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Part 3: The Republicans

The Republican Party long ago ceased to function as a political body. Today it has only a single goal; to feed the endless greed of its donors. In pursuit of this, every time it seizes power in the US it resumes its systematic dismantling of the public sector and accelerates the demise of humanity as […]

Our last blog post discussed Chomsky‚Äôs propaganda model and how the mainstream media utilises the five filters to manipulate public perception. Before heading into the next part I thought it would be valuable to highlight some of the means by which this is accomplished in the print media. In the last supplemental at the end […]

2.9. The Role of the Media

Have you ever wondered why there are oil commercials on TV? Do the oil companies really feel a need to remind us that we need to put petrol in our cars? What about military contractors? As if the person watching the TV gets a say in which contractor the government decides to fund. Same for […]

2.8. Religious Oppression

In an earlier post, I referred to trickle-down economics as the most destructive scam in modern history. Religion is the most destructive scam in all history. It impedes progress, lionises ignorance and bigotry, and has been responsible for a countless number of deaths and annihilations throughout history. In America, the dominant religious cult is Christianity […]

2.7. Domestic Terrorism

The narrative of terrorism has taken firm hold in the minds of western society today. It began, of course, with the 9/11 attacks in 2001, when a group of fundamentalist Muslims, led by Osama bin Laden, attacked the financial and military headquarters of the US. bin Laden, it must be said, was financed and trained […]

2.6. The "War on Drugs" Farce

The so-called War on Drugs, which is sold to the people as a means to combat drug-related crime, is another one of those Orwellian devices deployed by the US as an excuse to implement harmful policies. It was originally devised by the Nixon administration as a convenient means to criminalise black people and the anti-war […]

There is a mass shooting almost every day in the US. This is not hyperbole; if we adopt the definition by the Congressional Research Service, a mass shooting is defined as “a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered with firearms”, we find that there were 346 verified mass shootings in […]

2.4. The Police State

“The tyranny that the Athenian empire imposed on others, it finally imposed on itself.” – Thucydides.   One of the consequences of an empire leading brutal and ruthless policies overseas is that those same policies are brought back to the homeland. In the US this is manifest in the form of intrusive blanket surveillance, increasingly […]

Consider the following cases: (1) In June 2013, a 16 year old boy was arrested after crashing a pick-up truck. He stole the car, was speeding, playing chicken with oncoming cars, and had more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. He lost control of the vehicle and killed four pedestrians, […]

2.2. The Single Party Stranglehold

It is not at all uncommon for a country to be politically dominated by two parties and it is the same in the US. In the UK there are Labour and the tories, in Australia are Labor and the Liberals, and in the US there are the Democrats and Republicans. Two parties occupying both sides […]