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Back in January 2018, I wrote this piece about The War on Dissent, which, in case you haven’t noticed, is going gangbusters. As predicted, the global capitalist ruling classes have been using every weapon in their arsenal to marginalize, stigmatize, delegitimize, and otherwise eliminate any and all forms of dissent from neoliberal ideology, and in particular from their new official narrative … “Democracy versus The Putin-Nazis.”

For over two years, the corporate media have been pounding out an endless series of variations on this major theme, namely, that “democracy is under attack” by a conspiracy of Russians and neo-Nazis that magically materialized out of the ether during the Summer of 2016. The intelligence agencies, political elites, academia, celebrities, social media personalities, and other organs of the culture industry have been systematically reifying this official narrative through constant repetition. The Western masses have been inundated with innumerable articles, editorials, television news and talk show segments, books, social media posts, and various other forms of messaging whipping up hysteria over “Russians” and “fascists.” At this point, it is no longer just propaganda. It has become the new “truth.” It has become “reality.”

Becoming “reality” is, of course, the ultimate goal of every ideology. An ideology is just a system of ideas, and is thus fair game for critique and dissent. “Reality” is not fair game for dissent. It is not up for debate or challenge, not by “serious,” “legitimate” people. “Reality” is simply “the way it is.” It is axiomatic. It is apothegmatic. It’s not a belief or an interpretation. It is not subject to change or revision. It is the immortal, immutable Word of God … or whatever deity or deity-like concept the ruling classes and the masses they rule accept as the Final Arbiter of Truth. In our case, this would be Science, or Reason, rather than some supernatural being, but in terms of ideology there isn’t much difference. Every system of belief, regardless of its nature, ultimately depends on political power and power relations to enforce its beliefs, which is to say, to make them “real.”

OK, whenever I write about “reality” and “truth,” I get a few rather angry responses from folks who appear to think I’m denying the existence of objective reality. I’m not … for example, this chair I’m sitting on is absolutely part of objective reality, a physical object that actually exists. The screen you’re probably reading these words on is also part of objective reality. I am not saying there is no reality. What I’m saying is, “reality” is a concept, a concept invented and developed by people … a concept that serves a variety of purposes, some philosophical, some political. It’s the political purposes I’m interested in.

Think of “reality” as an ideological tool … a tool in the hands of those with the power to designate what is “real” and what isn’t. Doctors, teachers, politicians, police, scientists, priests, pundits, experts, parents — these are the enforcers of “reality.” The powerless do not get to decide what is “real.” Ask someone suffering from schizophrenia. Or … I’m sorry, is it bipolar disorder? Or oppositional defiant disorder? I can’t keep all these new disorders psychiatrists keep “discovering” straight.

Or ask a Palestinian living in Gaza. Or the mother of a Black kid the cops shot for no reason. Ask Julian Assange. Ask the families of all those “enemy combatants” Obama droned. Ask the “conspiracy theorists” on Twitter digitally screaming at anyone who will listen about what is and isn’t “the truth.” Each of them will give you their version of “reality,” and you and I may agree with some of them, and some of their beliefs may be supported with facts, but that will not make what they believe “reality.”

Power is what makes “reality” “reality.” Not facts. Not evidence. Not knowledge. Power.

Those in power, or aligned with those in power, or parroting the narratives of those in power, understand this (whether consciously or not). Those without power mostly do not, and thus we continue to “speak truth to power,” as if those in power gave a shit. They don’t. The powerful are not arguing with us. They are not attempting to win a debate about what is and isn’t “true,” or what did or didn’t “really” happen. They are declaring what did or didn’t happen. They are telling us what is and is not “reality,” and demonstrating what happens to those who disagree.

The “Democracy versus The Putin-Nazis” narrative is our new “reality,” whether we like it or not. It does not matter one iota that there is zero evidence to support this narrative, other than the claims of intelligence agencies, politicians, the corporate media, and other servants of the ruling classes. The Russians are “attacking democracy” because the ruling classes tell us they are. “Fascism is on the march again” because the ruling classes say it is. Anyone who disagrees is a “Putin-sympathizer,” a “Putin-apologist,” or “linked to Russia,” or “favored by Russia,” or an “anti-Semite,” or a “fascist apologist.”

Question the official narrative about the Gratuitously Baby Gassing Monster of Syria and you’re an Assad apologist, a Russian bot network, or a plagiarizing Red-Brown infiltrator. Criticize the corporate media for disseminating cheap McCarthyite smears, and you’re a Tulsi-stanning Hindu Nazi-apologist. God help you if you should appear on FOX, in which case you are a Nazi-legitimizer! A cursory check of the Internet today revealed that “far-right Facebook groups are spreading hate to millions in Europe” by means of some sort of hypnogenic content that just looking at it turns you into a Nazi. Our democracy-loving friends at The Atlantic Council are disappointed by Trump’s refusal to sign the “Christchurch Call,” a multilateral statement encouraging corporations to censor the Internet … and fascism is fashionable in Italy again!”

This post-Orwellian, neo-McCarthyite mass hysteria is not going to stop … not until the global capitalist ruling classes have suppressed the current “populist” insurgency and restored “normality” throughout the Western world. Until then, it’s going to be pretty much non-stop “Democracy versus the Putin-Nazis.”

