Propaganda and the Engineering of Consent for Empire

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It’s been estimated that an average American living in cities sees up to 4,000 ads a day. This toxic culture of mindless consumption exploits our innermost insecurities and desire to meet impossible standards. The corporate PR machine is enormously successful due to model created by a man named Edward Bernays nearly a century ago. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays … Read More

Noam Chomsky & Abby Martin: The Empire’s Election Extravaganza

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World renowned linguist and philosopher, Noam Chomsky, joins Abby Martin to discuss the so-called War on Terror, the warped political spectrum in the United States, and how power functions in the Empire. Chomsky argues that both the Democratic and Republican party have shifted to the right, with Republicans going “off the spectrum”, dedicating themselves to the interests of the extremely … Read More

Panopticon Fatigue – Life, Sex and Death under the East German Stasi

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[This article originally appears in issue #14 of White Fungus magazine, reprinted with publisher’s permission. Subscribe to White Fungus here] For five decades, the Stasi managed to painstakingly craft what was at the time the world’s most sophisticated surveillance state. The secret police of the German Democratic Republic’s Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (shorthand: Stasi) induced an era of fear among the East … Read More

Independent Media and the Cultural Revolution at Zeitgeist Day

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One human family living on one organism. Yet man is embroiled in a war against himself. Unfortunately this blatant truth hasn’t yet been realized by the vast majority of humans living on earth. The wars against ISIS, Russia, and now laughably Venezuela are dominating headlines in the latest front of the information war, but a far more deadly battle is being … Read More

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