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A Little About Me

Well it looks like it’s attack editorial season again, so I’m just going to write a bit about who I am and what I do in order to put everyone’s mind at ease about me (or confirm all their worst suspicions, depending on where they’re coming from). In any case I’ve acquired a lot of followers lately and I figure it’s also a good idea to introduce myself in detail so people are fully aware of what I’m about and what I stand for.

I’d like to start off by publicly proclaiming that I am in fact a resident of Australia and not American so that Mueller doesn’t indict me for conspiring to defraud the United States. Those thirteen Russian trolls will never face trial, but you can bet your ass my crony vassal state would ship me to the States in a heartbeat if they were asked to.

I write about US politics because that’s where I reckon the head of the beast is. Australia is essentially an intelligence/military asset of the US-centralized international empire, so there’s no point writing about Aussie politics if I’m interested in helping our species avoid extinction. And that’s really the only reason I write.

Everything I write these days is focused on pointing to the fact that our world is becoming increasingly dominated by a sociopathic plutocracy with no loyalty to any nation or government, whose power-hungry manipulations keep marching our species toward extinction via nuclear annihilation or climate chaos. Until the people take their power away from these dangerous, exploitative warmongering elites, things are going to keep getting worse until we are at worst extinct or at best enslaved in a homogenized Orwellian dystopia where dissent is fully suppressed by AI censorship.

Since my focus is on worldwide restoration of power to ordinary people by prying it from the clutches of the oligarchs, my writings are often described as populist, and I think that’s fair. I have faith that ordinary people as a collective are much better governors of the world than a few depraved elites, and I have faith that humanity can wake up enough to reclaim its power.

I believe capitalism is the underlying reason that these nationless elites have been able to so effectively seize control of the world’s governments, media, militaries and infrastructure. The more you are willing to step on other people to get ahead, the easier it is to become wealthy, and the more willing you are to throw your fellow humans under the bus to exploit, manipulate, pollute, cheat, and enslave, the wealthier you can become.

This has led to a system where the wealthiest people are also the most sociopathic. It has also led to a system where money translates directly into political power, and therefore a system where we are all ruled by sociopaths. Nowhere is this more true than in the United States, which is where the nationless imperialist oligarchs focus their influence most aggressively.

In theory capitalism is fine. In practice it crushes the weakest and most disadvantaged while turning the worst among us into emperors. For this reason I am a leftist, but I am a leftist who understands that as long as unelected plutocrats control a political system, socialism cannot be possible. For this reason I focus a lot more on attacking the oligarchy than on promoting socialist policies. I start at step one.

This is why I have often promoted the idea of working with anti-establishment conservatives toward this end, since libertarians, paleocons and civic nationalists are also generally interested in ridding the world of oligarchic influence and rampant corporatist corruption, as well as senseless military interventionism and Orwellian surveillance and censorship. I get a lot of criticism from the left about this. I insist that I am correct.

Leftists call me a right-winger and a Nazi. Right-wingers call me a man hater, an Iran propagandist and a Soros shill. Centrists call me a Russian propagandist, an Assadist, and WikiLeaks asset. Really I’m just a mother doing her best to turn our species away from the omnicidal, ecocidal trajectory it appears to be travelling on.

I oppose the following:

  • Oligarchy
  • US military interventionism (all)
  • Corporate censorship
  • Government secrecy
  • US intelligence agencies (all)
  • Capitalism
  • Corruption
  • Propaganda
  • Mainstream media (all)
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, antisemitism, bigotry in all forms

I support the following:

  • Government transparency
  • Sovereignty (personal and national)
  • Wealth redistribution and/or total redesign of the mechanics of wealth
  • Economic justice, including universal healthcare and a living wage
  • WikiLeaks
  • Feminism
  • Alternative media
  • Freedom of speech
  • Environmentalism
  • Spiritual enlightenment
  • Humans

Establishment loyalists write smear pieces about me because they can’t get me fired since I’m crowd-funded and can’t get me deplatformed since I don’t have any platform beyond blogging and social media. Their only shot, then, is to circulate material making the general public suspicious of me so that nobody will read what I write. That doesn’t really work either, though; the most prominent lefty outlet in America spent all of last July throwing smear pieces at me and it didn’t even slow me down. My leftist haters are out of ammo, and my centrist and right-wing haters only help me.

I really don’t think there’s much left to smear me about. I’ve said a few things that make people uncomfortable; I don’t mind Mike Cernovich retweeting my stuff, I think it’s okay to ask questions about things like Seth Rich and Pizzagate, and I am absolutely certain that we are being extensively lied to by establishment media about Russia and Syria. I stand by all of the above, and if anyone has a problem with that I don’t care.

