A pair of articles by the Financial Times offers quite the take on disinformation hypocrisy.
I suggest the Financial Times look into the mirror if it wants to understand where the problem is.
Worse yet, to stop the spread of fake news, the FT editorial board wants restrictions on freedom of speech. Continue reading »
Could this be why people are turning away from the mainstream media en masse? Because people are starting to realize just how scripted and fake everything they’re being told by these talking heads truly is?
These people have one job only: to shape and promote certain events while censoring others, telling you what the system wants you to know and believe about your world. Continue reading »
“It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.”
– Joseph Goebbels
While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill “H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017″, which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to “counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly,” another, perhaps even more dangerous and limiting to civil rights and freedom of speech bill passed on December 8. Continue reading »
“What we have instead are assertions, disseminated by anonymous people, completely unaccompanied by any evidence, let alone proof,” writes Glenn Greenwald.
The CIA on Friday leaked a memo to the Washington Post “concluding” that Russia meddled in the U.S. election to help President-elect Donald Trump win — but any evidence supporting that finding remains secret.
Anonymous sources told the Post that “the CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system.” They said intelligence agencies “identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.” Continue reading »
You can really see how coordinated the effort is for political leaders and their lapdog mainstream media to call for the shutting down of free speech under the label “fake news,” which is really just another way of them saying, “Things that go against our agenda” or “The only fake news you get to watch or read is *our* fake news!” *whine*
The most sadly hilarious part, even more ridiculous than Obama essentially calling for a ministry of “truthiness,” was when Brian Williams actually sat in front of a camera and referred to himself as “the real news”.
Source: Jim Stone
– HUFFINGTON POST: IF WHITE PEOPLE PRESERVE THEIR CHILD’S INNOCENCE, THEY ARE PRACTICING WHITE SUPREMACY!
If whites refuse to throw their children to the wolves, they are practicing white supremacy! No kidding, Huffington Post published this, here are the key quotes!
I don’t pretend to be able to predict the future, so admittedly I have no clue what lives my children will lead. However, my racial and class privilege make my children exempt from many of the worries that parents of color, low-income parents and parents within marginalized populations must face with regards to their children on top of the parental concerns we universally share. Continue reading »
Country gives up on integrating Muslim migrants, chooses to submit to Islam instead
Germany appears to have given up on integrating the millions of Muslim migrants pouring into the country and is instead encouraging German citizens to submit to Islam.
A television ad currently airing in Germany invites blonde-haired, blue-eyed women to embrace “tolerance” by wearing the Muslim hijab head dress.
The commercial begins with the text “Turkish women wear the hijab,” as a veiled woman is seen with her back to the camera.
However, when she turns around it immediately becomes clear that the woman is a white, blonde-haired German, before she states, “Me too! It’s beautiful!”
“Enjoy difference – start tolerance,” states the woman. Continue reading »
Controlled opposition, also called limited hangout, is a common propaganda technique that is, according to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Victor Marchetti, “spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. Some protest movements are actually led by government or corporate agents for the purpose of controlled opposition, literally controlling behavior through fraudulent actors, pretending to be leaders of the people opposing damaging effects of the status quo.
Much of the horrid history of the past century was played by means of controlled oppositions and it still does, as William F. Engdahl details in “A century of war.” The propaganda technique today is far more sophisticated and funded than that of yesteryear.
In a 2008 paper to tackle the problem of “conspiracy theories,” (a CIA-originated term to cast a negative light on anyone opposing criminal government actions) the Obama administration’s eventual Informational Czar Cass Sunstein specifically called for government to cognitively infiltrate the truth movement, or as he called it “extremist groups” using “conspiracy theories.” In a co-written paper outlining his plan to disrupt truth – and the truth movement, Sunstein wrote:
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An article that I’m calling “the most important piece of investigative journalism yet published about Zika” has just appeared at Health Impact News.
The article, found at this link, confirms and documents what I’ve been saying about Zika virus all along: It’s all a grand quack science HOAX rooted in political agendas, not legitimate medical science.
The article is written by John P. Thomas, and I’m reprinting a portion of it here while encouraging you to get the full article at Health Impact News. It reveals that just like every other mass hysteria pandemic propaganda campaign launched by the CDC, the WHO and Big Pharma, Zika propaganda is a “masterpiece of public mind control”.
Continue reading »
The Chinese military has a new warplane with an unusual purpose: to beam propaganda and disinformation into hostile territory.
In that way, the new, four-engine Y-8GX7 psychological operations plane—also known by its Chinese name, Gaoxin-7—is analogous to the U.S. Air Force’s EC-130J, which it says “conducts military information support operations and civil affairs broadcasts in F.M. radio, television and military communications bands.” Continue reading »
United States — In the true Orwellian fashion now typifying 2016, a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth has been quietly introduced in Congress — its lack of fanfare appropriate given the bill’s equally subtle language. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight, however, the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information.
Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.” Continue reading »
At Redondo Beach Union High School in Redondo Beach, California, tenth graders are forced to watch a vaccine propaganda film, then provide the “correct” answers in a graded test. Click here to see the vaccine propaganda test that tenth graders must take. (PDF)
The test given to high school students is rife with factual errors and gross omissions, such as claiming that polio infection rates “dropped by 99% when vaccine was introduced in 1955.” Children are not taught that polio vaccines cause paralysis and that the official rates of polio dropped largely because government officials altered the definition of “polio” to create the illusion that the vaccines were working better than they actually were. Continue reading »
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– The Zika Virus Hoax Exposed, “Thanks” To The Associated Press (AP): Of The 4,180 Suspected Microcephaly Cases Only 270 Could Be Confirmed And Of Those 270 Cases Only 6 Cases Were Confirmed To Have The Zika Virus. SIX CASES!!!
by Jon Rappoport
February 3, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)
Evidence? Who cares about evidence? You give people the mere announcement of an outbreak plus a virus and they’ll cling to it as if it’s a long-lost relative who’s about to die and leave them a billion dollars.
In two previous articles, I laid to rest the notion that anyone has proved there is an epidemic of microcephaly or that the Zika virus causes microcephaly. Those articles are: Zika freaka: the other shoe drops: lying about case numbers and Zika: biggest news service in America absolutely clueless.
Bottom line: Brazilian researchers have only been able to confirm, so far, 270 cases of microcephaly, not 4000 as originally trumpeted. And of those 270 cases, only six, that’s six, were found to have any trace of the Zika virus. If that’s an epidemic, a floor lamp can jump up and sing I’ve Got You Under My Skin in Mandarin Chinese.
But now the Centers for Disease Control has upped the ante—a few cases of “Zika-virus transmission” through, wait for it, sex, have been discovered. The tiny Zika terrorist is riding in semen. OMG. OMG. Continue reading »
Our reality is carefully constructed by powerful corporate, political and special interest sources in order to covertly sway public opinion. Blatant lies are often televised regarding terrorism, food, war, health, etc. They are fashioned to sway public opinion and condition viewers to accept what have become destructive societal norms.
The practice of manipulating and controlling public opinion with distorted media messages has become so common that there is a whole industry formed around this. The entire role of this brainwashing industry is to figure out how to spin information to journalists, similar to the lobbying of government. It is never really clear just how much truth the journalists receive because the news industry has become complacent. The messages that it presents are shaped by corporate powers who often spend millions on advertising with the six conglomerates that own 90% of the media: General Electric (GE), News-Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. Yet, these corporations function under many different brands, such as Fox, ABC, CNN, Comcast, Wall Street Journal, etc, giving people the perception of choice. Continue reading »
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.
It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
– David Rockefeller, Bilderberg meeting 1991
The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press:
Wikipedia adds details:
After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services. Continue reading »
By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Everything is interrelated: war, terrorism, the police state, the global economy, economic austerity, financial fraud, corrupt governments, poverty and social inequality, police violence, Al Qaeda, ISIS, media disinformation, racism, war propaganda weapons of mass destruction, the derogation of international law, the criminalization of politics, the CIA, the FBI, climate change, nuclear war, Fukushima, nuclear radiation, crimes against humanity, The China-Russia alliance, Syria Ukraine, NATO, false flags, 9/11 Truth, ….
An overall understanding of this Worldwide crisis is required: the last section deals briefly with reversing the tide of war, peace-making, instating social justice and real democracy.
This article includes a compendium of relevant citations (from my writings) pertaining to different dimensions of this global crisis. Citations from other authors are indicated in italics.
The hyperlinks in each of the paragraphs indicate the original source of the quotation. Continue reading »
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And the saddest part is, you can tell they actually think they are being clever here…
Sorry if this climate change propaganda makes your forehead ache like you inhaled too many Slurpees.
At least you were warned.
— Unilever UK & IRE (@UnileverUKI) November 10, 2015
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
– David Rockefeller, 1991
“For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure–one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. “
– David Rockefeller
Readers of Natural News know that most mainstream, legacy newspapers pretty much parrot the corporate line on everything from finances to banking to industry and food, especially genetically modified food.
As noted in a recent TruthWiki entry, one reporter who regularly shills for GMOs and profits from it is Tamar Haspel of the Washington Post. Truthwiki notes this phenomenon is called “buckraking” – profiting financially by promoting certain foods and products (and so-called “science”).
The site notes: Continue reading »
THIS WOMAN WAS SHOT IN THE BACK FROM CLOSE RANGE WITH A HOLLOW POINT BULLET…SPENT OVER A WEEK IN HOSPITAL HAVING MAJOR SURGERY TO REMOVE ORGANS AND HERE SHE IS A FEW DAYS LATER SITTING UP LIKE NOTHING HAD HAPPENED TO HER.
In all the staged hoaxes the script always has a witness or survivor to tell the story. Vicki Gardner was the person to do this at the Virginia Shooting Hoax. Shot in the back from close range by a hollow point bullet she amazingly survived to tell the story. She had 2 weeks to perfect it but still screwed up.
Please watch follow up video Introducing America’s New “Wonder Woman”
H/t reader squodgy:
“The MSM are totally ignoring the reporting of extreme cold being experienced in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres, and are still churning out garbage for Joe…
Here we have a classic case of climate DISINFO.”
– Not ‘If’ But ‘How’: New Study Shows Why All Extreme Weather Is Climate Related (Common Dreams, June 23, 2015):
New research explains why people debating whether or not specific events are caused by climate change have it all wrong.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Uh-Oh…..here comes the guilt trip brainwashing…..”
– You’ve Been Warned – Calls for Mandatory “National Service” for Americans Aged 18-28 Has Begun (Liberty Blitzkrieg, ):
War is a Racket
WAR is a racket. It always has been.
It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
– From Major General Smedley Butler’s War is a Rackett
This is one of the most important articles I will write all year. The statists are coming for your kids, and the conditioning has already begun.
Last night, I came across one of the most horrifying articles I have ever read, which is saying a lot. Before I get into it, take a look at the title and the tagline:
If you think the title is bad, wait until you read the article. What becomes evident is that this grotesque concept of forced “national service” is being actively discussed at the highest levels of government. What Ron Fournier is doing in his National Journal article is conditioning the public to accept something that is completely unacceptable. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“An interesting article, remembering of course that ASSOCIATED PRESS is owned & run by the ROTHSCHILDS in their image, as a disinformation weapon.”
Just wondering about the photo …
Would a close-up of that women reveal that she looks like a drug addict?
Lyudmila Savchuk speaks in an interview in her apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lyuda Savchuk, a single mother with two children, was once a Kremlin troll working as part of an immense propaganda machine trying to shape public opinion not only across Russia but also in the United States and Europe.
– Russia steps up propaganda push with online “Kremlin trolls” (AP. May 29, 2015):
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as “Kremlin trolls,” the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin’s world vision on Russia, and the world.
The Kremlin has always dabbled in propaganda, but in the past year its troll campaign has gone into overdrive, adding hundreds of online operatives to help counter Western pressure over its role in the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The program is drawing Serbia away from its proclaimed EU membership path and closer to the Russian orbit, and is targeting Germany, the United States and other Western powers. The operation has worried the European Union enough to prompt it to draw up a blueprint for fighting Russia’s disinformation campaign, although details have not yet been released. Continue reading »
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
– Truth Is Washington’s Enemy — Paul Craig Roberts (April 21, 2015):
US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.
Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding. Continue reading »
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– 11-Year-Old Boy Removed From Mother For Defending Her Need For Medicinal Cannabis (Liberty Blitzkrieg, April 22, 2015):
Yesterday Shona Banda, the Kansas medical marijuana activist whose home was searched after her 11-year-old son challenged anti-pot propaganda at school, failed to regain custody of the boy, who is now under the control of Child Protective Services (CPS). “I am not giving up,” Banda said after yesterday’s family court hearing. “I will get him, and I am not going to stop until I do.”
– From the Reason article: Police Say Kidnapping Medical Marijuana Activist’s 11-Year-Old Son Is for ‘the Child’s Well-Being’
Taking a child away from its parents is one of the most serious and emotionally traumatizing things you can do. Anyone tasked with such extraordinary power should take the responsibility extremely seriously. Unfortunately, that’s not how Child Protective Services (CPS) in Kansas sees things.
This is the story of an 11-year-old boy who bravely defended his mom’s used of cannabis oil during a anti-drug program at his school. His mother suffers from Crohn’s disease and uses cannabis oil to treat her symptoms. If she lived here in Colorado, or any of the other 23 states enlightened enough to permit adults to use a plant for medical purposes, her son (who obviously loves his mom enough to defend her in class) would still be with her.
This is just the latest example of bureaucrats who think they know best doing untold damage for no good reason. They are the ones who should be charged with abuse and neglect. Absolutely horrifying. Continue reading »
These must-see videos have been re-uploaded.
In case you’ve missed them:
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“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newpaper you are misinformed.”
– Mark Twain
– The BBC, the Weapons Industry and War Propaganda (Global Research, April 8, 2015):
Last week the Chairman of Europe’s largest arms firm BAE Systems, Roger Carr, was appointed Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust. Will Carr’s close ties to the arms industry “get the best out of the BBC for licence fee payers” as its mission statement promises?
On the trust’s web site we can read the following:
“The BBC exists to serve the public, and its mission is to inform, educate and entertain. The BBC Trust is the governing body of the BBC, and we make sure the BBC delivers that mission.”
For many years, however, the BBC has been caught delivering weapons of mass deception, lying, censoring important stories and engaging in war propaganda on more than one occasion. Here are just a few articles we published about BBC lies and propaganda: Continue reading »
Is brain cancer ‘prevention’ next?
Do I believe that Angelina Jolie really had a mastectomy and her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed?
NO, … but here’s for the poor women who do …
Well, if you really want to understand how to prevent and cure breast and ovarian cancer, then these books are highly recommended:
– Dr. Ann Wigmore: The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program Price: $12.43
– Become Younger Price: $9.95
Oh, and always “follow the money”:
– Angelina Jolie, corporate patents on genes, and the U.S. Supreme Court (Natural News, May 16, 2013):
Currently, women who want to test themselves for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes must pay as much as $4,000 for the test due to the monopoly “ownership” of those genes by Myriad Genetics. But now that the Supreme Court has ruled such patents are invalid, prices for the test should drastically fall over time as competition enters the picture. Ultimately, the test could eventually be offered for as little as $100.
Damn, that medical scheme didn’t work out, so lets try removing some ovaries and tubes instead …
– Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk (CNN, March 24, 2015):
Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.S. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in the New York Times Tuesday.
Jolie, 39, carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the latter at age 49 and died seven years later.
In her New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Jolie said she had been planning the latest preventative surgery for some time. Continue reading »
– Boris Nemtsov’s Girls (Photos)
– MUST-SEE: If you want to show people the truth then get them to watch this short speech (Video)
– Russian anti-Semitism rears its head in wake of Putin foe’s murder (Haaretz, March 3, 2015):
Boris Nemtsov wasn’t murdered because he was Jewish; but his background has renewed the discussion of what it means to be Jewish in Russia today.
Let’s make something clear: Boris Nemtsov was not murdered because he was Jewish (or half Jewish). The prominent 55-year-old politician was most likely killed because of his vociferous, unwavering rejection of the war in Ukraine. He was gunned down near the Kremlin, in front of his Ukrainian girlfriend, just days before an anti-war rally in Moscow that he had partly organized. According to Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, Nemtsov had evidence of Russia’s role in the war, and was on the verge of revealing it. Continue reading »
You may not like David Icke’s Archon (Reptilian) theory, but listen to what he has to say about TPTB and their agenda:
Agenda 21, GMOs, vaccination, fluoride, Big Pharma, ISIS/Al-Qaeda, Fukushima, depopulation, eugenics etc.
