The Covidian Cult (Part III)

Re-blogged.
Thanks, CJ.
I disagree with you about some things, but ultimately they are un-important.

Consent Factory, Inc.

In The Covidian Cult (Part I) and (Part II), I characterized the so-called “New Normal” as a “global totalitarian ideological movement.” Since I published those essays, more and more people have come to see it for what it is, not “insanity” or “an overreaction,” but, in fact, a new form of totalitarianism, a globalized, pathologized, depoliticized form, which is being systematically implemented under the guise of “protecting the public health.”

In order to oppose this new form of totalitarianism, we need to understand how it both resembles and differs from earlier totalitarian systems. The similarities are fairly obvious — the suspension of constitutional rights, governments ruling by decree, official propaganda, public loyalty rituals, the outlawing of political opposition, censorship, social segregation, goon squads terrorizing the public, and so on — but the differences are not obvious.

Whereas 20th-Century totalitarianism (i.e., the form most people are generally familiar with) was…

View original post 1,805 more words

Gaslighting the Coronavirus – Dimitry Orlov

The Wall Will Fall

Written by Dimitry Orlov

For the past few days I have been holding back on commenting on current events, all of which revolve around the new coronavirus panic, and doing as much research as I could because the substance of what’s happening has been unclear to me.

• Why shut down the global economy because of a virus that isn’t particularly dangerous and has only been responsible for just over 1% of the deaths so far this year and has only affected 0.04% of the population and has killed off a mere 0.0028% of it?

• Why quarantine healthy people instead of just the old and the sick? (In Sweden, to take a typical example, 90% of the fatal cases were among those older than 70.)

• Why shut down schools and confine children indoors if they don’t even get sick from this virus?

• Why tell people to remain…

View original post 3,189 more words

Bacterial Pneumonia Killed Tens of Millions a Century Ago, Not “Spanish Flu”

Global Cooperative

There is a century old myth that a supposed “viral infection” commonly known as “influenza” or “flu” killed some tens of millions of people a century ago, in 1918-19. The erroneously named “Spanish flu” is a powerful marketing tool selling a Big Pharma lie that a “mysterious flu” of some kind caused tens of millions to die, so as to powerfully sell “flu vaccines” (poisonous cocktails known to increase chances of many other types of illness, including “corona viruses” [1] according to a recent Pentagon study).

Firstly, the “Spanish” aspect of the name is due Spain not being involved in World War I and thus not censoring their press as most countries who were involved in the war were doing. So reports of people dying in large numbers first started to appear in the Spanish press. However, the first cases of so-called “Spanish flu” actually occurred far from…

View original post 1,161 more words

The Propaganda War (Part II)

Thanks for all your work writing CJ.

Consent Factory, Inc.

The column you are about to read is propaganda. Yes, that’s right … propaganda. It isn’t political satire or commentary, or objective news or information, or unbiased, verified scientific fact. It is propaganda, pure and simple.

That isn’t a confession, a disclaimer, or a warning. I am not ashamed of writing propaganda. Most everything you see and read on the Internet, and in newspapers, and on television, and in textbooks, and novels, and on advertising billboards, and everywhere else, is propaganda. There is nothing wrong with propaganda. The question is who is doing it, and what they are doing it for. Here’s the definition in the Cambridge Dictionary:

“information, ideas, opinions, or images, often only giving one part of an argument, that are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people’s opinions”

That is what the column you are reading is … an…

View original post 1,406 more words

Fascism: three brief insights

I’d appreciate these three insights critiqued.
I cannot find anything blatantly false about those insights.

winter oak

by Paul Cudenec

I seem to have spent a lot of time over the last few years reading and writing about fascism, rather than about the positive ideas which inspire me.

I have felt obliged to do so because of our society’s worrying general blindness concerning what fascism was, historically, and what it has evolved into today.

It seems apparent to me that this state of affairs has not come about by accident. The new breed of fascists, who currently hold the reins of power almost everywhere, have worked hard for decades to brew up this fog of confusion.

Our culture has taught us not only to hate and fear fascism, particularly its German incarnation, but also to regard it as very much “other” to our contemporary military-economic complex, even as its complete opposite.

The current system is a global one, while fascists were focused on the national level, so…

View original post 2,596 more words

The Propaganda War (And How to Fight It)

I think this is a really good idea.

Consent Factory, Inc.

Every totalitarian system in history has used the power of visual propaganda to generate a new “reality,” one that reifies its official ideology, remaking the world in its own paranoid image. New Normal totalitarianism is no exception. For example, take a look at this panel copied from the landing page of The Guardian — one of the global-capitalist ruling classes’ primary propaganda organs — on July 17, 2021 …

Image

This isn’t just “biased” or “sensationalist” journalism. It is systematic official propaganda, no different than that disseminated by every other totalitarian system throughout history. Here’s the one from the following day …

Image

Forget about the content of the articles for a moment and just take in the cumulative visual effect. Official propaganda isn’t just information, misinformation, and disinformation. It is actually less about getting us to believe things than it is about creating an official reality, and imposing it on society…

View original post 1,775 more words

Manufacturing (New Normal) “Reality”

Consent Factory, Inc.

The ultimate goal of every totalitarian system is to establish complete control over society and every individual within it in order to achieve ideological uniformity and eliminate any and all deviation from it. This goal can never be achieved, of course, but it is the raison d’être of all totalitarian systems, regardless of what forms they take and ideologies they espouse. You can dress totalitarianism up in Hugo Boss-designed Nazi uniforms, Mao suits, or medical-looking face masks, its core desire remains the same: to remake the world in its paranoid image … to replace reality with its own “reality.”

We are right in the middle of this process currently, which is why everything feels so batshit crazy. The global capitalist ruling classes are implementing a new official ideology, in other words, a new “reality.” That’s what an official ideology is. It’s more than just a set of beliefs. Anyone can…

View original post 1,444 more words