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May All Be Revealed

“If wars can be started by lies then they can be stopped by truth.”

~ Julian Assange

“That which can be destroyed by the truth, should be.”

~ P C Hodgell

Human life is confusing. A human’s purpose in life is to make it less so.

The healthiest desire a human can have is for confusion and obfuscation to be replaced with clear seeing. This means wanting the truth to be revealed, whether it be for matters as large as the global-scale agendas of secretive power structures, or matters as small as the delusion-based mental habits hidden in your own subconscious. For the lover of truth, it’s all the same desire.

The world’s healthiest people want all truth to be revealed no matter how inconvenient it might be. In themselves, in their relationships, in their community, and in their world. They want government documents leaked, they want whistleblowers exposing the malfeasance of corporations, they want dynamics of abuse seen and recognized, and they want unconscious conditioning patterns made conscious and healed.

The world’s sickest people want truth to be hidden wherever it’s inconvenient. In themselves, in their relationships, in their community, and in their world. They want governments and corporations to become more opaque and for the whistleblowers and journalists who expose them to be punished, they want abusive dynamics to remain hidden behind a veil of narrative control, and they want unconscious conditioning patterns to remain as unconscious as possible.

“May all be revealed.” This is the most sacred desire of every true revolutionary. Of every sincere political activist. Of every honest conspiracy analyst. Of every authentic seeker of enlightenment. Of every real psychonaut. They all want the truth, on truth’s terms, come what may.

“May all remain hidden.” This is the foremost intention of every sociopathic manipulator. Of every domineering oligarch. Of every war architect. Of every imperialist spook. Of every deceitful propagandist. Of every controlling cult leader. Of every user, abuser and manipulator. Of everyone who is too cowardly to face their own inner demons. They all want plenty of dark spaces for the truth to be hidden in.

Those who live truth-based lives with the intention of bringing truth to the light will embrace it in whatever form it ends up taking, even if it makes them look bad, even if it proves they’ve been completely wrong about absolutely everything. Those who’ve lived untruthful lives have a vested interest in keeping truth hidden at any cost. These mutually conflicting interests often set these two very different types of people at odds with one another. If you have led a life that is fully dedicated to truth, you will have already experienced this.

“May all be revealed” is the most healthy and egoless desire you can possibly have for the world, because when you have it you’re not claiming to know what’s best for everyone, and you’re not trying to bend the world to your will. You simply want the truth to come out into the light, whatever it may be, from wherever it has been hidden. You have no preference for what the truth will look like when it’s revealed, nor any agendas for responding to it. You just want the truth. Full stop.

If people could really see what’s going on in our world it would quickly solve all the problems humanity now faces, because the problems humanity faces are not just due to wicked people doing wicked deeds. Our problems are due to wicked people doing wicked deeds in secret, while deceiving the public about what’s really happening. If humanity was able to simply free its information ecosystem from the noise pollution of disinformation and manipulation so we could all see clearly what’s happening, we’d be able to navigate our way through our troubles and create a healthy world.

This is why I don’t put a lot of energy into advocating any particular societal structure or any way of getting there. A lot of leftists have some very rigid ideas about what sort of society we should be living in and what revolutionary means will be required to attain it, but I don’t. I advocate for the elimination of mass-scale perceptual distortions like propaganda, censorship and government opacity, and I trust that once we’re able to see clearly what’s really going on and share information with each other we’ll collectively organize into whatever formation we need to take to overcome the existential hurdles we’ll face on each given day.

It is obvious that the sociopaths who are steering our species toward climate collapse and nuclear armageddon are not going to turn this ship around on their own accord. It is also obvious that we ordinary folks as a collective won’t be able to use the power of our numbers to force a change of direction as long as we’re all being manipulated by mass-scale perceptual distortions, no matter how conceptually correct we might feel Marx or Lenin or whomever may have been. What’s needed first and foremost is not more plans and agendas, but clear seeing.

That’s where we must put our intention: for all to be revealed. In ourselves, in our relationships, in our communities, and in our world. As our intention is, so will be our attention and our effort. As our attention and our effort are, so will be their fruits. We set our course for the revelation of truth by firmly resolving to help bring it all into the light, beginning right here and now with our own minds and our own lives.

Everything is far more interconnected than most people realize. Resolving to bring that which is hidden in your own life into the light of truth will open your eyes further and further and give you the ability to spot hidden truths in larger and larger ways. The fight for humanity’s future begins at your own eyelids.

So, may all be revealed.

Whether it’s big or small, whether it’s convenient or inconvenient.

In ourselves and in our world, in the expected places and in the unexpected places.

May all be revealed.

Whether it’s truths we were hoping to find or truths we were hoping we would not find.

Whether it’s revelations that make us feel vindicated or revelations which make us eat crow.

May all be revealed.

In our minds and in our lives, in our families and in our relationships.

In our culture and in our society, in our nation and in our government.

May all be revealed.

May we be brave enough to want the truth, even if it affects us personally.

Even if it makes us burn with shame, or howl with grief, or shake with anger, or just feel really dumb for a second or two.

Even if it means monsters dissolve as illusions before our eyes, or the seemingly benign reveals itself as malignant.

Even if it means making friends of old enemies or enemies of old friends.

Even if it means giving up our precious plans, or diverting off a well-worn path, or letting go of safety and comfort to allow our life to recalibrate itself into a more truthful arrangement.

Even if it means death to what I think of as “me”.

May all be revealed.

May we be wise enough to recognize truth when it arises, in whatever form it might take.

May we love ourselves enough to make the necessary changes when truth informs us that it is time to do so.

Let us see it all.

May all be revealed, come what may.

Amen.

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  • Hi Caitlin, I don’t read all your stuff, I’m too busy and usually I know what your going to say anyway. It all needs to be said though, and nobody says it better then you do. That is why I subscribe to your site, and if anything I need to pay more. We need more people to speak like you though and they need to be paid to do it. We all have bills, and why should just the sociopathic manipulators get money for spreading the word? However, I was so pleased I read this one. It’s a beauty. I will be forwarding it to many places. Thank you,.

  • What an incredible amount of anti-Assange slander in the comments. The CIA, the FBI and their equivalents in the UK and Australia must be very busy writing this garbage.

    No, Assange is a great man. A hero to the people of the world, who are not deceived by this nonsense, by the fear, uncertainty and doubt spread by this ocean of lies.

    All this shows how scared they are of Assange.

    To them: Give up. You’re losing.

  • Very good article. I am a signatory to A&E911truth petition (BSME 1985). I’ve also “solved the puzzle” of how the Milky Way Galaxy works and affects the earth and our Solar System….

    https://youtu.be/pPlue5GiONc?t=1s

    May all be revealed!

  • Truth does not stop wars.
    Lies are told after the fact to the people to try to justify them.

    We believe Assange is who the media tell us and worship him obediently .
    If they tell us about 911 we believe them and if they tell us Assange( and the CIA’s wikileaks ) is not a CIA agent we believe that too.
    The problem is we are believers.

    Wars manifest because we have depts for war, we have a group of wealthy bankers profiting off wars, we have people hating and we have human unconsciousness.

    That you believe what is going on in the world will tell you who you are , it can’t.
    Its not truth.
    Its the ego that asks that.
    All has been revealed, if you cannot see it your eyes are closed, and it is ignorance (ego) that says it wants to know what is already obvious.

    What is going on is human unconsciousness, insanity, a group of people trying to maintain control over others by any means and lies they think are necessary.

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  • Off Topic, but very important for MOTHERS of children!

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  • Haha I love the closed mindedness here from people that claim to be open minded and spiritual .
    And I think its funny Cait lin is hoodwinking people getting them to worship a 911 denying Media celebrity Agent Assange . What a hoot.
    And using him the medias poster boy for freedom.. laughed so hard I nearly pissed myself.

    • There is the possibility that you have not convinced her that you know the truth.

      • OH NO! Is Caitlin attracting all these CIA-funded trolls because she’s dangerous to the Deep State, or is she in fact a CIA stooge herself, spreading confusion? Could the CIA please leak some documentation so you can make me decide whether to worship Caitlin Johnstone or not. Even photo-shopped evidence is okay, because I so want to believe it.
        .
        And also, FREE JULIAN ASSANGE NOW. PROSECUTE WAR CRIMINALS INSTEAD.

    • Media celebrity? What fricken kind of up is down and front is back universe are you living in? The “demonization” of Assange by corporate Media has been in a puerile lockstep for some time now, stretching beyond “news programming” to include SNL and the late night talk shows. Gobble your garbage and puke it up somewhere else.

      • Yip he is a media celebrity.
        There are left branches of corporate media don’t be so naive “Herr Gregory”. Its called controlled opposition made to control the self proclaimed ” leftys” .
        Hee hee if you are not a shill you are a prime example of Cia celebrity poster boy agent Assange’s ” woke” followers.

        • Can we see some evidence of your wackadoodle claims, or is that too much to ask for, just like Russiagate? And why shouldn’t I think you are a CIA agent here to spread confusion?

