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Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/lets-back-up-a-sec-and-ask-why-free-speech-actually-matters ❖ The Joe Rogan/Spotify controversy is still going on and has only gotten more vitriolic and intense. Claims that Spotify must walk away from its $200 million contract with the world's most popular podcaster for promoting vaccine misinformation have sparked

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/msm-pundits-push-idea-that-criticizing-us-policy-on-russia-makes-you-a-russian-agent ❖ One thing I've been meaning to write about these last few days has been the way mass media pundits have been insinuating or outright asserting that Fox News host Tucker Carlson is literally an agent of the Russian government.Carlson

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/it-takes-a-touch-of-madness-notes-from-the-edge-of-the-narrative-matrix ❖ It takes a touch of madness to take seriously the possibility that your entire society is insane.That's why devoted critics of the oligarchic empire are often a bit odd; something in them was driven to wade into waters that

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/washington-thinks-us-borders-end-at-neptune ❖ Yep. Just hanging around, killing time, waiting to find out whether the US is going to start World War 3 now or a little later on. ❖ Washington: Russia's gonna invade Ukraine.Moscow: We're not gonna invade Ukraine.Kyiv: Yeah Russia's not gonna

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/revolution-awakening-and-leaving-abusive-relationships-all-happen-in-unexpected-ways ❖ People don't generally leave abusive relationships in egoically satisfying, Hollywood-friendly ways.I point this out because those of us who are watching the people's abusive relationship with predatory power structures and hoping for revolutionary change often tend to envision the

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/speech-is-only-free-if-dissenting-voices-get-heard ❖ How many journalists are capable of doing what Julian Assange did to expose the criminality of the powerful? Not many. How many are both capable and willing? Fewer still. How many of those are now willing after seeing what's

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/censorship-by-algorithm-does-far-more-damage-than-conventional-censorship ❖ Journalist Jonathan Cook has a new blog post out on his experience with being throttled into invisibility by Silicon Valley algorithmic suppression that will ring all too familiar for any online content creators who've been sufficiently critical of official

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/anonymous-officials-claim-theres-an-evil-russian-plot-again-but-the-evidence-is-secret-again ❖ Major western news publications are running a story about a sinister plot by the Russian government, and — you may want to sit down for this — the sources of the report are anonymous, and the evidence for it

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/lunatic-pundit-says-its-all-but-certain-were-on-the-cusp-of-a-massive-war-with-russia ❖ The Ukrainian-born MSNBC favorite Alexander Vindman, best known for his role in the Trump impeachment, has informed the network's viewership that we are almost certainly on the cusp of a war with Russia comparable to World War II."I think

Listen to a reading of this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/consider-the-possibility-that-this-is-already-the-dystopia-you-fear ❖ Consider the possibility that the Orwellian dystopia you fear is already here and has been in place for many years, you just haven't noticed because you're still allowed to watch Netflix or buy a gun or say whatever you