Dēmokratia: The Lie that Keeps On


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.

Russian_bear.jpgBlaming 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.

wmd11‘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’.
Craig Dudley

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9 thoughts on “Dēmokratia: The Lie that Keeps On

  1. “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any  significance  in the major  media.”–William Colby, former CIA Director, quoted by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy .

    “We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with.” – Richard M. Cohen, Senior Producer of CBS political news.

    “We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.” – Katherine Meyer Graham, Washington Post publisher

    “People shouldn’t expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the ‘fringe’ media.” – Ted Koppel

    These remarks were apparently made by Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist (Contributor – Editor NYT), probably one night in 1880. Swinton was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:

    “There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
    There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.

    The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

    We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

    “The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers… [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of newswriters who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper.”

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    1. If you are saying that Iran has not and is not building nuclear weapons and does not plan to attempt to destroy Israel you need glasses or medication.

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      1. There is no reason to conflate nuclear weapons with a desire to destroy Israel.
        Iran is not, has not and will not develop or use Nuclear weapons. They are declared Haram. No further discussion is necessary.
        However there are plenty (100,000 – 200,000 who knows) of conventional weapons and Iran will, given the necessity, destroy Israel.
        Iran will not initiate a war. Iran will respond if attacked or if their allies are attacked. If Israel stops attacking and killing its’ neighbours (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq et al.), it would be allowed to quietly disintegrate through it’s own failures.
        No country which has such moral failings can long survive. Israel survives by being a parasite. Preying on USA, Europe and on Jews all over the world, through dishonest and deceptive business and by fraud. It will fall, 1, 10, 30 years, it makes no difference it will be brought down.

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      2. I read your post again, i agree with some of your points but you are 100% in line with Russia Today(RT) do you think that is not propaganda too? Your first statement Israel sees itself as a victim, 22% of all UN resolutions have been against them sounds to me like they see things like they are. They are just trying to survive.

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        1. That is like saying 99% of all judicial sentences are given against criminals.
          They play the victim ‘wanting to survive” all the time.
          “The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war.” Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha’aretz, 19 March 1972.
          Total lie and they know it.
          If they stopped stealing land and killing civilians, then there could be a solution of some kind.
          They know that they are preying on the inhabitants of Palestine, they make no secret of it.
          “We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves.” Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.
          The Palestinians are not the ‘initiators’ of force, but the victims of a deliberate genocide policy..
          “We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel… Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours.” Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces – Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983, New York Times 14 April 1983.
          “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” Israel Koenig, “The Koenig Memorandum”
          But from the beginning, a ‘one state’ solution was placed off the table.
          “There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbour than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument:…the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish…with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary.” Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency’s Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid State by Uri Davis,
          So unless you are deliberately trolling for Israel, you have your facts wrong.

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  2. what democracy, or did you just misspell representative republic? Beginning like you do makes it difficult to believe that you are not involved in misdirection, or possibly you could give a list of existing democracies.

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    1. We could split hairs but ultimately you mistake a representative republic for an oligarchy with the majority of the population believing it’s a democracy. We aren’t a functioning representative republic any more than the idiots who believe we’re a democracy are correct. We lost any shred of a republic when Lincoln said eh, you can’t really leave. I deal in reality and reality dictates that the idea of democracy be crushed because it is poison. It’s the difference between campaign speeches and realpolitik. I hope you see the distinction being made. Thanks for the input, though.

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