Russia Rising

Russia is on the way up, America on the way down. Will Washington start a major new war in a desperate attempt to reverse its decline and deal a death blow to its increasingly confident competitor? 

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An edited abridgment of Dmitri Orlov’s How to Start a War and Lose An Empirepresented with pictures, captions and comments by Lasha Darkmoon

A year and a half I wrote an essay on how the US chooses to view Russia, titled The Image of the Enemy. I was living in Russia at the time, and, after observing the American anti-Russian rhetoric and the Russian reaction to it, I made some observations that seemed important at the time. It turns out that I managed to spot an important trend, but given the quick pace of developments since then, these observations are now woefully out of date, and so here is an update.

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The poison brew of blind belief

3-monkeysHow is it that life can treat us so cruelly, when we discover that the thing that can be dearest to our hearts turns out to be the most dangerous to our lives? How is that the beguiling promise of ultimate freedom can suddenly morph into the unforgiving walls of our permanent prison? And how could it be that the thing in which we placed our ultimate trust in our most severe times of danger turns out to be a devious ruse to enslave us, which sends our souls scurrying in the wrong direction from where we actually hoped they would go?

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Things Fall Apart

THINGS FALL APART
IN THE LAND OF LIES

"The centre cannot hold, things fall apart." — WB Yeats, The Second Coming
“The centre cannot hold, things fall apart.”
— WB Yeats, The Second Coming

Nothing but lies — past, present and future.

Your children are learning them as we speak, and one day soon, they won’t recognize their parents.

In fact one day, after ingesting the requisite amount of government brainwashing, they will kill their parents in service to the state they are made to love.

Once the hope of the future but now its albatross, the USA is the land of lies. It’s an embarrassment to be an American because the whole world knows for sure that Americans can’t be trusted. No question about that. Just read the papers. it’s obvious. (more…)

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