Category Archives: deep state

Your problems are our problems

I always thought the official narrative of 911 was bullshit. The original story never made sense. There were just too many unanswered questions, too many suspicions, too many physical impossibilities. By September 2001 the Internet had been around for a … Continue reading

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Shut up and Sing

The 20 year anniversary of 911 promises plenty of weepy testimonials and homages to the heroic first responders who died in the attacks. What we won’t see is a reckoning on how 911 was used to fundamentally transform the United … Continue reading

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McKinsey-ified

Matt Stoller has coined the perfect description for the late-stage American empire. He says we’ve become McKinsey-ified. “More fundamentally, the people who are in charge of the governing institutions in our society are simply divorced from the underlying logistics of … Continue reading

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Ism’s

I’m trying to quit ism’s but it’s proving more difficult than I imagined. The problem is that ism’s like socialism, capitalism, liberalism and Marxism have become so charged that one has to spend an inordinate amount of time unpacking the … Continue reading

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Purple

There’s a fascinating online discussion going on that you’ve probably never heard of if you’re trapped in the liberal tribal media enclosure. Author of the Mega-Viral Thread on MAGA Voters, Explains His Thinking. The writer, a podcast host whose real name is … Continue reading

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Pattern Recognition

The American empire has not become kinder and gentler just because they are flying the rainbow or BLM flags at our embassy’s. Or because there is now a lesbian at the helm of the CIA directing drone strikes. Or because … Continue reading

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Double Truth

Neoliberalism, as a political ideology focused intently on maximizing the power of “capital,” deploys a double truth to cover its inherent contradictions: 1) that an ideology dedicated to liberal values has to continuously resort to illiberal practices; 2) that an … Continue reading

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Debt as a Weapon

Michael Hudson has a new post up discussing the future of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Here’s taste: “Since Roman times, creditors have forced debtors who could not repay to forfeit their assets through foreclosure or forced sale. … Continue reading

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Science and the Unspeakable

Ever since the election of Donald Trump science has become a shibboleth for the liberal, professional/managerial/class (PMC’s), and–trust the science–has became their rallying cry. But science is an abstract concept. Trust what science? Science has been responsible for clean water, … Continue reading

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Tribal Narrative

I was joking about our putative leaders substituting PR for policy, but only slightly. This is important because our whole worldview is constructed from narratives that we’ve decided are true. The only problem for the powers that be is that … Continue reading

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