I was recently accused in a Progressive Army smear piece of being a “WikiLeaks asset”, which is a new one for me. This is false. I have no relationship with WikiLeaks beyond my very enthusiastic and aggressive support for the outlet. I have never received any money from any WikiLeaks affiliate that I know of, nor for that matter from the Russian, Syrian, Iranian, or North Korean governments, nor for that matter from Soros or any other plutocrat.

Every once in a while a man who raped and pervasively abused me for years makes fake accounts on Medium telling people that I am a fraud because my husband writes my articles for me. This is false. I’ve been very open about the fact that my husband and I have a very intense and intimate relationship and we do everything together, including working on my articles, but they are mine and I retain full authorship and editorial authority over them. We’re basically the way we are on our podcast all the time; a lot of laughter, swapping of ideas, handing the laptop back and forth and coming up with witty one-liners together. It infuriates my abuser that I have a good feminist man who deeply cherishes and supports me now, and he wants people to hate me for that.

That’s all I can think of as far as things people might try to smear me for in the near future. I’m sure there’s stuff I’m missing, but whatever. Haters gonna hate.

Love you.

 

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  • https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/10/02/caitlin-johnstone-a-little-about-me/

    This article was posted today at Greanville Post. I don’t know all that much about Caitlin Johnstone, so am glad to have come across it. As the above linked article does not allow any comments under it, I thought I’d come here and make a comment even though the article is almost 2 years old. I enjoy and agree with Caitlin’s articles, but I do not think it is possible for there to be a ‘red + brown’ alliance to bring about an overthrow of the status quo. A few years back I DID think this was possible: but after discussions with a deeply conservative friend, as well as regularly visiting Unz.com and reading the articles posted there–and being viciously flamed, attacked and insulted to ‘fuck off faggot’ etc in the comments section below said articles I realized that NO: there will never be any ‘red-brown’ alliance for a common cause. I came with an open mind, trying to find common cause with these libertarians, theses conservatives, etc and was attacked, ridiculed, insulted etc. Maybe in theory you can see some common views on ‘the war on terror’, ‘9-11’, ‘defense spending’ etc but when you actually try to communicate with these libertarians, conservatives etc you realize the MASSIVE, MASSIVE ideological divide along with a deep seated HATRED conservatives have of lefties, socialists, progressives, etc. I wish it wasn’t this way, but it is. Thank you for reading this if you made it this far. Somehow I doubt anybody will even read it given how old this article is.

  • Quite brilliant, most of the time. My only hesitation is that her “change the narrative” thingy isn’t that unprecedented. Also the “new technology” democratizing participation in the important decisions isn’t that new, either.

    When Gutenberg and his printing made Bibles accessible to everyone (well, that and the translation from ancient languages) it empowered the people in the congregation rather than the hierarchy of priests. People knew that the narrative promoted by the priests–which included “indulgences” that forgave wrongdoing…for a price–was false.

    The result: turmoil. The Reformation. The Counter-Reformation. Heck, the Inquisition. I can’t get quite the sanguine outlook that Caitlin expresses given that precedent.

  • What an outstanding (sometimes stunning), clear sighted, lucid writer you show yourself to be Caitlin. With filter free perception as yours, many people will find hope, meaning and nourishment of an increasingly rare quality. Wonderful stuff!

  • First time that I’ve read one of your articles, and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Posted on Facebook as well: Dear Caitlin, I really love your writing. You have a great deal of skill and heart… and the perfect sense of moral outrage that is lacking in most people… but PLEASE stop using the term “leftist” to describe liberal Democrats. It is extremely ignorant use of the word and way the fuck beneath you. No leftist would ever call you a Nazi or a right winger…

  • Great work Caitlin. The word “capitalism” as it is now used is best defined as “FINANCIALISM”. We need a description of the system that supports human life: “real stuffism” (?) Capital used to mean the production from agriculture, the production from mines and the production from manufacturing which is how humans have always lived (if early hunting and gathering are early forms of “animal husbandry” and agriculture; breaking off a branch, chipping stones etc are manufacturing and moving stones and earth to get obsidian is mining). We are supposed to believe that banks have to have their hands in everything. Modern technology supports living local (which is what we all do). Once a central bank is created (Have you heard of the book “the Creature from Jeckyll Island”? about the creation of the Federal Reserve which has never been federal and has never had reserves) it’s all downhill for the majority of citizens because fiat currency replaces money (a store of wealth in addition to a means of exchange). Mayer Rothschild once said something like: give me control of issuing a nations currency and I care not who makes the laws. The more we are able to live locally the more we will be able to survive. Keep up the good work!

