Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bloggers Compared to ISIS for Speaking the Truth

Funny, I never considered myself a terrorist or an "Extremist."  I am neither.  I am a blogger and I speak the truth about the dangers of GMOs and I teach people how to grow their own food using organic, chemical-free methods.
Last year I wrote, Dept of Defense: You're an "Extremist" if you Grow Your Own Food

Really?  During WW1 and WW2, the government lead a HUGE campaign for people in the US to grow their own food as their "Patriotic Duty."  They promoted Victory Garden!  Some of their slogans were 
"Fight Inflation, Grow Your Own Food"
"Every Garden a Munitions Plant"
"Plant a Victory Garden, Our Food is Fighting"
and even "Your Own Vegetables grown Year Round...If you Dig for Victory Now"

Growing FOOD is Healthy!!!  Blogging, expressing your opinions, sharing your beliefs and Exercising your right to Freedom of Speech is HEALTHY!

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Tom Clancy

A recent article from Paul Joseph Watson has my blood boiling yet again.  I prefer sharing TRUTH instead of "reality tv" and government sponsored propaganda.  Here's what Paul had to say:

‘Bloggers’ Compared to ISIS During Congressional Hearing

Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a chilling Congressional hearing which took place yesterday.

The hearing, hosted by the House Foreign Relations Committee, was titled “Confronting Russia’s Weaponization of Information,” and accused Russian state broadcaster RT of weaponizing “conspiracy theories” to spread propaganda.
One of the speakers giving testimony was former RT host Liz Wahl, who made a public spectacle of quitting Russian state media last year in an incident stage-managed by neo-con James Kirchick, himself a former employee of Radio Free Europe – a state media outlet.
Remarking that the Internet provided a platform for “fringe voices and extremists,” Wahl characterized people who challenge establishment narratives as a “cult”.
“They mobilize and they feel they’re part of some enlightened fight against the establishment….they find a platform to voice their deranged views,” said Wahl.
Referring to comments made in January by US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) chief Andrew Lack, who characterized RT as a threat on the same level as ISIS and Boko Haram, Wahl said the comparison was justified.
“By using the Internet to mobilize people that feel displaced, that feel like they’ve been on the outskirts of society, and give them a place where they can find a sense of belonging, and maybe make a difference in their own way, and it’s a problem,” she said.
Wahl went on to bemoan the fact that conspiracy theorists were “shaping the discussion online, on message boards, on Twitter, on social media,” before asserting that the web had become a beacon of “disinformation, false theories, people that are just trying to make a name for themselves, bloggers or whatever, that have absolutely no accountability for the truth, that are able to rile up a mass amount of people online.”
Committee Chairman Ed Royce then proceeded to accuse people on YouTube of using “raw violence” to advance conspiracy theories.
Peter Pomerantsev, of the London-based Legatum Institute, followed up by claiming that conspiracy theories were no longer “fringe” and were now driving the success of Jean-Marie Le Pen in France, before lamenting the fact that conspiracy theories were challenging the “global order” and threatening to undermine global institutions.
All three individuals that gave testimony are staunch critics of Russia, leading Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) to wish “we had at least one other person to balance out this in a way that perhaps could’ve compared our system to the Russian system, to find out where that truth is, just how bad that is.”
Beyond the inflammatory rhetoric, the real story revolves around the fact that Washington was caught off guard by the rapid growth of RT, with Hillary Clinton and others having acknowledged the fact that the U.S. is “losing the information war,” which is why they are now desperately trying to denigrate the Russian broadcaster.


Marla Gates said...

What a load of cramp - is almost laughable to think that intelligent people would say this - what happened to Freedom of Speech - The government is going dangerously too far with controlling what we do and think. Thanks for posting this article Mary - sharing.

Joyce Wheeler said...

This is a joke, just more tactic to keep people asleep. The only ones who will believe this is those who are still asleep.

Lady of the Woods said...

Its more patriarchal MENure! They will not stop until all the world and the animals and microbes bow to them! ugghh....