Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, once said, "A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth." You and I are living in a day of delusion, a time when lies told a thousand times are taken as the truth. When it comes to present-day propaganda, our media is its propagator, having become the American version of Russia's Pravda. Therefore, our president's condemnation of today's "Fake News" as our foe rather than our friend, though readily and roundly condemned by the press and most of the public, is an incontrovertible fact, proven by the disasters we've been dealt by our media's double-dealing. For instance, by covering up the facts of George Floyd's death, our media has instigated race riots all across America, from which our country has suffered catastrophic consequences.
Police body cam footage of George Floyd's arrest, which has been leaked to the public, despite being sealed by the court and silenced by the media, tells a different story than the one we've been told. While Floyd's death was undoubtedly tragic, he was not, as the media has continuously cried in chorus, suffocated by the police. The video footage actually confirms the initial autopsy, not the independent one done afterward at the request of Floyd's family, nor the final and revised report of the initial autopsy, which was carefully phrased to prop up the media's false narrative.
According to the initial autopsy, Floyd died of natural causes, aggravated by multiple drug use and pre-existing severe coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy. The autopsy's toxicology report found that at the time of Floyd's death, he had fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cannabinoids in his system. The combination of fentanyl, a strong opioid, along with methamphetamine, an illegal opioid, and cannabinoids, cannabis or medical marijuana, could certainly have resulted in "cardiopulmonary arrest," which is identified in the initial autopsy as the cause of George Floyd's death. As is proven by America's opioid crisis, multiple thousands of Americans die every year from consuming such toxic concoctions.
The initial autopsy emphatically stated that it found no physical evidence "of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation." Yet, the media ignored this key finding, ran with its false narrative, and looked for a second opinion to confirm it rather than contradict it. Afterward, it used it to ignite race riots and has henceforth continued to use it to pour fuel on the fires it has ignited.
Most Americans will be both petrified and perturbed by a post like this one, having been persuaded by the press that anyone penning such a post is dong so from deep-seated prejudice and in denial of proven systemic racism and widespread police brutality. Unfortunately, the vast majority of today's Americans, who believe themselves to be fair-minded and free-thinking, are oblivious to the fact that their musings are actually being manipulated by today's media. Again, I find myself reminded of something else Joseph Goebbels once said: "Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are acting on their own free will."