Regulations Are For Cronies…

This is how regulations favor big business…I wrote a whole article about this mechanism coming down in the budding pot industry (seriously, that was not intended!), but today’s Journal put it so simply, so elegantly, I had to share it. Different Sector, Same Principle… Trump Treasury Pick Could Boost Small Banks Mnuchin’s background suggests he … More

FASCINATING Video

This is a must-watch right now. I didn’t even watch it at faster speed–hanging on every word. (h/t JB) Yuri Bezmenov, KGB defector, lays out the plan; to paraphrase: Use the conservatives to get Marxist ideas into the mainstream (see Kristol’s Neo-Conservatism)–“leftists are useless;” promise goodies; eradicate free market ideas; precipitate crisis; disallow dissent; then … More

Will the "Fake News" Agenda Lead to Atrocity Propaganda?

“The enemy is atrociously cruel and degenerate in his conduct of the war. A handy rule for arousing hate is, if at first they do not enrage, use an atrocity. It has been employed with unvarying success in every conflict known to man.” “In the early days of the War in 1914 a very pathetic … More

How Do You Say "Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste" in Portuguese?

A terrible tragedy for Brazil–a plane crash that killed almost all aboard a charter carrying a soccer team and the journalists covering their biggest match ever–has turned into a golden opportunity for their Corrupt and Corrupter politicians. The first article below (h/t GNDR) says it all…massive tragedy exploited by Brazil’s grotesquely corrupt political class. Boy … More

#WTWOF North Korean Missile Crisis?

I don’t know exactly how it will unfold, but I know something‘s cooking with North Korea. Perhaps it’ll be President Donald’s first test out of the gate, perhaps it will be his Cuban Missile Crisis moment–perhaps his first war–I don’t know, but I know when I read three different stories about North Korea in twenty … More

Suddenly The First Amendment Matters!

Despite their recent assault on the free speech of anyone in the alternative media, the left was up in arms yesterday about Trump tweeting, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Fake News Site Slate, who’s … More

Flag Burning Tweet Was Because of Romney

In what was clearly a staged photo opt, this was the best picture they could get? I guess the photo of Trump sitting on Romney’s chest, shoving wads of napkins into his mouth while demanding an apology, wasn’t the story they wanted to tell. Trump’s recent courting of Mitt Romney is one of the many … More

At Last! The "Conservative Welfare State" We Always Wanted!

When I tell people about the father of the modern GOP, Irving Kristol’s book, Neo-Conservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, about his successful efforts over the years to transform the Republican party into a “truly political party” that did not worry so much about balancing the budget as controlling it, they are often shocked. But … More

The Pseudo Environment

If you’re into quotes, this post is for you! In episode 13 of the Propaganda Report, I mentioned pseudo environments as described by Walter Lippmann in his 1922 classic book, Public Opinion. The concepts discussed in his book are as relevant today as they were back then. Lippmann was an elite. He was an author … More

Nepotism, Cronyism & Corruption

From today’s Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump Son-in-Law Could Face His Own Conflict-of-Interest Questions Even as an unpaid adviser, Jared Kushner’s financing arrangements for his real-estate firm could draw scrutiny The real-estate company controlled by Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has hundreds of millions of dollars in loans outstanding from domestic and foreign financial … More