A lesson in discernment—seeing through misinformation and disinformation
Back on June 15th, we posted a blog explaining the difference between disinformation and misinformation. If that is not clear for some readers, here is the link to that blog.
Dr. Robert Malone (M.D., M.S.), the inventor of the mRNA process, has had his eyes opened in recent years, and has been setting forth many perceptive articles in this great information war in which we are engaged—whether we like it or not.
(This is not to say that it is only an information war, for all of us are only too cognizant of the casualties arising from the bioweapons called Covid and its subsequent jabs attack—the fake vaxxes.)
In a post on his Substack just a few days ago, Dr. Malone set forth his analysis of an important news story illustrating his theme.
It may take more than one read to really catch all that he is saying here. All emphases are by Dr. Malone. However, the comments in [brackets] are mine.
His essay is entitled:
QUOTE: How they program your mind… Creating cognitive dissonance is a tool to control the masses
How they program your mind…
Let’s examine a recent article relating to an important news story. That story being that the Supreme Court has stayed the injunction until Sept 22nd of the Missouri v. Biden case. The injunction resulted from a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana.
To refresh, the Biden administration appealed yet another loss involving the Missouri v. Biden decision, after both the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and a lower court found that the administration had colluded with Big Tech/social media companies, such as Twitter (X) to censor Americans- a breach of the first amendment.
In theory, as Sept. 22nd has come and gone, this seems to imply that the injunction is now back in place, but there has been no direct coverage of this issue in corporate media. Which in turn implies that there has been no statement on this by the Supreme Court or discussion in the official SCOTUS blog.
However, we have had a proactive strike by “The Hill” relating to this topic.
The title of the article, “There’s no “disinformation” exception to the First Amendment” is strong. That is…what we all want to hear—censorship is bad!
[Here he is quoting the article from “The Hill.”] Misinformation and disinformation retain the basic characteristics of speech. Unless they fall into one of very few exceptions, they are protected from censorship under the First Amendment.
Consistent with those very limited exceptions, any effort by the government to prevent the dissemination of ideas or opinions, even if they are based on untruths, is unconstitutional.
A three-judge panel for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld an injunction that prohibits the government from pressuring social media platforms to de-escalate or remove speech that the government identifies as misinformation or disinformation.
On Thursday, Sept. 14, that injunction was put on pause by the Supreme Court until Sept. 22, to give the Court more time to consider the issue. [End of quote from The Hill.]
This all sounds just what we want to read, right? But then ever so slowly, the essay redefines what is free speech and ends with this:
[Once again, Dr. Malone is quoting from “The Hill.”] Although the government may not be able to silence disinformation, it remains free to publish its own messages and to debate, even disparage, its critics. It can also engage, in all matters of persuasion, to encourage social media platforms to publish only those messages that support government-approved points of view. [BF emphasis by Dr. Malone]
Additionally, there are legislative options. The government can remove the immunity protections provided to social media platforms by section 230 of the Communication Decency Act. With immunity protections removed, social media companies would risk liability for harms directly related to hosted messages. They might then be motivated to create stronger content moderation policies and police them more carefully.
If, despite all best efforts, disinformation continues to infect the marketplace of ideas, then our First Amendment jurisprudence clearly holds that that is the price of our right to speak freely. [End of quote from The Hill.]
Another big hint that this article is not what it seems is that the title of the court case is “Missouri v. Biden”. Yet, somehow the article does not mention President Biden’s name once. Not once. Instead, this is as close as it gets to naming the plaintiffs: “The White House, the CDC, the FBI and the surgeon general”. Note the sleight of hand. This is the name of the case. Biden’s name is listed first—yet the article, which has been distributed to the likes of “Real Clear Politics” and other big news aggregators, manages to not use Biden’s name once in the entire essay!
Be careful of articles like this—it starts out strong (of course, everyone believes in free speech), but in the end supports the government’s actions to censor as well as engage in propaganda.
This article uses a form of neural linguistic programming. Designed to both get you to “buy in” to the article by supporting “first amendment rights”, only to then turn the tables to write that government has a right to harass social media platforms into censoring for them. The messaging is then distributed to many news channels and the lede [we assume he means the “lead,” which is the journalistic name for the first line in a news story] is repeated again and again. Which is a seemingly positive message—who doesn’t believe in free speech, right? If you buy into their twisted logic, you will have fallen deep into cognitive dissonance territory—and this is the intention.
Cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs, values, or attitudes. People tend to seek consistency in their attitudes and perceptions, so this conflict causes unpleasant feelings of unease or discomfort.
American Psychological Association. Cognitive dissonance.
How many other news articles are also using this line of thinking on the Biden v. Missouri case? More than one? Again—repetitive messaging—positive messaging. All part of the agenda to program your mind.
This is how they win. Confuse the mind. Remember, your mind is the battlefield where Fifth Generation Warfare is being waged. END QUOTE
Here is the link to Dr. Malone’s article in Substack which includes all the numerous links he had inserted in the original.