“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell, Visionary Author
Now that the rigged election circus is finally behind us and the United States as a fake democracy has been exposed as a complete fraud, along with its criminally complicit, fake mainstream media news predicting Hillary would be the next president, with a vengeance the elite has accelerated its war against internet alternative news as the one and only closest source of truth left available to the global masses.
For ducking out from taking any honest responsibility for every scandal or shortcoming throughout her long, anything but ethical public life, Hillary Clinton’s M.O. has always been to rail against “the vast right-wing conspiracy” as her nemesis. Her election loss is no different. In all the frenzied post-election finger pointing, puppet-in-chief Obama, his anointed, would-be successor Hillary and their MSM whores are acting as the proverbial pot calling the kettle black, launching a campaign to “expose” the internet for so called “fake news,” conveniently blamed for Hillary losing the election (along with FBI fall guy James Comey, WikiLeaks and Putin of course, and legions of racist Trump supporters).
The liars are citing every reason but the actual reason for their loss – Hillary has been proven ad nauseam to be nothing more than a pathological lying prostitute for pure greed and the genocidal masters she bows down to and serves. Americans have grown so sick of government corruption, endless wars and blatant treason by their leaders maintaining policies that have consistently been destroying America, they’ve elected an angry, bigoted, rich white man as their latest hope promising to drain the swamp infested by leeching Washington criminals. And the prospect of a growing wrath behind a seething rage in America about ready to spill over has deep state insiders initiating an all-out offensive in a last gasp effort to ward off the truth from fully exposing their international crime cabal once and for all, especially since the Clinton et al.’s international child sex slavery-trafficking ring was outed [yet again] last month. As quickly as it resurfaced on alternative news sites, it closed just as quickly when Comey reclosed Hillary’s criminal investigation two days prior to the election.
Intended fake, false, dishonest, untrue news, whether from the right or left, from MSM or alternative news, broadcast on TV, published in the newspaper or posted on the internet, there’s lots of garbage out there and it takes a questioning, discriminative mind capable of exercising critical thinking to try and figure out what’s more apt to be truthful than what’s not. This is a necessary given before proceeding as both a journalist and a reader. Trouble results when click-baiting, sensational headlines or shoddy, less than honest reporting are taken at face value. And Facebook AI algorithms are programmed to deliver news feeds that are eye-catching for profit. Hence, the false story of the pope endorsing Trump.
That people are so busy trying to survive and don’t have the time to invest in crosschecking references presents another serious challenge. As news consumers, we must find trustworthy, reliable sources yet still question and explore further. Credible, in-depth coverage of news events and developments is concentrated more on internet alternative news sites. But we must overcome the tendency toward confirmation bias, selecting to read only that which agrees with our own biased lens.
With the unexpected Brexit vote in June and now the Trump surprise victory, a worldwide populist movement is taking hold to actively oppose and reject the status quo of oligarchic global rule fast leading to New World Order’s one world government tyranny. In a panic the ruling elite is now aggressively stepping up its plan to first shut down the truth via the internet in order to unleash World War III timed with the global economy crash that will create such dire conditions for the evildoers at the top to at last gain absolute centralized control. But prior to the unfolding of these two latter cataclysmic events, the globalists realize they must speed up their longtime goal of seizing total control over the global masses by first cutting off the people’s access to the truth. In the face of Brexit, Trump and the globalist defeat in failing to pass their sweeping, nation-destroying “trade” agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership and the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the planetary rulers are currently in a full scale rush to silence internet truth tellers in order to keep the masses lost in the dark, too confused, impotent and dumbed down to have any chance of fighting back against the globalist masterplan to produce worldwide chaos, calamity and destruction. An exclusive chapter in the TPP is devoted in minute details to wrenching full control over the internet to seal off information flow. Its defeat gives new impetus to censor internet news.
