USA News Cycle: Recycled Propaganda

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It is not startling. Just annoying. I have been back in the homeland now for almost four weeks, and the narrative just keeps running nonstop.

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“The Simulacran Republic” (From the Archives of Joe Baegant)

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The hologram ripples with the cry of a thrush

“It’s a world of appearances … packaged to the showroom specifications of a sit-com.  She asks her hairdresser for ‘tinted highlights’ he mumbles something about going to the gym. He feels he should do something that requires him to clutch a bottle of mineral water and wipe his brow with the firm conviction that he’s accomplished something more than providing the illusion that his presence in his own life is necessary. They believe in nothing as fervently as their own goodness. When she’s asleep, he absently gazes at porn sites, before he checks out his stock portfolio online.”
Writer and social critic Jennifer Matsui
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…A Sow’s Ear: Cognitive Dissonant(s)

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Did you ever wonder why Russia is such an intriguing place… that ‘riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’.  Let’s forget about Ukraine and ‘Porky’ Poroshenko for the moment, and just focus on its prime sponsor and dance partner over the last few centuries — the Big Bear.

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Chasing the West: Caught In the Spider’s Web!

These are interesting times. Are they not? The world continues on its collision course with both human history and geologic destiny, while the “only indispensable country” debates with itself how to “flush” the remainder of humanity for which it no longer has any need.

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Dread and The Terror of History

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In the current twilight of apocalyptic global affairs, Kafkaesque geopolitical mayhem, and catastrophic climate-change, perhaps it is relevant to take a break from the competition, and reflect briefly on the terror of historical consciousness and the real dread of history through which we are living.

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