The Mad Violence of Casino Capitalism

“Neoliberalism has put an enormous effort into creating a commanding cultural apparatus and public pedagogy in which individuals can only view themselves as consumers, embrace freedom as the right to participate in the market, and supplant issues of social responsibility for an unchecked embrace of individualism and the belief that all social relation be judged according to how they further one’s individual needs and self-interests. Matters of mutual caring, respect, and compassion for the other have given way to the limiting orbits of privatization and unrestrained self-interest, just as it is has become increasingly difficult to translate private troubles into larger social, economic, and political considerations.”

Desultory Heroics



Source: Counterpunch

American society is morally bankrupt and politically broken, and its vision of the future appears utterly dystopian. As the United States descends into the dark abyss of an updated form of totalitarianism, the unimaginable has become imaginable in that it has become possible not only to foresee the death of the essential principles of constitutional democracy, but also the birth of what Hannah Arendt once called the horror of dark times. The politics of terror, a culture of fear, and the spectacle of violence dominate America’s cultural apparatuses and legitimate the ongoing militarization of public life and American society.

Unchecked corporate power and a massive commodification, infantilization, and depoliticization of the polity have become the totalitarian benchmarks defining American society. In part, this is due to the emergence of a brutal modern-day capitalism, or what some might call neoliberalism. This form of neoliberal capitalism is…

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“Syria: Holding the Line Against the Forces of Hell”

Image: Western Imperialism, controlled by the structural-elite, is now quickly bringing humanity to the brink of another world war: Syria: Holding the Line Against the Forces of Hell by JOHN WIGHT When future historians sit down to write the history of the Syrian conflict there is a simple test that will determine whether their … Continue reading “Syria: Holding the Line Against the Forces of Hell”

“The Long Game for Europe”

Image: For those who still blame the German people for Hitler and world war two, the quotes by Winston Churchill, in the following article, should be a real wake up call. Meanwhile, the poor and suffering, displaced refugees of Northern Africa and the Middle East continue to attempt to survive the treachery of western … Continue reading “The Long Game for Europe”