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If I provoke someone into doing something bad, then they’re guilty of doing the bad thing, but I am also guilty of provoking them. It’s the subject of entire Shakespearean plays. But in 2022 everyone’s pretending that this extremely basic concept is some kind of bizarre alien gibberish.
1 day ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
New Media Are As Intertwined With Imperial Power As Old Media. Silicon Valley is filled with spooks and liars for the same reason the mainstream news media support every US war and continually normalize the freakish injustices of our society: because whoever controls the narrative controls the world
14 days ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
The Anti-China Brainwashing Is Working. If someone criticizing the most dangerous agendas of the most powerful and destructive government on earth looks like “Russian propaganda” or “Chinese propaganda” to you, it’s because you yourself have been brainwashed by propaganda.
17 days ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
Tucker Carlson Is As Much A Propagandist As Anyone Else In MSM
1 month ago by Drewski to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
Empire To Expand NATO In Response To War Caused By NATO Expansion. Finland’s addition will more than double the size of NATO’s direct border with Russia, a major national security concern for Moscow. These revelations emerge in the wake of admissions that Ukraine is crawling with CIA officers.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from caitlinjohnstone.com
Western Officials Admit Ukraine Is Crawling With CIA Personnel. The admission that NATO powers are so involved in operations against a nuclear superpower means we are closer to seeing a nuclear exchange than anyone should be comfortable with.
People Don’t Think Hard Enough About What Nuclear War Is And What It Would Mean. Especially when we’ve got a steadily escalating proxy war which the standoff in Lithuania could easily see spin out into a direct hot war between Russia and NATO powers.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/WarWatch from caitlinjohnstone.com
Imperial Narrative Control Has Five Distinct Elements. All of our world’s worst problems are created by the powerful. The powerful will keep creating those problems until ordinary people use their superior numbers to make them stop.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
The Guardian Churns Out Embarrassingly Awful Empire Propaganda. The Guardian has put out a smear piece on critics of the imperial Syria narrative that reads like propaganda made by seven year-olds without adult supervision.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
The Mainstream Worldview Is Self-Evidently Bullshit. If our media and education systems were telling us the truth about the world and our “democratic” systems actually worked, our society would be arranged to serve the interests of the many rather than an elite few.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
Our Real Enemies Are Not In Beijing Or Moscow: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. My enemies are not in Moscow or Beijing. My enemies are in Washington, Arlington, Langley, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. And so are yours. The only question is whether or not you realize it yet.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
Biden’s New Press Secretary Almost Calls Saudis A ‘Regime’. Which is hilarious, because for imperial spinmeisters the word “regime” is traditionally reserved for governments which are not aligned with the US empire, because it suggests that they are undemocratic and authoritarian.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
MBS Sullies Saudi Arabia’s Good Name. Biden will indeed be visiting Saudi Arabia in contradiction of his campaign vows to make the nation a “pariah” for its human rights violations, and everyone’s acting like visiting a murderous tyrant is somehow beneath the dignity of a US president.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from caitlinjohnstone.com
They Plan On Repeating “Putin’s Price Hike” Until People Believe It. President Biden used the phrase “Putin’s price hike” again in a reaction to Friday’s Consumer Price Index report revealing continued high inflation, showing once again that the US government believes Americans are idiots.
The US Empire Acts Like A Textbook Manipulative Sociopath. Because their lives revolve around manipulation, anything which poses an obstacle to their ability to manipulate is seen as a threat. Worst of all, everyone they know starting to talk to each other about what a dishonest manipulator they are
I defy you to find me anything more American than Washington decoupling relief for its own citizens from its proxy war funding because it wants to make sure the proxy war funding actually passes. You couldn’t come up with a better summation of the US empire in a nutshell if you tried.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
The US Could’ve Prevented This War Just By Protecting Kyiv From Nazis. This entire war could have been avoided if the US had simply pledged military protection for Zelensky against the Nazis who were threatening to lynch him if he enacted the peacemaking policies he was elected to enact.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from caitlinjohnstone.com
Ukraine Alone Makes Biden The Worst US President In A Long Time. Antiwar libertarian hero Scott Horton has a viral tweet going around which reads simply, “Biden’s refusal to attempt to negotiate an end to the war in Ukraine is the greatest scandal in American political history.”
