Category Archives: neoconservatives

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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Advanced Accumulation

I’ve come to believe that the offshoring of American manufacturing jobs to China has a lot of similarities to the enclosure movement in Great Britain. The enclosure movement occurred in the 17th and 18th centuries when the aristocracy threw 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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Who is it good for?

My liberal friends and family are exited about the Biden administration’s domestic policies: the $1400 checks; the assistance to children; potential infrastructure spending; and progressive cabinet picks. The liberal corporate media, exemplified by the New York Times, probably has something … Continue reading

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Of the erosion of international norms of war and the Western commitment to them

For the last five years we’ve been bombarded by story after story of Trump being a secret Russian agent directed personally by Vladimir Putin, while the Russians are portrayed as being particularly villainous. Why, dear reader, do you think that … Continue reading

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The Unknowing

I’ve come to realize that most Americans don’t want to know about the problems that confront our country nor the actors that are responsible. Moreover, they prefer fairy tales, relayed by their tribal corporate media source, that depict their hero … Continue reading

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Discontents

Rick Perlstein’s new book Reaganland chronicles the cultural discontents roiling America during the tumultuous administration of Jimmy Carter (1977 to 1981) that led to the election of Ronald Reagan and the end of the New Deal consensus. Perlstein describes the … Continue reading

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A low and dishonest century

  9/11 ushered in a low and dishonest century. And because we have a low and dishonest corporate media we get shit like this from Paul Krugman: “Overall, Americans took 9/11 pretty calmly. Notably, there wasn’t a mass outbreak of … Continue reading

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