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Caitlin Johnstone is a brave journalist, political junkie, relentless feminist, champion of the 99 percent. And a powerful counter-propaganda tactician. Rogue journalist, poet, illustrator, utopia prepper, and proudly 100 percent reader-funded throughPatreon and Paypal . Published in Zero Hedge, 21st Century Wire, New York Observer, Real News, Mint Press News, Global Research, and as seen on The Humanist Report and The Jimmy Dore Show.
(15 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 1, 2019 US Military Apologizes For Posting Uncomfortably Honest Tweet
One of the biggest obstacles in getting people to realize how deeply propagandized they are is the cognitive dissonance which comes rushing in when one considers the implications of viewing the world free from the lens of military psychological manipulations. The sociopathic propaganda engine slipping up and stirring the populace from their slumber is nothing to complain about, the actual reality of our actual situation is.
(23 comments) SHARE Monday, April 1, 2019 Leaked Mueller Report Proves Barr Lied; Collusion Theorists Vindicated
The walls are closing in on Trump. Needless to say, this completely vindicates the many alert reporters who rightly pointed out that Barr's assertions about the Mueller report could be gravely dishonest, and that there was no way to know whether or not it had determined collusion between Trump and the Russian government.
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 22, 2018 Nothing In Any Conspiracy Theory Is As Bad As What's Being Done Out In The Open
If we could see with fresh eyes what is being done to us and our fellow man right out in the open, we would recoil and fall to the ground trembling in abject terror. The only reason we don't treat these terrible things like what they are is because they have been normalized for us to the point where we take them for granted and assume that's the only way things could possibly be.
(14 comments) SHARE Friday, July 5, 2019 Jerusalem Post says US Attack on Iran is Imminent
According to a new article from English-language Israeli publication The Jerusalem Post, the Hebrew-language Israeli publication Maariv has reported that diplomatic sources in the UN are assessing a US plan to conduct a "massive" airstrike on "an Iranian facility linked to its nuclear program" in response to alleged attacks on two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman.
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 17, 2019 Hating Neocons Is Becoming Mainstream Again, And It Is Excellent
The idea that it's fine and normal for America and its tight network of allies to use any force necessary to ensure world dominance and anyone who says otherwise is a Russian agent has been hammered into mainstream consciousness over the last two years, and it's going to take a lot of work to extract it.
(28 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 19, 2018 The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off
They'll never get that cat back into the bag once it's out, and they know it. We the people will be able to create our own narratives and write our own rules about how things like money and government ought to operate, and there is no way that will work out to the benefit of the ruling manipulators and deceivers.
(50 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 2, 2020 Trump Assassinates Iran's War Hero, Risking All-out War
The US has admitted to assassinating Iran's most beloved military leader, General Qassem Soleimani, in a drone strike which seems very likely to ignite a full-scale war. Six others are also reported killed, including Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Gen Qassem was well-known and hugely popular
(28 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2020 This Russia-Afghanistan Story Is Western Propaganda At Its Most Vile
All western mass media outlets are now shrieking about the story The New York Times first reported, citing zero evidence and naming zero sources, claiming intelligence says Russia paid out bounties to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan for attacking the occupying forces of the US and its allies in Afghanistan.
(16 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 4, 2018 Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War, And Yes, We Need To Talk About It
I sit in a weird space on the political left with regard to Senator Sanders because I have never been one of the nasty, vituperative lefties who constantly sh*t on Bernie and call him a "sheepdog" or anything like that, but I also haven't been able to look past his dangerous capitulations to the establishment
(14 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 15, 2020 NYTimes Lets Biden Campaign Edit Reports of His Sexual Misconduct
This admission from the executive editor of one of the most influential news publications on the planet that they made a stealth edit to their report because a presidential campaign voiced a problem with its "phrasing" is as close to an admission as you'll ever get that the mainstream media is propaganda, not news.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 26, 2017 Revolution Is Racist. Populism Is Sexist. Economic Justice Is Homophobic.
After their failed attempt to use Trump's far-right following to make his fanatically neoconservative opponent look electable in 2016, they simply shifted to using the exact same tactic for 2020. This is less about getting a more presentable face in the White House than it is about herding rank-and-file Americans into supporting the neoliberal neoconservative power structure
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 29, 2018 In Refusing To Defend Assange, Mainstream Media Exposes Its True Nature
Mainstream media outlets and those who thrive within them have no intention of rocking the boat and losing their hard-earned privilege and access. Conservative mass media will continue to defend the US president, and liberal media will continue to defend the CIA and the FBI. Their silence is a tacit admission that they are nothing other than stenographers and propagandists for the most powerful forces on earth.
(11 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Flirting with Nuclear Holocaust, US Cyberattacks Russia's Power Grid
NYTimes has published an anonymously sourced report titled "U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid" about the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian power grid. If Russia had done this to the US, we have vowed a nuclear retaliation. In 1962, the world was almost blown up in a face-off over missiles in Cuba. Today's crisis is more serious because the man in the White House is clueless.
