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'CHINA BAD', And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:03 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The planet is ruled by a tyrannical oligarchy which uses governments as weapons to destroy disobedient nations while churning out news stories about how those nations needed to be destroyed because they were tyrannical and undemocratic. The British ... More >>

Media Concern Trolling About Afghanistan Withdrawal Again

Monday, 12 April 2021, 4:11 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

"Concerns mount that US withdrawal from Afghanistan could risk progress on women's rights ," blares a new headline from CNN. "Concerns are mounting from bipartisan US lawmakers and Afghan women's rights activists that the hard-won ... More >>

“Regime” And “CCP”: Propaganda Tools For Dissociating A Targeted Nation From Its Government

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 1:21 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

by Caitlin Johnstone Have you ever seen a mainstream news report containing the phrase "the French regime"? How about "the British regime" or "the Australian regime"? If these phrases look a bit odd, it's because ... More >>

Everything The West Claims It Values Is Invalidated By Its Treatment Of Assange

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 9:55 am | Caitlin Johnstone

The western world has a very high opinion of itself and its supposed values, and its treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a lie of it all. Truth. Justice. Freedom. Democracy. We are taught from an early age that these are the sacred values ... More >>

The Entire World Should Be Laughing At America For Pretending To Care About Muslims In China

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 5:17 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

The current representative of the US empire finally held his first full press conference yesterday, an embarrassing and undignified affair which saw a gaggle of obsequious imperial stenographers gather round to make believe that important policy decisions ... More >>

Thoughts On The Iraq Invasion

Monday, 22 March 2021, 3:23 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

It has now been eighteen years since the Iraq invasion, and I'm still not done raging about it. Nobody should be. The reason it's so important to stay enraged about Iraq is because it's never been addressed or rectified in any real way whatsoever. All ... More >>

Opposing US Imperialism Is A Moral Imperative: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Monday, 22 March 2021, 11:33 am | Caitlin Johnstone

If you've ever wondered whether you're the sort of person who would have taken a stand against the Nazis in Germany, the answer is that you would have behaved however you're behaving toward the murderous imperialist power of today, namely the United ... More >>

A Nation That’s Always At War Has No Moral Authority: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 5:39 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

A nation that has constantly been at war throughout its entire history has no moral authority to tell other nations how to be. This should be extremely obvious to literally everyone. Liberals are much, much more comfortable thinking about the spike in anti-Asian ... More >>

US Intelligence Cartel: All The Governments We Hate Interfered In Our Election

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 9:55 am | Caitlin Johnstone

A new report from the US National Intelligence Council assesses that most of the governments the US-centralized empire has targeted for destruction are guilty of seeking to interfere in the nation's 2020 election. Ahem. Yeah, so, that's the news. ... More >>

On Nonduality, Politics, And Freedom

Monday, 15 March 2021, 3:40 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

We are all one. A lucid perception of reality reveals that our entire experience of what we call the world is inseparable from the awareness in which it appears, and that this awareness is boundless, timeless, and head-over-heels in love with ... More >>

Mainstream Journalism Doesn’t Exist: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Friday, 12 March 2021, 4:46 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Journalists should be exposing inconvenient truths about powerful people in their own nation and its allies. Instead the people we call "journalists" criticize enemy nations, smear political dissidents, demand increasing amounts of censorship, ... More >>

Finding Meaning Under A Meaningless System

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:00 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

How many of people's mental health diagnoses are really just them struggling to function in a capitalist system that is amoral, destructive, overwhelming, overbearing, unsatisfying, and bereft of meaning? It's surely one of the most under-examined questions ... More >>

Consent That’s Manufactured By Propaganda Is Not Informed Consent

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 4:35 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

A new Twitter post by Secretary of State Tony Blinken reads as follows: "We will never hesitate to use force when American lives and vital interests are at stake, but we will do so only when the objectives are clear and achievable, consistent with ... More >>

The Left Will Never Achieve Its Goals Until It Prioritizes Countering Establishment Propaganda

Monday, 8 March 2021, 10:49 am | Caitlin Johnstone

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans' opinion of Russia and China have plummeted to historic lows this year, with 79 percent of the population now reporting an unfavorable view of China and 77 percent reporting an unfavorable view of Russia. The hate predictably ... More >>

All Of Humanity’s Problems Are Caused By A Lack Of Awareness

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:58 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

I write about humanity's problems as a species in all sorts of ways in this space, but really if you want to get straightforward about things all we're ever actually talking about here is a lack of awareness of what's true and the need to eliminate ... More >>

Imperialism Is Capitalism’s Life Support System: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 3:56 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Just another friendly reminder that establishment propaganda is the single most overlooked and under-emphasized aspect of our society and the left will never accomplish any of its goals until it prioritizes countering mass-scale manipulation above all ... More >>

There’s Only One News Story, Repeating Over And Over Again

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 3:28 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Doing daily commentary on world power dynamics feels a lot like staring up at the sky watching clouds. Sometimes you see a three-legged pony up there, sometimes a gargoyle, sometimes a laughing baby, but really you're only ever watching tiny water ... More >>

The Universe Is Just Trying To See Itself

Monday, 1 March 2021, 6:03 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

We each have an eye deep inside us, and it is all the same eye, and it is the universe's eye. The eye wants the same thing any eye wants: to see. The eye wants to see it all, especially that which is hidden. That which is hidden behind veils of unconsciousness. ... More >>

Bullshit Spoken In An Assertive Tone: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:02 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Watching the slow, silent realization creep over online Democrats that Biden really isn't going to do anything for them. Americans: $2000 checks please Government: Sorry did you say airstrikes on Syria? Americans: No, $2000 checks Government: Okay, since ... More >>

US Bombs Syria And Ridiculously Claims Self Defense

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:59 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

On orders of President Biden, the United States has launched an airstrike on a facility in Syria. As of this writing the exact number of killed and injured is unknown, with early reports claiming " a handful " of people were killed. Rather than ... More >>