Category: CLASS ANALYSIS

Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance

FW ENGDAHL—In the following work I chronicle what, in truth, is an adaptation of Orwell’s doublethink which might be termed democracy is tyranny. It’s the chronicle of one of the most destructive and one of the most effective operations by the intelligence services of any modern state, including that of Stalin’s Soviet Union or even Hitler’s Goebbels-steered Third Reich. It’s the chronicle of a vast project developed by US intelligence services over decades, going back to the May 1968 CIA student strikes that brought down French President Charles de Gaulle, a determined foe of American global domination.

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AN EMAIL EXCHANGE BETWEEN WILLIAM ENGDAHL AND JEFF J. BROWN. CHINA RISING RADIO SINOLAND

JEFF J. BROWN—As far as Baba Beijing working with Rome to normalize relations and the appointment of bishops, like you, I’m no fan of the imperial Vatican, historically and currently. But there are millions of Chinese in underground churches (which I have witnessed first-hand, as well as gone to public churches) and because of the current Vatican-Beijing impasse, many of them are Catholic. The CPC (nor the people) will never forgive Western churches for their critical role in maintaining China’s century of humiliation, 1839-1949. But Xi realizes that to bring transparency to China’s religious groups and sects, Baba must normalize relations with the Pope.

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REVOLUTIONARY ANTI-IMPERIAL MOVEMENT AND CHINA RISING RADIO SINOLAND INTERVIEW

JEFF J. BROWN—”Historically, of course, Europe cultivated, in marxist jargon, a labor aristocracy—for some of your listeners who might not know, the labor aristocracy is a section of the workers who are better off compared, not only to other workers in the nation, but to the world proletariat—and this stratum of the workers, as Marx and Lenin complained, were always ready to defer to bourgeois chauvinism and share the plunder of empire. The u.$ was like this virtually from the start, having cultivated a settler agrarian experiment, populated by petty bourgeois farmers and professionals resting on a cushion of slave labor….”

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A Little About Me

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Everything I write these days is focused on pointing to the fact that our world is becoming increasingly dominated by a sociopathic plutocracy with no loyalty to any nation or government, whose power-hungry manipulations keep marching our species toward extinction via nuclear annihilation or climate chaos. Until the people take their power away from these dangerous, exploitative warmongering elites, things are going to keep getting worse until we are at worst extinct or at best enslaved in a homogenized Orwellian dystopia where dissent is fully suppressed by AI censorship.

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The FBI and the President – Mutual Manipulation

JAMES PETRAS—The liberal-progressive FBI cohort turned into rabid Russia-bashers demanding that Trump take a highly aggressive stance against Moscow, while systematically eliminating his military and security advisors who expressed anti-confrontation sentiments. In the spirit of a Joe McCarthy, the liberal-left launched hysterical attacks on any and every Trump campaign adviser who had spoken to, dined with or exchanged eyebrows with any and all Russians!

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Strange Alliances

JOSEPH NATOLI—The idea that freedom to choose on Google implies that a choosing mind can choose a side to things one does not know or is already opinionated against misconceives the classic distinction between freedom and determinism. What cyberspace offers are endless opportunities to confirm one’s own opinion while at the same time enclosing us within the windowless and doorless circle of those opinions.

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