Tag Archives: Republican Party

Propaganda is Bipartisan

  “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, consevatives were whipped into a frenzy by propaganda. During Russia-gate, it’s been the liberals turn … Continue reading

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Epistemic Enclosure

  Liberal intellectuals are going to have stop snickering at Fox News watching conservatives with the release of the Mueller Report. The term “epistemic closure” has been used to refer to the claim that political belief systems can be closed … Continue reading

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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda…

  If we had a real opposition party, you know–one with real alternative policy proposals–said party would have won the midterms in a landslide. Recent history has demonstrated that American voters are willing to support any candidate that offers an … Continue reading

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The limits of identity politics

  I’m pretty sure this will not be a popular post, but I have to ask some uncomfortable questions. Is US society better now that we have woman torturer as head of the CIA who also happens to be a … Continue reading

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Making the connection

  Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA director. Now that we have a torturer in charge of our premier intelligence agency it’s appropriate to make the connection between the economic and foreign policies of the US empire. Neoliberalism … Continue reading

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Won’t end well

  Lately, I’ve detected a certain sense of malaise among my fellow citizens. In my opinion, it’s long been apparent that this won’t end well. Take the stock market, the indicator that our elite reliably depict as proof of the … Continue reading

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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

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