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Undermining US Global Hegemony Is Good, Actually: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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China and Russia are right to try to undermine US unipolar hegemony. The planet is not America’s property and efforts to stop it being treated as such are good.

It’s not okay to be a grown adult in 2022 and still believe the US is a force for peace and justice in this world.

The belief that China is trying to become the next unipolar global hegemon is premised on the idea that Beijing has been watching the floundering US empire burn itself out and get crushed under its own weight after just a few decades and thinking “Oh that looks awesome! Let’s definitely do that!”

“No no you don’t understand, the US needs to keep bombing and starving civilians and engaging in nuclear brinkmanship and arming extremist militias and supporting dictators and destroying any nation who disobeys it. Otherwise the world might be taken over by a tyrannical regime!”

You could very easily fill a list with one thousand things Americans should care about more than the one year anniversary of a few wingnuts wandering around the Capitol Building for a bit and then leaving.

Americans have always had a special love for fake fighting. Civil War reenactments. Pro wrestling. Jerry Springer. Democrats vs Republicans.

Biden is a better Trump than Trump was; he’s advancing all Trump’s policies more effectively than Trump and actually doing things that Trump only talked about. If Trumpers had any actual ideological consistency instead of vapid partisan hackery they’d all be Biden supporters.

Please consider the possibility that it’s not a coincidence that Democrats have done literally exactly what those who oppose “vote blue no matter who” said they would do when they took power.

Nobody gets censored for “covid misinformation”; that’s just today’s excuse. Before that it was the so-called Facebook whistleblower, before that it was domestic extremism, before that it was election security, before that it was Russian disinfo and fake news. The reality is much simpler: people are being censored on the internet to normalize censorship on the internet.

Don’t underestimate how badly our rulers need to regulate speech on the internet. Their very survival depends on preventing awareness of the exploitative and oppressive nature of the status quo from spreading into the mainstream. They’d do literally anything to stop it.

Leaving mainstream social media platforms for fringe social media is just marginalizing yourselves. It’s doing the narrative managers’ job for them. By all means join alternative platforms also, but don’t quarantine yourself from the mainstream crowd as long as that’s where the people are. That’s just giving the bastards what they want.

The whole objective of internet censorship via de-platforming and algorithm manipulation is to quarantine the mainstream herd away from wrongthink. Leaving is just doing exactly what they want you to do. You need to stay and disrupt establishment narratives where you can be seen.

Sure you maybe have free speech on those small fringe platforms. You have free speech on a desert island, too. It doesn’t matter what you say if people don’t hear your words. If you oppose the status quo, you need to oppose it wherever your voice can influence people.

 

 

 

There is no “human nature” apart from our immutable physiological features. What we’re dealing with in matters of societal organization is the human condition; conditioning by propaganda, by early childhood trauma, by generational trauma. And we can heal all of that conditioning.

People who cite “human nature” to argue that society must necessarily be organized a certain way are only ever talking about their own conditioning. If they think it’s human nature to be selfish and competitive, they’re just telling you how they’ve been conditioned to be.

The narratives about what’s going on in our world had already become unsustainably shrill and muddled before Covid; now it’s gotten so bad it affects the decisions people make in their everyday lives. Humanity is approaching a white noise saturation point with narrative itself.

Which could end up being a good thing, in the long run. All of humanity’s problems ultimately boil down to an unwholesome relationship with mental narrative. If that relationship becomes so strained that it snaps, maybe we can replace it with something healthier and more truthful.

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  • I love all your posts.. I’m fairly certain you’ve read Chalmers Johnson’s “Empire” series..

    https://twitter.com/Eightfold14/with_replies

  • CNN again calls for denying medical care for the unvaxxed. I can get behind that if they also deny medical care to smokers, overweight people, those who injure themselves doing extreme sports, those with type 2 diabetes and of course drug users of all kinds. While we are at it lets put scales in all fast food eateries and deny service if you are 30 lbs over weight. And then…….

    • In theory I would agree. But just WHO is clogging our entire medical care system right now? Before covid, the other groups you mentioned were using medical care, yes, but not clogging it to the point of breakdown.

      For just a few months, lets kick the unvaxxed out of the hospitals to make more room for drug addicts.

      • Enough nonsense. The jabbed are the ones filling our hospitals, not just now, but all along. And it is just the Vaccine Failure cases sending people into the hospitals… Not EVERYONE exposed is going to become infected. And not everyone gets exposed. But everyone who takes the BioWeapon will be sure to develop adverse reactions – unless they were given saline like Biden, and mamy prominent people were, so far.

        https://imgflip.com/i/615wf3

        • *isn’t just the vaccine failure cases – that should read

        • I got three covid vaccine shots with no side effects. What you wrote is a lie.

  • BREAKING NEWS – Biden accidentally assumes he works to the plutocrats.

    White House responds to SCOTUS blocking Biden’s vax mandate
    US President Joe Biden said he was “disappointed” with the court’s move to block his vaccination mandate for large companiesTaking a swipe at the court, Biden claimed that he was denied authority granted to him by Congress, and noted that he would be pushing for employer-imposed individual vaccine mandates regardless.

    “I call on business leaders to immediately join those who have already stepped up – including one third of Fortune 100 companies – and institute vaccination requirements to protect their workers, customers, and communities,” he said.

    Plutocracy according to Merriam-Webster
    1 : government by the wealthy
    2 : a controlling class of the wealthy

  • …….joe….it’s not just the knickers of millions in apocalyptic twists….just think of all the billions of ball huggers and panties that are so hopelessly twisted that they need the “jaws of life” applied to find relief…..

  • Dr Malone: Epic proportions! Bigger than 9/11 !
    :
    Earlier I posted this:
    Time to fire up a Nuremberg style trial.
    Leaked military documents show that in early 2020 the powers that be
    knew Ivermectin “works thoughtout all phases of illness”, specifically for Covid-19.
    :
    On the subject of these documents Dr Malone says, roughly, “that if these papers turn out to be real, and they look so, then they are bigger than 9/11. Epic proportions! ”
    :

    • We know that 5-Eyes has tried to “leak” phony documents to Wikileaks in order to hurt Wikileaks credibility. Stay tuned. However, if these documents are for real then you will remember this leak for the rest of your life.

      • The leaks would be important only as damning confirmations, of what we already do- or should- know.

        The leak where it is revealed the Covid is US Government BioWeaponized Virus, deliberately released upon the world (essential proof of a ‘false flag’) – would be as as damning as what we now know about “9/11″… But even with what we know… sadly, nothing changes. Nothing we know while holding onto the toy steering wheels of our child seat in the car, changes our actual direction or orientation. We need to move from the position of passengers, and into the driver’s seat, before any change in our direction, or speed of travel can be effected.

    • Sometimes I visit Digg for a break. Sometimes they have amusing fluff. It is like People Magazine. However, when it comes to politics Digg is definitely fully in line with the Trusted News Initiative.
      :
      Had to chuckle when I saw this item in Digg:
      https://digg.com/culture/link/covid-misinformation-joe-rogan-spotify-petition-ZVjbuR8JK6?utm_source=digg
      :
      They are going after Joe Rogan and Dr Malone.
      :
      Why am I posting this? I want to preserve the dying breaths of the covid propagandists.
      Haven’t they got the word? Their days are numbered.

