Manufacturing Resistance – The American Public Is Being Manipulated Into Irrelevance

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

No honest person could accuse me of being a Trump fan or supporter. I refused to back his candidacy despite my total disdain for Hillary Clinton and pretty much everything she stands for. More importantly, I’ve written a multitude of articles since he was inaugurated severely taking him to task on a wide variety of subjects. I’ve tirelessly discussed how he’s outsourced his economic policy to Goldman Sachs, and condemned his burgeoning neocon foreign policy, evidenced by his disturbing coziness with the autocratic barbarians of Saudi Arabia.

Nevertheless, the most incredible aspect of the past four months is not how much of a fake populist Trump’s proven to be, but how the corporate media’s managed to disgust me even more. I’m happy to become outraged at Trump, because I find many things about Trump outrageous. That said, I find it telling that the stuff about Trump that outrages me, is never the same stuff which outrages the corporate media. Why is that?

The reason is the corporate media doesn’t mind Goldman Sachs running U.S. economic policy. It also doesn’t mind a close alliance with the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia, or our government’s endless string of disastrous neocon wars abroad. In fact, when it comes to the latter, the corporate media is reliably the primary cheerleader for unprovoked militarism.

Following the election of Trump, an axis of evil in U.S. politics has formed consisting of the corporate media, neoliberal Democrats (Hillary cultists) and neocons. This alliance has one primary objective, which revolves around obsessing incessantly on a conspiracy theory that deflects attention away from the crimes of our very own domestic plutocrats, war mongers and rent-seekers (you know, the forces that are actually wrecking the country). Russia is the perfect outside enemy to rally ignorant rubes around in order to prevent any real progressive or centrist populism from ever gaining a foothold in U.S. politics. Unfortunately, thanks to the gullibility of the average American, their plan seems to be succeeding.

As I noted earlier today on Twitter:

The current environment is fertile ground for real populist movements to fight for an improvement in the lives of average Americans, but the public is being fooled into focusing all its energy on an unproven Russia collusion theory which hasn’t caused any of our very real national suffering. Our very own homegrown racketeers and thieves are to blame for that, but we’re being told to focus our attention on Russia. This isn’t an accident people, you’re being played, and played quite easily at that.

Ironically, “the resistance” is actually sucking all the air out of what should be real resistance. After spending a few months in the woods, Hillary is now actively moving to co-opt the entire movement. Why’s she doing that? I think she still covets the throne, and I think she’s power hungry and delusional enough to go for it.

Hillary’s positioning to run again, and there’s still no viable new third party. Even worse, there’s the naive and gullible Bernie Sanders still trying to “change Democrats from within,” a laughable and useless exercise. It’s unbelievably pathetic and disempowering, but it could get a lot worse. Brace yourselves for a few years of Hillary running around in leather jackets talking like a “populist” as she desperately attempts to reinvent herself. Our national nightmare is far from over.

Meanwhile, to all of you yapping incessantly about Russia, don’t complain in 2020 when you get a horrible corporate Democratic candidate and Trump wins. Even if you dodge the Hillary bullet, don’t expect for a second to get anyone decent nominated. The “resistance” is clueless and Trump has much better odds of a second term than ever being impeached. The Russia nonsense is all a carefully crafted distraction narrative to keep you stuck on the debt serf plantation and away from organizing genuine resistance. Keep it up, the plutocrats are laughing uncontrollably.

This is precisely why I reserve my most intense contempt for the corporate media. It’s quite intentionally focusing people’s attention on a still unproven theory that marginally affects their lives, compared to very real issues of economic misery and the neo-feudal world being institutionalized all around them. This is straight up evil. The corporate press is deliberately not focusing on things that really matter to people, and diverting mass attention to what is still just a conspiracy theory. If you have proof Trump is a Russian stooge, let’s see it. If not, then focus on the very serious issues that matter and helped elect Trump in the first place. The corporate media, neoliberal Dems and neocons are successfully diverting genuine angst and energy away from pressing economic concerns and toward a imperial geopolitical agenda that benefits the plutocrats and their ambitions. They are manufacturing resistance.

