Papering Over the Rot
Opinion

Papering Over the Rot

The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. It will not be halted with the 42 executive orders signed by Joe Biden, however, welcome many are, especially since they can, with a new chief executive, be immediately revoked. It will not be halted by removing Donald Trump, and the crackpot…

Birth of the Digital Oligarchy: The Trump Ban and the Social Media Ruse
Opinion

Birth of the Digital Oligarchy: The Trump Ban and the Social Media Ruse

On January 6, as the events unfolding at the U.S. Capitol were discussed on Twitter, the barrage of opinions predictably accumulated on one side of the political spectrum. Outrage over what mainstream pundits characterized as the desecration of the symbols of democracy and similar bleeding heart liberal rhetoric was far more prevalent than the opposing…

The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing to Do with Trump
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The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing to Do with Trump

Asserting that Donald Trump is a fascist-like dictator threatening the previously sturdy foundations of U.S. democracy has been a virtual requirement over the last four years to obtain entrance to cable news Green Rooms, sinecures as mainstream newspaper columnists, and popularity in faculty lounges. Yet it has proven to be a preposterous farce. In 2020…

The Unspoken Premise of Modern Capitalism Is That the World Will Be Saved by Greedy Tech Oligarchs
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The Unspoken Premise of Modern Capitalism Is That the World Will Be Saved by Greedy Tech Oligarchs

Psychopathic neocon Nikki Haley is greasing the wheels for her 2024 presidential campaign by screaming that America has been taken over by socialism. “2020 was the year socialism went mainstream,” Haley tweeted today. “The dangerous ideology, which has failed everywhere it has been tried and ruined countless lives, is on its way to becoming the…

The Pandemic Dirty Dozen
Opinion

The Pandemic Dirty Dozen

These 12 people get rich while doing the most harm. It’s tough to even explain to people how much the wealth of the richest Americans has increased while everyone else has suffered during this pandemic. The human brain can’t process the numbers. It’s like trying to explain the entire plot of “Twin Peaks” to a…