Tag Archives: George Orwell

All the fake news that’s fit to print

  The corporate-media is still freaking-out over fake news. Their concern would have a lot more credibility and sympathy if these so-called respectable news outlets hadn’t been responsible for so much propaganda. Does anyone remember mushroom clouds, aluminum tubes, and weapons … Continue reading

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Concentrated

  Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods has raised alarms about economic concentration. No corporation epitomizes monopoly better than Amazon, who’s business model is predicated on losing money with their super-low prices in order to capture market share. Their dominant position then … Continue reading

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The Orb

  We live in a post-satire world. There is no more glaring example of this than the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, where US president Donald Trump visited to participate in this Orwellian photo-op. Seriously, … Continue reading

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The Russians are coming

  How did the new Cold War get started? Maybe we need an enemy to keep us distracted as much of the country spirals into 3rd world status? Maybe we need an enemy to keep the Military/Intelligence/Industrial/ Complex profitable? For example, … Continue reading

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Priorities

  The US is the greatest country the world has ever seen, proclaim our leaders. It’s getting hard to take these kinds of statements seriously. In Flint, Michigan we’ve decided that we really don’t give a fuck if the residents … Continue reading

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Doublethink

  Doublethink, or the act of ordinary people simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, is an essential means of population control for the U.S. government and corporate media. In this up-meets-down funhouse, destructive economic and foreign policies and narratives go largely unquestioned … Continue reading

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“Boy Play”

Thought I’d become inured to “war-on-terror” blowback. Boy was I wrong. In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers … Continue reading

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