(35 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 10, 2019 Jeffrey Epstein Dies Of "Suicide"
Some reports claim that Epstein has been on suicide watch due to a prior alleged suicide attempt three weeks ago when he was found unconscious with bruising on his neck, others deny it. If he wasn't, it's weird because he obviously should have been, and if he was it's weird because it failed.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 20, 2020 Bloomberg's Rising Polls Show The Power Of Billionaire Narrative Control
You can argue against the validity of polls all you like, and surely none of them are pristine representations of public opinion. But there's no denying that these numbers have gone way up, and there's no denying that now, approvingly or not, everyone's talking about Michael Bloomberg.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2019 Syria: How we Know they're Lying
The US military is backing terrorists in Syria and blaming their atrocities on the Assad government. Here is the evidence in gory detail.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 5, 2019 The Word "Philanthropist" Is Poisonous
Well hot damn, we've lost a Koch brother! Do your happy dance, call out the munchkins and let your voice shake the heavens with a rousing rendition of "Ding-dong the oligarch is dead!"
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, September 27, 2019 MSM Defends CIA's "Whistleblower," Ignores Actual Whistleblowers
According to The New York Times this brave, noble whistleblower who the mainstream media are currently championing is an officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. Everyone cheerleading for this fake "whistleblower" while ignoring the real ones have exposed themselves.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 23, 2019 About that moment of clarity you experienced one time...
At some point in your life you've experienced at least one moment of clarity. Maybe it was just a little bit of clarity, maybe you got reamed up the third eye by The Whole Enchilada, but to a greater or lesser extent you caught a glimpse beyond the veil of mental bullshit that most of us tend to experience in our day to day living.
(18 comments) SHARE Friday, June 28, 2019 Kamala Harris Is An Oligarch's Wet Dream
The goal of a political debate is to make yourself look appealing and electable to your audience. You can do that by having a very good platform, or you can do it with charisma and oratory skills. It turns out that Kamala Harris is really, really good at doing the latter.
(13 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2019 The Just-World Fallacy: Why People Bash Assange and Defend Power
The fact that people think of themselves as rational creatures, but in reality have many large cognitive vulnerabilities that can and will be exploited to cause them to interpret data in an irrational way, is not some amusing-yet-inconsequential bit of trivia. It's an absolutely crucial piece of the puzzle in understanding why the world is as messed up as it is, and in figuring out how to fix it.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 21, 2020 How To Understand All This China Stuff
Unabsorbed nations should be allowed to remain unabsorbed, absorbed nations should have their sovereignty restored, and America should begin acting like a normal country.
(30 comments) SHARE Friday, February 8, 2019 Tulsi Gabbard is Driving the TV Pundits Batsh*t Crazy
Gabbard is the first Democratic Presidential candidate since George McGovern to question whether America has any business bombing countries thousands of miles away and overthrowing their governments. The immune system of the Military Industrial Complex is busy manufacturing antibodies.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, December 9, 2019 The Cost of Sanity in an Insane Culture
t's not easy to be on the outside of consensus reality. Our entire society, after all, has been built upon consensus--upon a shared agreement about what specific mouth sounds mean, on what money is and how it works, on how we should all behave toward each other in public spaces, and on what normal human behavior in general looks like.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Only Cowards And Sadists Support The Persecution Of Assange
We are watching a great tragedy unfold in a fractal-like way, from the zoomed-out meta tragedy of the worldwide death blow to press freedom, drilled down to the personal tragedy of this death blow to a man called Julian Assange. His once encyclopaedic brain can now barely remember his own birthday.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 15, 2019 On Psychopathy And Power
We seem to be headed for either huge changes or extinction relatively soon, so if there's a future humanity on the other side of what's coming, it likely exists because it made extraordinary changes in both its behavior and in its relationship with the phenomenon of psychopathy. We'll either make the jump or we won't.
(19 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 1, 2019 Propagandists Are Freaking Out Over Gabbard's Destruction Of Harris
The shrill, hysterical push-back that Gabbard received last night was very encouraging, because it means she's forcing them to fight back. In a media environment where the war propaganda machine normally coasts along almost entirely unhindered in mainstream attention, the fact that someone has positioned themselves to move the needle like this says good things for our future.
(23 comments) SHARE Friday, July 20, 2018 Be Prepared To Shake The Earth If Julian Assange Is Arrested
Assange is a soft target, a controversial figure who has been on the receiving end of wildly successful smear campaigns marketed to every major political faction across the western world. He is the logical place to begin a crackdown on press freedoms and make a public example of what happens to those who shine the light of truth upon Big Brother.
(31 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 22, 2018 Endless War Has Been Normalized And Everyone Is Crazy
People aren't sleepwalking, they are being duped. Duped in a confusing, abrasive world where it's hard enough just to get your legs underneath you and figure out which way's up, let alone come to a conscious truth-based understanding of what's going on in the world. But the people doing the duping are having a hard time holding onto everyone's hand, and their grip is slipping. We'll find our way out of this dark room yet.
SHARE Saturday, August 17, 2019 Mass Media's Phony Freakout Over Bernie's WaPo Criticism Is Backfiring
The ability of the ruling class to manipulate the way people think, act and vote is the only thing stopping the public from using the power of their numbers to force real changes and create a new system that is not built upon endless war, ecocide and exploitation. The mass media propaganda engine is now at its weakest and most vulnerable point ever.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 24, 2020 May All Be Revealed
The world's healthiest people want all truth to be revealed no matter how inconvenient it might be. In themselves, in their relationships, in their community, and in their world.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, February 7, 2020 2020 Is Going To Get Much Crazier. Prioritize Your Mental Health.
No matter how chaotic things get, your ability to navigate that chaos skillfully needs to be your first and foremost priority. Put your mental well-being first, and everything else will fall into place. Be the peace and harmony you want to see in the world.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 2, 2019 WaPo Publishes Lies about Gabbard
The Washington Post, which is wholly owned by a CIA contractor who is reportedly working to control the underlying infrastructure of the global economy, has published a shockingly deceitful smear piece about Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in the wake of her criticisms of her opponent Kamala Harris' prosecutorial record during the last Democratic debate.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 18, 2019 25 Times Trump Has Been Dangerously Hawkish On Russia
In a cold war, it only takes one miscommunication or one defective piece of equipment to set off a chain of events that can obliterate all life on earth. The more things escalate, the greater the probability of that happening.
(19 comments) SHARE Friday, April 5, 2019 Be Ready To Act: WikiLeaks Source Says They're Coming For Assange
Assange is a soft target, a controversial figure who has been on the receiving end of wildly successful smear campaigns marketed to every major political faction across the western world. He is the logical place to begin a crackdown on press freedoms and make a public example of what happens to those who shine the light of truth upon Big Brother.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 5, 2018 Democrats Who Smear WikiLeaks Are Assisting Trump's War On The Press
This administration has reportedly been scheming to find a way to charge Assange with crimes since shortly after Trump took office, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirming that Assange's arrest is a priority and President Trump confirming that he'd support Sessions in that endeavor.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 21, 2019 The ASI
The year is 2035. Some of the wealthiest and most powerful individuals in the world have gathered in a laboratory to participate in something highly illegal. After years of research undertaken in painstaking secrecy, Shiva is finally ready to go online.
(30 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 9, 2018 There Are No War Heroes. There Are Only War Victims.
The real problem is that the United States starts unjust wars constantly and spends soldiers' lives like pennies. It probably is nice for the families of war victims to tell themselves comforting stories about how their loved ones died fighting to make the world a better place, but people are dying here. Human lives are more important than the psychological comfort of those who would prefer to lie to themselves.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 16, 2019 That Time John Bolton Said It's Good To Lie About War
"I think as Justice Jackson said in a famous decision, the Constitution is not a suicide pact," Bolton said. "And I think defending the United States from foreign threats does require actions that in a normal business environment in the United States we would find unprofessional. I don't make any apology for it."
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 8, 2019 Universal Basic Income + Automation + Plutocracy = Dystopia
Imagine what will happen in a society where people are no longer necessary and have nothing the powerful need. Imagine what will happen when people become dependent on a subsistence UBI set up by the already plutocrat-controlled government to sustain them when plutocrat-owned technologies render their labor completely moot.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Schrödinger's President
Trump is not a populist champion of the little guy, nor a closet Nazi working to establish a white ethno-state, but is in fact nothing other a miserable rich man from a miserable rich family who did what it takes to get elected to the presidency of a racist, corrupt, bloodthirsty empire and remain there for a full term.
(17 comments) SHARE Monday, January 14, 2019 Five Reasons I'm Excited About Tulsi Gabbard's Candidacy
Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States. She's not perfect, she's a major long shot to actually win, but Tulsi Gabbard's campaign for president will definitely shake things up in all the right places, and good things will come from it. Which is why all the right people are outraged by her bid today.
(16 comments) SHARE Monday, July 29, 2019 What Progressives Hopefully Learned From Russiagate
If there's any strength left in what remains of America's progressive movement to effect real change, that change will come solely from grassroots populism, and it will be met with extremely forceful opposition from the Democratic establishment. If what you're doing isn't giving Nancy Pelosi literal night terrors, it's worthless.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 15, 2018 Imagine If Saudi Arabia Was Not A US Ally
The struggle to dominate the Middle East remains one of the foremost priorities of elite power in this world, and they're going to do everything they can not to let a few piles of dead children interfere with an important alliance. The butchery in Yemen is the single worst thing that is happening in the world today.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 8, 2019 Epstein madness
There are a lot of weird things about the Epstein case, but the absolute weirdest is how we learned that western intelligence agencies are using children as sex slaves to manipulate world affairs and, even after two years of #MeToo, we're just kind of pretending it didn't happen.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 15, 2019 MSM Smears Sanders For Saying MSM Smears Sanders
To suggest that the man signing everyone's paychecks from the very highest level has no way of exerting any influence at all upon the publication's overall output is just silly. Again, the man bought The Washington Post for a reason, and it wasn't to sell newspapers. The public should be far more skeptical of the mass media, not less. Ignore their shrill, baseless objections and continue exposing them for what they are.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 13, 2018 They're gradually Closing the Net
fter a massive purge of hundreds of politically oriented pages and personal accounts for "inauthentic behavior", Facebook rightly received a fair amount of criticism for the nebulous and hotly disputed basis for that action. What received relatively little attention was the far more ominous step which was taken next: within hours of being purged from Facebook, multiple anti-establishment alternative media sites had their accou
(17 comments) SHARE Friday, May 24, 2019 Professional Assange Smearers Finally Realize His Fate Is Tied To Theirs
The way Maddow is pushing back against a dangerous legal precedent in language they can understand will make a difference in the way American liberals think about Assange's predicament. It won't make them like him, it won't make them value the things he's done, but it will get them to finally begin resisting something that badly needs to be resisted. And that's huge.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, October 18, 2019 Peace Expert George W Bush Says "Isolationism" Is Dangerous To Peace
George W. Bush has been growing more and more popular with Democrats lately just because he offers mild criticisms of Trump sometimes, as have war pigs like Bill Kristol and Max Boot and even John Bolton for the same reason, and it needs to stop. And in the name of a million dead Iraqis, please don't start consulting this man on matters of peace.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 7, 2019 US Foreign Policy Is A War On Disobedience
Does it really make sense for any nation to be able to take over the world and then look up with Bambi-eyed innocence saying "I was attacked! Completely out of the blue!" All nations are meant to submit to America's use of military and economic force upon them, and if they don't, that's "aggression."
