Thursday, October 24, 2019

“We Want To Keep The Oil” — Caitlin Johnstone

Whenever I write about oil as a primary motive for US imperialism, I always get a bunch of right-wingers objecting that that makes no sense because the US has plenty of oil, and that it’s really about freedom and democracy or communism or Zionism or pedovore cults or Illuminati or whatever. What they miss, in their squirming attempts to avoid cognitive dissonance, is that it’s not about having and consuming oil, it’s about controlling oil. Control what governments can and cannot access crucial resources, and you can control which governments thrive and which ones don’t....
And this is really the only reason establishment power structures dislike Trump. They don’t feel directly threatened by him, they just dislike the way he’s always saying the quiet part out loud. Status quo power has a vested interest in keeping a smiling mask on things and preventing people from thinking too hard about what’s really going on in the world, and Trump keeps ripping off that mask by telling everyone what he’s doing in plain English....
Control the narrative, control the resources, control the money, control the people.

Caitlin Johnstone — Rogue Journalist
“We Want To Keep The Oil”
Caitlin Johnstone

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Matt Franko said...

lol nobody is preventing the govt of Venezuela from accessing its oil ....

And I thought climate nutters didn’t like oil as a fuel in the first place?

Peter Pan said...

Trump said protect. As in protect the oil, protect the narrative, protect the resources, protect the money, and fuck the people.

Even when he's not lying, Trump still sugarcoats.