The Status Quo Is The Real ‘Existential Threat’: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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12-10-20 07:05:00,

War is mass murder. Speaking out against it is more important than people’s emotional comfort. It’s worth disrupting family dinners over. It’s worth jeopardizing friendships over. History won’t look kindly on those who chose silent complicity over anti-imperialism.

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I still regularly stop and gawk at the fact that a US imperial ally is committing the world’s worst mass atrocity in Yemen with America’s help and it occupies almost zero public attention. Once you really grasp the significance of this fact, it’s impossible to shake.

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A news outlet which does not constantly inform its audience of all their government’s misdeeds around the world is not a news outlet.

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If you think the MSM is pathetic in the Trump era, wait until they stop all critical coverage of government altogether and just spend all day talking about how classy Kamala Harris looks in her latest outfit.

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Wanting a US presidential candidate who did not actively facilitate the Iraq invasion is not some unreasonable pedantic quibble, it’s the absolute bare minimum standard for running the most powerful military in the history of civilization.

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“Oh, but most people on Capitol Hill supported the Iraq war.”

Yeah, they shouldn’t be president either. They shouldn’t even be working in politics. They shouldn’t be able to find gainful employment anywhere more influential than working a cash register. How is this not obvious?

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“We’re going to force Biden to make progressive change!”

No you’re not. You’re not going to make Biden do anything. As soon as Trump’s gone all mass media criticisms of the US president will end, and all the opposition among rank-and-file liberals will go with it. You do not have the numbers. Vote however you want, but don’t be delusional.

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Trump is not an existential threat, the status quo is an existential threat. Trump is just the ugly face at the status quo’s front desk. Believing you can solve the existential threat by firing Trump is like believing you can fix a corrupt corporation by firing its secretary.

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Your car is knocked off a bridge and into a river.

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