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Pause A Moment And Think About How Many People AREN'T Whistleblowing
It's not enough to re-imprison a whistleblower who already served years of prison time, including nearly a year in solitary confinement, for taking a principled stand against an opaque and unjust grand jury system; they're going to potentially ruin her life with crippling debt as well. The only way to make it more cruel and unusual would be to start waterboarding her or threatening her family.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Britain bans RT from a Conference on Free Press
The British Foreign Office has banned Russian outlets RT and Sputnik from attending the upcoming Global Conference on Media Freedom in London, citing their predilection for "disinformation".
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 2, 2020 The Keystone Issue is Narrative Management
If you are engaged in any type of media, you are engaging the narrative matrix which keeps the public asleep and complacent. It doesn't matter if you have a Twitter account, a Youtube account, some flyers or a can of spray paint: if you are capable of getting any kind of message out there, you are able to directly influence the mechanism of your oppression.
(17 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 11, 2021 Finding Meaning Under A Meaningless System
How many of people's mental health diagnoses are really just them struggling to function in a capitalist system that is amoral, destructive, overwhelming, overbearing, unsatisfying, and bereft of meaning?
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 17, 2018 The Empire Keeps Proving Assange Right About Everything
What we now know for certain: that a vast, sprawling superpower, with so many extremely tight alliances that it is effectively the center of a globe-spanning empire, is working to extradite an Australian journalist from an Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom so that it can punish him for publishing facts.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Stop Telling Veterans That They Are Heroes
This "look at me, I'm a veteran" song and dance is par for course with Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye to an improvised explosive device on his third deployment in America's evil and unjustifiable Afghanistan occupation.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 9, 2019 The Persistent Myth That Trump Opposes War
The notion that Donald Trump is some kind of peace president, or even the notion that he puts any more inertia on the US war machine than his predecessor did, is contradicted by all facts and evidence we have available to us. Trump has not ended a single one of the wars his predecessors started, and has added dangerous escalations against Venezuela, Iran, and nuclear-armed Russia.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Chelsea Manning Supporters Raise A Quarter Million Dollars In Two Days
In just two days after Manning was released from prison, more than 6,000 donors banded together to pay off the $258,000 fine assigned at a thousand dollars a day by a federal judge on top of imprisonment to coerce her to testify. Fundraising was so enthusiastic that it had overshot the goal and reached $267,002 before the GoFundMe was closed.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, July 12, 2019 Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter
One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and have received no response to their appeals.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 15, 2019 America's Two-Headed One-Party System
There's a scene from John Steinbeck's The Pearl that's been coming back to me over and over again ever since I started writing about US politics. I find it amazing that this scene hasn't become a political meme yet, given Steinbeck's fame and given its perfect illustration of the fake two-party system that we see in western so-called democracies.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 New CNN Assange Smear Piece Is Amazingly Dishonest, Even For CNN
CNN has authored an unbelievably brazen and dishonest smear piece on Julian Assange, easily the most egregious article of its kind since the notoriously bogus Assange-Manafort report by The Guardian last year. It contains none of the "exclusive" documents which it claims substantiate its smears, relying solely on vague unsubstantiated assertions and easily debunked lies to paint the WikiLeaks founder in a negative light.
(13 comments) SHARE Monday, January 7, 2019 Everything That is Wrong with Mainstream Feminism
Women controlling the military-industrial complex is not feminism, it's toxic masculinity. The fruit of a sick valuing system that is poisoning our environment and risking nuclear annihilation, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 8, 2018 More Evidence That The UK's Russia Narrative Is A Verdict In Search Of A Crime
There are no crime scene forensics implicating the Russian government as evidenced by how ridiculously all-over-the-place the narrative about how the poisoning occurred is, and there are no laboratory forensics proving a connection to the Russian government. According to the spokesperson's statement, that leaves only the say-so of British intelligence agencies.
