Caitlin Johnstone’s Pensées

Her latest employs a Pascalian narrative structure to great effect — The US Empire Is More Dangerous Than Ever Before: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix.

Her first example:

Most Americans now understand that it was wrong to spend centuries enslaving millions of people. Not many Americans yet understand how equally wrong it is that their government has spent the 21st century killing millions and displacing tens of millions in its post-9/11 wars.

Another:

Sure is an interesting coincidence how all the (still completely unproven) narratives about Russian 2016 election interference and Trump collusion served perfectly to manufacture consent for all the bat shit insane US/NATO escalations we’re seeing in Ukraine today.

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