Oligarchy and Mainstream Media-Caitilin Johnstone


Leftists call me a right-winger and a Nazi. Right-wingers call me a man hater, an Iran propagandist and a Soros shill. Centrists call me a Russian propagandist, an Assadist, and WikiLeaks asset. Really I’m just a mother doing her best to turn our species away from the omnicidal, ecocidal trajectory it appears to be travelling on.



Well it looks like it’s attack editorial season again, so I’m just going to write a bit about who I am and what I do in order to put everyone’s mind at ease about me (or confirm all their worst suspicions, depending on where they’re coming from). In any case I’ve acquired a lot of followers lately and I figure it’s also a good idea to introduce myself in detail so people are fully aware of what I’m about and what I stand for.

I’d like to start off by publicly proclaiming that I am in fact a resident of Australia and not American so that Mueller doesn’t indict me for conspiring to defraud the United States. Those thirteen Russian trolls will never face trial, but you can bet your ass my crony vassal state would ship me to the States in a heartbeat if they were asked to.

I write about US politics because that’s where I reckon the head of the beast is. Australia is essentially an intelligence/military asset of the US-centralized international empire, so there’s no point writing about Aussie politics if I’m interested in helping our species avoid extinction. And that’s really the only reason I write.

Everything I write these days is focused on pointing to the fact that our world is becoming increasingly dominated by a sociopathic plutocracy with no loyalty to any nation or government, whose power-hungry manipulations keep marching our species toward extinction via nuclear annihilation or climate chaos. Until the people take their power away from these dangerous, exploitative warmongering elites, things are going to keep getting worse until we are at worst extinct or at best enslaved in a homogenized Orwellian dystopia where dissent is fully suppressed by AI censorship.

Since my focus is on worldwide restoration of power to ordinary people by prying it from the clutches of the oligarchs, my writings are often described as populist, and I think that’s fair. I have faith that ordinary people as a collective are much better governors of the world than a few depraved elites, and I have faith that humanity can wake up enough to reclaim its power.

I believe capitalism is the underlying reason that these nationless elites have been able to so effectively seize control of the world’s governments, media, militaries and infrastructure. The more you are willing to step on other people to get ahead, the easier it is to become wealthy, and the more willing you are to throw your fellow humans under the bus to exploit, manipulate, pollute, cheat, and enslave, the wealthier you can become.

This has led to a system where the wealthiest people are also the most sociopathic. It has also led to a system where money translates directly into political power, and therefore a system where we are all ruled by sociopaths. Nowhere is this more true than in the United States, which is where the nationless imperialist oligarchs focus their influence most aggressively.

In theory capitalism is fine. In practice it crushes the weakest and most disadvantaged while turning the worst among us into emperors. For this reason I am a leftist, but I am a leftist who understands that as long as unelected plutocrats control a political system, socialism cannot be possible. For this reason I focus a lot more on attacking the oligarchy than on promoting socialist policies. I start at step one.

For this reason I have often promoted the idea of working with anti-establishment conservatives toward this end, since libertarians, paleocons and civic nationalists are also generally interested in ridding the world of oligarchic influence and rampant corporatist corruption, as well as senseless military interventionism and Orwellian surveillance and censorship. I get a lot of criticism from the left about this. I insist that I am correct.

Leftists call me a right-winger and a Nazi. Right-wingers call me a man hater, an Iran propagandist and a Soros shill. Centrists call me a Russian propagandist, an Assadist, and WikiLeaks asset. Really I’m just a mother doing her best to turn our species away from the omnicidal, ecocidal trajectory it appears to be travelling on.

