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Inside The Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton, & Trump

Bernays' secret, he said, was "engineering the consent" of people in order to "control and regiment [them] according to our will without their knowing about it." He described this as "the true ruling power in our society" and called it an "invisible government." Today, the invisible government has never been more powerful and less understood and we have never known propaganda to insinuate our lives and as it does now and to go unchallenged.

Viva La Revolución?

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

The Loosening Grip - A Beginner's Guide To The Death Throes Of Empire

The United States is not in danger. The Empire is. This is not good. Empires, the Soviet Union notwithstanding, seldom go quietly. Either Washington gambles on war of some sort against Russia, or Russia and China, in the desperate hope of reversing things, or the Empire  gets slowly eaten. Or not so slowly. Once one country pries itself loose, many may rush for the door.

American Dream, Revisited

No acts, deeds, crimes (the 2008 financial crisis), political events (the WikiLeaks emails showing virtually no distinction between the «nonprofit» Clinton cash machine, what’s private and what’s public, the obsessive pursuit of personal wealth, and the affairs of the state) seem to have real consequences. Immunity, impunity, corruption, speculation - we veer towards a state of zero responsibility (think Goldman Sachs). So, automatically, we yearn for an event of maximum consequence, a «fatal» event to repair that scandalous non-equivalence.

Oil Tumbles To 1-Month Lows As OPEC Deadlock Shatters Deal Hopes

Confirming the swirling rumors from Friday, WTI crude is leaking lower (near $47 handle) in early asia trading afer Bloomberg reports OPEC's internal disagreements over how to implement oil-supply cuts agreed to last month prevented a deal to secure the cooperation of other major suppliers.

Could Venezuela Become The Next Syria?

It’s such a travesty that a nation as resource-rich as Venezuela could allow itself to rot from within. Its descent into chaos should serve as just the latest cautionary tale to other countries that are willing to risk stability and prosperity for even more socialism.

Attorney General Lynch 'Pleads Fifth' On Secret Iran 'Ransom' Payments

"Who knew that simple questions regarding Attorney General Lynch’s approval of billions of dollars in payments to Iran could be so controversial that she would refuse to answer them? ...This has become the Obama administration’s coping mechanism for anything related to the Islamic Republic of Iran - hide information, obfuscate details, and deny answers to Congress and the American people."

America After Election 2016: The Gullible & The Shattered

For the moment, of course, the huge majority of the left is consumed with the impending election, and with the perceived imperative of defeating Trump by supporting Clinton as the "lesser evil" candidate. At first glance this seems eminently reasonable. But the certitude that has swept the country regarding the preferability of Clinton over Trump ought to give us pause. For those paying close attention, it is not necessarily clear which candidate is the lesser evil.