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MSM Already Helping Next Administration Hide Corruption Under ‘Diversity’ Banner

There has never been a better time to be a woman, minority or member of the LGBT community who works in the DC establishment and thinks the poor should be made into pet food.

The New York Times has published an article titled “Could Limiting Corporate Candidates Hurt Biden’s Diversity Push?”, for the benefit of all those normal everyday readers who’ve been lying awake at night wondering if limiting corporate candidates might hurt Biden’s diversity push.

The article’s authors warn against the nonexistent, completely imaginary threat of the next presidential administration rejecting corporatists for cabinet positions to appease the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, claiming that doing so would be “narrowing the candidate pool” in a way that hurts Biden’s stated aim of creating an administration that is as diverse as America. Because apparently executive positions in the corporate and financial sector are the only place you can find ethnic minorities in America.

“Groups from the far left throw out edicts, but these don’t reflect the realities of the American experience or inequality, the racial wealth gap, and may prove counterproductive to diversify the administration and to implement policies that work for all Americans,” NYT is told by a member of the influential DC lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti.

The New York Times is warning of the pressing danger of the Biden administration conceding too much to “the far left” at a time when progressive politicians have reportedly already been ruled out as candidates for cabinet positions due to concerns of appearing to be too far left, and when members of the Biden camp are already waving off demands from progressives using the phrase “we don’t negotiate with terrorists“.

Vox has also put out an article celebrating diversity without regard to policies or behavior titled “President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is one of the most diverse ever“, subtitled “Biden wants his administration to ‘look like America.’ His transition team is a start.”

“Thus far, 46 percent of Biden’s transition staff are people of color and 41 percent of senior staff are people of color,” Vox reports. “More than half of the transition staff — 52 percent — are women, and 53 percent of senior staff are women.”

Meanwhile exactly zero percent of them oppose war, nuclear brinkmanship, starvation sanctions and imperialism. Zero percent oppose US oligarchy or its sociopathic intelligence agencies. Zero percent support universal healthcare or redistributing the nation’s immense wealth to end poverty in the United States. Zero percent support ending the drug war, ending the prison-industrial complex, ending the US police state, ending mass surveillance. Zero percent oppose Israeli apartheid, oppose internet censorship, oppose mass media propaganda via US plutocracy.

Real diversity in any government is of course important. But what you don’t see Vox reporting on is the fact that Biden’s transition and advisory teams are packed to the gills with corporate cronies and war whores, and that the women he’s eyeing for key foreign policy positions are as murderous and depraved as any man anywhere on earth. They might be diverse in gender, skin color and sexual orientation, but in terms of bloodshed, exploitation and oppression they couldn’t be more homogeneous. They are all devout acolytes of the murderous, imperialist, oligarchic religion that is the mainstream consensus of the US political/media class.

But that’s all you’re ever going to get out of the Democratic establishment. Taking away power from the warmongers and plutocrats in any way, shape or form has been completely ruled out as a possibility, so all they have to offer in terms of “progress” is giving prominent positions to those few women, minorities and LGBT individuals who happen to be fine with choking people to death with neoliberal austerity at home and dropping cluster munitions on children abroad. That’s what “progress” looks like in a power establishment that is built on a foundation of violence, oppression and theft.

And of course the people who will be hurt worst by it are members of those very same marginalized communities you’re supposed to get excited about being elevated to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy or whatever under the Biden administration. They are hurt by the austerity policies, they are hurt by the authoritarian police state policies, they are hurt by the fact that they’re the ones getting bombs dropped on them overseas, and they are hurt by the fact that there is still so very far to go in terms of racial and sexual equality yet the thrust toward getting there is being diverted into a pussyhat parade for Susan Rice as Secretary of State.

The most influential news reporting should be that which holds power to account and draws attention to its most malignant aspects. Instead it is actively facilitating the most malignant aspects of power and hiding them under the banner of “diversity”.

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  • In the main it doesn’t matter if you are black or white, female or male – money talks

  • “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”

    Surely, anyone with a functioning brain knows that Trump is the real winner?!!…

  • Another excellent article. Thank you! A while back, you wrote an article about when fascism comes to America, it will be waving a rainbow flag and wearing a pink pussy hat. I was searching for it and couldn’t find it. Could you please post the link?

  • Karl Marx insightfully observed that religion is the opiate of the people. I will add that politics entertains and distracts the people, but soon the real agendas of political propaganda and religion will be expose for those with eyes to see and ears to hear. Then some people will wake up and realize that Yeshua is the Great Liberator He claimed to be. Then He will lead a secret, underground, subversive, non-violent but ultimately successful liberation movement which will help precipitate the implosion of this evil empire.

  • Political talk and analysis is largely irrelevant because reclusive super-wealthy globalists control the USA and the world, not the top politicians and state officials who are mere puppets chosen, bribed and blackmailed by the elite globalists to execute their secret agendas through plans devised and perpetrated by sinister similarly bribed agents of the Deep State. These agents know the general population will resist and rebel against the globalists and their agendas and so they disguise their hidden plans and motives under plausible policies and legislation which fool the gullible public into thinking that everything is done in the best interests of the common man. Politics entertains and distracts the masses!

  • “Vox has also put out an article celebrating diversity without regard to policies or behavior titled ‘President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is one of the most diverse ever’, subtitled Biden wants his administration to ‘look like America.’”
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    You want things to look like America? Hire people who are drowning financially. Hire people that are at various levels of obesity. Hire people who are dragged-down spiritually and emotionally from years of receiving abuse. Hire people who want things for nothing. Hire people who have no interest in improving themselves. Hire people who show more interest in men running into each other with the heads on a football field than how their children are being brainwashed by the State education system. THAT would look like America.
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    “…Biden’s transition and advisory teams are packed to the gills with corporate cronies and war whores, and that the women he’s eyeing for key foreign policy positions are as murderous and depraved as any man anywhere on earth. They might be diverse in gender, skin color and sexual orientation, but in terms of bloodshed, exploitation and oppression they couldn’t be more homogeneous.”
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    We should welcome the purported Biden administration push for diversity in any government. This will show the entire world once and for all that people of all races, religions, and creeds can royally eff things up and sell out We the People. For too long old White guys have been blamed for our problems. Not so. Misguided HUMAN BEINGS are the source of our problems.
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    Is this being too negative? You can’t solve a problem unless you acknowledge it and honestly address the causes. There is rot deep within much of the human soul. Unless people elevate their thoughts and behavior you’re just rearranging deck chairs and captains on the Titanic.
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    But too many insiders are benefiting financially from the depraved system now in place so it won’t be easy to change course even a little.

    • Thanks, Roundball, for another shamanic description worth repeating: “You want things to look like America? Hire people who are drowning financially. Hire people that are at various levels of obesity. Hire people who are dragged-down spiritually and emotionally from years of receiving abuse. Hire people who want things for nothing. Hire people who have no interest in improving themselves. Hire people who show more interest in men running into each other with the heads on a football field than how their children are being brainwashed by the State education system. THAT would look like America.” Ain’t it the sad, sorry truth. And while “it won’t be easy to change course even a little,” we will, and with more of a course correction than currently seems possible. Why? Because that power, which has infused all genuine shamans from hunter-gatherer days until now, hasn’t gone anywhere, remains on tap, as Caitlin reminds us in her own way. Now more than ever, believe in a higher power and in the human spirit.

    • This is a realistic appraisal of what is going on.

  • Right on again, Caitlin! All of the Democratic Party worshippers who have been celebrating the Biden/Harris apparent win as though it was the Second Coming make me sick. They truly believe that this Democratic administration-in-waiting will be the salvation of humanity. They are ignorant and wrong, wrong, wrong. But you will find that if you question their belief that Biden is Jesus Christ and Kamala Harris is the Virgin Mary, they will turn on you with a snarl and attack you viciously.

  • “We don’t negotiate with terrorists…” – but in reality they do, in many places, not just negotiate but directly support and direct them. The only thing is, this doesn’t get much media attention or they describe them as “freedom fighters” or some such.

  • Lipstick comes in all the colors of the rainbow, but a pig is still a pig.

  • I read you daily, Caitlin, and would like to convey to you my appreciation for this one in particular. Your writing is often fierce, but the effect of this post is an axe head splitting seasoned wood. There’s no dross or filler in here. It nearly catches on fire when exposed to the human heart.

    Thank you.

    • Nicely put for a lot of us, Bret.

    • Exactly

  • If big Bucks/big Gov is going through all the trouble of having so obviously stolen the US Presidency you can bet everyone they’re moving in to those purloined parlors of power know the script to be followed as well as their place in such hierarchy. It is not wise to jog off your approved path in DC.

  • Diversity is the new monoculture, anyway.

  • “Interview on Electronic Vote Fraud” by CD Media with Russ Ramsland, purged from FewTube, posted at Brighteon > using “Fraction Magic” at BlackBoxVoting(.)org to force socialism, in fact NEOFEUDALISM and worldwide prison colony. Beijing Biden is an empty suit, figurehead of the most naked, gigantic election theft in history. Diversity is a Divide and Conquer dogwhistle.

  • Gender is every bit as much a concept as a collection of body parts. A prevailing thought, among the general public, is that women are caring individuals. It would seem that sexist Joe, only judges according to genitals. As Caity states, a female can have balls as big or bigger than any man. And when used for evil, those balls are even more harmful than those of powerful men who tend to think with a related part of the anatomy.

  • Gender, for example, is as much a concept as a collection of body parts. A prevailing thought, among the general public, is that women are caring individuals. It would seem that sexist Joe, only judges according to genitals. As Caity states, a female can have balls as big or bigger than any man. And when used for evil, those balls are even more harmful than those of powerful men who tend to think with a related part of the anatomy.

  • Great post, thanks! diversity of skin colour is ok but not diversity of opinion.

    • I think it is best for ‘progressives’ and those further Left to be kept out of, and stay out of, Biden’s cabinet and other high policy and administrative posts. At some point, if they want to pursue their interests, they are going to have to definitively separate themselves from the Democratic Party, because the Democratic Party is now and is going to remain conservative and ‘corporatist’. Not being attached to Biden and company leaves them free to express themselves fully and work for the kind of world they desire without being sabotaged by the Democratic Party leadership.

      • With Covid raging across the U.S. and the potentially catastrophic socioeconomic fallout from the pandemic just beginning to unfold, shouldn’t we Americans embrace the uncertainty and remain open to the future (not only to its potential downsides but also to its possible upsides)? Do ANY of us have the slightest clarity right now about the long-term impacts of Covid upon American politics and culture, not to mention their effects upon the rest of this interconnected world? A while back, Caitlin urged us to exercise caution in this regard, to hang in there with NOT KNOWING what the future will bring. Yet so many comments on her blog seem locked into an even more dystopian view of the future, raising the dangerous possibility, IMHO, of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If something unprecedented and pregnant with revolutionary/evolutionary potential has suddenly emerged, interrupting and disrupting our gerbil wheel lives, shouldn’t we “gerbils” keep our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts in a receptive and responsive mode, just in case unexpected openings occur for us to get the hell out of the neoliberal cage?

        • Proggies have evidently just received an excellent opportunity to realize how they are not really part of the Democratic Party and to do something about it.

          • How beautiful it would be to have a viable third party! But why haven’t the Greens been able to pull this off? Rather than talk back and forth until we run off the right side, SG, you might consider making a new comment if you want to shoot this around.

      • The Democratic Party has always been a party of the right wing. It was the party of the southern slavocracy in the 1860s. It was the party of the Vietnam War under Kennedy and Johnson. It has continued to be a party of war through Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The Democrats have always been a party of the rich. Anyone who is ignorant of this fact needs to learn more history.

  • Mainstream liberal/conservative thought is dying. It is either shifting to the far left progressives or far right populists. They cannot allow this, thus the coordinated effort to steal the election by fraud. To remain in power the people can no longer be allowed to decide.

  • In another among the handful of truly excellent blogs, Ed Curtin republished a post today that puts Caitlin’s observations into clear and chilling context:

    http://edwardcurtin.com/unspeakable-memories-the-day-john-kennedy-died/

    • CURTIN IS A GOOD READ
      THANK YOU

    • Great article, Newton. It brings into focus how much we do forget. How many horrible crimes, the crime syndicate has committed, that are not in the forefront of our minds all the time.
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      A new blog to add to my daily reading. Thanks for the link.

      “I tell you all this to try to convey the ways in which we “forget” the past in order to shield ourselves from powerful and disturbing memories that might force us to disrupt our lives. To change. Certain events, such as the more recent attacks of September 11, have become too disturbing for many to explore, to study, to contemplate, just as I found a way to marginalize my feelings about my own government’s murder of President Kennedy, a man who had given me hope as a youngster, and whose murder had nearly extinguished that hope.”
      `
      . . .
      “Only by speaking out is hope possible. Only by making the hidden manifest.”

  • The Psychopaths In Charge do their duty to the bank cartel. The bank cartel rewards them handsomely for their effort. The CIA, a major minion of said cartel, infiltrated the major media more than 50 years ago with Project Mockingbird, long before there was anything remotely resembling an alternative (thank you Caitlin). They have agents in every news room, and many of the talking heads, including some rather famous examples, are on their payroll. To even bother criticizing them is a waste of time. They need starving. Which unfortunately won’t happen, since far too many are just plain too lazy to bother looking for other options. Just flip on the evening news, and watch a half hour of bald faced lies, and your good to go. To go back to wondering why it is you can’t seem to ever get out of debt to your bank cartel masters.