  • Assange turns out to be a great entertainer in the sense that he is an interesting character that an author might imagine as a lead character in 100 different fictional stories. Here is Julian, here is what physically happened, now use your imagination to come up with a story. The result is a lot of stories and none of them are true at the time they are written. Even if one turns out to be spot-on, it was not written as a truth, and the author has no right to expect others to accept their story as the truth when it is presented.

    Included in the category of imagining, as opposed to knowing, is imagining that words one hears/reads are true. This is the power of media – to make people think they know, when really, they only imagine what they were told is true. People forget this when they selectively criticize media. Someone who forces their Julian story on others is insisting that what they imagine is true.

    If an author is not entertained by their story, they do not publish it, instead they change it or start over. If an author is entertained by their story, they should remember the original problem statement, which has nothing to do with truth.

    A less entertaining task than imagining a story about Julian, is reading documents which are the facts in the story. Still, the only truth is that a document exists; the next step is to imagine whether what is said in the document is true, or not.

    If the process of digesting the facts is tedious and unentertaining, one can just imagine that the enemy has nefarious reasons for wanting you to pay attention to the facts, and then get back to the entertaining side of life. The human imagination is a wonderful thing that allows for many options, including the option of being smarter than everyone else.

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    Civil Strife & Street Protests, the Democratic Partys Radical New Political Technology for Vote-Harvesting by Robert Bridge!
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  • “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth”. The vast majority of us would be shaken to the core if we discovered a significantly large quantity of truth, my self included. I didn’t read all the comments here, but all I did read do not question the truth of whether the very existence of “‘government”, the imposition of authority by force, is necessary or not. Government is the major culprit in the concealment of truth, and is responsible for the existence of a great many other culprits. Such as corporations, which are a creation of government. And monopolies, which are impossible without the assistance of government. One could write a book, in fact, many have been written. Yet most of us insist that we cannot function without a gang of Psychopaths In Charge. If we could only get the correct psychopaths in office.

    • Totally agree. So much is now being revealed by the access to the internet. It has undermined peoples faith in institutions and each other. It has caused angst and real anxiety among the general populace. I also think it adds to general unrest. The saying ignorant and happy has alot of truth in it.

      • i don’ have to defend the web, but it shows one and all how black men get killed….many times more than police body cams….so good. and it allows uncensored comments forcing you to think. like Assange spent years in a one room defacto prison, while those CIA thugs who shot MLK JFK RFK, Lumumba, Torrijos, Arbenz, Allende et al…Epstein! sandra bland [unshown]….all this w/o any restriction…
        proves Assange is being prosecuted already prior to his trial even….NOT that he is CIA. but he is NOT! look at what Lady Christine showed us in Afghanistan….the nazis never had to worry ’bout this…as we get closer and closer to the truth…you R the 1 who cannot handle the truth.

      • A lot of ignorant believers believing everything the media and govt tell them .
        You can’t trust everything on the internet (cia taken over US funded) as the oligarchys media have left controlled opposition blogs.
        Can’t trust the internet to provide truth, especially when the so called left blogs repeat mainstream memes about ” freedom” and celebrity cia agents.

        As someone wise said the truth of your Being lies inside you.
        Don’t look for it outside or try to find yourself on the internet.

        • I’m sure the CIA just loves them some Assange for exposing all sorts of evil they have done. Your logic is amazing.

  • Dear Caitlin,
    It’s dismaying that your readership includes a number of unhinged people writing complete rubbish about Julian. So pathetic! I shall continue to read your posts of course but this is my first and last visit to the comments section.

    • You probably won’t read this, Annie, but I have much the same impression. Has there ever been as insightful a blogger as Caitlin who elicits more comments (certainly not all) which either fail to get the points she makes or rejects them out-of-hand, come out of the blue from an entirely different place? I’ve followed many blogs over the years, but this one displays the biggest disconnect I’ve ever seen between the quality and thrust of the post and so many of the comments upon it. I wonder if this bothers Caitlin as much as it bothers us, or whether she’s simply learned to take it in stride.

      • Dialogue is dead. Debate is dead. Open minds are dead. You are not always right. I am not always right. Caitlin is not always right. But we each have our opinions. We should be reading her blog not to reinforce our own opinions but listen to new, opposing and different views. The comment section even more so.

        • If open minds are dead, then we’re dead, because surely there’s a hell of a lot more thinking we’ve yet to do. No one is always right, of course, but you are dead wrong in your knee-jerk dismissal of dialogue, debate, and open-mindedness. Look at the obvious contradiction in your comment. You assert that all these things are dead, then urge us to come here “to listen to new, opposing and different views.” Why the fuck should we be listening to anyone, exposing ourselves to any views at all, if again, to use your exact words: “Dialogue is dead. Debate is dead. Open minds are dead.” This is precisely the kind of inane commentary that I and others find so regrettable on this otherwise extraordinary blog.

          • Agree that this blog is well-researched and produced—oftentimes extraordinarily insightful with nice touches of humour, backstopped by ethical principles.
            Inane commentary aside, the comment section continues to be worth the look due to several commentators such as yourself. I always expect to have to sift through dross to find nuggets with any Internet forum. Not that it isn’t at times tiresome!

          • Dialogue is alive between individuals but groups govts etc have long since stopped listening. Govts worldwide are deadlocked refusing to work with the opposition to do some good. We censor those whose views offend us, we seek safe spaces when we hear things we do not like. We do not work together for the common good. I say again debate and dialogue are dead. Thus chaos gridlock war and collapse await us.

    • bye bye real life as we live it….have fun in Oz.

    • Yes. Please retreat to your safe space where you dont have to hear opposing opinions which upset you.

  • The decline in western Civilization can be seen in a short conversation between Nicolai Tesla ; a scientist; and J.P. Morgan ; a Banker. As Morgan viewed one of Tesla’s experiments involving toy cars recharging themselves with static electricity. Morgan’s commit was ” If you can’t put a meter on them, we don’t want them”. In other words, Tesla, was denied financing unless he made ‘Tribute’ to the moneyed class. A classic case of an economy based on “Tribute”. Or the Economy of Tribute. Both Socialism and Capitalism existed under the overall rule of Economy of Tribute.
    Scientist lost the ability to apply their own science and the Central Bankers and so Wall Street can have their Tribute.
    Think about it. Both the Democratic and Republican Parties function in a fashion to preserve the economics of Tribute. It’s who they owe the Tribute not the good of Nations of people.

    • Declínio? Uma das bases do feudalismo era a tributação absurda sobre os camponeses.

  • Amen, amen and amen. Superb.
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    “May all be revealed.” This is the most sacred desire of every true revolutionary.
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    “May all remain hidden.” This is the foremost intention of every sociopathic manipulator.
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    And may God grant me the wisdom to tell the difference.

  • Yeah may the CIA agent Assange be revealed.
    Amen.

    • Proof? Why don’t YOU reveal it?
      Amen.

      • Thats rich lonnie lad , back at you. All you have is the narrative of pathologically lying media and govt as ” proof”.
        I’m afraid your mind does not use reason .
        If CIA’s org Wikileaks can’t pick up whistle blowers before they leak, which was its purpose, if it not seen as separate from CIA it cannot function.
        No one would trust it or trust CIA agent Assange.
        Everyone knew before cias leaks all spooks spy and the Wars are hateful & have no rules , military torture people. It changed nothing except made the people fearful of the govt.
        The govt spys on you and what do you do about it ?
        Do you even care?
        No damaging leak was done, it was intentional cia leak for the psychological outcome and strategic of it.
        The bullshit he stands for in the media alleged “internet impartiality + freedom” in the face of global censorship and monitoring of it all continues.

        • Agree Assange is definitely CIA.
          The media narrative and deliberately making him into a ” celebrity freedom hero ” is a lie.
          All is revealed in the light of awareness.

          But the only important truth is not to be found outside yourself.
          Amen

        • Again, any EVIDENCE for your claims, or just baseless SLANDER? We are waiting…

    • All is being revealed about Julian. And it all points to him NOT being what you claim. All you make is a fact free assertion with no evidence at all. So I can only assume that you work to muddy the waters, and lie about reality. I think you must be one of the people that Caitlin mentions in her “May all remain hidden” paragraph.

      • Really curious. Why do you think he is being imprisoned right now.

        • Is he ? Or are you just being told by the media he is?

          • Funny. I thought someone would bring that up. I believe I will become a doubting thomas before too much longer.

            • Trying to prove a negative with a negative. That is like saying since you can’t prove God exists, he must exist. Ouch. What nonsensical logic!

        • I think he is imprisoned for showing us all how evil our masters are. Now out masters bootlickers show up in Caitlin’s comments to sow confusion.

      • Caitlin revealed nothing she just repeats the mantra of left mainstream media .
        You have no evidence but what the pathological liars in media tell you about hero “freedom poster boy” Assange . While you get contact traced and tracked on your smart phone.You shout “freedom” , totally not getting it.

        May Agent Assange be revealed to all the left branch of media believing woke leftys.
        Amen

        • No, people like you keep insisting things without providing any evidence. It is just like Russiagate.

