Hidden Agendas Part Two: Wikileaks and the Trump propaganda infrastructure

This article is part of a two-part series. Read Part One covering Edward Snowden and the Pentagon-spawned internet privacy movement here. Wikileaks and its odd frontman Julian Assange are part of the constellation of knowing and unknowing propagandists making up the Trump media complex, which miraculously succeeded in parlaying a deep state auxiliary into the… Continue reading Hidden Agendas Part Two: Wikileaks and the Trump propaganda infrastructure


Sidestream Media: The Backstory

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 12/10/16 http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/12/sidestream-media-backstory.html Much is made today of the "mainstream/liberal/establishment media" epitomized by media giants such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Politico, and sometimes the Washington Post. However, relatively little analysis is dedicated to other major media blocs, all of which despite the assertion that… Continue reading Sidestream Media: The Backstory

The ‘political outsider’ deception

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 9/20/16 http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-political-outsider-deception-why.html A recurrence throughout American presidential history has been the promotion of bogus 'political/Washington outsiders' by hidden powers whose purpose is to restore confidence in the American federal government among a certain large sector of the population, do certain things (be they executive or legislative) that an… Continue reading The ‘political outsider’ deception

Mike Pence

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 7/19/16 http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/07/trump-pence.html Donald Trump's recent tendency towards playing ball and collaborating with establishment Republicans has only been accentuated by his choice of three vice presidential finalists - Mike Pence, Christie, and Newt Gingrich -- two solid mid-level establishment operatives (Pence & Christie) and one a dyed in the… Continue reading Mike Pence

Election update: Democrats

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 1/28/16 http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/01/election-update-democrats.html In the past month or so, more action has occurred on the Democratic side of the race than has occurred on the GOP side. On the surface of the race, self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders has surged from the 30% support level he had held steady at… Continue reading Election update: Democrats

Trump and the election

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 12/15/15 http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2015/12/trump-again.html I really hate to write about Donald Trump yet again, but it's impossible to avoid Trump since he more or less dominates the political news cycle. And his legendary performance this election season has guaranteed him a place in U.S. history books, just as Ross Perot… Continue reading Trump and the election