World is “Fake News”
By Andre Vltchek
- Imperialist demagogues, as well as religious fanatics,
are known to live in their grotesque realities. They
erect huge sand castles, invent mascots, and bombard the
public relentlessly with self-promoting messages.
refuse to listen and believe, those who dare to doubt
and resist, are sidelined, starved to death, humiliated
or simply liquidated.
religions and European/North American brutal colonialist
practices are intertwined culturally. Hand in hand, for
centuries, they have been destroying our Planet, from
corner to corner, on all continents and even on the high
all genocides, all plunders have been eternally
rationalized, painstakingly justified. Grand bogus
concepts of charity, of ‘altruism’ have been erected.
Subjugated nations have always been ruined in the name
of some higher principles, in order to save them from
themselves. For centuries, the West has portrayed itself
as a sacrificial lamb, as a hand chosen by some divine
power, as the greatest civilization that is continuously
and altruistically liberating the world.
In the West,
scribblers and ‘scholars’ have been paid to soften every
barbarity committed by the rulers, soldiers and even
The cults of
formal learning, of facts and information have been
erected. Holed in innumerable officially recognized
institutions, the scholars, certified demagogues,
researchers and media people have been ‘studying’ each
other, recycling and quoting each other, filling
millions of books with essentially the same narrative.
‘revolutionary’ academic discoveries mostly lead to the
same old conclusions, to stale intellectual and moral
passivity, cowardice and spinelessness.
libraries have been filled with useless volumes, first
arriving in print, then later in electronic form. Tens
of millions of young and not too young men and women are
busy wasting their lives, chasing diplomas, those
colorful pieces of paper with the seal of approval,
certifying people as fit to serve the Empire and the
At some point,
all major philosophical and existential topics ceased to
be discussed, in official academia, in mainstream media,
in the film houses, libraries and best-selling books.
No one paid any
attention. The world simply ‘moved forward’.
did not disappear. Genocides are still administered by
the West in order to plunder the world, the world of the
colonialism was never really stopped or defeated.
ideologies based on humanism were successfully smeared,
even erased from the sub-consciousness of the people.
Gutless masses, but especially cowardly intellectuals,
got convinced that it would be the best ‘not to take
stances’, and not to wear ‘old labels’ and gather under
‘old flags’. Passivity combined with the extreme
selfishness eventually mutated into collaboration with
has been getting ruined, progressively and irreversibly.
The press, mass
media, gained mastery in saying nothing, addressing
nothing, criticizing nothing related to the plunder of
the world, and to the suppression of new and truly
of teachers, lawyers, scientists, and bureaucrats got
converted into fundamental idiots, but armed with their
licenses, bar exams, patents, contracts and other
‘feel-good’ sheets of colorful papers.
millions of lawyers failed to form even one single
powerful international organization fighting for
justice, against the terror of the Empire.
make-believe world has by now managed to expel Reality
and become ‘real’ itself in the minds and brains of
billions of men, women and children.
went underground. She had to become a fugitive, a
refugee, paperless and disrespected, belonging nowhere.
She is roaming
our Planet, searching for scattered allies, for those
few human beings who are still not fully indoctrinated,
or fully sold.
Whenever she is
caught, she is beaten, stripped naked, and humiliated. A
piece of paper saying ‘A Lie’ is hanged around her neck.
Those who are
still standing tall, defending great ideals, fateful to
the ‘old labels’, are being ridiculed. Old flags, under
which millions used to march forward, often
victoriously, are now being dirtied, defecated on.
contradicts the Empire is gradually labeled as Fake
In the West, no
one seems to be noticing. There are no mass
demonstrations, no clashes with police, as laws and
regulations are being changed and entire Constitutions
It is because
an overwhelming majority is actually collaborating with
It is because
it is suddenly so frightening, or at least impractical,
to think outside the box.
It is because
there are very few examples of intellectual courage left
in this world.
Fake News, fake
history, fake emotions, and fake ideals… Everything that
is not supporting the official narrative is slowly but
seemingly irreversibly becoming ‘fake’.
The only way
forward, and the only way for our humanity to survive,
would be for at least one group of extremely bright
people to fully break from that straightjacket put on
the world by the Empire, to reject official perceptions
and ‘knowledge’, and to completely cast off all major
tools of analyses of Christian and Western supremacy
ideologies which are still functioning as the main
‘intellectual’ pillars of the Empire and its
collaborators in the colonies.
in order to be original and revolutionary, would have to
be almost completely cleansed, even isolated, from the
official propaganda of the Empire, from its movies and
music, from its schools on all levels, from its
professionally manipulative narratives.
licenses supplied by the indoctrination institutions
should be used as a toilet paper for extremely severe
cases of intellectual food poisoning, and flushed
immediately, together with all that toxic shit that
consists of so-called ‘facts’ and ‘news’.
