Total Screen: How Baudrillard Anticipated Trump

The Trump presidency is the ultimate larger-than-life – for many the only – show on earth. It’s open to debate whether the vicious civil war currently in effect between Team Trump and powerful deep state factions enmeshed with the neocon/neoliberalcon galaxy is just shadowplay; or whether this is the real deal underlining the eventual crash and burn of the American Empire.… Read More Total Screen: How Baudrillard Anticipated Trump

NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

The mushing together of “fake news” and what the Times describes as “anti-European Union propaganda” is insidious. The first relates to consciously fabricated stories; the second involves criticism of a political institution, the E.U,, which is viewed by many Europeans as elitist, remote and disdainful of the needs, interests and attitudes of average citizens.… Read More NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

A Foreign Nation Did Interfere in a US Election: in 1980

Although the media today is rife with reports of so-called «treasonous» contacts between Donald Trump advisers and officials of the Russian government, the media was not to be found anywhere in October 1980 when the Central Intelligence Agency, working with the Reagan campaign, secretly negotiated an «arms-for-no-hostages» deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime in Iran. … Read More A Foreign Nation Did Interfere in a US Election: in 1980

The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer

Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss, as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry, and damaging those behaviors might be.… Read More The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer