Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Shhhh Quiet, Censorship in Progress (The Coming of the Indoctrimemes)

How do you keep nearly a billion people quiet while everything they value about their countries and their civilization is torn apart, sold off and gradually destroyed?

The traditional method involves the old carrot and stick routine. The carrot provides you with incentives to ignore what is going on. The stick is there for anyone too stubborn to take the carrot and keep his mouth shut.

The carrot comes in the form of the manifold benefits of the nanny state that promises to feed, clothe, educate, heal and otherwise take care of everyone from cradle to grave. To get these things you of course have to accept the rise of an increasingly authoritarian social and political system and despite swallowing the bulk of your income, the nanny state has trouble delivering decent results and its bureaucratic arrogance inevitably makes life unpleasant-- but the carrot offers benefits in exchange for compliance and complacency.

The stick is censorship.

The first tier of censorship is self-censorship, in which a person censors himself and is careful to avoid saying or even thinking what is 'outside the lines'.

The second tier of censorship is indoctrinational censorship which covers the range of institutions from school to university to the media to the government's press agencies which set the tone for "acceptable" and "unacceptable ideas. This indoctrination usually involves repeating and promoting a simple concept or idea.

For example the following Indoctrimeme has been broadcast at full volume since 9/11 by every one of the above mentioned institutions;

"Islam is a religion of peace. Terrorism is practiced by a small number of extremists."

Modern indoctrinational methodology is extremely sophisticated and diverse, the same message can be repackaged and delivered in any number of ways, from documentary to comedy to leaflet to blog to press conference to history textbook to op ed page. In successful indoctrinational censorship, every single possible format and outlet is exploited to promote a message. The "Islam is Peace" Indoctrimeme can be found across the full spectrum media from music to sitcoms to movies to books to newspaper articles to sermons to billboards. Thus elements as diverse as Aliens in America, the evening news, a Spider-Man comic book and the Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon combine to broadcast the same idea.

Indoctrinational censorship so successfully blankets every medium with a single message that there is no longer any room for opposing points of view. Any opposing point of view that does get through must compromise itself to acclimate to the Indoctrimeme. Indoctrinational censorship is seemingly passive but it sets the stage for the third tier of censorship.

The third tier of censorship is social censorship, the goal of indoctrinational censorship is to create and enforce the social consensus of what the acceptable view is. When indoctrinational censorship is successful, social censorship crystallizes by making it impossible to say certain things out loud.

After the indoctrimeme that Islam is a religion of peace and terrorism is only practiced by a small number of extremists has reached critical mass, expressing the view that Islam itself is the cause of terrorism becomes a view that most people have coded and modeled as "false", "ignorant", "objectionable" and so on and so forth.

The popular entertainment subset of the indoctrinational phase teaches this modeling and coding by in our example

1. Identifying people who hold a "Wrong' view and aligning them with a negative stereotype, e.g. Rednecks, Flag Waving Patriots, Ignorant

2. Teaching people to model 'Right" behavior by rejecting their views as bigoted and ignorant using a fuzzy rote response that has no real meaning

Wrong Thinker: "I think the roots of terrorism may be inside Islam."

Right Thinker: "It's wrong to hate billions of people for what only a few extremists did."

The goal of social censorship is to create a high barrier to expressing unacceptable ideas.

The fourth tier of censorship is police censorship. Despite social censorship, some people will have contrary opinions. The approach to managing unacceptable opinions is the steel behind the velvet glove, the stick itself, censorship by law enforcement and legal action. Currently British blogger Lionheart has been targeted but he is merely part of a larger situation.

In times of crisis and chaos, both the carrots of the nanny state and the velvet glove of social censorship will begin to prove insufficient without real fear behind them. The response of the authorities is to actively intimidate and terrorize dissenters using police and the courts.

In Israel boys and girls as young as 13 and 14 have been indefinitely detained for participating in peaceful protests against the government surrender to terrorism and the ethnic cleansing of Jewish populations. Across Europe the laws are tightening on dissenters on everything from home schooling (resistance to the second tier of censorship) to a grab bag of laws against inciting hatred that are never used against Muslims but only against their critics. In America, far more non-Muslims were jailed after 9/11 than Muslims for expressing various forms of outrage against Islam, little was heard about those cases except backpatting by public officials at their success in restraining the backlash.

It is axiomatic that the worse the failures of government become, the more ruthless the abuses of judicial and police censorship become in order to silence any public outcry against them. That in part is why Europe and Israel are the scenes of a much harsher crackdown on opposition to the Jihad. If the Jihad bears down more severely on the US, expect America to go the same route.

Finally we come full circle to the fifth and the first tier of censorship, self-censorship. The end result of this Orwellian tangle of indoctrinational, social and legal censorship is to induce self-censorship, to keep people from not only speaking out but to prevent them from even thinking about those things. To create an atmosphere of fear and guilt at the very thought of dissent itself.

The greatest victory of evil is in the silencing of the truth. Keep speaking out.


Keli Ata said...

Did you delete all of the comments?

Sultan Knish said...

no this is a new post

for some reason the old post seemed to be changing the font sizes for all the posts below it

I had to put it into draft and create a new one after an exhaustive effort to remove every last trace of code completely failed to help

this has been happening too often lately and so far transplanting the text is the only thing that seems to work

sorry about all the comments

Anonymous said...

The threat to truth is always a problem. Thanks to the horrors of internet, Blogs and conservative radio there may be hope. The internet is rather hard to police. Just look at all the smut on it. It is rather easy to put out a very big fire. It is rather difficult to put out billions of small fires. Long live truth.

Keli Ata said...

I figured something was going on since on a few posts the fonts seems to fluctuate and at times were really large.

No prob about the comments. I'll just repeat what I wrote.

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant article.

Censorship does indeed progress from self-censorship to persecution and ultimately comes full circle and right back to self-censorship, in which we have a culture too frightened to speak the truth or even opinion on anything.

A society living under a gag order. When free speech is taken away we're at risk of losing all other liberties and rights.

The Dart Center for Journalism deals with reporting on traumatic events. Your article offers important advice to reporters covering events in countries were free speech can put someone in very real danger, and why many don't speak out.

Great job.

Sultan Knish said...

thank you and i'm glad you could repost your comment

Keli Ata said...

You're welcome :)

Anonymous said...

More and more of what you are describing has been going on all over the world lately, like in my country The netherlands were the politicialy correct elites try to silence someone like Geert Wilders by demonizing and ridiculing him. All efects and side effects on individuals and society as you describe them are in progress. A worldwide conspiracy ?
(Vincent M.)

vincent said...

excuse for pushing buttons to much ( slicha adonie )

LemonLimeMoon said...

I dont remember what I said. I am sure it was as inane as all the rest though.

1389 said...

Is THAT ever the truth!

Have you heard about this:

Foehammer's Anvil website taken down - AGAIN!

And this:

First They Came for the English Bloggers

Webcasts featuring threatened British blogger Lionheart and his supporters

And this:

Censorship! Is THIS what we want?">Big Yellow Taxi: Christian pastors, Muslims, and Free Speech in Australia

Remember last year when AQ threatened to take the jihad to the Internet? Folks, this is it!

1389 said...

BTW... funny font sizes are usually caused by improperly terminated HTML somewhere. Could be an unprintable character is in there somewhere; could be that a character that is part of an HTML syntax element was "escaped" or was lost somehow.

Sultan Knish said...

thanks for the updates 1389, yes that is often the case but it seems to keep occurring here even when all code is removed

najistani said...

More Eurocensorship:

"Jan 14, 2008, 11:59 GMT Vienna - Remarks by a right-wing politician denouncing Islam and accusing the Prophet Mohammed of having been a paedophile provoked widespread outrage in Austria on Monday, with authorities investigating whether they constituted hate speech. "


najistani said...


