TR 323 - The Left's Obsession With Censorship
Understanding why Democrats are exploiting the banking crisis to advance state censorship.
I was right.
But for some reason, people didn’t seem to like what I had to say. Yesterday, in the face of impending financial doom, while everyone was freaking out about a banking system collapse and fretting over whether or not to make a run on the bank, I simply said, “Stay calm and carry on.” My hunch was that it was all a distraction.
And I was right.
Still, I didn’t get much love for trying to diffuse the rising panic. I pointed out that fear spreads faster than facts, and I presented relevant facts, but that didn’t seem to make much of a dent in the collective impulse for emotional reaction. I accept that this is human nature, and that ultimately my impact and reach are dwarfed by the immense mental weight of media inundation, but I still find it fascinating that more of the audience wasn’t comforted by my logical analysis of the SVB debacle.
Just to demonstrate that I was not alone in seeing through the smoke and mirrors, I want to share this insight from the comments on an analytical Zerohedge article, where some of the most astute financial analysts like to lurk and lay bare the truth:
That’s an interesting take, and it brings up some good points about the riff in NATO, the truth about the Ukrainians getting stomped by Russia, and the retaliation for the the Nord Stream Pipeline. But I think the key takeaway here was the read on the media. When the propaganda is operating in concert, something is up, ALWAYS.
And, like I said, all of this hype about a potential banking collapse really only served to consolidate power and control, as big banks buy up little banks, and the major players scheme to scrape the cream off the top of yet another public psyop. Even Tucker Carlson was keen to see this shitstorm for what it was:
“You have to ask yourself, what are they going to do this time? Well, we know we’re about to see bank consolidation. Big banks eating little banks. And that means less competition. More consolidation means more government control. So what are they going to do with that control? Well, all things being equal, if people don’t start making a lot of noise and exerting an awful lot of pressure, it’ll mean digital currency, a currency that politicians control…
You think that’s not coming? Of course it’s coming.”
Digital currency is coming.
Let there be no doubt about it. It’s not a matter of IF, it’s a matter of WHEN—and though we are perilously close, as predicted, this particular event wasn’t it. But it did serve to spook the herd. It did serve to soften up the public psyche, just as people were starting to get comfortable with life in the Spring of 2023. It did serve to distract the masses from the many other shady shenanigans they don’t want to come to light.
Beyond that, all the bank-run hype served as an opportunity for all of the creepy Sentinel Surveillance and Social Listening tools to scour public sentiment, analyze public discourse, and give the globalists the data they need to better predict public reaction for when the “big event” actually happens.
Now they can use Algorithmic Social Interventions to “control emerging public perceptions” in the propaganda campaign. They will nudge and shape the collective perspective of the masses by feeding them a narrative in their native language, use terms gathered through data collection, fed through weaponized AI algorithms trained on behavioral psychology, military psyops, and the science of persuasion.
This is happening, right now, without a doubt. As I’ve said, it’s been happening for years, though the public is none the wiser. Add to this the fact that the deepstate and Big Tech have been colluding to censor dissenting opinions (again, for years), and you can begin to see just how truly powerful and prolific this public manipulation has become.
And then there’s the other side of the story, as reported by CNN:
“The experts say America's banks are healthy. There are no solvency problems, former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair told CNN. There is no systemic banking issue, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers told Wolf Blitzer. Silicon Valley Bank's collapse won't cause a recession, said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics.
So ... what is causing problems for America's banks? Fear.”
As with all good lies, there is a shred of truth woven throughout. You see, according to the narrative, the *only* problem with the American banking system is FEAR. Everything else is just fine (which is a lie). But it’s the fear that the powers that be fear most, which is quite ironic given that it is the fear that they purposefully exploit.
Why is that? It’s because fear is an unruly beast. They have to control the fear, so that they don’t have to fear it. That’s why Democrats were using all the hysteria to demand the government censor social media to prevent a run on the banks:
Can you blame them?
I mean, they used censorship to control the covid narrative—in that case to keep people scared so they would comply with egregious violations of basic human rights and take an experimental jab they were told was “safe and effective”—and they used censorship to usurp the will of the American people in the last election cycle, allowing them to install a sock-puppet into the oval office.
The point is that their censorship has worked so wonderfully, why stop now?!
As I mentioned in TR 283 - That Which Shall Not Be Said, the global elites believe that they have a moral imperative to impose their will upon the rest of us. That’s why they spent so much time discussing “The Clear and Present Danger of Disinformation” in Davos, and why the WHO is hellbent on immunizing humanity against misinformation. All of this is nothing less than manipulating public perception.
This is, to quote the title of Dr. Merloo’s compendium on psychological warfare, “The Rape of The Mind” that we discussed in TR 305 - What’s Wrong? You’re Not Shocked?. Just to refresh, these sections of the book are highly relevant to today’s discussion:
“Can man resist a government bent on conditioning him? What can the individual do to protect his mental integrity against the power of a forceful collectivity? Is it possible to do away with every vestige of inner resistance?”
That passage points to the fact that we are hackable animals, just like the elite have proclaimed, but it also casts light on the solution, which is the “vestige of inner resistance” that is rooted in our spiritual being. We are hackable animals, but we are certainly not soulless hackable animals—though they are making every effort to domesticate the masses by convincing them otherwise.
The Rape of The Mind goes on to issue the following warning:
“Political conditioning should not be confused with training or persuasion or even indoctrination. It is more than that. It is tampering. It is taking possession of both the simplest and the most complicated nervous patterns of man. It is the battle for the possession of the nerve cells.
Speech manifestations represent conditioned reflex functions of the human brain. In a simpler way we may say: he who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind.”
If there was any question as to why state censorship is such an existential threat to humanity, that passage makes it pretty clear. The media masters are the masters of the minds, and they are taking control at the biological, neuro-synaptic level. In other words, the “conditioned reflex functions”—such as what we just witnessed with bank runs—is easily controlled by the words and phrases pumped into our brains.
Political conditioning, such as the Communist Mind Control techniques currently being deployed at the global level, is tampering with humanity, re-wiring the collective circuitry to accept servitude and enslavement for the sake of the greater good. More specifically, relevant to censorship, the sheep are being trained to trust the narrative, no matter how insane it becomes.
To the conditioned mind, anything other than the narrative becomes a suspicious threat, dangerous disinformation, and a threat to democracy. At this point, the rape of the mind is complete and all that is left is for the masters to capitalize by pillaging, pilfering, and profiting off the unsuspecting public—who, despite the illusion of being free citizens, have become captive servants to the totalitarian state.
They have been enslaved in their own minds.
In this day and age, we are more susceptible than ever to such a fate. That’s why I say, “Resist We Must!” Never let that vestige of inner resistance, that inner flame of freedom, that flicker of liberty that pulsates within each breath die out.
“Give me liberty or give me death!”
If your spirit yearns to live free, if these words resonate with your soul, then you have work to do. Your freedom, your mind, your country, your community, your family, and the very spirit within you are all under attack. A run on the bank should be the least of your concerns. You need to prepare to defend yourself, physically, mentally, and even spiritually. Secure your foxhole, then start thinking offense.
There are a lot of scared and confused people out there. They can be either enemies or allies. Strategically speaking, now is the time to recruit as many allies as possible, and it seems like state sanctioned censorship should provide ample opportunity to do just that. What we are up against right now is not a matter of Left versus Right, it’s Dark versus Light, and the Dark Side is winning.
Darkness seeks control and mental enslavement.
The Light seeks to set people free.
We need to be the light.
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