    • Potamous, Kelly M., Sam H, Calamity Jane, Sharona C, Neaven Grady, Matty H, James Farland, and other aliases?:
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      If we love truth, before writing random things with zero basis — especially about people — we have to research extensively from multiple sources and verify the facts.
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      There is something called redemption. Yours is #24:
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      Debunking All The Assange Smears — Caitlin Johnstone
      https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/04/20/debunking-all-the-assange-smears/

      • The cia’s ‘leak” was ridiculous . Like people don’t know the spooks spy on and torture people in all nations not just US.
        The “leak” did what it was intended to do people became afraid and felt powerless of the govt.
        Always amazed how closed minded and brain washed people follow and worship this media celeb that is  CIA agent .
        1) Do people  really think the CIA are unable lack capacity and resources  to assassinate their actual  enemies?

        2) Wikileaks was  founded by CIA to catch whistle blowers before they leak info.It is the oligarchy’s Damage control.
        3) Wiki  is an unverified source and the CIA did not care that the world knows about torture done( waterboarding)or spying why it  just makes people afraid of them.No unauthorized info was leaked by wiki.
        Your govt spys on you now and you don’t give shit about the old cia’s leaks.
        4) Agent Assange was Swanning around the embassy partying with celebs and making babies  for years poor little CIA agent.
        And hello reasoning when the UN tells you anything ( no proof)question it!
        5) There is no net neutrality of internet  freedom with the censorship and search engine monopoly.So what allegedly he stands for  is a lie.

        • Here is your assignment.
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          Cut and paste from the following talking points, but also add some of your own words to make it look original.
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          CIA tortures and spies.
          CIA assassinates its enemies.
          CIA makes people afraid.
          founded by CIA to catch whistle blowers before they leak info
          911 denying Media celebrity Agent Assange
          Swanning around the embassy partying with celebs and making babies
          closed minded and brain washed
          trust who can trust cannot trust unverified source no proof lie lies
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          Please be aware that careless cut-and-paste operations can introduce incorrect spacing and capital letters.
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          Stick to the Narrative!
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          Happy trolling, and remember we know where you live.

      • Anon wrote:
        > The cia’s ‘leak” was ridiculous .
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        Not at all. See for example S. Black’s excellent post here on this: “The release of Vault 7 was the largest assault the agency has ever suffered. The CIA is the force behind Julian Assange’s punishment and probable extradition to the U. S.”
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        That’s correct, they were absolutely furious. That time you could read reports on then CIA Director Pompeo’s rage over the Vault 7 leak, e.g.:
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        The CIA is really, really mad at WikiLeaks | TechCrunch
        https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/13/pompeo-wikileaks-csis-hostile-intelligence-service
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        > 1) Do people really think the CIA are unable lack capacity and resources to assassinate their actual enemies?
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        You mean like this:
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        Under Intense Pressure to Silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assange
        https://truepundit.com/under-intense-pressure-to-silence-wikileaks-secretary-of-state-hillary-clinton-proposed-drone-strike-on-julian-assange
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        When a person is well-known by the public, it can be really damaging for the government to openly assassinate that person in an allied country. They usually try other methods first.
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        Two quotes on this situation from Nils Melzer, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture:
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        “How do you break a political dissident, a promoter of truth and transparency? Well, first you attack his reputation and credibility, and destroy his human dignity.”
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        “In the end it finally dawned on me that I had been blinded by propaganda, and that Assange had been systematically slandered to divert attention from the crimes he exposed. Once he had been dehumanized through isolation, ridicule and shame, just like the witches we used to burn at the stake, it was easy to deprive him of his most fundamental rights without provoking public outrage worldwide. And thus, a legal precedent is being set, through the backdoor of our own complacency, which in the future can and will be applied just as well to disclosures by The Guardian, the New York Times and ABC News.”
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        > 2) Wikileaks was founded by CIA to catch whistle blowers before they leak info.
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        On the contrary, most whistleblowers have not been caught, and they have leaked literally millions of documents through WikiLeaks on wrongdoing all around the world. For example:
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        10 Years, 10 Million Documents — WikiLeaks
        https://wikileaks.org/10years/graphics.html
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        > 3) Wiki is an unverified source
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        Until now, WikiLeaks has a remarkable 100% accuracy record. No document of the millions published has been proven to be fake. That’s extraordinary for any other media organization.
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        > 4) Agent Assange was Swanning around the embassy partying with celebs and making babies for years poor little CIA agent.
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        During the CIA-unfriendly Correa government, Assange was allowed to receive visits in the embassy. That changed a lot during the CIA-friendly Moreno government. Visits are very restricted even for his lawyers now that he is in prison.
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        You know, in prison awaiting US extradition for receiving and publishing whistleblowers’ public interest disclosures on unlawfully covered-up crimes and corruption.
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        > So what allegedly he stands for is a lie.
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        “It’s Julian Assange and WikiLeaks that have returned honour to journalism. Julian is a truth teller and that’s what has upset those who continue what Goebbels called ‘The Big Lie’.”
        — John Pilger, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, April 11, 2017

        • You are not free.
          Is there internet impartiality and freedom.Do the fact checkers and google, facebook and govts censoring make you feel there is.
          Did you not know about the horrors of war or that spooks torture people?
          Did he not just release what the cia wanted to make people fearful.That was the effect .
          CIA’s wikileak is unverified information . Which is all CIA approved 10 years of “useless unverified information ” .
          You can’t talk about accuracy as you personally have not verified the information.Its unverified by you or by anyone else.911.

          CIA’s Wikileaks and agent Assange have nothing to do with freedom.He doesn’t tell any truths, 911 inside job denier.
          You don’t even know anything but what the media tells you and what they tell you is lies.
          Big lies.
          Let the truth of CIA’s lies and agent Assange be revealed .
          Amen

          • JMG just showed you some actual EVIDENCE that you are wrong. Do you have any EVIDENCE? No? Then maybe you should crawl back to your safe place before you find out truths you can’t seem to handle.

    • Three years ago (March, 2017) Wikileaks published Vault 7, a devastating exposé of the depth, extent, and technological sophistication of the CIA’s massive surveillance into the personal lives of most, if not all, American citizens. The release of Vault 7 was the largest assault the agency has ever suffered. The CIA is the force behind Julian Assange’s punishment and probable extradition to the U. S.

    • If the media or Caitlin tells you without proof you believe everything unquestioned without proof.
      I personally don’t trust someone like Assange who hangs around an embassy years partying with other celebritys, who the media paints as a hero, who denys 911as an inside job , the truth of 911 already been revealed.All you need to do is apply reasoning to the information .Hes released nothing the CIA didn’t want him to and Wikileaks is CIA’s whistle blowing damage control org hes done no good hes not about freedom and hes not a hero hes a Media created Celebrity. Where is your proof he is in prison 24/7 a media photo?
      May the truth about CIA’s agent Assange be revealed.
      May people no longer worship lies and sociopaths .
      Amen

      • Caitlin has provided you with EVIDENCE that you are wrong in essay after essay. Do you have any EVIDENCE? Still waiting….

    • Keep it simple. You don’t need CIA Agent, Rapist, Cat Torturer, Anti-Semite, Bad House Guest, Fugitive From Justice, Coward, Computer Hacker, Foreign Agent, Narcissist or any of the other bullshit narratives the MSM has been pushing for years (which is maybe a hint that he’s not a favourite of the media at all). He’s WHITE for God’s sake! What more do you need? Oh, and keep attacking the messenger. Pretend people support him because he’s a celebrity pop-idol, not because of the principles he represents.

      • Let the truth of the CIA’s big lies( Wikileaks and Agent Assange) be revealed.

        • Once again, do you have any EVIDENCE and not SLANDER. Do you know the difference?

  • Amen
    That’s exactly right.

