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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 ā€œinverted totalitarianism.ā€  Although I do understand … Continue reading

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Me, myself and I

Identity politics is the perfect embodiment of neoliberalism. Arch-neoliberal Margaret Thatcher articulated it when she proclaimed that “there is no society, only individuals…” Moreover, identity politics is designed to divide and rule. They’re not even being subtle about it. In … 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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Here We Go Again

I hate the fact that I end up defending an asshole like Donald Trump in my efforts to illuminate the machinations of the deep state, but it’s crucial to understand that the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is the continuation of … 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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The Surge

If Robert Parry were still alive he wouldn’t be surprised. He was always perceptive to the neocon’s proclivity to double down when one of their plans went off the rails. What’s clear is that the US does not pursue pragmatic … Continue reading

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