THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: ‘Spin-Cycle’, A Parade of Half-Truths, Misdirections, Falsehoods & Fabrications

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com – “…The truth is no match for greed is good and don’t be evil, unless it’s incredibly profitable, in which case, go for it but cover your tracks (here’s looking at you, Big Tech). Outrage is reserved for whistleblowers who name names and reveal the sordid truths that the status quo has…

AMERIKA: ‘Billionaire Boys Club’, What Would It Cost to Buy the 2020 Election? – By Sam Pizzigati

Source – counterpunch.org – “…Several of the other presidential candidates are calling for various forms of wealth taxes. If the most rigorous of these were enacted, Bloomberg’s grand fortune would shrink substantially — by more than $3 billion next year, according to one estimate. In other words, by undercutting wealth tax advocates, Bloomberg would save…

CORPRO-FASCISM: ‘The Short Road’, Democracy to Fascism – By Larry Romanoff

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…What we might call “corporate socialism”, which is what exists today in the US, is a fairly precise definition of fascism…different laws for the rich and powerful than for the poor, corporate immunity for crimes, a lack of corporate regulation and oversight…In Britt’s study, “the poor formed an underclass, (and) being…

AMERIKA: “Deer Hunting With Jesus’, Is Bernie Sanders Electable? – By Chris Wright

Source – wrightswriting.com. – “…Joe Bageant makes an observation that cuts to the nub of the matter. America, he says, isn’t composed of some great middle class; it is an overwhelmingly working-class country. “If we define ‘working class’ simply as not having a college degree, then fully three-quarters [or at least two-thirds] of all Americans…

NEWSPEAK: ‘1984’, Reclaiming Your Inner Fascist – By C.J.Hopkins

Source – consentfactory.org – ‘…Newspeak is the official language of Oceania, scheduled for official adoption around 2050, and designed to make the ideological premises of Ingsoc (Newspeak for English Socialism, the Party’s official political alignment) the only expressible doctrine. Newspeak is engineered to remove even the possibility of rebellious thoughts—the words by which such thoughts…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Why The “Atrophied” U.S. Economy Isn’t As Free Or Competitive As You Think

Source – zerohedge.com – “…The Supreme Court even ruled in 2010 that “companies are persons” and “money is speech”. Former representative Mick Mulvaney summed it up in 2018: “If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you”…

U.S.S.A: ‘MAGA’, Resurrecting The American Economy – By Dimitry Orlov (Archive)

Source – cluborlov.blogspot.com – ‘…China’s stunning success primarily has to do with its superior economic planning and social governance. Call it Stalinism 2.0. …When it comes to managing the economy, Stalinism, and especially Stalinism 2.0—its modern, Chinese version—was and is a stunning success. Fundamentally, it is a recipe for building socialism using capitalist (mainly state-capitalist)…

AMERIKA: Slide In Life Expectancy For American Men Continues Amid Spike In “Deaths Of Despair”

Source – zerohedge.com – “…The biggest driver of these falling life-expectancy rates isn’t gun violence – though, based on the mainstream media’s coverage, one might have reason to think that. No, the biggest force behind what’s killing more young, (mostly white) men is what they call “deaths of despair.” That is, suicides, overdoses and any…

AMERIKA: Majority of Americans Say U.S. is Two-Thirds of the Way Toward the ‘Edge of a Civil War’: Poll

Source – theorganicprepper.com – ‘…We resort to mental gymnastics to avoid accepting that our logic – or our belief system itself – is flawed. Lying, denying, and rationalizing are among the tactics we employ to dance around the truth and avoid the discomfort that contradiction creates. We avoid or toss aside information that isn’t consistent…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘Burnout Nation’, Even the Wealthy Are Poorer in Everything That Matters

Source – oftwominds.com – “…Ours is a culture of forced optimism. The scripts of forced optimism are repeated daily in endless loops…All of this is intended to obscure the reality that even the wealthy are poorer in everything that really matters. We measure “wealth” in financial terms, but as the super-successful and super-wealthy discover, financial…

AMERIKA: ‘Heroes and Villains’, Do Americans Care Anymore? – By Gordon Duff

Source – veteranstoday.com – “…Now do you understand why nobody in America cares? Very few Americans can afford dental work, much less be concerned about Palestinians being slaughtered or a threatened invasion of Venezuela. Generations of Americans now know the game − America threatens, troops are sent in, thankfully no longer drafted; billions, even trillions…

LA DIVINA COMEDIA HUMANA: Sardonic Straight Shooter Rich Hall – Sigmund Freud in a Cowboy Hat (Archive)

Source – thetimes.co.uk – “…The system, he told us, is simple: if your name is on the building where you work you’re rich, if your name is on your desk you’re middle class, if your name is on your shirt you are “f***ing poor” Rich Hall’s Working for the American Dream (2018) Rich Hall, the US…

AMERIKA: America’s Political Implosion – By Finian Cunningham

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…There seems no end to this political civil war in the US. The American political class is literally tearing itself apart, destroying its ability to govern with any normal function…America’s democracy and constitution is being trashed by unelected shadowy forces, aided and abetted by prestigious media outlets like the New York…

AMERIKA: The Kids Are All Right…(But Adults Are Struggling)

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…The truth is complicated. But the short version is this: It’s not youth who are creating the crisis. It’s their parents’ generation. Americans have the worst levels of addiction, suicide, and self-destruction in the Western world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a record 120,000 Americans died from…

