By Caitlin Johnstone
October 24, 2021 -- "Information
Clearing House -
So yeah basically we’re watching sociopathic
oligarchs shore up more and more control over the
global population and our electoral systems are
rigged to prevent us from doing anything about it
and our information systems are stacked to prevent
mass-scale direct action against it.
You can’t vote your way out of a problem you
never voted your way into in the first place. You
can’t have a revolution while everyone is being
successfully propagandized into accepting things as
they are. Any solution is therefore going to have to
come from somewhere they haven’t secured.
So we’re all just kind of watching this happen
and hoping for what amounts to a miracle, or really
a stack of miracles. What gives me hope is that I
know humans have a lot of surprises within
themselves that they haven’t even begun to explore
yet. We might just get some miracles.
The behavior of global oligarchic power
structures makes a lot more sense when you see that
it’s not as much a lucid elite conspiracy as it is a
few barely-conscious humans compulsively acting out
psychological dynamics within themselves that they
don’t really understand. Elite conspiracies happen
to be sure, but what’s ultimately driving them is
not a complete and coherent vision for the future
which takes all things into account but rather the
simple egoic impulses of barely-evolved primates
blindly trying to shore up control like chimps
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The sociopaths who rule our world are no more
conscious of their own inner processes than your
average serial killer. They can act out their
impulses in a way that looks very organized and
efficient, but the driving forces beneath it are the
least-evolved aspects of humanity. We are ruled by
apes with PR firms.
That’s why they often behave in ways that are
nonsensical. Some ask why they’d continue killing
the biosphere and flirt with nuclear war when it can
kill them, for example. And the answer is not that
nuclear brinkmanship is a phony performance or that
climate destruction is a hoax, but that you’re
dealing with the same dumb stimulus-response
impulses as any other basic organism.
It is true that the drivers of the US-centralized
empire want to live as gods, able to cause famines
or rain fire in any part of the world which disobeys
them. It is not a coincidence that the few remaining
parts of the world where they cannot do this are the
parts you’re most forcefully trained to hate.
But these are not gods enacting grand visions
from on high; they are organisms acting out the same
forces that have been unfolding since the Big Bang
just like the rest of us. And they are
less conscious of the way those forces
are playing out within themselves than your average
healthy human, not more.
No normal people want digital identity laws
passed. Rank-and-file members of the public aren’t
sitting around going “Man it sure sucks we can’t
prove our identity online with a digital ID that
contains all our information.” Only the powerful
want this, and
for good reason.
If voicing very basic human rights concerns about
mandates and digital IDs will get you called an
“anti-vaxxer” (and it will), is there any reason to
treat that label like it’s a real thing with any
Trans people are not a threat to you, immigrants
are not a threat to you, Russia and China are not a
threat to you. Please stop letting the world’s worst
people manipulate you by tugging at the strings of
the least-evolved parts of your brain.
First hackers, then Havana Syndrome microwave
beams. It sure is crazy how Russia keeps attacking
the US in invisible ways that only US intelligence
agencies can see.
I’m old enough to remember when advancing US
military objectives needed to be justified by
actual, physical events, like planes crashing into
buildings. Now it’s justified by invisible,
unverifiable allegations for which the evidence is
To be absolutely clear, the US government has
appointed itself the authority to unilaterally
decide which of the world’s populations get to eat
and which do not, and to imprison anyone who tries
to facilitate unauthorized eating in a US-sanctioned
“Tax the rich” is a great banner for Democrats
because it’s completely meaningless. “Tax them” how
much? Enough to level the playing field or a tiny
percentage that won’t make any real difference? It’s
perfect for Dems because it sounds revolutionary but
is just more of the same.
“Tax the rich” in practice just means “Tax the
rich a tiny amount more which will make no
difference and will be rolled back the instant
Republicans are in control.” In practice slow,
incremental change always means no change at all.
Inequality makes you less safe, not
more. No matter how much money you obtain, the
greater the disparity between you and others the
more unsafe you are, and the more you have to rely
on outer structures of protection which need
This is why I’m always talking about how dumb the
wealthy people who rule our world are. Their
reptile-brained thinking isn’t good enough to even
serve their own interests, let alone the
The purpose of establishment propaganda is to
deceive the ruled into believing that their
interests are one and the same as the interests of
I see the fact that we are hammered with
propaganda so aggressively 24/7 as cause for hope,
not despair. The fact that they have to work so hard
to keep humanity this crazy means the gravitational
pull is toward sanity, and they’re fighting harder
and harder against that pull. It takes a lot of
education to keep us this stupid.
It really is a struggle between light and
darkness, in a sense. A struggle between those who
want to make things visible, conscious and clear
against those who want to keep things secret,
unconscious and distorted. Dysfunction can’t survive
if all its mechanisms are clearly seen.
Those who want truth and health want things
transparent, honest, and awake. Those who want
untruth and dysfunction want government secrecy,
propaganda distortion, and a deeply unconscious
public. The latter are the ones in power right now.
The former are trying to oust them.
Every positive change in human behavior, whether
individual or collective, has always been preceded
by an increase in awareness, by becoming aware of
something that was previously hidden. Those who want
positive change want to increase awareness. Those
who don’t want it all dark.
But of course it’s not as clear-cut as good guys
vs bad guys, us vs them. Within even the best among
us there are parts which want to keep some things
endarkened, and within even the worst of us there
are parts which yearn for truth. So really it’s an
impersonal, universal fight.
No matter how conscious you are, coming all the
way out of hiding is still a lifelong journey.
You’ll still find parts of yourself that have been
hiding from the light of consciousness you never
would have guessed were there many years down the
road. We’re all waking up together.
Our collective awakening will look like that too.
Things are going to keep becoming more and more
visible, and just like individual awakening it will
be awkward as fuck sometimes. And just when we think
we’re done, whole new levels of previously
endarkened inner territory will emerge. But the
basic trajectory, whether individually or
collectively, is the same: things becoming more and
more visible, with a corresponding increase in
harmony. The secrecy of the powerful giving way to
transparency, distortions giving way to clarity,
lies giving way to truth.
How are we still being deceived? How are we still
deceiving ourselves? It’s the same question and its
resolution happens in the same movement; it’s just
that one is directed outward and the other inward.
They’re both equally important for our collective
movement into the light.
Dysfunction and clear seeing cannot coexist,
collectively or individually. If dysfunction is
occurring, it’s because something remains unseen.
Our purpose here is to try and see it all; to let
the human adventure behold itself from all different
And move toward harmony.
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