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The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off

Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA Director, fulfilling her predecessor Mike Pompeo’s pledge to turn the CIA into “a much more vicious agency”. “Bloody Gina” has reportedly been directly involved in both torturing people and destroying evidence of torture in her long and depraved career, which some say hurts the CIA’s reputation.

Others say it just makes it more honest.

The lying, torturingpropagandizingdrug traffickingcoup-stagingwarmongering Central Intelligence Agency has done some of the most unspeakably horrific things to human beings that have ever happened in the history of our species. If you think I’m exaggerating, do your own research into into some of the CIA’s activities like the Phoenix Program, which used “Rape, gang rape, rape using eels, snakes, or hard objects, and rape followed by murder; electric shock (‘the Bell Telephone Hour’) rendered by attaching wires to the genitals or other sensitive parts of the body, like the tongue; the ‘water treatment’; the ‘airplane’ in which the prisoner’s arms were tied behind the back, and the rope looped over a hook on the ceiling, suspending the prisoner in midair, after which he or she was beaten; beatings with rubber hoses and whips; the use of police dogs to maul prisoners,” and “The use of the insertion of the 6-inch dowel into the canal of one of my detainee’s ears, and the tapping through the brain until dead. The starvation to death (in a cage), of a Vietnamese woman who was suspected of being part of the local political education cadre in one of the local villages…The use of electronic gear such as sealed telephones attached to…both the women’s vaginas and men’s testicles [to] shock them into submission.”

This is what the CIA is. This is what the CIA has always been. This is what Mike Pompeo said he wanted to help make the CIA “much more vicious” than. Appointing Gina Haspel as head of the agency is just putting an honest face on it.

It really couldn’t be more fitting that the US now has an actual, literal torturer as the head of the CIA. It also couldn’t be more fitting that it has a reality TV star billionaire President, an Iraq-raping Bush-era neoconservative psychopath as National Security Advisor, a former defense industry director as Secretary of Defense, a former Goldman Sachs executive as Secretary Treasurer, and a former Rothschild, Inc. executive as Secretary of Commerce. These positions have always facilitated torture, oppression, war profiteering and Wall Street greed; the only thing that has changed is that they now have a more honest face on them.

The mask of the nationless Orwellian oligarchy which dominates our world is slipping off all over the place.

Israel is now openly massacring unarmed Palestinian civilians, prompting a UN investigation into possible war crimes. Only two nations voted in opposition to the investigation, and surprise surprise it was the two nations apart from Israel who most clearly owe their existence to the institutionalized slaughter and brutalization of their indigenous occupants in recent history: the US and Australia. All other members of the UN Human Rights Council either voted in support of the investigation or abstained.

Internet censorship is becoming more and more brazen as our governments become increasingly concerned that we are developing the wrong kinds of political opinions. Ever since the establishment Douma and Skripal narratives failed to take hold effectively, we’ve been seeing more and more frantic attempts to seize control of public discourse. Two weeks after the Atlantic Council explained to us that we need to be propagandized by our governments for our own good, Facebook finally made the marriage of Silicon Valley and the western war machine official by announcing a partnership with the Atlantic Council to ensure that we are all receiving properly authorized information.

The Atlantic Council is pure corruption, funded by powerful oligarchs, NATO, the US State Department, empire-aligned Gulf states and the military-industrial complex. Many threads of the establishment anti-Russia narrative trace back to this highly influential think tank, from the DNC hack to the discredited war propaganda firm Bellingcat to imaginary Russian trolls to the notorious McCarthyite PropOrNot blacklist publicized by the Washington PostFacebook involving itself with this malignant warmongering psyop factory constitutes an open admission that the social media site considers it its duty to manipulate people into supporting the agendas of the western empire.

We’re seeing similar manipulations in Twitter, which recently announced that it will be hiding posts by more controversial accounts, and by Wikipedia, which has been brazenly editing the entries of anti-imperialist activists with a cartoonishly pro-establishment slant.

It is always a good sign when people in power become concerned that their subjects are developing the wrong kinds of political opinions, because it means that truth is winning. All this gibberish we’ve been hearing about “Russian disinformation” and “Russian propaganda” is just a label that has been pinned on dissenting narratives by a mass media propaganda machine that has lost control of the narrative.

And this is why it’s getting so overt, barely even attempting to conceal its true nature anymore. Our species’ newfound ability to network and share information has enabled a degree of free thinking that the cultural engineers did not anticipate and have not been able to stay ahead of, and they’re being forced to make more and more overt grabs to try and force us all back into our assigned brain boxes.

But the oligarchs who rule us and their Orwellian power structure is already in a lose-lose situation, because the empire that they have built for themselves rests upon the illusion of freedom and democracy. The most powerful rulers of our world long ago eschewed the old model of sitting on thrones and executing dissidents in the town square, instead taking on a hidden role of influence behind the official elected governments and using mass media propaganda to manufacture the consent of the governed.

This system is far more efficient than the old model because a populace will never rebel against rulers it doesn’t know exist, and it has enabled the western oligarchs to amass more power and influence than the kings of old ever dreamed possible. But it has a weakness: they have to control the narrative, and if they fail to do that they can’t switch to overt totalitarianism without shattering the illusion of freedom and provoking a massive public uprising.

So the wealth-holding manipulators are stuck between a rock and a hard place now, trying to use new media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia to herd the unwashed masses back into their pens. The more brazen they get with those manipulations, however, the more the mask slips off, and the greater the risk of the public realizing that they aren’t actually free from tyrannical rule and exploitation.

The real currency of this world is not backed by gold, nor by oil, nor by bureaucratic fiat, nor even by direct military might. No, the real currency of this world is narrative, and the ability to control it. The difference between those who rule this world and those who don’t is that those who rule understand this distinction and are sufficiently sociopathic to exploit it for their own benefit.

Power only exists where it exists because of the stories that humans agree to tell one another. The idea that government operates a certain way, that money operates a certain way, these things are purely conceptual constructs that are only as true as people pretend they are. Everyone could agree tomorrow that Donald Glover is the undisputed King of America and the new official US currency is old America Online trial CDs if they wanted to, and since that was the new dominant narrative it would be the reality. Everyone could also agree to create a new system which benefits all of humanity instead of a few sociopathic plutocrats. The only thing keeping money and government moving in a way that benefits our current rulers is the fact that those rulers have been successful in controlling the narrative.

They’ll never get that cat back into the bag once it’s out, and they know it. We the people will be able to create our own narratives and write our own rules about how things like money and government ought to operate, and there is no way that will work out to the benefit of the ruling manipulators and deceivers. So they fight with increasing aggression to lull us back to sleep, often overextending themselves and behaving in a way that gives the public a glimpse behind the mask of this entire corrupt power structure. Someday soon that mask will slip right off and come crashing to the floor. That crash will wake the baby, and that baby will not go back to sleep.

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  • Caitlin, thanks for your brilliant, well-researched work. You are indeed a candle in this darkness.

    Coming from the sciences, I prefer the word “Information” over “Narrative”. For me, narrative implies a bias or agenda.

    There are 2 paths for the world:
    1. Controlling information
    2. Freedom of information

    Science demands freedom of information. Without it, science & knowledge dies.

    As we move forward, we must demand the free-flow of information. Free speech is useless without information.

    Controlling information leads back to the dark ages. Except our time has run out. Global warming probably cannot be stopped now.

    My only hope is that the free flow of information is also too late to be stopped.

    Keep sharing the information!

  • We are hearing you all the way here in New Zealand. Posting your article on my FB page now.
    Love your illustrative reasoning and laying bare the viciousness of US State sponsored cruelty.
    We have been dominated by the Politics of Fear for too long.
    It is time for the ReLoveution
    Love based Politics
    Let’s fight fire with water !
    Arohanui
    Mike Finlayson

  • Caity is spot on about power being based on control of the narrative. So how do we get back control of the narrative? If I remember rightly, the proper cure for lies being touted as truths, for powerful evils hiding in plain sight, is SOCIAL MOVEMENTS willing to be disruptive through mass protest, civil disobedience, boycotts, etc. Such movements FORCE themselves into the news to proclaim the hard, urgent truths the powerful and their lapdog media have been suppressing. (Think Occupy.)

    We have such a movement forming right now: the Poor People’s Campaign, whose invocation of Martin Luther King and his own PPC gives it immense moral credibility and potential clout. But its crucial that the PPC tell the harsh truth about BOTH major parties; it’s showing unfortunate signs of sparing Democrats and their pernicious Russiagate narrative. We owe the PPC BOTH support and criticism. Read my own piece about the PPC as our potential salvation on OpEdNews, where I first saw Caity’s hard-hitting piece. Caitlin is spot on about power being based on control of the narrative. So how do we get back control of the narrative? If I remember rightly, the proper cure for lies being touted as truths, for powerful evils hiding in plain sight, is SOCIAL MOVEMENTS willing to be disruptive through mass protest, civil disobedience, boycotts, etc. Such movements FORCE themselves into the news to proclaim the hard, urgent truths the powerful and their lapdog media have been suppressing. (Think Occupy.)

