In a recent post I mentioned that the lying media (MSM and pseudo-leftist) refuses to publish opinions recognizing the now calamitous internal divisions and political war of the elites against each other: the globalists and conservatives of all flavors – neocons, paleocons, third-positioners conservatives, and everything in between.
The problem is: ‘we the people’ are the ones who will be spilling their blood after Trump is crowned king of the paleoconservatives.
Trump as the heroic outsider, not the ruthless paleocon
On the contrary, the owners of the media, Bezos, Murdoch, Carlos Slim (NYT), etc., who are involved in that war of the elites, have given us, since the primaries to today, the myth of the billionaire businessman as political outsider. They know that Trump has long been a paleocon, and even if they didn’t, they know and can recognize a paleoconservative political position when they see one. There is no space for these media CEOs to claim ignorance of either the ongoing war of the elites or of Trump’ side on that war: they are crusaders for their own faction in that war.
Why hide the elites’ intestine strife
They hide it from the public because the elite is clear that it is a war among themselves, that ‘we the people’ is not part of the elite and should not take any part in their war except as live ammo.
The warring sides, all of them, use the media to weaponize the ‘civilians’ against each faction. The ‘opinions’ in the media that pass as ‘information’ are nothing but propaganda to manipulate the citizens’ emotions into supporting/rejecting the different factions. That’s one of the political functions of the media, to manipulate the masses’ opinions.
Who are the warring factions?
For ‘we the people’, this is probably the most important aspect of that internal fight between the elite. If we can’t recognize the various members of the elite and the side they are taking, then we will continue to be peons on their chess board, with no say except ‘yes, my Lord‘.
But the dishonest media has made it extremely difficult for citizens to recognize the many warring sides. It hides behind the cult of personality the political interests of elite groups. All we see is Trump being attack by so-and-so, maybe a battle between the GOP ‘establishment’ against Trump (not against paleos but against him, the populist leader) with no specification of which of the various factions of that group is involved in the attacks.
The ‘establishment’ now is anybody who is not in Trump’s camp: globalists and non-paleoconservatives, with ‘Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment’ as the most “evil” representative of that generic ‘establishment. The conservatives want to demolish the Democratic party and are using the pseudo-left to do the job. More on this later.
Orwellian newspeak in reverse
Another element that makes it difficult to recognize the different pieces that form the whole of the elite is language. I wish it were ESL but, no; it is the manipulation of political language.
The elite (globalists, but conservatives more than them) uses the same political concepts of ‘liberals’ and, more significant, the leftists’ old Bolshevist political dictionary.
Thus you read paleos and ‘third-positionists’ talking about “the lying media” (Trump and his paleos) and “the presstitute media” (Robert Craig Roberts and the ‘third-positionists in the leftists media – Counter Punch, e.g.), about “greedy Wall Street capitalists” and “anti-American-anti-humanity globalists”, just to name a few examples. These are the expressions of an angry mass of people, furious because they feel oppressed by globalists, big corporations and Wall Street. What this mass of people doesn’t realize is that the conservatives have the same enemy; but that doesn’t make them friend of the masses, does it?
The dishonesty resides in speaking and presenting themselves as liberals and leftists when their elitist and conservative goals are in exact opposition to the people’s. They publish their opinions in pseudo-leftists magazines, attracting with their anti-globalist verbiage the unsuspecting readers. That’s how Trump ended up as the modern El Duce; by pretending to be the enemy of the people’s enemy. Job well done!
What passes today as the American Left is not leftist at all; it is the conservative third-positionists speaking anti-globalism, anti-capitlalism, and anti-oligarchy. The Left doesn’t exist anymore.
…and the left-wing (to the extent that one still exists)… Paul Craig Roberts
Sorry, The Nation.
Next: Tasting the different conservative flavors: paleos, third-positioners, neocons.