GloboCap Über Alles

So, how are you enjoying the “New Normal” so far? Is it paranoid and totalitarian enough for you? If not … well, hold on, because it’s just getting started. There is plenty more totalitarianism and paranoia still to come.

I know, it feels like forever already, but, in fact, it has only been a few months since GloboCap started rolling out the new official narrative. We’re still in the early stages of it. The phase we’re in now is kind of like where we were back in February of 2002, a few months after the 9/11 attacks, when everyone was still in shock, the Patriot Act was just a few months old, and the Department of Homeland Security hadn’t even been created yet.

You remember how it was back then, when GloboCap was introducing the official “War on Terror” narrative, don’t you?

OK, maybe you do and maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re too young to remember, or you were caught up in the excitement of the moment and weren’t paying attention to the details. But some of us remember it clearly. We remember watching (and futilely protesting) as GloboCap prepared to invade, destabilize, and restructure the entire Middle East, as countries throughout the global capitalist empire implemented “emergency security measures” (which, 18 years later, are still in effect), as the corporate media bombarded us with official propaganda, jacked up The Fear, and otherwise prepared us for the previous “New Normal” … some of us remember all that clearly.

Personally, I remember listening to a liberal academic on NPR calmly speculating that, just hypothetically, at some point in the not-too-distant future, we might need to sacrifice our principles a bit, and torture some people, to “keep America safe.” I recounted this to other Americans at the time, among my many other concerns about where the post-9/11 mass hysteria was heading. Most of them told me I was just being paranoid, or that they didn’t really care, because we needed to do whatever was “necessary” to protect Americans, and, in any event, “the terrorists deserved it.” Shortly thereafter, I started making plans to get the hell out of the country.

I mention that, not to signal my virtue — leaving the U.S.A. didn’t achieve anything, except for improving my standard of living — but to jog your memory, and maybe prompt you to compare that period to the one we are in now. The parallels are overwhelming. The “state of emergency.” The propaganda. The mass hysteria. The mob mentality. The exaggeration of the actual threat. The police-state atmosphere. The suppression of dissent. The constant repetition of the new official narrative. The exhortative catchphrases and meaningless slogans. The confusion. The chaos. The existential fear. And so on. It is all so very familiar.

I’m referring to the simulated pandemic, of course, but also to the racialized civil unrest and identitarian polarization that GloboCap has fomented throughout the United States, and, to varying degrees, the rest of the empire. I’ve been covering the War on Populism and GloboCap’s “Trump-is-literally-Hitler” propaganda since 2016, so the civil unrest isn’t terribly surprising. But, I confess, I did not see the fake plague coming. Running the two psy-ops together was brilliant. The effect on people has been devastating. Everyone is either depressed or enraged, or in some stage of paranoid paralysis. Some have been so thoroughly terrorized that they are literally refusing to leave their houses. Others are lining up at gun shops. White people are getting down on their knees and publicly washing Black people’s feet in “symbolic demonstrations of forgiveness.” Condiments are changing their names. It’s like we’re all trapped in a gratuitously didactic Netflix zombie-apocalypse series set in the world of The Handmaid’s Tale, written, directed, and produced by Spike Lee.

The official propaganda could not be more Orwellian, nor could people’s willingness to go along with it. It doesn’t even have to appear to make sense. Doublethink has taken over. For example, most of the developed world has been in some form of totalitarian lockdown, and subjected to other police-state measures (like being beaten and arrested for not wearing a mask), for no justifiable reason whatsoever, for going on the last five months, but, according to the corporate media (and the millions of people they have apparently brainwashed), it’s only now that Trump has sent his Homeland Security goons into Portland that, suddenly, “democracy is under attack!”

But wait … no, I take it back, the Orwellianism gets even more Orwellian. According to GloboCap and its sanctimonious minions, that sentence I just wrote about Portland is racist, because nearly everything you can imagine is racist, or is a potential threat to the public health. Calling riots “riots” is racist. Silence is racist. Free speech is racist. Refusing to wear a mask is racist. The BLM protesters are immune to the virus, but other large gatherings (which, it goes without saying, are probably racist) all have to be banned. Normality, as Americans knew it, is over, and it is never, ever, coming back, because white supremacy caused the pandemic. Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland (where life has been going on without mass hysteria) do not exist. They have never existed (and, if they ever did, they were probably racist). Talking on public transportation is deadly. Interacting with children is potentially deadly, as are most other forms of human interaction … unless you’re tearing down a racist statue, or burning down a local family business, while wearing a designer anti-racism mask.

Seriously, though, just like in 2002, when GloboCap was still rolling out the “War on Terror” narrative, the facts are all available for anyone who cares. The falsification of Covid statistics and hospital capacity figures, the unreliability of the tests, and so on … it has all been repeatedly documented. Anyone with a positive test result who later dies of any cause (including a fatal motorcycle accident) is counted as a “Covid death.” Anyone admitted to a hospital for anything who tests positive for the virus is a “Covid hospitalization.” And, I’m sorry to disappoint my liberal friends (assuming I have any left at this point), but systematic racism and police brutality did not suddenly begin in 2016.

