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Revolution? I have never understood the real value of that concept. You make a 360 degree turn, cause a lot of pain and suffering in the process and you are back precisely where you started.
Ok, you may have fresh new bunch of guys and gals at the top but you will still need a well operating public service to keep the thing going. Where are you going to find those? Among your fellow revolutionaries? From the left? From the right? Or from the Up and Down. Will they be suitably qualified and experienced? I suspect that you will simply (have to) invite the old and experienced bureaucracy back to prevent the whole thing from falling apart and descending into chaos.
That is exactly what happened in France, Hungary, Cuba and, I would imagine, a score of other nations ‘liberated’ by a bunch of enthusiastic and dedicated revolutionaries. Good on them. Pity it did not work out.
While Caitlin Johnstone has done a great job at analysing the current and visible situation, I am afraid even a ‘Non-Ideological Revolution’ is not going to be sufficient to get to the core of the problem and fix it.
Now what I propose may be the only way out of the self limiting, fatally flawed mess mankind finds itself in, but, I suspect, it will be derided and ridiculed by the nay-sayers, non-thinkers, the sheeple and the debt-slaves that desperately cling to the empty promises and false hopes they have been programmed and brainwashed to believe in and so desperately strive for.
Rather, what I believe we need is an #Evolution. Not an evolution of the party, club, cult, religion, race, tribe, mob or gang, but an evolution of the #individual. Each and everyone of us. An evolution of the heart. An evolution of intent. An evolution of purpose. A promise each one of us makes just to ourselves that while we know fully well and recognise that we all are intrinsically 50% bad and 50% good (in this yin yang duality), each one of us can decide to always choose for the good and reject the bad.
Maybe that will be the Evolution that will see us all rise above the mayhem and sinfulness of the self-indulgent era we must leave behind if mankind is going to survive at all.
With all this in mind, lets see what Caitlin Johnstone has to say in her imitable and unique way. Maybe our positions are pretty close after all?
— Barefoot Warrior Continue reading “This Revolution Is Non-Ideological”
Altnews editor’s comment: Our favourite rogue journalist contributor, Caitlin Johnstone, masterfully describes the status quo of the rule by the plutocracy we are all subject to today but fails to call the spade a spade.
So it is up to us to follow the (all that) money trail to try and determine who the architects of this trend and ambition to achieve absolute world power may be.
Unsurprisingly to some, at the top of this obscene pile of money we find some well known albeit secretive individuals and families who cleverly manage to stay out of the limelight time and time again but their wealth and their power is immense.
In fear of being branded a conspiracy theorist by the (some very well paid) detractors, we are not going to name names here suffice to say that unsurprisingly these same individuals and families are also the driving forces behind the oft hinted at New World Order (#NWO), who also lobbied for and financed the #UN and who, unsurprisingly, also own and control the wealthiest and most powerful multinational corporations such as the #MilitaryIndustrialComplex, #BigMedia, #BigBanks, #BigPharma, #BigChem, #BigAg and #BigFood. Their tentacles reach into the deepest recesses of our world and seem to have just about everyone in a stranglehold.
But let’s see what colour Caitlin has to add:
In what the BBC is unironically referring to as “a remarkable show of solidarity,” the US and more than 20 other countries have participated in the largest collective expulsion of Russian diplomats ever in history. The US topped them all with no less than 60 diplomats expelled, far exceeding the 23 diplomats expelled by the UK, the location of the alleged “Novichok” poisoning which the expulsions are intended as a response to.
This is just the latest gratuitous cold war escalation against the Russian Federation by the Trump administration, which will still remain plagued by accusations of Kremlin collusion despite this latest act and all the others preceding it. Those previous escalations include Trump’s capitulation to the longstanding neoconservative agenda to arm Ukraine against Russia, killing Russians in Syria as part of its regime change occupation of that country, adopting a Nuclear Posture Review with greatly increased aggression toward Russia and blurred lines between when nuclear strikes are and are not appropriate, sending war ships into the Black Sea “to counter Russia’s increased presence there,” forcing RT and Sputnik to register as foreign agents, expanding NATO with the addition of Montenegro, assigning Russia hawk Kurt Volker as special representative to Ukraine, shutting down a Russian consulate in San Francisco and throwing out more Russian diplomats in August of last year.
Isn’t it weird how when you ignore the narratives being promoted by both sides and just look at the raw behavior, being a “Putin puppet” looks exactly the same as being a dangerously aggressive Russia hawk? Continue reading “Worst. Putin Puppet. Ever.”
They want you arguing over who should and shouldn’t be called a #terrorist based on what ideology you subscribe to and what color the latest killer’s skin was. They do not want you talking about the way the label “terrorist” itself is being used to justify unconstitutional detentions, torture, mass surveillance, and wars.
They want you arguing over whether to support the Democrats because the Republicans will take civil rights away from disempowered groups or Republicans because the Democrats will take away your guns and force you to bake gay wedding cakes. They don’t want you talking about the fact that both parties advance #OrwellianSurveillance, #NeoliberalExploitation and #NeoconservativeBloodshed in a good cop/bad cop extortion scheme to keep Americans cheerleading for their own enslavement. Continue reading “Dear America: Please Stop This Shit. Signed, The Rest Of The World.”
By Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerilla poet. Utopia prepper
Are you as sick and tired as I am of all those tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy nutters who express skepticism whenever the kind and beneficent US intelligence agencies bestow us with urgent information about a new country in need of regime change? Do you want to get rid of that kooky fringe 74 percent of Americans who believe in a “Deep State” which controls the elected government?
Well you’re in luck, bucko! I happen to have compiled right here a list of six simple steps that our compassionate government and fearless media can take to rid America of these looney toon paranoid conspiracy theorists once and for all:
Simple, right? Just stop lying and people will stop wondering how the narrative they’re being spoon fed by their politicians and the media differs from reality!
End the practice of defense and intelligence agencies collaborating with think tanks and unelected insiders to manufacture false narratives which are then promulgated by pundits and politicians of both mainstream parties to advance imperialist agendas. What will Alex Jones and Sputnik talk about if the voices of power start telling the truth all of a sudden instead of lying about the justifications for imperialist wars, excluding and censoring skeptics of establishment orthodoxies from the mainstream conversation, and being forthright about the massive and ubiquitous problems in America’s democratic system?
That’ll show those crackpots!
Continue reading “How To Get Rid Of Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists”