By Caitlin Johnstone
February 18, 2021 "Information
Clearing House" - While we all
fixate on electoral political solutions, the
powerful focus on narrative control, because thatís
where real power is at. The people who pose an
actual threat to the machine are those who disrupt
its narratives and narrative control agendas.
Everyone else is harmless.
If the majority of a troubled population believes
their political system is operating in a way that is
demonstrably very different from the way it actually
operates, then that population doesnít have a
political problem, it has a propaganda problem.
Berners watched the mass media actively sabotage
the Sanders campaign day after day in two
consecutive elections, and went ďThe problem is not
enough progressives in government!Ē No, the problem
is the billionaire media are constantly lying to
everyone. Create a truth-based information ecosystem
and politics will move toward health by itself.
As long as the ruling class is successfully using
mass-scale narrative manipulation, it wonít matter
what political strategies you employ because theyíll
just manipulate that too. Everything we try will be
neutered by propaganda until fighting propaganda
becomes our number one priority. The narratives
around your insurgent third party will be
manipulated to the advantage of the powerful. Your
progressive takeover of the Democrats will be
narrative managed into impotence.
You canít politics your way around narrative
manipulation. Youíve got to make it the
issue. You donít measure how effective someone is
against the machine by what their campaign platform
says or what their strategies are, but by how
disruptive they are to the narratives and narrative
control of the powerful. If theyíre not disruptive
on that front theyíre not effective.
The good news is that manipulation only works if
you donít realize youíre being manipulated. Bringing
mass media propaganda front and center will
accomplish this. Right now itís very far from the
spotlight; itís treated like a marginal issue when
it needs to be the central issue.
No Advertising - No Government
Grants - This Is Independent Media
The mass media do not exist to tell you the truth
about the world, they exist to manufacture consent
for the agendas of the ruling class. Any time youíre
clapping along with their Most Important Story of
the Day you are helping your rulers and overlooking
more important stories.
Liberals for four years: Russia is sowing
division in America!
Liberals when red states freeze: HAHAHA TURN TO
HICKSICLES AND DIE YOU TOOTHLESS COUSIN FUCKERS
The best part of Judas and the Black Messiah
is the bit where modern mainstream America pretends
that at some point between Fred Hamptonís
assassination and today the FBI just stopped doing
The mainstream consensus is that secretive
government agencies have only ever done evil things
in the past, no matter what point in time we happen
to be in.
In a few decades there will be revelations about
profoundly evil things that were done in the early
2020s by the CIA, FBI and Pentagon. Liberals will
express shock and outrage and yet still believe on
no basis whatsoever that those agencies have since
stopped doing evil things.
Deliberately starve a child to death and they
call it abuse. Deliberately starve a nation of
children to death and they call it diplomacy.
That time a bunch of dangerous extremists invaded
the Capitol building and voted to advance murderous
imperialist agendas year after year for generations.
Violently destroying weaker nations which disobey
you is authoritarian. A government which exports the
bulk of its authoritarianism is still an
authoritarian government. The US is far more
authoritarian than any government it criticizes.
Dear American leftists,
As long as you ignore US imperialism, we will
refrain from destroying you. We will even allow you
to maintain a few delusions about one day having a
real healthcare system. Remain innocuous and youíll
Your Permanent Government
I criticize the Democrats more than the
Republicans for the same reason you have higher
expectations of an adult than a child. Obviously all
my criticisms of Democrats also apply to
Republicans; Republicans are just less polite and
more honest about their awfulness.
It is necessary to have government secrecy in
order to win wars. It is also necessary to have
government secrecy in order to start wars.
Become a healthy organism by purging your mind of
manipulation. Purging from your mind the
manipulations of propagandists, advertisers,
preachers and scriptures, and of narcissists in your
personal life. Purging your own impulse to
manipulate people and events from your mind as well.
You develop to the extent of your curiosity and
no further. Remain endlessly curious about the world
and your understanding will keep developing. Remain
endlessly curious about yourself and your maturity
will keep developing. Decide you know and your
growth immediately stops.
You avoid the stuffy, stagnating sense of knowing
by consciously meeting each moment for the first
time. This doesnít mean meeting each moment
as though itís for the first
time; this is a very real thing that is already
happening, because your every encounter with every
experience is entirely without precedent. Itís not a
matter of creating anything new, itís just a matter
of being aware of whatís really going on.
Our story is that of a species struggling to
break free of the gravitational pull of ego.
Spirituality bursts free then sinks down into dogma.
Movements spring forth then sink down into politics.
Online platforms arise then sink into government
One day, we break free.
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