  • Love you too.
    I agree with virtually everything in this article. The one thing that I questioned, when first seeing this article on Facebook, is whether it is all capitalism or merely the U.S. version that is a problem.
    My education, from more than a generation ago, taught me that some humans need added incentive, while others are born with an innate drive to excel. In the U.S., executive salaries are ridiculously obscene, some reaching 1,000 times that of the average worker and, with bonuses, even higher. In some other countries, where capitalism has restraints and is combined with true Democratic Socialism, capitalism provides employees to pursue life at their own pace and level of happiness, but also makes additional compensation possible (rarely more than 40 times that of an average employee in that company) for top executives whose ideas and effort provide excellent plans and carry through, to make the company capable of paying the other employees well and also provide them with other benefits and opportunities.
    Caity, I really would like to see you comment on this. Perhaps what I see in the U.S. differs from socialism elsewhere. However, what I see here, is for the most part, employees that are not well treated, who resent their employers and the companies they work for and who otherwise try to do the minimum amount of work necessary to get by.
    My belief is that people should be guaranteed certain things, like most that you argue in favor of. However, from a lifetime of experience I have come to the belief that pure socialism, without any extra incentive, does not seem to work well. Some people will perform their best no matter what. Some need more incentive to do so. Some do not need incentives to work at their fullest level of productivity. But, I also see, people who take their responsibilities to heart, do their best and who, ultimately, come to resent coworkers who slack off and make the work of the others harder to accomplish.
    I’m not sure that any one system will work 100% of the time. But it does seem that, of all the systems there are, a form of Democratic Socialism combined with constrianed capitalism, wherein the welfare of the workers is the overriding consider, is the one that not only works best, but is also fairest to all.

  • I’m a definitive Russian agent & Trump voter who 100% stands with Caitlin *AND* her ideas. People can call us whatever makes them feel better about their lives. In the end, we are pro-truth/pro-humanity. Cheers.

  • Sometimes ur articles bring me to tears!

  • Thanks, Caitlin; it’s nice to learn more about you. I have been following your work for a few months now and, as I mentioned sometime ago, yours is one of very few names whose work I read “cover to cover” whenever I see it. You and I don’t see eye to eye on all topics, but that takes nothing away from my admiration of your work and your points of view. As an aside, let me say that I am continually shocked by the level of vitriol and hateful personal attacks, predominantly from the Left, that they honestly believe takes the place of reasoned and cogent argument. I wish I could understand that. Of course, the goal is to shut you down or alienate your readers, but I would be even more surprised if this tactic had even a modicum of success; if anything, such criticism makes me read their targets more closely and frequently, since they, like you, have hit a nerve with a truth they cannot effectively argue against. Please keep doing what you do; I support you wholeheartedly. Thank you. Joe

  • We need a hell of a lot more people like you if we are going to survive.

  • Keep on keeping on dear Caitlin. Those that see you need no explaination of who you are. The truth is the truth. You are a truth dealer and you are ruining the business of the authors of lies. Stay strong. You are loved and appreciated.

  • Love your Lists… I would personally add to the Oppose these Two >>>
    > Greed
    > Hypocrisy (My Personal crusade is to call it out wherever I find it!!)

    Keep it up, we are with you!!
    “Love” back at you!!

  • You are brave and brilliant. Thank you.

  • Be Like Caitlin

    Save humanity. Save the world. Start now , by spreading the word.

    #BeLikeCaitlin

  • Love it and love your being.

  • Caitlin:

    Read your article and I admire you more than I can say. You’re fighting the good fight for the best reasons in the world. I agree with every word of your comments. I recently read Chris Harman’s A People’s History of the World and finally recognized how class war has driven history for centuries, and is the only real way to understand what we’re going through. If you hate America, we’ve earned it. We have great ideals; it’s time we lived up to them.

    Donald Trump is a make-or-break President. If we survive him, we have a chance of turning things around. But I’m not optimistic. As long as we remain a capitalist nation, there can be no hope that we can finally relax. And I fear the end of capitalism, if it can even happen, because it’s gonna be really, really ugly. I think that the turning point, if there can even ever be one, will be an author, a book, and eventually, a leader.

    Alan

  • Very well done Caitlin!

  • Since you obviously hate America so much, you must be having an affair with Putin, Caitlin.

    • Only the one Hiding in Putin’s Closet would Know who was in Putin’s Bed… or care…
      How’s the View???

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