Tag Archives: Corruption

The Fall of the American Empire

By W.J. Astore Source: Bracing Views Why do empires fall?  Sometimes, it’s easy to identify a cause.  Whether led by the Kaiser or by Hitler, Germany’s Second and Third Empires were destroyed by world wars.  Germany’s ambition was simply too … Continue reading

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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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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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The Status of the Global Oligarchy

By Francesca de Bardin Source: Global Research The term oligarchy is derived from the Greek words meaning “rule or command by a few.” The term is generally used in the derogatory sense to describe a tyrannical system that practices oppression to ensure … Continue reading

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Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When the system is rigged, “democracy” is just another public-relations screen to mask the unsavory reality of Oligarchy. Democracy in America has become a hollow shell. The conventional markers of democracy–elections and … Continue reading

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Either Reverse All the Perverse Incentives or the System Will Implode

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Every perverse incentive is the cash cow for a vested interest or cartel. I hope it’s not a great shock to discover all the incentives in our status quo are perverse: those … Continue reading

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DC Pizza Gate: A Primer

Editor’s Note: Though evidence presented may be circumstantial and unconvincing when examined individually and without context, when examined as a network of clues with internally coherent symbolic meanings and direct connections to dubious groups and individuals, there’s a compelling and … Continue reading

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Cutting the Cords of Empire: The Spectacle of US Elections

By William Hawes Source: Global Research “The more powerful the class, the more it claims not to exist.” -Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle It’s almost time for our quadrennial political distraction, masquerading as the US presidential election. As opposed … Continue reading

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