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Why The Entire Political-Media Class Just Tried To End Ilhan Omar’s Career

Well, now we all know what happens when a public official criticizes AIPAC. And of course, that was the whole idea.


Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has published an apology for making self-evident observations about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an immensely influential lobbying firm which, like all lobbying firms, works to influence government policy toward a specific agenda, in this case the interests of the Israeli government. She issued the apology after hours upon hours of shrill, hysterical shrieking accusations of antisemitism from the entire establishment political-media class.

If you’re lucky enough to have been away from Jack Dorsey’s insufferable hellsite for the last 24 hours I’ll type out a very quick recap of the shit show which you are free to scroll past, or read about it more in-depth by clicking this hyperlink.

It all started when journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for threatening Omar and fellow first-term Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib if they didn’t stop speaking out about the behaviors of the Israeli government, in which Greenwald said “It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.” Omar retweeted Greenwald’s post with the comment “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” meaning $100 bills. Everyone lost their shit over a topic that is associated with Jewishness being mentioned in the same breath as a comment about money, despite the self-evident fact that using money to influence policy is precisely the thing that lobby groups do.

Some blue-checkmarked whatever person named Batya Ungar-Sargon tweeted “Would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can guess. Bad form, Congresswoman. That’s the second anti-Semitic trope you’ve tweeted.” Omar tweeted back “AIPAC!” in response to the question, because duh, to which Ungar-Sarson responded, “Please learn how to talk about Jews in a non-anti-Semitic way. Sincerely, American Jews.” Chelsea Clinton joined in the antisemitism smears, everything blew up way worse, and Democratic Party leaders condemned Omar in unison. Omar’s name trended on Twitter for hours, and this baseless antisemitism smear is now the primary thing that she is known for by rank-and-file Americans.

Which, again, was the entire point. There is a dim, primitive intelligence which guides these Twitter outrage groupthink orgies to advance the interests of the people who participate in them, kind of like the way lynch mobs of the American south were not random acts of mob violence but deliberate acts of terrorism directed to keep Black southerners afraid of demanding equal rights. This wasn’t a random outburst, it was a political means toward political ends. This fact-free smear will be used to try and kill Omar’s re-election bid, and the damage that has been done to her reputation will serve as a head on a spike to deter any other would-be AIPAC critics on Capitol Hill in the future.

An example has been made. Who among those with access to mainstream consciousness will be brave enough to criticize AIPAC now? Will anybody? If anyone is, they’ll now be facing ten times more incentive to stay quiet than Omar was facing yesterday.

For the last two years the mainstream liberal establishment has been endlessly bleating about the need to elevate women of color to positions of leadership; then the first Black Muslim and first Somali American ever to get elected to Congress begins taking the leadership for which she was elected, and it turns out they actually meant they just wanted women with dark skin who will advance the status quo of the white imperialist patriarchy. James Clapper, the primary architect of the establishment Russia narrative, has said on multiple occasions that Russians are genetically predisposed towards nefarious behavior, and he hasn’t so much as lost his cushy CNN slot. Such displays of pro-establishment bigotry are deemed perfectly acceptable by the political-media class, but yeah, pointing to the influence of an influence firm makes you a Nazi in need of international humiliation.

Israel is a western imperialist military operation that was dropped in the heart of the most strategically crucial location on earth a few decades ago. It should surprise no one that there is a transnational political-media campaign to keep that operation going, especially as pertains to the United States, the nation with the most powerful military force in history. Lobbying, campaign donations, military and intelligence alliances are all just glue which keeps ostensibly different nations moving in the same direction in a world where separate nations don’t actually exist. In reality our world is dominated not by sovereign nations and governments, but by a transnational alliance of influential plutocrats who have no loyalty to any government or religion but rather use governments as tools to advance their agendas. Many of those plutocrats call themselves Christian, Muslim and Jewish, but really they worship nothing but the amassment of more power.

If the unipolar world order operated honestly, the nations currently labeled “United States”, “Israel”, “United Kingdom”, “Australia”, “South Korea”, “Japan” etc would all be painted the same color on the globe, and they’d all be labeled simply, “The Unipolar Empire”. There’d be the unabsorbed nations labeled “China”, “Russia”, “Iran” and so forth with their own individual colors, but the majority of the globe would be one giant smear of empire. Shoring up ever-increasing dominance over this hegemonic world order is the highest ambition that anyone can have in terms of real power, far greater than president or king, and controlling the narratives that the general populace believes about what’s going on in their world is an indispensable aspect of that power.

If you can understand this, you’ll understand why Ilhan Omar was so ferociously attacked by the political-media class today. She disrupted a crucial imperial narrative.

And really that’s all it takes to have a working big-picture understanding of large-scale power dynamics in our world. Understand that real power doesn’t acknowledge the existence of separate nations within the unipolar empire, and that narrative control is the key to wielding real power, and you’ll understand everything from wars to establishment politics to the otherwise incomprehensible behaviors of the mass media. May we all wake up from the narrative matrix and free our world from our malignant dominators.


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  • I’m not a fan of zionist israel, but I’m also not a fan of America becoming embedded with Islam, especially in our lawmaking chambers. As for your article praising her for smacking Abrams, she obviously was given a script, and again, I’m no fan of Abrams. I see that as the devil interrogating beelzebub.

    • How is “America becoming embedded with Islam, especially in our lawmaking chambers”?

      We’re always up for a good chuckle!

  • I was born to a Jewish Israeli family and those deluded ethnocentric nationalistic war-mongering Zionists do not speak for me and do not represent me (nor many other Jewish people who totally oppose those idiots). I stand fully behind Ms. Omar’s comments.

  • I’m grateful that she spoke up!

    Glenn Greenwald had it absolutely correct. And now she is being used by the Democrat leadership as an exhibit of female-of-colorhood to spite their opposition, rather than for what she had to say.

    I would have preferred if she didn’t apologize to the War Machine Empire, but it wasn’t my decision.

  • Man oh man! Today she spoke at a hearing with that vampire Elliot Abrams, war criminal of the Iran-Contra days, resuscitated to kill more babies, this time in Venezuela probably, and she totally put it to him, in a way Members of Congress and the media NEVER do. They’ll really want to get rid of her now. I don’t want to move to Minnesota…but it would be nice, once in my life, to have the experience of being represented in Washington DC. Like AOC, she is really impressing me.

  • It’s scandalous, ain’t it?

    Fortunately, I have learnt to disregard all comments on antisemitism from the US press (including from that part of the media who happened disagree with the “elected” government– in the distant past, before the MSM sold out, probably shortly after 9/11. I have taken out a subscription to Le Monde to get some balance. It’s a good thing I know French!

    • Le Monde isn’t much better. Try Mediapart.

  • @Knackers

    You have presented us with a list of Trump associates who you believe are Jews.

    Firstly, I question the accuracy of your list. Show us the evidence that every single one of them is Jewish.

    Secondly, many of the people listed have no actual power and are little more than supporters.

    Thirdly, where is your list of non-Jews who have the most power to do evil in the Trump administration, e.g. John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Betsy DeVos, Gina Haspel, Mike Mulvaney etc, etc…?

    And fourthly, you are most definitely a hard-core Jew hater who blames Jews for all the world’s problems. There is no possibility of changing your mind, so please take your list and shove it up your ugly ass.

    • Somehow, I failed to mention fundamentalist Christian Mike Pence at the top of the list on non-Jewish bad guys who surround Trump. Pence is, for all intents and purposes, serving as the de facto president, while Trump spends most of his time tweeting and watching television.

      • Rob, watch the Walker Bragman video in Caitlin’s article. Every one of those pathetic political whores is owned by the Israeli Lobby. They represent a small sample of the Zionist sycophants who walk the halls of congress and populate every corner of the U.S. political power structure. Their first loyalty in not to America and its people, but to the beast that owns the Country. Many on the list also hold Israeli passports and are the only foreign nationals legally permitted to serve at the highest levels of the U.S. government policy-making and national security apparatus. Pence is an unapologetic Zionist and like many of his evangelical fellow travelers is either willfully ignorant about the true history of his their faith, or worse. The true Christian message is one of peace, love, forgiveness and humility. That message has been hated and mocked by the Talmudic tradition since its Babylonian inception. Do your research with integrity, and like Knackers, perhaps you will discover the Light. As an aside, I have no direct knowledge of his religious affiliation, if any, but I have known Ron Unz for many years. Ron defies every bigoted Jewish stereotype and represents a warning to all of us not to lose our capacity for disinterested reason and objective self-examination. Before you sling the ‘Jew hater’ pejorative around too loosely, you might want to spend a few hours on Ron’s site (unz.com). Just food for thought.

        • You have fallen into the trap of conflating Zionism with Judaism. Pence may be a Zionist, but he is a fanatical Christian whose love of Israel extends only so far as his belief that Jews must return to the Holy Land in order to enable the second coming of Christ, at which time, all Jews will be consigned to eternal damnation in hell. And so it is with all Christian Zionists, whose numbers far exceed Jewish Zionists.