A hostile military alliance expanding to Russia’s borders isn’t a provocation, sending weapons to be used by CIA-trained fighters backed by US intelligence isn’t a proxy war, those Nazis aren’t Nazis, you’re being censored for your own good, trust the media, the government is your friend.
You didn’t know that you were granting government and tech institutions authority to decide what’s true and false on your behalf when you agreed that it’s fine for them to work together to censor and sanctify Official Narratives about Covid, but it turns out that’s what was happening.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from caitlinjohnstone.com
It’s nuts that there are still grown adults who think Putin invaded Ukraine for no other reason than because he is evil and hates freedom. Focus less on the Azov Battalion and more on the fact that the US deliberately provoked this war with the goal of toppling Moscow.
No government entity has any business appointing itself the authority to sort information from disinformation on behalf of the public, because government entities are not impartial and omniscient deities who can be entrusted to serve the public as objective arbiters of absolute reality.
Everyone’s Anti-War Until The War Propaganda Starts
3 months ago by Drewski to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
How Much Are We Prepared To Sacrifice To Help The US Win A Propaganda War Against Putin? One severely under-discussed aspect of the latest round of escalations in Silicon Valley censorship which began with the Ukraine war is the fact that it’s an entirely unprecedented order of censorship protocol.
This War Is A Propaganda Campaign Wrapped In A Psyop. The country with the worst elections in the western world, whose government intervenes in foreign elections more than any other government on earth, is waging a dangerous proxy war to save democracy in Ukraine, a nation which is not a democracy.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
The US Cries About War Crimes While Imprisoning A Journalist For Exposing Its War Crimes. At the same time loudly demanding accountability for war crimes in Ukraine, which is interesting because attempting to bring accountability for war crimes is precisely why Julian Assange is in prison.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
Hard To Swallow Pills. You were born in the middle of the most sophisticated and expansive mass-scale perception management operation that has ever taken place. The news media is propaganda and schooling is designed to condition us to accept that propaganda.
Shitlibs Are Foam-Brained Human Livestock. The hyperbolic language westerners use to describe fairly normal modern warfare in Ukraine suggests they’ve invested exactly zero thought in what their own governments have been doing in the middle east for the last two decades.
CIA Torture Queen Now A Beauty And Life Coach
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/NotTheOnion from caitlinjohnstone.com
The Assange Case Invalidates US Criticisms Of Russia: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. “Russia must be held accountable for its war crimes,” said the empire while imprisoning a journalist for trying to hold it accountable for war crimes.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
The New York Times is naming and shaming Ukrainian men who’ve fled the country rather than stay and kill Russians for Washington, because it was illegal for men of military age to leave, and because their countrymen are angry at them, and because it’s the New York Times.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
Russell Brand Reads and Comments on a Caitlin Johnson Article and Censorship— Russia vs Ukraine
5 months ago by chottohen to /s/censorship from caitlinjohnstone.com
Let’s be clear: you’re not paying more for necessities to punish Putin and save Ukraine, you’re paying more for necessities to fund an economic war of unprecedented scale geared toward collapsing Russia to help secure US unipolar domination of this planet.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
‘Russian Propaganda’ Is The Latest Excuse To Expand Censorship
5 months ago by Drewski to /s/censorship from caitlinjohnstone.com
No Actually The US Empire Is Still The Power To Criticize. I believe that the situation in Ukraine is a crisis created solely by Moscow and that the US power alliance is just an innocent little flower who is being unfairly blamed. I also believe Santa is real, because I will believe anything.
