QUOTABLE QUOTES ~ Caitlin Johnstone on “Patriotism and Other Bullsh*t” (Triple-Say)

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“Leaving aside the infantile silliness of ‘patriotism’ and all the toxic agendas that it is used to advance, it’s also an inherently nonsensical concept. It’s impossible to be patriotic when you live in a large and disparate nation you can’t possibly have formed a real personal relationship with. Saying you ‘love’ your country is as silly and meaningless as saying everyone in the world is your best friend. You don’t love your country, you just feel feelings for a loose cluster of symbols you’ve been trained to equate with a nation. You look at a flag and listen to a country music song and feel feels, and you call that patriotism. But it’s got nothing to do with your actual country.”

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“If you consider yourself an anti-authoritarian but don’t prioritize opposition to the government which has circled the planet with hundreds of military bases and destroys any nation which disobeys…

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‘CANCER vs. HEART DISEASE’ ~ Caitlin Johnstone on “Trusting MSM, The CIA, QAnon & ‘The Plan'”

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“Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishing CIA press releases disguised as news. Imagine if a compulsive liar who you know for a fact constantly deceives people in order to hurt and exploit them told you your neighbor is going to kill you if you don’t kill him first, and you go and kill your neighbor immediately. That’s how dumb believing the CIA is. This is pretty much the US State Department’s entire job in modern times, by the way. That’s why almost everything that comes out of Mike Pompeo’s mouth is geared toward manipulating the international narrative in some way. It’s literally his entire job. Wanting Biden because he’s not Trump is the same as wanting cancer because it’s not heart disease. The only fun thing about Biden winning will be getting to ask QAnoners ‘So… was this part of The Plan?'”

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QUOTABLE QUOTES ~ Caitlin Johnstone: “Truthfully Saying…”

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“Keep truthfully saying what you believe to be true in each moment and eventually you will have pissed off everyone.”

~Caitlin Johnstone

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“Normal” Isn’t Coming Back, Prioritize Your Mental Health: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative

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‘DUMMY AND DUMBER’ ~ Caitlin Johnstone on “America: A War Machine on Top of a Police State on Top of a Mass Media Psyop”

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“Joe Biden keeps trying to out-warmonger Donald Trump, and by Joe Biden I of course mean the team of handlers who are animating the dementia-ravaged corpse of the Biden campaign like a ventriloquist operating a wooden dummy. This tactic of attacking Donald Trump for being insufficiently warlike is nothing new for Biden Inc, nor is it limited to Venezuela. Again, this is Donald Trump these people are talking about. The same president who imprisoned Julian Assange for exposing US war crimes, killed tens of thousands of Venezuelans with starvation sanctions, vetoed attempts to save Yemen from US-backed genocide, is working to foment civil war in Iran using starvation sanctions and CIA ops with the stated goal of effecting regime change, nearly started a full-scale war with Iran by assassinating its top general, occupied Syrian oil fields and implemented devastating sanctions with the goal of preventing Syria’s reconstruction, greatly increased the…

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CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “On Maintaining Perspective In The Year 20-F*cking-20”

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Whenever an author, filmmaker or other artist sets out on the noble endeavor of pointing people toward the ideal of living life to its fullest, they usually wind up depicting a character going off on all sorts of wild adventures, skydiving, trekking across the Himalayas, and so on.

In my opinion reminding people to live life to its fullest is the artist’s single most important job, but this is also where most storytellers get it wrong. Most people who live wild, interesting lives sleepwalk through the whole ride just like everyone else; in the end they’re left with a few amusing anecdotes rattling around in their skulls and a secret sense of dissatisfaction.

This is because most people don’t really show up for life. Even if they’re outwardly doing all sorts of amazing things and racking up a bunch of impressive accomplishments, their attention was mostly consumed with babbling mental…

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