Sunday, July 30, 2017

Robert Parry: The Dawn of an Orwellian Future



The U.S. mainstream media continues to spread its own “fake news,” like the falsehood about an intelligence community “consensus” on Russia-gate “hacking,” as algorithms begin to marginalize dissent.


It seems that The New York Times can’t let a good lie lie. Even after being pushed into running an embarrassing correction retracting its false claim that there was a consensus of all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked Democratic emails and made them public to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, the Times is back suggesting exactly that.

New York Times building in New York City. (Photo from Wikipedia)

The Times’ current ploy is to say the Russian hacking claims are the “consensus” judgment of the U.S. intelligence community without citing a specific number of agencies. For instance, on Friday, the Times published an article by Matt Flegenheimer about the U.S. Senate vote to prevent President Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia and deployed the misleading phrasing:
“The Trump administration has opposed the sanctions against Russia, arguing that it needs flexibility to pursue a more collaborative diplomacy with a country that, by American intelligence consensus, interfered in last year’s presidential election.”
So, instead of explaining the truth – that the Jan. 6 “Intelligence Community Assessment” was the work of a small group of “hand-picked” analysts from three of the agencies under the watchful eye of then-CIA Director John Brennan and beneath the oversight of then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – the Times opts to give its readers the misleading impression that there was a “consensus” within the U.S. intelligence community.

In other words, unless a Times reader knows the truth by having read it at a non-mainstream media outlet such as Consortiumnews.com, that reader would continue to believe that all 17 intelligence agencies were in agreement on this foundational point in the Russia-gate affair.

Marginalizing Dissent

And the continuation of this willful deception comes as the Times and other mainstream media outlets make progress in their plans to deploy Internet algorithms to hunt down and marginalize what they deem “fake news,” including articles that challenge the mainstream media’s power to control the dominant news narrative.


A report by the World Socialist Web Site found that “in the three months since Internet monopoly Google announced plans to keep users from accessing ‘fake news,’ the global traffic rankings of a broad range of left-wing, progressive, anti-war and democratic rights organizations have fallen significantly.”

Google’s strategy is to downgrade search results for targeted Web sites based on a supposed desire to limit reader access to “low-quality” information, but the targets reportedly include some of the highest-quality alternative news sites on the Internet, such as – according to the report – Consortiumnews.com.
Google sponsors the First Draft Coalition, which was created to counter alleged “fake news” and consists of mainstream news outlets, including the Times and The Washington Post, as well as establishment-approved Web sites, such as Bellingcat, which has a close association with the anti-Russia and pro-NATO Atlantic Council.
 
This creation of a modern-day Ministry of Truth occurred under the cover of a mainstream-driven hysteria about “fake news” and “Russian propaganda” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

Last Thanksgiving Day, the Post ran a front-page article citing accusations from an anonymous Web site, PropOrNot, that identified 200 Web sites — including such Internet stalwarts as Truthdig, Counterpunch and Consortiumnews — as purveyors of “Russian propaganda.”

Apparently, PropOrNot’s standard was to smear any news outlet that questioned the State Department’s Official Narrative on the Ukraine crisis or some other global hot spot, but the Post didn’t offer any actual specifics of what these Web sites had done to earn their place on a McCarthyistic blacklist.

An Orwellian Future

In early May 2017, the Times chimed in with a laudatory article about how sophisticated algorithms could purge the Internet of alleged “fake news” or what the mainstream media deems to be “misinformation.”

Big Brother poster illustrating George Orwell’s novel about modern propaganda, 1984.

As I wrote at the time, “you don’t need a huge amount of imagination to see how this combination of mainstream groupthink and artificial intelligence could create an Orwellian future in which only one side of a story gets told and the other side simply disappears from view.”

After my article appeared, I received a call from an NPR reporter who was planning a segment on this new technology and argued with me about my concerns. However, after I offered a detailed explanation about how I saw this as a classic case of the cure being far worse than the disease, I was not invited onto the NPR program.

Also, as for the relatively small number of willfully produced “fake news” stories, none appear to have traced back to Russia despite extensive efforts by the mainstream U.S. media to make the connection. When the U.S. mainstream media has tracked down a source of “fake news,” it has turned out to be some young entrepreneur trying to make some money by getting lots of clicks.

For instance, on Nov. 26, 2016, as the anti-Russia hysteria was heating up in the weeks following Trump’s election, the Times ran a relatively responsible article revealing how a leading “fake news” Web site was not connected to Russia at all but rather was a profit-making effort by an unemployed Georgian student who was using a Web site in Tbilisi to make money by promoting pro-Trump stories.

The owner of the Web site, 22-year-old Beqa Latsabidse, said he had initially tried to push stories favorable to Hillary Clinton but that proved unprofitable so he switched to publishing anti-Clinton and pro-Trump articles whether true or not.

While creators of intentionally “fake news” and baseless “conspiracy theories” deserve wholehearted condemnation, the idea of giving the Times and a collection of Google-approved news outlets the power to prevent public access to information that challenges equally mindless groupthinks is a chilling and dangerous prospect.

Russia-gate Doubts

Even if the Russian government did hack the Democratic emails and slip them to WikiLeaks – a charge that both the Kremlin and WikiLeaks deny – there is no claim that those emails were fake. Indeed, all evidence is that they were actual emails and newsworthy to boot.

Couple walking along the Kremlin, Dec. 7, 2016. (Photo by Robert Parry)

Meanwhile, U.S. government accusations against the Russian network, RT, have related more to it covering topics that may make the Establishment look bad – such as the Occupy Wall Street protests, fracking for natural gas, and the opinions of third-party presidential candidates – than publishing false stories.

In some cases, State Department officials have even made their own false allegations in attacking RT.

The current Russia-gate frenzy is a particularly scary example of how dubious government conclusions and mainstream media falsehoods can propel the world toward nuclear destruction. The mainstream media’s certainty about Russia’s guilt in the disclosure of Democratic emails is a case in point even when many well-informed experts have expressed serious doubts — though almost always at alternative media sites.

See, for instance, former WMD inspector Scott Ritter’s warning about lessons unlearned from the Iraq debacle or the opinions of U.S. intelligence veterans who have questioned the accuracy of the Jan. 6 report on Russian hacking.
Perhaps these concerns are misplaced and the Jan. 6 report is correct, but the pursuit of truth should not simply be a case of grabbing onto the opinions of some “hand-picked” analysts working for political appointees, such as Brennan and Clapper. Truth should be subjected to rigorous testing against alternative viewpoints and contradictory arguments.

That has been a core principle since the days of the Enlightenment, that truth best emerges from withstanding challenges in the marketplace of ideas. Overturning that age-old truth – by today unleashing algorithms to enforce the Official Narrative – is a much greater threat to an informed electorate and to the health of democracy than the relatively few times when some kid makes up a bogus story to increase his Web traffic.

And, if this new process of marginalizing dissenting views is successful, who will hold The New York Times accountable when it intentionally misleads its readers with deceptive language about the U.S. intelligence community’s “consensus” regarding Russia and the Democratic emails?

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, either in print here or as an e-book (from Amazon and barnesandnoble.com).

Deep State Determined to Take Out Trump, Only the American People Can Stop It

This Soros-Sponsored,
Clinton-inaugurated
Obama-led
Podesta-instigated
DNC-supported
MSM-facilitated
Purple Revolution
Will Not End
Until Donald Trump
Is Removed From Office

Everything in Washington, D.C. now points to a rapidly evolving soft coup.

A well-known pastor, who recently met with the POTUS in the Oval Office, has even been told of a coordinated plot to “take out” Trump by a senior Republican.
Pastor: Senior Republican Told Me of Plan to ‘Take Out’ Trump
Clearly, the same seditious perps will not hesitate to conduct a violent coup d’état to overthrow the president, should that be the only way to remove him from power.
Even former CIA Director John Brennan has recently called for a coup if Trump dumps Mueller. Former CIA Director ‘Calls For A Coup’ If Trump Fires Mueller

The American Republic is in grave danger

The critical issue here is what Trump MUST do for the good of the Republic.  He cannot allow these CIA-directed Bolsheviks to pull off another “Kiev coup”.  Perhaps this criminal conspiracy will develop more like the failed Ankara coup whereby President Recep Erdoğan used the insurrection as a means to identify all the perpetrators throughout Turkey.  Trump himself has referred to the possibility of a coup here similar to that recent decisive episode in Turkish coup history.

Trump’s days are numbered by Deep State, but then so are Deep State’s

Under no circumstances will Deep State permit Trump to continue as POTUS beyond a certain date.  The U.S. Intelligence Community and un-named Secret Services have a well-planned schedule of events ready to orchestrate to take him out one way or another. There’s not a week that goes by when former intelligence agency heads do not appear on major MSM platforms to subtly promote and coordinate their soft coup.
KEY POINT: President Trump has already proven to everyone concerned that he will not play by the rules of Deep State.  He has demonstrated repeatedly — like no other national leader in modern history — that he will not hesitate to break those rules whenever he so chooses.  However, the strict adherence to the rules are crucial to the running of the Global Control Matrix, as they are to the management of the Anglo-American Axis and administration of U.S. Federal Government.  For these, and many other significant reasons, the World Shadow Government is quite determined to terminate the Trump presidency.
That is, of course, if the American people permit this ongoing coup to proceed unimpeded.

The Conspiracy

The Mainstream Media has been collaborating with the U.S. Intelligence Community to soften up the American people since Election Day 2016.  Each month brings another   treasonous plot to the forefront; as well as new traitors to the crime scenes of this unfolding conspiracy of sedition.  As follows:
Never in American history has the establishment been so transparent about their subversive intentions to carry out a coup in broad daylight.  It appears that Deep State is so confident about their eventual success that they even telegraph many of their schemes well in advance of their execution.  While some of these stratagems may be red herrings, many are not.
The most threatening of these schemes was the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  That highly contrived maneuver was set into motion to put Trump’s presidency under a dark ominous cloud before the agents of Deep State methodically unleash a D.C. superstorm centered on the White House.
The actual plot to topple Trump involves every major political institution in the USA.  That especially includes the Democratic Party and DNC, Republican Party and RNC, numerous think tanks and brain trusts inside the Beltway, as well as countless Deep State operatives strategically positioned throughout the US government.
“You can add to this list of traitors most of the sultans of Silicon Valley, 
many Hollywood moguls and actors, the East Coast intelligentsia, the Mainstream Media magnates, among many other wealthy elites.”[1]

The Co-Conspirators

You name them; they’re in on it.
This highly organized coup has conscripted just about every power-player inside the Beltway. For example, the most obvious are those former heads of the intelligence agencies who have audaciously outed themselves at every opportunity:
Former CIA Director John Brennan
Former DNI James Clapper
Former NSA Director Michael Hayden
Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin
Former CIA Deputy Director and Acting Director Michael Morell 
These primo agents of Deep State are greatly assisted in this coup by many Obama-era appointees, Clinton loyalists, Soros-funded PACs, Congressional RINOs, MIC lobbyists, and political operatives of every stripe who owe their allegiance to the shadow government.*  Then there are those hidden government employees and well-placed politicos who have been compromised and/or coerced by the Pizzagate control mechanism.
Because the Global Control Matrix is maintained by the criminal control mechanism now known as Pedogate, just about any power broker can be drafted as a purple revolutionary. Pizzagate represents but a single American franchise within the global Pedogate child trafficking and exploitation crime syndicate.
Every major western power has external and internal intelligence services which clock Pedogate crimes with extraordinary monitoring and recording. This covert spying and surveillance regime has been in place for as long as the elite ruling class has chosen the leading politicians based on their vulnerability to blackmail and bribery, extortion and coercion related to child exploitation crimes.
(Source: Nothing Will Ever Change In Washington Until This Happens)
While the true depth and breadth of this treasonous cabal is unknowable, it wields considerable power and influence over every state apparatus.  Deep State will ultimately attempt to enlist the help of every American who dislikes Trump.  By constantly inflaming the public’s sentiments against the administration, the agitators are confident that a large number of U.S. citizens will support a coup, both soft and violent.  The real problem is that the true political calculus confirms this critical data point.
This state of affairs is exactly why AG Jeff Sessions must be replaced asap.  Heretofore, he has neglected to go after the worst criminals from the Obama Administration.  These are the same agents provocateur who are openly and furtively leading the Purple Revolution.  Until these traitors are investigated and tried, they will continue to act with impunity.   More significantly, they will feel empowered to take Trump down as well as his entire administration.  Each of the co-conspirators mentioned below is integral to the implementation of George Soros’s quickly unfolding Purple Revolution.
“Sessions needs to go if only so Trump can appoint a legal pit bull into
the critical AG post.  Surely Trump has in mind a pit bull who will
not let go of any agent of Deep State who has already proven to be
a traitor to the American Republic (e.g. Clintons, Obama, Podesta,
McCain, Graham, Ryan, McConnell, McCarthy, Corker, Portman,
Flake, Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, Waters, Comey, Lynch, Mueller, Rice,
Rosenstein, Holder, Brennan, Clapper, Hayden, Morell, Powers, et al.)
These enemies of the state must be arrested post-haste before they
inflict any more damage on the nation.  They ALL must be prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law, and punished accordingly for all to
witness.”[2]

