Category Oligarchy

Forget the New World Order, Here’s Who Really Runs the World

For decades, extreme ideologies on both the left and the right have clashed over the conspiratorial concept of a shadowy secret government pulling the strings on the world’s heads of state and captains of industry. The phrase New World Order is largely derided as a sophomoric conspiracy theory entertained by minds that lack the sophistication necessary […]

Camp Clark and the Demise of Free Speech

Camp Clark and the Demise of Free Speech by JASON HIRTHLER The threat of terrorism is being used to destroy the threat of democracy. I say threat of democracy because we live in a corporate oligarchy, as academics at Princeton feel compelled to point out once a year or so. The threat of terrorism is […]

The rise of the oligarchy and Barack Obama

Sam Smith 2010 Go back more than two decades and you find politicians like Nixon, Carter and Reagan who built their own political base; politicians such as Truman, Johnson, and Ford deeply rooted in conventional politics; Kennedy, whose family’s oligarchic inclinations were cut brutally short and FDR, who was hated by many of the elites. […]

Normalizing failure

  Sam Smith The tediously unsuccessful manifestations of American intervention in the Middle East brings to mind the lengthy unwinding of the Vietnam War during which our leaders – like alcoholics avoiding treatment – never admitted that they had made terrible mistakes and never publicly discussed the alternatives. They just ran it all out until […]

The Super Rich: A Nation unto Themselves

 ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH Globalization of capital and interdependence of world markets has reached a point where large scale military clashes of the magnitude of World Wars I & II could lead to financial catastrophe for all. Not surprisingly, the network of transnational financial elites, who often elect politicians and run governments from behind the scenes, seem […]

QOTD: The Era of Token Presidents

Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fucking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sleazy money types who are just corrupting everything everywhere. But she’s going to be the first female president, and women in America are […]

The most important three minutes of George Carlin’s career

By Melissa Melton | Truthstream Media Editor’s Note: There are still people out there who think comedian George Carlin was just “joking” here. He wasn’t. Transcript: “There’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be […]