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A Lesser Evil: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

I really don’t mean to be a pest about this but we are still trapped on a planet where people without functioning empathy centers are waving literal armageddon weapons around in the name of a made-up concept called unipolarism. We should probably put a stop to that.

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If you see two separate mainstream political parties, it looks like one is the lesser evil. If you see two oligarchic sock puppets held by the same oligarchy, it looks like they’re both being used to bully you into consenting to an entire system which isn’t designed to serve you.

If you see the latter, what is the correct response? What is the correct response to someone saying you must beg them to punch you with their left hand or they’ll punch you a bit harder with their right? Is it to beg for the left fist? Or is it to knock your abuser the fuck out?

When the oligarchy tells you “Vote for my left party or my right party will take away your civil rights”, the correct response is not bowing to its demands, nor voting right-wing out of spite, nor even merely voting third party. The only correct response is to tear down the oligarchy.

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Democrats: Here’s a half-dead piece of beltway flotsam held together by nothing but Aricept and crazy glue who’s been pushing for wars, austerity and the erosion of civil liberties since before most of you were born.

Progressives: I bet we can move him to the left.

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Q: What is the Republican Party?

A: An organization which assures Americans of conservative sensibilities that the status quo is working fine.

Q: What is the Democratic Party?

A: An organization which assures Americans of liberal sensibilities that the status quo is working fine.

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Establishment liberalism is just a bunch of people reassuring each other that you can change absolutely nothing and still feel self-righteous about it.

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We’re hurtling toward multiple armageddon-level events on multiple fronts in the near term and people are still like “We can vote strategically and begin organizing a gradual progressive takeover in the Democratic Party beginning at the local level so that after 30-40 years…”

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US presidents who say the troops are coming home soon should be taken as seriously as people who say Jesus is coming back any minute now.

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Those who say Russia can influence an election with a few tweets and Facebook memes are implicitly admitting that the media-owning plutocratic class necessarily has many orders of magnitude more control over their political system.

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When you have monopolistic tech giants openly coordinating with their government and censoring countries their government doesn’t like on behalf of their government, what you have is called government censorship.

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QAnoners sometimes say to me “Why are you attacking us?? We’re on the same side!” No we’re not. We’re on exact opposite sides. I oppose the ruling power establishment, you support it. You’ve been duped into backing one of the US establishment parties like any other partisan hack.

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Write about the world’s problems in a way that ordinary people can understand and you’ll open a lot of eyes, but you won’t get kudos from elitist commentators. Write in a way that only elitist commentators can understand and you’ll receive plenty of kudos, but you won’t open any eyes.

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Imperialists who defend US warmongering with “But World War Two!” are actually admitting that their worldview is garbage by the fact that they have to reach back 75 years to find a US war they can actually justify in their minds.

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To understand the world it’s not enough to be intelligent, you’ve also got to be dedicated to learning what’s true. Most aren’t; they’re dedicated to defending their own interests and worldviews. Smart people will often just use clever arguments to defend their false worldview.

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The way bombing creates extremism which is used to justify more bombing is one of the most psychopathically brilliant scams ever devised.

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Since the dawn of history the true purpose of religion has been to shape societies, dominate civilizations and build entire empires, whether that religion is called “Christianity”, “Islam”, or “economics”.

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  • […]Since the dawn of history the true purpose of religion has been to shape societies, dominate civilizations and build entire empires, whether that religion is called “Christianity”, “Islam”, or “economics”.[…]

    I agree with you on that.

  • From THE UNTOLD NATURE OFCHRISTIANITY
    Will you tell me to turn the other cheek? Will that do anybody any good? Will that promote justice? Will that protect anybody (other than an evil legal system?)? But I am taught to submit, and let them inhibit truth from being distributed. To me, that wreaks of silencing the truth. Someday I will be rewarded, until then I can sit and rot. When will we be free? Tomorrow, tomorrow, it’s always a day away. Now for the piece de resistance: Satan rules this world, according to the Bible, and he uses the systems (principalities) to do so:

     2Co 4:1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 4:2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 4:3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

    So the god of predestination has made people to perish (go to hell), and has veiled the way to “salvation” from them, and furthermore, has blinded their minds. In other words, they are doomed from the beginning of time by god using deception.

     Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

    The powers in control, I don’t care what color their skin is, they are evil and wicked puppets of exploitation and manipulation, knowing full well their employer’s evil intentions, and willingly adhering to the instructions as given them. Their destruction is deserved. Our leaders are not governors of a good god. They are all revealed in “Exposing the Money Machine,” a book I wrote a few months back. Should we obey or battle authority? The bible tells us to do both.

    The point of the matter is that, according to my theory, the Bible has been promoted to enable the spiritual slavery of citizens of the planet. The evidence that I have not yet brought to view is the teachings of Jesus, including the gospel of John, especially featuring the Sermon on the Mount, the doctrines of Jesus

    • Caitlin:I left the following response to a comment by Peter Mann. HE followed it by a most angry cussing comment because I did not agree, and he ranted regarding my quoting my books as being terrible.

      FYI-I have not made ten dollars profit from the tens of thousands of hours of research to create them. The first book, the publisher, Xllibris publishers kept the royalties. I attached all three books to emails that went viral- tens of millions of people read my books- i got nothing.

      I took back rights to EXPOSING THE MONEY MACHINE and published all three myself on Amazon, but as I said, I live in poverty, but that is a path chosen, as authentic revolutionaries are not known to live in luxuries.

      I have a mission to save humanity- by forming TRUTHFORCE INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’ S MOVEMENT- but need funding to do so- but because I mentioned my books on your websites’ comment section, I received vitriol.

      Is this practice disallowed on your platform? While I am occasionally sarcastic and a bit sharp, I have never lowered myself to the level of your commenter, and certainly not as a reaction to simple disagreement or at somebody trying to save humanity.

      Peter
      In my book ANGRY LOUD AND CLEAR TRUTH, as well as in THE UNTOLD NATURE OF CHRISTIANITY, I show evidence of people following satan, namely the RC church and the very rich, as well as freemasons, who knowingly and willingly commit service to an evil entity. He is malevolent. Clearly illustrated on the back of the US one dollar bill, in symbolism. The seal of the United States- a pyramid- like the land of Egypt, known for slavery. Above it is an eye, namely representative of the falcon eye of the ancient Egyptian god Horus- god of prosperity and virility -money and sex. He is also known as Satan, and the all-seeing eye. One nation under god. And everything in the US is marketed with a beautiful young woman showing skin. Underneath the pyramid are the words “novus ordo seclorum” meaning “new world order” in Latin, language of the RC church.

      The globalists and the church have joined to annihilate seven billion people, with the remaining five hundred million slaves to serve the elite rulers in a world fascist police state. According to CIA-related deagle, one hundred million people is the goal for US population, within three years. Don’t worry Gate’s vaccination will do a good job at “controlling” the population from growing, indeed, it will reduce an “overpopulated” planet.

