Ceasefire.ca, digital brain child of Steven Staples (of Polaris and Rideau Institute fame) is taking (another) cheap shot at the Conference of Defence Associations in general, and someone contributing to the Association’s latest issue of On Track in particular.
This is what Ceasefire.ca had to say about an article on how what the author of an article on disinformation in the electronic age:
…. The solution, according to Henry, is for government to “lead the way to wean Canadians away from utopian notions and puncture the bubble of unreality that surrounds them.”God willing, they will prevail, in peace and freedom from fear, and in true health–through the purity and essence of our natural fluids.
Why should people who aren’t crazy care about this kind of stuff?
The bit in red alludes to a crazed Air Force commander in the movie “Doctor Strangelove” who starts nuclear war all on his own.
Do I agree with everything in the article highlighted? No. Is this as “loony” as Ceasefire.ca makes it out to be, though?
In summary, the government must publicize its intentions to the public strongly and clearly throughout the new digital environment. That is, fight and defeat disinformation on its own ground. This is the new reality in politics and in the formulation and delivery of government policy.
I note the hypocrisy irony of a post complaining about the contents of a journal contributing to open, public debate where the post is both:
1) unsigned, and
2) closed to comments.
Keep digging into that “Harper’s Secret War Plans” thing, guys, and let us know how that works out for you.