That moment when you realize government & state support is utter bullshit, & that Anarchism is really the only way to be free.
Do you want solid proof that paid government shills are targeting websites, blogs, forums and social media accounts? For years, many have suspected that government trolls have been systematically causing havoc all over the Internet, but proving it has been difficult. But now thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and revealed by Glenn Greenwald, we finally have hard evidence that western governments have been doing this. As you will see below, a UK intelligence outfit known as the Government Communications Headquarters, through a previously secret unit known as the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, has been systematically attempting “to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse”. This should be deeply disturbing to anyone that values free speech on the Internet.
It isn’t just that the British government is trying to influence what people are thinking. The reality is that this is far bigger than a mere propaganda campaign. As Greenwald recently noted on his new website, the “integrity of the Internet itself” is at stake…
By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.
So what techniques are the British using to control and manipulate discourse on the Internet? According to Greenwald, the documents that Snowden has uncovered show that they are willing to sink to despicable lows in order to get the results that they desire…
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.
The following is a list of Internet infiltration techniques that were listed on one particular slide that Snowden leaked…
-Set Piece Operation
-False Flag Operation
-False Rescue Operation
You can check out this slide for yourself right here.
There is also evidence that the Canadian government has been involved in this sort of thing as well. The following comes from Natural News…
You’ve probably run into them before — those seemingly random antagonizers who always end up diverting the conversation in an online chat room or article comment section away from the issue at hand, and towards a much different agenda. Hot-button issues like illegal immigration, the two-party political system, the “war on terror” and even alternative medicine are among the most common targets of such attackers, known as internet “trolls” or “shills,” who in many cases are nothing more than paid lackeys hired by the federal government and other international organizations to sway and ultimately control public opinion.
Several years ago, Canada’s CTV News aired a short segment about how its own government had been exposed for hiring secret agents to monitor social media and track online conversations, as well as the activities of certain dissenting individuals. This report, which in obvious whitewashing language referred to such activities as the government simply “weighing in and correcting” allegedly false information posted online, basically admitted that the Canadian government had assumed the role of secret online police.
You can see a video news report about this activity up in Canada right here.
Are you disturbed yet?
You should be.
So what kind of people are the governments of the western world targeting online?
Well, when it comes to the U.S. government, all you have to do is to look at their official documents to see who they consider the “problems” to be. For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered ‘Potential Terrorists’ In Official Government Documents“.
Sadly, the reality of the matter is that the days of the free and open Internet are numbered. The governments of the world are increasing their control over the Internet with each passing day, and eventually a time will likely come when we will not be able to communicate openly like this any longer.
Things have gotten so bad in the U.S. already that even Google is spooked…
A recent court decision that endorsed a broad view of the Federal Communications Commission’s authority over the Internet has Google and other Web companies nervous.
In closed-door meetings with regulators and Capitol Hill staff, Google’s lawyers have said they’re worried how the FCC may use its newfound powers, according to multiple people familiar with the meetings.
The extent of the FCC’s authority over Google and other Web services remains unclear, and the current FCC has given no indication that it is interested in pushing aggressive new regulations. But the possibility that the commission could begin telling Google how to organize its search results or handle its users’ data is enough to spook the company’s army of Washington lobbyists.
And this is just the beginning.
If you think that the control freaks that are running things now are bad, just wait until you see the next generation of control freaks.
For example, there is one prominent student writer at Harvard that apparently believes that free speech at her university should be abolished and that any professor that does not advocate for her politically-correct version of “justice” should be fired…
A student writer at Harvard University is raising eyebrows after publishing her belief that free speech on campus should be abolished and professors with opposing views be fired.
Sandra Korn, a senior who writes a column for the Harvard Crimson newspaper, thinks radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy, and the First Amendment only hinders colleges from brainwashing students with her viewpoint.
“Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice,” states the subtitle of her Feb. 18 column, in which she insists Harvard stop guaranteeing students and professors the right to hold controversial views and conduct research putting liberalism in a negative light.
“If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals?” Korn asks.
This is what control freaks always want.
They always want to shut down those that are presenting opposing views.
They don’t believe in free speech and a “marketplace of ideas”. Rather, they believe in shoving what they believe down the rest of our throats.