  • Last week the NYT featured an article whose headline read “ The Baseless ‘Great Reset’ conspiracy rises again” and the WEF published one whose title was “The Great Reset: Building Resiliency to Global Risks”. No need to go beyond the headlines as they themselves are sufficiently instructive.

    Add another to the zero percent list. 0% oppose the Great Reset.

    The pretend Biden administration is showing its true colors to anyone who swallowed the hokum. Adopting the WEF motto of Build Back Better was more than a clue. This attempted Great Reset, if successful, will not be the anything like that which it is promoted to be. Buyers remorse is only beginning.

  • To me dog poop is just dog poop, doesn’t matter if it came from a German Shepherd or a French Poodle. I had never heard of the Biden breed until Obama bought himself one for the kids to play with. But, still you know from day one that everything about the dog will eventually come down to where the dog poops. So, for the next 4 to 8 years we will witness tons of dog poop doing its thing in the White House.

  • Offering solutions or even a vision for humanity is NOT on the political horizon !

    The ‘vision’ for the ZWO is written on the Georgia guide stones – take a look !

    • I am glad you reached the same conclusion or similar about the weird sinister nature of the Georgia Granites with the principles of the NWO chisled in seven lanuages(?), the first principle states:REDUCE THE PLANETS POPULATION TO HALF A BILLION

  • Those of the ‘0%’ are compelled to appease the ugly, squealing ogres on their backs.
    Ambition.
    And of course there’s McMansions to buy, imported cars, private education for their offspring, regular restaurant dining, share portfolios and trips to luxurious resorts.
    Did I miss anything?
    From Adam to the outvoted, Arrogant Arsehole, ambition is the insidious enemy of Truth.

    • I have often been accused, or praised for, being ambitious. At which time I point out the distinction between ambitious and industrious. Ambition is the seeking of power, undeserved wealth, and massive ego massage. Industriousness is the willingness to expend effort to improve your life and that of those you love, which I have been quite unashamedly guilty of.

      • *Like x 1000 – perfectly worded.

        Me too – I can’t tell you how industrious I have been.

      • Spot on JWK

      • Speaking of ambitious versus dedicated, honourable versus self-serving, I must share this with you – I just read these passages only today from (I hope this formatting works …)
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        “BIG Red Book on China: Chinese History, Culture and Revolution” by Jeff J. Brown
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        The book is a little bit over the top in terms of ‘confirmation bias’ for the right audience and has some inconsistencies but I am getting so much out of it.
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        One point to be made is that not everybody in a nation of 1.3 billion can be or wants to be President, but the path to becoming President has all the checks and balances you could possibly imagine.
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        Passage 1:
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        “Chinese citizens and their leaders are imbued with the ancient concept of the Heavenly Mandate. A local street version may go something like this:
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        “OK, Baba Beijing, here is all we ask. We want you to make sure that we are kept safe, our society organised, to give us the opportunity to realize our livelihoods. Take care of our families, communities and self-dignity, and you have to make sure that no outsiders violate the integrity of the Chinese nations’ borders”
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        Passage 2:
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        From a speech by Xi Jinping 14 March 2013 when elected President:
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        “Our ancestors, going back over 3,000 years, to the Zhou Dynasty, developed the Mandarin Imperial Examination system to great effect. To pass the exam was a well-deserved honour that showed you were one of the best and the brightest in the land, ready to help the imperial court maintain the Heavenly Mandate. Rich, poor, rural or urban, northerner or southerner, everybody had the same opportunity. Mandarin officials were constantly graded, assessed and criticized as a system to winnow out the ambitious, so that the only most dedicated to the country and the masses could move up. It was all about distinguishing the good from bad – separating the honourable from the self-serving. Since then, the Communist Party of China has simply adopted the same concept and expanded it for the needs of the entire nation and governance of 1.3 billion citizens.”

  • You cannot listen anymore to politicians, mainstream medias people, billionnaires; what they say is always irrelevant. They will always avoid real problems.

    As I wrote before, I cannot thank the Lord enough that I have no child. I would be so worried for them with all those clowns in power at this moment and their pandemic that they probably intentionally release.

    The decadence is extraordinary and the more you climb the socio-economic ladder, the more decadent.

    We are truly living the return of the days of Noah just before the return of Jesus.

    Keeping my Rosary on hand!

  • CENTCOM and there B 52’s will be just one of the Olive Branches this administration will be on offer

  • For President.
    Im not sure but i think i spelled Nader and Sanders, right? At 80 i dont spell much better than i did at 8.

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