CounterPunch: US Two-Party Tyranny is Dead

Our Two Party System is Dead

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) famously proclaimed the death of God.  Following this far more momentous precedent, it would now be fair to proclaim the death of the debilitating, semi-established duopoly party system that disables progressive politics in the United States.

The analogies are many.

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Mar 21

Berto Jongman: CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News – How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Berto Jongman

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.

Whitney’s new book, “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers,” explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications (such as the Paris Review).

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Mar 21

Ty Simpson: Dantheman on Solving Fake News Problem and Achieving True Consensus

Ty Simpson

How to Solve Fake News with Proof of Consensus and Blockchains

There is a significant difference between “perception of consensus” and “actual consensus”. This difference has never been clearer than the “perceived consensus” that Hillary would win, and the “actual consensus” that Trump won.

EXTRACTS

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Mar 19

Betty Boop: Open Season on Trump Supporters

Savage: It’s ‘open season on Trump supporters’

Talk-radio star bloodied, shaken in assault at restaurant

Reacting to a violent attack on him at a San Francisco-area restaurant, talk-radio host and author Michael Savage said it’s “clearly open season on prominent Trump supporters.”

“The fascist left has been empowered by their own false narrative that those who support borders, language and culture – my motto – are evil fascists!” he said. “This is how Hitler came to power. He used his brownshirts to beat any opponents. The media and police are almost wholly driven by this lie.”

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Mar 19