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The Psychology of Fascism | Dissident Voice

by Robert J. Burrowes / November 13th, 2018 The continuing rise of fascism around the world is drawing increasing attention particularly as it takes firmer...

‘Non-judgmental’ chatbots could be therapists of the future – psychology research — RT UK...

People seeking professional help to talk through their issues could soon be pouring out their...

The Immoral Misuse of Psychology in Support of Empire

Photo by liz west | CC BY 2.0 The baby boom generation that came of age in the 1960s produced legions of psychologists. If readers...

Economic Update: Economics, Psychology and Mass Murders

This week's episode discusses the Trump-GOP tax plan, Americans having "trouble paying bills," how post-1989 Russia is more unequal than the USSR, the closing...

Economic Update: Economics, Psychology and Trump

This week's episode discusses French presidential elections, US college admissions and Citibank's favoring of the rich, and the injustices of US property tax system....

Student stabs psychology professor to death on California campus

A student has stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus,...

Economic Update: Economy, Psychology, Mental Health

This episode discusses Harvard's greed, corporate mega-mergers, Germany outlawing GMOs, campaign fundraising, prison strikes and foreign minimum wages. The show also includes...

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

Robert J. Burrowes Two of the drivers of world affairs that manifest in the daily decisions that affect our lives are ideology and religion. Ideology is...

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama? The Psychology Driving Illicit Financial Flows

  Robert J. Burrowes A previously little-known law firm called Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama, has recently been exposed as one of the world's major creators...

Ego depletion, an influential theory in psychology, may have just been debunked

Nearly 20 years ago, psychologists Roy Baumeister and Dianne Tice, a married couple at Case Western Reserve University, devised a foundational experiment on self-control....

The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

  Understanding human conflict requires us to understand human psychology. And it is only when we understand the psychology that drives conflict that we can...

The Psychology of Victimhood: Obama, Cameron, Netanyahu, Clinton, Kissinger

Robert J. Burrowes Several years ago, someone said to me: ‘The victim wouldn’t have it any other way.’ When I first heard this comment, it...

Insidious Mass Media – Propaganda, Psychology, Mind Control

Kenneth Anton Edward Bernays speaks of “the invisible government which dictates our thoughts, directs our feelings and controls our actions.” Also known as the godfather of...

Psychology and War on Terror Abuses

Torture has been in the national news again this spring as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted last month to declassify key sections of its...

He Who Hesitates is Lost: The Psychology of Survival

In a crisis situation, denial can be deadly.

Psychology and the creative force

Psychology and the creative force   by Jon Rappoport February 18, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com   The whole thrust of psychology, during its history, has been “resolution of the negative.”   I fully realize that psychology covers a wide territory, and there are exceptions to the rule. But all in all, the modern field of therapy is […]

The Fascinating Psychology of People Who Know the Real Truth About JFK, UFOs, and...

William Saletan suggests that conspiracy theorists aren't really skeptics, at Slate: To believe that the U.S. government planned or deliberately allowed the 9/11 attacks, you'd...

Interview 770 — Radio Liberty: Market Psychology

This week on Radio Liberty, James and Dr. Stan discuss the fundamental psychology that drives people\'s perceptions of the market and what is possible in the world of finance and economics. We also take your calls on a range of issues, including the Chinese-US feud, Obamacare, and much more.

Cruzonomics: The Problem of Free Market Psychology

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) makes his way to a policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, June 11, 2013. (Photo: Christopher Gregory / The...

FILM REVIEW: “State of Mind: The Psychology of Control”

Andrew W. GriffinRed Dirt FilmsJuly 26, 2013 It’s no secret that we here at...

State of Mind: The Psychology Of Control Goes Viral

Infowars.comJuly 21, 2013 State Of Mind: The Psychology Of Control, from the creators of A Noble...

Economics and Armchair Psychology

“Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man.”― Henry Hazlitt Over millennia, numerous enterprises have sought the status of science....

Are We Enslaved By Technology? The Impact On Psychology

Most of us don’t even realise this, even though the quality of our life isn’t necessarily changed for the better. In fact, the technology that we consider liberating may just enslave us.

Why Some People Hate Sex: the Fascinating Psychology Behind Sexual Revulsion

How to find a path to a healthy intimacy.

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Mark and Stacey, an attractive couple in their early thirties, have only been married two years and they're already knotted in conflict. In our first session, Mark, an intense, athletically built man, gets to the point, "I hate it that we're such a stereotype, but it's the typical scenario of me wanting more sex than she does. We're down to once every two weeks--if I'm lucky--and it's driving me crazy. I have a strong sex drive, so if it were up to me, we'd do it every day, the way we used to when we were dating. Now, not only do I not get my sexual needs met, but I feel rejected because most of the time I get shot down when I initiate."

Stacey, slim, darkhaired, sits rigidly in her chair. "I know we don't have sex as much as Mark likes," she says, with an edge in her voice, "but for me to want to make love, I have to feel emotionally connected to him and, to be honest, most of the time, I just don't. He seems so obsessed about this issue. I constantly feel pressure to satisfy him. It's like raw sex is the only thing he wants from me. It's gotten to the point where any time he touches me I freeze up--I'm afraid to respond even affectionately because if I do, he thinks it's an invitation to sex."

"Yeah, in some ways that's the hardest part of it for me," Mark interrupts, "the way she sees me now. She looks at me like I'm one of those guys on The Sopranos. I like sex, but I'm no drooling animal. I can be romantic and I do try to help her feel close, but whatever I do does no good," he says despondently. "No matter how sensitive I try to be, it's like she has this view of me as a sex-crazed gorilla."

I ask each of them to describe what typically happens when they do have sex. Stacey says, "After some time goes by when we haven't had sex, Mark gets more and more sulky, and I begin to feel I'm like a bad, unloving wife. So I hug him or pat his shoulder or maybe just smile at him or something and, oh boy! That's all it takes--he's off to the races. I feel I can't say no again, and so we'll get in bed and start kissing. I try to be as warm as I can get myself to be; I don't want to just lie there like a dead fish. And, usually, at a certain point, I can work myself up so that I'm into it, sort of. Afterwards, I feel relieved because I know he feels happier and not so angry at me and, also, he'll back off and I won't have to do it for a while."

Mark seems not to have heard the many negative qualifiers in Stacey's description of their sex life. "That's what I don't get," he exclaims with exasperation. "In the middle of it, she comes alive and seems to like what I'm doing, but the next day she's uninterested again. If you like it, why not want more? Also, I don't enjoy the beginnings that much because I want to feel wanted by her, not like I have to kick start her engine every time. I'm not one of these guys who just wants to satisfy himself. I'm good at foreplay and I've learned what she likes."

Mark and Stacey are caught in a classic struggle, and most couples therapists have responded with a now-classic technique: get him to back off by issuing a moratorium on sex and assigning exercises that allow them to show affection to each other without any sexual expectation. Trained as a problem-solving, strategic therapist, I used to give that directive to couples and often found that it had the desired effect. It probably would've worked with Mark and Stacey, too. As he contained himself so she felt less under seige and more cared for, eventually they could've found a frequency that felt okay to each, checked off this particular glitch on their list of relationship issues, and left therapy reasonably satisfied.

Expanding Our Experience of Psi — Biophysical and Clinical Approaches to Parapsychology

Via Disinfo | While much of the current debate around the existence of psi exists in the field of psychology and cultural studies, the history...

The Psychology Of Search Engines And Dentistry

The way in which people relate to the internet is a study in psychology that is so interesting that endless theories of the human...

Psychology Applied to Sales

In today’s highly competitive business world finding an edge can make the difference between success and failure. All businesses rely on sales to survive,...

The Big Reveal: How to Use Psychology for Effective Marketing

Selling an idea or a product entails studying the mind of your target market. This may seem intimidating at first, but it actually is...

Mass Psychology and Education

Brent Jessop "For some reason which I have failed to understand, many people like the system when it is Russian but disliked the very...

Is the American Psychological Association Addicted to Militarism and War?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair When hijacked planes hit their targets on the morning of September 11, 2001, the American Psychological Association (APA) sprang into...

Professor suing university after being fired for ‘troubling’ views on gender dysphoria in kids...

A professor at the University of Louisville is suing his employer after being fired from a...

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Fighting Racial Bias in an Age of Mass Murder

As avowed neo-Nazi James Alex Fields pleaded guilty Wednesday to 29 counts of hate crimes in a federal court for plowing his car into...
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Video: Investigating Bias: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and...

In our extended interview with Stanford Psychology Professor Jennifer Eberhardt, she goes into detail about her investigation into how implicit bias impacts ... Via Youtube

Dog trapped in endless stick battle is the Brexit metaphor of the day (VIDEO)...

One “pathologically persistent” dog and his epic battle with a stick has become the perfect...

Disinviting Jordan Peterson: The Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and Approved Ideas

He has sent so many cliques and groups into titters of anger, and the indignant have attempted to turn on him.  The university environment...

The Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and Approved Ideas

He has sent so many cliques and groups into titters of anger, and the indignant have attempted to turn on him. The university environment...

Twitter Restricts Account of Julian Assange’s Mother – Consortiumnews

The social media giant has given no reason to Christine Assange who had turned to Twitter to campaign for the...

A Conspiracy Theorist Confesses to his Petty Crimes

Our research has shown for the first time the role that conspiracy theories can play in determining an individual’s attitude to everyday crime.  It...

School Shooters and Drones – Consortiumnews

Allegra Harpootlian links gun violence at home to U.S. wars abroad. By Allegra HarpootlianTomDispatch.com In the wake of the Feb. 14, 2018, mass...

Boeing 737 Max – LewRockwell

Admissions Scandal Goes Beyond Arrestees — It Indicts Entire System

Operation Varsity Blues. That’s the name of a sweeping federal probe into what the Justice Department calls the biggest college admissions scam the agency...

Sale of self-help books hits record highs in UK amid increasing anxiety

Brits are buying more books on self-improvement and pop psychology than ever before. Read more

More Than Bad Faith Behind Anti-semitism Slurs

The moral panic generated by journalists and politicians over a supposed Labour ‘anti-semitism crisis’ is rooted in a perverse kind of reality – unconscious...

IQ, Equal Pay for Equal Work, Population Control, Mao, and Communism

“Prepare for Struggle, Prepare for Famine, Work for the People.” Jordan Peterson posits IQ tests as indicators of intelligence and predictors of long-term success. This...

Retailer pulls ‘fake news’ shirt after journalist’s Twitter meltdown — RT USA News

Luxury retailer Bloomingdale’s has yanked a t-shirt reading “Fake News” from their stores, after a journalist...

UK woman says she was held by police for 7 hours after ‘misgendering’ trans...

A landmark legal battle is set to unfold between a mother-of-two who says she was...

Luciferianism – LewRockwell

Analyze This – LewRockwell

The Utility of Rules and Hierarchy

The overzealous politically correct-speech crowd has triggered a backlash. One person who took exception is Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University...

Gillette tries to teach men ‘social justice’, meets massive online backlash — RT USA...

Gillette is learning most people don’t want moral lessons from their razors after experiencing a colossal...

American Psychological Association says it’s bad to be a man — RT USA News

Attention boys: bullying, homophobia, sexual harassment and abuse are all your fault, according to new guidelines...

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!

by Robert J. Burrowes / December 27th, 2018 Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place...

Is warning girls they don’t have to give hugs at Xmas good advice or...

Is Christmas a time of good cheer to celebrate with family, or a great chance to...

‘Trump Says…’: The Journalistic Scourge of Echo-Chamber Headlines – Deferential social media framing spreads...

  “First, do no harm.” (cc photo: Jim Naureckas) The most basic tenet of professional physicians is the Hippocratic Oath: “First, do no harm.” Its intent...

Taylor Swift sparks privacy concerns for secretly using facial recognition tech on fans —...

Singer Taylor Swift has sparked privacy and surveillance fears after secretly filming fans, using facial recognition...

Virgin Mary didn’t give consent

Sex professor points ‘MeToo’ finger at God over Virgin Mary — RT USA News

A Minnesota professor has taken aim at Christmas, putting the Bible under the MeToo spotlight by...

Swastikas and anti-Semitic slur painted on Jewish professor’s office walls — RT US News

Red swastikas were spray-painted on a professor’s office walls at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New...

The Dangerous, Low-Paid World of Nail Salons

Whether nail salon employees get good pay, time off and fair treatment at work currently varies widely depending on the salon they work for. Sarah,...

Democrats and Republicans are both starting to get sick of social media – study...

There are few things these days which unite liberals and conservatives, but according to a new...

Facing the music: religion, nationalism, and sports have enchanted the working class; socialism hasn’t

Orientation Religion, nationalism and sports as propaganda for the ruling class. In the closing section of my course Brainwashing Propaganda and Rhetoric: Dark Psychology in the...

US college let booze-soaked, tenured ‘predators’ club’ prey on students sexually for YEARS –...

Dartmouth College administrators covered up for a trio of lewd professors who used their classrooms as...

Social media makes you lonely and depressed, study says — RT US News

A University of Pennsylvania study has proven that reducing social media use to 10 minutes a...

Think for Yourself – LewRockwell

Ex-boyfriend casts doubt on Ford’s testimony about Kavanaugh-created ‘trauma’ — RT US News

A statement provided to the senate by Christine Blasey Ford’s ex-boyfriend has raised serious questions about...

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Conspiracy Theories – LewRockwell

Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama

Stage set Washington.  Object: adulterating power.  The arm of government: the judiciary.  That particular group of high ranking paladins remains up in the air...

US teens swap books for social media, reading drops from 60 to 16 percent...

Researchers are sounding the alarm over US teenagers’ mental health and abilities, as a new study...

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The Evolution of a Police State Lockdown

by John W. Whitehead / August 14th, 2018 It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day,...

The Right To Be Afraid

“He owned the gun legally and had a concealed carry permit.” That matters? In an otherwise neutral and informative article, this reads like a bit of...

What does it feels like to die? Psychedelic drug might hold the answers —...

Taking the powerful psychedelic drug, DMT, can have the same effects as a near-death experience,...

The Politics of Cruelty

The wall separating the two Nogaleses seen from the US; two boys on the Mexican side. Photo by John Grant.  Cruelty is the expression of...

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

by Robert J. Burrowes / July 14th, 2018 While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort...

Why Do Students Kill Their Class-Mates?

Detachment, Isolation, Dehumanization, and Emotional Estrangement from Human Relationships A recently released phone video shot by 19-year-old Parkland, Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, reveals a cold,...

The Stupefying Mediocrity of Barack Obama

Photo by Maryland GovPics | CC BY 2.0 As a Marxist, I’m not very interested in the psychology of the powerful. I don’t think it...

The Stupefying Mediocrity of Barack Obama

As a Marxist, I’m not very interested in the psychology of the powerful. I don’t think it matters much, and it tends to be...

Spiritual Capitalism | Dissident Voice

Dana Zohar and Ian Marshall, who wrote the book, Spiritual Capital: Wealth We Can Live By, are a fascinating, couple married to each other....

David Lammy and Toby Young battle on Twitter over accusations of Oxford University ‘racism’...

Labour MP David Lammy and Toby Young, the Spectator writer and free schools advocate, have...

The Tired Trope of Blaming Trump on ‘Liberal Smugness’

In an attempt to understand the coalition that gave Trump his narrow victory, for the past year and a half the press has spun...

Economic Sanity and Alternative Economic Systems

Part 1. Introduction to the Series. This piece introduces my 10-part series on economic sanity and alternative economic systems.  Never mind that I am not...

Journalism of, by and for the Elite

Wall Street Journal offices (cc photo: John Wisniewski). Above: New York Times Building (cc photo: Jason Kuffer). American journalism has long maintained a sort of...

How They Sold the Iraq War

Photo by Taymaz Valley | CC BY 2.0 The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how...

Drums Along the Potomac – LewRockwell

The amateur psychologist in me suspects that the more the USA heaps Russia with censorious opprobrium and punishments, the closer this floundering polity actually...

When Armistice Day and Remembrance Day Turned into War Day

Parades, tin soldiers, demigods, faux leaders, commercials and military toys invading DC Cognitive dissonance in Psychology The psychological tension that occurs when one holds mutually exclusive beliefs...

Super-strength ‘skunk’ linked to mental illness is most-sold cannabis in UK — RT UK...

Nearly all of the cannabis sold on Britain’s streets is now super-strength ‘skunk’, new research...

How the Anti-Democracy Movement Used Media to Command the Narrative

An excerpt from Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want (Beacon Press, 2017).  As far back as 1835, perhaps our nation’s...

A Stock Market Primer in Six Easy Steps

What is the stock market? It’s not real economic activity—it’s a form of mass hysteria or mass psychosis. Stock prices reflect a mass-hysteria impression of the...

FBI ignores online ‘Columbiner culture’ glorifying mass shooters — RT US News

The FBI’s failure to heed warnings about Florida mass shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, who reportedly expressed...

