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Jul 14, 2022·edited Jul 14, 2022

Bolton, the very epitome of all that is wrong with the USA. Add to that arrogant fool the likes of Pompeo, (possible the worst), the values of Albright, and topping off a list that could be 200 would be H Clinton still in there planning her dirty deeds for 2004. Too many Neocons to count, Israeli agents posing as US citizens in AIPAC and the various lobbying groups, mostly funded by Israel.

What a grand, respected country it could be again if it reverted to those values enshrined so many years ago by much wiser men than you could ever find on any street in America today. Instead we tolerate liars, cheats and warmongers, economic criminals by the score, military industrialists making a killing based on current US warlike policies and the need by all politicians for the USA to be seen to rule the world. An arrogant country, but not a nation as we know it. A geographical location, with no uniform policies for all its citizens, half of whom seem to have lost interest in the future.

Finally as the grandmasters of the US downfall, we have apartheid Israel, using the feeble UN to run rampant over Palestine, storing up an arsenal of 400+ nuclear weapons with American assistance and dictating every day the policies accepted to them in the Congress of these same United States.

Now if that does not contain all the ingredients in a recipe for further continuing disaster, what does?

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Were the 'forefathers' (assuming that's who you mean) much wiser or does the narrative manipulation start with the history books? If we weren't taught to accept so many contradictory things in school without questioning them, would we be swallowing the sugar-poison pill of America the grand today? Are people wiser or more stupid based on the location of their birth? I don't disagree with your conclusions, on Israel or the toleration of liars, cheats and warmongers. But I think we need to look at the narrative control of history to begin to unravel it.

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(Banned)Jul 14, 2022·edited Jul 14, 2022

Actually, Bolton and Trump are the epitome of all that is wrong with America. How could you leave out Trump? What part of Caitlin's analysis did you miss? Trump loves coups. He just happens to suck at them, i.e. the failed Venezuela coup. Trump is not an exception. He was never and never could be an outsider. He's an insider who wants it all. Yes, a noxious, odious insider, but one of them regardless. One of them on steroids.

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Jul 17, 2022·edited Jul 17, 2022

In Matt Taibbi's recent Substack, just read about all of the democrat/deep state coups against Trump, which started even before he was elected, and you'd have to be a blind partisan to believe he is/was an insider.

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Seriously? Come on. Don't be so naive. If Trump was any real and true threat to the oligarchy or if he wasn't useful in some way to them, he never would have ascended as he did. They wanted it. Why? I can't be sure and truth be told, I can't even conjecture as to why.

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Jul 14, 2022·edited Jul 14, 2022

Caitlin--You were highly praised yesterday by Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity. You also turned up in a list of influential writers by Mark Crispin Miller. Finally, you beat Matt Taibbi by a day with your Political False Dichotomies piece. He wrote a New Kremlinology piece that made the same stark observation you did: "media companies and Internet platforms are agreeing to bluntly disallow criticism or mockery of American foreign policy on those grounds alone." You said it so much more succinctly! He also featured your Ukraine flag-draped tweet. You rock!

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(Banned)Jul 14, 2022·edited Jul 14, 2022

****....media companies and Internet platforms are agreeing to bluntly disallow criticism or mockery of American foreign policy on those grounds alone."**

A page out of Putin's playbook. "If Putin can do it," they say, "so can we."

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I also noticed that Matt had picked up on Caitlin and not given her adequate credit, imo. And Russell Brand is now regularly quoting Caitlin. Sadly also, the captured and discredited Jacobin. I also think that Caitlin should have been in that list of 100 top spiritual teachers rather than Teal Swan. It was woefully underrepresented by women, but the inclusion of egotistical shysters wasn't a correction. I've realized that I've included even more of Caitlin's spiritual insights in my episodes than her journalism. I think she fits perfectly the field of Socio-Spirituality as I'm defining it: a hard-nosed, unflinching deep dive into the reality IN the world while questioning the reality OF the world based on separation vs. Oneness.

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I fully agree. Caitlin inspires while willingly looking at the presence of evil. That's extremely rare, in my experience. I'm so glad that she's getting recognition.

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I'm not sure about evil. What I say is that people are inherently good and when they behave badly, systems are to blame. To see people as evil means that either an evil god created them that way or genetics and circumstance produced them. Neither one would be the person's fault. To see everyone as potentially part of you, or One, I think means seeing yourself as no better than anyone else. At least that's what I look at in my version of socio-spirituality. But we completely agree that Caitlin inspires and it's so great that you're making us aware of the recognition she's getting!

