Tag Archives: George Orwell

Of the erosion of international norms of war and the Western commitment to them

For the last five years we’ve been bombarded by story after story of Trump being a secret Russian agent directed personally by Vladimir Putin, while the Russians are portrayed as being particularly villainous. Why, dear reader, do you think that … 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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The Hate Machine

  The corporate media manufactures consent by manufacturing hate. We transitioned from Hope and Change to Make America Great Again, but very little has changed with the economic and foreign policies of the American empire. A lot of this is … Continue reading

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War is a way of shattering to pieces

  Who knew Defense Secretary Mattis had such a refined sense of humor? SEC. MATTIS:  “We don’t invade other countries, in Russia’s case — Georgia, Ukraine.  That we settle things by international rule of law, you know, this sort of … Continue reading

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Permanent emergency in the liberal imagination

  Over the weekend, Russia-gate took an even more surreal turn when former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was accused of being a Russian-stooge because she shared a table with Vladimir Putin and former General Michael Flynn in 2015 … Continue reading

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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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