I oppose the following:

  • Oligarchy
  • US military interventionism (all)
  • Corporate censorship
  • Government secrecy
  • US intelligence agencies (all)
  • Capitalism
  • Corruption
  • Propaganda
  • Mainstream media (all)
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, antisemitism, bigotry in all forms

I support the following:

  • Government transparency
  • Sovereignty (personal and national)
  • Wealth redistribution and/or total redesign of the mechanics of wealth
  • WikiLeaks
  • Alternative media
  • Freedom of speech
  • Environmentalism
  • Spiritual enlightenment
  • Humans

Establishment loyalists write smear pieces about me because they can’t get me fired since I’m crowd-funded and can’t get me deplatformed since I don’t have any platform beyond blogging and social media. Their only shot, then, is to circulate material making the general public suspicious of me so that nobody will read what I write. That doesn’t really work either, though, because the most prominent lefty outlet in America spent all of last July throwing smear pieces at me and it didn’t even slow me down. My leftist haters are out of ammo, and my centrist and right-wing haters only help me.I really don’t think there’s much left to smear me about. I’ve said a few things that make people uncomfortable; I don’t mind Mike Cernovich retweeting my stuff, I think it’s okay to ask questions about things like Seth Rich and Pizzagate, and I am absolutely certain that we are being extensively lied to by establishment media about Russia and Syria. I stand by all of the above, and if anyone has a problem with that I don’t care.

I was recently accused in a Progressive Army smear piece of being a “WikiLeaks asset”, which is a new one for me. This is false. I have no relationship with WikiLeaks beyond my very enthusiastic and aggressive support for the outlet. I have never received any money from any WikiLeaks affiliate that I know of, nor for that matter from the Russian, Syrian, Iranian, or North Korean governments, nor for that matter from Soros or any other plutocrat.

Every once in a while a man who raped and pervasively abused me for years makes fake accounts on Medium telling people that I am a fraud because my husband writes my articles for me. This is false. I’ve been very open about the fact that my husband and I have a very intense and intimate relationship and we do everything together, including working on my articles, but they are mine and I retain full authorship and editorial authority over them. We’re basically the way we are on our podcast all the time; a lot of laughter, swapping of ideas, handing the laptop back and forth and coming up with witty one-liners together. It infuriates my abuser that I have a good feminist man who deeply cherishes and supports me now, and he wants people to hate me for that.

That’s all I can think of as far as things people might try to smear me for in the near future. I’m sure there’s stuff I’m missing, but whatever. Haters gonna hate.

Love you.

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بے نظیربھٹو قتل کیس فیصلہ:کون کسے بچارہا ہے

واجد شمس ا لحسن کے بقول جنرل کیانی نے انھیں پرویز مشرف پر راولپنڈی قاتلانہ حملے کی مثال دیتے ہوئے کہا کہ ‘سٹینڈرڈ پروسیجر یہ ہے کہ آپ جائے وقوعہ کو گھیرے میں لے لیتے ہیں، تو بے نظیر کے قتل کے بعد جائے حادثہ کو گھیرے میں لے لیا جانا چاہیے تھا لیکن ایسا نہ ہوا، جنرل مشرف پر حملہ کرنے والے ملزمان کو جائے حادثہ سے ملنے والی ایک موبائل سم کے ذریعے ہی پکڑا گیا تھا۔’ تو واجد شمس الحسن آپ یہ کہہ رہے ہیں کہ جنرل کیانی کے بقول اس وقت مجرمانہ غفلت ہوئی تھی؟ اس سوال کے جواب میں سابق ہائی کمشنر کا کہنا تھا کہ ‘جنرل کیانی نہ یہ کہا تھا کہ جب جائے وقوعہ کو صاف کر دیں تو آپ کو ثبوت کہاں سے ملیں گے؟’




سابق وزیراعظم محترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو شہید کے قتل کیس کا فیصلہ دس سال بعد سنادیا گیا۔پانچ ملزمان رہا اور جنرل مشرف کو مفرور قرار دیا گیا۔اس فیصلے کے آنے کے بعد سے جو ردعمل سامنے آرہا ہے وہ اکثریت میں اس فیصلے پہ ناراضگی کا ہے۔اس دوران محترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو کے قریبی ساتھی واجد شمس الحسن نے بی بی سی اردو کے پروگرام سیربین سے انتہائی اہم گفتگو کی ہے۔

