AMERIKA: Truth Has Become Un-American – By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Source – paulcraigroberts.org – “…Peace with Russia and China would undermine the justification of the $1,000 billion military/security budget, and that the military/security complex is the American government, is too much truth for most writers to state. Truth is the most rare element in the Western world, and we will not be permitted to have…

DAS KAPITAL: It’s Science, Raising the Minimum Wage Would Make America a Happier Place

Source – thenation.com, By Benjamin Ryan – The American Psychological Association is marshaling research that shows alleviating poverty improves mental health:  In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith noted that central aspects of living in poverty include marginalization from public life and suffering the stigma associated with being poor. The same year this capitalist’s bible…

AMERIKA: Yes, There is an Imperialist Ruling Class – By Paul Street

Source – counterpunch.org – Contemporary history is neither a series of random occurrences nor the predetermined plaything of a small cabal of super-empowered conspirators. The truth is somewhere in-between. A sizeable cadre of class- and system-conscious deep-state and imperial planners from the heights of concentrated private and governmental power join together to shape the outlines…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism”, Pillage and Class Polarization – By James Petras (Archive)

Source  – dissidentvoice.org – About 75% of US employees work 40 hours or longer, the second longest among all OECD countries, exceeded only by Poland and tied with South Korea. In contrast, only 10% of Danish workers, 15% of Norwegian, 30% of French, 43% of UK and 50% of German workers work 40 or more…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: 6 Companies Making Big Profits In The Prison Industrial Complex (Archive)

Source  – govtslaves.info – There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has grown by 500% in the past 30 years. While the United States has only 5% of the world’s population, it holds 25 percent of the world’s total prisoners. In 2012, one in every 108 adults was in prison or in jail, and one in 28 children in the U.S. had a…

REBEL YELL: Why the Government is so Afraid of the Self-Reliant – By Joshua Krause

Source  – readynutrition.com – I’m sure many of you remember when armed “nuisance abatement teams” from Los Angeles County, descended upon the independent minded folks who were living in the desert outskirts of the city. For the “crime” of living off the grid and growing their own food, they were harassed with fines, and forced…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting “Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing” – By Lee Fang (Flashback)

Source  – firstlook.org – Searching for the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” one that can “provide you with all the advantages” of domestic workers, but with “offshore prices”? Try prison labor! That’s the message of Unicor, also known as Federal Prison Industries, a government-owned corporation that employs federal workers for as little as 23 cents an…

AMERIKA: How Corporations Took Over the First Amendment – By Joe Pinsker

Source  – theatlantic.com – More and more, it’s companies—not individuals—that are benefiting from free-speech rights. When the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that POM Wonderful was overstating pomegranate juice’s health benefits in its advertisements, a press release from the FTC, which was challenging POM in court, called the decision “a victory for consumers.” The…

AMERIKA: How the US Created a China-Style Prison Labor Scheme on American Soil

Source – theantimedia.org – The US is breeding a Chinese-style prison labor scheme on its own soil. States and some of the biggest private companies are now enjoying the fruits of a cheap and readily available work force, with tens of millions of lobbying dollars spent by private prisons to keep their jails full.  …

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘America Is a Ponzi Scheme’, A Commencement Speech for the Scammed – By Tom Engelhardt (Flashback)

Source -.tomdispatch.com – “If you’re graduating from a liberal arts college, you’ve been taken for a ride. Start getting used to it”: – It couldn’t be a sunnier, more beautiful day to exit your lives — or enter them — depending on how you care to look at it. After all, here you are four…

AMERIKA: Princeton Study Concludes, US Is An ‘Oligarchy’, Not A ‘Democracy’

Source – mic.com – In a recent report from the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, the United States is not a democracy, but is instead, an oligarchy. For those who aren’t up with fancy words, this means that the US government is very, very corrupt. The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin…

CORPRO-FASCISM: Corporations have turned mass incarcerations into a revenue stream and source of cheap labor

Source  – truthdig.com – Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons – By Chris Hedges – All attempts to reform mass incarceration through the traditional mechanisms of electoral politics, the courts and state and federal legislatures are useless. Corporations, which have turned mass incarceration into a huge revenue stream and which have unchecked…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The 60-Year Trend Of Exploding Money And Imploding Growth – By David Stockman

Source  – davidstockmanscontracorner.com – During the heyday of post-war prosperity between 1953 and 1971, real final sales—–a better measure of economic growth than GDP because it filters out inventory fluctuations—-grew at a 3.6%  annual rate. That is exactly double the 1.8% CAGR recorded for 2000-2014. And after this morning’s punk GDP report in which growth stayed above the flat-line…

AMERIKA: US Prisons House More Inmates Than Stalin’s Gulags

Source  – ussia-insider.com – “Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today,” writes the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik. “Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America – more than 6 million – than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.” Is this…

AMERIKA: Private Prisons Can Sue States For Not Having Enough Prisoners

Source – americansperspective.com – In America, most prisons are owned by private corporations. Private corporations like to make money. Lots of money. Empty prison beds do not make money, so many states are being urged into contracts with the prisons, pledging to keep the prison anywhere from 70% to 97% full, at all times. So…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Who is Responsible for the Economic Collapse in the US? – By Grete Mautner

