Demo©rats and ®epublicans: Representative Democracy in Propaganda Only

TEODROSE FIKRE—The inversion of our government from public providers to private abettors was accomplished way before January 20th, 2017. The only thing different now is that Trump’s boorish behaviors, megalomaniac pathology and insidious rhetoric has lifted the government’s veneer of authority and exposed it for the carnival of gluttony it truly is. Democrats and Republicans are not opposing parties but colluding factions, their infighting and bickering is carefully stage crafted theater that masks over how both parties are conduits of the neo-aristocracy.


Electoral Fetishism

DAN CORJESCU—Yet, the electorate must in some sense be satiated. And that is done through a combination of spectacle, marginal issues, or at best policies which can be safely co opted by ruling elites. Creating an appearance of change, of participation, of self empowerment even of crisis is crucial as long as the actual outcomes are handily managed by those with the most to lose. Yes, on occasion compromises are made. But these, in the long run, are only undertaken to further enhance the long term power of elites.


Ireland’s Intellectuals Bow to the Queen of Chaos

AIDAN O’BRIEN—Hillary’s contempt for America, democracy and the world is no secret. The Podesta emails (released by WikiLeaks in 2016) – for example – reveal a two faced politician: a Wall Street Clinton and a Main Street Clinton. For $225,000 a speech Clinton tells the banksters the truth. And for votes she tells the American people fairytales. In her own words: “But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”