Hurrah for Midterm Gridlock!

Thankfully, the “most important election in recent memory” is over and the results have turned out as expected. Democrats now control the House. Republicans picked up a couple seats in the Senate. Trump’s agenda will tread water. He will spend most of his time fending off Democrat attacks. Empty-headed ideological turf battles between the two [...]

Video: Cold War Propaganda How the State Brainwashes Americans into Supporting War

In the 1950s, the United States insisted the Soviet Union was a dire threat to America. This wasn’t even close to being true. This fallacy is disproven by a number of studies that show the economic growth of the Soviet Union was seriously hampered by the Second World War and despite a push for industrialization [...]

US and Israel Knew Wahhabi Head-choppers Wouldn’t Win in Syria

Investigative journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed has dredged up important document from the massive WikiLeaks archive. It is a draft of an internal US Marine Corps’  Intelligence Department forecasting paper produced in coordination with Strafor, often referred to as the private CIA, states a jihadi overthrow of Bashar al-Assad as highly improbable, if not impossible.  The [...]

Making the Arctic Safe for Neoliberalism

Let’s put aside for a moment the nonsense about Russia hijacking the vote with Facebook ads and focus on the endgame. The neoliberal economic order is based on natural resource and market dominance, so it’s no surprise when it reacts violently to efforts by others to map out resource acquisition.  Case it point: US partner [...]

Trump’s Secretary of the Interior Wants to Blockade Russia and Iran

Finally, a bit of truth from government. It came from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. He said the US has the “ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open, and, if necessary, to blockade [Russia and Iran] to make sure that their energy does not go to market.”  Zinke pointed out that [...]

The Gamification of Tyranny

It looks like we’re headed for a brave new world where all citizens are rated on their loyalty to the state and are punished for wandering from its narrative.  Call it the gamification of repression.  In China, the supposedly communist state—in fact, it is an advanced form of crony capitalist authoritarianism that Marx would have [...]

Media Ignores Israeli Role in Downing of Russian Aircraft in Syria

After the Syrians accidentally targeted a Russian surveillance aircraft over the Mediterranean and the Russians pinned the blame on Israel, the corporate propaganda media scrambled to spin the story.  The Pentagon and State Department directed media insinuate the tragedy was the fault of the Russians, who got in the way of yet another—there are hundreds—illegal [...]

British Critic of the Skripal Poisoning Arrested for Appearing on RT

The UK government is now targeting critics of the fake chemical attack in Salisbury it has attributed to the Russians with zero evidence. Most recent example, Dr. Chris Busby, a British retired nuclear scientist. His home in Bideford, Devon was raided after cops responding to a domestic argument reported feeling sick after visiting the residence. [...]

Marines Team Up with Islamists in Syria

Trump and the Pentagon have sent a number of Marines to al-Tanf in Syria where they are participating in live-fire exercises. According to Reuters, the objective of the exercise is designed to send “a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their [...]

War Propaganda: UK Blames Russia for British Airways Hack

Propaganda designed to get a war going with Russia has never been more transparent.  Consider this headline today at The Sun: “VLAD’S ARMY Russian hackers were behind massive British Airways data theft that forced thousands of Brits to cancel their bank cards, experts claim.” The Sun and other propaganda conduits realize many people simply scan [...]