  • In defense of lying: telling monstrous whoppers to little children is always good fun. Sometimes we must tell ‘white lies’ to maintain good personal relations. That’s life.
    .
    Often we have no choice and to be economical with the truth or outright lie when dealing with the rulers and their minions. That is, there’s absolutely nothing at all wrong with lying to the oppressors if it helps the oppressed. This is especially true when plotting rulers’ downfall. When their overthrow is imminent, as much as possible they need to be kept in a state of false security and in the dark, so at all times they underestimate the forces arraigned against them. And they most certainly must be forced ‘to bend to our rule’ wherever possible. While the truth may ‘set you free’, ‘freedom [also] is the recognition of necessity’. Consequently, the unvarnished truth must always be told to oneself and to the oppressed and the exploited. The truth is a weapon, and so is lying.
    .
    The greatest lie of modern times, perpetrated by post-modernism and its offspring, is that there’s no such thing as truth, that it’s only in the eye of the beholder, that my ‘truth’ is just as valid as yours. At the barbaric level of bourgeois politics, post-modernism has given highest expression by Bush’s creature Karl Rove, who put its ‘philosophy’ of ‘the will to knowledge’ rather bluntly and ‘honestly’:
    .
    “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
    .
    In the MSM post-modernism has manifested in the avalanche of evidence-free claims and assertions, which has permanently undone the ‘authority’ of the so-called fourth estate. So much so, that when counter claims and assertions are put to MSM’s stenographic foot soldiers (rarely), the inevitably reply is, “I guess we’ll never know” (as Jimmy Dore is fond of putting it), and they get away with it. That’s post-modernism’s legacy.
    .
    “Mass scale perceptual distortions” won’t be banished until those propounding them are. And “Once we’re able to see clearly what’s really going on and share information with each other we’ll collectively organize into whatever formation we need to take to overcome the existential hurdles we’ll face on each given day” ignores the following salient facts: (i) replacing propaganda pushed by the rulers to shape the consciousness of the vast majority requires alternative and opposing sources of information that must come from somewhere, that can address the burning questions and needs that affect the vast majority; (ii) the hurdles aren’t ‘existential’ but very real and are showing their brutal sharp edge on the streets of the US and elsewhere right now; and (iii) these can only be defeated by specific and concrete “collective formation[s]” (and actions), not just any old ‘collective’, but what history, not idealism, tells us actually works.
    .
    If some sunny morning, all the oppressed and exploited magically awoke with a new ‘undistorted’ perception of the world, how long would it be before their correspondingly changed patterns of social interaction, work, etc, aren’t interfered with and stomped on by the rulers? Good ideas and intentions simply aren’t enough.

    • You’re a wee bit twisted to take pleasure lying to children.

      • Just a bit. And never, ever maliciously.
        .
        But it occurred to me once when asked how does one answer the question: ‘Do you ever lie?’. My answer is ‘yes I do’, then I thought well, when is it OK to lie? And what I’ve outlined above are three areas that lies can be told. A fourth of course is literature/art where the most profound truths can come from crafting a ‘lie’, a work of art or fiction or a fairytale, etc. No-one calls these works ‘lies’ of course, but truths can be told with lies and lies told with truths.

        • We do not have to lie to deceive tyrants and oppressors. Better strategies are available. (1) Keeping strategic facts, insights and plans secret. (2) Misleading tyrants and oppressors by creating the impression that we typically do one thing when in fact we privately and subversively do the opposite. (3) Speaking in codes which tyrants and oppressors do not understand. These are part of the revolutionary strategy and tactics which the Great Liberator taught His supporters. But His strategy and tactics are so brilliant, exceptional and powerful that this is way above the mental abilities even for highly intelligent and well-educated people who fail to grasp what he said and meant.

          • I consider being economical with the truth or misleading others to be part of the palette of lying. Communicating in code merely tells the eavesdropper or uninitiated up front that they’re being lied to and to do their best to discover the true message. If they don’t know it’s code all the better.

            From my limited understanding, Jesus Christ was part of a broader movement to reinstitute debt forgiveness for which the Pharisees executed him. Apparently, the translation of ‘forgive them their sins’ really meant ‘forgive them their debts’ (from Michael Hudson’s ‘…and forgive them their debts’).

        • In Buddhism, the criteria for lying is that you know it’s false and your intention is to deceive. The lie is completed when the target of the lie understands and believes what you have said. In a work of art the intention is to educate, illustrate, entertain or bring pleasure. With “white lies” in a relationship the intention might be to avoid disharmony. Because of the intention, these don’t count as lies. (But beware of “white lies”, it’s a slippery slope. Examine your motivations very carefully.) The reason to avoid lying is because of the karmic outcome. The karmic outcome of lying is, for example, no-one trusts you, no-one listens to your advice, you lose your ability to discern truth from falsehood, you become habituated to taking the easy way out.
          .
          People picked up on lying to children for fun, and with good reason. Again, the karmic outcome depends on your intention. If it’s like a game, where the child feels safe and understands that it’s a game, then maybe no harm occurs. Perhaps the purpose of the game is to teach the child to not accept everything an adult says without question. If you end by informing the child that you were not telling the truth, and the child doesn’t feel embarrassed or ashamed, then it seems okay. Another case where people lie to children is for example “don’t go down to the big pond because there are monsters there that will eat you”. The real reason is to avoid drowning if a toddler falls in, but to a toddler the image of a monster is easier to comprehend. The intention is to keep the toddler safe without needing constant supervision.

    • then what is?

      • Good ideas and intentions encapsulated in a political program to make a revolution are the necessary but not sufficient conditions for fundamental change. Putting the program into action, being able to organise the right kind of collective actions to implement it is also necessary. It’s not very useful, and needlessly wasteful of human life, to try and reinvent the wheel by trying all manner of spontaneous and uncoordinated collective actions along more or less random lines that some might find ‘appealing’ or ‘ideal’.
        .
        Opportunities for fundamental change don’t come along very often and don’t last long, but they must be seized upon with the right strategy if change for the better is going to be achieved. This requires a leadership that has a well-grounded knowledge of history of what’s needed to successfully carry out a revolution. The road from the good idea and knowing the true state of affairs to the conquest of power isn’t easy, smooth or straightforward. To travel it requires much more than a good idea or truth to simply reside in the heads of the majority.

    • I meant ‘will to truth’ above, not ‘will to knowledge’ (3rd para, last line)..

    • Teu conteúdo é muito válido. Mas tem um vício de origem. É como diferenciar o revolucionário do rebelde. Enquanto o 1º tem a nítida percepção do todo, o 2º, justamente por não ter tal percepção, se indigna, mas, acaba sucumbindo ao momento mais conveniente de aderir ao sistema.
      Alcançar a noção mínima da realidade geral é tarefa alcançada por poucos. Vive-se cada vez mais em sociedades de “especialistas”, onde a visão do indivíduo é aprofundada naquilo que lhe interessa diretamente, e sem perceber, o distancia, fatalmente, da sensibilidade do todo. Infelizmente, a civilização virou uma imensa linha de montagem…onde a única variável é o tamanho da conta bancária…

      • What I can gather from what you’re saying, a generalisation would be that the ruling class must furiously lie, dissemble, gaslight and censor to help keep it in power since its rule is so obviously exploitative and brutal to those it directly rules but not so much to middling layers of influential ‘professionals’ and small businesses and so forth who aren’t wage slaves but in many instances indirectly contribute to the exploitation. Their belief in the lies is so important to the ruling class, because if they go over to the side of the exploited then all the lying and censorship will fail to have the effect it normally does with the influential middling classes.
        .
        We all know that the rulers use of lying and censorship means also that they’ve lost all arguments justifying their rule. But once the ruled realise this plus those of their ‘betters’ in the middling layers also, then some very necessary, but not sufficient, conditions for fundamental change have been fulfilled.
        .
        It’s obvious also that the truth is the essential weapon which all revolutionaries must wield in winning the oppressed over to the necessity of overthrowing the oppressors. Of course many, if not most, are forced to specialise but there are features of exploitation and oppression common to all the different occupational specialties that can be made to unite disparate groups of the exploited to struggle against the ‘same old crap’ that affects them all.

  • Thank you Caitlin.
    The best text I have read for decades.
    I wish I could go with my family to some place on Sundays and meet others to discuss and expand on this … without guilt trips and brainwashing fairytales of course . .

    • Why do you need to discuss this ?I am sure the NWO would love to get together groups of people meeting to discuss their lies and the collective human insanity we see going on.
      Scoop up all the non believers( or in this case here the lefty semi) believing some lies and being all woke. Haha the people here worship CIAs Assange.

      • i think Assange ate too much scheister, meister. to be a CIA stooge. ya gotta get better treatment than that.
        one room ins cheap embassy. ever seen Ecuador?
        me either.
        but la Cia it cannot be. too rowdy for reales.

      • Agent Assange wasn’t hanging out at the Embassy all the time just swanning around with celebs and making babies.
        Being a part time media Celebrity full time Rockefeller in gob sure is rough treatment.They all have drug habits and lots of pedos .

        • Why these completely incomprehensible assaults on Assange that I can’t even make sense of? Are you implying that he is not only a CIA agent, but also a drug addict and pedophile with not a trace of evidence at all? If you are getting paid to make these salacious claims, I hope your employers withhold on your ill gotten lucre, because you guys aren’t very convincing, just very confusing to try to follow.

        • I am really disappointed in the quality of CIA sockpuppet coming to this website. It’s kind of insulting. CIA Agent Caitlin Johnstone should demand from her handlers a higher standard of troll to counter-counter her counter-narrative.

          • Still waiting for EVIDENCE instead of SLANDER…….

            • Sorry, Glen, replied to the wrong person.

  • May all be finally revealed .The most benign and and the most sordid . All must be revealed so as the healing may begin. And Lord know it is not all good to look at but must be.
    Am article I most hardheartedly believe of which the veracity of same must come to pass.

  • The news reveals human insanity and mind programming of those that seek power over others.
    People that spread it want people to think they know and follow them and the insanity of it.
    Don’t look for it to be any more” revealed”than it is as it is … the emperors wearing no clothes.
    You want to be a part of collective hive mind madness and wait for it to tell you who you are or do you want the truth of your Being, who you are revealed?

    Amen.

