Category Archives: Consumerism

Make Sure You Download the Latest Ministry of Propaganda Updates

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds It’s time once again to check for Ministry of Propaganda updates, which like Windows and iOS is constantly being updated to counter new threats and enhance the user experience (heh). Much like the other … Continue reading

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What Will You Say When Millions Of People Starve To Death?

By Michael Snyder Source: End of the American Dream For a long time, those of us that were claiming that a global famine was coming were widely mocked.  The skeptics could see the exact same trends that everyone else could … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Tempest?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Let’s start by stipulating the obvious: no one knows the future, and most of the guesses–oops, I mean forecasts–will be wrong. Arguing about the forecasts now won’t make any difference as to which ones … Continue reading

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UNCONSCIOUS BECOMING CONSCIOUS: UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF NEGATIVE FORCES

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ‘What people of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch must learn to recognise is the fully conscious struggle against the evil rising up in the evolution of humanity.’ ~Rudolf Steiner, 18 November 1917 According to … Continue reading

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Wokeness is a Product of Neoliberalism

Why don’t more people make this connection? By Chad C. Mulligan Source: The Hipcrime Vocab Substack One thing I haven’t seen people point out anywhere else is how much the current atmosphere of “wokeness” is an outcome of neoliberalism. Let … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Has Become an Oligopoly

By Adam Mastroianni Source: Experimental History You may have noticed that every popular movie these days is a remake, reboot, sequel, spinoff, or cinematic universe expansion. In 2021, only one of the ten top-grossing films––the Ryan Reynolds vehicle Free Guy––was an … Continue reading

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How Empires Die

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds From a systems perspective, nation-states and empires arise when they are superior solutions to security compared to whatever arrangement they replace: feudalism, warlords, tribal confederations, etc. States and empires fail when they are … Continue reading

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Can a Nation Prosper as its Institutions Fail?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Economists focus on what can be easily measured: sales, profits, prices, tax revenues, etc. Since the decay and failure of institutions isn’t easily quantified, this decay doesn’t register in the realm of economics. Since it … Continue reading

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