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A spectre is haunting Western democracy — the spectre of “divisiveness.” After eight blessed years of peace and prosperity under the glorious reign of Obama the Benevolent, suddenly, we find ourselves besieged on all sides by Russian-sponsored sowers of “discord,” disseminators of “disinformation,” inculcators of “confusion” and “chaos,” and other enemies of our “democratic values.” These devilish instigators of “disunion” and “distrust” are determined to deceive us into doubting “the truth” by exposing us to “divisive ideas” and seducing us with their cynical skepticism into questioning the integrity of our political leaders, our intelligence agencies, and the corporate media, who would never, ever dream of lying to us … or so goes the new official narrative being rolled out by the corporatocracy.

It is utterly stupefying to watch as millions of Americans conform their beliefs and behavior to this official narrative like Inner Party Members in 1984. Apart from the fact that its storyline is simplistic and childish to the point of absurdity, it has only been roughly sixteen years since the corporatocracy introduced the beta version of this same official narrative, to which millions of Americans obediently conformed … which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands, the destabilization of the entire Middle East, and the transformation of most Western societies into militarized surveillance states.

As I outlined at length in part one of this essay, the War on Dissent being rolled out currently is an expansion of the “War on Terror” narrative, the storyline of which was equally childish, and simplistic, and blatantly fabricated. Though it is fashionable these days for the politicians and corporate media propagandists who sold the “Saddam has WMDs” story, and the “Iraq is linked to al Qaeda” lie, and the “we’re fighting terrorism in Afghanistan” fairy tale, to regret how they “misinterpreted the intelligence” that led to the “unfortunate blunder” that launched the global corporatocracy’s occupation and restructuring of the Middle East (which continues unabated to date), anyone with half a brain could see what was really going on at the time. You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the “War on Terror” was not a war on terrorism (the concept is nonsensical on its face), but rather, was just the official narrative that would allow the global capitalist ruling classes to (a) employ the United States military to pursue their aims throughout the world with more or less complete impunity, and (b) designate anyone opposing the hegemony of global capitalism a “terrorist.”

Several million of us figured that one out … or at least figured out that the US government, the “intelligence community,” and the corporate media were using Americans’ emotional response to the September 11 terrorist attacks to con us into supporting the invasion and destabilization of the Middle East for reasons that had nothing to do with terrorism. So we did what Americans are taught to do. We peaceably assembled to petition our government, as did millions of people across the world, and otherwise raised as much ruckus as we could about how folks were being manipulated, and were denounced as “traitors,” “terrorist sympathizers,” and “conspiracy theory nuts” for our efforts … and not just by the corporatocracy, also by regular Good Americans.

All these years later, knowing what we know, you might assume that all those Good Americans who rushed out to buy American flags to wave as our troops destroyed a country that posed no threat to us whatsoever (and had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001) because the corporate media and the “intelligence community” told them Saddam was going to nuke Kansas City … you might assume that all these Good Americans, ashamed at having been made fools of by a bunch of television talking heads and “papers of record” like The New York Times … you might think these folks, who, after all, are not complete idiots the corporatocracy can just hoodwink over and over again using more or less the same bag of tricks … you might naturally assume that these Good Americans would give us the benefit of the doubt this time, i.e., those of us who are challenging the narrative the corporate media has been ramming down our throats since Hillary Clinton lost the election. But, no … nothing of the sort. No, this time, we’re not “terrorist sympathizers.” We’re “Putin sympathizers,” “Russian operatives,” or at the very least we’re “useful idiots” who are helping Russia destroy democracy by “sowing discord,” “disunity,” “division,” and other forms of dissent throughout the West.

This is the essential feature of our new and improved official narrative. The basic storyline has not changed. It’s still “Democracy versus The Terrorists.” The global capitalist ruling classes are simply expanding the already arbitrary and meaningless definition of “terrorism” (or rather, and more broadly, “extremism”). This is a natural, predictable progression, which the ruling classes have been preparing us for. After sixteen years of living in fear of “the terrorists” who “hate us for our freedom,” we are being introduced to a new official enemy. A new, yet familiar official enemy. An official enemy all Good Americans are pre-programmed to hate and fear.

Yes, that’s right, folks, the Rooskies are back, only this time without the Communism. No, this time, their diabolical goal is the destruction of “democracy” itself! Why, exactly, the Rooskies want to destroy democracy is not entirely clear, especially as it would collapse their economy, not to mention precipitate a nuclear war that would wipe out most forms of life on the planet. But, you know, they’re inscrutable, those Rooskies.

According to experts in the corporate media, and our corporate-sponsored representatives in government (and, it goes without saying, the “intelligence community”), the primary weapon the Rooskies are using to destroy democracy, and life on Earth, is this sowing of “divisiveness” and “discord,” and “distrust” of our government and corporate elites, who love us as they love their own children, and who would never try to manipulate us, or treat us like interchangeable commodities, or bankrupt us with their Ponzi schemes, or debt-enslave our families for profit, or any other horrible things like that.

This is the type of mindless hogwash Americans are being pressured to swallow, and in fact are swallowing, millions of them. But then, this is how propaganda works. It doesn’t have to make any sense. In fact, it’s usually more effective if it doesn’t. In profoundly authoritarian cultures like the contemporary USA, people tend to believe the authorities, particularly when they’re all repeating the same simple message over and over. People want to believe the authorities. They want to because they’ve been conditioned to want to from the time they were children by their parents, teachers, political leaders, the corporate media, television, Hollywood, cultural icons, and more or less every other ideological organ of “normal society.”

This is why, when it’s time to whip up popular support for a war of aggression (or a war against anyone expressing dissent), all the ruling classes have to do is make up an emotionally-loaded narrative with a halfway-believable official enemy and have their “authoritative media sources” repeat it, over and over and over, in a thousand different iterations, each repetition reifying the others, until the narrative becomes the axiomatic “truth,” which no respectable, normal person would ever even think of wanting to question. In fact, once an official narrative has become the axiomatic “truth,” it can be rather dangerous psychologically if these “respectable persons” are confronted with evidence that demonstrates that the official narrative (or, in other words, their “reality”) is based on … well, a load of horseshit, as by this time they’ve forgotten it is fiction, and thus genuinely believe the lies they’re telling.

If you’d like to see an example of this in action, take a few minutes and watch what happens to Luke Harding, author of the book Collusion, when he is interviewed by Aaron Mate. What you will witness is Harding melting down as his “collusion” narrative (i.e., the premise of his book) falls to pieces under Mate’s questioning, which remains collegial and calm throughout. Clearly, it had never occurred to Harding that anyone would question the “RussiaGate” narrative, and especially not someone else in “the business,” as mainstream journalists are trained to accept and parrot whatever the ruling classes tell them. When he finally realizes what is happening, (i.e., that his “reality” is melting away like your face in the mirror on a bad acid trip), he calls Mate a “collusion rejectionist,” and abruptly ends the interview.

This is just the kind of thing the corporatocracy wants to eliminate, or relegate to the margins of the Internet. They can’t have journalists like Aaron Mate running around punching holes in their narrative, or at least not where normal Americans can see it. It’s all fine and good to have folks like Hannity and Alex Jones jabbering about deep state conspiracies, as normal Americans don’t take them seriously, but rational journalists like Mate, if they’re not going to cooperate with the official narrative, well, then they need to be censored, or algorithmically deranked, or otherwise marginalized, and the sooner the better. Which is exactly what the corporatocracy is doing, and what they intend to continue doing until “unity,” “harmony,” and “trust” is restored.

And this is just the beginning, folks. If you want to get a glimpse of our dystopian future, read this recent piece in The Atlantic. It’s by Representative Will Hurd, of Texas, but it conveys the sentiments of the corporate ruling classes and their loyal servants in government, generally. I won’t spoil it for you, but here’s one quote:

“To address continued Russian disinformation campaigns, we need to develop a national counter-disinformation strategy. The strategy needs to span the entirety of government and civil society, to enable a coordinated effort to counter the threat that influence operations pose to our democracy. It should implement similar principles to those in the Department of Homeland Security’s Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, with a focus on truly understanding the threat and developing ways to shut it down.”

The emphasis is mine. The Orwellianism is Hurd’s. The message couldn’t possibly be clearer.

If you’ve enjoyed the Department of Homeland Security over the course of these last sixteen years, the constant low-level paranoia, the invasive searches, the body scans, the TSA agents groping your kids, the cops and soldiers standing around in public places in body armor with their assault rifles in the “sling-ready” position, the NSA listening in on your phone calls, and all the other features of The War on Terror … you’re going to love The War on Dissent.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

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  1. Randal says:

    were denounced as “traitors,” “terrorist sympathizers,” and “conspiracy theory nuts” for our efforts … and not just by the corporatocracy, also by regular Good Americans.

    Well it’s nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war. Some of us have been Milosevic apologists, Saddam stooges, Taliban tools, Putin sympathisers, Gaddafi lovers and Assad enablers, and all because we noticed that our own country has been almost continuously at war, but hasn’t fought a legitimate and honestly necessary and defensive war in the genuine national interest since the Falklands War, and objected to that situation.

    This is why, when it’s time to whip up popular support for a war of aggression (or a war against anyone expressing dissent), all the ruling classes have to do is make up an emotionally-loaded narrative with a halfway-believable official enemy and have their “authoritative media sources” repeat it, over and over and over, in a thousand different iterations, each repetition reifying the others, until the narrative becomes the axiomatic “truth,” which no respectable, normal person would ever even think of wanting to question. In fact, once an official narrative has become the axiomatic “truth,” it can be rather dangerous psychologically if these “respectable persons” are confronted with evidence that demonstrates that the official narrative (or, in other words, their “reality”) is based on … well, a load of horseshit, as by this time they’ve forgotten it is fiction, and thus genuinely believe the lies they’re telling

    But I somehow doubt that Hopkins even notices, or would object even if he did notice, that the methods he describes are exactly those used to impose anti-racist, immigrationist ideology upon the nations of the US sphere, in order to make the world more profitable for globalist business and politically safer for internationalist and socially radical leftist politicians.

    It’s ok, of course, when it suits his own personal agenda.

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    the left's plan to condition people to be unconditioned shows its profound inability to come to grips with human nature or propose a model of society that corresponds to human needs.
    , @Realist
    "Well it’s nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war."

    Or in the 1960's with Vietnam.
    , @Stu Piddy
    I think your criticism is harsh.
    , @Biff

    But I somehow doubt that Hopkins even notices, or would object even if he did notice, that the methods he describes are exactly those used to impose anti-racist, immigrationist ideology upon the nations of the US sphere, in order to make the world more profitable for globalist business and politically safer for internationalist and socially radical leftist politicians.
     
    It’s too bad Greece didn’t see it coming.
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    were denounced as “traitors,” “terrorist sympathizers,” and “conspiracy theory nuts” for our efforts … and not just by the corporatocracy, also by regular Good Americans.
     
    Well it's nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war. Some of us have been Milosevic apologists, Saddam stooges, Taliban tools, Putin sympathisers, Gaddafi lovers and Assad enablers, and all because we noticed that our own country has been almost continuously at war, but hasn't fought a legitimate and honestly necessary and defensive war in the genuine national interest since the Falklands War, and objected to that situation.

    This is why, when it’s time to whip up popular support for a war of aggression (or a war against anyone expressing dissent), all the ruling classes have to do is make up an emotionally-loaded narrative with a halfway-believable official enemy and have their “authoritative media sources” repeat it, over and over and over, in a thousand different iterations, each repetition reifying the others, until the narrative becomes the axiomatic “truth,” which no respectable, normal person would ever even think of wanting to question. In fact, once an official narrative has become the axiomatic “truth,” it can be rather dangerous psychologically if these “respectable persons” are confronted with evidence that demonstrates that the official narrative (or, in other words, their “reality”) is based on … well, a load of horseshit, as by this time they’ve forgotten it is fiction, and thus genuinely believe the lies they’re telling
     
    But I somehow doubt that Hopkins even notices, or would object even if he did notice, that the methods he describes are exactly those used to impose anti-racist, immigrationist ideology upon the nations of the US sphere, in order to make the world more profitable for globalist business and politically safer for internationalist and socially radical leftist politicians.

