The strangest thing about the Biden administration that takes it upon itself to censor “disinformation” on social media is that the United States is the hub of a global empire that is built on the foundations of disinformation, maintained by disinformation and facilitated by disinformation.
If the propaganda engine of the centralized US empire stopped actively deceiving the public about the world, it would immediately collapse. There would be mass unrest at home and abroad, the politics of the status quo would be abandoned, alliances and coalitions would crumble, official and unofficial leaders would be ousted, and US unipolar hegemony would end.
The only thing that prevents this from happening is the vast amount of wealth and energy that is poured into the ongoing deception of the American people and their allies about what is really going on in their nations and political systems, and in the world as a whole. .
Making people believe that they live in separate, sovereign nations that function independently of each other, rather than in member states within a single undeclared empire that moves as a unit on the international stage.
Making people believe they control their nation’s fate through the democratic process, when in reality all large-scale politics are puppet shows controlled by a plutocratic class that has both the politicians and the media talking about it.
Make people believe they are part of a virtuous rules-based international order that opposes totalitarian regimes to spread freedom and democracy, instead of a tyrannical empire that works to destroy any nation that disobeys its dictates.
And above all, by fabricating the illusion that the oppressive and exploitative imperialist status quo is normal.
It is not the big, famous lies like those that preceded the invasion of Iraq that make up the bulk of the adhesive that holds the empire together, it is the small, mundane lies that are fed to us every single day by the plutocratic media. Those who distort our worldview with half-truths, turns of words and omissions designed to normalize a status quo of murder, theft and ecocide.
This normalization happens in the way that experts and politicians treat any attempt to end wars or correct income inequality as bizarre extremism and unrealistic fantasy, when in reality it is the healthiest and most normal thing in the world and the only unrealistic thing. it is the fact that attempts to carry out those programs are always sabotaged by those same experts and politicians.
Normalization also happens in the way that endless wars, starvation caused by US sanctions, the looming threat of total extinction via climate collapse or nuclear war, the rapid escalation of income inequality, and the rise of tyranny. at home and abroad they are not treated as noteworthy stories, while and partisan bickering between AOC and Marjorie Taylor Greene makes headlines. Every day the media fail to report the greatest horrors the empire unleashed on our world while focusing on silly platitudes, helping to normalize horrors.
If the mass media really existed to share important information about the world, the US-backed genocide in Yemen would be front page news every day instead of something that is marginally mentioned once every few weeks. Every day it is not, this outrageous abuse is normalized.
If mass media really existed to share important information about the world, the fact that Americans are getting poorer as billionaires multiply their wealth during the pandemic would be brought to the fore and the center of everyone’s attention. Every day it is not, this outrageous abuse is normalized.
If the mass media had really existed to share important information about the world, the fact that the US military just spent trillions of dollars on a ten-year occupation of Afghanistan that led to nothing beyond making horrible people rich would have been one. national scandal. Every day it is not, this outrageous abuse is normalized.
But the mass media does not exist to share important information about the world. They exist to share important misinformation about the world. If they didn’t, the same US empire that today condemns the spread of disinformation would collapse on its own footprint.
The US empire is without exception the most corrupt and destructive force on this planet, and it is nowhere near. It is the last institution in the world that should be in charge of deciding what online content is true and what “misinformation” is. Absolute last dead, without exaggerating.
The depraved institutions that constantly lie and have killed millions and deported tens of millions just since the beginning of this century should not be the Ministry of Truth for the world’s online communications systems. This should be extremely obvious to everyone.
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