The dystopian times warned about by George Orwell in his iconic book, 1984 are upon us. The United States has just unleashed DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the Pentagon, as their own Ministry of Truth in order to control and manipulate the information Americans are privy to.
The Pentagon has unveiled an initiative to fight “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks” by unearthing deep-fakes and other polarizing content with the eventual goal of rooting out so-called “malicious intent” entirely. You had better get your thinking in line with the Pentagon and DARPA, or things could get ugly quickly.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking software capable of churning through a test set of half a million news stories, photos, and audio/video clips to target and neutralize potentially viral information before it spreads. In DARPA jargon, the aim is to “automatically detect, attribute, and characterize falsified multi-modal media to defend against large-scale, automated disinformation attacks.” “Polarizing viral content,” however, includes inflammatory truths, and the program’s ultimate goal seems to be to stamp out dissent. –RT
The authoritarianism and control the government believes they have over others is unbelievable. But unfortunately, too many people are perfectly fine with others manipulating their own thoughts and behaviors.
The desired software will not just identify a particular meme as inauthentic. It will identify the source of that meme, the alleged intent behind it, and predict the impact of its spread. According to the Pentagon, they just want to even the playing field between the “good guys” (who they say is good, like politicians) and the “bad guys” (those who are sowing discord and bucking authoritarianism by dissenting.) The Pentagon’s targets aren’t limited to deepfakes either. That’s just the bogeyman-of-the-month being used to justify this unprecedented military intrusion into the social media and news realm, or information at all. If the program is successful after four years of trials, it will be expanded to target all “malicious intent” – that should send chills down the spine of any journalist who’s ever disagreed with the political establishment’s narrative.
The U.S. government has quickly transformed themselves into the U.S.S.A. without very many noticing and the mainstream media will play along in order to make sure the slaves stay in line without asking questions.
But perhaps the worst part about all of this is that the government itself, including the Pentagon, has an extensive history of running fake social media profiles to collect data on persons of interest, including through the NSA’s JTRIG information-war program revealed in the Snowden documents. Agents regularly deploy reputational attacks against dissidents using false information. Fake identities are used to cajole unsuspecting individuals into collaborating in fake FBI “terror” plots, a phenomenon which might once have been called entrapment but is merely business as usual in the post-9/11 U.S.SA.
All of this begs the question: how will DARPA determine the “intent” behind any meme or bit of information? Will they punish journalists who push fakes for the political establishment? Probably not. This is where the “impact” and “intent” fields come in handy for them: fakes from “trusted sources” will be let through, while fakes and real stories designed to “undermine key individuals and organizations” (dissent and those who seek freedom from the political class) will be terminated before they have an impact on the thoughts of others. When “disinformation” is redefined to include all potentially polarizing stories that don’t conform to the establishment narrative, reality is discarded as so much fake news and replaced with Pentagon-approved pablum.
This should be enough to terrify anyone who has ever disagreed with the government.
In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.
The only fact in today’s yarn is that 1984 was a book.
I suggest the author research DARPA, not from a disreputable site.
Is the author not engaging in the same logic, namely attributing a sinister motive to can also be explained benignly? We have atomic energy, and also atomic weapons. Is the author suggesting we shouldn’t develop the technology? If we don’t, our enemies will.
Catchy material gets plagiarized, and they ban you.
What could possibly go wrong?
Crap stories like this only serves to help the enemies of the United States to destabilize the population. This is why I dislike the few Libertarians on this site. They think that they are standing for “freedom” when in fact they are helping to tear down our society with their negativity towards the Government.
Truth is, they want no moral laws at all and are really part of The Left………okay Nakita2, spout your garbage, dipstick!
Ok you asked.
The Founding Fathers were Libertarians as their writings show. Read the Federalist Papers. Government has swayed from their rulebook, the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights which define the USA. Like our post WWII wars? Newsflash, they’re illegal according to the rulebook and they have collectively been a disaster.
Lets see, Founding Fathers v Neo-Cons. I’ll side with the former.
And likewise I’m voting for Trump. My preference is Rand Paul but Trump will do.
