Listen to a reading of this article:
"REMINDER: We are in a dire situation now. The only thing that matters is Anti-Communism. Unless these people are defeated, we’re all toast. So the Right must unite. Every branch of it. Unite and we can win. We’ll work out the differences once the communists are defeated."
So reads a recent viral tweet by conservative radio host Jesse Kelly, who last month told Tucker Carlson's massive audience that American soldiers should be "Type A men who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls.”
This bizarre 1950s-throwback anti-communist hysteria is growing more and more common on the western right, particularly in the United States with its uniquely sophisticated and aggressive propaganda engine. This despite the fact that the US and its allies are no closer to coming under communist rule than they were in the nineties after the end of the first cold war.
Even if you believe everything the TV tells you about communism and accept it as a given that efforts to eliminate class must always necessarily lead to tyranny and suffering, those of us who live within the US-centralized power alliance are so very, very, very far from living under a communist government or seeing any communist revolution that it makes more sense to spend your time worrying about being struck by lightning or being eaten by sharks than to spend it worrying about communists.
Yet the red-under-the-bed hysteria continues to swell, aided by so-called "right populist" pundits like Carlson and the sweeping propaganda campaign that's currently greasing the wheels for the new cold war against China. US conservatives are currently flocking to the new social media site GETTR which until recently was an anti-CCP forum owned by exiled Chinese billionaire and Steve Bannon ally Guo Wengui. The site now has, in the words of radio host Garland Nixon, "More anti-china, anti communism/socialism propaganda than CIA.gov."
Anti-communist hysteria is also being pushed along in rightist circles by pundits spinning authoritarian Covid measures and World Economic Forum "Great Reset" agendas as evidence of a global communist takeover, despite neither of those things having anything to do with communism whatsoever; the former is a conflation of authoritarianism with communism and the latter is just capitalists doing capitalism.
A lot of the confusing of World Economic Forum agendas with communism comes from an article published on on the WEF website which received so much backlash that it was subsequently removed in which Danish politician Ida Auken imagined a future in which automation has made much work unnecessary and the ability to have items like pasta makers and crepe cookers ordered and delivered when they're needed made keeping them in your cupboards unnecessary. Auken says she wrote the article not as a utopian ideal but "to start a discussion about some of the pros and cons of the current technological development."
This idea was later presented in a WEF video as a forecast that in the future “You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy," which can be spun as a communist value if you pretend that renting a waffle iron from some futuristic Amazon-like drone delivery service would be anything like an abolishment of capitalism. So I constantly run into rightists telling me that WEF Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab wants to take away everyone's private property and install a global Marxist world order, when really it was just one article written by one person and given lots of rightist spin, and all Schwab is really doing is helping to ensure the survival and expansion of capitalism and oligarchic power.
Again, fretting about communism is a nonsensical position within the western empire. If you are reading this it's because you speak English, and if you speak English it's likely because you live in an English-speaking nation, and if you live in an English-speaking nation there is so much violent force holding the infrastructure of capitalism in place and so much narrative management going into preventing a communist uprising that it makes more sense for you to spend your time worrying about being harmed by lions or electric eels than by communists.
But that's not to say your concerns about communism don't accomplish anything; they accomplish a great deal. What they accomplish is making you so hysterical about communism that you will support anything your government wants to do to stop the rise of China on the global stage. Even if it means crippling important parts of the economy. Even if it means greatly diminishing your quality of life. Even if it means impoverishing you. Even if it means sending your sons and daughters off to war over Taiwan. Even if it means risking nuclear armageddon.
The US can only maintain its planetary hegemony by aggressively subverting China and the nations who support it like Russia, and it can only do that by manufacturing consent to ensure that the public never awakens from its propaganda-induced coma and throws off the chains of oppression. They don't pour so much energy and wealth into manufacturing consent because it is fun, they do it because they need to.
What this means is that by joining in this mounting hysteria about communism, you are directly facilitating some of the most dangerous agendas of the most powerful people on earth. You are letting the propagandists turn you into fuzzbrained human livestock marching mindlessly along to the beat of their world-threatening game of planetary domination.
Don't march along. Open your eyes and perceive lucidly. Don't let them play you like that.
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This is a short piece, but it raises a lot of important points about current psyops. I do definitely agree that the communism narrative is largely a psyop and hyped-up, in terms of how it's being used. I would volunteer a few nuanced points on the subject. I will opt for long-form communication. I hope that's ok.
Naturally, the capitalism vs. communism narrative is a false binary. Framing things as capitalism vs. communism belies how imperial systems actually function and how they have functioned for many centuries, especially since the time of Venice and Rome i.e. WAY before either the terms capitalism or communism were coined. The false binary belies how a small hereditary oligarchy actually exerts psychological control and power, whether in communist or capitalist countries, which are relatively recent systems in any case. The current narrative belies the fact that the Western Anglo-American financial oligarchy views Russia and China and their major threats.
The reasons are the following, in my opinion:
Russia and the US were historical allies, and were rightly allied in the defeat of fascism. Right after Hitler was defeated (the Frankenstein monster that was largely made possible thanks to Anglo-American intel and finance) the Anglo-American intel and finance circles immediately shifted the narrative with the Iron Curtain Churchill speech. Anglo-American intel knew the Soviet Union was not the threat they made it out to be, but they needed to create that narrative in order to maintain control and advance their imperial agenda, lest their actually be mutual peace and cooperation among sovereign nation states, rather than the manipulation by a small financial class. Roosevelt, and later Kennedy, wanted to work with the Soviet Union towards a more lasting peace, but it was the veteran OSS officers, soon refashioned into the CIA, which immediately went for the "fight against Godless Communism" narrative. They were well-aware that they could use people's Christian faith as one of the most powerful ways of whipping up a new narrative and making people forget how fascism actually arose in the first place, who was behind it, and how it was created. Virtually none of the top bankers, financiers, or oligarchs who made the ushering in of fascism possible were ever prosecuted.
