Hi my name's Caitlin Johnstone, I spend my life being told by strangers on the internet that they hate China's GOVERNMENT, not its PEOPLE.
Some days I'll have these flashes of self-reflection where the tenth mindless drone bleats the same tired old State Department line at me and I'm just like "I can't believe this is my life now."
Oh? Oh really? Why I've never thought of it that way before! Thank you so much for that brilliant, brilliant, brilliant insight. I will go rethink my entire life now.
I'm not advancing propaganda campaigns for dangerous imperialist agendas with my hatred of the US government. Come on, people. This really is not complicated.

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30 Mar
Every US Secretary of State is a literal psychopath. It's part of the job description.
Imagine being fully aware that you are starving children with sanctions and then getting up there and saying you're sanctioning them because you care about those children. You'd have to be missing pieces of yourself. Pieces of your humanity. You can't be fully human.
True. No sane parent would trust Blinken alone with their kids.
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28 Mar
Spirituality, inner work, awareness of abusive dynamics, class consciousness, peace activism and revolution are all the same thing. They're all an expansion of awareness into parts of humanity that have been lacking in consciousness, whether they're in yourself or in the world.
It's all about making the unseen seen, whether that be internal dynamics within yourself which cause suffering or large-scale dynamics out in the world which cause suffering. Clear seeing and dysfunction cannot coexist, whether you're talking about war, racism or substance abuse.
Bringing consciousness to your inner childhood trauma is the same as bringing consciousness to the reality of imperialist propaganda. Bringing consciousness to your true nature is the same as bringing consciousness to economic injustice. It's all the same expansion of awareness.
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27 Mar
US Intelligence Warns Withdrawal Could Lead To Afghanistan Being Controlled By Afghans

US intelligence agencies have warned the Biden administration that if the United States withdraws its military presence from Afghanistan under current circumstances, the nation would be at severe risk of falling under the control of the people who live there.
The New York Times, which has consistently supported all US wars including the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, informs us the Taliban has been "stalling" to avoid signing a power-sharing deal with the existing government in Afghanistan.
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26 Mar
The US has been rounding up Italian Americans and systematically exterminating them in concentration camps. If you don't believe me, you are a genocide denier. Questioning my assertion or demanding proof of my claim makes you guilty of genocide denial. You are basically a Nazi.
The basis for my claim that the US is genociding Italian Americans is the fact that I have asserted it. My assertion is my evidence. You must accept my assertion on faith and back economic sanctions against the US or I'll smear you as a genocide denier and compare you to Nazis.
The media always report the truth. If you believe otherwise you are a conspiracy theorist AND a genocide denier.
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26 Mar
The Entire World Should Be Laughing At America For Pretending To Care About Muslims In China

"The only sane response to the US empire feigning concern for the wellbeing of a foreign Muslim population is laughter, derision, and ridicule."
Biden finally held his first full press conference yesterday, an embarrassing affair which saw obsequious imperial stenographers gather round to pretend that important US policy decisions are actually being made by this dried up empty husk of a man who can barely think or talk.
We again heard the US empire babble about the plight of Muslims in China with the gibberish "I made it clear that no American president, at least one did, but no American president had ever backed down from speaking out of what’s happening in the Uyghurs."
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24 Mar
Supporting universal health care and a living wage will get you mean tweets from the KHive. Opposing US militarism will get you smeared, targeted, marginalized and deplatformed. It takes a lot more courage to oppose America's status quo foreign policy than domestic policy.
One area of emphasis is far, far more tolerated by the oligarchic empire than the other. For this reason, the best way to learn what someone is really made of is not to look at their domestic policy, it's to look at their foreign policy.
And this dynamic of course exists because war is the glue which holds the empire together. There's a lot more power and a lot more capitalist infrastructure riding on the ability to continue US military expansionism than the ability to keep killing universal healthcare.
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