Tag Archives: Oligarchy

Trump Aims to Cut the Neocon Deep State Off at the Knees

I have long held that America’s Deep State–the unelected National Security State often referred to as the Shadow Government–is not a unified monolith but a deeply divided ecosystem in which the dominant Neocon-Neoliberal Oligarchy is being challenged by elements which … Continue reading

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The American Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse Even for the post of U.S. President, the preferences of the American people have only a marginal, if any, impact upon the selection of the person to occupy that post. In Colorado’s Republican race to win delegates to … Continue reading

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America Now Preparing for World War III

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Because this article states so many things that might be likely to contradict what most people in Western countries have been led to believe, readers here are especially strongly encouraged to click onto any … Continue reading

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If Hillary Isn’t Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead

To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway: How did you lose your Republic? Two ways, gradually and then suddenly. The Romans experienced this when their Republic was extinguished by Empire. The erosion of the Republic was gradual: slowly but surely, the lower classes’ … Continue reading

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2016 Theme: The Hollow Shell of Democracy

A number of systemic, structural forces are intersecting in 2016. One is the hollowing out of democracy globally. Democracy has three distinct states of being: formal, in actual practice and informal. Nations that claim the mantle of democracy typically mix … Continue reading

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Why and How All Large Estates Should Be Taxed to Death

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org All non-taxation of estates at death is feudal; it’s systematic continuation of feudalism, into our own era. Here’s a good example to show this: U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, headlined on … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders versus Obama & the Clintons: The Big Difference

Eric Zuesse I state here why I have come to support Bernie Sanders for President: Whereas Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — the modern Democratic Establishment — have been so conservative they might as well have called themselves … Continue reading

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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder

By Eric Zuesse, as originally published at strategic-culture.org. On 8 July 2015, in a pervasively ignored but historically very important news event (briefly mentioned by the BBC), the only trial ever in which a former head of state was convicted in … Continue reading

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The Constitution of the EU’s Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse It’s here: http://www.esm.europa.eu/pdf/ESM Treaty consolidated 13-03-2014.pdf That’s the treaty establishing (which was originally done in 2012) the ultimate lending-fund for what the EU now officially considers to be a permanent economic crisis in Europe, of member-nations that are … Continue reading

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Tax Donkeys: Rich Enough to Pay Most of the Taxes, Not Rich Enough to Buy Politicians

Real political representation must be bought, just like everything else in a market economy. Mike Swanson (Wall Street Window) and I were discussing the difference between the 1% who earn $360,000 annually and up and those in the Oligarchy class–the … Continue reading

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“Ukraine’s Gangster State”

Posted by Eric Zuesse, from Russian Television, with Michael Hudson: http://michael-hudson.com/2014/06/ukraines-gangster-state/ “Ukraine’s Gangster State” June 30, 2014. By Michael [VIDEO is included.] Hard and fast insights on Ukraine’s land-grabbing, with some frightening developments unfolding. I am interviewed briefly. This could well … Continue reading

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America’s Nine Classes: The New Class Hierarchy

Eight of the nine classes are hidebound by conventions, neofeudal and neocolonial arrangements and a variety of false choices. There are many ways to slice and dice America’s power/wealth hierarchy. The conventional class structure is divided along the lines of income, … Continue reading

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