I’ve written sparingly on this topic but perhaps it is time to expand on it just a bit. Please understand one thing. If you, the reader, are not willing to devote the time to “vet” any and all “news” stories, don’t waste any more of your time to read the rest of this post. If you are, pay attention.
Many years ago, the Powers and Principalities that rule this world, (let’s just call them PnPs) had to devise a way to discredit anyone who questioned or challenged their authority. And so was born the vicious and extremely effective vituperation; Conspiracy Theorist. It has worked marvelously for the PnPs for many years, but perhaps that obloquy has lost its punch. Overuse may have caused some sort of desensitization of the masses, rendering it ineffective so as to not have the same amount of control over what people see and hear. The PnPs cannot stand for such loss of power.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, we were all introduced to “Fake News,” the new castigation, stamped on anyone who dared offer truth or any contradiction to what we are deemed to see and hear by the PnPs Media.
Yesterday, in the Open Thread, I posted a photograph of Mika Brzezinski, daughter of the Monster of Evil, Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the prolific members of the PnPs. Mika B was quoted as saying that it was Media’s job to control what we, the people, are supposed to see and hear. This was not a slip of the tongue but something that she, and others like her, have, for so long carried out, it is routine – routine enough that few pay attention anymore or care that she said it. That is the weather vane of success.
The first time I heard “Fake News” I knew we were in for a change. Mostly gone now are the days of conspiracy theorists, replaced with “Fake News.”
To label something or someone as “Fake News” is easy to do. Like conspiracy theorist, it’s the lazy man’s way of passing off something they have no interest in discussing or in discovering truth about. In short, what ever doesn’t fit the personal narratives, that is those mind manipulated ideas beat into the brain since birth, are cast aside – now labeled Fake News.
But there’s a lot more to this than simply placing a label. Fake News accusations became rampant, slapped onto any and all sources of information, both in the so-called Mainstream Media and Social Media. This was done when somebody with a voice didn’t like something somebody else wrote or said. Even the newly elected president, Donald Trump, called CNN “Fake News.” Unfortunately, Trump failed to remind everyone that ALL news sources are fake – fake to the extent that details of a news event always become a fake Left vs. Right issue, or is saturated with untruths, crafted by the PnPs in order to influence public opinion. The average reader is incapable of recognizing what parts of a “news” report is truth and what parts are fake. The PnPs depend on that ignorance and work diligently to make sure the masses remain that way.
The entire world has been given a free license to be judge and jury over what is and what isn’t “Fake News.” However, it doesn’t matter. News has always been fake. I’m just surprised it took the PnPs this long to bring out the “Fake News” war weapon. What does matter, or should, to all of us is what happens now?
Recall the Hegelian Dialectic in which the PnPs create a problem (always a fake problem). In this case the “problem” was, Fake News. Once the monster is created, it must be embellished and perpetuated. This always instills fear – the more the better. During this process, the lies and trickery are for the purpose of carrying out desired outcomes. And thus, the dialectic ends with the PnPs offering a solution.
It may have been a new speed record in accomplishing an embellishment of the fake, PnP-crafted “problem” of Fake News, as it tore through the American Society like a pack of ravenous wolves. Within days, solutions to the fake, Fake News began to surface.
A person has to be extremely stupid and/or willfully blind to not realize, by now, that things like Google, Facebook, Twitter, the Internet, cellphones, music, movies, etc. etc. etc. are the PnPs’; directly or indirectly owned and/or controlled by them. Understand that the PnPs must control all of this in order that they can effectively control the minds of every person on the planet.
One of the first “solutions” that I became aware of came from Facebook, where it was announced that Facebook was going to make some changes in order that users would be assured that no “Fake News” would be allowed on the social media giant’s website that would confuse and mislead the readers. What could possibly go wrong?
Most people can’t see any of this because they never saw and still haven’t seen, that after 9/11 the scared masses were willing to give up some, more and all of their rights, believing the government’s embellishment that we are were, and are, all going to die if we don’t give government power to spy on us and watch everything we do and say. The Patriot Act was government’s “solution” to the “problem” they created in the first place. If you are struggling with this, ask yourself if the Patriot Act has been repealed and why not.
Now, across Cyberspace, we are being bombarded with claims that search engines, such as Google give “Fake Search Results.” This is an embellishment looking for a solution. So do we trust that Google search results are honest. If you have in the past and still are, you are a fool.
Do you use Wikipedia? Do you believe everything you read there? If you do you’re a fool. Oh, but wait! There are sites like Snopes or Truth or Fiction that can tell us “the truth.” Then there’s Fact Checker and any other creation that tells you whether something is fact or not. Do you trust them? If you do you’re a fool. (Note: To be clear, I use Wikipedia, Snopes and others, as a starting point. Just as I read both “sides” of the fake news, Fake News sites.)
So what is going to change? We know that search engines like Google give us search results they think we are looking for. What? You haven’t noticed that before? Here’s a way to find out. Call a friend – Sorry, text or email. Have them type in the exact same search term as you and then compare results.
Google could not get away with informing the public that they censor and control the Internet and all of your search results. However, with enough people now scared about whether they are getting “Fake News” they will be anxiously willing to let Google decide what “news” you should get…And you WILL like it.
Truth is a very dangerous substance to the PnPs, who never operate in Truth and always operate in deception. They, the PnPs, must control any opposition to their propaganda and media (all media not just the news).
We live in a Post-Normal world now. For those not knowledgeable about post-normal, it simply means that what once was the truth is now a lie and what once was a lie is now the truth. If you are living the lie, you cannot see truth, and that is what makes the job of the PnPs easier with each passing day.