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Behind the curtain

Is it better to know the depressing reality or happily marinate in a warm bath of partisan propaganda? I hate to break it to you, but we live in what political philosopher Sheldon Wolin called “inverted totalitarianism.”  Although I do understand … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

On Veterans Day we’re supposed to support the troops and wave the flag but as a veteran I say fuck that. It’s the anniversary of the end of WWI, the supposed war to end war, commemorated on the eleventh hour … Continue reading

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Alienation

Terence McKenna well describes the costs of being an apostate. “The cost of sanity in this society, is a certain level of alienation” And once you get past the propaganda it’s alienation-city because we live in a mean country where … Continue reading

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We’ve got to stop there

The US corporate media more and more resembles the Soviet media. The censorship, propaganda and conformity are startling. For example, when Professor Jeffery Sachs observed that it was probably the US that sabotaged the Nordstream pipelines, the Bloomberg host interrupted … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Flood

The US corporate media have transformed into empire cheerleaders, abandoning any pretext of being a Forth Estate holding power accountable. This dynamic took hold after 9/11 and the War on Terror era but the US proxy-war against Russia in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Democracy also dies in the daylight

On Thursday night, Joe Biden gave a speech in Philadelphia about how Donald Trump supporters are violent extremists, and then claimed once again that election fraud is impossible, and that anyone who disagrees is a violent threat to democracy. It … Continue reading

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Public Diplomacy

The US doesn’t do diplomacy. Diplomacy is seen as a sign of weakness. Understanding your enemy is viewed as treasonous. Moreover, American foreign policy relies on force, either economic or military to achieve its aims. Because of this reality much … Continue reading

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Multipolar

The neocons are sure to lose their shit but what did they expect with their inept machinations and insane war mongering? Instead of a glorious neoliberal market utopia undergirded by American “full spectrum dominance” the rest of the world is … Continue reading

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Deluge

We are being smashed with a deluge of war propaganda In the first full month of the US proxy-war against Russia in Ukraine, American network TV stations gave more coverage than any other war that the US has been directly involved … Continue reading

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Jab

I’ve written before about the Democratic Party but the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade has made millions of Americans aware of their treachery. Many Democrats will simply blame the right-wing activists judges on the Supreme Court, led … Continue reading

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