(20 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 16, 2018 Twenty-One Thoughts On The Persecution Of Julian Assange
Assange started a leak outlet on the premise that corrupt and unaccountable power is a problem in our world, and that the problem can be fought with the light of truth. Corrupt and unaccountable power has responded by detaining, silencing and smearing him. The persecution of Assange has proved his thesis about the world absolutely correct.
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 4, 2018 Do Not Waste One More Second
One way or another, the end is coming. But if you truly, deeply engage here, you can live more life in a week than most people live in an entire lifetime. By that I do not mean that you can have more experiences, I just mean that you can experience far more moments with far more depth and clarity than someone who's just drifting through life on autopilot.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, And Hardly Anyone's Talking About It
The fact that the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder is so ill that he can't converse lucidly is itself far more significant than the postponement refusal, yet headlines mentioning Samuelson's statement focus on the Swedish case, de-emphasizing the startling news from his lawyer.
(20 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 4, 2020 25 Lessons Democrats Will Take From Their Horrible 2020 Performance
Democrats have shocked the world by managing to spectacularly under-perform against a president who has failed the nation by virtually every metric after years of mass media stories claiming he is literally a secret agent for a hostile foreign government.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 1, 2018 Moreno: Assange Can Remain At Embassy, So Long As He Doesn't Practice Journalism
The western empire's agenda to silence a dissident journalist, which President Moreno is now fully facilitating, proves beyond a doubt that the world needs the truth-spreading work of WikiLeaks more than ever, and it proves that Ecuador was right to shelter him from persecution in the first place. Walking back on that to fall into imperial sycophancy after all these years is shameful.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Stop Hoping That The Swamp Will Drain The Swamp
There was once a time when both major parties weren't constantly claiming that imminent revelations are about to completely destroy the other party any minute now. Now in the age of Trump they're both always insisting that some huge, earth-shattering revelation is right around the corner that will see the leaders of the other party dragged off in chains forever.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 15, 2020 Don't Forgive Bastards: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
"Forgiveness" is a concept that is constantly exploited by manipulative abusers. If anything our world suffers from an overabundance of forgiveness: toward murderous power structures, toward lying news media, toward rapacious oligarchs and cronyistic politicians. Don't forgive them.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 16, 2019 This Assange Supporter Excoriating The Press Is The Best Thing You'll Watch All Day
During a lively pro-Assange demonstration outside, independent reporter and political commentator Gordon Dimmack took the bullhorn, pointed it at the press crew which had gathered awaiting news from the courthouse, and delivered a scathing rebuke to them which is about the most delightful and cathartic thing that an Assange supporter can possibly watch.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, September 16, 2019 Biden's Brain Is Swiss Cheese And It's Creepy That We're Not Talking About It
Most of you have probably heard about Biden's infamous "record player" comment by now, but for those of you who missed it, Biden was asked by debate moderator Linsey Davis to defend some comments he made about America's problems with racism in the 1970s, and he responded by essentially saying that Black people don't know how to raise their kids so they need to be taught how by social workers.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 3, 2020 Seriously, Get the Hell Out of Afghanistan
These flimsy, poorly-sourced allegations are being hammered into mainstream liberal consciousness on a daily basis now in the exact same way the discredited Russiagate psyop was, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2018 This Isn't News. This Is War Crimes Apologia.
Attempts to rehabilitate George W Bush's image are being aggressively shoved down your throat by the mass media. Every few weeks there's a new deluge of headlines explaining to consumers of mainstream media why they should love the 43rd president because he's such a cutesy wootsey cuddle pie, and completely forget about the piles upon piles of human corpses he is responsible for creating for no legitimate reason at all.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 15, 2018 True Feminism
The men who ran things said in effect, "Right. Okay. You want equality? Fine. The jobs we invented are over there, the capitol building for the government we invented is over there, the bank for the economic system we invented is across the street, the Department of War is two blocks that way, and the Church of the Patriarchal God is around the corner. Welcome to equality!"
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 6, 2019 Reasons To Believe In Trump's Syria Withdrawal Are Vanishing
It really doesn't matter what noises Trump makes with his mouth if no moves to scale down interventionism actually occur. Either Trump is just saying words he knows his base wants to hear with no intention of following them through, or he is being "outmaneuvered by the Deep State" as Virginia State Senator Dick Black puts it.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 25, 2020 Birth From The Second Womb
You start out in the first womb and it's alright. There's not much to do but you don't get any bills, you never have to worry about where your next meal's going to come from, and you don't have to read anybody sharing their opinions about Donald Trump's latest mouth fart.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 24, 2018 Deep State Swamp Monster Says There Is No Deep State
Obviously there is a deep state in America, obviously it is extremely powerful, and obviously men like Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo are some of its most valuable foot soldiers. Through the filters of partisan idiocy it's impossible to see the otherwise obvious fact that unelected power dominates the United States, and that Donald Trump is in full service of that unelected power.