    • The Globalization of War, America’s “Long War” against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky

      do not be scared. this is reality check as if you were in a detective novel on a train to nowhere….i cannot remember the English novelists name she is was fantastic. Detective Pierrot. i’m guessing. but you get the idea. we can figure it out. find a photo of the June 14th 2017 27story building that burned for hours and never collapsed. [AFP/Getty Images] In London. Compare to WTC on 911. Only3 nations had thermite or thermate so as to make it fall like that. so the vertical columns built heavy enough to hold up the lighter upper part would crush under the suddenly superior weight of the top causing it to fall through the path of greatest resistance…even as it had begun to topple off to the side.
      we knew they lied before that. but then we believed them.
      our politicians did, but at least not me. nor many others including architects and engineers. oh well, add it to the list with Pearl theMaine Tonkin Lumumba, Torrijos, Arbenz, Allende, JFK, RFK MLK MALCOLM X and Lincoln Gandhi and Bosch.
      WMD’s.and Democracy …you don need no ticket youalready n board….

      • Yeah right Gulag …the lies the democracy dogma and then Agent
        Assange’s denial of the inside job on 9/11 and now operation COVID.
        The way govts are set up as corporations for profit and continued control(#1) mean they are already at war with the people.

        • dear senor caca de caca:
          i furgit dat .GOV ‘t is a biz nest of evil dores. thnks.
          and pleasant gnat dreams for that! now we all know since i was the lsato kow. how bout somesolutions
          this is the Gordian Knot. i am way too stoopid. i say move to Russia they might listen to ex yanks. but it’s sooooocold.
          sheesh.
          i need a warm revolution. eve notice scandinavia. wonder how many female president they have. totally right on nations. very cold too cold for revolutions. what do they do up there? i thot all the Swedes came to MINNesota. guess not.
          finland gots 5 grrrls as most powerful pols in town. now they got 4 days week and 6 hour days. i expect that when i’m 125 yrs old. if they still use years then.
          i also want the DOD closed down i furgit to say a lot. the CIA DIA DEA and FBI defunded. i wanna a new senate, no longer for old men cantankerous nasty old….ALL FEMMES. the senate either goes under like a rock, black too, or it becomes 100% femme. give ’em the vote and they wanna clean house. least they’ll keep it clean. what say. it’ll be better. trust me.
          AOC for pres in 2024 she’ll be 35. pres of Finland was 34 when elected. go finland!

  • i take a lesson here. i will use “so be it” instead of “Amen” from now on. whatever amen means in what language it always invokes Xians. OK. i say show me some golden rule out there.
    how doews the USARMY say they are almost a Christian ARmy and the pope say we should not be afraid to use the word, “WAR>”
    Crusades were evil. Jesus did not attack the Jews he attacked the money changers and he neve hurt them physically he only tosses their counting tables. out of the spiritual place.
    he left them to do what they do but not with support of a god. remember this was temple not a church also.
    din any case this was another brilliant article and the world is lucky to have this lady.
    it is remarkable how she substantiates my pet theory that we are not gong to get out of this without hevy commitments from las femmes.
    takes the leaders of Scandinavia into your considerations also. Finland just cut the work week to 4 days 6 hours each. Denmark paid out 80-89% of wages lost. to each worker. i heard nothing about their banking system. ours got most of the money by multiple figures. trillions. watch the grrrls change this from trickle down to bubble up. DAnish decide to copy Sweden and Norway considering it.
    as far as western nations and China are concerned, this is still only about 20% of the 1% who get a case of it.

    • Case and point below Gulag that the msm news does not reveal anything but insanity and propaganda ( of course you have to have to be awake to see this).
      So it be.

      • vague comments put me right back to sleep again. i need hard truth. the virus is attacking 1% of us and killing only 1/5th of that. EST.
        and we are cringing like BAY BEES. closing all operas and opertunities for the poor. y’know there is a chance.
        yo COULD make it. nah.
        so let’s tax ASSETS. fergit about income tax. dump it. we need onlly 2% or less of all assets in aMerdRica or outside also don’t forget..weare going after our own here.
        and that would pay for the fed .GOV. Total net worth of American is 400 trillion. they say that derivatives are 40 trillion of that. ulp! don’t like that. maybe that is only Black Rock’s share. i dunno.
        our GDP was 20 trillion and that is 1/20th or 5% of net worth. a solid 5% return on investment (ROI) is king.
        oh, nevermind. i need to keep this secret so i can get all the credit for thinking it.
        BE it, SO?!

  • There is only one truth.
    That is who you are .

    The truth is not Ugly.
    Who you are is not Ugly .

    There is only one import truth that needs to be revealed and that is an inner truth.
    You know but have forgotten it.

    Your purpose is to remember who you are.
    If human purpose is to make a heaven on earth we all need to know this one thing one question and answer to be revealed .
    That question is
    Who am I

    Don’t get misdirected or caught up in the dramas of the world, the human insanity from the collective egomind running this world it will never reveal to you the truth of your BEing. It will show you what you are not.

    “I am that I am”
    Amen

  • “Human life is confusing.”

    Human life at its core is very simple. Live your life as you would like to be treated. You will get back from life what you put out. Doesn’t get much simpler than that. What makes life confusing is the cesspool spirit of rebellion and desire to hurt others that we are born into in our established cultures and tribes. The darkness and hatred is pre-baked in, and the young innocent are soiled just by being around people and such events from the time we are born. A human’s purpose is to deprogram and detox themselves from all the garbage that we’ve been exposed to for so long.

    “The world’s healthiest people want all truth to be revealed no matter how inconvenient it might be…Our problems are due to wicked people doing wicked deeds in secret, while deceiving the public about what’s really happening.”

    Truth reveals ugliness. The ugliness starts from within one’s own self. How did the outside world get so “polluted”? Individuals assimilated all the garbage around them. The desire to hide truth is the desire to hide one’s own ugliness from one’s own self. That self is too weak or delusional to see itself for what is it, so that self fosters ugliness into the world in order to try to drag the world down to the depraved level of that self. That self hates truth and the light and lives its life to extinguish those elevated qualities from the world. Before one can want the truth, he or she must acknowledge their default darkness within. And a great multitude of humanity lacks that ability to do so.

    “That’s where we must put our intention: for all to be revealed.”

    We can our attention on, “Give me the courage and clarity to face all my ugliness within so I may wash away the sins of the world by starting with my own.” Then, outer revelations can begin.

  • Really funny you are trying to make CIA’s Assange associated with the truth.
    Is that a mind control program.

    Only the truth of your BEing will set you free.
    Knowing who you are beyond name and form.
    Its not out there is in there.
    “I am that I am”

    May the truth be revealed
    Amen.

    • Where is this new troll theme that Assange is a CIA agent coming from? Could we see some evidence, please? From the number of ludicrous claims just in this comment section alone, along with the complete lack of evidence as such, only leads me to believe that you are all part of a psyop aimed at keeping the truth from being revealed.

      • It’s triggered by the photo at the top of the article. Whether it’s a new talking point or not is uncertain.
        .
        I’ve read elsewhere that pretty much everyone in the media is CIA-connected, so maybe it doesn’t mean much. It’s cute that people get distracted by mud-slinging when indisputable facts like miscarriage of justice and war crime are ignored. I guess once you get to dislike a guy, you will jump on anything bad you hear about him.
        .
        For what it’s worth…
        December 2010:
        One of the women accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes appears to have worked with a group that has connections to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
        .
        February 2020:
        An American has been charged with striking and killing a British teen while she was driving on the opposite side of the road in the United Kingdom, near a US Air Force listening post.
        .
        The culprit also happens to be a high-ranking CIA agent.
        .
        But while the United States refuses to extradite her to the UK, the British government is going full speed ahead with the extradition of Wikileaks editor Julian Assange.
        .
        Undated (General Sands, USA Militia Chief and World Militia Interpol FBI Chief Inspector and documentary film maker):
        Robert David Steele, Benjamin Fulford, Wayne Madsen & Gordon Duff all say Assange is an agent.
        .
        .. Julian Assange’s chief lawyer is a convicted spy felon who for years has been working for CIA & FBI with godfather of the left George Soros & godfather of the right Sheldon Adelson, ..
        .
        ..[Assange was] framed in the 9/11 attacks. .. His trial isn’t about documents, except i believe WikiLeaks is run by CIA’s Robert James Woolsey who is Snowden’s boss and Assange’s handler since 1993.
        .
        .. Assange’s trial is about his ties to 9/11, Rothschild, Bronfman, Rockefeller, Pinochet, UK Royals, Soros, Adelson, UN, CFR, NATO, NASA, US Joint Staff, US Secret Service, US Homeland Security’s Blue Cell, DoD’s Vanguard, CENTCOM, Pentagon Reservation, Sandia Labs, DARPA, Bush, Google, FBI, CIA, NSA, US Army War College, Clintons, Trump, Murdoch, Dershowitz, Epstein, Hollywood, Gaga & spirit cooking’s Marina Abramovic, MI5, MI6, London cannibal kids and The Family cult also known as CIA’s The Finders.

