Johnstone, Caitlin

2020 Jun 3 - 8:32am
I have a bedtime story for you.Once upon a time a brave nation liberated itself from the tyranny of the British empire and birthed freedom and democracy into the world. With the help of heroes like the abolitionists, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X it overcame systemic racial inequality, and now it is a shining exemplar of human rights, the respected friend of free democracies around the world and the hated foe of all...
Tags: junktag (ignore), America, Caitlin Johnstone, George Floyd, police, Protest
2020 Jun 2 - 9:35am
Alternate timeline:– US government prioritizes ordinary Americans over the desires of wealthy sociopaths.– Derek Chauvin charged with second-degree murder immediately after murdering someone, because that’s what you’re supposed to do.– Everything’s cool.– We’re all still talking about Tiger King.~“The people are angry about police violence. What should we do?”‘Hmm… have we...
Tags: junktag (ignore), #Trump, America, George Floyd, Martial Law, Protests
2020 May 31 - 8:45pm
In a shockingly brazen display of authoritarianism, police arrested a CNN reporter named Omar Jimenez the other day while he was live on air covering the protest of George Floyd’s murder by police in Minneapolis.The arrest was preceded by hours of sycophantic police-worshipping CNN coverage and followed by days of self-righteous preening by the entire corporate media machine about the crucial role of journalism in a free society, with one...
Tags: junktag (ignore), junktag (ignore), arrests, George Floyd, Journalism, journalists
2020 May 31 - 8:31am
Abraham Lincoln was a lively old chap, or that is how history has billed him, until one fateful day he went to see a play and a man took a gun out and HE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.Franz Ferdinand took a detour one morn to get his belly properly filled, when the archduke, we’re told, chanced upon Leopold and was struck with a bullet and DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.Mahatma Gandhi was greeting his fans who were all understandably thrilled, when an...
Tags: Poetry, George Floyd, Journalism, poem, Poetry
2020 May 30 - 7:29pm
A video has been circulating of a white man casually smashing the windows of a Minneapolis shop with a hammer during protests against the police murder of George Floyd. The man is clearly trying to hide his identity by wearing a gas mask, carrying a large umbrella, and wearing full-length black clothing.Protesters can be seen intervening to stop his destructive behavior in the video.“Are you a fucking cop?” one asks.An officer with...
Tags: junktag (ignore), cops, George Floyd, infiltration, police, Protests
2020 May 30 - 9:26am
If people truly understood the extent to which mental narrative dominates their experience of life, propaganda, advertising and all other forms of psychological manipulation would be regarded by our society similarly to physical assault or property theft.~It is very telling that Twitter only started censoring Trump for violating terms of service when he promoted violence against Americans. He’s been tweeting insanely hawkish threats...
Tags: junktag (ignore), #Trump, Censorship, China, narrative matrix, junktag (ignore)
2020 May 29 - 8:54am
 You sided with the abuser like a fucking cliché.You told your son he shouldn’t displease his mother when he showed you the bite marks and bruises.You chugged Nyquil while your husband raped your daughters and pretended to faint whenever they tried to tell you.You invited the priest for dinner every Thursday and called your son an evil liar when he said what happens during prayer time.You sided with the abuser like a fucking cliché....
Tags: Poetry, Caitlin Johnstone, poem, Poetry
2020 May 28 - 8:38am
You’ve probably already seen the footage of a white police officer named Derek Chauvin cheerfully suffocating a black man named George Floyd to death with his knee while Floyd pleaded for his life. This went viral around the same time as another viral video where a white woman in Central Park called New York police on a black man who posed no threat to her while making sure to inform the police that he was black, and just weeks after video...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Ahmaud Arbery, Amy Cooper, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, police
2020 May 26 - 9:17am
Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter went on a surprisingly vitriolic anti-Trump rant the other day, calling the president a “complete blithering idiot”, an “actual retard”, and “the most disloyal human God ever created” for his treatment of Jeff Sessions and his failure to build the border wall per his campaign promise.“Coulter is right,” comedian Tim Dillon tweeted in response. “Trump doesn’t...
Tags: junktag (ignore), #Trump, Coulter, narrative, propaganda, Russia
2020 May 25 - 7:56pm
This, but unironically.This thing we do, where we are people who do not understand what’s happening because we were raised by children and we are still children, and we are falling toward death with damaged minds in a universe made of awkward silence and we don’t know how to be cool about it.This place where we clawed our way up the food chain to become the apex predator and now we’re all afraid because we are surrounded by...
Tags: Poetry, Caitlin Johnstone, poem, Poetry
2020 May 25 - 7:54am
Friendly reminder that we’ve invented weapons which can end all life on earth and we’re in steadily increasing danger of setting them all off because some guys in a think tank wrote some words.~Believing cold war is no big deal because nuclear war hasn’t happened yet is the same as believing your game of Russian roulette is safe because the gun hasn’t gone off yet.~There’s no legitimate reason why nations can’...
Tags: junktag (ignore), China, Cold War, nuclear, junktag (ignore), War
2020 May 24 - 9:07am
The world’s worst Putin puppet is escalating tensions with Russia even further, with the Trump administration looking at withdrawal from more nuclear treaties in the near future.In addition to planning on withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty and knocking back Moscow’s attempts to renew the soon-to-expire New START Treaty, Trump is also contemplating breaking the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty by conducting the first US...
Tags: junktag (ignore), junktag (ignore), #Trump, China, Cold War, comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty

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