Of course it is a Western conceit to believe that we are not subject to it.
Most of our journalists (presstitutes?) are blind to it, when they are not pumping it out.
He who controls 'the narrative' controls the sheeple and rules the roost (Animal Farm meets 1984?)
Tips on how to manage 'the narrative'-
Manipulate 'trusted' sources and you are more than half way there. Find the media monopolies and get them to
spout the establishment narrative & shut down dissenting points of view. How? - by threatening their monopolies,
by buying their cooperation or it that fails by blackmailing them. Not just in those Eastern autocratic states but also
in those much vaunted Western 'democracies'. Here subtlety is the order of the day, nothing too blatant.
Propaganda is much more effective if it isn't suspected.
Set the news agenda as well as the news slant. Promote the diversionary stories. Ignore inconvenient truths.
Suppress critical thinking.
Don't engage with arguments presented just label dissenters as 'conspiracy theorists' 'Marxists' 'hate criminals' 'antisemites' 'mysoginists' 'homophobes' 'xenophobes'. Dismiss their arguments as 'tropes' however 'true'.
Attack 'thought crimes' by ostracizing individuals or better still getting employers or other organizations
to de-platform those with heretical points of view.
Issue political 'advice' to newspaper editors from so called 'independent' watchdogs.
Free-speech is the enemy to be killed.
These are the well tried techniques used to establish & maintain the Matrix ( the prevailing mind set).
The Matrix is of course ever evolving. Political correctness is the new religion of many millennials.
Listen to Douglas Murray talk (below) about his new book 'The Madness of Crowds'
This religion is the new 'opium of the masses' a term first coined by Marx about how
religion is used to keep the sheeple under control. Allowing the ruling elite to maintain power
(including, a then ever wealthier Church) while the masses were diverted/subjugated by acceptance of their
place in the 'natural' order (the rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate).
In these secular times that church religion no longer holds sway so new ones need to arise to give 'meaning' to the
sheeple's lives. Anything to divert them from thinking about their declining living standards
& the appropriation of an ever bigger slice of the wealth cake by the already wealthy, & greedy, elite.
George Orwell saw the future but even he couldn't imagine how technology would enable mastery of the masses.
Where every citizen voluntarily carried a device that could listen to every word said, that could track location,
record forever every thought written or spoken. Where enormous computers sorted & sifted all that information
determining who was 'friend' or 'foe'. Who was to be rewarded, who punished, by the all pervasive state and its
often volunteer 'thought police'. A police force vigilantly trawling ancient tweets to identify past 'thought' crimes.
A state, of course, serving an un-elected self perpetuating elite, however nominally 'democratic' the society.
So called 'democracy' - the greatest invention in manufacturing the consent of the masses.
The US - the best democracy money can buy.
Welcome to the new USSR - the United States of Suppression & Repression
Those in power long ago realized; control the information fed to the people & you control the people.
So the BBC is joining together with tech firms to 'manage' disinformation.
This is the same BBC that repeats parrot fashion whatever PM Boris utters,
regardless of truth or credibility. A BBC so fearful of losing its licence
fee (a tax on anyone with a TV in the UK - a tax at the discretion of the
government of the day) that it it is invariably the mouthpiece of the government
A BBC whose news department is so often led by the 'narratives' of the printed
press media. A media overwhelmingly controlled by a wealthy elite intent on
protecting their wealth & privilege at the expense of the masses.
A BBC so politically correct that it has killed off one of its once greatest assets
- observational comedy. The PC brigade see their role as to protect minorities that might take offence.
Most of the past TV classics such as Monty Python would not be allowed under the new regime.
Here's a discussion on one way in which BBC bias works.
Today every minority cause must be represented. Just not the white working class.
Now that same BBC is taking on the mantle of arbiter of 'truth', along
with those other enterprises beholden to their government for the monopolies
they enjoy - Google, Facebook et al.
Monopolies that would have been broken up if 'capitalism' and 'free enterprise'
were genuine principles of US government on behalf of the people.
They won't be broken up as long as they co-operate with the 'intelligence agencies'.
They are far too valuable in identifying & tracking dissenters.
See who protests loudest when 'encryption' is mooted.
Here is Paul Craig Roberts take on news management in our 'Age of Information'.
He grows pessimistic about our ability to escape the Matrix.
A Matrix where the Ministry of Truth grows ever more powerful and those of
independent mind are pursued relentlessly by the Thought Police.
Not just in Russia and China but also in the Land of the Free & it's vassal state
Protest is increasingly suppressed by the militarised police.
Or read Edward Snowden's interview in Der Spiegel about his new book 'Permanent Record'
He and Julian Assange are the real heroes of our day. Heroes and martyrs.
They tell the truth. A truth our masters don't want told.
Time for the silent majority to wake up & free themselves from the Matrix.
YOU ARE ONLY A VICTIM IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE ONE
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