Metaphysics of Information Warfare

The global information war is now in full swing. Several versions of reality are clashing with each other more and more openly. Societies and individuals choose for themselves which reality to believe in. And then live in it.

If we think “in the old way,” in the spirit of classical materialism, there is only one reality. Only its descriptions and interpretations differ. That is why some people lie and others tell the truth. And the roles can change. And the whole question is who to believe when.

But that is not the case. Reality itself—as phenomenologists and structuralists have shown—is a product of human consciousness. There is no reality outside of it, and what is there is not loaded with being or meaning. Therefore, in the information war, it is not just interpretations that collide, but the facts themselves.

There is more than one reality—as many structures of consciousness (collective, of course) as there are realities. Not only evaluations of the facts, but the facts themselves. Materialists and people far removed from philosophy are not ready to accept this. Their belief in a reality independent of consciousness is unshakable. And as long as it is so, they will remain victims of information warfare, not those who are its subjects.

Consciousness creates reality.

In the unipolar globalist world, only one consciousness is recognized by default—liberal and Western. It is this consciousness that constructs reality—not only what is good and bad, but what is and what is not. Multipolarity is an act of asserting the sovereignty of other consciousnesses, different from the West. Which means that reality itself becomes polycentric. Information constitutes what we perceive as being. That is why neither the military nor journalists should be at the center of information warfare, but primarily all philosophers. Sovereignty is first and foremost a question of the mind. Sovereign is the one who is the independent and final subject of constructing reality.

Truth is directly dependent on ideology. If you are in favor of unipolar world and globalism, then Palestinians blew up their own women, children and old people. And Zelensky is a freedom fighter against Russian imperialists who massacre innocent Ukrainians. And you, of course, have irrefutable evidence—because CNN, the White House and the IDF always tell only the truth. If you are against American hegemony and its Nazi proxies, the hospital was destroyed by Israel with US support, and the events in Ukraine are all the responsibility of Ukrainian terrorists who were unleashed upon Russia by the American regime. And you even have solid grounds—facts, documents, evidence, knowledge.

The objective world no longer exists.

Alexander Dugin is a widely-known and influential Russian philosopher. His most famous work is The Fourth Political Theory (a book banned by major book retailers), in which he proposes a new polity, one that transcends liberal democracy, Marxism and fascism. He has also introduced and developed the idea of Eurasianism, rooted in traditionalism. This article appears through the kind courtesy of Geopolitica.