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The Propaganda Machine is very powerful. However, CJ Hopkins made a good point about how the current GloboCap regime depends on maintaining the appearance of not being a fascist dictatorship. This is largely true. If the governments start using outright force, they’re essentially ripping off the mask. If they do that, they’re exposing themselves to a completely different and non-linear situation where their formulas and “spells” essentially stop working.

The problem for the oligarchy, GloboCap, the Anglo-American establishment (whatever we want to call it), is that they can only maintain the facade for so long as the physical economic conditions and social fabric of society unwinds, as it necessarily must, given the system is based on creating bubbles and looting the real economy to keep the bubble game going. So there is a boundary condition.

And this is where the bad guys run into some serious problems, in my opinion. Their system depends on the behavioural science and social psychology-augmented slogans and narratives maintaining their magic, and that people don’t become smart enough to challenge the narrative. Unfortunately for them, as with the internet where they just never thought people would be creative enough to create their own podcasts and media outlets to replace the “traditional” media models, so they in a sense believe in their own lies when it comes to the power of behavioural science and social psychology. That’s not to say they actually believe the lies they create, but they believe in the power of the formulas and models they use for behaviour change. They really believe this stuff can get them over the finish line. However, the reality is they’re not able to preserve the material conditions and bread and circus culture necessary to keep people distracted.

And this is where the disenchantment comes in. People become increasingly disgusted with the way things are, the emptiness that just can’t be filled because of the degenerate and destructive nature of the system. So like Dante in his Comedy, I think the best model is to show people how ugly, how disgusting, how depraved the system actually is, such that at a certain point, the magic suddenly disappears—the illusions dissolve. People are disenchanted. And then, and only then, can we start to talk about the uphill climb to Purgatory, and finally, the longer road to Paradise. But people have to be shown hell before they can take getting to paradise seriously, metaphorically speaking.

The magicians believe their formulas and incantations can maintain the spell forever, or at least get them to the finish line, at which point they believe they’ll have total technocratic control. This religious belief in their own “magic” may very well be their downfall.

People may be smarter than what misanthropic “blue blood” oligarchs and the upper management of their Borg Cube suspect.

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EXACTLY!

That's how THE HUMAN MIND deludes itself, individually as well as collectively, each second, each day, each week .... Sooner or later it hits a roadblock and it can turn around if brave enough, so to speak, or it can build a bridge over it and continue its MOTORWAY towards eternal HELL.

Without purgatory there is no PARADISE, not only metaphorically speaking. As perception is existence itself "metaphorically" and "literally" are merely useful as a mental concept, which in and of itself again are perception and therefore existence.

Awakening is going to happen eventually only to whom, when, where and why are open questions.

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Hi, David. I'm glad that you're running the scenario of how this plays out. I think that's really important to figure out strategically where to put our energy. I'd like to offer a different hypothesis.

As I say in one of my YTs, Virus, Vaccine, Veritas, I think 2022 is the year the truth comes out. Certainly no one is pretending anymore that the vaccines stopped infection or transmission. But in addition, more people know someone who's collapsed or died for unknown causes--currently the leading 'cause' of death in working age people. Those tracking it know that birth rates have declined dramatically but that will become evident to everyone soon. All the young people now up in arms over abortion will be realizing that the choice to have a child has been taken from them.

In addition there are the economic factors. A massive repossession is just coming into play with the rise in variable rate loans. Pensions and Social Security are bound to be declared bankrupt. We all know about the rigging of the food system and what Ukraine has done to energy prices and the last 11 years left of US reserves that are being shipped to China (along with coal). By this winter I expect Europe to revolt to kick out NATO if it's not too late.

My experience is that when you warn people about something that comes true, they deny, deny, deny, then blame you for making it happen. Hell is coming soon enough and the oligarchs are preparing for riots. Over at Screaming Into the Void, Simulation Commander has posted "This Video Will Ruin Your Week" showing the idle police at Uvalde. But some of us are suspicious of a very dark agenda. It just seems very ... convenient.

I think this is the time to be smarter than they think we are and let the chips fall, anticipating where they'll land. Don't incite riots or we'll play right into their hands. Instead do a Putin-style jui-jitsu move that uses their own momentum to flip the economy into exactly what we want. I know economics is right up your alley. What do you think?

