Is Russia Today Controlled Opposition?
October 28, 2010
by Lucius Foal
As incredible as it sounds, the biggest outlet for the Patriot movement right now is Russian State television.
Launched in 2005, Russia Today is a 24/7 English-language news channel funded by the Kremlin and can be found on most satellite packages.
The station features typical mainstream news headline coverage, talk shows like 'Crosstalk' consisting of people from big establishment NGO's and thinktanks, and tourist documentaries of Russia.
But bizarrely, in the midst of this coverage are carefully tailored segments of Patriot activism. Explore RT's YouTube channel and you will find interviews with Daniel Estulin on the Bilderberg Group, former soldier Ken O'Keefe on why he has renounced his US citizenship on the account of human rights abuses. Webster Tarpley rails against CIA terrorist patsies, Architects for 9/11 Truth suggest 9/11 was an inside job. Alex Jones says free speech in the US is under fire, and Ron Paul outlines his desire to take constitutional America back.
A lot of the content focuses on financial scandal and the imminent collapse of the US financial system. This is epitomized by RT flagship show The Keiser Report featuring Max Keiser. Max is very well versed in the financial scams ripping the US apart and he explains it in a concise and entertaining way. But he only goes so far, blaming the problems on the greed of Wall Street and individuals like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. He also accuses the Wall Street piranhas of not caring about Global Warming!
Keiser is an example of what RT does in general: reinforces the paradigm of warring nation states, rather than an international agenda orchestrating events. The aim is to stop the public understanding the international power structure.
Another role of controlled opposition is to discredit intelligence. RT ticks this box by portraying legitimate activism as Russian State propaganda.
Using these methods RT works to control and discredit the Patriot movement.
What RT Won't Tell You
The idea that we live in a world of individual nation states is propaganda. For a long time the world has been run on an internationalist agenda moving towards world government, with the US and Russian elite working together.
An example of this is how the uber-powerful US Rockefeller family were intimately involved with the Soviets.
In The Rockefeller File, Gary Allen shows how the Soviet Union was kept alive for decades by enormous low-interest, tax-payer funded loans made by the Export-Import Bank in New York which was set up by the Rockefeller family.
In 1938, Trotsky said the New Deal signals the end of capitalism in the US: 'you will have a revolution, a terrible revolution. What course it takes will depend much on what Mr. Rockefeller tells Mr. Hague to do. Mr. Rockefeller is a symbol of the American ruling class and Mr. Hague is a symbol of its political tools.'
The Rockefellers set up the Council of Foreign Relations, which acts as a shadow government in the US. Virtually every important player in politics and the media is a member including President Obama and George Bush Jr.
The US and Soviet Union have always colluded at the highest level, and this hasn't changed with present day Russia. The idea that RT is a purely Russian view in opposition to the US is questionable.
The goal of the New World Order is to combine communism and capitalism into a corporate-communist world government, often referred to as 'global governance', 'collectivism' or the 'third way'.
Just don't expect RT to tell you that.