What suddenly began in 2016 was a concerted effort on the part of GloboCap to put down a growing populist backlash against global capitalism and its soulless ideology. Yes, most of that backlash is neo-nationalist in character, but it also includes a significant number of old-fashioned lefty-types like myself, and a lot of other un-woke folks who aren’t quite ready to embrace their new identities as interchangeable human commodities.

We are experiencing the culmination of that effort (or what they hope is the culmination of that effort) to put down this motley populist insurgency, and ensure that it never happens again. GloboCap is teaching us a lesson. The lesson is:

“This is what you get when you fuck around with GloboCap. This is what voting for Trump, Brexit, and all the rest of that ‘populist’ nonsense gets you … global pandemics, civil race wars, riots, lockdowns, economic depression, societal collapse, chaos, fear. Go ahead, fuck around with us some more. We will make you wear ridiculous face masks forever. We will paint little arrows and boxes on the floor to show you where to walk and stand. We will bankrupt your businesses, shut down your schools, psychologically torture your children. We’ll inject them with any fucking thing we want. There is nothing you can do about it. We will make you get down on your knees and apologize for fucking with us, or we will stigmatize you as a ‘racist,’ sic our mobs of fanatics on you, and ‘cancel’ you and your entire family.”

This, essentially, is the message that GloboCap is delivering to disobedient populists (left or right, it makes no difference; GloboCap doesn’t care which political labels we cling to or slap on each other). It is our final warning to quit playing grab-ass, get with the global capitalist program, and start behaving and thinking as we’re told … unless we want to get locked down again, and ordered to wear things on our faces, and be otherwise ritually humiliated.

See, the so-called “New Normal” (i.e., the new ideological narrative that GloboCap is rolling out) is actually not that new at all … or, OK, the pathologization part is (and I’ll be paying close attention to that aspect of it), but, basically, it’s just plain old totalitarianism. It isn’t state-totalitarianism, because our world isn’t ruled by nation-states. It is ruled by global capitalism. We are being reminded of that fact at the moment … and being shown what happens if we start to forget it.

Where we go from here is anyone’s guess. My hunch is, it is only going to get worse until they can get Trump out of office, which Americans are liable to help them do, simply to make the whole nightmare stop. Once he’s gone, they’ll probably retire the fake pandemic, call off the riots, and stage some sort of international celebration of the Rebirth of Democracy, after which they can get finally back to the business of ruthlessly destabilizing, restructuring, and privatizing the planet, sanitizing history, curing humanity of racism, hate, and other pathologies, and otherwise enforcing rigid conformity to global capitalist ideology.

Maybe they could get the Hamilton composer to write them a hip hop Deutschlandlied to use as a supranational anthem. They could call it GloboCap Über Alles … it kind of has a ring to it, doesn’t it?

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CJ Hopkins
July 20, 2020
Photo: Coca Cola/Ad Age

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44 thoughts on “GloboCap Über Alles

  1. The difficulty with being a “leftist” – or, in old-fashioned language, a liberal or a radical – is that you have to believe in progress and the possibility of improvement.

    And then you meet people.

    I have never in my life been so disappointed in my fellow human beings as I am this year. Not just the poor, ill-educated and uncaring; even my relatives and friends, clever, cultured and thoughtful as they are, mostly buy the government/MSM story right down the line. When I suggest that Covid-19 isn’t really much of a threat, that we don’t all have to wear face masks, or that Russia and China and Iran aren’t out to get us or that Mr Maduro isn’t a cruel dictator, they blink in astonishment and I can see them thinking, “He always was flaky. Should we notify the authorities?”

    Scott Adams captured the feeling rather well yesterday:

    https://assets.amuniversal.com/0f54f6408ccf01380899005056a9545d

    Rather than wanting a new planet, however, I want to belong to a sane species. Although probably a new planet would be a necessity too – otherwise the humans would kill us all. (As brilliantly depicted by Heinlein nearly 80 years ago, in “Methuselah’s Children”).

    It’s time to hijack the starship – only the dumb humans haven’t got round to building one that works yet.

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  2. As always, a tour de force of brilliant writing that cuts to the heart of the matter, spear-tipped with wicked humour. Thanks for your great work CJ, makes me feel less alone in this era of insanity. Godspeed!

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  3. You lost your job Mister.
    You can’t make satire of a situation that is deeply satirical.
    You can only present the facts, and that ain’t funny anymore.

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  4. It’s Mugatu at the end of Zoolander, marveling at the fashion industry’s absurdity—and, of course, that of society as a whole—incredulous that he’s apparently the only one who’s bothered to peek behind the curtain. “AM I TAKING CRAZY PILLS???”

    Thank God for C.J. Hopkins. His work is like my daily walks by babbling brooks to escape the tyranny of an empty room. All-too-brief respites and reminders of what we once called humanity.

