One of the most consequential collective delusions circulating in our society is the belief that our society is free. Our society is exactly free enough to create the illusion that we have freedom; from that line onwards it's just totalitarianism veiled in propaganda.
To see first hand examples of what Johnstone is talking about, watch this valuable discussion with Aaron Maté on Taibbi and Halper's "Useful Idiots" webcast. Go to 27:15 into video to see the discussion on a host of issues, mostly in the untouchable area of foreign policy, to understand how factual info about the U.S.'s role in the world is systematically narrowed in media to keep citizens in the dark. It's implicit in the discussion, so take a macro perspective. https://youtu.be/yGy6c3SHWf0
"If you lived over there you wouldn't be allowed to criticize the government the way you criticize western governments!" Anyone taking this diversion-denial viewpoint needs to quite simply extract their head from their rectum. In Italiano, per favore estraete la vostra testa dal culo.
Jimmy Dore has reached that critical mass, and we, his supporters, are daily waiting for his show to be pulled off YouTube.
I agree with everything you say up until the point you subtly divert people back into the corrupt Democratic Party by touting people like Tulsi Gabbard as being authentic or sincere in their criticism of the empire. They are controlled opposition and serve as a release valve for the disillusioned population and keep them on the political hamster wheel looking for real representation. I am surprised that you do not seem to realize this. Anyone encouraging the masses to look for help in this corrupt political system is either wittingly or unwittingly doing the bidding of the empire. They will allow you to continue unmolested.
Its encouraging to read you believe that something can be done about the propaganda machine...I don't see it disappearing. We have had it from the beginning of our Nation and before that ..