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Chris Floyd is an American journalist. His work has appeared in print and online in venues all over the world, including The Nation, Counterpunch, Columbia Journalism Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Il Manifesto, the Moscow Times and many others. He is the author of Empire Burlesque: High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, and is co-founder and editor of the "Empire Burlesque" political blog.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Lords of Misrule: UK Elites and the Rise of Global Feudalism
Until we stop treating these radical, death-dealing, society-wrecking extremists as normal politicians working within the system, we cannot effectively confront them and stop their depredations. They will continue to use the system itself to hollow out government and society until there is nothing left but their little clique.
SHARE Sunday, September 27, 2020 The Surrendered Land: US Institutions Won't Fight for Democracy
There are no institutional forces in American life that will stand up to a post-election power grab by Trump. They've already demonstrated this by failing to stand up to his egregious and brazen pre-election power-grabs, and his howlingly obvious, easily impeachable/prosecutable corruption.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 7, 2020 No More Masks: Pandemic Bares the Rotten Core of Anglo-American Power Elites
The vile, brutal inhumanity that lies at the core of the power systems in both the US and UK is being laid bare as never before by the pandemic. This is who they are. This is where we are. This is what we now can see: the corroded heart of the power system, and the sick, degraded character of the wretches in charge of it.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 18, 2020 Death of a Nation
The rule of law no longer prevails in the land; armed bands of extremists are roaming the streets of the nation, bellowing hatred and waiting for the order to escalate their lawless violence to the next level.
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2020 The Invisible Man: Joe Biden's Deadly Abdication
The presumptive presidential nominee for the opposition party, Joe Biden, is missing in action, as silent as the tombs that Americans are being thrust into by Trump's corrupt and crazed dithering.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Blowing in the Whirlwind: As Ye Sow, Joe Shall Ye Reap
Both Biden and Trump will lumber around the country for months, dribbling out word salad to adoring supporters who don't have the slightest interest in what the doddering old men at the rostrum are saying. Both will spout inane and barely coherent platitudes without offering anything remotely resembling actual policies or programs or solutions to the myriad of dire crises we face.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 27, 2020 Chill Factor: Wikileaks Trial is a Trump Travesty Aimed at Killing Truth
If Assange is extradited to the US and convicted, then every single media outlet that publishes evidence of government wrongdoing will face the same threat. That is the point of his prosecution: to put a chill of fear into every journalist and editor who receives evidence of government crimes.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 20, 2020 The Human Losers or the Husks in Power: Which Side Are You On?
I think of my friend whenever I hear some bullshit-bloated politician or commentator dismissing the humanity and dignity of criminals and prisoners. I think of them, and I think of my friend, a parole-violating drug-addicted repeat-offending criminal of no use to the society he lived in and I know by God, I know! which side I'm on.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 12, 2019 Manliness is a Warm Gun (Bang Bang Shoot Shoot): A colloquy with David French of the National Review
You want to protect your family? Then fight against the gun culture, fight against right-wing hatred, fight against the dis-empowerment and despair you right-wing extremists have advanced for decades, fight against the militarization and brutalization of our whole society which both you and your fellow travelers, the "centrist," interventionist neoliberal Democrats, have imposed on our collapsing, corroded, corrupted land.
SHARE Thursday, July 25, 2019 Witness for the non-Prosecution: Mueller, Pelosi and Trump's Likely Triumph
Robert Mueller's testimony on Wednesday was the very definition of anti-climax. After months of frantic build-up by the 'Resistance' ("At last, Mueller is going to nail Trump to the wall!") Mueller merely noted mildly, haltingly but correctly, that his report laid out evidence of obstruction of justice, and that is up to the House of Representatives to decide whether to use this evidence to impeach the president or not.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, July 19, 2019 No Call for Muellers: Impeachment Made Easy
Whatever Mueller did, said or meant in his Russia-gate probe has no bearing at all on the other clear, undeniable, easily impeachable violations Trump perpetrates every day. There is no wiggle room for Trump on this score, no murk, no mystery: it's cut-and-dried, cash-in-hand, unconstitutional corruption.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Bipolar Disorder: America Magnetized by Despair
Perhaps, you think, what we're seeing today is not some violation of the norm in our national life (or human affairs in general); perhaps it's just a particularly vivid expression of our essential nature heightened and hyped and made more all-pervasive by technology, yes, but in no way a fundamental break from the past.
SHARE Wednesday, March 13, 2019 CIA Über Alles: The Spooky Loyalties of Evan McMullin
Evan McMullin is a former (presumably) CIA operative who once declared that his main job with the Agency was "to go out and convince al Qaeda operatives to instead work with us." In 2010 he left the CIA (presumably) to become an investment banker, then served as an adviser and policy director for the berserk right-wing extremists in the House of Representatives until 2016.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 16, 2019 Pence and the Benjamins: An Eternity of Anti-Semitism
This virulent anti-Semitism which in at least one respect surpasses that of the Nazis themselves is passionately embraced by millions of Americans. Its most prominent adherent right now in terms of actual power is the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence. So we will examine Mike Pence's beliefs as an exemplar of this growing brand of anti-Semitism.