Source – journal-neo.org – “…The American Thinker is predicting an abrupt rise in political violence in the United States, while arguing that wars begin when, in a major crisis, no peaceful solution can be found. Americans are at or near that point. Unfortunately, most people are not going to acknowledge the truth until it is too…

CORPRO FASCISM: The Prison Industry in the United States, Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

Source – desultoryheroics.com – “…Ninety-seven percent of 125,000 federal inmates have been convicted of non-violent crimes. It is believed that more than half of the 623,000 inmates in municipal or county jails are innocent of the crimes they are accused of. Of these, the majority are awaiting trial. Two-thirds of the one million state prisoners…

CORPRO-FASCISM: Engineering War, The US Used to Make Bullets to Fight Wars – Now They Make Wars to Sell Bullets

Source – whatreallyhappened.com  – The US has been at war some 222 years of its 239 year existence, which is 93% of the time. We have the most powerful military in the world, bigger and more powerful than the next 14 countries combined, most of which are our allies. (Graph): Wars are created as a…

AMERIKA: What’s Really Behind Trump’s “7 Countries” Ban?, Does He Want to Keep Out Muslims, Or the CIA’s Irregular Warriors? – By Scott Creighton

Source – stuartjeannebramhall.com – “…Lets forget for a second that the fake left is going ballistic over Trump’s banning of people supposedly from those countries (when he doesn’t actually mention them by name in his order) while they have been quiet as little church mice as their hero, ObamaGod, bombed every one of them… and…

AMERIKA: How to Make America Great Again with Other People’s Money – By Dmitri Orlov

Source – cluborlov.blogspot.ca – “…If Trump doesn’t crack open the chocolate egg that is Saudi Arabia and run off with the toy inside, then somebody else will. Saudi Arabia’s days are numbered. For now, it is still rich in money, oil, sand and imbeciles, but it is burning through the first two faster and faster.…

CROSSROADS: ‘Birth of a New Millennium’, United States Reset Has Begun

Source – geopolitics.co – “…There are also some indications that the Trump administration will finally end the decades of government suppression against exotic technologies. This is very evident in his inaugural speech…The various space age technologies, e.g. free energy, anti-gravity, cell regeneration, that have been under lock and key for more than a century are…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: The Collapse of the Great Left Con – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.ca – “…The Left is not just in disarray–it is in complete collapse because the working class has awakened to the Left’s betrayal and abandonment of the working class in favor of building personal wealth and power. Anyone who denies this is still in the fatal grip of the Left’s Great Con”: (The Collapse…

AMERIKA: How Co-ops Can Make America Great Again

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…If the Trump administration is serious about bringing jobs and pride back to rural America, they should take a lesson from cooperatives of the 1930’s”: (How Co-ops Can Make Infrastructure Great Again – By Nathan Schneider) Not many people I’ve known who lived through the Great Depression recall it fondly. I suspect…

AMERIKA: ‘Enemy of the State’, Behind America’s Perpetual Wars – By Prof. John McMurtry

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…President-to-be Trump has a model to go on. A remission in the US private corporate occupation of the world for private profit occurred with Roosevelt’s New Deal. It emerged with the victorious war against Nazism, union legalization, high taxes on high incomes, and post-war industry growth on all planes. An implied…

COUP D’ETAT: The Final Take-down of Trump Begins in Earnest

Source – stateofthenation2012.com – “…Make no mistake about it: from now until Inauguration Day will be the most dangerous times for Donald Trump and his transition team.  The very future of the United States of America now hangs in the balance as never before.  Hence, it is imperative that every American citizen stays vigilant and…

REALPOLITIK: U.S. Special Operations’ Forces Deploy to 138 Nations…70% of the World’s Countries – By Nick Turse

Source – tomdispatch.com – “…I will become the first president of the United States to serve two full terms during a time of war,” Obama added….The results of his permanent-war presidency have, in fact, been dismal, according to Special Operations Command.  Of eight conflicts waged during the Obama years, according to a 2015 briefing slide from the…

AMERIKA: ‘Self-Proclaimed Progressives’, Apologists for the Neocon-Neoliberal Empire – By Charles High Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.ca – “…Wake up, Self-Proclaimed “Progressives”: you’re apologists for an Evil Empire.Your devotion to the Democratic Establishment that has mastered the art of bleating politically correct speech acts while destroying entire nations renders you the classic useful idiots, on par with those who defended Stalinism and the Soviet Gulag because “it was the right thing to…

SHADOW GOVERNMENT: America Versus The Deep State – By Howard Kunstler

Source – kunstler.com – “…When the markets blow, do you suppose the Russians will be blamed for that? Did Boris Yeltsin repeal the Glass-Steagall Act? Was Ben Bernanke a puppet of Putin? No, these actions and actors were homegrown American. For more than thirty years, we’ve been borrowing too much money so we can pretend…