So, unless you’re enjoying our new “reality,” or are willing to conform to it for some other reason, prepare to be smeared as “a Russia-loving, Putin-apologizing conspiracy theorist,” or a “fascism-enabling, Trump-loving Nazi,” or some other type of insidiously Slavic, white supremacist, mass-murder enthusiast. Things are only going to get uglier as the American election season ramps up. I mean, come on … you don’t really believe that the global capitalist ruling classes are going to let Trump serve a second term, do you?

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political 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 Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

 
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  1. “Power is what makes ‘reality’ reality.” Exactly. Power can cram a lie, repeated over and over, down our throats, e.g. the holocaust, and it becomes a fact.

    • Replies: @Sally
    , @Anon
  2. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “I mean, come on … you don’t really believe that the global capitalist ruling classes are going to let Trump serve a second term, do you?”

    Why not? They let him serve a first, didn’t they?

    Mr. Hopkins is one of my favorites here. But when it comes to President Trump, I’m afraid that he’s not cynical enough. Washington politics — including the supposedly emerging pursuit of those Swampsters who really did meddle in the 2016 election and since — are a puppet show to channel and harmlessly blow off dissent, another part of the Official Reality.

    • Agree: The Scalpel
    • Replies: @Realist
  3. The powerful are not arguing with us. They are not attempting to win a debate about what is and isn’t “true,” or what did or didn’t “really” happen. They are declaring what did or didn’t happen. They are telling us what is and is not “reality,” and demonstrating what happens to those who disagree.

    Yup. In short, they are attempting to gas-light us.

  4. Cyrano says:

    The “reality” that the power elites are “creating” has another, more common name – it’s called propaganda.

    If anyone should be familiar with propaganda, it should be any western citizen, because that’s all they have been hearing throughout their lives – incessant stream of propaganda.

    The beauty of it is that they are not even aware of it. The great unwashed think that they have been told the truth. And that’s the main difference between truth and propaganda.

    If you accept some miserable, unimaginative 2 cents worth of fabrication as “truth”, then it ceases to be a propaganda and becomes the “truth”. And that’s the main purpose of propaganda – to become the official “truth”.

    Truth – the way is understood in the west – is nothing more than propaganda that has succeeded.

    • Replies: @SHAFAR NULLIFIDIAN
  5. I’m a misanthrope. It’s obvious to me that tyranny, poverty and war (unnecessary suffering) proceed directly from human nature. It’s the “problem of evil” if you will. People are stupid and they suck. And they think they are so fucking smart and righteous. Have you heard this one? Man is God’s highest creation. Well la tee da!

    And the worst of the lot are the ruling class. They get to be the ruling class precisely by being the worst of the lot. Or did you think they just work harder than you? I’m not going to write a book. Why bother. But if I did the title would be The Scum Also Rises.

  6. Power is what makes “reality” “reality.” Not facts. Not evidence. Not knowledge. Power.

    Those in power, or aligned with those in power, or parroting the narratives of those in power, understand this (whether consciously or not). Those without power mostly do not, and thus we continue to “speak truth to power,” as if those in power gave a shit. They don’t. The powerful are not arguing with us. They are not attempting to win a debate about what is and isn’t “true,” or what did or didn’t “really” happen. They are declaring what did or didn’t happen. They are telling us what is and is not “reality,” and demonstrating what happens to those who disagree.

    not really C J!!

    power is not what makes reality.

    if it was hillary would be president.

    what makes social and ideological reality that is………a reality without a physical form or mathematically measurable is the …..control of opinion .

    without the control of opinion governments come and go. traditionally those in power also controlled opinion. now its a bit more involved than owning a newspaper or a network as those in power discovered to their great dismay when the clinton crime family was walloped at the polls in 2016.

    they are doing all they can to ensure this does not happen in 2020. the jury is still out on that one.

    gore vidal wrote many years that……history is merely the agreed upon facts……….another way of saying the control of opinion.

    having raw power as used by our increasingly intellectually enfeebled ruling class just isn’t enough anymore. the social media titans are trying furiously to use censorship in the run up to november 2020 to try ans get it ……right…..LOL… this time.

    the problem for rulers in advanced societies face is…. the misdirection of the masses into approved channels is becoming harder to implement. yes, they don’t give a damn what us proles think and now the same goes for us regarding them.

    watching this farce is very entertaining, much better than the flotsam and jetsam hollywood spews forth to distract us.

    • Replies: @Richard Wicks
    , @animalogic
  7. Tusk says:

    Just think about the reaction to the “It’s okay to be white” posters. Media, institutions and politicans are all condemning it as being white nationalist propoganda when it was a joke, but it doesn’t matter the ‘reality’ or causation of the posters because they, as described by C.J, cram it down the unconscious class of people who just lap it up. They have made it synonymous with propoganda just as the circle game as been turned into another dogwhistle. If you are not accepting and acceding to their ideals you are retrogressive, you must accept the truth as they profess as ultimate reality or you will be smeared, fired, harassed, assaulted and denied any place in the world. Looking at these people’s reactions confirm that they are totally enthralled, subjectivity to the narrative is complete.

  8. It has become “reality.”

    No it hasn’t. The result of this propaganda has been to entirely discredit our media, our intelligence agencies, our justice system, our political system, and the mafia that controls them all.

    Repeat a lie a million times and it becomes truth, but only when people can only hear that lie and nothing else.

    Who here believes Assad was gassing his people? Who here believes Qaddafi was about to cause a humanitarian crisis? Who here believes Hussein worked with binLaden to take down the world trade centers, and had a secret weapons of mass destruction program?