  • ……antiparasites….you say “correct”…not me or my intended point…prior to the accidental discovery of microscopic views by galileo goofing around with lenses, scientific inquiry was limited….in the late 17th century robert hooke turned a more developed microscope toward the biological realm seeing cells….it goes from there…..of course throughout human development(his story), nature based interpretations of natural events were employed, but it can’t be denied that the onset of empirically based inquiry has helped humans understand the physical world….and yes indeed, the horror stories continue…..my point is that we have learned so much since galileo’s time and advanced in so many areas of medicine and biology………but is being squandered on so much bullshit……the list is too long……politicizing something like public/world health is lethal, inhumane, and inconsiderate……i’m an old vaxed and boosted fart that’s still alive and well……. is there incompetence?…..you bet your charred ass!…….and i do think that it’s incompetent greed, a major ingredient, driving the narrative as well………for $19.99 a
    month you can create your own narrative!…….FREE SHIPPING!…..Dazzle everyone with brilliance…Baffle everyone with bullshit!…Made in the USA!….CALL NOW!….This offer is eternally unlimited…..so CALL NOW!…..1/800/666-4355….don’t miss out on this incredibly incompetent offer!……

  • Caitlin, you have achieved something important, as you have attracted lots of trolls that benefit from the evil and desperate zionist globalist regime. congrats.

    • Caitlin has an arguable point of view and a clear, if acid, way of expressing it. I don’t think that makes everyone who writes in to argue with her a bad or silly person, if that is what “troll” means.

  • Time to fire up a Nuremberg style trial.
    Leaked military documents show that in early 2020 the powers that be
    knew Ivermectin “works thoughtout all phases of illness”, specifically for Covid-19.

  • …….pandemics of the past prior to scientific understanding of disease were horror stories in the making on their own……the church, monarchies, kingdoms, and empires, all inspired by by the former responded in brutal and cruel ways that would make the consumers of today puke on their fucking athletic shoes for sure….so here we are arguing, finger pointing, posturing, posing, name calling just to make “points”…..if we didn’t have the advancements in public health that we have today, i do think that ebay and amazon would be clearing houses for digitally controlled portable iron lungs in a backpack and exoskeleton like prosthetics to be used by the billions of polio victims that survived….the surgeon general’s of beverly hills would be making fortunes off of the victims of smallpox….mercy ships, telethons and a universe of pitches and schemes………are there conspiracies being hatched or have been hatched to fuck us over?….you bet your charred ass!…..the majority of homo assollus has not been vaccinated…they are too poor to consider!….not consumers!…..and so it spreads with the variants evolving one way or another ….no one can forecast what may be coming…..what can be done if 10’s of millions start dying from a variant that may not be easy to figure out?…..i may have insults coming my way as a result of this comment….so as is done in amerikkka, i’ll duck and cover, lock and load,……smell my breeze……………….!

    • so according to your wisdom, there was a point when “we” achieved “the scientific — meaning correct — understanding of disease” and the human history is now devoid of medical horror stories? other than that, i can’t figure out your point…

  • From all appearances Moon of Alabama (MoA) has been co-opted .
    Such things, co-opted, are not always easy to discern quickly.
    Look how long it took for the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
    to become known as a suspect organization – co-opted.
    We must ever be alert, even Caitlin Johnstone, has a target on her back.
    We luv ya Caitlin.

  • Why are your knickers always in a twist about all the bad things the US is up to, but no comments about the pictures seen around the world of Australian cops beating people resisting Covid lockdowns, how your government does not lift a hand to rescue Julian Assange from death by a thousand cuts, or it’s crappy treatment of Djokovic?

    • When a clown and a dog perform a purely evil circus act, do you criticize the animal?

    • I’d like Caitlin to say more about the increasingly obvious Technocratic Totalitarian FASCISTIC Panopticon and Dystopia coming to be, in “Australia First!”… But to her credit, she has made some references to it… Though I too would love it if she did more… And it’s ‘her blog – her choice’… And I respect her intellectual autonomy, just like I support the bodily autonomy of all mankind.

      In her defense – she’s done great wirk in Assange already – and continues to do so… Check her archives…or do a narrowly targeted websearch.

      • What I would like is for Caitlin to follow her expressed desire to focus more on construction than deconstruction, more on creatively envisioning the good than prophetically calling out the evil. Not, of course, that both are not absolutely necessary. Am I alone in being concerned about her delay in putting out a new post, especially after the trauma she recently experienced in having to find a new home for her family?

        • She mentioned that her output might ve reduced, and sporadic, for a while… I wouldn’t read too much into that, personally unless you hear about her having some legit issues…

          • I trust you’re right, but I can’t help my continuing concern. No new post for a week now, without any explanation from Caitlin that I know of. If someone can point me to an explanation I’ve missed (not being on Twitter or Facebook, etc.) I would appreciate it. Certainly she more than deserves a breather, a respite, some time off for herself and her family, and I hope that’s all this is.

            • 4:00 pm Central time, Friday. Scroll down past the comments Newton and you’ll see Caitlins’s most recent tweets (50 minutes ago). She’s okay.

              • Thanks

  • This confuses me–
    “There is no “human nature” apart from our immutable physiological features. What we’re dealing with in matters of societal organization is the human condition; conditioning by propaganda, by early childhood trauma, by generational trauma. And we can heal all of that conditioning.”
    I don’t understand what is meant by healing if there is no human nature to be recovered by that healing, or how we justify healing a condition that does not controvert or pervert a natural human state.

    • human beings are born into, live, and die in social conditions including propaganda/education. how do you propose you can pin down a natural human state?

    • You take your side in the great sociological debate. Is it genetics or environment which shapes us. I do believe human nature is made up of both. Except for neurological conditions of psycopaths which are clearly physical manifestations and not environment. Whereas sociopaths is a learned behavior so I have read. Regardless it is not all one or the other but a more nuanced mixture. Everything in life is no so black and white.

  • [Originally intended for posting elsewhere, but their failure to act after three days is this blog’s gain. This appraisal of Washington’s ongoing insanity in foreign policy and deliberate and foolhardy dalliance with total war against another nuclear super power needs to be said. The more ears to hear and eyes to read, the better. The maniacs in Washington must be stopped before they destroy the planet…or even damage it grievously.]
    ~
    Clearly the United States has been far and away the main provocateur and aggressor in this tortured relationship with Russia over the last eight years since fomenting the coup d’etat against the legitimately elected government in Kiev. It has lied incessantly about events while Russia was pointedly insulted and treated with the utmost disrespect by not only President Obama but by his every successor and every other candidate for his office as if civility had no role in American foreign policy any longer. It has levied an endless array of economic sanctions for no other purpose but to damage Russia’s economy. It has expelled a legion of Russian diplomats, seized Russian property without compensation within this country and demanded American businesses cut ties and end joint ventures with Russian counterparts. It has concocted the most wild-eyed and heinous accusations, always without the slightest shred of evidence, that Russia has poisoned its own expatriots around the globe, aided and abetted Syria in gassing its own people in a civil war fomented by the United States, and wantonly shot down a commercial jetliner over Ukraine, just to mention a few of several such outrages, clearly all of these fantasies being false narratives which would benefit Russia not in the least and for which no logical motive was ever even proffered.
    ~
    The extremist regime in Kiev, ostentatiously modeled after Hitler’s Third Reich, has been armed to the teeth by Washington and encouraged to persecute the very sizeable ethnic Russian populations within it borders in what can only be described as “ethnic cleansing.” The data say that at least 14,000 Russian civilians in the Donbas region have been murdered by such action over the course of the last eight years. The Kiev government signed an agreement with, NOT Russia, but Berlin and Paris, called the Minsk Accords, which promised to grant the Russian ethnics in the Donbas, NOT independence from their onerous rule, but merely election of their own governors and some modicum of home rule. Kiev, always applying American ethics, morality, and bad example, chose to welch on its sacred word and, to this very moment, refuses to abide by its promises.
    ~
    For all this and more, Russia is constantly made the villain in an endless escalation of threats and slanders by the barbarians who rule from Washington. Clearly, any fool can see that Washington is trying to slowly but surely strangle the Russian state as a sovereign nation peopled by honorable and noble citizens, just as we hapless Americans, victims of our own leadership, are made to suffer. The US is fooling no one, not even its vassals in NATO, by saying one thing and doing another quite diametrically opposed to its empty contentions. The ruthless regime in Washington, wager of numerous bloody “forever wars” across the globe, is the absolute epitome of psychological “projection,” in which it accuses others of the very sins for which it is guilty. Behold, the biggest “meddler” in the history of geopolitics has the gall to condemn Russia repeatedly for “meddling” in our elections, and yet be unable to offer the slightest bit of convincing evidence!
    ~
    Obviously, the leadership of the United States of America (whomever that may truly be) does NOT want peace and good relations with Russia. Clearly it wants WAR in some form. It has already been wagging an economic war against that country with its never-ending series of “sanctions.” If Washington is still able to utter any statements that reflect any semblance of actual truth, please clue us in during this “last chance for peace.” Exactly what is it they think they want, because it is clearly NOT peace! Have the decency to apprise your own citizens and the rest of the world (because we will ALL suffer from your actions), exactly what it is that you are trying to extract through maximum application of pain and deceit to the Russian state and its people. Be sure and tell NATO as well, because I see no evidence that they understand in the slightest what they are signing on for if they go to the wall to enforce your depraved will. Maybe it’s a small distinction, but you are not “gods,” you are monsters.

