Why do we believe, when the government lies to us so often? When we change, the government also will change.

Summary: Our leaders lie to us because they can, because we don't hold them to a higher standard. This breaks from American's wild west traditions, where a man's background was unknown but his reputation was everything. This post lists five of the most outrageous US government lies since WWII. A complete list would require you … Continue reading Why do we believe, when the government lies to us so often? When we change, the government also will change.

The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you.

Summary: The government blames North Korea of the Axis of Evil for the attack on Sony, a claim quite like the bogus claims of the past we so credulously believed. No matter how often they lie to us, Americans believe what the government tells us. They lie, we believe, their lies are exposed -- rinse, … Continue reading The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you.

The US government is competent, as proven by the results of the latest terror alert

Summary: Since 9-11 Homeland Security has declared 15 alerts (8 Red and 7 Yellow) with no terror strikes. Now we have another, this time overseas. Again, nothing has happened. These alerts are successes on a historic scale, as the government has maintained a climate of fear and built support for the vast and growing security … Continue reading The US government is competent, as proven by the results of the latest terror alert

The secret, simple tool that persuades Americans. That molds our opinions.

Summary: Part one of this series discussed some dark origins of the New America, and why most discussions of America should touch on NAZI Germany. Today we examine a specific example of this: the big lie as the most effective tool of political persuasion on Americans.   All this was inspired by the principle ... … Continue reading The secret, simple tool that persuades Americans. That molds our opinions.

Our rulers are skilled at running information operations (but less so at running America)

Summary:  Elections used to determine public policy in America.  No longer.  More broadly we can now see that information operations determine public policy in America, as our ruling elites realize that they need not engage an increasingly foolish and weak people in serious debate.  Instead factions among them compete using skillful propaganda -- more often, … Continue reading Our rulers are skilled at running information operations (but less so at running America)