While the ‘Real
News’ package is being disseminated all over the world
by the Imperial propaganda machine, hundreds of millions
of ‘un-people’ are continuing to die annually,
actually vanishing while still fully believing in every
word of what they had been fed by the news channels and
newspapers. Would they be told the truth (now also known
in the West as ‘Fake News’), they’d most likely refuse
to die, even opting to fight for their survival.
whom, against the Empire? That would be unacceptable.
Therefore, alternative sources of information must be
immediately suppressed – exactly what the Nobel Peace
Prize laureate President Obama has been aiming at during
the last months of this year, before stepping down from
The Empire is
in panic, because resistance in the form of alternative
thoughts and concepts is now coming from various parts
of the world, especially from those places not yet
infested with the English-language (as well as French or
German) standardized storyline. It comes from such
places as China’s Academy of Social Sciences, from
several Russian institutions and many fiction and
non-fiction writers, as well as from numerous new and
not so new media outlets in Latin America.
It is now easy
to imagine that the Empire might soon introduce some
fascist institution like a “Department of Truth”. Its
employees could start demanding that each essay and book
is ‘well researched’, insisting on ‘facts’.
philosophy could be reduced to the level of present-day
academia: only recycled thoughts would be acceptable. It
would not be enough to say that last week it was raining
four days a week. A suitable alternative would be: “Last
week it was raining four times a week, according to
Professor Sigmund Brown.” Or even better: “Both
Professors Brown and Green agreed that last week it was
raining four times a week”. Then, footnotes would have
to be supplied, as well as other information.
Otherwise – it
could be defined as Fake News.
The Fake News
clause could be invoked if someone wrote, for instance
“the true and the most brutal terrorist in modern
history is the West.” Or “Several hundreds of millions
of people were slaughtered by European empires, and then
by the US Empire, in the last several centuries. This
holocaust took place in Africa, Asia, what is now known
as Latin America, in the Middle East and Oceania,
basically everywhere. No alternative system including
those of the Soviet Union or China ever came close to
the barbarity committed by the West.”
spreading such blasphemy, such sacrilege, could be
caught, charged, tried, punished, and ‘neutralized’.
someone writing this: “All basic narratives on which
Western propaganda is based, are either false, or at
least have been heavily twisted and manipulated. This
includes all storylines related to the Soviet Union,
China, colonialism and the anti-colonialist struggle,
Cambodia, Cuba, and even Rwanda. The list is long.
Ignorance of the Western public is almost complete.”
How could this
not be identified as ‘Fake News’? No Professor Blue
would utter such judgment, and no Professor Pink would
confirm it. You can spend your time digging your snout
into millions of books in official libraries, but only
handful of them would mention it.
is all fake, all fabricated. It does not exist, and
should be forbidden, censored.
You can of
course hear all this in Havana, Caracas, Beijing, Moscow
or Johannesburg. In Beijing, in a normal big state-run
bookstore there is much greater variety of political
opinion than on the entire island of Manhattan. Even
many common folks in non-Western places know things and
pronounce them freely. However, ‘unapproved’ people
cannot be trusted, can they? Especially when it concerns
such explosive pieces of material! Also, foreigners
speaking their strange twisted tongues cannot be
nothing and nobody can be trusted!
Fake News is
everywhere, creeping, ambushing us behind each corner.
If the Empire is not vigilant, Western supremacy may one
day collapse. Which would be against God’s will… Oh,
sorry, that was a slip! The correct way to put it: It
would be against all reason, against all logic and all
cares, he understands.
And now we will
be defended with even greater fervor: now comes Donald
Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and
investigative journalist. He has covered wars and
conflicts in dozens of countries. Three of his latest
books are revolutionary novel “Aurora”
and two bestselling works of political non-fiction: “Exposing
Lies Of The Empire”
Against Western Imperialism”.
View his other books here. Andre is making films for
teleSUR and Al-Mayadeen. After having lived in Latin
America, Africa and Oceania, Vltchek presently resides
in East Asia and the Middle East, and continues to work
around the world. He can be reached through his website