Private companies are doing the censorship and propaganda work of White Empire. Big Brother has been privatized.
Hence private companies removed the channel RT, Google is removing search results and videos, Spotify is removing podcasts, and Facebook and Twitter are removing content and accounts.
Twitter is allowing death threats, Facebook is allowing calls for violence against Russians, and the private press is positively braying for war. Foreign fighters, formerly decried as brainwashed jihadis, are lionized. Child soldiers, formerly an atrocity, are glorified.
So the people that called for blood in Iraq cry crocodile tears for Ukraine. Not for detente or negotiation, but just more arms and escalation that will tear the country in twain. Little of this comes from state media, but it’s all making the same case.
How did this happen? How did so many drummers come to beat the same rhythm at the same time? How did a symphony of propaganda become so effectively privatized?
The Information Problem
To look at Empire, specifically its capital America, let’s take Mazer Rackham’s advice from the book Ender’s Game. He said:
“There is no teacher but the enemy. No one but the enemy will tell you what the enemy is going to do. No one but the enemy will ever teach you how to destroy and conquer. Only the enemy shows you where you are weak.”
Hence to understand White Empire, we turn to Wang Huning, the leading strategist in their current enemy, Red China. Huning visited the heart of whiteness in the late 80s and wrote America Against America.
Huning viewed governance as an information problem. How does government process all the information in a society, and ultimately govern it? Huning said:
Can a political and administrative system bear all the burdens of modern society? This is a difficult question for all countries.
What he saw in America was that they built a self-organizing system based on decentralization. Basically outsourcing a lot of government functions to private companies. Reagan effectively sold this idea of ‘small’, efficient government, and no politician has had an original idea since. The result is actually much bigger and less efficient, but nevermind.
What this meant, since the 80s, was the commodification of everything, from the military, to healthcare, to transportation, to media. As Huning said, the US government stepped into a more indirect role: