"Times have changed. Capitalism has degenerated into a full-stage criminal enterprise and democracy is no longer distrusted; on the contrary, it is disdained, feared and subject to the scorn of crooks parading as politicians. Instead of having too much democracy, the current historical moment is being framed by the call to eliminate it altogether."
"finding the right line between disinformation control, public-health awareness, and outright censorship is not an easy task."
Noam Chomsky addresses the current state of the American Empire after the attack on the capital on Jan 6, 2021. His new book: “Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance.”
"We must be wary of allowing those wielding the toxic charge of racism, no matter how well intentioned their motives, to decide who has a voice and who does not."
By 2016, sophisticated propagandists utilizing artificial intelligence algorithms driven by a seemingly limitless trove of data points on damn near every internet user, revolutionized social media-based psych-ops campaigns.
“The Left Can’t Meme”: How Right-Wing Groups Are Training the Next Generation of Social Media Warriors
...memes in politics: Cheap, subversive, and designed to provoke an emotional response, memes are a disruptive form of information guerrilla warfare. Republicans have gotten Giesea’s message, while Democrats have all but ignored it.
In a democracy, the most important but least understood tool is propaganda. Let me share with you the fundamentals of a successful propaganda campaign.