WHEN DOES AN OPINION BECOME TARGETED AS DISINFORMATION TO BE CENSURED & CENSORED?
How much of the long history of sharing opinions, talking freely, comparing mental notes and discussing issues are westerners willing to give up?
How overbearing a fear of being censured and censored, of being watched and judged, are westerners likely to have to face?
How powerful will the demand that everyone stay totally politically correct become, and across how many issues will it prevail?
How frequently will westerners have to analyze their thoughts before speaking and might this cause many to refrain from speaking to others at all?
The powers that be seem determined to control which narratives and opinions are allowable and which are not. It appears they wish to use the giants of the social media industry to bear down on the expression of what they deem to be inappropriate thoughts, opinions, suggestions, advice and recommendations. People are to be told what is acceptable and what is not. And if they don’t obey they will increasingly be targeted for gagging.
How does this fit with the supposed, and much-lauded, freedom of speech that the western world preens itself on?
How does this top-down enforcement of what is reality and what is not, vary from crude censorship in an age when the word of both politicians and mainstream media are greeted with great scepticism?
Is it possible that this is merely an attempt to corral western public opinion that has increasingly recognized that establishment figures themselves are the most likely spreaders of disinformation?
Successive regime change wars and the lies used to gain them public acceptance, have poisoned faith in those who wish us to believe their every word. Even before these wars and the exposure of these lies politicians were already some of the most disbelieved figures imaginable. Innumerable promises made and subsequent failure to deliver plus a general air of politicians seeking to escape responsibility make them poor candidates for anyone's trust.
Mainstream media, who politicians and social media giants are now increasingly relying on to judge and establish the facts on any particular issue, are the same entities who have slavishly mirrored state lies regarding recent wars of choice.
These are the very entities who now wish to frame issues in terms that western populations must accept as factual under threat of censure and of being censored.
Is it not clear as day that there is something VERY wrong with this picture?
And is it not also extremely clear that the picture portrayed by the politicians and media entities on these matters is a particularly cynical and self-serving one where their lies can be enforced as truth to the vast detriment of all concerned?
George Orwell would certainly recognize the iniquity of such an approach and the application of such a dead hand on the vital ability for all of us to be able to share opinions and decide for ourselves what is true and what is not.