As the only and final source of honest news reporting still left and readily available to the masses, the internet has been targeted in the elite’s crosshairs for quite some time. Last month Obama was already calling for an appointed gatekeeper to censor the internet to ensure that “fake news” that is actually the truth is withheld from consumers. While still reeling from Trump getting elected and MSM having been outed like never before by the corrupt USA politics scandal, the globalists are now moving to shut down the truth by seizing full censorship control over all internet information outflow. This process of choking off the truth from a truth-starved world gained major momentum several years ago when six oligarchs owning the six biggest mega media corporations grabbed control over delivering 90% of the news information outflow to the planet’s 7.4 billion inhabitants. With Americans on average consuming 10 hours a day of these six controlled mass media programming operations, population control is easily facilitated. Long gone are yesteryear’s independent reporters from the NYT, Washington Post and CBS acting as a free press, crosschecking the truth to keep the federal government honest. Feeling their centralized elitist power slipping away nowadays at the hands of an angry informed public via the internet, they’ve recently set their sights on seizing their last domain of information control - what Obama calls “the wild, wild west” otherwise known as the World Wide Web.
Since information is power, the elite now plans to seal off the truth from the masses using Orwellian doublespeak deceit to cripple educated citizens’ capacity to mobilize a global grassroots movement to both preserve access to the truth as well as seek justice in stopping the pervasive thievery, oppression and violence perpetrated by the international crime cabal, holding it accountable for its countless genocidal crimes against humanity.
Speaking of doublespeak, last week Obama weighed in on the “fake news” issue:
If we are not serious about facts and what’s true and what’s not - and particularly in an age of social media where so many people are getting their information in soundbites and snippets off their phones - if we can't discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems. If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect. We won’t know what to fight for. And we can lose so much of what we’ve gained in terms of the kind of democratic freedoms and market-based economies and prosperity that we’ve come to take for granted.
I wrote in an article a month ago that the best way to know the truth in this age of deception is simply to accept everything that comes out of MSM, Clinton and Obama’s mouths as a lie, and by simply reversing whatever they say, we can effectively arrive at the truth. With this in mind, Obama’s doublespeak above can easily be deciphered. He assumes that the neoliberal establishment press that has protected, lied, covered up and supported his eight year train wreck of a presidency to be the original “real news” sources, while now that more people than ever get their news from social media far more than his fading MSM propaganda machine, it in fact is the entity that’s proven untrustworthy and not to be accepted on blind faith. Obama even stretches the truth to claim that social media’s “fake news” is a threat to our democracy. Again discerning, critical minds want to know - what democracy? Throughout the fascist totalitarian regime of the Bush-Clinton-Obama three dozen year dynasty, there is no such thing as democracy in America. As globalist puppets marching to their masters’ orders, he and his cohorts have methodically destroyed whatever democratic republic we once may have had. And complicit in guilt throughout his dynasty’s treasonous crimes, America’s downfall has only been expedited by the brainwashing influence of MSM “fake news” created by a thoroughly controlled, “everything seems the same” mass media.
This presentation examines the elite’s latest desperate ploys to cut off access to the truth and silence dissent as well as other extreme draconian measures designed to eliminate citizens’ rights to freedom of choice. While 2016’s political debacle leaves the globalist control freaks naked, exposed and on the run, in desperation they’re reactively tightening the noose around our necks, frantically trying to literally cut off our own air supply of both truth and power.
Last week US News and World Report journalist Rachel Dicker wrote an article entitled “Avoid These Fake News Sites at All Cost.” It includes a list of sites compiled by Fake News Watch, an apparent self-appointed “truth” gatekeeper. On it such popular sites shared by millions on social media like InfoWars, Red Flag News, Activist Post and Natural News are all labeled “propaganda.” If these websites produce propaganda, what are we supposed to call the six mainstream news corporations if they aren’t the fascist big business propagators of false propaganda supporting oligarchic Big Government?
Right after Trump won the election, this hot button issue of “fake news” sites was triggered by liberal arts media professor Melissa Zimdars from Merrimack College whose list suddenly went viral. She claims it was originally meant to be shared only with her students and other communications scholars. Yet its timing strongly suggests that it’s only sour grapes over her heavily favored, defeated “liberal” candidate. But what’s most transparent on this academic’s list is the conspicuous absence of all the MSM corporations that do nothing but lie and distort the truth, steeped in neoliberal dogmatism while staunchly supporting their establishment icon Hillary for president. Nowhere to be found on this list are the big boy propagandists CNN, Washington Post and NBC as well as fellow liberal Hillary devotees the Huffington Post and Daily Kos. Instead the “false” news lists are top heavy in targeting conservative news sources like Breitbart, the Drudge Report and InfoWars as well as highly reputable independent sites like Activist Post, Lew Rockwell, The Free Thought Project and Zerohedge.
This current barrage of hit lists of “fake news” sites are part of a larger systemic, subversive deep state attack on free speech, dissent and free press in America after MSM was humiliated and exposed like never before for its actual fake news coverage during the entire political election cycle. Hence, the establishment media is now applying its kill switch to rid its far more credible competition that offers a much needed counterpoint to the gross false narrative lies constantly spewing 24/7 from both Washington and its mainstream propaganda ministry that mistakenly predicted Hillary’s chances of winning to be an astounding 90-98%. Talk about fake news!
Newsweek even got caught with its pants down celebrating too early, printing 125,000 pre-election copies of “Madame President” for its commemorative front cover issue. Reminiscent of John Dewey’s 1948 headline prematurely announcing victory over Harry Truman, speaking of lists, Newsweek’s faux pas is sure to wind up a hot rare item at the top of every collector’s dream list.
Before results of this month’s rigged election perpetrated by both sides, a mid-September Gallup poll showed an all-time low of less than one in three Americans even minimally possesses “a fair amount” of trust towards the media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly.” America has increasingly turned away from the likes of Newsweek, CNN, Fox and the New York Times, realizing that they all fail miserably to be honest in their reporting, and as such, people in droves have sought their news from independent and alternative news sources found on the internet.
Whereas currently less than 1 in 3 Americans trust mainstream media, nearly 2 out of 3 trust news found on social media. Pew Research earlier this year found that 62% of US adults receive their news from various social media outlets like Reddit, Facebook and Twitter. The percentage of these site users who also receive their news from the same site has soared in recent years to where 70% of Reddit users, 66% of Facebook and 59% of Twitter users seek news sources offered on those same websites.
The “fake lists” circulating now on the internet are being generated by desperate mainstream media outlets, disgruntled Hillary supporters and her sycophantic pundits bitterly threatened by the enormous upsurge of lost audiences that have moved to internet alternative and independent news as far more accurate and reliable sources of information and news coverage of their world. Fact: the mainstream news giants are a dying breed no longer relevant or credible in today’s world.
And as always, co-opted hi-tech giants Facebook and Google are ever-at-the-ready to accept whatever Big Brother government in Washington demands of them. So now in doing Gestapo’s bidding, Mark Zuckerberg is assuming his trusted role as the feds’ gatekeeper deciding for its 1.2 billion users what is real news and what is fake news. His eagerness to be so willing to censor his website according to the dictates of what the liberal establishment deems acceptable news and information directly contradicts his recent statements in response to the Hillary lovers blaming him and his site for their lost election:
Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic. Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes.
If such a miniscule amount of “fake news” comes from his website, why would he just a few days after the election be issuing his “7-point plan” to rid itself from the fake news riff raff? Obviously because all along he’s been hypocritically moving in close lockstep with the fascist feds, and very likely had his rectification plan already well in place to be activated right after the election just in case his crime boss Hillary failed to cheat her way to the top. The social media kingpin claims he and his Facebook “do not want to be the arbiters of truth,” yet his 7-point plan does just that.
Point #1: Facebook promises to improve its ability to classify and screen out “misinformation” prior to reaching the readers and fact-checkers like Snopes that further identifies “the culprits.”
Point #2: Whatever Facebook censors don’t catch and remove, the site promises to make it easier and speedier for its users to catch, complain and remove.
Point #3: Additionally, Facebook plans to work more closely with fact-checking organizations [like Snopes as ready defenders of status quo government lies and meme jokes mistaken for actual claims].
Point #4: Another built-in extra will provide a precautionary warning label informing its readers of questionable content that may not be so false as to be entirely banned but warrant a “proceed at your own danger” because either Facebook, its consumer police or fact-checkers deem it dubiously suspicious (i.e., flagged material found to be on the proverbial slippery slope offering bad taste and/or dissenting opinion, never mind that it may actually be the truth)… kind of like when the tobacco industry’s wall of denial finally ran out, and it was legally forced to post health warnings on its cancer-causing products.
Point #5: Another Zuckerberg promise is “raising the bar” on article quality in his News Feed links.
Point #6: He’s also pledging to work directly with journalists and news organizations providing input to learn their fact-checking techniques (no doubt an exercise in futility as the MSM blind leading the FB blind).
Point #7: And of course Mark reiterates his earlier expressed right to deny any sites or links from sources labeled “misinformation” that may simply be deemed questionable or failing to resonate with Facebook’s particular rendition of truth. His method will be to cut off these sites’ ad revenue which in effect will likely result in silencing a number of reputable and important news and blog sites operating on modest shoestring budgets that largely depend on their ad revenue to avoid going out of business. In other words, it’s the old fashion monopolist way, eliminate the competition (especially if it happens to speak the truth).
As Zerohedge.com - one of the worthy news sites found on the hatchet lists - points out:
Facebook will make it easier for any Tom, Dick, Or Harriet to complain about a story that will necessarily cut the revenues from that entity and will rely on ‘fact-checking’ organizations, establishment 3rd parties, and the mainstream media for input.
Of course not to be outdone, the other internet giant Google is funding the First Draft Coalition comprised of the very same Big Media dinosaurs that have been bringing you fake news for decades - CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the like. More than thirty of the largest news and technology organizations are answering the Obama and the paraded-out “fake news” call to “tackle issues of trust and truth in reporting information that emerges online.”
Veteran journalist Robert Parry incisively hits the bulls eye:
So, who are the “responsible” journalists who should be anointed to regulate what the world’s public gets to see and hear? For that Orwellian task, a kind of Ministry of Truth has been set up by Google.
Parry goes on to assert that had this First Draft Coalition been around during the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980’s or the WMD Iraq invasion in 2003, investigative journalists that exposed the government lies and wrongdoing would have been customarily silenced.
Like Facebook, Google plans to change its ad policy in order to punish so called “fake news” sites by denying them ad space that eliminates revenue, a monetary version of censorship. And if it’s MSM that is determining Google’s criteria for what constitutes "fake," the future looms ominous for independent and accurate news on the internet. Where all this subversive manipulation and deceitful censorship is headed in the near future will most likely be a rigged Google search engine that produces lists of only the neoliberal biased, established mainstream media sites and the independent alternative news sites will either be screened out entirely or relegated to search results on page eight where users rarely if ever access.
As soon as Trump was elected, this NWO censorship movement has spread rapidly across the internet. Twitter just decided to delete the accounts of members of the so called alt-right. Using the free speech killer of Political Correctness as the now militantly established rule of law to justify banning anything even remotely construed as offensive to the neoliberal establishment and hordes of chronically “victimized” social warriors, Twitter evokes its new tough policy preventing “hate against a race, religion, gender, or orientation,” amounting to expressing a different opinion from them. As more obvious social media pushback accused of losing the election for Hillary for not policing its websites enough, the most prominent players in the alt-right movement have been purged from Twitter accounts because of both their fervent support for Trump and their overt white racist views.
In a related matter, a recent Breitbart editor interviewed live on National Public Radio turned testy in his defense of Stephen Bannon’s racist allegations, turning the table on NPR by accusing the lackey tax-funded public radio network of making a racist statement calling the 2016 election results “nostalgia for a white America.” As a consequence, NPR will no longer interview conservatives live on the air but resort to post-interview editing for full editorial advantage… so much for fair and accurate news reporting.