    Who here believes Juan Guaido is the legitimate ruler of Venezuela? Who here believes Iran just attacked a bunch of ships and is a threat to the United States? Who here believes Russia got Trump elected?

    It wasn’t like this 15 years ago. The credibility of our establishment is at an end.

    What the author doesn’t realize is that we’ve always had propaganda that we accepted as undisputed fact. We’ve always been lied to this way. What the author is actually complaining about, not realizing it, is that people are now becoming aware of it. A significant number of people are becoming aware of it. Enough to easily have a revolution succeed. We’re well beyond the 15% threshold.

    Tried and true propaganda methods pioneered by Edward Bernays are no longer effective. If “Russian Collusion” was done in 1995, you’d be insane to believe it wasn’t true. Now you’re around 1/2 of the population.

    Trust me, it’s a lot less scary now, than it was 20 years ago, when nearly everybody believed any ridiculous story handed out by the government. I wonder how many people actually realized the Bush administration was lying, while they were lying? I did, and it was pure misery to be in that position and it was astonishing and very frightening.

    Power is what makes “reality” “reality.” Not facts. Not evidence. Not knowledge. Power.

    Knowledge is power. You have an infinite amount of knowledge in front of you right now. I am glad to see so many people make use of it.

    People forget, or are too young, to realize why the USSR collapsed in 1991. It wasn’t because living conditions were intolerable, it’s because the citizens of the USSR had no confidence or faith in their government and it hit a peak on December 26 of that year.

    Loosing confidence in your criminal oligarchy and it’s minions? Wonderful, it’s a step in the right direction.

    This post-Orwellian, neo-McCarthyite mass hysteria is not going to stop

    Yes it will.

    You just aren’t aware of who will eventually end it.

    We all will, not the people producing it.

    You probably think people screaming expletives are real people, mostly they aren’t, they are public relation systems – they are propagandists. They are designed to shut you up, you filthy anti-Semite, Assad loving, Communist, NeoNazi, Fascist…

    There’s a reason these “people” won’t actually discuss anything with you in depth, it’s because an AI assisted program can’t really think. The purpose of the programs are to keep you silent, they don’t represent the actual population in any form.

    Our ruling class would not resort to this, if their position was solid and not threatened.

    Our ruling class has not changed, you have changed – for the better.

  9. @paraglider

    Those without power mostly do not, and thus we continue to “speak truth to power,” as if those in power gave a shit. They don’t.

    Oh?

    Why the censorship on Facebook and Twitter then?

    They didn’t care before, when they didn’t think it made any difference for people to freely communicate. The Internet, after all, was just something a FEW people used, and they didn’t use it to learn anything. What people said didn’t matter, it didn’t change anything.

    Then Trump got elected, and it was pretty obvious that the standard channels of propaganda were no longer effective.

    the social media titans are trying furiously to use censorship in the run up to november 2020

    They aren’t titans. They are intelligence agency assets now and although they won’t lose a single dime of market revenue, because they just lie about their market revenue and user base anyhow, they are becoming irrelevant and will become entirely irrelevant over time.

    You’d realize they are intelligence agency assets if you thought about it. How is it in the favor of Facebook or Twitter, to drive users off their platform, if they actually depended on actual users of their “service” to generate revenue? They don’t make their money by peddling ads on their platforms.

    Do you know what drug companies and defense contractors advertise on television “news”? It’s not because they are trying to find buyers for their products, it’s to keep the “news” from ever reporting negatively on them, it’s a bribe. If you never see an advertisement on Facebook for, I dunno, Raytheon, does that mean they don’t pay for “advertisement” there? Facebook’s accounting ledger is opaque.

    • Replies: @Pissedoffalese
    , @MarkU
  10. @paraglider

    “the problem for rulers in advanced societies face is…. the misdirection of the masses into approved channels is becoming harder to implement. ”
    Absolutely.
    As CJ points out, there are two variations on reality — the ideological & the material (ie his chair, your screen).
    As you note, paraglider, these two realities are coming into ever sharper contradiction. At some point elite lies (ideology or propaganda) become so out of sync with lived, material reality that average people start to notice — sometimes called a naked emperor moment.
    Sadly, our elites are totally expert in “spinning” reality (they make the Nazis or USSR look like mere amateurs). It will probably take a massive breakdown in material reality (ie economic circumstances) for enough people to wake up.

    • Replies: @Quartermaster
    , @Wally
  11. Realist says:
    @anonymous

    Mr. Hopkins is one of my favorites here. But when it comes to President Trump, I’m afraid that he’s not cynical enough. Washington politics — including the supposedly emerging pursuit of those Swampsters who really did meddle in the 2016 election and since — are a puppet show to channel and harmlessly blow off dissent, another part of the Official Reality.

    Exactly correct. This is internecine back biting, Kabuki theater or as you say puppet show. We’ll see how many are brought to justice from the AG Barr investigations….my quess….none.

  12. Anonymous[300] • Disclaimer says:

    From the fascism in Italy link: “populist glorification of Mussolini’s WWII regime is contaminating Italy’s culture and politic.” So populism CONTAMINATES. As written by ARIAL DAVID FROM TEL AVIV. How long did it take me to look that up? About 30 seconds. Because my mind is not CONTAMINATED by the Jewstream media, social media, video games, professional sports, and blind adherence to ideologies.

    “‘Putin-Nazis’ narrative is our new ‘reality.’” Just divorce yourself from the sick Western society that you are living in and you won’t have to say “our.” You can keep going to your Western job and live in your Western town, but mentally you can know that you are us and they are them. And teach your children this truth, too.