Yesterday’s Washington Post article accusing Trump of divulging classified intel to Russian officials is a perfect example of this. It’s been blown up as the biggest story in decades, yet I read it and basically shrugged. Imagine if the corporate press rallied this strongly against plutocracy, Wall Street and militarism? Imagine that. We might actually be able to help our fellow citizens who are struggling.

But no, the corporate press isn’t interested in doing that. It’s interested in keeping you stuck right where you are. Oppressed under a pile of debt and an absence of opportunity. It’s sad to watch people get manipulated so easily, but until people wake up and say enough, it’s only going to get worse.

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knukles's picture

Katy Perry.

The Illuminatti will take care of us ....  repeat after me .....

AltRight Girl's picture

Trump needs to go rogue and create a secret squad to snuff all the foreign elements in our Gov be they Illuminati or not.

Trump's Xmen vs 5th column. Now that's a movie I'd like to watch.

Is Puerto Rico’s Economic Collapse a Ploy by Liberals to Permanently Shift the Balance of Power in Congress?

Future Jim's picture

Mike, you called Saudi Arabia a terrorist state and didn't mention Israel.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

So he didn't pass the litmus test? The 'Chosen One' are Untouchable

Mr. Kwikky's picture

Hé Bagel Biter don't you have some scam to run

meta-trader's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet...

TalkToLind's picture called Saudi Arabia a terrorist state and didn't mention Israel.

I logged in to say exactly that, however Future Jim was already on the ball.  

CryptBrain's picture

Trump now has all the information needed to bring down Deep State; and the MSM’ heads know it.  He will refrain from twitter bursts but rather leak with a thousand cuts. 

The "Impeachment" phrase surge among all media shows they feel that this is the right time to strike.  An obvious consorted effort is on its way.  With Trump departing on Thursday, and Seth Rich WikiLeaks's connection now a fact, the next phase of the attack has begun.  MSM will now be relentless. 

If the plan fails: careers will end (talking heads that go over the top), fortunes will take significant hits (Besos, Slim and others), fines, lawsuits, company break ups (FCC) and so forth. 

If Trump fails and Impeachment hearings begin the "swamp" will gain its leverage back.  And all will go back to business as usual.  “They” will bring the noise down until they are ready to continue.  Then it’s back with FF attacks (such bad productions insult intelligence), 2nd amendment slicing, dumb wars, US heroin dump, national debt bubble, poverty for blacks, illegals as new slave class, of course corruption in DC, rigged elections, science food, vaxed, mood pills, children w/low IQs, worsening education system, one could go on-and-on. 

The greatest governing system the planet has created in the last 5000 years might prove to be too weak to defend itself from whoever these attacking entities are. 

Proctologist's picture

If the US was the greatest governing system in the world in the last 5000 years, our constitution wouldn't be buried in a pine box over the last 100 years.

The People don't have the stomach for a republic. Trump gave us the mirage of a break on the March to neoliberal paradise.

Just a mirage.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Nah..!HILLARY! would never wear leather.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"That said, I find it telling that the stuff about Trump that outrages me, is never the same stuff which outrages the corporate media."

Dead on, Kreiger.  I literally said the same thing to Mrs. Rand yesterday, almost word for word (though I think I said "fucking MSM").

south40_dreams's picture

Just your average attempted coup financed by foreign interests working with useful "democrats" idiots

nmewn's picture

“With this first slate of lower court nominees, it seems that the President is intent on continuing to outsource the judicial selection process to hard right, special interest groups rather than consulting with Senators on a bipartisan basis,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement.

Up to the third wave of ten judges since that statement Chuckie...and Harry Reid set it all up for should send him a thank you card...or

Nuked ;-)

G-R-U-N-T's picture

The more uncomfortable Trump makes the MSM and their Statist government is god bullshit, the happier I am.

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Almost all the world’s economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their military force resides. The only way to regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. As a free nation, we really have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't take the incorporation of private transnational banks for granted anymore. The government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities, if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.




It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained it created a swamp of corruption around our capital. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution  doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 Convention for which the electorate will need consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention could solve that problem in days. This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:




28th Amendment


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation;


a, owning another corporation,


b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic, or


c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of;


a, government,


b, education, or


c, news media, and


3, provisions for;


a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books, and


b, the establishment of a state and municipal-owned banking system


c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.




