Journalist and senior director of news at Tablet magazine, Jacob Siegel, sits down with Bridget to discuss his recent article A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century . In a chilling conversation Jacob explains the sudden pervasiveness of disinformation and how it became an organizing principle in most of the federal beauracracy, the wholesale fraud being perpetrated on Americans, the precipitating factors, the organizations involved, and the replacing of human centric politics with data control. He details the effort to conjure a "larger threat" in order to justify the declaration of marshal law online, how such a threat justified the calls to move beyond free speech and free discourse as antiquated and too dangerous, the concept of hybrid warfare, the institutional process for prosecuting an information war with specific narratives, and how big tech companies - the most powerful institutions in the history of the world - make decisions in a manner that is inscrutable to humans and is also becoming increasingly structurally inaccessible to humans. They also discuss the domestic use of military technologies being used to “protect us from threats” which include people’s thoughts, using another language to try and get around AI censors, how the only way out is through, and what we can do in the meantime.
Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.
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