    • Replies: @Vianney
  13. Anonymous[300] • Disclaimer says:
    @Richard Wicks

    Great post! But, back in March 2003, it wasn’t “pure misery” for me. I just knew that I was an intellectual oasis in an intellectual desert. And apparently so were you.

    • Replies: @Richard Wicks
  14. “Reality” is simply “the way it is.”

    Man, we need to get this guy into one of the camps to disabuse him of these foolish ideas.

    Think of “reality” as an ideological tool … a tool in the hands of those with the power to designate what is “real” and what isn’t…. Power is what makes “reality” “reality.” Not facts. Not evidence. Not knowledge. Power.

    Wait, he gets the real “reality.” But that’s not good, he’s only supposed to buy the reality, not see it for what it is. Get him to the camp, tout de suite!

    I mean, come on … you don’t really believe that the global capitalist ruling classes are going to let Trump serve a second term, do you?

    I figured that sly Mr. Putin was going to work our electoral sytem into knots and get himself elected POTUS, because his puppet, Mr. Trump, has utterly failed in carrying out his mission.

  15. @Anonymous

    But, back in March 2003, it wasn’t “pure misery” for me.

    It was terrible, I thought we were going into a fascist society. It never occurred to me we were actually in one at the time and I was only just then becoming aware of it.

    I just knew that I was an intellectual oasis in an intellectual desert.

    I wouldn’t go that far. I just had built up enough cognitive dissonance that I was forced to think about what was actually going on finally. It’s a laborious process to go through all you think you know and when you run into two conflicting beliefs, eliminate at least one of them.

    And here’s the kicker, I was Silicon Valley, California at the time. I’m an electrical engineer. Lots of smart people here, supposedly. I was forced to question my very sanity when I found myself in disagreement with nearly everybody around me and I am by no means the most brilliant engineer in Silicon Valley.

    Now millions of people are going through the process.

    There’s a desperate attempt to get us all back into our little cages and make us all trust whatever the official propaganda is again, but once you become aware of the situation, you never will go back. You’ve heard the saying there’s nobody more fanatical than the converted? Anybody that has gone through the process to realize their government incessantly lies to them, they spread it, and there’s too many people to just kill off or imprison to stop it.

  16. @Richard Wicks

    Beautiful, Mr. Wicks. I don’t believe you’re correct, but I love the sentiment; usually the assholes win, and that’s just how it unfortunately goes. Go it the other way–your way, and I’m totally on your side.

    Pissy

  17. @Richard Wicks

    You are so very correct; my disagreement with you, Sir, is the thought we little peeps can CHANGE anything.

    Now, on 9/11, I was awake but groggy, dig? I remember telling someone that DAY that this will culminate in WWIII, and she said to me, AND I quote–“Good, and them little dot-headed MFers need to DIE!”

    Facepalm. All is lost, thought I, and moved to Belize. Never had that dissonance problem cuz my dad was the domestic-terrorist type and never had ANY faith in this country (duly passed down), but I’ve watched people wake up, and they’re not at ALL happy about it. Doesn’t happen very often, but when it DOES, an axe-handle to the face would have done less damage.

    Oddly, peeps in other countries got our number. MEMORIZED like no tomorrow and on speed-dial! Most Americans don’t realize that, but it’s a fact carved in solid granite and has been since I became aware of it in 1979. Mexico, Canada, Scotland, England, France, Guatemala, Belize. They hate us so bad that here I am, back in the good ol’ US of A, mostly cuz I don’t like being a TARGET for everybody else’s righteous hatred.

    Love it or leave it ain’t really a viable option anymore and HASN’T been for some time.

    Respect,

    Pissy

  18. You know, despite the inundation, I have never ever heard regular people talking about Russiagate. I think we have finally come to the point where the majority of regular people actually don’t give a damn. Which is as it should be.

    • Replies: @anonandanon
    , @Beckow
  19. @animalogic

    Spinning is easily detected by those with critical thinking skills.

    • Replies: @anonandanon
  20. “Russiagate” was a hoax, and an easily detected hoax, from the beginning. Putin, on the other hand, is a Nazi and borrows a lot from Hitler’s playbook and his KGB background.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @anonandanon
    , @bluedog
  21. @WorkingClass

    sadly working class our society is intrinsically geared toward allowing sociopathic personalities rise to the top in every profession. though they constitute barely a few percent of any given population their lack of empathy, remorse and an ability to mimic healthy human behavior gives them an enormous advantage in climbing the corporate, military and political ladders.

    once in control they become public symbols for those young to aspire to reinforcing the cycle.

    its not that humans are evil per se, it is that human nature never changes from one millenium to another and in a system that rewards sociopathic behavior you wind up with a clinton (both), a bush junior, a cheney, bolton, pompeo, brennan, comey, zuckerberg and countless incompetent generals, politicans and corporate ceo’s male and female and voila……….

    predatory capitalism where looking out for number 1 is the only goal.

    fortunately these people are also myopic and in their greed and avarice for power they kill the goose that lays their eggs always thinking its they who are smarter than the game they play.

    look east for the next great improvements in health, medicine, science of all kinds and a 1000 and 1 other achievements not yet born to the betterment of human kind.

    the west is spent, it’s finished, at least for the next few centuries as hope, vision, optimism, confidence and a can do attitude migrates to asia.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  22. Anon[309] • Disclaimer says:
    @WorkingClass

    It’s more about being truthophiles than misanthropes.

    Common human nature has the very same earmarks at all levels, the ones in the top echelon are a magnifying mirror of what’s below, and there is no other way they would be up there doing what they do if most of the other people weren’t akin.

    In other words, the average mainstream account of either World War is to truth as either the average testimony of a divorcing wife to a divorce court or the reasons she’ll give to her pleading husband when he asks why her resolution to break-up.
    Just for one example.

    Then since people hold beliefs about themselves far removed, if not opposite, to reality, they look at they élite and tbink: what a bad lot, ’tis people really aren’ t the people I wan to be governed by. But then they are ever governed by people like that — nor would they let any people unlike that govern.

    • Replies: @Vianney
  23. @Cyrano

    They are propagandized the most who think they are propagandized the least. I came to this “reality” some 68+ years ago in my first year of Catholic high school!

    • Replies: @Anon
  24. Wally says:
    @Richard Wicks

    Well stated, Richard Wicks.

    And indeed, in addition to the forementioned issues, the mandated acceptance of the contrived “holocaust” narrative seemed bullet proof until fairly recent Revisionist research exposed the completely ridiculous, fabricated impossibility of the claims.

    The result?
    Bans on free speech about it in Europe, violence against Revisionists, ‘book burning’, censorship, and varied harassment of free speech activists & truth seekers on the subject throughout the west.

    Why have such repressive actions taken place?
    Because the impossible claims cannot withstand debate, scientific inquiry, rational thought, and logic.

    However, the horrific behavior of the over rated ruling elite, Jews / Zionists, and their actions to suppress free speech are now a huge red flag that are alerting people as to the fraudulence of the ‘6,000,000 Jews, 5,000,000 0thers, & gas chambers’.

    People are losing their fear, and it’s about time.

    key phrase: critical mass

    Things change very slowly until they suddenly change.

    http://www.codoh.com

  25. Wally says:
    @animalogic

    said:
    “Sadly, our elites are totally expert in “spinning” reality (they make the Nazis or USSR look like mere amateurs).”

    You’re correct about the communist USSR, but as for ‘the Nazis”, you are still taking the bait. They simply did not do what is alleged and there is no proof they did.

    No worries though, all informed Revisionists are former True Believers.

    You’ll get there eventually, guaranteed.

    Cheers.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  26. anon[339] • Disclaimer says:

    > …a Black kid the cops shot for no reason.

    Stop already with the Black Lives Matter propaganda. Blacks are 24% less likely than whites to be shot by officers. https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/report-whites-more-likely-shot-police/

    Yet such BLM propaganda is psychological projection, as all negroes need exterminated, and for a good reason. There is no way to live peaceably with the pests, any more than you can live with an infestation of rattlesnakes in your house, as Paul Kersey well documents.

  27. Well?
    I do agree to the certain extent. Ideology is introduced into population by a certain part of the population.
    The ideology is successful if it becomes prevalent public opinion of the majority of the population.
    But that is not a reality. it becomes reality if all population is acting in accordance with aims of that ideology. But still that ideology must go through o lengthy testing period in order to prove that acting accordingly with that ideology is beneficial to all people.
    Very few ideologies survived the test of times.

  28. There are some great comments above.

    jewish authoritarians believe that they can dictate “reality” to the goyim……that reality is the collective will of the jewish people. And when they had complete control of the sources of information, they could spew endless propaganda and they were rarely called on it.

    How times have changed!

    Logos is rising, and TRUTH is leaking out. The Sanhedrin has lost control of the goyim and is feverishly trying to get it back.

    There is no way they can win this battle.

  29. Vianney says:
    @Anonymous

    “And teach your children the truth.”

    When do parents stop having the responsibility and right to “teach their children the truth?” When your children are self-supporting? Or have children of their own?

    Part of the pernicious agenda of the destruction of the family is the total marginalization of elders. They may not be wise or even particularly virtuous, but they’ve been around the block a time or two.
    Whether you child is 4 or 40, teach them the truth.

    About that 4 – or 14- year old: teaching them lies in school is child abuse. Cramming holohoax ed. into your child is intentional infliction of emotional distress. Neither (((Randi Winegarten))) nor ADL nor US Congress has a greater right to decide what your child should be taught than do you, his parent.
    If you love you children, skip the soccer game and raise your voice at the school board meeting.

  30. Sally says:
    @Fool's Paradise

    Cj’s done it again.. Very interesting ..

    From:=> existing ideology (X1, X2,……Xn ); X system of ideas (the old ideological state of things that are).

    from T R A N S I T I O N to

    To:=====> new ideology (Y1, Y2,…….Yn ); Y system of ideas (the new ideal approaches reality)

    But what are the elements and components of the transition? idealogs produce < the propaganda gates deny/allow media propagates and distributes power (wealth) determines < replication rate and tickets for the gates.

    I am not sure power makes reality.. it might impose a reality, much like a cop imposes conformance to a speed law..
    power seems to be some else (one that might have many, many elements to its total composition) though.
    WRT "cram the message" .. <= please expand your thought here < one can cram all one wants if the gate to the media are locked, no amount of power is going to cram anything

    thanks for the comment.. it was quite useful to understand this model.

  31. sally says:

    The result of this propaganda has been to entirely discredit our media, our intelligence agencies, our justice system, our political system, and the mafia that controls them all. it was facts.. Things like Wikileaks and Julian Assange and all of the whistle blowers in jail or in graves throughout the world today who individually made the decision to risk their freedom, to give if they must, the balance of their lives and their own futures, in order to uphold in reality, the dreams and ideologies embodied, in the such as the 1688 glorious revolution, the human rights embodied, not in the Constitution of the USA [COUS, 1789], but in the Declaration of Independence by the British Colonist against British Colonial corporate rule, and in the French Revolution in (1790?), and in the UN declaration on human rights, that honesty, integrity, and adherence to human rights are the foremost consideration in the design and implementation of governments every_where and that humanity has the right to expect their governments to serve them equally, and not to become or to be used as conduits to make a very few wealthy at the expense of the balance of us.

    These concepts, that those who are the governed, should govern those who are the governors.. were to these whistle blowers, elements, required and expected by the masses to be implicit in our constitutions, and in the operations of the governments such constitutions outlined and in the activities of those who have imposed on the public trust, to attain positions which allows them to lead and manage our societies. And when these concepts of duty to humanity were found [by those few, who because of their skill were hired and given privilege of access to perform for their nations leaders] to be lacking, such persons were by virtue of circumstance duty bound to an authority much greater than a nation state, its laws or its leaders, his duty was to humanity, and that duty required that the misdeeds of the few be revealed to the masses no matter the personal sacrifice.

    And when these few talented persons of conscious, came upon evidence, they knew, the world out side of secret government did not know about, they became soldiers in the universal army of humanity, and like good soldiers they exposed the criminal, corrupt and illicit goings on in the civil governments and those tainted with the dirty filthy hands of such corrupt governments.

    It was not just whistle blowers and misleading or highly wrongfully purposed propaganda that exposed them, it was the methods used: secret governments, secret government agencies to spy on us, secret courts, allowing private owned media and technology corporations to control the nation dialog and access to information, and requiring each member of the masses to carry personal, picture ids, reducing government agency access to a person-less website and the like. Nothing about government or those who use it, has been of benefit to the governed since 1913..in America and I suspect the people in every nation can identify when the bandits of the fruits of their societies were redirected to the bandits.

  32. Jason Liu says:

    More like democracy vs civilization

    The left isn’t entirely wrong, democracy really is slipping away. The world is becoming more authoritarian with every election.

    It’s isn’t because of Putin, it’s because of democracy is founded on an outdated myth–that humans are or should be equals. That was never going to last. Good riddance.

    • Replies: @Nonny
    , @sally
  33. @paraglider

    Straight on, and you are not the only one in this thread.

    A reality show, as most of the mass humanoids can grasp. All of the elites beyond redemption, and society selected out any-one to replace them. Edward Dutton. The few bootstapped to the end of the graph, to the right at nil, zero, in less then a generation. Psychopathy has a group secondary effect.

    No more cathedrals for now, just crowing on a pile of dung. Hopkins cannot shed his value system, his profession are as outdated as the horse in times of tractors and trucks.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  34. Nonny says:
    @Jason Liu

    It was founded on the fake myth that election by voting is democracy. Only millionaires, usually supported by billionaires, can become congressmen with the rarest exceptions. Is that democracy?

    The ancient Athenian Upper House was representative, but its members were elected by lot. No second term. Democracy.

    The nearest we could conceivably come to that in the modern world is the dictatorship of the proletariat, i.e.the rule of the people. Never yet achieved.

    • Replies: @Anon
  35. @PetrOldSack

    Nero(burning of Rome), “Pompero”(burning of assets left).

  36. C J is a near perfect satirist. He could arrive at perfection by dropping the “McCsrthyite smear.” McCarthy at his peak had very little power and the “really powerful” folks crushed him. “McCarthyism” is a smear of the left.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @Anon
  37. Vianney says:
    @Anon

    Disagree.

    The analogy is inapt.
    Divorce can be painful but seldom involves mass death and destruction.

    • Replies: @Anon
  38. Anon[309] • Disclaimer says:
    @SHAFAR NULLIFIDIAN

    The ever too little seen Law of Inversion, most of the time, and the times, being true of human affairs.

  39. The powers that be want us off balance and they want us going down argumentative rabbit holes. Don’t get angry with them or be frightened of them. Laughter is the best defense against their hateful and self-serving propaganda.

  40. @Wally

    I thank you for your faith in me Wally. I was not casting aspersions on NS Germany, merely stating that they were, for their time, quite adept at manipulating public consciousness. Of course, they learnt so much from Wilson & Madison avenue….

    • Replies: @Wally
  41. This is the zionist playbook right out of The Protocols of Zion, divide and conquer and accuse your enemy of doing what you are doing, typical bolshevik tactics which the demonrat party excels at!

    God bless Putin and Russia for saving Syria from the terrorists that the US and Israel and Britain created and funded!

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @Jake
  42. Johann says:
    @WorkingClass

    How about human society is based on the rain barrel principle: the scum rises to the top.

  43. sally says:
    @Jason Liu

    Equality does not mean each person must throw the football 35 yards, no less and no more.. Democracy means everyone has an equal right to engage and equal right to access the place, knowledge and training needed to throw the football as far as he or she is capable and wishes.. so long as the toss of the football does not interfere with the life or activity of another. Rules that resolve conflicts must somehow accommodate all needs.

