The “rights” fans are getting all excited over the non-revealing “revelation” that FBI controls media. Time for a reprint from April of this year.
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Secrecy and censorship are the defaults. We don’t have the choice of escaping censorship. Given this CONSTANT, there are two interesting VARIABLES, a political timeline and a tech timeline. They overlap partly but not entirely.
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The political timeline variable goes like this:
Wilson picked up a mainly commercial Deepstate and made it official, under the evil eye of Lady Edgar. The previous Deepstate had mainly been concerned with our semi-colonies in the Caribbean. We fomented revolutions every time a semi-colony got uppity.
Wilson turned our imperialism westward toward Russia, invading and occupying Siberia along with Japs and Axis soldiers in 1918. Wilson also allowed Lady Edgar to blackmail and instigate and imprison “Reds”.
After Wilson tried to replace Germany as the main controller of Europe, the country soured on imperialism. Harding was able to shut down many of Wilson’s agencies, then FDR completed the turn toward neutrality.
Deepstate was itching and burning with pent-up sexual desire during FDR’s life, and burst out of its richly deserved grave in 1946. Since then, Deepstate has been steadily expanding its “sphere of Democracy” to the whole world, literally climaxing in 2020 with Perfect Democracy as expressed by mass murder + mass torture + mass imprisonment + universal muzzles = universal orgasm for psychopaths.
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There’s also a technical variable with a different timeline, which helps to explain why Deepstate’s constant desire for Perfect Democracy wasn’t always able to achieve Perfect Democracy.
In 1918 the world was hardwired by the digital telegraph network, with undersea cables linking the continents. Radio was just barely beyond experimental, mainly serving as ship-to-shore communication for fisheries. Whoever controlled the cables controlled the world.
In 1922 radio started to gain maturity, and Harding took full advantage of it. As I’ve been hammering forever, radio is soft and analog, capable of penetrating through walls and across seas without any firm controls. Shortwave reached maturity in 1933 at the same time when FDR took office. Our own propagandists realized they couldn’t turn off the world, so they had to PERSUADE. We encouraged our own people to listen to adversaries and alternatives, and we had confidence that our PROBLEM-SOLVING PRESIDENT would maintain the loyalty of our own people. FDR explained what he was trying to do, and explained when he needed to try something different because the first attempt hadn’t worked. He created a CIRCLE OF TRUST enveloping the entire country.
After he died, Deepstate recognized that shortwave and confidence and explanation were poisonous to their needs and desires. They replaced SW with TV, which is a vastly tighter pipeline. Then in the ’70s they tightened the screws even more with the Web.
1990 was a significant switchpoint in both politics and tech. Bush Senior invaded Russia again and implanted Our Drunk SOB. Bush Senior also invaded Iraq for fun and profit, breaking out of our post-Vietnam sour neutrality. At the same time, cable TV became universal, spawning the Official Dividers of Fox and CNN, and enabling the rebirth of the hardwired telegraph system.
Now we’re back to Wilson both politically and technically. Spreading Perfect Democracy through a hard-wired digital system with no leaks or skips.