          Furthermore, the Israel lobby in the United States does not represent all of American Jewry, many of whom (possibly most) are at odds with Israeli government policy. This is especially true of young Jews, who are less devoted to Israel than their elders. Israeli leaders are well aware of this trend and speak openly of losing the support of American Jews, with the exception of the minority who are Orthodox.

          The point that I am attempting to make is that singling out Jews in Trump’s circle as representing a unique level of evil smacks of old fashioned Jew hating. Read the history of European antisemitism, and you will find countless such examples.

          • Rob, “You have fallen into the trap of conflating Zionism with Judaism.”

            That “trap” is the fault of the zionists themselves not their critics. The zionists linked any criticism of israel as “anti-semitic” so as to hide behind the bullshit charges of “anbti-semitism”.

    • Rob, I don’t think I’ve fallen into any trap. I’ve studied the issue exhaustively for the past several decades. My comments are based on a detailed examination of historical facts, not self-serving propaganda by those who knowingly and unreservedly lie about historical events to achieve undeserved personal or group advantage over others. The sad truth is that the American public education system, the controlled media, and much of the institutional religious order has been thoroughly co-opted by the false, racist Zionist narrative. I can’t speak to what Pence or anyone else believes, or who will ultimately be consigned to where, but I can exercise common sense and basic reasoning skills which are sufficient to detect the outright fraud of the Zionist narrative and the highly destructive effect it has had on world peace and the Western mind for the past 50 years. The relative causation of easily verifiable phenomena such as the disproportionate influence of Jewish Zionists at every level of American society should be self-evident to anyone who has the integrity and courage to open their eyes. As I’ve repeatedly stated, we should never allow the evidence of general causation in any social-economic order to justify blanket stereotypes, which are always pernicious and false. But, to allow a small group of people who self-identify as Jewish Zionist to impose their malignant code of beliefs and rancid conduct on the rest of society by exploit a lie about their common heritage is a certain path to our destruction. From your comment it appears that you did not visit the unz.com site. If you read the article at the following link written by Ron Unz, and still hold your position on this issue, I would be interested in your response. Otherwise, this is my last comment on the subject. http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-holocaust-denial/

  • Brava Caitlin. This is a topic which needs much more exposure and discussion.

  • you can point out the influence of bank money or pharma money in Congress, but mention Jewish money and you’re attacked as if you’re the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler..

    • RJS, bank money and pharma money are also “disportionately” jewish money as well.

      • Yes, and some of it is undoubtedly also ‘left-handed money’, ‘asthmatic money’, ‘guitar-player money’ and ‘rock fan money’. Unless you can prove that any of these have any significance for the way the money is spent, pointing that out is irrelevant. Bank money is used to further the interests of banks regardless of whether their owners are Jews; they are not used to further the interests of Jews regardless of whether they are bank owners. Ditto for pharma money. ‘Jewish money’ is seldom a relevant concept; Israel policy is one of the few cases in which the expression could be meaningful, and even then it sounds like an affront to non-Zionist Jews.

  • As for the actual anti-Semites, they should go to hell. Anybody who is not mentally ill can see the numerous Jews heroically, nobly and selflessly fighting against Zionism and/or neoliberalism in one way or another at present, just as many Jews have fought against oppression and inhumanity in centuries past. Then there are the many normal people simply minding their own business, as in any other ethnic group. Lumping all of these people together, lumping Noam Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein together with Alan Dershowitz and Elliott Abrams, who are as close to being their moral and political opposites as humans can be – talking about everybody who happens to be a Jew by religion or origin as part of a single monolith pursuing collectively the same goals (and thus deserving the same treatment) makes you an entity blind to any form of morality, justice or empathy – i.e. an amoral entity, no better than the Nazis or Al Qaida, and therefore as unworthy of being called human as a human can get. This attitude caused the horrors of the Holocaust, just as it has caused/enabled, predictably and inevitably, countless other similar atrocities against different groups in human history, and it must be eradicated whenever it appears.

    • Oh, hell, I’ll be totally outrageous and say I see little reason to ‘believe’ in the Holocaust in a world where the usual liars fake stats and obscure truth with zealous abandon. Witness the Iraq Math War, where 1.5 million deaths and 2.5 million ‘displacements’ were ‘reported’ as 100,000 deaths. Nor does the behaviour of Israel towards Palestinians show they have learned much of anything. Ahmadinejad was quite right to note hiding historical records is no way to promote understanding of the past. Yet, despite all that, Jews have been more integral to ‘getting the news out’ than other parties. God bless them all.

      • Actually, the Holocaust is documented far, far better than usual with such events, and as well as anybody could reasonably demand. Many Jewish anti-Zionists, whose honesty I presume you will admit when it comes to the Palestinians, are children or grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, and some are survivors themselves. Personally, I have family friends whose parents and other close relatives perished in the Holocaust; people in my own family living in Nazi-controlled territory risked their own lives to help Jews, assisting in smuggling them out, and it was broadly clear already at the time why this was a matter of life and death. In general, the witness testimonies of both victims and perpetrators are very, very abundant, as one could expect for such an event.
        But another point I made above is that even if the Holocaust specifically had never happened, this wouldn’t have changed anything in principle! There are numerous other similar, well-documented atrocities throughout history that have resulted from the exact same refusal to view the members of any ethnic or religious group as human individuals and the same insistence to treat them, without any reference to their being personally innocent or guilty of anything, as the mere elements of a single intrinsically evil, malevolent, demonic entity worthy of annihilation. Even if we lived in the beginning in the history and nothing of the sort had ever happened yet, it still would have been a priori clear to any rationally thinking person that dehumanising thinking like this could and would naturally produce the mass slaughter of innocents – this is almost a tautology. The actual gas chambers are just a particularly vivid and drastic manifestation of things that have happened throughout history – except that, as with many other horrible human practices, the availability of modern technology makes it possible to realise them on an industrial scale.
        This is the real lesson of the Holocaust, and, contrary to the views both Jewish nationalists and anti-Semites, it has relatively little to do with Jews specifically, and everything to do with humans in general.

        • FF, can you name one book that you have personally read that documents exactly how it is known that 6 million jews were gassed to death by the nazis?

          • Off the top of my head, some books that I’ve read on the subject are The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg, Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt and The Nuremberg Epilogue by A. I. Poltorak. Now, let’s take the main points one by one. The fact that a huge number of Jews were killed and a huge number of Jews were gassed (but not all killed were gassed) is abundantly clear from the testimonies of numerous witnesses and confessions of numerous perpetrators recorded in the protocols of the Nuremberg and related trials, which are cited in any book on the subject. The genocidal intent of the whole undertaking is also made plainly obvious not only by German documents and confessions, but also by the very modus operandi attested in the abovementioned protocols (not to mention that is is fully predictable on the basis of Nazi ideology). There is some uncertainty about the exact number of people killed (usually considered to be between five and six million); the researchers’ estimates are based on things like the parts of the documentation that the Germans didn’t manage to destroy and pre- and post-war census records. I understand that some Holocaust revisionists have claimed that the exact number was not six million, but ‘only’ about half a million. Well, OK – let’s assume for a second that this were true. I am *utterly puzzled* by the fact that they seem to think that this would change the overall picture in some significant way. Is this supposed to prove that Nazism is actually good and not monstrous? That the Jews were actually bad and had it coming? That the demonisation and the total dehumanisation of an ethnic group is *not* likely to produce mass murder? That modern technology does *not* make it possible to conduct efficient, industrial-scale slaughter? The main historical and philosophical significance of the event is not in the precise number killed in the operation; the main horror is in its very nature and concept. I mean – I don’t even know how one’s mind has to function in order not to get this.

            • FF, if everything you say is true then why is it necessary to forbid any questioning about this one “historical” event? Truth does not fear scrutiny. It welcomes it.

              IIRC I read The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg and it does not offer any actual
              |evidence of mass murder just more claims of such. Where is the book that provides actual evidence that six million – not 5.5 million or 6.3 million – but six millions of people were industrially murdered?

              And Nuremberg was just a Soviet Show Trial which is why some allied prosecutors refused to participate and walked out. Do not believe the narrative of the victors of war. The Allies were just as guilty of war crimes as the nazis except they used different tactics. FTR n I am not defending evil nazis; I am defending the truth no matter where it leads.

              • The testimonies at Nuremberg were not fake, and many similar trials have been held later both by the Soviets and by the Western Allies.

                • FF, you have not answered my question Why is it forbidden to question this one “historical” event? Why does this “truth” need special protection from scrutiny? And Nuremberg was a mockery of Justice so much so that several people refused to participate in what was clearly nothing more than a show trial.

    • One of the greatest critics of Israel in my lifetime died recently — Uri Avnery.
      I never met the man. I never communicated with the man. But I loved the man for what he stood for and I very much miss him. The world is a worse, more dangerous place because of his absence.

    • I support the anti-semitism movement (Jewish imposter’s) AND the BDS movement! These disgusting criminal dogs, have infiltrated nearly every country on earth, crying loudly for pity and support, while with the other hand staging illegal wars all around the globe in their ruthless desire for Global dominance and a uni-polar world, regardless of International Law & Human Rights! Documented fact my friend!

      • You could say the same about white people.

        • John, governments wage wars and White people are not in control of their government, the zionists are. That is the problem. That is our legitimate complaint and goal to rectify.