      • Michael Khan,
        Whinning to mummy i used a forbidden word is regressing to infantile, don’t you agree ? A tale of incompetence and self-pity about not being paid for shoddy work.
        Certainly not manly, or dignified, or funny.
        Why do you think that you can insult others without feedback ?
        Complain to Jesus for not protecting you from evil, next time i express my feelings in reply. Maybe that will work better. We all know how unhelpful Jesus is when we are cold and hungry and persecuted for looking like an Arab.
        `
        That you remain convinced that mankind is so stupid we need to be told YET AGAIN about the obvious consequences of overpopulation . . . is unambiguous evidence of the inferred contempt you project not only towards me, but to our entire species. What a wanker. You actually believe we cannot do with out you .!.
        `
        Who does that remind us of, eh, Michael. Khan .?.
        Jesus says we cannot get to Heaven without him. Are you Jesus ?
        Hitler said Germany could not rule the world without him.
        Trump says communism and anarchy will destroy the world without him.
        And now a failed novelist with an undisciplined self-importance presumes Caitlin’s admirers cannot know whats going on, noR save themselves from the plutocratic Armageddon without Michael Khan’s crapulous book.
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        Anyone who needs 10,000 hours of bible study to figure out it’s a swindle . . . looks pretty dumb to someone who figured that out when they were 8 years old. So boasting about your investing 10 years of intellectual opportunity on a book of toxic nonSense . . . is actually an inadvertent admission of rotten detective skills.
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        Michael is so dumb he cannot even recognise the gift of an ontological shortcut that might save someone slow as him more than 50 years. Only, Michael hasn’t got another 50 years. Like the rest of us, HE has an appointment with Death he cannot cancel.
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        The ones who are gonna get squeezed to death first . . . are the stupid, and those in debt, Michael.
        Starting a cult aint gonna work for Michael because he’s got no bait on his obvious hooks.
        No Grace and no Manners. Mr Khan is the kind of ratbag that gives real intellectuals a bad reputation.
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        By comparison, David Icke comes across as human, shows his sources and reasoning, and gets enough correct to be worthy of respect and affection, whereas Khan classifies as an egomaniac who is off with the conspiracy fairies, totally out of touch with reality, and totally self-obsessed.
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        By the way, your hypothesis about Josephus writing the new testament is flat wrong : it does not account for the fact that Josephus’ known historical narratives make no mention of Jesus. If Josephus had an investment in Saul of Tarsus’ spiritual Ponsey scheme, he surely would have promoted it everywhere, like Michael promiscuously promotes his own harebrained disciple recruitment scheme.
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        I have yet to find a use for individuals as selfish and confused as Michael.
        Being an obsessed blabbermouth is a rotten contribution to the Revolution of Consciousness.
        Fuck off Michael.

        • Lol. Peter you make me laugh. Love reading your caustic responses even when they are pointed at me.

          • At last ! Congratulations. Maintain the gains.

        • In reply to Michael Khan:
          The more I am around religious people the more I am an atheist – not that one can be more or less an atheist. Atheism has no deity, or liturgy, it’s simply a Non-Belief/Disbelief – you either believe or you don’t… Atheism is neither a religion or a belief system. Religion is as old as the hills; from the day we came out of the caves religion was born, and every man-made god has been built on superstition, authority, and fear. Anyway, just use that time old law (in many religions): treat others as you wish to be treaded and you can’t go wrong. As the Dalai Lama said, “Kindness is my religion”.
          Surrender to you own authority and to your own consciousness. Don’t go too far this way or that way, stay on the path. Religion has always been about control, fear, superstition, and manipulation. Those who are totally indoctrinated into any religion are not bad or good people – it is their choice and they are entitled to choose; with one proviso, they do no harm to others either physical or mental. That being said, much harm is done under the banner of religion and one can quote hundreds of examples.
          The key of course is where does one stop the revenge; i.e., eye for an eye? Truth is absolute and is always available to those who seek it. I went to a school heavily into the Church or England, early morning mass every day and evening song. I don’t know exactly when I stop believing but I was quite young. I have read most of the religious books including the Qur’an and the Torah – there is much similarity between the different religious books. The Council of Nicaea threw out a number of gospels (the more liberal ones of course). So much of all the religious books have the same historic beginnings – born on the 25th is the same with many Gods, and yes, the sun does rises on the third day (winter solstice). https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=CKdB.

          The point is so simply made by where you are born and in what household you are brought up: If in India, Saudi, Africa, UK, or wherever, that would be your religion. It takes a wise person to then move away from that upbringing to question their faith and spirituality. I didn’t become an atheist until I was 25years of age. They say the age of comprehension is 7yrs old so, I was a little late….. From my friend Mark Carter “Liberate and brake the chains that bind these poor souls, open the gates to their true minds eye, to a world full of color, hope and love, to an existence of pure consciousness where the mind is empty and the slate is clean…. Then, and only then, are you able to see the world as it really is.” I find this very simplistic but beautiful and very true..

        • LOL I love your pointed sign off to Michael!! As with all evangelicals he believes he’s right and everyone else is wrong.

      • peter.
        Against my better judgement, I will answer you. First of all, I Only mentioned what happened to see if mentioning my book was allowable. In addition I wanted to make it clear why I am pushing my books. YOur namecalling and put downs are a reflection on you, not me. Second of all, it was not my words that we are overpopulated, that is globalists agenda to depopulate, not mine. learn to discern what people say. Third, YOUR modest ICke said that he was divinely chosen to reveal what he has written in a supernatural way- so very down -to-earth. Fourth-Josephus mentioned Jesus in two or three sentences, as well as John the baptist- Josephus was the only one other than the bible to mention these two famous and yet unmentioned characters from the first century.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus_on_Jesus

        I will not use words to attack somebody who has already made a fool enough of himself.

        • on this interview, Icke says he was divinely inspired by god in a supernatural experience giving him special powers

          https://youtu.be/Yg-GC8AW6cc

        • So why disregard your better judgement ?
          Let me guess . . . ummm.
          Because you have no existence without making an arsehole of yourself in forums where you are not welcome ?
          Howzat ? Am i close.
          Maybe i should do some lateral thinking ?
          The devil made you do it !
          That way you are not responsible for anything you say.
          Just what somebody who fucks better judgement needs.
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          But Trump got to that first, and we know how jealous he is.
          So i’d better think of another reason you make dickheads of Michael Khan.
          Can’t let you down after heroically asking for another dose of Peter’s Ontological mindFuck.
          That’s if you don’t mind me using fuck again.
          Very handy word, fuck.
          It means anything we want it to mean.
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          But you already do that to every word in the dictionary, so whatever your words say, they actually mean whatever you want them to mean any time someone throws them back at you.
          Sorry. So clumsy of me.
          But i won’t let you down Michael.
          I know how much you need my help, and my heart bleeds with sorrow for your pain.
          Hmmm. What would Jesus do ?
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          Ah. That narrows the field nicely.
          Jesus would punish you Michael.
          Surely. An apostate like you is gonna fry forEver andEver.
          `
          A fitting punishment for abusing the noble English language.
          YES i know you are USAian, but that excuse only works with USAians.
          No culture that introduced motherFucker to the world of human thought and cannot spell the difference between nett and net needs to be taken into consideration . . . clearly not human, though their faces sort of look the same.
          `
          Umm. What was the Question ?
          I remember !!! There was no question, ‘twas only that Khan arsehole imitating a Trump tantrum. Against his better judgement, too, he freely confessed.
          So perversity is added to lies and stupidity . . . for an impressive score.
          `
          You sir have won a 5Vomit award against all comers,
          a World Champion of uselessArseholes with extra points for defying Better Judgement.
          Michael Khan, you are President of USA Material.
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          But before you go, let me remind you that you’re so dumb you cannot even converse in the subject you claim to be the world expert on. That was a big disappoint for me Michael.
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          You really hurt my feelings by treating me like i’m not worth understanding properly.
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          Yet after all that bullshit, you still want us to buy the book you say you wrote, but didn’t get paid for.
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          The difficulty is that Michael Khan lies with forked tongue, just like a Republican. This is a poetic punishment in the big picture : Michael gets to be an arsehole for the rest of his life . . . because he doesn’t have ability to learn oR think oR change himself. Spiel about a book with holes like a net. That’s all that’s left of a human being when the mudShadows get full control.

          Thats why we kill for the first provenLie. These creatures are no longer human , they linger as troublemakers and beggars like this one. Some get to be President.
          `
          We are in an epidemic of totalStupidity. And the cause of this untreated disease which everybody complains about . . . is the mudShadows. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it. {grin}

      • The best part about being an atheist is that I’m not required by the words of any diety, clergy or group to hate anyone.

  • “The politics of the lesser evil has always had a nasty tendency to hold to the great old evil and thus to prepare the way for even greater new evils” Hannah Arendt

  • Love the cartoon, Caity. Caitoz means it’s one of yours, i think.
    Conveys the concept concisely and unambiguous ; your output goes from strength to strength.

