Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

Trump's State of the Union was a listless torrent of falsehoods. But that doesn't mean he is defeated by Chauncey Devega Salon Feb 6, 2019 Donald Trump is a prince of lies possessed of a blinding lack of self-awareness and totally devoid of a capacity for critical self-reflection. As the Washington Post exhaustively documents, Trump told … Continue reading Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back by YASCHA MOUNK Atlantic March 2018 https://youtu.be/lYhg2iAU6jY For years, the residents of oxford, massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. But unless … Continue reading America Is Not a Democracy

We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

David Neiwert reported on the US far right for decades and watched as the conservative movement steadily adopted its outlook and ideas   Jason Wilson interviews Doug Neiwert Guardian Jan 27, 2019 David Neiwert has lived in his Seattle neighbourhood for decades. But it, like the US, has changed beyond recognition around him. Once upon … Continue reading We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

What is FoxNews? Researchers Want to Know…

Cable News Station? Mainstream Media? Infotainment? State Propaganda? Comedy Channel? Low-hanging Fruit? by Jacob L. Nelson Columbia Journalism Review Jan 23, 2019 IN 2014, I BEGAN WORKING on an academic study that sought to determine whether conservatives and liberals exclusively got their news from ideologically aligned news organizations, or if they instead, hewed to a small number of … Continue reading What is FoxNews? Researchers Want to Know…

The Democratic Party aka The Inauthentic Opposition Party

Average Americans, whose economic survival is threatened, have no political party to represent them, including deceptive Democrats who claim to be their champions and blame others when their deception fails, The ‘Values,’ ‘Vision,’ and ‘Democracy’ of an Inauthentic Opposition by Paul Street Consortium News Never underestimate the capacity of the United States’ Inauthentic Opposition Party, … Continue reading The Democratic Party aka The Inauthentic Opposition Party

We Don’t Even Know How Much We Don’t Know: Distracting Ourselves to Death

Donald Trump is a Just Distraction https://youtu.be/uQvig0KvUaE Media would serve the public much better by focusing on what’s going on behind the scenes of America’s most popular reality show. “What’s going on is a very systematic two-tiered operation. One of them is Trump, Bannon, the effort to try to make sure you capture the headlines, … Continue reading We Don’t Even Know How Much We Don’t Know: Distracting Ourselves to Death

Moral Depravity Defines US Politics

Noam Chomsky Truthout Nov 21, 2018 The US midterm elections of November 6, 2018, produced a divided Congress and essentially reaffirmed the existence of two nations in one country. But they also revealed, once again, the deep state of moral and political depravity that prevails in the country’s political culture — at least insofar as … Continue reading Moral Depravity Defines US Politics