Caitlin Johnstone please don’t take offense as I can’t figure out a less awkward way to ask you this…

I know you live (if I recall correctly) in Australia, yet when writing about US politics you use the pronouns “we” and “us”. In particular when discussing elections, this sounds as though you do cast a ballot here. Do you have dual citizenship, or is this stylistic, or do you assume the familiar pronoun simply as reference to the global impact of US politics?

I just keep having to remind myself you don’t live here.

Truthfully, this is the reason I read you. It seems you, a non-citizen, would have little to gain from a partisan agenda and I find that the more unpalatable morsels of truth go down a bit less violently coming from you.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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