Interview with Fiorella Isabel, Co-Host of The Convo Couch
"We live in an empire and your vote doesn't matter."
Long Island, New York (TRL) - Fiorella Isabel of the Convo Couch joined Addy Adds for an interview about her work at The Convo Couch and a how she started working as an independent journalist and geopolitical analyst.
"If the American people realize just how much they're being lied to, how much they live in this illusion, in this matrix that makes them just comfortable enough not to rebel, they would probably lose it and I think that's what's happening. We're seeing the mass formation psychosis. We saw it with the pandemic and now we're seeing it with this Russia/Ukraine situation."
-Fiorella Isabel, co-host of The Convo Couch
In the interview, the independent geopolitical analyst relayed about working at a music station producing events, writing fictional recreationally and writing lifestyle pieces to pay the bills. She saw neoliberalism slowly infect the news segments at the radio station, eventually culminating the elimination of news coverage all together.
After college, she worked as a waitress in Los Angeles while pursuing acting and sees a difference in journalists who have worked in the service industry and those that have not, often the same journalists from Ivy League and other top tier schools that funnel journalists into MSM corporate outlets.
"The way somebody treats somebody who works at a restaurant, who work at retail, it's really telling to who that person is." says Fiorella Isabel.
"If somebody was abusing somebody, I was speaking out against it always. For me it's always been about that power struggle. People in power abusing their power."
Isabel reveals she has lived in the Midwest, Northeast, and the South, saying. "initially I hated that as a child, because I was always new."
"I think that's why I loved travelling and still do. That's why I'm all over the place because I kind of have that need to understand people."
Isabel and Craig "Pasta" Jardula were working both in the hospitality industry and as actors in Hollywood when they met. Soon after, Jardula started asking her on Facebook to help him debate neoliberals, and the pair include themselves in the group of disenfranchised Bernie Sanders voters who went their own way after the 2016 Presidential Election. Niko reached out to her and Pasta and the collaborative group has grown since then. She observes that most of the people who work at the MCSC network have had at least one job in the service industry.
Isabell recalls being depressed for weeks after hearing the news that Sanders had conceded victory to Hillary Clinton as the DNC candidate for the 2016 Presidential ticket.
"We live in an empire and your vote doesn't matter." the analyst stated emphatically.
"Early on I discovered that campaign was embedded with people from the Center for American Progress, people from intelligence, etc. and the moment I tried to tell people about it they turned on me because the idealism of this fantasy they had created was too much--they couldn't take that information." states Isabel.
Isabel asserts that Venezuela, Nicaragua, Peru, recently all had much more secure elections than the United States, and describes the 2018 unrest in Nicaragua as a western-backed coup designed to oust Ortega. She also sees Trump supporters as mislabeled in the media as being white supremacists, saying " "The vast majority of people who voted for Trump were people who felt left behind by the Democratic Party."
"It's not just electing someone. It's about what happens after." states Isabel. She asserts that the experience of debunking lies in real-time from outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, and mainstream media about Nicaragua made her realize the extent of the level of propaganda by corporate media. Fiorella Isabel declared, "Being there and seeing them lie like that, there is no going back once you know that. You know that you are facing an evil that is trying to do just harm and they don't care who they hurt in the process."
"We're very close", says the independent analyst of her group at The Convo Couch.
Fiorella Isabella says she has lost respect for a lot of journalists and media outlets that failed to accurately report on COVID, with some not even attempting to do so out of fear for their careers.
An alumna of Central Florida University, she describes the classes she took at Central Florida University as being focused on public relations, marketing, and the importance of controlling narrative and perception.
The 2021 Peru elections that Isabel covered saw the candidates Pedro Castillo from Peru Libre and Keiki Fuijimori from Fuerza Popular. Isabel describes the current status in Peru as an ongoing coup attempt against Castillo, something for which she says he is not prepared to handle. She states that neoliberalism still dominates the country's politics as the Peruvian Congress holds much more power than the Executive office.
Columbia, Costa Rica, Brazil between Lula and Bolsonaro, an election that Fiorella Isabel plans on covering on-location for The Convo Couch.
She sees the West and the petrodollar as having lost power, with China filling the power vacuum created by the falling sway of the American empire. She also sees much of Latin America as being pro-Chinese, or at least being more willing to work with the CCP than the United States government due to lost trust.
As a result of inflation she says that "a lot of American people are going to suffer in the next month."