Category Archives: Consumerism

Former World Bank Staffer Explains How Neoliberalism Is Destroying The World

By Dylan Charles Source: Waking Times More destructive than bombs, money has become the weapon of choice for the global elite, for the hidden hand of finance can plunder and conquer entire nations, assimilate whole cultures, exploit resources and rape … Continue reading

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Something Is Happening

By William Hawes Source: Gods & Radicals SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE, but you don’t know what it is: Do you? No one knows, really, as this something is still evolving. As we look back to 2016, though, it is abundantly … Continue reading

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The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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Media, Mind-Control, & Meditation: Plato’s E-Cave Panopticon and Beyond

By Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) Source: Axis of Logic “Relax,” said the night man,
”We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like, 
But you can never leave!”  – The Eagles, from “Hotel California” In Plato’s Allegory of … Continue reading

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We Still Want Everything: The Politicisation of Anti-work

By Hans Rollman Source: PopMatters If there is such a thing as a ‘revolutionary novel,’ Nanni Balestrini’s We Want Everything is as good an example as any. The novel, first published in Italy in 1971, recounts in dramatic narrative form … Continue reading

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Stop Pretending the Rich Care About You

By Dr. Bones Source: The Conjure House One of the terrible things about being a lone bastion of bomb-throwing, fire-starting, up-against-the-wall-fascist-killing type of Anarchism is you have to mingle and jive with the enemy. Like a Seminole off the reservation … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Has Failed

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The good news is there is a way to avoid failure and stagnation: avoid the mainstream like the plague. The mainstream became mainstream because it worked: the mainstream advice to “go to … Continue reading

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For Purely Technical Reasons

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov It is tempting for us to think that our technological choices—whether we choose to live in a city, a suburb or out in the country; whether we want to drive a pick-up truck, a … Continue reading

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