This Would Be A Wise Stopping Point For This War: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖At the risk of upsetting the entire internet, the annexation of those four Ukrainian territories seems like a great time to end this war to me. Does anyone honestly believe a significant percentage of the people who live there want a massive counteroffensive on their doorstep? I don’t.The west knowingly provoked this war, the thing experts warned for years would happen did happen, and now Ukraine lost some territory.

New Zealand’s PM Wants More Online Censorship For The War In Ukraine

Listen to a reading of this article:❖New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern continued her crusade for the expansion of internet censorship during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, this time using the war in Ukraine.“Whether it’s climate, trade, health crises or seeking peaceful solutions to war and conflict, New Zealand has always been a believer in multilateral tools,” Ardern told the assembly, adding that “without reform, we risk irrelevancy.”“There is perhaps

Nobody Who Supports NATO Is A Moderate: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Someone who believes the US or its proxies sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines can tell you exactly what they’d stand to gain from it and how little it would cost them. Someone who believes it was Russia has to perform weird mental contortions about Moscow sending some kind of message to the world and Putin being insane, or entertain the absurd notion that Russia could only stop Europe from

I’m Sorry, Biden’s *WHAT* Foreign Policy??

Listen to a reading of this article:❖The New York Times, which consistently supports every American war, has published an op-ed by a neoconservative think tanker titled “Biden’s Cautious Foreign Policy Imperils Us“.This would be Joseph Biden, the president of the United States who has been consistently vowing to go to war with the People’s Republic of China if it attacks Taiwan, and whose administration has been pouring billions of dollars into a world-threatening proxy war in

The Best Journalists Are Persecuted And Despised: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖The best western journalists are overwhelmingly despised while the worst are acclaimed millionaires. Western civilization is built on lies, dependent on lies, powered by lies. Don’t seek widespread approval. It’s worthless.❖Live long enough and you’ll learn that the people who’ll really hurt you and screw you over aren’t the obvious, overt monsters but the sly manipulators who smile to your face. The US empire is a sly manipulator smiling

Future Generations (If There Are Future Generations)

Listen to a reading of “Future Generations (If There Are Future Generations)”:❖Future generations, if there are future generations, will scarce believe that our species once stockpiled armageddon weapons on purpose, once built our entire civilization around economic models that could only result in the destruction of our biosphere, once permitted corporations who profit from war to successfully lobby policymakers to start more wars, once warehoused living beings in factory farms where they were tortured and

As We Move Closer To WW3, It’s A Good Time To Reassess Our Priorities In Life

Listen to a reading of this article:❖As the US empire continues to escalate aggressions against both Russia and China, as Moscow warns that “strategic nuclear weapons” may be used to protect the territories it plans on annexing from eastern Ukraine even as Washington prepares to ramp up its proxy war spending in that nation once again, as nuclear-armed powers which refuse to compromise with each other accelerate toward direct confrontation with nobody’s foot anywhere near the

The US Empire Is Accelerating Toward Global Conflict On Two Fronts

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Vladimir Putin has announced that referenda will be held in four regions of the eastern part of Ukraine whose populations will now vote on whether to join the Russian Federation, much like the Crimea referendum of 2014 which resulted in Russia’s annexation of that territory. Putin announced that 300,000 additional troops will be mobilized for the war to help facilitate this action, which is a major escalation in the

Idiots Are Just Discovering That This War Is Dangerous: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Everyone who acts like it’s a new and unprecedented horror whenever Putin reminds the west that Mutually Assured Destruction still stands is just admitting that they never understood what’s at stake in this proxy war and always thought this was some kind of fucking game.“Oh my God, he’s saying he might use nukes!” Yeah that’s what happens when you start a war with a fucking nuclear-armed nation, dipshit. That’s

The Narrative Matrix Hides The Truth About The World, And About Ourselves

Listen to a reading of this article:❖I talk about narrative all the time partly because narrative control is the source and foundation of the power of the US-centralized empire. The ability to control the way people think, act and vote with mass-scale psychological manipulation allows our rulers to dominate us more pervasively than we could ever be dominated by brute totalitarian force, which is why so much energy goes into keeping the people from controlling

US Lawmakers Say Student Loan Forgiveness Will Hurt Military Recruiting

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Nineteen members of the US House of Representatives have written a letter [PDF] to President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin cautioning that the partial cancellation of student debts can have the unintended consequence of reducing military recruitment in the United States.The letter reads as follows:Dear President Biden,We write to you to share our concerns about the unintended consequences of your decision to cancel up to $20,000

