• Government

    ISIS or U.S. Government. What’s the Difference?

    Source: The Daily Bell April 30, 2018 By Joe Jarvis What does the United State and ISIS have in common? Actually… a lot. According to the New York Times, ISIS started a pretty effective government. They now appear to be on their last legs. But for a time, ISIS had all the hallmarks of a typical government. They monopolized control in a geographical area. They collected taxes and administered government services. They provided internal security, as well as a military (to attempt) to repel invaders. They even educated the youth and provided government assistance to widows. In June 2014, after it captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, the Islamic State wanted…

  • Government

    Entertain a Clown and You Become Part of the Circus

    Source: The Burning Platform April 26, 2018 By Doug “Uncola” Lynn If I were the devil, I would desire the most efficient system of governance whereby maximum control could be exerted over the greatest amount of people at any given time. I would identify those who stood in my way and take them down either by force or subversion.  There would be no room in my world for individuality, free thought, or vain imaginings of anything, or anyone, more powerful than me.  As an orchestrator of chaos, the only unity I could tolerate would be that which served both my means and ends. Without a doubt, divide and conquer would…

  • Psychopathy

    Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases is Bad for Business

    Protesters, dressed as wall street bankers, march from Goldman Sachs’ office to a rally in Federal Plaza demanding Wall Street reform, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Source: Mint Press News April 27, 2018 By Lee Camp Goldman Sachs has outdone itself this time. That’s saying a lot for an investment firm that both helped cause and then exploited a global economic meltdown, increasing its own wealth and power while helping to boot millions of Americans out of their homes. But now Goldman Sachs is openly saying in financial reports that curing people of terrible diseases is not good for business. I wish this were a joke.…

  • Interventionism

    The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again!

    Photo by Jakob Christensen | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch April 25, 2018 by Dan Kovalik It was only a matter of time before the US government and its compliant media would once again put Nicaragua in their sights. And, that time has indeed come. Last year, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA Act) which would  cut that already-poor country off from loans offered by international financial institutions. Citing the Alliance for Global Justice, Telesur reported at the time that “‘[t]he Nicaraguan government uses foreign assistance from the international financial institutions to support social spending on health and education which…

  • Kakistocracy

    Is the U.S. Government Evil? You Tell Me

    Source: The Rutherford Institute April 23, 2018 John W. Whitehead “The greatest evil is not now done … in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.” ? C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters Is the U.S. government evil? You tell me. This is a…

  • Interventionism

    Why Each US President Ends Up As Ruthless Interventionist These Days

    Source: Strategic Culture Foundation April 19, 2018 Philip M. GIRALDI In the wake of last week’s cruise missile attack on Syria, there was a joke going around the internet saying that it doesn’t matter who Americans vote for, they always wind up getting John McCain as President of the United States. The humor derives from the fact that the past three presidents all ran for office committed to reducing America’s interventionism overseas but once in office they reversed course and expanded US military commitments worldwide, turning them into facsimiles of John McCain, who has never seen a war he didn’t like. President Donald Trump’s explicit pledges to avoid expanded engagement…

  • Socialism

    You Can’t Argue against Socialism’s 100 Percent Record of Failure

    After more than two dozen failed attempts, Socialism has proven itself to be a disastrous philosophy. Source: Foundation for Economic Education April 16, 2018 by Kristian Niemietz Socialism is extremely in vogue. Opinion pieces which tell us to stop obsessing over socialism’s past failures, and start to get excited about its future potential, have almost become a genre in its own right. For example, Bhaskhar Sunkara, the founder of Jacobin magazine, recently wrote a New York Times article, in which he claimed that the next attempt to build a socialist society will be completely different: This time, people get to vote. Well, debate and deliberate and then vote—and have faith that people can…

  • Interventionism,  Regime Change,  War

    5 Things You Should Know About US-led ‘One-Time’ Strikes On Syria

    Source: The Last American Vagabond April 14, 2018 by RT Multiple targets in Syria were bombarded by the US, UK, and France in retaliation to what they said was an Assad-orchestrated chemical attack near Damascus. Here are the main facts about the intervention. Washington approved “precision strikes” against Syria early on Saturday, alongside British and French forces that also took part in the bombing. Shortly after US President Donald Trump announced the bombardment, reports began surfacing of explosions in Damascus. Syrian air defense units were scrambled to thwart the aerial invasion, intercepting 71 out of 103 of the missiles, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. Now, as Syria deals with the…

  • 5G,  Technocracy

    5G Wireless: A Ridiculous Front For Global Control

    Source: Activist Post April 4, 2018 By Jon Rappoport First, two quotes to give a bit of background. 5G speed, for people who must download a whole season of their favorite show in two seconds: “It’s the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology which promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. How fast are we talking about? Think 10 to 100 times speedier than your typical cellular connection, and even faster than anything you can get with a physical fiber-optic cable going into your house. (You’ll be able to download a season’s worth of ‘Stranger Things’ in seconds.)” [CNET.com] Lunatic 5G installation of small transmitters…

  • Technocracy,  Technology

    Shocking Computing Advances Are Pushing Smart Cities Into Reality

    Source: Technocracy March 30, 2018 By  Patrick Wood Computer processing capacity is about to overtake data storage capacity. This is the point of inflection that I have warned about for several years, and it promises a very dangerous and unpredictable near-term future. Most people will not know what hit them, being unable to understand the implications of it. Data is to Technocracy as blood is to your body. For many years, it has been easier to collect and store data than it has to process it for meaning. To make this point, consider that your your personal computer might have a data storage capacity of 1 Terabyte, but your computer’s…