    • I agree with your assessment.
      IMO, “they” want to kill most Russians with nuclear strikes via B61-12 bombs, and seize its territory (for the Oil and Gas Corporations) to have total monopoly on natural gas production. As well as future oil fields in the Arctic that will be possible to develop when climate warms up further.
      Also, it is expected that Russia’s climate and grain yields will improve, so its vast territory will actually become very useful for American-style mega-farming.
      On the other hand, it is expected that lands south of Canadian border will suffer from climate warming, and American agriculture will suffer with it.

      • https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/b61-12-nuclear-bomb-most-powerful-nuclear-weapon-ever-175580

        The laughable Imperialist Propaganda woven throughout this piece aside, this is still very troubling. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

        “Kris Osborn is the defense editor for the National Interest. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army—Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He has appeared as a guest military expert on Fox News, MSNBC, The Military Channel, and The History Channel. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.”

        • That Pentagon Expert seems to really believe in winning a nuclear war: “If each individual attack alternative with a single bomb then pilots could tailor or choose between a wide range of strike options with fewer on-board bombs, and therefore operate with an ability to carry more of them on one mission. This would prove useful in the event that some kind of multi-faceted or large-scale nuclear attack became necessary and the offensive force needed to drop multiple bombs of the same variety as well as some with different or alternative explosive configurations. “

    • American Government wants Monopoly on pretty much everything in the world.
      Because having monopoly allows the Corporations (that it stands for) to set prices in such a way that only these Corporations make profit, and everybody else pays up.
      This is what happens if Monopoly is your only game growing up.
      If you look at the billionaires who quit college to pursue their own dreams, their dream turned out to be a monopoly of some kind.

      • without monopoly around the world, there’s no capitalism.

    • More likely is – The U.S./UK and Russia have China as their mutual ‘threat’. Pure theatrics that the U.S. and Russia are at each others throats. The Chinese know this, they aren’t stupid. Just remember that USSR was on the verge of nuking China, “The new adventurer”, in the early 70s, it’s public knowledge.

      • Computer sez no… The US Warplans have ALWAYS been a simultaneous, offensive first strike Nuclear Attack against both Russia AND China… Daniel Ellsberg exposed this long ago.

        The ONLY reason that Russia and China were ever really potential adversaries, was because the US had interposed itself between them, when Nixon and Kissinger fomented, or capitalized upon a split between them. But at this point, they’ve both read Zbigniew Brzezinski’s “The Grand Chessboard” – and realize who their most dangerous and aggressive adversary really is…

  • ….John Allen AKA ‘ol hippy…you mentioned debord….thanx…the situationists were right about the illusions/spectacles….a profound influence on my political positions/opinions……

  • I’m a victim of censorship. Mention of ANY ill effects due to the various, Big Pharma, *vaccines* and it’s n immediate trip to the redacted refugees camp. I now write, for free, on Substack because Medium cancelled me outright. Not to be outdone, the Washington Post has banned me from posting there as well. For that matter, WSWS hasn’t used a Discus post of late either.
    Because the US doesn’t have any “official” active wars since the–better late than never–pull-out from Afghanistan–the Pentagon has a surplus of active weaponry. And itchings for new, losing, adventures. However picking on powers that are nuclear armed and also have better weaponry(China, Russia)is an idea that needs to join the icecap meltings and go away permanently. There are so many fronts to pick from to write about these days as our world continues to deteriorate. Have you noticed that 2021 sucked more than 2020? 2022? Hmmm…Peace The Ol’ Hippy

    • Addendum: I wrote about the January, 6th, spectacle on Substack the other day. Guy Debord in full bloom.

  • I have read many historical accounts of mass psychosis. The reeducation of China under Mao was more recent and often violent. However, being inside the mass paychosis forming worldwide today, I find it far more disturbing. People ignore facts almost like religious zealots. There is no reasoning with them. Thus a condition forms where anyone questioning the social narrative is considered a danger to society. Those caught in the psychosis think they are acting logical and sane while actually are psychotic. When one fails to continually question the world around them, anything can sound reasonable.

    • The Cult of Covid is definitely religious in nature, and has been since the first Covid fear porn dished out the first Covid perve thrill back in early 2020. Here’s how you tell.
      Question what a man knows for a fact, you get a shrug and a laugh. Question what he’s gritting his teeth to make believe, and murder sprouts black in the bones of him.

    • mao’s cultural revolution was designed to wake the chinese people up from the individualist-capitalist-imperialist psychosis.

  • …..someoneinasia put it in quite the perspective…..emperors everywhere are stomping around naked…some with nukes…..the ccp have a concentrated spectacle and so is the brutality that maintains it’s power…..the consumers of the west don’t care about that, let alone what’s being done to them……they just want their stuff….and FREE SHIPPING!….

    • Don’t feed the troll

  • QUOTE: ***China and Russia are right to try to undermine US unipolar hegemony. The planet is not America’s property and efforts to stop it being treated as such are good.***

    If China were REALLY serious about challenging US hegemony, then she should (1) desist from all sorts of violations of basic human rights (I shall assume all those horror stories I heard of — such as organ harvesting, the persecution of religious groups, the complete lack of the rule of law etc — are not all fabrications by Westerners with ill intentions), so that other countries would be able to find little fault with her — especially dear Uncle Sam, who as we all know would quickly latch onto such things and say to everyone, “See? China’s a villain!”

    China should also (2) show some regard for her best brains by giving them greater support; they should be treasured as China’s most valuable assets in truly understanding the Western world and therefore forming effective responses to its excesses and depravities. (Learning some English would go a long way here.) You’re also going to need lots of brains to figure out how to market yourself so others will want to listen to you, and not to the US all the time.

    Finally China should also (3) establish good ties with as many other countries as possible. (1) will help immensely in this respect by improving China’s image so that other countries, such as neighboring India and Japan, will be more willing to improve ties with her (rather than listen to everything the US says).

    As it happens, China has failed utterly on all three counts as far as I can tell. Almost every country worldwide has a negative image of China today and is buying wholeheartedly into all the anti-China stories propagated by the US — stories that are not entirely untrue. It could almost be said that in a sense China has actually HELPED Uncle Sam become all the more strident in his sordid ways.

    Face it, the CCP is ultimately interested in one thing and one thing alone: keeping its oversized butt firmly planted on the seat of power. All the nationalist jingoism nurtured by the CCP among the mainland Chinese is but a means of distraction from the fat, ugly, naked body of the Chinese Emperor who has no clothes on.

