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Our National Madness

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith vis OfTwoMinds blog, Fakery and trickery are not solutions; they are a form of self-delusional madness that destroys the nation's ability to face reality squarely and choose real solutions, no matter how painful the choice and path might be. The nation has lost its common sense, its soul and its […]

Mass Shootings, Mass Psychology, And Self-Defense

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, There is an unfortunate correlation between crises and catastrophes and mass psychology. For those with a decent long-term memory, you may have noticed that the frequency of attacks and tragedies taking place today around the world is far above and beyond what occurred 10 years ago. So much so […]

Chris Hedges: Elites “Have No Credibility Left”

Chris Hedges and David North via TruthDig.com, On Monday, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York Times correspondent. Among Hedges’ best-known books are War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, The Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and the […]

Paul Craig Roberts On “The Weaponization Of History And Journalism”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, "…we don’t need no stinkin’ facts…" In the United States, facts, an important element of truth, are not important. They are not important in the media, politics, universities, historical explanations, or the courtroom. Non-factual explanations of the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings are served up as the official […]

Professor Teaches Students About “The Problem That Is Whiteness”

Authored by Nathan Rubbelke via TheCollegeFix.com, Serious explorations into race should focus on the problem of whiteness and be grounded in the claim that it’s a hegemonic “power apparatus,” a Fairfield University professor suggested at a recent conference aimed at pushing “radical social change” in higher education. The remarks from associate professor of philosophy Dr. […]

What Problems Are We Solving By Increasing Complexity?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The incremental increase in systemic complexity is rarely if ever recognized as a problem that additional complexity can't solve. The Collapse of Complex Societies fame has observed that societies increase complexity to solve pressing problems that cannot be resolved with existing solutions. What is complexity in this […]

Two Top House Dems Accused Of Ethics Violations

Democrats have been having a rough time lately as the phony Russia collusion narrative crumbles (with a little help from noted fake news purveyor CNN) while some of the party’s most venerated officials are facing allegations of misconduct – be it for colluding with the Clinton campaign (Loretta Lynch) or for allegedly submitting a fraudulent […]

Nassim Taleb Crushes The ‘Merchants Of Virtue’

Authored by Nassim Nicholas Taleb via Medium.com, I will always remember my encounter with the writer and cultural icon Susan Sontag, largely because it was on the same day that I met the great Benoit Mandelbrot. I took place in 2001, two months after the terrorist event, in a radio station in New York. Sontag […]

Do Ends Justify The Means?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I think the U.S. citizenry is being afflicted by a sort of mass insanity at the moment. There are no good outcomes if this continues. As a result, I feel compelled to provide a voice for those of us lost in the political wilderness. We must persevere […]

Neil Ty – The Scientism Guy

Authored by Jonathan Newman via The Mises Institute, Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a new video aimed at a what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism problem in the United States. It was released at the same time as the March for Science and many Earth Day demonstrations. He reflects on what he thinks made […]