  • Really??? “The true purpose of religion has been to shape societies, dominate civilizations and build entire empires….” No quite: Primitive religion was most likely invented to organize individuals into cooperating families and larger groups, to give meaning to death and disasters and a sense of control over the future. Much later in history, religion was expanded to serve the goal of building nations and kingdoms. Eventually, ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman religions were galvanizing the masses into helping to build and protect extensive, oppressive empires. Recently, Christianity, Islam, and Political Zionism have used money, weapons and religion to deceive and control vast regions of the entire world. I have no objection to peaceful, egalitarian population control systems but I denounce deceptive, oppressive, violent or racist methods of control.

    • You dont have a discerning educated perception. The Old Testament promoted genocide, slavery, and war- by following god, you won wars, acquired wealth and had slaves. In the New Testament-be a good slave. In six different places in the NT, it says: “slaves, obey your masters, no matter how wicked they are”- In Romans 13 and 1Peter 2, it says that governors are placed by god, to honor and obey them. I studied the bible as a believer and devout follower for ten years- 10,000 hours devoted to study of scriptures, taught for eight years.I have proven in THE UNTOLD NATURE OF CHRISTIANITY (on sale on Amazon)that a Hebrew Pharisee turned Roman (Josephus) composed the NT to impose a slave and submissive mentality on the people to ensure an easy-to-rule-over population for the Romans, now known as the Vatican, whose interests are furthered by the United States =the imperialist and military bully of the world- a christian nation.

      • I like MIK’s nuanced explanation to your single-view dogmatic one, even though he doesn’t have a discerning educated perception.
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        The way I see it, religion emerges from an ongoing process involving individuals within a society. Occasionally a truly gifted person makes a discovery and attempts to explain it, possibly in the context of an existing religion. S/he attracts some similarly gifted disciples or commentators who sort-of understand, and they add their own understanding to the emerging doctrine. More and more people are attracted, and the understanding becomes diluted because not everyone is really that capable or even interested in the original discovery. At some stage, the emerging organisational structure attracts people who see an opening for their own desire to influence or control, and we have a process of corruption of the original message. Nevertheless, if the original discovery was correct, then that truth can remain intact and accessible to those who are receptive, even if efforts are made to corrupt it. Core to this process is that the original discovery was reality-based and not some scam invented by a charlatan. If you can’t accept that as possible, then we have nothing to discuss.
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        It is my understanding that the construction of the both testaments (in their modern form) was an ongoing process involving many authors and editors over thousands of years. And that furthermore, the scriptures are interpreted very differently depending on which tradition is being used. I concur with you concerning the almost psycho-pathological nature of the Old Testament, if that is what you are alluding to. It is also my understanding that the Old Testament is a later addition to the Christian tradition, having been rejected by early Christians. You may have a different opinion on that. I have heard elsewhere your idea that Christianity (in its current form) is designed to instil a submissive slave-mentality on its follows. Certain Satanists see Christianity as a spiritual abomination for exactly that reason.
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        However, to say that a religion has only one purpose (or that a political party has one purpose) is to ignore all of the individuals, each of whom has their own reason for being part of the process. You yourself were a believer and a devout follower. Was that because you wanted to be a submissive slave? Or were you attracted by something else. As you grew in understanding, you gain insight into the aspects of the religion which you can no longer ignore, or rebel against some aspect that holds you back. This negative aspect then becomes the single thing you focus on as you either work to reform the religion, or reject it and walk away. But that is just your perception, it doesn’t define the entire religion or the role of each individual in it. I’m not denying the research you have done, just pointing out that there’s more to it than that. If you accept that there is reality involved, then reality will always overcome falsehood in the long run. Of course this can be seen as an argument in favour of the status quo, but really it’s just a call to discern the true from the false in all situations.
        .
        MIK was also correct to point out that religion has different forms and functions, depending on the society that it emerges in. Something else, which is almost universally ignored by many in this current society, (with its dominant religion of scientific materialism), are the aspects of magic and miracle. In a “primitive” society, people are based very much in reality, which self-evidently includes the non-material. Somehow, during the renaissance and the enlightenment we began a journey that turned its back completely on the non-material, and our view of religion is completely distorted by this self-imposed blindness. Thus we can only critique it from a limited range of criteria, hence the focus on control and domination. Of course there are many people who dabble in the occult, or magic, or whatever, but often they are operating without any guidance or institutionalised knowledge. I’m not sure that’s such a good thing, even though it feels right, given our societal encouragement towards anti-authority and atomised self-reliance. This is why for some the journey towards self-discovery necessarily requires a conscious decision to surrender to an authority apart from the ego.

        • This is why for some the journey towards self-discovery necessarily requires a conscious decision to surrender to an authority apart from the ego.
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          A beautifully reasoned dissertation from Glen, whose comments are a treat to read. Refreshing to find a scientific mind analysing the dynamics of religion. I drew same conclusions independently.
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          However, i have not gone so far as surrendering to authority (for well known reasons), but had the good fortune to encounter a trustworthy realityMap 50 years ago. Without being a believer, i have mined the books on the Toltec perspective for methods and concepts to empirically verify.
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          As the verifications accumulate, so too does a wordless understanding evolve . . . predicated on extending our cognitive architecture beyond the confines of conformity. This appears to be the function of our religious faculty.
          A faculty that can be beguiled by authoritarian counterfeits of Authenticity.

        • I picked up on the “nuanced” way MIK arrived at the conclusion that he/she has “no objection to peaceful, egalitarian population control systems”.
          And what can one say about the nuanced way you arrive (albeit more verbosely) at the conclusion that “the journey towards self-discovery necessarily requires a conscious decision to surrender to an authority”.
          For me that’s much more scary than M.K.’s single-view, dogmatic proposals.

        • I joined the religion due to what appeared to be a supernatural experience, and embraced it due to some teachings I first read and heard. If you were to read my book THE UNTOLD NATURE OF CHRISTIANITY- you would read that the bible is called by its author to be a “double-edged sword” and as I explain, we are given a handle of truth to grasp onto, and then when we use it, it cuts both the one attacked, and the one wielding it. I cannot begin to tell you how many Christians, many devout ones, have conceded to the truth of my book. A multitude.
          I prove that there are subversive values, teachings to intentionally render helpless and uninformed, blatant deceptions, spiritual warfare that harms the christian, it is used to bring people into hell, not heaven. I could go on and on quoting scriptures to prove my point. Pastors are taught in seminary that the bible is lies and its god is satan, and they teach for money, and deceive- they are the real wolves in sheep clothing. The bible is written to deceive, and must have some truths to appear attractive. I studied it 10,000 hours, so believe me, I am fully cognizant of why it is followed, and am aware of Christians, their beliefs, the nature of the faith and its results, am observant of behaviors, and am not ignorant nor a cognitive midget.

      • Interesting hypothesis about Josephus.
        Makes sense of a lot of loose ends raised by jesusneverexisted.com.
        Here Josephus performs the same function for Roman oligarchs that Confuscious did unto the Chinese by denaturing the Tao.
        Yes. Michael Kahn fits another piece into jigsaw bigPicture.

      • Let me give you a different view. Man is corrupt. God allowed man free rein and the corruption was complete. He wiped them out except a remnant of Noah. God decided to guide one particular people, Jews. He gave them lots of rules to seperate from man and revere God. When the religion and rules became more important than the faith, he sent his son. Jesus said it was not the rules but the heart that mattered. Love God and Man. Mans corrupt nature hates this and tries to attack the idea. Again religion is growing more important than the faith. When mans corruption is complete again, Jesus will return for those who worship from the heart.

        • oh, a NEW perspective. I was Christian for ten years, dwelt within it soaking it all up devoutly and completely. And you really think I am such a retard as to not hearing this before? Please dont insult me. Yes, if he had really existed, he was a natural man and taught SOME truths. But how about when he says ‘” render unto caeser what is ceaser’s and unto god what is god”s”-teling the people to give government and false teachers your money? Why did he say in Matthew 5
          Mat 5:17  “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 
          Mat 5:18  For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 
          Mat 5:19  Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 

          • You think you understand but dont. Render unto caesar, be good slaves, obey authorities. Do that not to be obedient but to accept life as it comes and turn to God. Focus not on this life but eternal life. Wherever you find yourself accept and live. Love your enemies. Think not of yourself but others. Live a quiet and simple life. You hear but you do not understand.