‘ بے نطیر بھٹو کی 2007ء میں جنرل پرویز مشرف سے پہلی بار جب دبئی میں ملاقات ہوئی جس کے بعد محترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو واپس آئیں تو بہت زیادہ غصے میں لگ رہی تھیں۔انہوں نے مجھے بتایا کہ پرویز مشرف ان سے بہت بدتمیزی کررہا تھا اور کہہ رہا تھا کہ وہ ملک واپس نہ جائیں،وہاں ان کی مقبولیت بالکل بھی نہیں ہے اور ان کو بہت سے خطرات ہیں،بے نظیر بھٹو نے مشرف کو جواب دیا کہ مقبولیت اور غیر مقبولیت کا اندازہ لگانا ایک طرح سے ممکن ہے۔مشرف وردی اتاریں اور ان کے مقابل وہ الیکشن لڑتی ہیں۔پتا چل جائے گا مقبول کون ہےاور غیر مقبول کون ہے۔’

واجد شمس الحسن نے مزید انکشاف کیا،’3 اکتوبر کو بے نظیر بھٹو نے فیصلہ کیا کہ وہ 4 اکتوبر کو ملک واپس جانے کا اعلان کریں گی اور اپنے اراکین کو پارلیمنٹ سے مستعفی ہونے کو  کہیں گی۔اس پہ مشرف پریشان ہوا اور اس نے کنڈولیزا رائس سے بات جنھوں نے بے نظیر بھٹو سے بات چیت کی۔تو بے نظیر بھٹو نے کنڈولیزا رائس کو بتایا کہ مشرف جھوٹا ہے اور ان کو سیکورٹی فراہم نہیں کرے گا۔کنڈولیزا رائس نے بے نظیر بھٹو کو پورا یقین دلایا کہ ان کو پوری سیکورٹی فراہم کی جائے گی۔نینسی پاؤل امریکی سفیر برائے پاکستان بے نظیر بھٹو سے رابطے میں رہیں گی’

‘ سابق آرمی چیف جنرل کیانی نے مجھے بتایا کہ جب شواہد فوری طور پہ دھودئے گئے تو مجرم کیسے پکڑے جاسکتے تھے’

‘ سانحہ کارساز کراچی کے واقعے کے بعد بے نظیر بھٹو نے بتایا کہ اس واقعے کے مجھے رینجرز کے زریعے نظربند کرنے کی کوشش کی۔اس واقعے بعد بے نطیر بھٹو کی نینسی پاؤل نے فون کرکے پھر یقین دہانی کرائی لیکن جیمرز کام کرنا چھوڑ گئے اور سیکورٹی بھی موجود نہیں تھی۔’

واجد شمس الحسن کا کہنا ہے کہ آصف علی زرداری نے جنرل مشرف کو جانے کی اجازت عالمی دباؤ پہ دی اور ایسا لگتا ہے کہ ان کا اشارہ امریکی دباؤ کی طرف تھا۔واجد شمس الحسن کا کہنا تھا کہ جیسے بھٹو نے نکسن کے کہنے پہ جنرل یحیی کا ٹرائل نہیں کیا تھا۔

اس ساری گفتگو سے یہ بات سامنے آتی ہے کہ اگر جنرل مشرف کی حکومت سابق وزیراعظم بے نظیر بھٹو کو سیکورٹی فراہم کرنے سے مکر گئے تھے تو اس سلسلے میں کنڈولیزا رائس ، نینسی پاؤل اور دیگر بین الاقوامی طاقتیں جو بے نظیر بھٹو کو سیکورٹی فراہم کرنے کی ضمانت دے رہی تھیں وہ کیا تھیں؟