    I’m ashamed of being Chinese. Enough said.

    • How many countries has China bombed lately?

  • …..the capital was stormed by an incited and crazed mob high on psycho bullshit that was created by psychos….a psycho spectacular extraordinaire……the hand wringing media events that have followed to this day are just daily bursts of soothing spectacles…..”we’re working on it”, stupoenas served to the stupid who ignore them…..if you or i did that….here comes the warrant…..you’re fucked…..it’s life in the monopoly game…..the illusion created with the genocidal theft called “amerikkka” has been perpetuated through every means possible and is now so refined that we are mere spectators/consumers manipulated by “dreams”, “doctrines”, “values”, “traditions”…..the death and destruction upon the “others”….the expense to maintain “the amerikkkan way”…..the collateral damage no one cares about….gets lost in the fealty to the illusion/spectacle…peculiar to amerikkka is the diffusion of the illusion…..every fucking thing is for sale, liberty to go and purchase, freedom to choose and consume…to own and believe, to be “me”….this is where narrative control gets powerful on a personal level….the illusion is reinforced by “choice” manufactured for the spectator/consumer….here comes the good part….confusion….events created, framed and presented…his story, framed and recreated…lies agreed upon, from blockbuster cinematic cable tv online events to new fields of study and research….most of which serve the needs of the oligarchs/plutocrats with their specialists and managers that continually maintain the spectacular illusion of what we find ourselves in…..the internet is the meth that sped it up and created 30 second attention spans that guarantee the spectacular extraordinaire globally….the illusion is integrated with diffusion, and managed and strengthened with confusion…..there is too much to unload before any reload….$19.99 a month will get you reloaded …call now…FREE SHIPPING!…just in case you want to get loaded….God not included…CALL NOW! 1/800/666-4355…..

    • Oh, dear. the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power. What more might one expect from Communist state-owned media like the BBC.[?!!]

  • Mark Twain said:

    “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”

  • Wow, Caitlin. Australia put Novak Jokovic in prison for not being vaccinated against COVID-19 during his visit.
    The men’s tennis world No 1 is being humiliated by the lackeys of out of their mind billionaires like Bill Gates.
    Besides pushing his (expletive) vaccines on us all, Bill Gates also donates money for climate engineering. Last time I checked spraying particulate matter in the air (in this case to shade the sun!) is bad for our health.

    • I call bullshit on that. Djokovic can leave whenever he wants.

      • Well we ALREADY KNOW that you’re a bullshitter – and a complete $hill for Medicalized Authoritarianism, Totalitarianism, and Technocratic Tyranny… So that’s not surprising. But he CAN’T LEAVE – if he wants to play in the Tournament, for which he already had gotten an exemption – from the medically dangerous, forced mRNA Human Medical Experimentation Gene Therapy requirements.

        This is CLEARLY PUNITIVE and a coercive attempt to maintain the crumbling narrative, at the expense of this top athlete’s health and career.

        Who’s liable if he experiences one of the shockingly common, and no-where-near mild Adverse Effects of those untested and ineffective products? What of he chooses one of the safer and more effective Cuban products? Why should his natural immunity be disregarded, since it’s safer and more effective, than any jab?

        https://imgflip.com/i/60iofn

        https://imgflip.com/m/COVID_Truth

        • You get some antibodies, but the benefits are canceled out by the damage done to your organs. It’s better than nothing but masks and vaccines have been proven to be far more effective.

      • I’ll pack your bags for you John.
        Just a mirror and some OxyContin and Vioxx should do the trick.
        It’s okay, they’re perfectly safe.
        Big Pharma told us so.

        • Science is real, Rush Limbaugh was lying to you.

          • ‘Science is real’
            Yep.
            As real as nuclear weapons, ICBMs, Napalm,
            Glyphosate, DDT, depleted uranium weapons, OxyContin and Vioxx, to name just a few.
            As real as gene therapy by mandate.
            As real as stratospheric Big Pharma profits for the last two years.
            As real as your obtuseness John.

      • It’s hard to leave if you’re being detained in a secure enclosure–jail. The *vaccine* madness is infecting the rational at alarming rates, courtesy of the corporate(MSM) media’s complete compliance with Big Pharma. After all, they sign MSM’s paychecks.

        • It wouldn’t be hard at all for him to leave, he’s not in jail.

          • His hard-won and still to be completed legacy as a tennis professional along with his principled stand for informed consent are at stake. So yeah, it would be a real hard decision to cower and leave.

            • So is he in prison or not?

      • your attempts to sabotage this space is too obvious to be effective, dear. but i suppose the money is too good for you to quit?

        • Facts are facts; he’s not in prison and nobody is getting paid to disagree with you.

    • Novax Nojabavic is part of the silly narrative. He can leave for home anytime he wants from hotel detention, but he wants to play in the Aus Open. So the legal/political/media/sporting theatrics are only interesting to see what the eventual goal of it may be. Don’t get me wrong about Novak though, he is a truly talented pro I love to watch, but he’s stooging for the narrative this time.

      • He’s not “stooging” for anything.
        ~
        “Professional tennis player and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic today [Jan. 10] was released from detention after winning his court battle to remain in Australia despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19.
        However, in court today, government lawyers warned that Australia’s immigration minister could still cancel Djokovic’s visa, which would lead to an automatic three-year ban on his entering the country, The New York Times reported.
        Djokovic’s release today is the latest twist in the ongoing standoff between the tennis star and Australian authorities over his eligibility to enter their country.
        Djokovic, a nine-time Australian Open champion (a record), arrived in Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport on Jan. 5 to defend his title. The upcoming Australian Open tennis championship is set to begin Jan. 17.
        The BBC reported Djokovic was promptly assessed and rejected for entry upon arrival. His visa was canceled on the spot and he was taken into temporary immigration detention on grounds that he had failed to provide evidence he was double vaccinated or had a legitimate exemption to the policy.
        Australian Border Force (ABF) officials took Djokovic to an immigration holding hotel pending a decision regarding his immigration status.
        Prior to his arrival Down Under, he received a medical exemption from Tennis Australia, the organization responsible for managing the tennis event….
        ~
        “…Tennis Australia’s opinion that a recent COVID-19 infection should exempt an individual from a vaccine requirement is, in fact, based on current scientific opinion. It is well established that natural immunity is more protective from a subsequent infection than vaccines alone.
        Furthermore, there is evidence that vaccination after a recent exposure to SARS-COV2 carries an increased risk for vaccine adverse events….”
        ~
        “… Fellow tennis professional, Jeremy Chardy (France), expressed regrets after getting vaccinated earlier this year and suffering serious side effects that forced him to end his season and possibly his career…
        …Djokovic admitted he is not an expert in vaccine science but believes vaccination may not be the wisest measure and that the decision should be made freely by the individual and not an authority.
        He voiced this position as early as April 2020, when COVID vaccinations were just a potential pandemic solution held by the most optimistic. His opinion is more centered in bodily autonomy and medical privacy.
        Whether intentionally or not, Djokovic is serving as an inspiration to health freedom advocates around the world. Could this be the reason why PM Morrison maintains his stance in contradiction to Tennis Australia and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation?…
        If Djokovic is expelled, he will have secured something more important than a 10th Australian Open and 21st Grand Slam title — he will have won the hearts and minds of millions around the world who have been protesting the violations of their basic rights including medical privacy and health freedom.”
        ~
        https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/djokovic-australian-open-health-freedom-movement/
        ~

        • Gregory Herr, my take is – they’ll use Novak as a wider global campaign to completely shoot down the natural immunity via recovery from covid19 rationalization. They want the entire population of the earth vaxxed, likely primarily for nano ID/Tracking chips, besides whatever else can be secretly administered via injectables. And they’ll keep the door open to injectables, justify them as being a national security must for ALL, some way or another, for generations to come.

