The Fact That Americans Think Biden Has Changed Things Shows How Narrative Rules Our World

Caitlin Johnstone

Nothing of significance has changed since Trump left office, apart from the narratives about how much things have changed.

The wars are still going. Washington is still the hub of an oligarchic globe-spanning empire. Americans are still being impoverished and propagandized into political impotence by an unfathomably wealthy plutocracy. Sanctions are still squeezing people to death in Venezuela, Syria, Iran and North Korea. The world’s worst mass atrocity is still continuing in Yemen. The kids are still in cages. Authoritarian creep continues to metastasize. All the old abuses roll on completely uninterrupted, along the same trajectories they were on before.

If you were to take the entire US-centralized power structure and assess its overall behavior as a whole, you would find that the actual behavioral changes amount to the tiniest fraction of a single percentile of the total. If you’d just been analyzing the raw data without looking at the news stories, you’d see that the money, troops, weapons and resources have continued to move in more or less the same ways after January 20th as they were moving before.

What has changed is the narratives, the stories that Americans are being fed by those who are responsible for controlling the way people think, act, organize, and vote. If you are a Democrat, you have been hearing that the country is now a thousand percent better without the Orange Menace in charge. If you are a Republican, you’ve been hearing that it’s a thousand percent worse. In reality, in terms of the overall operation of the empire both domestically and internationally, hardly anything of significance has changed apart from the narrative overlay.

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Via The Fact That Americans Think Biden Has Changed Things Shows How Narrative Rules Our World — Caitlin Johnstone

4 thoughts on “The Fact That Americans Think Biden Has Changed Things Shows How Narrative Rules Our World

  1. Well, they all said President Trump would be the end of the world and all that garbage. However, he turned out to be the best president ever. It’s this awful dementia ridden nasty old man who really is a threat to not only America but everywhere else. He has a deep hatred for England and all of Britain. President Trump has been duped by the corrupt Democrats . There’s no way that he lost .

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  2. Have we all heard all that we’re going to hear about the nasty muslem murdering all the innocent people in Boulder ? I guess so ! And the liberal leftists jumped the gun as usual, straight away, by blaming them on a white guy, how utterly typical .

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