The Party

Being an expatriate American in Berlin, I am occasionally asked by my German friends to explain what the hell is wrong with America. “CJ,” they ask me, in their scary German accents, “was zum Teufel ist los mit Amerika?” In the past, this question normally referred to the latest mass shooting at some school or… Read More The Party

USAF Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper for President

In a departure from our usual behind-the-scenes-type operations, the Consent Factory announces today its endorsement of USAF Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper for President. Given the recent and ongoing series of relentless attacks on America, and democracy itself, being perpetrated more or less around the clock by the Russians (hereinafter the “Rooskies”), Wikileaks, Trump, and… Read More USAF Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper for President

Welcome to “Reality,” Kids

Last Tuesday, if you listened closely, you could hear it whoosh across the Internet, the enormous sigh of collective relief, as social liberals, center-leftists, and other “progressive Capitalism” fans received the news that it was finally over. Bernie Sanders and his fanatical legions of hopped-up, all-white hacky-sacking Bernie Bros had at last been banished from… Read More Welcome to “Reality,” Kids

Trumpocalypse: America Saves the World Again!

So, Donald Trump, the billionaire buffoon and latest official Hitler-alike, wants to “make America great again,” and neoliberal elites throughout the Western world are noisily soiling themselves en masse in the mainstream press on a daily basis. According to respected, prize-winning papers like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and some other… Read More Trumpocalypse: America Saves the World Again!

Coming this Summer … Revenge of the Bride of Sophie’s Choice

All right, much as we hate to do it, we’re going to interrupt our series on Herding your Critics into Fake Communities and Wasting their Time to repost another sarcastic little piece our disobedient and disrespectful employee, CJ Hopkins, slipped into CounterPunch back on May 4. We weren’t going to run this one here at… Read More Coming this Summer … Revenge of the Bride of Sophie’s Choice

How to Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste their Time (Part 1)

OK, this is one of our absolute favorites here at the Consent Factory. For our money, in terms of distracting and rendering harmless any serious critics of your corporate-controlled global empire, this is definitely one you want to go with. Herding critics into fake communities and wasting their time is not only essential to maintaining… Read More How to Herd your Critics into Fake Communities and Waste their Time (Part 1)