Tag Archives: propaganda

War is a Product

  Fifteen years ago our neocon-foreign-policy elite sold us a war based on fraudulent intelligence. They acquired much of this intelligence through torture. Saddam Hussein was accused of having weapons of mass destruction. He had none. Iraq was illegally attacked and … Continue reading

Posted in neoconservatives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surveillance is the business model

  In Surveillance Valley, Yasha Levine, challenges conventional wisdom and says that the Internet was actually founded by the US government as part of their counterinsurgency program in Vietnam. The US government wanted to build a connected computer system that … Continue reading

Posted in neofeudalism, neoliberals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An adversarial way

  Legendary investigative journalist Robert Parry has died. Anyone who’s read this blog knows how much I valued Robert and his investigative website–Consortiumnews.com. His death is a profound tragedy, and I’ve spent the week in a state of persistent melancholy. Life … Continue reading

Posted in neoconservatives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Duck and Cover

  A year on it’s become clear that the McResistance to Trump’s misrule is largely about Democrats and liberals avoiding self-examination, while continuing the ruinous neoliberal and neoconservative policies that brought us to this point. For example, Trump came into office promising … Continue reading

Posted in neoconservatives, neoliberals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Trump Diversion

  Many liberals would love to depose Trump and return to a normalcy where such a monster could never be elected. If only Hillary would’ve won, the thinking goes, things would have been so much better. I beg to disagree. As a … Continue reading

Posted in neofeudalism, neoliberals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Propagandized

  I’m so sick of reading letters-to-the-editor in our local paper blaming Russia for besmirching our precious democracy and electing Donald Trump. Why, you’d almost think that there was a propaganda effort afoot to get gullible Americans to believe such … Continue reading

Posted in neoconservatives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crackpot Centrism

  I’m smitten. Caitlin Johnstone is my new favorite blogger. She’s smart, funny and absolutely fearless. She also writes about the things I’m most interested in–political/economy, foreign policy, and media manipulation. Perhaps because she’s Australian, Johnstone deftly deconstructs US propaganda, following … Continue reading

Posted in neoconservatives, neofeudalism, neoliberals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment