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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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Speaking ill of the dead

  We’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead but that only applies to normal people like you and I. Politicians like John McCain who’ve spent their entire lives advocating for war while palling around with terrorists and Nazi’s don’t … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Dissent

  The US has an oligarchic system of government in the wake of the Citizens/United Supreme Court ruling that legalized political bribery. It turns out that all that stuff we learned in school about representative democracy was a pleasant fairy tale for children. The … Continue reading

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Look Around

  The US has been at war since 9/11. First Bush, then Obama, now Trump, waging forever war. With all the outrage directed at the Trump Administration’s actions at the border it’s like Americans have developed amnesia about our forever wars … Continue reading

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