Virus, Vaccine, Veritas: https://youtu.be/Oznky5gD4uk

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What worries me is that the hell we are headed for is deeper than any previous, that the hell we are entering may be the one that swallows every last one us. What if we are descending into a Tenth Circle of Dante’s Inferno? (It will probably be some heretofore unimagined combination of natural cataclysm(s), political upheaval, starvation, ignorance, hubris, hate, Skynet, and nuclear war all rolled into one.)

Virtually all the myths and stories have humans passing through hell to get to (and to appreciate) paradise when (or if) they arrive. Ever since our kind sat around the fire listening to storytellers, we’ve universally enjoyed struggle by the “good” against the “evil.” We need the villain and the hero. We love it best when the hero wins against all odds. But is that a feature of our human intellect or a bug? Might there already be enough accumulated knowledge and wisdom in our collective unconscious to avoid yet another archetypal journey to hell and back?

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It all went to pot once mankind started envisioning. For two hundred and some thousand years, humans were content to pretty much just let it be. Then, one day, after discovering the monolith, one of them had a vision and here we are.

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(Banned)Jul 14, 2022·edited Jul 14, 2022

As soon as I see "Globo," I stop reading. Full stop. That's code. That's a signature. Of a fascist and of fascism.

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First, tell us why "Globo" is code.

Second, have you ever read anything CJ Hopkins wrote? If not, please go over to his Substack and read one paragraph, then make your argument that he is a fascist.

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I took a peak. Too funny. He has COVFEFE-45 and his audience is pissed with him for admitting it instead of lying and saying it's just a cold. Despite many unsubscribing to him and dictating nasty vitriolic emails directed at him, he still throws his largely fascist audience the red meat they so crave and he goes off on a satirical tirade related to gender neutrality so they can feast.

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Apologies. I probably should have warned you that CJ Hopkins is a satirist. It is my understanding that satire is currently the one human endeavor that bots and AI cannot grok.

Also, I’m still waiting for your explanation of why you say “Globo” is code "of a fascist and of fascism."

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How does closing one's eyes help to see?

BECAUSE I AM AWARE OF THE MECHANISM BY WHICH IT HAPPENS I BELIEVE IT IS THE LAST THING THAT LEADS TO THE TRUTH.

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I wonder if the German pilot who crashed the commercial jet into the side of the mountain in the French Alps closed his eyes right before impact? My guess is his eyes were wide shut.

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No need to wonder, one can be blind eyes open by daylight!

RAGE AND ANGER IS THE CLEAR SIGN OF THE BLINDNESS OF THE HUMAN MIND ABOUT ITS REBELLION AGAINST WHAT IS - GOD!

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It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright sun-shiny day.

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I wonder if old Genocide Walrus has his eyes set on the Presidency. Imagine a competent meglomaniac in charge instead of a bumbling fool or a narcissist.

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That's why I worry about what happens when Rump croaks. If some Hollyweird "tough guy" like Mel Gibson or Tom Cruise, someone who is actually intelligent and able to hire competent help rather than butt-kissers, take the reins of the Q-mob we could be in deep shit.

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I used the Mint Press link you provided to read Alan McLeod's Mint Press Piece. Good reporting --- but I must say that I disagree with Mr. McLeod on one point. He writes: "The problem is not that these individuals are incompetant (sic). The problem is that having so many former CIA employees . . . and all with essentially no public oversight." Not incompetent? These people are careerist moral cowards, and that cowardice makes them incompetent to advise me to tie my shoelace, much less to tell me what I should believe about my criminal federal agencies.

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That's what I've been observing over a decade or so in the US - regular people stopped being bothered with any sort of morality or honesty or any such trifle matter. Everything is expendable in favor of short term benefits. Whoever provides them - govt, party, etc. - it's all good if they personally can be left alone and be able to dine out a few times a week.

Apparently it's a trend all over the world. In Ukraine folks didn't even need that much. They were satisfied with being told they're eventually to join EU and NATO.

If we take it as a progression, or rather regression, then there's surely something awaiting ahead. Apart from the war, that is. That's already raging.

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Russia is not an exception. Watch 1420. The guy interviews ordinary Russian citizens on the street and most every single one knows to keep their nose out of what they call "politics." "Politics" to them means government business. They are entirely divorced from the process both emotionally and intellectually. They leave it to their "leaders" for their "leaders" know best. All have some form of an opinion, but they are reluctant to share it or air it publicly and none of them are willing to stand on any kind of principle because they know where that gets you.

