It’s Telling That Twitter Only Censored Trump When He Started Threatening Americans

If people truly understood the extent to which mental narrative dominates their experience of life, propaganda, advertising and all other forms of psychological manipulation would be regarded by our society similarly to physical assault or property theft.


It is very telling that Twitter only started censoring Trump for violating terms of service when he promoted violence against Americans. He’s been tweeting insanely hawkish threats against people in other nations for years, but they don’t count as real people.


FYI if you’re more upset by Twitter censoring one of the most powerful people in the world for inciting violence than by Twitter routinely censoring anti-imperialist accounts, it’s because you’re a mindless partisan hack.


Twitter going to war with Trump benefits ordinary people. If we’re lucky Twitter winds up being forced to scale back its censorship protocols. If we’re really lucky Trump stops advocating murdering people for looting. [However if firing shoots is what it takes to stop a looting of private property in action, then that’s defense, or violence that has been extorted by the aggressor.]


It’s so fascinating how liberals think they can just end conspiracy theories by having them censored by a blanket collaboration of shady Silicon Valley tech oligarchs. Says a lot about how little they understand — or want to understand — about other perspectives.

I mean how do they imagine that’s going to work exactly? “Oh okay I used to think that 5G was for controlling nanobots injected into us under the pretense of a mandatory coronavirus vaccine, but now all the online posts about that have been removed by an opaque conspiracy of tech billionaires so I guess I’ll stop believing that.”


The establishment doesn’t fear Trump’s “populist” base anymore than they fear Trump. They’ve been easily propagandized into backing longstanding establishment agendas against Iran, China, Venezuela, Russia, Assange, etc. They’re as worthless and neutered as Obama’s base was.

Support Assange? Okay well we need to extradite him for his safety. Oppose Russia hysteria? Just ignore all Trump’s cold war escalations then. Oppose war? Those are Obama’s wars, not Trump’s. A slight narrative adjustment was all it took to herd them in.


If you believe fighting the deep state has something to do with beating the Democrats and supporting Donald Trump, then you are not actually interested in fighting the deep state. What you are actually doing is called “being a Republican”.


Life pro tip: If you find yourself cheering for the same “people’s uprising” in a foreign nation that the US State Department is also loudly cheering for, it’s because you’ve been propagandized. Please revise your media consumption habits and critical thinking skills accordingly.


I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you will never, ever hate China hard enough to make manufacturing jobs return to America.


People think they’re making a profound and important distinction when they say “No I hate the Chinese government, not the Chinese people.” As though all the worst warmongers haven’t babbled about supporting “the people” of Iraq/Libya/Syria/etc prior to every act of imperialism.


Complete list of arguments I’ve received against my opposition to cold war escalations with China:

– You love the CCP

– You think they’ve never done anything wrong

– Commie

– How many yuan were you paid to say this?

– If you love China so much you should move there

End of list.


If people moving too far to the left features anywhere on your list of major imminent threats to our society, you are an asshole.


Trump is not a Nazi Putin puppet, nor is he a populist savior. He’s a miserable rich man from a miserable rich family who did what was necessary to become the president of a corrupt bloodthirsty empire, and then had a bunch of gratuitous narratives heaped on that from both sides.


I’ve never encountered anyone online with whom I consistently agree, and if you’re an independent thinker you won’t either. Spend less energy concerning yourself with which individuals are good or bad and more on what information and ideas are true and helpful.


  1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

    Since when have Australians known anything about Americans rights?
    They gave up most of their rights with their charter in the British empire.
    Caitlin Johnstone has never provided a way for anyone to disagree with her.

  2. itchyvet says

    Came across this article the other day, funny that Marko has not mentioned it at all.
    Instead of Accusing China of Trade Deficit ‘Trump Should Be Blaming US Corporations’, Economist Says
    © REUTERS / Hyungwon
    The article interviews Dr Paul Craig Roberts, an American economist who sat on various Govt’s in the past.
    He tells us in this article, the fault for the U.S.’s economy does not lie in China, and all the finger pointing and threats being made are nothing but trying to divert the attention from where it should be fully focused. On U.S. Corporations and the CEO’s in charge of those corporations, as well as the various U.S. Governments in power on the day, the O.K. was given to uproot all the manufacturing holtus boltus and transfer it all, including the technology involved to China, simply to reduce their operating costs and increase their profit margin. That people, is the FACT. Yet not one Corportation, CEO, or Government official has been held accountable for their betrayal in persuit of the almighty dollar of profit.
    Why not ???? The people have been fast asleep at the wheel, saw all this happening right in front of their eyes, kicked out of the factories made jobless and in many cases homeless, yet the penny still failed to drop. Now in their anger, all they can focus on is China, as if somehow that’s going to resolve their predicament, at the same time, giving a free pass to the folks who cause it all. B.T.W. have you all seen how the people who benfited financially from playing the stock market when this virus first hit were being investigated by the FBI and now all of a sudden, the investigating dropped ???? L.O.L. once again the criminals get a free pass whilst the people suffer. I’d say they’d better wake the hell up to what’s being done to them by their very own traitorious Government.

  3. Ave Milagrosa says

    One of the best articles by one of the radical Left’s very best bloggers. Thanks, Marko, for posting this.

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      Leftists occupy the same socialistic left-right spectrum that rightists do, so their premises lack any substantive difference.

  4. Genghis Gobi says

    I was banned by Twitter for demanding to know why it hadn’t blocked Trump’s account for threatening to nuke North Korea.

