"Many people, especially
ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of
If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
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"During times of universal
deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
"The real underlying currency
of our world is narrative, and the ability to control it. Everything
always comes down to this one real currency. If you look at what
all these think tanks, NGOs, media outlets and grant making networks
that billionaires pour their money into actually do, it ultimately
boils down to controlling the dominant stories that people tell
about what's going on in their world."
"The media giants that
control our access to information, from search engines like Google
to social media like Facebook, have turned themselves into portals
to the world and present themselves as impartial in that role.
However, behind a facade of separateness, strong connecting links
bind the tech giants to the oligarchy and security state on which
they rely, giving the interests of the elite determinative influence
over which information we access."
"If you (a journalist)
leaves the official line, if you produce dissenting reports, then
you will soon feel this. There are many ways to get you back in
line quickly. If you don't follow the guidelines, you will not
keep your job long. This system works pretty well, and it reflects
established power structures.
... The point is that journalists wouldn't be there unless they
had already demonstrated that nobody has to tell them what to
write because they are going say the right thing. If they had
started off at the Metro desk and had pursued the wrong kind of
stories, they never would have made it to the positions where
they can now say anything they like. The same is mostly true of
university faculty in the more ideological disciplines. They have
been through the socialization system.
Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019
"The conscious and intelligent
manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses
is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate
this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government
which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed,
our minds our molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested,
largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result
of the way in which our democratic society is organized."
Edward Bernays in his 1928 book
"We'll know our disinformation
program is complete when everything the American public believes
William Casey, Ronald Reagan's
CIA Director, 1981