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Propaganda Scrambles Our Minds

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Sep 16, 9:32pm 152 views   11 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2021/09/17/propaganda-scrambles-our-minds-notes-from-the-edge-of-the-narrative-matrix/


America is a unipolar superpower governed by octogenarians who work for corporations and banks where military weapons are made by prison slaves to be launched at impoverished foreigners while celebrities attend lavish galas and police guard food in dumpsters from the homeless.



Propaganda warps people’s perspectives so drastically their own opinions don’t even adhere to the values they’ll tell you they hold. A liberal will get angrier about a random member of the public circulating a conspiracy theory than about government agencies killing children with bombs. Political Twitter got angrier about Joe Rogan taking ivermectin than the Pentagon murdering an entire Afghan family and lying about it. All sense of proportion and perspective has been scrambled.



Facebook has had a two-tiered system where famous people won’t be censored or suspended for posts normal people would be. Politicians and celebrities freely ignore mask rules while their servants are forbidden to. They all think they’re better than us, and our systems agree with them.



This is the only kind of revolution they will ever permit you to have. https://t.co/9TMmpEsFGG

— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) September 14, 2021



If you rise to a position of influence in the western world you will immediately find yourself surrounded by people who are very interested in making sure you support status quo power structures, whether you’re a celebrity, a politician, or a social media executive.



It’s weird how nobody’s even saying the vaccine isn’t working as well as they’d hoped it would. You’re not even allowed to say that. Everyone’s really disappointed but they’re pretending they’re not because anything but 100 percent big-smile cheerleading gets you branded an anti-vaxxer. Everyone’s gotta do this weird, super tense, phoney happy smiley dance about how perfect and not-at-all-disappointing the vaccine is, because being truthful about how disappointed you feel hurts the vaccination campaign and therefore means you’re worse than Hitler.



The world is ruled by plutocrats and secretive government agencies and propaganda has enslaved public consciousness to ensure our compliance with their agendas. Global capitalism will grow ever more abusive until it is dispensed with. This was all already true long before Covid.

“The Great Reset will let corporate elites rule the world!”

They already do.

“They’ll be able to surveil us for state control!”

They already are.

“They’re taking our freedom!”

Your freedom was illusory.

“The vaccine is mind control!”

No that’s what the media’s for.



If it wasn’t the World Economic Forum and the “Great Reset” it would be something else. Capitalism will always inevitably become more unjust, oppressive and corrupt and will keep taking on new forms to continue its cancerous spread. The ultimate problem is human behavior being driven by profit.



At some point we’re going to realize that market forces and the profit motive do not have the wisdom to navigate through the existential crises humanity now faces. Only question is whether we’ll realize this in time to do something or realize it in our final gasps as a species.



If Australia were to pivot its loyalty from Washington to Beijing, western media would suddenly take an interest in Aboriginal human rights and news cycles would be flooded with stories about the need for blockades to punish the Canberra regime for its brutal lockdown oppression.



The worst thing about Australia is America.
1   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Sep 16, 10:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sounds like she is having trouble entirely emerging from the socialist cocoon of the education system, but she's making progress.
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 16, 11:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, she's socialist, but aside from that seems to be able to reason very well.
3   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Sep 16, 11:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

She's going through my struggle that I went through 15 years ago. Things don't make sense, they only make sense when you accept your own reasoning and conclusions.

It is interesting to see heads explode when they break through the nonsense. Fun to watch people trying to break through as well. Jimmy Dore has been on the verge of it for years.
4   PeopleUnited   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 17, 4:56am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
The worst thing about Australia is America

She’s not coherent, probably thinks the best thing about Australia is China.
5   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 17, 5:44am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I kinda know what she means though.
6   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2021 Sep 17, 8:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
If Australia were to pivot its loyalty from Washington to Beijing,

Australia's main loyalty is to London.

The ultimate problem is human behavior being driven by profit.

Ridiculous. She is advocating for human behavior driven by gunpowder.
7   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Sep 17, 8:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Propaganda has turned out to be the force my Father always warned me about. I remember my Dad and the stellar World History, Civics and Social Studies teachers I had growing up. When they used to talk about societies that were taken over by Communism and the tatics employed. It seemed like something that would never happen here in America. As it all started unfolding in the early 2000's I was very perceptive to what was happening and going on.

When I first came here, I was the only one here on Patnet, or most of the internet for that matter calling the Liberals and the subtle dog whistles they were blowing as Commies.
I was so cantankerous about it, because I saw exactly where it was leading. Everyone thought it was just hyperbole. I recognized what was going on, because everything was playing out exactly like those cautionary tales I was told by many elders that saw it first hand.
8   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Sep 17, 9:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I always considered my self a Left leaning Democrat, until I started noticing they were going Red.
Really around the fall out of the 2000 election. That's when I realized the Democrats felt Entitled to Communist Dynasty and damn it they were out to take it by lawfare or force if necessary. BLM and Antifa is the force part. Is everyone going to wait for the firing squads before they wake up?
9   MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou   ignore (1)   2021 Sep 17, 9:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Social Studies was the beginning of propaganda, it was still based when I grew up, even in NYS.

But before Social Studies, there was Civics and Geography and History and Biography of Great Men.

'Social' anything should raise red flags, as Hayek noticed.

Many private Christian schools sneak in wokey-dokey here and there; at Baylor they are having a nascent Woke Revolution.

Kids today think the Puritans had Black Slaves working the corn fields.
10   mell   ignore (6)   2021 Sep 17, 9:21am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Back to school night I found out they at least still teach Columbus from regular history books but they specifically mentioned they wi teach the kids that history is written by the winners and that Columbus certainly was anything but a good man. I'm going to tell the kid every day now what a great explorer and man Columbus was and that he can tell his "teacher" that. Gotta deprogram whereever possible
11   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Sep 17, 9:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisdemeanorRebellionNoCoupForYou says
Social Studies was the beginning of propaganda, it was still based when I grew up, even in NYS.


Yes earlier Social Studies classes were taught by Based teachers, who fought in Korean and Vietnam war, they used the course material to give a cautionary tale about Communism. My Social Studies teacher used to talk about the Berlin wall and the Socialist policies that led to it.

Those based teachers were weeded out, and Civics was removed from the curriculum and this is the state of our education system now.

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