| Dissident |
|Opposition in other places, never at home|
A dissident is a term for a person who has a different opinion and/or opposes the established policy or structure of a society or a state. The dissident remains in the country instead of leaving the country in exile.
In Western corporate media, this positive label is never used on actual dissidents at home, who are ignored or vilified, but only on people in other places (see Wikipedia for examples of usage).
When dissidents are persecuted, it is normally under other pretexts, to hide the political motivation.
Dissidents in other countries are often given open and covert support. For example, during the Cold War the most famous dissidents in Communist Eastern Europe were covertly given wads of dollars or Swiss bank accounts, a practice that has continued in the decades since through use of NGOs, award money and grants.
|"Vaccine hesitancy"||A phrase used to try to minimise opposition to vaccines.|
|9-11/Dissident||A 9-11 dissident is someone who publicly calls into question the US Deep state's official narratives surrounding the 9/11 event. The label is not for minor disagreements but for those with a more serious objection to the story as told by commercially-controlled media}.|
|Jo Bird||Liverpool councillor who was expelled from the Labour Party|
|COVID-19/Dissident||The COVID deep event has distinguished itself with unprecedentedly sharp censorship of dissent. Contracts, jobs and lives have been terminated in the effort to remove dissenting voices.|
|Shana Chappell||Mother of a marine killed in the 2021 Kabul Airport attacks had her Instagram account deleted temporarily after she blamed Joe Biden for her sons death.|
|William Cooper||Announced around 10 weeks before 9/11 that "Whatever they're going to blame on Usama bin Laden - don't you believe it...They will soon do something outlandish to gain the support of the Sheeple".<a href="#cite_note-1"></a> He was killed by the US Marshals Service less than two months after the event.|
|Amalric de Droevig|
|Eduard Limonov||Russian writer, poet, publicist, and political dissident.|
|Joseph Mercola||Declared an enemy of the state as "Covid disinformation dozen" by US government|
|Craig Murray||A UK ambassador to Uzbekistan who stood up and did the right thing when confronted with evidence of torture. Smeared and dismissed by the UK deep state, he continues his activism exposing Establishment lies and hypocrisy.|
|Science/Dissident||People who think "out of the box" are often ignored by major puplications|
|Sahra Wagenknecht||German dissident politician from Die Linke.|
|Dan Dicks||“The internet we have today is not going to be around very much longer. They need to control the narrative...
They are starting to clamp down, not on just conservative voices.It's not about those on the right, it's not about people on the left, it's about anybody who goes against the status quo.”
|Dan Dicks||June 2019|
|John Laughland||“A feature of today’s mass media culture which many dissidents lazily and wrongly denounce as "totalitarian" is precisely that dissenting views may be expressed and published, but this is precisely because, being mere drops in the ocean, they are never a threat to the tide of propaganda.”||John Laughland||2010|
|Social change||“Normally, when you challenge the conventional wisdom — that the current economic and political system is the only possible one — the first reaction you are likely to get is a demand for a detailed architectural blueprint of how an alternative system would work, down to the nature of its financial instruments, energy supplies, and policies of sewer maintenance. Next, you are likely to be asked for a detailed program of how this system will be brought into existence. Historically, this is ridiculous. When has social change ever happened according to someone's blueprint?”||David Graeber|
|Harold Thorby||“We the government have vital information which we cannot disclose. It is upon this knowledge that we make decisions. You, who are merely private citizens, have no access to this information. Any criticism you make of our policy, any controversy about it in which you may indulge, will therefore be uninformed and valueless. If, in spite of your ignorance, you persist in questioning our policy, we can only conclude that you are disloyal.”||Harold Thorby||1938|
|Totalitarianism||“One of the hallmarks of totalitarian systems is the criminalization of dissent. Not just the stigmatization of dissent or the demonization of dissent, but the formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system. Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite some time, and now, apparently, it is ready to take it.”||C. J. Hopkins||5 May 2021|