Twatterer whalefish had some great commentary on the nature of media-manufactured consent, and how it has had to change into something much more nefarious to adapt to the emergence of the internet and the alt-right.
substantial wealth and effort went into constructing the prog monopoly over narrative.
not just the billions poured into the hungry maw of the leprous media, but university and foundation endowments, ngos, para-state.
up to now this was achieved in a largely indirect, decentralized, and deniable manner. what narrative? that’s just free market!
“fake news” is the evolution from prog’s realization that its method of monopoly is broken.
consent can no longer be manufactured; it must now be actively enforced. moving from mixed to command economy of thought.
The leftoid equalist megaphone monopoly power needed a gestation period — say, most of the 20th Century — to consolidate its reach and influence over public opinion and government policy. The Equalist anti-White Narrative (self-contradicting, but that’s the point) couldn’t achieve its breadth of propaganda control if it had assaulted the public mind from the get-go. It needed, as whalefish notes, the cover of “free market” thought-stoppage to lull skeptics into gradually yielding to the Narrative megalith.
But now that the Equalist anti-White Narrative monopoly over information and opinion is breaking apart (and much faster than even I — the Wielder of the Shimmering Shiv of Shibboleth Smashing — had anticipated), the leftoid media monopoly has caught a whiff of, for the first time in ages, its demise. Desperation and panic rush through the legacy media ranks, discipline is lost, and their Narrative shatters into a jumble of confused, chaotic, slapdash counter-maneuvers against a resourceful, cunning enemy far more dangerous than any the hivemind has faced since their coming out party in the late 1960s.
“Fake news” is the latest, and most transparently desperate, Narrative-shoring ploy by the media to beat back the rebel alliance high T-fighters about to drop a broton bomb down their shemale exhaust shaft. The barbarians are at the information gates, and all the besieged occupants can muster is the equivalent of the Chewbacca defense (“ladies and gentlemen of the jury….Chewbacca!”).
Like whalefish ominously observes, what this last hail mary strategy by the media monopoly intent on keeping its power amounts to is enforced consent — we have moved from the “planned economy” stage of media manipulation of public opinion to the “kulak extermination stage”, and dissidents from the leftoid equalist orthodoxy will be literally shamed from the marketplace of ideas by a concerted and coordinated attack of weaponized vilification rhetoric.
The dissident realtalkers won’t be defeated by this, because they gained their power by refusing to bend the knee to the leftoid hatemachine, unlike their cuck forebears who never saw a cowardly posture of impotence they didn’t happily assume.