welcome to Quinta

16:43 | 11-09-2014 | Lifeform, Literature, Politics | 6 Comments

а уж с врагами-то проблем не будет:

At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration. Russia, he said, is waging “the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have ever seen in the history of information warfare.”

It was something of an underestimation. The new Russia doesn’t just deal in the petty disinformation, forgeries, lies, leaks, and cyber-sabotage usually associated with information warfare. It reinvents reality, creating mass hallucinations that then translate into political action. Take Novorossiya, the name Vladimir Putin has given to the huge wedge of southeastern Ukraine he might, or might not, consider annexing. The term is plucked from tsarist history, when it represented a different geographical space. Nobody who lives in that part of the world today ever thought of themselves as living in Novorossiya and bearing allegiance to it—at least until several months ago. Now, Novorossiya is being imagined into being: Russian media are showing maps of its ‘geography,’ while Kremlin-backed politicians are writing its ‘history’ into school textbooks. There’s a flag and even a news agency (in English and Russian). There are several Twitter feeds. It’s like something out of a Borges story—except for the very real casualties of the war conducted in its name.

статья вообще предельно меткая, и оттого жуткая до дрожи, если честно. потому что не в том даже дело, что война, или занавес, или охота на ведьм. или отдельный карлик-убийца, или все головы этого Легиона.

а в том, что реальности больше не существует:

Ultimately, many people in Russia and around the world understand that Russian political parties are hollow and Russian news outlets are churning out fantasies. But insisting on the lie, the Kremlin intimidates others by showing that it is in control of defining ‘reality.’ This is why it’s so important for Moscow to do away with truth. If nothing is true, then anything is possible.


6 Responses to “welcome to Quinta”

  1. […] ну, и надо ли говорить — в свете последних событий, — что мне это напоминает: […]

  2. s says:

    еще одна работа и даже интервью авторов.

  3. […] зачем? mind this: “if nothing is true, then anything is possible.” […]

  4. s says:

    его же обзор на русском: http://www.pravda.com.ua/rus/articles/2015/03/31/7063251/

  5. […] верное из интервью Питера Померанцева: […]

  6. […] for if nothing is true, then anything is possible. […]

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