Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Russia, China urge to develop and introduce rules for information security
First, I don't believe this for a minute. It's like Cold War propaganda. But wait, we're now in a new Cold War.
But you'd think they'd have better translators for this stuff.
I just finished the latest novel from Tom Clancy, Inc., Command Authority. What's interesting about this, aside from Tom, like L. Ron Hubbard, writing books from the grave, is how closely the book comes to recent events in the Ukraine. Of course, the Putin-liked Russian leader controls all media and is given to long diatribes against enemies, internal and external, real and imaginary.
So, I decided to read the last year or so of the Russian English-language press to see how they covered the lead to the Russian invasion of the Urkaine.
What I found, and this applies to the Chinese English-language press, were barely literate articles, many penned by "Americans." What this amounted to was illiterate propaganda. The outrageous claims were funny enough (and I know our politicians are wont to make outrageous claims that can't be substantiated), but the writing was abysmal. (One editorial printed the lyrics to "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" verbatim. I'm willing to bet they didn't get permission to do that.)
Anyway, how effective can propaganda be when its laughable on so many levels?