Media spheres of influence have an intriguing interplay in the fringe and dissident spheres. Without breaking the nuclear ceiling, "SiliZOG Valley" defense contractors have exploited every available opportunity to project their influence across all domains of conflict. However the control over the narrative plain, especially in the fringes, is an enigma that the average tech bro has a tough time infiltrating. Just take a look at the crypto conferences featuring your favorite degen billionaire and see how they mumble on stage, unkempt and awkward, when talking to laymen. Or turn your attention to the BAP (Costin Alamariu) campaign and how much effort went into misdirecting his followers. Men of stature are distinguished when the stage lights are beaming, except when pseudo-intellectuals like Lex Fridman are drooling into the microphone. Substantive narrative opposition seems to only be coming from the likes of Jackson Hinkle and Neo-Marxist publications like The Cradle which seem to have their own foreign narrative to spin.
Creed of the Muckraking Journalist
Shaping the narrative, or narrativizing, in order to present conflict as necessary or even as a deterrent for further theoretical conflict down the road is better known as ‘Hasbara’.
Hasbara is usually translated as “explanation.” Hasbara links information warfare to the strategic efforts of the state to bolster the unity of the home front; ensure the support of allies; disrupt efforts to organize hostile coalitions; determine the way issues are defined by the media, the intelligentsia, and social networks; establish the parameters of politically correct discourse; delegitimize both critics and their arguments; and shape the common understanding and interpretation of the results of international negotiations. Hasbara is multifaceted and well-adapted to the digital age. It embodies a public-private partnership in which the state leads and committed volunteers follow in implementing an information strategy. In its comprehensiveness and complexity, it bears the same relationship to unidimensional public diplomacy as grand strategy does to campaign plans. - Middle East Policy Council
At nearly every news rag, articles are green lit or shot down depending on the agenda of the editors and shareholders.
In the dissident Eurasian media sphere it’s fairly easy to trace the ideological origins of their western facing analogs like Pepe Escobar and Michael Hudson. Their often cutting edge analysis, from a unique vantage point, is tinged with Neomarxist narativizing revealing who they are ideologues for.
Alexander Dugin or ”Putin's Brain”, so affectionately nicknamed by Michael Millerman – infamous narrative shaper and geopolitical analyst – has made super viral in the Global South the idea that Israel is a neocolonial outpost of the super imperial masterminding of Anglo-America.
While an attractive angle to colonized readers it obfuscates the reality of the geopolitical situation, with clear narrative goals.
Painting the West as the deterrent playwright enabling the genocide of Palestinian children in Israel obscures who’s actually in charge of the situation.
While it is true there is a covering over of sins from legacy Anglo-American Jewry on behalf of their Israeli brethren, whether it's sending Strike groups to the Eastern Mediterranean or running game in Western media, it is not true that the brains of the operation are based solely out of Washington.
Beware of Hasbara crosstalk.