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The political podcast for clear-eyed rebels and utopia preppers.
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    The F*****g President Has F*****g Dementia

    The F*****g President Has F*****g Dementia

    The only people promoting the idea that Joe Biden has dementia are right wingers, left wingers, and Joe Biden.

    People tell me I should criticize Biden's policies and not his obvious mental decline, but a very clear sign that the most powerful government on earth is not being run by its elected officials is actually an extremely noteworthy fact that everyone should be talking about.

    The only face more suitable for the US empire than a sociopathic billionaire is a decrepit warmongering corporate whore with dementia.

    Reading by Tim Foley.

    • 6 min
    New Song Demo: "Alien"

    New Song Demo: "Alien"

    This is a demo for a song I wrote. Anyone is free to cover it and alter it in any way they like.
    ~ CJ

    Lyrics:

    I am an alien
    A stranger in a strange land
    My skin blisters in the sun
    The air rejects my lungs

    Everything about me screams
    "I'M NOT FROM HERE!"
    And yet, here I am.
    A stranger in a strange land

    Such is life
    I'm rich in material things
    But poor in culture
    I yearn for connection

    I yearn to connect to the land
    But I'm born of the ghost people
    I'm born of the ghost people
    I'm born of the ghost people

    My culture is sitcoms
    And Amazon
    And the Brady Brunch
    And the birthday song

    My culture is Coke Is It
    And Lord Hear Our Prayers
    And Milli Vanilli
    And the twisted thoughts of stunted billionaires

    I can name more stars in the Marvel universe
    Than I know in the sky
    There are more pokemon I can tell apart
    Than plants I can identify

    I yearn to say "Here try this"
    While proffering you a cup
    "My pops used to make this for me,
    this'll fix you right up."

    I yearn to say "this is how we do things here"
    Or "this is what this weather means"
    Or "this bark is good for toothache"
    Or "Just lie with me
    and listen to the land"

    Just lie with me
    and listen to the land
    Just lie with me

    My culture is full of lies
    My culture is made of lies
    My culture is lies cooked up
    By ad execs
    In suits made by slaves

    My culture was strategized
    My culture was bastardized
    My culture was militarized
    In the parlor rooms
    Of monarchs, popes, and liars

    My culture was spun
    Out of lies
    By lobby groups
    And think tanks
    And lawyers protecting their clients
    And middlemen chaining up the things that shine

    And scavenger men
    Looking for scavenger means
    To predate on vulnerable people
    My culture is a vulture
    My culture is a vulture

    I yearn to say "this is how we do things here"
    Or "this is what this weather means"
    Or "this bark is good for a toothache"
    Or "Just lie with me
    and listen to the land"

    Just lie with me
    and listen to the land

    Just lie with me
    Just lie with me
    They lied to me
    But you can just lie with me
    And be free
    And we'll
    Listen to the land

    • 3 min
    The Difference Between Totalitarian Regimes And Free Democracies

    The Difference Between Totalitarian Regimes And Free Democracies

    In totalitarian regimes they have massacres and wars. In free democracies they have humanitarian interventions.

    In totalitarian regimes they use torture. In free democracies they use enhanced interrogation techniques.

    In totalitarian regimes they fund terrorist groups to create instability. In free democracies they fund terrorist groups to create stability.

    In totalitarian regimes evil dictators bomb their own people. In free democracies we do it for them.

    In totalitarian regimes a single party upholds and enforces the status quo. In free democracies, two parties uphold and enforce the status quo.

    In totalitarian regimes the government controls the press and determines what information the public is allowed to have access to. In free democracies it is billionaires who do this.

    Reading by Tim Foley.

    • 6 min
    Media Flipping 180° On UFOs At Pentagon's Directive Says More About Media Than UFOs

    Media Flipping 180° On UFOs At Pentagon's Directive Says More About Media Than UFOs

    These unprincipled propagandists are falling all over themselves to dismantle taboos which they've been unquestioningly upholding and enforcing for decades, really for no other reason than because they were told to by the US military.

    Reading by Tim Foley. Article with links and sources: https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/media-flipping-180-on-ufos-at-pentagons

    • 8 min
    The Lie That A Kinder, Gentler US Empire Is Possible

    The Lie That A Kinder, Gentler US Empire Is Possible

    Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar has once again been the center of an artificial controversy launched in bad faith over a tweet where she mentioned the United States and Israel in the same breath as Hamas and the Taliban as perpetrators of "unthinkable atrocities".

    "We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban," Omar said while sharing a video of her wildly unsuccessful effort to get a straight answer from Secretary of State Tony Blinken on accountability for US and Israeli war crimes.

    This provoked a bunch of ridiculous garment-rending histrionics from Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, not because it is absurd to compare murderous warmongering regimes like the US and Israel with vastly less destructive regional forces like Hamas and the Taliban, but because it is considered unacceptable in mainstream politics to suggest that the US and Israel are anything other that beneficent powers who at worst make the occasional innocent oopsie.

    Reading by Tim Foley. Article with links and sources: https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/the-lie-that-a-kinder-gentler-us

    • 7 min
    Poverty Is A Weapon Of The Powerful

    Poverty Is A Weapon Of The Powerful

    Poverty itself is a weapon of the powerful. Keep people too poor to fund political campaigns and you keep them powerless. Keep them too busy to research and they can't see through your propaganda. Keep them desperate and you can get them hating each other instead of hating you. They're not just robbing ordinary people so they can have more for themselves; the poverty itself actually benefits them. They would benefit from keeping you poor even if it gave them nothing else.

    It is not a coincidence that the most crucial nation in the oligarchic empire, the US, has the highest level of this kind of weaponized poverty. There's a lot of power riding on what happens in America, so the powerful do everything they can to keep Americans under control.

    Reading by Tim Foley.

    • 9 min

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