    In-side of the nation state container, democracy means no ruler can claim by authority of the nation state that such ruler is empowered to make a rule (law) if such law infringes on the human rights of others.. and that every nation state and its rulers must stand guard and insist that the conditions of economics, sociability, cultural, language, and race are honored, keep safe, and adequately maintained, as if each such fraction were the majority or better. Equality is an obligation of government, it is different from democracy..
    democracy is a government created by the governed, maintained for the benefit of the governed, and audited and regulated by the governed.

    Democracy implies a rule making structure that collectively might become a government but government or whatever fails the test of democracy when it cuts out or denies the right of each element in its governed masses access to the same knowledge, provisions to get loans and to engage in enterprises as everyone else, Still the democratic structure (governments) fail the test of democracy if both the structure and the operation of the governing structure fails to include each element “within its governed masses” in the establishment of every law, in every decision and in every event. in other words a government with actors that operate behind closed doors cannot be democratic, governments that spy on its people can be democratic iff it exposes to everyone, all its spying discovers, but it cannot be democratic if it denies any information to anyone of those it governs or if it allows others within the democracy to lie with impunity.

  44. Joe WEbb says:

    Senator Joe McCarthy was 99% correct in everything he said and did. HIs only sin was giving jews a pass.

    Joe Webb

  45. Anon[122] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Here is one sane voice

  46. Jake says:
    @Quartermaster

    Spoken just like it came from the very heart of the propaganda center of the Anglo-Zionist Empire that is damned determined to grasp and use The One Ring to Rule Them All.

  47. Jake says:
    @DESERT FOX

    Jews did not invent divide and conquer and accuse your enemies of doing what you are. The English mastered that at least by the time of Henry VIII. The Judaizing heretics the Anglo-Saxon Puritans took it to a whole new level, which was certain eventually to dovetail with Jewish interests and techniques.

    Anglo-Zionist Empire.

  48. Jake says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    True.

    Once the US went to bed with the evil Stalin and evil Bolshevism to defeat the evil Hitler and evil German National Socialism, the entire US Deep State was forced from just serving England and all things WASP to also making everything that is left of center a BFF.

    McCarthy was exactly the kind of man that newly minted new #1 of the Anglo-Zionist Empire would smear and hound to death for telling too many truths.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  49. @obwandiyag

    Idiot! You have blown your cover!

  50. “Or ask a Palestinian living in Gaza. Or the mother of a Black kid the cops shot for no reason”

    I’ll fix that sentence for you CJ. Or the mother of a Black kid the cops shot for a good reason.

    “The “Democracy versus The Putin-Nazis” narrative is our new “reality,” whether we like it or not”

    Democracy cannot work in a Multicultural nation. There will be in America in the not too distant future a new form of government. Too many different people unless of course the bread and circuses continue then we as a nation have a few more years left.

  51. @Quartermaster

    You make it too easy. How amateurish So you are actually saying that Russiagate was real, backwards.

  52. Beckow says:
    @obwandiyag

    …despite the inundation, I have never ever heard regular people talking about Russiagate.

    Most people will not touch a sensitive subject. Russiagate with its security implications is too scary to discuss. So they don’t.

    At the height of Christian power, most people also didn’t discuss how exactly did ‘virgin’ Mary’ have a demigod baby – too sensitive. The fact that it is not discussed makes it into a convenient taboo subject – as C. Hopkins says ‘immutable truth’. A few more years of this and the West will resemble a scared, docile, labor colony with ambitious people tripping over themselves to prove their loyalty.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  53. annamaria says:

    “The powers are preparing for a new Cold War” by Thierry Meyssan
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article206600.html

  54. @Richard Wicks

    I saw a youtube by Thomas Sheridan from one of those goofy Alternative View conferences and he asked the audience (parallel to Reagan asking the voters in the 1980 president election debates “are you better off now than you were four years ago?”):

    if you could go back to the world as it was in August of 2001 would you choose to do so?

    Most of his presentation was forgettable but that little snip was not. What they call this in the head hoodlum strategy conferences is unintended consequences. The Be Powers had complete control of the narrative in August of 2001. Same in 2002. They have pissed it all away. Every milliliter of it.

  55. Wally says:
    @animalogic

    The difference is that I do not consider German leadership telling the truth to be “manipulating public consciousness”.

    After doing a bit of fact checking, which anyone can do, that became obvious.

    Regards.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  56. bluedog says:
    @Quartermaster

    And if you tell a lie and repeat it often enough you become another quartermaster.!!!

  57. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Western propaganda machine was better 20 -30 years ago . Now it is just a propagandistic and insulting machine , and it is so dumb and coarse that it has lost contact with reality . Most modern journalists in Europe and the US lack a mimimum of culture , dignity and good taste . They have lost so much prestige that many people interprets them the other way around , ex. if they insult say Putin , Trump etc… that probably means that Putin and Trump are not too bad for their people , and if they praise someone , say Merkel that probably means that the old fat lady is a despot . So the ” press ” ( propaganda ) has abused so much , has lied so much that few people takes it very seriously .

  58. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fool's Paradise

    to a point , a delusional , psychotic , out of reality ” power ” , goes crazy and self destroys . The loss of touch with reality is crazines , dementia .

    Quod Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius
    ( Those who the gods want to destroy , first they make them mad )

  59. MarkU says:
    @Richard Wicks

    Why the censorship on Facebook and Twitter then?

    Psychological studies have shown that a group of people will go along with practically any old crap (even to the extent of disbelieving their own eyes) in the absence of any contradictory voices. Even one “rebel” in the group is usually enough to break the spell. The Facebook, Twitter and general media censorship is evidently intended to erase all the contradictory voices.

