Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley): Pentagon contractor Elon Musk and war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu had a conversation that they broadcast on Twitter during Musk’s apology pilgrimage to Israel in a desperate bid to salvage his public image amid
Where I disagree: "The Jews have a state". Wrong. The ZIONISTS have a state populated by Jews brainwashed to believe that Zionist psychopathy is of benefit to Judaism, when it's really exactly the opposite: Zionism is a stain upon Judaism. Where I agree: Tying hatred of Zionist Israel to Colonialist Imperialist USA. Yes, agree I hate them both for the same reason, i.e., their self-proclaimed "right" to appropriate land and resources, and enslave people. That one of those two objects of my disdain (USA) is my native land mollifies my hatred not one iota.
See... this was the whole problem with Gaza. They didn't take enough time to manufacture consent!
Bibi thought that by using the 9/11 playbook, people would globally and immediately side with Israel against Gaza. The problem was that the attack simply wasn't flashy enough. On 9/11, we allowed a major religious building to be hit (the US official religion is commerce, after all - and what better representation that the two tallest buildings of commerce in the US?) - it was photographically spectacular.
The attack on the settlements was not photographed until it was too late. No big rockets bombing a landmark; no people falling from buildings; no images of weeping fire-fighters covered in ash... really, as far as manufacturing consent goes, the mission was an utter failure.
When will they learn? You either need to keep things hidden (Yemen, Africa), pump out a few years of propaganda and false flag ops* (Syria, Iran, Afghanistan). It's not enough to just arm the 'terrorists' and then use 'terrorism' as an excuse anymore. You need to run a years long campaign from all sides declaring that your opponents are 'commies' and of being 'Hitler' (Russia, China) - that's how you manufacture sufficient consent!
You can't just allow a few small townships to be attacked and then expect full-bodied global blood-thirst! Bibi and his pals just didn't think this through.
This is Caitlin at her best, providing the background and context missing from mainstream "stenography" journalism.
IT IS SUCH A RELIEF THAT YOU TAKE YOUR TIME TO DISMANTLE THE ABSURD LOGIC OF THESE MANIACS.
Another difference is the media landscape has fractured. Beforehand, the lulling, hypnotic, and subliminal messages of the lamestream meedja would have sunk people back into sleep, as it continued the same lines as they are pushing during the conflict, until most just accept them for a quiet life.
But corporate media no longer dominates, especially among the young. They make their own media, and post it to each other, sans subliminals and psychopathic messaging.
We can certainly expect a much stronger focus "against disinformation" in coming times, and prison sentences "To send a message" for those who refuse to toe the line - all further undermining the narratives that we are "democracies".
The Western empire wishes to eat its cake and have it. They have all the data [of Authoritarianism, and Dissidence] compiled by Soviet authorities, along with a powerful PR system the Soviets could only dream of.
Before the French Aristos lost their heads, covered in so much gasping, outraged Anglo history lessons, 10s of thousands of French peasants lost their lives. Same in every anti-Colonial struggle.
That struggle has now come home.
There was a time when Zionists/Israel Apologist could plead ignorance about what was happening, they could lie to themselves just enough to claim Israelhasarighttodelfdefense and leave it at that.
Not anymore. They were lying the whole time, you us or themselves. They never cared the targets of the IDF, they were always looking for a way to justify cold blooded murder.
It's time to call them out on it.
Possibly the Only RealSolution for Israel/Hamas and More...
The situation in Isreal with Hamas is a wakeup call. Everything needs to be changed and rectified. It is based on a lie.:That Israel is the homeland for Jews, Zionism. Israel is not the homeland for Jews.
Planet Earth is the homeland for Jews and all humans. Is N. America the homeland for all native americans? The young Zionists came to Israel to escape Nazi persecution. The land was "given" to them by rabid anti-semites (Lord Balfour, etc.). A desert region surrounded by Arabs. The Zionists might have considered themselves "guests" of those who inhabited the area, but instead, treated them as colonists would treat the indigenous, resulting now after 75 years of oppression, in the desire for ethnocide.
These Zionists are an abomination for all Jews, creating a real excuse to hate Jews world-wide. They do not follow the precepts of their religion. They need to be removed and incarcerated (their leaders) though all Israelis are implicit in allowing them to reign.
The "homeland" needs to be a home for anyone to live in peace and harmony. Governed in a horizontal fashion to eliminate the possibility of subversion, corruption, and control. All people with equal rights and ethnic differences are honored and permitted. It needs to be an example to the world of how people can live together. The Jews were "chosen" not because they were in any way special, they were chosen to help lead the way to an ethical, just, and peaceful world.
And whatever happened to the 10 Commandments? Thou shalt not kill. And do unto others.... These Zionists are not really Jews, they are blasphemers.
The challenge now is to get this solution into the heads of humanity and especially Israelis and Palestinians.
Complaining that others have committed war crimes so why can't you is like saying Jack the Ripper got away with murdering all those women, so why can't I. Musk and Netanyahu are birds of a feather. They are both concerned only about what they want: money and power. I don't understand why anyone subscribes to X or why anyone would support Zionism or Netanyahu.
Recommended listening and reading.
'With All Eyes on Gaza, West Bank Palestinians Are Facing Unprecedented Violence'
Over 200 Palestinians have been killed and Ethnically cleansed in the OCCUPIED West Bank under cover of the Gaza WAR
And this: 'The war in Gaza has been an intense lesson in western hypocrisy. It won’t be forgotten'
As usual, Caitlin hits the nail on the head. Today the US Congress is voting about mass surveillance to shut American free speech down. Sounds like Muskrat will jump onboard with that since he makes more money with advertisers than he does with subscriptions. These are very dangerous times. I am too afraid to go to protests anymore because of police violence. I don't see any way out except for a General Strike, which hardly anyone could afford without starving to death. Revolution against killer drones? WHAT THE FUCK CAN WE DO ANYMORE?
As I have said elsewhere perhaps even here - Covid is what ripped the barn door off the hinges. Other than a very small minority (the elderly who're are fixated with the nightly news and of course the imbeciles who watch shows like The View) no one believes anything anymore! It took a mass killing throughout the entire world but thank God it worked! The only good thing to come of Covid and of course the lethal injections that have killed and harmed millions upon millions! Now instead of being able to lie so nonchalantly you have to go to the ends of the earth and back to get anyone to believe anything you say. No one seems to have informed Hillary Clinton of this. Her debacle on "the View" was priceless when she told all how the Palestinians refused a two state solutions neglecting to mention all the pertinent facts such as the perimeters of the deal. The best however is the younger generations that are now so astute!
Thank you Caitlin🙏
"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole." Malcolm X ..."The state represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the state is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence." Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
This is precious. When we questioned the lack of outrage about Yemen during the initial round of outrage about Ukraine people called us "whataboutists". When we spoke about the disastrous meddling of the U.S. in Syria, we were called Assad apologists. Now a mass murderer is calling us out for not speaking about Yemen and Syria. This civilization deserves whatever is coming at it.
When the liar’s lies become so convoluted they begin to tell the truth the emperors nakedness becomes clear.
It's down the memory hole now, but I would argue that there was a mass protest against the war in Syria. It came in response to Western threats to bomb Damascus after the Ghouta chemical weapons incident. First the UK House of Commons, no doubt chastened by its involvement in Iraq and vocal constituent outrage, opted against intervention, and then Obama, because the Congressional telephone switchboard overloaded Labor Day weekend 2013 due to the massive number of calls, did an about-face on his famous red line and decided against bombing. I did the same thing then as I did after October 7. I called and wrote my U.S. representative and senators and said no to more war.