US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter

Jennifer Lawrence does not actually come up in New York Times reporter Scott Shane’s reminiscence (2/14/18). As part of a promotion for the upcoming “Look,...

Jordan Peterson and Human Action

Are You Attractive?

There’s no rulebook for what people find appealing in a partner. Everyone has their own taste, but over the years, scientific studies have suggested...

Understanding Russia, Un-Demonizing Putin – Consortiumnews

Since Vladimir Putin became president of Russia in 2000, there has been a steady barrage of negative press and hostility...

Ex-Silicon Valley insiders launch campaign against ‘erosive’ social networks — RT US News

Ex-Silicon Valley executives, who helped to build Google and Facebook into the tech giants they are...

Bambi vs. Godzilla – LewRockwell

In order to understand the title of this article, you need to watch a video. I regard this video as the finest low-budget cartoon...

Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation, and Apartheid South Africa

In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7,...
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Video: CrossTalk: Dr. Media Vs. Trump

A cursory glance of the media environment could easily give you the impression that the vast majority of journalists studied psychology at university. So...

The Dangers of Psychiatrists Diagnosing from Afar

A Marxist review of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, edited by Bandy Lee, M.D.,...

Cotton Candy Fever Rush | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / January 7th, 2018 Across my spine is a shiver shakeelectric in its natural rhythmfrom the boil in the gene swarmto...

‘Fire & Fury – great fiction but it won’t have impact on Trump’ —...

The current bestseller on the Trump White House by Michael Wolff is great fiction and good...

Young people are obsessed with perfection… and it’s all neoliberalism’s fault – study —...

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 12:03 A UK study has suggested that young people are...

Product Placement | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / December 31st, 2017 Place your tax breaknear my lower bracketand then bracefor balanceupon impactas I send you swirlingtoward the higher...

The Electrical Abuse of Women: Does Anyone Care?

Photo by Bjoertvedt | CC BY 2.0 Many Americans are unaware that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)—more commonly known as electroshock—continues to be widely utilized by U.S....

The Banality and Spectacle of Trump’s Leadership

Even before the election last November, the media has been enthralled by Trump, reporting daily his latest tweet or stumble, as if this was...

Sunshine of Your Song | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / November 26th, 2017 Once love has been foundand the heart has grown fullthe world is at peace nowmy thoughts are...

Sexual violence expert brought into Westminster after harassment allegations — RT UK News

Westminster has brought in a sexual violence specialist to advise MPs on the creation of...

‘Slap at the First Amendment’

Suppressing RT and comments the US government doesn’t like is a direct violation of the First...

Facebook was built to exploit ‘psychological vulnerability’ – founding pres. — RT US News

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, says the company was designed to “consume as much...

Economic Update: Morality and Economics

This week's episode discusses low-paid service jobs in the future of the US, the Senate deregulating banks, how college spending per student reinforces income...

Let’s Help Our Media Friends

Hopes and Dreams | Dissident Voice

by Scott Thomas Outlar / October 22nd, 2017 We all have our crosses to bear,our wars to wage,our crusades to mount,our paths to tread. We all...

We Need a New Political Story of Empathy and Sharing to Replace Neoliberalism

The idea that human nature is inherently competitive and individualistic isn't just harmful, argues George Monbiot in his new book. It's also contradicted by...

Why We Need More Than Facts to Win

Powerful stories like the Narnia series move us to cheer the triumph of values that contradict our own. (Photo: Manuka / iStock / Getty...

Effects of childhood bullying disappear as kids grow up, study reveals — RT UK

Published time: 12 Oct, 2017 13:33 Edited time: 13 Oct, 2017 08:37 Ground-breaking research into...

AI can Determine Whether a Person is Gay with 91 Percent Accuracy

Artificial intelligence now has the capability to guess a person's sexual orientation based on photos of their face with startling accuracy, according...

Trump Is in Your Head: Women and The Donald in Everyday Life

Back in 1992, a certain New York real estate mogul told a reporter from New York magazine that you have to treat women "like shit." That was a...

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Published time: 28 Sep, 2017 03:30 Edited time: 28 Sep, 2017 07:29 Hugh M. Hefner, founder...

Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

by Robert J. Burrowes / September 27th, 2017 Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International...

Police identify Tennessee church shooter who killed 1, injured 7

Police have identified the Antioch church shooter who killed one and injured seven people Sunday as...

Distorted Views of the Enemy and Bush’s “Axis of Evil”

Many years ago, while the war in Vietnam still raged, the psychologist Ralph K. White wrote a book entitled Nobody Wanted War that has...

The Other Side of the Coin

by Scott Thomas Outlar / September 16th, 2017 Some people want to readabout the Holy Spirit;others would rather Godnever be mentioned. Some people want to seethe...

Rhyme and Reason

by Scott Thomas Outlar / September 10th, 2017 Is that hawk screamingabout whether or notit believes in the existence of God?Or simply seekingacross the distancewith...

Reduction as a Process of Expansion

by Scott Thomas Outlar / September 3rd, 2017 I will melt at the flash pointof simplicityuntil my mindevaporatesinto mist I will meditate on the blessingsof lightuntil...

The Deep State

While many in the United States firmly believe that the government just isn’t working, it is.  But it’s only working for the powerful and...

Trump Picks Another Non-Scientist for Science Post and Makes a Disastrous Choice for Drug...

Rep. Jim Bridenstine visits City Year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 12, 2015. (Photo: City Year) President Donald Trump's newly-announced nominee to head the National...

Trump Picks Another Non-Scientist for Science Post and Makes 'A Disastrous Choice' for Drug...

President Donald Trump's newly-announced nominee to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an elected official with no science credentials. Rep. Jim Bridenstine...

Disaster Coverage Still Has Blind Spot for Low-Income Victims

One of the few examples of journalism examining the impact of poverty on Harvey’s devastation came, unsurprisingly, from an overseas outlet. Days after Hurricane Katrina...

American Liberalism and The Church of Psychobabble

Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons,Which at the first are scarce found to distaste,But, with a little, act upon the blood,Burn like the...

The Disease That Will Destroy America

As a Humanities professor I have had the opportunity to teach psychology and social psychology for more than 20 years. Occasionally the knowledge obtained...

Open and Empty

by Scott Thomas Outlar / August 20th, 2017 If there exists such a stateas perfect peaceit must bethis quiet calmthat causes a soulto surrender its...

Autistic man serving life for murder despite never touching weapon has appeal rejected

The family of Alex Henry, who is serving a 19-year prison sentence for murder despite...

Proliferation of Peace

by Scott Thomas Outlar / August 13th, 2017 Still I walkthrough stray strandsof a spider’s webhanging in the woods.The silk is smoothupon my skin,easily slipping...

Ernst Zündel: A Lover, not a Hater

Ernst Zündel died of heart failure on August 5 at his ancestral home in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany, near...

YouTube Collaborates with the Anti-Defamation League

According to the Guardian, YouTube has stated that it has had begun working with 15 more NGOs and institutions, including the Anti-Defamation League, the No...

Don’t Lie to Poor Kids About Why They’re Poor

Work hard and you’ll get ahead — that’s the mantra driven into young people across the country. But what happens when children born into poverty...

A Global Warming “Bubble”?

by Alton C. Thompson / July 31st, 2017 In this article Harry S. Dent, Jr. states that: Despite mountains of evidence and historical proof that bubbles...

What I Learned at Pride

Like many cities, San Diego holds its Pride Parade every summer. As a straight woman who hates traffic and crowds, I’d never gone before....

Why I Did Not Go to Vietnam

Wars are folly.  Rudimentarily, we know why wars happen.  We know they spring from inhumane impulses and ignorance.  We know the corrupting nature of...

Anti-White Fever Grips English University

Kings College London, one of England’s most famous educational institutions, is to replace busts and portraits of the university’s founding fathers with...

Igniting Intention

The only hell in lifeI could possibly imaginewould come from squanderingthe gift of lightthat pulses within my soul. Poetry is just a language I useto...

An American Paradox: Pillorying Fake News while Promoting False Flags

The United States is a schizophrenic asylum of extreme paradoxes: While its internal politics reverberates with fake news-mediated recriminations, Americans yet find merit in...

Crash Scenario

The one thing we can know with certainty is it won’t be easy to profit from the crash. After 8+ years of phenomenal gains, it’s...

Weeping to Sow

by Scott Thomas Outlar / June 18th, 2017 Who’s in the moodto sob over a sad story?Well, I’ve already sufferedenough sorrow in my life,so I’m...

