Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Twitter has imposed a weeklong suspension on the account of writer and political activist Danny Haiphong for a thread he made on the platform disputing the mainstream Tiananmen Square massacre narrative. The notification Haiphong received informed him that Twitter had locked his account for "Violating our rules against abuse and harassment," presumably in reference to a rule the platform
i preferred 1984 when it was fiction
There are definitely cracks in the facade.
In my interactions with people recently, whenever I see there is some leaning towards the idea that there must be some truth to the mainstream narratives (otherwise, how could they be true), I usually switch gears to discussing how cognitive dissonance and behavioral science actually work. You quickly find out that many people, even relatively good and smart folks, just aren't conversant in the basics of how psyops works.
Funny how the entire Western Five Eyes system is by-and-large run and organized around psyops, yet there's not one course or university curriculum that includes a serious discussion of how psyops shape modern political narratives. It's not that hard...
On the other hand, while a problem can't really be solved until we can put a name on it, once we do put a name on it, it becomes hard to unsee and ignore.
The Russiagate narrative is a perfect example of cognitive dissonance. From a Behavioral Science standpoint, it's understood that most people are "agreeable," they don't want any trouble. Simply "suggesting" that a certain story or set of facts could be associated with Russian "disinformation" is enough to spook many people. Much of the "Narrative Matrix" is a series of cognitive dissonances run in feedback loops on the MSM.
Just pointing out how cognitive dissonance works often changes the nature of the discussion, since people are faced with the question of considering how the beliefs in their head actually got there, rather than arguing any one given narrative.
So if I put out content in 2002 stating that the existence of Iraqi WMDs was 169% pure fiction, would I get banned?
You bet your sweet bippy.
I suspect that the real reason Biden suspended formation of the "disinformation bureau" wasn't because of stupid Mary Poppins videos.
It was because outsourcing the task to Silicon Valley insulates the censorship function from pesky things like "unwanted election results".
Philip K Dick is now being made real. They're not stopping at Orwell.
If all else fails, they can just buy up any rogue site.
"Consolidate" it out of existence.
Whoa, just rewatching Apocalypse Now. There's a scene when the French Plantation owner says it was the USA that invented the Viet Minh.
Funny how I'm so willing to accept that as true even if it isn't close to true. The "color revolutions" of the past decade just stand out now. It almost makes me wonder if the USA isn't the spawn of satan. LOL
Worse because Silicon Valley ideas of truth are *themselves* second-hand. e.g.. Tiananmen square narrative in particular still is being majorly lied about in Western MSM - Silicon Valley is therefore righteousness++ itself on Dannny Haiphong when he posits an alternative. It is a dreadful *extension* of MSM propagandizing.
Haiphong definitely should not have been censored for voicing his view on Tienanmen square. Nonetheless, this constant defense of other corrupt authoritarian regimes from the anti-American Empire crowd is tiresome. America is evil, but it is not uniquely evil. It is uniquely powerful, which allows it to spread its brand of evil over a greater percentage of the globe. But it is a mistake to go from "America is evil" to "American geopolitical adversaries are not evil" or to believe that mainstream narratives about the atrocities committed by American geopolitical adversaries are false American PsyOps. The American Empire surely cynically exploits atrocities committed by geopolitical allies. But that doesn't mean they didn't happen.
The Chinese government is evil and more than capable of massacring its people. Look at the Shanghai lockdowns and Uyghur concentration camps (though I suppose Haiphong and others probably believe these are just fictional accounts as well and that the Chinese people of all ethnicities and religions are singing Kumbaya together while enjoying their worker's paradise). The Chinese people also have more than enough reason to organically rise up against the Chinese government. Sure, maybe the U.S. gave them some support in doing so. But to suggest the Chinese people did not have their own reasons for organically rising up against their government, and to suggest that the Tienanmen Square massacre was somehow a legitimate response to foreign agents, is absurd.
and guess what else they censor...the KNOWN but HIDDEN dangers of VACCINES...for those of you who can handle the truth....https://www.bitchute.com/video/OYgyxBmaXnen/
I actually find it quite karmic that the Deep State created the Internet but has the Internet to thank for more and more people waking up to reality and truth. I don't think they can control what is happening, and that is why they seem to be scrambling.
I had a "private" message intercepted by Elon - our saviour of free speech - only yesterday:
Another Brilliant Article - Fact Checkers = Empire Propagandists! Free Speech is an Absolute - you are either for it or you are against it - and if you are for it - you are for all of it - including things you may disagree with or be disgusted by whether or not they are factual. Why are people being silenced for disagreeing with Government narratives??? I find it so Amazing that the Corporate News (Fox/CNN/MSNBC) - parade out these neo-con & neo-lib "journalists" whose programs should actually be considered opinion pieces not News!. I cannot for the life of me remember a single time when I learned anything newsworthy from the CBC/BBC etc.... So many Lies/So much lost life/So much betrayal. However - I am convinced that a growing majority of our fellow citizens are getting wiser & coming to join us against this Tyranny! SWJW.
Ms Johnston (per usual) is on point!
Keep on fighting Caitlin!
Getting suspended on Twitter, Facebook, whatever, has become like a badge of honor. I say we all follow and praise those journalists/truthseekers who bring down the wrath of the "fact checkers" and make them even more popular than ever. That should piss off NewsGuard and company and show them how futile it is censoring the 'net.