SHARE Thursday, September 19, 2019 Going Rogue: Iran And The Mind
Caitlin and Tim discuss the latest Iran drama, the failure of war propaganda, and what a healthy mind looks like in the battle against establishment narrativ...
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Life Secrets
When it comes to the big questions, what life is all about and what's really going on here, everyone else is exactly as clueless as you are. The only difference is that some people are better at feigning confidence than others. Anyone who thinks they've got life all figured out is suffering from a psychedelic drug deficiency.
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 25, 2019 Assange's Imprisonment Reveals Even More Corruption Than WikiLeaks Did
The completely fraudulent arrest and imprisonment of Julian Assange arguably exposes more malfeasance by government and media powers than than what has been revealed in all WikiLeaks publications combined since its inception. And we can use that as a weapon in waking the world up to the dystopian manipulations of the powerful, in the same way we can use WikiLeaks publications.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 20, 2018 Keep Questioning the Khashoggi Narrative
One thing's for certain: there's no way the Empire would turn against such a vastly useful geopolitical asset (Saudi Arabia) just because they made some journalist into a jigsaw puzzle.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 28, 2020 Meditations On Whiteness
Race is on everyone's mind, and rightly so. And whether we're honest with ourselves or we throw a bunch of verbiage at it to try and compartmentalize away from it, white people are all aware when we watch George Floyd being torturously murdered that there's no way it could have been us on the business end of that knee. Not because of our impeccable manners or our sparkling personality, but because our skin is a certain color.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 31, 2019 How The Question 'Who benefits from this?' can change your life
"Who benefits from my believing this?" about the various reasons they hold for espousing their respective political positions the answer would come back clear as day that of course the ones who benefit are the plutocratic class which owns both mainstream political parties and the opaque government agencies with which that class is aligned.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 20, 2019 America's Venezuela Strategy: Coup By Sheer Narrative Control
The first and foremost means of overthrowing Venezuela's government currently being utilized by the United States government is the low-risk, low-cost plan to simply control the stories that everyone tells themselves about who is in charge in Venezuela.
(8 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 23, 2019 The US Government Is Like A Bad Dad
Looking at these disheveled, mistreated children, one can't help wondering what's going on with their parents. Why aren't they providing for their kids? Why isn't money going toward giving their children quality healthcare and education and making sure they have everything they need? Are they poor? Is there some sort of substance abuse problem?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 25, 2020 Belmarsh Prison Inmates Prove More Ethical Than Entire Western Empire
Inmates of Belmarsh prison had a superior understanding of Assange's plight because they wouldn't have been affected by media narratives. They would simply have seen what's right in front of them, with their own eyes: a nonviolent prisoner being caged in solitary confinement 23 hours a day for no discernible reason.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 30, 2020 How To Actually Effectively Cope With Your Covid-19 Anxiety
A lot of people, especially the "plugged-in" types who like to pay close attention to what's going on in the world, are getting into some looping stress patterns over the Covid-19 pandemic that are unnecessary, unhealthy, and unhelpful.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 17, 2019 The Trump Administration Is Losing The Narrative Battle Over Iran
I'm expected to write something about the Trump administration's warmongering against Iran over an attack on a Saudi oil refinery, because that's typically what I do in this ongoing improvisational exercise of mine: I write about the behavior of the US war machine and the propaganda that is used to bolster it.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 10, 2019 New Bid to Destroy Alternative News Sources
NewsGuard is a company that filters news sites based on allegiance to an imperialist, capitalist agenda. In the guise of helping consumers avoid "fake news", they have installed themselves in all libraries and schools of one state, and have been incorporated into Microsoft Edge browser on some platforms. They are poised to be integrated into algorithms of Twitter and Facebook.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 14, 2020 If The Democrats Were A Beach Volleyball Team
"Bernie isn't my leader, he's just an event organizer who got a lot of people interested in beach cleanup. No matter what he says, my interest will be in beach cleanup, not volleyball."
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 26, 2020 Moderate Murder: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
It's so important not to let them rob you of your humanity by convincing you to ignore imperialist warmongering. Don't let them put cataracts over your eyes and calluses on your heart like that. Mass military violence is a horror that should send shockwaves through your core.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Frog Haka
If you go quiet, you can hear the birds outside
chirping and singing at the joy of existence.