Trump vs. Deep State

The upshot of this discussion is that there is no stopping the Trump Titanic from hitting the Deep State iceberg.  With each passing day the final collision looms larger and larger. The level of outright madness that has come to define the mainstream media circus, the chronic felony leaking by Obama loyalists, and the serial lawbreaking by the U.S. Intelligence Community can go on for only so long.  In fact, this ever-intensifying predicament is not far from hitting the proverbial wall.
The NWO globalists now work overtime to scuttle Trump’s “Titanic” before it hits the Deep State iceberg.  The globalists know that, with Trump at the helm of the ship of state, the USS Titanic luxury ocean liner might just be an icebreaker in disguise.  And everyone knows that the Russians make the world’s best icebreakers!
(Source: Soft Coup in the Works: Deep State Setting Up Trump for Impeachment)
Whether Trump is on his own Titanic or really at the helm of an enormous icebreaker remains to be seen.  Regardless, the covert leaders of Deep State will not tolerate much more wrecking of their multi-decade party.  Trump has quite remarkably taken a massive wrecking ball to every part of their overt and covert operations.  Not only can he never be trusted by TPTB, Deep State always gets even one way or another.
Trump’s personal plight is such that he cannot lose this war since such a fall from power will translate to the slo-mo devastation of his estate, his businesses, his family and his future. Likewise, Deep State knows that it cannot lose the upcoming final battle against Team Trump.  Most importantly, the USA is the Military Arm of their New World Order.  Were the US Constitution to be fully restored and “rule of law” re-established throughout the land, Deep State would be forced to relinquish its complete command and control over the military juggernaut that roles across the planet.
There are some major indicators that point to August through October of 2017 as a time of epochal conflict in the USA.  As a matter of fact, the treasonous Congress has taken legislative action that is purposeful in setting up Trump for impeachment.  The same group of traitors has been writing legislation to compel Trump to go after Russia, thereby undermining his peace initiatives and overtures made to President Putin.
The bottom line is that these heightening tensions can only go on for so long.  Too much is breaking out into the open and Deep State will not stand for much more.  Each day brings unprecedented revelations about how the world really works.  The Global Control Matrixis literally cracking up.  The “enforcement by terrorism” paradigm is also dissolving in real time. The normally effective fear factor is slowly losing its grip.  For Donald Trump has presented to the world community of nations — wittingly or unwittingly — himself as an unparalleled role model of how to speak truth to power.
Not only does Deep State want Trump out of the White House, they want war with Russia in the worst way.[3]  Had Hillary Clinton won the election, there might already be a nuclear war with tactical nukes…in Syria, in the Ukraine, in Iran, or wherever the next color revolution is planned for.  Clearly, the perpetual war economy is in full swing and only a Trump-Putin accord can stop it, once and for all.  Which is precisely why the NWO globalists do everything possible to sabotage their relationship.
In an effort to completely poison their good rapport, agents of Deep State are feverishly working to kill the relationship between Putin’s Russia and Trump’s USA.  Not only are agents of the Military-Industrial Complex looking to start the hot phase of World War III in Russia’s back yard, they’re attempting to push the American body politic into a full-blown civil war.  That brewing civil war is being falsely contextualized as the 2017 Purple Revolution, which is essentially an American version of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The Purple Revolution Must Be Exposed

Conclusion

2017 will undoubtedly go down in history as the year that the world really changed.
That profound and fundamental transformation will likely precipitate from the epic battle now raging between the American patriot movement and globalist Deep State.  Just as 2016 marked the beginning of the Second American Revolution, Donald Trump is the commanding general of the nationalists.  Just like General George Washington, he finds himself retreating again and again, but with great effect and awesome consequence to the New World Order agenda.
This historic war is unlike any in history; there are no precedents that are even close.  The Internet era has replaced muskets and bullets with smartphones and tweets.  The Alt Media has emerged as a formidable and fierce force of the light.  The cyber-warriors on this 21st century battleground are every bit as battle-hardened and wily as the Minutemen guerrillas of 1776.  The darkness of Deep State can’t even believe they have been exposed as they were in 2016 via the Pizzagate scandal.  PEDOGATE: Pandora’s Box Has Been Opened for Deep State   
President Trump has entered uncharted territory.  Similarly, Deep State is way out of its depth having never been challenged in the USA by a justifiably angry patriot movement. However, it’s not incumbent on Donald Trump to take back the country from those who have stolen it.  His AG can prosecute those public servants who are guilty of every sort of theft and larceny.  But, it is the solemn responsibility of the American people to take back their nation from the globalist usurpers.  And, to finish the job of wrecking the Deep State that Candidate Trump so earnestly started in June of 2015.

Let’s get busy!

State of the Nation
July 26, 2017
Footnote
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*The United States of America was, in fact, stealthily taken over by the British Empire the very day the Brits lost the American Revolutionary War.  Since there were also many clandestine and traitorous loyalists living in the Thirteen Colonies back then, they have had well over 200 years to systematically hardwire the United States as the flagship of Deep State.   The same perfidious forces have co-opted and compromised many government officials and political leaders, military commanders and corporate execs, university presidents and think tank directors, civic leaders and heads of state & local governments throughout America in 2017.  In this way, the whole place has been surreptitiously set up for the Purple Revolution.
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