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…

AMERIKA: America Should Borrow Some Tactics From Stalin & Mao to Become Great Again – By Dmitry Orlov

Source – russia-insider.com – “…China’s stunning success primarily has to do with its superior economic planning and social governance. Call it Stalinism 2.0. Under Stalin, the USSR was able to produce steady double digit growth rates through a combination of central planning and market mechanisms. It also had some 4 million political prisoners, which, for…

U.S.S.A: So Sorry, Your Karma Ran Over Your Dogma – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…Dogmas generate power and profits. Trillions of dollars flow into a few pockets because people believe the dogmas that “you need a college diploma to succeed” and “America’s healthcare system is the best in the world. As evidence-based doubts seep in, those at the top of the “faith” who have the…

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…

FASCISTA: The CIA’s “Intelligence Authorization Act” Would Criminalize Whistleblowers & Reporters

Source – massprivatei.blogspot.com – ‘…Free speech has been on the chopping block for a long time. Journalists are already silenced and have to ask the government for permission before running stories while alternative media is censored and blocked by Google’s search algorithms. But now it’s getting worse, and Congress isn’t stopping it” The CIA’s “Intelligence…

AMERIKA: ‘Suspicious Minds’, Americans Don’t Trust the Govt, the Media…or Each Other

Source – theorganicprepper.com – “… Americans Don’t Trust the Govt, the Media, or Each Other: Fading Trust is “Sign of Cultural Sickness and National Decline” Americans are losing trust in each other, in the government, and in the media, according to a concerning new survey. Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that conducts…

REBEL YELL: It’s Un-American To Be Anti-Free Speech, Protect The Right To Criticize The Government – By John Whitehead

Source – https://www.rutherford.org – “…As Chelsea Manning recognized, “We’re citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear.” Indeed, the First Amendment does more than give us a right to criticize our country: it makes it a civic duty. Certainly, if there is one freedom among the many spelled out in the…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: Most Americans Can’t Afford to Pay Rent, Eat Food, Buy Stuff, or Get Sick (And It’s Just Going to Get Worse)

Source – theorganicprepper.com – ‘…Stimulus policies do not bring about a solid recovery but manufacture a phony economic growth that distorts the economy’s structure of production. Instead of a V-shaped recovery that would occur if government abstained from intervention, policymakers produce an L-shaped agony. As if a prolonged stagnation wasn’t already bad enough, the interventionists…

REBEL YELL: 5 Reasons Independence Day is for the Anti-Government Rebels – By Joe Jarvis

Source – thedailybell.com – “… These are self-evident truths made explicit in the Declaration of Independence that we celebrate today. 1. It is your right, and DUTY to ABOLISH a government that no longer represents you. The entire point of governments is to protect your life, liberty, and property and whenever any Form of Government…

AMERIKA: Celebrating The Fourth, Then And Now – By Jacob Hornberger

Source – fff.org – “…The “freedom” that Americans today celebrate is one in which there is Social Security, Medicare, education grants…a massive military establishment consisting of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA, and forever wars, secret surveillance, torture, assassination, and indefinite detention. Thing about that: Two opposite systems and yet people under both systems celebrating…