We’ve witnessed many US government hoaxes and crises these past many years…
- “Fight ’em over there so we don’t have to fight ’em here.”
- Destroying our economy and violating our rights in the name of fighting a virus that killed 95% less people than the Spanish flu
- Russia changed the outcome of the 2016 election
- “Saving” democracy by trampling Constitutional rights
- Domestic terrorism
- The Jan 6 “insurrection”
- The Steele Dossier
Jacob Siegel at Tablet Magazine has done this nation and the world an important service by writing an excellent compendium of recent events.
A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century
13 Ways of Looking at Disinformation
I. Russophobia Returns, Unexpectedly: The Origins of Contemporary “Disinformation”
II. Trump’s Election: “It’s Facebook’s Fault”
III. Why Do We Need All This Data About People?
IV. The Internet: From Darling to Demon
V. Russiagate! Russiagate! Russiagate!
VI. Why the Post-9/11 “War on Terror” Never Ended
VII. The Rise of “Domestic Extremists”
VIII. The NGO Borg
X. Hunter’s Laptops: The Exception to the Rule
XIII. After Democracy
Appendix: The Disinfo Dictionary
Power and Control
I also recommend his discussion with Nick Gillespie on the Reason Interview podcast. Siegal and Gillespie agree that censorship is not the ultimate aim; it is just one of the means to control information and shape our view of reality: A Global Info Ops without end.
Just as the Cold War restructured our society, so has the war on terror. Once government builds an apparatus, it cannot let it go. The GWOT Panopticon has been repurposed. Government has brought the war on terror home.