George Orwell

Execution By Firing Squad: The Militarized Police State Opens Fire

"While it still technically remains legal to own a firearm in America, possessing one can now get you pulled over, searched, arrested, subjected to all manner of surveillance, treated as a suspect without ever having committed a crime, shot at and killed."

US General Wants 20,000 Additional Ground Troops Sent To Afghanistan

With the Pentagon today backing away from media reports that they’d settled on a figure of 4,000 more troops, influential retired Gen. Jack Keane suggests that the US needed to send up to 20,000 more ground troops if they wanted to win the war. But is this war "winnable"?

Lynching Free Speech: The Intolerant State Of America

"The powers-that-be understand that if the government can control speech, it controls thought and, in turn, it can control the minds of the citizenry. In fact, some of this past century’s greatest dystopian authors warned of this very danger."

There's No Painless Exit From The "Fake Faux Financialized" Economy

"The sanctioning of this deranged hypocrisy is shaping a generation that could easily turn into political monsters when they eventually come into power - and that coming-to-power may coincide with much more desperate economic conditions on the road ahead."

US Journalism's New "Golden Age"?

The mainstream U.S. media is congratulating itself on its courageous defiance of President Trump and its hard-hitting condemnations of Russia, but the press seems to have forgotten that its proper role within the U.S. democratic structure is not to slant stories one way or another but to provide objective information for the American people.

The American Dystopia Didn't Begin With Trump

"Ultimately, the dystopia of this media narrative has little to do with the world most of us live in - we can hardly recognize it. We do have real problems, however, and it would be helpful if politicians paid attention to them instead of chasing shadows in Washington."

George Orwell's Monetary Policy

"Tightening is easing..." Monetary policy is a black box and former Fed chair, Alan Greenspan, acknowledged this more than 20 years ago...

Paul Craig Roberts Rages "Are You Ready To Die?"

"We currently are in the most dangerous situation of my lifetime...In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel, 1984, information that no longer is consistent with Big Brother’s explanations is chucked down the Memory Hole. In the real American dystopia in which we currently live, the information is never reported at all."

Emmanuel Clinton & The Revolt Of The Elites

Contrary to global perceptions, the biggest issue in this election was not immigration, it was actually deep resentment towards the French deep state (police, justice, administration) - perceived as oppressive, corrupt and even violent.

War And Empire: The American Way Of Life

What the majority of Americans are conditioned to think they know about their past (and that of many other peoples) is myth, and too often, sheer illusion. Misdirection and manipulation about proclaimed threats from abroad since 1945 has led directly into wars and unjust armed interventions and coups in many other nations. The results are always tragic on a colossal scale.

Doug Casey On The End Of Western Civilization

"Many of the words you hear, especially from the media, are confused, conflated, or completely misused; and this is corrupting the language. As George Orwell liked to point out, to control language is to control thought. The corruption of language is adding to the corruption of civilization itself. This is not a trivial factor in the degradation of Western Civilization."

Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don't Fall For The NSA's Latest Ploy

Supposedly the NSA is going to stop collecting certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target. Privacy advocates are hailing it as a major victory for Americans whose communications have been caught in the NSA’s dragnet. If this is a victory, it’s a hollow victory. Here’s why...