Watch this video of last nights protest of around a million people calling for Spain to release Catalan political prisoners.
Then follow this link to see how this vast crowd was depicted on the front pages of Spain’s biggest “newspapers”
A million people is a big crowd. When is the last time we mobilized that many people in the US?
Catalonia’s secessionist drive has plunged Spain into its worst political crisis since the return of democracy in the 1970s.
And Madrid’s government has complained to EU bureaucrats about the alleged interference of hackers in Russia and Venezuela.
The trolls are said to be spreading misinformation across social media to further “destablise” Spain and the EU.
Thousands of anti-EU protesters voiced their fury at Brussels yesterday in one of the largest ever demonstrations against the European bloc to take place in Italy.
The scale of the protest shocked police officers, and even prompted the local US embassy to issue a security alert, warning of up to “10,000 people on the streets”.
Among the urgent demands of the young protesters was an immediate Italian exit of the EU as well as a departure from the eurozone.
I’m always interested in the forces, and how they are different from the forces which acted to produce history in the past. Governments have always gotten corrupt and oppressive as the nations they led entered the final phases before K-selection began. When that has happened, masses of the citizenry have risen, with the intention of changing the leadership. The US was forged in that cauldron.
What is different now is that outside actors can pipe their messages right into the populaces of other nations to mold the dialog, and they can do so with the precision and purpose of a foreign intelligence service. It makes me wonder if internal revolts will be more likely this time, or if this external force will at least negate the advantages technological control by the government would have offered the elites.
As we head into the K-shift, and the rising amygdala triggers splintering all over Europe and the world, what will the effect of outside actors fomenting dissent be? And is it really important given the inevitable clash between the Islamists and their Western hosts?
Lots of Apocalypse to go around.