Group Think

The 'End Of Dreams' And The Saving Of Appearances

"...in the wake of WW2, America has been backing itself into the corner of an ‘American-shaped’ (imposed), second wave ‘globalisation’, and that is the major risk posed today (as much as rising China), with ‘populism’ again markedly on the up. And ‘second wave globalisation’ is again yielding predictable political volatility (i.e. in ‘unexpected’ election results)."

Journalism Is Broken - Twitter, Trump, & The NYTimes

"To succeed in journalism means you have to join the elites in NYC or DC, you have to play the game. You have to get on Twitter and signal how journalisty you are.... comment on breaking news regardless of the validity of the information. You have to pile on the tweet everyone else is jumping on... You have to mock those who hold different views... be snide...be nasty. You have to signal to everyone else just how in the know you are."

Blaming Russia For Everything

With the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Thursday, this determination to squelch any dissenting American views as “Russian disinformation” moved up a notch. The craziness has now become the focus of an official Senate investigation into Russian “meddling” in American political life. We have taken another step down the path of a New Cold War that blends a New McCarthyism with a New Orwellianism.

Hypocrisy Behind The Russian-Election Frenzy

What Threat to Democracy? How does giving the American people truthful and relevant information undermine American democracy, which is the claim that is reverberating throughout the mainstream media and across Official Washington?

The Orwellian War On Skepticism

Under the cover of battling “fake news,” the mainstream U.S. news media and officialdom are taking aim at journalistic skepticism when it is directed at the pronouncements of the U.S. government and its allies.

David Stockman Warns "2008 Was Just Spring-Training For What Comes Next"

In effect, America has undergone a rolling national LBO since the Gipper’s time in office; so the U.S. economy is now stuck in the ditch because it has leveraged itself to the hilt over the past three decades. The vast majority of Americans are no longer living the dream because Wall Street speculators and Washington politicians alike have led them into a debt-fueled fantasy world that is coming to a dead end.