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The New American Empire: Google’s New Propaganda Program Changes Everything

The veil is lifting. Americans are coming to grips with some paradigm shattering truths that have been carefully kept from public view. Whether the recent surge of revelations and exposés are due to the efforts of hacktivists and those long-since fighting to revive the remnants of this once great nation, or simply part of the elite agenda, one thing is certain, change is coming. Regardless, this mass-awakening collective must be led down the right path lest it be unwittingly guided into the next phase of “the plan.”

As The Last American Vagabond reported, the amendment of the Smith-Mundt Act in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013(wherein the US government was officially allowed to distribute materials produced by the State Department and Broadcasting Board of Governors inside the United States) has changed everything.

In other words, the production and distribution of propaganda by the US government to the American people, produced with the sole purpose of influencing the opinions and perceptions of Americans, regardless of its veracity, is now not only allowed, but legal. The Smith-Mundt Act prior to this amendment allowed for propagandized material to be distributed abroad; whereas it can now be used in the anti-democratic act of manipulating the voter’s perception of reality. The American people are now being confronted with an onslaught of controlled information, none of which can be taken at face value, and all of which could be fabricated propaganda created to influence Americans in “the best interest of the State,” and legally so.

Which ultimately boils down to one very important take away for the average American: Anything you watch on mainstream media, could in fact be a complete fabrication created to serve some government end by manipulating your perception of a certain topic, and this is now legal — all in the interest of “national security” of course. History has shown us, time after time, that choosing to white-wash government actions as inherently altruistic, is not only naïve and self-destructive, but exceedingly dangerous. 

For some this can be quite a hard pill to swallow. No one wants to believe that those with whom they have placed their trust would abuse that trust; no one wants to believe that the government would actively try to feed the people false information, yet regardless of one’s hopes and desires, this is in fact the current reality which has a clear historical precedent, within this country, and without.

Every American is aware that deceptive propaganda has been used by governments throughout history on foreign nations and their own people alike; and every American is aware that many nations today, albeit mostly considered “third-world,” practice the use of such deceitful control measures. So why is it that we continue to tell ourselves, “our leaders wouldn’t do that.” As resistant as most would have been four years ago to what was then seen as outrageous claims, with all that this past election cycle has dredged up, many are now singing a different tune, and are much more willing to consider what was once seen as the epitome of the “conspiracy theorist.”

As shocking as this information might be for some, it is now part of the American governmental system. Americans are now subjected to shows, commercials, and even news broadcasts that are complete and total misinformation, and this nation’s elected officials voted this into effect. There are no doubt some within the government, blinded by their own willingness to buy into the program, who have convinced themselves that manipulative propaganda used on Americans is a necessary evil of the modern world — a glaring red flag should arise when one notices how often the term “necessary evil” rears its collusive head in this political system. Even those thoroughly blinded by this lofty idea of “the greater good” must know that those leading this operation do not have the average American’s quality of life in mind.

A clear example of this policy in action, other than simply watching any mainstream news broadcast(little to no sarcasm intended) is the homeland adaptation of a Google “anti-ISIS brainwashing program” that was designed to essentially trick what was perceived to be potential jihadists or suspected ISIS sympathizers. The program targeted potential ISIS jihadis online and used what they call the “redirect” method.

Operatives scoured the meta-data of hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting and non-consenting people over two months, using about 1700 keywords. Then once they isolated what they deemed a potential ISIS hopeful, they would serve them up special ads that would look like something a jihadi would click on and entice them forward. Then, once the link was clicked, they wouldn’t see pro-ISIS content, it would be “redirected” to anti-ISIS content. The hopeful and entirely unquantifiable end result being that a person on the fence confronted with enough anti-ISIS propaganda could possible be dissuaded.

Only now, the program is being used on Americans, more specifically, “Right-Wingers.” Google feels that the first phase of the operation was successful, despite the only quantifiable reading on which to base that hypothetical success is the fact that the content was watched. There is no way to truly know whether this brainwashing effort had any positive effect; and that also fails to address the obvious moral questions that arise from such an invasive and manipulative program. Remember, these unwitting souls being hacked, spied upon, and manipulated, have not yet committed a crime.

Now this exact same program is going into effect within the US and is directed specifically at what they are calling the “violent far-right.”

“The program runners assured the Intercept that they are only going to focus on the right-wingers they think might become violent. They actually said they feel that this group acts even more brazenly online than ISIS fan-boys.” – The Resident, RT

You did read that correctly. Google is literally beginning an online political crusade to brainwash, not the far-left, but only the far-right, as well as claiming that the far-right is more dangerous to the country than those seeking to join what we now verifiably know to be the West’s cultivated “team ISIS.”

So who is the arbiter of internet browsing? Who decides when your inquisitive searching stops being interest and crosses over into terrorism. Does a journalist end up being tracked due to their constant ISIS research? Does a peacefully practicing Muslim, such as Shaquille O’neal, Dave Chapelle or Ice Cube, become targeted because their search history aligns with some arbitrary index of jihadist keywords?

Contemplation of the morality of a given path has long since been cast aside in the ruling elite’s US decision-making process. What we see today can scarcely be recognized as the same country that once inspired the world. Yet sadly, the revelation of such blatant affronts to the Constitution, or rather the revelation that one’s own government is capable of such deceptive acts, causes one to question whether this nation was ever truly a beacon for liberty and justice as all have been taught.

Within this guise of “protection” from the ISIS boogeyman, it was inadvertently demonstrated just how invasive this Internet policing has become. Let us not forget where exactly this boogeyman originated. The sole scare tactic used to justify this now 16-year war on terror is a group created and funded by western forces, primarily the US; al-Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, and on and on, all stem from the same money. The US war on terror has cost $5 trillion and increased terrorism by 6,500%. So either the US government is behind the largest and most expensive military blunder in the history of the planet, or there was a plan of which the American people were not privy to, of which those pulling the strings are most certainly right on track(if not a few years past their goal), and that would explain why the war on terror can be such an abysmal failure yet we continue to push forward, all the while creating actual enemies that see through the facade of forcefully “spreading democracy.” 

The important concept to take home from this, other than everything you see or hear could now be fake or possibly has always been fake, is that Google, which controls much of what is seen on the Internet today, is not only taking sides but actually planting fake links to control the message and the flow of information. It is only a matter of time until this program is abused and pushed further past this company’s already stretched moral boundaries(if it is not already), as this nation’s track record with such endeavors is quite clear. This is a massive step away from the few prevailing American ideals that remain, and marks the next phase of this new American Empire.


Ryan Cristián
"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see." - John Lennon Driven by a desire for accuracy, chef and independent news stalwart Ryan Cristián has a passion for the Truth. As a recent recipient of the Serena Shim Award For Uncompromising Integrity In Journalism, he understands that Americans want their news to be transparent, devoid of the opulence frothed out by today's corporate media. A cultured and insightful man with a worldly sense, Ryan's unjaded approach offers common sense to the individual racked by the ambiguous news cycle - a vicious and manipulative merry-go-round that keeps trenchant minds at a manageable distance from the truth. Avid writer & editor by day, Truth seeker by night, Ryan's reality defines what it means to be current.

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