Category Archives: feral elite

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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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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Weapons of Financial Destruction

The US is waging a new kind of Cold War against Russia where the weapons are financial instead of kinetic. The corporate media won’t tell you this but the US and all its imperial member states are attempting to strangle … 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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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

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Performative Virtue Signaling

Why has the the modern Democratic Party become incapable of governing? Perhaps it’s because the Democratic Party has become defined by a contradiction: it simultaneously promises policies that benefit its corporate donors while also solving problems created by those same … Continue reading

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Your Health is in Your Hands

I’ve come to realize that the emphasis on vaccines to the exclusion of other public health measures is a neoliberal solution to the pandemic. It is not hard to understand why the magic bullet of vaccines–to the exclusion of all … Continue reading

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Failing Upward

It’s pretty rich that a lot of business and management books tend to be written by US military leaders even as they have a well documented record of failure. Here’s how it works. No American general has been disciplined for … Continue reading

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What if?

I’m fascinated by Hauntology, Mark Fisher’s formulation from his superb book–Capitalist Realism, where he wonders what would have been if there were an alternative to neoliberalism. Fisher feared that we were losing our ability to conceptualize a tomorrow that was … Continue reading

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Madmen

We are ruled by madmen. And, as the recent appearance on Fox News by Senator Roger Wicker demonstrates, not very smart ones at that. Wicker stated on a Tuesday Fox News appearance that he strongly supports keeping US military action on the … Continue reading

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