Why do mainstream media reporters within ostensibly free democracies act just like state media propagandists? Why are they so reliably pro-establishment, all throughout every mainstream outlet? Why do they so consistently marginalize any idea that doesn't fit within the extremely narrow Overton window of acceptable
For the first few hours after any new "bombshell" Russiagate story comes out, my social media notifications always light up with poorly written posts by liberal establishment loyalists saying things like "HAHAHA @caitoz this proves you wrong now will you FINALLY stop denying Russian collusion???"
"As part of the plea bargain, Purdue agreed to pay the federal government $600 million and 27 states $20 million. The three executives agreed to $34.5 million in fines but avoided jail-time. By contrast, Purdue has earned an estimated $31 billion in total revenues from
We are surrounded by screens full of voices that are always lying to us, and experts wonder why we're so crazy and miserable all the time.The screens tell us, "This is a perfectly normal and sane way of doing things. It is perfectly normal and
The Guardian has just published an actual, non-fictional op-ed that is titled "Is my Jewish three-year-old too young to learn about antisemitism?", about a concerned mother who is teaching her toddler about the Holocaust in case Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister.The Guardian. Not The Onion.
Last month, an article by Fair.org went viral in republications by popular alternative media outlets ranging from Salon to Zero Hedge to Alternet to Truthdig, among many others. The article was initially titled "ACTION ALERT: It’s Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in
That's right, I'm writing an entire goddamn article about a single tweet made by another political commentator. It probably won't even be a long article, because the excellent Tim Black said it all. Call me lazy, I don't care, this is the most interesting thing
I've been busy working through some of my own stuff lately, while marveling at how closely my personal journey has been mirrored in the larger world. I wrote out the following as a personal exercise while meditating on all the similarities between abusive personal relationships with
People try to tell me that there is no hope. That the status quo is too fully locked in. That the sociopathic manipulators who are driving our species toward war, ecocide and Orwellian dystopia are just too powerful and too good at what they do.
I just watched two mainstream political videos back-to-back from what is conventionally referred to as America's political "center", and just by coincidence they happened to completely contradict each other. The first was a Bill Maher segment in which he barely even attempted to tell any