If you go even quieter, you can feel the thrum of your own cells
chirping and singing at the joy of existence.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, January 21, 2019 MLK and the FBI
J Edgar Hoover had a personal vendetta against King. He harrassed MLK for years, and the FBI was a prime mover behind his assassination.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, April 12, 2019 How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent
Nothing has changed since 2010 apart from a more thoroughly propagandized populace and a more depraved US government, which means that this new charge that the Trump administration issued in December 2017 is based on nothing other than a diminished respect for press freedoms and an increased willingness to crush them.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 15, 2019 Eight Thoughts On The Christchurch Attack
Three people are currently in custody in New Zealand for terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. As of this writing, 49 people are dead and 48 people are being treated for gunshot wounds. Explosives were found in two vehicles but none were detonated. It was the worst attack of its kind in New Zealand's history.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2020 Narrative Is Crumbling
Over five decades, the Overlords have taken control of the media which Americans rely on for news, and simultaneously conducted psychological research on how to influence peoples' thinking. They have been devastatingly effctive propagating obvious lies and getting huge numbers of people to trust them. But in 2020, the lies are becoming so outrageous that average people are beginning to question their source.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 30, 2019 There Are Still Democrats Praying For A Deus Ex Mueller Ending
The report may contain some indications of corruption, because Trump's circle is very corrupt, but there's not going to be any revelation about a Russian conspiracy, and there won't be any impeachment. The only way you're going to get him out of office is by voting him out, and start building a real political movement.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 18, 2018 How to Beat a Manipulator
Humans are hackable. Ask any conman. Our desire to think we have control over our lives often hides this from ourselves, but most of us are highly suggestible and hypnotizable. If you think you're not, you're in more danger of being hacked than someone who has humbled themselves enough to see how this works in them.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 24, 2020 Throw Sand In The Gears Of The Machine
Humanity will not use the power of its numbers to force real change as long as it's being successfully propagandized not to do so. Kill public trust in the mass media by exposing their lies at every opportunity, from whatever platform you can gain access to.
SHARE Sunday, August 12, 2018 What If There Were No Official Narratives?
Once the way people think, act and vote is no longer manipulated by an elite class which does not represent the interests of humanity, our species will have a fighting chance at moving society out of its patterns of exploitation, war and ecocide and into a direction of health, harmony and thriving.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 8, 2018 MSM and the US State Dept are the biggest peddlers of conspiracy theories
Conspiracy theories, in reality, are nothing more than people's attempts to explain what is going on in their world. Some attempts to explain these things will come from a well-informed and intellectually honest place, and some will come from a myopic and intellectually dishonest place. Their individual merits can only be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
(18 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 20, 2018 Twitter has Blocked Wikileaks Accounts
WikiLeaks staff are unable to access or post from the organization's primary Twitter account or other accounts used by its staff and legal team, according to WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson.
"These accounts are locked @wikileaks @assangedefence @wltaskforce @assangelegal and cannot be accessed,"
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 21, 2020 New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates
Most mainstream news reporters are not really witting propagandists -- those are to be found more in plutocrat-funded think tanks and other narrative management firms, and in the opaque government agencies which feed news media outlets information designed to advance their interests.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 9, 2021 The Boot Is Coming Down Hard And Fast
Biden introduced a bill called the Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995. It previewed the 2001 Patriot Act by allowing secret evidence to be used in prosecutions, expanding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and wiretap laws, creating a new federal crime of 'terrorism'---
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, January 4, 2019 Everything that's Wrong with Mainstream Feminism
The problem that true feminism seeks to address is not that there aren't enough women at the top of the corporate ladder, or that Americans refused to elect a woman to do the bombing, exploiting and oppressing in 2016. The problem has always been that we're trying to value women with a value system created by a few very powerful men. By leaving in place the value system created by patriarchy (i.e. capitalism), we are now valui
(18 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 20, 2018 Twitter Locks @WikiLeaks And Multiple WikiLeaks Staff Accounts
Twitter has claimed that it does not engage in shadow banning as a practice, but its denial took the form of redefining shadow banning to mean "deliberately making someone's content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster."
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Pelosi Tacitly Admits That Russiagate Is Bullshit
Skepticism was the only appropriate response to Russiagate in a post-Iraq invasion world, and those on the left who made that appropriate response should be treated with infinitely more respect and deference than those who did not. They were wrong, we were right, and now even Nancy Pelosi is all but admitting it. Never let them forget it.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 8, 2019 People Who Publicly Fret About Assange Rape Allegations Are Lying
no matter how hard you search through their post history, you will never, ever find any similarly enthusiastic push to ban the actions that Assange is accused of in their own government. In their own land, where their own daughters and sons will be impacted. They focus solely on shaky allegations against a target of the CIA and the Pentagon which are alleged to have happened in Sweden.
