Tag Archives: Oligarchy

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 Silencing of Dissent

By Chris Hedges Source: Information Clearing House The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given … Continue reading

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The Hamilton Hustle

By Matt Stoller Source: The Baffler AS DONALD TRUMP SETTLES INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, elites in the political class are beginning to recognize that democracy is not necessarily a permanent state of political organization. “Donald Trump’s candidacy is the first time … Continue reading

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Are Facebook and Google the New Colonial Powers?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power. I was struck by … Continue reading

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New York Times stokes anti-Russia campaign to promote Facebook, Twitter censorship

By Bill Van Auken Source: WSWS.org The New York Times has mounted a concerted campaign promoting a crackdown on political expression on social media on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations of Russian government interference in the 2016 US presidential election. … Continue reading

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One nation under plutocracy

By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report Americans are brought up believing a fairy tale in which there is somehow democracy in their governance. But the late, great, Leonard Cohen exposed the system’s dirty little secret, “Everybody knows that the dice … Continue reading

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Color Revolution Comes Home?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Source: Popular Resistance The United States has perfected the art of regime change operations. The US is the largest empire in world history with more than 1,000 military bases and troops operating throughout the … Continue reading

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