Category Archives: feral elite

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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Buying Immortality

I’ve come to realize that philanthropy, at least for the feral elite, is more about public relations and ultimately buying immortality than about doing good for other people. That’s certainly my takeaway from reading Empire of Pain–The Secret History of … Continue reading

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A Great Crime

“Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.”  I’m reading The Empire Of Pain, the new book that chronicles the Sackler dynasty, an extended family who marketed and sold OxyContin, the opioid that has ravaged the United States. And yes, … Continue reading

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The Medical/Industrial/Complex

Back when President Obama was proposing health care reform I, naively, thought that the way to overhaul health care was to ask why Americans were so unhealthy to begin with and that question would inevitably lead back to our industrial … Continue reading

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The political/economy of evil

I have stated it before and will go on saying it–evil is easy, while good is incredibly difficult. Nowhere are these truths more obvious than in the way in which neoliberalism has hollowed out our republican method of governance. Just … Continue reading

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Conscience

Why is it that we are led by sociopaths? If we’re honest about our milieu it’s apparent that the commanding heights of business, politics and media are filled with sociopaths. It’s really not that hard to see and understand; there’s … 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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The enemy within

I wonder why there’s an upsurge in anti-Asian bias, hatred and violence? Maybe it has something to do with the demonization campaign against China that began in the Trump administration and carried into the Biden one? I’m asking, because the … Continue reading

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Oh, So Super

Have you wondered why US foreign policy never seems to change irrespective of which candidate or party resides in the White House? Or why it seems that the route to riches in America is through looting? Or why it seems … Continue reading

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Do Good

The signs are everywhere. On cars, hats, even face masks, but what does this ubiquitous saying–“Do Good”–really tell us about our milieu? I’m pretty sure that this saying, like pretty much everything else in our world, is public relations (PR)–bullshit. … Continue reading

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