We’ve always been critical of state-run media (remember Pravda?); but what about a media-run state? We’ve been wary of the government becoming Orwellian but today it seems the globalist elites and mainstream media better fit that bill. If we’re paying attention and thinking for ourselves, we sense something is profoundly wrong. The mainstream media has been spinning a narrative instead of reporting the news, and now we have the big tech oligarchs censoring the President of the United States. The tail is truly wagging the dog here.
It seems like 2020 is playing out more like Orwell’s 1984. But our response to these times we find ourselves living in is far more important. As Paul tells us in Ephesians, we’re not be passive or quiet when we see insidious evil poisoning our society; we’re to expose it:
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Eph.5:11 NIV)
Joshua Philipp, an investigative journalist for The Epoch Times, shines a bright light on the political left’s strategy that, according to Philipp, is following the Communist and Socialist playbook of Lenin and Mao in the 20th Century. I have included the video where he explains this at the end of the post.
According to Philipp, their takeover strategy is always about fomenting discord, even violent terrorism, suppressing and shaping the narrative with control of the media, and forcing silence from individuals who may disagree by use of fear and intimidation.
I don’t think it takes much of an imagination to see shocking similarities to what we’ve witnessed over the last few years, especially in the last few months. Here’s Phillip from the video:
“What we can look at is a pattern of development for movements like this. In other words, the social creation of state enemies, the social creation of an ideology certain parts of society are absolutely evil and should be eliminated.”
“For example, the left calling all Trump supporters Nazis or the far right, instead of understanding, well look, half the country voted for him, over 70 million people. Would it be fair to say that all 70 million of those people are Nazis? Is this really how people interpret reality? But these are the narratives being pushed by big tech and big media.”
As I pointed out in my last post, the hatred and vitriol ratcheted up against Trump supporters in the recent rally in D.C. is a case in point. Here’s Philipp again:
“Now, in the United States, we see similar things budding; they’re not fully running yet….that may seem benign to people who don’t like Trump, but what’s the result of that in the long run? What is the historical lesson from that? They should be regarded as political terrorists because the act of doing so is to suppress people based on political ideas….”
Philipp goes on to say that the second strategy used by Communists and Socialists is taking control of the media:
“Communist movements typically take over the media. A lot of the original Communist and Socialist movements also ran newspapers.”
“Before the Bolshevik revolution, Vladimir Lenin used German money to buy newspaper companies, as well starting a dozen new outlets. Through these papers, Lenin made promises of peace and bread, crafting his clever narrative to the Russian people, disrupting and shifting public opinion in his favor.”
The third strategy is to “cancel” dissenters and create fear through intimidation; if necessary, by the use of violence:
“Now, Lenin, first off, was part of a terrorist movement. The Bolsheviks were, for example, assassinating police, carrying out assassinations, killings, beatings, you name it. Programs like this, you eliminate individuals in societies who are deemed state enemies, based on programs exactly like what’s happening in the U.S., oftentimes, developed slowly. And you can look at the social hatred, the level of hatred some people have already. To the extent that, already, a lot of people justify what Antifa is doing, a lot of people already justify political violence. There are many people in society who believe that burning down your community and looting stores is somehow justified. They can turn a blind eye to the violence and they can say, ‘Oh well, this is just us trying to make a political statement. How dare you try to say this is wrong.'”
But, historically, after these revolutionaries took power, the people who helped them instigate the violence are often the first to be abandoned by them ( For example, Trotsky was assassinated by Stalin’s regime). Here’s how Philipp explains it:
“The groups they’ve used to cause all the problems are usually the first they destroy. They’re the first ones lined up against the wall, they’re the first ones thrown in the gulag; they’re the first ones gotten rid of because they’re elements for destabilization. Once the Communists take over, once the Socialists take over, they no longer need destabilization. They need a return to ‘normalcy.'”
But, mainly, dissenters are targeted and silenced:
“One of the best things they’ve always used for their own interests is silence of people who they are targeting. What we see developing in this country, between big tech, big media, and violent groups like Antifa, are three wings of the same basic system—trying to suppress every individual in America. Trying to make you quiet, and trying to stop you from expressing your beliefs.”
Philipp ends by saying we can counteract this subversion of our country by speaking up and exposing their lies with the truth:
“Don’t be afraid to speak out, don’t be afraid to call it out. And I say, don’t become like them. Don’t fall into their trap and become violent just like them. This is what they do; they want you to fight on the streets violently; they want you to engage with them like that, because if you do that, they can use that to push their own narratives even further. But what they don’t want you to do is to speak out, to expose them and use truth to condemn them. So I would urge everyone to not be afraid to speak out. Do not let them silence you.”
Again, as Paul tells us, don’t participate in the evil, rather expose it for what it is. If we love America, and freedom in general, then let’s not be ignorant and naive and allow ourselves to be manipulated by disinformation and suppression, no matter how mainstream it is. Think for yourself and do your own research. After all, you have the mind of Christ (1 Cor.2:16)! And, in the meantime, keep the faith. God is also at work!