Alternative media ... truth movement ... citizen journalists ... sounds good? Well ... we'll see about that. In this two part analysis we lay out what seems to be the true nature of alt media as a new form of propaganda - a veritable self-propaganda - ripe for internet age. The specimen we focus on are pro-regime pro-Syria activists and intellectuals and their understanding of reality as exemplified by their treatment of other historical events: in this case war in the aftermath of dissolution of Yugoslavia. We claim that the whole batch of alt media indicates to a rather sinister tendency - an attempt to erase the past; an attempt that, now that the means of virtualization are ready at hand, could just succeed.
Tagged: War in Yugoslavia
KT answers to moist poignant and interesting comments and questions. The subjects covered range from the idea of total knowledge or "world image", sustainable development, Club of Rome founding document "Predicament of Mankind" to discussion of whether there's only one Globalization, the reach of Russian influence in alt media, nature of "alternative research" and its inherent nihilism, video game nature of "alt media" covering the war in Syria, mirage of geopolitics, etc.
In this podcast we reflect upon a prevalent trend of Western activists championing the causes of authoritarian regimes in defiance to what they call "Empire", i.e. their own home. We argue that the real nature of this peculiar "self-loathing" is in fact a clear example of the same authoritarian tendencies champions of "just world" are supposedly denouncing being transmuted into the guise of moral action on behalf of the "oppressed".
In this podcast we approach the problem of Hegelian dialectics in it's proper - Hegelian and not Anthony Sutton's - sense, and dangers of history being depicted as the proper object of absolute knowledge. The case in point is the clear and present danger of God being denounced as CIA agent and Garden of Eden crisis a false flag or Soros funded regime change event.
In this video we scrutinize how typical conspiracy research methods are being progressively appropriated by the mainstream sources. Also, we let lose some poisonous remarks on more despicable among "alt" media outlets and conclude that sum of two nothings always equals ... nothing.
One more of those rare "nicked posts" on Kali Tribune. As KT on occasion provides some insights on history of the war that was an aftermath of break up of Yugoslavia, it is only fitting to provide our readers with some ready references. Therefore we skip "the original content only" rule and introduce this old but still very relevant article by Marko A. Hoare on the subject of Leftist revisionism of "Yugoslavia war". If you ever asked yourself how come far Left ends up supporting people that are as far Right as it gets, here you can find, if not the straight answer, then at least abundant food for thought. Also this is very relevant for the analysis of alt media, because the arguments Hoare brings about against relatively mainstream charlatans like Chomsky, Pilger and Chossudovsky, can easily be reapplied to a plethora of alt media outlets and individuals. This is one history lesson you really shouldn't skip.
In this video we return to the problem faking reality by media, this time around the alternative ones. We'll analyze the CIA document "Yugoslavia Transformed", that is: the assessment on future of Yugoslavia, written and submitted on 18th October 1990, and referenced by exceptionally dumb (or devious) contributor on former main Duginist outpost Katehon. We demonstrate how collaborating documents can be used as "proofs" for the thesis in fact contradicting their content, on condition that reader doesn't actually read them, but take the authors "reference" as sufficient in itself.
In this video we further address the problem of somewhat sadomasochist nature of "alternative narratives" about international politics that are based on geopolitical interpretation and uncritical enmity towards the West - coming, ironically, almost entirely from the Westerners themselves.
Narrative this ... narrative that. Getting kind a tiresome, isn't it? Well, Kali Tribune never tires of pointing out that narratives cannot be true or false, only tiresome or, in certain instances, dangerous. Here we'll prove this point again by dissecting probably the worst to date exposition on war in Yugoslavia (and competition is indeed strong). The author, notably starting from declarative extreme empiricist position, goes on to prove that what he sees as present was also the past. And in the process gets just about everything wrong in unintentionally comical fashion. In conclusion to the brief exposition of what actually happened in the early Nineties in this ill fated region, we point out an ominous tendency of amateur/alternative research to fit itself into quite an Orwellian mold of transforming the past into virtual reality by making it the mirror image of the present. And all of this supposedly based on "stubborn facts".
Btw. you'll also learn a Croatian word for "Boeing". Definitely not to be missed.