Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

Trump’s language seems buffoonish, but he’s no clown. His rhetoric is meant to destroy thought and democracy by HENRY A. GIROUX Slate  NOVEMBER 18, 2018 Somewhere every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone we must try to remember today. -- Catherine Clement In an age when speed overcomes thought, … Continue reading Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

“Nationalism” and “Populism”

Cultural Imperialism: Linguistic Perversion and Obfuscation of Empire Building James Petras Nov 12, 2018 In the contemporary world, western imperialist propagandists, particularly journalists and editors of the mass media, have resorted to perverting everyday concepts and the language of politics. The use and abuse of the language of politics has served to blame victims and to justify … Continue reading “Nationalism” and “Populism”

Thirty Years After Manufacturing Consent, How Mass Media Keeps Thought Inbounds

The Fairway by Matt Taibbi Preface: An Interview with Noam Chomsky Ask the average liberal arts graduate about Dr. Noam Chomsky and one of the first comments is likely to involve his presentation. Despite being one of the world’s leading experts in linguistics, he has a reputation for being a dull intellectual – someone “known … Continue reading Thirty Years After Manufacturing Consent, How Mass Media Keeps Thought Inbounds

‘Network Propaganda’

This is what I'll be reading for the next couple of weeks: This book is open access, meaning you can download and/or read it free as a PDF here. Network Propaganda Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts Overturns the conventional wisdom that new technologies and foreign agents … Continue reading ‘Network Propaganda’

If US Politics Were Real… the Midterm Elections

How Trump Is Winning The Midterm Elections by Moon of Alabama What are the chances the mid-term elections in the United States will change the majority in the House or Senate? The Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House to gain a majority. Of the 48 seats in play, only 16 seem … Continue reading If US Politics Were Real… the Midterm Elections