          • *Some* ‘white people’ *are* in control of governments, most aren’t. Again, white people are not a monolith any more than Jews are (no to mention that Jews cannot reasonably be described as non-white). Similarly, there are *some* governments strongly influenced by Zionists (mainly the US and by extension some of its clients), and others that aren’t. Blaming all wars, or even all American wars, on Zionists is absurd. The American government is majority-white and majority-Gentile. Most of its imperialist actions have had nothing to do with Israel. All of history shows that an imperial power always engages in imperialist actions; if Israel and Jewish people didn’t exist, the US would have acted in the same way. And similarly, if the US wasn’t majority-white, it would have acted in the same way. Overall, there is a widespread harmful tendency to focus on ‘race’, ethnicity and other identities where they are completely irrelevant.

            • FF, race matters. Always has, always will. It is human nature to be loyal to one’s own people. There is nothing wrong with this. We are different peoples and we need to understand this if we hope to have any peace in the world.

              • Your loyalty must be justice first and foremost. *That* is the only way to have peace in our world.

        • One can’t blame ‘white people’ for the fact that their ancestors conquered much of the world in centuries past: nobody bears any responsibility for what their ancestors did, and no group of humans, regardless of ‘race’, during 99,9999% of history has had any qualms about conquering whatever they have had the means to conquer. Also, the whole concept of ‘white people’ is a construct of the colonial system. What do, say, Moldovans, Circassians or Sami people have to do with the colonialist conquests, except that, due to a historical and biological accident, the stupid colonial system would have automatically placed them in the ‘white’ category? White people are not a monolith any more than Jews are.

      • No, Hajo Meyer, Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Corey Robin, Glenn Greenwald, Max Blumenthal, Aaron Maté, Katie Halper are not disgusting dogs; anti-Semites like you, on the other hand, are. You don’t really give a s**t about international law, human rights, freedom from dominance and wars and all that, since you don’t even recognise other humans as humans, and that is what all of these values are based on.

  • It is usually not appreciated that long before there was Jewish Zionism of the 1880, there was Christian Zionism. it was alive and well in the USA in 1810 and has been a powerful force ever since. The movement has various forms, but underlying it is the bible and a shared story of expansion and ethnic cleansing as gods will.”We Americans are the peculiar, chosen people- the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world’ The words of American writer Herman Melville Harry Truman worked tirelessly to establish the country of Israel he was biblical literalist and a Christian Zionist. Jewish or Christian Zionist— we have to stand up to those monsters and rid the world of all injustice perpetrate by fundamentalist.

  • That Ungar-Sargon person is an especially revolting fraud and hypocritical Establishment-hired character assassin – pretending to be critical of Israeli treatment of Palestinians, while mounting an absurd attack against one of the few outspoken and strong critics of Israel (and US interventionism) in Congress. The factual pretext for her argument was that AIPAC exerts its political influence without donating to politicians directly – but, as others have pointed out, AIPAC’s individual members do donate to politicians, and it encourages them to do so, making the distinction insignificant. Even if it really were justified to describe this as an inaccuracy, as the critics claim, it would still remain true that everybody makes such factual mistakes occasionally; that is far from being a sufficient reason to claim bigotry.
    The petty nuance is supposed to become important because, you see, Jews have been accused by anti-Semites of bribing people before. This was similar to the earlier accusation that Omar said Israel had hypnotised the world, and Jews had been accused of ‘hypnotising’ people by anti-Semites before. This is a blatantly illegitimate line of argumentation, which obviously leads to absurdity, and anybody who uses or accepts it is acting in bad faith (or else, a complete idiot).
    It’s obvious to anybody with a modicum of common sense that *whatever* criticism you direct at Israel or any individual Jew or Jewish organisation such as AIPAC, it will *always* turn out that anti-Semites have accused ‘the Jews’ of something vaguely similar at some point within the last 2000 years. You say that Israel kills Palestinian children? Well, anti-Semites have accused Jews of killing other people’s children, too – it’s the well-known blood libel! You say Israel oppresses Palestinians? Guess what – anti-Semites have accused ‘the Jews’ of oppressing Gentiles, too! You say AIPAC/Israel exerts an undue influence on US politics? Anti-Semites have accused ‘the Jews’ of exerting an undue influence on Gentile-majority countries’ politics, too! You claim that, say, Bernie Madoff has defrauded people (mostly other Jews, AFAIR)? Anti-Semites have accused ‘the Jews’ of financially defrauding people, too! And, in general: you say that something that Jewish individual X has done was bad? Anti-Semites have accused ‘the Jews’ of doing bad things, too! I have already encountered instances where criticism of Elliott Abrams’ record in Latin America is dismissed as anti-Semitic, as well as the claim that ‘neocon’ is an anti-Semitic expression. I only wonder when the campaign against poor Harvey Weinstein will finally be exposed as an anti-Semitic persecution that merely resurrects the old familiar anti-Semitic trope – have you forgotten how Jud Süß was also accused of lecherous advances towards Christian women in the 1940 Nazi film, as well as the original 18th century trial?
    Similarly, any metaphor for human bad actions that you may use in your criticism of Israel, an individual Jew or group of Jews – ‘hypnotising’, ‘giving Benjamin Franklins’, whatever – has almost certainly been used by anti-Semites against ‘the Jews’ at some point. As a result, under these rules, it will be identified as ‘dogwhistling’, and you have no way of disproving that. It doesn’t matter whether the point being made by the metaphor is true or acceptable when applied to somebody else: of course, by talking about ‘Israel’s hypnosis’, Omar simply meant to say that Israel has managed to make the world tolerate its human rights violations, and that she finds this extremely surprising and outrageous. It doesn’t even matter that other Jews point out that they don’t recognise the ‘trope’ – then the accusers chide them for their ‘ignorance’ – and even if the accusers generously admit the possibility that you didn’t know ‘the trope’ either, that doesn’t absolve you of blame, because you are still ‘promulgating the stereotype’ and, as an un-woke, uneducated sinner, you ought to shut your mouth.
    The bottomline is that by this logic, it is impossible to ever criticise either Israel or any Jew or group of Jews – that is literally the *only* way to avoid being accused of ‘using dogwhistling anti-Semitic tropes’. The objective result is that, on the grounds that a certain group was oppressed in the past, it is supposed to be made *privileged* in the present: you are not allowed to say about members of that group the same things that you are allowed to say about members of other ethnic groups. And, as usual in such cases, said ‘privilege’ is used even to oppress all the decent, non-tribalist members of the same group, by its worst representatives, who speak in the name of the group as a whole: accusing Jews of being anti-Semitic has, by now, become so commonplace and normalised that hardly anybody bats an eyelid when it’s done.
    This is broadly similar to the Russia-baiting of anti-imperialists, since, instead of debating whether the claim is justified, people discuss who else has said something similar. In this case, however, it’s not even the same claim, because, crucially, Omar and other non-anti-Semitic critics do *not* speak of ‘the Jews’ as a whole! It is the *accusers* that assert that their targets really meant the Jews as a whole – which is, of course, impossible to disprove, and there is a presumption of guilt instead of a presumption of innocence in the following ‘trial’. And the very fact that somebody, somewhere has said it about the Jews as a whole is sufficient.
    All of this, I regret to say, is just a natural (ab)use of the idiocies of the culture of identity politics and political correctness, with its ritual apologies for privilege and ignorance, that have developed in the West in recent decades. ‘Woke’ people accepted that a POC making an accusation of racism is always right and a white person has no right to dispute this in a rational debate, a woman making an accusation of sexism is always right and a man has no right to dispute this in a rational debate – and now a Jew making an accusation of anti-Semitism is always right and a non-Jew has no right to dispute this in a rational debate. Compensatory privilege for past wrongs, overriding rational discussion on equal terms, has always been a terrible idea, and it was bound to be used to defend and enforce oppression, as it is now.

    • Very well said. I agree 100%. Congratulations.

    • Wow, now that’s the incendiary truth! To break the grip of this antisemitic Orwellian madness we really need a non-hateful word for people who oppose, critique or question some or all of the disproportionate tribal power exercised by various Jewish elites.

      • Thus I prefer the term Zionist, it is not necessarily a tribe but a psychopathy among those that believe in a racist ideology and the theft of lands of indigenous people or others by sheer physical force.

        In the US it is taught as “Manifest Destiny”. The Anglo-Zionist empire is built on a racial caste system that it fools itself by calling it ‘capitalism’. What is race? Race is nothing more than phenotype and those of the darker phenotypes are extremely biased against in the the Anglo-Zionist empire. Ethnicity on the other hand, in this time of mixed genealogies, it is whatever that person identifies with. And just like religion, it is largely dependent on the happenstance of your birth.

        Some break free from them their “birthing program” by finding new religions, languages, and even identities from what was given to them. The vast majority don’t. This is not all bad for this is how distinct cultures are created.

        Yes the majority of Zionist are Jews but not all Jews are Zionist. Does Judaism as a religion teaches separatism? Of course it does just like any other religion now or in the future, For religion is the dogma of anyone’s understanding of their world. It is their constants in their equations of what makes sense.