          • Dear Michael,
            Khatika insults everybody. Your erudition will have no effect, because she is not here to learn or collaborate,
            but to annoy and denigrate. Sometimes she disguises the venom by pretending it’s banter or sarcasm.
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            I like that you highlight how total is the obedience demanded for entry to heaven.
            Any pretense of freedom or love for mankind is thoroughly expunged by Mat 5:19.
            This industrialised livestock theme is reiterated where Jesus admonishes his disciples to withold sacred knowledge from unbelievers in his metaphor of casting pearls before swine ; not a jot nor at tittle of mercy for those who refuse to surrender their sovereignty.
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            I think your attribution of the cull to plutocrats is erroneous. It makes sense, but lacks a convincing motive and method. Makes more sense as farmers harvesting livestock from an overStocked paddock, leaving breeding stock for the next cycle.
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            Your realityMap appears to have left out the farmers of mankind, whose prison trusties are organised by the likes of fakeLibertarian Koch and his empathyLess elitist cronies, as documented by Jane Mayer in Dark Money.

            • Peter
              In my book ANGRY LOUD AND CLEAR TRUTH, as well as in THE UNTOLD NATURE OF CHRISTIANITY, I show evidence of people following satan, namely the RC church and the very rich, as well as freemasons, who knowingly and willingly commit service to an evil entity. He is malevolent. Clearly illustrated on the back of the US one dollar bill, in symbolism. The seal of the United States- a pyramid- like the land of Egypt, known for slavery. Above it is an eye, namely representative of the falcon eye of the ancient Egyptian god Horus- god of prosperity and virility -money and sex. He is also known as Satan, and the all-seeing eye. One nation under god. And everything in the US is marketed with a beautiful young woman showing skin. Underneath the pyramid are the words “novus ordo seclorum” meaning “new world order” in Latin, language of the RC church. The globalists and the church have joined to annihilate seven billion people, with the remaining five hundred million slaves to serve the elite rulers in a world fascist police state. According to CIA-related deagle, one hundred million people is the goal for US population, within three years. Dont worry Gate’s vaccination will do a good job at “controlling” the population from growing, indeed, it will reduce an “overpopulated” planet.

              • Advertising your book YET AGAIN is not a responsive reply. Let me be very clear, i will neither buy nor read your book, and i regard your use of Caitlin’s forum to imitate Madison Avenue is an abuse of her allowing us the freedom to comment and disscuss. `
                I have tried to help you get orientated, but you piss on my effort.
                It seems that you are morally defective, or socially insensitive, or perhaps far more stupid than your self-promotion.
                It’s a pity we cannot block posts from vexatious intruders, a function available on disqus.
                Now fuck off, Michael Khan.

                • Lol. Peter you do have a way with words.

                  • It’s called the Sword of Reason for a reason.

      • So you are saying anyone who follows the Old and New Testament are complete and total “Saps”. I agree wholeheartedly. 🙂

    • Well said….

  • The two Bernie betrayals kicked the wind out of many of us, left us deflated and despairing. But our vision of a fairer, more livable society remains strong and worth fighting for. We know the two parties are the oligarchy’s sirens, sweetly singing the gullible into a trap where eventually Frank Zappa’s prediction, “… at the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater” comes true. It has, of course, already started. And, sadly, we find that even the Green Party seems to have turned sour for some of us.

    But trusted activists who’ve withstood the very same betrayals and rejected the noisy clamor of competing parties are gathering ONLINE for a People’s Convention on Sunday, August 30, 4pm – 6pm ET (1pm – 3pm PT) https://peoplesconvention.org/ The Convention will be digital and broadcast live to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages with millions of subscribers and followers. Sign up for more information and updates. It costs nothing to sign up.

    I personally am hoping that Jesse Ventura will be in attendance. He has some serious commitments limiting his time for the present, but his big bold heart is in the right place and he is not owned. I’m hoping he’s still up for a write-in. We can’t give up.

    And thank you, Caitlin for caring about our Yankee predicament, for helping us to view it more clearly, and for an article that deserves to be shared widely on every venue. Friends like you make all the difference.

  • The politics of the lesser evil has always had a nasty tendency to hold on to the great old evil and thus to prepare the way for even greater new evils. When out of fear you twist the lesser evil into the lie that it is something good, you eventually rob people of the capacity to differentiate between good and evil.

    Hannah Arendt

  • A plan is underway to install Nancy Pelosi as president. It is not the only plan, but this plan will be worked towards its logical conclusion, whether or not its utility concludes prior to the election itself, now less than 90 days away. This intriging article can be read here:
    The Storm Is Here: Pelosi Prepares to Be Appointed President – Trumps Fight Against Total Chaos by Joaquin Flores!
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/22/storm-here-pelosi-prepares-to-be-appointed-president-trumps-fight-against-total-chaos/

    • President Pelosi. Hmmmm

      • That should make most Republican heads explode!

  • It’s aliens… alien oligarchs… alien plutocrats, not necessarily from Pluto but you get the drift.

    • Yeah but is that Continental “Drift”?

  • Yes, fascism may offer a choice between brown shirts and black shirts but you are obfuscating black shirt fascism in your back yard in Melbourne. Are you cowering behind a face diaper lest the COVID cult Gestapo come and take you to prison like they just did to activists who have put their lives on the line for your liberty even as you whine about the comfortably long distant co-imperialism of US, UK, AU, NZ, et al? Dissenters homes in Melbourne were raided, they were arrested, and their phones and computers seized.
    How are you any different than any other compliant, obedient servant of the authoritarian fascists of the Victoria state regime?
    I was notified by Medicare to expect a call by a COVID track & trace agent and warned to expect to be quarantined for two weeks and have no violation of distancing rules. Some snitch who was on their COVID list turned me in to these fascists. I’m in California where face diapers are mandatory like they are in Victoria. The face diapers are an exercise to condition peeps to obedience and compliance with the fascist agenda for mandatory DNA altering jabs. Melbourne is ground one to test compliance.

  • Chromosome 8: Human chromosome 8 pair after G-banding.
    One is from mother, one is from father.

    Chromosome 8 is one of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans. People normally have two copies of this chromosome. Chromosome 8 spans about 145 million base pairs and represents between 4.5 and 5.0% of the total DNA in cells.
    About 8% of its genes are involved in brain development and function, and about 16% are involved in cancer. A unique feature of 8p is a region of about 15 megabases that appears to have a high mutation rate. This region shows a significant divergence between human and chimpanzee, suggesting that its high mutation rates have contributed to the evolution of the human brain.[5]

    The following diseases and disorders are some of those related to genes on chromosome 8:

    • 8p23.1 duplication syndrome
    • Burkitt’s lymphoma
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
    • COACH Syndrome
    • Cleft lip and palate
    • Cohen syndrome
    • Congenital hypothyroidism
    • Fahr’s syndrome
    • Hereditary Multiple Exostoses
    • Lipoprotein lipase deficiency, familial
    • Myelodysplastic syndrome
    • Pfeiffer syndrome
    • Primary microcephaly
    • Rothmund-Thomson syndrome
    • Schizophrenia, associated with 8p21-22 locus[13][14][15]
    • Waardenburg syndrome
    • Werner syndrome
    • Pingelapese blindness
    • Langer-Giedion syndrome
    • Roberts Syndrome
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Sanfilippo syndrome

    • there are 46 chromosoles in a cell and the body has trillions of cells but the chromosole stay at 46 – 23 male and 23 female.

