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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

No irony to see here - move along please

According to the ‘2017 World Press Freedom Index’, produced by ‘Reporters without Borders’, the UK ranks at number 40, the US at number 43. Namibia is ranked at number 24:

https://rsf.org/en/ranking

Last week the President of the United States opened a branch of theGlobal Engagement Center for managing disinformation and propaganda’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:

https://www.state.gov/r/gec/

The UK Prime Minister has made a manifesto pledge to decide what is and isn’t published on the Internet:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/theresa-may-internet-conservatives-government-a7744176.html

The above governmental ‘initiatives’ are designed to tackle attacks on Democracy:

1. Problem: Cyber attacks on democracy

a) Emails emerge that show that the DNC rigged the Democratic Primary process to favour its predetermined victor, Hillary Clinton

b) Other emails prove that CNN forwarded interview questions to Hillary Clinton prior to interviews in order to: a) check that they were the ‘right’ questions for her campaign, and b) give her time to prepare her answers

c) Further proof emerges that indicate that the CIA has created and amassed a ‘library’ of espionage software, including the ability to plant ‘false flags’.  The proof emerged because the aforementioned ‘library’ had been stolen from the CIA’s own servers

Solution:

Despite no proof, the US government declares the Russian government as the source of the leaks. The Head of the CIA declares Julian Assange an enemy of democracy and states their intention to remove his protection under the 1st amendment

Programmes to police the Internet are expanded, including funding to NGOs and ‘friendly states’ like Saudi Arabia

2. Problem: Kinetic attacks on democracy

Jihadi terrorists detonate bombs throughout Europe in order to kill as many people as possible

Solution:

- Expand your arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which together with the CIA, is the primary source of funding and training for the terrorists

- Misdirect attention towards Iran as the main source of terrorism

- Make sure that there is no mention of the fact that the former Home Secretary, now Prime Minister, returned the passports of the Manchester terrorists so that they could travel to Libya to topple the regime

- Declare your intention to police the Internet

In summary

1. When ‘tyranny’ attacks ‘democracy’ – fund tyranny

2. When ‘suppression’ attacks ‘liberty’ – suppress liberty

No irony to see here - move along please

Dear Theresa May

Sleight of hand, sleight of mouth