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"What a blessing it is for rulers that humans are sheep!" - A. Hitler

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It’s interesting and disturbing watching the apparatchik try and build their control systems at a speed they hope will contain the younger generations. Godspeed kids! Banning TikTok in the US will be an interesting moment if it is to come about and possibly signal the Neoliberals are losing the fight. The continuation of the Gaza genocide to this point of absurdity is starting to look and feel like a beta-test for further genocides and denialisms by empire. We are truly an atrocious species.

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As always, spot on. Thank you for being in world and looking at it in its eyes.

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The number of people around the world protesting in support of Palestine and/or a ceasefire in Gaza is very heartening.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin did say the United States of America is 'The Empire of Lies.'

So in that sense, yes, it does depend on it citizenry's unwillingness to examine its Vile Crimes:

The Instrument of Choice used to be 'American Exceptionalism'... nowadays though it has simply devolved into various forms of Consumerism & related 'Navel-Gazing' ideals & customs.

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Howard Zinn on civil disobedience :

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”

Matt Damon from Howard Zinn's speech: The Problem is Civil Obedience

https://youtu.be/S2li9E_94MA

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Exactly right.

Thank you for the 'cracks' you inflict; the whole reality-facade is crumbling.

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We are not alone while we have you Caitlin and I thank you.

It is a dispiriting time for all of us who just want to live our lives.

I keep thinking this can't go on but now I see the Houthis being bombed it won't stop until we have a huge war.

At present it seems Iran is holding still as is China.

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I detest the daily prevaricators and sanitizers far more than even the scumbag politicians like Genocide Joe or Bloody Bibi -- the Jake Tappers, Erin Burnetts, Lawrence O'Donnells, and Rachel Maddows, and the PBS "historians" who create the echo chambers in which lazy un-inquiring minds become ensnared. These whores are at least as complicit in crimes against humanity. For example, Black folks, watch PBS's mockumentary about Frederick Douglass, which conveniently omits the man's radical relationship with and financial support for John Brown's abolitionist war in Kansas, sanitizing that aspect of Douglass's life (too bloody). Believe nothing you see or hear, until you research it yourself.

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Americans are fed propaganda from the time they wake up. Military worship runs thru our streets with banners of enlisted men and women staring at us daily in our commutes. We are conditioned to never criticize our government and to believe that somehow the rigged election process is democratic. Thank you Caitlin for giving us a down to earth dose of reality.

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Israel won’t charge its apartheid /fascist policies. The Israeli population is too far gone . I fear for the future of Palestinians with Israel as its neighbour . Who will provide protection for them ?

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Thank you Caitlin for yet another mind-opening post.

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Hi Caitlin

I can relate to your reference to ByeDone supporters. I am distancing myself from a very long friendship because, while she claims to hate the war, she remains an ardent ByeDone supporter.

She refuses to discuss it with me, saying that it will end our friendship, but I can predict it already ending.

How does one deal with such intransigence? I have offered her links to alternative news sources but she continues to garner false information from the MSM; she believes that Putin is “evil” and intends to take over all of Europe.

I have also completely cut ties with in-laws who fully support the massacre of Gazans.

Sadly, I’ve no idea as to how to bring my friend over to the side of light.

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Even the crime of murdering its own citizens.

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i guess we are going to find out ...come Election time in Nov whether the majority of the people are OK with what Biden is doing......if in fact there is going to be an Election

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