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Пламенная Ишка - я знаком с положением в России без газет и кино.

Here's a not just mental laxative for you: Putin elected Trump in 2016 and will elect him again in 2024. Fetch!

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For myself too much of what you write about either is known or should be known. What is important to discover more about is our MSM journalistic class joining the corrupt state in promoting their failures as successes. Who are these people willing to lie and deceive citizens while claiming absolute certainty in their convictions even though proven wrong time and time again? Why isn't anyone investigating the journalists who for the past 5 years have accelerated their brazen lying and never admitting they got anything wrong? Yes Bolton is a war monger and isn't that to be expected. What I don't understand is people's shock when a war monger promotes a new war. It's almost like all the MSM journalists went to the WEF youth camp instead of Boy/Girl Scout camps. Our self righteous media class has joined the ranks of KAOS and Siegfried/Klaus is their fearless leader.

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Fecesbook, where people go to scatter their scat. It's a shite job, but then Fecesbook hire shite people.

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I'm all for shutting Facebook and Twitter down entirely. Just more roads to Rome.

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Tapper looks so dapper and intelligent and professional in his new glasses, doesn't he? I guess he's going for the Cronkite look.

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(Banned)Jul 14, 2022·edited Jul 14, 2022

****Bolton's sole admission to coup plotting runs counter to his comments about the US government's failed attempt to oust President Nicolas Maduro while he was facilitating that bizarre operation under the Trump administration, telling reporters in 2019 that the empire's Venezuela shenanigans were "clearly not a coup."****

Priceless. Bolton is so smart, he's dumb. So here we have it. Trump, like all his predecessors in the Oval Office, was running coups except unlike many of his predecessors, Trump and his flunkies sucked at it, witness Venezuela.

Thankfully, Trump and his flunkies also sucked at the coup they ran domestically on January 6th. Bolton wasn't privy to that coup so naturally he denies it was a coup because they didn't consult him, but otherwise he provides the validation it was a coup because Trump like his predecessors loves coups except Trump sucks at them, hence the failure of January 6th.

Riddle me this, audience. What would have transpired had Mike Pence been hung and Nancy Pelosi and a number of members of Congress executed thus halting the certification of the election results and Trump remaining in power? Who steps in and up to stop him and his flunkies? I ask, because if this goes unchecked, and it appears that's going to be the case because these hearings are merely political grandstanding, it will happen again and next time it will be successful as insane as it may seem.

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Venezuela appears to be a hard nut for the globalists to crack, but Clinton and Kerry also failed in their coup attempts there.. The Bolivian coup was pretty much Rump's sole foreign policy success, but then the military allowed honest elections and the Socialists are back in power so they bribed a bunch of generals for nothing.

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hmm, and this is ''loud'' excrement!, imagine silent diarrhea!, going on in stinking ''think tank'' catacombs of USA!.... hmm. scary for Americans!...

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Get your head out of the sewer and use some more imaginative analogies. Russians are so fecal oriented and obsessed.

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hehe ok IQ 36 CHICKEN BRRAIN, from you it is complement ..stop vomit diarrhea , you stink internet!... ''nice'' argument?,, DOOFY!!

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The genocide walrus spoke no more than the truth (albeit insufferably) when he boasted about his murderous coups. Facebook, Instagram, Meta, Twatter (etc) staffing ministry of truth departments with empire-serving spooks may even be better than hiring more PMC placeholders who pretend they care about free speech while scrambling to find a bus to throw you under in the hope it'll show the deep state how loyal they are.

I guess brazenly admitting they fund foreign coups - as they openly fold social media, surveillance, policing and tech into the carceral state they're building at home - shows the war machine oligarchy is more confident in its power than ever. But it's also drawing the battle lines in a way more and more regular citizens can see and be mobilized to fight against. Maybe.

Don't want nuclear holocaust? Don't want to be forced to toil your whole life to enrich frivolous sociopaths who despise you? Don't want to consent to oligarchs and their profit games that involve slaughtering millions of innocent humans in contests over who gets to burn our children's future on the bonfire of their vanities?

At least it's becoming clear who's doing the bad stuff, who and what our passivity has been enabling, and who needs to be stopped... before we're all permanently fu***d.

