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The Most Brilliant Woman in the World
The problem with non-mainstream sources of news and opinion is that they are called The Competition.
Fake news has been around since the beginning of time. One name for it is gossip. Another is called propaganda. The first is purely entertainment. The second is a sneaky tool used by those who seek power or want to secure that which they have.
How do they secure power? The first way is by controlling the flow of information. Hitler did a fine job of that and his citizens were none the wiser, partying, carrying on like nothing had changed, as if they were winning the war.
Until, that is, the bombs began falling on their cities. All of a sudden, Germans got woke big time. Only it was too late for them to do anything about Hitler and a stronger force came into play on their behalf to solve their problem.
There are those who learn from history but are doomed to watch others repeat it.
The Department of Homeland Security is getting ready to repeat it. The agency is seeking bids from contractors who can build them one big-ass database. What will the big-ass database do? It will be used to track and monitor media influencers, including bloggers like your Citizen Journalist, and news and opinion outlets like Righting on the Wallz.
All this effort to combat that scourge called Fake News. Only we know what it really is. It is a move by the Deep State to get rid of competition. Citizen Journalists are a real threat to the Deep State, and the Deep State knows it. Why else would they be throwing such a massive amount of money at them.
The Deep State is not afraid of the Russian influence on social media. Nor is it afraid of #CrunkNewsNetwork, FLOTSAM*, and other MSM. That is a ruse on the part of the Deep State because they already know what those are doing as they've given them their assignments.
What the Deep State is most afraid of are the truly woke citizens they claim to want to protect. Those Citizens who — through research, humor, satire, fiction, and more — tell what is really going on.
So what is really going on? The Deep State (and there is Deep State in every country in the world) have one goal: Deny freedom for the masses.
The only thing that keeps the Deep State in check are the likes of you and me. We are their enemy because we represent honor, fair play, and other God-given virtues — and we are willing to fight tooth and nail to secure God-given rights for all.
Getting and staying woke is a never-ending job for the diligent of heart and mind.
* FLOTSAM: For Liberal Opinion That is Serious and Actually Matters