Twitter Roadblocks Narrative Busters
Social pressure, exaggerated by social media and teleprompter readers on television, will protect the psychopathic narrative.
So desperate are the owners and controllers of USG Inc., they have taken a soft fascist approach to deny you the ability to read and view whatever the hell you want on the internet.
I get this a lot now. It’s “dangerous” to read information contrary to the official bullshit narratives on a number of issues, most pertinently who is responsible for blowing out Nordstream. You see, anything but the official bullshit narrative now emerging is “malicious… violent or misleading” (notice how these adjectives are practically lumped together, just so you might know looking at the suspected website might kill you, or at minimum cause trauma and brain damage).
Meanwhile, over at “Meta,” aka Facebook, on occasion, my feed includes hardcore pornography sent by an anonymous miscreant, the purpose of this inclusion is unknown. The legion of censors and algorithms, however, don’t seem concerned I find this disturbing. I mean, in this day and age, anal sex is normal, right? Even for school children.
Reading alternative takes on what actually happened to the Nordstream pipeline 300 feet below the surface of the Baltic Sea may lead to “real-world harm,” according to Twitter. The Silicon Valley arbiter of truth (and lies made truthful) occasionally throws this scary screen up when I attempt to click a link.
For now, I am allowed to click through, but for how long? If this thing turns into a NATO-Russia shooting war, we can expect the censorship to be total, as it was during the last world war. I suppose I will be required, under penalty of law and forced relocation to a reeducation camp, to read only war narratives on par with Huns bayoneting Belgian babies.
In fact, if all goes as planned, many Europeans will be unable to find alternative takes because the cell towers will be down, thanks to blackouts and energy rationing.
Technology is far more advanced now than it was during WWII. Back then, people were propagandized with newspapers, radio broadcasts, and an endless array of posters. My favorite is a poster that excoriated drivers for driving alone. Even individual decisions and actions were viewed as helping the enemy (financed by Wall Street).
Posters are no longer effective, especially for a population that suffers from engineered cognitive dissidence, exposure to lying teleprompter readers, and resist the socially persuasive desire to go along to get along (few want to tell be the only one in the room telling the truth, only to be denounced as a Russian dupe, “extremist,” or “terrorist,” increasingly perilous stigmatizations, especially during a time of war).
Of course, Google and the surveillance state know where I go and what I read, never mind the flimsy assurance of privacy a handful of browsers offer (my favorite is “incognito” mode). I know this and I don’t care. Let the authoritarian sociopaths know where I go and what I read. They need to know, even if I eventually end up with a piss-stained hood over my head as I’m bundled off to a CIA “black” torture dungeon).
I exaggerate, but not much. I think the CIA dungeons will be used to torture and break the influential (such as Julian Assange) and the rest of us will run and hide for shelter, never again express our opinions and feelings in public. This is exactly how soft fascism works.
Under hard fascism, such as in Nazi Germany or Stalin’s Russia, the opponents were simply put up against a wall and shot. I don’t see that happening here. Instead, social pressure during war, blown way out of proportion by social media and attractive teleprompter readers on television, will do this trick. The obstinate? Well, they’ll be tagged as “white supremacists” or “right-wing terrorists,” and the state will deal with them. The FBI has this down to a science.
It’s a quandary. Facebook and Facebook censor, and alternatives such as Parler are rife with MAGA and QAnon idiots. Really, there is nowhere to go, nowhere to tell your side of the story. The state will take down all alternatives if the war in the Ukraine flares up into a global conflagration. It looks like that might be the case.
How long are we safe here on Substack?