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Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy: Dirty Secrets, Dirty Lies

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds If you want to understand why the status quo is unraveling, start by examining the feudal structure of our society, politics and economy. The revelations coming to light about Hollywood Oligarch Harvey … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

Upon hearing early reports of a planned Blade Runner sequel a couple years ago, I felt both anticipation and dread. I considered it a singular vision which didn’t necessarily need a sequel, yet could understand the desire to re-immerse oneself … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Night Tide

By Steve Johnson Source: Bright Lights The first shot proper in Curtis Harrington’s 1961 feature film debut, Night Tide, situates main character Johnny Drake leaning over a pier in his sailor gear, slightly off-angle, so we understand that there’s something … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Panic: Social Engineering, Domination and Control

By S.C. Hickman Source: Techno Occulture In the 21st century, the social engineering of dread and longing have evolved into a bio-political arena of terror and a psycho-political culture of internalized domination. The globally deployed technology of the spectacle transforms … Continue reading

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Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”― Frank Herbert Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian … Continue reading

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CIA-Connected Google Aims to Weaken RT

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephenLendman.org Google transformed itself from a search engine to online censor. Last July, the World Socialist Web Site reported “changes to its search service to make it harder for users to access what it called ‘low-quality’ … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

Kiwi Illafonte The Allen Dulles Band

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And empires die

Source: Intrepid Report Nothing ever seems to last, everybody changes oh so fast, promises made promises lost and pride is kept at any cost, And flowers die, and children cry, and lonely people carry on. —Palermo & Farruggio 1970 That … Continue reading

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