And now we have solid proof that the governments of the western world are paying people to manipulate discourse on social media, blogs, forums and websites.
So will there be great outrage over this, or will the apathetic public just roll over and ignore this like they have so many other times the past few years?
Everyone’s celebrating their favorite American despots today, so maybe we should consider those who were the most power-hungry, murderous, liberty-crushing, and tyrannical. No pantheon of American tyrants would be complete without:
- Abraham Lincoln
- Woodrow Wilson
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Harry Truman
- George W. Bush
- Barack Obama
- Lyndon B. Johnson
- Richard Nixon
- Herbert Hoover
- Theodore Roosevelt
Shameful that so many of these are revered today…
I watch 911: In Plane Site
Meh. I think on a lot of stuff, they were really s-t-r-e-c-h-i-n-g on many things. The 2nd plane is sketchy though. The flash just as the plane makes contact (steel on steel) seems obvious to me.
Everyone yelling “I heard an explosion” as evidence of some conspiracy is ridiculous, because folks were also saying the Capital was bombed w/ a car bomb, etc etc. A lot of stories were happening that day, and even the next day, many of which were incorrect.
Building 7 - no idea. If it was under a controlled demo, why? No one gave a shit about building 7. It was just another building. So why “pull it”?
I do wonder what happened at the Pentagon. The pics of the plane on the surveillance cam is one thing, but how many cameras are around the pentagon, the most secure building in the world?! No other feeds were looked at or released? Fishy. They also mislead on that one, because the 14ft hole in the wall was allegedly the front of the fuselage coming to a stop. Makes sense, on one hand.
People can say Bush did it to get into Iraq, avenge the attack on his father, control oil, or whatever, but why are so many people coming out and saying Bush was warned about an eminent attack and that he ignored it, then it was too late? Was there really an attack planned by 19 people who successfully pulled it off?
The film is kooky, and probably made to continue on the 9/11 hype train, especially after other more important films. The whole thing seems like it was made in a basement.
Ultimately, I don’t have a huge opinion on the events of 09.11.01. I don’t think it was all government instigated but who knows.
The flag serves no other purpose than the shrink wrap one’s brain into a blind patriotic submission of voluntary stupidity, ignorance, and murder.
The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.
I’m literally having this conversation right now with friends. People, the government isn’t the country, and the country isn’t the government.
Government is an over-shadowing, controlling, violent, self-serving entity that doesn’t care about you or your well-being.
YOU are this country. YOU make up your community, and communities are what form this country. This country, like many, are great because of the people, not the government. The government is not the country.
I can hate the government, and all that it stands for, and love where I live. North America is a beautiful part of the this little blue marble. You can go skiing and surfing in one day or one weekend, without much travel in between, if you wanted. You can sail down a river, and pass through a half dozen states in the process, exploring whatever comes your way. Government isn’t going to do that for you. But YOU can. YOU make this country what it is, not the government.
100 years ago there was no income tax, but there were still roads. So where exactly is the government’s purpose in society?
A great visual of how most people feel when arguing over politics.
However, when us Anarchists see people doing this, we’re more like:
… cuz we know better, therefore we do better.
Any politician, yet people vote for them anyway. ”Well, someone’s going to get in anyway.” Yes well, voting for the lesser of to evils is still voting for evil. And every single time they end up disappointed, disgruntled, and feigns “hope” for the next election. Why people purposely subject themselves to a ruler, while simultaneously yelling for freedom is the visual aid for insanity.
Someone else asked someone about their stance on the basic main issues. I took the topics, and here are my answers. There’s surely a few missed.
Gun Control: Gun control laws don’t work. Owning anything, even a gun, is a human right. People are going to hurt someone, regardless of what they use. And the people who shoot up high schools or movie theaters aren’t going through the check system anyway. When the government and police are the only ones left with guns, it’s inevitable that mass execution and racial genocide isn’t far behind.
Abortion: This one is tricky for me. Being a born-again Christian, I’d like to see people be responsible and have the child they created, or stop it from happening in the first place (like wearing a condom!). But I also understand that it’s not my body going through a change that lasts well beyond when the baby is born. I would, at least, hope to give some options like adoption, surrogacy, etc. Again, not my ultimate call.
Drugs: The war on drugs does as much for the drug market as the gun control laws do for the black market. Just Say No never worked like they wanted. The instant you make something so taboo is the same moment everyone wants it more, possibly even those that have never tried it before. Drugs are a personal choice, and the only real ‘victim’ is the user, obviously, most times. Again, I would hope to encourage people to make better choices for them in their lives. But as long as they’re not impeding on my life in any sort of negative way, or being intrusive, then I can’t really tell them what to do.
Environment: It’s so multi-layered, but I’ll keep it short – I believe the state has contributed more to the shortfalls of the problems we face (as in the hole in the ozone is now irreparable), as much as big companies who get a the blind eye from the same government agencies that will shut down a mom and pop business in a hot second. I don’t know why people scoff at sorting trash into recycle bins, or simply buying green products, or harnessing the wind and sun, or anything else that is renewable, and unobtrusive to the only place we have to live. Some people just flat out seem to turn a blind eye to the dangers of how we live, and how much waste we produce. Is making a compost bin really so big of an idea? I have a damn garbage bin in my garage that I use for compost. It doesn’t take much – just some determination to make it work. I keep thinking of the Pixar movie, Wall-E, where not only is a big box store the government, but it’s also polluted the earth to such a degree that they built space ships and left. Companies like Unilever and Walmart are going to be our Buy-N-Large in another 20 years.
Foreign Policy: Short version: Mind your own business. If the soldiers would just put their guns down, take off their uniform, and come home, who would be left to fight? Who would be left to pull the trigger and kill children, and mothers, and fathers? Moreover, what is the U.S. so scared of that they need to have a foothold in every country on the planet?
Energy and Oil Companies: An unrealistic and illogical monopoly on things a community should have by default, as a human right. When you embrace alternative resources, like the sun and wind power, then electric companies don’t stand a chance. Let them manage the power that everyone is making and giving back. Sure, it’s energy communism, but isn’t it anyway, in some regards? When you stop using oil and fossil fuels, they’d have to find new jobs – like installing wind mills and solar panels. They are one of the biggest contributors to the environmental problems we face, anyway. Take away their power (pun intended), you take back your community, clean water, clean air, and peace of mind.
Immigration: Who the fuck cares? White people aren’t the first ones in ‘murrica, although they seem to think so. You are not special because of what side of an invisible line you live on. The only line in the sand, or red dirt, was drawn by scared white men 250+ years ago. People are naturally scared of something different, but to be scared of people seeking a better life, or just a change of scenery, is irrational. Undocumented immigrants pay, roughly, $10,000,000,000 in taxes. So where exactly is all this freeloading everyone is talking about? People are happy in their confines, even if it’s called a State Line.
Education: Education comes from the community. Public schools are a joke and have been for a long time. When you have a good community, and those willing to teach the basics of life, coupled with the parental responsibility of education at home, we could raise a whole new generation of thinkers, and peace makers.
Welfare: Again, I point to community. When we take care of those around us, check in on the sick and elderly, care for the children who need help, feed those who are going hungry (from our own personal or community gardens, mind you), and so forth, that is the road to travel down. Welfare has become a word synonymous with agitation and is spit out of the lips with a healthy dash of venom and resentment. In fact, welfare means, “the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity of a person; well-being”. The government is not taking care of anyone, but the community can, and should.
Healthcare: When you take out the big factors, like drug companies and government, that push the prices higher in health care, then it suddenly becomes as common place as buying milk. One doesn’t become a doctor for the money, although sometimes the money is good. They do it because they want to help people. So why can’t we do that, instead of receive mediocre care and have a bill that we’ll never pay off? Should people be sick and in debt?
Budget: End the government, keep your money, what’s the problem?
Taxes: Voluntary only, of course. Things are built and innovated not because of the money, but because of the talents behind all those constructions and innovations. It was only 100 years ago that there were roads, and no income tax, so who did that? Besides, the next time you wreck a tire and rim on a pot hole on your way home, ask yourself where your taxes are going…then check the bank account of the Federal government.
Homeland Security: We wouldn’t need it if we minded our own business. (See Foreign Policy)
Of course, I’ve covered many of these things on my blog, extensively.