CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “How To Effectively Cope With Your COVID-19 Anxiety”

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As 2020 gets crazier and crazier, emotional self-care is getting more and more important. A lot of people, especially the “plugged-in” types who like to pay close attention to what’s going on in the world, are getting into some looping stress patterns over the COVID-19 pandemic that are unnecessary, unhealthy, and unhelpful.

It’s an understandable web to get tangled in; there are all these alarming news stories and statistics pouring in every single day, many of which speak of dangers which may pose a direct threat to the lives and livelihoods of ourselves and our loved ones. Some people spend hours online combing through all the latest information they can find about this thing, and as they’re doing this a tremendous amount of stress builds up in the background of their experience, ultimately culminating in depression, panic attacks, angry outbursts, substance abuse or other unpleasantness.

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CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “Quarantine Meditations: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix”

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The world is messed up because powerful people think in terms of narrative control, and ordinary people don’t. Change that and you change the world.

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Hot tip: Dump all stocks and invest in becoming the kind of decent human being who people will want to help in chaotic times.

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Let’s go humans! The sooner we can put aside our differences all around the world and unite to beat this virus the sooner we can get back to exploiting each other over an imaginary monetary system and murdering each other with bombs!

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FYI if your government is pushing the suspension of civil liberties before coming up with a healthcare plan or providing you with financial security in an unprecedented economic crisis, then their desire to suspend civil liberties has nothing to do with fighting the pandemic.

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Protecting the citizenry in situations like this is the thing governments…

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‘PROBLEMATIC CONNECTIONS’ ~ The Day America Was Punked: “The Trump Presidency May Be a Compromised One”

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“Donald Trump has numerous problematic associations with people linked to pedophile and prostitution rings. His business associates include Felix Sater who has been linked to a child prostitution ring, sex trafficking, money laundering, arms trading and fraud. This individual was given honors from the CIA. Trump is also linked to Tevfik Arif, who has been accused of running a prostitution ring. Trump is also linked financially to casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who has mob links according to a former associate. Trump is also connected most troublingly to Roy Cohn, who worked for Trump as his lawyer. Cohn has been linked to a pedophile entrapment ring, members of which have been accused of murdering three underage boys. Cohn is alleged to have buried the bodies of the three boys in some place in Connecticut. The investigation into the murders of the three boys was stopped, with the government citing national security concerns…

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THE REALITY OF US ‘ELECTIONS’ ~ Caitlin Johnstone on “The Rigged, Unplugged Voting Game That Leads To Nowhere”

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“In reality, the US political system is like the unplugged video game remote that kids give their baby brother so he stops whining that he wants a turn to play. The problem is not that the system is rigged against the people, the problem is that the system is rigged against the people and the people do not know it. If they were aware just how badly their interests were being actively sabotaged by the loose alliance of government agency leaders and the plutocrats who own the political/media class, they would immediately use the power of their numbers to force real change. But they don’t. Because the political/media class who are paid to protect the status quo upon which their employers have built their respective kingdoms keep assuring that this is all normal and fine. The more people wake up to the reality that everything they’ve been told about their nation…

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CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “The Great Unpatterning Continues — Make Sure You Take Advantage Of It”

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“I often hear people in my line of work saying ‘Man, we’re going to look back on all this crazy sh*t and think about how absolutely weird it was!’ No we won’t. Because it’s only going to get weirder. It’s only going to get weirder, because that’s what it looks like when old patterns start to fall away. The human mind is conditioned to look for patterns in order to establish a baseline of normal expectations upon which to plan out future actions. This perceptual framework exists to give us safety and security, so disruptions in the patterns upon which it is based often feel weird, threatening, and scary. They make us feel insecure, because our cognitive tool for staying in control of our wellbeing has a glitch in it. This great unpatterning is going to continue, in many wild and unexpected ways. And things are going to keep getting stranger. Watch for…

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