B.S., they were freedom loving yes, but not one of them wanted to legalize pot or abortion. Plus , Libertarians have only been around for a few years since the KGB/FSB discovered they could divide the Conservative moment with Paul’s nonsense. The a-hole works for RT…dipstick !
I think pot/hemp was legal back in that day…No?
Hemp was grown throughout the colonies so I’ve read. Don’t know if anybody smoked/ate much to get high as the THC levels were a lot lower then.
If you believe that the Founding Fathers would support undeclared wars (which appear W/O end by the way), the Patriot Act (which in effect is unpatriotic), the incarceration of Julian Assange the example of a Free Press and the NSA literally trashing the 4th Amending and then lying about it under oath before Congress you are woefully ignorant of their writings and intent. Following the Bill Of Rights is patriotic and not so isn’t. It’s as simple was reading the Bill Of Rights.
In more modern times:
“The Press is to serve the governed, not the governors”
US Supreme Court Justice writings in the Pentagon Papers opinion.
bb in GA
What point are you trying to make? Opium was legal then. There were no regulations for 100 years.
Newsflash, marijuana was grown on their plantations. It wasn’t illegal until 1937. Following the Constitution to the letter, something both Dr Ron Paul MD and his Some Dr Rand Paul MD adhere to is Libertarian. Conservatism isn’t having 800 military bases worldwide and military actions W/O war decelerations. Want to read the writings of a “Conservatives Conservative”? Read what Pat Buchanan writes. Regardless following the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights, the nemesis of both the Neo-Cons and Progressive Left (who are in cahoots both puppets of both Wall Street and MIC) is the thing that truly defines conservatism and its Libertarian.
Here are just a tiny number of excerpts from our Founding Fathers. The “Patriot Act” is anything but as even a casual look can ascertain and it will (currently being debated) be used against the indigenous citizenry who disagree with government. Yes the Founders were Libertarians.
Patriotism isn’t blind obedience in men as you can read here as described by Thomas Jefferson.
“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Amendment I, The U.S. Constitution
“I am for…freedom of the press and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force, and not by reason, the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.”
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Elbridge Gerry, January 26, 1799
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Amendment IV, The U.S. Bill of Rights
“That general warrants, whereby any officer or messenger may be commanded to search suspected places without evidence of a fact committed, or to seize any person or persons not named, or whose offense is not particularly described and supported by evidence, are grievous and oppressive and ought not to be granted.”
George Mason, Virginia Declaration of Rights, Article 10, June 12, 1776
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Amendment V, The U.S. Bill of Rights
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”
Amendment VI, The U.S. Bill of Rights
“Trial by jury, the best of all safeguards for the person, the property, and the fame of every individual.”
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to A. Coray, 1823
I have to jump in on this also.
I’m one of those strict “Constructionists”.
The Federal government has far exceeded its constitutional powers, so I want to throttle it, indeed I want to kill much of it.
States have the right to regulate the health, safety, morals, et al of it’s citizens. I have a thousand reasons why I want to throttle my state, because so many of it’s laws violate the rights the constitution states we humans have and cannot be revoked.
That means I’m not of any political party.
I can’t be a libertarian, I’m against abortion, but for drug legalization( of most drugs), and a strong aggressive National defense. Although it was an illegal war, I’m a Vietnam era veteran. I volunteered to go in the military.
I can’t be a Democrat because I believe the individual’s rights is more important than the “Village” rights. We have the right to protect our lives from enemy’s like Moslems, perverts, criminals, invaders, and the governments. I will keep my guns, thank you.
I can’t be a Republican because I don’t like cops, or corporations trying to monopolize markets, push political agendas I don’t like, and abuse workers.
I don’t buy new things, except on rare occasions, I don’t talk to cops, and I do everything I can to make sure they don’t make much money.
I really don’t think I’m that much of an outlier as far as most productive tax paying Americans go.
Rellik and Kevin2, I agree with both of you. Seminole Wind is full of shit. This is the first time I’ve been pissed off about anything since I left Memphis. I hate neocons as much as I do libturds/dems. SW is just blowing hot air.
