Thursday, May 31, 2018
The irony of oppression is that the worse it gets, the bigger risk the ruling powers create of an uprising. Outlawing dissent openly tells people that they aren’t free, which makes them rebel. So as American democracy has been taken over by corporate tyranny, the ruling class has decided to keep the appearance of the old democratic republic. This inverted totalitarian system, as Sheldon Wolin calls it, is different from the past despotisms in that it makes the people feel free.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
The goal of the censorship, trolling, and media marginalization that the establishment has been using against independent online voices isn’t just to disable those voices, but to make them give up on fighting the war of ideas. At a time when, as Caitlin Johnstone assesses, “our governments become increasingly concerned that we are developing the wrong kinds of political opinions,” killing our will to resist the establishment propaganda onslaught is the best the deep state can hope for.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The liberal elites are noticing a threat to their power. Why else would Politico, in tradition with its recent behaviors, go back to publishing smear pieces against the Bernie Sanders movement? This week, the website put out a transparently misleading article titled “Bernie’s army in disarray.” This was following a similarly biased anti-Sanders spin piece, published by The Tylt, titled “Has the Bernie Sanders revolution lost momentum?”
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Only until now has media studies professor Mark Crispin Miller not thought that the American media deserves to be compared to the Nazi press. Just five years ago, he said in a recent interview with Chris Hedges, he wouldn’t have thought the analogy appropriate. But after the events of the last two years, he sees Joseph Goebbels as the best parallel to the deep state figures who are working to deceive the American people.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Things are changing about how our society chooses to handle the horrors being perpetrated by Israel. It’s more acceptable to acknowledge the truth about what’s happening than it was a few months ago. The massacre that Israel has been carrying out against Gaza demonstrators for the last eight weeks, with Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinians who are either unarmed or only having rocks to use as weapons, has compelled people into speaking out. I’m asking people to keep up that intellectual courage, because it’s what we need to bring change.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The purpose of all the media distractions, McCarthyite propaganda, and censorship the corporate state now uses is to stop people from organizing in big enough numbers. The population is more hostile towards war, more aware of corporate capitalism’s evils, and angrier at elites than it’s been in decades. And stopping Americans from translating this anger into a coordinated revolt is the establishment’s top priority.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
In these last few years, the Democratic Party’s leadership has reacted to their loss of political dominance by turning their sphere of influence into a dictatorship. This is not hyperbole, but a simple assessment of which form of government the DNC’s recent policies most resemble.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The end goal of the deep state is to drive the population into poverty and subjection, and to impose militarized totalitarian control. We can see this from the widening wealth inequality, police state expansion, increased corporate control, and escalating warfare that’s happening under the order of the global oligarchs. And as history has taught us, there’s no limit to how much despotic states will try to impose their control.
Monday, May 7, 2018
When Democrats help carry out U.S. wars and imperialism, the Americans they harm the most are the black and brown communities who they claim to be allies for. This is because white supremacy is the consequence of economic exploitation, which is enforced by militarism.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
An unfortunate inevitability within online leftist circles is the type of people whose first impulse is to discourage an action as “futile.” Their criticisms go in the veins of “they don’t care about your protests,” “how do you expect to get this passed when the corporations are in charge?”, and so on. It goes past healthy introspection about strategies for activism, and has the effect of perpetually shutting down discussions about taking practical action. Not very many people have adopted this attitude. But it’s definitely not the mindset we need for overcoming the global oligarchy.