In the near future that capitalist and imperialist collapse are creating, the United States isn’t going to be able to exist anymore, at least not in its state of relatively stable “liberal democracy.” Either the land now called the “United States” will be replaced by an arrangement where the indigenous First Nations regain jurisdiction over all the land which was stolen from them, or conditions will come to resemble the type of ethnic cleansing-ridden failed state that Ukraine has become.

Why do I present such a sharp binary of outcomes? Because unless the communist parties on this continent go forward…


The horrific violence that Israel just inflicted under the rationale of fighting off Hamas’ justified war for Palestinian liberation, wherein 9 children and 26 Palestinians in all (according to the latest number I’ve found) have been killed by airstrikes, exposes the moral hollowness of the Zionist state and all who are standing by it amid these war crimes. Israel is resorting to these tactics because this is what a colonial state does when faced with threats to its existence: lash out in indiscriminate brutality against those it aims to subjugate. …


The recent developments within Colombia fulfill all of one’s darkest fears of how bad modern state repression can get. Colombian police are tracking down protesters via GPS so that they can either arrest them, or kill them outright. This has made it so that the leaders of the protests fear for their lives amid successful attempts from the police to get their locations. The police are very deliberately coordinating their massacres of the protesters, beginning the killing sprees after 7:00 each night. So far, 47 people have been killed, going by the most recent count I can find.

Amid these…


In the last year, the imperialists have had both one great defeat and one great victory. Last fall in Bolivia, the indigenous movement overpowered the CIA-installed coup regime and forced through an election which brought the country’s socialist party back to power, losing the international bourgeoisie control over Bolivia’s Lithium and destroying the strategic military advantage Washington was trying to build up around Venezuela. …


The narrative managers of U.S. imperialism don’t want us to think about the mounting evidence that an alternative to our current socio-political system exists. They don’t want us to think about how over 800 Chinese million people have been lifted out of poverty in the last generation due due to China’s socialist workers democracy, or about the successes that the five Marxist-Leninist countries have had in fighting Covid-19 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or how a multi-polar world order is emerging which is diminishing the deadly reach of the U.S. …


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In the post-9/11 era, where the United States has undergone a rise in reactionary nationalism and political violence while engaging in unprecedented militarization, the question has often been asked of whether we’ll see a second American Civil War or a Third World War. Given the factors which are shaping the country’s history, it’s likely that we’ll see a combination of the two.

These factors run parallel to the ones which caused Germany to descend into fascism, and to subsequently experience a collapse by waging war against both other nations and against its own people. Nazi Germany’s wars were born out…


This is a republishing of an article from March 2019, which now feels relevant amid the government’s negligent mismanagement of the pandemic, the last year’s police murders of unarmed black people, the rise in anti-Asian violence, and this year’s rapid militarization of the police.

In 2015, a year into the ongoing lead contamination crisis that was created by the greed of Michigan governor Rick Snyder, the U.S. military started carrying out war games in Flint, Michigan. Residents learned about the games either at the last minute or after they started happening. The exercises, pictured above, included ammunition and explosives, which…


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It’s said that we are the architects of our own demise. When someone is operating off of a fundamentally wrongheaded view of humanity and the world, there’s going to be blowback towards them. So is the case for U.S. imperialism, whose overly confident actions throughout the last half-century or so have chipped away at its own global influence in ways that recently became more apparent than ever.

Actually, this self-sabotaging nature of U.S. imperialism was apparent even when the empire was at its strategic height, and when its internal cultural hegemony was strongest. In 1958, Mao said that:

Imperialism will…


What’s happening to U.S. power right now is exactly what the country’s national security technocrats worried would happen over two decades ago. In a 2000 report titled Rebuilding America’s Defenses, the neoconservative think tank the Project for the New American Century stated that as Washington embraced the zealous war paradigm which the think tank sought (and soon succeeded) to normalize within U.S. foreign policy, an inward turn for the empire’s military apparatus had to be avoided. In discussing this proposed neocon “transformation,” the think tank said that “The process of transformation must proceed from an appreciation of American strategy and…


Our era’s anti-communist propaganda campaign is the ideological facet of the great reactionary drive that’s taking place amid the growing crises of capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism. Animated by a frenzy of hatred and lies that’s being directed against socialist countries like China and the DPRK, it’s designed to permeate all parts of our political spectrum, media, and ruling institutions. But however much the ruling class tightens its grip in these ways, the U.S./NATO empire’s socioeconomic system is going to continue on its path towards ruin, ultimately driving its supporting imperialist and colonialist structures towards instability.

The warning signs of capitalism’s…

Rainer Shea

I’m countering the lies of capitalism and imperialism.

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