It's that time again, so all last week and through tomorrow there's been the retrospectives and commentaries on 9/11.
The most professional and prominent of them aires on History, and that's "The Road to 9/11". This miniseries has people on to give commentary as the voiceover recounts the official account of various elements leading from the death of Osama bin Ladin's father through to the act itself and its aftermath.
Recall last week's recommendation, Frame Game Radio, and what he focuses upon: the analysis of why something is what it is. In this case, the purpose of emphasizing documentaries and commentaries that present and focus upon only the government line of events serves to frame discussion of 9/11 solely as the establishment (via its media outlets) wishes that discussion take place. Per Noam Chomsky and Bernard Hermann, the ferverence within that frame can be quite significant but it is permitted to be seen and heard with ease. Go out of those boundaries? Out come the knives.
Now, you can take or leave the folks offering different explanations for that event. That's not the point; the point is that the party most desirous--as shown by their deeds, time and again--of shaping opinions regarding things they do have stepped forward yet again to do just that. You, not they, must be the arbiter of what is or is not true and factual.
That is the purpose of Narrative Warfare: to control what is allowed to be said about what is going on, or has gone on, by means of controlling the language used in discussion and disputation of those events. This is practical mind control. You can see this at work with any topic or issue of importance that you want to inquiry about- those with a stake in the outcome routinely attempt to shape the language used so the perspective permitted is one that benefits them. That's what "public relations", etc., are about.
Yes, that's why it is legal for the news to flat-out lie to you. (There is no Federal, state, or local statute forbidding it.)
It's also why, for all legal purposes, "news" is just entertainment. They're all Fake News, and they know it- which is why they resent that this Rhetorical killshot got turned against them. The networks give you Fake News, their cable holdings give you Fake Documentaries, and increasingly even the open entertainment is Fake (because they're replacing lawful narrative craft with political propaganda).
And it can't go on forever. That's what keeps me going- the knowledge of the certainty that this will stop, and when it does the reckoning will be terrible and glorious. As the Man in Black said before he died:
If you are not free between your ears, then no other form of freedom matters. Think! Especially if it's illegal.