Everyone should remember that Hitler modeled his sterilization and eugenics policies after America's eugenics policies, which it in turn got from Britain. The British Royal family, the Dutch Royals, like much of the old hereditary blue bloods of Europe, were all gaga over Hitler, fascism, and race science. From the Bank of England, the City of London, and Wall Street financial interests, these same interests are still the same ones running the financial system today. And eugenics is making a HUGE comeback, re-branded as "transhumanism" where "human engineering" will be used to create new "super humans" who are merged with the latest bionic technology. It's eugenics 2.0, and one only has to turn on Netflix or Amazon Prime to see how we're constantly being "primed" in entertainment with images of superior genetically modified human beings who have had their biology changed (with either technology or drugs) compared to weak and puny non-genetically modified humans lol. They call it "sci-fi," but the narrative is quite clear and its everywhere: "genetically engineering humans is normal."
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE who at all costs require that the world remains split using narratives like capitalism vs. communism. THESE PEOPLE require that China be framed as the big bad Communist boogeyman, in order to implement their fascist new world order and eugenics/depopulation programs. China and the Asian countries are industrializing with massive populations. The Western oligarchy is completely freaked out by that because it threatens to undo everything they've worked for.
China and Russia are framed as the main enemies because they are the sovereign countries that aren't actually top-down controlled by this Western financial oligarchy, and so they need to use propaganda to dehumanize these countries and their leader, which despite their problems, are the main opposition to the Malthusian depopulation one-world order. And so not surprisingly, Kazakhstan, a keystone in the whole China New Silk Road program, is now on fire.
Hearing that Russia and China are the main oppositions to the new world order might piss a lot of "anti-communists" off, but instead of getting angry, they should probably direct that energy towards taking their captured governments back from the same Anglo-American financial oligarchy that has been running psyops and ideological warfare for a very, very long time, the same one currently smoke-screening all the "pro-capitalism" and "anti-communist" folks. Instead, they should start recognizing that virtually ALL the major Wall Street and City of London banks are essentially bankrupt and sitting on a quadrillion dollar financial derivatives bubble; and the financial oligarchy that controls these institutions is in a race against time to get their "Great Reset" in place before the clock runs out.
But these oligarchs have vastly overestimated their ability to navigate the level of complexity facing them (though we can see them trying with the pandemic response and latest color revolution-attempts in places like Ethiopia and Kazakhstan). In a word: their misanthropic view of humanity, their hubris and their pride, makes them blind to the kinds of creative leaps and qualitative changes that humanity is uniquely capable of.
Humanity just needs to free itself from the current psyops, and then a lot of very interesting things could happen quickly.
Thanks as always Caitlin for attacking the psyops. If humanity makes it through this storm, we will have one hell of an awakened population lol.
First of all, I listen to Tuck. I've never heard him obsess over the CCP. He has lots of guests from all political perspectives. Just because he hosted Jesse Kelly, doesn't mean he agrees with that clown. On the contrary, Tuck has often criticized war mongers.
Furthermore, it wasn't "conservatives" who flocked to Gettr recently. It was fans of Joe Rogan, who recently hosted Dr. Robert Malone, who was shut down on Twitter, and perhaps Rogan was shut down as well. These are not "right-wing" conservatives, but people who believe in the Bill of Rights and recognize that when Twitter censors, it is acting on behalf of the real government of the US, totalitarian corporate interests who want to control every aspect of US society and who absolutely own the federal government and the Democratic Party. We joined Gettr in hopes that Gettr will not censor one view or another but will hold to traditional Enlightenment values. We didn't know who owns Gettr and don't care as long as he respects our unalienable rights.
Many, if not most, of us are not Republicans and we criticize Trump for Operation Warp Speed and many other things. Perhaps the reason there's so much confusion among conservatives who want to preserve the Bill of Rights, is that the Democrats have been entirely captured by Critical Theory which is a distortion of Marxism and the ideas of Antonio Gramsci. To be sure, those who control the Democratic Party are not communists, though they cruelly manipulate "leftists" for their own elite purposes. They have no intention of "to each according to his needs," but they ARE totalitarian and ARE making use of mass formation among a disaffected, alienated and anxious people.
If you are a true believer in the Covid nonsense and think the WEF is not behind much of what's going on, you need a red pill. Try reading RFK Jr's book. My dad was as lefty as they come. He died in 1997, but he was aware of elite groups like the Trilateral Commission and today's WEF. If you think that's all a figment of fascist imaginations, you're part of the problem.
We need to unite people around the protection of the natural rights we were born with. I can deal with someone who mistakenly believes the CCP is behind this Covid nonsense, as long as they respect my right to tell them they are wrong about that and argue against the idea. I can not deal with the corporate ownership of cable, broadcast news and the monopoly social media platforms. If a Trumpista acts to protect our rights and bring the troops home, why do you demean that? You are correct in your criticism of China- and Russia-bashers, but you are wrong to assume Carlson and those who followed Rogan to Gettr agree with them.