Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Rightists have spent the last couple of days freaking out and invoking Orwell's 1984 in response to something their political enemies are doing in America, and for once it's for a pretty good reason. The Department of Homeland Security has secretly set up a "
Orwall's writings were supposed to be warnings, not a government playbook!
The ministry of truth singing Karen symbolizes the flailing of a collapsing empire.
What's crazy to me is that I've never seen convincing evidence presented that disinformation is an actual problem. It's like they don't even try to persuade you that Russian disinformation actually exists, or is a problem. We're just supposed to accept it, and swallow a Ministry of Truth unquestioningly.
First Amerikan mercenary they acknowledge died a few days ago
They called him a hero....
For following the narrative
A dead hero...
Actually just dead, not a hero, a zero
I think you just made the case that the pandemic was a dress rehearsal
Back in te Dubya era, those of us even minimally awake thought "homeland, nice crypto-Fascism." "Fatherland, no good, that was Nazi Germany. "Motherland" -- Russia, clearly no good. But "Homeland," perfect, none of the proles will even notice our cleverness. But then they has to go push us to the edge with this Ministry of Truth rubbish. Lasciate Ogni Speranza indeed. I despair at the ponderous leaded center of American consciousness dragging humanity and the biosphere into l'inferno.
But look on the bright side: These folks have proven exceptional at disseminating disinformation, misinformation, and mal information. Thus, for the first time since its inception, the Department of Homeland Security will include a division employing people with first-rate skills.
Here in California the narrative control over nuclear is ramping up to keep the aged Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open for an undetermined time. It had been slated for closure and decommissioning a couple of years ago. The very first paragraph from the article today in the San Diego Union-Tribune states that Diablo is the biggest source of electricity in the state which is a bald-faced lie. The largest energy source in California is solar, which has been known now for a decade. No Nukes.
Applying the word disinformation is being used to imply a lie in order to deceive the recipient. Disinformation has no definition and therefore can be applied to anything the state decides it doesn’t like. Application of the term Disinformation is itself the best indicator of deceptive intent. Lies are lies and facts are facts and Disinformation is neither but instills confusion as intended. Don’t be confused, have faith in your experience, challenge the source to define their claim. We have been and are borrowing money from ourselves calling it QE and lying about its impact on inflation. We have real problems and they are not racism, Ukraine, Russia or transphobia. Our real problems are China who makes everything we depend on, corruption in our own government, a media full of useful idiots with utopian aspirations and an apathetic public too comfortable to be bothered while the house is on fire to help put it out. I’m not religious but I’m thinking we should start praying for the courage to refuse being deceived and call out the liars for their lies.
The US government can no longer be taken seriously, except to oppose it. It is exactly on a par with its Ukrainian puppet, and the EU/NATO states as well, as exemplified by Boris Johnson and Annalena Bareback (Ms. Trampoline, German Foreign Minister). And Joe Biden. I don't think they even want to be taken seriously. They are telling us (as I have been saying for years): "We have you all by the balls, we don't give a fuck what you think, and this is what you're going to get so just do what you're told or we'll get serious and just obliterate you." The Russians, I think, have received this message and are reacting to it. "We the people" have not. By a long shot. We are still wasting our time trying to be reasonable and argue with facts and logic. This just won't work, and I think the "deep message" that the "Deep State" has for us is that we had better realize that before they show us what it is really like to live in a totalitarian -- the totalitarian -- state.
I knew it was 'this bad' and worse. So much worse.
I'm having trouble getting past "for once it's for a pretty good reason." People on both the left and the right have been making comparisons to 1984 for quite a while now, and they've had good reasons for doing so before now. Any society that restricts speech, either directly or by twisting the arms of private companies to do so for them, is fair game for such criticisms. And even if you don't like Donald Trump, remember that if they can kick a former president off of a platform that's become as necessary as the telephone, they can do it to anybody. Any "rightist" objecting to that is somebody I have more in common with ideologically than I do with shitlibs who cheer on censorship and are somehow still considered "leftists".
Alex Jones was the canary in the coal mine. And most of the things he has been saying for the last 20+ years have either come to pass or are coming to pass now.
Ignore him at your peril.
It's all in the name, and you couldn't give the plot away more candidly than with a name like "Disinformation Governance Board". Really? I mean, R-e-al-l-l-y ? JHC. The same goes for Nina Jankowicz. You might as well name POTUS the DUFUS and throw in the towel.
The amount of outrage, faux and real, over the Disinformation Governance Board is disquieting. Calling it the Ministry of Truth and poking fun at the shiny object at the top is tantamount to calm acceptance on the way to the slaughter. This has to be stopped ~ but how?
I wonder if this is in response to Musk’s purchase of Twitter who wants free speech.
Who will now, by law, be at the hand of the government for censorship.
We’ll see if he actually has the cajones to stand up against the UStapo