        • Gregory Herr, if Novak secures personal freedoms, I’ll be the first to celebrate. But I believe the goons in power have other ideas.

  • …..one more burble….steve bruns…thanx for the accurate description of the basic thinking in amerikkka….eddy….your on to it …thanx……

  • …..alas….in amerikkka…for sure ….the guns have always been to the right….the left has always been disarmed…a few groups sprang up but they were gobbled up in the gobbledygook of the spectacle….and handed over to hollywood….tanya and the symbianese liberation army..the bungling weather underground…..the right draws a lot of organization from military examples, some join just to “serve”, but also to LEARN…..the left goes academic……. to LEARN….amerikkka loves violence, was born out of it….native americans were subjected to just about EVERY form of cruel brutality europale homo assollus could imagine and administer….the african slaves were next….and still next….white supremacy feeds it ….got off the fucking boats in 1492…
    ….still going….who’s next?……the right in amerikkka is the most heavily armed political group….although, i do feel they ultimately would never overthrow any “tyrany”…the tyrants have the experience and materials to bbq and bury any internal challenges to power…..life would be disrupted for the consumers, but soon after the smoke clears, the body bags collected and disappeared…..a tv movie/hollywood production with aftermarket action figures, t-shirts, posters, burger king’s built backed better burgers with even better buns…to snack on while playing the anniversary edition of call of duty….is there a threat of fascism?…..you bet your charred ass there is!….proud boys, oath keepers, 3%’s, and check this shit out, mamalitia, a group of anti- mandate moms with ar-15’s….i used to think the amerikkkan govt. would use such groups as death squads, but the spectacle evolves, reifies, is refined in a new illusion so that it becomes unnecessary to do that…….the diffusion on top of the confusion will always neutralize any violent challenge to power of the corporate class….excellent neutralization in non-violent events such as voting rights, human rights…caitlin is right all along with her analysis of narrative control…she is NOT an anal list like those in corporate media…she is an analyst of great capacity….

    • Brian Burble

    • Nice concise insights Brian

  • Libertarians: people who never got over having to share their toys as a toddler. That’s just some context for understanding the majority of the objections to this essay.

    • Snark is vital to any revolution. It is the muttering of the arrogant, surly and petulant that turns the tide. Ask any of the Old Bolsheviks who criticized General Secretary Stalin. Snotty impotent lists of resentments are a relief to any tyrant. When you meet mush, advance, said Mao. Mush, mush, mush.

  • Those in suits are Satan’s recruits.
    They smile and nod
    And mouth platitudes.
    Those in suits are Satan’s recruits.
    When you’re not looking
    They’ll sink the boot.
    Those in suits are Satan’s recruits.
    They only have one plan
    More and more loot.

  • Caitlin,
    You have the capacity to choose which you wish to be.
    Choose wisely.

  • Well,
    I guess that’s the thing, isn’t it?
    Some of us work for the intelligence agencies,
    And, some of us operate the agency of intelligence.

  • Super cute couple.
    However, both of them are in bed and in business with the exact same dumbass corporations that the United States is in business with, and causes it to be the largest facilitator of evil on Planet Earth, via the corruption of Washington DC.
    When they stop doing that,
    I will embrace them as genuine human beings.

    • Josh: If you are not just “joshing”, whom do you consider to be “genuine human beings”. I have a suspicion that they are white and male.

  • the US Empire is adrift from reality. It has a Lawyer’s perspective on reality. Ie. reality is that which you are persuaded, one way or another, to perceive. There is no reality other than that which exists in the mind. The more dislocated from actual material evidential objective reality the US Empire becomes, the greater the illusion and screen creation to mask the desperate truth. Showing cartoons to the kids in the locked bedroom while the building burns.

  • Thanks Caitlin as always! But I am more optimistic than you; I think the big social media companies have screwed up in drastic censorship overreach and their credibility has taken a serious hit. I agree that we need to keep engaging with regular people with regular views, but they have catalysed a big move away from their platforms and I think that should be encouraged.

  • Americans have always had a special love for fake fighting. Civil War reenactments. Pro wrestling. Jerry Springer. Democrats vs Republicans.

    Made me laugh. Thanks.

  • Caitlin,
    I’ve managed to cut and paste a couple of your paragraphs below.

    There is no “human nature” apart from our immutable physiological features. What we’re dealing with in matters of societal organization is the human condition; conditioning by propaganda, by early childhood trauma, by generational trauma. And we can heal all of that conditioning.

    People who cite “human nature” to argue that society must necessarily be organized a certain way are only ever talking about their own conditioning. If they think it’s human nature to be selfish and competitive, they’re just telling you how they’ve been conditioned to be.

    I respectfully suggest that you think about this one: there are small socialist enclaves that are fairly successful. They are called monasteries. The people who live there don’t have any children.
    I think people’s wish to care for their children is one unalterable aspect of human nature that kills the idea of any kind of success for a socialist republic on a large scale. People in the grip of a strong idea (such as the Christian idea for those people who really believe in it) may be able to sacrifice themselves for the good of the collective, but when it comes to the point of not trying to get advantages for their children, all the Communist apparatchiks in Russia and China behave in the normal human way. They take care of their own first.
    I grew up on a fairly remote farm, and I know a little about other animals, not just the pet ones that city people see. I think human beings still have a lot of wild animal in them, whether they know it or not. I don’t think that people who tried to deny that side of themselves would even survive for very long.

    • You don’t have to join a monastery. Anyone interested in checking out an alternative way of day-to-day living can visit this place in rural Virginia and see if if a semi-“socialist” way of life fits. It was established in the 1960s and is still going strong today.

      • You know why it thrives. You must work to participate in the community. Thus the failure of communism. Not everyone wants to work. Some want to slack off, others steal. The hard workers see the slackers and say to themselves why bother. Then everyone becomes slackers. It is what happened in Russia. The small owned plots of each family produced the majority of the food while the communal farms lanquished.

        • That same attitude is the down fall of many Australian aborigines today. Because everything they have belongs to everyone, the hard workers lose their incentive .

          • Seems they got on quite well before the English showed up. Why is that do you suppose?

    • Paul: “there are small socialist enclaves that are fairly successful. They are called monasteries. The people who live there don’t have any children. I think people’s wish to care for their children is one unalterable aspect of human nature that kills the idea of any kind of success for a socialist republic on a large scale.”
      Seriously? Socialists do not want children? What is socialist about that? Socialists want socialism for the sake of their children, and for the environment as well as for the sake of elementary justice. .
      And your only example of “socialism” is the monastery? Are you unaware of the socialist Indigenous societies of America, where there was equity and empathy and mutual aid among all members (those acting merely for their own benefit without regard for the general welfare were invited to leave (expelled from the tribe)? And many tribal/societies in Africa and the Far East were organized as “socialist”as well.

      • Friend: I don’t think whether people are socialists would have any bearing on whether they wanted children. But having had children, those parents in a socialist collective who had influence would use it as best they could to advantage their own children. It is notorious that the families of high functionaries in China are very prominent in the new privately-owned businesses.
        I don’t know much about the indigenous societies of America, but I am pretty sure that their food and medical care would not have been of a standard that we would want to live with. Whether it is for good or bad, we live today with the advantages as well as the problems that exist in a large society with a very complex system of production and exchange. Very few of us would really want to go back to the short and hard lives of our tribal ancestors. I realise that there are some people still living that life.
        Socialists in modern societies may very well have the IDEA that socialism would be good for their children, but they have never seen socialism put fully into practice. It’s true that I haven’t, either; but unless everything I have read about it is a lie, it has never worked, except in those small groups we have already talked about.
        Remember that imposing socialism on a society that already exists, involves stealing from some members of society to give to the collective. It isn’t like a co-operative where people freely agree to pool resources. That gets you off to a bad start.

