Capitalism will keep getting more and more unjust and exploitative until people force its end. You can try making it about elite globalist conspiracies and corrupt governments all you want, but ultimately it's really just capitalism following its natural and inevitable course.
This is why I often avoid making our world's problems about specific individuals; our world's problems are NOT about specific individuals. You could get rid of all the individuals currently screwing us and if you kept the same systems they'd be replaced almost instantly.
People whose ideology prohibits them from admitting capitalism is responsible for humanity's existential crises need to make up other reasons for those crises. It's the globalists. It's the Jews. It's corrupt politicians. No, it's just capitalism doing what capitalism has to do.
There are no specific groups or individuals you could eliminate from the equation to make capitalism move in a healthy way. As long as depravity is profitable and human behavior is driven by profit, humanity will always necessarily follow a depraved trajectory.
This doesn't mean criticisms of individuals are invalid, they're just not striking the root. Get rid of all the elites poisoning the world today and if you leave the same systems in place we'll find ourselves getting screwed by the Whateverski family and some guy named O'Donnell.
So many of the popular theories in today's conspiracy circles ultimately boil down to "Oh noes, the globalists are ruining the capitalism!"

No they're not. They are perfectly embodying it.
Just gonna stick my standard template response to 75% of these comments down here:

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Caitlin Johnstone ⏳

Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @caitoz

24 Sep
Throw Sand In The Gears Of The Machine

"If enough of us throw enough sand, we can cause the whole thing to break down.
Kill public trust in the mass media by exposing their lies at every opportunity, from whatever platform you can gain access to."…
Humanity will continue along its self-destructive trajectory until the masses use the power of their numbers to force real change. Humanity will not use the power of its numbers to force real change as long as it’s being successfully propagandized not to do so.
The oligarchic propaganda machine is therefore the primary barrier to our transition from our self-destructive patterns into a healthy collaborative relationship with each other and with our ecosystem.

So throw sand in the gears of the machine.
Read 20 tweets
24 Sep
Throw sand in the gears of the machine. Kill public trust in the mass media by exposing their lies at every opportunity. Amplify solid voices, arguments and evidence that those in power don't want amplified. Push the machine until they're forced to push back, exposing themselves.
Get the machine to overextend itself into the light where it can be seen by everyone. Create movement, and when that movement opens up gaps in the matrix, do everything you can to shove as much truth as possible through those gaps. Improvise. Don't attack the same place twice.
Make a constant study of how they fool people, so you can draw people's attention to how they're being fooled. Make a constant study of how you fool yourself, so you can understand how psychological manipulation really works.
Read 6 tweets
23 Sep
MSM Promotes Yet Another CIA Press Release As News

"WaPo, whose sole owner is a CIA contractor, has published yet another anonymously sourced CIA press release disguised as a news report which just so happens to facilitate longstanding CIA foreign policy"…
WaPo’s virulent neoconservative war pig @JoshRogin describes what was told to him by unnamed sources about the contents of a “secret” CIA document which alleges that Putin is “probably” overseeing an interference operation in the US presidential election.
True to form, at no point does WaPo follow standard journalistic protocol and disclose its blatant financial conflict of interest with the CIA when promoting an unproven CIA narrative which happens to serve the consent-manufacturing agendas of the CIA.…
Read 17 tweets
22 Sep
It has been 8 days since the news broke that the Russian bounties story lacks evidence and has been discredited. Democrats continue babbling on as though it's a real thing because their worldview is not based in reality.
Here it is again, for the victims of Russiagate-induced amnesia:
They're still just ticking along, with zero interest in facts or truth.
Read 6 tweets
21 Sep
‘Confirmed’ Has Become A Meaningless Word In Mainstream News Reporting

"The reader assumes they’re confirming the source’s claim is true, but all they’re confirming is that the first reporter didn’t just make up the claim they’re uncritically parroting."…
Last week @politico published a report that the “Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa” in retaliation for the assassination of Soleimani earlier this year, citing (you guessed it) anonymous government officials.
The claim was nonsensical on its face; the idea that Iran would see the killing of some random ambassador to an irrelevant country as a proportionate response to the killing of its beloved top military commander would only make sense to someone with a very US-centric worldview.
Read 23 tweets
20 Sep
People often (correctly) cite this clip to show how evil the drivers of the US empire are, but I also use it to show what dumb, incompetent failmeisters they are. They really thought they'd be able to topple all those countries in 5 years. Don't be intimidated by these assholes.
Humanity is more than capable of standing up to these sick fucks. They overestimate themselves and underestimate the rest of us. We shouldn't do the same. A lot of people talk about elite manipulators like they're unstoppable forces when nothing could be further from the truth.
Our species is in its current situation because a few primates without functioning empathy centers got a little more clever than the other primates. There are still vast forces in our universe and within each of us that can slap the empire away like a sand castle under a tsunami.
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!