Child Anxiety and Parenting in the Trump Era

"Lucy," a shy, intelligent six-year-old, missed three days of school because she had stomachaches. The symptoms started the day after Lucy witnessed a loud...

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Turns out, actually being a genuinely good person is the easiest way to have influence over others, and get them to like you–weird, I know. In 1936 Dale Carnegie...

Jordan Peterson Opposes Transgender Bill at Senate Committee Hearing

University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson spoke against Bill C-16 at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday, arguing that support for the legislation...

Our Media Problem is Deeper than We Admit

The roots of our media dysfunction are deeply embedded in the ethos of the country, and always have been. We are -- in our...

America’s Rapacious Aristocracy and WW3

Eric Zuesse The disenchanted Reagan Administration official and much-honored economist and political scientist, Paul Craig Roberts, headlined on April 27th, "Washington Plans to Nuke Russia...

MPs hint Russian hack was behind Brexit vote website crash… despite no evidence

A voter registration website that crashed in the lead-up to last year’s EU referendum may have been taken offline by foreign hackers, a group...

Big Stakes in the French Presidential Election: Governance Versus the People

The 2017 French Presidential election is no joke.  It is shaping up as a highly significant encounter between two profoundly opposing conceptions of political...

Can You Spot a Psychopath?

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Norman Bates in Psycho...

Putin’s Ears Must be Burning: a Report on the Banality of Propaganda

I sometimes wonder what Путин must make of the Western media obsession with him. Do his ears burn each day with all the new articles,...

Political Castration of State: Militarization of Government

Photo by DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0 Poor Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, presiding over what had until now been the crown jewel of the...

Female bosses ‘more likely to hire gay & lesbian employees’

Published time: 23 Feb, 2017 12:59 Female employers favor gay and lesbian job applicants over heterosexual...

Murder of JFK’s Intimate Confidant

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Author of ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’ Steven Druker recently talked of how back in the seventies a group of molecular biologists formed part of a scientific elite that sought to allay fears about genetic engineering by putting a positive spin on it. At the same time, critics of this emerging technology were increasingly depicted as being little more than non-scientists who expressed ignorant but well-meaning concerns about science and genetic engineering.

This continues today, but the attacks on critics are becoming more vicious. Former British Environment Minister Owen Paterson recently attacked critics of GMOs with a scathing speech that described them as a self-serving, elitist “green blob” that was condemning “billions” to misery. Professor Anthony Trewavas has continued this theme by stating:

Greenpeace notably decides its opinions must prevail regardless of others, so it arrogates to itself the right to tear up and destroy things it doesn’t like. That is absolutely typical of people who are unable to convince others by debate and discussion and in the last century such attitudes, amplified obviously, ended up killing people that others did not like. But the same personality type the authoritarian, ‘do as I tell you’, was at the root of it all. Such groups therefore sit uneasily with countries that are democracies.”

According to this, critics of GMOs possess authoritarian personality types, are ignorant of science and unable to convince people of their arguments and thus resort to violence. 

Part of the pro-GMO narrative also involves a good deal of glib talk about democracy. In an open letter to me, Anthony Trewavas says:

“It would be nice if you could say you are a democrat and believe that argument is better than destruction but argument that deals with all the facts and does not select out of those to construct a misleading programme. Misleading selection of limited information is causing considerable problems in various parts of the world that leads some into very violent behaviour, particularly in religious belief. I am sure you agree that this is not a good way forward… Whatever their [farmers’] choice is… they must be allowed to make that decision… That is the nature of every democracy that I hope all will finally live under?”

Pro-GMO scientists have every right to speak on psychology, politics and democracy. However, let a non-scientist criticise GMOs and they are accused of self-serving elitism or ignorance. Indeed, let even a scientist produce scientific evidence that runs counter to the industry-led science and he or she is smeared and attacked.

Let a respected academically qualified political scientist, trade policy analyst or social scientist whose views are in some way critical of GMOs and the corporations promoting them express a coherent viewpoint supported by evidence from their specific discipline and they are attacked for being little more than ideologues with an agenda, or their evidence or sources are described as ‘biased’. Any analysis of the role of the IMF, World Bank and WTO and their part in restructuring agriculture in poor nations or devising policies to favour Western agribusiness is suddenly to be side lined in favour of a narrow focus on ‘science’, which the masses and ideologues could not possibly comprehend; by implication, they should therefore defer to (pro-GMO) scientists for the necessary information.

The pro-GMO lobby talks about choice, democracy and the alleged violence of certain environmental groups but says nothing about the structural violence waged on rural communities resulting from IMF/World Bank strings-attached loans, the undermining of global food security as a result of Wall Street commodity and land speculators, the crushing effects of trade rules on poorer regions or the devastating impacts of GMOs in regions likeSouthAmerica. To discuss such things is political and thus 'ideological' and is therefore not up for discussion it seems.

Much easier to try to focus on ‘the science’ and simply mouth platitudes about democracy and freedom of choice while saying nothing about how both been captured or debased by powerful interests, including agribusiness. By attempting not to appear to be ideological or political, such people are attempting to depoliticise and thus disguise the highly political status quo whereby powerful corporations (and some bogus notion of a 'free market') are left unchallenged to shape agriculture as they see fit:

“Anyone who’s seen the recent virally circulated Venn diagrams of the personnel overlap between Monsanto and USDA personnel, or Pfizer and FDA, will immediately know what I’m talking about… A model of capitalism in which the commanding heights of the economy are an interlocking directorate of large corporations and government agencies, a major share of the total operating costs of the dominant firms are socialized (and profits privatized, of course), and “intellectual property” protectionism and other regulatory cartels allow bureaucratic corporate dinosaurs… to operate profitably without fear of competition." Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society. 

If certain politicians or scientists and the companies they support really do want to ‘feed the world’ and are concerned with poverty and hunger, they should forget about GMOs and focus their attention elsewhere: not least on how the ‘free market’ system that they cherish so much causes hunger and poverty, whether for example through food commodity speculation (see earlier link) by powerful banking interests or a US foreign policy that has for decades used agriculture to trap nations into subservience.

Rather than have the public focus on such things, such people try to mislead and divert attention away from these things with puerile notions of authoritarian personality types who reject some illusory notion of open debate, free choice and democracy.  

Failure is us

Even with this power and political influence at its disposal, the GMO agritech industry is far from being a success.  Much of its profits actually derive from failure: for example, Andrew Kimbrell notes that after having chosen to ignore science, the industry’s failing inputs are now to be replaced with more destined-to-fail and ever-stronger poisonous inputs. The legacy of poisoned environments and ecological devastation is for someone else to deal with. In his book, Steven Druker has shown that from very early on the US government has colluded with the GMO agritech sector to set a 'technical fix-failure-technical fix' merry-go-round in motion.

This system is designed to stumble from one crisis to the next, all the while hiding behind the banners of ‘innovation’ or ‘research and development’. But it’s all good business. And that’s all that really matters to the industry. 

There’s always good PR ground to be made from blaming critics for being ‘anti-science’ and money to be made from a continuous state of crisis management (‘innovation’ and bombarding farmers with a never-ending stream of new technologies and inputs).  Part of the great con-trick is that it attempts to pass off its endless crises and failures as brilliant successes.

For many promoters of the GMO cause, it is a case of not even wanting to understand alternative approaches or the devastating impacts of GMOs when their lavish salary or consultancy fees depend on them not wanting to understand any of it.

When it comes to labelling unsafe and untested GM food in the US, the pro-GMO lobby grasps at straws by saying too much information confuses the public or sends out the wrong message

When it says sound science should underpin the GMO issue, it does everything it can to circumvent any science that threatens its interests.

When it says its critics have a political agenda, it side lines debates on how it hijacks international and national policy making bodies and regulatory agencies.

When it talks about elite, affluent environmentalists robbing food from the bellies of the poor, its private companies are owned by people who form part of a privileged class that seek to turn their vested interests into policy proscriptions for the rest of us.

The pro-GMO lobby engages in the fraudulent notion that it knows what is best for humanity. Co-opting public institutions and using science as an ideology, it indulges in an arrogant form of exceptionalism.

The world does not need GMO food or crops, especially those which have not been proven safe or whose benefits are questionable to say the least. There are alternative ways to boost food production if or when there is a need to. There are other (existing) ways to tackle the impacts of volatile climates. 

However, the alternatives are being squeezed out as big agritech and its captured policy/regulatory bodies place emphasis on proprietary products, not least GMOs and chemical inputs. 

