Having been watching Russia Today now and then during the last
three years you can't avoid seeing people, who usually, don't get air
time in western media get it here. People like Alex Jones, Jim Stachowiak
from American Resistance Radio
and Gerald Celente are all on this show to speak their mind.
They even run segments on 911 conspiracies.
It is interesting that RT is doing this. But i don't think it's about
free speech and honest journalism. I started to think about this and
now i decided to post it online.
Lets start here.
Here comes a fact that drives me up the wall.
People have startet saying things on RT comment sections like
"You have to watch Russia Today to get the truth."
"RT is good honest reporting."
"Just found RT. I will never go back to mainstream."
Like Russia Today or Al Jazeera are some kind of super honest objectivist
stations that, unlike western media, acctually bring up these theories.
This is something i find almost typical of the conspiracy community
and that is that it is very easily duped.
When Russia Today puts out this stuff it's not because they are good and
honest journalists. They do it for the same reason all the other TV stations do it.
Russia Today is a propaganda station just like Fox News.
They just have different agendas.
They just seem honest to conspiracy theorists because they bring up these
ideas now and then. Conspiracy theorists usually hate the western media but
when, for example, Glenn Beck brings up FEMA camps then conspiracy people just
love him and Fox News for putting him on.
But Fox News isn't doing it because they are honest and believe in bringing
you the truth and give these theories a platform.
They do it now because a democrat is the president and Fox thinks it's a great
idea to tap into the segement of the population, who usually are right wing,
who believe in these theories and to galvanise them.
But the second a republican becomes president you can be sure that the flow
of conspiracy theories on Fox is going to be cut of like that *snap with fingers*.
The Fox example also shows that a campaign like this can backfire.
Glenn Beck has taken a lot of flak from the media for talking about FEMA
camps and conspiracy stuff and it has seriously hurt Fox News as a credible channel.
So back to RT. Why are they bringing conspiracy people on to talk about their theories?
I personally think it has some roots in, for example, Alexander Dugin's book
"Foundations of Geopolitics
A summary on wiki states:
"The book declares that "the battle for the world rule of [ethnic] Russians"
has not ended and Russia remains "the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois,
anti-American revolution." The Eurasian Empire will be constructed "on the
fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism,
strategic control of the USA, and the refusal to allow liberal values to
Military operations play relatively little role. The textbook believes in a
sophisticated program of subversion, destabilization, and disinformation
spearheaded by the Russian special services.
The operations should be assisted by a tough, hard-headed utilization of
Russia's gas, oil, and natural resources to bully and pressure other countries.
The book states that "the maximum task [of the future] is the 'Finlandization’
of all of Europe"."
I think that says a lot about Russian policy. Yes the west is trying to similar things
but this is how power politics work and anyone who doesn't get that is, i'm afraid to say,
To us here in the west it's quite obvious that all the people that RT has on do their own thing
and are separate from each other.
Gerald Celente for example is not synonymous with Alex Jones, even if he from now and then appear
on his show, and vice versa.
But when you put them all together under one banner as westerners with a perspective,
who usually hold negative views on western global policy, the message that they are broadcasting
"The evil west who right now is trying to control the entire globe
is about to sink. But there are a few honest westerners, like these people,
out there that are trying to expose this capitalist Bilderberger elite and their
imperialist western agenda and we are so honest, because we believe in giving
you "the truth", that we give them an outlet."
The purpose of bringing these people on is of course subversion, to make all these theories
seem credible and to sow distrust of the west so they will instead turn to Russia.
Psychological warfare and propaganda.
Basically a very very sophisticated version of trash talking your
enemy and making him seem like the evil one.
And no i'm not saying that the elites here in the west are all good and want
whats best for the population at large but what i am saying is that we shouldn't
praise Russia Today for putting conspiracy people on the tube because that
is just switching your alligance from one elite to another. From the western elite
and their propaganda to the eastern elite and their propaganda.
So don't be so naive to think that the truth is going to come via some
TV station. Just because it's in another country it doesn't mean it's objective.
Does anyone else think like me or do you object?
edit on 22-10-2011 by Metallic Monk because: (no reason given)
22-10-2011 by Metallic Monk because: (no reason given)
edit on Sat Oct 22 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: ex tags