I’m declassifying evidence that Nigeria is planning a false flag operation in Switzerland. Are you ready? Here it is: Nigeria is planning a false flag operation in Switzerland. You want proof? I just gave you the proof. I gave you my declassified intelligence assessment.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/collapse from caitlinjohnstone.com
They Don’t Just Lie To Us About Wars. They Lie To Us About Everything. Day in and day out we are presented with media which train us what to value and how a normal human behaves on this planet. And it always aligns perfectly with the interests of the rich and powerful.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
Sleazy Edit By Canadian State Media Frames Video Blogger As An Agent Of Beijing. Daniel Dumbrill has posted a series of videos on Twitter which proves the CBC deceitfully edited part of an interview with him to make it appear as though he was saying the exact opposite of what he’d actually said.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
What Has Been Asserted Without Evidence May Be Dismissed Without Evidence. We’re being bashed in the face with western propaganda about the Ukraine situation with increasing forcefulness.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/WarWatch from caitlinjohnstone.com
MSM Pundits Push Idea That Criticizing US Policy On Russia Makes You A Russian Agent. I’ve never gotten used to the insane McCarthyite accusations which US liberals will hurl without a second thought at anyone who disagrees with them.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
It takes a touch of madness to take seriously the possibility that your entire society is insane. That’s why devoted critics of the oligarchic empire are often a bit odd; something in them was driven to wade into waters that most people aren’t psychologically prepared to enter.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
Let’s Back Up A Sec And Ask Why Free Speech Actually Matters. This censorship behavior is in fact happening in increasingly close coordination with the US government whose officials openly threaten Silicon Valley platforms with repercussions if they don’t regulate speech.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from caitlinjohnstone.com
Speech Is Only Free If Dissenting Voices Get Heard. How many journalists are capable of doing what Julian Assange did to expose the criminality of the powerful? Not many. How many of those are now willing after seeing what’s being done to him? Even fewer. And that’s what his persecution is all about
Censorship By Algorithm Does Far More Damage Than Conventional Censorship. Arguably the most significant political moment in the United States was when Democrats concluded that Donald Trump’s election was a failure not of establishment politics but of establishment narrative control.
Lunatic Pundit Says It’s “All But Certain” We’re On The Cusp Of A Massive War With Russia. This massive claim should be treated very seriously. If his claims are true then we should all be demanding our governments move heaven and earth to prevent this horror from being unleashed upon our world.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from caitlinjohnstone.com
Anonymous Officials Claim There’s An Evil Russian Plot Again But The Evidence Is Secret Again. Apparently journalists are just passing on unverified government assertions made by unknown spies to their readers because they were told to, which I guess is something journalists can do now?
Consider the possibility that the Orwellian dystopia you fear is already here and has been in place for many years, you just haven’t noticed because you’re still allowed to watch Netflix or buy a gun or say whatever you want to say within a small impotent online echo chamber.
False Flags Suddenly No Longer A Crazy Conspiracy Theory. In a drastic pivot from typical denunciations of false flag operations, the US political/media class is proclaiming with one voice that Russia is currently orchestrating just such an operation to justify an invasion of Ukraine.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
Don’t Underestimate How Badly The Powerful Need Control Of Online Speech. Controlling the thoughts we think about our nation and our world are of paramount importance to our rulers. There is nothing that these people would not do to maintain this control. Their very survival depends on it.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from caitlinjohnstone.com
Those Who Support Internet Censorship Lack Psychological Maturity. I no longer had to share social media spaces with people I despised, and, if I were an immature person, I would see this as an inherently good thing.
Meta Censors Anti-Imperialist Speech In Obedience To The US Government. We don’t talk enough about how completely insane it is that a social media company with billions of users is censoring worldwide political speech about a major historical figure in alignment with US government decrees.
"Reverse Batman: A working class ninja spends his nights beating up kleptocratic billionaires whose thievery has created the socioeconomic injustice that’s destroying his city." -- Caitlyn Johnstone
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/quotes from caitlinjohnstone.com
Twitter has banned the account of virologist Dr Robert Malone. Everyone should oppose the removal of Malone , because only a fool would support government-tied monopolistic billionaire corporations regulating public discourse about Covid responses which affect us all.
Refusing To Oppose US Tyranny Is Siding With It. The US and its allies are pushing the world toward nuclear armageddon. The US and its allies armed Al Qaeda in Syria. The US and its allies are deliberately starving children by the thousands. Shut up about Russia and China.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from caitlinjohnstone.com
You can understand why the US political system refuses to bring Americans out of debt and impoverishment by imagining what would happen if it didn’t. Ordinary people would use their new financial influence to create a system that serves them rather than serving a globe-spanning empire.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
The Assange Case Explained Simply. The US government is trying to extradite a journalist and prosecute him under the Espionage Act for exposing its war crimes, with the long-term goal of normalizing this practice.
If You Haven’t Researched Arguments Disputing A Western Narrative, You Don’t Understand The Issue. They’ll come right out and express incredulity at the very idea that any such counter-arguments could even exist, skipping right past any pretense that they may have made any effort to find them.
