Category Archives: deep state

The revolution is in your mind

All governments employ propaganda because even the most despotic requires a modicum of consent. Perversely, democratic governments employ the most propaganda because their utilization of force is limited. Which brings us to the US, with the most sophisticated propaganda apparatus … Continue reading

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The Surge

If Robert Parry were still alive he wouldn’t be surprised. He was always perceptive to the neocon’s proclivity to double down when one of their plans went off the rails. What’s clear is that the US does not pursue pragmatic … Continue reading

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Information Battle Space

There has been an obsessive focus on disinformation and “fake news” since Trump’s surprise election in 2016 as our feral elite seem determined to blame unofficial narratives rather than their disastrous mismanagement of the American empire. Increasingly, it does not … Continue reading

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Wither the Left

There isn’t an anti-imperialist left anymore. The conflict in Ukraine has, among many other things, highlighted a consequential, indeed historic, shift taking place in American politics with regard to foreign policy. The center of gravity of the anti-war movement is shifting … Continue reading

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Ministry of Truth

The conflict with Russia in Ukraine has exposed the increasingly desperate behavior of the US empire, where it’s rapidly restructuring the systems people look to for information about the world in order to ensure control over our dominant narratives while … Continue reading

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Cost Plus

Though it probably won’t, the conflict in Ukraine and the demonstration of Russian advanced weaponry should raise serious question about US weapons procurement. The hasty, indecent withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan last August capped a series of disastrous … Continue reading

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Unreality

Back in the quaint old days of the George W. Bush administration, White House political advisor Karl Rove famously said, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — … Continue reading

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White Helmets

I learned a lot about US and UK propaganda from the Syrian civil war, where western narrative managers advocated for military intervention and regime-change. And now we’re seeing the same kinds of media deceptions and full-throated propaganda in Ukraine. With … Continue reading

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Russia-gate revisited

The Russian invasion of Ukraine puts Russia-gate into a whole new light and strongly suggests that the proxy-war conflict in Ukraine between Russia and the US/NATO is the culmination. In all the outrage over Ukraine we’ve been experiencing lately, it’s … Continue reading

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Real Men go to Tehran

What small subset of the US national security state has been responsible for the series of stunning foreign policy catastrophes over the last 20 years? Give yourself a cookie if you answered the neoconservatives. As former investigative journalist par-excellence, Robert … Continue reading

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