- Washington Has Lured EU into Anti-China Trade Front by F. William Engdahl from New Eastern Outlook.
- Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal by Eric Zuesse from Strategic Culture Foundation.
- Who Has Profited From Your Beliefs? by Caitlin Johnstone from her website.
The fact of the matter is that the ideas which have taken the most widespread hold in social consciousness are those which were advanced by people with influence over society, and the people with the most influence over society are, and always have been, those in power. It is self-evident that those in power are always going to encourage belief systems within the populace which benefit those in power, so, logically, most of the popular beliefs, values and ideas in our society exist predominantly because at some point, someone powerful wanted them to.
So now we’ve got a world in which powerful people inject beliefs into social consciousness that benefit the powerful, as well as vestigial, culturally ubiquitous ideas from ages past about how important it is to be placid and obedient.