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CIA, Climate And Conspiracy: More Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

By Caitlin Johnstone

Take off the revolutionaryís mask, and itís the CIA.
Take off the terroristís mask, and itís the CIA.
Take off the news manís mask, and itís the CIA.
Take off the filmmakerís mask, and itís the CIA.
Take off the professorís mask, and itís the CIA.
Take off the billionaireís mask, and itís the CIA.
Take off the whistleblowerís mask, and itís the motherfucking CIA.
These monsters are raping our sensemaking faculties.

October 01, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  Never call anyone from the CIA a ďwhistleblowerĒ unless they are actually whistleblowing on the CIA, without the CIAís permission, in a way that inconveniences the CIA.

The deployment of a bomb or missile doesnít begin when a pilot pushes a button, it begins when propaganda narratives used to promote those operations start circulating in public attention. If you help circulate war propaganda, youíre as complicit as the one who pushes the button.

Many believe that the mass media just tell whole-cloth, outright lies all the time, but thatís not usually how it works. What they do is selectively omit inconvenient facts, disproportionately amplify convenient facts, and uncritically report on dubious government assertions. Basically they only tell the truth when itís convenient for them, and when itís inconvenient they are silent. Only telling the truth when itís convenient for you is effectively the same as lying all the time, only you can get away with it a lot easier.

How to solve the climate crisis:
Ė End the economic system which requires infinite growth on a finite planet.
Ė Let people get more relaxed and less busy.
Ė End corporate influence in politics.
Ė End militarism.
Ė End patents.
Ė Kill the capitalist propaganda engine known as the mainstream media.

Any environmentalism which adamantly ignores the need for a complete overhaul of the economic system which created this mess is just feel-good PR for capitalism.

Trying to solve the climate crisis with plutocrat-driven tech consumption is like trying to put out a house fire with a flamethrower.

Perhaps the greatest advantage the ruling class has over us is that theyíve got a crystal clear idea of exactly what they want and exactly what theyíre pushing for, and we, on average, do not. Itís easy for us to be manipulated in unwholesome directions when we donít know where weíre going.

When it comes to our future, the ruling elites have compelling narratives worked up by teams of talented creatives to sell us the products they want us to buy. They know exactly where they want to herd us. We just have a notion of ďNo, not that!Ē and some very vague, amorphous ideas about what we do want. Without a clear, positive vision of what we want, we cannot succeed. With a clear, positive vision of what we want, we canít be stopped.

The fun thing about revolution in the US-centralized empire is that everything everyone has tried has failed, so your guess as to what we should be doing is literally as good as anyone elseís.

Whenever anyone tells you that a vastly better, saner world is impossible, theyíre fulla shit. This is the only world any of us have ever lived in; nobodyís going around observing a bunch of other worlds and seeing that theyíre all insane like this one. They have no authority to make such a proclamation. As far as any of us know, anything is possible.

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One mark of an adept conspiracy analyst is comfort with the unknown in a world where information is greatly obscured by secrecy. By this I donít mean theyíre okay with government opacity, I just mean that theyíre comfortable acknowledging what is unknown and unknowable instead of pretending to know. I point this out because it seems like a lot of people self-censor and remain silent on their ideas about whatís going on in the world due to some embarrassment that they donít understand it all. Itís okay: no one does. Many pretend to, but no one actually does.

The dynamics of this world are extremely complex, too complex for any individual to fully make sense of. One way to ease the burden on your sensemaking tools is to reduce your own inner complications by getting very clear on how your own perception and cognition are happening. Dedicated inner work will reveal that your conscious experience is actually happening in a much simpler way than the mind imagines: a field of consciousness appearing before an imperceptible witness. This eliminates needless cognitive twists and roadblocks in your sensemaking. Our mental narratives add mountains of needless layers of complexity. Once you see that none of those narratives apply to your true identity, youíre able to bypass all those distortions in the way you process information and simply use thought as a tool; otherwise youíre just ingesting highly manipulated narratives about an already complex world through your own distorted perceptual filters which are based on unconscious believed assumptions about what you are, what the world is, etc. Inner clarity eliminates those distortions. There are many approaches to the inner work one can do to find this inner clarity, but hereís one way.

Anyone who claims to oppose Trump and support the free press, yet doesnít aggressively fight the Trump administrationís agenda to imprison a journalist for exposing US war crimes, is a lying hypocrite.

The US government and its lackey allies are torturing a journalist for telling the truth. This amounts to a full confession on their part that you are living in a totalitarian empire. They are telling you exactly what kind of world you live in, and exactly what role they play in it. A society is only as free as its most inconvenient political dissident. Free Assange to free yourself.

Itís really weird how getting money out of politics isnít a bigger agenda than it is. It should be bigger than healthcare or any other issue, and everyone across the political spectrum agrees itís important except the rich and their puppets. Thatís something tangible to push for.

If a tree falls in the woods, and no oneís around to hear it, is it still Susan Sarandonís fault?
~ Old liberal koan

I will not be authoring any essays about impeachment because itís an impotent political side show and much too boring to write about.

All Democrats know these impeachment shenanigans will never result in his removal from office, regardless of what they pretend. Trumpís ďoppositionĒ only ever attacks him in ways they know wonít actually hurt him. Itís like pro wrestling.

May 2019: Progressives get to choose between Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson.

September 2019: Progressives get to choose between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

May 2020: Progressives get to choose between Elizabeth Warren and fuck you.

The Democratic presidential primary will be rigged by the DNC and the mass media; in fact this is happening already. I talk about the candidates and the race a lot not because I believe the DNC has real primaries, but because the dance the narrative managers need to do to ensure an establishment nominee keeps exposing them.

Ninety-nine percent of political arguments and activism are happening inside lines that have been set by the narrative-dominating, Overton window-shrinking plutocratic class and their underlings. If you want to fight a real fight, you need to color outside those lines.

The US Department of State was originally intended to be a peace/diplomacy-focused counterpart to the Department of War (later falsely renamed the ďDepartment of DefenseĒ), but what actually ended up happening was the creation of two war departments.

Putting someone on a pedestal is just guaranteeing that youíll have to knock them off it one day. Itís actually a rather violent thing to do to somebody, if you think about it. Best to skip it entirely.

Donít take life advice from people who are miserable. Donít take career advice from people whose careers arenít where you want to be. Donít take creative advice from people who donít create things. Donít take foreign policy advice from people who supported the Iraq invasion.

Caitlin's articles are entirely reader-supported, so if you enjoyed this piece please consider sharing it around, liking her on Facebook, following her antics on Twitter, checking out her podcast, throwing some money into her hat on Patreon or Paypal, or buying her book Woke: A Field Guide for Utopia Preppers. https://caitlinjohnstone.com

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