Socialism, Privacy And Charity For The Powerful. Capitalism, Surveillance And Rugged Individualism For The Powerless.

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“The crowning achievement in hypocrisy must go to those staunch Republicans and Democrats of the Midwest and West who were given land by our government when they came here as immigrants from Europe. They were given education through the land grant colleges. They were provided with agricultural agents to keep them abreast of forming trends. They were granted low interest loans to aid in the mechanization of their farms, and now that they have succeeded in becoming successful, they are paid not to farm. And these are the same people that now say to black people, whose ancestors were brought to this country in chains and who were emancipated in 1863 without being given land to cultivate or bread to eat, that they must pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. What they truly advocate is socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr

"I gotta get rid of this stuff. Man, I don't know what I'm gonna do with it. The more money you make, the more free shit they give you. It makes no sense." ~ Adam Sandler, Funny People (2009)


A GoFundMe for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired two weeks ago by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has raised over $400,000 in less than a day.

Another way to say that would be that a former officer from the US intelligence community, who is married to a successful physician and will surely receive a book deal worth millions of dollars, just had a charity drive which in less than a day raised an amount of money it would take the average American years to earn.

Meanwhile, an impoverished American recently died because his GoFundMe failed to raise enough money for his insulin and an FBI whistleblower was just arrested for trying to bring transparency to the Bureau's secret domestic surveillance practices while banks receive massive bailouts, global fossil fuel subsidies total trillions of dollars, and Amazon paid zero federal taxes last year despite earning billions.

Even leaving aside the reasons for McCabe's firing and the shady dealings he was accused of, this is a very solid illustration of everything that is sick about the United States of America.

In America you have socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor. You have government secrecy for the powerful and surveillance for the powerless. You have charity for wealthy establishment lackeys and rugged individualism for ordinary human beings. Those at the top are uplifted even further, while those on the bottom are stomped through the floor.

Julian Assange is currently under siege in the Ecuadorian embassy, deprived of mobility, sunlight and healthcare, and now internet, phone calls and visitors, all because he dared to bring some transparency to the powerful. Meanwhile the intelligence and defense agencies who serve as the armed goon squad of the wealthy and the powerful are able to kill, destroy and pillage from behind the opaque walls of near-total government secrecy in the name of "national security". And instead of defending the single defenseless man who speaks truth to power, mainstream media reporters around the world are spitting on him in near-unanimity because he hurts power's feelings.

This is how we end up with John Bolton, people. This is the "kiss-up, kick-down" pathway to success that elevates bloodthirsty psychopaths like John Bolton, the worst of the worst, the ones willing to do the most killing on behalf of the powerful and the most stomping on the powerless to get to the top. This has become the unquestioned pathway in every sphere of public life. We have a situation now where the highest echelons of power are not the wisest among us, but the wiliest. The fourth estate is full of everyday people who at one point presumably believed they were there to bring truth to power, stomping on the silvery head of one who does, while sucking up to the very power that he regularly embarrasses with his leak drops.

Speaking as an Australian, it sickens me to see my fellow Australians slip down this slope. Like many Australians, I was brought up to champion the underdog, cheer on the little Aussie battler, go into bat for the vulnerable and chop down tall poppies. My Australia wasn't one that delighted in leaving one of our own to wither and die under siege in a "small camp" while making a parade of brown-nosing the establishment. It wasn't a place where you used your gifts to help the powerful and hurt the vulnerable. It was the kind of place that created a man like Julian Assange, one that believed in constantly choosing the highest interest over self-interest. It wasn't one where you used your gifts with the pen to turn a hero into someone everyone could feel okay about abandoning.

To all who work in the media: your selfish obsession with choosing your career over telling the truth when it counts, with choosing not to know rather than to dig and find out something you'd rather not know, with choosing getting along with your mates rather than standing up for what you know is right, that tiny little seemingly innocuous preference you have is what is driving our whole species towards extinction. That's your copy of the mind virus that is killing us all. You are in a position of power and you are using it to kill us.

When you choose to masturbate some old mens' desire for a final war with Russia rather than present the case for peace, you are killing us all. When you choose to roundly condemn a man for bringing truth to power rather than helping him do so, you are killing us all. When you choose to help Andrew bloody McCabe instead of the poor and the powerless, you are killing us all. Every time you suck up to power to get ahead a little, you are killing us all.

Do better, humans. Do the opposite of John Bolton, who kisses up to power and kicks down at the powerless. Punch up at the most powerful, and to the powerless, extend a helping hand. Lift up the Julian Assanges and pull down the John Boltons. Give privacy to the people, not to power. Give bailouts to human beings, not banks. Give subsidies to the poor, not to the plutocrats. Give money to people who need it, not to Andrew McCabe.


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Some people would argue that no matter what 'system' you have or implement, the same powerful people end up finding a way to hijack it with their influential circles, to use it for their own enrichment and benefit.

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thats why we need real equality at the core, and not as a hindsight patch as it is right now.

You gotta hand it to them though, their brainwashing skills are highly effective!

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I live in China and, not only does the term brainwashing itself originate from here (洗脑, xí nǎo), but the powers here have mastered the spellful art upon its 1.3 billion subjects (or I'd say a billion at the very least...)

