Quote of the day—Caitlin Johnstone

It doesn’t matter what you’re allowed to say if it doesn’t matter what you say. It doesn’t matter if you’re allowed to call the oligarchic puppet put in office by the last fake election a dickhead. It doesn’t matter if you’re allowed to Google any information you want only to find whatever information Google wants you to find.

Caitlin Johnstone
October 10, 2021
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I’m at a loss for a solution as is Johnstone.

Sometimes I wonder if a major reset (economic collapse?) would improve things. But when I give it more than a moment’s thought I decide things will get worse under those sort of circumstances.—Joe]


7 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Caitlin Johnstone

  1. The tech oligarchs cannot be regulated, they must be destroyed. The way you do this is to outlaw the use or sale of other people’s data without permission and payment. No abusive ToS giving permission and no barter like free email for permission. Each use must get permission and payment. This destroys their business model by drying up their revenue stream. The process is (intentionally) cumbersome.

      • Regulation tries to tame the entity being regulated. It never works because of regulatory capture. I propose destruction. As for oppression, tit for tat.

  2. As things stop working or become more and more unreliable I expect that the screws will be tighten even more. Look at what happen in the USSR in the 20s. At first people were treated with some respect but as the breakdown accelerated the methods became more and more harsh. Even today, Inslee is showing no consideration for people he is firing. Now, I see that he is moving to strip those people of all benefits including jobless, retirement, and even earned benefits. It is his way or else. Is the next step interment camps or reeducation camps?

  3. The gentle approach only ever works when both parties see the problem and are willing to fix it. They don’t see the problem as an issue. It then builds up until it triggers something and then they see the issue but it is too late then.

    Humans are just plain stupid. They are stupid because they think it will work out OK for them. We are stupid because we think they will sort it out. Imo, violence is inevitable

  4. To an extent she is correct. It doesn’t matter what you say about the people in power. They simply don’t care what we think, believe or say about them. They are in power…..all they care about is staying in power. What they care about is what we DO about them, not what we say. Most people still don’t realize that America is no longer a free country even if MOST of the time we can say pretty much whatever we want. That’s because the criminals in power have managed to create a system where what we say essentially has NO EFFECT on their grasp of power.
    If that weren’t true you can bet your ass there would be a helluva a lot more censorship going on than just the Twatter bans and the FaecesBook jails.

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