During the George W Bush administration it was popular in conspiracy circles to speculate that events might be orchestrated which would allow the Bush family to complete a coup against the US Constitution and hold on to power indefinitely.Such paranoia and suspicion of government power
We all slid out of the womb an itty bitty helpless information sponge into a world full of mentally ill giants who couldn't wait to fill our tiny skulls with all of their inner demons. And now everything, understandably, is fucked.That's basically our whole entire
If humanity is to turn away from its murderous, omnicidal, ecocidal, oppressive and exploitative trajectory, it will necessarily involve a sharp, drastic deviation from all its previous patterning.You would think that this would go without saying; obviously a drastic change in behavior will look drastically
The late psychonaut/philosopher Terence McKenna once said "The cost of sanity, in this society, is a certain level of alienation," and I think my regular readers will immediately and experientially understand exactly what he was talking about.It's not always easy to be on the outside
"I can't go on. I'll go on."
~ Samuel BeckettSometimes it just gets to be too goddamn much. You just finished a soul-draining argument with a family member who insists that Putin controls all major world events because that's what the TV said so it must
Pretty much all I do here is sit and look at what humanity's overall problems seem to be and find different ways to point at those problems and talk about them.The longer I do this, the clearer it becomes that there isn't actually any separation
Things are getting stranger and stranger. If you would have told someone ten years ago that Dennis Rodman would one day be helping to negotiate peace between North Korea and President Donald Trump, they would have assumed you were describing some weird movie cooked up
"Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand,
workin' in the dark against your fellow man.
But as sure as God made black and white
what's down in the dark will be brought to the light."
~ Johnny Cash/traditional, 'God's Gonna Cut You Down'The Grayzone has an
I want to live in a world where being a manipulator is more shameful than being the victim of manipulation.I want to live in a world where manipulation of any kind stands out as weird and creepy.I want to live in a world where the
Per reader request, here's me doing a reading of my article "How To Defeat The Empire":https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/how-to-defeat-the-empire-a-reading