January 01, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" -
Start over in the
new year. Also, start over at any other time
during the rest of the year, whenever you
want, as often as you like. Time is an
I cannot assure you that things will get
better in the ’20s. I can’t assure you that
they’ll get worse, either. What I can
absolutely guarantee is that things are
going to keep getting weirder and weirder.
At this point in time the only reliable
pattern is the disintegration of patterns.
The mainstream worldview isn’t mainstream
because it is more fact-based, logical, or
makes better arguments than other potential
worldviews, it’s mainstream because vast
fortunes are poured into keeping it
“Why do those people hate
“We destroyed their country.”
“We should leave the Middle
“What about it?”
“Those other countries hate
“It destroyed the country it
was built on top of.”
“Well maybe we and Israel
should leave, then?”
The empire’s overall strategy toward Iran
seems to be to crowd the area with an
increasingly intrusive military presence,
then react disproportionately in “self
defense” when anything happens. It’s like an
older sibling’s “I’m not touching you” car
ride teasing, but with an entire region.
Not hearing any urgent concerns about that
horrible horrifying epidemic of antisemitism
that was pervading the Labour Party anymore.
I guess they all stopped being antisemites
all of a sudden.
“You defend Assad!” No I
don’t, idiot. I attack the US-centralized
empire for pouring billions and billions of
dollars into actual terrorist
groups in Syria with the goal of
effecting regime change, causing hundreds of
thousands of deaths. I don’t play defense, I
I’m still tripping on how the latest
WikiLeaks drops are getting literally
mainstream media coverage, and yet people on
the internet still get mad at me for writing
about them. Even one indie blogger talking
about these authentic documents is
unacceptable to some people.
Everyone involved in getting the OPCW leaks
out did the right thing but the MSM. The
inspectors did the right thing, the
whistleblowers did the right thing,
WikiLeaks did the right thing… then the
media refused to report it and gave control
of the narrative to fucking Bellingcat. The
facts are right there online right now,
staring us all right in the face, but
because coverage is being suppressed and the
conversation controlled, I have people in my
social media notifications at this very
moment regurgitating old establishment Syria
narratives as gospel truth.
Imagine living in Nazi Germany and only ever
talking about Jim Crow laws in the American
south. That’s what it’s like when people who
live in the US-centralized empire focus on
the alleged misdeeds of non-aligned nations.
Our entire society is mentally ill. What our
mentally ill society labels “mental illness”
is actually just a small slice of the
broader mental illness spectrum — those who
are impaired in their ability to participate
in the consensus mass delusions shared by
the rest of society.
Sometimes I can only stop and stare
slack-jawed at all the extreme hate and
vitriol that gets directed at
anti-imperialists online. I mean, you’ll get
called all sorts of names, get called evil
and a monster, for advocating peace. PEACE!
Really shows you the power of propaganda.
Mentally mute the narrative soundtrack about
Obama changing things after Bush and Trump
presenting a radical deviation from all US
norms, and what you see is a government
continuing along pretty much the exact same
trajectory with only cosmetic changes
between administrations. World minus
narrative is night-and-day different from
world plus narrative.
Wars aren’t good vs evil; usually they’re
geostrategic agenda vs geostrategic agenda.
But Hollywood always portrays war as good vs
evil, which is why empire apologists always
bleat “You’re saying Dictator X is a Good
Guy!” whenever you oppose interventionism in
X targeted nation. Without that conditioning
by professional storytellers, it would never
occur to us to try and find the “good guys”
in the chaos of a military conflict. We’re
trained to think there must be a Good Guy
and a Bad Guy, and that if a side isn’t one
then they’re the other.
Capitalism is literally a game. It’s based
on completely made-up rules with a
completely made-up points system just like
any other game. The only difference between
this game and the others is this one gets
taken so seriously that losing can kill you
in real life.
Arguably the only people who actually truly
understand the highly unscientific and
completely made-up field of economics are
those who manipulate the economy for their
own benefit. And they only understand it
because they’re the ones authoring its
Sometimes it’s funny to think about how
humanity fought two world wars for basically
no reason. World War 2 sprung directly from
the effects of World War 1, and hardly
anybody can give a coherent explanation for
why World War 1 happened. Certainly nobody
can justify why World War 1 was necessary.
Our species fought two world wars (or
arguably one world war with a long
intermission to grow more troops) for no
justifiable reason at all.
Keep paying close attention to Syria. I know
they’re saying “Assad won” and there’s a lot
of other stuff going on in the world, but
the battle for narrative control over Syria
is hotter than ever and we’re going to see
even more information emerge to discredit
the imperial press.
“I hope those folks in Hong
Kong and Iran obtain democracy like we
westerners have. Lemme log off this search
engine algorithmically stacked toward
billionaire CIA-tied media and ponder
whether I want Donald Trump or Joe Biden to
continue the wars and oligarchic
It can be fun to debate political and
ideological solutions to humanity’s
problems. Also, it’s worth noting that every
one of those problems would disappear very
quickly if we all just stopped taking our
own mental chatter so seriously.
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