    1. itchyvet says

      L.O.L. I never for the life of me, understand why anyone with a good brain would use Twitter/Facebook or the likes for anything. When I get banned from posting the truth on web sites, that’s fine by me, proves the rag I was doing the posting on, is compromised anyway by not following the mantra of free speech.

      1. Genghis Gobi says

        I quit Fakebook before they could kick me out and have never regretted it.

      2. Lisa Sperling says

        You are not President Trump. He uses twitter for his purposes, not for yours!

        1. dreamjoehill says

          T-rumpsucker alert!

          1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

            Nah, its just your smoke detector telling you to replace the battery.

        2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          How are Trump’s purposes any dfferent from yours?

    2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      When did Trump threaten to nuke North Korea?
      Wasn’t it after the United States attacked Korea without a declaration of war?
      Said attack established the future right to commit atrocities there anytime we want.

      1. Genghis Gobi says

        Approximately Feb 2018

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          Obviously he was kidding as he is aboud just about everything.
          His handlers would never let him do it.

  5. voza0db says

    Never used Twatter, never will… I’m still using the ORIGINAL BRAIN!

    Most are not!

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      How does that explain your presence here?

      1. voza0db says

        I going to pretend I haven’t read that….

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          Deliberate ignorance is indistinguishable from mental retardation.

            1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              Frequent use of GIFs and ad hominem are indicators of very low IQ.

            2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              Morons are such a bother to those of us who aren’t one
              Your disqus feed needs its litter changed.

            3. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              GIFs have always been so, reflecting the deviant personalities of those who can’t communicate without them, no literacy required.

  6. Barbar says

    Great work, Caitlin, keep it up!

  7. Lisa Sperling says

    Oh, “Trump threatened Americans!”And all “americans” are angels, no american belongs to order following dangerouis cults, Nobody is descended from the nazis, a murderous cult, or the ustachi, brought her in operation paperclip after world war 2, and integrated at the top into society, They’re all angels, and twitter, the guardian of morality, was shocked, shocked, shocked I tell you that President Trump “targetted” (justly critiicized and warned) certain people, you can al lthem americans or maybe you could call them bolsheviks, and twiltter, which only spreads truth, had to ban the best president ever in this country, aside from the good presidents who were assassianted, like Garfield, Lincoln etc.! Too bad twittter wasn’t around then, guarding truth!

    1. dreamjoehill says

      You’re a real T-rump sucker. A totally clueless diehard.

      Wake up stooge!

    2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      You must use the same grammar switch that pinOKYO nOSE does.
      No social media sight has any responsibility to guard truth.

  8. pinOKYO nOSE says

    did twitter actually censor trump? last i heard they merely suggested that people should fact-check what he says – something that we should evidently all be doing anyway.

    1. Lisa Sperling says

      President Trump shouldnt have to say that! that is common sense. And is common sense against the law yet? It would have been if hildabeast had desecrated the Office of the President by her presence! Twitter would have felt her wrath, believe me.

      1. dreamjoehill says

        OK T-rumpsucker.

        you are a gullible stooge.

      2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

        If Trump is a standard for common sense, it is self-evident that common sense is extinct. I say that after having voted for and been betrayed by him.

        1. Robert Bruce says

          Where did you find that quote from Jefferson? I have read it before, but forgot the source.

          1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

            The best source for Jefferson quotations is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the 501(c)3 that bought Monticello out of bankruptcy, restored it, and gives tours of it as well as building a spectacular body of his literature and a collection of his inventions in an onsite museum.

            1. Robert Bruce says

              Thanks. I have been to
              Monticello, but it was ages ago.

            2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              They have excellent online resources for free.

      3. pinOKYO nOSE says

        what is it that trump shouldn’t have to say? and i’m pretty sure that twitter would tell hillary to fuck off.

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          Your vulgarity filter must be controlled by the same switch that controls your grammar.

    2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      Last I heard, they fact checked him publicly, using well-known leftist propagandists as standards.

      1. dreamjoehill says

        So what? It’s a free country, right?

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          Thomas Jefferson wrote to Charles Yancey from Monticello on Jan. 6. 1816
          that “if a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty & property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”
          The American press has been bought and sold. It hasn’t been free in any living person’s grandparent’s lifetimes.

          1. dreamjoehill says

            Listen to the mockingbird, listen to the mockingbird
            The mockingbird is singing o’er her grave


            1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              Are you sure it isn’t the voices in your head doing birdcalls?

            2. dreamjoehill says

              Who are you to be so arrogant?

              I guess you never heard of Operation Mockingbird; so you’re ignorant as well as arrogant.

              Good For You.

            3. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              What does the song have to do with a CIA operation that it doesn’t mention?
              In what way does the absence of a connection make me either arrogant or ignorant?
              I bet you’ve never heard of Operation Cyanide or Operation Paperclip, about the latter which there is an excellent book by Annie Jacobsen. There is a new article about the former at https://www.lewrockwell dot com/2020/06/phillip-f-nelson/a-state-secret-the-closest-the-u-s-ever-came-to-a-nuclear-confrontation-june-8-1967/

            4. dreamjoehill says

              I’ve read Jacobsen’s book.

              As to Cyanide, End All US Aid to Israel!

            5. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              Saudi Arabia is a bigger problem than Israel.
              LBJ was a bigger problem than both of them. Good riddance.
              Pence is Trump’s LBJ.
              We could be talking about that if your ego didn’t have to have the last word.

            6. dreamjoehill says

              “We could be talking about that if your ego didn’t have to have the last word.”

              Do you really have so little self-awareness? You’re clearly projecting.

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