Information is an underestimated weapon in war, especially class war. Which messages each side is absorbing decides their morale, and therefore their capacity to fight. The flow of information also decides what the masses in a disputed territory think, which can determine which side wins out over that territory while impacting the morale of the fighting forces (depending on whether public sentiment is working for or against them). The U.S. National Security State understands all of this. In an email that was revealed in last year’s Blue Leaks — where the details of numerous U.S. …


This is a repost of a part from my latest article that relatively few would read otherwise. Click here to read the rest of it and access its hyperlinks.

While not all peoples are taking the Marxist route towards national liberation, Marxism-Leninism and the dictatorship of the proletariat have already been established as the predominant routes towards freeing the oppressed and the exploited. With the victories of Marxism-Leninism in Vietnam and Laos during the 1970s, the temporary fall of the dictatorship of the proletariat in the Soviet bloc represented a shift of Marxism-Leninism’s principal activity towards the more southern parts…


The NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, where the last bastion of socialism in Europe was destroyed

Imperialism is ferocious. For as long as imperialism exists, and its supporting bourgeois and fascist tendencies haven’t been eliminated from history, its agents will constantly look for ways to undo progress towards liberation from its grasp. This means that while fighting against imperialism and the power structures which keep it in place, we can’t afford to play our cards wrong. Not while the imperialist powers and the bourgeoisie still control most of the world’s geopolitical influence, state apparatuses, and productive forces. …


One variation of the “Wojak” character that originated on 4Chan

In response to the gloomy employment prospects, societal fragmentation, and looming environmental catastrophe that young people find themselves in amid 21st century capitalism, in the last several years a meme character has appeared called The Doomer. A beanie-wearing version of the popular meme character Wojak, The Doomer is meant to encapsulate the experience of living with a sense of hopelessness towards the present and the future. Videos about the character often depict him getting screwed over in various ways by an uncaring capitalist order, sometimes deliberately in the same vein as the suffering of Arthur Fleck from Joker. …


First they sold us generations worth of wars for oil. Next, after these wars and the unsustainable energy system they’ve prolonged creates an ecological breakdown, they’re going to sell us wars for water. And since a lot more of us will be in the crosshairs of these wars instead of in the comfortable enclaves of imperial excess, this sell is going to involve a genocidal logic.

Such is the conclusion that one comes to when seeing a recent clip of Vice President Kamala Harris, wherein she said: “I’ve been in a lot of meetings about foreign policy. You know, for…


As America’s paradigm of mass shootings has re-entered the public eye in recent weeks, with over 130 mass shootings having happened so far in 2021 in addition to the ones we’ve lately all seen headlines about, a chill hangs over these new spatterings of bloodshed that wasn’t as acute prior to the pandemic. This is the chill of American anomie.

Anomie is the breakdown of a society’s cohesive moral fabric, the decline of a culture that’s taken severe hits from national tragedies, escalating ideological conflict, or the unraveling of the institutions that the masses used to respect and rely on…


In his work Lies Concerning the History of the Soviet Union, Mario Sousa wrote:

The conquest of the Ukraine and other areas of the Soviet Union would necessitate war against the Soviet Union, and this war had to be prepared well in advance. To this end the Nazi propaganda ministry, headed by Goebbels, began a campaign around a supposed genocide committed by the Bolsheviks in the Ukraine, a dreadful period of catastrophic famine deliberately provoked by Stalin in order to force the peasantry to accept socialist policy. The purpose of the Nazi campaign was to prepare world public opinion for…


In the post-Iraq invasion era, where outright regime change invasions are hard to sell to the public and the war machine needs to conceal its global reign of terror, the U.S. imperialists almost always try to subdue nations which challenge them by waging hybrid warfare. By carrying out campaigns of inflammatory disinformation, proxy war, and economic strangulation within the targeted countries so that Washington can destabilize the existing states and fill the power vacuum with pro-imperialist puppet leaders. …


In The Dark Knight, The Joker observes about the members of law enforcement that “Their morals, their code; it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble.” As the class and colonial contradictions of the United States increasingly come to a head, and those marginalized by the system seek to stand up for their rights, this reality about our police keeps becoming more apparent. Their pledges to protect and serve, to be “peace officers,” are meaningless when they decide to fulfill their true roles as suppressors of liberation efforts.

Last month, it was revealed that several members of…


Illustration by Zohar Lazar

This essay comes with a caveat: that the process of descent into a failed state has already been very much at play. And for a long time, too. At least since the 2008 economic crash, the core of global imperialism has been transitioning into the kind of instability which its military has inflicted upon nations like Libya and Yugoslavia. And during this last year in particular, the collapse has been accelerating.

These initial stages of the societal unraveling, built upon the dismantling of social services, infrastructural neglect, and engineered living standard drops from our half-century of…

Rainer Shea

I’m countering the lies of capitalism and imperialism.

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