Category Archives: deep state

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

Posted in deep state, neoconservatives, propaganda | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in deep state, neoconservatives, propaganda | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in deep state, feral elite, neoconservatives, propaganda | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

You shall know them by their actions

It’s become blindingly obvious that our two political parties and the factions that control them could give a rats-ass about the American public, beyond the increasingly hollow democratic ritual every 2 years. The Biden Administration campaigned on improving Americans lives … Continue reading

Posted in deep state, feral elite, neoconservatives, propaganda | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Psychological Warfare

The conformity is startling. Russia is the new enemy, Putin is Satan and everyone agrees. Watching it I can only marvel at the efficiency of the American propaganda machine, finely tuned after a century of application. I have been studying … Continue reading

Posted in deep state, neoconservatives, propaganda | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

R2P

Karma sure is a bitch. R2P. Responsibility to protect. It’s the fatuous excuse that US foreign policy elite have used for decades to justify their destruction of other countries. It has been a stock part of international discourse on interventions … Continue reading

Posted in deep state, neoconservatives, propaganda | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mis, Dis and Mal-information

A recent Homeland Security alert made me laugh. “The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) … Continue reading

Posted in deep state, propaganda | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Triple Play

Since 9/11 there have been three massive propaganda campaigns aimed at the American public. The first one was the concerted effort to invade Iraq, where Bush’s chief of staff Andrew Card, let the cat out of the bag with his … Continue reading

Posted in deep state, neoconservatives, propaganda | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Schizophrenia

Liberal pundits wonder whether the appeal of conspiracy theories is due to the fact that the “real” stuff is constantly evolving and complicated. “As with religion, belief can be a huge comfort in the face of fear and confusion.” Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Posted in deep state, feral elite, neoliberalism, propaganda | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dark Comedy

Watching our feral elite fly into terrain is terrifying but there’s some inadvertent humor along the way. You just know it’s going to end in tragedy but damn if it isn’t funny. Kind of like Dr. Strangelove or: How I … Continue reading

Posted in deep state, feral elite, propaganda | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment