A message to our friends in the USA
How To Fight The Establishment Propaganda Machine And Win.
I adapted a script from Caitlin Johnstone dated
It is clearer now than ever before that democracy is functionally nonexistent in Western democracies.
In an unapologetically strict two-party system which is the left versus right paradigm, the governments are openly communicating to the public that it considers itself a private establishment under no obligation to provide the public with a legitimate Democratic primary. On the other side of the aisle the purported nationalist who the people supposedly elected has been acting more and more like the neocon globalists that the grassroots supporters despise.
No matter how you vote, the plutocrats and their multinational corporations and banks win, and the people lose. This is settled beyond dispute for anyone who’s been paying attention. We tried all the political doors, and they’re all bolted shut.
So that’s it, right? Checkmate? Time to give up, tap out and wait until they get us all killed in a nuclear winter or a inflicted climate disaster?
The elites who manipulate your government are more vulnerable now than ever before and they know it — the solution just isn’t in politics, it’s in media.
What peoples lack in voting power, they make up for in the fact that their ability to network and share information has reached completely unprecedented heights, which means that the old propaganda systems which have been used to lull peoples into accepting the establishment narrative are wielding less and less influence. The internet has the potential to initiate a total shift in public perspective.
Some people get upset at me for not picking a side on the left vs. right debate within the greater progressive revolution.
I’m anarchist and I despise every form of ruler but it’s a long way for our societies to get there.
“The system is rigged they yell! Vote third party!”
Uhh, can we talk about the inherently self-contradictory nature of that line of thinking for a second? If you know that the system is rigged against you by your oppressors, then why are you fighting them within the system that they rigged?
That’s like agreeing to fight a shark in the water, or a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt on the ground. They’ve got the electoral system all shored up in their favor, and as long as their propaganda engine is functioning, they’ll continue manipulating the way mainstream people think and vote no matter what political insurgencies you try to pull off.
If by some miracle you do get an even remotely anti-establishment candidate over their wall of manipulations, then they’ll find ways to pressure them into falling into line.
So what can we do? We make them fight our fight. If they’re a shark and we’re a tiger, we make them fight us in the jungle. If they’re a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt and we’re a kickboxer, we make them fight us standing up.
Since they’re an old power structure in a rapidly-shifting media landscape that completely lost control of the narrative in 2016 and we are denizens of the internet, we make them fight a media war.
The oppression machine cannot operate without its propaganda engine, and we have right now at our fingertips the ability to cripple that engine. Once it’s crippled, they are powerless, and the old mechanisms of manipulation and control will be shrugged off like a heavy coat on a warm day.
Here is a simple, winnable eight-point strategy for doing exactly that:
Increase public distrust of the mainstream media.
You may live in a country where a TV show host wields more political power than some of its most high-level elected officials, and knows it. His ability to manipulate public opinion and votes gives him more power than any mere politician could ever dream of.
Now imagine if nobody trusted It.
Imagine if nobody trusted any of the other talking heads on TV.
Imagine if they knew all the mainstream media fakery.
Let’s pick an example.
The Bana Alabed psy-op is the single most transparent piece of war propaganda that I have ever seen in my life, and we should be talking about it constantly, because they really left themselves exposed with that one. We should all be screaming about that and pointing at all the incriminating evidence all the time, because it is perfect and irrefutable proof that the corporate media is conspiring to drum up public support for a regime change that America’s permanent government has been salivating over for ages.
Check the links in the description . There is an article I wrote about this psy-op, and here is an excellent video by the Resistance Chicks breaking down the specifics of what a brazen lie CNN is knowingly participating in.
Making a lot of noise about these extremely suspicious behaviors will cause people to view the media they consume with a healthy amount of suspicion, during which time they won’t be ingesting the sleeping pills that these deep state mouthpieces are feeding them, because you only imbue narratives with the power of belief when they’re coming from someone you trust. We need to kill that trust, and we kill it by constantly being on the attack against every sick, weird thing these creeps do.
In order to wrest power from the oligarchs and give it to the people, mainstream people is going to have to start waking up to the fact that their government is lying to them with the help of the corporate media, and that they do not live in the kind of country that their teachers taught them they live in. This is not an insurmountable goal. Gallup reports that trust in the mass media is already at an all-time low for mainstream America, and that’s only going to get worse as we keep attacking it.
Shatter the illusion of normalcy.
This is the ultimate objective behind every single maneuver in the media war against world’s unelected power establishment.
In 2013, the United States government formally gave itself the right to use psy-ops(psychological operations, i.e. large-scale manipulations of the way the public sees and thinks about something) on its own citizens. In an influential 1983 paper titled “Military Psychological Operations and US Strategy,” Col. Alfred R. Paddock Jr. wrote that “psychological operations is the one weapons system which has an important role to play in peacetime.” According to an article titled “How US Flooded the World with Psyops” by investigative journalist Robert Parry of Consortium News, “Until the 1980s, psyops were normally regarded as a military technique for undermining the will of an enemy force by spreading lies, confusion and terror… Essentially, the psyops idea was to play on the cultural weaknesses of a target population so they could be more easily manipulated and controlled. But the challenges facing the Reagan administration in the 1980s led to its determination that peacetime psyops were also needed and that the target populations had to include the American public.”
So we know they’re using media psy-ops on the American public, and we know psy-ops need to be done constantly, during both peacetime and wartime, on the election season and off, in order to be effective. America is a corporatist system of government, its mass media is owned by a mere five corporations, and the CIA has been deeply embedded within the mass media for decades. The US government and its plutocrat owners did not make it legal to use psy-ops on American citizens for shits and giggles, they did it because they use psy-ops on American citizens. This is really happening. This is not paranoia. These are facts.
Since these psy-ops are running constantly, people get used to them. It slips right in when a manipulative wordsmith like Chris Cuomo mumbles a word salad about it being illegal to read Data-Leaks. They’re used to having their perspectives constantly nudged and adjusted every day by the rapey manipulations of these mental predators.
These predators use their trusted, ubiquitous presence in the lives of the public to convince them that everything else that’s happening is normal, too. It’s perfectly normal for a few extremely wealthy people and their cronies to take all new income for themselves and control your government while you struggle to feed your family. It’s normal for your country to be bombing sovereign nations every single day and have hundreds of military bases all over the world. It’s normal for Americans to pay more in healthcare-related taxes than anyone else on earth but still be the only major country without healthcare as a right. It’s normal that all these politicians seem to do pretty much the same things once elected despite campaigning on very different platforms. It’s normal for elected officials to lie. It’s normal for your government to have the ability to spy on you. This is all normal.
We need to snap mainstream America out of this lullaby of normalcy. We need to be the caring friend who tells them that it’s not normal for their boyfriend to be violent and controlling. We need to keep coming up with new and innovative ways to let everyone know that none of this is normal and it needs to stop. That is always our ultimate goal, because without the spell of normalcy, the whole thing falls apart.
Stay loudly politically active.
The establishment would like nothing better than for us all to give up on politics and slip away into obscurity so we’ll stop making noise and waking up their sleeping victims.
Hold a grudge.
I’ve been using the phrase “news churn” a lot lately, because it’s so illustrative of the way the mass media works. No matter what weird, creepy things the establishment inflicts upon the American people, the 24/7 babbling, churning news cycle quickly shuffles it out of memory. We must never let that happen. We need to be a solid object against the churning tide of forgetfulness, never forgetting that the DNC actively sabotaged the only progressive in its primary, never forgetting that the deep state completely unmasked itself and its agenda with the Bana Alabed psy-op, never forgetting that they tried to force into the White House a candidate who was promising to set up a no-fly zone in an area where Russian military planes were conducting operations, never forgetting the horrors they inflicted upon Libya, never forgetting that they lied to us about Iraq.
Keep bringing that stuff up. Keep pointing and yelling about it. It’s not fixed, it’s still broken, they’re still doing it, and they’re trying to do more. Never forget, never forgive, because that’s exactly what the shadow government wants. Keep disrupting that.
Lastly, have fun with this. This revolution is actually fun! We have the opportunity to be basically wizards, fighting the word-spells these bastards are casting on the sleeping mainstream and screaming “You shall not pass!” And we get to bring our creativity and passion to it, make memes, write blogs, make videos, share ideas, and have it actually mean something and be building toward something real and tangible. This is a revolution where you won’t wind up on the wrong end of some redcoat’s bayonet, but instead get to do fun stuff you already enjoy!
I say this because looking straight at the evil of these fuckers can be deeply draining if you get sucked up into negative thought patterns, and we could lose a good media soldier when you could just be having fun and playing with us instead. I see so very much to be optimistic about here, and this war is so very, very winnable if we just bring our creativity and enthusiasm to it.
Don’t let anyone tell you that this cannot be done. I don’t respect pessimism here anymore; there’s no valid reason to be pessimistic in a completely unprecedented situation. There are currently more than 3.7 billion active internet users on planet Earth right now, and counting. 3.7 billion human brains able to network and share the very best ideas and information that humanity has ever produced with each other with greater and greater efficacy. 3.7 billion human brains collaborating and conspiring together. Nothing even remotely like this has ever happened before in human history. You don’t get to be pessimistic in a situation like this.
Anything could happen!
We can definitely do this!
Adapted source: http://archive.is/x90Zy