The president and first girl of Ukraine have posed for a romantic photoshoot with Vogue journal, whereby President Volodymyr Zelensky waxes poetical about his love for his darling spouse.
Now, I do know what you’re considering: how is Zelensky making time for a Vogue photoshoot amidst his busy schedule of PR appearances for different main western establishments?
I imply that is in any case the identical Volodymyr Zelensky who has been so busy making video appearances for the Grammy Awards, the Cannes Movie Competition, the World Financial Discussion board and doubtless the Bilderberg group as effectively, and having conferences with celebrities like Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, and Bono and the Edge from U2. It’s as busy a PR tour as he might presumably have with out having a dialogue concerning the strategic significance of long-range artillery with Elmo on Sesame Avenue.
Oh yeah, and in addition isn’t there like a struggle or one thing occurring in Ukraine? You’d assume he’d most likely be considerably busy with that too.
Name me loopy, however I’m starting to suspect that there may be a concerted effort to govern the way in which we take into consideration the struggle in Ukraine. The truth is, I’d even go as far as to say it’s probably the most aggressively perception-managed struggle we’ve ever skilled.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February we’ve got not solely been smashed with mass media propaganda in contrast to something we’ve ever seen whereas Russian media are purged from the airwaves, we’re additionally seeing the brand new media aspect of unprecedented quantities of on-line censorship, algorithm-boosted propaganda, and social media trolling.
So we’ve actually by no means seen this a lot total effort put into manipulating the way in which the general public thinks a few struggle. Which is smart, on condition that it’s a profoundly harmful proxy struggle which stands to learn bizarre folks under no circumstances, form or kind.
I imply, are you able to think about if folks had been allowed to only assume their very own ideas about their authorities’s financial warfare in opposition to Russia which is hurting them financially and pushing hundreds of thousands towards hunger with the complete consciousness and approval of the US authorities? Or if Individuals had been allowed to surprise if the billions they’re pouring into this proxy battle might be higher spent at house? Or if folks began objecting to a unnecessary battle for geostrategic domination threatening their lives and the lives of everybody they know with the chance of nuclear annihilation?
Can’t have that.
There’s a night-and-day distinction between wanting to inform folks the reality about one thing and wanting to govern their notion of one thing. There are occasions when true details can be utilized to affect folks’s notion by hook or by crook, but when your agenda is to govern notion slightly than inform the reality you’ll essentially be compelled to depend on lies, half-truths, distortion, and lies by omission wherever the reality doesn’t serve that agenda.
In the event that they had been telling us the reality about this struggle, they wouldn’t be censoring Russian media. They wouldn’t be censoring on-line voices who disagree with the official narratives about Ukraine. They wouldn’t be regularly blasting us within the face with mass media notion administration, and so they positive as hell wouldn’t be placing Ukraine’s celebrity-in-chief on the duvet of Vogue journal.
We’re being manipulated, and we’re being deceived. And we’re being manipulated and deceived as a result of our perceiving clearly on our personal would go in opposition to the pursuits of the empire. They’re mendacity to us as a result of the pursuits of the folks and the pursuits of the empire are, as normal, squarely at odds.