I wouldn't lead you into paradise even if I knew the way. Because, if I could lead you in, someone else would just come along & lead you right back out again.

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Joined September 2012
Which side of the wall do you want to be on? counterpunch.org/2017/01/13/…
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NYTs buries, intentionally one suspects & not thru their normal editorial incompetence, what should properly be the lede...
You'd have to read a bit to see this key sentence: "In fact, the buildup of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border is not increasing at a rate that Pentagon officials expected a month ago." @MarkAmesExiled @yashalevine nytimes.com/2022/01/17/us/po…
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Ain't nobody gonna tell me how to live
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I continue to be stunned at how kooks, attention-seekers, and slime balls who would barely have been taken seriously 10 years ago have so quickly come to dominate our national stage. It's not even political. It's a kind of moral collapse.
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The wealth of the world’s 10 richest men doubled from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion during the pandemic, Oxfam said Monday.
'Obscene inequality': Oxfam says taxing the world's richest could help save lives cnb.cx/3IbrqfT
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For example, we pollute, but buy offsets to make it someone else's problem. We outsource our manufacturing base to another country to reduce headline energy consumption, but then buy products they make while blaming them for polluting. This is deflection, not reform.
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Progress is improvement in the diversity, complexity, and harmony of all forms of life. To use the word progress in connection with economic activity is a form of brain damage.
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and how precisely did a whole stadium full of people end up sharing these views?
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Replying to @dbessner @SevaUT
Propaganda, is in fact a synonym for political communication, yes, good job.
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you grow up being conditioned by all kinds of propaganda. political propaganda, religious, moral propaganda. perhaps youre referring to something more specific than just the general concept of propaganda. otherwise very few things in this world work as consistently as propaganda
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people LOVE propaganda what are you talking about?
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if you grow up in a context where the world is presented to you in a very specific way to give you a particular outlook that is beneficial to the ruling class or orthodoxy then that is, in fact, propaganda, and it usually does work.
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Propagandists strategically omit exculpatory facts, saturate a story with irrelevant derogatory claims, misdirect, distort arguments, use straw man attacks and use innuendo to mislead... all without making a falsifiable claim. The "spoken untruth" requirement excludes a lot.
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Replying to @cflach24
no i don’t and as #1 men’s player in the world it’s surprising that the same rules apply to him
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Replying to @mtaibbi
I see half the country defying everything...including common sense.
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Remember kids: false flags are crazy conspiracy theories that only ridiculous crackpots believe in, except when they're reported as fact in anonymously-sourced stories by news outlets who've lied to you about every war.
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The two party system is a trap. They work together against us. The end.
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Personally, I don’t even know what I’m doing half the time. I’m always a few thoughts away from dropping social media altogether. I don’t even know if this causes more good or harm.
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