from RT Website
The smug, palpable air of 'mission accomplished' emanating from Facebook, Twitter and Google in the weeks after the media called November's election for Democrat Joe Biden has been hard to ignore.
Thanks to an iron grip on
the political narrative and the heavy-handed suppression of any
influential dissenting voices, these insanely wealthy companies and
their partners in the media establishment have managed to
successfully upend what was left of the US' democratic process.
And better yet - for them at least - having helped the 'right' guy win, they won't have to answer to any bogus charges of Russian collusion this time around.
Indeed, no less than the
Department of Homeland Security
came forward to declare the vote
the most 'secure'
in US history - a baffling claim at best, given the same officials
have spent months insisting foreign infiltration supposedly had
democracy hanging by a thread.
The stage seemed to have been deliberately set for disaster, just the sort of spectacle a clever Big Business-Big Tech axis needs to terrify the masses into believing a full-on insurrection is afoot.
The only real surprise in
Wednesday's events is that more people weren't killed - but that's
where the media came in, wielding luridly detailed descriptions and
photographing the most bizarrely-attired figures in the group.
...can dodge a total repeal of Section 230 liability protections and live to blanket the nation in propaganda another day.
Never mind the absence of
visible 'white supremacists,' Nazis, and other undesirables
supposedly leading the pro-Trump contingent - it's always possible
to Photoshop in a Nazi insignia or 12 in post.
The moral of the story becomes,
And should the relationship sour, and politicians want their power back?
Big Tech can easily scuttle any legislative attempts to break up its monopoly merely by threatening to expose the secrets of the dozens of government agencies that have their data stored in the cloud.
These firms' control of the media is so airtight that a manufactured 'scandal' could be cooked up and launched into cyberspace in a matter of hours.
Such retaliation would serve the dual purpose of destroying the political crusader's career and reminding other would-be do-gooders not to do anything foolish - like fighting to defend one's own country against the mega-corporations holding it hostage.
With Wednesday's riots,
the carefully-choreographed dance between tech execs and the
politicians who do their bidding has been given the green light to
ascend to the next level.