        Therefore we must make space for those Jews who broke with programming and find common cause as the (goy)Anarcho-Right and (goy)Anarcho-Left in that only through peaceful voluntary transactions/interactions can we as humans advance.

        Just one human’s opinion.

        • There are FAR more Christian Zionists than there are Jewish Zionists.

          Dominionist Christians want to see the Jews provoke the Muslims into eradicating them to make their Jeebus come back. This includes demonic figures like Mike Pence.

          Also, Anarchism is a left wing position. An-Caps are cryptofascists, not Anarchists, as any semi-rational analysis of their ideology will make evident, or an honest reading of Rothbard (who distorted his sources horrifficly) will also make evident. Proundhoun’s “What is Property?” Is the basis of all anarchism.

          • Thank you for pointing out the ‘Christian Zionist’ aspect, which I had omitted. Omar didn’t even talk about Jews, she talked about AIPAC and never claimed that AIPAC mostly consisted of Jews; and, as others have pointed out, the Christian Zionist element in AIPAC is so strong that referring to it as ‘a Jewish organisation’, as I did, is probably a misnomer.

      • If one opposes any elites who engage in certain actions, then one is anti-that action, or anti-elite, and that is the only designation one needs. If one opposes only Jewish elites, or if one opposes them for being Jewish, then one is, indeed, an anti-Semite. Furthermore, there are many Jews in various elites, but the notion that the Jewish members of these elites form cabals with exclusively or predominantly Jewish membership in order to exercise disproportionate power over the rest of society is not borne out by the facts – and yes, it is anti-Semitic, too.

  • The Elite is made of ALL denominations,always was and is.Greed and entitlements is what keeps them going.Just in case we forget i like to mention just three,of many.
    The Vatican,The english Kingdom,and the Arab nation.
    And so on and so on…….

  • She should probably be more careful with her words, for pragmatic reasons.
    It was a jab at both the israelis and her colleagues.
    It was in no way anti-jewish (I am not sure what a semetic is), except that she thinks the israelis are treating the palestinians unfairly, cruely, illegally.
    If she backs-down, she has lost. She should use the moment to raise awareness by explaining her comments and the issue to the now listening public.

    But I like her candor.
    It may cost her a position on a committee.
    I hope that by itself would not cost her re-election.
    But then again, it is all about the $.

  • Forced to apologize for speaking the truth. What a sick country we live in.

  • By all rights, AIPAC should be required to register as an agent of a foreign nation operating in the United States. That would solve many problems by reducing their ability to take an active role in domestic politics. Hell, they even have “Israel” in their name, and it is well known that they are joined at the hip to the Israeli government, whose propaganda they spew constantly. If AIPAC is not a foreign agent, then neither are RT and Sputnik.

    • The true irony is that AIPAC has over the decades become so politically powerful that it will likely never have to register. And that means that whatever you want to call the present system has devolved way beyond “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” to something for which I am at the moment lost for words, so why don’t you take a stab at it.

  • Lord Jacob Rothschild 1917: Britain, you’re about to lose the war against Germany, my international Jewish banking cartel will get America into the war on your side if you let us fulfill our Zionist plan for a Jewish state by giving us the land of Palestine afterwards.

    Britain: Ok

    Idiots 2019: Israel is an Anglo-American (non-Jewish) military operation that was dropped in the heart of the most strategically crucial location on earth by Western imperialist powers.

    No, Israel was envisioned and created by the Talmudic Ashkenazi supremacist Jews emanating from the Rothschild-Zionist international banking dynasty in 19th century.

    They created the Jewish state after first extending their powerful tentacles into America to established the fraudulent Federal Reserve banking system.

    The Jewish banking cartel then told US President Wilson when to enter WW1 and on which side to fight, thereby determining its outcome and securing the Zionist promise of Palestine.

    Then they started WW2 by declaring war on Germany in 1933 – before Hitler had passed any anti-Semitic laws and at a time when US President Roosevelt was advising caution.

    So they waged a massive propaganda campaign against the American people through Jewish control of all the press, film, radio and literature to prepare an unwilling population for war against Germany

    The international Jewish banking cabal then maneuvered their blackmailed political puppet Winston Churchill into power in Britain. In servile obedience to his Jewish Zionist masters, Churchill immediately declares war on Germany, starts carpet bombing entire cities and steadfastly rejects every one of Hitler’s multiple offers of peace, etc.

    History is a pack of lies the living play on the dead. You’re not going to ruffle any feathers by calling out an amorphous uni-polar Empire. If you want to know who rules over you and how real power functions in this world, find out who you’re not allowed to criticize. Because the blood-red cord that runs through modern history, from WW1 & WW2 to JFK and 9/11 to the escalating tensions w/Iran today is the racial and religious supremacy of powerful Jewish elites.

    And since creating the state of Israel, these bloodline Jewish supremacists from the House of Rothschild banking dynasty have extended their power into every aspect of our lives, and they now hold the whole of the Euro-Atlantic world to ransom.

    But the dark secret of Jewish power is out. There DO exist very powerful Zionist forces in America, they happen to be Jewish, and this force exercises a massive and deadly influence over the US government and the media.

    Jews themselves like Milo Yianopolos and Alan Dershowitz BRAG about the unparalleled influence of Jewish power in America! But the Zionist controlled Western media strangles any critical discussion of Jewish power in America and so non-Jews dare not even mention that it exists. Everybody knows its true but no one has the courage or the honesty to say it out loud.

    • Knackers, great take, agreed. All of this info is readily out there for anyone to honestly research but very few have the courage to seek it out and denounce it.

      • Here are the Jews of the Trump cabal. Some are very familiar, like his daughter and son-in-law. Others are billionaires who supported Trump’s campaign, and others yet are not so famous, yet just posting this probably considered hate speech by multitudes of sleepwalking zombies everywhere.

        Michael Abboud (Sephardic Jew) – Communications Coordinator, Donald J. Trump for President
        Paul Achleitner (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chairman, Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank (Donald Trump’s largest lender)
        Sheldon Adelson (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Elliott Broidy (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
        Michael Cohen (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, The Trump Organization
        Gil Dezer (Ashkenazic Jew) – President, Trump Dezer Development
        Michael Dezer (Ashkenazic Jew) – Founder, Trump Dezer Development
        Lewis Eisenberg (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
        Boris Epshteyn (Ashkenazic Jew) – Senior Adviser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Stephen Feinberg (Ashkenazic Jew) – Member, Trump Economic Advisory Council; Donor, Trump Victory Fund
        Alan Fishman (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chairman, Ladder Capital (Donald Trump’s second largest lender)
        David Friedman (Ashkenazic Jew) – Co-Chairman, Israel Advisory Committee for Donald Trump
        Samuel Fox (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
        Alan Garten (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Trump Organization
        Bruce Gelb (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Michael Glassner (Ashkenazic Jew) – Deputy Campaign Manager and Former National Political Director, Donald J. Trump for President
        Lawrence Glick (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President of Strategic Development, The Trump Organization
        Jason Greenblatt (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, The Trump Organization; Co-Chairman, Israel Advisory Committee for Donald Trump
        Vincent Harris (Ashkenazic Jew) – Former Digital Strategy Manager, Donald J. Trump for President
        Carl Icahn (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Peter Kalikow (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Trump Victory Fund
        Daniel Kowalski (Ashkenazic Jew) – Deputy Policy Director, Donald J. Trump for President
        Charles Kushner (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Jared Kushner (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Yael Kushner [née Ivanka Trump] (Orthodox Jewish convert) – Executive Vice President, The Trump Organization
        Bennett LeBow (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Trump Victory Fund
        Richard LeFrak (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Trump Victory Fund
        Corey Lewandowski (Ashkenazic Jew/East European) – Former Campaign Manager, Donald J. Trump for President
        Ronald Lieberman (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President of Management & Development, The Trump Organization
        Howard Lorber (Ashkenazic Jew) – Member, Trump Economic Advisory Council; Donor, Trump Victory Fund
        David Malpass (Ashkenazic Jew) – Member, Trump Economic Advisory Council
        Douglas Manchester (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Make America Great Again PAC
        Bernard Marcus (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Rebekah Mercer (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Make America Number One PAC
        Robert Mercer (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Make America Number One PAC
        Amanda Miller (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice President of Marketing, The Trump Organization
        Eli Miller (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chief Operating Officer, Donald J. Trump for President
        Jason Miller (Ashkenazic Jew) – Senior Communications Adviser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Stephen Miller (Ashkenazic Jew) – National Policy Director, Donald J. Trump for President
        Steven Mnuchin (Ashkenazic Jew) – National Finance Chairman, Donald J. Trump for President
        Samuel Nunberg (Ashkenazic Jew) – Former Policy Adviser, Donald J. Trump for President
        David Orowitz (Ashkenazic Jew) – Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, The Trump Organization
        Geoffrey Palmer [né Weissinger] (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Rebuilding America Now PAC
        John Paulson (Ashkenazic Jew) – Member, Trump Economic Advisory Council
        Stewart Rahr (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Richard Roberts (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice Chairman, Israel Advisory Committee for Donald Trump
        George Ross (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President and Senior Counsel, The Trump Organization
        Wilbur Ross (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Steven Roth (Ashkenazic Jew) – Member, Trump Economic Advisory Council; Donor, Trump Victory Fund
        Felix Sater (Ashkenazic Jew) – Former Senior Adviser, The Trump Organization
        Keith Schiller (Ashkenazic Jew) – Director of Security, The Trump Organization
        Melvin Sembler (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
        Lara Trump [née Yunaska] (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Vanessa Trump [née Haydon] (Ashkenazic Jew/North European) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Ronald Weiser (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
        Andrew Weiss (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President, The Trump Organization
        Allen Weisselberg (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Trump Organization
        Lawrence Weitzner (Ashkenazic Jew) – Adviser, Donald J. Trump for President
        Steven Witkoff (Ashkenazic Jew) – Donor, Trump Victory Fund
        Stephen Wynn [né Weinberg] (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President

        • And you can stuff it as well

          • American Jewry makes any debate on whether the ‘Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’ are an authentic document or a forgery irrelevant. American Jews do control the world and no one is allowed to say it out loud.

