Saturday, December 9, 2017

#343 / Caitlin's Blog

Caitlin Johnstone describes herself as a "rogue journalist, poet, and utopia prepper." Click this link to be directed to her blog on Medium. Click right here for information on her brand new book.

Johnstone's views are not dished out with any "spoonful of sugar" to make the medicine go down. Her postings are more along the lines of a Chinese herbal remedy: bitter, but tonic! They are definitely controversial

The blog posting from which the above picture is taken is titled, "Fascism Came To America Wrapped In A Rainbow Flag And Wearing A Pussyhat." Think about it:

Do you know why Democrats fixate so much on the completely unsubstantiated narrative that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election? We know that the loose tangle of alliances between the intelligence communities, the military-industrial complex, defense agencies, corporate media and plutocrats collectively known as the deep state advance that narrative because it helps manufacture public support for new cold war escalations with China’s right arm Russia, but why do Democrats advance it? Why do they work so hard advancing a weird McCarthyite psyop when there are so many actual horrific things that this administration is doing? 
Russia makes a fine distraction for the corruption that was exposed in WikiLeaks’ releases of Democratic party emails last year, but more importantly, attacking the Trump administration on the actual, non-imaginary evil things that it is doing would expose the fact that Obama was doing those evil things too. Even more importantly, it would draw attention to the fact that the entire Democratic party is devoted to the continuation and expansion of Bush and Obama’s wars, the continuation and expansion of Bush and Obama’s Orwellian domestic surveillance programs, the continuation and expansion of Bush and Obama’s militarized police state, and the continuation and expansion of Bush and Obama’s soul-crushing and planet-killing neoliberal economic policies.

Whether or not Johnstone will be to your taste (and she sure isn't to everyone's taste), we really will benefit by drinking down some bitter and tonic truths about what is going on in our nation - and has been going on for a long, long time. 

Sugar-water politics is not the right remedy for what is ailing us now.

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