  • Thank you, Caitlin, for your sanity-saving blogs. As a 63-year-old former Democrat, now Progressive, and becoming more “radical” the older I get, I am determined, as in 2016, not to vote for either of the regressive sock puppets the Duopoly has on offer. Now, as well as four years ago, I feel bludgeoned by “vote-shamers”: “If you don’t vote for B, you’ll have effectively voted for T! Don’t you realize that the entirety of Civilization, Truth, Justice, and the American Way as we know it are at stake, you selfish, self-absorbed purist?” Acting out of conscience rather than a changeable and highly subjective correctness seems to be a “thought crime” in this land of the free and home of the brave. I will vote, yes, but depending on what candidates/parties/bills are on the ballot in Kentucky, I want to vote for the better world I know can exist. Voting FOR someone/something—isn’t that quaint?

  • The ” owners and the masters ” great plan is to get rid of us poor people!
    The Strategic Reality of the Collapsing Trans Atlantic System
    The uncomfortable fact which too many commentators tend to run away from out of fear, ignorance or intellectual dishonesty, is that the world financial system is sitting on the verge of a global financial meltdown of a $1.2 quadrillion derivatives time bomb which former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King stated in September 2019 is on the verge of “financial Armageddon”. This grim reality was known long before the COVID pandemic was launched during October 2019s Event 201.
    As I laid out in my recent paper The Great Reset Fraud, this program is little more than a cover for global depopulation and world government run by the same arsonists who have lit the world economy on fire in the first place.
    This telling article can be read here:
    The Carney-Freeland Green Reset Shapes Canadas “New Normal” by Matthew Ehret!
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/21/carney-freeland-green-reset-shapes-canada-new-normal/

  • “…we are still trapped on a planet where people without functioning empathy centers are waving literal armageddon weapons around in the name of a made-up concept called unipolarism.”
    .
    When little kids play together, one of them is always taking the best toys and insisting they all do things MY WAY. They grow up to lead nations.
    .
    “What is the correct response to someone saying you must beg them to punch you with their left hand or they’ll punch you a bit harder with their right?”.
    .
    Go ahead and ask them to punch you. But before they do, you vigorously slug them in a highly sensitive body area.
    .
    “Q: What is the Republican Party?”
    What it’s always been. The Party of Big Money.
    “Q: What is the Democratic Party?
    A party that sold out the working person to become the Second Party of Big Money.
    .
    “US presidents who say the troops are coming home soon should be taken as seriously as people who say Jesus is coming back any minute now.”
    .
    Jesus WAS going to come back. But He took one look at this current mess and said for the second time, “Let this cup pass from me!”
    .
    “Write about the world’s problems in a way that ordinary people can understand and you’ll open a lot of eyes, but you won’t get kudos from elitist commentators.”
    .
    Write in a way that you get compliments from elitists commentators and you’ll know there is something seriously wrong with your writing.
    .
    “Since the dawn of history the true purpose of religion has been to shape societies, dominate civilizations and build entire empires, whether that religion is called Christianity, Islam, or economics.”
    .
    Or, today’s most dominant religion of all: “Our Great God…Science”.

  • This was 2 Tuesdays ago. They are still ok… http://www.johndayblog.com/2020/08/first-good-news.html
    I saw a couple sick with typical coronavirus symptoms Tuesday morning, and risk factors, especially for the sicker husband, who was more obese and had badly uncontrolled diabetes. He also had lower blood oxygen, but it was below normal for the wife, also. Both had diarrhea, fevers, sweats, chills, body aches, headaches, fatigue and got short of breath easily. Most of the usual stuff, and worsening, not improving. Test reporting times were getting much better than the 15 days we lived with in July (though not everybody “lived”), but I had no certainty that we would get results this week. He had been sick 10 days, and she had been sick for a week.
    I have been sick for months, sick that I can’t diagnose and treat people, get them better, keep them out of the ICU and the morgue… I have had so many instances of people being hospitalized for severe illness after I tested them for mild to moderate illness, before we got results.
    We talked. I said “you have typical symptoms of coronavirus”. “There are treatments.” They were familiar with hydroxychloroquine, and not worried. I don’t think it’s a scary thing in the Spanish speaking world. I also discussed ivermectin, both in concert with zinc, and either azithromycin or doxycycline. I explained that coronavirus can cause heart attacks and strokes by itself, but the HCQ can cause some heart problems, that the ivermectin combination has a bit less side effects, and might even work a little better, that Its use has increased in India, because of very good results, not politics. They both wanted treatment with “whatever I thought was better”.
    I am tremendously grateful to be able to do this work, and to rightly earn people’s trust by doing the best I can.
    I went and counted out zinc tablets, 3 times per day for 7 days, and put them in a white paper bag and labeled it for use. My personal gift. I prescribed 200 micrograms per kilogram of ivermectin each, 6 pills for her; 7 pills for him. I prescribed about $5 each of doxycycline, to take twice per day for 10 days, I faxed and gave printed/signed prescriptions also. They got it and took it.
    Thursday morning before I got in to work the afternoon clinic, the reports came in, both positive. One of our Spanish speaking nurses called to inform them, and ask how they were doing.
    Both “got better right away since starting the medicine Dr. Day gave them”.
    No more fever or body aches, and no diarrhea. Less tired; doing a little more.
    He still had a cough, and requested cough medicine, but felt much better otherwise.
    It’s better to be lucky, than to be good, but sometimes, you can be both.
    I broke the rules. I treated without a test result. It seemed to work like a charm.
    Of course we’ll need 6 months of randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials, before we’ll really know…
    Or maybe we’ll just be dead before we get those conclusive results.

    • You sound like a genuine healer—please take care of yourself as well, and thank you for your humanity in these inhuman times!

  • When you have monopolistic tech giants openly coordinating with their government and censoring countries their government doesn’t like on behalf of their government, what you have is called government censorship.

    And who might that be? A click of the link made if clear. If the Orange Man can walk Caracas before November the way Hitler walked Paris he’s good for four more years.

    Bad moon rising, goose, gander, corporations, Republicans, Trump. Bring to boil and simmer. Don’t serve to your worst enemy.

  • I don’t disagree, Ms Johnstone, but if the lesser evil is to NOT inject oneself with bleach, so be it. I don’t know what to make of the whole pandemic; I took care of my mother-in-law till she was 102, not PSWs (said with respect) and I know what cleaning shit up means (sorry for my rudeness). So, I err on the side of caution for the frail elderly. I don’t want them to die; I actually believe (and have practised) giving them a life. If it means not sneezing in their presence and washing hands all time, or maybe shutting down the whole economy to save lives, it has to be done. It’s worth it. The fact Trump and buddies can put a monetary cost to human life is disgusting; he and Biden do it internationally and I oppose them as much as I can; Trump is doing it nationally and I oppose him as much as I can. If it means hoping for a Biden victory to change viral spread and save Canadian lives, there is a lesser evil.

    • http://www.johndayblog.com/2020/08/ivermectin-and-avocados.html
      I’m not the only doctor who is tired of the CDC bullshit attitude that everybody with COVID should go home and suffer alone until they need to be hospitalized, die or get better on their own.
      This open letter to Anthony Fauci, a “doctor” in name only, says that medical treatments, which are broadly documented, and used all over the rest of the world, need to be openly discussed as options, not disparaged from Washington, nearly criminalized in some jurisdictions, and censored on Facebook, Twitter, New York Times, Washington Post, etc.
      Again, for clarity, the trials upon which you base your opinion regarding the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine, assessed neither the full cocktail (to include Zinc and Azithromycin or doxycycline) nor administered treatment within the first five to seven days of symptoms, nor focused on the high-risk group, correct?
      Therefore, you have no basis to conclude that the Hydroxychloroquine cocktail when used early in the outpatient setting, within the first five to seven days of symptoms, in high risk patients, is not effective, correct?
      It is thus false and misleading to say that the effective and safe use of hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and Azithromycin has been “debunked,” correct? How could it be “debunked” if there is not a single study that contradicts its use?
      Should it not be an absolute priority for the NIH and CDC to look at ways to treat Americans with symptomatic COVID-19 infections early to prevent disease progression?
      https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/open-letter-to-dr-anthony-fauci-regarding-the-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-for-treating-covid-19/article_31d37842-dd8f-11ea-80b5-bf80983bc072.html

