I see a darkness
I’m worried this morning. Firstly because I got blazing drunk last night and probably made a tit of myself at a blistering gig by the excellent Butterfly Jam. So I’m lying here horribly hungover and mildly embarrassed. Oh, and the other worry is that we’re entering a period of global fascism.
That is the greater concern. Sure, things have not been looking good for some time, and I’ve written before of the worrying collusion between ostensibly opposed forces and governments on issues such as internet censorship, the bailouts, currency and commodities manipulation, as well as the effective merging of government and mainstream media the world over. We live in a highly propagandised age – this really isn’t news and it probably isn’t particularly contentious; after all, with people like Chomsky and Gramsci illustrating the requirement and mechanisms for media control, the intelligent Left is as aware as the angry Right that it is essential that our faux democratic governments control the media narrative. The entire system that we inhabit depends on governments’ gaining consent for their deeds via a carefully constructed media image of the world. But this image is fragmenting. Their control is slipping. In consequence, the edifice will collapse.
I take as the best recent example the leak of emails from the UK’s leading climate change centre, the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU); ClimateGate as it is now known. Known online that is, in the blogs and message boards – out there in the mainstream media, the story simply isn’t happening. The BBC story simply mentions the hack – it’s comparable to them reporting the events of November 22nd 1963 by saying “Shots were heard in Dallas”. To get to the *story* it’s necessary to abandon the mainstream and go to the blogs. Almost without exception, mainstream, formal, traditional media is skipping the story – that AGW proponents have been caught red-handed distorting and fabricating data, smearing opponents, pressuring journals to drop climate sceptics, and complaining about what we all knew – that their models were bullshit, and couldn’t predict current events, so could hardly be expected to predict the future. The Anthropogenic Global Warming narrative is now *fucked*. This theory has so many holes in already that no reasonable person could possibly consider it science, but the revelations of the *actual* collusion, threats, conspiracy that so many of us have postulated as a reason for the apparant “scientific consensus” now blows it to shreds. This is the biggest story in the world today. And it is not in the mainstream.
Two questions naturally follow. How? And why? How – who can tell? Do I suggest a hotline to every editor from the Ministry of Truth dictating what they should write and commission? I dont’ think so, but I’m really starting to wonder. I had figured that the media conformity was probably more down to the narrowness of their recruitment pool, the group-think that stems from everyone all swimming in the same pond, rather than active conspiracy. But this latest glaring omission really does make me question that. And Why? Well, because global responses to AGW provide an excellent excuse for governments to do pretty much what they like – essentially shunting us further on the road to consensual enslavement. This busted theory serves their purposes.
But there’s another question. You see, their grip on the narrative has slipped. We – millions of us – go elsewhere for our news today. We don’t rely on their spin, their experts. We think, question, write, analyse, for ourselves. And we spread the word. We undermine their media narrative. We tell the truth. The bloggers and ranters are screwing up their carefully constructed stories, the truth is seeping like a virus into the public mind. Two truths, just from this one story: firstly that AGW is bullshit, but secondly that the media are actively suppressing this information. Absolute proof that the media is pushing a lie.
What does Joe Public do in response to this? Does he just question the climate change cobblers? Or does he begin to question everything?
And this then raises the scary question. The one that worries me. Our governments may be evil, but they are not *that* stupid. They are quite aware that they remain in power because their lies are, largely, believed. So how might they respond, now that they know, for a fact, that every day their lies are starting to unravel? How do they respond when they see that the media can no longer keep a secret? When they look at their intricate lies being deconstructed line by line, fabrication by fabrication, tree ring by tree ring…. what is their plan likely to be? To sit back, and do nothing, wait for collapse?
Or to seek to grab back control of the narrative in the only way they can?
To silence us.
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