        • I’ve seen socialism in practice and it was working just fine.

          • So don’t be shy. Tell us all about it.

            • The country was Yugoslavia. They lived pretty much like we do, but there were no homeless kids or streetwalkers. It was working just fine.

        • Indigenous American intellectuals from the Huron, Wendat, and other Great Lakes nations were the first to suggest to Europeans that one person should not have power to force another to do anything.
          Their technology and to some extent their lifestyles were primitive, but the people were not. It can be argued that American intellectuals’ criticisms of Europe provided the impetus for the Enlightenment, and David Graeber does just that in The Dawn of Everything, a posthumously published book he co-authored with Wengrow. Highly recommend

    • Both democracy and communism have incestuous industries and positions of power, no doubt. Both have elite leaderships that want to maintain eternal (via close relative gene pools) positions of power. Anyone that believes any different has no grasp of the natural world we evolved in. Genghis Khan’s DNA is present in up to 16 million people alive today, and not for no reason. Ultimately selfishness. The elite want peasant to protect and provide for them, selfishness. The queen bee/ant want the workers and soldiers to provide for them, selfishness. Having said that, I like the nations acting as a type of super organism or holobiont theories, but again, the ‘elite’ ultimately, selfishly, benefit the most.

      • It doesn’t sound as if we are in disagreement, but I think one thing that needs to be highlighted is that free enterprise (not democracy) gives the consumer the right to choose when a choice is available. When the economy is humming along well, it also gives the employee the right to choose who to work for. This goes some way towards limiting the degree of bad manners that employers can get away with.
        People’s favouring their own kids wouldn’t do much harm in a legitimate free enterprise economy, by which I mean one without a corrupt money system such as we have now. A corrupt money system allows cronyism at the top, and cuts down on legitimate competition from smaller players in the economy. Democracy, unfortunately, doesn’t do much about this. It tends to lead to periodic changes in which group gets to hold the levers of power and favour its own supporters, that’s all.

        • For free enterprise to truly create free and more choice and better worker conditions it would still need to be regulated by anti-monopoly/anti-competition type of commission. What the toothless tiger ACCC is supposed to do but obviously doesn’t. The elite make sure to patent and monopolize anything they see as maintaining and growing their power – ‘selfishness’. Nepotism can, of course, also undo the elite via incompetence, or, not using the best person for a specific imperative job. I don’t see any ‘successful’ society not being run by an elite that is both selfish but also astute when it comes to choosing the ‘right men’ for critical tasks. Or else their power/control could be exposed to jeopardy. Democracy is a Santa Claus illusion for adults, giving them an illusion of some control. Keeps them relatively happy, the Chinese CCP seemed to have discovered better ways to keep their people happy without illusion by using more tangible things like infrastructure and technology that has a definite outcome of either increasing the quality of life or not.

  • Speaking of protecting democracy and the right to vote, etc., here’s the most important question of all. Just exactly WHAT should people do after they’re all woke up? Should they pick up a gun? Should they guillotine some VIPs? Should they march hand in hand down Penn. Ave. forever and demand, demand, demand that the Elite behave better, or else? (“or else” just exactly WHAT?!)
     
    Here’s what you are eventually going to HAVE TO DO because
     
    there. is. no. other. way. to remove 536 Rs and Ds from the federal government’s elected seats of power. (If you know of another way, please spell it out, right here, right now. BTW, wishing upon a star, dream, dream, dreaming; hoping and praying and self-study and drug-trips are not going to do that job.)
     
    If you do not want More Of The Same that you’ve gotten after every election in the past, do not vote for another R or D, ever, no matter what an R or D promises! Jimmy Dore explains EXACTLY why.

    • Very accurate. But because the corruption is deeply embedded in Western society, from where, and how do you draw replacements from ??

      • Look at the young Eastern Europeans 22 years ago who said “Fuck This!” We should look at them in awe. They went to the bloody Berlin Wall and said “Here’s a fucking embarrassment” and made it go away, November 10. I call the date Mauertag. Should be a world-wide holiday.

    • I’ve only heard of Jimmy Dore through readings on this site. Obviously he is speaking to a big-city, far-left point of view.
      As an Australian, I have seen a few attempts to overthrow the two-party system come and go. In English-speaking countries, it doesn’t seem to work.
      I don’t think picking up a gun would work at present. As time goes on, it may become more feasible for the fellows who already have the guns, the armed forces, to intervene. At present we are dominated by the people who live by deception.
      We are taught that we have democracy, but in reality, government is always controlled, in one combination or another, by people who live by force (soldiers and policemen) and people who live by deception (teachers, journalists, and the judiciary). The politicians are brokers who negotiate between the prey (the people who live by honest exchange) and those two kinds of predator. Many politicians do see themselves as part of the priestly class (the people who live by deception).
      For the last hundred years, a new class has been growing, of people who live by the charity of the government. Their votes matter. This is a bit like what happened in the later stages of the Roman civilisation, when the army became a factor in politics. Emperors were set up and overthrown by the army.
      I suppose I am not being very coherent, but seeing a post like this, written from such an unrealistic point of view yet trying so hard to come to grips with political reality, makes it hard to know where to begin. Big-city people simply can’t impose their very unrealistic ideas on a whole country. If they did succeed in getting control of the legislature and enacting their ideas, soon there would be famine and civil war. Country people in the part of the world where I live often make a similar mistake in the opposite direction: they want to bring back the way things were in the past by splitting off and forming new political groups.
      Politicians as a group don’t really matter. There aren’t just two sides, the left and the right: there are three sides, the left, the right, and the people in authority. The people in authority play the left and the right off against each other. As you are seeing now with Joe Manchin and that lady Senator, there are usually a few politicians in the middle, who keep some of the most unworkable policies from being enacted.
      I despair of anything good coming of political discussion, because the priestly classes have done such a good job that most city people quite genuinely believe abject nonsense. I don’t think we have had such a genuine belief in a religious system (education in this case) since the great cathedral-building episode in Europe, which must have ended at least five hundred years ago.

  • Dear Caitlin, You are absolutely wrong, deeply mistaken, and avoiding reality when you describe the attempted coup of January 6 as just a bunch of “wingnuts wandering around the capitol”. I am ASTOUNDED that you can believe this. The evidence is being exposed thick and fast that this was a planned attempt to subvert an election and take power. It did not succeed, or else there would have been some dead congress people. Your flippant attitude towards this attempted coup is dangerous and irresponsible. The establishment WANTS people to brush this off as a bunch of wingnuts.

    Adolf Hitler’s beer hall putsch did not succeed, either. The Nazis were described by people who should have known better as the 1920s and 1930s version of wingnuts. But ten years later Hitler was chancellor of Germany.

    I am very, very angry and disappointed in you for your mistaken take on this threat.

    • Who fucking cares, Democrats and Trumpists are two fucking sides of the same idiotic coin. You think they could have actually taken over the government? Buffoon. You’re just another brainwashed wingnut who thinks she lives in a ‘democracy’ or some such childish shit.

      • Personally I think the claims that the parties are the same is overdone. Yes I know that they are both in thrall to the military financial intelligence complex – but nonetheless there are differences. The Democrats have sold their souls to fascism and totalitarianism – the republicans are instinctively more libertarian.

        • Just want to clarify I self identify as a deep green socialist 🙂

      • Sikuvit, lol, 100%. Democracy is an elaborate Santa Claus illusion for Adults. If voting really changed anything ‘major’ they wouldn’t let you do it.