    We have such a movement forming right now: the Poor People’s Campaign, whose invocation of Martin Luther King and his own PPC gives it immense moral credibility and potential clout. But its crucial that the PPC tell the harsh truth about BOTH major parties; it’s showing unfortunate signs of sparing Democrats and their pernicious Russiagate narrative. We owe the PPC BOTH support and criticism. Read my own piece about the PPC as our potential salvation at OpEdNews, where I first saw Caity’s hard-hitting piece. https://www.opednews.com/articles/Today-s-Poor-People-s-Camp-by-Patrick-Walker-Climate_Corruption_Democratic_Democrats-180516-394.html

    • In trying to copy my link from elsewhere, I accidentally copied my whole comment twice. Sorry!

      I don’t want readers to be distracted by the silly double copy when URGENT matters are at stake, so here’s a clean version of the intended comment:

      Caitlin is spot on about power being based on control of the narrative. So how do we get back control of the narrative? If I remember rightly, the proper cure for lies being touted as truths, for powerful evils hiding in plain sight, is SOCIAL MOVEMENTS willing to be disruptive through mass protest, civil disobedience, boycotts, etc. Such movements FORCE themselves into the news to proclaim the hard, urgent truths the powerful and their lapdog media have been suppressing. (Think Occupy.)

      We have such a movement forming right now: the Poor People’s Campaign, whose invocation of Martin Luther King and his own PPC gives it immense moral credibility and potential clout. But its crucial that the PPC tell the harsh truth about BOTH major parties; it’s showing unfortunate signs of sparing Democrats and their pernicious Russiagate narrative. We owe the PPC BOTH support and criticism. Read my own piece about the PPC as our potential salvation at OpEdNews, where I first saw Caity’s hard-hitting piece. https://www.opednews.com/articles/Today-s-Poor-People-s-Camp-by-Patrick-Walker-Climate_Corruption_Democratic_Democrats-180516-394.html

  • One of your best and that is saying something. Thank you, and hoping it gets shared widely.

  • Thank you Caitlin, once again, for calling things by their right names. The CIA is indeed responsible for atrocities we can only dream of in our nightmares. They are also murderers-in-chief of national leaders who inconvenience the U.S. empire. They even eat their own, when their own escape and spill the beans. There is a reason why they are called Murder, Inc.

  • I’m glad to see you used your time off to build up your reserve of righteous indignation , which was put to very good use in this piece. A concise and accurate summation of a depressingly huge pile of nasty national crap, which , under the watchful eye of Agent Orange , the supposed MAGA-Man , appears to be growing faster than ever. The only upside , as you suggest , is that soon even those with the dullest senses will notice the stench , after which we may finally achieve the critical mass necessary to implement a complete teardown and do-over. That’s the hope I’m keeping alive , anyway , delusional though it may turn out to be.

  • Just when you think that things can’t get any worse then they do something like this. And it doesn’t stop here. Things will become even badder then we imagine.

  • Another great piece of writing Caitlin!
    Thank you!!

  • Etched into the wall of the CIA’s original building’s main lobby are these words: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” I suggest they replace that Bible verse with these more relevant words: TORTURE IS US.

    Caitlin is right. Gina Haspel is the perfect person to head the CIA.

  • On bipartisanship, the reality of the Democratic and Republican parties, each supposedly a lesser evil but in reality, just evil.

  • A big O M G Gary. You’ve been drinking thr coolade far too long.

  • Hey there! I’m dumping your sorry ass postings, you’ve turned out to be just another raving liberal hatemonger! Do your research first…the CIA the most despicable things ever…REALLY? Looney tunes! Good riddance

    • Have you read “the Phoenix program” or “the CIA as organized crime” by Douglas Valentine”? He can change your mind…….. Or not probably.

      • Gary is just another troll troublemaker. He probably cant get laid, so he decides to call Caitlin names. It is a common affliction.

        • Gary called Caitlin a liberal! That’s what’s shocking. I wouldn’t want my worst enemy calling me a liberal.

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