Just Seeing Through The Propaganda Isn’t Enough;  We’ve Got To Open Our Hearts As Well

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Humanity doesn’t just need to escape from the mental prison of imperial indoctrination. It needs to escape from the heart prison as well. I’m always talking here about the need to fight empire propaganda to help the public awaken to the fact that everything we’ve been trained to believe about the world is a lie, because that insight taking root in sufficient numbers would be the first step toward the revolutionary changes our world so desperately needs. But large numbers of people opening their eyes to the reality of mass-scale psychological manipulation by the powerful would by itself be insufficient, because people need not only to see the truth — they also need to care. Realizing the depravity and immense human suffering the US-centralized empire is responsible for creates an opportunity to respond to this insight with horror and begin resisting it — but it is only an opportunity.” (03/23/24)