The Silencing of Dissent

Desultory Heroics

By Chris Hedges

Source: Information Clearing House

The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given to their critics. The attacks within this campaign include blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents as foreign agents for Russia and purveyors of “fake news.”

No dominant class can long retain control when the credibility of the ideas that justify its existence evaporates. It is forced, at that point, to resort to crude forms of coercion, intimidation and censorship. This ideological collapse in the United States has transformed those of us who attack the corporate state into a potent threat, not because we reach large numbers of people, and certainly not because we spread Russian propaganda, but because the elites no longer have a plausible counterargument.

The elites face an unpleasant…

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4 thoughts on “The Silencing of Dissent

  1. Tubularsock spied a Russian the other day but was rushing himself so didn’t have time to talk. Tubularsock has found that RT is a great source for information about the U.S. and most of it right on but not so much about Russia.

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  2. Really. I go to RT every once in a while, but not often enough to be aware of how the writers lean politcially.

    Do you mean Rt covers for Russia, or just doesn’t write much about Russia?

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  3. Tubularsock has found that RT programs are hard hitting and well done. And actually way better intellectually than American TV. Their coverage of the U.S. is very honest.

    It seems to not be that focused on Russia and its problems and has very limited coverage on the subject.

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