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War in Ukraine: How do we know what’s true?


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How do you know when you know something?

Since that could lead to an esoteric conversation from which we may never return, a better question for today’s world is, “Are you willing not to know?”

On everything from Covid to Trump, we have watched the ‘legacy’ media reach full-scale propaganda.

They will do anything within their considerable power to get you to be against whatever they’re against and to think whatever they want you to think–even to the point of making you believe that doubt, disagreement or asking questions is dangerous.

The idea that dissent is dangerous, is what’s dangerous. 

The essence of a cult and propaganda is an authoritarian or guru telling you that thinking your own thoughts is harmful or worse, will harm others.

Today, we are watching the unthinkable. We are seeing open persecution and the retaliation of dissenters. The tallest nails are being made an example and a warning to others not to oppose their authority.

For good measure, they cheer this persecution claiming that it shows moral superiority. This sets the stage to invite, then incite the public to join in and pile on. This is classic demagoguery and hate-mongering right out of the Marxist playbook, done by the very people who supposedly warned us about intolerance not too long ago.

We have seen this basic form of psychological warfare work again and again, especially on the most gullible.

So why in heaven’s name are people of every political persuasion so easily believing their reportage on the war in Ukraine?  Did the same media suddenly decide to tell the truth about this one issue? (RELATED: An Honest Update on the War in Ukraine)

The First Casualty of War Is the Truth – The Current Western Propaganda for Ukraine Is Epic in Scale

“But what am I to believe?  Where will I get my news?” they lament.

A lack of curiosity is folly in a dangerous world but so is the willingness to believe a packaged narrative about a war a world away so we can feel certain of who the bad guys are.

Right now, there are a lot of bad guys, including those in our own government who have been telegraphing this war for weeks. Among the many questions we ought to be asking is, why? -and whose side are they really on?

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Karen Kataline

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio. She has an active blog and her Op Eds can be seen online at Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, FrontPage Mag, and The American Thinker.

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  1. True, yet very short article that fails to plainly say what it’s implying.

    Since 2016, Americans had come to realize the utterly vile and loathsome propaganda machine that is the USA’s media, hand in hand with the establishment personalities ranging from 16 year old indoctrinated climate change girls, to popular night show hosts, to current and former politicians and even corporate CEO’s who’ve realized they can get away with anything in the lawless communist free-for-all divvying up of what was once the land of liberty.

    I say ‘had’ come to realize, not unintentionally. only days ago, Americans from all walks of life–conservatives to liberals–were woken up to the lies and manipulation of the official narratives, pounded into the brain like hammers on red-hot steel, attempting to mold us to their will. Yet, due to the overreach and blatant abuse, in an attempt to be heard over a loud, brash, hot-headed man with orange-tinged skin and characteristic hair–in a kind of shouting match, as though talking louder and more heavily would mean they’d be heard over the other–the media exposed their model to us. And though the curtain was pulled back and we cast our gazes upon the wizards pulling levers and knobs, the thunderous boom of the speakers grew ever louder, fire emitters gushing more flames, as the magicians looked ever more defiant over their shoulders at us. We had come to the point that every word they spoke was met with cries of foul: ‘lies’, ‘fake news’.

    That is, until about Feb 24th, 2022. Russia ‘invaded’ a small failed state that 30 years ago had been Russian soil. Why? To defend Russia’s national security against threats, meddling, and violence perpetrated by the communist nazis and their western backers, who intentionally manufactured the whole mess as part of their globalist plot to institute a new world paradigm where human rights and respect for life were gone forever; only those who fit into the single approved stereotype are welcome. And Russia doesn’t fit in!

    But this was hardly the strangest event of the last few days, for, wouldn’t you know it, the very American people–who only days ago cried ‘fake news’ to every establishment Russia hoax hysteria–suddenly were found feverishly gobbling up every morsel the media fed them; and still it wasn’t enough. To say they swallowed it hook, line, and sinker would be a gross understatement. It was hook, line, sinker, pole, fisherman, and many were beaching themselves trying to get at the fisherman’s SUV parked 50 yards up the path.

    Gone from their minds was any recollection that the media is untrustworthy. A few among them daring to even hint at a false narrative, or the dangers of believing in exactly what the establishment wanted, was met by character assassinations from liberals and staunch conservatives alike. “You must be a Russian operative!” or “you’re a communist who loves the slaughter of Ukrainian civilians!” were the kind of accusations that met anyone daring to question the holy word of the news corporations.

    There was no mention of that uncomfortable interlude between Trump coming down the escalator and announcing his run for president in mid 2015, right up to 23rd Feb 2022. Nope! It was gone completely from the public consciousness. In some kind of twisted twilight-zone manifestation of otherworldly magic, the western world reverted back to 2015, and instead of being split across party lines, they both melded together, like some kind of leviathan beast, writhing to scapegoat Russia for doing less than what America has done endlessly for decades, all across the world. Endless invasions, endless wars!

    Now, it is all about who can virtue signal the loudest, the most fiercely, through a series of hate-Putin, Russia-evil mantras and tropes and catch-phrases, to see who can best the other, and rip apart any voice that dare question their narrative the most viciously. Never stopping to think that they are being manipulated. Incapable of contemplating that the evil dictator killing the innocent Ukrainian civilians is, not Putin, But the fractured Ukrainian government itself. Elevating the Ukrainian president to god-like stature, even as he forces his civilians, without age restrictions, to fight to the death against trained armies in order to play out his scorch-earth communist tactics against Russia. Holding civilians hostage as unwilling combatants against forces who don’t want the harm them.

    Americans so indoctrinated, their brains literally disconnect beholding the facts that so openly disprove the narratives being force fed into their blood streams. None dare question or research alternative or opposing views for fear of being labelled a Putin lover. Never mind Russia is no longer a communist country, call it that anyway. Never mind Ukraine is governed by radical communist nazis, call them brave heroes fighting for liberty. Never mind the Ukrainian president is using civilians as shields and Putin refuses to fire on them, just believe the media when they post videos of past wars, movie clips, and even video game cutscenes showing “”Russians killing ukrainians””.

    We have reached a new reality. One in which all delusions of right vs left are gone. The globalist NWO lot have seized control over western governments. Their propaganda machine has been attuned to the brainwaves, lusts, the greatest desires of the American people. The stage of working out the kinks and glitches is over. The machine is fully operational and successfully controlling the American people. The people want it, because the machine has been programmed to make them want it, and the machine knows that they lust for it, and has notified the masters, who’ve ordered the mass digestion of the people’s will. “They shall have their greatest desire.” says the masters. “They shall have what they most want. We shall give it to them. They shall have World War Three!”

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