Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 4: The Secret Lives of the Trump Administration

Trump did develop extensive connections with Russian gangsters and post-Soviet politicians and businessmen. But by that time, he was already firmly entrenched in a ruling class network of control that had more or less consolidated full dominance by the early 1990s. This network included American organized crime, the American intelligence community and its partners in … Continue reading Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 4: The Secret Lives of the Trump Administration

“Totalitarianism” or Imperialism?-A Reflection on Enlightened Genocides and the Dictatorship of Capital

The ideal endgame of “liberal capitalism” is a world wherein networks of strong, central authorities are capable of enforcing legal structures predicated on the insurance of universal “freedom” in which each individual human can pursue their self-development to its logical conclusion. Each Individual is assumed to have a unique, “natural”  developmental potential intrinsic to their … Continue reading “Totalitarianism” or Imperialism?-A Reflection on Enlightened Genocides and the Dictatorship of Capital

Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 3: The Reagan 80s and the Lady Ghislaine

A young Trump and giggling Robert Maxwell discuss globalization Previous entries of this series have demonstrated Russiagate as a modern myth and Donald Trump’s position within an American (not Russian) nexus of monopoly-capital, organized crime and national security. This portion will be devoted to demonstrating Trump and his family's intimate ties to a network of … Continue reading Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 3: The Reagan 80s and the Lady Ghislaine

Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 2: Trump, Cohn, Murdoch and Epstein

As I’ve written elsewhere, by the early 1960s, a relationship existed between the CIA, FBI, and organized crime which served as an extralegal pillar of American imperialism, particularly during the hyperreactionary era of “neoliberal globalization.” This is what the real “deep state” of American capitalism looks like. It may seem a strange place to start, … Continue reading Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 2: Trump, Cohn, Murdoch and Epstein

Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 1: Introduction

“If you're going to do anything bold or innovative, you're going to have to do things through irregular channels"-Oliver North  On September 12, 2014, the United States and European Union issued their fourth round of sanctions on Russia since the start of the “civil war” in Ukraine. This came partially as an extension of previous … Continue reading Deconstructing Russiagate, Part 1: Introduction

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