The pro-GMO lobby has a crisis of legitimation. No amount of twisted truths or altered genes, expensive PR or attacks on its critics can disguise this.

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By Susan Duclos



 On May 15, 2014, Newsweek published a piece about conspiracy theories and how they "cripple basic governance," also that they "divert attention from real issues," and "distort the debate that is crucial to democracy."

 First and foremost, as much as some would like it to be different, America is NOT a Democracy, it is a Republic that holds democratic elections, but despite the MSM's attempts to distort that very basic fact, that is not the point of this article.

 Key Quotes from the Newsweek article:


.....“One of the most common ways of introducing a conspiracy theory is to ‘just ask questions’ about an official account,’’ says Karen Douglas, co-editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and a senior academic who has researched conspiracy theories at Britain’s University of Kent. “It’s quite a powerful rhetorical tool because it doesn’t require any content, just the introduction of doubt about the official story.”....

But accusing political opponents of serious wrongdoing based on unsubstantiated nonsense plays havoc with social discourse. When each side attacks the other based on wild theories—calling them terrorists, anti-American, murderers, racists and the like—the tribal divisions cripple basic governance.

“The reason we should worry about conspiracy theories and misinformation is that they distort the debate that is crucial to democracy,’’ says Brendan Nyhan, an assistant professor in Dartmouth’s government department who has conducted research on conspiracy theories. “They divert attention from the real issue and issues of concern that public officials should be debating.”

It is a long article, make sure to read it before listening to the video below, where Mark Dice discusses 18 "crazy" conspiracy theories............. all that were proven true over time, from either declassification of government secrets (years after the fact and AFTER insisting that those that believed those theories were crazy) or leaked information proving them true, again, usually years later.


The point is the MSM is doing everything they can to label those that "ask questions" about an "official" story as loons that are disrupting the process, yet no mention in this hit piece about conspiracy theories that are true, those "loons" were right, the official story nothing but a pack of lies.


Sure there are some theories that are over-the-top and out there, so to speak, but when "we the people" have been lied to over and over again by the very government we elected to represent us, then every single official story becomes suspect....... and they should be!








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Kinzer's book gives a fascinating, but unsatisfying look at the lives of two public figures who wielded an unprecedented concentration of global power. For the better part of a decade-- from 1953 to 1959-- the two brothers together shaped nearly the entire US policy toward the rest of the world. As director of the Central Intelligence Agency, brother Allen decided the US clandestine activities toward friends and foes alike. At the same time, he shaped the extent and few limits of the newly founded agency.
Brother John Foster did the same for the US's overt role in the world. As President D. D. Eisenhower's Secretary of State from 1953 until Dulles's death in 1959, he served the same goals and interests as his brother.
The unusual circumstance of such complete and convergent power sharing was neither coincidental nor the result of a ruthless power grab. In fact, it was consensual.
But who gave the necessary consent? Certainly not the electorate, since neither brother held elected office. Nor was it the tacit consent of the public given Allen Dulles's secretive role and publicly unknown activities. The consent question can only be answered by positing the existence in the US of a mechanism capable of deciding questions of ultimate leadership, a mechanism that could entrust US foreign policy to these two long-groomed brothers. While we cannot be sure of who exactly operates this mechanism and how it specifically functions, we can be sure that it exists with the same certainty that we can affirm the unseen existence of gravity.
It should be equally obvious that the work of the Dulles brothers through their eight years of common leadership coincided broadly with the “interests” of the US as defined by the privately-held, corporately organized heights of the US economy. While their policies only occasionally directly benefited individual capitalists (usually former legal clients), their actions were decidedly intent on benefiting the capitalist class as a whole.
It is through this mechanism that the interests of the capitalist class are protected and promoted. It is, in the end, the way in which a ruling class rules. In the end, it constitutes the best Marxist evidence for the existence of a ruling class.
Ruling class-deniers are compelled to explain how the Dulles brothers came to enjoy such exceptional power precisely at a time when US elites felt most threatened by the specter of Communism. They must offer an alternative account that brings two imposing figures associated with power, wealth, and anti-Communism to the pinnacle of power outside of the bourgeois democratic process.
Kinzer, a reliable foot soldier in the New York Times corporate empire, does not hide the uniqueness and oddity of the ascent of the brothers. But he would certainly have nothing to do with the forbidden idea of a ruling class in the US.
Nonetheless, his account offers revealing hints about how the Dulles brothers were vetted and selected, how one qualifies to be trusted agents for ruling class interests.
As early as 1921, the Dulles brothers participated in the creation of an important part of the mechanism of capitalist class rule: The Council on Foreign Relations and its subsequent public discussion journal, Foreign Affairs. To this day, the Council and its publication remain essential elements in crafting and debating foreign policy options congruent with the interests of capital.
Armed with Ivy League, foreign policy and clandestine service credentials, the Dulles brothers easily passed through the filters of ruling class trust. For John Foster, this brought him to the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell, perhaps the leading legal agent for the international interests of US capital at the time. While rising to the top of the firm, the elder Foster ensured that US corporations, especially financial firms, were advanced and protected overseas. Kinzer recounts how the law firm could always call on the US military to back up its deal making. Moreover, he doesn't hide the close, welcoming relationship of Sullivan and Cromwell with fascist regimes. Even in the inter-war period, Foster was obsessed with forging unity with any enemies of Communism. Like the Council on Foreign Affairs, Sullivan and Cromwell was another component of the ruling class mechanism. Allen worked for the firm as well.
With much of the history of the ruthless, violent, and undemocratic trajectory of US foreign policy in the 1950s now widely acknowledged, Kinzer cannot mask the devious and bloody role of the brothers in orchestrating it. Instead, he does a shrewd job of softening it by focusing on only six covert plots against foreign “monsters” perceived as standing in the way of US interests. The six-- Iran's Mossadegh, Guatemala's Arbenz, Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh, Indonesia's Sukharno, Congo's Lumumba, and Cuba's Fidel-- are specifically targeted by the Dulles brothers for having the audacity to defy the US. All six cases are well-documented independently, with the Sukharno case the least well-known (Kinzer fails to fully indict the CIA in its collaboration in assassinating a million Indonesian Communists and their allies).
This spin on CIA extra-legal killings, coups, and assassination attempts feeds a simple-minded psychological explanation of the Dulles disposition to rearrange the world to suit US capital. Drawing on a bizarre interpretation of the celebrated movie, High Noon, Kinzer paints the Dulles brothers as counterparts to the cowboy hero “...reluctant to fight, but moved to do so because otherwise good people will suffer.” What makes this particular allusion so twisted is that the screenwriter, Carl Foreman, intended the film to be a less-than-veiled attack on the cowardice of those lacking the spine to confront anti-Communist blacklisting and McCarthyism. What was meant as an attack on the Cold War mentality is converted by Kinzer into an excuse for that Cold War mentality. Oddly, many right wingers see High Noon as Kinzer does. But the old loud-mouthed red-baiter, John Wayne, knew better-- he refused the lead because he smelled an anti-blacklist allegory.
Kinzer postures his account as a study of an aberration, a time when well-meaning people did some now embarrassing things because they exaggerated the Soviet threat. But none of these postures are proven by Kinzer; they are merely stated as fact. There seems no good reason to view two Cold Warriors as well-meaning when they brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and caused the deaths of literally millions. There is no compelling reason to conclude that there really was a Soviet threat to the security of the US, unless one assumes the Soviet desire for world socialism was somehow more intrinsically aggressive than the US desire for a capitalist world. But posturing the Dulles's foreign policy as an aberration is preposterous. The aggressiveness of the CIA and the US military after the reign of the brothers only intensified. Kinzer surely can't be blind to the US interventions in Vietnam, Angola, Panama, Grenada, Chile, and right up to the more recent aggressions against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia, and Syria. The Dulles brothers provided a blue print and not an aberration.
So why does a distinguished writer for The New York Times writing for Times Books choose to write a critical, but sympathetic biography of these two ruthless Cold Warriors?
One finds the answer in the final chapter. Kinzer quotes Senator William Fulbright, an often lonely critic of the Fosters and US foreign policy, as saying that John Foster “misleads public opinion, confuses it, [and] feeds it pap.” But if Dulles fed the public “pap,” he did it through the intermediary of the US news media, including The New York Times. It is transparently obvious that the media of the Dulles era not only failed to challenge the Dulles world view but actively promoted and disseminated it. In that regard, Kinzer's employer is complicit in fanning the flames of Cold War fervor and sanctioning the violence and lawlessness that emerged from it.
To escape this unpleasant judgment on the Cold War media, Kinzer finds a convenient, handy scapegoat: the US public. Amidst splashes of psycho-babble, Kinzer explains:
Part of the answer lies in their personal backgrounds, part in the realm of psychology. The most important explanation, however, may be: they did it because they are us. If they were shortsighted, open to violence, and blind to the subtle realities of the world, it was because these qualities help define American foreign policy and the United States itself.
The Dulles brothers personified ideals and traits that many Americans shared during the 1950s, and still share... they embodied the national ethos. What they wanted, Americans wanted.
In all of this, the Dulles brothers were one with their fellow Americans. Their attitudes were rooted in the American character. They were pure products of the United States.
Now this is a shabby, dishonest piece of writing. Their “fellow Americans”-- millions of ordinary people-- were not like the Dulles brothers. They were not privileged Ivy League graduates born in the midst of the elite of the elites. Nor is it fair to the millions of US citizens who never had the opportunity to walk the path or through the doors open to the brothers to say that these citizens were “shortsighted,” “open to violence,” or “blind to subtle realities.” Certainly millions of their fellow citizens unwisely trusted these pillars of high society to not succumb to these character flaws. They were betrayed, just as they were betrayed by a compliant, cowardly media.
In his tortured finale, Kinzer persists in excusing the brothers and their Cold War enablers, the media. To his credit, he recognizes some of the great harm incurred on their watch; to his shame, he places the blame at the doorstep of the US public: “The blame, however, does not end with them. To gaze at their portraits and think, 'They did it,' would be reassuring. It would also be unfair. Americans who seek to understand the roots of their country's trouble in the world should look not at Foster and Allen's portraits but in a mirror.”
Kinzer would like us to believe that we collectively bear the blame for despicable deeds that were done behind our backs and without our consent, deeds that a compliant media, including his patron, The New York Times, were only too eager to ignore, distort, and approve.
Following Kinzer's logic, the public is responsible for the hyper-spying of the NSA so recently revealed by Snowden. The fact that it was kept from public scrutiny by the government and the media matters not. If we are indignant over authorities collecting our phone calls and other electronic communications, we should look “in a mirror” and accept the blame.
Of course this is ridiculous.
Kinzer serves a cold dish of obfuscation and blame-deflection with his book, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their Secret World War. Readers should be wary of this calculated apology for imperialism and its high commanders. There is little new in Kinzer's account apart from some anecdotal hi-jinks. And much of the ugly side of US foreign policy is omitted. There is no indictment of an enthusiastically collaborative Cold War media either, only an embarrassing silence about their role.
Stephen Kinzer's patrons will be happy.