The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual States, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the Federal government itself. Now that these fictitious entities own the USA and command its military infrastructure, by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, and run it by virtue of regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and Congressional lobbying they’ve set their sights on the creation of an all-inclusive global financial empire. The US Constitution is the “Kingpin” of the whole global Machine.


Giant Meteor's picture

"The biggest blow to citizen constitutional authority came in 1886. The US Supreme Court ruled in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, that a private corporation was a "natural person" under the US Constitution, sheltered by the 14th Amendment [(even though that amendment had been written and ratified in 1868 to protect the rights of freed slaves)  [3]] , which requires due process in the criminal prosecution of "persons." Following this ruling, huge, wealthy corporations were allowed to compete on "equal terms" with neighborhood businesses and individuals. "There was no history, logic or reason given to support that view," Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas wrote 60 years later. [4]"

"Once corporations were legally defined as "natural persons", they automatically were endowed with the same "Bill of Rights" as human beings, and so came to possess and then exploit with devastating consequences, the same "rights" of the freedom of speech, and the ability to participate in elections and lobby elected officials."

"It is essential to understand how corporations prior to the Civil War were legislatively defined, so we may better appreciate what we can discover and make use of today, using the sections still present in our state constitutions -- as well as reinstating and strengthening in favor of nature, citizens, and communities, many sections that have been repealed by corporate groups seeking to make incorporation laws more "corporate friendly" -- to overthrow corporate authority, and reinstate the authority of we the sovereign people. Up to the mid-1800s,"

Corporations had limited duration, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years -- they were not given forever, like corporate charters are given today. 

The amount of land a corporation could own was limited. 

The amount of capitalization a corporation could have was limited. 

The corporation had to be chartered for a specific purpose -- not for everything, or anything. 

The internal governance was very different -- 

shareholders had a lot more rights than they have today, for major decisions such as mergers; sometimes they had to have unanimous shareholder consent. 

There were no limitations protections on liability -- managers, directors, and shareholders were liable for all debts and harms and in some states, doubly or triply liable. 

The states reserved the right to amend the charters, or to revoke them -- even for no reason at all. [5]

Of course at this point, the disolution of the USA INC. would far more likely be easier ..


Citizenship and the 

Charter of Incorporation

Earth Island Journal -- Spring 1993

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


All of which goes to prove original intent and all the more reason to clarify the matter and codify it in the US Constitution.


Sanity Bear's picture

it's just a model

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

"...corporate media, neoliberal Democrats (Hillary cultists) and neocons."

 That pretty much sums up the establishment, and has been since the days when WR Hearst ran the media. Nothing has really changed but the establishment is freaked out that it isn't their man at the helm.  So they need you to be outraged 24/7.  Can't have a counter coup if everyone is happy. 


Northern Flicker's picture

Trump is tough. Stay with it - you have supporters if you do what you said you wanted to do.

FinsterF's picture

Yeah, the key is to focus like a laser on the MAGA program that won the election. The establishment globalists, neocons and neolibs, and least of all Democrats aren't going to be won over no matter what, so losing the base would leave nothing left. Staying the course is the only option that can lead to political survival.

One of We's picture

Sad I paid $35k in FICA taxes and I'm irrelevant.....I guess when the people who supposedly represent your interests can go borrow FRN'S and put it on your unborn grandchildren's tab you're pretty fucking irrelevant.

TeaClipper's picture

Distraction from PEDOGATE. Even you are to scared to mention it Mike

serotonindumptruck's picture

As long as Trump continues to support Saudi Arabia's illegal war and ongoing genocide against the innocent peoples of Yemen, then I will regret the day that I voted for him.

Trump has not fulfilled even ONE of his campaign promises, and perhaps that makes me a dupe for voing for him, but he's shaping up to be the exact same type of lying politician that we've all become accustomed to.