"FYI it’s not okay to be a grown adult at the end of the year 2021 and still believe Joe Biden is a good president." -- Caitlyn Johnstone
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/quotes from caitlinjohnstone.com
Efforts To Groom Us For War With China Are Getting More Forceful. If you thought western mass media have been brazenly pushy with their anti-China propaganda, wait til you see The Hill’s appalling new opinion piece titled “America must prepare for war with China over Taiwan“.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/WarWatch from caitlinjohnstone.com
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
Would you like to know what a big brave warrior looks like? Would you like to see a picture of this mighty hero who has no fear of leading us all into a third world war? A retired CIA agent employed by the mainstream media, urging us into war...this is him.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/pics from caitlinjohnstone.com
Things are fucked because powerful people are making them fucked, and they won’t stop making things fucked unless ordinary people use their superior numbers to make them stop, but ordinary people are being psychologically manipulated away from making them stop by propaganda.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
Erm I Know You’re Busy But Nuclear War Is Getting Increasingly Likely. These drastic spikes in pro-war opinion are not an accident; the consent has been forcefully manufactured by an aggressive propaganda campaign. They are not manufacturing that consent for fun; they are doing it for a reason.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
60 Minutes Australia has churned out yet another fearmongering war propaganda piece on China, this one so ham-fisted in its call to beef up military spending that it goes so far as to run a brazen advertisement for an actual Australian weapons manufacturer disguised as news reporting.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
In a new article promoting the CIA’s new mission center focused on China and the need to pour more resources into countering Beijing, Bloomberg also accidentally makes the case that many of the Chinese government’s controversial domestic policies are entirely justified and completely necessary.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/news from caitlinjohnstone.com
Western media are blaring headlines today about a rigged election, not in the United States or any of the other powerful nations allied with it whose elections are consistently fraudulent from top to bottom, but in the small Central American nation of Nicaragua.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
US Officials Can Guard Against Havana Syndrome With This Innovative Home Solution. Gather the foil around your head, careful to leave no vulnerable part of the cranium exposed. Now pack it down over your skull. Be thorough now; you don’t want to let Russian brain phasers turn you into an idiot.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/funny from caitlinjohnstone.com
Mass Media Hasten To Help Pentagon Exonerate Itself In Afghan Airstrike. The Pentagon killed ten civilians, zero combatants and seven children, lied about it, got caught, investigated itself and found its staff weren’t even guilty of so much as *negligence*, then classified the report.
At a keynote presentation on Friday, billionaire Jeff Bezos revealed the details of an exciting new virtual reality experience which he says will allow consumers to log on to an artificial fantasy world completely unlike our existing reality. “We’re calling it Mainstream Media, or MSM for short.”
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/Satire from caitlinjohnstone.com
Caitlin Johnstone: "It’s Really Weird How Little We Talk About Humanity’s Imminent Doom"
9 months ago by Maniak to /s/WayOfTheBern from caitlinjohnstone.com
Caity from Oz: The Democratic Party Will ALWAYS Be This Way
9 months ago by penelopepnortney to /s/WayOfTheBern from caitlinjohnstone.com
For all the historically unprecedented power these imperial oligarchs have, it’s still not enough for them. They wish to rule our world as Greek gods. If any population on earth disobeys them, they want to be able to cause sweeping famines in that nation, or rain down fire upon them from on high.
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
Netflix To Launch WikiLeaks Smear Job Three Days Before Assange Court Date
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from caitlinjohnstone.com
The powerful work so hard at such endeavors because they understand something that most ordinary people do not: whoever controls the dominant narratives about the world controls the world itself. You’ll be able to prevent them from rising up against you as you steal their wealth.
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
All Our Problems Are Built On Us-Vs-Them Propaganda. Keith Olbermann shared a video the other day where he ranted about people who don’t want to take the Covid vaccine with such emotional vitriol that spittle flew from his mouth and drool poured down his chin.
Anyone Who’d Support Going To War Over Taiwan Is A Crazy Idiot. Chinese planes simply entered an arbitrarily designated area hundreds of miles from Taiwan’s coast it calls its “Air Defence Identification Zone”, which has no legal existence and contains a significant portion of China’s mainland.
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from caitlinjohnstone.com
Oh dear god please let this be the peak of Jimmy Dore Derangement Syndrome. Progressive commentator and journalist Nomiki Konst has a tweet out that honestly needs its own article to unpack because of what it says about what’s happening to left-wing punditry and the western left in general.
Let’s Touch Antennae In The Madhouse
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/Poetry from caitlinjohnstone.com
Warmongers Keep Raging About The Phrase ‘Ending The Forever Wars’ And We Should Laugh At Them. Influential promoters of western militarism have been absolutely fuming about the popular idea of ending the forever wars, and their tantrums are not even trying to disguise it.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
Bush-Era War Criminals Are Louder Than Ever Because They’ve Lost The Argument, Their claims that a massive increase in military interventionism would benefit the people of the world have been clearly and indisputably shown to have been false, so now they’re just men who helped murder millions.
Propaganda Is The Source Of All Our Problems. We don’t talk nearly enough about the fact that wealthy and powerful people are constantly pouring vast fortunes into manipulating the way we perceive our world and that this is the ultimate source of all our major problems.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
One of the weirdest things about the mass media propaganda which manipulates the way people think, act and vote to maintain the status quo is the fact that mainstream news outlets routinely cite the employees of think tanks that are sponsored by war profiteers as expert sources for their reports.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
A new BBC report shows eyewitnesses at the scene of the deadly Kabul airport explosion on Thursday saying that a significant number of the 170 Afghans killed in the attack actually died from gunfire by the US-led alliance in the chaos following the blast.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/news from caitlinjohnstone.com
I still can’t find words to describe how insane it is that all the “experts” who spent twenty years being wrong about Afghanistan remain esteemed and wealthy while those who spent that time being right about Afghanistan remain marginalized and regarded as fringe kooks.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from caitlinjohnstone.com
They’re Normalizing Police Robots By Calling Them “Dogs” (HOW TO SEND HOMELESS TO HOSPITAL CAMPS)
11 months ago by russianhomo to /s/whatever from caitlinjohnstone.com
Why Liberals Hate Leftists. Admitting you hate those to your left at least as much as you hate those to your right would cause a lot of cognitive dissonance for those who think of themselves as being on the left, and it would weaken their arguments considerably.
“We’ve Got To Fight Disinformation,” Says Empire Made Entirely Of Disinformation
1 year ago by Drewski to /s/propaganda from caitlinjohnstone.com
The US Government Threatens Tech Companies To Push Censorship Agendas
1 year ago by Drewski to /s/censorship from caitlinjohnstone.com
The Weird, Creepy Media Blackout On Recent Assange Revelations
1 year ago by Drewski to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
“The Coming War On China” – Watch John Pilger’s Powerfully Relevant Documentary
1 year ago by hennaojichan to /s/conspiracy from caitlinjohnstone.com
The Mass Media Will Never Regain The Public’s Trust – Caitlin Johnstone
Article from exactly two years ago, April 20, 2019, from Caitlin Johnstone: "Debunking All The Assange Smears"
1 year ago by salvia_d to /s/WorldPolitics from caitlinjohnstone.com
1 year ago by salvia_d to /s/conspiracy from caitlinjohnstone.com
The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media. Now The CIA Is The Media. This isn’t Operation Mockingbird. It’s so much worse. Operation Mockingbird was the CIA doing something to the media. What we are seeing now is the CIA openly acting as the media.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from caitlinjohnstone.com
Everything The West Claims It Values Is Invalidated By Its Treatment Of Assange
1 year ago by Drewski to /s/WikiLeaks from caitlinjohnstone.com
US Intelligence Warns Withdrawal Could Lead To Afghanistan Being Controlled By Afghans
1 year ago by pcpmasterrace to /s/NotTheOnion from caitlinjohnstone.com
US Intelligence Warns Withdrawal Could Lead To Afghanistan Being Controlled By Afghans – Caitlin Johnstone
1 year ago by Drewski to /s/WorldNews from caitlinjohnstone.com
Biden’s Iran Policy Is Just Trump’s Iran Policy With A Rainbow Flag Emoji – Caitlin Johnstone
1 year ago by Drewski to /s/Antiwar from caitlinjohnstone.com
What Biden’s Warmongering Will Actually Look Like
1 year ago by MarcoPolo to /s/politics from caitlinjohnstone.com
How To Own Life Like A Fucking Wizard (The Secret is Confidence)
1 year ago by christine_grab to /s/whatever from caitlinjohnstone.com