‘I do think that there is a demand for crazy on the internet that we have to grapple with,’ Obama said.
‘Roughly 40 percent of the country appears convinced that the current president was elected fraudulently and that the election was rigged’ he noted, with about 30-35 percent not taking advantage of vaccines for Covid-19, which he called a ‘medical miracle’ that had been clinically tested out by a billion people.link
Perfect example of using lies to encourage even more lying and undemocratic mind-control. ABN
It is always worth a brief reminder when looking at statements from foreign politicians under the influence of the U.S. government via the state department, that all messaging – even messaging that seems provocative, is coordinated by the alignment of interests. The process of promoting a mutually beneficial reality is especially important when reviewing any current statements from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
There is no sunlight between the agenda of Zelenskyy and the agenda of the U.S. State department. There are times when the U.S. government will ask their ideological policy partner, Zelenskyy, to be intentionally antagonistic toward the U.S. because the U.S. government is coordinating an internal pressure campaign. It is all part of the carefully crafted propaganda campaign for domestic consumption.link
As we outlined in a recent article, contrary to their social definitions, the delineation litmus between misinformation and disinformation cannot logically be based upon the information bearer’s ‘intent’. Even the circumstance wherein one is innocently mistaken or misinformed results primarily from the work of intent. When caught in their game, malicious players can as well simply resort to the excuse, ‘I was innocently mistaken’. Most often, ‘being accidentally wrong’ stems specifically from a verb called ignorance in the first place – and ignorance almost always involves intent. Therefore, almost all forms of misinformation originate from an intent, tucked away somewhere inside their value chain. This is the nature of propaganda.
As well, we observed inside a previous article that most deliberations of merit inexorably devolve into a false Hegelian Bifurcation, the result of the active work of agency (not bias). The goal of the ethical skeptic is not to take a ‘middle’ position in such manufactured polarization, as that simply serves to reinforce the false dilemma in the first place. The purpose of epoché is to divorce yourself from the bifurcation to begin with – and be able to spot the agency behind it (not mere human bias). Be neither a theist, atheist, nor agnostic. Such roles are all unwitting victims inside a web of deception.link
Cultural parasitism feeds on its host society by paralyzing and demoralizing it. It is a feature of parasitic cultures that they find joy in harming the host society, feeding on it. ABN
…”As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement.
The calls for the leaders’ deaths will be allowed unless they contain other targets or have two indicators of credibility, such as the location or method, one email said, in a recent change to the company’s rules on violence and incitement.link
The best critical documentary on the Maidan coup censored hours after that coup’s architect, Victoria Nuland, said, "We also work with the tech companies to try to take down false stories and we are working very assiduously on all of that now."
Remarkable news for tech law nerds. EU sanctions against Russia Today and Sputnik require:
* search engines to delist all their content, and
* social media firms to delete posts by individuals which reproduce any of their content.
Commission’s explanatory text in images. 1/Continue reading “EU sanctions against Russia Today and Sputnik require: * search engines to delist all their content, and * social media firms to delete posts by individuals which reproduce any of their content”
…With Russia squarely facing down NATO, the country will be forced into adopting a war economy, and that necessarily means a greater integration of the state and big business, with disloyal elements in the business class almost certainly put on a purge shortlist.
But there is certainly more in the works that will become readily apparent in the days and weeks that follow.
In just one week, Russian civil society has been shaken to its core:
Lines are being drawn between traitors and loyalists within workplaces, universities, and at the bazaar.
The Duma may not survive in its current state for long.
Martial law is being openly discussed.
Talk of QR codes and implementing the 2030 agenda in place like Moscow and St. Petersburg has all but been abandoned.
Liberals are boarding planes and heading for Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Riga (another poor choice, perhaps).
Central Asian migrants are being deported in droves and many are fleeing on their own volition.
If the 90s saw a new, Liberal Democratic Oligarchy emerge from the chaos of the last days of the Soviet Union, then the 2020s are shaping up to be the death knell of that old political order. Russia is going through yet another political metamorphosis right before our very eyes.link
Excellent insights into what is happening in Russia. ABN