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…

AMERIKA: ‘How Evil Wins’, The Hypocritical Double Standards Of Political Outrage – By John Rutherford

Source – rutherford.org – “…She was asked what she had learned from the Holocaust, and she said that 10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and that 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and that the remaining 80 percent could be moved in either direction.” – Kurt Vonnegut” How Evil Wins:…

AMERIKA: US Congress Has No Intention Of Stopping The Massive Immigration Invasion

Source – healthandmoneynews.wordpress.com – “…Congress passed a 50,000 per year “Diversity Visa” to allow lucky recipients a free pass and welfare for life from third world countries around the world. No qualifications needed! Over 15 million people sign up for it annually. The 1965 Immigration Reform Act allows 1.2 million immigrants annually” US Congress Has…

AMERIKA: ‘Clusterf@#K Nation’, Welcome to Crazyland – By Jim Kunstler

Source – kunstler.com – “…The Times is celebrating the New York State legislature’s passage of harsh new laws against sexual harassment: Sex Harassment Laws Toughened in New York: ‘Finally, This Is Happening.’ Can you guess what the unintended consequences of this “happening” will be? I’ll tell you: men who run companies (there are some) will…

AMERIKA: America’s Managerial Elite Has Failed, But We Can’t Get Rid of Them – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – ‘…The system is broken, and the managerial elite will keep it broken because it serves their interests to keep it broken. Unfortunately we’ll all suffer when the managerial elite is no longer able to stave off the dire fiscal consequences of their self-serving leadership” America’s Managerial Elite Has Failed, But We…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion

Source – commondreams.org – “…The top one percent owns nearly $30 trillion of assets while the bottom half owns less than nothing…Three wealthiest people in America have as much wealth as the bottom 50 percent” ‘Eye-Popping’: Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion – By…

AMERIKA: The Self-Destructive Trajectory of Overly Successful Empires – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…I have long held that America’s Deep State–the permanent, un-elected government and its many proxies and public-private partnerships–is riven by warring elites. There is no purpose in making the conflict public, so the battles are waged in private, behind closed doors” The Self-Destructive Trajectory of Overly Successful Empires – By Charles…

AMERIKA: How for-Profit Prisons Have Become the Biggest Lobby no One is Talking About

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…Nearly two-thirds of private prison contracts mandate that state and local governments maintain a certain occupancy rate – usually 90 percent – or require taxpayers to pay for empty beds…Sen. Marco Rubio is one of the biggest beneficiaries” How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about…

AMERIKA: Two Contrasting Commencement Addresses a Half Century Apart – By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Source – paulcraigroberts.org – “…We have zero diplomacy, only threats. Indeed threats are America’s hallmark. Threats of war. Threats of sanctions. The President of the United States gives away other countries’ territories and decides who is to be the president of Venezuela. Today’s America is scared to death of peaceful competition and imposes tariffs on…

AMERIKA: The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching

Source – caitlinjohnstone.com – ‘…End the wars. Stop exploiting patriots who sign up to defend the homeland and constitution as some mercenary force for private corporations” SM: …Join the Army. Travel to exotic places, meet interesting people….& kill them The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching – By…

MASONIC VISIONS: ‘The Pence Prophecy’, VP Predicts Perpetual War at the West Point Graduation – By Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.)

Source – original.antiwar.com – ‘…Pence engaged in some genuine truth-telling that revealed the nature of military service in a time of forever war. He informed the cadets that “It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life…This should have been a controversial statement, an alarming…

RIELPOLITIK: ‘Musical Chairs’, Waking-Up in a Banker’s Wet Dream

Source – rielpolitk.com – “..Consumer culture fans the flames of incessant need, while Banker’s bait their hooks and lie in wait. Never a though of attempting to live within ones means or the wholesale rejection of a system that persists in eating its own. The trend continues as long as the band plays on, that…

DAS KAPITAL: Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest – By Robert Reich

Source – robertreich.org – “…While the wealthy and powerful are coddled with public largesse, the rest of us are thrown into the jaws of an unforgiving economic system…Around 60 percent of America’s wealth is now inherited. Many of today’s superrich have never worked a day in their lives” Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the…