      This is the influential study from Bangladesh, reported in July, which prompted the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to change from hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin to ivermectin/doxycycline.
      It explains the known antiviral mechanisms at work very well.
      A Case Series of 100 COVID-19 Positive Patients Treated with Combination of Ivermectin and Doxycycline
      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343305357_A_Case_Series_of_100_COVID-19_Positive_Patients_Treated_with_Combination_of_Ivermectin_and_Doxycycline

      • Thank you for your comment. I don’t debate Hydroxychloroquine. Trump did advocate injecting BLEACH into oneself; I watched him say it. So, I absolutely respect an informed Doctor; unfortunately, Trump gets better press saying lunatic things. And, people tend to listen to what he says. I know you don’t visit the old or the ill when you are sick–common sense; so, while there are debates about the consequences of shutting down the economy, Trump advocates the bleach nonsense and is already on record for war actions that cost lives, most recently invading Iraq for oil, for money. He’s got two points against his agenda; Biden is no different except he is not so stupid to think bleach injections will make people better. It is more a debate of the absurd than Doctors, drugs and viral containment issues. I am a Canadian and we’ve kept our borders closed to Americans because of the rampant idiocy in the States I don’t know the truth of the virus because of fake news, ideological nonsense etc going round; you don’t visit old people when you are sick. Because of all the controversy going round, I just don’t visit anyone. Lesser of two evils, Biden doesn’t push BLEACH, Trump does.

  • A vote for the corrupted U.S. system is a vote for continued domination and corruption. What is needed is a radically new and different system that puts the needs of the people first. Howe we get there is the one thing I’ve not yet been able to answer.
    Also, sometimes, despite what I said above, a vote IS necessary. Trump has disgusted me for more than three decades. I cannot listen to him speak, nor to paid idiots who defend the trash that comes out of his mouth. Unfortunately, the U.S. electoral system is rigged against third parties. So, a third party vote is both a protest vote and a necessity at times If enough protest votes are recorded, maybe we can find a way to get those people together to recapture power from the oligarchs. It might not drastically change things immediately, but it would be a start in the right direction.

    • CAMPAIGN PLATFORM FOR MICHAEL KAHN FOR PRESIDENT

      Domestic Policy
      Outlaw GMOs and pesticides, organic farming only will be permitted.
      Remove subsidies from unproductive farms, if we have a surplus, it is to be distributed to poor people instead of wasting land and taxes
      Reduce taxes on farms that hire workers being paid well, rather than using machinery like combines. Research has found that hiring workers is just as profitable as big machinery.
      Allow strong punishments on pharmaceuticals that are harmful. Allow suits as well. Remove the indemnity.
      If producers of vitamins or natural cures want to claim that they are legitimate at curing ills, let them be tested and be able to advertise as such. Promote research to find more cures with vitamins and all-natural ingredients.
      Overhaul the FDA, making sure that the Pharmaceuticals have no access to paying them and bribing them. Fund them and have civilian oversight to distinguish that they are really doing what they should. If not, hold them accountable and to be subject to criminal charges and suits themselves.
      Take back the Federal Reserve. The money belongs to the people, not the bankers.
      Confiscate all savings from people over one million dollars. We have been robbed by the rich- they have cheated, exploited, oppressed, murdered, and poisoned us to amass fortunes.
      Dismantle 5G – that will restore health and covid 19 will disappear.
      Dismantle Homeland Security and restore constitutional rights- amend constitution to criminalize deceiving the people- these deceptions are more harmful to mankind than drugs are. Get rid of the Patriot Act. Dismantle the CIA. Review other intelligence agencies for removal being fazed out.
      Deal with TV-get rid of its evil influence. Most certainly do not allow religion on it-maybe laws to rid us of any deceits or manipulations on it. Possibly eliminate it entirely.
      Get rid of minimum sentencing for crimes. Decriminalize some drugs- fines instead of incarceration and criminal records. I would be willing to hear others’ suggestions on how to address drugs-try to eliminate them. Provide better education than “just say no”. Reduce police forces and have civilian citizen oversight. Revive and employ Guardian Angels to protect the streets. Make sure that police are properly prosecuted for any abuse of position-especially murdering people who are not armed. Remove privatized prisons, and prohibit forced labor. Inside, provide real job training and real rehabilitation. Trials by jury=real peers to be enlisted, not people unaware of the accused’s situation. Strong sentences for pedophilia, rape and murder. Also strong sentences for “white collar crime” such as what happened with opioids, if a pharmaceutical has harmful effects that pharmaceutical has been aware of, and it was hidden, and people died or other harm done by them, those who were behind that are to be tried as murder and/or other felony charges. Release those imprisoned unjustly. Fund the judicial system to make certain that fair trials are resulting. Investigate better avenues than plea bargains- there should be no such thing if people have a fair trial.
      Remove the vast moneys made by oil, and give it to US government. The lack of ability to make substantial profit should remove the desire to create more. Continue to fund solar panels and wind energy, but not for long-term, the communities will be the norm.

      Foreign Policy
      Withdraw troops from foreign lands
      Worldwide disarmament of nuclear weapons
      Remove sanctions from Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela, and do not use sanctions as manipulative and abusive strategy- it is as cruel as military war.
      Remove funding from Israel
      Eliminate the petrodollar and our military presence in the middle east.
      Restorative and a 21st Century New Deal
      Instead of welfare roles increasing, and the mass unemployment created by 5G (covid 19) government employment of many people to plant non-gmo organic fruit trees throughout USA and other nations.
      Government also employ people with building self-sustaining agricultural communities as proposed in my book.
      These are just proposals for you to view. I invite comments, criticisms, additions, suggestions, and collaboration. I would like to be a “father” to a nation that has allowed itself to be subject to wrong values, wrong mindsets, and wrong worldviews due to the propaganda of television, religion, bankers, and freemasons. With that in mind, I would also like to have the education system overhauled to promote our youth to have good strong values of integrity, service, discipline-strong bodies and strong minds, ability for critical thinking, and to do their own research; not learning to memorize and obey. We will deal strongly with television and media to stop propaganda and manipulation, if we allow it to exist at all.

      • That’s a start. But, of course if you did by some miracle win you can be damn sure that the oligarchs would arrange to have you struck down with lightening.

        • I have ideas on much- I am no weakling. First of all, I have a candidate for vice president- even tougher and more radical than me- the opposition wont want to assassinate me, as well as having a team- new people for all positions- my own security- strong enforcement and administration of new policies, a strong populist backing, the military behind me- much more- and for the opposing congress and senate-get journalists to dig up dirt-they like to play blackmail, I can do that also. I am squeaky clean despite my incarcerations-and they will fear me.

  • Anything that brings up the name Mike Pompeo automatically makes me think of Ms Johnstone’s great descriptions of him. You might find this amusing, Ms Johnstone.
    Washington,D.C.s double-think is astounding.
    It unilaterally repudiated an international accord, and by doing so was in breach of a UNSC resolution, yet Washington,D.C. now wants to use this same accord to enforce multilateral sanctions against Iran.
    The American position is preposterous, yet it is proposing to proceed in absurd mental gymnastics with an apparently straight face. The seeming lack of awareness of its own glaring illogicality is an illustration of the consummate conceit that defines Washington,D.C.s policy.
    To accuse Iran of “non-compliance” in a treaty that Washington,D.C. has trashed is the height of hubris.
    Furthermore, the wielding of extra-territorial sanctions against any nation that defies United States sanctions against Iran is tantamount to aggression. Nations that are trying to uphold the JCPOA are threatened with United States of American sanctions under the diktat from Washington,D.C. to abandon an international treaty. This fine article can be read here:
    U.S. Isolated From Double-Think & Arrogance on “Snapback” Sanctions Against Iran
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/08/22/us-isolated-from-double-think-arrogance-on-snapback-sanctions-against-iran/

  • Great essay, but as to the purpose of religion; is that the reason why? Or, is that the way it is corrupted to be? So, that in the end it appears exactly as you stated it to be. The real crime though was committed long before any of us were born; that is to say that from the moment of birth we are all taught in one form or the other that there is no God, so of course people act just like a bunch of alpha beta, etcetera predators. Each and every single one of you if you only believed, if you only really gave a damn, could raise the dead etcetera. You are all God’s with supernatural powers, but since none of you will allow yourselves to believe such a thing; the next time you see a human or some other such animal go into a seizure give it a hug and see what happens. The result isn’t supposed to be possible and yet it does. It’s called, ‘agape’, most people are capable of it, try it, so that more people like Caitlin, don’t have to risk their lives trying to wake the living dead.

