Category Archives: anti-imperialism

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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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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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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Remembrance Day

On Veterans Day we’re supposed to support the troops and wave the flag but as a veteran I say fuck that. It’s the anniversary of the end of WWI, the supposed war to end war, commemorated on the eleventh hour … Continue reading

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How-to manual

George Orwell’s 1984 wasn’t supposed to be a how-to manual, yet here we are. The corporate media coverage of the US proxy war against Russia in Ukraine demonstrates the extent to which government and media have merged to become a … Continue reading

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Alienation

Terence McKenna well describes the costs of being an apostate. “The cost of sanity in this society, is a certain level of alienation” And once you get past the propaganda it’s alienation-city because we live in a mean country where … Continue reading

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Me, myself and I

Identity politics is the perfect embodiment of neoliberalism. Arch-neoliberal Margaret Thatcher articulated it when she proclaimed that “there is no society, only individuals…” Moreover, identity politics is designed to divide and rule. They’re not even being subtle about it. In … Continue reading

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We’ve got to stop there

The US corporate media more and more resembles the Soviet media. The censorship, propaganda and conformity are startling. For example, when Professor Jeffery Sachs observed that it was probably the US that sabotaged the Nordstream pipelines, the Bloomberg host interrupted … Continue reading

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