        • KNACKERS…

          I don’t know how anyone making comments here can refute you commentary… The knee jerks that hold up here say, and propaganda say, as well, the racist flag of everything, can’t possibly be informed intelligence, but rather, misinformed sycophants following a brick lined coffin in a processing heading straight to hell. I use the term hell in this light… After we are all propagandized from crib to grave… Our opinions have been formed by parents, friends, Prof’s from kindergarten through the philosophical conundrum of, so called, higher learning. I think the metaphor… “Let the blind lead the blind”, represents HELL incarnate. The Zio Christian right follow the dictates of Talmudic humanism…
          In the offset of historical lore, Jesus was to have said that the Pharisees (Talmudic Rabbis) and there genealogical legalisms, created a special class of untouchables, (elite), that kept the people of Judaism in bondage to the laws of men and called them laws of god…. Jesus was a Jew it is said, born in the genetic line of King David, once again, the genetic dictum of saintly priests and the graphics of Sumerian Lore…
          Was Jesus’s thoughts an invention of philosophical discourse by the Friends of Jesus… I’m quite sure my opinion here is just a thesis, Where, wanting to escape the Caste system set up by the Chosen few of Rabbis and there piers, the Sadducee mosaic crowd and the Parasitic Talmudic crowd… How many years did the average Jewish person or slave toil at the hands of the gifted intellectuals holding them hostage to servitude and mental slavery? Is mental slavery any different than physical slavery? The elite priest being served the fruits of the poor mans labor… Has anything changed other than the Slavery to the Intellegenctia, propagated to serve the elite? Those that say they have the answers to govern the masses? Power, power that corrupts, and the absolute power of the ruling elite!
          People have a difficult time making there way in the world of the physical… outside the natural order of Planet earth… The want to control nature, instead of working with nature… The fear of death and the unknown is the priests hold of power, the rabbi and his magic, the cornerstone of control in the mind of those that have no critical thinking skills. Watch the birds that want for nothing, and emulate their business as nature provides…. Apposed to the Intellegenctia of magic and superstition as well the sciences of unexacting speculation and hyperbole , a way to look at the right to rule in the caste system of ignorant poor Semites and slaves, held hostage to the DNA of the educated Semites the Rabbis of Right by might. The latter, misdirection of any possible peace of mind of the sycophant followers of Talmudism. The constant battle to be free of mental chaos and bondage for the average Jewish man or woman resides in Rabbinic lore… This is how the church of Christianity found it’s roots… From the rebels Like Paul and the band of twelve…the latter may just be lore also. I was not there… but the talmudistic format should not escape the reader… Christianity is Jewish and Christians that want to practice Jewish Hebraisms, not Jewish Talmudism must remember… It’s your doing that keeps the duality of peace or chaos in the flux of the matrix of evil… The first century Church is not represented in the current temporal format of CHURCHANITITY… This is a Rabbinic construct to deceive the those that want freedom from bondage to the laws of elitist and government controllers… The light of freedom is not the bondage of rabbinic, Christian Judaism… AKA…the Zionist format that controls the faithful that would give up there wills to fables and object slavery to the Rabbinic order of Churchianitity. In my opinion, we have all gone astray from the phyisopical integrity of escaping the bondage of the latter.
          Lastly, most comments about racial bigotry are non-absolutes… If we were more informed and well studied in the Talmud as goyim, (a racial term) , used by Jews that call the kettle black… are in fact the oxymoron’s of anti-Semitic accusations to cover the rabbis lies and double speak… We are splitting hairs in the camels eye of rhetoric and foolish dissemination and misinformation to the uneducated of, and about, the Talmud Kabbalistic, age old magic of idol worship and humanistic fiction and the magic of imagination created to deceive the masses… Seek and ye shall find , ask and the knowledge will be opened to revel the truth of our slave masters… I think this is all Jesus was saying…. The golden rule his last thought on human behaviour. After all, is this not how peace is establish… Saith the prince of peace, “love thy neighbor as thyself”… This is not a Thought from judiacs that believe in the Talmud, nor is it anti-Semitic… or anti-Christian… Simple rules of nature’s order… we will all die at the hand of nature… but the death of many at the hands that want to control nature is the artificial construct of human imagination and fleeting sorcery by the priest of the matrix.
          Namaste all!

        • Knackers, also note that every chairman of the fed has been a jew. Outta only 2% of the population. What a coincidence!

        • That’s quite an impressive list for an ethnic group which comprises only 2.2 percent of the US population. Isn’t it funny how no one ever comments on it.

    • Now that is a blatantly anti-Semitic take. The notion that Jews rule the world harkens back to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Stuff it.

      • Rob, have you read the Protocols? If you have then how can you dismiss it and its accuracy of events? And ditto if you have not.

    • Knackers, great comments. But, again, I think that you should focus more on the BEHAVIOR of this oranization or these individuals, rather than focusing on their common religion or ethnic group. And that BEHAVIOR has everything to do with “money” and its “interest” (rate of “return” or “profit”) and, since ’08, so-called TBTF BANKS. For we, as members of the bewildered herd of voters, absolutely everything boils down to one question. Are we going to submit to being ruled by whoever owns or controls TBTF banks (AKA “global systemically important banks”, or “G-SIBs” http://www.fsb.org/wp-content/uploads/P161118-1.pdf ).
      And speaking of TBTF banks, there have been several fatal errors in US
      history (the creation of the private US central bank, The Fed, and Nixon closing the gold window), but IMO the most egregious was the recent de facto creation of,
      or at least the official recognition of, once again with feeling, the so-called “too-big-to-fail” banks.
      Carefully ponder how dangerous that single act/acknowledgment truly was/is to humanity’s future. Start off by answering the simple question–“What happens after a TBTF bank repeatedly, irresponsibly makes bad decisions and repeatedly loses a lot of money?” Only Answer Allowed: The US government, purportedly on behalf of US taxpayers, will do “whatever it takes” to keep any TBTF bank “in business” because they are “systemically important”.
      And just exactly WHAT IS the “system” that must not be/ will never be allowed to “fail”? It is an ancient “system” in which a microscopic percentage of the population owns or controls the vast majority of LARGE-SCALE capital equipment for its own astronimical profit. That Elite microscopic percentage’s investments and prestige and “position” within the “system” MUST BE PROTECTED AND MAINTAINED! THIS is precisely what the ’08 bailout was ALL ABOUT!
      AFAIK, the ONLY things in the world that the US government considers to be TBTF are itself and those banks. Human beings and even the planet itself can suffer and die, but that government and, by extension, its TBTF banks (of herd-control) must be rescued, no matter what. Therefore, they, not us, will be the last “men” standing.
      Again, carefully ponder whether or not you want to be ruled by the Elite, through their TBTF banks, their ATMs or your “smart” phones, in what MUST BECOME A CASHLESS “system”. You must not be allowed to keep your hard–earned savings as cash in your home safe, because if you do that the TBTF banks cannot completely control your future and, as a result, they may do what can not/ will not be allowed — FAIL.
      And after you hopefully decide that you do not want to be so ruled, EVEN MORE CAREFULLY decide what kind of arrangement you want to REPLACE the present one.
      KNACKERS, again, excellent comment, but I think what is wrong with the whatever-you-want-to-call-it “system” or “arrangement” goes way beyond Jewishness or Catholicness or Islamness or Indigenousness, etc-ness.
      Human BEHAVIOR, BEHAVIOR, BEHAVIOR! is what is wrong with the present arrangement! Therefore, it is that BEHAVIOR which must be indentified and corrected, REGARDLESS of WHO it is that’s doing the behaving. You are correct in stating that WHO is doing the bad behavior must be identified, again, regardless of their religion. And you are also absolutely correct that in this day of societal evolution being anti-Israeli is equated as being anti-semitic, which means that you want to re-enact the holocaust. This is insanity, so this trend must somehow be defeated. Don’t expect the Congress Of Morons to be leading the charge. This must be done at the “grass-roots level” and that means us — including all the commenters here– so the question is “where/how do we start?” And the answer MUST BE right here; right now, with only an “idea” of what a better world “looks like”. Big things always have small beginnings.
      Good luck to us all. If we cannot stand up to the plate and start swinging with ideas of a better world, the human race is going to end either in a nuclear war or environmental catastrophe.