واجد شمس الحسن کا کہنا تھا کہ بے نظیر بھٹو کو جنرل مشرف کسی بھی طرح سے پاکستان آکر اوپن سیاست کرنے، پبلک سے گھل مل جانے سے روکنا چاہتے تھے اور بے نظیر بھٹو کی اوپن سیاست سے ملک میں مذہبی جنونی،بنیاد پرست سیاست کرنے والے اور طالبان،القاعدہ بھی خوفزدہ نظر آرہے تھے اور وہ بھی بے نظیر بھٹو کو ختم کرنا چاہتے تھے۔بے نظیر بھٹو نے اپنے ساتھیوں پہ واضح کردیا تھا کہ یا تو وہ کھلی عوام ی سیاست کریں گی وگرنہ وہ سیاست چھوڑ دینے کو ترجیح دیں گی۔وہ کہتی تھیں کہ میں بزدل سیاست دان نہیں ہوں۔ان حقائق سے یہ بات سامنے آتی ہے کہ ملٹری اسٹبلشمنٹ جو اس وقت ملک میں براہ راست حکومت کررہی تھی اس نے محترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو کی سیکورٹی میں خلاء رکھے اور تحریک طالبان،القاعدہ سمیت دہشت گرد تنظیموں کو موقعہ فراہم کیا کہ وہ وہ بے نظیر بھٹو کو سافٹ ٹارگٹ سمجھ کر نشانہ بنائیں۔

بے نظیر بھٹو کی سیکورٹی جب فوجی اسٹبلشمنٹ نے فراہم نہیں کی تھی اور بے نظیر بھٹو کو جب سافٹ ٹارگٹ بنادیا گیا تھا تو ایسے موقعہ پہ پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کے زمہ داروں کو بے نظیر بھٹو کی فول پروف سیکورٹی انتظامات بنانے کا فرض بنتا تھا۔رحمان ملک سمیت جن لوگوں کو بے نظیر بھٹو کی سیکورٹی کا زمہ دار بنایا گیا تھا وہ آج تک اپنی غلطی تک ماننے کو تیار نہیں ہیں مگر اس سے بے نظیر بھٹو کو مقتل گاہ تک پہنچانے والی اصل قوت سے توجہ نہیں ہٹائی جاسکتی ۔کیونکہ پاکستان میں آج بھی جہاد ازم، تکفیر ازم، پولیٹکل اسلام ازم کے حامی، ملٹری اسٹبلشمنٹ میں سعودی نواز لابی اور دائیں بازو کی سیاسی جماعتیں اور دائیں بازو کا پریس بے نظیر بھٹو کے قتل کی ذمہ داری پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کی موجودہ قیادت پہ زبردستی ڈالنے کی کوشش کررہی ہے اور مقصد  قاتلوں کی ماں کی طرف سے توجہ ہٹانا مقصود ہے۔


Support Tulsi Gabbard Is Ist Step toward End of Saudization of Muslim World


For many decades due to interventionist policies of USA administrations Muslim societies are facing so called Jihadism, Islamism, and Political Islam and which have become now Takfiri-Fascism-a worst and most exclusionist version of Salafi-Deobandi Islam. This was US interventionist policy which forced American state to support fully Saudi-Wahhabization not only  in Middle East, North Africa and South Asia but in American and Europe also. Not only Republicans but Democrats also continued this interventionist and so called nation building policies which destroyed Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. But after success of Donald Trump in US Presidential Election 2016 things are changing.


Newly elected President of USA Donald Trump had given such indications during its election campaign that he would end US interventionist policy and end project of so called ‘Nation Building’ project if he becomes President of USA. Donald Trump, President of USA now had cleared that meaning of fighting in Syria is to fight against #ISIS and AlQaeda and other Salafist-Deobandi groups.


After becoming president again Donald Trump repeated his views on interventionist policies of former US administrations and his future strategy.


In an interview with The Wall Street Journal he repeated a position he took often during his campaign: that the United States should focus on defeating the Islamic State, and find common ground with the Syrians and their Russian backers.


“I’ve had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria,” Mr. Trump told The Journal. “My attitude was you’re fighting Syria, Syria is fighting ISIS, and you have to get rid of ISIS. Russia is now totally aligned with Syria, and now you have Iran, which is becoming powerful, because of us, is aligned with Syria.”


Trump in fact giving such indication that after taking charge he will end the CIA backed interventionist project in Syria which is supporting so called Syrian rebellion moderates allied with Nusra fronts and other Salafists-Deobandi Terrorists groups.


