Category Archives: Consumerism

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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Life on Earth is Dying

By Robert J. Burrowes On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever. The human onslaught to … Continue reading

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Being Our Experience

By Iam Saums with contributions from Zen Gardner Source: ZenGardner.com “Until we choose our own experience of life, we will never truly live.” Common Thread: There are over six billion unique interpretations of life in the three-dimensional construct we experience … Continue reading

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Depicting Perpetual Crimes committed by Corporate Culture and its Mainstream Media

Russian Novels Combating Global Capitalist Nightmare By Andre Vltchek Source: Dissident Voice Imagine Moscow being taken over by some international corporate cartel. By a monster which has its own factories and office buildings, security services, private prisons, re-education (‘training’) centers, and … Continue reading

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The world wide cage

Technology promised to set us free. Instead it has trained us to withdraw from the world into distraction and dependency By Nicholas Carr Source: Aeon It was a scene out of an Ambien nightmare: a jackal with the face of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: VR Short Double Feature

“Uncanny Valley” (2015, dir. Federico Heller) uses a documentary format and virtual reality scenarios to depict a frightening world in which damaged individuals rely on VR as a means to escape their depressing social reality while being used by the … Continue reading

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