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Caitlin Johnstone's "WOKE"/ More of a Reverberation than a Review for More of an Anthem than a Book.

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Caitlin Down-under Johnstone is as gonzo as they come.


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She begins at a small trail-head off the visitors' parking lot of the National Hunter S. Thompson Museum and bleeds thick as Steadman's ink, oozing life onto her landscape pages, flowing, spinning counter-clockwise as the words seep into your brain. With a Pink Floyd finish/afterglow.

And that is just the journalism, art-prose imitating life imitating art in a feedback loop building up to a certain uncontainable chain-reaction of global insight any day now, I expect.

And then there's her new book, "WOKE".

There's the poetry.

And that's when it really gets strange.

Those who've studiously read between the lines know there is dark matter in this cosmic mind but never suspected that just by printing the negative in a darkroom you could make the visible universe disappear and all the more massive dark matter, heretofore invisible, suddenly" visible.

If you look with both eyes, your depth perception will be richly rewarded.

We are down the rabbit hole and out the other side.

Contrary to popular belief, up really is up and down really is down once again, but, more importantly, you are not alone. We are not alone. .

The ashes of global warming and the fall of New Rome are inevitable, but who knew the after-party could be so much fun? Who could foresee the splendor of this Phoenix?

It's not for everyone. But, it is so very much FOR those of us that it is FOR that it's bound for cultish glory. Speak-easies' passwords will be selected from these pages. The imagery of the emergent paradigm can be glimpsed here. There is no lifeguard, you just have to be LIFE in every fiber of your being. Enter at your own risk, prepared to jettison any remaining lead weights of cultural baggage still clinging to your organic form.

And then swim in or dance on the bioluminescent waters of this wild vision called "WOKE"

 

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A contemporary Cassandra with a Computer Science degree plus a penchant for systems thinking and poetry. My pessimism comes from seeing things as they are. My optimism comes from knowing there are 7 billion of us who don't really want to crash (more...)
 
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Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/064823455X?tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

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I agree -- Caitlin is a gem, one-of-a-kind, with poetry and wisdom accompanying an island of sanity in today's irrelevant political jabber.

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What a lovely review. Caitlinesque stream of consciousness. Bet she loves it. So will many others.

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I bought this book as soon as it came out. I loved every word. Caitlin is a sage. I'm so glad you gave her such a glowing review.

Reading her posts everyday truly does keep me sane in an insane world.

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Lois, I guess you guys are esconced in a lovely insane asylum, Do you think I could apply for admission. Otherwise we're doing fine. Like Chuck I'll offer you a nest to settle into here; we love eclectic people, have lots of stuff we raised, canned or frozen, plenty of rice & potatoes, dry beans. Nelly & Olie 207-338-4319. Spring is breaking, we have 30 acres.

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