    • When I was younger, straight out of University with a degree in Science, a Jehovah’s Witness came a-knocking, and we got into a discussion. Back and forth. One thing I will say about the Jehovah’s Witnesses I have encountered is that they listen to you and try and answer the questions you ask. Finally, in frustration, I said “why do you believe in God?” He looked me straight in the eye and said “because I see Him every day on the street”. I learned something that day. Much later, I met another Jehovah’s Witness at a work conference, and she told me that they are pantheists, in other words they believe that God is everywhere and in everything. I like that. This is also what my grandmother taught me, and I can remember the day she told me because it was so extraordinary and I had never heard anything like it before. I read somewhere that pantheism is still considered a heresy by the Catholic church. In the past you could be burned at the stake for believing it.

  • Slight clarification on one point. Religion is not the problem. It is what man does with religion that is the problem. True spiritual belief is internal. Much religion is external and false. That is why Jesus condemned the Pharisees and Sadducees for having religion but no faith. A true Muslim believer is peace loving. However a purely religious Muslim is often a fanatic as is the many crazy fatwahs issued by the clerics. Religion and faith can be the same but are often two different things.

    • Would you kindly tell me why you used a Muslim example, instead of Christian, which is the religion of choice for Americans, who gladly go and kill arabs for god and country, because politicians told them that the Arabs were “jealous of our freedoms” as they placed HOmeland Security and the Patriot Act on them.

      • Perhaps to counter the propaganda that all Muslims are terrorists? Perhaps to expand the examples to a religion other than Christianity (which he mentioned through Jesus). I wouldn’t read too much into it. The point was that a person’s Religion and a person’s Faith are not the same thing. A Christian who kills for god and country is lacking in faith.

        • My books (I am Jewish heritage former Christian now nonbeliever) prove that 9-11 was a demolition job with every politician in DC complicit, that the quran does not teach Muslims to kill Jews and Christians, show that a military brass told pastors to lie about ISlam, that the “terrorism” by arabs is really just a reaction in defense of their homelands attacked by Christians and others who believed and obeyed evil US government-our leaders have planned a world fascist police state of 500 million survivors serving the elite. ISIS is a US and Israeli operative, leader Al Baghdadi was mossad agent Simon Elliott. YOU need to realize that Islam is a religion of peace, while the quran does mention war, booty, and taxation and such, this has a way of being read to understand that it takes down the beliefs of Christianity and Judaism, which Islam is a reaction of, not a new religion to hate them, but to protect their people from the insanity and evil of the Judaic-Christian agenda.

          • Peace, Michael. Peace in your heart.

      • I mentioned Jesus, Jews and Muslims, I thought I covered them all. What goes for one goes for all.

  • To understand the world it’s not enough to be intelligent, you’ve also got to be dedicated to learning what’s true.
    Agreed. A crucial tip, but may i say that intelligence in the sense of academic skill is not crucial.
    True intelligence is maintaining the intent to figure out how things work ; perceptiveness is how we learn what we need to know, as distinct from memorising what others want us to agree is truth.
    `
    Self-reliance and self-respect are core virtues, indispensable to the magical quest for Freedom of Awareness.
    So many forces try to infantalise us into dependence . . . to rob us of the magic innate to awareness, so dedication to discerning a higherTruth is required to defy the degrading expectations and complacency of conformists.

  • Again, the Buddha Ms Caitlin speaks the truth. Unfortunately the general public can not handle the truth; the general public is addicted to its lies and illusions. As a matter of fact the general public loves the coma that envelops them; and they never ever want to ” wake up “! Ms Johnstone, this is a sludge hammer to the head of the general public ” Since the dawn of history the true purpose of religion has been to shape societies, dominate civilizations and build entire empires, whether that religion is called “Christianity”, “Islam”, or “economics”.
    It is the un-sugar-coated truth that humanity can never deal with; there are not many humans that are brave and honest enough to think and say those words. You are awesome!

      • Caitlin- I am forming a dream team of world changers. While I don’t see all that much scientific facts on what I have read of yours, you have a great ability to discern truth from excrement and are a great communicator. I have asked half a dozen others, the best informed and most skilled communicators and interviewers, researchers and such that I could find. Please contact me if you are interested in being part of an organization to take down the establishment and to install a new civilization. It is outlined in ANGRY LOUD AND CLEAR TRUTH
        http://truthforceinternational.org
        Please contact me
        truthforce57@gmail.com

        • Sounds like the start of a new group of people who want to tell me how to live my life.

          • I have no idea where you get that thought from, but indeed I have a new type of civilization in mind. And for the children (adults are harder to mold)we will teach such tyrannical (you seem to think that there are no parameters allowed in your ideal bubble) concepts as good work ethics, integrity, consideration of the community as important as self, testing everything for truth, working towards having healthy body and mind, and some knowledge. The new civilization would be self-sustaining agricultural communities-without technology-which while making life easier and more entertaining, has destroyed the planet and our souls. By planting more trees we will repair global climate- as it would restore the oxygen-carbon balance. Good health and no poverty is the way. Sharing and rotating jobs is fair. But if you call asking people to work and to treat each other well as being”controlling” I suggest you move to another planet.

            • Sorry but we all must share this one tgr best we can.

    • Hi Ron,
      I think “to shape societies, dominate civilizations and build entire empires” is the agenda of religion, domesticating mankind into obedient livestock . . . rather than its purpose.
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      The purpose of religion is to infantilise our religious faculty, the part of the self which aspires to being somebody we can trust to do what needs to be done without begging for divine intervention.
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      The distaste for un-sugar-coated truth is artificial and sinister ; not a natural part of being human.
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      You are correct in saying it takes bravery and honesty to think and say uncomfortable truthes. Conformists mistake rudeness and cynicism for frankness, blind to the injuries they wreak upon the human spirit. Discerning the differences between truthful verSus arrogant requires genuine dedication to a higher purpose, something beyond self-obsession.
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      • One of the blessing of being ” retired ” is having the time to think about your life, your society, and your world. Right is right and wrong is wrong. We humans like to bend wrong into being right to justify the evil we do or think about. The ” owners and the masters ” use religion and a whole host of other things ” to enslave the general public “. The owners and the masters do not see anything wrong with what they are doing, and they never will. To them taking advantage of other is their god given right; it is what they do best. Ms Johnstone sees and understands this evil and has dedicated herself to battle against it! I know what she is up against; the ” Evil Empire ” is vast and extremely powerful. It will do anything that it wants to to anyone. Most humans that dare to challenge the empire are deemed ” crazy “; who in their right mind would ever do such a thing. People with a soul do it; the right inside of them makes them do it because it is the right thing to do. That is what makes Ms Johnstone a Buddha; she is showing us the way out of the darkness. What she does here is priceless!

        • We humans like to bend wrong into being right to justify the evil we do or think about.
          Not so, Ron. This apparent self-deception is not of human origin. It comes of not discerning between what mystic philophers metaphor as the ‘false self’ and ‘true self’, a dynamic which the Toltec specifically attribute to inorganic beings.
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          Confusion like this leads to the self-harming belief that cruelty and decit are a part of human nature. Can you give me one good reason why we should think of ourselves as morally defective ? Sufficient to explain the duplicity of USA subverting democracies like Bolivia and Venezuala, for example ?

  • Hi Caitlin, another great commentary. But, I have noticed you staying clear of the topic of the day, COVID-19! is there a reason? We all know that (well the intelligent one’s do) C19 is a total scam and that it is probably the biggest hoax of the century and beyond. The lies that have abounded from MSM and government have been highlighted across the internet and yet you have remain Silent on the issue, well, fairly silent. This plandemic has been disastrous on many fronts, our sanity being close to the top. Mask wearing and six feet are total lies as both have NO effect on the virus or droplets. I remember seeing an article from a hospital saying that masks are more likely to cause an infection than none at all. I say this because when we are confronted by the mask wearers they always use that as their prime argument for wearing masks. The lies and deceit that this plandemic has created is unbelievable. I really thought, because the information is out there to be found, that the American people would wake up to this horrific hoax. I can provide you with lots of links but I’m sure you already have them filed away. To quote a famous line from “Jason and the Argonauts” “Now is the time to throw the spear”. Our economy is being decimated because of the lockdown, which in way effects a virus. – obviously you avoid sneezing and coughing in from of someone as that can spread a cold/flu. If you are sick wear a mask but for heavens sake take them off if you are healthy. The mask is just a fear factor that those who profit from this plandemic want to keep going. If we continue to be fearful and do the bidding of these psychopaths’ then it will be on their head when they come knocking on your door with vaccines and chipping in hand. Mandatory vaccines and digital currency is their ultimate goal for complete control over the masses. Please help me wake up the American people to this greatest of all hoaxes . Lastly, children having to wear masks is child abuse. Just read up on the health factors concerning this issue. Take care and keep the commentaries going…

    • read the previous article.

      • I did, and my post still stands….

        • that is because she doesn’t censor posts she disagrees with. your post still contains a lot of bs about the virus. it’s not the flu, we could start there.
          and then go on to say that yes the rich are taking advantage of it like they take advantage of everything else to transfer wealth to themselves. both things can be true, and are.

          • Please don’t spread eroneos and false information – I never did say that COVID-19 is the same as flu. This is what I said:
            “obviously you avoid sneezing and coughing in from of someone as that can spread a cold/flu.” So please correct t your post.

    • People
      I just received a posting into my email from Caitlin Johnstone saying she didn’t know what the agenda of our leaders is. I have been confirming my suspicions from years ago at what I then perceived correctly as being the goals of the rulers. Back in 2015, I didn’t know the methods that they would use, but they are now carrying out what I have seen to be their agenda for five years. Let me spell it out for you.

      As I have repeatedly said, the world powers have a population goal for the world of 500 million survivors in a world fascist police state. The US population goal is 100 million. Currently, the official numbers are 7.7 billion people in the world, and 330 million Americans. Their anticipated year of the completion is 2025.

      I showed in ANGRY LOUD AND CLEAR TRUTH that 9-11 was a demolition job, with every politician in DC complicit, to install world surveillance of homeland security. Patriot Act and genocide of Arabs as well. I also explained how ISIS was a US and Israeli operative to further annihilate Arabs. In that book I showed how blacks have been targeted.

      I also proved that covid was created in a laboratory, and that the vaccination is deadly, and will also be used for population control- it will kill billions of people. The destruction of small businesses worldwide was clearly to place all economic power with the exceedingly wealthy, as only the largest conglomerates were allowed to stay open.

      I have also made it clear that religious leaders, and especially the Vatican, have aligned with the immensely rich and powerful in deceptions and power plays, that they serve evil- that they literally serve an evil entity and truly hate human beings, doing evil and deceiving us. In my books I made it clear that we have been lied to on every level, and that our rulers are evil. I showed how they have planned this for centuries.

      So many people are misinformed and just dont’ get it, while I have seen it very clearly for five years- and still nobody will help me make videos that are clear and concise for people who have had no access to the books I wrote-or who don’t read. People-I need help saving the planet- COULD I PLEASE HAVE SOME ASSISTANCE???!!!

      I cannot even initiate a non-profit organization as not even two people will step forth to enable the legal mandate of three board members. I have not even had one person step up to help me. NOT ONE. If any of you think you are doing good works by attending church or by giving a beggar a sandwich, SET YOUR STANDARDS OF HOW MUCH YOU ARE REALLY DOING GOOD MUCH MUCH HIGHER. I don’t see anybody doing one-hundredth of what I do- but you do have sex. UNLESS I GET SOME ASSISTANCE, WE WILL ALL BE DEAD OR SLAVES IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER- AND ALL OUR DESCENDANTS WILL HAVE YOU TO BLAME FOR SITTING ASIDE AND WATCHING AS HUMANITY IS DESTROYED.

      • Thank you Michael – sharing your comment and link to “TruthForce International’.

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      • Yes, your thoughts and commentary echo mine exactly. I too have said your words but alas for the main part they have fallen of deaf ears. To extricate the human race from this corporate room bondage, authoritarian night mare, we must be proactive. If we continue to sit lounge about as if it will all be OK as there always a group that will save the day, think again. The 1984 reality is here and it will only get worse. COVID-19 really opened my eyes to how easy it to subdue the people with fear. – the MASK is the ultimate visual reminder that you are obeying authority, authority without any legal mandate. And the sheep love to obey authority as they think it’s in their best interest – what fools they are. From time immemorial the elite class have use these same control tactics and we never learn. REMEMBER PEOPLE you have the power not them – if only you would use it, but we don’t. We would rather keep tucked up in our safety bubble and not be disturbed. Well, very soon your world will be disturbed but then it will be to late to do anything about it! So, WAKE-UP and get out there and demonstrate – they are beginning to do this in Europe so what are you waiting for, get on your shoes and step out into the light…

  • I’ve never heard “economics” referred to as a religion. But the idea actually makes a great deal of sense. Thank you for sharing that perspective.

    • If economics makes for “the dismal science” it also makes for “the dismal religion”.

    • All the economists who failed to predict the GFC of 2008 kept their jobs, and people continued to pay attention to their sermons.

  • Thanks Caitlin. I appreciate your commitment to truth-telling. I’ve been that way all my life so I know there’s quite the cost on a personal level to keep doing that. Way to go!!!

  • Democrats are not your friends. The Democratic Party is completely corrupted and cannot be reformed. It is a black hole where all progressive social movements go to die. Their leaders … ALL of them, including the Messiah himself (Obama) … are evil. Not ‘misguided’ or ‘pragmatic’. Their hearts aren’t in the ‘right place’. They are not ‘making mistakes’. They’re evil psychopaths. They do not give one rat’s ass about you. On every major issue facing Americans, bipartisanship abounds. The Democrats are as dreadful as Republicans, testifying to the intellectual and cultural collapse of American politics. Meanwhile, wedge ‘identity politics’ issues are used to create the illusion that one party is ‘better’ than the other or that being driven off the cliff at 40 mph instead of 100 mph is somehow existentially different. By several standards (war-making, prostituting for the MIC, neoMcCarthyism, and more) Democrats are the greater evil. Knives out, Republicans attack from the front, making no bones about where they stand or how little they care. Democrats carry the same knives but stab you in the back as they embrace you and ‘feel your pain’.

    • Democrats are the more effective evil. The era of Trump has been positive in a way because it has exposed how empty and bankrupt U.S. “democracy” is. It’s nothing new of course, but it’s impossible to sugarcoat it anymore. The Covid thing has had a similar effect.

      • I agree that Trump has been an obviously naked emperor from the day he took office and has been seen as such by most of the world outside America, as well as by many within it. And, yes, “the Covid thing” has also had destabilizing effects on authority, from the political to the scientific, leaving the vast majority of us bewildered about what or whom to believe. But I also think that the Covid destabilization has the potential to far eclipse the Trump destabilization. Trump lacks the existential significance to trigger an historic and unprecedented revolution/evolution of the human species, which Caitlin and others believe must occur if we are to survive as one life form among others, thriving together through intimate interconnection, on a healthy planet. “The Covid thing,” unlike the Trump thing, just might have this kind of existential significance, and I, for one, hope and pray that it does, that in the long run, assuming there is one, we will look back upon it, with all the suffering and anxiety it brought, as an unexpected, “providential” gift.

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