SOCIAL MEDIA’S SUICIDE SOLUTION
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Sometimes when you are in a difficult situation you are close to, you really don’t know how to react to it because the very thought of speaking about it is uncomfortable. Being a talk show host is supposed to make you tough — you are told that you should have a thick skin and that you should be used to having people say horrible things about you.
Well, it is true that sticks and stones can break bones and most word never hurt, but actions that are brutal that also affect those around you can provoke a fight and there are times where you have to pick your battles. You can’t look oversensitive — you can’t be insensitive — you can’t be overcritical, you start second guessing yourself and until you get your second wind, you take a step back and realize that at this time where attack dogs are active you are not the only one that is facing the proverbial slug machine that has been created by social media and of course the hashtag resistance media.
While many people are very capable of believing a framed narrative of falsehood promoted by a mass media, there are others who question and later reveal that the truth is probably not all that you thought it was. Many in this psycho circus are left in shock, disbelief and a refusal to accept something other than what they’ve been taught to believe.
Narratives are stories told in social circles that have a plotline with good guys and bad guys that performs specific actions and with expected outcomes. Narratives are created in such a way to teach society a lesson or guide the social norms and practices. Much of what you do is based on your framed narrative of reality, every myth you believe and every narrative that you cling to makes up who you are. As a man thinks so he is. What he does with those thoughts is what gives him a consequence.
How he reacts in the court of public opinion can really make a lasting impression.
Free Speech is wonderful, it can enrich and enlighten. Radical speech, rebellious parlance, and revolutionary views can be made without losing one’s cool. It is difficult at times. I am not a pro at it and there are times when looking back at heated discussions I should have paused and magnified on a point that was brought up and overlooked.
New technology allows people to record or write their own versions of events. Those versions wind up on the internet. The internet has become the people’s press and people have the right to disseminate their own views through websites and blogs. Now we have micro blogging with Twitter where data about you travels through the net at a rapid pace. The net is actually creating a new consciousness amongst the populace. It is a tool for “group think” and if given the wrong information groups can continue a vicious cycle of disinformation that eliminates diversity of thought. I have found that there should not be or should we foster a monopoly of information from sources that we call “truthful.”
The reason why is because we do not know really what their intent or agenda is and I believe it is fair to question all sources including the sources I provide. I often flee form saying that what I do is report the truth. I report what I see and sometimes what I see is not often the end all be all to the question. I can be fooled and if I am I immediately cop to it.
I am not in this for belief more so than for the quest of establishing a bit of the fourth estate, at least the way I always remembered it to be when I was growing up.
I have believed for a while now that The Fourth Estate is dead.
Contrary to popular belief, President Trump did not kill the media nor was he the first to vilify it. It committed suicide.
It cut its own throat or threw itself on its own sword because President Trump was elected President.
Over the course of his turbulent presidency, Donald Trump has accused various media companies, with special attention reserved for CNN, as being purveyors of ‘fake news.’
CNN claims that it was Trump that invented Fake News as Newspeak to try and destroy the credibility of the media – well, the media both mainstream and social are killing themselves over the hate they have for one man. One man that they propped up and reported about for years before he became president. They built him up and once they realized what they did they wanted to destroy him and in an effort comparable to Captain Ahab trying to kill Moby Dick.
It is always been the debate as to what happens to the whale some say he fell with Ahab – others say he won – in the case of the Media vs. Trump we all lose.
This week, over 300 US newspapers ran editorials on the same day – an event in itself that points to some high degree of collusion and groupthink – denouncing Trump’s insensitive portrayal of them, as if the notion that journalists were not in the same sleaze league as lawyers, politicians and professional con artists never crossed anyone’s mind before. Mahatma Gandhi someone who said to be a man of peace hated the media he recommended “equality for everyone except reporters and photographers.”
The public trust in the US media is reaching all-time lows, while news consumers are increasingly looking to alternative news sites. The mainstream media knows that it is losing favor and so they have decided to carry out a relentless attack on these alternative news sites.
Now, it is important to point out what CNN thinks about why the people don’t trust them.
CNN reporter, Hadas Gold thinks the problem is simply that the American people don’t understand what reporters do. So as Gold sees it, the fault, lies not with the reporters, but with the American people. All they need is to be educated, she says.
Well, here is a clue, a lot of Americans are educated and they can see what is happening here. People know what the job of a reporter is supposed to be.
They are supposed to cover the who, what, where, and when of important events.
This is not happening anymore. All we are getting now are circular talking points, framed agendas, wild speculation, desired outcomes, what ifs, and opinions that are peppered with emotion.
It is not that the media churns out Fake News – they churn out biased news for the benefit of the intelligence infrastructure.
The thing that is most troubling is that there some people that will go along with the media’s self-sabotage because of their political leanings – truth to power is suffering and the programming for a State-run media is in the offering and there are a number of people that are gobbling it up.
CNN calls Fox News state-run media because they will not be critical of Donald Trump, but a corporatized media that frames its narrative based on a hashtag philosophy and funded by bottomless pockets is now the norm.
By definition, it is a fascist run operation that is run by the real controllers of this nation, the CIA.
It is no secret the CIA has had various newspapers and network news organizations as assets.
The CIA and other alphabet agencies of interest who are now being used as experts and reporters in the field are desperately trying to control the narrative. This is the reason why we have seen the whirlwind of banning, deplatforming, and terminology-redefining in tech social media platforms.
This move to censor and shut down people’s press media groups is actually a product of years of collaboration between Big Tech and the intelligence operators on how to break down the resistance to censorship that was so stubbornly encoded in this country’s DNA.
Our first test was the shutdown of Infowars and Alex Jones.
Alex was actually was a victim of something called “unpersoning” a tactic that was utilized in the Soviet Union before Communism fell.
George Orwell devised the word ‘unperson’ to describe someone who had so offended official thought, he or she was vaporized — not just liquidated but wiped from the record for eternity.
In that way, the unperson couldn’t set a bad example. All memory of the impertinence would be forgotten.
In 1984, Winston Smith became an unperson because he was too intelligent and free-thinking for the Authoritarian Political Party. He was a loyal member of the Party and was devoted to the revolution, but because of his passion, the Party feared he could be a dangerous foe if he ever changed his mind.
I think people deep down want to be free thinkers, but they can’t. Not with all of the peer pressure and organized propaganda that is used to breed a hive mind that creates political bigotry in the guise of political purity.
We are now in the middle of the same situation. The fact that fiction can leap from a book or a movie about hostile takeover and despotism into our reality is frightening and should be seen as a warning to everyone about where our country is heading, ideologically.
It seems the new American strategy is that if we find someone who says anything we are uncomfortable with, the best thing for them is to be beaten, or exploited, censured, censored, arrested and eventually silenced.
It appears far easier for Americans to dismiss someone than to engage them and challenge their position.
I believe it needs to be pointed out there is most definitely a conspiracy to change the ideology of America and its social values. This is being done to guarantee a blowback of those individuals that are ready to radicalize and create a reason for the new American police state.
We all are guilty of accusing one another of betraying some nebulous cause that no one can truly define. We are quick to call any cause an agenda which becomes an unwitting pejorative towards those who consider themselves critical and objective thinkers.
If we give consent to any of this then we will reap the whirlwind. There is something to be said for humility, sternness, intellect, and self-discipline.
I have said before you focus your attack on someone like Alex Jones and you set a precedent for inviting state power to overthrow any and all dissenting opinions against impunity. What I find most disturbing is that some reprehensible shills even cried that the censorship against Jones hadn’t gone far enough.
And so now we are learning that Facebook has a social credit system similar to what China has put into play – we warned everyone that this would happen and apparently it has. Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to 1.
