To Control ‘Compatible Left’
During the first cold war, the CIA poured money into funding and cultivating a pro-imperialist, anti-communist “compatible left.” Today, the US government uses social media to censor anti-war news outlets and activists.
The oligarchic rulers of the United States use many tools to disrupt and disorganize the anti-war and anti-imperialist left.
This article addresses three tactics:
- corporate control of the news media, which gives the ruling class free reign to spread disinformation and fake news against foreign and domestic targets;
- foundations, which are financed by governments and corporations in order to fund and promote a “compatible left” to counter the anti-imperialist left;
- domination of social media and the internet to censor dissident voices.