De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez- Does Your Vote Really Matter?

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Sheldon Richman On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo welcomes back Sheldon Richman, senior fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society, and author of the blog Free Association. With the 2016 presidential campaign season already underway, we discuss the issue of voting. Is it a duty or a right? President Obama […]

The EyeOpener Report- What Anti-War Movement? Left/Right Politics & the War Agenda

As we examined last week on The EyeOpener Report, the fraudulent left/right political divide has been used to keep the people divided against each other even as it is used to dupe the public into supporting the very same political agenda through puppet administration after puppet administration. Perhaps nowhere is this process of divide and […]

The EyeOpener Report- Divide & Conquer: Politics and the Left/Right Fraud

From education to the environment, business to banking, housing to health care, it seems that there is no issue in the world that the industrialized western democracies cannot reduce to a simplistic paradigm of “liberal” vs “conservative.” In fact, this point has been so hardwired into the modern political system that it has been distilled […]

America’s Continuity of Government Plan: The Cronyism of the Revolving Door

Eliminate the Revolving Door & Stop “Deifying” Military All the media bluster and folly surrounding whistleblower Edward Snowden is detracting from critical thinking that Americans must engage in and act upon. At this moment, benefits from the Snowden data dump  appear to be accruing to the US government and its assorted defense related corporate interests. […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 71

The Absurdity of Party Politics A major Republican party politician recently stated that they had to stop being “the stupid party,” and begin operating more in reality. But party politics is intended to obfuscate reality, to co-opt and largely, to distract and entertain through a theatre of the absurd. What is the effect and function […]

While Left and Right Fight- Power Wins

“The insouciance of the American population is its downfall.” My experience with the American left and right leads to the conclusion that the left sees private power as the source of oppression and government as the countervailing and rectifying power, while the right sees government as the source of oppression and a free and unregulated […]

Podcast Show #103: The Rise of the Police State & Ever-Expanding Perpetual Wars

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Stephen Lendman Author and analyst Stephen Lendman joins us to discuss the Obama Presidency, the rise of the Police State in the USA, the Two-Sides-of-The-Same-Coin party system, the sham election system and campaign financing, our ever-expanding perpetual wars, and the grand scheme involved in our imperial pursuits targeting Syria and […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 9

“Rejecting Compromise, Committing to Action” Presenting David Swanson This week Eric has the pleasure of having an in-depth conversation with blogger, author, and activist David Swanson. David and Eric discuss the mythology of the fiscal cliff and the propaganda and lies of both major parties. Additionally, they examine the delusions and self-deception of many Americans […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 45

The Sociopathic Society A couple of years ago, a Canadian serial killer was transferred to a medium-security prison where he was given a cell mate. Soon after, he killed the cell mate, and when questioned about why, he simply said, “I’m a sociopath!” Now imagine what society would look like if we elected people like […]

‘The Real News’ vs. The Real Truth

From Omission to Non-Denial Denials On November 5 I published a piece on David Swanson’s well-made case in an interview on voting independent, with a few deservedly strong words on ‘The Real News’ sharing common characteristics with way-too-many pseudo or semi-alternative news outlets backed by the same-alphabet-soup of foundation backers and tainted by the same-divisive […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 44

Mass Delusion & Obama’s Election Obama’s re-election was a wonderful example of how the public relations and advertising industries created what Walter Lippmann referred to as the “bewildered herd” of “ignorant and meddlesome outsiders” who need to have their consent engineered, so that they may be the “interested spectators of action.” It’s a sign of […]

David Swanson on ‘Voting Independent’ & A Few Words on the Real but Unknown History of the Not So Real ‘Real News’

I just finished watching an excellent interview given by David Swanson on the importance of voting independent and the futility of voting between two evils every four years. Let me qualify my qualification of the interview as “excellent”: the interviewee. David Swanson was very good, articulate, and right on with his points. That constitutes 50% […]

Vote Independent or Stay Home

“Voting for Obama or Romney is like choosing between death by hanging or firing squad. Either way you’re dead.” Voting for Obama or Romney is like choosing between death by hanging or firing squad. Either way you’re dead. The same goes for choosing Republicans or Democrats. Each party replicates the other. On issues mattering most, […]

Whistleblowing Ain’t No ‘Fair Game’

Pinpointing “Fairytale Whistleblowers” For the last ten years, in over a hundred interviews, I’ve been asked to talk about whistleblowing and whistleblowers. On more than one occasion I’ve been asked to define the term whistleblower. I have recounted dozens of government whistleblower cases and stories during many interviews and speeches. What I have not done, […]

It’s Time to Talk about Neo-Progressivism

Don’t Call ‘Me’ A Progressive If … By now many of you know where ‘I’ stand when it comes to titles, labels, and categories that are broadly and many times ignorantly painted all over people or viewpoints. I’ve been over this before; how I’ve been labeled and attacked as Anti-Semite and Anti-Muslim, Sexist and Feminist, […]