All states are cults: religions. And like all religions, states have sacraments, including holy rituals. The national anthem is one of the holy ritual sacraments of the cult of the American State.
Once-coveted jobs such as newspaper reporter, broadcaster and disc jockey are now considered some of the worst available, thanks to declining opportunities, falling pay and a lack of job security. One of…
In a country with a youth unemployment rate of 23.50% some unknown proletarians brought home the terror and degradation they face on a daily basis to one of the most despised creatures ever to crawl out of the cesspool that is the “celebrity scene.”
These paid tributes included on-field color guard, enlistment and reenlistment ceremonies, performances of the national anthem, full-field flag details, ceremonial first pitches͕ and puck drops.
Hillary’s vampirism would moreover release her from the burden of most public appearances, freeing up time to actually govern. She wouldn’t need to posture in front of the debris of fallen buildings
Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is the writer and narrator of this excellent video op-ed published by the New York Times. For Russ Kick fans, note that the illustrations are by…
The nights grow chill, the shades of autumn peek through the greenery. As November approaches, ’tis the season for dweebs to come out of the woodwork, threatening to create jobs.
A noticeable chill has swept across multiple social media platforms this summer. It started when Milo Yiannopoulos snickered at the Ghostbusters release by posting a classic review in Breitbart.
In the wake of a tsunami of “lone nut” shootings that have flooded the United States in recent months, mainstream news sources are at last publishing extensive articles that dare to mention the formerly taboo word known as “gangstalking.”
I like documents. I like governmental and corporate documents that reveal what’s really going on. In 2000, I was working on the first anthology I edited for Disinfo – You Are Being Lied To (which was Disinfo’s first book).
In this climate of corrupted news outlets, media that are independent of corporate funding are crucial in providing the people accurate information about systems of power and control.
In 2015, America was the ninth richest country in the world (by GDP PPP) and the fourteenth in average ranking of its educational system. By comparison, Canada, a very similar nation culturally, was the fifteenth richest country in the world and seventh in its educational system.
Bill Clinton was once again was caught sneaking some private time with a woman other than Hillary. Only this time it was the Attorney General Loretta Lynch. To the AG’s surprise, the “optics” of the meeting had DC in a tizzy.
Last week South Africa was in the middle of a media blackout amidst what could generously be called national unrest, but actually resembles low level warfare. The SABC is in management turmoil over the blackout in coverage.
When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media.
Author’s Note: I have no reputation to maintain and I wrote this earlier today in my underwear without an outline. Blessed be the spirit of the Gonzo! Once upon a time I was…
In the 2013 Nova documentary Rise of the Hackers, funded by the fracking Billionaires, Republican Party owners, and all around rapers and pillagers of the Conscious Earth (meaning the planet is sentient or alive) Charles and David Koch,…
As someone who has researched and taught about sex work and human trafficking for more than two decades, I know that for some individuals, no amount of evidence or logic will change their opinion that sex work is intrinsically wrong.
The definition of modern racism is at best situational and volatile. At worst it’s like some kind of vague mist that you can’t really grab, but often find yourself enveloped in, lost, not sure how you got there, but your friends have long bailed out and you are on your own.
Originally called Decoration Day, it was an occasion for people to go to cemeteries and decorate the graves of those who fought and died for the North in the Civil War to preserve the Union.
Get it in Your Head Right Wing Commentators: You Are Judged by the Color of Your Skin, Not the Content of Your Character.
David A. French wrote a piece about race politics and white privilege in the National Review. I thought it was dreck.
Populist leaders today may not abolish multi-party systems, free press, individual freedom, or instigate actual war both inside and outside the country. But we can’t ignore the danger they present.
For the record, I’ve been a “vegetarian” for about 20 years and nearly “vegan” for six. I’m not opposed to these eating practices.
Perhaps as good a sign as any that marijuana is pretty much as mainstream as tobacco is that hardly anyone in the US thinks about 4/20 as “International Lighting Up Time” anymore….
Although the Columbine shootings prompted a new awareness of the potentially lethal outcomes of untreated mental illness, this did not put a stop to school shootings.