Category Archives: Sociology

How Surveillance and Propaganda Work in ‘the Free World’

By Brian Cloughly Source: Strategic Culture Foundation A Bloomberg report of October 22 was concise and uncompromising in declaring Russia to be a surveillance state. Harking back to the good old days of the Cold War, as is increasingly the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Utopia: Hobo Graffiti and Sixties Paranoia in ‘The Crying of Lot 49’

By Pepe Tesoro Source: We Are the Mutants Thomas Pynchon’s 1966 novel The Crying of Lot 49 is usually regarded as one of the best testimonies of Cold War paranoia and early psychedelic ’60s culture. Even though it is a keen and … Continue reading

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Attacking The Source: The Establishment Loyalist’s Favorite Online Tactic

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com If you’re skeptical of western power structures and you’ve ever engaged in online political debate for any length of time, the following has definitely happened to you. You find yourself going back and forth with … Continue reading

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The Need for a Greater Vision: Recognizing Reality

By Jennifer Ladd Source: Resilience Question Beliefs We live in a culture that is embedded in unquestioned beliefs passing as truth. These beliefs are the source of our current crisis. We attempt to solve the problems of degradation of our … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Wildlife

By Robert J. Burrowes Throughout its history, Earth has experienced five mass extinction events. See, for example, ‘Timeline Of Mass Extinction Events On Earth’. It is now experiencing the sixth. The Ordovician-Silurian Extinction, which occurred about 439 million years ago, … Continue reading

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They Live, We Sleep: Beware the Growing Evil in Our Midst

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong.” — They Live We’re living … Continue reading

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Now That We’ve Incentivized Sociopaths–Guess What Happens Next

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds As long as central banks create and distribute trillions in conscience-free credit to conscience-free financiers and corporations, the incentives for sociopathy only increase. “Sociopath” is a word we now encounter regularly in … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk is Dead

By John Semley Source: The Baffler “It was an embarrasser; what did I want? I hadn’t thought that far ahead. Me, caught without a program!” —Bruce Bethke, “Cyberpunk” (1983) Held annually in a downtown L.A. convention center so massive and … Continue reading

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