An Empire Of Nothing At All – A Staggeringly Well-Funded Blowback Machine

Authored by Tom Engelhardt via TomDispatch.com, [This essay is the introduction to Tom Engelhardt’s new book, A Nation Unmade by War, a Dispatch Book published by Haymarket Books.] As I was putting the finishing touches on my new book, the Costs of War Project at Brown…

Jim Quinn Warns “Winter Is Coming”, Part 3

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the…

Is Trump Standing Down In Syria?

Authored by Pat Buchanan via Townhall.com, Wednesday morning, President Trump jolted the nation with a tweet that contained both threat and taunt: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new…

Don’t Be Taken in By Sudan Prisoner Release

Expand Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir addresses the nation during the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day at the Palace in Khartoum, Sudan December 31, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Today, Sudan president Omar al-Bashir ordered the release of “political detainees”, welcome news for 60 or so men who…

America Hasn’t Learned A Thing: Racism, Materialism, & Militarism Still Reign Supreme

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, As a nation, we have a tendency to sentimentalize cultural icons in death in a way that renders them non-threatening, antiseptic and easily digested by a society with an acute intolerance for anything controversial, politically incorrect or…

Oceania, ‘Tis For Thee: The World Of “1984” Is Forming Now

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson via SHTFplan.com, “Oceania” was a nation described in George Orwell’s “1984” as being comprised of Britain (called “Airstrip One,”) and the United States. There were two other superpowers, namely Eurasia and Eastasia. Other lands rich in resources were contested over, such…