In 1984, when I read the book “1984”, I was most concerned with overt oppression. But now I realize that, as the predictions from Georg Orwell come to life before our eyes, the real oppression comes not from an iron hand, but from misinformation, lack of information, and censorship by the mainstream media, big tech, and the left.
On October 24th, YouTube banned OANN, a major conservative news network, from posting videos and demonetized them for a week. Their infraction? They posted a video that the YouTube censors disagreed with. Pundits on both sides of the political spectrum bayed about it until their lips bled and over and over the term “Big Brother” was used. Unfortunately, it was only one of the latest in a countless number of instances of censorship that only seem to be increasing.
In 2020, the mainstream media (who arrogantly call themselves the 4th estate, with the others being clergy, religion, and commoners) have conspired to mischaracterize, ignore, and “echo chamber” a message designed to delegitimize, and ultimately usurp a duly elected president. Additionally, they convinced large swaths of the population to agree to waive their natural freedoms for what is now the better part of a year. Astonishingly, as I type this, we have now been reduced to even accepting the daily videos of police shuttering legal businesses for the crime of disobeying what are, in many cases, illegal executive orders designed to put them out of business.
An analysis published by The Media Research Center reveals some astonishing data regarding how many Biden voters would have supported Trump if it were not for the misinformation spread by the mainstream media:
- 12% of Biden voters would have voted for Trump if they had known Trump had made us energy independent
- 15% of Biden voters would have voted for Trump if they had known of Trumps efforts to fight Covid 19
- 12% of Biden voters would not have voted for him if they had known that his running mate Kamala Harris was the most liberal member of the Senate
- 27% of Biden voters would not have voted for him if they knew about his history of sexual assault
- 20% wouldn’t have voted for Biden if they were aware of the active money laundering investigation against him
- 9% of Biden voters would have voted for Trump if they knew of his progress in the Middle East
I could go on but it becomes redundant. Take the above statistics and factor in the notion that 92% of the coverage of Trump has been negative and it becomes easy to see there is an open agenda of public manipulation.
On top of the withholding of information are the other constant oppressive techniques uniform to the big technology companies. From Google biasing search results, to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube outright censoring and eradicating dissenting thoughts on a level that should be more than mildly disturbing to all of us.
For example, as of October 19, 2020, Twitter had censored Trump 62 times and Biden 0. Twitter also masked the vast majority of tweets that complain about election malfeasance. They claim that “fact-checkers”, who are nothing more than liberals/leftists using their own opinions as fact, require the censorship “for our own good”. It is also fairly obvious by the imbalance of political donations where the bias is, as 90% of all media employees and more than 90% of political donations by Facebook and Twitter employees went to Democrats. These are the same people censoring opposing viewpoints and de-platforming those with whom they disagree.
With the number of people getting their news from social media to make voting decisions on the rise, there is a comically Stalinist level of unfair play the social media companies use as they openly manipulate politics by removing anything they don’t want the public to see while claiming their own overtly biased opinions as facts.
Interestingly, the 2020 covid restrictions have created an atmosphere optimized for mass conditioning directly from the CIA playbook. In the declassified CIA paper “Brainwashing from a psychological viewpoint“, pages 21-22 explain that between 4-6 weeks of isolation are enough to “reduce [them] to animals”, leaving subjects that are docile, dejected, and dependent. The report also suggests that skillful repetitive conditioning is enough to fundamentally change how a subject’s brain works.
On a mass scale, the isolation mandated by governors auspiciously to combat covid has made Pavlovian Petri dishes out of each and every household in the United States, proving the CIA paper to be correct. We are forced to be alone, told that what we see is not real and what we cannot see is.
Reading this (or any) list of effective brainwashing techniques reveals the reason the media, big tech, and the left operate as they do; they are following well-known mind conditioning techniques pushing the population toward liberalism. It is not a secret, it’s just that so many people simply refuse to accept that they are being manipulated. If one is objective, the evidence of their application can be seen in almost every facet of our daily lives. From Hollywood’s uniform leftist/SJW agenda manifesting in “chanting and singing” to sports (try to attend a participatory event that avoids social justice) to the endless lawsuits (most recently the Michigan AG threatening to sue people who question their election, progressives are wasting no tool in their efforts to condition us to their preferred outcome. If you care to disagree or question things, there is a uniform cry to brand you a racist and have you canceled.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant” or so the story goes. Being aware of what is being attempted is the single best defense a person has against the power of mass suggestion. Questioning information, staying in touch with other people, and disconnecting from the echo chamber are also helpful. Having said that, I wonder if I will be allowed to feel this way in 5 years…
Who would have thought George Orwell was so perfect in his predictions, but instead of 1984, they are happening in 2020. Never forget, two and two are always four, regardless of how many try and tell you otherwise.