A Lesser Evil: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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I really don’t mean to be a pest about this but we are still trapped on a planet where people without functioning empathy centers are waving literal armageddon weapons around in the name of a made-up concept called unipolarism. We should probably put a stop to that.

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If you see two separate mainstream political parties, it looks like one is the lesser evil. If you see two oligarchic sock puppets held by the same oligarchy, it looks like they’re both being used to bully you into consenting to an entire system which isn’t designed to serve you.

If you see the latter, what is the correct response? What is the correct response to someone saying you must beg them to punch you with their left hand or they’ll punch you a bit harder with their right? Is it to beg for the left fist? Or is it to knock your abuser the fuck out?

When the oligarchy tells you “Vote for my left party or my right party will take away your civil rights”, the correct response is not bowing to its demands, nor voting right-wing out of spite, nor even merely voting third party. The only correct response is to tear down the oligarchy.

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Democrats: Here’s a half-dead piece of beltway flotsam held together by nothing but Aricept and crazy glue who’s been pushing for wars, austerity and the erosion of civil liberties since before most of you were born.

Progressives: I bet we can move him to the left.

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Q: What is the Republican Party?

A: An organization which assures Americans of conservative sensibilities that the status quo is working fine.

Q: What is the Democratic Party?

A: An organization which assures Americans of liberal sensibilities that the status quo is working fine.

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Establishment liberalism is just a bunch of people reassuring each other that you can change absolutely nothing and still feel self-righteous about it.

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We’re hurtling toward multiple armageddon-level events on multiple fronts in the near term and people are still like “We can vote strategically and begin organizing a gradual progressive takeover in the Democratic Party beginning at the local level so that after 30–40 years…”

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US presidents who say the troops are coming home soon should be taken as seriously as people who say Jesus is coming back any minute now.

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Those who say Russia can influence an election with a few tweets and Facebook memes are implicitly admitting that the media-owning plutocratic class necessarily has many orders of magnitude more control over their political system.

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When you have monopolistic tech giants openly coordinating with their government and censoring countries their government doesn’t like on behalf of their government, what you have is called government censorship.

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QAnoners sometimes say to me “Why are you attacking us?? We’re on the same side!” No we’re not. We’re on exact opposite sides. I oppose the ruling power establishment, you support it. You’ve been duped into backing one of the US establishment parties like any other partisan hack.

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Write about the world’s problems in a way that ordinary people can understand and you’ll open a lot of eyes, but you won’t get kudos from elitist commentators. Write in a way that only elitist commentators can understand and you’ll receive plenty of kudos, but you won’t open any eyes.

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Imperialists who defend US warmongering with “But World War Two!” are actually admitting that their worldview is garbage by the fact that they have to reach back 75 years to find a US war they can actually justify in their minds.

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To understand the world it’s not enough to be intelligent, you’ve also got to be dedicated to learning what’s true. Most aren’t; they’re dedicated to defending their own interests and worldviews. Smart people will often just use clever arguments to defend their false worldview.

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The way bombing creates extremism which is used to justify more bombing is one of the most psychopathically brilliant scams ever devised.

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Since the dawn of history the true purpose of religion has been to shape societies, dominate civilizations and build entire empires, whether that religion is called “Christianity”, “Islam”, or “economics”.

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