“Unbelievable brainwashing”: The gaping blindspot in Western liberalism

Check out this Young Turks discussion about how “unbelievably brainwashed millions of North Koreans are”: Unbelievable, eh? Now, let’s turn the mirror around… You wouldn’t believe how much psychological work it takes to undo Western brainwashing. It’s something I grew up with. From day one, they were putting it in my head. I was taught […]

Ignoble cause: Why Orwell’s ‘jihad’ was nothing like Al Qaeda’s ‘International Brigades’ in Syria

UK Guardian journalist George Monbiot recently made some pretty outrageous claims, equating the international civilian efforts to block the rising tide of fascism in the 1930s with today’s ridiculous Western intelligence-run ‘jihad’, a.k.a. the ‘War on Terror’, which plainly runs interference for imperial greed abroad and instituting police state measures at home. George Orwell et […]

About that ‘greatest whistleblower ever’: Ellsberg, Snowden, and the Secret Team

The political circus this week  narrowly voted down an amendment to ‘rein in the NSA’s mass surveillance infrastructure’. As if senators can – or would sincerely wish to – negatively influence the behemoth that is the Global Security State! Ever since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked ‘Top Secret’ documents to the UK’s Guardian newspaper, favorable […]