The Proper Gander At Propaganda
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Consider this a parting gift of sorts.
“What I learned during the frankly horrifying research that I had to slog through in order to accomplish this, was that yes, there is a conspiracy, in fact there are a great number of conspiracies that are all tripping each other up. And all of those conspiracies are run by paranoid fantasists, and ham fisted clowns.” – Alan Moore
Can you explain this image?
“Who Watches The Watchmen?”
(or Who Ganders At Gatekeepers)
Who better to guard the truth than those who concocted the fantasy in the first place?
Ever consider the concept that the online shilling gatekeepers are they themselves journalists?
Ever wonder why “Fakelogists” “Hoaxbusters”, “Leading Internet Skeptics”, “Miles Mathis Followers”, “Piece of Mindful Types”, “Clues Forum Members”, “Flat Earthers” and so many other online “truthers” act so outlandishly ridiculous and promote ideas that are demonstrably preposterous?
Ever wonder why they are so obsessed with emulating the practices of the mainstream media they tend to claim to despise?
Ever wonder why they all go on each others “shows” and interview each other in an endless cycle?
Why do they all discredit themselves with obviously absurd “research” when there are glaring incontrovertible problems with many official mainstream narratives that can be effectively and simply communicated to a general audience without resort to obviously divisive (and/or insane sounding) language?
One logical deduction would be that these folk are they themselves journalists or work in the news media in some capacity.
Of course another possibility could be that these folk are suffering from apophenia.
“The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know”
“This article by Professor James Tracy first published in August 2015 is of particular relevance in relation to the “fake news” campaign directed against the alternative and independent media. In a bitter irony, the media coverup of the CIA’s covert support to Al Qaeda and the ISIS is instrumented by the CIA which also oversees the mainstream media. Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.”
Some Advice Regarding Online “Gatekeeping” And Conspiracy Theories:
“In the mid 1980's I was asked by an american legal institution known as the Christic Legal Institute to compile a comic book that would detail the murky history of the C.I.A., from the end of the second world war, to the present day. Covering such things as the heroin smuggling during the Vietnam war, the cocaine smuggling during the war in Central America, the Kennedy assassination and other highlights. “
“What I learned during the frankly horrifying research that I had to slog through in order to accomplish this, was that yes, there is a conspiracy, in fact there are a great number of conspiracies that are all tripping each other up. And all of those conspiracies are run by paranoid fantasists, and ham fisted clowns. If you are on a list targeted by the C.I.A., you really have nothing to worry about. If however you have a name similar to someone on a list targeted by the C.I.A., then you are dead? The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory. The truth is far more frightening. Nobody is in control. The world is rudderless...” ―Alan Moore
Fear Bardic Satire!
“Now, as I understand it, the bards were feared. They were respected, but more than that they were feared. If you were just some magician, if you'd pissed off some witch, then what's she gonna do, she's gonna put a curse on you, and what's gonna happen? Your hens are gonna lay funny, your milk's gonna go sour, maybe one of your kids is gonna get a hare-lip or something like that — no big deal.
You piss off a bard, and forget about putting a curse on you, he might put a satire on you. And if he was a skilful bard, he puts a satire on you, it destroys you in the eyes of your community, it shows you up as ridiculous, lame, pathetic, worthless, in the eyes of your community, in the eyes of your family, in the eyes of your children, in the eyes of yourself, and if it's a particularly good bard, and he's written a particularly good satire, then three hundred years after you're dead, people are still gonna be laughing, at what a twat you were.”
― Alan Moore