Tag Archives: Deterring Democracy

The political/economy of empire

  The US is an empire, in case you hadn’t noticed. The political/economy of the US empire is the┬ádeep state. The deep state in America is largely composed of the military/industrial/complex, the oil and gas industry, and Wall Street. The … Continue reading

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The Deep State Goes Rogue

  It appears that the military/intelligence arm of the deep state has gone rogue, bombing Syrian Army positions, and potentially jeopardizing the truce agreement with Russia that Secretary of State, John Kerry negotiated, and President Obama signed off on. Here’s … Continue reading

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Control

If Americans appear clueless about foreign policy it’s by design. The rationales offered range from fighting terrorists who threaten our homeland, to protecting helpless civilians, to spreading peace and democracy. Hopefully you, dear reader, don’t need me to point out … Continue reading

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The Threat of a Good Example

The political and economic elite in the US is threatened by an alternative model for organizing society. This is the perverse flip side to Margaret Thatchers admonishment–“there is no alternative.” However, the constant repetition of the this free market dogma … Continue reading

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