This is an important distinction, because it means we’re not up against some intrinsic aspect of our being here. We’re up against a small minority of manipulative sociopaths and psychopaths and a system which rewards a lack of empathy.
—Caitlin’s Johnstone explaining how she sees the current state of affairs as a function of a relatively small minority of assholes, and not the while human race.
This is actually one of the more optimistic statements that Ms. Johnstone has made, and I hope that she’s right.
Certainly, human survival has for most of our existence depended on empathy and cooperation, hunter gatherer societies, upwards of 95% of our history could not function without this.
The current state of affairs, we can call it Neoliberalism, certainly does seem to cater to the absolute worst in us and of us.
Well, she finally managed to write something that didn’t manage to slip in, either explicitly, by implication, or as subtext “by the way, russiagate is a hoax”. Progress I guess, or she’s on a different payroll. The sad thing is, she CAN write.
I think that you are full of crap on the Russiagate stuff.
While I do think that elements of the Russian state security apparatus did try to make mischief in 2016, and 2018, and 2020, these efforts were relatively small (Less than $100,000 in 2016 on ads in a 2+ billion dollar campaign), and completely in line with, and less extensive than, US foreign policy of the past 75 years when the tables are turned. (Basically, it was a few thousand shit posts, amplified by private actors like the Macedonian shit posters, who found that promulgating right wing talking points got click thrus)
What Russiagate is really about is the Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment) attempting to divert blame for screwing up in 2016.
The parasitic consultants embedded in the Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment) do NOT want to be held accountable for their performance, because they have tony private school tuitions to pay for their kids.
Suck a fanboi.