When You Lie It's Misinformation, When They Lie It's Cool: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
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The most powerful empire that has ever existed, which is circling the planet with hundreds of military bases and continuously works to destroy any nation who challenges its global dominion, claims that it is in a global power struggle against "authoritarianism".
Russia will lose the propaganda war on every front, at least in the west. It will lose every narrative dispute about alleged war crimes in the court of public opinion, whether those allegations are true or not. The US military is beatable, the US dollar is beatable, but the US propaganda machine is an unstoppable juggernaut.
Can't believe we've been watching people lose their social media accounts for posting "misinformation" this whole time only for US officials to come right out and admit that they've been running an active disinformation campaign where they knowingly circulate lies about Russia.
A random guy says something on social media that differs from mainstream consensus? That's misinformation; he needs to be de-platformed. The most powerful government in the world uses the most powerful media institutions in the world to circulate disinfo? That's just fine normal stuff.
It's actually really disturbing that US empire managers now feel comfortable just leaking the fact that they are blatantly lying to the public to win a psywar against Putin. It means they're confident they can get the public to consciously consent to their rulers lying to them for their own good.
US officials: We are circulating disinformation in an infowar against Russia.
Me: Those US officials said they're circulating disinformation in an infowar against Russia.
Liberals: Oh yeah right Caitlin, everything's just a big, giant conspiracy!
Twitter consults with the US government when deciding what to censor, consults with US government-funded think tanks to determine what people see on the platform, conducts censorship in favor of US government narratives, and has the gall to label others "state-affiliated media".
Twitter is state-affiliated media.
Don't take life advice from unhappy people, don't take creative advice from people who don't create, don't take career advice from people whose careers aren't where you want yours to be, don't take advice on the Ukraine war from people who supported the Iraq invasion.
People tell me, "Talk to Ukrainians!"
No matter how many Ukrainians I talk to, it will still be an objective fact that the US government and western media have a well-documented history of lying about every war, and that wanting direct hot warfare between nuclear superpowers is fucking insane.
It's amazing how many arguments I run into that essentially boil down to "Your opinion is Russian." It's like the word "Russian" stopped referring to a nation and its population and now refers to some sort of metaphysical quality of one's soul, similar to the word "Satanic".
The other day a longtime lefty follower called me a bootlicker for saying the US military should not directly attack the Russian military in Ukraine. Opposing US military interventionism and World War 3 is bootlicking now. War propaganda is turning people's brains into soup.
The agenda to create a one world government is not some hidden conspiracy involving secret societies and shadowy figures with Jewish surnames. The US empire is openly working to unite the planet under a single power structure which effectively functions as one government.
Washington DC is the hub of the imperial political machine, Virginia is the hub of the imperial war machine, California is the hub of the imperial propaganda machine.
In the end we're just a confused species who entered into an awkward developmental transition phase because our brains evolved too fast.
We wound up with the ability to think abstract thoughts but without the wisdom to refrain from identifying with them. With the ability to invent nuclear weapons but without the wisdom to refrain from building them. The ability to conquer our ecosystem without the wisdom to refrain from doing so. To write vast tomes of philosophy that contain not one line telling us how to feel content in our own bodies, on our own home planet. To construct entire belief systems that are utterly useless for living in harmony with what is.
I'm sure birds and whales went through awkward evolutionary transition phases as well before they turned into the graceful flyers and swimmers they are today. Their early ancestors probably looked downright ridiculous for a while. It's just that their transitions didn't involve giant prefrontal cortices in their skulls that make childbirth painful and could easily give rise to the end of all life on earth.
The birth of a human baby is difficult due to the size of our enormous, rapidly evolved brains relative to the more slowly evolved pelvic bone. The birth of a sane humanity will be difficult for similar reasons.
I do believe we have the ability to make the jump from this awkward transition phase to become a truly conscious species. But it looks like if we make it, it's going to be by the skin of our omnivore teeth.
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According to Albert Speer's memoirs, one can conclude that the most dangerous individual in the Third Reich was Josef Goebbels, the propaganda minister. Sinister to a fault, Goebbels was an effective manipulator of Hitler, responsible for promoting numerous insane policies. Such history warns of the immense danger of propagandists in driving policy decisions that are assumed to be semi-rationally made by political leaders. But we never learn: humans are willingly irrational creatures whose history of continual brainwashing can be readily utilized to manufacture consent for the most vile actions. In the pantheon of war criminals, never forget that this group of liars occupies a preeminent position.
War is a propaganda Disneyland, where anything goes, as long as it stirs emotions.
The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 is a giant piece of legislation of which the general public has no idea that it knows it exists.
1947 saw the enactment of The Smith-Mundt Act, an anti propaganda law for Americans and their information sources. Post WWll, the people just wanted the wartime lies to stop, and they sorta did with Smith-Mundt, until O'bomber had the foresight to "modernize" journalistic input and pull the plug on open propaganda. They were lying before, but it was illegal for them to do that, until 2012.