The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the past year, shows that they are now measuring the credibility of its users to help identify what they call malicious actors – or to use a more familiar Orwellian term, thought criminals.
It is unclear what criteria Facebook measures to determine a user’s score, whether all users have a score and in what ways the scores are used. However, Facebook justifies their new social credit apparatus as a way to recalibrate its approach to risk — and is finding untested, algorithmically driven ways to understand who poses a threat.
Once again, an algorithm will decide if you are a good witch or a bad witch in this new techno witch hunt they have devised.
We will eventually learn that corporate censorship is state censorship.
Because legalized bribery in the form of corporate lobbying and withdrawal of advertising dollars has given wealthy Americans the ability to control the US government’s policy and behavior while ordinary Americans have no effective influence whatsoever, the US unquestionably has a corporatist system of government—they have a corporatist media and the tech companies and platforms are being threatened monetarily.
According to a recent report compiled by Art Moore, The recent wave of censorship of people like Alex Jones and others on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back the power of information.
A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social media platforms to eliminate “right-wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017 by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time.
On Monday, the Gateway Pundit blog noted the memo’s relationship with recent moves by Silicon Valley tech giants to “shadow ban” conservative political candidates and pundits and remove content.
The Free Beacon obtained a copy of the memo, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action,” by attending the retreat.
The memo spells out a four-year agenda that deployed Media Matters along with American Bridge, Shareblue and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to attack those with Conservative or libertarian views.
The document claims Media Matters and far-left groups have “access to raw data from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites” so they can “systemically monitor and analyze this unfiltered data—now you know why they are now rating people to weed out thought criminals.
At this time in history, we have no need for a Tower of Babel to confuse communication; all that is needed is a determined and guided power that has control of talking points that are merely descriptions used to foster coercion.
Confuse the information, control the narrative – the media has committed suicide because they are ready to accept their transmogrification into official state and corporate controlled news.
The strategy of the power structure and political media is to create words and stories that provide a trap of creating a phrase or word structure that coerces people into thinking that they would be crazy not to agree or identify with what is being proposed.
By manipulating our language, issuing approved news and changing the meaning of day to day words and phrases the social engineers attempt to control our ways of thinking.
This is despotism plain and simple. The ruling clique is capable are creating false dogma and force the masses to believe in it.
Anyone capable of mustering a few scraps of historical context or even basic critical thinking understands what the shutdown of Infowars means.
I don’t care what you think of Jones or his politics he has become the canary in the totalitarian coal mine, and every alternative media content creator is now in danger of being shut down or attacked.
This is becoming widespread because the world is preparing for its big push for centralized control.
I promise that you will be hearing about more countries moving to control the content of the internet in order to control what they see as marginal behavior.
The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech individually and for the media, stating that “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press.
This includes the people’s press – this means the internet.
The World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists. The ranking of some countries has also been affected by a tendency to interpret national security needs in an overly broad and abusive manner to the detriment of the right to inform and be informed. This trend constitutes a growing threat worldwide and is even endangering freedom of information in countries regarded as democracies.
In an unstable environment, the media becomes a strategic goal and target for groups or individuals whose attempts to control news and information violate the guarantees enshrined in international law, in particular, article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Protocols Additional 1 and 2 to the Geneva Conventions.
This, of course, is locked in hypocognition because none of these rights or the laws that guaranteed them are enshrined or talked about in education curriculum.
When these self-proclaimed champions of the First Amendment ignore or justify the silencing of speech on college campuses because the speaker is conservative, or excuse violence because they agree with the cause, the American people take note.
You don’t need someone like Alex Jones or even the president to identify this.
We know who settles the score. We know who wants control of the internet and the control of information.
Information is vital – hypocognition can be fatal: People need to know what their government is actually doing.
You may not like how it is delivered, you may not agree, but to erase those you don’t agree with is nothing more than a social media suicide solution.