going to say much today. I’m working on some tunes for a change. Instead, I think everyone should read this article, “A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century”, by Jacob Seigel from Tablet magazine. Whilst I’m unsure about his opening thoughts on McCarthy, he does a good job of explaining how the government media complex operates. I have to disagree with him when he says the media have a diminished role in all this, but the article is nevertheless worth reading. There are *other gigantic ongoing hoaxes in the world apart from the one described here, but this is a fairly comprehensive guide to deep state psyop machinations, the information war and how it works to brainwash people. It’s also in big print, so you won’t have to squint at it. I’ve c/p the opening paragraphs, but follow the link to read the rest. It should almost be compulsory reading for anyone who is interested in freedom of speech and more importantly, freedom of thought. The wikipedia entry for Tablet mag is informative too. It describes itself as A hub of Jewish life. Interesting…
Prologue: The Information War
In 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy claimed that he had proof of a communist spy ring operating inside the government. Overnight, the explosive accusations blew up in the national press, but the details kept changing. Initially, McCarthy said he had a list with the names of 205 communists in the State Department; the next day he revised it to 57. Since he kept the list a secret, the inconsistencies were beside the point. The point was the power of the accusation, which made McCarthy’s name synonymous with the politics of the era.
For more than half a century, McCarthyism stood as a defining chapter in the worldview of American liberals: a warning about the dangerous allure of blacklists, witch hunts, and demagogues.
Until 2017, that is, when another list of alleged Russian agents roiled the American press and political class. A new outfit called Hamilton 68 claimed to have discovered hundreds of Russian-affiliated accounts that had infiltrated Twitter to sow chaos and help Donald Trump win the election. Russia stood accused of hacking social media platforms, the new centers of power, and using them to covertly direct events inside the United States.
None of it was true. After reviewing Hamilton 68’s secret list, Twitter’s safety officer, Yoel Roth, privately admitted that his company was allowing “real people” to be “unilaterally labeled Russian stooges without evidence or recourse.” rest of article here
I’ll be back tomorrow with more of the usual business.
*We won’t go into them here, but there are a couple, “Climate Change” is one of them, the others have been decades long.