Category Archives: propaganda

Pattern Recognition

  William Gibson writes dystopian science fiction, where he imagines the future by closely studying the present. In his post 9/11 novel Pattern Recognition, he discovers that the present is just as weird and dystopian as any future he might imagine. I’ve … Continue reading

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Lab Rats

  When I was growing up the Cold War against the Soviet Union was driven by conservatives, who were convinced that communism was an existential threat to capitalism and indeed the American way of life. These days the Cold War … Continue reading

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Situational

  I always thought that the war on terror was an artificial construct, put in place to continue using the military/industrial/complex as a way to organize the US economy after the fall of the Soviet Union. The whole thing seemed … Continue reading

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The Hate Machine

  The corporate media manufactures consent by manufacturing hate. We transitioned from Hope and Change to Make America Great Again, but very little has changed with the economic and foreign policies of the American empire. A lot of this is … Continue reading

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Outside Influence

  Who gets to decide US foreign policy, the president or the deep state? That seems to be the pertinent question that’s left unsaid in the whole Ukraine-gate impeachment drama. Also unsaid by the corporate media is the essential Ukraine backstory … Continue reading

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Market Failure

  I never though I would feel nostalgic for the Cold War but in retrospect it’s apparent that the contest between the two superpowers over which system delivered more comfort, freedom, and happiness to its citizens was a golden era. … Continue reading

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Russian Asset

  It’s become apparent that questioning America’s disastrous empire-centric foreign policies will get you labeled a Russian asset. Shortly before last Tuesday’s Democratic candidate debate the New York Times ran an article suggesting that Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was … Continue reading

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