    • :
      What has been coming “thick and fast” (your words) is narrative control by the Demos.
      It has all been about selling you a narrative. And your rant tells us that you have a head full of it, ear to ear.
      :
      Curiously, below in this thread you linked to an article that began this way:
      :
      “Yesterday, Joe Biden delivered a speech from the US Capitol in which he told the population there had been
      an attempt to overthrow the Constitution and establish a dictatorship in America.
      Biden warned that the danger had not passed and that the conspirators were actively planning to overturn upcoming elections.”
      :
      Also,
      [Yet] “Biden’s speech did not explain why, if the country is under the imminent threat of dictatorship, his administration delayed giving this speech for an entire year.”
      :
      Jan 6th, for the Demos, is all about narrative control. They have nothing to offer the people of the United States except for fear of the other guy. That is their narrative.


      I vote Green Party (US).

    • I agree that the evidence we’ve been permitted to see points towards an attempted coup.
      Hard to get too upset with Caitlin though, she’s overwhelmingly a force for good.

    • It’s funny how differently, different people can see the evidence. I saw stories about policemen opening doors and inviting demonstrators in, and I came to the conclusion that the whole thing was orchestrated by the secret police in collaboration with the media, so that they could use it in exactly the way they have been using it. I found people like that great galah with the Viking horns EMBARRASSING. I don’t want to be associated with that kind of resistance fighter.

    • I am not sure of your meaning – just to clarify – yes there is a mass of evidence that this was an attempted coup and a planned attempt to subvert an election and seize power – by the democrats. And it worked. Is that what you meant? I don’t quite get that bit about dead congress people – that was never going to happen 🙂

    • IF, what you believe, was the situation on January 06, 2021, it would have to be the most inept attempt in history, of an attempted Coup. To make matters worse, the FACT that the U.S. holds the Number One award, for fomenting the majority of coups all over the World, (the majority of which were successful) displays very clearly, the shortcomings of the claims being made in regards of Jan 06, which would have been the most pathetic attempt ever, (IF that’s what it was) and most definatly not up to the usual American standard. IF, it’s the later case, it would then display very clearly, the U.S. is fast losing the plot in their coup attempts. I notice their latest attempt in Kazackistan has also gone the same way, as did Hong Kong. Most definately losing the plot I’d say.

    • Carolyn: Stop drinking the Kool-Aid: this is FBI/CIA 101 – “divide and conquer”.
      Keep the exploited fighting among themselves: black versus white, citizen versus immigrant, Christian/Jew versus Muslim, union versus “right-to-work”, etc. It happened when the FBI sent phony letters to foment a war between the Black Panthers and the Puerto Rican Young Lords and when the FBI fomented animosity between the Nation of Islam and Malcom X leading to his assassination.
      As evidenced by numerous reports, many of the January 06 participants were members or veterans of the military or police departments who had joined right-wing groups The FBI and local police departments have a long history of “working” with right-wing groups from Ku Klux Klan to corporate private security firms.
      This might be the only time the government has turned on its erstwhile accomplices – right-wing paramilitary groups. When it starts cannibalizing its own resources, you know the hegemon is in trouble.
      Second, you mistake the means for the cause. The January 06 rioters were mere tools of – of whom? The Deep State which controls the FBI, CIA, and the puppet Joe Biden. That is, it is ineffective to blame some individuals when it is the system that is at fault. Within the system, it cannot be otherwise.
      Stoking a civil war between the right-wing paramilitary groups and the left-wing anti-fa serves the purposes of the Deep State as the excuse to declare martial law and put the kibosh on both groups (much as the US and UK sat on the sidelines during WWII as Churchill and FDR relished the mutual destruction of the Nazi and Red armies).

      • For what little it’s worth, I agree with this. There aren’t just two sides in this fight: there are three sides, the left, the right, and the people in authority. I grew up in the bush and saw unions and labour organisations as evil; then I went to university and met a lot of leftist types. I still think they are mistaken about a lot of things, and make assumptions outside of their experience and knowledge, but I accept now that a lot of them really believe what they say.
        The people in authority would like to keep my kind of people fighting with the left, while they carry on with their own corruption and evil. I don’t know whether there are any intelligent people at the top directing things, but it is pretty obvious that most of the people visibly in charge are just careerists and suck-ups, who have got where they are by conforming. They seem to want to use their superior access to quick information and their ability to use deception and force against the public to preserve the system, not to preserve society.

    • Find a better source for information, than Joe (“graduated 1st in [his] class”, “arrested with Mandela”, etc.) Biden, and the controlled opposition left. Glenn Greenwald, for instance. He has a far more balanced take on what occurred that day …
      .
      One thing that NEITHER the DNCIA Democrats NOR their fauxgressive, controlled, bullshit manufacturers are willing to acknowledge, is that Federal Agencies not only STOOD-DOWN and allowed that to occur… But in many demonstrable instances, actively organized, orchestrated, and directed the event – and used KNOWN Federal Informants and Agents to do so.

      You might ask – WHY? Well in the Spring of 2020, there were hearings in Congress where “Homeland Security” people were arguing that the threat of “Domestic Extremism” was the new “Terrorism” – and that they needed a NEW USA-PATRIOT ACT… Because people still have too many rights… And that’s dangerous.

      So that’s the motive. Agent provocateurs, and Intelligence assets in the crowd, and throughout the various Trump-supporter groups, like the 3%ers, “Proud Boys” and Oath Keepers and the “Qanon” PSYOP – are the means…and the people complaining about what was likely YET ANOTHER RIGGED ELECTION, was the opportunity.

      Are you completely unaware of the lack of election security and integrity, in this country? Jimmy Carter won’t certify our elections. Bernie Sanders and Tim Canova were PROVABLY ROBBED… Twice.
      https://blackboxvoting.org/proof-of-fraud/

      https://tdmsresearch.com/

      But unlike their supporters – Trump’s people cared enough about the subversion of Democracy, to.actually show up at the Capitol, to demand that their people in Congress do their job, in investigating whether the election was stolen. The orchestrated walk through in the Capitol was used to prevent several Republican Senators from using the Senate rules, to require at least 2 hours of debate, before the vote was taken to accept the dubious, but nonetheless reported vote totals from several States.

      You’re being lied to, and manipulated. I don’t support Trump…but I know that our elections systems are easily rigged, abd our elections routinely stolen, and in ways that leave little evidence. So I support THEIR right to protest at the Capitol – just like I support Sanders’ supporters right to do so – if they ever were to become that righteously aroused and angered.

    • Please. You do not start an actual coup d’etat and show up totally unarmed with weapons for the festivities.
      ~
      These were simply fanatics–true believers who thought they could handle the snakes and not get bit. They saw no consequences for the BLM rioters.
      ~
      They wanted their 15 minutes of public attention with no illusions that Trump would really be proclaimed president because they were indignant.

  • Moon of Alabama users (“barflies”) :
    :
    Archive your comments!
    :
    Do it asap after you post. And I am not just talking about today.
    From now on.
    :
    Moon of Alabama is now heavily censored.
    It isn’t the same place anymore.
    :
    You might consider moving here, to this site.
    b has lost it and is censoring like a crazed propaganda disciple.

    • Maybe it’s just you.