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Indeed you do Dan, and the US is now fully, and openly, entering the dark side of the Matrix thanks to the corrupt mainstream media and its Deep State and global elitist masters. This is my latest piece on Parkland, already censored on You Tube but fully working at BitChute and DTube. Its a mindblower.

Links here:

Censorship Agenda In Full Swing: You Tube version of "Welcome to Parkland (The Whole Hogg)" Censored Within 18 Hours Of Being Placed On You Tube - (Screen Captured Images Proving Such - Plus BitChute Link To Highly Revealing Video)

https://steemit.com/news/@clarityofsignal/censorship-agenda-in-full-swing-you-tube-version-of-welcome-to-parkland-the-whole-hogg-censored-within-18-hours-of-being-placed

Yes we are surrounded by sheep in the land of Oz. I'd call our "journalists" vermin, but it would be an insult to vermin. I last all of about 20 seconds when exposed to mainstream media news before I start wanting to throw things at the TV, or rip the radio out of the car. To me they are the lowest form of life, dwelling in the murky depths with our corrupt bought and paid for politicians, and the lobby groups that pull their string.

Oh look, another "journalist" defending the behavior of our loathsome taxpayer funded overpaid test cricketers and pretending that this is the first cheating, sledging, drug or matchfixing scandal they have been involved in. Julian Assange who ?

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Exactly. The need for more independent journalists is there. Today, basically anyone can become a quality journalist, given the right knowledge, skills, and tools. I will be launching my online academy in the next month or two were all my courses will be liberty focused and, best of all, completely free. Two of these will be: 'Investigative/Citizen Journalism' and 'How to craft an Exposé' (article, documentary, or essay format). We gotta start empowering the masses to counter these globalists parasites...

caitoz Caitlin Johnstone tweeted @ 30 Mar 2018 - 08:44 UTC

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LisaMillar Lisa Millar tweeted @ 30 Mar 2018 - 06:02 UTC

@AndrewJFowler @mjrowland68 That remains a disputed opinion Andrew. Publisher and activist yes. But you put yoursel… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

wikileaks WikiLeaks tweeted @ 28 Mar 2018 - 21:15 UTC

Wikileaks editor @julianassange has been gagged and isolated by order of Ecuador's new president @Lenin Moreno. He… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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your journalism is quite frankly like fresh air after being suffocated by MSM, thank you

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I bet that money came from rank and file Democrats.

The Hill People seem to think that the Establishment NEEDS their money to do political battle with "the bad people". Money is not speech, and the Establishment doesn't need our "donations", regardless of what passes for reality on the TV and the newspapers.

Too bad Democrats believe both of those big lies.

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the author is problematic when using the pedogate as a form of social group... like a form of identity. this is very troublesome. I guess there is some thing behind it. What the authors doesn't understand is the rules necessary for a market to work, and among them is the respect of the will of the individual. So as it said, it's not because the authors offer something that it can't be a trap and mean way more than what the author understand, a plan in a doll in another doll it manipulated by another doll :).

yeah it's a classical one, outsourcing loss to the public and keeping the profits private. A good example is the nuke industry, they produce energy keeping the profits, while not being insured (only business operating without insurance) and no provisioning for dismantlement and eventual sudden loss of integrity and total dispersion on continental scale of toxins. Another one is the gmo toxic food industry, when a dna event (new extreme parasites, unanticipated mutation spreading, what the ever the dna fall outs), they would have kept the profits and socialized the loss. A third example would be war, but you will see that it quickly goes out of control as those surviving it, will quickly take over over those who send them there... how could those who sent them control those who defeated others way stronger than the senders? hehehe.

but I think to understand it is useful to inch toward advanced modern anthropology aka hypergamy study fields, or woman mating paterns influence outcomes. For example those who have currency even gotten from crimes and scams, females will mostly seek as mate. Providing a positive feedback loop toward crimes and scams.

All of this become way more interesting in a dynamic battlefield, where certain groups are decaying while others are expanding. the standards aren't the same in 20k individuals group and a billion one.

the law of exponential scaling are to be followed stricltly, it's f hardcore total 0 fault, but the rewards... exponential...

anyway add a pivx address for your donations, btc fee is too high for a tip :) ( www.pivx.org )

Very good post. Support decent working people.

Great work Caitlin, as always...

But we should not get carried away by how great Australia was or is it sickens me to see my fellow Australians slip down this slope. Like many Australians, I was brought up to champion the underdog, cheer on the little Aussie battler, go into bat for the vulnerable and chop down tall poppies. My Australia wasn't one that delighted in leaving one of our own to wither and die under siege in a "small camp" while making a parade of brown-nosing the establishment. It wasn't a place where you used your gifts to help the powerful and hurt the vulnerable

Just a little reminder...

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I remember when this excellent John Pilger film was released, and John was mysteriously invited (unheard of for mainstream media here in Oz) for an interview on ABC Canberra 666 morning radio. The "presenter" Genevieve Jacobs proceeded in attacking the film from a typically provided set of talking points, but was derailed by one simple question, "have you seen the film ?". Of course she hadn't. Even more astonishing was that this exchange was actually covered somewhat fairly by Media Watch (ABC TV)

It's disgusting that the lowlife media we have here now in Oz instantly sneer at the mention of Pilger's name, similar to the treatment now received by Assange.

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"have you seen the film ?". ;))
Thanx for that.