    Unfortunately the herd instinct is still very strong in the human race and should not be under-estimated. It is easy for those with well developed critical faculties to overestimate those of the general population.

    • Replies: @Anon
  60. Roberto says:

    Mr Unz, you are really hot., just look at all the high strung trolls!

    • Replies: @Anon
  61. @Beckow

    Nahh. They just don’t know anything about it and wouldn’t care if they did.

    Apparently you have never met any real Americans.

  62. Whitewolf says:

    The powerful ones trying to make people believe a false reality are really only fooling the very gullible these days. No amount of censorship is going to solve that problem for them. Since 911 their credibility has taken a nosedive and isn’t going to recover before it crashes completely. Even flat Earthers have more credibility and they know it.

  63. Anon[898] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nonny

    It was founded on the fake myth that election by voting is democracy. Only millionaires, usually supported by billionaires, can become congressmen with the rarest exceptions. Is that democracy?

    Why isn’t it? People would overturn it if it were against the will of the majority. All what the majority isn’t troubled by is democratic (and you don’t see the majority of people troubled by the above-quoted).
    Even what everyone calls dictatorships is, for the most part, democracy.
    You don’t have dictatorships and autarchies maintained by holding the populace at gunpoint, usually; those would last short.

  64. Anon[898] • Disclaimer says:
    @Roberto

    Troll: Someone that, when I read what he writes, I don’t feel contented with it.

  65. Anon[898] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkU

    Even one “rebel” in the group is usually enough to break the spell.

    .

    Absolutely not, unless his/her deception skills are of a pretty high order.

    Unfortunately the herd instinct is still very strong in the human race and should not be under-estimated.

    It’s easily for the self-directed to believe that unfortunately.
    Only because they don’t put their mind to considering what the other prevailing, alternative instincts (which the herd, or pack, instinct keeps in check) are like.

  66. Anon[898] • Disclaimer says:
    @Vianney

    The very point of the analogy was to highlight how truth is not to be there in accounts of things from the most historic and “big” to the most contingent and “little”.

    The great variance in moment between the terms of the analogy is what was needed to exemplify the idea.

  67. Exile says:

    The “black kid shot by the cops for no reason” trope is no more real than muh Russiagate. For someone concerned with manufactured reality by media saturation, Hopkins seems willing to buy the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” bullshit without appropriate skepticism.

  68. Anon[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    He still has an audience of reference, and since he doesn’t seem to intend to follow the way of Diogenes’s, he needs to use some of the language and concepts (and conceptions) the majority of his public are familiar with.

  69. @Wally

    Jesus, wally, give ’em a break. They weren’t escapees from a nunnery. They – Hitler esp’ was a supernatural politician — for for good or evil….

  70. @Jake

    The Roman Catholic Church founded by Jesus for most if its history protected Jesus’ sheep from the Jews who have always persecuted Him, His sheep, and the prophets who foretold His coming.

    It seems the point you’re persuasively making is that The Reformation was a successful initiative by the Jews to convert many of those sheep into wolves.

  71. annamaria says:

    Assange health is failing:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-29/assange-reportedly-gravely-ill-and-hardly-anyones-talking-about-it
    The ZUSA can well Seth-Rich Assange before he arrives to Sweden.
    It is amazing the ease with which some opportunists, particularly of judicial variety and political class, have no second thought about their ignominious fame for posterity and about their children and grandchildren living in the shadow of the disgrace.

  72. annamaria says:

    Prospects for the emergence of a real opposition in Russia:
    https://thesaker.is/prospects-for-the-emergence-of-a-real-opposition-in-russia/

    The AngloZionist leaders of the Empire absolutely *hate* Putin. … by the late 1990s Russia as a country was quasi-dead, finished, something like the Ukronazi occupied Ukraine today. Not only has Putin single-handedly saved Russia from collapse, he turned Russia into a power capable of defeating the plans of the Empire not only in Syria but also in the rest of the Middle-East. …

    Most of the Russian elites achieved their elite status in the 1990s (some even in the 1980s!), and many of them hate Putin for putting a stop to the total robbery bonanza which made it possible for these people to not only come to power but also make a killing financially. … For these folks to become the 5th column is the most natural development.

    The system which Putin inherited was one deeply integrated with the AngloZionist sphere of financial, economic, political, and social influence. … The fact that the West was too stupid to see the fantastic opportunity this situation was offering is yet another powerful testimony of how incompetent western “area specialists” have become.

    Comments:

    Russians of all levels and classes need to seriously understand how the west would love to reduce the country back to the way it was in the 1990s. Any kind of complacency towards what Putin has achieved is highly dangerous to Russia’s continued prosperity. The Empire wants both Russia and China to stop opposing its hegemonic ambition, and if Russia were to collapse, the west would both help to undermine it and cheer if it happened. As it did with Libya’s socialistic state, it would happily help destroy the present Russian state, and reduce the population back to scarcely survivable austerity. What Putin has achieved in less than twenty years is almost miraculous. …

  73. annamaria says:

    Bob Mueller and James Comey — the true Cheney men: https://consortiumnews.com/2019/05/29/russia-gates-mythical-heroes/

    as top law enforcement officials of the George W. Bush Administration (Mueller as FBI Director and James Comey as Deputy Attorney General), both presided over post-9/11 cover-ups and secret abuses of the Constitution, enabled Bush-Cheney fabrications used to launch wrongful wars, and exhibited plain vanilla incompetence.

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