      • Maybe Genoxy doesn’t want people to go to MoA for some reason… although I suspect there will be a Streisland effect 🙂

  • The idea of moving to fringe platforms is just an attempt to break the monopoly. Of course Twitter, Facebook or YouTube’s “independent fact-checkers” will tell us that alternative platforms like the late Parler, that they managed to kill (full disclosure: I’ve never used any social media, mainstream or fringe), are alt-right and people there not only eat their children but they are also white supremacists, anti-vaxxerx, Trump supporters, racists, misogynists, homophobes, antisemites and holocaust deniers to such a point that the Devil himself had to retire from the competition but the fact is that Malone didn’t quit! He was banned from Twitter for saying things that the Twitter banners don’t even understand because it’s not their job. They just take vertical orders from the Trusted News Initiative aligned with Pfizer. This is the typical definition of fascism. So Malone moved to Gettr. Joe Rogan, who says, not without humor, that he’s always voted Democrat but people think he’s a Republican because he looks like an ape, interviewed outcast Malone and it drove 50 million viewers – against an average of 5 to 10 millions – to Spotify while YouTube was taking down the interview because of… the Trusted News Initiative’s gaslighting chart – everybody knows these guys are joined at the hip with Wall Street, the City of London, the CIA, the MI6, the White House, Downing Street and various other lobbies of the US and UK deep states. Who’s fringe on this one? Then Rogan said that, while remaining on Twitter as long as they’ll have him (and the corporate media are constantly trying to demonize and marginalize him, starting with the recent “horse dewormer smear” because he won’t get vaxxed), he subscribed to Gettr. Better safe than sorry. Of course Wikipedia says that Gettr carries a lot of hate speech since it purports to be “cancel-free”. Can’t have your cake and eat it too. Cancel, not cancel? To be, not to be? Some people point out that there’s a lot of hate speech on Facebook and Twitter too, so the good question is who decides to cancel who and why? Of course the power and money trail is always a safe place to look into. Only competition will save us from the fate CIA director William Casey promised to Ronald Reagan in 1981: “Our mission will be complete when everything the American public believes is false”. The Trusted News Initiative is the latest step in that direction, after Mockingbird and all that jazz… However, they’re doing exactly what the USG did to Castro in the 60s – to get the votes of the exiled former Cuban oligarchs – instead of trying to work out a win-win relationship. It only pushed him into the arms of the Soviet Union, which was not part of his original plan after ousting Batista with the approbation of… both Kennedy and the CIA for whom mafia-backed Battista was becoming a serious liability. Does society ever learn?

  • From the official website of The Speaker of the House:
    https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/1622-0
    entitled:
    Speaker Pelosi Remarks at Moderated Conversation with Historians Event on January 6th

    If anyone had asked me I said “Jan 6th was brilliant narrative control”. Guess Nancy heard me:

    And it is also our duty to establish and preserve the narrative of that day

    One year later, it is essential that we do not allow anyone to rewrite history or whitewash the gravity of what took place. It is our duty to find the facts of January 6th, to ensure such an assault on our democracy cannot happen again. And it is also our duty to establish and preserve the narrative of that day, and that is what we are doing today. One year later, I remain in awe of the courage of all of you, our Members, not only on that day, but every day since including now, as you share reflections and preserve the truth.

    • And this is what the World Socialist Web Site has to say:

      What Biden did not say in his national address on the January 6 coup attempt

      https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/01/07/pers-j07.html

      • Find a better source for information, than Joe (“graduated 1st in [his] class”, “arrested with Mandela”, etc.) Biden, and the controlled opposition left. Glenn Greenwald, for instance. He has a far more balanced take on what occurred that day …
        .
        One thing that NEITHER the DNCIA Democrats NOR their fauxgressive, controlled, bullshit manufacturers are willing to acknowledge, is that Federal Agencies not only STOOD-DOWN and allowed that to occur… But in many demonstrable instances, actively organized, orchestrated, and directed the event – and used KNOWN Federal Informants and Agents to do so.

        You might ask – WHY? Well in the Spring of 2020, there were hearings in Congress where “Homeland Security” people were arguing that the threat of “Domestic Extremism” was the new “Terrorism” – and that they needed a NEW USA-PATRIOT ACT… Because people still have too many rights… And that’s dangerous.

        So that’s the motive. Agent provocateurs, and Intelligence assets in the crowd, and throughout the various Trump-supporter groups, like the 3%ers, “Proud Boys” and Oath Keepers and the “Qanon” PSYOP – are the means…and the people complaining about what was likely YET ANOTHER RIGGED ELECTION, was the opportunity.

        Are you completely unaware of the lack of election security and integrity, in this country? Jimmy Carter won’t certify our elections. Bernie Sanders and Tim Canova were PROVABLY ROBBED… Twice.
        https://blackboxvoting.org/proof-of-fraud/

        TDMSResearch.com

        But unlike their supporters – Trump’s people cared enough about the subversion of Democracy, to.actually show up at the Capitol, to demand that their people in Congress do their job, in investigating whether the election was stolen. The orchestrated walk through in the Capitol was used to prevent several Republican Senators from using the Senate rules, to require at least 2 hours of debate, before the vote was taken to accept the dubious, but nonetheless reported vote totals from several States.

        You’re being lied to, and manipulated. I don’t support Trump…but I know that our elections systems are easily rigged, abd our elections routinely stolen, and in ways that leave little evidence. So I support THEIR right to protest at the Capitol – just like I support Sanders’ supporters right to do so – if they ever were to become that righteously aroused and angered.

        • Please stop confusing the issue with facts.

  • If I was king for a day I would abolish all social media and restrict internet use to 2 hours per day. However, since I am only a lowly peasant, I will ignore it all and try to find a warm place to rest and hustle up some grub for me and mine.

    • Typical ostrich response. My only connection to the outside world is the Internet.

    • You give no thought or consideration to those of us who are isolated and/or severely disabled.

      Knowledge learned through the internet has literally saved my life, because “doctors” can’t be troubled to care about systematic medical problems.

      I am disabled, homebound, and live alone. The internet is pretty much my only way to have a conversation with anyone.

  • You’re directly on target, and visibly so… Like one of the laser sights that the Austr-alien Police State can aim at their disarmed, cowed and thoroughly controlled populace. Feel free to get involved in the movement to stop the Trillionaires Global takeover of the planet, whenever the mood strikes. You will be welcomed with open arms, Cait.
    .
    In the meantime, feel free to get educated on the unscientific farce that is Covid policy, here : https://imgflip.com/m/COVID_Truth

    As smart as you are – I have no doubt that you’ll making great memes of your own, to add to the archive.

    • Covid is real and it’s killing the people who keep us fed. It could have been over now if not for the paranoid crackpots.

      • Citation needed – idiot.
        .
        In fact – the most jabbed areas have the WORST outbreaks and Incident Fatality Rates. And the evidence is mounting, to show that “All Cause Deaths” rise with injection rates.

        https://imgflip.com/i/60gbmg

        https://tinyurl.com/3z9yfp5v

        So one must wonder… Are you on the Big Pfharma payroll? Are you $hilling for the Davos’ Trillionaires, and Billionaires of the WEF and Nazi scion Klaus Schwab – with your push for Mengele ‘medicine’?

        The Omicron variant infects the jabbed just as easily, if not at a higher rate. We have a Plandemic of the Jabbed now… And it presents as a COLD. Literally, not a single Omicron-caused death, here in the USA – despite the Disinformational headlines on CNN and elsewhere… There’s a difference between death FROM something, and death in the presence of a positive ‘test’ (of a sort FAMOUS, for creating false positives).

        • So you think anybody who disagrees with you must be a paid spy? That’s not the healthiest thing I’ve ever heard of.

          • Not EVERYONE – just the truly obvious ones… Are claiming to be an UNPAID Disinformational/Information Warfare asset? That seems like bad business…

            • Conspiracy nuts are always surrounded by enemies who mean them harm. But somehow the rest of us aren’t. That’s a pretty amazing coincidence.

    • I suspect (so far), Covid19 is real, but selectively released to cause mayhem. Possibly, selected populations have been inoculated before the plandemic emerged. What was all the chemtrail thing about anyway??? Not that that’s the only way to mass inoculate. In the western sphere of influence the seasonal flu, pneumonia, old age and co-morbid conditions were likely doing the normal damage they do and re-badged as covid19. The whole aim? Who knows? But some definites on the list would likely be – reduction in ‘civil rights’, scuttling china’s belt and road and syringe injected ID/Tracking nano chips.

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