenched bureaucracy representing the military/industrial/complex, the alphabet intelligence … Continue reading

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The Unknowing

I’ve come to realize that most Americans don’t want to know about the problems that confront our country nor the actors that are responsible. Moreover, they prefer fairy tales, relayed by their tribal corporate media source, that depict their hero … Continue reading

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The Damage Done

I despise Donald Trump but the thought of a Biden victory makes me want to gargle anti-freeze. Mostly because of Russia-gate but the whole brunch thing really grates on my nerves too. With Russia-gate, liberals have been in a hysterical … Continue reading

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Decorum

I’ve decided that what really bothers liberals about Trump is his lack of decorum. They claim that oh, no, it’s his policies that they object to but I’m certain that if Biden is elected and continues the very same policies … Continue reading

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Narrative Management

The last four years of Russia-gate, the fairy-tale collection of made up connections between Donald Trump and Russia, has been one long process of narrative management. All the “cool kids” (meaning the elite-corporate media stenographers) settled on a narrative that … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

What’s fucked is that after the Wall Street crash of 2008, (an event that should have discredited our all-American brand of financial capitalism for a generation), the bi-partisan Washington Consensus sabotaged any effort to re-leash our financial oligarchy. The obscene … Continue reading

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Lies on top of lies

For the last 40 years we’ve been told lies on top of lies and we can’t process them anymore without losing our minds. Indeed, what we witnessed the other night at the presidential debate is evidence that America is suffering … Continue reading

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Discontents

Rick Perlstein’s new book Reaganland chronicles the cultural discontents roiling America during the tumultuous administration of Jimmy Carter (1977 to 1981) that led to the election of Ronald Reagan and the end of the New Deal consensus. Perlstein describes the … Continue reading

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