via Medium – Caitlin Johnstone – Since I last wrote about the bipartisan shrieking, hysterical reaction to Trump’s planned military withdrawal from Syria the other day, it hasn’t gotten better, it’s gotten worse. I’m having a hard time even picking out individual bits of the collective freakout from the political/media class to point at, because doing so would diminish the frenetic white noise of the paranoid, conspiratorial, fearmongering establishment reaction to the possibility of a few thousands troops being pulled back from a territory they were illegally occupying.
Endless war and military expansionism has become so normalized in establishment thought that even a slight scale-down is treated as something abnormal and shocking. The talking heads of the corporate state media had been almost entirely ignoring the buildup of US troops in Syria and the operations they’ve been carrying out there, but as soon as the possibility of those troops leaving emerged, all the alarm bells started ringing. Endless war was considered so normal that nobody ever talked about it, then Trump tweeted he’s bringing the troops home, and now every armchair liberal in America who had no idea what a Kurd was until five minutes ago is suddenly an expert on Erdoğan and the YPG. Lindsey Graham, who has never met an unaccountable US military occupation he didn’t like, is now suddenly cheerleading for congressional oversight: not for sending troops into wars, but for pulling them out.
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Channel 4 News went undercover and captured executives from Cambridge Analytica suggesting the use of former spies, shell companies and entrapment to affect the outcome of an election. Sound familiar?
Death of the human investor: Just 10% of trading is regular stock picking, JPMorgan estimates
This robot-powered restaurant is one step closer to putting fast-food workers out of a job– With higher minimum wage, robots are perfect workers that have no wage requirements… until they get personhood.
WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange predicts an impending dystopic world where human perception is no match for Artificial Intelligence-controlled propaganda and the consequences of AI are lost on its creators, who envision a nirvana-like future.
Assange spoke of the threat of AI-controlled social media via video link at rapper and activist M.I.A.’s Meltdown Festival in the Southbank Centre, London.
Speaking about the future of AI, Assange told a panel including Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek that there will be a time when AI will be used to adjust perception.
“Imagine a Daily Mail run by essentially Artificial Intelligence, what does that look like when there’s only the Daily Mail worldwide? That’s what Facebook and Twitter will shift into,” he said.
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Here is Udo discussing the issues:
Reporter Udo Ulfkotte, Who Exposed Governments Creating Fake News War Propaganda, Found Dead
By Baran Hines
Udo Ulfkotte, a German journalist and whistleblower who spoke out against fake news from government and intelligence sources, has died from a heart attack at the age of 56. He was an assistant editor for German mainstream media newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and he lived in many Middle Eastern countries during his career, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan.
As Ulfkotte became increasingly upset at news reports sourced from false government information, he began publishing a magazine called Whistleblower, which reports on topics not covered by the German media. He also wrote multiple books on the subject during the 2000s.
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Fake News is now being used as a scape-goat, an excuse, reason to be unreasonable. Goldman Sacks is calling the “great stock rotation” fake news for not matching their “designer” financial narratives. (lol… As if the US BOND BUBBLE that the FEDERAL RESERVE BLEW UP under EXTREME FINANCIAL EMERGENCY ACTIONS for over 8 YEARS in a row called Quantitative Easing (QE) [which is in reality creating hundreds of trillion of dollars in 1s and 0s digital debt and giving it for free to the member banks] and NEAR ZERO INTEREST RATES (that should have been negative; even though negative interest rates are insanity pills) wasn’t a bubble.
Furthermore, the reason why these EXTREME FINANCIAL EMERGENCY ACTIONS were important was because the DEBT AS MONEY system almost self-terminated in the 2007-2008 “financial crisis.” These EXTREME FINANCIAL EMERGENCY ACTIONS basically are still in effect today…. as the crisis is NOT over. Now Goldman Sacks is using FAKE NEWS to craft the financial narrative and denigrate any narrative that they cannot 1) control 2) earn mad profits upon 3) regardless of accuracy (as their designer “financial” script/High Frequency Trading manipulation [by Goldman Sacks] is not the end all/be all of markets)
Fake News is anything that is “published” that does not match the narrative trying to be spun. Corporations have been buying “new-like placements” in the guise of news for decades but FAKE NEWS is far more political and/or life important/critical. See the following:
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It is impossible to understand the world today without knowing what the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) is and what it has been doing.
Officially in charge of defending the dollar, the ESF is the government agency which controls the New York Fed, runs the CIA’s Black Budget, and is the architect of the world’s monetary system (IMF, World Bank, etc).
Through the OSS and then the CIA, the ESF built up the worldwide propaganda network which has so badly distorted history during our times (which includes erasing the awareness of its existence from popular consciousness).
It has been directly involved in virtually every major US fraud/ scandal since its creation in 1934: the London gold pool, the Kennedy assassinations, Iran-Contra, CIA drug trafficking, HIV, and worse…
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