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Remember how Kojima created a really weird game that one time? It was about the control of the world’s digital information? By a shadow government called “The Patriots”? And that was before the 9/11 inside job attacks led to the real world creation of the Patriot Act, which gave the US government unprecedented unconstitutional powers? It was a long time ago, you may not remember…
Well it’s 2014 now, and here’s a current news story for you:
The latest revelations and newly-released documents, detailed by Glenn Greenwald in a shocking piece for his new outlet, The Intercept, show that’s exactly what they’re doing. Whereas J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI used old-fashioned methods – primitive bugging devices, poison pen letters, and physical infiltration of “suspect” groups – today’s Thought Police use the Internet to, as Greenwald puts it, “control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the Internet itself.”
This story itself was eerily censored repeatedly by government agents on Reddit itself, preventing it from rocketing to the top of the front page where everyone would see it. It’s disgusting, and only thanks to perseverance and vigilance of the community has it finally started making some waves that the NSA and whoever is conducting these operations can’t control. Knowing that the government is actively manipulating the Internet’s most trafficked discussion forums is not a surprise to me at all, but now it’s out of the realm of conspiracy theory and into the factual knowledge of how the world works.
Every sane person must now ask him or herself where else these mysterious propagandists have infiltrated, how much they control key subjects, and what other lines they’ve already been crossing this whole time. How many layers of the traditional media do they have their fingers in, along with Hollywood productions, magazines, videogames, and yes, that forever-ignored root of society’s ignorance: the public school system. The information we receive and trust is being controlled, and now it’s official.
If you want to deprogram yourself from the conditioning you’ve received, there are a few books that have helped me greatly. Most important is The Underground History of American Education, by John Taylor Gatto. This is not a conspiracy theory book, Mr. Gatto is an award-winning public school teacher who spent his lifetime struggling with the education system and found many disturbing insights through his career. His book not only deconstructs the way forced schooling works, what it’s key functions are, and why it’s so effective, but it connects it to the origins of forced schooling, the philosophy which justifies it all, and the many examples of how humanity is better and more capable than we’ve been conditioned to believe.
If I demanded you give up your television to an anonymous, itinerant repairman who needed work you’d think I was crazy; if I came with a policeman who forced you to pay that repairman even after he broke your set, you would be outraged. Why are you so docile when you give up your child to a government agent called a schoolteacher?
Although I haven’t read the entire thing to make sure it’s free from NSA tampering, or some incomplete or early draft, you can find what seems to be the entire book here. But please, if you can find a copy to buy and support the author (who is still alive) do so!
Of course, you would be a fool not to at least check out (and save/print a copy of) the actual bombshell material that explains how the NSA’s censorship campaigns operate!!
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