The Anti-Democratic Origins Of Capitalism: The Tragedy Of The Commons I

Read The Transition as a part of this series. One of the greatest embarrassments of free market thought, among the many, is an essay called the Tragedy Of The Commons written in 1968 by professor of biology Garrett Hardin. It demonstrates the difficulties capitalists ideologues have with their ideology’s anti-democratic nature and origins. The commons […]

Deep State Studies

In Our last post Alt Media Rising — And Its Discontents, We said: These “left” and “right” alternative media need to be married: the political and economic analysis of the “left”, with the deep state studies of the “right”. Liberal leaning individuals are too trusting of their government, and their conservative counterparts are too distrusting […]

Same Old Song and Pizza

Another democratic crisis averted. Or has it been? The corporate mainstream media (MSM) thinks, along with a significant portion of their ruling class masters, that they have weathered the political storms of pizza and a discontented masses. There are a few prominent voices who point out the disconnect between the system and its parties on […]

The Tough Cult, Part II

“Tough” Society (continued) Fear and insecurity are natural enough in ruling class society, but sometimes the masses become hardened to their effects simply because they have come to accept “the way it is”, or they have internalized tough society as reflected in the individual’s behavior and judgmentalism. This state of society must be diligently maintained. […]

Profit Logic

The relationship between the ruling class and its masses hinges upon, among other things, the ruling  class’s ability to translate its agenda into policies acceptable to the masses. This feat requires the individual to actively work against their own interests — ideally with an abundance of enthusiasm and patriotism. We marvel at the willful ignorance […]

Wasting the Masses — A Ruling Class Imperative

In October 2013, Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economics professor, said at a conference held at Wharton Business School, “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” and “…. basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.” “Dr.” Gruber was talking […]

Paradise Suppressed

A unit of consciousness becomes alienated  from the Great Whole. It feels vulnerable. It becomes aware of its condition and feels compelled to control its environment. Before long the unit of consciousness challenges the Whole for supremacy, confusing it with security. But the unit cannot “conquer” reality. It is forced to compromise, and finally finds harmony […]