Biden Keeps Pledging Direct US War With China Over Taiwan

Listen to a reading of this article:❖The president of the United States has once again committed the US military to direct hot war with China in the event of an attack on Taiwan, a commitment that was once again walked back by his White House handlers.In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Biden was asked point-blank by CBS News’ Scott Pelley if US forces would defend Taiwan from an attack by the mainland.“Yes, if in fact

Our Mortality Should Unite Us

Listen to a reading of this article:❖“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities; we are eaten up by nothing.” ~ Charles BukowskiA jet airliner opens up and sends its passengers falling to earth. You’d expect them to scream, to cry, to cling to each other in fear, to prepare for the end, to pray

The Profit Motive Is Crippling Humanity: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖The US military has seven branches of service:ArmyNavyAir ForceMarinesCoast GuardSpace ForceMainstream Media❖It’s hard to grasp just how badly humanity is handicapping itself by excluding all solutions that can’t generate a profit. There’s a whole vast spectrum of potential solutions to the troubles we face as a species, and we’re limiting ourselves to a very small, very shitty fraction of it. By limiting solutions to ones that are profitable, we’re

The Trouble With ‘Western Values’ Is That Westerners Don’t Value Them

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Have you ever noticed how those who shriek the loudest about tyranny in foreign countries are always the same people calling for the censorship and deplatforming of anyone who criticizes the western empire?It’s a ubiquitous mind virus throughout western society. Anyone — and I do mean anyone — who aggressively and consistently criticizes the foreign policy of the US and its allies in front of a sizeable audience gets branded a

It’s A Big Club, And You Ain’t In It: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Brian Stelter went from a mainstream media gig to a gig at Harvard. Jen Psaki went from a gig in the Biden administration to a gig in the mainstream media. Mike Pompeo went from a gig in the Trump administration to a gig with a DC think tank. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.❖I’m actually less disdainful of the British royal family than I am of

Lizzy’s Face

Listen to a reading of “Lizzy’s Face”:❖Lizzy’s face on the papers blowing in the wind Lizzy’s face on the screens Lizzy’s face on the street billboard with a homeless man leaning against it.Lizzy’s face on the Jumbotron Lizzy’s face on the defense industry tweets Lizzy’s face on the arrest warrants for the criminals who said “Not my king.”Lizzy’s face on our money Lizzy’s face in my face Lizzy’s face on an artillery shell funded by

Look With Nature’s Eyes

Listen to a reading of “Look With Nature’s Eyes”:❖Look with nature’s eyes, with atomic eyes, with Eden eyes, with primordial eyes.Stand on nature’s feet, on terrestrial feet, on stardust feet, on Big Bang feet.Touch with nature’s hands, with sapling hands, with reverent hands, with unprecedented hands.Think with nature’s mind, with undomesticated mind, with wild mind, with ineffable mind.Let trees erupt from your cells. Release the bats from their cages in your skull. This is the

In This Disaster We Are All, Ultimately, Innocent

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Whenever I talk about the way our species is sliding toward annihilation via nuclear armageddon or environmental disaster I always get a few people saying something along the lines of, “Good, humans are horrible. The planet will be better off without us.”This attitude generally seems to be born of frustration. People learn about what’s happening to our world and begin to see how easy it would be to change

Having a Queen Was Stupid; Having A King Is TOO Stupid  —  Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖I can’t stop laughing at the fact that we have a King now. “Hello I am the actual, literal King. Please bow to me and put a crown on my head.”It gets funnier and funnier the more you think about it. Having a queen was really stupid; having a king is too stupid. People aren’t going to buy it, I don’t care how good your PR is.❖Just stop having

Our Entire Civilization Is Fake And Stupid

Listen to a reading of this article:❖You’re not jaded; everything really is just as phony and vapid as it looks.I say this because if you are reading this it’s likely the result of a personal quest for truth which has led to a gradual peeling away of the lies our society is made of. Your eyes probably found this text because you’re the sort of person who’s been trying to make sense of the world

It’s Not Okay For Grown Adults To Say The Ukraine Invasion Was “Unprovoked”

Listen to a reading of this article:❖On a recent interview with the Useful Idiots podcast, Noam Chomsky repeated his argument that the only reason we hear the word “unprovoked” every time anyone mentions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the mainstream news media is because it absolutely was provoked, and they know it.“Right now if you’re a respectable writer and you want to write in the main journals, you talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Ukraine Proxy War Has Been A Propaganda Win For Interventionists

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Neocon erotica publication The Atlantic has a new article out titled “The Rise of the Liberal Hawks” which is infuriating as much for its sycophantic empire apologia as it is for the fact that much it is entirely correct.“Progressives typically see war as inherently murderous and dehumanizing — sapping progress, curtailing free expression, and channeling resources into the ‘military-industrial complex,’” sneers the article’s author, Dominic Tierney. “The left led

Who Benefits From US Government Claims That The UFO Threat Is Increasing ‘Exponentially’?

