Nobody Who Says “You Can Criticize Washington AND Beijing” Actually Does

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Whenever I criticize the US empire’s manipulations and aggressions on a nation which disobeys its dictates I always get comments from people saying ‘You know, Caitlin, two things can be bad at once. You can criticize both.’ They say it like it’s some kind of profound esoteric insight being passed down from on high instead of a generic response I hear from westerners every single day. Like, oh, you mean I can criticize two things instead of just one thing? You just blew my mind. Thanks for baptizing me with your magic wisdom sauce, Gandalf. … The issue is that westerners, especially westerners who hasten to urge you to be more critical of governments targeted by western imperialism, do not do this.” [editor’s note: Hard to tell whether Johnstone is being terribly unobservant or terribly dishonest here – TLK] (11/19/21)