AUTHORITARIANISM & THE ONE NARRATIVE NATIONS OF THE WEST
Which countries are truly authoritarian?
We are told by western elites that the West is gloriously free. Why is it then that the trend in the West is increasingly toward ensuring only one side of any geopolitical story gains prominence and that those deigning to express another point of view are subject to attack?
Why is it also that it is in the West that we predominantly find militarized police? Aren’t Russia and China supposed to be those who clamp down on protesters most ruthlessly? However, you will be aware by now just how many are killed by cops in the USA year on year. Yet China gets relentlessly criticized for supposedly draconian methods in both Hong Kong and Xinjiang where protests have been extremely violent... yet, not a single person has died through police action in either case.
The attempt to suppress and denigrate alternative viewpoints to the official state narratives of western nations is ongoing. Social media giants are being pressed harder and harder to eliminate so-called ‘fake news’ and ‘disinformation’. The problem is that what is considered ‘fake news’ and/or ‘disinformation’ has increasingly been anything that doesn’t reflect the official line, the agreed narrative of western elites and their media stenographers.
On Syria, on Russia, China and on issues such as Covid where western states have pronounced a judgement, if you are a prominent enough influencer you will find yourself in hot water if you get too vocal in expressing an alternative view.
A vast panoply of sycophantic state supporters with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo at all costs is ready and very willing to verbally pounce on anyone with a degree of popularity who evinces a view that fails to correspond with the “truth” as agreed upon in the upper echelons.
If you watched the shenanigans which took place during the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign you will hopefully have observed the trashing of Tulsi Gabbard. It was spectacularly methodical in its crushing power. I am unaware of anyone in the elite echelons of politics or media coming to her aid with a few helpful words concerning freedom of speech and everyone being entitled to a point of view. The consensus was clear. The narrative she was contradicting was believed in rock solid form. For those within the righteous echelon of state narrative believers there was no doubt it and they were right and anyone saying otherwise must be... a ‘Russian Agent’, an ‘Assad Apologist’, a ‘Useful Idiot’ and so forth.
When an entire elite superstructure has the power and intent to destroy anyone who deigns to contradict the accepted narrative then you have a very real authoritarianism, not only from those at the highest level, but those well down the hierarchy among the ultra-powerful mass media broadcasters who have the ability to make, or break you.
Tulsi Gabbard was not perfect. She made mistakes along the way. However, those who know something of the reality behind the facade of western elite narratives are aware that she spoke more truth than all of those set against her put together. Therefore, the truth not being welcome to the party she had to be denigrated and slandered to the point of propaganda sure to put enough doubt about her in the public mind to end her chances.
If we are to believe this is how freedom of speech and democracy works in the USA then we can surely see just how alloyed those aspects of U.S. life have become. Clearly you have to toe the line and say what’s expected, praise the foreign policy of the USA as wholly right and without fault, repeat the correct mantras and end with a “God Bless America”. Anything less and you put yourself at risk of being attacked by the most powerful people around who have the loudest megaphones available to the point where you are beaten into submission or driven to withdraw from the fray.
How much more authoritarian is all this than the reports about Russia or China that greet our eyes and ears on a routine basis? Yet the same blanket facade of righteousness means that even a whiff of criticism that this is even vaguely authoritarian will see those saying so targeted as above. It is a vicious circle where blindness is rewarded and actuality of insight punished.
As the saying goes, there are none so blind as those who WILL not see.
And those who will see nothing but their own self-protecting prejudices are the most blind of all. And the most authoritarian. They belong to nations they would have act out of this very blindness and prejudice, killing thousands without compunction because they see only rightness in their conduct. They belong to the damned, to the eternally conscience-free killers who perpetually assert only one single view and who forever sing the inviolate praises of all one narrative nations who collectively comprise the West.