AMERIKA: Democracy Is Now A Hindrance To The Imperial State – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com – “…The corporate mass media is the PR machine for the Imperial State. If the state seeks to sell the public a war of choice, the media dutifully pounds the drums of war. If the Imperial State decides to disempower a president or other elected official, the media will hound the elected…

AMERIKA: ‘America’, The Incredible Disappearing Country – By Helen Buyniski

Source – titaniclifeboatacademy.org – “…Colleges have turned students into “investments” with exploitative income-sharing agreements in which the student agrees to give a percentage of their future income to the school after graduation in order to guarantee loan payback….Debtors’ prisons are back with a vengeance, too — SWAT teams and US Marshals are arresting people over…

TRUMPED: Is ‘Hillaryland’ The Saddest Place On Earth? – By Daniel Greenfield

Source – sultanknish.blogspot.com – “…The only thing democracy needs defending from is Hillary Clinton. The 2016 election was not hijacked by the Russians, Facebook or UFOs. It was nearly hijacked by Clinton operatives who spread false claims that Trump was a Russian agent that her campaign manufactured and paid for…Hillary began her rise with Watergate…

AMERIKA: ‘Asymmetrical Warfare’, How Militia Groups are America’s Domestic Viet Cong

Source – thedailybell.com – “…We have tens of thousands of Americans armed to the teeth with combat experience, deep family ties to both the police and the military, extensive knowledge of the local geography, and, in many cases, survivalist training….On the other side, you have the unwieldy Baby Huey of the rump U.S. government’s military,…

MIND GAMES: Infectious Insanity – By Jeff Thomas

Source – internationalman.com – “…Collectivism almost never sells well in a country where prosperity exists. In a free-market country, a strong work ethic is regularly rewarded. However, once the free market has deteriorated enough that the proletariat have come to understand that they’re not genuinely moving forward, they’re ready to jump on board with those…

BIG BROTHER: Incentives (…& Sociopaths) Rule the World – By Michael Krieger

Source – libertyblitzkrieg.com – “…The way it works, and it’s rapidly getting worse, is you the individual have zero right to privacy while the national security state can classify what the CIA director ate for lunch. Those with the most power are subject to the least transparency, while the powerless masses are subject to mass…

AMERIKA: If the Terrorists ‘Hated Our Freedom’ on 9/11, They Should Love Us Now – By John W. Whitehead

Source – https://www.rutherford.org – “…This is a government that has created a Constitution-free zone within 100 miles inland of the border around the United States, paving the way for Border Patrol agents to search people’s homes, intimately probe their bodies, and rifle through their belongings, all without a warrant. Nearly 66% of Americans (2/3 of…

U.S.S.A: ‘Comrades in Armani’, The Dangerous Stalinism Of The “Woke” Hard-Left

Source – gatestoneinstitute.org – “…The “woke” hard-left seem so self-righteous about their monopoly over Truth (with a capital T) that many of them see no reason to allow dissenting, politically incorrect, views to be expressed. Such incorrect views, they claim, make them feel “unsafe.” They can feel safe only if views they share are allowed…

AMERIKA: ‘Kiss Your Assets Goodbye’, How Civil Asset Forfeiture Has Perverted American Law Enforcement

Source – ammo.com – “…To provide some context, in 2014, the total amount of civil asset forfeiture seizures in the United States was $4.5 billion. The total value of property stolen in burglaries was $3.9 billion. This means that police agencies in the United States are taking more from the American public than burglars” Policing…

AMERIKA: Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Nation? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com – ‘…The super-wealthy and state insiders control the media’s narratives and the machinery of governance to serve their interests. Reforms are in name only; the faces of elected officials change but nothing changes structurally….That’s the very definition of a Third World failed state” Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Nation? –…

AMERIKA: The Road to Hell Is Paved with Virtue-Signaling – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – ‘…The road to Hell is paved with virtue-signaling: rather than actually solve the knotty problems that are dragging us toward the abyss, we substitute self-righteousness for problem-solving. That is virtue-signaling in a nutshell” The Road to Hell Is Paved with Virtue-Signaling – By Charles Hugh Smith The idea that everything will…

MIND GAMES: ‘The Toxic Diet’, Fear vs. Fear – By Chris Hedges

Source – truthdig.com – “…Switch off the electronic images. Ignore the media burlesque. The endless political shows, which turn presidential campaigns into mind-numbing, two-year-long marathons, are entertainment. Do not trust anyone in power. We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power. I am not certain we will succeed. But I am…

AMERIKA: ‘Rand Corporaton’, Welcome to Ayn Rand’s America – By Thom Hartmann

Source – independentmediainstitute.org – “…“You are out to destroy almost every edifice in the contemporary American way of life,” Wallace said to Rand. “Our Judeo-Christian religion, our modified government-regulated capitalism, our rule by the majority will… you scorn churches, and the concept of God… are these accurate criticisms?… the question, with its implied condemnation, didn’t…

AMERIKA: ‘Streets of San Franscisco’ – ‘Worse Than Slums In Brazil & India’

Source – westernjournal.com – “….Dr. Lee Riley is an infectious disease scientist at University of California – Berkeley and has researched health issues in some of the dirtiest slums around the world. San Francisco Compared to Some of the Dirtiest Slums in the World. Based on the findings of the Investigative Unit survey, Riley believes…

ALTERED STATES: Here’s What A Criminology Professor Learned By Studying Every Mass Shooting Since 1966

Source – zerohedge.com – “…Proactivity needs to extend also to the traumas in early life that are common to so many mass shooters. Those early exposures to violence need addressing when they happen with ready access to social services and high-quality, affordable mental health treatment in the community. Our data show that mass shooters have…