All hail President Jared Kushner!

passerby's picture

 The corporate media has been at this disgusting game for decades not months. The fly over states knew Trump only had to be himself for the rest of the world to wake up to the media's unswerving, decades long, corrupt narrative. This is the beauty of Trump regardless of what he does. Nobody's gonna get us going in the right direction now while the curtain is being pulled back on the wizzard. Expose the wizzard to all the world first. Then, if we survive that....

homiegot's picture

Go fuck yourself.

conraddobler's picture

It's all part of God's plan.

Sure looks FUBAR to me but it nearly always looks like that.

Good is born from great evil, always works that way.

It's something in our DNA that gets fat and lazy when times are good and tough times breed champions of humanity.  It's always been that way, probably always will be that way until some fuck invents AI which is another matter entirely.

The worst possible outcome is that the AI doesn't achieve conciousness which is the most likely one.  In that scenario the psycho that buys control over it effectively over does the entire cull the herd thing to near zero and we may never survie this horseshit.

That's the most likely ending of humanity.

Human conciousness achieving functional AI through improved interfacing thus expaning a human minds capability to near God like powers without the morality of God.

That's essentially Satan incarnate.

Of course we have to do that as fast as possible.

Who doesn't think some psycho diseased mind owning AI is a bad idea?

That's just fucking great.

whatamaroon's picture

It's all a diversion from the hitlery crime syndicate.

rejected's picture

Mike,,, the American Public has been irrelevant for decades. 

East Indian's picture

USA is heading towards a show down. 

Irony is, Trump may let the sleeping dogs lie (or rather lying bitches sleep) if left alone; and he has already indicated he is ready to compromise with the Deep State. Yet the DS is trying to dislodge him. This is going to be disastrous. Even if the DS succeeds in taking down this man, the next Trump will far more inflexible and cruel. 

This is how things are escalated in a civil war. Rather than sacrificing some extreme parts that certainly deserve to be punished (read pedogate) the DS is resisting even the smallest demand for 'reform'. When there is a public clamour for blood, it is better to sacrifice a goat or two immediately.

Money_for_Nothing's picture

It is all a facade. Trump's opponents have to get something like the Clinton foundation going again so that they can be bribed and pay bribes as money and favors. Same reason EU wants to hurt the UK. As long as Trump looks better than Pence, Trump is safe.

Jubal Early's picture

@Krieger:  Why don't you cut a hole in your stomach so you can see out.

It's not the Cormporate Media, its the Kike Media.  But we all know that you have blinders on and why.

Cardinal Fang's picture

Adults know that it is all bullshit.

It's all bullshit.

I do my thing and I don't give a shit about anything else.

Combat aircrew survival training, weapons handling, lifelong hands on practical skills etc.

Once you realize it's all a game, it's easy to play.

Like the song goes 'there are some among us who think that life is but a joke...'

It is meant as a warning, but that is what it is.

A great big cosmic joke. And if you can't laugh at it, then it is a tragedy and it will suck a whole lot more.

So stop singing the fucking blues all the time, grow a pair and strike out on your own and live life on your own terms.

That is the meaning of life. Not what some Madison Avenue Man tells you what it is, and after all, It is Madison Ave, not Pennsylvania Ave that runs the whole fucking shootin' match.

Eh, boys?

ConanTheContrarian1's picture

Problem is, Cardinal, that with micro cameras, drones, etc. the technology is in place to find you in the middle of the Rockies. Someday they'll be able to find you in the middle of the Pacific, and to intercept you on your way there.

A. Boaty's picture

Comrade Krieger, you have been found guilty of insulting Fearless Leader. Report immediately to the nearest Re-Education Camp,

ConanTheContrarian1's picture

Don't blame the media. They're just doing their jobs. They don't work for us, or for truth, or for humanity. Neither do the neocons, Antifa, or Black Lives Matter. I believe the ultimate Controllers of the western "democracies" are descended from European nobility, who used their wealth after the defeat of Napoleon to create banks, buy newspapers, and control from the shadows through disinformation, blackmail, and bribery. Their intention is to destroy culture, without which revolution is impossible. Hence the "immigration" into Europe and the United States. Hence the kid gloves treatment of Antifa and BLM rioters. I hope (and kind of think)Trump is doing his best against the land mines they have embedded in Washington, but he could just as easily be their chief agent at the moment. The war is on, but remember, it's fought with lies told by posers.