AV10 - Patrick Henningsen
MASTERS of the NARRATIVE.
More than ever, society and the collective consciousness are under siege from an ever-growing tidal wave of content and information, both good and bad. With much of it being disseminated across major social media platforms, run by increasingly politicised transnational corporate entities. People are spending increasing periods of their day immersed in these new virtual worlds.
After years of maneuvering, the Establishment and its 'Agents of Influence' have now positioned themselves to take full advantage of this chaos by flooding digital media channels with disinformation and propaganda in an increasingly desperate effort to regain control of crucial social, political and geopolitical narratives. Part of their efforts are being run under the new banner of ‘hybrid warfare’ - supposedly to counter a foreign threat, but in reality, this programme of psychological warfare and behavioural manipulation is being deployed against a domestic audience.
However, this dystopian scenario is also running parallel to an unprecedented up swell in public awareness of what is happening and why. These two opposing forces are now colliding in real time; the result of which may fundamentally alter modern society as we once knew it. What will emerge from this chaos, and who will be the winners and losers in this battle to shape reality? What skills and mindset will be needed to cope with and survive the coming tumult? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this challenging presentation
Author Patrick Henningsen is an American writer and global affairs analyst and founder of independent news and analysis site 21st Century Wire, and is host of the SUNDAY WIRE weekly radio show broadcast globally over the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR). In addition, he is also a regular contributor to RT International and the UK Column News. He has written for a number of international publications and has done extensive on-the-ground reporting of the conflict Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.