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Interesting Writers: Caitlin Johnstone

Over the past few months, I have read many interesting posts on Medium by a journalist/writer known as Caitlin Johnstone. Her more well-known work is on contemporary new items, though she does write on more abstract topics. In any case, it is well worth a visit and read.

Link to Medium Homepage: Caitlin Johnstone on Medium

Link to Twitter handle: Caitlin Johnstone on Twitter

And here are links to three recent and relevant posts.

Link # 1: Forgiveness Is Overrated

The concept of forgiveness is a recurring theme in any abusive relationship, and necessarily so, because without extensive value being placed upon that concept there wouldn’t be a relationship. You wouldn’t have a battered wife, you’d have a story about how a woman’s boyfriend hit her one time and she grabbed all her stuff and split. You wouldn’t have a brainwashed and exploited cult member, you’d have a story about how someone met a group of people and left when things got weird. You wouldn’t have a major world religion consistently embroiled in horrifying scandals, you’d have people dismissing that religion and placing their energy and attention elsewhere. You wouldn’t have a society that constantly allows itself to be manipulated into consenting to abuse and exploitation by an aristocratic class, you’d have a people’s uprising in which the vastly outnumbered elites are shrugged off and replaced with a system which benefits humanity.

Link # 2: The Enemy Of Humanity Will Never, Ever Look Like This Again

Despite all the warnings that we were given in the lead-up to the 2016 election about the Nazi dystopian future America would quickly find itself in should Queen Hillary fail to be properly coronated, what we have actually seen since Trump’s election is a foreign policy that is in practice almost indistinguishable from that of his globalist predecessors, and a domestic policy which sees George W Bush campaigning for Trump’s virulently pro-establishment Supreme Court nominee. When you strip away the blind, fawning hero-worship of his supporters and the shrieking, garment-rending hysteria of his opponents, instead examining the actual behavior of this administration, the sitting president looks an awful lot like a fairly conventional Republican scumbag with about as many differences from Obama as Obama had from Bush.

Link # 3: Trump’s “Opposition” Supports All His Evil Agendas While Attacking Fake Nonsense

The US Senate has just passed Trump’s mammoth military spending increase by a landslide 92–8 vote. The eight senators who voted “nay”? Seven Republicans, and Independent Bernie Sanders. Every single Democrat supported the most bloated war budget since the height of the Iraq war. Rather than doing everything they can to weaken the potential damage that can be done by a president they’ve been assuring us is a dangerous hybrid of equal parts Benedict Arnold and Adolf Hitler, they’ve been actively increasing his power as Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military force the world has ever seen. The reason for this is very simple: President Trump’s ostensible political opposition does not oppose President Trump. They’re on the same team, wearing different uniforms. This is the reason they attack him on Russian collusion accusations which the brighter bulbs among them know full well will never be proven and have no basis in reality. They don’t stand up to Trump because, as Julian Assange once said, they are Trump.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Manufacturing jobs are not *middle class* and college degrees are not useless.
    October 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Women are treated much more leniently within the legal system(they get 60 pecent shorter sentences than a man would for the same crime and are much more likely to get acquitted) and within broader society,so yeah,they have no problem saying that forgiveness is overrated,because they know they will always receive compassion and forgiveness.
    She might as well just have said that forgiveness for men is overrated.
    AD please write an answer to this post here so i will not have to copy paste it in the next entry of your blog.

    Yes, that is true and most examples she uses involve men doing crappy stuff. On the other hand, I cannot think of a women-led global organisation which sexually abuses children like the catholic church. It is also hard to show that women were responsible for the Vietnam and Iraq war or the Global financial Crisis of 2008.

    • Manufacturing jobs are not *middle class* and college degrees are not useless.
      October 6, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      I have been treated like garbage by my aunt who lived together my mother throughout all my teens,she hated my father(seeing how crazy a couple my mother and aunt were the guy,after an initial invitation to my mother to go live with him,decided to keep his distance,still he sent and still sends a pretty nice amount of child support money) and by extension she hated me even going as far as to often screaming that i was like my father,even though the only fault the guy had was to bail and leave me with a crazy and evil aunt.
      Insults,threaths and scream were directed at me for little to no reason pretty much every,it could go on for hour and if i went to my room she would scream from outside the door.
      I had to grow up being subjected to unceasing hostility,having a relation of codependency with her sister my mother,despite being a pretty decent and smart person,always turned a blind eye to the way she treated me but if i got angry had no problem defending her behaviour.
      This treatment caused deep anxiety and depression,which negatively affected the friendships i had during high school.
      It was a really shitty period,i had no one to help me with my horrible family life and i was regarded as *rowdy teen* that was too undisciplined,too loud when talking and played video games too much,
      For that i was forced to go to a psychologist that would guilt trip me and i had to take medication.
      Basically(with a few remarkable and much appreciated exceptions) i was treated by adults around me as just a big inconvenience for my mother and aunt,after all they were two women undertaking the daunting task of raising a boy alone.
      But actually it could not have been that hard to raise me,my mother had received a large inheritance from her husband that killed himself(from what she told me her husband was suicidal even before meeting my mother so she was not the cause of his suicide though) before she met my father and had me so although most of it has been squandered also right when i was born my aunt took the chance to retire early after having worked only 20 years with the justification that she would have helped my mother take care of me and also because she was hated by the people she used to work due to her being a rude and mean person.
      Funny thing is that since she never had any friends she spends her time raising cats now and she keeps 20 of them in her apartment lol.

      The reason i made this long comment is that from my own personal experience,as a man,even when you are still young if you are in a fragile state or confused no one will take pity on you or have any compassion or understanding,let alone forgiveness,quite the contrary,people will be very happy to belittle,demean you and treat you very harshly over small nothing.

    • P Ray
      October 7, 2018 at 9:48 am

      Yes, that is true and most examples she uses involve men doing crappy stuff. On the other hand, I cannot think of a women-led global organisation which sexually abuses children like the catholic church. It is also hard to show that women were responsible for the Vietnam and Iraq war or the Global financial Crisis of 2008.

      Related for informational purposes (woman-supported organisation NOT woman-led) … would be the “N’drangheta” (Honoured Society) lel.
      Like the KKK (and Nazis), it’s very hard to argue they would have survived for long WITHOUT female support.

    • plus d'un cafard
      October 17, 2018 at 11:25 am

      “On the other hand, I cannot think of a women-led global organisation which sexually abuses children like the catholic church. It is also hard to show that women were responsible for the Vietnam and Iraq war or the Global financial Crisis of 2008.”

      Do women lead anything? They may pretend when high on feminism fumes (women CEOs) but when the going gets tough and risk becomes high (as in, risk of losing your life), they call upon males to “do something”. Easy to not be responsible for anything bad when you’re not responsible for anything, period.

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