Narrative has been weaponised for a very long time by skilled operators. The growth of mass media in the 20th century greatly facilitated it, the dangers well observed many decades ago by Orwell, Huxley and others. It’s growth was necessary because of dissolution of communities through people moving away to cities. There were no grape vines to hear things through any more. The one way conversation has changed in recent times thanks to the internet, and here we all are. The exposure of the Knox grammar boys’ private chat on Discord is quite possibly another example of how those who seek to control the narrative are pushing back.
Narrative control is a staple of totalitarian governments. “Political correctness” is a term that sprang up around the Russian revolution. Controlling the narrative in democracies takes more effort over a logner period and subversive rather than overt tools. Lenin started this process early through COMINTERN. Today, we have Confucius Institutes, large scale migration, and other tools being used to subvert and control our thinking.
Those of you who subscribe to Grant Williams’ podcast will have heard of Ben Hunt. He has developed tools for observing and tracking narratives in near real time and I encourage you to check his stuff out at https://www.epsilontheory.com/.
Many of us are of the view that China is heavily involved in subverting Australia e.g. Drew Pavlou. However, India also plays a big role. Firstly, there are a great many Indians already here and their absolute and relative numbers are going to increase. They often have the view that 1. India and Indians are the best people in the world and 2. Diversity is “our” strength and 3. The only remedy for our declining population is more Indians and 4. Any opposition to this narrative is racist.
The difference between the Indians and the Chinese is that the Indians now control large swathes of our IT infrastructure and services. Google’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Twitter’s Parag Agrawal, and are examples. Many content moderation tasks (eg Facebook, Twitter) are outsourced to Indians. These guys are not exactly in a position to control the narrative, but they have to be highly responsive to wherever they think the wind is blowing to retain business. Thus, they act as an amplifier for noisy woke activists, and might subscribe to such views themselves. Anticolonialism has long been part of the marxist package and I still encounter it often even though colonial rule ended decades ago. It is a useful belief to have in justifying actions, subversive or otherwise, against westerners.
Here’s what I believe to be an example of such moderation (found at zero hedge yesterday):
The point is that these moderators are the sharp end of leftist action through big tech and they are not one of us and do not care about our interests. The arguments do not matter only the result that dissent is silenced.