March 24, 2023

The Revolt of the Ruling Class

Maurizio Morabito

Things are getting clearer…you’re either a "populist” or you’ve been transformed into a NPC…

Michael Shellenberger on Twitter:


We've seen a turning inward of the propaganda efforts the United States carried out worldwide for nearly 100 years. As the war on terrorism was won, its proponents looked for new avenues for propaganda, disinformation, and censorship campaigns.

Then, the seismic upheavals of 2016 — the Brexit election in Britain and the election of Donald Trump — resulted in a consensus among American and Western elites that social media, particularly internet platforms more broadly, needed to be restrained.

I don't think senior intelligence officials actually believed the Russians had much influence over the 2016 elections. Rather, they used it as a pretext for engaging in censorship and propaganda.

This was all perfectly explained by former CIA media analyst Martin Gurri in his landmark book Revolt of the Public, where he argues that the demand for censorship, repression, and propaganda is a revolt of the elites against the populist uprising enabled by Internet technologies, in general, and by social media in particular.

The elites are undermining freedom and democracy to, in their mind, save them.

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1 misery may be ahead for the country. Wish I could see an off ramp.

Posted by: Replica Watches at May 12, 2023 11:35 PM (SUYyh)

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