Condensed from Brandon Smith: http://www.alt-market.com/articles/3085-what-is-the-real-purpose-behind-qfake-newsq-propaganda
Here is the first problem with modern political discourse . . . They assert immediately that their position is the only valid position without verification. When confronted with rational responses and ample evidence, they dismiss everything instead of pondering what you have handed them. After this line is crossed, there is no point in continuing the debate. It will go on forever.
This is one of the great tragedies of the Saul Alinsky method of political confrontation; it has bred entire generations of people who now believe that there is no objective truth. They think everything is relative,. . . and the ends therefore justify the means. Using dishonest measures to win the fight becomes acceptable. . .
At first glance, this is what the entire “fake news” meme supported by the mainstream media seems to be about.
The MSM has proven itself utterly ineffective against the rise of the alternative media. . . there is a very good and obvious reason for this. Today, . . .Facts and evidence are uncovered in real time. Beyond this, the alternative media offers something the masses have rarely ever had — choice. People can now look at all sides of an issue and all available evidence and decide for themselves what conclusions make the most sense. . . The mainstream media’s purpose has never been to convey the unfettered “news.” Rather, their purpose has always been to manipulate public opinion, and we saw this revealed undeniably during the 2016 election. . .
Instead of admitting wrongdoing after this embarrassment, the MSM has decided to double down and escalate the accusation that the alternative media is “fake news.” . . .
Think about it; the MSM is already clearly dying. . . but it seems that this tactic will only bring MORE web traffic to the sites listed. . . People who are curious will be compelled to then visit the alternative sites to see what all the fuss is about. . . The entire set-up of the fake news meme hurts the mainstream news more than it helps them.
The next major story linked to fake news has been the assertion . . . that the alternative media is actually a front for Russian hacking and propaganda. I predicted this development two years ago in my article ‘When War Erupts Patriots Will Be Accused Of Aiding “The Enemy.”’
I argued that a war is being engineered between Eastern and Western powers, and that this war will likely be an economic war. . . Such a conflict might be used by the elites in the West to rout out the alternative media as agents of Russian propaganda. .
It would appear that everything I warned about two years ago is now happening. . . The coming economic war will be based on a false paradigm — the false East/West paradigm. . . Eastern nations are just as controlled by central banking elites and globalist interests as Western nations. . .
I consistently warned . . .the liberty movement to be careful about cheerleading too much for Russia and Putin, not only because he is controlled opposition, but because eventually we would be caught up in a media war that would label us as enemy conspirators. Remaining (rightly) critical of Putin was the best way to avoid being labelled as a member of the “fake news,” or a purveyor of Russian propaganda. . .
My belief is that conservative movements and the alternative media are being allowed into a position of cultural authority. The globalists are stepping out of the way (for now) as we grow in power. They are doing this in preparation for the final stage of an economic collapse they have been gestating since at least 2008. They are doing this because their goal is to set us up as scapegoats for a global disaster that will be remembered for centuries to come. . .
The globalists know that at this stage the fake news meme will only HELP US, rather than hurt us. That is to say, the elites are throwing the leftist media to the wolves and the Russian propaganda claims will only make the MSM look more ridiculous. The globalists see the writing on the wall . . . Instead of trying to obstruct us or fight us directly, I believe the elites plan to co-opt us or co-opt our image. . . The end game here is to destroy the underlying principles of liberty movements; to make future generations reel in horror at the very mention of conservatives and national sovereignty.
The elites are playing a very complex strategy of fourth-generation warfare. . .
I predict that Trump will . . .go after the mainstream media, not the alternative media, and that many conservatives will support him even though questions of constitutionality will increase. I believe the fake news meme will backfire and that the MSM will die off as a result.
The right wing gains unprecedented political sway, only to be met with economic and social disaster. I believe that the game is far from over in the fight between globalists and sovereignty activists. I believe they cannot defeat us directly, so they now hope to defeat us indirectly, or, trick us into defeating ourselves. In reality, the game is just beginning.