      • The problem is that many folks (like my wife) are not interested in understanding or exploring this dark underbelly. They want to look away, and feel that it is a reasonable choice to stay affixed to positive thinking. Such people will never be available to bear witness to injustice. It is just too painful for them. They are willing to be be victims, but don’t admit this. Most humans are like this and so this herd mentality of avoiding conflict will continue to leave our species vulnerable to exploitation.

        • That’s exactly the problem. Positive thinking in an evil world is arguably some sort of sin, as well as being ignorant, and optimism is for dullards only!

      • Ish, what specific action(s) do you suggest be done?

    • The Elite is made of ALL denominations,always was and is.Greed and entitlements is what keeps them going.Just in case we forget i like to mention just three,of many.
      The Vatican,The english Kingdom,and the Arab nation.
      And so on and so on…….

      • Helmut, there are indeed other powerful groups who are not jewish but are also part of the elite. I liken it to crime syndicates. There are several mob families but they are all controlled by a hierarchy with one family on top. The only difference between crime syndicates and the true PTB is that the mob is not nearly as vicious as the “legitimate” banksters.

    • Knacker, I wonder why the always predictable Caitlin Johnstone hasn’t shut you down? For much less than what you’ve said she told someone earlier in the thread:

      “I actually say it that way because I understand the world better than you do. Kindly keep your dopey medieval superstitions about Jews the fuck off my site, thanks.”

      • Caitlin’s got a lot of self-awareness and so she’s probably a little conflicted. Clearly she can’t publicly agree with me without committing social media suicide, but she’s also a wise and sensitive soul who knows that silencing or censoring my posts makes her into the fascist thought police control freak that she genuinely wants to decapitate.

        She’s a good egg, not the type to be comfortable acting like a complete and utter hypocrite without any pangs of conscience. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Caitlin feels just a little torn between the contradictory demands of speaking the truth in her own beautiful uncompromising way and preserving a fragile social media platform in the face of an arbitrary tyranny of Big Tech censorship.

          • C’mon now, I never suggested that “the Rothschild’s” or “the Jews” or “the Zionists” are in complete control of the world. However, their level of influence is so substantial that they can, in a sense, be referred to as the “fulcrum” upon which the balance of modern power does indeed rest.

            And you admit pretty much the same thing nearly every day anyway by openly stating that a Unipolar Empire is working relentlessly to make certain that, in the end, they do achieve absolute power.

            You just remain deliberately vague about the specific historical and cultural background contexts that are driving its emergence, while some of us have bothered to take a closer look.

            And now it’s very clear why an inordinate number of people from a tiny tribe that makes up less than 0.2% of the world’s population are exercising a staggering concentration of power and influence across every aspect of today’s Anglo-American-Zionist Axis-of-Evil.

            And I kid you not, they call themselves “Jews”.

          • LOL. Ms Johnstone has often complained about censorship in the media. However if you disagree with her she comes on all angry. She may as well get a job at the Guardian.

    • Drew, I agree with you 100%. I think the so-called “red dress” scene in the movie The Matrix sums it up pretty well– “most people are not ready to be released from the matrix”. From what you say, your wife is probably one of them. I know perhaps three people who are ready, but maybe only two. My wife is ready. “Fortunately”, I don’t know that many people, so maybe there are a great number who are in fact ready to try something that has never been tried in human history — NOT to be ruled by an Elite.
      Unfortunately, there is still an apparently irresistible tendency to blame outsiders, either in the form of foreigners or members of a religion or, for lack of a better expression, ethnic group, for what is wrong with the whatever-you-want-to-call-it present arrangement, rather than, again, human behavior that is what is ultimately causing the problem.
      That behavior has been and is being taught to the children of the past and the children of today. It has been “passed down” through the generations of human beings for the last 10,000 years. Unfortunately, this is an important part of a “behavioral package” that has throughout human history INEVITABLY CAUSED, either knowingly or unwittingly, wars (nowadays, nuclear wars) and destruction of the earth’s biosphere.
      There’s a great multi-part TV show that was made I believe in the 1980s called “The Day After”. It shows the lead-up and start of nuclear war and its consequences on a couple of mid-western communities and on the lives of average people in those communities. For example, a farming family lives within the impact/radiation zone. After it becomes apparent to the husband that nuclear strikes are imminent, he goes upstairs to find his wife carefully making their bed, talking out their daughter’s upcoming wedding.. He tells her to stop and to start moving things into the basement. But she does not respond. He has to literally grab her to get her attention and she fights him. After a few moments of struggle, she breaks down completely and starts crying uncontrollably. She is literally not capable of facing the reality of what is about to happen.
      This is the future for the human race unless we all stop watching Netflix, going to the beach, etc. and start discussing what must be discussed. The Matrix that we have grown up in has literally turned the minds of most people into something that finds even discussion about what must be done deeply revolting. Even those who can at least see that the present arrangement is unsustainable are up until now still incapable of describing an alternative. Too bad. I’m pushing 70. The one and only reason I continue to type is that my wife of 26 years has grand children whom I helped raise to their present ages of 16 and 18. I may avoid experiencing nuclear war in my remaining time “alive”, but, unless the present arrangement is changed, they will not.

    • Knackers, you’re now at the heart of the matter. The centrally controlled global debt-based money system created the monopoly leverage by which the entire Western world has become economically enslaved. None of the major wars of the past 150 years could have been prosecuted without that leverage, on both sides. Every Social-Economic-Political structure of the West is controlled and operated by the House of Rothchild, and its generational American-European-Israeli surrogates. Their fiat money disease is now metasticising rapidly across the earth. The final battle will be for the consolidation and concentration of power–before the beast ultimately falls. Sadly, it will inflict incomprehensible suffering on the world before the Light prevails. There are many honorable and courageous Jews who know the truth and who will never trade their souls for thirty pieces of silver. To them, your words are not hate-filled nor malicious, but true. If Caitlin wants to travel towards the truth with her work, which her words certainly indicate, she will recognize the Beast for what it is. If not, we should move on–toward the Light.

      • CB, you and Knackers are correct. The monetary powers behind the throne is the source of troubles not the puppets the money powers put on the throne.

  • Ilhan Omar and Tulsi Gabbard are my new heroines. A far cry from obnoxious fantasy warrior-women like the new Captain Marvel spit out by vile Hollywood. Hallelujah for uppity wimmin!

  • What is Anti-Semitic is to promote the delusion that all Jews support your settler colonial apartheid state. Palestinians, who are a Semitic people with a Semitic language, are the Semites. The Europeans (as Ashkenazi are genetically) who speak a Germanic or Syncretic language (Yiddish or Modern Hebrew) and who have displaced the Semitic indigenous population of Palestine are the Anri- Semites.

    To claim otherwise is indicative of extreme Anti-Semanticism.

  • Another example of why there is no home for progressives in the Democratic Party. Their souls are eventually crushed into the miasma of faux liberal politics, talk big, do nothing and successfully block progress even more efficiently than the GOP. Consider third parties, like the Greens.

    • This should be her cue to break from the Democrats and expose them for what they are: money-loving imperialist phonies. Her “career” might not survive, but it’s probably DOA anyway. If she has any integrity, she will use this opportunity and then join the true opposition.

  • I find Ohmar’s views disgusting and evil but on this issue she is correct. I would advise her to ignore the cries of “anti-semitism” and focus instead on this being a free speech issue. But since the left violently hates free speech it would be just another example of leftist hypocrisy – free speech for her but not for everyone she disagrees with.

    Why is the left so upset about this treatment she is receiving? Only because it is one of their own being attacked for holding “unapproved” views? Replace the issue with race or sex or homosexuality etc. instead of “anti-semitism” and the left would be the ones screaming for her head.

    • You seem to have created a boogeyman here that you call “the left”.

      I love free speech, it what let’s me call you out for being a butthurt bigot pretending that having your bigotry called out somehow infringes on your freedom of speech (hint: you are entitled to your retrograde statements, but I am also entitled to point out that your opinions are formed from arrogant ignorance, and thus indicate either your lack of ability to think critically, or your intentional deception.)

      Calling you a ignorant bigot is not infringing on your “freeze peach”.

      • John, ad hominem attacks are not logical arguments.

        My logical argument: PC is one hundred percent owned by the left. It is the left that riots to prevent speakers they do not agree with from speaking. It is the left that doxxes people they do not agree with and threatens not just the person but the entire family. It is the left that is pushing for 99.9%* of anti-free speech laws. The violently anti-free speech fascist “antifa” punks are all from the left.

        Can you provide evidence of the right doing the same? FTR I am neither from the right or left. A curse on both houses.

        *The only case of rightist anti-free speech that I am aware of is the bullshit anti-BDS laws.

        • You don’t the remember the Tea Party shouting down any congress person they disagreed with?

          • Michael, shouting down is not violence. It is not a call for violence. It is not a call to end free speech.

            And please offer a specific example to your claim.