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Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, "Temple of Set" Founder
Aquino is officially retired from the NSA and U.S. Army Special Forces; but he is still an avowed Satanist. Aquino is the founder of a Luciferian cult called the “Temple of Set,” and his name is frequently associated with ritual child abuse cases in the United States military, including the Franklin and Presidio scandals.

Aquino has never been convicted of any crime, but his name keeps on popping up in child sex scandals at military installations all over the country, prompting this writer to wonder if he is not being protected by the Dark Lord. You know what they say,  “Where there’s smoke there’s fire,” and Aquino’s career is nothing if not densely smoke-filled.

Aquino broke away from Anton LeVay’s Church of Satan and started the “Temple of Set” fully five years before he co-wrote this paper with Maj. Gen. Vallely, so Vallely had to have known about Aquino’s association with the Prince of Darkness. How can Americans trust a man with these kind of connections to lead a demonstration, the purpose of which is ostensibly to restore the rule of law to a now fallen Republic, to undertake what can only be described as a Holy mission?

The purpose of the paper was to set forth a doctrine intended to control populations of varying sizes, from entire countries to unruly mobs, by instilling them with a never-ending and overwhelming sense of fear. And this was 34 years ago. Since then technology has advanced sufficiently so that ideas, suggestions, and even “voices” can be beamed into the head of a victim using microwaves and other types of radiation; true beam weapons that can instill in the victim and overwhelming sense of dread, confusion, and despair. Watch this video, sent to this reporter by Patriot News Network host Kathy Rubio, to learn more about "Mindwar."

In this episode of The Truth Is Viral, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Bobby Powell speaks with talk show hosts Kathy Rubio and Zeeda Andrews (from the Patriots Ride for the Constitution) about information they have received from militia leaders that had planned to attend this event, patriots that are finding out too late that they have been lied to.

Rubio and Andrews claim that information they have received from military sources as well as members of various militias indicates that Vallely's march to reclaim the Republic is ultimately intended to be a sacrifice to Satan, the blood of patriots meant to stain his altar, the area between the Washington Monument and the Capitol rotunda. These monuments were built to represent the erect phallus of Osiris (aka Apollo, Appolyon, Antichrist,)  and the ever pregnant belly of Isis by the Masonic architects that laid out the nation’s capital in accordance with the ancient Egyptian "Mystery Religion."

Andrews even makes the startling claim that several patriots have been arrested, some even killed, and that their deaths are being totally suppressed. The Truth Is Viral has not been able to substantiate this shocking accusation; but rest assured if innocent patriots are being murdered, their friends and family are being left behind. And they will talk. When they do, The Truth Is Viral will share their stories after the deaths of their loved ones, and the circumstances surrounding those deaths, have been confirmed.

It is not the editorial position of The Truth Is Viral that Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely is a Satanist, but the fact that he has had a close association with Satanist Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, the head of the Luciferian “Temple of Set,” definitely gives one pause; at least it should before embarking on an endeavor that could change the Republic – for the better or the worst – forever.

The Truth Is Viral has investigators looking into Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely to see how deep his association with Lieut. Col. Aquino goes, to ferret out other work they might have done, and to see if they are still working together to betray the patriots and the People of the United States of America as some claim. Until then, because of the paper these two co-wrote together that talks about controlling masses of people, and most importantly because of Aquino’s proud promotion of Satanism, The Truth Is Viral will not endorse this march as long as Vallely’s name is attached to it. "Birds of a feather," right?

And even then we will be very wary. Stay tuned.


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Ariel Sharon’s Criminal Legacy

Ariel Sharon's Criminal Legacy

by Stephen Lendman

Gilad Sharon chronicled his father's life. He wrote his biography. It's titled "Sharon: The Life of a Leader." It discusses his history from soldier to general to political leader.

According to Gilad, his father "was a much better prime minister" than Netanyahu. He was Sharon's finance minister. He claimed he "gave and gave and gave."

"Palestinians got and got and got, and my question is, what did we get? Nothing and nothing and nothing."

"What the public wants to know is when will it get a prime minister who stops putting wind in the sails of terrorists and begins to demand things in return for concessions."

Gilad calls Netanyahu "subversive." He's "coward(ly)," he added. He left unexplained his father's blood-drenched career. Evil best describes it.

He committed multiple high crimes against peace. A special place in hell awaits him.

Some call him Israel's most Nietzschean leader. Others consider him the devil incarnate.

He was 85 years old. He was in stroke-induced coma. He clung to vegetative life for eight years. He faded. He's gone.

Eulogies were ready to be published. Israel calls them havatzelets. They're prepared in advance obits.

They're written ahead of notable figures' deaths. Sharon's are now being published.

His vital signs were weak. His kidneys failed. He clung to life for eight years. He's gone.

He was a rogue figure writ large for decades. He's responsible for numerous crimes of war and against humanity. He was Machievellian. He was a terrorist turned statesman.

He never changed his ways. He was responsible for regional violence and instability for decades. More on this below.

Why Israelis admire him they'll have to explain. Haaretz contributor Rogel Alpher said they don't "judge him like other prime ministers..."

"(H)e made them feel good about themselves." His status "was reserved for him alone." He was considered "beyond good and evil."

He was "outside the realm of moral judgment." Criminality and corruption accusations didn't stick. They "enhanced his popularity." He was "above criticism."

Reagan was called America's teflon president. Sharon was above reproach. He belongs in prison, not high office. He got carte blanche to do what he wanted.

His highest of high crimes went unpunished. His rap sheet is one of the region's worst. According to Alpher, he had no concept of justice. He did what he wanted with impunity.

He was cold-blooded. He was ruthless. He deplored peace. Accolades he got were undeserving. His military and political agenda reflects mass slaughter and destruction.

He committed high crimes too grave to ignore. He waged war on Islam. He terrorized Palestinians and neighboring countries.

He represents the worst of Zionist extremism. He devoted his military and political career to working for a Greater Israel. He believed mass slaughter and destruction further it.

