America/Israel sees themselves as persecuted victims. Being a victim in one’s own eyes can serve as justification for every wrongdoing done to another. Our democracy is a lie.
‘Our free press’ lied when they reported, contrary to the weapons inspectors in Iraq, that Saddam Hussein had WMD. They lied about Saddam Hussein’s al-Qaeda connections, and about Iranian nukes despite the unanimous report of all American intelligence agencies that Iran had abandoned interest in nuclear weapons years ago. They lied about Assad using chemical weapons against Syrians. They lied about Gadhafi. They lied about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They lied about the cause of the Russian/Georgian conflict. They lied about Russian interference deciding the outcome of ‘our election’ and the Brexit vote. They lie when saying whistleblowers are protected.
Blaming Russia continues the propaganda war against a country that won’t knuckle under and accept American hegemony. Now that the Syrians have retaken Aleppo there’s a stream of stories meant to influence uninformed people as the Empire goes about its dirty work. ‘Think tanks’ who work to promote American foreign policy speak endlessly about war crimes. They didn’t say much when the Empire was terrorizing Syrians but they attack those who challenge regime change plans. Obama’s last press conference was aimed at Russia. Saying that Russia was “smaller,” “weaker” and “doesn’t produce anything that anybody wants to buy except oil and gas and arms.” He completed his rant by saying that Putin was “the former head of the KGB.” He was not, and Obama certainly knows that. The Washington Post calls Russia’s actions “indiscriminate attacks on civilians.”
The Empire’s media and politicians compare Putin to Hitler, perhaps forgetting the large number of previous candidates for being Hitler. The Western media doesn’t do ‘journalism’ but echoes the thinking of Western policymakers, politicians and power brokers. The Empire’s fantasy regarding Syria was that the ‘vetted moderate rebels’ the Empire had trained and armed would replace the Assad regime with a Western-style democracy, just like in Iraq and Afghanistan. Russia has an economy the same size as Italy. Translate that into what military threat they are to the Empire and it’s as ridiculous as the excuses for our previous pre-emptive invasions.
It’s a lack of integrity that lays a people low. The people are the nation. This isn’t top down corruption, and destruction. The policies of ‘our’ government avoid truth. ‘Consumers’, seduced by the easy life and fondness for that which is more satisfying, rather than what is good, and right, accepting those lies is what has caused us to fail. ‘Our leaders’ grow into adults, never knowing hardship, deprivation, challenge, or seeing others act in a moral way.
DDT, tobacco, asbestos, GMO foods, remember the Maine, the gulf of Tonkin, Arabs with box cutters did it. Politicians are forever referring to Russian ‘aggression’ in Syria but Russia is in Syria by invitation of their Government. Western forces are there illegally, allied with known terrorist groups like Al Qaeda.
War is when the government tells you who the enemy is. Revolution is when you figure it out for yourself.
‘Our’ official media has chosen continual lying. Anything of political significance has become carefully scripted government and corporate propaganda that George Orwell called ‘Newspeak’. Doublethink could be displayed with two examples; our Israel policies and our Ukraine actions, or Aleppo and Mosul. ‘Our’ government recently passed a law to ban any storyline that might contradict ‘official’ versions of events. The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” passed in the Senate, quietly inserted inside the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
Now, following Obama’s signing of the NDAA, the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is now law with Washington Post having already primed ‘consumers’ to equate ‘Russian Propaganda’ with ‘fake news’ despite admitting after the fact their own report was essentially fake. ‘Our’ free press wants ‘consumers’ to accept that any information which isn’t in line with the official government narrative, or dares to criticize the establishment, is also ‘fake news’ and thus falls under the ‘Russian propaganda’ umbrella, the scene is now set for ‘our’ government to legally close every media outlet that the government deems to be “foreign propaganda.” The act will allow the government to attack any media outlet it considers propaganda. Their next move will be ‘counter propaganda’; to make sure government approved stories drown out alternative media and journalists who question the status quo.
The right to free speech and freedom of the press, guaranteed by the First Amendment, a foundation of American values, put in place to protect our liberties, is now being endangered by this new law. This isn’t the first time that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was used to disguise a piece of legislation. In 2012, Obama signed a law that allowed for the “indefinite detention of American citizens” without a judge or jury. Then in 2013, Obama signed an NDAA bill enabling the government again to legally produce propaganda. The stage is now set for ‘our’ government to legally and fully operate a tyrannical repressive regime.
Just like that, America’s Ministry of Truth is officially born.
‘Our’ government broadcasts ‘news’ and opinion to foreign countries through outlets like Voice of America and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. This new law will allow them to expand their broadcasting business to influence you here at home. The types of information that we spread overseas to foreigners is disinformation. It’s meant to confuse, distract, redirect. It’s not meant to be an informative source of news. There is already, for all intents and purposes, an organization in America that does this. It’s called MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and Fox News. They are all tools of official propaganda. If you think things were bad before with those groups, wait till you see what will come out of them now. They’ll be reporting government propaganda as factual news stories, and a gullible American public will swallow it all. ‘Our’ government will be fully in charge of running the media. In an amazing demonstration of hypocrisy, ‘our’ politicians explode over the Russian media being sponsored by state while boosting the government–funded propaganda effort here.
Every time the corporate press has put forward a false narrative about Syria, the alternative press has been there to dismantle it. Every time a false flag attack happens to galvanize Americans, the alternative media has been there to expose it. Every time the corporate press chooses to talk about frivolities instead of massive government scandals, the alternative press has been there to pick up the slack. The alternative media has finally reached the point where it’s a major threat to the corporate propaganda operation and the deep state has reacted to neutralize it. Therefore, we have ‘fake news’ scandals that were entirely made up and the reason why unproven claims of Russian propaganda are being presented by actual fake news outlets like CNN, NPR, and the rest as factual.
In one example, Secretary of State Kerry insisted Russia must be held accountable for bombing hospitals in Syria. Russia’s military has killed civilians, but the secretary failed to acknowledge that the American military bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan in 2015 and that the Saudi-led assault on Yemen has destroyed multiple hospitals in the last year and killed thousands of civilians. He also failed to remember that the Empire has killed a million Iraqis.
The New York Daily News in an article titled, “Assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was not terrorism, but retribution for Vladimir Putin’s war crimes”. It states: “As Vladimir Putin’s man in Turkey, Karlov was the public face of that murderous dictator’s war crimes around the globe and of oppression at home. Andrei Karlov is the human embodiment of policies that deployed bunker busters to kill babies, sent fighter planes on scorched earth bombing runs that destroyed a whole city, aided Syrian madman Bashar al-Assad in his campaign that has killed hundreds of thousands, and even ordered attacks on UN aid workers.”
Show me how America does things differently especially since we interfere much more often in many more places, without an invitation, including initiating the war we see in Syria.
The Western media doesn’t do journalism. It reflects the thinking and designs of the Empire’s politicians and power brokers. That ‘our free press’ unanimously spins the attack as ‘retaliatory’, after spending the previous week promising retaliation is, if nothing else, the worst case of institutional self-incrimination in recent memory.
The question you might consider is who benefits from these lies and why, in the face of virtual disbelief in anything the ‘official’ media tells you, do you accept those lies as truth. Never underestimate the stupidity of ‘consumers’. When you understand that this is simply a huge sales pitch to herd the American public into wars that are against their best interests, then everything you see and hear around you starts to make sense.
We’re told targeted nations will be ruined in the name of some higher principles, to save them from themselves. ‘Our free press’ are masters in saying nothing, addressing nothing, criticizing nothing related to the plunder of the world, and to the suppression of new and truly revolutionary ideas. In the Empire, no one seems to be noticing. There are no mass demonstrations, no clashes with police, as laws and regulations are being changed and the Constitution, violated.
An overwhelming majority is collaborating with the regime because it’s suddenly so frightening, or at least impractical, to think freely or perhaps because there are few examples of intellectual courage left in the world. Fake News, fake history, fake emotions, and fake ideals; everything that’s not supporting the official narrative is being labeled ‘fake’.