    It's ok, of course, when it suits his own personal agenda.

    the left’s plan to condition people to be unconditioned shows its profound inability to come to grips with human nature or propose a model of society that corresponds to human needs.

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  3. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Guess what, 13 Russians done it.

    What a complete joke. They chose the number 13 because it’s the ominous number, like Friday the 13th.

    And what did these 13 Russians do? They spread information in the US just like US propaganda machine spreads information and news all over. It’s the US that really messes with other nations, even invades and topples regimes. In Ukraine, US even aided Neo-Nazis to topple the democratically elected regime. So, what did they do? Run some ads on facebook? And speaking of sowing discord, it was Obama who fanned the flames of Ferguson and Baltimore riots. It was Obama and globalists who sided with Illegals than with Americans.

    The real story of 2016 election is that the MSM controlled by globalist cabal colluded with Hillary and Deep State to cheat Trump of his presidency. And this Mueller investigation and all the BS hype by the media are merely the continuation of this globalist deep state BS.

    So, after all this time, all Mueller could come up with is that ’13′ Russians ran some news stories in the US. So, THAT constitutes meddling? In that case, the US and esp Jewish influence should be indicted and prosecuted in every nation.

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  4. Wally says:

    Nothing better exemplifies this assault on freedom than the attacks on free speech concerning the absurd & impossible ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’, aka: the so called ‘Holocau$t’.

    ‘The impossible ‘holocaust’ storyline has become a religion that demands absolute obedience, or else. An obvious admission that the preposterous claims do not stand up to scientific, logical, & rational scrutiny.
    Below is where free speech on the impossible ‘holocaust’ storyline is illegal, violators go to prison for Thought Crimes. Get ready US, you’re next.

    https://forum.codoh.com/download/file.php?id=1858

    The ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here: http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here: http://forum.codoh.com

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    Ever heard of commenting about the article?
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  5. Jason Liu says:

    I’m politically confrontational, and I’ve actually had a loser accuse me of being a Russian propagandist in real life. Like, where they can clearly see I’m not Russian or white.

    Some of these people are so deluded they think no one could genuinely disagree with their “western values” without being a paid agent. They are in for a big surprise.

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    The Russian strong armed a Korean short track skater to switch sides before the Sochi Olympics/.

    Therefore, you could be an Asian, white supremacist, racist, nationalist, anti-Semitic, Russian stooge - and sexist homophobe to boot.

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  6. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/russians-indicted-in-special-counsel-robert-muellers-probe.html

    ROTFL. Russians used ‘information warfare’. In other words, some Russian trolls used the internet.

    Saker and Karlin, you spies!!!

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  7. It indeed seems to be the same in the whole west, the self nominated international community.
    In all EU member states anti EU political parties gain more and more votes, the ruling ‘elite’ does anything to demonise them.
    On top of that the Dutch referendum law will disappear, any time a referendum was organised the majority voted against a government decision, the last time against the Ukraine association treaty with EU.
    March 21 there will be the last referendum, about giving our secret service the legal means to spy legally in fact on anyone.
    I’m pretty sure we will vote against the law, the government already announced that they will disregard the vote against.
    This is what is called democracy in the west.
    Yet democracy does function, the anti EU parties get more and more votes.

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  8. Miro23 says:

    No doubt that the US is in trouble. It now has an Inner Party elite separated from the general public, and protected by various branches of its Securitate.

    Securitate:

    In the 1980s, the Securitate launched a massive campaign to stamp out dissent in Romania, manipulating the country’s population with vicious rumors (such as supposed contacts with Western intelligence agencies), machinations, frame-ups, public denunciations, encouraging conflict between segments of the population, public humiliation of dissidents, toughened censorship and the repression of even the smallest gestures of independence by intellectuals. ….. Assassinations were also used to silence dissent.

    And how it ended:

    As anti-government protesters demonstrated in Timișoara in December 1989, he (Ceaușescu) perceived the demonstrations as a political threat and ordered military forces to open fire on 17 December, causing many deaths and injuries. The revelation that Ceaușescu was responsible resulted in a massive spread of rioting and civil unrest across the country. The demonstrations, which reached Bucharest, became known as the Romanian Revolution—the only violent upheaval of a communist government in the turn of the Revolutions of 1989. Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, fled the capital in a helicopter, but were captured by the armed forces after the armed forces changed sides. On 25 December, after being tried and convicted of economic sabotage and genocide, they were immediately executed by firing squad.

    Wikipedia: “Securitate” & “Nicolae Ceausescu”

    If Americans want to finish with their dictatorship, they need to get involved in public anti-government demonstrations that force the deep state out into the open.

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  9. Realist says:
    @Randal

    were denounced as “traitors,” “terrorist sympathizers,” and “conspiracy theory nuts” for our efforts … and not just by the corporatocracy, also by regular Good Americans.
     
    Well it's nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war. Some of us have been Milosevic apologists, Saddam stooges, Taliban tools, Putin sympathisers, Gaddafi lovers and Assad enablers, and all because we noticed that our own country has been almost continuously at war, but hasn't fought a legitimate and honestly necessary and defensive war in the genuine national interest since the Falklands War, and objected to that situation.

    This is why, when it’s time to whip up popular support for a war of aggression (or a war against anyone expressing dissent), all the ruling classes have to do is make up an emotionally-loaded narrative with a halfway-believable official enemy and have their “authoritative media sources” repeat it, over and over and over, in a thousand different iterations, each repetition reifying the others, until the narrative becomes the axiomatic “truth,” which no respectable, normal person would ever even think of wanting to question. In fact, once an official narrative has become the axiomatic “truth,” it can be rather dangerous psychologically if these “respectable persons” are confronted with evidence that demonstrates that the official narrative (or, in other words, their “reality”) is based on … well, a load of horseshit, as by this time they’ve forgotten it is fiction, and thus genuinely believe the lies they’re telling
     
    But I somehow doubt that Hopkins even notices, or would object even if he did notice, that the methods he describes are exactly those used to impose anti-racist, immigrationist ideology upon the nations of the US sphere, in order to make the world more profitable for globalist business and politically safer for internationalist and socially radical leftist politicians.

    It's ok, of course, when it suits his own personal agenda.

    “Well it’s nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war.”

    Or in the 1960′s with Vietnam.

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    It goes a lot farther back than Vietnam and the 1960s. Our Elites lied us into preparing to fight WW2, and earlier they propagandized us into fighting WW1 so could save the British Empire.

    Yank WASP Elite propaganda led us to fight Spain in Cuba and the Philippines, and before that propagandized to nearly exterminate and then corral in reservations the Plains Indians, which propaganda went hand in hand with the war to 'save the Union,' which in retrospect became 'the war to free the Numinous Negroes' and required Reconstruction.

    Dissent from what the Yank WASP Elites want is not allowed. Keep opposing them, and they will set out to slaughter you and impoverish your kith and kin for generations.
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  10. If you’d like to see an example of this in action, take a few minutes and watch what happens to Luke Harding, author of the book Collusion, when he is interviewed by Aaron Mate. What you will witness is Harding melting down as his “collusion” narrative (i.e., the premise of his book) falls to pieces under Mate’s questioning, which remains collegial and calm throughout. Clearly, it had never occurred to Harding that anyone would question the “RussiaGate” narrative, and especially not someone else in “the business,” as mainstream journalists are trained to accept and parrot whatever the ruling classes tell them. When he finally realizes what is happening, (i.e., that his “reality” is melting away like your face in the mirror on a bad acid trip), he calls Mate a “collusion rejectionist,” and abruptly ends the interview.

    Well then, Mr C.J., why does Aaron Mate and The Real News allow Marcy Wheeler to do what Harding was too stupid to do effectively; make repeated, ongoing case for collusion? (noting Wheeler prefers the stronger term ‘conspiracy’) Watch or read transcripts:

    August:

    http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19713:Does-Mueller%27s-Russia-Probe-Threaten-Trump%3F

    October:

    http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20331:After-Indictments%2C-Where-is-Russiagate-Headed%3F

    December:

    http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20699:Partisan-Clash-over-Trump-Russia-Probe-Gets-Messier

    January:

    http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20887:In-Fusion-GPS-Testimony%2C-More-Questions-Than-Answers

    The ‘real news’ here is, Aaron Mate allows Wheeler to provide repeated cover for the ‘Russians did it’ narrative despite just a little bit of digging shows Wheeler is not only providing Mueller and minions undeserved cover, it appears Wheeler knows she’s lying and more, it looks as though Wheeler were falsifying information herself, when providing that cover:

    https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/01/31/the-wheel-is-indeed-empty/

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  11. Apart from the fact that its storyline is simplistic and childish to the point of absurdity, it has only been roughly sixteen years since the corporatocracy introduced the beta version of this same official narrative, to which millions of Americans obediently conformed … which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands, the destabilization of the entire Middle East, and the transformation of most Western societies into militarized surveillance states.

    You mean the official, MSM fairy-tale version of 9/11?

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it

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  12. Ger says:

    From the beginning, the US (the state) has sought to limit information about their dirty deeds. The Obama admin used obscure laws from the civil war era to imprison journalists claiming the state was protecting ‘state secrets’. Actually, the state was burying the truth….because the truth leads to dissent! One that does not accept the official state version of propaganda is an enemy of the state. The official version: As it was said of CIA operative Casey, we will not have done our job until all you believe is what WE tell you.

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    The official version: As it was said of CIA operative Casey, we will not have done our job until all you believe is what WE tell you.
     
    well almost 1 century now since that first propaganda book. it has been perfected. the last hurdle was crossed in the 80s and 90s.

    internet was a wrench, but social media made everything super, super easy.

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  13. Yes, the idiocy of hearing from ruling class front-men and their hacks is that “our democracy” — pure and wonderful under Obama — has been ruined by Trump colluding with Putin, ludicrous on the face of it. Our pristine democracy has long been a corrupt, conceealed oligarchy. The Clintons, the Bushes and Obama took turns for decades lying to us and gutting out what was left of our institutions. They still can’t believe that Trump outmaneuvered them.

    See: http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2017/12/our-democracy-what-is-it-really.html

    and

    http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2018/01/is-america-democracy-its-enemies-think.html

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  14. The game plan of the Zionists war on dissent is found in THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION and is going on in every facet of American life, divide and conquer, and destroy the family and fight perpetual wars , all for the Zionist goal of a NWO and a ONE WORLD ZIONIST GOV.

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  15. {YAWN] OK, here this playwright is again, cluing the world in on what is common knowledge these days. Hey, CJ, just because all of this is a big revelation to you that doesn’t mean that you’re breaking some big news here.

    So, you woke up, at least partially. Congratulations.

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    Give him credit. As propaganda efforts go, in terms of gaining eyeballs, this one wasn't half bad. Americans should be getting used to being treated like kindergarteners. All the important ideas are repeated - made fun of - but repeated.

    "You don't have to be a rocket scientist..." Actually you do, but propaganda isn't all powerful. The hard part is to recognize the dystopian present ignored by the propagandists too busy stealing the remnants of critical thinking.

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  16. Jake says:

    For those who may have missed Part 1 of this essay (which is linked above), here are a couple of key quotes:

    “Thus, our new official narrative is actually just a minor variation on the original War on Terror narrative we’ve been indoctrinated with since 2001. A minor yet essential variation. From 2001 to 2016, the constant “terrorist threat” we were facing was strictly limited to Islamic terrorism, which made sense as long as the corporatocracy was focused on restructuring the Middle East. White supremacist terrorism was not part of the narrative, nor was any other form of terrorism, as that would have just confused the audience.”

    “The corporatocracy wasted no time in dealing with this new insurgency. They demonized and hamstrung Trump, as they’ll continue to do until he’s well out of office. But Trump was never the significant threat. The significant threat is the people who elected him, and who voted for Brexit, and the AfD, and Sanders, and Mélenchon, and Corbyn, and who just stayed home on election day and refused to vote for Hillary Clinton. The threat is the attitude of these people. The insubordinate attitude of these people. The childish attitude of these people (who naively thought they could challenge the most powerful empire in the annals of human history … one that controls, not just the most fearsome military force that has ever existed, but the means to control “reality” itself).”

    Our Big Brother begins with corporations that have grown up into Globalists while allying with, and steering, allegedly representative governments. The alliance has brought together the Military-Industrial Complex with the Big Government Welfare/Diversity is sacred folks.

    A whole lot of people who identify as ‘conservative’ refuse to see the first part of that, while a lot of people who identify as ‘liberal’ refuse to see the latter part.

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  17. Putin is now openly interfering in the Italian election in favour of the Lega Nord. Thus, the “nice Mr Putin doesn’t interfere in other countries’ elections” argument no longer holds water. The only unanswered question is to what extent, if any, Trump, or anyone connected with him, colluded with the Russians.

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    Frankly why anyone would buy into either advance is peculiar. In view of events since 9/11, the previous election --- one should view anything coming out of the DC media establishment with a healthy dose of skepticism as filter and once filtered, sifted and filtered again.
    , @Alden
    Why would Putin care about the Italian election to the point of supporting the Lega Nord? And exactly how is he supporting the Lega Nord?

    Specifics please.
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    Putin is now openly interfering in the Italian election in favour of the Lega Nord. Thus, the "nice Mr Putin doesn't interfere in other countries' elections" argument no longer holds water. The only unanswered question is to what extent, if any, Trump, or anyone connected with him, colluded with the Russians.

    Frankly why anyone would buy into either advance is peculiar. In view of events since 9/11, the previous election — one should view anything coming out of the DC media establishment with a healthy dose of skepticism as filter and once filtered, sifted and filtered again.

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  19. “To address continued Russian disinformation campaigns, we need to develop a national counter-disinformation strategy.”

    BTW Will Hurd was the first black Republican elected to Congress from Texas.

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    I wondered why The Atlantic published something by a Congress critter from the flyover redneck White trash KKK
    neo Nazi gunloving eeevil flyover state of Texas.

    So Hurd is black. Now I know why The Atlantic published this article with his name as author. Wonder who actually wrote it? Probably the same person who writes Nehi soda’s garbage.
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  20. Jake says:
    @Jason Liu
    I'm politically confrontational, and I've actually had a loser accuse me of being a Russian propagandist in real life. Like, where they can clearly see I'm not Russian or white.

    Some of these people are so deluded they think no one could genuinely disagree with their "western values" without being a paid agent. They are in for a big surprise.

    The Russian strong armed a Korean short track skater to switch sides before the Sochi Olympics/.

    Therefore, you could be an Asian, white supremacist, racist, nationalist, anti-Semitic, Russian stooge – and sexist homophobe to boot.

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  21. Svigor says:

    It’s totally not Orwellian at all:

    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”

    *Muslim diversity murders dozens*

    “Unity Is Our Strength!”
    “This Divisiveness Must End!”
    “Unity Is Our Strength!”
    “This Divisiveness Must End!”
    “Unity Is Our Strength!”
    “This Divisiveness Must End!”

    *Hubbub dies down*

    “Diversity is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    “Diversity Is Our Strength!”
    Ad infinitum

    Hotwiring this clunker so we can drive it over a cliff:

    “Diversity is Divisive.”

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  22. Svigor says:

    That said, a war on dissent that calls it divisiveness is *perfect* for a budding totalitarian regime that calls divisiveness strength on one hand, and unity on the other.

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  23. The transparently duplicitous Luke Harding is a clear indication of the state of rot that has overcome The Guardian.

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    You might be interested to know that there's now a whole website devoted to, among other things, tracking the lies of The Guardian: https://off-guardian.org/category/guardian-watch/

    They even do a regular column on readers' CIF comments censored by The Graun: https://off-guardian.org/category/censored-on-cif/

    They have other good content as well.

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  24. Jake says:
    @Realist
    "Well it’s nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war."

    Or in the 1960's with Vietnam.

    It goes a lot farther back than Vietnam and the 1960s. Our Elites lied us into preparing to fight WW2, and earlier they propagandized us into fighting WW1 so could save the British Empire.

    Yank WASP Elite propaganda led us to fight Spain in Cuba and the Philippines, and before that propagandized to nearly exterminate and then corral in reservations the Plains Indians, which propaganda went hand in hand with the war to ‘save the Union,’ which in retrospect became ‘the war to free the Numinous Negroes’ and required Reconstruction.

    Dissent from what the Yank WASP Elites want is not allowed. Keep opposing them, and they will set out to slaughter you and impoverish your kith and kin for generations.

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    Yes, the elites have been sending proles off to make them wealthy for centuries.
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  25. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Twodees Partain
    {YAWN] OK, here this playwright is again, cluing the world in on what is common knowledge these days. Hey, CJ, just because all of this is a big revelation to you that doesn't mean that you're breaking some big news here.

    So, you woke up, at least partially. Congratulations.

    Give him credit. As propaganda efforts go, in terms of gaining eyeballs, this one wasn’t half bad. Americans should be getting used to being treated like kindergarteners. All the important ideas are repeated – made fun of – but repeated.

    “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist…” Actually you do, but propaganda isn’t all powerful. The hard part is to recognize the dystopian present ignored by the propagandists too busy stealing the remnants of critical thinking.

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  26. Svigor says:

    Big Media goes into torpor because 8 years of 1st Negro Democrat PotUS, who incidentally has 0 experience governing so much as a lemonade stand:

    “Nothing to report!”

    Big Media shits its pants because white guy they don’t like upsets their anointed dog of a candidate:

    “America is shitting its pants!”

    Mediocracy: n. Rule by Big Media.

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  27. edNels says:

    Really good article about what is right there now stupefyingly obvious, if you got a brain. Oh bye the way, “It’s a terrible thing to waste” don’t ya know? DQ quote / ”Especially if ya never had one…”.

    (However, it lends to the point of why Eugenics is in full flower, in REVERSE! world wide to out breed the small minority of sentients, to a point, where they will be drowned in a bathtub, or in their own tears!) Look at a Bell Curve for a moment, and reflect, how many are there above 100? how many are above 120? 135? At what ”IQ” level lies, or what is the seemingly rare ability to question ones way out of a matrix paper bag of propaganda and the established program of

    World wide entropy, (cross that out) retro/down breeding to rid humans of the gene, then only the ”elite” enough brains to put together to go on dominating, like they do, using the same time tested crap, they can’t let in competition, that’s a bad word.

    Up breeding might be possible, maybe with gods help, maybe that might be a part of it.

    But to the article’s theme as I deduce it: the problem is that, the natural tendency to be just a bunch of sheep, makes it go, to break out for the humans will be hard to do as the;y are captured by this thing, a parasite contingent like the Morlocks now has technology of total awareness etc. Freedom seems anachronistic, for the multitudes, and how many slaves do you need on the ”Forbidden Planet”?

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  28. edNels says:

    Well it’s nice to see an American straighten out another gaddamned English Fop.

    If you’d like to see an example of this in action, take a few minutes and watch what happens to Luke Harding, author of the book Collusion, when he is interviewed by Aaron Mate.

    didn’t we break from those pathetic screwballs in 1776? That affected little twerp, good on that AAron guy!

    Ok, there’s up East Wasps, Zio’s, Zioanglo’s, but them Englishs. what out for them, they are a tribe to (well they take the best from the rest, language, resources, what all.)

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  29. It’s to the point now that I view close, educated  American friends as somewhat mindless because when questioned on sources for their information and opinions, MSM is most often quoted as primal. These are good, sound folks struggling to understand the world but rendered unable to think by the system. We have been carefully taught the elite voice of MSM is the sole source of truth in our time and all other is suspect.

    https://robertmagill.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/now-as-then-glitter-astounds-the-primitive-soul/

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  30. Stu Piddy says:
    @Randal

    were denounced as “traitors,” “terrorist sympathizers,” and “conspiracy theory nuts” for our efforts … and not just by the corporatocracy, also by regular Good Americans.
     
    Well it's nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war. Some of us have been Milosevic apologists, Saddam stooges, Taliban tools, Putin sympathisers, Gaddafi lovers and Assad enablers, and all because we noticed that our own country has been almost continuously at war, but hasn't fought a legitimate and honestly necessary and defensive war in the genuine national interest since the Falklands War, and objected to that situation.

    This is why, when it’s time to whip up popular support for a war of aggression (or a war against anyone expressing dissent), all the ruling classes have to do is make up an emotionally-loaded narrative with a halfway-believable official enemy and have their “authoritative media sources” repeat it, over and over and over, in a thousand different iterations, each repetition reifying the others, until the narrative becomes the axiomatic “truth,” which no respectable, normal person would ever even think of wanting to question. In fact, once an official narrative has become the axiomatic “truth,” it can be rather dangerous psychologically if these “respectable persons” are confronted with evidence that demonstrates that the official narrative (or, in other words, their “reality”) is based on … well, a load of horseshit, as by this time they’ve forgotten it is fiction, and thus genuinely believe the lies they’re telling
     
    But I somehow doubt that Hopkins even notices, or would object even if he did notice, that the methods he describes are exactly those used to impose anti-racist, immigrationist ideology upon the nations of the US sphere, in order to make the world more profitable for globalist business and politically safer for internationalist and socially radical leftist politicians.

    It's ok, of course, when it suits his own personal agenda.

    I think your criticism is harsh.

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  31. Stu Piddy says:

    I think the article is one of the best I have read. It’s nice to know somebody sees things as I might see them. The Russia baiting is hysterical. I’m the only person I know among leftist friends who agrees with the basic ideas presented here.

    In my opinion, the so called left has left. The leftist worm has left it’s cocoon In it’s place is an ugly butterfly that supports the CIA and FBI. You should do a little research on this maniac Comey. Long ago after 911 he displayed his racist roots. These people are ultra right wingers, religious nuts.

    We would be lucky to have someone as reasonable as Putin to run this nation. Instead we have a bleary eyed buffoon backed up by a “end of days” religious fanatic in Pence, backed up by horrific others of all stripes, but they don’t really run it, but they represent those who do.

    This isn’t going to end well.

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    I second that. C. J. Hopkins can actually write unlike. And when possible he shows great sense of humor and talent for satire.
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  32. Alden says:
    @Wally
    Nothing better exemplifies this assault on freedom than the attacks on free speech concerning the absurd & impossible '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers', aka: the so called 'Holocau$t'.

    'The impossible 'holocaust' storyline has become a religion that demands absolute obedience, or else. An obvious admission that the preposterous claims do not stand up to scientific, logical, & rational scrutiny.
    Below is where free speech on the impossible 'holocaust' storyline is illegal, violators go to prison for Thought Crimes. Get ready US, you're next.
    https://forum.codoh.com/download/file.php?id=1858

    The '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers' are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the 'holocaust' scam debunked here: http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here: http://forum.codoh.com

    Ever heard of commenting about the article?

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    I did.
    I remind you article title starts with "The War on Dissent ...."

    Concerning "dissent". I said:

    "Nothing better exemplifies this assault on freedom than the attacks on free speech concerning the absurd & impossible '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers', aka: the so called 'Holocau$t'."

    IOW, the best example of "The War on Dissent" is the persecution of those that engage in free speech about the fake 'holocaust'. There you go, I explained it to you.
    recommended:

    'The Day Amazon Murdered History
    By Germar Rudolf
    https://codoh.com/library/document/5330/?lang=en
    and:

    Dolores Umbridge Visits the US
    By David Merlin
    https://codoh.com/library/document/5343/?lang=en
    The most determined assault on Internet freedom of speech in the English-speaking world is underway in the UK, led by Prime Minister Theresa May and her Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

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  33. Alden says:
    @Michael Kenny
    Putin is now openly interfering in the Italian election in favour of the Lega Nord. Thus, the "nice Mr Putin doesn't interfere in other countries' elections" argument no longer holds water. The only unanswered question is to what extent, if any, Trump, or anyone connected with him, colluded with the Russians.

    Why would Putin care about the Italian election to the point of supporting the Lega Nord? And exactly how is he supporting the Lega Nord?

    Specifics please.

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    Putin obviously is inferring in every election in any country the US might care to dominate. It is wrong, unforgivably wrong, for Putin ever to have been seen as disagreeable by Neocons, which forced them to hate him and Russia.

    If Democrats fail to win control of the House or Senate in 2018, that will be because of the evil manipulations of Putin. If Neocons do not take 100% control of the Republican Party and 100% control of Democrat party foreign policy, and 100% control of all media in the US, then the evil Putin is the villain who prevented that great glory for the good in mankind.
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  34. Alden says:
    @Sigurd Snake-in-the-Pants
    “To address continued Russian disinformation campaigns, we need to develop a national counter-disinformation strategy."

    BTW Will Hurd was the first black Republican elected to Congress from Texas.

    I wondered why The Atlantic published something by a Congress critter from the flyover redneck White trash KKK
    neo Nazi gunloving eeevil flyover state of Texas.

    So Hurd is black. Now I know why The Atlantic published this article with his name as author. Wonder who actually wrote it? Probably the same person who writes Nehi soda’s garbage.

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    There is always a reason that fits with PC/Cultural Marxism.

    Why did the entire entertainment industry keep pushing no talent Ellen DeGeneres for a couple of decades?

    They intended her to be the great lesbian comic.
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  35. Art says:

    “To address continued Russian disinformation campaigns, we need to develop a national counter-disinformation strategy. The strategy needs to span the entirety of government and civil society, to enable a coordinated effort to counter the threat that influence operations pose to our democracy.”

    Replace “Russian” with any other name – and what happens? This is truly dangerous – it is an open invitation to 1984.

    Any decent in America about its government could be considered and attacked as treasonous.

    Free speech will be dead.

    Think Peace — Art

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  36. Wally says:
    @Alden
    Ever heard of commenting about the article?

    I did.
    I remind you article title starts with “The War on Dissent ….”

    Concerning “dissent”. I said:

    Nothing better exemplifies this assault on freedom than the attacks on free speech concerning the absurd & impossible ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’, aka: the so called ‘Holocau$t’.

    IOW, the best example of “The War on Dissent” is the persecution of those that engage in free speech about the fake ‘holocaust’. There you go, I explained it to you.
    recommended:

    ‘The Day Amazon Murdered History
    By Germar Rudolf

    https://codoh.com/library/document/5330/?lang=en

    and:

    Dolores Umbridge Visits the US
    By David Merlin

    https://codoh.com/library/document/5343/?lang=en

    The most determined assault on Internet freedom of speech in the English-speaking world is underway in the UK, led by Prime Minister Theresa May and her Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

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    America defeats the Brits again.. Americans are governed by the USA; its entire 527 slave drivers are more determined to destroy free speech than PM May and HS Rudd.. the war on the truth is being conducted by NATO connected governments and their inter connected intelligence agencies by land, sea, air, or internet.
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  37. utu says:
    @Stu Piddy
    I think the article is one of the best I have read. It's nice to know somebody sees things as I might see them. The Russia baiting is hysterical. I'm the only person I know among leftist friends who agrees with the basic ideas presented here.

    In my opinion, the so called left has left. The leftist worm has left it's cocoon In it's place is an ugly butterfly that supports the CIA and FBI. You should do a little research on this maniac Comey. Long ago after 911 he displayed his racist roots. These people are ultra right wingers, religious nuts.

    We would be lucky to have someone as reasonable as Putin to run this nation. Instead we have a bleary eyed buffoon backed up by a "end of days" religious fanatic in Pence, backed up by horrific others of all stripes, but they don't really run it, but they represent those who do.

    This isn't going to end well.

    I second that. C. J. Hopkins can actually write unlike. And when possible he shows great sense of humor and talent for satire.

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  38. Realist says:
    @Jake
    It goes a lot farther back than Vietnam and the 1960s. Our Elites lied us into preparing to fight WW2, and earlier they propagandized us into fighting WW1 so could save the British Empire.

    Yank WASP Elite propaganda led us to fight Spain in Cuba and the Philippines, and before that propagandized to nearly exterminate and then corral in reservations the Plains Indians, which propaganda went hand in hand with the war to 'save the Union,' which in retrospect became 'the war to free the Numinous Negroes' and required Reconstruction.

    Dissent from what the Yank WASP Elites want is not allowed. Keep opposing them, and they will set out to slaughter you and impoverish your kith and kin for generations.

    Yes, the elites have been sending proles off to make them wealthy for centuries.

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  39. Jake says:
    @Alden
    Why would Putin care about the Italian election to the point of supporting the Lega Nord? And exactly how is he supporting the Lega Nord?

    Specifics please.

    Putin obviously is inferring in every election in any country the US might care to dominate. It is wrong, unforgivably wrong, for Putin ever to have been seen as disagreeable by Neocons, which forced them to hate him and Russia.

    If Democrats fail to win control of the House or Senate in 2018, that will be because of the evil manipulations of Putin. If Neocons do not take 100% control of the Republican Party and 100% control of Democrat party foreign policy, and 100% control of all media in the US, then the evil Putin is the villain who prevented that great glory for the good in mankind.

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  40. Jake says:
    @Alden
    I wondered why The Atlantic published something by a Congress critter from the flyover redneck White trash KKK
    neo Nazi gunloving eeevil flyover state of Texas.

    So Hurd is black. Now I know why The Atlantic published this article with his name as author. Wonder who actually wrote it? Probably the same person who writes Nehi soda’s garbage.

    There is always a reason that fits with PC/Cultural Marxism.

    Why did the entire entertainment industry keep pushing no talent Ellen DeGeneres for a couple of decades?

    They intended her to be the great lesbian comic.

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  41. @Ger
    From the beginning, the US (the state) has sought to limit information about their dirty deeds. The Obama admin used obscure laws from the civil war era to imprison journalists claiming the state was protecting 'state secrets'. Actually, the state was burying the truth....because the truth leads to dissent! One that does not accept the official state version of propaganda is an enemy of the state. The official version: As it was said of CIA operative Casey, we will not have done our job until all you believe is what WE tell you.

    The official version: As it was said of CIA operative Casey, we will not have done our job until all you believe is what WE tell you.

    well almost 1 century now since that first propaganda book. it has been perfected. the last hurdle was crossed in the 80s and 90s.

    internet was a wrench, but social media made everything super, super easy.

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  42. The traditional ruse of this CIA police state is to make Democrats blame Republicans and Republicans blame Democrats for CIA repression and predation. Nobody’s falling for it anymore. Everybody hates this government – right and left, they hate it. So CIA tries something new: it’s actually Russia screwing you, pissing on your rights, taking your freedoms. That’s not working either, except for the first-quintile IQ party dupes. The whole world knows who’s ruining America. They couldn’t care less about CIA’s synthetic party factions. It’s the state, CIA’s fake democracy, that turned the US into a backward shithole that fails to meet the minimal standards of the civilized world:

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Indicators/Pages/HRIndicatorsIndex.aspx

    The CIA command structure are hostes humani generis, enemies of all humanity. Enemy of the Russian people, enemy of the American people, enemy of everyone on earth. It’s like JFK said, before CIA killed him: into a thousand pieces, to the four winds.

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  43. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Good article

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  44. utu says:

    Anti-Russian rhetoric and propaganda works and trickles down:

    US hockey coach Tony Granato was so ‘furious’ over Olympic loss he refused to shake hands with Russian coach

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5404551/US-hockey-coach-refused-shake-hands-Russian-coach.html#ixzz57QwGERj7

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  45. Biff says:
    @Randal

    were denounced as “traitors,” “terrorist sympathizers,” and “conspiracy theory nuts” for our efforts … and not just by the corporatocracy, also by regular Good Americans.
     
    Well it's nice to have you post-2001 johnny-come-latelies on board, but some of us noticed the systematic pro-war lying and manipulation back in the 1990s when it was used to get up the Kosovo war. Some of us have been Milosevic apologists, Saddam stooges, Taliban tools, Putin sympathisers, Gaddafi lovers and Assad enablers, and all because we noticed that our own country has been almost continuously at war, but hasn't fought a legitimate and honestly necessary and defensive war in the genuine national interest since the Falklands War, and objected to that situation.

    This is why, when it’s time to whip up popular support for a war of aggression (or a war against anyone expressing dissent), all the ruling classes have to do is make up an emotionally-loaded narrative with a halfway-believable official enemy and have their “authoritative media sources” repeat it, over and over and over, in a thousand different iterations, each repetition reifying the others, until the narrative becomes the axiomatic “truth,” which no respectable, normal person would ever even think of wanting to question. In fact, once an official narrative has become the axiomatic “truth,” it can be rather dangerous psychologically if these “respectable persons” are confronted with evidence that demonstrates that the official narrative (or, in other words, their “reality”) is based on … well, a load of horseshit, as by this time they’ve forgotten it is fiction, and thus genuinely believe the lies they’re telling
     
    But I somehow doubt that Hopkins even notices, or would object even if he did notice, that the methods he describes are exactly those used to impose anti-racist, immigrationist ideology upon the nations of the US sphere, in order to make the world more profitable for globalist business and politically safer for internationalist and socially radical leftist politicians.

    It's ok, of course, when it suits his own personal agenda.

    But I somehow doubt that Hopkins even notices, or would object even if he did notice, that the methods he describes are exactly those used to impose anti-racist, immigrationist ideology upon the nations of the US sphere, in order to make the world more profitable for globalist business and politically safer for internationalist and socially radical leftist politicians.

    It’s too bad Greece didn’t see it coming.

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  46. Ace says:

    Fox News is positively like Pavlov’s dogs on the Russia phobia. Trish Regan swallows it HL&S and Jack Keane is on speed dial for Fox to sound the alarm. Don’t expect to see Prof. Stephen Cohen on Fox anytime soon. Thankfully, Ralph “Putin’s a thug. He’s a racist” Peters appears to have embarrassed even Fox.

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  47. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Wally
    I did.
    I remind you article title starts with "The War on Dissent ...."

    Concerning "dissent". I said:

    "Nothing better exemplifies this assault on freedom than the attacks on free speech concerning the absurd & impossible '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers', aka: the so called 'Holocau$t'."

    IOW, the best example of "The War on Dissent" is the persecution of those that engage in free speech about the fake 'holocaust'. There you go, I explained it to you.
    recommended:

    'The Day Amazon Murdered History
    By Germar Rudolf
    https://codoh.com/library/document/5330/?lang=en
    and:

    Dolores Umbridge Visits the US
    By David Merlin
    https://codoh.com/library/document/5343/?lang=en
    The most determined assault on Internet freedom of speech in the English-speaking world is underway in the UK, led by Prime Minister Theresa May and her Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

    America defeats the Brits again.. Americans are governed by the USA; its entire 527 slave drivers are more determined to destroy free speech than PM May and HS Rudd.. the war on the truth is being conducted by NATO connected governments and their inter connected intelligence agencies by land, sea, air, or internet.

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  48. @Tony Vodvarka
    The transparently duplicitous Luke Harding is a clear indication of the state of rot that has overcome The Guardian.

    You might be interested to know that there’s now a whole website devoted to, among other things, tracking the lies of The Guardian: https://off-guardian.org/category/guardian-watch/

    They even do a regular column on readers’ CIF comments censored by The Graun: https://off-guardian.org/category/censored-on-cif/

    They have other good content as well.

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