        • Antifa is pro free speech. They do not ask for the government to intervene, they believe bad speech should be countered by better speech, and in denying fascists their safe spaces. Their violence pales in comparison to the level of right wing terrorism in this country that they oppose. (All of Antifa’s actions combined pale in comparison to Dylan Roof.)

          Eugene Debs and many others were jailed for opposing war. Anti- pornography laws were all pushed by the right wing. Perhaps you have heard of the House Committee for UnAmerican Activities? It was originally started to hunt Nazis but was quickly subverted to blacklist anything remotely kind of left.

          Look at what happened to the careers of Ward Churchhill, Norman Finklestein, Stephen Salita (sp?) Etc.

          The War on Drugs is essentially a war carried out by the right against the left, as Nixon’s henchman have openly stated.

          Just in the past few weeks a former FBI head publicly admitted that the FBI had as its mention preventing left wing voices from rising.

          Right wing legislators have passed ag gag Bill’s making it illegal to film animal abuse at torture farms.

          Also, you gotta keep in mind that Democrats are right wingers, otherwise they would oppose Capitalism, as opposition to Capitalism is literally the definition of Left.

          Just because you are utterly ignorant does not mean that what you are willfully ignorant of does not exist.

          The right ARRESTS speakers they don’t like (Lenny Bruce, Eugene Debs, etc) or tries to kill them. They then whine when they don’t get their safe spaces protected from the speech of others.

          • John, the past is the past. We are discussing current events. And violence.

            “Antifa is pro free speech. They do not ask for the government to intervene, they believe bad speech should be countered by better speech, and in denying fascists their safe spaces. Their violence…”

            How can the fascist anti-fascist punks be for free speech when they use violence (as you admit they do) to deny it to others? How can speech that is prevented by violence from being spoken in the first place be “countered by better speech”? Ya can’t “counterspeak” that which has yet to be spoken.

            The left owns the violently anti-free speech movement. This cannot be denied no matter what the past/present sins of the right. One either condones or one condemns political violence. Likewise one either supports free speech for everyone or one is against it for everyone. The left has clearly chosen its side and it is the latter. And if/when the right does the same I will call them out for it too. Ad homenim attacks do not change the facts.

        • Antifa is pro free speech. They do not ask for the government to intervene, they believe bad speech should be countered by better speech, and in denying fascists their safe spaces. Their violence pales in comparison to the level of right wing terrorism in this country that they oppose. (All of Antifa’s actions combined pale in comparison to Dylan Roof.)

          Eugene Debs and many others were jailed for opposing war. Anti- pornography laws were all pushed by the right wing. Perhaps you have heard of the House Committee for UnAmerican Activities? It was originally started to hunt Nazis but was quickly subverted to blacklist anything remotely kind of left.

          Look at what happened to the careers of Ward Churchhill, Norman Finklestein, Stephen Salita (sp?) Etc.

          The War on Drugs is essentially a war carried out by the right against the left, as Nixon’s henchman have openly stated.

          Just in the past few weeks a former FBI head publicly admitted that the FBI had as its mention preventing left wing voices from rising.

          Right wing legislators have passed ag gag Bill’s making it illegal to film animal abuse at torture farms.

          Also, you gotta keep in mind that Democrats are right wingers, otherwise they would oppose Capitalism, as opposition to Capitalism is literally the definition of Left.

          Just because you are utterly ignorant does not mean that what you are willfully ignorant of does not exist.

          The right ARRESTS speakers they don’t like (Lenny Bruce, Eugene Debs, etc) or tries to kill them. They then whine when they don’t get their safe spaces protected from the speech of others.

          Ps. It is not an ad-hominen when a descriptor is appropriate and explained.

          Your “logical argument” is one hundred percent bullshit. Look at the uproar in the right when the congresswoman called Trump a motherfucker. Look at how the right wing media (i.e. Corporate controlled media – which, by definition cannot be “left”) reports Venezuela. (Hint – Venezuela is a Capitalist country, with over 80% of businesses privately owned. But that is not PC to mention, even though it is factually correct.)

  • Please consider writing an op-ed for the NYT which runneth over with unipolar narrative sentiment about this issue.

  • BDS. Boycott bought politicians. Free Assange and others. How is Amy AIPAC Koba$ure doing?

  • There’s another side to the mass media’s epileptic seizure yesterday. In trying to smear Ilhan Omar with the typical weapon of antisemitism, the Zionist’s have forced more conversation about AIPAC for main stream eyes than ever before. They way over played their hand! The public knows more about the Israel lobby now than ever before, soon enough they’ll invent a new non-lethal word for people who oppose, critique or question some or all of the disproportionate tribal power exercised by various Jewish elites.

  • There’s another side to the mass media’s epileptic seizure yesterday. In trying to smear Ilhan Omar with the typical weapon of antisemitism, the Zionist’s have forced more conversation about AIPAC for main stream eyes than ever before. They way to over play your hand! The public knows more about the Israel lobby than ever now, all they need now is a non-lethal word for people who oppose, critique or question some or all of the disproportionate tribal power exercised by various Jewish elites.

  • Christ was the biggest anti-Shem there ever was. Why isn’t anyone getting loud and obnoxious over Christ?

  • I tried to Share this article on Facebook and was faced with the need to sign in – same with Twitter. Normally when I share it goes automatically. Do you think that there are key words – Israel for example, or even Caitlinjohnstone, – that get this treatment? Or am I being too paranoid? Has this happened to anyone else?

    • i just shared it on FB with no problems (yet)

  • Caitlin wrote: “If you can understand this [unipolar power], you’ll understand why Ilhan Omar was so ferociously attacked by the political-media class today. She disrupted a crucial imperial narrative.”

    I beg to differ. Omar was NOT vilified because she took aim at unipolar power.

    Just as the Japanese, for example, have a completely separate thing going on from their connections with The Unipolar Empire, so too do Jews — Israeli or othewise — have their own thing completely separate from their intertwined connections with The Unipolar Empire.

    When you tease out the players, you discover that the only demographic within The Unipolar Empire that goes ballistic if you call it out is Jewish. Omar could have said “white patriarchy” or “Japanese” and the twittersphere would not have batted an eye.

    In our era, Jewish Power’s defining trait — above and beyond it’s unipolar-power peers — is to “ferociously attack” anyone who points out the extreme iniquity of The Apartheid State of Israel. That is the actual “crucial imperial narrative” which Omar disrupted.

    To expose that particular truth undoubtedly would have put Caitlin in the hotseat alongside Omar. It’s safer to just blobify it and say The Unipolar Power got upset.

      • Kindly educate yourself with scholarly literature. For starters, here’s two groundbreaking books by noted Israeli professors:

        The Invention of the Jewish People by Schlomo Sand (praised on the cover by the New York Times)

        Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years by Israel Shahak

        And kindly don’t censor this dialogue please. Thanks.

          • You should try more blocking and deleting, Caitlin. Some of these trolls are probably hasbara to make you look guilty by assciation.

          • With all due respect to someone who is a terrific writer and analyst, and a journalist whom I regard as an ally, you have some serious blindspots, but how can one know what they don’t know? I am convinced you have not done sound, indepth research on a topic deemed verbotem by the very people you rail against. Rather than spew ad hominens, please consider doing some serious research of the caliber of scholarly books I cited above.

    • I think you pretty much nailed it.
      If anyone wants to read a Johnstone article they would be more apt to watch this:


      It’ll have the same effect.

    • Dear Caitlin, You responded in a puerile, snarky way to commentor Cat who “kindly” recommended that you read the works of two Israeli professors: “The Invention of the Jewish People” by Schlomo Sand and “Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years” by Israel Shahak. IMO, you are not in a position to say (twice now) “I understand the world better than you” if you have not examined the scholarly (as opposed to “medieval”) COUNTER NARRATIVES of these two game changer tomes.

  • I do admire you, Caitlin, you are a brave Woman. Please keep it up, you are sorely needed.
    Wish you luck
    Your Admirer Hubert, (originally from Austria), but living in Australia.

  • Two women representatives, women of color, non-Christian, non-Judaic, practicing free speech are accused of being anti-Semitic when pointing out at Jewish plutocratic bribers that hide behind the Star of David.
    Those plutocrats and their minions should then be thought of as racist xenophobes

  • She promotes anti-semitism which if you hadn’t noticed is on the rise in the US. Obviously you’re not Jewish. Her stance on the BDS movement only came out after she was elected and I for one applauded her stand down orders and criticism. She can apologize until the cows come home but her ideology has been exposed, thoughts and deeds still live within her antisemitic dogma.

    • You have no idea what anti-semitism is. Anti-semitism is NOT pointing that AIPAC has undue influence over American policy. That is just a truism. Apparently to you, anti-semitism is anything that you as a Jew personally do not care to hear.

      • The hysteria concerning this apparent increase in “anti-semitism” has been explained by science, which has discovered a specific gene that predisposes Ashkenazi Jews to schizophrenia. We can all breath a big sigh of relief, antisemitism is just a tribal obsession of over privileged Jews suffering paranoid delusions of self-reference.

    • D, what is your take on BDS?