        • For the Australians in the audience, there’s a wonderful Leunig cartoon from the 1980s. The punchline is something like “.. that explains the feathers in the underpants, but it doesn’t explain why my life is degenerating into a total farce.”
          .
          “CIA Agent Assange” explains the feathers in the underpants.

          • So, Assange is the font of all evil? Guess I can research what you are saying. You are the only one giving anything resembling evidence instead of slander although you still come off as suffering from an advanced case of Assange Derangement Syndrome. Like I keep saying, you Assange is CIA folks keep sounding kinda like the Russiagaters do.

      • Don’t worry about them Jane the shills can only do ad hock and regurgitate mainstream media verses while calling truthers ” trolls” .

        • Yeah methinks they protest too much .
          The truth is evident as it was for 911 , the media propaganda about CIA wikileaks and agent Assange has to be questioned.

        • There is only one truth.
          That is who you are .

          The truth is not Ugly.
          Who you are is not Ugly .

          There is only one import truth that needs to be revealed and that is an inner truth.
          You know but have forgotten it.

          Your purpose is to remember who you are.
          If human purpose is to make a heaven on earth we all need to know this one thing one question and answer to be revealed .
          That question is
          Who am I

          Don’t get misdirected or caught up in the dramas of the world, the human insanity from the collective egomind running this world it will never reveal to you the truth of your BEing. It will show you what you are not.

          “I am that I am”
          Amen

          PS don’t just believe what the media tells you and what people regurgitate ( *both the left blogs and right media )and certainly don’t expect it to give you what it doesn’t have.
          The media does not deal in truth it deals in lies.

  • The Great Liberator said: “I am way, the TRUTH and the life….I am the light of the world….If you remain in my message, you will know the truth and the truth will liberate you.” Indeed, the revolutionary strategy and tactics promoted by that Great Liberator are so brilliant, exceptional and powerful that this is way above the mental abilities even for highly intelligent and well-educated people who fail to grasp what he said and meant. For 1700 years his message and strategies have been twisted, corrupted by translation errors and/or hidden by the Roman Catholic church, the mother of corruption. His name “Yeshua” (translated Jesus in Greek) derives from the Hebrew word meaning LIBERATOR.

  • Look at the world and pray to ask it and US politics to reveal the ” I am”.
    Don’t hold your breath.
    Reveal the truth of your BEING ?
    The corrupt govt systems?
    A prayer to know how corrupted human beings are by their egos ruled by desires and fears etc .
    I think thats already been revealed.
    Hidden in plain sight.
    Let all untruths be revealed.
    Especially about the cia celebrity agent Assange .
    Amen

    • Once again, another claim that Assange is a CIA agent, with absolutely no evidence that it is true. Who do you people work for?

  • “If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.”
    — Julian Assange, speech in Trafalgar Square, October 8, 2011
    .

    • Thanks for sharing. R.

  • Everything is revealed.
    But you need your own eyes open to see it.
    Not breast feeding off others opinions and filtered perceptions.
    (And its not to be found in the “left” tentacle of msm blogs )

  • Brilliant! Both intellectually and morally. Thank you, Caitlin.

  • i read somewhere there are 50,000 federal laws in AmerdRica. Plus, local and State. like no cunnilingus or in Oregonof all places no talking dirty to your wife during sex. 1,000’s of stuff like that. it is the product of a culture that believes in acquisition, inquisition, and being inquisitive, it gets so heavy that this same writier says, 70% of us Dis-united Statesuns could be picked up and arrested for something. we are a nation of felons mostly uncaught. guilt reigns. we cannot even think straight about it. what you did with your friend johnnies little sister…or your own. or those drinks you had in the parking lot, or that nifty shop-lift you pulled off when the pharmacist was helping some LOLady. or those innocents, grannies and children, you mowed down outside the Bazaar in Baghdad…or the natives you ruined with radioactivity or the poison you spread with your cheaper way of getting rid of the spent sulphuric acid that made the toilet paper white but killed all the trout. or the Dead Zone you insist upon as your right at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi….
    or the rice paddies of N. Korea…anyone remember that one? when asked why the bombs were still attached to the planes when they returned to base by their general, the pilots said there weren’t anymore targets unless you include rice paddies. then bomb the rice paddies he screamed at them.
    we are the evil empire. fo sure and no doubt about it. i think when the truth of that is revealed we will know we already knew that.
    W. was right. Thy hate us fo our freedoms—to blow them up. Algernon anyone?
    WE’ll go along to get along and hope to forget. why?. because it’s easier. and you can feel more assured your transgressions will stay swept under the rug.

  • Thanks for this beautiful prayer Caitlin. Beautiful. Those of us who share in the quest for unconditional Truth are few and misunderstood by the many, who are too busy playing with rearranging their sandboxes of common illusions to search more deeply for the one thing needfull — the unvarnished Truth.

    • Thanks so much Ciatlin you are just so smart and your awesome blog is so great really set up for for us lefty climate change socialists that is woke .

      Amen.
      Micky Thrup, Seattle .

      • So woke .
        We are better than.
        And if CIA Agent Assange denys the inside job of 911 we should believe him keep worshiping him and pray all is revealed.
        For he is the truth.( sarcasm, the lowest form)at least that is what msm want us to think.
        I too pray he is revealed in all his falseness and the CIA’s msm mind control programs exposed.
        Sharona C, Perth.

        • Once again, can we see some evidence for you claim about Assange, or do I have to assume based off your baseless claims that you are not Sharona C, of Perth, Australia, but instead Agent Sockpuppet, from CIA HQ, Langley, Virginia, USA?

  • I read this blog because you are often insightful and concise. At other times I feel you are idealic and woefully wishing for the best of mankind that simply does not exist except with rare individuals but never with mankind. There is absolute truth but few ever see it. We each live in a reality of our own making based on experiences and beliefs. If you believe in God then there is only one truth everything else is false. Thus for all other men truth is relative and everchanging. We are in thd midst of tearing down statues and rewriting history to the new truth. Just one current example.

  • I don’t worship fake ‘dissident heroes” celebrities like Agent Assange .
    May the truth of these msm lies be revealed.
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2019/04/Julian-Assange-Arrest-is-Theatre.html
    Amen.

    • Well, at least you tried to offer something resembling evidence, even if it is not based in reality and comes from somebody who, judging from the rest of his writings, makes the late Rev. Jim Jones or the late followers of the Heavens Gate Cult look stable in comparison. You are at least trying, unlike the other “Assange is a secret CIA agent!!!111!!!” baseless smears elsewhere in this comment section. Hey! Can you show me one thing Wikileaks has published that isn’t true? C’mon, just one.

  • ” I advocate for the elimination of mass-scale perceptual distortions like propaganda, censorship and government opacity, and I trust that once we’re able to see clearly what’s really going on and share information with each other we’ll collectively organize into whatever formation we need to take to overcome the existential hurdles we’ll face on each given day.”

    So true. And I, too, believe this is the only way forward for our species. Only when a critical mass of We, The People (sometimes only as much as 3-5 %!) are actively on the “same page for change”, will real change begin to take place.
    It appears that all real change has to happen in the streets, though, before it can get a “foothold”. (The Criminal Corporatist Class Cabal *hate* this.)

    Thank you Caitlin!! So glad you (and your big, well-reasoned brain) are at work in The People’s world!

    • The left ” woke” branch arm of MSM brain washing cult thanks you Cait-lin for your work .
      Everyone( almost )in your diminishing circle is brain washed, anti American, believe in democracy , anti capitalism blame that concept (that isn’t ) instead of human greed for everything all prepped for reset to pro nazi socialism, worship agent Assange and his denial of 911 as an inside job, and primed for war.
      May the truth be revealed for all with eyes to see.
      It is.
      Amen

      • Wow! An almost incomprehensible stream of hate filled gobbly gook. The CIA needs to hire better sockpuppets.

    • A dream. People panic and mobs rule until force is applied. Someond always takes charge and forces their willbon the others. Reality.

      • Things would be great if you were in charge, K. You have my vote!

  • Exquisite, and somewhat agonizing. The self apparent validity of your argument cannot be disputed, yet our society and we ourselves are strongly conditioned to reject it. I think, that in reality, very few of us can truly embrace your concept. For myself, I am guided by a desire to have integrity, yet I would be lying if I said I do not hide things, exaggerate things, propagandize away inconvenient facts, etc. Yet your article inspires me to do better.

    As to truth in society, government, politics, business, etc. The task seems impossible; not the least because lying is central to the modus operandi of society. A young lawyer once revealed to me what to her, at that time, came as a sad shock to her: “The law is not about the truth, it is about justice, and justice is defined by the law.” Rather like Joe Biden’s slipped up revelation “We care about truth, not about facts.” As a whole, society has conditioned people to accept and promote the “truth” that conforms to their beliefs, AND to their desires.

    You think like a Buddhist, Caitlin, and a Taoist. And I appreciate it immensely.

    Thanks and Pax.

