Black Sun Over Kiev (Part 3): How, Why, and When Russia and Ukraine Went to War

By February 2014, the Euromaidan protests had morphed into a full scale insurrection led by neofascist paramilitaries and their supporters among the population of west Ukraine. As Pijl writes, “only 14 percent of the more than 3,000 separate ‘protest events’ recorded by Volodymyr Ishchenko took place in the capital, two-thirds occurred in the west and … Continue reading Black Sun Over Kiev (Part 3): How, Why, and When Russia and Ukraine Went to War

Black Sun Over Kiev (Part 2): The Myth of Ukrainian “Democracy”

“When the Soviet Union was collapsing in late 1991," as long time US military bureaucrat Robert Gates wrote, "Dick [Cheney] wanted to see the dismantlement not only of the Soviet Union and the Russian empire but of Russia itself, so it could never again be a threat.” (Emphasis mine) This sentiment was echoed by Soviet-Afghan … Continue reading Black Sun Over Kiev (Part 2): The Myth of Ukrainian “Democracy”

Black Sun Over Kiev (Part 1): The Long Road to Cold War 3.0

In Flight MH17, Ukraine, and the New Cold War, Kees Van Der Pijl proposes that the world has seen three “Cold Wars”, one of which remains ongoing. The First Cold War got rolling immediately after World War 2, playing out into the 1970s. During this period, “the West was forced into a broad set of … Continue reading Black Sun Over Kiev (Part 1): The Long Road to Cold War 3.0

Dispatches from Mindfuckland #2: The Imperialism of the Great Reset

“What’s less than 5 millimeters long, toxic, and literally everywhere?” the hipster turned neocon wonks at Vice recently asked. “The answer, unfortunately, is microplastics: Little pieces of plastic pollution that enter our ecosystem by way of body washes, plastic water bottles, fishing nets, tires, and grocery bags, among other things. According to a recent flood … Continue reading Dispatches from Mindfuckland #2: The Imperialism of the Great Reset

Dispatches From Mindfuckland #1: Buy Now, Pay Later

“Boxer Santaros: There is no stopping what can’t be stopped. Only GOD can stop itKrysta Now: But the New York Times…says that God…is DEAD.” -Southland Tales (2006) dir. Richard Kelly Peter Thiel: Not So ContrarianA specter is haunting mainstream political commentary…the specter of Peter Thiel:“Bill Ackman, Peter Thiel back investment firm taking on ‘woke’ capitalism”“INSIDE … Continue reading Dispatches From Mindfuckland #1: Buy Now, Pay Later

“Saving Carthage”-American Fascism, Western Imperialism, and the Real History of Globalization (Part 1)

1.In Dark Money, Jane Mayer writes that: “Private foundations have very few legal restrictions. They are required to donate at least 5% of their assets every year to public charities-referred to as “nonprofit” organizations. In exchange, the donors are granted deductions, enabling them to reduce their income taxes dramatically. This arrangement enables the wealthy to … Continue reading “Saving Carthage”-American Fascism, Western Imperialism, and the Real History of Globalization (Part 1)

Blitzscaling Collapse

Invest in Glorps! Back in January, Christopher Leonard warned in Business Insider “the Fed is popping the 'everything bubble' — and catapulting the stock market into chaos.” Leonard notes that despite price inflation rising at the fastest pace in 40 years and a certifiably uneven recovery from the recession of 2020, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome … Continue reading Blitzscaling Collapse

The Ultimate Trip: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part 2)

According to film historian Vincent Lobrutto: "Since 1958 Kubrick had been intrigued by the subject of thermonuclear war, and lately he was becoming preoccupied with it. Kubrick had reached the obsessive state that slowly overtakes him and culminates in a film project. The idea of an impending nuclear holocaust often crept into his already dark … Continue reading The Ultimate Trip: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part 2)

“The Ultimate Trip”: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part One)

“I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content"-Stanley Kubrick on 2001 Introduction: Saturn Devours His Children There is a conspiracy theory among some of the more diehard paranoids online that is usually referred to as “the Black Cube of Saturn.” … Continue reading “The Ultimate Trip”: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part One)