Trump himself this week disavowed and condemned the racist wing of the alt-right movement. In a meeting with the New York Times staff, the president-elect defended his chief strategist Stephen Bannon. The key Trump advisor’s statement last July that the news agency he ran Breitbart represents the alt-right movement has been catching flack ever since for allegedly aligning with racist elements. In a Wall Street Journal interview last week, Bannon explained he never referred to himself or Breitbart as in any way affiliated with the racist wing of the alt-right movement, clarifying, “Our definition of the alt-right is younger people who are anti-globalists, very nationalist, terribly anti-establishment.” The liability of Trump and Bannon both being labeled racist becomes an easy convenient target for the current censorship offensive spearheaded by the MSM-hi-tech mega-alliance.
We are treading on dangerous ground not seen since the dark days of McCarthyism in America. Only now, the stakes have never been higher. Using counterterrorism as the thinly-veiled pretense, in the stalwart US ally the UK the Investigatory Powers Act was just passed, granting deep state authority to mandate internet service providers to track every citizens’ cyber moves over the past 12-month period. It marks the most intrusive surveillance system in history. And if it’s being implemented there, it’s already or soon to be here.
A Trump supporting Washington state Republican senator just proposed a law that makes practicing your First Amendment right to protest a prison-time felony for “economic terrorism.” Violating our constitutional rights in the current totalitarian police state now comes with the territory. So does silencing dissent. Meanwhile, the police state methods in North Dakota against the peacefully assembled water protector protesters are growing more brutal by the day. On Sunday night the National Guard teamed up with local county sheriffs and DAPL security firing off concussion grenades, rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon blasts into a crowd of 167 Standing Rock demonstrators, severely injuring seven requiring hospitalization with a total of 22 wounded. A woman shot with a grenade may have her arm amputated.
This Thanksgiving there are courageous citizens risking their lives on the frontline protecting sacred tribal lands in subfreezing temperatures because they oppose the crime cabal’s earthly destruction. Military veterans are now organizing to join the resistance the first week in December in efforts of defending the reservation protesters. Don’t expect the Trump presidency to be the least bit understanding, tolerant or humane as the billionaire has invested $1 million on the Dakota Access Pipeline and is a huge fracking aficionado as well.
In the meantime, despite the modest gains being made by the anti-globalist movement, the UN is attempting to usurp national law and privacy rights in its latest power grab to exercise control over taxation. It amounts to declaring an international war against national sovereign governments like the US that may be unwilling to adopt pro-taxation and anti-privacy policies under the authority of the United Nations. The globalists have long envisioned expansion of sweeping powers to the UN as a necessary precursor to formalized one world governance.
Speaking of NWO tyranny, the overreaching abusive power of children’s protective services in this country is out of control. A Pennsylvania mother that refused to allow her newborn baby receive a vaccination shot had her child snatched from her arms in the hospital in 2010 and only returned to the parents after a court order. The case is now being reviewed by the US 3rd Court of Appeals.
Meanwhile our individual property rights are under assault as well. A Minnesota man was just sentenced to six months in jail for installing a wind turbine in his own backyard. This comes after laws are cropping up around the country making it illegal to grow a garden in your front yard or collect rainwater or even living off the grid. Now the government oppressors are increasingly banning living in tiny homes of less than 500 square feet. By law many municipalities require larger sized homes or that all residential dwellings be connected to utilities.
Our rights and freedoms are being eroded on a near daily basis to ensure that humanity lives in a continued state of bondage and control by deep state totalitarianism. And the more we resist the oppression, the more the elite attempts to enslave us. But if we unify in solidarity as world citizens demanding our constitutional rights be restored, that truth carry the day and that justice be done, and actually mean it by putting our lives on the line with the same level of conviction as the Standing Rock protesters, outnumbering the globalists at least a million to one, we have the chance to change the world. If we remain powerless and passive, we die.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at http://empireexposed.blogspot.co.id/. Joachim is also a regular contributor to Global Research, Sott.net and LewRockwell.com. Feel free to contact me at nandrtal[at]hotmail[dot]com