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  5. Great analysis as always. I have considered myself a liberal in the past but now that has been replaced with progressive.
    This means I must not think about much. When told that black lives matter, I cant think about how LBJ said “if we pass this civil rights bill the n*****s will vote for us for 100 years” I can’t think how the rates of intact black family’s were 75% right after the civil war and were in fact over 85% before WWII and higher than whites in many places. I cant think that now they are at 25% and that “black lives matter” states they want to abolish the traditional family. I can’t think how this will not make it better for society and or any black people. I must agree that aborting black children at a higher rate then they are born is a good thing and that it should be considered “health care”
    I must wear a mask even though it says on the box “This does not protect against covid19”
    I must get my shot from Bill Gates.
    I must think that violence = speech, unless you are a trump supporter and then speech = violence
    I must live in fear and not read about past viral outbreaks like avian flu, hongkong flu, H1N1, ebola etc and how we survived them.
    I must not look who in congress voted to keep our 19 year war in Afghanistan going.
    I must submit.
    Fuck that shit, and fuck that stay safe shit too. Live life, take risks!

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    1. Yes, live life. There is no ‘safe’ anyway, for living is a series of risks. In the words of a song, “You give your life to live, so live it like a ball of flame”. What else is the purpose of life if not to live?

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  6. Eviscerating…love your work CJ. Here’s a question, how do you combat this ‘tyranny without a tyrant’ (Arendt)? Do we physically push against it or do we subvert it from within?

    I’ve been writing slogans on my mask such as ‘slave’ ‘placebo’ ‘mask=fascist’ you get the idea .

    My theory is that the singularity is here and all algorithms have been configured to destroy dissenters so we need to think like a virus (a malware of sorts) and destroy the fascists and subvert from within. Your articles do much the same thing with guile, humour and satire.

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    1. If you’re wearing a mask, with or without some clever slogan written on it, you’re collaborating with the enemy. Period. The only way to resist this insanity is to NOT wear a stupid mask, aka muzzle, face diaper, facial jock strap, surgical chin strap, etc. Wake up and smell the psyop. It only works if uninformed idiots play along.

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      1. Except for one thing. If you are the system. Or if you are sorting apples. You need to know who or what is a bad apple. So you have a pandemic. You require people to where face masks. Those who don’t, you get a very good photo of and all the info gathered by the spooks, attached to the photo and put in the BAD APPLE bin.
        Now wasn’t that easy. We sorted ourselves. An if necessary they will have us wear googles etc. To do a finer sort. As everyone has a line they won’t cross.

        Now that was easy.

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  7. Thank you C.J., for the great and articulate article of truth as always – much appreciated. GloboCap has its knee on the neck of the proles . . . with more fun and games to come going forward. A planetary ritual sacrifice and the gods will be fed.

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  8. I remember 9/11 and aftermath well. I remember the initial rush to help out (I lived in NYC at the time), and then, that kindness and closeness seeping away as the jingoistic rhetoric crept in everywhere.
    I remember slowly starting to think about other things, then—Patriot Act, Iraq, etc., and protesting and so what that millions of people protested the Iraq war, so fucking what, it was going to happen anyway. I remember wanting to leave the US. But I didn’t.
    I remember things started to turn into yesterday’s news. And yesterdays, and yesterdays. And selective amnesia, even in friends, which I never understood.
    that was before social media turned everything into last minute’s news and the amnesia became almost total.
    And, my lord. I never in a million years could have predicted the covid madness, nor the way people are caught up in it, when even the CDC numbers don’t add up (to me) to panic???
    CJ, you were smart to gtf out.
    Thanks for another jolt of anti-amnesia. ARRRGH.

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  9. After your brilliant analysis and correct conclusion that we are being rolled into a totalitarian ‘new world order,’ I can’t beieve that you imagine this is simply the work of some democrats intent on removing the ‘drumpf’ from the white house. How can a bunch of U.S. democrats — or “liberals” or “neo-liberals” — have this much power over the whole of the planet? Your analysis is correct but your identification of the culprit is wrong. Who has the money and the power to instigate this orwellian nightmare but the same old zionist rothschild banker mafia who, through their ‘neo-con’ lackeys, already forced us into the nightmare of 9/11 that you spoke of. For over a century people have suspected the “elders of zion” and now that their totalitaran nightmare is being realized we forget those protocols! Really!

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  10. Spot on article, although I would part company a bit with trying to link the current dystopia with capitalism. A more accurate link would be to Fascism – Big corporations working with front politcians/deep state., to bring in a ghastly global technocracy. Or as george Orwell put it, a boot stamping down on your face, forever.

    One thing. Any siuggestions for countries that stil offer a free(ish) life?

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  11. I do assume that “GloboCap” means global capitalism? Why not say so? What is it that people nowadays can only speak in ominous abbrevations and globs of initials? Is that supposed to be “hip” or something of the sort?
    Not much of a miracle that people don’t think anymore in a world where they don’t take the time it needs to utter complete words. Losing the language is losing culture.

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  12. There is an economic and political monopoly.
    Trump as other global ” presidents and PMs” just follows the banking cabals orders.
    It does not make much difference who they select.
    The Democracy Dogma .
    “If voting did anything they wouldn’t let you do it and No matter who you vote for the govt always gets in” GC
    There is no rule by the people its rule by the banksters( Rockefeller and Co) through their shadow govt UN( UN’s WHO org that inception ed the covid Hoax)

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