Regime Change The Media: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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America this is serious: if you re-elect Trump, you’ll be trapped in a fascist dystopian oligarchy which will keep robbing you of your rights and wellbeing for the benefit of the powerful and the wealthy.

And it gets even worse: these things will also be true if you elect Biden.

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People often ask me for suggestions on how they can learn to understand the world better. Here is a link to an article full of tips on how to punch through the obfuscations of propaganda and make sense of things, and here is a link to a Twitter list of my favorite news-gatherers and dot-connecters which you can bookmark and scroll through daily. Those should get you started.

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Mainstream media reporters have a much higher body count than all serial killers and terrorist organizations combined. They do not deserve respect, and their institutions should not exist.

You are infinitely more qualified to report the news than all the scumbags in the mass media who are paid by billionaires to parrot government lies. I mean that 100 percent literally. If you’re not being paid by the wealthy to lie to the public, you are more qualified to report the news than those who are. Doesn’t matter if all you have is a smartphone and a Twitter account; you are set up to be a better news reporter than them.

You know all that space mass media reporters take up in society’s awareness proclaiming what’s true and what’s going on in the world? That’s your space. They usurped it. Take it back from them. The MSM have betrayed humanity to an unforgivable extent. We must become the media.

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Mainstream media opinion segments are toxic and shouldn’t exist. Not because expression of opinion is wrong but because they only ever platform (at most) two mainstream ideological positions arguing over the specifics of how, not if, the agendas of oligarchs and government agencies should be advanced.

Mass media “news” segments tell you what to think. Mass media “opinion” segments tell you how to think. It’s a complete training program.

Mass media “news” parrots government lies about what’s happening in the world and only gives you information which benefits establishment power structures, then mass media “opinion” segments train you on how to incorporate that extremely distorted information into your ideological belief system.

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There’s basically only ever one international news story: “Globe-spanning US-centralized empire tries to grow larger by absorbing more countries, and those countries resist.” All news about global politics is just different manifestations of that one story, seen from different angles.

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There’s little or no relation between what the mass media direct people to care about and what actually matters. If you get all worked up about the Hot Topic of the Day like everyone else you’re usually just clapping along with a plutocratic puppet show made for stunted children.

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The last few days I’ve been tripping harder and harder on how bizarre and immoral and freakish it is that we’re not all talking about Yemen constantly. If there were any relationship between what is newsworthy and what gets into the news, the mass atrocity in Yemen would have been all we talked about from the moment it started and the public outcry would have ended it years ago. Instead, Yemen has remained almost invisible.

The correct response to every accusation the US government levels at a government it doesn’t like is, “Yemen”. Yemen, in and of itself, is a complete and total refutation of the US-centralized power alliance and the “liberal world order” it purports to uphold.

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It’s clear that “Russia paid bounties to Taliban fighters” is one of those narratives the propagandists decided to ram into mainstream consciousness until they force it to become consensus orthodoxy by repetition and sheer force of will, with zero interest in facts or evidence. Soon it will be accepted so widely and thoroughly as an established fact that if you say there’s not actually any proof that Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill occupying forces you will be called a crazy conspiracy theorist, despite the fact that there is in fact no proof.

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The US will keep engaging in these aggressive provocations against China, then when China responds they’ll say it was unprovoked and their media stenographers will repeat it as a fact. You don’t need to be a Nostradamus to know this; they’ve been doing it for years.

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I object to establishment China hysteria not because I think the Chinese government is awesome, nor because I hate America. I don’t. I object to it because I never signed up for a world where governments wave armageddon weapons at each other whilst battling over planetary domination.

When you clap along with the cold war hysterics about China and/or Russia, that’s what you’re doing. You’re saying you support the US government in its endless fight to absorb all nations into its globe-spanning power alliance and destroy all who resist. That’s crazy. Stop it.

There’s no legitimate reason we can’t live in a world where at bare minimum nations just use their militaries for actual defense from actual invasions and stop trying to dominate the planet. Don’t cheerlead for the State Department; demand a healthy world without this crazy bullshit.

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Dominating the planet with violent savagery on the vague suspicion that if you don’t, someone else will, is just a planetary-scale version of imprisoning someone for a crime you imagine they might commit in the future. That’s called “pre-crime”, and it’s a dystopian horror genre.

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Life is so very, very much more beautiful and boundless than the flat, finite and predictable world we’re told about by those who’ve been appointed by the powerful to describe reality to us.

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Money is pure narrative construct. Debt is pure narrative construct. These things only exist to the extent that we all collectively agree to pretend that the stories about them are true. We are free to collectively end that agreement and create a whole new system at any time.

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They can’t arrest us all, and they can’t kill us all. They know it and we know it. That’s the whole reason for all the propaganda, censorship and surveillance. And no amount of propaganda, censorship and surveillance will be enough when it’s time to force real change.

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