Listen to a reading of this article:❖A US senate report which is an addendum to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 has people talking due to the surprising statements it includes about the US government’s current position on UFOs.I mean Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.I mean Unidentified Aerospace-Undersea Phenomena.This latest moniker for the thing we all still think of as UFOs is the US government’s way of addressing how these alleged appearances, which began entering mainstream attention

Capitalism Has No Solution To Ecocide: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible get to just stay in power indefinitely and suffer no meaningful consequences of any kind.” ~ John F Kennedy (paraphrased)❖Ecocide will continue as long as ecocide is profitable. No possible iteration of capitalism can address this problem. This, in and of itself, is a sufficiently strong argument that capitalism must be abandoned.No model where human behavior remains driven by profit can address the

Sedition #2 Of Treazine Is Ready!

The first issue of my printable zine was so well-received that I’m putting out a second one, this time spiced up with 58 pages of articles, comics, puzzles and all sorts of fun things, and even some stuff that hasn’t been published online yet.This looks like it’s going to be a regular monthly thing for as long as people stay interested, which I think is great because I’m always trying to get my work into different

Some Worship At The Feet Of Roadkill

Listen to a reading of “Some Worship At The Feet Of Roadkill”:❖Some worship at the feet of deities, at the feet of gurus, at the feet of dead prophets, at the feet of stone idols, in churches, in temples, in mosques, in Mecca.Others worship at the feet of roadkill, at the feet of the dead roo by the side of the freeway, at feet of the cat who crawled its way to the nature strip

Democrats Are Violent Extremists

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Republicans are up in arms over remarks from the White House depicting the Trump-aligned faction of their party as “extremist”, which Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended Thursday by saying that MAGA Republicans are extremist because they disagree with the majority of Americans.“When you are not with what majority of Americans are, then you know, that is extreme; that is an extreme way of thinking,” Jean-Pierre said.Every part of this

It Is A Good Time To Appreciate The Insects

Listen to a reading of this poem.❖It is a good time to appreciate the insects and functioning supply chains and normal weather and the fact that there are whales.It is a good time to appreciate our loved ones and tell people what they mean to us and throw ourselves into romance with wild abandon and be naked and vulnerable with someone who is gentle.It is a good time to live in continuous appreciation for the

Ukraine In The Membrane: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Make no mistake, the US is being entirely pragmatic in its Ukraine proxy war. It gets to shore up control over its European vassals, preoccupy Russia and bleed its coffers, expand its military, advance its information interests, and all it costs is a little pretend empire money.So of course the empire provoked this war and sabotaged peace at every opportunity. Of course it did. Why wouldn’t it? It stood

We’re Being Trained To Worry About ‘Russian Propaganda’ While Drowning In US Propaganda

Listen to a reading of this article:❖One of the weirdest, most insane things happening today is the way the entire western world is being trained to freak out about “Russian propaganda” — which barely exists in the west — while ignoring the fact that we are spending every day marinating in billions of dollars worth of US empire propaganda.CNN has an article out titled “Darya Dugina’s death provides a glimpse into Russia’s vast disinformation machine —

Free Speech Doesn’t Matter If Propagandists Determine What People Say

Listen to a reading of this article:❖None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.None are more hopelessly ignorant than those who falsely believe they’re informed.None are more hopelessly propagandized than those who don’t know they are propagandized.Living in a liberal western democracy means having the freedom to criticize the tyranny of your government, but instead spending your time criticizing the tyranny of foreign governments who your government doesn’t like.Free speech in a liberal

It’s Gross To Live Under The US Empire And Spend Your Time Criticizing Russia And China

Listen to a reading of this article:❖The other day an Australian journalist was giving me a hard time for not criticizing Russia and China the way I go after the US empire, calling me “morally bankrupt” for not criticizing all governments equally. He said the ethical thing to do would be to criticize the US, but also criticize the governments the US doesn’t like for balance.I had a look at this fellow’s work online and

Celebrating John McCain’s Death Is Good, Actually: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article:❖People on Twitter are currently raging because the account for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire tweeted a post celebrating the anniversary of the death of John McCain, which is a good opportunity to explain why everyone who dances on McCain’s grave is right and why anyone who admonishes them for doing so is wrong.The reason it’s good and important to celebrate the deaths of war sluts who facilitated

When Billionaires And The Government Work Together To Control Information

Listen to a reading of this article:❖Facebook restricted visibility of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story in the lead-up to the 2020 election after receiving counsel from the FBI, according to Facebook/Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.“So we took a different path than Twitter,” Zuckerberg said during a Thursday appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. “Basically the background here is the FBI, I think basically came to us — some folks on our team and