Social Articles from 2017
Is Trump a Blessing or a Curse to the Deep State?
By John W. Whitehead
Posted November 22, 2017
The moral choice before us is clear: it is the choice between tyranny and freedom, dictatorship and autonomy, peaceful slavery and dangerous freedom, and manufactured pipe dreams of what America used to be versus the gritty reality of what she is today.
We are still viewed as relatively expendable in the eyes of government: faceless numbers of individuals who serve one purpose, which is to keep the government machine running through our labor and our tax dollars.
We are still being made to suffer countless abuses at the government’s hands.
We still have little protection against standing armies (domestic and military), invasive surveillance, marauding SWAT teams, an overwhelming government arsenal of assault vehicles and firepower, and a barrage of laws that criminalize everything from vegetable gardens to lemonade stands. More…
The Fading Scent of the American Dream
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted November 20, 2017
This is the reality: the American Dream is now reserved for the top 0.5%, with some shreds falling to the top 5% who are tasked with generating a credible illusion of prosperity for the bottom 95%.
If you talk to young people struggling to make ends meet and raise children, or read articles about retirees who can’t afford to retire, you can’t help but detect the fading scent of prosperity.
It has steadily been lost to stagnation, under-reported inflation and soaring inequality, a substitution of illusion for reality bolstered by the systemic corruption of authentic measures of prosperity and well-being. More…
The Thin Blue Line Versus the Robust Red Line
by Gary Z McGee
Posted November 17, 2017
You take the blue pill –the story ends, you wake up believing what you’ve been conditioned to believe. You take the red pill –you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how to question what you think you believe using knowledge, freedom, passion, and the painful truth of reality.
First, ask yourself: would you rather choke on the red pill of Truth, or easily swallow the blue pill of Deception? Sure, ignorance is bliss and knowledge is pain, but wouldn’t you rather the pain that comes from knowledge than the bliss that comes from ignorance? Wouldn’t you rather be slapped with the truth than kissed with lies?
Similarly, wouldn’t you rather the dangerous freedom of the liberating Red Line than the comfort, security, and safety of the tyrannical Blue Line? I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. Which would you prefer? More…
19 Actionable Steps to Protect Online Privacy
by John Mason
Posted November 17, 2017
Online privacy is a topic that grows in importance every single year. With more and more web services, connected apps, and even home assistant devices that are gaining in popularity, it’s now more crucial than ever to understand what the dangers to your online privacy are and how to protect it consciously.
This online privacy guide is all about that.
Here are 19 actionable steps to help you remain anonymous on the web and protect your online privacy. No sophisticated computer knowledge required. More…
A Political Realignment is Necessary – The Real Struggle is Liberty vs. Authoritarianism
by Michael Krieger
Posted November 14, 2017
Until the American public ceases bickering amongst itself along Democratic and Republican or “left” vs. “right” lines, we’ll continue to be divided and conquered by authoritarians who wield tremendous power throughout both sides of the traditional political spectrum. This isn’t to say there aren’t real, meaningful differences between those who classify themselves on the “left” or the “right,” but it is to say there’s a much bigger battle afoot and nothing’s going to get better until we frame the new political reality for what it is. The most significant, existential struggle at play in these modern United States is a battle between Liberty and Authoritarianism, and it’s extremely important you know where you stand.
A major political realignment is not simply a good idea, it’s absolutely crucial to the survival of a thriving civilization here in the U.S. The historical struggle we face today is not Democrat vs. Republican, or right vs. left, but Liberty vs. Authoritarianism. More…
How The Elite Dominate The World
By Michael Snyder
Posted November 12, 2017
Here in the United States, most people just assume that the federal government creates money. But that is not true at all.
Many are absolutely shocked when they discover that U.S. currency is actually borrowed into existence. The federal government gives U.S. Treasury bonds (debt) to the Federal Reserve in exchange for money that the Federal Reserve creates out of thin air. The Federal Reserve then auctions off those bonds to the highest bidder.
Since the federal government must pay interest on those bonds, the amount of debt that is created in these transactions is actually greater than the amount of money that is created. But we are told that if we can just circulate the money throughout our economy fast enough and tax it at a high enough rate, then we can eventually pay off the debt. Of course that never actually happens, and so the federal government always has to go back and borrow even more money. This is called a debt spiral, and at this point we will never be able to escape it until we do away with this horrible system. More…
We Have The Same Enemy Yet We Are Still Divided
By Tim Bryant
Posted November 11, 2017
The Hegelian Dialectic in action can understood by looking at the so-called “war on terrorism” going on today. To start, there is first an agenda, which no doubt comes in the form of more power and control through expanded profits and further centralization of power. The agenda is created and adopted by the mega-power elite of the establishment, which aim to create more profits for of the military industrial complex and banking, while also transferring more power up the pyramid through the loss of civil liberties and a fearful public. To achieve this, they cannot simply declare war on any country they want because most people on both sides of the aisle are honest and do not want war.
There has to be a reason. So to pull this off they create a thesis/problem in the form of a manufactured terrorist attack, also known as a false flag. They then manipulate and control the reaction/anti-thesis, which is done through the use of the media to promote fear, anger, and disinformation amongst the public. The combination of these two forces then come into conflict and result in the synthesis/solution, which is more imperialistic war, removal of personal freedoms, and transfer of power from the people into the hands of a few.
It’s nothing more than a magic trick, where as people are suckered into the perception of a conflict, which they then choose sides for, only for the two forces of the conflict to end up combining to form the desired synthesis/solution that was part of the agenda all along. More…
Survey Find Americans’ Views on Free Speech is a Whole Bunch of Crazy
By Joe Jarvis
Posted November 9, 2017
The biggest thing this survey proves is that Orwellian double-speak is working.
If you are unfamiliar, doublespeak is a term from the novel 1984. It is speech intentionally meant to confuse, or obscure reality.
What does free speech mean? What is hate speech? And what laws currently or should exist in regards to speaking freely? The answers from Americans prove just how successful the media and politicians have been in making Americans less grounded than a satellite.
The powers that be have successfully confused and obscured any hint of rationality in beliefs. There seems to be little method and all madness. People simply make up their minds emotionally, instead of thinking critically. And that is how those in power like it. More…
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