This article refers to the US, but those countries with no First Amendment (such as the UK) are in even greater danger.

"The old media fears the new one. The latter watches the watchers, polices the police. It has cut into the Rathersphere's market, causing a diminution of circulation, viewership and - this is what really gets their collars up -- power. They can no longer propagandize with Tass-like impunity, for the e-hills have eyes.

Yet this is no time for a victory dance. The new media is under attack, as the left aims to silence dissent before it grows strong enough to block the thought police's coup de grace. This is the race for the American mind. And we are losing.
The attack upon free expression is more varied than one may think....

Read the rest at

Sultan Knish said...

thank you and I've linked to your blog as well

najistani said...

Islamic intimidators try to silence textual analysts of the Koran who prove that it is a human rather than a divine document:

Debbie said...

Good Evening! I thoroughly appreciated your article on "Shhhh Quite, Censorship in Progress (The coming of Indoctrimemes)". It was like someone had been reading my mind on what is happening here in the US. I also agree with you on George Soros. Since October, I have often felt this global crisis was deliberate and somehow that man is behind it. He must be the one in charge of bringing the US in line with the one world order sort of junk. Thank you for providing an atmosphere of common sense and actual intelligence.

Sultan Knish said...

Thank you Debbie, it is part of what's going on, the stifling of dissent and the silencing of true speech

Debbie said...

During this last US election where what you described was an absolute reality, I started blogging. I began to notice that many of the known left wing US news agencies started blocking my blogs. I never used profanity, I just used an opposite point of view on George Bush - pointing out that President Bush from 2001 going forward repeatedly fought with congress to do something about the Freddie Mac Fannie Mae situation. He warned that it would cause a major economic meltdown. Congress fought him tooth and nail and refused to pass laws that would put restrictions on it. As you are probably aware, these left wing traitors to my country blamed him. The repeatedly called it the "Failed Bush Economic Program" - which is interesting considering that Congress has control of the money - not the president and Congress was too busy accepting bribes from corporations and calling them donations to do something about it. To this day, any comments I attempt to make are blocked on their sites. I also began receiving a repeat challenge in my email box that states "someone thinks you are an idiot and is challenging you to an IQ test". I don't know if it's coincidence or if I managed to upset someone on the far left. I hope the latter. Either way, I find the IQ challenge highly amusing and I'm not going to stop getting another point of view out. It's too important. ;o)

Sultan Knish said...

The media has moved from bias toward propaganda, as I wrote

we're living in a media propaganda culture, where there is no news, just talking points

the media was rabidly determined to destroy bush and now they're rabidly determined to turn obama into a mix of Lincoln, FDR and a stone idol.

The lies are only getting worse too.

The IQ thing is a common piece of spam on the net, I get it too. They taunt people into clicking their links

Debbie said...

That's too bad about the IQ thing, I had visions of grandeur of upsettng the left. I will just have to keep trying. He is definitely not Lincoln. You know, it's now being suggested that FDR caused the great depression to last longer in the US so I hope that he is not a FDR. I will say I am tempted to send congress a book called "Finance for Dummies" but I think the current regime might throw me in jail for that. I would say Obama is more of a Woodrow Wilson kind of guy who has a strange fascination with the wrong people and I'm wondering what some of his actions mean. For example, I'm not familiar with Saudi Arabia's culture at all. I tend to pay more attention to Israel. So my question is: What does bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia mean in that culture? I'm new to your site, do you have any articles on this? I'm looking to educate people through email if it means anything. Thanks again. :) PS. For the record, I voted for Mccain.

Sultan Knish said...

Bowing to the king is a form of submission.

Woodrow Wilson was a disaster, but he was genuinely naive and well intentioned. He was the classic liberal and completely unsuited to the presidency. He caused an incredible amount of damage, but without the cynical power hungry approach of FDR or Obama.

debbie said...

Woodrow Wilson also sterilized criminals. Some people would agree with that approach until they find out that he put people in jail for disagreeing with his progressive liberalism.

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