WHAT DID THE ‘TWITTER FILES’ ACTUALLY REVEAL?: A LOOK INTO THE BRAND-NEW CENSORSHIP-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Last week, Matt Taibbi on his website RACKET NEWS posted an in-depth article explaining a new government funded industry that should have every American enraged and concerned. Our government has a new Orwellian function, a censorship-industrial complex that is new to the American experience. Back during the early 2000s after the 09/11/01 terrorist attacks, the American people were exposed to the power of the military-industrial complex, ignoring the warning of Dwight Eisenhower over 40 years earlier, and went into multiple wars that the American people had no ability to stop. Than in 2020, the pharmaceutical-industrial complex reared its head after a virus that kills less than .01% of our population was released “accidentally” causing widespread economic chaos and cultural destruction leading to lockdowns that destroyed the education system and an epidemic of mental illness. The censorship industrial complex was exposed almost accidentally. Towards the end of 2021, Elon Musk bought Twitter. No matter how you feel about the Tesla and PayPal founder (And some of his decisions are highly questionable), his releasing of the “Twitter Files” has shown the American people two things.
So how did we get here? Well, one of the key factors that has been overlooked by a majority of the media is the presidency of Barack Obama. Looking past the historical aspects of his eight-year reign, Obama has had a much greater impact on the past six years of our lives than anyone could have previously thought. Obama changed the government. Before his election, the country was strongly divided among the corporations, elitists, and globalists on the best direction to take the United States into the future. The Obama presidency resolved this problem. Distracting us from the failed government policies and corporate greed that led to the Occupy Wall Street 99% movement that spun out of the 2007 Great Recession, a corporate movement was created to divide and isolate the population called “woke capitalism.” This helped to increase the public-private alignment of business and government which has descended our nation into a new political philosophy called corporatism (The proper definition of “Fascism”). Big Tech profits soared during the government issued lockdowns. After the vaccinations were created and made “mandatory” for some, Big Pharma made record pools of money. The direct impact of government policy was minting record profits for the biggest and most influential businesses while the average American citizen was helpless in stopping it. Hollywood, the Media (With Obama bringing the press in line by arresting a record number of journalists), Academia, and Big Tech all became the foundation of this new government-corporate propaganda engine. And now, we find ourselves living inside the United States of Business, One Nation Under the Dollar, committed to corporate profits at the expense of the American people.
The above graph is complicated. But there is a couple of things to take away from this political/corporate/government/organizational alignment that actually exposes its inherent weakness and is likely the reason why decades of trying to create an authoritarian governmental system inside the United States has failed through the majority of the last Century. You will notice that most of these Academic Initiatives, Think Tanks, and Fact Checking Organizations are funded by the same people. Here are a select few of the organizations, foundations and businesses that are using their money and influence to help create these tools of oppression. It is a much shorter list than you would think.
Craig Newmark – Founder of CRAIGSLIST and the non-profit CRAIG NEWMARK PHILANTHROPIES.
The Rockefeller Foundation – One of the oldest foundations on the planet.
The National Science Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Nothing more needs to be said about this.
The Knight Foundation
The Ad Council – An important propaganda part of this machine.
Wikipedia – An open-source online encyclopedia that seems to issue facts about topics based on the underlying political narrative.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center – A prime example of the money and influence that has been put onto academia to push the agenda these foundations want to promote.
The Aspen Institute – Like Annenberg above, this is the best example of a Think Tank being flooded with money so the intellectuals behind the institute can create ideas on how to implement the goals of these foundations.
Finally, Fact Checkers like the Trusted News Initiative out of the BBC are an important piece of this new industry. These Fact Checking Organizations manipulate factual information. The best example to date is the lies about the “effectiveness” of the COVID-19 vaccines. These fact checkers are the bulldogs of the internet attacking any information that runs counter to the narrative that they support.
Finally, I want to mention three more key organizations to show once and for all how the Democrats and Republicans are only controlled oppositional parties that act as puppets for these politically motivated foundations, organizations, NGOs, and Think Tanks listed above.
Democrats hate The Charles Koch Foundation. Yet, their money is very much involved in the censorship industrial complex.
On the Republican side, they fixate on George Soros and his Open Society Foundation. Like the Kochs who lean conservative, Soros is an old left-wing authoritarian who gives his money to many of the same organizations as the Koch’s. More proof that God has a hilarious sense of humor.
Finally, there is Pierre Omidyar and his OMIDYAR NETWORK. Omidyar is the founder of THE INTERCEPT, a news website that was founded to restore ethics and integrity to the journalism profession. Instead, it spiraled into a politically biased website that led to its founder Glenn Greenwald fleeing to Substack. Omidyar now puts most of his attention and money into fighting “disinformation” and bringing about “equity.”
These are the people that we are up against. As you can see, this is not an unwinnable battle. If the American people can learn to take this threat to their rights seriously and stop allowing themselves to be divided up into politically opposed groups, this censorship industrial complex can disappear overnight. Taibbi and his staff deserve a ton of credit for bringing this to the world’s attention. So what are we going to do about it?
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