Warning: Undefined variable $cookie_domain in /var/www/html/shared/start_verified_session.shared on line 308 The Boy Who Cried Hitler ad-free A marketplace for speech. 82,616 Hours of Speech help 517,410 Transcriptions add title (free) 409 Sources add source €0.99 Spotlight Transcription New Search Search: Caitlin Johnstone Title: The Boy Who Cried Hitler Published: 2022-10-27 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NLo12nL9kk 1/19The Boy Who Cried Hitler notes from the edge of the narrative Matrix criticizing your government is propaganda disagreeing with neocons is supporting fascism opposing an Empire is defending tyranny seeking de-escalation causes escalation nuclear brinkmanship is safety diplomacy is appeasement war is peace freedom is slavery ignorance is strength [Music] criticism of U.S foreign policy looks like Russian propaganda to people who've spent their entire lives marinating in2/19 U.S propaganda criticizing the extensively documented Western aggressions that led to this war is not the same as saying the invasion is good or that Vladimir Putin is a wonderful person if this isn't obvious to you it's because U.S propaganda has turned your brain into soup it's absolutely insane how literally any criticism of the indisputably well-documented Western provocations in Ukraine gets shouted down and raged at you're3/19 only allowed to say this war is completely unprovoked and begin solely because Vladimir Putin is evil and hates freedom if discussing facts and criticizing the foreign aggressions of the most powerful government in the world is taboo you might be ruled by tyrants and surrounded by their brainwashed human livestock if you spend your time raging and yelling at those who Advocate peace you might just be pro-war4/19 I gotta hand it to the war propagandists on Ukraine it's truly impressive how they've managed to convince everyone that the real anti-war position on this issue is the one being promoted by John Bolton Bill Crystal Tom Cotton and Mike Pompeo Putin is responsible for Putin's decisions the U.S Empire is responsible for the U.S Empire's decisions Putin is responsible for deciding to invade the U.S Empire is5/19 responsible for the mountains of well-documented aggressions which provoked that decision this isn't complicated I can respect arguments which assign blame to both the U.S and Russia I can respect arguments which place more blame on Russia than on the us Empire's provocations but the mainstream narrative does neither it completely exonerates the US from even the tiniest bit of responsibility which is just a joke there is no6/19 valid basis on which to claim this war was unprovoked none the only people who claim this are the propagandists and those they have propagandized but that's pretty much everyone I wind up arguing with about Ukraine those who adamantly insist that the most powerful Empire that has ever existed Bears exactly zero percent of the responsibility for this war that sycophantic boot-licking mind virus is what I am7/19 always pushing back on if you believe the US Empire Bears zero responsibility for starting this war even in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary it's because Empire propaganda has melted your brain but this is most people it's the mainstream perspective on this war that demands pushback Herculean pushback the fact that the most powerful and belligerent power structure on the face of this Earth8/19 is predominantly viewed as having no responsibility for the extremely dangerous War it deliberately provoked demands aggressive opposition the U.S indisputably deliberately provoked this war the U.S is indisputably keeping this war going the U.S is indisputably using this war to advance its geostrategic interests in Europe and Asia these are facts when facts are taboo you are living in a world of Lies they need so much propaganda9/19 censorship and organized trolling because without those things the public would realize that pouring billions of dollars into an unwinnable conflict that risks nuclear war and makes everyone poorer actually sucks and doesn't benefit normal people comparisons of Putin to Hitler only sound profound and relevant if you only just began paying attention to U.S foreign policy and are therefore unaware that literally every single U.S enemy is always10/19 copiously compared to Hitler it's like the boy who cried wolf except there is no wolf and the boy just keeps crying wolf over and over again and the villagers never learned their lesson and never stop believing him because mainstream westerners ignored all wars until Ukraine they don't know we've seen all these tricks before they don't know the war propaganda is airing reruns they think it's new11/19 to compare today's official enemy to Hitler they never questioned the atrocity narratives they don't know the U.S always lies about every war they think it's a crazy conspiracy theory to suggest that the actions and motives of their government isn't what they've been told they say uh hello Putin is the one who invaded like that obvious fact somehow makes it impossible to be lied to about the12/19 other aspects of this war [Music] because they weren't paying attention to all the Empire's tricks leading up to this they don't see the same old patterns rolling themselves out yet again Often by the same old voices as before they don't know what patterns to watch for so they don't see or recognize them that's the only reason their eyes don't reflexively roll when they're told today's official13/19 enemy invaded completely unprovoked solely because he is evil and hates Freedom or that the US is defending its friends the ukrainians because it wants to protect freedom and democracy if you only just started paying attention and don't know the U.S power Alliance literally always lies about every war it's involved in the war propaganda slides down their throats with zero gag reflex because they don't recognize it14/19 as propaganda it's unfamiliar to them the Assange case is resonating with so many people because it is personal it's asking each of us what kind of world we want to live in one where journalists are allowed to tell the truth about the powerful or one where they are not it's a question that demands an answer I speak in a forceful and unmitigated way because that's how15/19 you get people to listen to you and because it is the right thing to do if Empire critics don't speak in a forceful and unmitigated way the only ones speaking in a forceful and unmitigated way will be the Imperial pundits and politicians it often enrages Empire apologists that I speak this way because they are not used to criticism of empire being voiced like this but it16/19 also sometimes confuses people who agree with me for the same reason socialists and anti-imperialists usually mitigate their voices I don't because that's just a bad habit if you're right you should speak like you're right if we don't the only one speaking like that right will be those who are wrong and then those who are wrong are the only ones who will be listened to and that's17/19 exactly what's happening those with the most influential voices are those who defend the most depraved impulses of the most powerful people in the world those are the people who are being listened to right now speak like you know you're right and they're wrong Frederick Jameson says it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism idea Shanti says spiritual people are18/19 often more afraid of life than they are of death these two points seem related Armageddon feels less scary than sorting our out as a species the idea of finally turning towards each other and coming into enough intimacy to move out of competition-based systems into collaboration-based ones feels more intimidating than the end of the world so people start hoping for the end because at least that way19/19 it'll be over with for the same reason people who can't imagine going on living get suicidal ideations people who can't imagine Humanity transcending its self-destructive patterning get omnicidal ideations this is a major obstacle humans need to overcome their fear of life DEEP LINKED selected quote: Please confirm your sharing options: Share this transcription, and highlight this paragraph. 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