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Tankie, Conspiracy Theorist, And Other Pejorative Tools Of Narrative Control – Caitlin Johnstone

This is a major part of an imperial narrative manager’s job these days: smearing anti-imperialists and critical thinkers as untrustworthy. The debate is never to be engaged and counter-arguments are never to be made; why engage in a debate you will probably lose when you can simply explain to everyone why nobody should listen to the other side?

Pay attention to the way imperial narrative managers try to use smears and pejoratives to file away anti-imperialists into a “don’t listen to the things this person says” box, and help others pay attention to it too. This is no more legitimate an argument than the Wizard of Oz yelling “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” […]

Source: Tankie, Conspiracy Theorist, And Other Pejorative Tools Of Narrative Control – Caitlin Johnstone

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