According to the Western media, the Russian Federation is losing the war in Ukraine.
I suppose we are supposed to believe it because we can see the repurposed old photos of the beloved Ukrainian leader Zelensky in the trenches with his wee little helmet, boosting morale by making plucky pronouncements and mugging for the cameras. We have also been shown plucky little Ukrainian babushkas making "Bandera smoothies." They renamed the famous Molotov cocktail, I suppose because they are compelled to rename everything that is (Even ironically,) associated with Communists. Now the revolutionary beverage is associated with the very worst stripe of Nazis. Free automatic rifles being passed out to the general public warms the hearts of most uninformed (Or unthinking.) American patriots. I'm sure it even provokes a little jealousy. The reality though, is what Zelensky has done is more equivalent to passing them out to Antifa, LaRaza, and MS13.
We have heard how hundreds of Russian jets were expunged from the beautiful pure Ukrainian sky in just a few days. Many of them no doubt, by the famous "Ghost of Kiev" played by our own Samul Hyde. But perhaps most effective of all, are the scads of heart wrenching photographs that were carefully selected from archives built up over the last 8 years of Ukraine shelling the Donbas. These old photos were chosen by plucky US aid trained "journalists" and repurposed to illustrate the fresh press releases they get from the multiple PR teams hired by the Ukraine coup government. These PR teams are being paid with money from charities and NGOs whose board members are closely linked to, (And sometimes actually are) US, NATO and Ukrainian officials.
Of course, we know it is fake. The farmers supposedly stealing the Russian tanks with their tractors. The Snake Island fantasy, the bombing of maternity wards, the shooting of people who were just waiting in line for bread. A lot of the photographs the media have claimed to be proof of Russian war crimes have been proven to have been repurposed from recent Ukraine shelling of civilian areas in Donbas. (For example the Tochka U cluster bomb photos that were taken from screen shots of Patrick Lancaster's video, easily available on YouTube.
But why do so many people seem to buy into these obvious, and logically inconsistent fakes? Are they incapable of thinking strategically? Can they not ever entertain a thought along the lines of, "Who would benefit from this?" I think I can explain at least some of this phenomenon.
American and indeed most Western media consumers in our present generation have been raised on TV. Since they were toddlers, they learned to suspend their critical thinking, and identify with the designated hero. They ignore the cheesy special effects, and technically impossible events. It's a movie right? It is a show. The nightly news broadcasts have morphed into a kind of mixed reality detective series where viewers are encouraged to root for the provided good guys and boo the baddies. Full length popular films, and now even video games in conjunction with approved and promoted YouTube videos serve as narrative support. Big tech, Hollywood, and the financial conglomerates that own them as well as big media are deceiving the lazy, unthinking viewer that they are getting the same set of prejudices and images from different sources, when in reality the sources are all part of a system. How much of this system was engineered purposefully, and how much is just the result of degeneracy and corruption is hard to tell, but it is a system in either case, and it has had it's effect.
For nearly forty years, (A full generation.) we have seen images of Russians all living in dark abandon looking concrete buildings. We've seen them always portrayed as drunken savages that are all criminally insane and incapable of thinking rationally. Over and over Americans see the show where the plucky little underdog fights off the big mean unreasoning monster, often with help from Vin Deisel, Bruce Willis, Arni Schwarzenegger, the A team, or some other over the top boogie-van load of narcissistic assholes.
It is not real. I think deep down inside the American public know this, but they seem to be programed to go along with it. They will shush you if you try to tell them they are screaming at an image of a guy in scuba gear inside a rubber shark. "Shhhh! You're ruining the movie!" They will tell you your concerns are unwarranted. They are nobodies' fool. They know it is just entertainment. But why, you ask, did they stop going to the beach?
Entertainment has it's effects. And the effects have real consequences.