The C.I.A. covert program is by far the largest conduit of support, providing antitank missiles to so called rebels fighting the government. That is the program that Mr. Trump seems most intent on ending. If the United States pursues that line, “We end up fighting Russia, fighting Syria,” Mr. Trump told The Journal.


Donald Trump was the first person in Republicans and Democrates who said in Public, “The biggest evil in Syria is not Asad but ISIS and such other networks. And he adopted logic of enemy of enemy is friend while indicating of possible cooperation between Russia and USA against Islamist terrorist network in Syria.


Many analysts says that to implement noninterventionist policy USA President needs a very strong State Secretary. One person reportedly “under serious consideration” to fill the position is United States Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who made headlines in February when she resigned as vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in order to endorse Bernie Sanders for President.


Rep. Gabbard embodies the very essence of the President-Elect’s ideological departure from the interventionist policies that have plagued American public for the past two decades. One need look no further than her June 17 interview with Wolf Blitzer for evidence of her commitment to breaking with the current orthodoxy.

“ BLITZER: I know you have strong views on this, but I want to hear them again in the aftermath of what the president said earlier in the week. What different would it make if he used the phrase radical Islamic terrorism or extremism?


GABBARD: Look, this is something that I have disagreed with the president on, because I think it’s important that you identify your enemy, you know who they are, you call them by their name, and you understand the ideology that’s driving them.


You know, I understand and appreciate the president’s concern, which is, he doesn’t want all Muslims to be cast with the same targeting or the same look as this handful of radical jihadists, and I agree with that. No one wants that to happen.


But that’s why I think it is important that we make the distinction between the vast majority of Muslims who are practicing their spiritual path, who appreciate and support a pluralistic society and government that’s free vs. this small handful of people who basic — like ISIS and al Qaeda, who believe that unless you abide by their caliphate and their theocracy, you should be killed. And, obviously, that’s something that we need to be able to identifyin order to defeat this threat.”


Here we can see that Tulsi Gabbard wants to distinguish between majority peaceful Muslim community and those who are terrorists, sympathizers of terrorists and apologists for Salafi-Deobandi Terrorists. She stresses to identify them properly:

“ISIS and groups like ISIS are continuing to launch attacks, we have got to look at not just what’s happening in Syria and Iraq, but, unfortunately, we can see what happened in places like Orlando just earlier this week.


I have introduced legislation in the House that would take away all funding for this counterproductive regime change war in Syria that we are waging, urging my colleagues to support this, because this is the only way that we can prevent Syria from really getting into a place that is far much worse and from getting our country again into a direct conflict with Russia.”

These are views are same which we have heard from newly elected President Donald Trump.


Gabbard is not one to play politics. On Monday, the President-Elect invited her to Trump Tower to discuss the United States’ Syria policies and approaches to fighting terrorism. Rep. Gabbard did not let her differences with the President-Elect dictate whether she accepted his invitation.


After their meeting, the Congresswoman put out a statement describing the substance of the meeting, and declared, “Let me be clear, I will never allow partisanship to undermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance.”


Rep. Gabbard stands on principle, not politics, and that makes her an impeccable choice for Secretary of State.


Mr.Ali Abbas Taj,Editor of a progressive, liberal blog LUBP recently wrote a article in support of Tulsi Gabbard in that article he seconds Tulsi Gabbard while saying,

“Tulsi Gabbard will always stand on principle. She is not like other politicians who run after money and sell out to Saudis. She will have the interest of the oppressed Sunni Sufi Shia Hindu Christian Yazidi and others at heart.


She will reject the exclusionist Takfiri Deobandi and Salafi ideologies. She will create a discourse that rejects  neocons and their false binary peddling commercial neoliberal Clintonian elites.”


Tulsi Gabbard is that American Congresswoman who understans what is Takfirism and its links with Deobandism and Salafism. She is not Petro-dollar seeker and oppose Saudization.


All those persons in Muslim community who want to end the era of US backed Saudization and the end of Takfirism in Muslim world should stand behind Tulsi Gabbard and support her for State Secretary of USA.


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Why Overthrowing Assad Would Escalate Crisis in Syria– 6/17/16