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The videos have all been deleted.
I’ve found some some replacements.
Download them first before you watch them.
David Icke Live At Wembley 2014.
British author David Icke has written 16 books and travelled to over 40 countries since 1990.
David Icke is recognised as the leader in his field and is an inspiration to a new generation of conspiracy theory researchers around the world.
However, be careful about David Icke (and about everything you hear and watch these days)!
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H/t reader squodgy:
“This clip, reminiscent of the analysis of the London Bombings by Muad D’ib exposing awful photoshop work, does show strong evidence that nothing is as it seems.”
See slow motion zoomed images exposing the CGI effects plane…
– Bloomberg’s Handy Guide To Why Falling Prices Are Horrible For You (ZeroHedge, Jan 22, 2015):
With almost perfect comedic timing, Bloomberg unleashed the mainstream media’s Draghi-confirming raison d’etre for QE… explainining why – shock horror – deflation is bad for you. No matter that the QE efforts of The Fed (and BoJ) entirely (totally and utterly) failed to spark any increase in inflation expectations, we must try try try again. However, despite the exuberant disgruntlement with deflation that Bloomberg offers, Portuguese economy minister Guindos had something ‘odd’ to say this morning: “European deflation is positive.” We are sure he will issue some clarifying statement soon enough walking back such a dangerous and anti-authority comment. Continue reading »
– CIA Flashback: “We’ll Know Our Disinformation Program Is Complete When Everything the American Public Believes Is False.” (Truthstream Media, Jan 13, 2015):
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
(Truthstream Media) That creepy quote above has been widely attributed to Former CIA Director William Casey.
Casey was the 13th CIA Director from 1981 until he left in January 1987. He died not long after of a brain tumor in May 1987. Dead men tell no tales, as they say.
But did William Casey really say this quote? Continue reading »
– 2015: The War on Our Intuition That Something Is Fundamentally Amiss (Of Two Minds, Jan 8, 2015):
What will you accept as real–your intuition that something is deeply amiss in America, or the official propaganda that all is well?In 1967, the rock group Buffalo Springfield recorded a song titled For What It’s Worth which speaks not just to the late 1960s but to the present.Consider the opening lines:There’s something happening hereWhat it is ain’t exactly clearThe ambiguity is not coincidental. When the song was recorded in December 1966, America was in the beginning throes of a full-blown national nervous breakdown that would endure for 15 years until 1981.The fundamental narratives that had sustained the previous 20 years of apparently limitless prosperity and moral certitude were breaking down.The primary narrative of American foreign policy–that the U.S. defended liberty and always won its foreign wars over evil totalitarianism/ fascism/ colonialism was being destroyed on a daily basis in Vietnam, an intrinsically political (and thus unwinnable by military means) war defending a hopelessly corrupt state created by quasi-colonial Great Powers fiat. Continue reading »
– NPR Propagandizes Against Putin, for Regime-Change in Russia (Washington’s Blog, Dec 27, 2014):
On Friday, December 26th, National Public Radio aired two superbly done pieces of anti-Russia propaganda, which could as well have been written by the U.S. CIA, or by Voice of America, it was so skillfully deceiving.
One of these propaganda-pieces, on “Morning Edition,” presented Eleanor Beardsley alleging that the anti-immigrant political parties in Britain and France are anti-U.S. and pro-Russian because they are supposedly all “far right”; and the other piece, on “All Things Considered,” presented Corey Flintoff alleging that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “seized Crimea” (as if he hadn’t actually rescued it) and thereby caused U.S. President Barack Obama and the EU to respond with economic sanctions as punishment for the ‘seizure’ (actually, as we’ll show, rescue).
Here, the two ‘news reports’ will be exposed:
– War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda (Truthout, Dec 15, 2014):
The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an “invisible government.” It is the government.
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practices? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do The New York Times and The Washington Post deceive their readers?
Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called the mainstream media is not information, but power? Continue reading »