  • thank you for an honest truth. now ill listen to trevor noah. we can still enjoy if only for a moment, just like the 1920s. the fight for our future survival

  • She should be able to use this to cement her hold on her congressional seat. There is a dirty secret that the corporate media are desperate to hide and never mention and hope everyone forgets. That is, in the last election, a majority of Americans voted directly against what the corporate media were telling them must be done. The corporate media were against Trump, and quite likely many of those in this recent twit-storm were also telling everyone that Trump was horrible and that it would be a disaster if Trump got elected. How’d that work out? The dirty secret is that the same corporate media is losing their grip on being able to tell people what to do and what not to do. The honorable representative should be able to use this at home in her district. A counter-attack that says “see what they are doing to me” should be very effective. And Chelsea Clinton attacking you should be a godsend! With any luck, when she’s a 20 term congresswoman, she can tell stories at her memorial dinners about how Chelsea Clinton made her career.

    • Good comment.
      She should not have apologized for what she said. Doing so was a big mistake IMO.
      Unfortunately, Omar is a relatively young woman (compared to the living dinosaurs in the legislative branch) and is not politically experienced enough, nor tough enough, IMO, to do battle with the ones who have been attacking her. She should be using recent events and statements of her opponents against them. For example, we’ve been hearing nothing but 24/7 claims of “Russia meddled in the 2016 election”. The past few days would have been the perfect opportunity for her to fire back by saying that “I fully agree that foreign nations should not be able to meddle in US elections and US democracy, including the ones the majority of politicians on both sides of the aisle prefer not to mention, the biggest meddlers of them all — Israel and Saudi Arabia!” Even though the Ds attack might be ramped up to white-hot hyperdrive insanity, IMO this statement would ring true to the vast majority of US VOTERS, both R and D.
      Again, she has to be literally as tough as Agent Orange and that’s going to be very difficult for a relatively young person of any gender. Four years of doing political battle in the trenches dug by the Deep State is going to be tough on her.

  • The Melbourne-based Jewish Lobby has compromised a significant number of Australian politicians of LNP/ALP hue – free trips to Israel and no doubt funding support as well – to quieten any significant pro-Palestinian support against the NaZionists of Netanyahu ilk. Ilhan OMAR of the US House of Reps is a woman of courage – one of very few of her political confreres/consoeurs in Washington DC as yet untainted by the Jewish Lobby of the US – a fascist organisation with not much to do with Judaism. These unprincipled scoundrels have stolen Palestine, steal the land of the so-called Occupied Territories, gaol and torture Palestinian children and adults – murder hundreds by firing their sniper helmet;d guns into Palestine, destroy Palestinian homes and villages, steal the land for their so-called Settlements and take the water – uproot the olive groves. Hideous. And these traitors to the US – most of the Congress – try to shame Ms OMAR! Disgusting! She deserves the Medal of Congress for her honesty, bravery – true grit courage!

  • Ironically, it is the people who are equating Omar’s criticism of the influence of money on public policy with a criticism of the Jewish people who are promulgating an “anti-Semitic trope.” Such tropes thrive in the small minds of the corrupt and vacuous.

  • I have a question: The CUPE, a Canadian union, recently issued a statement defending the national sovereignty of Venezuela. In fact, it seems that the Left has become increasingly supportive of national sovereignty, generally speaking. Conversely, it seems that the Right has become increasingly globalist. But I thought these positions were opposite. For example, the Right in England was responsible for Brexit, on the grounds of national sovereignty. In fact, the Right populist movement in Europe, which is highly suspicious of unrestrained immigration and the whole notion of a global soup, seems to be wedded to the concept of national sovereignty. Can the Left and Right be identified with a perspective on national sovereignty, or are they (or their leadership) both simply opportunistic? Or neoliberals and neoconservatives really the same thing at bottom: globalists for different reasons?

    And how does populism fit into this? Trump was elected precisely on the grounds of national sovereignty: MAGA, right? True, our foreign, militaristic policy is still globalist. But Trump was elected to restore what people feared was being lost.

    I really am just asking. Can anyone direct me to an article or essay concerning these questions? Better yet, Caitlin, would you address these questions? I would love to know what you think. The old, naive days of simple party affiliation seem to be over.

    • The great geopolitical left/right divide in the Age of Trump between Nationalism and Globalism is just the latest “divide and conquer” strategy of tension in the Anglo-Zionist empire’s push towards one world government.
      As we see here there’s not a single bit of difference between the right-wing ideology of national sovereignty of Israel war hawk Bibi Netanyahu and the PC leftist ideology of open-border multiculturalism of globalist billionaire George Soros. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yurYkyE4Bg&fbclid=IwAR3t0vC_7Kg1knTxYRIWac6FLsx030VzkHq6bfvgrfE2qWBNRgs83iGNUv8),

      Netanyahu and Soros are two sides of the same counterfeit Jewish coin, as one and the same international banking cabal of Luciferian planetary controllers pull the strings behind the scenes to accelerate mounting geopolitical conflict, polarization, destabilization, uninterrupted war, financial hardship, economic disparity and psychological trauma worldwide, manufactured to give the ideal cover for trafficking illegal arms, illegal drugs, illegal child sex slaves, illegal body parts and illegally laundered trillions into the pedophilic elite’s international crime coffers, which in turn are used to finance the deep underground military bases and secret CIA-DARPA black budgets ops that include Frankensteinian research into genetic engineering across species interbreeding, Artificial Intelligence, trans-humanism, robotics, and advanced technologies waging trauma-based psychological warfare for mass mind control.

  • She’s pro-trans “rights” and shot her mouth off about males pretending to be women competing in power lifting and said it’s “discriminatory” to exclude them from women’s competition. And as far as our politicians go, she’s no different than the rest. They are all corporate whores serving different corporate pimps. Fuck her, too. Ocasio-Cortez and all the rest are pushing HR 2282 in our congress. The Republican corporate whores are going to vote yes for it as well while pretending they didn’t.

    Nothing short of a revolt is going to change a goddamned thing here or anywhere else. Pretty sure Marx and Engels addressed this well over 100 years ago. And they were right.

    • Unfortunately, you are probably goin to be proven right.

  • “Many of those plutocrats call themselves Christian, Muslim and Jewish, but really they worship nothing but the amassment of more power.

    If the unipolar world order operated honestly, the nations currently labeled “United States”, “Israel”, “United Kingdom”, “Australia”, “South Korea”, “Japan” etc would all be painted the same color on the globe, and they’d all be labeled simply, “The Unipolar Empire”. There’d be the unabsorbed nations labeled “China”, “Russia”, “Iran” and so forth with their own individual colors, but the majority of the globe would be one giant smear of empire. Shoring up ever-increasing dominance over this hegemonic world order is the highest ambition that anyone can have in terms of real power, far greater than president or king, and controlling the narratives that the general populace believes about what’s going on in their world is an indispensable aspect of that power.”

    Now thats fire, Johnstone, well written!

  • “Any observer of Washington politics knows that this is no exaggeration when it comes to the power of pro-Israel money.

    It’s scarcely a secret that Donald Trump’s insistence on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US embassy there was in fulfillment of a promise to Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire pro-Israel mogul who is the biggest donor to the president and the Republican Party.

    The influence of Adelson’s cash on US foreign policy has been enormous, even if media refuse to talk about it.”


    • “It’s scarcely a secret that Donald Trump’s insistence on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US embassy there was in fulfillment of a promise to Sheldon Adelson…”
      Repeating your BS, now you’ve come up with some blog post to confirm your bias again. How did your blathering confirmation bias work out last time? I’m no Adelson fan but let’s look at how uniformed your conclusion about Trump’s motivation really is. You stated this the last time (just a few days ago):
      “Moving the US embassy by Trump and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (something no other US president has ever done) should be a huge red flag.” – Orlando, from the Bat Shit Crazy thread.
      Then after some 5 eyes nonsense where you cited Wikipedia, I corrected you in the nicest way and suggested that you were being victimized by your own confirmation bias. Since you choose to continue spewing from ignorance and you’ve indicated you see Wikipedia as a trusted source, try this:
      “During the 1992 presidential election Bill Clinton promised that his administration would ‘support Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel…'”
      “In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which declared that .Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel.’ The bill also stated that the American embassy should move to Jerusalem within five years. ”
      “During the 2000 election campaign, George W. Bush criticized Clinton for not moving the embassy as he had promised to do, and said he planned on initiating the process himself as soon as he was elected….”
      “In 2008, then Democratic candidate Barack Obama called Jerusalem the ‘capital of Israel’….”
      The root word of ignorance is ignore. You have to ignore a lot of FACTUAL history to make your claim.In your case, it appears to be willful.

  • Lord ‘ ‘ Benjamins ‘ ‘ is loved, worshipped, and sought after the world over.
    Therefore, whoever controls the ‘ ‘ Benjamins ‘ ‘ controls the world.

  • Hey Caitlin, please don’t refer to US as the most powerful nation. Most corrupt, yes. Most evil, yes. Most disgraceful, yes. But Russia has weapons that the US cannot stop.

  • I am going to make a suggestion to you and others.

    Stop picking on people and start picking on aspects of the social contract that are wrong. It is a losing battle to pick on people.

    My drum beat of social change is replacing global private finance with public versions. There are tons of good reasons to do so and if it happened it just might have some influence on nations projecting themselves on others.

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