Warning: Undefined variable $cookie_domain in /var/www/html/shared/start_verified_session.shared on line 308 Western Civilization Is Being Organized Around Winning US Infowars ad-free A marketplace for speech. 82,617 Hours of Speech help 517,418 Transcriptions add title (free) 409 Sources add source €0.99 Spotlight Transcription New Search Search: Caitlin Johnstone Title: Western Civilization Is Being Organized Around Winning US Infowars Published: 2022-05-01 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nFuqBgPwyM 1/14Western Civilization is being organized around winning U.S Infowars the U.S centralized Empire's use of propaganda censorship and Silicon Valley algorithm manipulation is the single most urgent issue of our time because it's what prevents attention from being drawn to all other issues and all signs indicate that it's set to get much much worse I feel the need to reiterate once again that the censorship we are seeing2/14 about Ukraine is of a whole new kind than anything we've seen before there's no pretense that it's done to save lives or protect democracy this time around it's just we need to control the thoughts that people think about this war once it was accepted that disinformation and misinformation must be curtailed from above government and Tech institutions took that as a license to decide what's true and3/14 what's false on our behalf we know this because now they're just openly propagandizing and censoring us about a war you didn't know that you were granting government and Tech institutions authority to decide what's true and false on your behalf when you agree that it's fine for them to work together to censor and sanctify official narratives about covid but it turns out that's exactly what was happening4/14 it looks pretty obvious in retrospect now though doesn't it you can't regulate disinformation and misinformation without first determining what it is and you can't determine what it is without assigning someone the authority to make those distinctions there are no beneficent impartial and omniscient entities who can be trusted to become objective Arbiters of objective reality on our behalf there are only flawed human beings who act in5/14 their own interest which is why we're now being censored and propagandized about a war in literally the very next instant after being given the authority to decide what's true and false on our behalf regarding covid those same government media and Tech institutions launched into World War II levels of propaganda and censorship over a war were not even officially in it was like they all said oh6/14 good we get to do that now finally the consensus that it was fine to launch into a shocking information lockdown about Ukraine was already formed and prepped for rollout the day Russia invaded it was just taken as a given that they had that Authority over the last two years you'd get called an anti-vaxxer and worse if you said you didn't think that government-tied monopolistic Mega corporations7/14 should be restricting speech about covet measures that affect everyone but it turns out those who issued those warnings were 100 correct it is clear now as we see what that what we are becoming that granting these powerful institutions authority to sort out fact from fiction on our behalf is far more dangerous than misinformation about a virus ever was now here we are with the Empire setting8/14 up disinformation boards while it escalates aggressions with Russia by the day and prepares to do the same with China in the not too distant future our whole civilization is being organized around winning U.S propaganda Wars censorship is bad because free speech is how Society orients itself toward truth course corrects when it's going astray and holds power to account this is true whether censorship is by the9/14 government or by Tech oligarchs only morons act like this is some weird right-wing fetish people say freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom of reach and the answer to this is always yes it does you idiot if people who support status quo power have access to all the largest voice amplification platforms while critics of status quo power don't this kills the very purpose of free speech protections10/14 Free Speech protections are enshrined exactly because unrestricted speech puts a check on power if critics of status quo power structures are being banned from the platforms where people get their voices heard this function has been nullified you can't say your Society has free speech if critics of status quo orthodoxies aren't free to speak where they will be heard for the exact same reason you can't say11/14 people have free speech in Saudi Arabia as long as nobody hears their criticisms of the government because free speech is designed to put a check on status quo power it is exactly the voices who criticize the status quo who must be protected some of these voices will be unpalatable but the alternative is permitting a Ministry of Truth to decide what dissent is permissible an authority that's12/14 certain to be abused speech isn't free if it isn't free in all the areas where people congregate to speak if only mainstream supporters of the status quo have free access to all platforms then Free Speech isn't happening and power has a lot more ability to do what it lacks unchecked by the public saying it's fine because people are still free to go on gab or truth13/14 social to voice their criticisms of establishment Ukraine narratives or whatever is the same as saying it's fine because people can still speak their criticisms of the government into a hole in the ground free speech is not happening consent for this was given when we allowed those powers to assume complete narrative authority over what constitutes misinformation it is never too late to revoke consent though it just14/14 means the fight to pry our voices out of the hands of our rulers is going to be a tough slog DEEP LINKED selected quote: Please confirm your sharing 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