I have to admit it. I found the video below VERY upsetting. I know it really shouldn’t be at all shocking. I should be of course expecting this kind of asinine rhetoric coming from Washington by now. I should be getting used to it. But this just, argggg…. Actually listening to these buffoons denigrate people in this way, actually comparing “conspiracy bloggers” to ISIS, and then linking it all to RT, was just almost more than I could bear.
Thanks to “Tyler Durden” at Zerohedge for bringing this painful piece of Congressional idiocy to my attention.
But ok, I’ll lower myself to attempt to provide a coherent response to this blatant fear-mongering garbage.
Overall it is of course nothing but more of the same ploy that has been developing over the last year and a half or so. Around the time of the Sochi Winter Olympics, or not long before, the demonization of Russia noticeably exploded in Western media. (Remember stories of “roaming wild dogs” and improperly installed toilets and Putin’s “anti-gay” stance, etc.??) This was all going on around the same time which Russia was voicing strong opposition to a full-scale U.S.-led invasion/bombing of Syria, which was eventually followed by all the drama going on to this day in Crimea, including a “mysteriously” downed passenger jet, bla bla bla.
So this quasi-revamped-“Cold War” narrative gets started up, very much simultaneous to the whole “ISIS is trying to take over the world in the name of Islamic extremism” narrative (which is just the reboot of the same narrative acted out under the names “Al Qaeda” and “Boko Haram” etc. You have to re-brand your CIA-asset terrorist organizations every so often, after all…) Hollywood isn’t the only propaganda industry to remake the same corny movies over and over again
So now, these two narratives, the rebooted Cold War and the rebooted “War on Terror”, are being increasingly combined into one big, massive, over-arching narrative designed to simply alienate and demonize anyone who would dare question the impeccable truth-telling record of the White House or the Pentagon.
And hey, sorry to get all “crazy conspiratorial” once again, but I really am just having the hardest time swallowing the sludge of irony, when these kind of slander-them-into-silence tactics are being laid on so thick at the very same time that all these massive military drills and exercises, (which seem to be preparing for responding to a massive invasion, or massive civil unrest, or both) are being planned for the rest of the year, or already taking place, prompting people to compare it to allusions to the “Red Dawn Scenario”.
States in the “Jade Helm region”, such as California, are seeing national guardsmen marching through neighborhoods, while soldiers take turns practicing blocking traffic…
Other drills such as CJOAX and CERTEX apparently involve things “active shooter drills” with MRAPS at a Middle School, or British paratroopers invading Fort Bragg(!?)
But don’t worry. Please return to your regularly scheduled program. Pay no attention to the men with military-grade hardware rehearsing the removal and detention of ordinary citizens. Stop listening to all that Russian propaganda which is telling you that is some ridiculous “conspiracy” behind everything…
Yes… That would be so nice. If this horrible B-movie would finally just end, and the credits would roll, and I could just turn off the tube and go outside and play.
Unfortunately, my esteemed superiors conducting congressional hearings, it wasn’t RT or “Russian propaganda” which caused me to finally wake up from my catatonic state and realize that so much of what I had previously assumed to be true was made up of so many layers of pitiful, shameful lies.
I think it had much more to do with how they blew up those buildings in New York and then tried to blame it all on some guy hiding out in caves… 😉