July 12, 2023:
Information Clearing House
-- The US won WW2
and then immediately plunged into the Cold War.
The US won the Cold War and then immediately set
to work destroying the Middle East. The US
destroyed the Middle East and then immediately
started another cold war in preparation for
another world war. The US is war.
A normal country wages war with the goal of
getting back to peacetime. The US wages war with
the goal of getting to the next war.
The “Uyghur genocide” narrative
is a lie, the “debt trap diplomacy”
is a lie, the “social credit score”
is a lie, they’re
lying about Taiwan, and they’re
lying about China trying to conquer the
world. They lied about every other disobedient
nation, and they’re lying about China.
You cannot understand the geopolitics and
major conflicts of the 2020s without
understanding that the US empire has been
actively amassing military threats in the
immediate surroundings of its top two rivals
that it would never tolerate anyone else
amassing near the US.
Are You Tired Of
The Lies And
How can anyone still support the idea of
progressive reform in the Democratic Party after
watching AOC transform into Nancy Pelosi before
their very eyes?
I used to dismiss the idea of lesser-evil
voting because it causes people to vote for evil
political parties, thereby ensuring they vote
for continued evil. Now I just dismiss electoral
politics altogether, because you’ll get evil no
matter how you vote since “voting” is itself a
fake diversion to help manufacture the illusion
of freedom and control.
It’s crazy how we let wealthy corporations
run the media who then spend all day every day
telling us we should definitely support
political norms that are friendly to wealthy
A normal person has a conflict with someone
and begins communicating and working to sort out
the true from the false. A manipulator has a
conflict and immediately begins working to
establish narrative dominance. This is true of
individual sociopaths and sociopathic empires
Too many people look at authoritarian
measures like government surveillance, online
censorship etc in terms of how it will directly
affect them personally rather than how it shapes
society as a whole. Sure you yourself may not be
directly affected by surveillance or censorship,
but you have to live in a society where people’s
thoughts, words and behaviors are being strictly
regulated by authority in ways that serve the
interests of authority. You have to live in a
civilization of brainwashed, power-serving
automatons instead of free thinkers who come up
with creative solutions to our problems, who
hold power to account, and who put the powerful
in check when they don’t serve the interests of
Civilization is a game. Like any other game,
there is a points system set up to determine how
well everyone is doing. Like any other game,
there are people who fare better and get more
points than others. And, like any other game,
the rules are completely made up.
The rules consist of made-up financial and
economic systems which make up the “points”
system of this game, along with made-up laws and
government policies, and made-up cultural norms
and societal expectations.
One major difference between the made-up game
of civilization and other made-up games is that
players who don’t do well suffer real-world
consequences as a result. They can go hungry or
be made homeless if they don’t get enough of the
made-up points. They can wind up in prison if
they try to get some points in ways that are
against the rules. They can even get military
explosives dropped on their homes by other
players if they happen to live in the wrong part
of the world.
This despite the fact that it’s all made of
language — made of words. All of civilization is
just a collection of stories we’ve all agreed to
pretend are true. Stories about how money works.
How trade works. How labor works. How society
works. How we all need to be moving, organizing
and consuming on this planet we were born on.
The good news is that, like any other game,
we are free to change the rules if enough
players decide that’s what they want to do. It’s
all made of narrative, and the narratives are
only as real as we agree to pretend they are. If
the current agreed-upon stories aren’t working
for us, we can collectively agree to start
playing by another set of rules, and if enough
of us decide to do this there’s not really
anything anyone can do to stop us.
Those who benefit from the current rules of
the game understand this and do everything they
can to make sure we keep playing by the current
rules. That’s why so much of our media is
dedicated to normalizing status quo politics and
manufacturing consent for the actions that are
necessary to maintain the current order of
things. Our information ecosystem is continually
saturated with the narratives of the people who
get the most points in this game we are playing.
But again, that’s all just narrative. It’s
all just story. They put so much effort into
manufacturing our consent because they know they
absolutely do need our consent, because we can
collectively decide to change the rules of the
game at any time.
So the bad news is that we’re in a rigged
game that’s stacked against us for the benefit
of a few manipulative players. The good news is
we don’t have to play anymore, and can choose to
start playing something else whenever we are
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