There is a war being waged, but it’s an unconventional war. It’s a war of information, of inputs and outcomes. It’s as deadly as any other war, because control of this flow of information determines the direction of the nation, can raise the prospect of genocide among neighbors. It can put a few “authorized” voices in place to speak for the whole medical or scientific community, drowning out all other voices, especially those telling the truth. It’s a war that people like Zuckerberg learned to fight a long time before the opposition.
It has been a source of continual vexation that most of the people involved in the war, the soldiers, randomly fire their weapons in the general direction of the enemy with hopes of hitting something and often hit those on their side, contributing to the enemy’s efforts. They simply do not understand the battlefield. They are a disorganized bunch, lacking discipline and order and that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be, that is the messy nature of individuality and freedom, but recognizing that one’s small voice is part of a bigger effort would be of great help to everyone else.
The media is coordinated, cooperative and all guided in one direction to use all of its weapons: misinformation, disinformation, deception, mischaracterization, mislabeling against the truth, against Trump, against patriots and their messages. They use a narrative like a battleship. Even when the lies and misinformation have been revealed, it does not change course, because it seeks a destination, no matter how many small caliber holes are put into the hull.