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Peering Into the Crystal Ball, We See… Instability Leading to Collapse

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We can only choose one: open, dynamic stability (evolution) or autocracy (instability and collapse). When the fundamentals of life change, every organism must evolve or die. This is equally true of human organizations, societies … Continue reading

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Senile Hypocrite Biden On UN Charter

By Kurt Nimmo Source: Kurt Nimmo Blog Poor cognitively impaired Joe Biden. He repeats the obvious distortion fed to him on Ukraine and the United Nations Charter via teleprompter. Behind the scenes, I wonder if they are feeding him Adderall … Continue reading

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The American Kleptocracy: A Government of Liars, Thieves and Lawbreakers

By John & Nisha Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes … Continue reading

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The Real Threat to Democracy is Corrupting Wealth Inequality

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Imagine a town of 1,000 adults and their dependents in which one person holds the vast majority of wealth and political influence. Would that qualify as a democracy? Now imagine that 100 of … Continue reading

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America Is Now a Kleptocrapocracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I’ve coined a new portmanteau word to describe America’s descent: kleptocrapocracy, a union of kleptocracy (a nation ruled by kleptocrats) and crapocracy, a nation drowning in a moral sewer of rampant self-interest in which … Continue reading

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Have We Reached “Peak Self-Glorifying Billionaire”?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Perhaps we should update Marie Antoinette’s famous quip of cluelessness to: “Let them eat space tourism.” As billionaires squander immense resources on self-glorifying space flights, the corporate media is nothing short of … Continue reading

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America’s Death March

By Chris Hedges Source: Mint Press News The terminal decline of the United States will not be solved by elections. The political rot and depravity will continue to eat away at the soul of the nation, spawning what anthropologists call … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Nation?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds This is a chart of an informal kleptocracy which cloaks itself in the faux finery of democracy and a (rigged) “market” economy. Back in the day, nations that didn’t qualify as either … Continue reading

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