His family members were Jewish nationalists. His autobiography "Warrior" said so. His father Samuil and grandfather were "Jewish nationalist(s), pure and simple," he said.

They had "no political allegiances whatsoever, not to socialism or communism or anything else."

Samuil always wanted to emigrate to Palestine. In 1921, he did so. In 1928, Ariel was born.

When he was 13, his father gave him a dagger. It "was symbolic, to protect ourselves from our enemies," he said. It was a "lesson" he "never" forgot.

Prior to joining the Haganah (the IDF's forerunner), he became a Jewish Settlement Police member. He fought in Israel's so-called War of Independence.

He got firsthand combat experience. He later used it in other campaigns. He prioritized "strik(ing) first and hardest."

"(A)lways escalate," he said. He remained a soldier. He rose to the rank of general. He never became IDF chief of staff.

Arrogance, insubordination, recklessness, and going his own way denied him. His military and political superiors deplored his attitude.

He lied for self-serving reasons. He disobeyed orders freely. He did  often. Israel's Golani Brigade is one of its most ruthless.

In February 1948, David Ben-Gurion established it. He did so to ethnically cleanse Palestinians. Sharon was one of its first commanders.

Earlier he headed the notorious Alexandroni Brigade. Death squad killers filled its ranks.

Golanis operate the same way. They're responsible for numerous massacres. They committed them from inception to today.

In 1953, Sharon established Unit 101. It reigned terror on defenseless Palestinian civilians. It did so indiscriminately. It targeted young, old and helpless victims.

In August 1953, it attacked El-Bureig refugee camp in southern Gaza. Dozens of Palestinians were slaughtered.

In October 1953, Jordan's Qibya village was attacked. Then Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett said the "stain would stick to us and not be washed away for many years."

Israeli historian Avi Shlaim described what happened as follows:

"Sharon’s order was to penetrate Qibya, blow up houses and inflict heavy casualties on its inhabitants."

"His success in carrying out the order surpassed all expectations. The full and macabre story of what happened at Qibya was revealed only during the morning after the attack."

"The village had been reduced to rubble: forty-five houses had been blown up, and sixty-nine civilians, two thirds of them women and children, had been killed."

"Sharon and his men claimed that they believed that all the inhabitants had run away and that they had no idea that anyone was hiding inside the houses."

A UN observer at the time explained otherwise, saying:

"One story was repeated time after time: the bullet splintered door, the body sprawled across the threshhold, indicating that the inhabitants had been forced by heavy fire to stay inside until their homes were blown up over them."

Sharon's forces went house to house. They systematically murdered their occupants. They did so in cold blood.

Sharon atrocities repeated for decades. In August 1971, his forces destroyed 2,000 Gaza homes. Doing so displaced 16,000 Palestinians.

Hundreds of Palestinian men were arrested. They were brutally treated. They were deported to Jordan and Lebanon.

Hundreds of relatives of suspected Palestinian freedom fighters were exiled to Sinai. Dozens of militants were murdered in cold blood.

In 1982, Sharon was Menachem Begin's defense minister. On June 6, Israel invaded Lebanon. Fighting lasted nearly a year.

An Israeli false flag was pretext. Arafat was falsely blamed for Abu Nidal militants' attempted assassination of Israeli UK ambassador Shlomo Argov.

Israel got the war it wanted. Sharon was called the "Butcher of Beirut." Up to 20,000 Palestinians were massacred. Southern Lebanon remained occupied until May 2000. Israel still illegally holds Sheba Farms.

It's a 14-square mile water-rich area. It's near Syria's Golan. It's been lawlessly occupied since 1967.

Sabra and Shatila remain symbols of Sharonian ruthlessness. Around 18,000 Palestinians were slaughtered.

It turned out the way he planned. He let Phalangist fascists do his dirty work. Palestinian civilians were massacred in cold blood. Women were raped multiple times before being killed. Children were murdered like adults.

Whole families were shot, stabbed, bludgeoned to death, or buried dead or alive under homes. Some were tortured before dying. Bodies were decapitated.

Corpses were charred and violated. Eyes were gouged out. Faces were unrecognizable.

Sharon maliciously planned it. He led it. He called it "ridding the world of the center of international terrorism." No one to this day was punished.

Yitzhak Kahan headed an Israeli commission of inquiry. Its findings damaged Sharon. It didn't go far enough. On September 16, 1982, Sharon-directed Philangist death squads entered the camps.

Killings began "almost immediately." Militiamen entered homes. They began "slitting throats, axing, shooting, and raping, often taking groups outside and lining them up for execution."

"There was virtually no resistance. Only a very few camp residents" had small arms for protection. Slaughter continued until around sunset September 18.

Kahan Commission findings fell short of damning. Sharon's reputation was damaged. He wasn't held accountable. His actions were called "blunders."

He "failed to take appropriate measures" to prevent what happened, commission members said.

Sharon ordered mass murder. He directed it. He led it. He unleashed its full ferocity. He's fully responsible. Accountability didn't follow.

He refused to resign. On February 14, 1983, he lost his defense minister portfolio. He remained an unpunished cabinet minister without one.

He was fanatically anti-peace. He opposed 1991 Madrid conference talks. He was against the 1993 Oslo Accords.

He abstained on peace with Jordan. He opposed other peace initiatives. He rejected the so-called Quartet's road map.

It was doomed straightaway. Israeli violence, land theft, and targeted assassinations accompanied it. Sharon had no intention to seek peace.

He deplored it from soldier to general to defense minister to prime minister to his grave. "There cannot be a situation where there are two states for one people," he said. Let's make the issue clear."

He repeatedly blamed Palestinians for Israeli crimes. "My paramount responsibility is the security of the people of Israel and the state of Israel," he stressed.

Peace won't happen "without the abandonment and elimination of terrorism, violence and incitement." Israel alone commits it. Palestinians are repeatedly victimized.

Sharon's autobiography explained, saying:

Attacking Arabs aims "to create (in their minds) a psychology of defeat, to beat them every time, and to beat them so decisively that they would develop the conviction that they could never win."

Sharon deplored surgical strikes. He "believe(d) that whenever we were forced to strike, we should do so with the aim of inflicting heavy losses on the enemy troops."

He urged Israeli's premeditated/preemptive 1967 Six Day War. It was planned long in advance.

In 1948, Israel stole 78% of historic Palestine. In June 1967, it got what remained.

Settlement construction began straightaway. From 1967 - 1977, around 30 were established.

They were mainly in Jordan Valley locations. Settlers numbered about 5,000.

Under Prime Minister Menachem Begin (1977 - 1983), things changed dramatically. A new pattern emerged.

Heartland/central ridge West Bank settlements were established. Construction tempo increased.

Dozens of new settlements were added. Increasing amounts of Palestinian land were stolen. Construction continues unabated.

Israel controls over 60% of West Bank land. It claims Jerusalem as its exclusive capital. It's settler population exceeds 600,000. Numbers increase daily. Sharon endorsed unlimited expansion.

In 1969, he learned his military contract wouldn't be renewed. He fell out of favor with then IDF chief Bar Lev. It was over defending Sinai.

He turned to politics instead. He allied with Menachem Begin's Herut party. It was militantly hardline. It was ideologically Revisionist. It was hardcore Zionist. In 1988, it merged into Likud.

During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Sharon was called back to reserve duty. In elections that followed, he won a Knesset seat.

A year later he resigned. From June 1975 to March 1976, he was Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's aide.

In 1977, he founded the Shlomtzion party. Months later, it merged into Likud. Sharon became Begin's agriculture minister.

He supported Gush Emunim (Block of the Faithful) extremists. It was militantly hardline. It was committed to unlimited settlement expansions. Israel's Yesha Council replaced it.

It's ideologically over-the-top. It's like Sharon. It wants Greater Israel exclusively Jewish. It wants Arabs ethnically cleansed.

Sharon expressed his settlement policy as follows:

"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Judean) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours."

"Everything we don't grab will go to them." In 1981, Begin appointed Sharon defense minister. He took full advantage.

He held other ministerial portfolios. As Construction and Housing Minister, he was called "the Bulldozer."

It was for good reason. He ruthlessly destroyed Palestinian homes. Throughout his military and political career, Sharon's message was submit.

Abandon independence notions. Accept Palestine as Israel. You don't belong here. Leave or we'll uproot you.

Sharon's way was no-holds-barred ruthlessness. On September 28, 2000, he initiated Second Intifada violence.

He did so by provocatively visiting the Haram al-Sharif (the Nobel Sanctuary). Around 1,000 security forces accompanied him.

