Category Archives: propaganda

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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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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Double Truth

Neoliberalism, as a political ideology focused intently on maximizing the power of “capital,” deploys a double truth to cover its inherent contradictions: 1) that an ideology dedicated to liberal values has to continuously resort to illiberal practices; 2) that an … 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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Invisible Government

Walter Lippmann, Edward Bernays and the other social scientists who made up the Creel Commission developed the techniques of advertising, public relations and propaganda. These men manipulated the American public into World War I at the behest of US and … Continue reading

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On a path towards radicalization

I’ve always been fascinated by understanding how our world really works. Not the bedtime stories told by our parents, teachers and corporate media talking-heads but the real events that shape our world. It’s why I try to read everything I … Continue reading

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Friends and Family

There was a meme a few years back during the Obama administration where liberals were encouraged to relate how they had lost a family member to Fox News propaganda. During the Trump administration the narrative managers flipped the script, with … Continue reading

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Instagram Insurrection

Holy fucking shit! I take a holiday break from blogging and all hell breaks loose. However, the Instagram insurrection can hardly be a surprise to those of us paying attention. With apologies to Gil Scott-Heron, the revolution will be Instagramed. … Continue reading

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Figurehead

It turns out that the president of the US is not that powerful when it comes to dealing with the deep state. The deep state can be thought of as a permanent, entrenched bureaucracy representing the military/industrial/complex, the alphabet intelligence … 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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