This Ain’t Putin’s Price Hike

Let’s be clear: you’re not paying more for necessities to punish Putin and save Ukraine, you’re paying more for necessities to fund an economic war of unprecedented scale geared toward collapsing Russia to help secure US unipolar domination of this planet.

It’s not “Putin’s price hike”. This was all orchestrated by the empire, from root to flower. The goal is to use economic warfare and a costly counterinsurgency against western-backed Ukrainians to either collapse and balkanize the Russian Federation or foment enough discontent to secure regime change in Moscow. This is because Putin refuses to kiss the imperial ring.

The western empire could not possibly care less about Ukrainians beyond the extent to which they can be used to roll out this agenda. There hasn’t been nearly enough public rage about the fact that the US government knew this war was coming, knew exactly how to prevent it with very low-cost concessions to Moscow, and chose not to. They made that choice in order to advance this agenda.

That’s what you’re paying for as the your cost of living skyrockets. Not freedom and democracy. Not saving Ukrainian lives. Just the very mundane and unsexy unipolarist objectives of a few sociopathic empire managers. Empire managers who, of course, will have no trouble paying for things like fuel and groceries while ordinary people struggle.

And if you think these cold war escalations against Russia are hurting your bank account, wait til the imperial crosshairs move to China.

Reading by Tim Foley.

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Written by Caitlin Johnstone


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  1. They covered up the Banks needing to be Bailed Out again beginning Mid 2019 cause everyone was so easily distracted with the Printing they did in the Guise of Covid 6 Months later also.

  2. I just got done watching one of Lee Camp's videos, and left a comment where I, in a way far inferior to yours, tried saying the same thing you do here. Then I found this video.

    Damn, you have an uncanny way of saying exactly what I am thinking in words better than I can come up with myself.

  3. It's funny when I watch the CBC talk about the problem of "fake news" and propaganda from Russia. The news in Canada is almost entirely anti-Russian. Like, mainstream Canadian news really wants to present itself as a good news source that's being ignored because the Russian propaganda machine is so powerful. Can they really think Canadians who aren't buying the anti-Russian narrative could be ignorant of the mainstream media's position? That's impossible, the mainstream media's position is literally everywhere, I even hear people bring up Russia in conversations out of nowhere to talk about Putin bad and Russia's gonna lose. It's crazy.

  4. Seeing the US liberals get so propagandized that they've become cheerleaders for war, while the antiwar left gets ever more pitiful, is one of the most disheartening things I've seen in my lifetime

  5. They are all in it together. If Putin was really that " wild card " there would be an attack of a much larger scale on a much larger country. Ask yourself this, why doesn't ww3 just flat out begin? No warning whatsoever. There is no such thing as chaos. This a media stage play. With all the plot points controlled for utmost impact. As long as we all get the message as to who good guys are. If nothing else this will lead to the safe, clean energy malarkey we been hearing for the last fifty years. Problem, reaction, solution. There are no heroes, no freedom fighters, no truth tellers . Just players of the game.

  6. You are right… but I am worried about what is happening. For people interested in politics it is a moment of "mask off", but concerning the majority of people who just check the news online or watch mainstream news, it seems like no one realize the manipulation. People just eat the raw propaganda… “Ukraine is good, Russia is bad, Putin is Hitler, and the west supports democracy ” … No reflection at all. How can you get through this wall of censorship and propaganda?

  7. "Not the right time to talk about this issue" is the go to for legislators who take a bunch of money from the NRA whenever there is a mass shooting. The "Blue no matter who" crowd need to pay close attention to whom they are hearing that from now.

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