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The Corporate Media’s Gulag of the Mind



  • The Corporate Media’s Gulag of the Mind 
    by Charles Hugh Smith, 
    Your crime, as it were, need not be substantiated with evidence; the mere fact you publicly revealed your anti-Establishment thought convicted you.

    One of the most remarkable ironies of The Washington Post’s recent evidence-free fabrication of purported “Russian propaganda” websites (including this site) is how closely it mimics the worst excesses of the USSR’s Stalinist era.

    Those unfamiliar with the Stalinist era’s excesses will benefit from reading Solzhenitsyn’s three-volume masterpiece The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956The Gulag Archipelago 2 and Gulag Archipelago 3.

    One episode is especially relevant to the totalitarian tactics of The Washington Post’s evidence-free accusation.

    Solzhenitsyn tells the story of one poor fellow who made the mistake of recounting a dream he’d had the previous night to his co-workers.
    In his dream, Stalin had come to some harm. In Solzhenitsyn’s account, the fellow was remorseful about the dream.

    Alas, mere remorse couldn’t possibly save him. He was promptly arrested for “anti-Soviet thoughts” and given a tenner in the Gulag–a tenner being a ten-year sentence in a Siberian labor camp.

    The Washington Post’s
     accusation is based on a “behavioral analysis”–in other words, publicly sharing “anti-Soviet thoughts”
    –in our era, the equivalent is sharing anti-Establishment thoughts.

    Your crime, as it were, need not be substantiated with evidence; the mere fact you publicly revealed your anti-Establishment thought convicted you.
    This is the Corporate Media’s Gulag of the Mind. We’ll tell you what’s “true” and what is correct to think and believe. Any deviation from the party line is a threat and must be discredited, marginalized or suppressed.

    Where is the Post’s hard evidence of Russian ties or Russian influence? There isn’t any–but like Stalin’s henchmen, the Post has no need for evidence:
     merely going public with an anti-Establishment thought “proves” one’s guilt in the kangaroo court of America’s corporate media (a.k.a. mainstream media or MSM).

    While The Washington Post is owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the vast majority of what we read, watch and hear is controlled by a handful of corporations
     loaded with cash and connections to the ruling elite.

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December 1, 2016 - Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment

  1. Hat dies auf behindertvertriebentessarzblog rebloggt und kommentierte:
    In German say the farmer: “Wer nicht in der Suhle mitgrunzt, wird von den Schweinen aufgefressen” und “Fett schwimmt immer Oben!” Glück, Auf, meine Heimat!

    Comment by Senatssekretär Freistaat Danzig | December 1, 2016

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