Tag Archives: Manufacturing Consent
UKRAINE ON FIRE: The Real Story. Full Documentary by Oliver Stone (Original English version)
Our response to this new problem, partly made easier by the growth of social media, must be multi-faceted.
Totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency…
The inducements and encouragements to buy into an extreme anti-Russia frenzy have become pervasive.
The left should avoid allowing the right to set its agenda for struggle.
Bush and Cheney used that post 9/11 period of obfuscation to “roll out” their misbegotten “war on terror,” which only served to exponentially increase worldwide terrorism.
The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American “soft coup” is in the works, reports Robert Parry.
Marshall McLuhan: “World War III will be a guerrilla information war,” it says. “With no divisions between military and civilian participation.”
Together, the anonymous sources of the “deep state” and the mass corporate media have become accustomed to controlling the narrative told to the public.
But justice is not on the menu. This is a word which few politicians, statesmen, even journalists, any longer use.
The war for regime change has many fronts, and the battle over the story told to the public is equally powerful.
“Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,”
“It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.”
The legacy of the science of coercion continues into the present day, resulting in “media wars” waged with psychological warfare becoming more blatant…
Norton, Greenwald | Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
WHO EXACTLY IS behind PropOrNot, where it gets its funding, and whether or not it is tied to any governments is a complete mystery.
“Everyone I Don’t Like is a Russian Hacker”
Although the public believes the hype about danger emanating from these foreign forces, it does not favor the solution it is endlessly offered by the media and the U.S. government.
Chomsky: One informative discussion, in Business Week (Feb. 12, 1949), recognized that social spending could have the same “pump-priming” effect as military spending, but pointed out that for businessmen, “there’s a tremendous social and economic difference between welfare pump-priming and military pump-priming.” The latter “doesn’t really alter the structure of the economy.” For the businessman, it’s just another order. But welfare and public works spending “does alter the economy. It makes new channels of its own. It creates new institutions. It redistributes income.” And we can add more. Military spending scarcely involves the public, but social spending does, and has a democratizing effect.
Jacques Ellul’s Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes (1965) has been called “a far more frightening work than any of the nightmare novels of George Orwell.”