Bolton, Blinken, Hillary Clinton, Bezos, Musk, Pelosi, Biden, Sullivan, Nuland, Kagan, Buttigieg-Harris, Zuckerberg, Gates, Austin, Brennan, Sanders, AOC, MTG...

Yes, the problem with clarity is the list of ARS HOLES is long and powerful. The ruling class is state IV metastasized. Denial won't help our kids and grandkids. The psychopath 'elites' won't ever see the light. The system exists to serve the most cruelly rapacious.

Clarity is better than confusion. But clarity is only a starting point. What are 'the people' going to do to save the world?

Anyone? Bueller... Bueller? Anyone?

p.s. Trump is incidental. There is no God. When you die, it's over for you. What were your components get recycled by the universe. Nothing is wasted and nothing's lost in the recycling except for everything you ever thought, cared about or did. Jews aren't controlling the weather. Patriotism is inane. They're not lizards in human form. Epstein wasn't an anomaly. The Holocaust happened - and at the scale they taught you in school; or worse.

p.p.s. if you think society faces existential threats, believe you know better but, instead of action, you habitually write long comments (like these replies to Caitlin Johnstone's substack) you're either 1) writing self-indulgent outmoded crap or 2) you're a lazy hypocrite unwilling to risk a mote of your own privilege, or 3) you're a feckless echo of somebody else's originally expression, the online equivalent of a barfly bore. None of these are good!

p.p.p.s. 2 🤣

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WHOEVER BELIEVES IN REMOVING HUMAN BEINGS IN WHATEVER SHAPE OR FORM IS WANDERING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF STALIN, MAO & COMPANY.

NOT REALISING IT IS NOT FLESH AND BLOOD FIGHTING FLESH AND BLOOD BUT DARK SPIRITS FIGHTING THE LIGHT - THE TRUTH.

NOT IN A "CHILDISH" SENSE, although using childish is rather a insult to the intelligence of children, OF THE WORD SPIRIT.

THE HUMAN MIND, A PROCESS OF PERCEPTION IN SPACE AND TIME, TRYING TO OVERCOME THE FACT THAT IT IS THE RESULT OF THE VERY PROCESS IT IS TRYING TO OVERCOME. THE PROCESS OF CREATION BY A SOURCE THAT IS BEYOND ITS AUTHORITY AS IT IS ONLY A TOOL TO IT.

GOD - MASTER, CREATOR OF SPACE AND TIME AND ALL EXISTENCE, INCLUDING THE HUMAN MIND

HUMAN MIND - TOOL OF PERCEPTION WITHIN SPACE AND TIME FOR GOD, TO PERCEIVE HIS CREATION

SATAN - SPIRIT RESULTING FROM THE REBELLION OF THE HUMAN MIND AGAINST ABOVE FACTS OF REALITY OUT OF FEAR OF DEATH ONCE DISAPPEARING INTO NOTHINGNESS, GOD, AFTER FULFILLING ITS DUTY

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****WHOEVER BELIEVES IN REMOVING HUMAN BEINGS IN WHATEVER SHAPE OR FORM IS WANDERING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF STALIN, MAO & COMPANY.****

Right you are. This is Putin getting his Stalin on. Of course, NATO made him do it just as surely as imperialist America made Hitler slaughter millions of Jews.

https://incendiaryishka.substack.com/p/putins-petard

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No news to me but thank you for the reminder!

Happy to look at all FACTS and PARTIES INVOLVED and their VESTED INTERESTS.

THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH AND ROAMS LIKE A LION! NO EXPLANATIONS NEEDED!

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I won't disagree with you there.

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No need to agree with anyone, least with me. Accepting what is and following THE TRUTH is all that leads to freedom, i.e. salvation.

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The truth is stranger than fiction. Many can't handle the truth. I suspect you may be one of them. Truth is superior to provability. It defies reduction and claiming to know it is reduction.

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Take note, Trump is not mentioned. Curious that. Telling, in fact. So long as you hang with this, you will accomplish nothing in changing the equation.

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"Hopefully the empire is wrong as it makes this same calculation with all of us." Amen!

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Bolton should be spending the rest of his life in prison, along with Bush and Cheney.

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I mean, nothing John Bolton said in the interview was wrong. He didn't need to lie to Tapper, mainly because he wouldn't be effectively challenged in any way by Tapper. It was a masterclass in normalizing how despicable the American Empire can be so the day WHEN the US does coup its own democratically elected leftist government, it'll be seen as Tuesday morning.

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