    Robert Thorpe, Toronto

    • I think Caitlin thinks like a left msm propagandist for those that think they know whats going on are “woke” and ” left”.
      Rob Lying is not central mo to society, lying causes dysfunction.And you have confused the Crown’s Court legal system with law there is no “justice” to be found in the govts courts and in a legal system written, interpreted and administered by Crown.
      You are also in error confusing State narrative with truths or believing you will find it there.

      • So many confuse fairness with justice. They are simply not the same.

        • Same with peanut butter and tahini, K. You got my vote!

    • A top lawyer admitted to me that the law is a system which defends and promotes the interests of those who pay for maintaining the law

  • Some Trumpers are starting to say that John Bolton’s new book has revealed classified information. I think it might be funny if they gave him the Assange treatment, if it weren’t for Assange getting it too.

  • Have you got inner peace?
    Wars are started due to lack of peace inside human beings.

    You don’t want wars but yet feel anger fear hate and when you do are totally identified with it ?
    You are part of the war machine .
    War is hate in action.
    We’re all part of this manifestation/illusion.

    Know yourself.
    You can’t change the world without first changing yourself and becoming free from it.
    Being in it but not of it.

  • What’s needed first and foremost is clear seeing? I think that it’s virtually impossible for millions from within the dense fog of the capitalist narrative to see so. They’ve been suckled at the feet of the sacred cow of capitalist culture so long that their minds have become basalt.
    The problem with humanities fight for it’s future beginning at the eyelids, is that most of humanity within capitalist society, lives on a greyhound track wearing it blinders, running over a well worn path while chasing immediate pleasure and myth that has evolved from habit to instinct. The fat cat ruling class, meanwhile, sit in the stands delighted by their well crafted design of an endless, purgatorial loop that spits out a somnambulant class of laborers, purchasers, and cannon fodder.
    Caitlyn, I enjoy your writing very much, but we cannot mystify our way out of this. The only way forward is the eradication of the capitalist system, no matter how ugly it has to get. The dense fog that completely obscures our vision is not going to magical blow away in a mystifying wind. Clear, decisive action must be taken that doesn’t include the dark stain of capitalism’s amorality.

    • Thats the mainstreams meme Kurt anti “capitalism” as though we have it the central banking economic monopoly.We have bankstersim not capitalism. Your Crown govt corporation borrows money in your name with interest from commercial banks!

      And CAIT lin shouldn’t people be concerned with finding their own truth of who they are? What is revealed by the media , when media is a State narrative, a pool of lies where if you are aware showcases human insanity and people believe all the garbage in the media as like on agent Assange.

      Always amazed how people follow and worship this media celeb that is  CIA .
      1) Do people  really think the CIA are unable lack capacity and resources  to assassinate their actual  enemies?
      2) Wikileaks was  founded by CIA to catch whistle blowers before they leak info.Damage control.
      3) Wiki  is an unverified source and the CIA did not care that the world knows about torture done( waterboarding) why it  just makes people afraid of them.No unauthorized info was leaked by wiki.
      4) Swanning around the embassy partying with celebs and making babies  for years poor little CIA agent, and hello reasoning when the UN tells you anything question it!
      5) There is no net neutrality of internet  freedom with the censorship and search engine monopoly.So what allegedly he stands for  is a lie.

      • Great questions Neaven I’m pretty sick of the fake left msm narrative worshiping the celebrity cia agent Assange as a hero for doing nothing except what his employers did . Everyone who has fully investigated 911 has seen the controlled demolish-en revealed… but not agent Assange.
        They don’t even see our internet is censored, we have a search engine monopoly and Wiki is anything but ” freedom”.

        • Agree Neaven and I don’t know why people are so brain washed nowdays . I’d like celebrity Agent Assange revealed in the media for what he is.. a CIA agent.

          • Why do I get the feeling you guys are all the same person with a bunch of sockpuppet accounts? Same spelling and punctuation errors, same language and phrasing… very curious. And, once again, no evidence for any claims.

            • Yup. There are almost certainly some paid agents out there spreading this crap too.

              I’ve read ones that 99% probably are because they give themselves away the opposite way. Pretending to be some poor ‘jes folks radical. While using perfect, even beautiful English, writing like am Ivy League educated lawyer summing a case to a jury.

    • The truth as you see it.

  • Got Truth? wwwTruthandLife.US

  • Any expression that communicates meaning about the mental life of another human or animal can be classified as langue – words being only one example. A human or animal has communicated in language of some sort, when beliefs about it exist.

    When animals (non-human) communicate among themselves, do they ever have cause to wonder whether what they just discovered from X is true? Is it only humans who say or show something, and then feel a need to say that this or that “is true”?

    There seems to be a strong connection between truth and human desires. One problem with being human, is having the ability to desire just about anything. Both humans and animals need to breathe/drink/eat, and we live on the same planet, so perhaps the biggest difference between humans and animals, is what they desire. If a lie is analyzed, it will probably be traced back to a desire that is either unrealistic (idealistic and wrong), or easier to satisfy via lying. Maybe animals do the latter, but they probably do not deal in the former, which cause wars.

    One possibility today, is that what Americans have come to desire, is seriously misaligned with the conditions on the ground. Another possibility is that desire for entertainment is stronger than the desire for truth, especially when the choice is not presented as such. Perhaps the main competitor for truth in 2020 America, is entertainment.

    What criteria determine a favorite source of news for most of America? If news is true, then today there is a wide range of incompatible truths being expressed by different groups of humans. Maybe the main criteria for the majority of America is being entertained. If you like BLM, the protestors are heroes, and if you hate BLM, the same people are lawless thugs – so you can always be right after all. It is hard to resist being entertained, when there are so many options being offered continuously as news.

    There is the opioid crisis, and there may also be an entertainment crisis, each fueled by craving that offers an opportunity for profit, and once there is profit, it is maintained over time by improving the product.

    Is it culture, or is it a business model? You can decide. It seems like people should be happier than they are, given all the entertainment; but the goal here is profit, not to make people genuinely happy, so the rest is collateral damage. It seems that the desire of humans to profit, causes a lot of problems, which is a separate issue from how the desire has made America a wealthy nation.

    • Anti American brainwashing Greed has made some people in ALL nations wealthy.
      Americans is just a State concept they are all human beings no different from Australians.

      The bankers in their ponzi scheme make their wealth off debt.
      The COVID psyop has been profitable for them.

      • Amazingly diabolical is it not?

  • Ms Johnstone, I have found that there are many, many, human beings who can not cope with the ” truth “! They are wedded to their lies, illusions, delusions, etc. Some humans will kill themselves rather than deal with the absolute ” truth “. You are to be admired for being a ” truth-seeker “; that is a very rare human trait. Being ” truthful ” is not something that most humans beings welcome from others; they would rather be lied to and have their egos and delusions pampered to than to find out just how twisted they really are. Sometimes ” telling the truth ” brings you nothing but extreme hated and disdain from your fellow human beings.

    • Fully agree. Truth often creates chaos.

      • I vote for you!

      • Óbvio, pois não poderíamos ter outro futuro além de mentir, inseridos numa civilização fundada em mitologias, lendas e falsos heróis. A mentira começa pela própria historiografia narrativa.

  • Amen Indeed!

  • Thank you, Caitlin Johnstone

  • In the spirit of truth, I pass this amazing discussion along; https://livehealthybewell.com/podcast/zach-bush-on-covid-19-glyphosate-and-the-nature-of-viruses-episode-39/
    Life is creative and self organizing. It just needs good, updated information. Who knew that that is the function of the virome?
    Fear not, the kindom of heaven is at hand. (And yes, that misspelling was purposeful!)

  • May all be revealed.
    Except …. that it would really suck if the Democrats took power and got to reveal what Trump has been up to. That must be avoided at all costs. So, may all be revealed, except that which harms the Great Leader, and except anything that might harm the Great Leaders fading hopes of winning an election.
    So, may all be revealed. Except what the scumbag Democrats want revealed. That must not happen.

    • This is the difference between someone devoted to truth and someone who is not. For the person devoted to truth, there are no exceptions.
      .
      One form of lying is to selectively withhold truth to advance an agenda.
      .
      The truth is that Democrats and Trump are both enemies of truth. Don’t support either. Just support truth.

  • “May all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.” — Claudius Imperator

    And they’re not sociopaths, they’re PSYCHOPATHS.

  • Two very powerful links, thank you Dr John.

  • Didn’t realize that the essay was actually a prayer; Amen is from the Ancient Egyptian God Amun, whether these psycho/sociopaths actually believe in a God or just claim to do so is neither here nor there, they use it to their advantage. If they murder 300 children in a single night, it is an abridgement to their beliefs to critique them for having done so
    Since these things that move silently amongst us as demons of the night claim God as their grantor of soverenty over all man/woman kind we may serve ourselves better by leaving God out of it as they claim to have all rights of ownership of God him/herself as well. I’m reminded of the old paintings of these tortured souls as they wrigth in pain on judgement day begging for mercy when they offered none to their victims when they were empowered. Let them be damned.

