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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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The Opportunity Costs of Empire

  So far, the large and growing cohort of Democratic presidential candidates have been focused on domestic policies and largely avoided (with the sole exception of Tulsi Gabbard) examining America’s empire. Conventional wisdom has it that Americans vote their pocketbooks. It’s the … Continue reading

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The Power of Narrative

  The reason that I always doubted Russia-gate is because I read. A lot. I started out with tons of fiction but then moved to non-fiction, with a heavy emphasis on the history of empires. Oswald Spengler’s, Decline of the … Continue reading

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Epistemic Enclosure

  Liberal intellectuals are going to have stop snickering at Fox News watching conservatives with the release of the Mueller Report. The term “epistemic closure” has been used to refer to the claim that political belief systems can be closed … Continue reading

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A crisis of ideologies

  I find it darkly amusing that neoliberalism and neoconservatism are losing legitimacy by the day, while political leaders and the corporate media warn of the disintegration of the “western-liberal-order.” That these two ruling ideologies are imploding says a lot … Continue reading

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The target audience

  Lately I’ve come to the conclusion that the really good propaganda is aimed at a liberal audience, because conservatives already (generally) agree with the message being promulgated by the corporate-media, that of favoring the interests of capital over labor, a … Continue reading

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Kayfabe

  The resistance to President Trump leaves much to be desired. While it’s true that substantial numbers of Americans oppose Trump, the #Resistance, led by establishment Democrats is anything but resistance. More like kayfabe. The recent Defense spending bill is … Continue reading

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