Category: CLASS ANALYSIS

A Little About Me

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Everything I write these days is focused on pointing to the fact that our world is becoming increasingly dominated by a sociopathic plutocracy with no loyalty to any nation or government, whose power-hungry manipulations keep marching our species toward extinction via nuclear annihilation or climate chaos. Until the people take their power away from these dangerous, exploitative warmongering elites, things are going to keep getting worse until we are at worst extinct or at best enslaved in a homogenized Orwellian dystopia where dissent is fully suppressed by AI censorship.

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The FBI and the President – Mutual Manipulation

JAMES PETRAS—The liberal-progressive FBI cohort turned into rabid Russia-bashers demanding that Trump take a highly aggressive stance against Moscow, while systematically eliminating his military and security advisors who expressed anti-confrontation sentiments. In the spirit of a Joe McCarthy, the liberal-left launched hysterical attacks on any and every Trump campaign adviser who had spoken to, dined with or exchanged eyebrows with any and all Russians!

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Strange Alliances

JOSEPH NATOLI—The idea that freedom to choose on Google implies that a choosing mind can choose a side to things one does not know or is already opinionated against misconceives the classic distinction between freedom and determinism. What cyberspace offers are endless opportunities to confirm one’s own opinion while at the same time enclosing us within the windowless and doorless circle of those opinions.

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Bernie Keeps Promoting The New Cold War, And Yes, We Need To Talk About It

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—This is a big deal. This is not some petty quibble with Sanders’ policies like disagreeing with the specifics of his stance on free trade or fracking. This is not some minor detail which can be dismissed with accusations of purism and impracticality and “Hey, no politician is perfect.” This is the single most pressing issue of our time, and Bernie Sanders is currently, actively marching our world in the exact opposite direction of where it needs to be heading. There is no threat to our species more imminent and dangerous than the threat of annihilation in a nuclear holocaust, and Sanders is helping to manufacture consent for escalations which make that possibility more and more likely.

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Sanders and the Empire

NICK PEMBERTON—Anyone who calls out Bernie for what he really is—an apologist for American Empire is framed as a purist. But that’s far from the truth. Bernie, on a global scale, is an extremist on foreign policy. Compare him to other leaders around the world and he is right wing, plain and simple. He would continue to violate international law. When he does question the American military his tears are for the American middle class and our tax dollars.

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