    • But, of course, it would take God to damn them. In this world, the bastards often enjoy life to the hilt, and finish up with the “joy and fulfillment” of having climbed to the top, on and over the backs of others. Were I an atheist, I would view this situation, a virtual constant since we came out of the trees, as so utterly depressing that it would drown all desire to engage in obviously futile combat against evil. But then again, were I an atheist, I wouldn’t recognize the natural order, in which the strong dominate and prey upon the weak, as evil at all–merely the way it is. I have profound respect for all secular humanists, in part because their admirable ethical position makes such little sense in their materialist scheme of things.

    • you either believe in God or make yourself your own god. Everyone worships something.

      • Good one!

    • You have a point when you say that “it is an abridgement to their beliefs to critique them for having done so”, and it’s one of the reasons that “talking truth to power” doesn’t work. In fact, as you suggest, it might just empower them even more.
      .
      I don’t agree that it is best to leave God out of it altogether. If someone has a personal faith in God (any God), then it is meaningful for that person to invoke (or evoke) that God. The fact that some other psycho-sociopath claims ownership of God will be meaningless to the former. (Just as the former’s faith is meaningless to the latter). The only people who are fooled are those with little or no faith. But how can a demon of the night gain power by claiming ownership of God? Isn’t it because of all the people who don’t have faith, but wish to virtue-signal. These people wish the truth to remain hidden because they themselves are living a lie. Thereby they become trapped by the situation, and empower those who are better at playing the game. People who have faith, and proclaim it, empower themselves, not the liars.

  • “Our problems are due to wicked people doing wicked deeds in secret, while deceiving the public about what’s really happening.” Surely so. But why is it so easy to pull off this deception? Perhaps because at least a lot of “the public” doesn’t care about “what’s really happening,” no matter how harmful it may be to people and planet, so long as it does not directly and immediately impact themselves and their loved ones. And if this is the case, the question becomes how we might expand compassion even more than love of truth.

  • ‘Amen’, beng a religion based term, was a very strange way to end this article. All the research and truth-seeking I have done points to their being many religions, but I could find nothing but blind faith – which cannot reveal truth – to suggest that there may actually be a god. It also seems to me that, if it were revealed that there actuallyl is a real god beyond the figment in peoples’ minds, looking back at all that has befallen mankind, I can only imagine what a sadist S.O.B. that god must be.
    As for trtuh, I get constant flack from both sides, because in posting comments, I search diligently first. For example, when I write that Trump is not the problem, but a symptom of the greater problem – and then expound on it – Trumpsters assail me for even calling him a problem and those on the left should, ‘what do you mean? Of course he’s the problem and we must get rid of him at any cost.’ Neither side is interested in the truth. What the seek is aknowledgement that they are right, that their position is the only truthful one, so in their journey to be right, they ignore many truths along the was, that is any truth that is inconsistent with their being right.
    So, yes, Caity, you may be correct – the truth is the source to correcting the illness that has befallen humanity. But you may be equally incorrect, if you assume that humaity, as a whole, will ever seek absolute truth. We are, in the majority, either a disinterested group, or a destructive group. A few million people who stand up and collectively shout, ‘Lie,’ is like speck of dust compared to the universe. It may or may not be noticed, but will certainly have but little impact on the functioning of the whole, for even accomplishments fade from memory as the next generation takes hold and cares only to be right and uninterested in the truth.

    • ‘Amen’, beng a religion based term, was a very strange way to end this article. All the research and truth-seeking I have done points to their being many religions, but I could find nothing but blind faith – which cannot reveal truth – to suggest that there may actually be a god. It also seems to me that, if it were revealed that there actually is a real god beyond the figment in peoples’ minds, looking back at all that has befallen mankind, I can only imagine what a sadist S.O.B. that god must be.
      As for truth, I get constant flack from both sides, because in posting comments, I search diligently first. For example, when I write that Trump is not the problem, but a symptom of the greater problem – and then expound on it – Trumpsters assail me for even calling him a problem and those on the left shout, ‘what do you mean? Of course he’s the problem and we must get rid of him at any cost.’ Neither side is interested in the truth. What they seek is aknowledgement that they are right, that their position is the only truthful one,. So in their journey to be right, they ignore many truths along the way, that is, any truth that is inconsistent with their being right.
      So, yes, Caity, you may be correct – the truth is the source to correcting the illness that has befallen humanity. But you may be equally incorrect, if you assume that humaity, as a whole, will ever seek absolute truth. We are, in the minority, surrounded by both a disinterested group and a destructive group. A few million people who stand up and collectively shout, ‘Lie,’ is like a speck of dust compared to the universe. It may or may not be noticed, but will certainly have but little impact on the functioning of the whole, for even accomplishments fade from memory as the next generation takes hold and cares only to be right and isuninterested in the truth.

      • Harry, the reason you can find nothing but blind faith to suggest that there may actually be a god is that you haven’t looked in the right place. The right place is not in the literature of traditional Christianity. It is in Parts 2 and 3 of my book “The Tomb in the Garden, the First Easter and a Gospel of Jesus.” As I mentioned a few months ago this book will be available at no charge as an ebook at the Amazon online bookstore from this July 4 through July 9.

    • Amen is not just a religious term. Not today. ROY (above) said it is a corruption of the Egyptian god Amun, but when I researched it I wasn’t convinced. But at any rate popular usage would not have anything to do with Egyptian dieties. The generally accepted meaning is something like “So be it”. It’s a confirmation or a hearty approval. The end reads like a prayer, and could be spoken aloud in that spirit. Amen is an entirely appropriate ending, even if you are not religious. It is an affirmation: “So be it” “May it come to pass”. Within the comments, people who repeat Amen might be adding spiritual weight to the prayer, or they might just be declaring “Yes! I agree”.
      .
      I agree with your observation that humanity as a whole is not really that committed to truth. In part that’s because too few model a commitment to truth, and truth is not valued in our culture. That isn’t always the case, but at the moment it is. From your comments it seems that you are one who values truth.
      .
      I’m sorry that in all your research and truth-seeking you found nothing but blind faith. I have found that through non-judgemental listening and careful encouragement, people become more open and reveal the depth of their faith. It’s often not blind, but deeply felt and experienced. Perhaps you are looking for something that can be expressed as a mathematical formula or a logical argument, or something that can be demonstrated in a peer-reviewed experiment. That would be a pointless search. If you have faith, then you can connect to others through faith, even if their beliefs are entirely different to yours. May I suggest that your commitment to truth is an article of faith. If you want to find faith, you might start looking there.

  • May all be revealed, faces a very uphill battle. Billions are spent to keep damaging secrets by people who think they are doing the right thing.
    Bullshit baffles brains is a very common human characteristic.

  • If all truths were revealed, most of us would be in jail, and who should guard us all? If you have sufficient resources to investigate, you can find a dark spot on anyone. Did you paint your face black during a carnaval, 25 years ago? Did you, as a female politician, have sex with a 17 year old boy at a party rally 20 years ago? There’s always some enemy of yours who will find these truths and publish them. Or produce a credible deep fake.
    I’m in favour of truth, as long as we accept that nobody is perfect, and that some missteps are more serious than others. The fanatical woke don’t understand that.

    • This is a circle of people( *and shills) who think they are “woke” drinking in the koolaid of the pseudo left msm narrative.

      Anti American
      Pro Russian( pro concepts of a marxist socialism)
      Pro Chinese
      Free Assange( who ironically is a cia agent celebrity).
      Ignore psyop COVID
      pretend deep State false flags are real uprising.
      pushing Democracy dogma

      May this blogs mainstream (left narrative) nature, pseudo spiritual wokeness and lies be revealed.
      Amen.

      • Do what???

      • This same phrase “Assange is a CIA agent celebrity.” Who do you guys get your talking points from?

  • Amen! This is the only path forward. Thank you for being one of the few truth shower in the media

    • Agree.

  • Rllen Brown reveals the truth that Blackrock Asset Management has become the fourth brach of the federal government (fifth if you count the deep state). It seems to take both the central bank and treasury into it’s clutch, and bails itself out while becoming grand, powerful and almost invisible. “The new giant vampire squid”, quoth Ms Brown.
    https://ellenbrown.com/2020/06/22/meet-blackrock-the-new-great-vampire-squid/

    Then there’s “bioweapons defense expert”, A nthony Fuci, the third highest paid Federal Employee, 36 years in place, directing massive flows of grant money, a J. Edgar Hoover of deep state medicine. Tony likes really big vaccine and research contracts, and his friends who get them pay him half a million to talk at dinner. You don’t want to cross Tony. You’ll disappear.
    https://www.unz.com/audio/kbarrett_ken-mccarthy-tony-fauci-is-corrupt-to-the-core/

    • Don’t forget to drink your chloraquine. It cures this Kung Fu Flu, which really isn’t such a big deal and can be avoided by eating lots of Vitamin D. But in case you get it, just drink chloraquine. If that doesn’t work, a few big shots of bleach will cure all your problems.

      • Or you can just troll someone with talking points spoon-fed to you by the MSM.
        .
        Check through the list of assertions that JOHN DAY has made. Most of these are facts on the public record. Which of them in particular do you deny?

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