My name is Adam and I’d personally describe myself as a guy with informed opinions which luckily for me, an increasing amount of people want to hear. I have always had these opinions, but years ago before the advent of modern multi-polar media, few people could hear them.
But this simple reality cannot be accepted by the mainstream media and their water carriers on social-media. I’ve come to refer to the latter group of people as the alt-establishment as they spend hours promoting the positions of the elites in spite of having no actual stake in the closed system that they can gaze at but never actually benefit from. But I suppose someone needs to do it.
According to the ruling elites, mainstream media and the alt-establishment, people like me are ‘Putin Agents’ in spite of the fact that most of us haven’t met President Putin and we’re not ‘agents’ of anything, secret or otherwise.
That being said, ‘Putin Agent’ sounds a bit better than ‘guy with informed opinions’,so with that in mindL Here are the top five requirements to being a ‘Putin Agent’.
1. Be A Free Global Thinker
If you believe that the world is bigger than your country and that politics everywhere matters then you might be a top secret, covert, under-cover Putin agent.
You see, western mainstream media is highly parochial. It focuses more on a local trash heap in need of clearing than of political elections in democratic countries that even if western mainstream media viewers have heard of, they mistakenly thing are ‘barbaric dictatorships’.
2. Question Authority, Question the ‘Experts’, Question EVERYTHING
If you find yourself trusting historic fact, common sense and factual reportage over the opinions of experts who received their positions from elitist western circles that tend to collectively spit on the subject matter the so-called experts discuss, you might also be a fully accredited KGB style Putin agent.
The western mainstream media have for decades monopolised the discussion by offering no counterpoints to their narrative. Just because someone says something is true, doesn’t make it so, no matter how much CNN spends on their suit and tie. Alt-media can lie too, that’s why you should question that also.
The truth can come from all sorts of places, ordinary people as much as those in a bland ivory tower. If you seek the truth rather than a good story, you’re part of the ‘club’.
3. Respect Other Nations
If you believe that nations should have the right to exist on their own terms without any unwanted interference and if you furthermore believe that ideological value judgements are not a way to conduct any kind of international relations, then you are very close to being a Colonel in the Putin Agent Army.
4. Don’t Be A Fanatic
There are more opinions on this planet than there are people. People agree on somethings and disagree on others–this is NORMAL! To shut people up because they have a different opinion is pathetic, it is what losers like Emmanuel Macron do.
By all means be passionate, be powerful in your arguments and be creative in your rhetoric, but remember, the people who comment on social media are generally the true believers.
You can’t win an argument with those who refuse to change their beliefs. The people whose eyes you will open will not necessarily comment nor even acknowledge you, they are the silent majority, they are the audience.
This is true of every aspect of the media, arts or sport whether it be in music, football, painting or boxing. The real fans cheer among themselves, but they don’t usually ram their feelings down your throat nor anyone else’s. If they do they are called hooligans and that’s what many people on social media are.
Furthermore, if you go to sleep at night thinking that the ‘world needs you: newsflash, it doesn’t. Consider yourself lucky if anyone in the world still WANTS you and dream about pleasant things like fishing, drinking a nice glass of whatever, or having a pleasant night out. Don’t worship idols…least of all the one in the mirror.
If you can do this, you will be a deeply successful, subversive and infiltrating Putin Agent.
5. Have A Sense of Humour
One area where media outlets like RT, Sputnik and The Duran differ from mainstream media is that they are not afraid to show a sense of humour. Most good actors will tell you that it is far more difficult to laugh and be convincing on stage or screen than it is to cry. When people laugh it is because they are expressing a sincere emotion.
If you can make them laugh, you can make them think. Humour is such an important gateway to connecting us as fellow human beings….even if we can’t all be Putin Agents all of the time.
Now go out there and get
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.