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Annual Write-Up On What I’m About And What I’m Doing Here

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Every year around my birthday I like to write an article where I try to articulate as clearly as I can who I am, where I...

The US Manufactures Weapons And Consent: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The only manufacturing jobs left in the US are military weapons and consent. ❖ Gotta keep dropping bombs because they gotta keep making bombs. Gotta keep...

Dorsey’s Twitter Resignation Sparks Fears Of More Internet Censorship

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has resigned as CEO of the company, leading anyone who’s been paying close attention to the rise of Silicon Valley internet censorship...

Humanity Is Still Trying To Be Born

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Things are fucked. That’s our current situation in a nutshell. In a slightly bigger nutshell, things are fucked because powerful people are making them fucked, and...

A Sense Of Perspective, If You Please: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

The US and its allies feigned impartiality on the conflict in Ethiopia this whole time and then someone literally just recorded a Zoom conference of western diplomatic insiders casually chatting about wanting the TPLF...

We’re Sleepwalking Into Nuclear War

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Every day there’s more propaganda banging the drums of war between nuclear-armed nations a little louder. Western media are churning out reports about Russia preparing to...

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“....

Impending Planetary Disaster Should Unite Us, Yet We Remain More Divided Than Ever

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Charles Bukowski has a quote: “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it...

Erm I Know You’re Busy But Nuclear War Is Getting Increasingly Likely

While mainstream western media have been spending their time concern trolling about a “missing” Chinese tennis player who is not actually missing, hardly any coverage has gone toward NATO’s announcement that if the new...

The US Has As Much Moral Authority As Saudi Arabia On The Legitimacy Of Elections

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ “Let there be no mistake – Sunday’s regional and municipal elections in Venezuela are nothing more than a sham,” reads a recent statement authored by Republican US Senators Jim...

War, Vaccine Mandates, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

If your opinion about a legal case would be different if the political ideologies of those involved were reversed and all other facts and evidence remained the same, then it’s probably best not to...

Nobody Who Says “You Can Criticize Washington AND Beijing” Actually Does

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Whenever I criticize the US empire’s manipulations and aggressions on a nation which disobeys its dictates I always get comments from people saying “You know, Caitlin,...

What If They Staged A Cuba Uprising And Nobody Came? Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The US staging a domestic uprising in Cuba and no one showing up for it reminds me of that old saying “What if they had a...

Renting Sucks

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Well, it finally happened. We finally received our eviction notice on the crumbling rental we’ve been living in for the last twelve years. We knew it...

Australian War Propaganda Keeps Getting Crazier

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ 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...

Elizabeth Will Die Soon And Then We’ll Have A “King” And It Will Be Hilarious

Listen to a reading of this article. ❖ Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has had to skip out on yet another public appearance due to failing health, this time reportedly due to a sprained back. If...

US Coverup Of Syria Massacre Shows The Danger Of The Assange Precedent

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The New York Times has published a very solid investigative report on a US military coverup of a 2019 massacre in Baghuz, Syria which killed scores...

Call It The Department Of Aggression, Not ‘Defense’: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Most of what consumes human attention is narrative; stories about what’s happening, which can be easily manipulated by the powerful. Things that are not narrative include weapons, troops, and resources. You can punch through...

Bloomberg CIA Apologia Accidentally Vindicates China’s Strict Domestic Policies

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ 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...

All US Elections Are Fraudulent; Shut Up About Nicaragua

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ 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...