Cognitive Dissonance

We Are Getting Worried About Paul Krugman

It appears The New York Times' flip-flopping, hate-mongering, fact-twisting, Keynesian poster-boy Paul Krugman is not coping well with hearing "no" and being ignored, and his tirade last night in Twitter has us gravely concerned for his mental stability, which is ironic given how he began yesterday...

How The Mainstream Media Turned Al Qaeda Into A US Ally In Syria

Since 9/11, US corporate media have portrayed Al Qaeda as a monstrous organization whose existence justifies a global war without end. Who could have predicted that by 2016, these same media outlets would become Al Qaeda’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders?

Fiat Money, Fiat News

Gresham’s Law: bad money drives good money out of circulation.

Hunt’s Law: fake news drives real news out of circulation.

Paul Krugman Loses It Over Coming "Era Of Epic Corruption" In 'Trumpistan'

"I know that many people are still trying to convince themselves that the incoming administration will govern normally, despite the obviously undemocratic instincts of the new commander in chief and the questionable legitimacy of the process that brought him to power... But let’s get real. Everything we know suggests that we’re entering an era of epic corruption and contempt for the rule of law, with no restraint whatsoever..."

Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him

Cognitive dissonance is a powerful drug. It makes otherwise-very-intelligent people goofy and incoherent in their thinking and blinds them to certain realities that they should normally see right in front of their noses. You’ll hear hundreds of theories and rationalizations on Trump’s miraculous victory, but a reason you will almost never hear is also the most likely one: Trump won the election because he serves the interests of the establishment.

Dave Collum's 2016 Year In Review - "And Then Things Got Really Weird..."

"Markets don’t have a purpose any more - they just reflect whatever central planners want them to. Why wouldn’t it lead to the biggest collapse? My strategy doesn’t require that I’m right about the likelihood of that scenario. Logic dictates to me that it’s inevitable..."

How We Become Slaves Of "The System"

Almost everything you think and do is against your best interest and you don’t even realize it. It’s planned that way. The state seeks absolute control of your mind, body and spirit. Can the state succeed? It has, but only a precious few ever know.

"Demonetization Has Achieved Nothing" - India's Rapidly Plunging Toward A Police State

Demonetization will have achieved nothing positive. But it will have seriously damaged the Indian economy. The human costs are immense and continue to pile up. This could easily - even likely - take India to autocracy and eventually, bloody and chaotic disintegration. The demonetization policy and Modi are merely symptoms of deeper issues though.

A Very Concise Explanation Of Why The Democrats Lost (And Will Keep Losing)

"Think of the arrogance of their mindset - vote for our candidate because she is not good, but less bad than the other fellow, and once again you really have no other choice... They blame racism, the Russians, sexism, Bernie bros, hackers, the 'deplorables' in a bit of an ironic twist on the Romney moment, the electoral college, and even the roots of democratic process itself. They and their strategy failed. Spectacularly."