(14 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 4, 2019 Blithering Idiots Express Fear That Putin Will Rig 2020 Election For Trump
Even if Putin were the brilliant omnipotent mastermind with tentacles in every international affair as he is consistently depicted in western mainstream media, it would make no sense whatsoever for him to help re-elect an administration that has been undermining and threatening Russia at every opportunity. That will not happen.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 22, 2019 The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is Infinitely Bigger Than Assange
The intimidation of whistleblowers and leak publishers threatens to stop truth from informing the behaviors of our entire species, leaving only the whims of the most powerful to decide our fate. The most powerful people are those most dedicated to pursuing power, those sociopathic enough to step on anyone's head and do whatever it takes to secure as much control as possible over as many humans as possible.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, December 7, 2018 Nikki Haley To Be Replaced By Blonde Version Of Nikki Haley
Good news for those who lamented the loss of a virulent psychopathic war whore as UN ambassador, and bad news for Trump voters who've been secretly hoping this administration would use Haley's vacancy to move in a less hawkish direction: you're getting another one just like her. Trump has confirmed early rumors and selected State Department Spokeswoman and former Fox News pundit Heather Nauert as Haley's replacement.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 12, 2019 A Very Urgent Message
This is addressed
to the peacock feather vortex in your mind's eye,
and the ivy-wrapped baby beneath your dreams:
Take the wheel
Pry loose the dead fingers of dead ideas and take the wheel
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Capitalism, Assange, And More Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
Capitalism will keep getting more and more unjust and exploitative until people force its end. You can try making it about elite globalist conspiracies and corrupt governments all you want, but ultimately it's really just capitalism following its natural and inevitable course.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Assange Sentenced 50 Weeks For Bogus Bail Charge
Assange is charged with "conspiring" to help Chelsea Manning avoid detection while leaking evidence of US war crimes and malfeasance, which is something any investigative journalist who publishes leaks would do. The charge is a bunch of words designed to twist standard journalistic practices into just enough of a crime to get Assange onto US soil for "non-political" reasons.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Assorted Thoughts On Politics, Humanity, And The World
Russophobia and an uncritical emphasis on Trump has been used to scaremonger an annoyingly large percentage of American progressives from focusing on wanting change to focusing on wanting things to go back to how they used to be. Wanting things to go back to how they used to be is wanting the conditions which created Trump.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, April 2, 2018 The Persecution Of Assange Proves Him Right
IN OUR VIEW ONE HAS TO WONDER IF THE MASSES OF IDIOTS PROCLAIMING THAT ASSANGE CAN LEAVE THE EMBASSY ANYTIME HE WANTS ARE REAL PEOPLE OR BOTS PLANTED IN NUMEROUS SOCIAL MEDIA BY THE EMPIRE.
SHARE Friday, June 29, 2018 Daily Inspiration — Just Because
We could only hide our leaf wings for so long.
One day a man sneered at an old woman on a bus in Ballarat,
and she said, "You're not fooling anyone, Gaia."
Suddenly great wings with leaves for feathers burst from his jacket,
and from the back of her heavy coat,
and from the backs of everyone on the bus, one by one.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 11, 2019 Assange Has Been Arrested For US Extradition. The Time To Act Is Now.
The same government which tortured Chelsea Manning is in the process of extraditing her publisher so that they can silence him forever. Everyone who has ever denied that this was happening needs to hang their heads in shame for scoffing at a very real threat to press freedoms everywhere when they could have been opposing this obscene agenda. It's time for some serious soul searching.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 9, 2019 US Re-Imprisons Manning To Force Her To Testify Against WikiLeaks
The United States government has just re-imprisoned one of the nation's greatest whistleblowers to coerce her into helping to destroy the world's greatest leak publisher, both of whom exposed undeniably true facts about war crimes committed by that same United States government. Truth tellers are being actively persecuted by this same power structure.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 21, 2021 Want To Serve The Empire? Help Circulate Its Propaganda Narratives!
All you have to do to help ol' Uncle Sam spark off them shiny lil' Tomahawk missiles and incinerate those goofy foreigners for geostrategic control and Raytheon shareholder profits is this: just go around repeating the same stuff your buddies at the US State Department say about governments we don't like.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Biden Continues Trump's War On The Press
After a coalition of prominent civil rights groups made headlines -- with a letter urging the Biden administration to drop efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges, the Biden administration has announced its intention to continue those efforts.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 14, 2019 Trump Supporters Are Hurting Assange With Their 4-D Chess Talk
At a time when everyone should be out in the streets shaking the earth and protesting the Trump administration's prosecution of Julian Assange for exposing US war crimes, those who continue to support this president have one message and one message only when it comes to the WikiLeaks founder: Don't do anything. Relax, wait and see, trust Trump, and don't do anything.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Why Australians Should Fight To Bring Assange Home
Prominent Australian/British WikiLeaks activist Somerset Bean has launched a GoFundMe with the simple goal of circulating 1,000 giant posters throughout Australian cities in the lead-up to our May 18th elections calling for Julian Assange to be brought home. The posters urge Australians to contact their representatives and put political pressure on them to stand up for one of our nation's best and brightest stars.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 11, 2021 "Journalists" Who Smear Assange Are Pure Scum
Who thought mass media reporters would have the temerity to continue the public smear campaign against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after it became clear to everyone that he was the subject of a brutal Trump administration prosecution aimed at criminalizing inconvenient journalism.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 7, 2019 "Assange Is Not A Journalist!" Yes He Is, Idiot.
Anyone with a functioning brain can see that Julian Assange is indeed a journalist. Publishing facts so that the citizenry can inform themselves about what's going on in their world and what's happening with their government is the thing that journalism is. Duh. The need for an informed citizenry is the entire reason why press freedoms are protected so explicitly under the US Constitution.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Another Gem from Caitlin Johnstone
Whoever has the gold makes the rules, but whoever controls the narrative determines who gets the gold. What's coming up in a mere generation or so is one of three possibilities: total freedom, total slavery, or total annihilation. Sorry centrists, there is no incremental option. Humans are such explosively beautiful wizard giants. It would be a goddamn shame if we wiped ourselves out before truly seeing that.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 17, 2021 The Artists' Rebellion
I have this fantasy where the artists go on strike. In their own quiet ways, the artists lay down their tools and refuse to work for evil anymore.