In times of widespread chaos and confusion, it has been the duty of more advanced human beings--artists, scientists, clowns and philosophers--to create order. In times such as ours, however, when there is too much order, too much management, too much programming and control, it becomes the duty of superior men and women to fling their favorite monkey wrenches into the machinery. To relive the repression of the human spirit, they must sow doubt and disruption.
So, what if a superpower, one with a monopoly on language and the mass media, makes a tool of truth-telling and builds an army of disrupters to demote, distort and defame foreign nations and their people? They still get a fool's licence, but are now venerated as press soldiers scoring against enemy states.