Seminole Wind, you asked for it so now you get it. Everything Kevin2 says is true if you would just do some research. And you think people are disloyal for being against the government? You sound like one of those neocon scumbags who gave us 9/11 and the stupid wars in the Mideast. I’ll take a libertarian over a neocon scumbag any day. This government has given us all kinds of reasons to stand against them. Have you been hiding under a rock or something? I’all bet Bush was your hero, wasn’t he? Why do you still come to this site if you don’t like it? Just blow it all out your ass!
The Deplorable Renegade
I’m not against government. I’m just for following the rulebook, the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights. At one time that was called normal, now it’s subversive. Up is down, left is right, male is female, female is male and good is bad. It’s a convoluted time we’re living in and getting stranger by the day.
Thanks for chiming in, “None are so blind as those who will not see” or read for that matter.
Kevin2, it’s my pleasure. The phrase you quoted definitely applies to SW. I also hold the Constitution and Bill Of Rights near and dear to my heart. It’s just that the government has become too powerful and too corrupt to save it. We would literally have to start over from scratch for a new government. SW is too blind like too many others out there. At least now I’m at the right place when the balloon goes up.
Starting over with new? The problem isn’t what we have, the problem is not following what we have. If we “started from scratch” every economic whore would be vying for power. We’re out of moral leadership, Jeffersons, Monroes and Madisons are not in short supply they are non existent. If the existed and attempted to rise they would be hunted down with technology and incarcerated or worse. Imagine King George with an NSA. We largely lost the moral compass of much of the citizenry too. We best politically work the primaries. That NY kook who went from bartender to Congressman got on the ballot with 15,000 votes in a shoe in for a Democrat. Two can play at that game and being their side smokes a lot of dope our side is more apt to be on the ball.
The RINOs need challengers in the primaries from the outside. . Forgetabut the Democrats as they are hopeless except in the most rural areas.
The constitution is built on long standing common law principals, also incorporating native american ideals on personal liberties. No we do not need to start from scratch. All we need to do is actually recognize and hold to the constitution. The constitution is the rule we give to governments. Everything else is the rules governments give for us. Clearly a different approach. If you wanted to advocate for scrapping everything back down to the constitution itself, then building on that again, that would be agreeable. This is the concept of one new law, two older laws removed. One step at a time. In modern equivalence of the balance of power compared to the founding of this country, it would be perfectly acceptable for states to break up into further smaller states for better equalized representation of people in those districts. It’s time to support the notion of the state of Jefferson, allowing CO to split in two, CA to split in three, and so on and so forth. Researching previous efforts to create new states is an interesting topic. Emmanuel Goldstein is lurking around, in that other district. That’s why we don’t want to be a part of those other districts.
Almost forgot. MAGA-K A G 2020!
great the dod is getting in on the propaganda war.
comments censored here on massive scale
Tyranny is out of control. I do not consent.
@Seminole Wind – “but not one of them wanted to legalize pot”
God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This will be food for you. Genesis 1:29
“The Pentagon has unveiled an initiative to fight “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks” by unearthing deep-fakes and other polarizing content with the eventual goal of rooting out so-called “malicious intent” entirely.”
And it is easy to see why????
It was our very Pentagon who admitted to 2 Trillion missing from their budget the day before 911, which allowed them to put everything under National Security to hide their Crimes Against Humanity.!!!!!
And after the 2007/08 Financial Collapse the FED’s Top Banks were Fined Hundred of Millions to Billions of Dollars for Fraud, Corruption & Manipulation of the Markets.
23 Trillion in Debt – Trillions Missing & Unaccounted For – Pensions Underfunded – Social Security Still Going Bankrupt
Nobody Goes To Jail – FED Refuses To Be Audited.!!!!!
It’s Time For Americans To Worry About Their Own Filthy House (Nation) Instead Of Their Neighbor’s (Other Nations) Filthy Houses.
How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye. Luke 6:42
Taking bets now regarding Amazing Penta-Lawn content’s pending censorship, again. One ponders why the JAGS never stepped up, they took some of the hardest hits.
I can’t contact my Senator anymore. What is happening?
My comments are censored on THIS website.