Resistance followed. He responded violently. He did so until February 2005. Nearly 4,200 Palestinians died. Included were 866 children and 271 women.

Many more were wounded. Over 3,500 were permanently disabled. Over 550 assassinations were committed. Around 8,600 Palestinians were imprisoned.

Over 2.3 million dunums of land were stolen. Another 73,600 were razed. Hundreds of thousands of trees were uprooted.

Over 7,700 homes were demolished. Another 94,000 were damaged. Sabra and Shatila slaughter reflected the worst of Sharonian evil.

So did Second Intifada viciousness. His Gaza disengagement plan had nothing to do with peace.

It was getting Israeli settlers out of harm's way. It was relocating them to stolen West Bank/East Jerusalem land. It was gaining US support for doing so.

He was prime minister from March 7, 2001 to April 14, 2006. He murdered Yasser Arafat. He poisoned him to death. Stroke-induced incapacitation ended his political career.

On December 18, 2005, minor ischemic stroke symptoms appeared. Doctors discovered heart trouble. It required surgery, they said.

Bed rest ahead of cardiac catheterization was prescribed. Sharon ignored medical advice. He returned to work immediately.

On January 4, 2006, hemorrhagic stroke followed. Two surgeries stopped bleeding in his brain. They didn't prevent stroke-induced coma.

Since November 6, 2006, he's been in longterm care. His cognitive abilities were destroyed.

In late 2013, his condition deteriorated. On January 1, he suffered renal failure. He's fading. He could anytime.

His legacy reflects horrendous high crimes. It bears repeating. A special place in hell awaits him. Perhaps he already arrived.

A Final Comment

Sharon believed the only good Arabs were dead ones. He spent  his entire military and political career slaughtering them. State terror was official policy on his watch.

World leaders paid him tribute on his death. They did so disgracefully. One war criminal remembered another. Obama issued a statement, saying:

"On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated his life to the State of Israel." 

"We reaffirm our unshakable commitment to Israel's security and our appreciation for the enduring friendship between our two countries and our two peoples." 

"We continue to strive for lasting peace and security for the people of Israel, including through our commitment to the goal of two states living side-by-side in peace and security."

"As Israel says goodbye to Prime Minister Sharon, we join with the Israeli people in honoring his commitment to his country."

Sharon was an unapologetic war criminal. His legacy reflects
decades of mass slaughter, destruction and human misery. 

Britain's David Cameron disgracefully said he made "brave and controversial decisions in pursuit of peace. Israel has today lost an important leader."

France's Francois Hollande called him "a major player in the history of his country. After a long military and political career, he choose to move toward dialogue with Palestine."

He did no such thing. He murdered Yasser Arafat. He deplored peace and reconciliation. He hated Arabs. His policies proved it.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reacted as expected. He's a reliable imperial tool. He's complicit in Western war crimes. He said:

Sharon "will be remembered for his political courage and determination to carry through with the painful and historic decision to withdraw Israeli settlers and troops from the Gaza Strip."

He got them out of harm's way. Future aggression was planned. He relocated them on stolen West Bank Palestinian land. 

Gaza remains occupied. Suffocating siege continues. Ban ignores Palestinian suffering. He supports Israel's worst crimes.

Fatah official Jubril Rajoub said:

"Sharon was a criminal, responsible for the assassination of (Yasser) Arafat, and we would have hoped to see him appear before the International Criminal Court as a war criminal."

Hamas spokesman Salah el-Bardaweel added:

"We pray to Allah that Sharon and all the Zionist leaders who committed massacres against our people go to hell."

"When the Palestinian people remember Sharon, they only remember pain, blood, torture, displacement and crimes. We will never feel sorry for his death." 

Nor should anyone!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

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     Building on a tradition that stretched back to nineteenth century literary social criticism, early twentieth century investigative journalism, utopian community newspapers, and early radical magazines like The Masses, the modern American alternative press had emerged in mid-50s New York with The Village Voice and Dissent. Within a few years, Paul Krassner launched the irreverent Realist, publishing “diabolical dialogues” that mixed fantasy and reality.
     But a truly counter-cultural underground press movement would not fully blossom until the middle of the 1960s on the West Coast, and then quickly spread back across the country. After the LA Free Press, which provided a passionate voice for “the other side” – specifically youth, leftists, gays, and disaffected locals – came the Berkeley Barb, San Francisco Oracle (and later Bay Guardian), and New York’s East Village Other.
     What distinguished the underground press and “new journalism” writing from their predecessors was a combination of style, focus, and values. Abandoning what looked like the pretence of “objectivity,” most alternative writers embraced advocacy or adopted a more intimate and personal prose style, concerned yet sometimes cynical, detailed and still selective. Many of the publications even looked different, merging print and avant-garde graphics in ways that the mainstream media found unprofessional and alienating to their “mass” audiences.
      Max Scherr started the Berkeley Barb in 1965 to coincide with a Vietnam Day demonstration to stop troop trains. Visually uneven, sometimes shrill but always provocative, it soon reached a circulation of 90,000. The next year saw an explosion of underground papers. The San Francisco Oracle took full advantage of offset printing, the emerging photographic plate technology, to further fuse print and graphics in presenting articles on LSD, orientalia, and peace. In New York, The East Village Other adopted a more conventional layout style, but offered everything from quasi-academic pieces on Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey to underground comics and local coverage of knife fights in the city’s crime-scarred tenements.
     With newspapers popping up across the country, notably Detroit’s Fifth Estate and Lansing’s The Paper, a clearinghouse for articles and ads called Underground Press Service was also established, starting with half a dozen members but reaching 200 papers and a potential audience of more than a million readers within a few years. That was followed by Liberation News Service, which sent out packages three times a week to about 360 counter-cultural and political outlets.
     The psychedelic and “Marxist” wings of this nascent media movement ultimately fractured. But for a glittering moment, as activists and "hippies" looked for ways to “do your own thing” and “change the world” at the same time, there was The Rag out of Austin, perhaps the first “movement” paper – anarchist-structured and strongly anti-sexist, and The Rat, a political alternative to the East Village Other, and The Bird, with its catalog approach to tracking and backing political causes, not to mention Space City, started before a Houston anti-war demo, featuring a rotating staff and strong identification with Black and Chicano militants, and The Berkeley Tribe, born out of sectarian-inspired strikes against The Barb.
     Devouring any new publication that came along, I was increasingly excited by the transformation underway in journalistic and fiction writing. Both were providing increased space for imagination, advocacy and speculation. Just as fiction drifted away from social realism, “new journalists” were breaking with the reporting of isolated events, and starting to consider context and broader social impacts. Adopting some techniques of realism, they were developing devices that gave their writings an immediacy and emotional power missing in both objective reporting and surrealist fiction.
     Subjectivity, which had been common and acceptable during the nineteenth century era of “partisan” press and the turn-of-the-century “yellow journalism” period, returned under the banners of “advocacy” and the “non-fiction novel.” According to Tom Wolfe, a move from news reporting to this field led naturally to the discovery "that the basic reporting unit is no longer the datum, the piece of information, but the scene, since most of the sophisticated strategies of prose depend upon scenes." The old rules no longer apply when a journalist takes this leap, said Wolfe, "it is completely a test of his personality."
    Reporters were turning from the exclusively "objective" concerns for verification, specificity and readability that dominated conventional journalism to the uniqueness of each experience and the writer's impressions and intentions in becoming a witness. The presentation ranged from the polemic to the dramatic, as pioneers pondered their subjects in various aspects and relations.
    Certainly, this social revolution didn't significantly alter the way the "mainstream" press dealt with events. It did, however, expand the range of permissible expression for reporters, paralleling trends in documentary film making, where the subjective point of view has since become a powerful audio-visual tool, as well as in non-fiction writing.
     In the '60s, only a few authors dared to bring their personal experiences into consideration when writing about politics, sociology, and psychology. By the '80s such "testimonial" touches were commonplace; in certain fields, notable pop psychology, they virtually became a requirement.
     At the same moment, speculative fiction – an outgrowth of science fiction and fantasy – moved from the margins to the mainstream. The merging of surrealism and sci fi had begun with writers like Kurt Vonnegut, Ursula LeGuin, Samuel Delany, Harlan Ellison, Romain Gary and others who explored current and potential realities. Since then, this has attained the status of a highly popular genre, often affirming the view that the arithmetically predictable model of the world and universe is only one of many possibilities.
Part Six of “In the 60s: Education of an Outsider.” Originally published April 9, 2008. Next: Birth of the Counterculture

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